Theranostics 2018; 8(14):3872-3873. doi:10.7150/thno.27815

Editorial

Drug nanorods are potential new nanocarriers for intracellular protein delivery

Weiping Gao, Mengmeng Sun

Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

Abstract

Protein therapeutics are increasingly important for the treatment of many diseases; however, intracellular protein delivery remains a considerable challenge. To address this challenge, drug nanorods have emerged as new nanocarriers for enhanced intracellular protein delivery via bypassing endo-lysosomes, which was called a “drug-delivering-drug platform”.

Keywords: protein therapeutics, protein delivery, nanocarrier, nanomedicine

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Gao W, Sun M. Drug nanorods are potential new nanocarriers for intracellular protein delivery. Theranostics 2018; 8(14):3872-3873. doi:10.7150/thno.27815. Available from http://www.thno.org/v08p3872.htm