Targeted local delivery of a nanoparticle-based, antibody-targeted, and low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) delivery system successfully reduces restenosis and thrombus formation in an animal model. An antibody recognizing cross-linked fibrin (XLF) D-dimer is successfully conjugated to layered double hydroxide nanoparticles. Use of the anti-XLF-conjugated LMWH-carrying layered double hydroxide nanoparticles shows successful targeting of the nanoparticles (red) to the injured artery wall (green), resulting in decreased neointimal thickening and thrombus formation.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Advanced Healthcare Materials|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|