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Keywords:

  • siRNA delivery;
  • gold nanoparticles;
  • colloids;
  • in vitro;
  • gene knockdown

Abstract

Gold nanoparticles have become widely used in scientific research due to their unique physical and chemical properties. In the last several years their use as siRNA delivery agents has been investigated. Here, progress made using gold nanoparticles for siRNA delivery is described and the different strategies employed are compared.