Special Issue "Fluorescence Approaches in Drug Delivery"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2023) | Viewed by 7502
At present, the targeted treatment of diseases is of great importance in the daily care of patients due to its minimal invasiveness and side effects. The platform under consideration includes various materials, from native to synthetic products, capable of encapsulating most drug molecules and reliably delivering them to the target tissue. Fluorescence is a fascinating phenomenon that has been the focus of the scientific community for decades. Fluorescence techniques are widely developed and used to improve instrumentation, diagnostics, imaging, and fluorescent labelling. These applications include protein interaction; enzymatic activity; the expression of genes, proteins and receptors in cells; and changes in cellular metabolism due to various disorders. Special attention is given to microscopic techniques that allow the identification of cancer cells, organelle dysfunction, cell response to various treatments, as well as transport pathways and modalities of how drugs enter cells. Fluorescence techniques generally help to answer specific questions about the materials, environments, interactions, distribution, and localization of fluorescent molecules. In this Special Issue, we invite experts involved in the development and application of fluorescence techniques that can be used in various areas of their field. The preferred topic might be cancer targeting, but it is not mandatory. Techniques used to study drug delivery include steady-state and time-resolved fluorescence and phosphorescence spectroscopy, fluorescence microscopy and super-resolution techniques, flow cytometry, and fluorescence intensity methods. Fluorescence can be caused by the drug or by the delivery system. New modalities for the study and evaluation of delivery systems using fluorescence techniques are welcome.
Dr. Veronika Huntosova
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