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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]

Authors Barbari GR, Dorkoosh FA, Amini M, Sharifzadeh M, Atyabi F, Balalaei S, Rafiee Tehrani N , Rafiee Tehrani M

Received 24 March 2022

Accepted for publication 24 March 2022

Published 29 March 2022 Volume 2022:17 Pages 1461—1462


Barbari GR, Dorkoosh FA, Amini M, et al. Int J Nanomedicine. 2017;12:3471–3483

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