What is it about?
Keratin is a protein found in hair, nails, and feathers that has been explored as a biomaterial for drug delivery applications due to its biocompatibility, biodegradability, and low toxicity. This article discussed about the prospective utility, properties, characteristics of keratin nanoparticles in drug delivery systems, and drug release mechanisms.
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Why is it important?
Keratin nanoparticles have gained attention in the field of drug delivery due to their unique properties such as biocompatibility, biodegradability, and non-toxicity. Keratin nanoparticles have several advantages over conventional drug delivery systems. They can protect the drug from degradation and enhance its stability in the body. They can also improve the bioavailability and efficacy of the drug by enabling targeted delivery to specific tissues or cells.
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This page is a summary of: A State-of-the-art Review on Keratin Biomaterial as Eminent Nanocarriers
for Drug Delivery Applications, Letters in Drug Design & Discovery, March 2023, Bentham Science Publishers, DOI: 10.2174/1570180819666220620094943.
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