ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2021 Jul 21. Epub 2021 Jul 21.
National Engineering Research Center for Biomaterials, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, China.
Atherosclerosis is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular diseases and is triggered by endothelial damage, local lipid cumulation, and inflammation. Despite the conventional medication treatment, nanosized drug carriers have become promising candidates for efficient drug delivery with lower side effects. However, the development of problems in nanocarriers such as drug leakage, accumulating efficiency, and accurate drug release, as well as the specific recognition of atherosclerotic plaques, still needs to be checked. Read More