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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.
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(Biochemistry) a particle formed by lipids, consisting of a double layer similar to a natural biological membrane, enclosing an aqueous compartment
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(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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Data shown in Figure 8 indicate that mice exposed to TcS and treated with PBS liposomes (STZ/TcS PBS) displayed reduced hyperglycemia, whereas mice similarly exposed to TcS but receiving clodronate-loaded liposomes (STZ/TcS Cl) are not protected against increasing blood glucose levels, again supporting the idea that AAM[phi]s may play a central role in T1D protection using helminth-derived molecules.
Liposomes have been extensively used as delivery vehicles for vaccine antigens; some of the advantages of these formulations are (a) protection against antigen degradation, (b) tissue depot effects or slow release of antigen, and (c) facilitated uptake of antigen by antigen presenting cells (APC) [5, 6].
Nowadays, increasing applications of liposomes have been seen made in carrying numerous molecules in cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries as well as in food and farming industries.
In their second strategy, the researchers packaged the fragrance in liposomes that displayed CBMs, which anchored the lipid carriers and their cargo to the fabric.
Liposomes such as stealth liposomes, cationic liposomes, immuno liposomes, superoxide dismutase liposomes, lactoferrin loaded liposomes & clondronate loaded liposomes were prepared and summarized.
[ClickPress, Thu Sep 27 2018] Liposomes are spherical nano-sized bilayered vesicles or "bags" in which an aqueous volume is entirely closed within a membrane composed of lipid (fat) molecules, usually phospholipids.
ASCs viability was measured using MTT assay (MTT Assay Kit, Life Technologies, USA) after treatment with test liposomes. The number of repeated tests for each group was tripled.
These drug-loaded liposomes are composed of lecithin and cholesterol; both lipids are 'GRAS'.
The objective of this review is to present the developments in ocular drug, gene and cellular delivery systems and related products (including liposomes, nanoparticles, microparticles, implants and advanced therapy medicinal products) which have completed research and development (R&D), preclinical and clinical studies and are being used for the treatment of ocular diseases, within the framework of the definition of drug (medicinal product) and current changes in legislation.
Pegylated liposomes are largely used as carriers in drug delivery systems in order to improve the efficacy of therapeutic agents.