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lip·o·some

 (lĭp′ə-sōm′, lī′pə-)
n.
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.

liposome

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

lip•o•some

(ˈlɪp əˌsoʊm, ˈlaɪ pə-)

n.
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.
[1905–10]
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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Researchers who are developing analytical methods using liposomes explain some of the methods, both for scientists who want to use them and for scientists who want to join the search for new methods.
Liposomes are known as appropriate and promising options for the treatment of cancer among various nanocarriers.
USE OF CONFOCAL RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY TO INVESTIGATE INTERACTION OF ENCAPSULATED BUTYLATED HYDROXYANISOLE (BHA) WITH PHOSPHOLIPID LIPOSOMES.
When considering potential drug delivery vehicles, liposomes are an important option and have already been approved for use with a number of therapeutic formulations.
Liposomes are artificially-prepared vesicles that are made out of the same material as a cell membrane, a lipid bilayer.
Washington, February 20 ( ANI ): Buyers of beauty products should not trust the claims that liposomes - small fat capsules often added to beauty products - can improve skin's appearance, says an expert.
Solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) were developed at the beginning of the 1990s as an alternative carrier system to emulsions, liposomes and polymeric nanoparticles.
The second in a two-volume set, this volume explores experimental methods involving all aspects of lipids as essential components of the cell membrane, with emphasis on methods for the use of liposomes in studying a variety of biochemical and biophysical membrane phenomena and analytical technologies.
You may know that liposomes are tiny bubbles--vesicles--made out of the same material as a cell membrane.
According to Cosmetochem, the liposomes in the freeze-dried dispersion of Liposome Herbasec are reformed when dispersed in water, re-encapsulating the concentrated plant extract.
In vivo study was carried out to ascertain whether treatment with quercetin and CDP-choline intercalated in mannosylated liposomes exert any neuroprotective effect against cerebral ischemia-reperfusion evoked oxidative damage in young or aged rat brain)
Liposomes can be modified by coupling proteins to their surface, so that active targeting to certain cells is achieved.