Nanotechnology and aptamers: applications in drug delivery.

@article{LevyNissenbaum2008NanotechnologyAA,
  title={Nanotechnology and aptamers: applications in drug delivery.},
  author={Etgar Levy-Nissenbaum and Aleksandar F. Radovic-Moreno and Andrew Z. Wang and Robert Langer and Omid C Farokhzad},
  journal={Trends in biotechnology},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 8},
  pages={442-9}
}
Nucleic acid ligands, also known as aptamers, are a class of macromolecules that are being used in several novel nanobiomedical applications. Aptamers are characterized by high affinity and specificity for their target, a versatile selection process, ease of chemical synthesis and a small physical size, which collectively make them attractive molecules for targeting diseases or as therapeutics. These properties will enable aptamers to facilitate innovative new nanotechnologies with applications… CONTINUE READING

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