Azo compounds in colon-specific drug delivery

Roldo, M., Barbu, E., Brown, J.F., Laight, D.W., Smart, John and Tsibouklis, J. (2007) Azo compounds in colon-specific drug delivery Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery, 4 (5). pp. 547-560. ISSN 1742-5247

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Azo compounds have the potential to act as drug carriers that facilitate the selective release of therapeutic agents to the colon, and also to effect the oral administration of those macromolecular drugs that require colon-specific drug delivery. With some further research-driven refinements, these materials may lead to more efficient treatments for local conditions, such as colonic cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. This article provides an overview of the azo-based systems developed to date, identifies the requirements for an ideal carrier, and highlights the directions for further developments in the field of azo group-facilitated colonic delivery.

Item Type: Journal article
Subjects: C000 Biological and Biomedical Sciences > C700 Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1517/17425247.4.5.547
Faculties: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences > Chemical Biology
Depositing User: editor spbs
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2015 08:18

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