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Non-viral siRNA Delivery Systems

  • Won, Young-Wook (Department of Bioengineering, Institute for Bioengineering and Biopharmaceutical Research, Hanyang University) ;
  • Jang, Yeon-Lim (College of Pharmacy, Sungkyunkwan University) ;
  • Kim, Jin-Seok (College of Pharmacy, Sookmyung Women's University) ;
  • Jeong, Ji-Hoon (College of Pharmacy, Sungkyunkwan University) ;
  • Kim, Yong-Hee (Department of Bioengineering, Institute for Bioengineering and Biopharmaceutical Research, Hanyang University)
  • Received : 2010.08.16
  • Accepted : 2010.10.05
  • Published : 2010.12.20

Abstract

The emergence of new biological drugs based on RNA interference (RNAi) technology has been one of the most attractive issues in the field of gene therapy for years. However, the use of siRNA therapeutics in clinical settings is still limited due to lack of appropriate delivery systems for the highly charged macromolecular drug. In this review, recent development of major non-viral siRNA delivery systems, including lipid, liposome, polymer, and peptide-based carriers, is to be summarized.

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