Lipid-based nanoparticles in the treatment of erectile dysfunction


GÜVEN E.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IMPOTENCE RESEARCH, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
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  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1038/s41443-020-0235-7
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IMPOTENCE RESEARCH

Abstract

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common disorder among men, with significant public health implications. Current therapies have certain limitations including efficacy and safety issues, necessitating the development of novel therapeutic strategies for ED. Nanotechnology-based drug delivery systems are being explored to overcome these limitations with promising in vitro and in vivo efficacies. In particular, lipid-based nanoparticles have generated considerable interest owing to their potential to enhance drug bioavailability, and decrease side effects and drug susceptibility to metabolism. This review summarizes the recent findings using lipid-based nanoparticles in ED therapy.