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Special Issue "Microenvironment and Nanocarriers"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Immunology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Horacio Bach
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z, Canada
Interests: infectious diseases; microbiology; nano medicine; host-pathogen interaction
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The microenvironment of tumors contains various types of cells essential for homeostasis, support, and tumor development. Tumor microenvironments are characterized by unique physiologic features that are attractive for their precise targeting. For instance, the tumor metabolism can change the pH of the environment to a more acidic value, reduce the oxygen tension (hypoxia), or elevate the production of reactive oxygen species.

Enhanced permeability and retention are a phenomenon by which specific sizes of particles accumulate within the tumor to a higher degree than normal tissues. This accumulation offers a plethora of possibilities to sequester nanocarriers develop for delivery and targeting this compartment.

In this Special Edition of Microenvironment and Nanocarriers, original studies or reviews are welcome.  Below is a list of potential keywords, but other tasks related to the topic are welcome. 

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in Micro.

Dr. Horacio Bach
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. There is an Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal. For details about the APC please see here. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Cancer cell targeting
  • Drug delivery
  • Imaging
  • Microenvironment modification
  • Nanocarriers distribution
  • Nanocarriers types
  • Nanotherapeutics
  • Theranostics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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