Smart Liposomes for Drug Delivery

Tianshu Li*, Shinji Takeoka

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this chapter, we will give a brief introduction of the current development of liposomal drug delivery systems, including the basic concepts of liposome research and the functional designs of liposomes needed to manipulate the drug release as desired. Various types of drugs can be delivered by liposomes, including hydrophilic or lipophilic small molecules, DNA/RNA, proteins, peptides, antigens, and nanoparticles. The physical properties, the stimuli-sensitive components, and the conjugation of bioactive ligands endow liposomes with distinct drug delivery abilities to tumors, liver, brain, immune system, and to several other kinds of tissues/organs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Nanoparticles for Biomedicine
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780128141571
ISBN (Print)9780128141564
Publication statusPublished - 2018 May 15


  • Drug delivery systems
  • Immune response
  • Liposomes
  • Membrane fusion
  • Multifunctionality
  • Stimuli-responsiveness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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