Coating with Microbial Hydrophobins: A Novel Approach to Develop Smart Drug Nanoparticles

Brahma N. Singh*, Braj R. Singh, Vijai K. Gupta, Ravindra N. Kharwar, Lorenzo Pecoraro

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Microbial hydrophobin (MH)-based surface coating is emerging as a novel protein engineering approach for drug nanoparticles to enhance the solubility and stability of therapeutic agents. These hydrophobins are amphiphilic proteins that can form self-assembled monolayers on hydrophobic materials and can coat nanoparticles for efficient drug delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1103-1106
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Volume36
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPrint publication - Nov 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • coating
  • drug delivery
  • drug nanoparticles
  • microbial hydrophobins

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