APPLICATIONS OF FULLERENE IN MEDICINE

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  • One of the most important uses of Fullerene is medicine.
  • Fullerenes are active molecules.
  • Fullerene molecule can be used as an antioxidant because it can easily react with radicals due to the high affinity of the electron.
  • At the same time, Fullerene is used as an anti-aging and anti-damage agent in the cosmetic sector.
  • Fullerenes are used as antiviral agents. This use is provided by its unique molecular structure, antioxidant effect and biological compatibility.


  • Some Fullerenes can form conjugates with proteins and DNA. This situation is thought to help the development of anti-cancer treatments.
  • Fullerene molecule can be used in drug delivery area. The surface of Fullerene is covered with a chemotherapeutic agent. This agent finds the cancer cell and is transported directly there.
  • It has also been shown that the Fullerene reagent forms a protective layer on the DNA and extends the DNA life of the endosomes.
  • May be used for osteoporosis treatment because of its preferential localization.

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