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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2022 Vol.23 No.9 P.770-777


Development and application of bionic systems consisting of tumor-cell membranes

Author(s):  Tianjiao PENG, Jun YAO

Affiliation(s):  Clinical Medical College, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang 471003, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   yaojun74@163.com

Key Words:  Tumor cell membrane?Nanomedicine?Biomimetic nanoparticle, Drug delivery, Targeted therapy

Tianjiao PENG, Jun YAO. Development and application of bionic systems consisting of tumor-cell membranes[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2022, 23(9): 770-777.

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Malignant tumors pose a serious threat to human health but during the past decade, great progress has been made in the treatment of tumors. The tumor-cell membrane is well constructed and can be used to solve problems in tumor therapy. Tumor-cell membranes exhibit not only high biocompatibility due to their homology but also enhanced therapeutic effects when combined with nanotechnology. Meanwhile, nanomaterials show high selectivity, sensitivity, and clinical transformation potential. Enhanced immunotherapy or tumor vaccines have potential clinical application because of tumor-membrane surface-specific antigens. Several studies have confirmed the feasibility and advantages of using tumor-cell membrane-incorporated nanosystems for tumor therapy. Considering all this, we focus in this review on the application of tumor-cell-membrane bionic platforms and, in the summary, provide ideas for new scientific developments.




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