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Adv Pharm Bull. 2017 Apr;7(1):3-9. doi: 10.15171/apb.2017.002. Epub 2017 Apr 13.

Application of Various Types of Liposomes in Drug Delivery Systems.

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Department of nanobiotecnology, 67149 Baghabrisham, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran.


Liposomes, due to their various forms, require further exploration. These structures can deliver both hydrophilic and hydrophobic drugs for cancer, antibacterial, antifungal, immunomodulation, diagnostics, ophtalmica, vaccines, enzymes and genetic elements. Preparation of liposomes results in different properties for these systems. In addition, based on preparation methods, liposomes types can be unilamellar, multilamellar and giant unilamellar; however, there are many factors and difficulties that affect the development of liposome drug delivery structure. In the present review, we discuss some problems that impact drug delivery by liposomes. In addition, we discuss a new generation of liposomes, which is utilized for decreasing the limitation of the conventional liposomes.


Drug delivery system; Hydrophobic drugs; Liposomes; Phospholipid

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