The viral capsid as novel nanomaterials for drug delivery

Alaa Aa Aljabali, Sk sarif Hassan, Ritesh M Pabari, Seyed H Shahcheraghi, Vijay Mishra, Nitin B Charbe, Dinesh K Chellappan, Harish Dureja, Gaurav Gupta, Abdulmajeed G Almutary, Abdullah M Alnuqaydan, Suresh K Verma, Pritam K Panda, Yogendra Kumar Mishra, Ángel Serrano-aroca, Kamal Dua, Vladimir N Uversky, Elrashdy M Redwan, Bojlul Bahar, Amit BhatiaPoonam Negi, Rohit Goyal, Paul Mccarron, Hamid A Bakshi, Murtaza M Tambuwala

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The purpose of this review is to highlight recent scientific developments and provide an overview of virus self-assembly and viral particle dynamics. Viruses are organized supramolecular structures with distinct yet related features and functions. Plant viruses are extensively used in biotechnology, and virus-like particulate matter is generated by genetic modification. Both provide a material-based means for selective distribution and delivery of drug molecules. Through surface engineering of their capsids, virus-derived nanomaterials facilitate various potential applications for selective drug delivery. Viruses have significant implications in chemotherapy, gene transfer, vaccine production, immunotherapy and molecular imaging.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberFSO744
JournalFuture Science OA
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - Oct 2021


  • nanomaterials
  • nanomedicine
  • therapeutics delivery
  • viral nanotechnology
  • viruses


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