Photo-sensitive liposomes: Chemistry and application in drug delivery

Jin Ye Wang, Qing Fen Wu, Jian Ping Li, Qiu Shi Ren, Yu Lu Wang, Xin Ming Liu

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Photo-sensitive liposomes have been studied for a few decades and various photo-sensitive triggers have been developed so far. This review offers an overview of the different photo-triggering mechanisms for controlled pulsatile content release from liposomes, which have the potential of finding clinical applications as intelligent drug delivery systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)172-181
Number of pages10
JournalMini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2010


  • Azobenzene
  • Cholesterol
  • Liposomes
  • Photo-sensitive
  • Pulsatile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Cancer Research


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