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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340496/recent-developments-in-nanomedicine-for-melanoma-treatment
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REVIEW
Jian-Qin Tang, Xiao-Yang Hou, Chun-Sheng Yang, Ya-Xi Li, Yong Xin, Wen-Wen Guo, Zhi-Ping Wei, Yan-Qun Liu, Guan Jiang
Melanoma is a most aggressive skin cancer with limited therapeutic options and its incidence is increasing rapidly in recent years. The discovery and application of new targeted therapy agents have shown significant benefits. However, adverse side-effects and resistance to chemotherapy remain formidable challenges in the clinical treatment of malignant melanoma. Nanotherapeutics offers an important prospect of overcoming these drawbacks. The anti-tumoral applications of nanomedicine are varied, including those in chemotherapy, RNA interference, photothermal therapy, and photodynamic therapy...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338008/noninvasive-measurement-of-transdermal-drug-delivery-by-impedance-spectroscopy
#2
Pasquale Arpaia, Umberto Cesaro, Nicola Moccaldi
The effectiveness in transdermal delivery of skin permeation strategies (e.g., chemical enhancers, vesicular carrier systems, sonophoresis, iontophoresis, and electroporation) is poorly investigated outside of laboratory. In therapeutic application, the lack of recognized techniques for measuring the actually-released drug affects the scientific concept itself of dosage for topically- and transdermally-delivered drugs. Here we prove the suitability of impedance measurement for assessing the amount of drug penetrated into the skin after transdermal delivery...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336458/nile-red-nanosuspensions-as-investigative-model-to-study-the-follicular-targeting-of-drug-nanocrystals
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Francesco Corrias, Michele Schlich, Chiara Sinico, Rosa Pireddu, Donatella Valenti, Anna Maria Fadda, Salvatore Marceddu, Francesco Lai
The strategy of formulating poorly soluble actives as nanosuspension has been explored by more than a thousand research papers, with some medicinal products for oral and intravenous use having reached the market or advanced clinical trials. Interestingly, there is a limited number of reports of nanosuspensions formulated for dermal and transdermal drug delivery. In the present work, a nanocrystals suspension of the fluorescent, water-insoluble dye Nile Red, is prepared through a media milling technique and exploited to characterize the fate of the nanosuspended drug when applied on the skin...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330735/vancomycin-loaded-nanobubbles-a-new-platform-for-controlled-antibiotic-delivery-against-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infections
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Monica Argenziano, Giuliana Banche, Anna Luganini, Nicole Finesso, Valeria Allizond, Giulia Rossana Gulino, Amina Khadjavi, Rita Spagnolo, Vivian Tullio, Giuliana Giribaldi, Caterina Guiot, Anna Maria Cuffini, Mauro Prato, Roberta Cavalli
Vancomycin (Vm) currently represents the gold standard against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. However, it is associated with low oral bioavailability, formulation stability issues, and severe side effects upon systemic administration. These drawbacks could be overcome by Vm topical administration if properly encapsulated in a nanocarrier. Intriguingly, nanobubbles (NBs) are responsive to physical external stimuli such as ultrasound (US), promoting drug delivery. In this work, perfluoropentane (PFP)-cored NBs were loaded with Vm by coupling to the outer dextran sulfate shell...
March 19, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326930/effects-of-jwh015-in-cytokine-secretion-in-primary-human-keratinocytes-and-fibroblasts-and-its-suitability-for-topical-transdermal-delivery
#5
Alicia Bort, Perla A Alvarado-Vazquez, Carolina Moracho-Vilrriales, Kristopher G Virga, Giuseppe Gumina, Alfonso Romero-Sandoval, Scott Asbill
Background JWH015 is a cannabinoid (CB) receptor type 2 agonist that produces immunomodulatory effects. Since skin cells play a key role in inflammatory conditions and tissue repair, we investigated the ability of JWH015 to promote an anti-inflammatory and pro-wound healing phenotype in human primary skin cells. Methods Human primary keratinocytes and fibroblasts were stimulated with lipopolysaccharide. The mRNA expression of cannabinoid receptors was determined using RT-PCR. The effects of JWH015 (0.05, 0...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323096/nanoparticles-as-safe-and-effective-delivery-systems-of-antifungal-agents-achievements-and-challenges
#6
REVIEW
Ghareb M Soliman
Invasive fungal infections are becoming a major health concern in several groups of patients leading to severe morbidity and mortality. Moreover, cutaneous fungal infections are a major cause of visits to outpatient dermatology clinics. Despite the availability of several effective agents in the antifungal drug arena, their therapeutic outcome is less than optimal due to limitations related to drug physicochemical properties and toxicity. For instance, poor aqueous solubility limits the formulation options and efficacy of several azole antifungal drugs while toxicity limits the benefits of many other drugs...
March 19, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322977/assessment-of-penetration-potential-of-ph-responsive-double-walled-biodegradable-nanogels-coated-with-eucalyptus-oil-for-the-controlled-delivery-of-5-fluorouracil-in-vitro-and-ex-vivo-studies
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Prashant Sahu, Sushil K Kashaw, Sanyog Jain, Samaresh Sau, Arun K Iyer
Penetration enhancers coated biodegradable polymeric nanogels loaded with cytotoxic drugs applied via the topical route, can be a promising strategy for improving the chemotherapeutic efficiency of skin cancers. The major objective of proposed research was to investigate the in vitro and ex vivo chemotherapeutic potential of double walled PLGA-chitosan biodegradable nanogel entrapped with 5-fluororuacil (5-FU) coated with eucalyptus oil, topically applied onto the skin. 5-FU was first entrapped in PLGA core by solvent evaporation technique followed by coating with cationic chitosan for ionic interaction with anionic skin cancer cell membrane...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303522/nanotechnology-for-the-treatment-of-melanoma-skin-cancer
#8
REVIEW
Lucas B Naves, Chetna Dhand, Jayarama Reddy Venugopal, Lakshminarayanan Rajamani, Seeram Ramakrishna, Luis Almeida
Melanoma is the most aggressive type of skin cancer and has very high rates of mortality. An early stage melanoma can be surgically removed, with a survival rate of 99%. This literature review intends to elucidate the possibilities to treat melanoma skin cancer using hybrid nanofibers developed by advanced electrospinning process. In this review we have shown that the enhanced permeability and retention is the basis for using nanotechnology, aiming topical drug delivery. The importance of the detection of skin cancer in the early stages is directly related to non-metastatic effects and survival rates of melanoma cells...
March 16, 2017: Progress in biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297576/chitosan-wound-dressings-incorporating-exosomes-derived-from-microrna-126-overexpressing-synovium-mesenchymal-stem-cells-provide-sustained-release-of-exosomes-and-heal-full-thickness-skin-defects-in-a-diabetic-rat-model
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Shi-Cong Tao, Shang-Chun Guo, Min Li, Qin-Fei Ke, Ya-Ping Guo, Chang-Qing Zhang
There is a need to find better strategies to promote wound healing, especially of chronic wounds, which remain a challenge. We found that synovium mesenchymal stem cells (SMSCs) have the ability to strongly promote cell proliferation of fibroblasts; however, they are ineffective at promoting angiogenesis. Using gene overexpression technology, we overexpressed microRNA-126-3p (miR-126-3p) and transferred the angiogenic ability of endothelial progenitor cells to SMSCs, promoting angiogenesis. We tested a therapeutic strategy involving controlled-release exosomes derived from miR-126-3p-overexpressing SMSCs combined with chitosan...
March 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293102/paclitaxel-loaded-star-shaped-copolymer-nanoparticles-for-enhanced-malignant-melanoma-chemotherapy-against-multidrug-resistance
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Yongsheng Su, Jian Hu, Zhibin Huang, Yubin Huang, Bingsheng Peng, Ni Xie, Hui Liu
Malignant melanoma (MM) is the most dangerous type of skin cancer with annually increasing incidence and death rates. However, chemotherapy for MM is restricted by low topical drug concentration and multidrug resistance. In order to surmount the limitation and to enhance the therapeutic effect on MM, a new nanoformulation of paclitaxel (PTX)-loaded cholic acid (CA)-functionalized star-shaped poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA)-D-α-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate (TPGS) nanoparticles (NPs) (shortly PTX-loaded CA-PLGA-TPGS NPs) was fabricated by a modified method of nanoprecipitation...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292673/bioresponsive-transcutaneous-patches
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REVIEW
Jicheng Yu, Yuqi Zhang, Anna R Kahkoska, Zhen Gu
Transdermal drug delivery systems that utilize transcutaneous patches of arrayed microneedles have attracted increasing interest in medical practice as an alternative method to hypodermic injection. Over the past ten years, research has focused on leveraging physiological signals associated with diseases or skin-specific tissues to create bioresponsive patches that release drug directly in response to an internally-generated stimulus. This review surveys the recent advances in the development and use of bioresponsive transcutaneous patches for on-demand smart and precise drug delivery, exploiting different physiological signals including pH, serum glucose levels, and enzyme activity...
March 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291372/spotlight-on-the-delivery-of-photosensitizers-different-approaches-for-photodynamic-based-therapies
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Diogo Silva Pellosi, Priscila da Costa Carvalho de Jesus, Antonio Claudio Tedesco
Nanomedicine development allowed the discovery of new photosensitizers (PS) and drug delivery systems (DDS) to overcome current issues on phototherapy. Nano-engineered materials have the potential to improve the solubility of PS, control drug pharmacokinetics, decreasing side effects, increasing bioavailability, and overcoming multidrug resistance. A recent approach is the co-delivery of PS with other therapeutic agents in a multimodal platform for synergic and improved results. Areas Covered: This paper discusses the delivery of PS-nanostructured platforms for conventional, photothermal, and antimicrobial photodynamic therapies, as well as in a recent therapeutic modality for photobiomodulation, covering applications of cancer diagnosis, targeting to skin pathogens, photoregeneration and wound healing...
March 14, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290242/variation-in-impact-of-use-of-different-propellants-and-excipients-in-pharmaceutical-topical-aerosol-then-and-now
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Maunab Patra, Meenakshi Patnaik
Skin is the most suitable and recommendable organ of the human body for topical administration of drugs. Drug delivery system is the methodology used to ensure that the drugs entering in to the body through any route into the body, reach its target for pharmacological action. Patients tend to prefer the painless route of drug administration. So, pharmaceutical aerosols were invented meet patient compliance. Many variations in excipients with respect to compatibility to drugs, stability and economy have been used since start to improve the aerosol system of drug delivery...
March 8, 2017: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288569/endothelial-dll4-overexpression-reduces-vascular-response-and-inhibits-tumor-growth-and-metastasization-in-vivo
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Alexandre Trindade, Dusan Djokovic, Joana Gigante, Liliana Mendonça, António Duarte
BACKGROUND: The inhibition of Delta-like 4 (Dll4)/Notch signaling has been shown to result in excessive, nonfunctional vessel proliferation and significant tumor growth suppression. However, safety concerns emerged with the identification of side effects resulting from chronic Dll4/Notch blockade. Alternatively, we explored the endothelial Dll4 overexpression using different mouse tumor models. METHODS: We used a transgenic mouse model of endothelial-specific Dll4 overexpression, previously produced...
March 14, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286315/formulation-of-hydrophobic-peptides-for-skin-delivery-via-coated-microneedles
#15
Xin Zhao, Sion A Coulman, Stephanie J Hanna, F Susan Wong, Colin M Dayan, James C Birchall
Microneedles (MNs) have been investigated as a minimally-invasive delivery technology for a range of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). Various formulations and methods for coating the surface of MNs with therapeutics have been proposed and exemplified, predominantly for hydrophilic drugs and particulates. The development of effective MN delivery formulations for hydrophobic drugs is more challenging with dosing restrictions and the use of organic solvents impacting on both the bioactivity and the kinetics of drug release...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285173/peptide-dendrimer-conjugates-of-ketoprofen-synthesis-and-ex-vivo-and-in-vivo-evaluations-of-passive-diffusion-sonophoresis-and-iontophoresis-for-skin-delivery
#16
Aswathi R Hegde, Prarthana V Rewatkar, Jyothsna Manikkath, Karnaker Tupally, Harendra S Parekh, Srinivas Mutalik
The aim of this study was to evaluate skin delivery of ketoprofen when covalently tethered to mildly cationic (2(+) or 4(+)) peptide dendrimers prepared wholly by solid phase peptide synthesis. The amino acids glycine, arginine and lysine formed the dendrimer with ketoprofen tethered either to the lysine side-arm (Nε) or periphery of dendrimeric branches. Passive diffusion, sonophoresis- and iontophoresis-assisted permeation of each peptide dendrimer-drug conjugate (D1-D4) was studied across mouse skin, both in vitro and in vivo...
March 8, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280822/molecular-dynamics-simulation-study-of-translocation-of-fullerene-c60-through-skin-bilayer-effect-of-concentration-on-barrier-properties
#17
Rakesh Gupta, Beena Rai
The molecular level permeation mechanism of fullerenes and its derivatives through human skin could open a vast area for designing novel nanoparticles for cosmetics and drug delivery applications. In this study, we report the permeation mechanism of pristine fullerene C60 for the first time through the skin lipid layer, as determined via prolonged unconstrained and constrained coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations. The skin layer was modelled as an equimolar ratio of ceramides, cholesterol and free fatty acids...
March 10, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277843/nanoethosomal-formulation-of-gammaoryzanol-for-skin-aging-protection-and-wrinkle-improvement-a-histopathological-study
#18
Saman Heydari, Saeed Ghanbarzadeh, Behzad Anoosh, Mohammad Reza Ranjkesh, Yousef Javadzadeh, Maryam Kouhsoltani, Hamed Hamishehkar
BACKGROUND: Free radical scavengers and antioxidants, with the main focus on enhanced targeting to the skin layers, can provide protection against skin ageing. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to prepare nanoethosomal formulation of Gammaoryzanol (GO), a water insoluble antioxidant, for its dermal delivery to prevent skin aging. METHODS: Nanoethosomal formulation was prepared by a modified ethanol injection method and characterized by using laser light scattering, scanning electronic microscope (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques...
March 3, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277004/fractional-laser-assisted-percutaneous-drug-delivery-via-temperature-responsive-liposomes
#19
Takahiro Fujimoto, Masayuki Ito, Shinobu Ito, Hideko Kanazawa
Liposomes are used for transdermal delivery of drugs and vaccines. Our objective was to develop temperature-responsive (TR) liposomes to achieve temperature-dependent, controlled release of an encapsulated drug, and use fractional laser irradiation to enhance transdermal permeability of these liposomes. TR-liposomes prepared using a thermosensitive polymer derived from poly-N-isopropylacrylamide, N,N-dimethylacrylamide, egg phosphatidylcholine, and dioleoylphosphatidylethanolamine, delivered fluorescein isothiocyanate-conjugated ovalbumin (OVA-FITC) as a model drug...
May 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274741/a-systemic-evaluation-of-drug-in-acrylic-pressure-sensitive-adhesive-patch-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-the-roles-of-intermolecular-interaction-and-adhesive-mobility-variation-in-drug-controlled-release
#20
Chao Liu, Peng Quan, Shanshan Li, Yongshan Zhao, Liang Fang
Though acrylic pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) are widely used in transdermal drug delivery system, molecular details of drug-PSA interactions, PSA molecular mobility variations and their influences on drug skin permeation are unclear. In this study, three classes of acrylic PSAs containing hydroxyl (AAOH), carboxyl (AACOOH) and non-functional group (AAnone) were synthesized. Their abilities of controlling drug release were evaluated using propranolol (PRO) and zaltoprofen (ZAL) in vitro and in vivo. Interaction details were identified by FT-IR, solid-state NMR and molecular modeling...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
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