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Natural product-based nanomedicine: recent advances and issues

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Nanomedicine, September 2015
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Title
Natural product-based nanomedicine: recent advances and issues
Published in
International Journal of Nanomedicine, September 2015
DOI 10.2147/ijn.s92162
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Authors

Bin Xu, Rebekah Watkins, Ling Wu, Chenming Zhang, Richey Davis

Abstract

Natural products have been used in medicine for many years. Many top-selling pharmaceuticals are natural compounds or their derivatives. These plant- or microorganism-derived compounds have shown potential as therapeutic agents against cancer, microbial infection, inflammation, and other disease conditions. However, their success in clinical trials has been less impressive, partly due to the compounds' low bioavailability. The incorporation of nanoparticles into a delivery system for natural products would be a major advance in the efforts to increase their therapeutic effects. Recently, advances have been made showing that nanoparticles can significantly increase the bioavailability of natural products both in vitro and in vivo. Nanotechnology has demonstrated its capability to manipulate particles in order to target specific areas of the body and control the release of drugs. Although there are many benefits to applying nanotechnology for better delivery of natural products, it is not without issues. Drug targeting remains a challenge and potential nanoparticle toxicity needs to be further investigated, especially if these systems are to be used to treat chronic human diseases. This review aims to summarize recent progress in several key areas relevant to natural products in nanoparticle delivery systems for biomedical applications.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 <1%
Unknown 427 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 67 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 65 15%
Student > Bachelor 47 11%
Researcher 40 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 32 7%
Other 65 15%
Unknown 112 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 68 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 56 13%
Chemistry 47 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 43 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 17 4%
Other 49 11%
Unknown 148 35%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 07 May 2019.
All research outputs
#5,850,436
of 20,957,071 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#605
of 3,523 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#74,386
of 264,176 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#20
of 145 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 20,957,071 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 70th percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 3,523 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 4.2. This one has done well, scoring higher than 81% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 145 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 85% of its contemporaries.