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Cationic Liposomes as In Vivo Delivery Vehicles

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Abstract:



Optimization of cationic liposomal complexes for in vivo applications is complex involving many diverse components. These components include nucleic acid purification, plasmid design, formulation of the delivery vehicle, administration route and schedule, dosing, detection of gene expression, and others. This review will primarily focus on optimization of the delivery vehicle formulation. These formulation issues include morphology of the complexes, lipids used, flexibility versus rigidity, colloidal suspension, overall charge, serum stability, half-life in circulation, biodistribution, delivery to and dissemination throughout target tissues. Optimizing all components of the delivery system will allow broad use of liposomal complexes to treat or cure human diseases or disorders.





Keywords: colloidal suspensions; formulation optimization; gene therapy; lamellar structures; liposomes; non-viral delivery; serum stability; systemic delivery

Document Type: Review Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/0929867033457421

Publication date: July 1, 2003

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  • Current Medicinal Chemistry covers all the latest and outstanding developments in medicinal chemistry and rational drug design. Each issue contains a series of timely in-depth reviews written by leaders in the field covering a range of the current topics in medicinal chemistry. Current Medicinal Chemistry is an essential journal for every medicinal chemist who wishes to be kept informed and up-to-date with the latest and most important developments.
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