Special Issue "Carbon-Based Materials for Therapeutic Application"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 February 2023) | Viewed by 2522
Interests: nanomaterials; carbon-based nanomaterials; graphene; carbon nanodots; photoluminescent probes; sample preparation; analytical method development; metabolomics; toxicity; antibacterial activity
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Carbon-based materials exhibit numerous merits and unique properties, among other classes of nanomaterials, that derive mainly from their composition, size and surface. Their numerous properties were used to develop various applications. Among others, the stability and biocompatibility of carbon-based nanomaterials paved the way for their use in biomedical applications and pharmaceutical sciences. Since then, more and more articles have been published which suggest the use of carbon-based nanomaterials for promoting human health via diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Drug delivery, biosensing, carbon monoxide release, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, tissue engineering, implants etc. are some of the many applications that reap the benefits of carbon nanomaterials. Research is currently focused either on developing more advanced carbon-based nanomaterials (aside from the carbon nanotubes, graphene, and fullerenes that have been studied up to now) and the functionalization of nanomaterials with therapeutic agents (e.g., oligonucleotides, aptamers), or in the development of alternative, more advanced applications. However, since human bodies are complex, it is advised to gain deeper knowledge of the mechanisms by which the therapeutic effect is achieved. In this context, omics and molecular techniques can result in a better understanding of the topic.
This Special Issue is focused on the collection of high-quality research articles, comprehensive reviews, and novel communications in order to present the state-of-the-art research on the therapeutic applications developed using carbon-based nanomaterials. Emphasis will be placed on all therapeutic applications, including theranostics, and on the examination of molecular alterations in organisms.
This Special Issue is supervised by Dr. Chatzimitakos Theodoros and assisted by our Topical Advisory Panel Member Dr. Kasouni Athanasia (University of Ioannina).
Dr. Theodoros Chatzimitakos
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- carbon nanotubes
- graphene oxide
- carbon nanodots
- drug delivery
- photodynamic therapy
- molecular mechanisms