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Carbon nanotubes as cancer therapeutic carriers and mediators

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Nanomedicine, October 2016
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Title
Carbon nanotubes as cancer therapeutic carriers and mediators
Published in
International Journal of Nanomedicine, October 2016
DOI 10.2147/ijn.s112660
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Authors

Kuk Hui Son, Jeong Hee Hong, Jin Woo Lee

Abstract

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have received increasing attention in biomedical fields because of their unique structures and properties, including high aspect ratios, large surface areas, rich surface chemical functionalities, and size stability on the nanoscale. Particularly, they are attractive as carriers and mediators for cancer therapy. Through appropriate functionalization, CNTs have been used as nanocarriers for anticancer drugs including doxorubicin, camptothecin, carboplatin, cisplatin, paclitaxel, Pt(II), and Pt(IV), and genes including plasmid DNA, small-interfering RNA, oligonucleotides, and RNA/DNA aptamers. CNTs can also deliver proteins and immunotherapy components. Using combinations of light energy, they have also been applied as mediators for photothermal therapy and photodynamic therapy to directly destroy cancer cells without severely damaging normal tissue. If limitations such as a long-term cytotoxicity in the body, lack of size uniformity during the synthetic process, loading deviations for drug-CNT complexes, and release controllability at the target point are overcome, CNTs will become one of the strongest tools that are available for various other biomedical fields as well as for cancer therapy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 146 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 27 18%
Student > Bachelor 27 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 18%
Researcher 15 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 6%
Other 11 8%
Unknown 31 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 28 19%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 21 14%
Chemistry 14 10%
Engineering 11 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 7%
Other 26 18%
Unknown 36 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 October 2016.
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#7,341,964
of 8,497,409 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#1,578
of 1,861 outputs
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#207,216
of 253,286 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#103
of 111 outputs
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