Protein biomaterials for theranostic applications

Kamia Punia, Jacob B. Kronenberg, Jin Kim Montclare

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Protein biomaterials have been used for a wide range biomedical applications due to their intrinsic biocompatibility, versatility and higher order structure. Multifunctional theranostic agents fabricated by incorporating the diagnostic modalities and drug payloads in protein nanoformulations have garnered significant attention in recent years. Protein-based theranostic agents manifest high target specificity, enhanced blood circulation and reduce reticuloendothelial system elimination. This review focuses on the fabrication of peptide- and protein-based nanoformulations for imaging guided therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1074-1094
Number of pages21
JournalMolecular Systems Design and Engineering
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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