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Selenium/tellurium containing polymer materials in nanobiotechnology

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Selenium/tellurium containing polymer materials in nanobiotechnology
Abstract

•The application of selenium/tellurium containing polymers in fabricating functional nanomaterials is highlighted.•Selenium/tellurium chemistry can be used to construct stimuli-responsive systems with enhanced sensitivity.•The biological activities of selenium and tellurium elements endow the materials with tunable biological functions.•The perspective and challenges of selenium/tellurium containing polymer materials are discussed.

SummarySelenium/tellurium containing polymers have been attracting growing interest due to their unique properties and potential applications as bio-nanomaterials. The introduction of selenium or tellurium chemistry into block copolymers endows self-assembled nanomaterials with novel stimuli responsiveness and enhanced sensitivity. This review article provides an overview on recent advances of selenium/tellurium containing polymers. We summarize the redox response and reversible self-assembly behaviors, γ-ray responsive systems for combined chemo- and radio-therapies, and coordination-responsive systems for controlled delivery are highlighted. The review then reveals how selenium-containing polymers can modulate reactive oxygen species and work as gene delivery vehicles or self-delivery therapeutics.

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Keywords
Selenium-containing polymer; Tellurium-containing polymer; Self-assembly; Nano-materials; Controlled delivery; Stimuli response
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: - Volume 10, Issue 6, December 2015, Pages 717–736
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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