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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548370/current-state-of-a-dual-behavior-of-antimicrobial-peptides-therapeutic-agents-and-promising-delivery-vectors
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REVIEW
Urszula Piotrowska, Marcin Sobczak, Ewa Oledzka
Microorganism resistance is an important challenge in modern medicine due to the global uncontrolled use of antibiotics. Natural and synthetic antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) symbolize a new family of antibiotics, which have stimulated research and clinical interest as new therapeutic options for infections. They represent one of the most promising antimicrobial substances, due to their broad spectrum of biological activity, against bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses, yeast and even tumour cells. Besides, being antimicrobial, AMPs have been shown to bind and neutralize bacterial endotoxins, as well as possess immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, wound-healing, angiogenic and antitumour properties...
May 26, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546740/new-developments-in-managing-opioid-addiction-impact-of-a-subdermal-buprenorphine-implant
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REVIEW
MariaLisa Itzoe, Michael Guarnieri
Opioid addiction to prescription and illicit drugs is a serious and growing problem. In the US alone, >2.4 million people suffer from opioid use disorder. Government and pharmaceutical agencies have begun to address this crisis with recently released and revised task forces and medication-assisted therapies (MAT). For decades, oral or intravenous (IV) MATs have helped patients in their recovery by administration of opioid agonists (methadone, buprenorphine, oxycodone), antagonists (naltrexone, naloxone), and combinations of the two (buprenorphine/naloxone)...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546106/enhanced-dissolution-and-skin-permeation-profiles-of-epalrestat-with-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-derivatives-using-a-cogrinding-method
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Takayuki Furuishi, Shoma Takahashi, Noriko Ogawa, Mihoko Gunji, Hiromasa Nagase, Toyofumi Suzuki, Tomohiro Endo, Haruhisa Ueda, Etsuo Yonemochi, Kazuo Tomono
Epalrestat (EPL) is a water-insoluble drug (14μM) that inhibits aldose reductase. This study investigated the interactions between β-cyclodextrin (CD) derivatives and EPL to determine the solubilizing effect on EPL from phase solubility diagrams. We improved the solubility of EPL in water by adding β-CD derivatives. Moreover, the solubility of EPL mixed with β-CD derivatives by cogrinding in a ball mill method was about 2-3 times higher than those of EPL with the same CD concentration (5mM) calculated from phase solubility diagrams...
May 22, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535740/etodolac-transdermal-cubosomes-for-the-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-ex-vivo-permeation-and-in-vivo-pharmacokinetic-studies
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Salwa Salah, Azza A Mahmoud, Amany O Kamel
In this study, transdermal etodolac-loaded cubosomes were developed in order to relieve patient pain and joints stiffness by providing stable etodolac concentration at the targeting sites through controlled drug delivery via the noninvasive skin route with more sustaining and less frequent dosing. Different ratios and percentages of poloxamer 407 and monoolein were used to formulate the cubosomes using emulsification and homogenization processes. The etodolac-loaded cubosomes showed particle size values ranging from 135...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532022/a-novel-grapheme-oxide-modified-collagen-chitosan-bio-film-for-controlled-growth-factor-release-in-wound-healing-applications
#5
Ting Liu, Weihua Dan, Nianhua Dan, Xinhua Liu, Xuexu Liu, Xu Peng
Collagen-chitosan composite film modified with grapheme oxide (GO) and 1-(3-Dimethylaminopropyl)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDC), termed CC-G-E film, was loaded with basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) as the development of an efficacious wound healing device. In this study we report a novel drug delivery system that prevents the initial burst release and loss of bioactivity of drugs in vitro and in vivo applications. The results showed that CC-G-E film possessed improved thermal stability and a higher rate of crosslinking with increased mechanical properties when the dosage of GO was between 0...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530093/iron-oxide-nanoparticles-powered-micro-optical-coherence-tomography-for-in-situ-imaging-the-penetration-and-swelling-of-polymeric-microneedles-in-skin
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Razina Z Seeni, Xiaojun Yu, Hao Chang, Peng Chen, Linbo Liu, Chenjie Xu
In recent years, polymeric microneedles (MNs) have attracted keen interests among researchers for their applicability in transdermal drug delivery and interstitial skin fluid (ISF) extraction. When design and characterize such devices, it is critical to monitor their real-time in vitro and in vivo performances to optimize the desired effects, yet most of the existing methods are incapable of such functions. To address this unmet need, we develop a real-time non-invasive imaging methodology by integrating iron oxide (Fe3O4) nanoparticles into polymeric MNs to enhance image contrast for micro-optical coherence tomography (µOCT) imaging...
May 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528851/microstructure-evaluation-of-dermally-applicable-liquid-crystals-as-a-function-of-water-content-and-temperature-can-electron-paramagnetic-resonance-provide-complementary-data
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Mirjam Gosenca Matjaž, Janez Mravljak, Marija Bešter Rogač, Marjeta Šentjurc, Mirjana Gašperlin, Alenka Zvonar Pobirk
Insight into the microstructure of lyotropic liquid crystals (LCs) is of crucial importance for development of novel dermal delivery systems. Our aim was to evaluate the phase behaviour of dermally applicable LCs composed of isopropyl myristate/Tween 80/lecithin/water, along the dilution line, where phase transitions are predominantly driven by increased water content. Additionally, identification of LC temperature dependence is of great importance for skin application. Selected LCs were evaluated using electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) plus conventionally used methods of polarization microscopy, small-angle X-ray scattering, differential scanning calorimetry, and rheological measurements...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520509/recent-advances-in-electrospun-nanofibers-for-wound-healing
#8
Shixuan Chen, Bing Liu, Mark A Carlson, Adrian F Gombart, Debra A Reilly, Jingwei Xie
Electrospun nanofibers represent a novel class of materials that show great potential in many biomedical applications including biosensing, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, drug delivery and wound healing. In this work, we review recent advances in electrospun nanofibers for wound healing. This article begins with a brief introduction on the wound, and then discusses the unique features of electrospun nanofibers critical for wound healing. It further highlights recent studies that have used electrospun nanofibers for wound healing applications and devices, including sutures, multifunctional dressings, dermal substitutes, engineered epidermis and full-thickness skin regeneration...
May 18, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511700/a-new-easy-to-make-pectin-honey-hydrogel-enhances-wound-healing-in-rats
#9
Gessica Giusto, Cristina Vercelli, Francesco Comino, Vittorio Caramello, Massimiliano Tursi, Marco Gandini
BACKGROUND: Honey, alone or in combination, has been used for wound healing since ancient times and has reemerged as a topic of interest in the last decade. Pectin has recently been investigated for its use in various biomedical applications such as drug delivery, skin protection, and scaffolding for cells. The aim of the present study was to develop and evaluate a pectin-honey hydrogel (PHH) as a wound healing membrane and to compare this dressing to liquid honey. METHODS: Thirty-six adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were anesthetized and a 2 × 2 cm excisional wound was created on the dorsum...
May 16, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508376/in-vivo-and-qualitative-studies-investigating-the-translational-potential-of-microneedles-for-use-in-the-older-population
#10
Helen L Quinn, Carmel M Hughes, Ryan F Donnelly
Microneedles (MNs) are a novel transdermal drug delivery platform, rapidly progressing from a substantive evidence base, towards commercialisation. As part of this transition, it is important to consider the future use of MNs by older people in order to ensure optimal therapeutic outcomes for this unique and increasing population group. This paper, therefore, considers the use of MNs by those aged over 65 years, investigating insertion parameters in ageing skin, alongside the feasibility and acceptability of the technology...
May 15, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506801/old-drug-new-wrapping-a-possible-comeback-for-chloramphenicol
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Sveinung G Ingebrigtsen, Alena Didriksen, Mona Johannessen, Nataša Škalko-Basnet, Ann Mari Holsæter
The antimicrobial drug chloramphenicol (CAM) exhibits activity against resistant bacteria, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). However, its use has been limited due to its toxicity. As the threat of antibiotic resistance continues to grow, a promising approach might be to increase the use of historical antimicrobial agents that demonstrate clinical efficacy, but are hampered by toxicity. We therefore aimed to prepare a liposome-in-hydrogel system for dermal delivery of CAM. Chitosan (CS) was used as the hydrogel vehicle due to its antimicrobial activity and excellent biocompatibility...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506203/optimization-of-microemulsion-based-transdermal-gel-of-triamcinolone
#12
Bhagyashree Chaudhari, Swati Jagdale
BACKGROUND: Triamcinolone is a long acting corticosteroid used in the treatment of arthritis, eczema, psoriasis and similar conditions which causes inflammation. Triamcinolone has half-life of 88 minutes. Prolonged oral use is associated with gastrointestinal adverse effects as peptic ulcer, abdominal distention and ulcerative esophagitis. Microemulgel offers advantage of better stability, better loading capacity and controlled release especially for drug with short half life. OBJECTIVE: Objective of the present study was to optimize microemulgel based transdermal delivery of triamcinolone...
April 25, 2017: Recent Patents on Anti-infective Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504046/formulation-and-characterization-of-phospholipon%C3%A2-90%C3%A2-g-and-tween-%C3%A2-80-based-transfersomes-for-transdermal-delivery-of-eprosartan-mesylate
#13
Abdul Ahad, Abdulmohsen A Al-Saleh, Abdullah M Al-Mohizea, Fahad I Al-Jenoobi, Mohammad Raish, Alaa Eldeen B Yassin, Mohd Aftab Alam
The objective of the current study was to formulate the eprosartan mesylate loaded transfersomes using different proportions of Phospholipon(®) 90 G and Tween(®) 80 (95-75: 5-25% w/w). The prepared transfersomes were characterized for their vesicles size, shape, polydispersity index, zeta potential, entrapment efficiency, in vitro skin permeation, confocal laser scanning microscopy and in vivo skin irritation. Results revealed that the formulated transfersomes were negatively charged, spherical unilamellar structure of 71...
May 15, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503066/essential-oil-mediated-glycerosomes-increase-transdermal-paeoniflorin-delivery-optimization-characterization-and-evaluation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#14
Kai Zhang, Yongtai Zhang, Zhe Li, Nana Li, Nianping Feng
In this study, a novel glycerosome carrier containing essential oils was prepared for topical administration of paeoniflorin (PF) to enhance its transdermal drug delivery and improve drug absorption in the synovium. The formulation of glycerosomes was optimized by a uniform design, and the final vehicle was composed of 5% (w/v) phospholipid, 0.6% (w/v) cholesterol, and 10% (v/v) glycerol, with 2% (v/v) Speranskia tuberculata essential oil (STO) as the transdermal enhancer. The in vitro transdermal flux of PF loaded in the STO-glycerosomes was 1...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494734/recent-advances-in-skin-penetration-enhancers-for-transdermal-gene-and-drug-delivery
#15
Morteza Amjadi, Babak Mostaghaci, Metin Sitti
There is a growing interest in transdermal delivery systems because of their noninvasive, targeted, and on-demand delivery of gene and drugs. However, efficient penetration of therapeutic compounds into the skin is still challenging largely due to the impermeability of the outermost layer of the skin, known as stratum corneum. Recently, there have been major research activities to enhance the skin penetration depth of pharmacological agents. This article reviews recent advances in the development of various strategies for skin penetration enhancement...
May 10, 2017: Current Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492060/subcutaneous-implants-of-a-cholesterol-triglyceride-buprenorphine-suspension-in-rats
#16
M Guarnieri, C Brayton, R Sarabia-Estrada, B Tyler, P McKnight, L DeTolla
A Target Animal Safety protocol was used to examine adverse events in male and female Fischer F344/NTac rats treated with increasing doses of a subcutaneous implant of a lipid suspension of buprenorphine. A single injection of 0.65 mg/kg afforded clinically significant blood levels of drug for 3 days. Chemistry, hematology, coagulation, and urinalysis values with 2- to 10-fold excess doses of the drug-lipid suspension were within normal limits. Histopathology findings were unremarkable. The skin and underlying tissue surrounding the drug injection were unremarkable...
2017: Journal of veterinary medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492049/a-review-of-laser-and-light-therapy-in-melasma
#17
REVIEW
M K Trivedi, F C Yang, B K Cho
Melasma is a dysregulation of the homeostatic mechanisms that control skin pigmentation and excess pigment is produced. Traditional treatment approaches with topical medications and chemical peels are commonly used but due to the refractory and recurrent nature of melasma, patients often seek alternative treatment strategies such as laser and light therapy. Several types of laser and light therapy have been studied in the treatment of melasma. Intense pulsed light, low fluence Q-switched lasers, and non-ablative fractionated lasers are the most common lasers and light treatments that are currently performed...
March 2017: International Journal of Women's Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487853/promising-approaches-to-optimize-the-biological-properties-of-the-antimicrobial-peptide-esculentin-1a-1-21-nh2-amino-acids-substitution-and-conjugation-to-nanoparticles
#18
REVIEW
Bruno Casciaro, Floriana Cappiello, Mauro Cacciafesta, Maria Luisa Mangoni
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) represent an interesting class of molecules with expanding biological properties which make them a viable alternative for the development of future antibiotic drugs. However, for this purpose, some limitations must be overcome: (i) the poor biostability due to enzymatic degradation; (ii) the cytotoxicity at concentrations slightly higher than the therapeutic dosages; and (iii) the inefficient delivery to the target site at effective concentrations. Recently, a derivative of the frog skin AMP esculentin-1a, named esculentin-1a(1-21)NH2, [Esc(1-21): GIFSKLAGKKIKNLLISGLKG-NH2] has been found to have a potent activity against the Gram-negative bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa; a slightly weaker activity against Gram-positive bacteria and interesting immunomodulatory properties...
2017: Frontiers in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486181/anti-tumor-efficacy-of-an-integrated-methyl-dihydrojasmonate-transdermal-microemulsion-system-targeting-breast-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
#19
Rania Yehia, Rania M Hathout, Dalia A Attia, Mohamed M Elmazar, Nahed D Mortada
Targeting solid tumors transdermally is an emerging approach that is currently under intense investigation. In this context, microemulsions are reported as one of the most favored carriers for successful transdermal drug delivery. Thereby, these nano-carriers were utilized in this study for the delivery of a phytochemical, namely methyl dihydrojasmonate (MDHJ), which has previously demonstrated an anticancer effect. Accordingly, pseudoternary phase diagrams were constructed using several combinations of oils, surfactants and co-surfactants and following the water titration method...
April 23, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480080/deformable-nanovesicles-synthesized-through-an-adaptable-microfluidic-platform-for-enhanced-localized-transdermal-drug-delivery
#20
Naren Subbiah, Jesus Campagna, Patricia Spilman, Mohammad Parvez Alam, Shivani Sharma, Akishige Hokugo, Ichiro Nishimura, Varghese John
Phospholipid-based deformable nanovesicles (DNVs) that have flexibility in shape offer an adaptable and facile method to encapsulate diverse classes of therapeutics and facilitate localized transdermal delivery while minimizing systemic exposure. Here we report the use of a microfluidic reactor for the synthesis of DNVs and show that alteration of input parameters such as flow speeds as well as molar and flow rate ratios increases entrapment efficiency of drugs and allows fine-tuning of DNV size, elasticity, and surface charge...
2017: Journal of Drug Delivery
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