Mini Rev Med Chem 2021 Jan 4. Epub 2021 Jan 4.
Guangdong Key Laboratory for Research and Development of Natural Drugs, Key Laboratory of Research and Development of New Medical Materials of Guangdong Medical University, School of Pharmacy, Guangdong Medical University, Dongguan, 523808, Guangdong. China.
Background: Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) exhibited the adjustable aperture, high load capacities, tailorable structures, and excellent biocompatibilities that have used to be as drug delivery carries in cancer therapy. Until now, Zr-MOFs in particular combine optimal stability towards hydrolysis and postsynthetic modification with low toxicity, and are widely studied for its excellent biological performance.
Introduction: This review comprises the exploration of Zr-MOFs as drug delivery devices (DDSs) with focus on various new methods, including chemotherapy (CT), photodynamic therapy (PDT), photothermal therapy (PTT), sonodynamic therapy(SDT), radiotherapy, immunotherapy, gene therapy and related combined therapies, which all generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) to achieve the high efficiency of tumor therapy. Read More