Special Issue "Biosensors for Theranostics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2018) | Viewed by 8924
Interests: anomedicine; application of DNA/RNA systems for nanobiotechnology; biosensing; molecular diagnostics and therapeutics; advanced drug delivery systems; gene silencing
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Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Translating Gold Nanoparticles to Diagnostics and Therapeutics 2.0
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Translating Gold Nanoparticles to Diagnostics and Therapeutics 3.0
Interests: cancer diagnostics; 2D and 3D models for cancer studies; mechanisms-of-action of novel drugs; immortalization of cell lines from patients; proteomics; drug delivery
(Nano)Theranostics effectively brings together diagnostics and therapeutics onto a single platform, making them powerful tools in biomedicine. This even more true when using nanoscale structures, of which optical, (eletro)chemical and biological properties make them optimal biosensing transducers for theranostics agents. When designing a nanotheranostics, one should take into consideration: i) the choice of most suitable nanocarrier for effective delivery for tissue delivery and cell internalization; ii) the effector molecule, from standard drugs to nucleic acids; iii) to ensure controlled release of effector molecule; iv) the signal transducer (e.g. imaging) component that allows for the real time monitoring of the nanoconjugate location and effect on target tissue cells; and v) an active targeting agent, typically a cell-surface marker or an oligonucleotide, that maximizes specificity of the vector and minimizes damages to healthy cells.
This Special Issue aims to highlight recent advances in the development of novel biosensing schemes and strategies that potentiate and enhance the performance of (nano)theranostics applications with a strong focus on those suitable for translation to the clinics.
Prof. Dr. Pedro Viana Baptista
Dr. Alexandra Fernandes
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- Gene expression
- Drug delivery