Prodrug strategies for targeted therapy triggered by reactive oxygen species

Jorge Peiro Cadahia, Viola Previtali, Nikolaj Sten Troelsen, Mads Hartvig Clausen*

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Increased levels of reactive oxygen-species (ROS) have been associated with numerous pathophysiological conditions including cancer and inflammation and ROS stimuli constitutes a potential trigger for drug delivery strategies. Over the past decade, a number of ROS-sensitive functionalities have been identified with the purpose of introducing diseasetargeting properties into small molecules drugs – a prodrug strategy that offers a promising approach for increasing the selectivity and efficacy of treatments. This review will provide an overview of the ROS-responsive prodrugs developed to date. A discussion on the current progress and limitations is provided along with a reflection on the unanswered questions that need to be addressed in order to advance this novel approach to the clinic.
Original languageEnglish
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)1531-1549
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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