Biocompatible and biodegradable nanoparticles for enhancement of anti-cancer activities of phytochemicals.

@article{Li2015BiocompatibleAB,
  title={Biocompatible and biodegradable nanoparticles for enhancement of anti-cancer activities of phytochemicals.},
  author={Chuan Li and Jia Chao Zhang and Yu-Jiao Zu and Shu-Fang Nie and Jun Cao and Qian Wang and Shao Ping Nie and Ze-Yuan Deng and Ming Yong Xie and Shu De Wang},
  journal={Chinese journal of natural medicines},
  year={2015},
  volume={13 9},
  pages={641-52}
}
Many phytochemicals show promise in cancer prevention and treatment, but their low aqueous solubility, poor stability, unfavorable bioavailability, and low target specificity make administering them at therapeutic doses unrealistic. This is particularly true for (-)-epigallocatechin gallate, curcumin, quercetin, resveratrol, and genistein. There is an increasing interest in developing novel delivery strategies for these natural products. Liposomes, micelles, nanoemulsions, solid lipid… CONTINUE READING