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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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There are many ways of incorporating antigens into liposomes. This raises the question of whether some strategies are more effective than others in the context of optimizing the immunogenicity of the liposome.
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Pet therapeutics company Aratana Therapeutics Inc (Nasdaq:PETX) reported on Monday the receipt of approval from the US Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) for an additional vial size in 10 ml for NOCITA (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) for the management of pain in dogs and cats.
Liposome system is widely used now-a-days for improving the efficacy in rheumatoid arthritis treatments.
Recently, Purwoko et al have successfully prepared liposome that was made from Soybean PC (SPC) extract, which made the PC soluble without addition of other substances (12).
In addition, hepatitis B and influenza vaccines having targeted liposome structures have been developed.
The progress in liposome targeting systems applied to classical free drugs has proved successful for the treatment of diseases such as human leishmaniasis [10].
Preparation and Characterization of Gold Liposomes. Gold liposomes were developed by the reduction of gold chloride onto the 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DPPC) liposome surface following a previously reported method [21].
In the case of liposome preparation, a lipid solution is injected into the central inlet while aqueous solutions are injected to the outside inlet, which intersects with the central position.
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