A Novel Nanoemulsion-Based Method to Produce Ultrasmall, Water-Dispersible Nanoparticles from Chitosan, Surface Modified with Cell-Penetrating Peptide for Oral Delivery of Proteins and Peptides [Retraction]
Barbari GR, Dorkoosh FA, Amini M, et al. Int J Nanomedicine. 2017;12:3471–3483
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