The emerging role of nanotechnology in cell and organ transplantation Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cell Transplantation
  • Nanomedicine
  • Organ Transplantation

abstract

  • Transplantation is often the only choice many patients have when suffering from end-stage organ failure. Although the quality of life improves after transplantation, challenges, such as organ shortages, necessary immunosuppression with associated complications, and chronic graft rejection, limit its wide clinical application. Nanotechnology has emerged in the past 2 decades as a field with the potential to satisfy clinical needs in the area of targeted and sustained drug delivery, noninvasive imaging, and tissue engineering. In this article, we provide an overview of popular nanotechnologies and a summary of the current and potential uses of nanotechnology in cell and organ transplantation.

publication date

  • July 26, 2016

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4961523

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/TP.0000000000001100

PubMed ID

  • 27257995

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1629

end page

  • 38

volume

  • 100

number

  • 8