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Nanotechnology-based drug delivery systems and herbal medicines: a review

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Nanomedicine, December 2013
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Title
Nanotechnology-based drug delivery systems and herbal medicines: a review
Published in
International Journal of Nanomedicine, December 2013
DOI 10.2147/ijn.s52634
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Authors

Patrícia Silva, Bruna Bonifácio, Matheus Ramos, Kamila Negri, Tais Maria Bauab, Marlus Chorilli

Abstract

Herbal medicines have been widely used around the world since ancient times. The advancement of phytochemical and phytopharmacological sciences has enabled elucidation of the composition and biological activities of several medicinal plant products. The effectiveness of many species of medicinal plants depends on the supply of active compounds. Most of the biologically active constituents of extracts, such as flavonoids, tannins, and terpenoids, are highly soluble in water, but have low absorption, because they are unable to cross the lipid membranes of the cells, have excessively high molecular size, or are poorly absorbed, resulting in loss of bioavailability and efficacy. Some extracts are not used clinically because of these obstacles. It has been widely proposed to combine herbal medicine with nanotechnology, because nanostructured systems might be able to potentiate the action of plant extracts, reducing the required dose and side effects, and improving activity. Nanosystems can deliver the active constituent at a sufficient concentration during the entire treatment period, directing it to the desired site of action. Conventional treatments do not meet these requirements. The purpose of this study is to review nanotechnology-based drug delivery systems and herbal medicines.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 4 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Algeria 1 <1%
Unknown 416 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 84 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 68 16%
Student > Bachelor 54 13%
Researcher 40 9%
Student > Postgraduate 27 6%
Other 80 19%
Unknown 69 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 89 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 59 14%
Chemistry 41 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 38 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 38 9%
Other 58 14%
Unknown 99 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 February 2015.
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#7,675,477
of 12,733,124 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#1,103
of 2,493 outputs
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#119,724
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Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#43
of 123 outputs
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