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NOT Open Access | Effects of nanocapsules of poly-ε-caprolactone containing artemisinin on zebrafish early-life stages and adults

February 23, 2021 - 14:08 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Charlie-Silva I, Feitosa NM, Malafaia G, et al.
Reference: 
Sci Total Environ. 2021 Feb 20;756:143851

Artemisinin extracted from Artemisia annua L. plants has a range of properties that qualifies it to treat several diseases, such as malaria and cancer. However, it has short half-life, which requires making continuous use of it, which has motivated the association of artemisinin (ART) with polymeric nanoparticles to increase its therapeutic efficiency.

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