Acta Medica Iranica 2010. 48(3):133-141.

Calcium Based Non-viral Gene Delivery: An Overview of Methodology and Applications
Kianoush Khosravi-Darani, Mohamaad Reza Mozafari, Ladan Rashidi, Mehrdad Mohammadi


Application of therapeutic gene transfer in the treatment of genetic diseases is a notable progress but there are some disadvantages and limitations in it. The process of overcoming these barriers is a drastic change in gene delivery. Recently, calcium phosphate nanoparticles alone, or in combination with viral and nonviral vectors, were found to have a positive effect on gene transfer especially when incorporated in the colloidal particulate systems. This review elaborates on various successful methods of using calcium phosphate nanoparticles in gene delivery, which are considered an advancing approach to gene delivery.


Calcium phosphate; nanoparticles; gene transfer techniques; transfection

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