This book outlines comprehensively the main medical uses of aptamers, from diagnosis to therapeutics in fourteen chapters. Pioneering topics covered include aptamer pharmaceuticals, aptamers for malign tumors, aptamers for personalized therapeutics and aptamers for point-of-care testing. The book offers an essential guide for medical scientists interested in developing aptamer-based schemes for better theranostics. It is therefore of interest for not only academic researchers, but also practitioners and medical researchers in various fields of medical science, medical research and bio-analytical chemistry.
Introduction of aptamer and SELEX.- Aptamers as molecular probing or medical imaging agents.- Development of aptamer based pharmaceuticals.- Aptamers for drug delivery or controlled release.- Aptamers for point-of-care testing schemes.- Aptamer based medical devices.- Aptamers for personalized therapeutics.- Aptamer for targeted therapy.- Aptamers for the diagnosis of malign tumors.- Aptamers for the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases.- Aptamers for the diagnosis of infectious diseases.- Aptamers for the diagnosis of autoimmune diseases.- Aptamers for the diagnosis of neurodegenerative disease.- Aptamer focused research frontiers of medical significance (exosomes, native-MS, artificial genetic alphabet, computational prediction, stem-cell, aptamer crystallology, aptamer microarrays etc.).- Perspectives of aptamers for medical applications.