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Nanomaterials in Pharmacology

  • Zheng-Rong Lu
  • Shinji Sakuma

Part of the Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology book series (MIPT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Swapnil S. Desale, Jinjin Zhang, Tatiana K. Bronich
    Pages 1-26
  3. Taishi Higashi, Keiichi Motoyama, Hidetoshi Arima
    Pages 27-45
  4. Peter Chhour, Pratap C. Naha, Rabee Cheheltani, Barbara Benardo, Shaameen Mian, David P. Cormode
    Pages 87-111
  5. Randall Toy, Efstathios Karathanasis
    Pages 113-136
  6. Katsuhiko Ariga, Qingmin Ji
    Pages 137-151
  7. Chaofeng Mu, Haifa Shen
    Pages 153-183
  8. Yasuo Yoshioka, Kazuma Higashisaka, Yasuo Tsutsumi
    Pages 185-199
  9. Xiaohui Wu, Zheng-Rong Lu
    Pages 201-218
  10. Masami Ukawa, Hidenori Ando, Taro Shimizu, Tatsuhiro Ishida
    Pages 219-238
  11. Makiya Nishikawa
    Pages 239-250
  12. Yoshimine Fujii, Shinji Sakuma
    Pages 279-300
  13. Kohsaku Kawakami
    Pages 301-310
  14. Tatsuaki Tagami, Moeko Taki, Tetsuya Ozeki
    Pages 333-347
  15. Momoko Kitaoka, Masahiro Goto
    Pages 349-367
  16. Guanping Yu, Amita Vaidya, Da Sun, Zheng-Rong Lu
    Pages 369-388

About this book


This detailed volume aims to introduce nanomaterials as a new therapeutic regimen in treating human diseases. Divided into four sections, it explores inorganic nanomaterials, organic nanomaterials, pharmaceutical properties of nanomaterials, and applications of nanomaterials in medicine. Several examples of inorganic and organic nanomaterials are provided to demonstrate how to design and develop nanomaterials for pharmacological purposes. The key pharmaceutical properties, including biocompatibility, tissue interaction, pharmaceutics, and pharmacokinetics of nanomaterials are discussed with a focus on the safety and pharmaceutical considerations of nanomaterials in translational development. The pharmacological applications of nanomaterials are depicted in treating various human diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, immune disorders, infectious diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, bone diseases, respiratory disorders, and drug delivery. Written for the Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology series, chapters include the kind of specifics and practical advice that ensures a smooth transition into the lab.


Authoritative and enlightening, Nanomaterials in Pharmacology serves as an ideal guide to researchers investigating the potential benefits and risks of nanomaterials in pharmacology in order to avoid the pitfalls and to maximize the potential of this vital field of study.


Inorganic nanomaterials Nanomedicine Nanosized drug delivery systems Nanotechnology Organic nanomaterials Pharmaceutical properties Safety Therapeutics

Editors and affiliations

  • Zheng-Rong Lu
    • 1
  • Shinji Sakuma
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical EngineeringCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Laboratory of Drug Delivery System, Faculty of Pharmaceutical SciencesSetsunan UniversityHirakataJapan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Nanomaterials in Pharmacology
  • Editors Zheng-Rong Lu
    Shinji Sakuma
  • Series Title Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Meth.Pharmacology,Toxicology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4939-3120-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-4955-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-3121-7
  • Series ISSN 1557-2153
  • Series E-ISSN 1940-6053
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 485
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pharmacology/Toxicology
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