Preparation and Methodology of Silk Fibroin Nanoparticles
Disclosed are nanoparticles for delivery of drugs and/or nutraceuticals that include a fibroin polypeptide and a drug or nutraceutical, wherein the nanoparticle has a diameter of about 1 nm to about 500 nm, and compositions of the nanoparticles. The nanoparticles may further include a chitosan, or a proteoglycan such as decorin. Also disclosed are methods of delivering a drug and/or nutraceutical to a subject that involve administering to the subject nanoparticles of the present invention. Also disclosed are methods of making the nanoparticles of the invention, and kits that include the nanoparticles of the invention.
MATHUR ANSHU B [US]; RIOS CARMEN N [US]; GUPTA VISHAL [US]; ASEH ABRAHAM [US]
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