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Carbon Nanotube as a Tool for Fighting Cancer

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Comparetti, Edson Jose [1] ; Pedrosa, Valber de Albuquerque [2] ; Kaneno, Ramon [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Inst Biosci, Lab Tumor Immunol, Dept Microbiol & Immunol, BR-18618691 Botucatu, SP - Brazil
[2] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Inst Biosci, Dept Chem & Biochem, BR-18618691 Botucatu, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Review article
Source: BIOCONJUGATE CHEMISTRY; v. 29, n. 3, SI, p. 709-718, MAR 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 9

In 2015, cancer was the cause of almost 22% of deaths worldwide. The high frequency of relapsing diseases and metastasis requires the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, and the use of nanomaterials is a promising tool for fighting cancer. Among the more extensively studied nanomaterials are carbon nanotubes (CNTs), synthesized as graphene sheets, whose spiral shape is varied in length and thickness. Their physicochemical features, such as the resistance to tension, and thermal and electrical conductivity, allow their application in several fields. In this review, we show evidence supporting the applicability of CNTs in biomedical practice as nanocarriers for drugs and immunomodulatory material, emphasizing their potential for use in cancer treatment. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/26032-9 - Activity of paclitaxel carried by carbon nanotubes on prostate cancer cells
Grantee:Edson José Comparetti
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master