Glycyrrhetinic acid as a hepatocyte targeting unit for an anticancer drug delivery system with enhanced cell type selectivity

Hardev Singh, Seo Jin Kim, Dong Hoon Kang, Hye Ri Kim, Amit Sharma, Won Young Kim, Chulhun Kang, Jong Seung Kim

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Herein, we report the potential of glycyrrhetinic acid (GA) as an active targeting ligand for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) for the development of diagnosis/therapy using small-molecule based approaches. Our preliminary results demonstrated that GA-conjugation to diagnostic/therapeutic counterparts significantly enhanced their HCC targeting ability and excellent therapeutic efficacy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12353-12356
Number of pages4
JournalChemical communications (Cambridge, England)
Issue number87
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 30


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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