Document Type: Research Paper
National Nutrition and Food Technology Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti Medical University, Tehran, I. R. Iran
Faculty of Food Science and Technology Universiti Putra Malaysia 43400 UPM Serdang Selangor, Malaysia
Liposomes have attracted great interest as efficient carriers for nutrients, drugs and other bioactive agents as well as ideal models for biological membranes. This article intends to provide an overview of liposomes and nanoliposomes definition as well as their properties and preparation methods. Also it elaborates on various applications of nanoliposomes in nanotherapy including diagnostics, targeted cancer and gene therapy. Finally structure and function of liposomes and nanoliposomes are compared with other lipidic nanocarriers.