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 (lĭp′ə-sōm′, lī′pə-)
A microscopic artificial vesicle consisting of an aqueous core enclosed in phospholipid molecules, used to convey vaccines, drugs, or other substances to target tissues.

lip′o·so′mal adj.


(Biochemistry) a particle formed by lipids, consisting of a double layer similar to a natural biological membrane, enclosing an aqueous compartment


(ˈlɪp əˌsoʊm, ˈlaɪ pə-)

an artificial vesicle composed of a phospholipid outer layer and an inner core of a drug or other matter to be transported into a cell.
lip`o•so′mal, adj.
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Noun1.liposome - an artificially made microscopic vesicle into which nucleic acids can be packaged; used in molecular biology as a transducing vector
vesicle, cyst - a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
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The results reinforce our belief that the proprietary heat activated liposome in which we have encapsulated doxorubicin to produce ThermoDox could be a platform upon which we can ultimately build a range of different oncology drugs.
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The product, which uses PEGylated liposome technology licensed from Zilip-Pharma, represents an opportunity for a major breakthrough in hemophilia treatment based on a longer time of activity, which could result in weekly, or even less frequent, infusions in prophylaxis.
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Liposome component provides in vivo siRNA protection due to efficient siRNA-liposome encapsulation.
In addition, the sensitivity of PC-3 and MCF-7 cancerous cells to this liposome is two times more than that of the healthy cells contrary to normal liposomes.
Confocal Raman analysis of interactions was generated on the different regions of the phospholipid liposome.
In addition, the surface of the liposome can be modified in order to enable targeting of drugs at specific biological sites, promote longevity of the liposome in vivo or engineer a diagnostic tool.
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Doxorubicin hydrochloride liposome injection is currently on the FDA's drug shortage list of supply.
When a liposome is destroyed, it spills its cargo of active ingredients.
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