Article: article from journal or magazin.
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
The targeted delivery of cancer drugs across the blood-brain barrier: chemical modifications of drugs or drug-nanoparticles?
Drug Discovery Today
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review -
One of the most challenging problems, if not the most challenging, in drug development is not to develop drugs to treat diseases of the central nervous system (CNS), but to manage to distribute them to the CNS across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) using transvascular routes following intravenous administration. The development of BBB targeting technologies is a very active field of research and development. One goal is to develop chemically modified derivatives of drugs or chemically modified nanoparticulate vectors of drugs, capable of crossing biological barriers, in particular the BBB. This manuscript will review the approaches that have been explored to achieve these goals, using chemical functionalization of drugs or of drug vector systems and endogenous transporters at the BBB.
Antineoplastic Agents, Biological Transport, Blood-Brain Barrier, Brain Neoplasms, Drug Carriers, Drug Delivery Systems, Drug Design, Humans, Nanoparticles
Web of science
Last modification date