Fullerene derivatives for medical applications

Hirsch A (2005)

Publication Type: Book chapter / Article in edited volumes

Publication year: 2005


Original Authors: Hirsch A.

Publisher: American Institute of Physics

Edited Volumes: Electronic Properties of Novel Nanostructures

Series: AIP Conf. Proc.

Book Volume: 786

Pages Range: 581-585

Event location: Kirchberg, Tirol

DOI: 10.1063/1.2103935


Water-soluble fullerene derivatives have a potential for a variety of medical applications. This is due to the unique structural-, electronic and chemical properties of the fullerene core. The biological properties of suitably functionalized fullerenes range from enzyme inhibition/receptor binding, anticancer and antiviral activity, cell signalling, DNA- and genomic applications, photodynamic activation and most importantly antioxidant properties. This review focusses on the anti-HIV and antioxidant properties of a couple of water soluble fullerene derivatives. © 2005 American Institute of Physics.

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Hirsch, A. (2005). Fullerene derivatives for medical applications. In Electronic Properties of Novel Nanostructures. (pp. 581-585). American Institute of Physics.


Hirsch, Andreas. "Fullerene derivatives for medical applications." Electronic Properties of Novel Nanostructures. American Institute of Physics, 2005. 581-585.

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