Enhancing Cancer Therapeutics: Harnessing Nanoplatforms for Mitochondria-Targeted Drug Delivery

A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2024) | Viewed by 613

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CAS Key Laboratory for Biomedical Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety, Multidisciplinary Research Division, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
Interests: nanomedicines; biomaterials; drug delivery
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Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
Interests: nanomaterials; mitochondria; cancer; diabetes; drug delivery

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Key Laboratory of Tea Biology and Resource Utilization of Ministry of Agriculture, Tea Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hangzhou 310008, China
Interests: nanomedicine; biomaterials; cancer immunotherapy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell, play a crucial role in cellular energy production and regulation of apoptosis. Targeting mitochondria has emerged as a promising strategy in cancer therapy due to the altered metabolism and mitochondrial dysfunction observed in cancer cells. Nanomedicine offers exciting opportunities in delivering therapeutic agents specifically to mitochondria, thereby enhancing efficacy and reducing off-target effects. This rapidly evolving field of nanomedicine holds great potential for revolutionizing cancer treatment by providing targeted therapies with improved selectivity and precision.

This Special Issue welcomes manuscripts focusing on the following themes:

  1. Design and synthesis of mitochondria-targeting nanocarriers for cancer therapy;
  2. Mitochondrial-specific drug delivery systems for overcoming multidrug resistance in cancer;
  3. Therapeutic strategies utilizing nanomedicine to modulate mitochondrial dynamics and functions in cancer cells;
  4. Mitochondrial imaging techniques using nanoprobes for cancer diagnosis and treatment monitoring;
  5. Mitochondria-targeted nanomedicine for combination therapies in cancer treatment;
  6. Nanotechnology-based approaches for enhancing mitochondrial photodynamic therapy in cancer;
  7. Safety, toxicity, and biocompatibility considerations in the development of mitochondria-targeted nanomedicine.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Jun Chen
Dr. Lifo Ruan
Dr. Mengxue Zhou
Guest Editors

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  • nanomedicine
  • mitochondria-targeting
  • cancer therapy
  • mitochondrial dynamics
  • cancer diagnosis
  • mitochondrial photodynamic therapy

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