An Introduction to Drug Carriers

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Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman, D.Sc. (Editor) – Biophysicist and Condensed Matter Scientist, King Saud University’s Biochemistry Department of College of Science, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Series: Biochemistry Research Trends
BISAC: SCI013000
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/MZZS5968

The book An Introduction to Drug Carriers provides a broad overview of drug carriers. Drug carriers play medically important roles in delivering drugs to pinpointed regions in biological systems. The cell hosts most of the disorders related to diseases. Therefore, the cell is also considered the main target region for most drugs. Some of the cellular compartments, especially cell-based membranes, which are geometrically constructed with both hydrophobic and hydrophilic layers/boundaries, often appear as barriers against vital candidate drugs’ journey to the target regions. Besides, there are off-target structures that need to be avoided for drugs to get adsorbed. Otherwise, drugs may cause unbearable off-target binding originated toxicity, which would reduce the efficacy of the drugs. Appropriate choice of drug carriers may help specific drugs to get conjugated and be delivered to their optimal target structures. Biophysical and biochemical characterization of drug carriers concerning their role as vehicles to carry certain drugs may be obtained using engineering techniques. Manipulation in the cellular sites that cause disturbances in drug delivery is another biomedical option utilized to ensure smooth drug delivery. Various theoretical and experimental techniques are utilized to address all these issues related to drug carriers. The collected chapters written by experts in the field will help the subject matter be understood thoroughly.

 

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Preface

Chapter 1. Cell Systems as Biological Drug Carriers
(Md. Ashrafuzzaman – Biochemistry Department, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Chapter 2. Vesicles as Drug Carriers
(Hanouf Abduallah Al-Mansour – Biochemistry Department, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Chapter 3. A Significant Role of Various Polymers Conjugated with Folic Acid into Micelles as a Drug Carrier in Receptor-Targeted Drug Delivery for Breast Cancer
(Dhivya Shanmugarajan, Charles David, Ganesh Munuswamy Ramanujam, Arthi Venkatesan, Sureshkumar Chinaga and Lakshmi Akkiraju Jayasri – Department of Biotechnology, Vignan’s Foundation for Science, Technology & Research (Deemed to be University), Vadlamudi, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India, et al.)

Chapter 4. Emerging Applications of Drug Delivery Systems in Odontogenic Infections – An Overview
(N. Premjanu – Department of Biochemistry, Sathyabama Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Chapter 5. Nanotechnology of Cell Membrane and Drug Delivery
(Md. Ashrafuzzaman – Biochemistry Department, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Chapter 6. Current Trends in Applications of Nanosponges: A Multifaceted Drug Carrier System
(B. H. Jaswanth Gowda, Karthika Paul, and Mohammed Gulzar Ahmed – Department of Pharmaceutics, Yenepoya Pharmacy College & Research Centre, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), Mangalore, India, et al.)

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