Biomedical Nanosystems for In Vivo Detoxification: From Passive Delivery Systems to Functional Nanodevices and Nanorobots

Acta Naturae. 2023 Jan-Mar;15(1):4-12. doi: 10.32607/actanaturae.15681.


The problem of low efficiency of nanotherapeutic drugs challenges the creation of new alternative biomedical nanosystems known as robotic nanodevices. In addition to encapsulating properties, nanodevices can perform different biomedical functions, such as precision surgery, in vivo detection and imaging, biosensing, targeted delivery, and, more recently, detoxification of endogenous and xenobiotic compounds. Nanodevices for detoxification are aimed at removing toxic molecules from biological tissues, using a chemical- and/or enzyme-containing nanocarrier for the toxicant to diffuse inside the nanobody. This strategy is opposite to drug delivery systems that focus on encapsulating drugs and releasing them under the influence of external factors. The review describes various kinds of nanodevices intended for detoxification that differ by the type of poisoning treatment they provide, as well as the type of materials and toxicants. The final part of the review is devoted to enzyme nanosystems, an emerging area of research that provides fast and effective neutralization of toxins in vivo.

PMID:37153510 | PMC:PMC10154777 | DOI:10.32607/actanaturae.15681


Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Generated by Feedzy