Synthesis of Degradable Thermo-responsive Micelles ...

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Synthesis of Degradable Thermo-responsive Micelles (DPEGs)

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Cheah, Yi Ern
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Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering; Dr. Youqing Shen
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University of Wyoming
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2008-04-23

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Thermoresponsive micelles have been surfacing as one of the many potential pioneers in advanced drug delivery especially in the biomedical field. Research to be addressed is the synthesis of a new type degradable thermoresponsive polymer known as Degradable PolyEthylene Glycol analogs (DPEGs). These micelles are very well suited for targeted drug and gene delivery to cancer cells as they are thermoresponsive, degradable, and non-toxic. DPEGs could possibly be the next step in combating cancer as it can be made into specialized fast release drugs that would attack cancer cells before they develop any antidrug resistance. One of the advantages of its thermoresponsive property is that its temperature could be used as a trigger for drug loading or release. Being degradable is also very useful as these micelles can degrade into small molecules and be safely discharged from the body. Its non-toxic property is an added advantage as it enables the micelles to cause minimum harm when introduced into the human body.
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Undergrauate Research Day 2008 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts`
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Micelles--Synthesis; Micelles--Therapeutic use--Research

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Undergrauate Research Day 2008

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