REVIEW ARTICLE

Therapeutic Potential of Prodrugs Towards Targeted Drug Delivery

The Open Medicinal Chemistry Journal 23 Oct 2018 REVIEW ARTICLE DOI: 10.2174/1874104501812010111

Abstract

In designing of Prodrugs, targeting can be achieved in two ways: site-specified drug delivery and site-specific drug bioactivation. Prodrugs can be designed to target specific enzymes or carriers by considering enzyme-substrate specificity or carrier-substrate specificity in order to overcome various undesirable drug properties. There are certain techniques which are used for tumor targeting such as Antibody Directed Enzyme Prodrug Therapy [ADEPT] Gene-Directed Enzyme Prodrug Therapy [GDEPT], Virus Directed Enzyme Prodrug Therapy [VDEPT] and Gene Prodrug Activation Therapy [GPAT]. Our review focuses on the Prodrugs used in site-specific drug delivery system specially on tumor targeting.

Keywords: Prodrug, Xenobiotics, Cytotoxic, ADEPT, GDEPT, GPAT, VDEPT, NTR.
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