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Pluronic f 127

Manar M Obiedallah, A M Abdel-Mageed, Tahani H Elfaham
In the present work, the antiglaucoma drug, acetazolamide, was formulated as microsponges in situ gel for ocular drug delivery aiming an improved therapeutic efficacy and reduction in the systemic side effects of oral acetazolamide. The microsponges were prepared by the quasi emulsion solvent diffusion method and were incorporated into 25% pluronic F-127 in situ gel. Ethyl cellulose polymer in different proportions with drug was used to prepare the microsponges. Different parameters were evaluated to select the best formulation...
November 2018: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
V Naumenko, A Garanina, A Nikitin, S Vodopyanov, N Vorobyeva, Y Tsareva, M Kunin, A Ilyasov, A Semkina, V Chekhonin, M Abakumov, A Majouga
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a powerful technique for tumor diagnostics. Iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) are safe and biocompatible tools that can be used for further enhancing MR tumor contrasting. Although numerous IONPs have been proposed as MRI contrast agents, low delivery rates to tumor site limit its application. IONPs accumulation in malignancies depends on both IONPs characteristics and tumor properties. In the current paper, three differently shaped Pluronic F-127-modified IONPs (nanocubes, nanoclusters, and nanorods) were compared side by side in three murine tumor models (4T1 breast cancer, B16 melanoma, and CT26 colon cancer)...
2018: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
Soraya Hosseini, Woranunt Lao-Atiman, Siow Jing Han, Amornchai Arpornwichanop, Tetsu Yonezawa, Soorathep Kheawhom
Zinc-air batteries are a promising technology for large-scale electricity storage. However, their practical deployment has been hindered by some issues related to corrosion and passivation of the zinc anode in an alkaline electrolyte. In this work, anionic surfactant sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and nonionic surfactant Pluronic F-127 (P127) are examined their applicability to enhance the battery performances. Pristine zinc granules in 7 M KOH, pristine zinc granules in 0-8 mM SDS/7 M KOH, pristine zinc granules in 0-1000 ppm P127/7 M KOH, and SDS coated zinc granules in 7 M KOH were examined...
October 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
Jie Liang Phua, Aihua Hou, Yuan Siang Lui, Tanima Bose, George Kanianthara Chandy, Louis Tong, Subbu Venkatraman, Yingying Huang
Topical ophthalmologic treatments have been facing great challenges with main limitations of low drug bioavailability, due to highly integrative defense mechanisms of the eye. This study rationally devised strategies to increase drug bioavailability by increasing ocular surface residence time of drug-loaded nanoliposomes dispersed within thermo-sensitive hydrogels (Pluronic F-127). Alternatively, we utilized sub-conjunctival injections as a depot technique to localize nanoliposomes. Senicapoc was encapsulated and sustainably released from free nanoliposomes and hydrogels formulations in vitro...
September 29, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Raquel O Rodrigues, Giovanni Baldi, Saer Doumett, Lorena Garcia-Hevia, Juan Gallo, Manuel Bañobre-López, Goran Dražić, Ricardo C Calhelha, Isabel C F R Ferreira, Rui Lima, Helder T Gomes, Adrián M T Silva
The synthesis of hydrophilic graphene-based yolk-shell magnetic nanoparticles functionalized with copolymer pluronic F-127 (GYSMNP@PF127) is herein reported to achieve an efficient multifunctional biomedical system for mild hyperthermia and stimuli-responsive drug delivery. In vitro tests revealed the extraordinary ability of GYSMNP@PF127 to act as smart stimuli-responsive multifunctional nanomedicine platform for cancer therapy, exhibiting (i) an outstanding loading capacity of 91% (w/w, representing 910 μg mg-1 ) of the chemotherapeutic drug doxorubicin, (ii) a high heating efficiency under an alternating (AC) magnetic field (intrinsic power loss ranging from 2...
December 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
JiUn Lee, GeunHyung Kim
It is well known that a nanoscale fibrous structure can provide a unique stage for encouraging reasonable cell activities including attachment and proliferation owing to its similar topological structure to the extracellular matrix. Hence, the structure has been widely applied in tissue regeneration. Type-I collagen has been typically used as a typical tissue regenerative material owing to its biocompatibility and abundance, although it has potential for antigenicity. In particular, collagen has been fabricated in two different forms, porous spongy and nanofibers...
October 24, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Aylin M Deliormanlı, Mert Türk, Harika Atmaca
In the study, three-dimensional, grid-like silicate-based bioactive glass scaffolds were manufactured using a robotic deposition technique. Inks were prepared by mixing 13-93 bioactive glass particles in Pluronic® F-127 solution. After deposition, scaffolds were dried at room temperature and sintered at 690°C for 1 h. The surface of the sintered scaffolds was coated with graphene nanopowder (1, 3, 5, 10 wt%) containing poly(ε-caprolactone) solution. The in vitro mineralization ability of the prepared composite scaffolds was investigated in simulated body fluid...
September 24, 2018: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
Amanda K A Silva, Silvana Perretta, Guillaume Perrod, Laetitia Pidial, Véronique Lindner, Florent Carn, Shony Lemieux, Damien Alloyeau, Imane Boucenna, Philippe Menasché, Bernard Dallemagne, Florence Gazeau, Claire Wilhelm, Christophe Cellier, Olivier Clément, Gabriel Rahmi
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are increasingly envisioned as the next generation of biological pro-regenerative nanotherapeutic agents, as has already been demonstrated for heart, kidney, liver, and brain tissues; lung injury repair; and skin regeneration. Herein, we explore another potential EV therapeutic application, fistula healing, together with a local minimally invasive delivery strategy. Allogenic extracellular vesicles (EVs) from adipose tissue-derived stromal cells (ASCs) are administered in a porcine fistula model through a thermoresponsive Pluronic F-127 (PF-127) gel, injected locally at 4 °C and gelling at body temperature to retain EVs in the entire fistula tract...
September 25, 2018: ACS Nano
Pasi Keinänen, Sanna Siljander, Mikko Koivula, Jatin Sethi, Essi Sarlin, Jyrki Vuorinen, Mikko Kanerva
In this paper, we propose and verify a theoretical model of the development of dispersion quality of aqueous carbon nanotube (CNT) colloid as a function of sonochemical yield of the sonication process. Four different surfactants; Triton X-100, Pluronic F-127, CTAB and SDS were studied. From these four SDS had the lowest dispersion performance which was surprising. Optical dispersion quality results fits well with proposed theoretical model.
September 2018: Heliyon
Hao Sun, Yue Huang, Lei Zhang, Biao Li, Xudong Wang
This study explored the feasibility of inducing the differentiation of BMSCs into chondrocytes through co-culture with chondrocytes in hydrogel constructs (Pluronic F-127 gel) in vivo for the repair of goat mandibular condylar cartilage defects. Chondrocytes and BMSCs were isolated from goat auricular cartilage and bone marrow, respectively, and were mixed at a ratio of 3:7. BMSCs were labelled with green fluorescence protein (GFP) using a retrovirus vector for tracing. Mixed cells were re-suspended in 30% Pluronic F-127 at a concentration of 5×107 cells/ml to form a gel-cell complex...
October 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Mona G Arafa, Reham F El-Kased, M M Elmazar
Thermoresponsive gels containing gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) were prepared using Pluronic®127 alone (F1) and with hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (F2) at ratios of 15% w/w and 15:1% w/w, respectively. AuNPs were evaluated for particle size, zeta-potential, polydispersity index (PDI), morphology and XRD pattern. AuNP-containing thermoresponsive gels were investigated for their gelation temperature, gel strength, bio-adhesive force, viscosity, drug content, in vitro release and ex-vivo permeation, in addition to in vitro antibacterial activity against bacteria found in burn infections, Staphylococcus aureus...
September 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
Elizabeth Alvarado-Gomez, Gabriel Martínez-Castañon, Roberto Sanchez-Sanchez, Adriana Ganem-Rondero, Miguel Jose Yacaman, Fidel Martinez-Gutierrez
The skin wounds cause serious burden to healthcare systems. The lack of sterility of the innate barrier function of the skin facilitates the development of microbial communities within the wound environment especially in biofilm form. Since biofilm is difficult to eradicate, new treatments have been established, such as silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), which antimicrobial and anti-biofilm properties have been studied, nevertheless, their toxic effects are known too. Different concentrations of AgNPs stabilized with a biocompatible and thermo-reversible vehicle as hydrogel Pluronic F-127 were synthesized, those formulations presented interesting thermo-reversibility which could be used to apply on wounds...
November 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Malwina Jaszczak, Radosław Wach, Piotr Maras, Mariusz Dudek, Marek Kozicki
This work discusses the substitution of a gelatine physical gel matrix with a matrix made of poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly(propylene oxide)-block-poly(ethylene oxide) (Pluronic F-127) in five 3D radiotherapy polymer gel dosimeters: MAGAT, PAGAT, NIPAM, VIPARnd (VIP) and VIPARCT (VIC). The current research outcomes showed that not each polymer gel dosimeter could be manufactured with Pluronic F-127. Two of the polymer gel dosimeters (PAGAT and VIP) containing the Pluronic F-127 matrix allowed for some proper dose response for radiotherapy dosimetry (a response to a dose range of e...
September 6, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Geetha B Heggannavar, Chinmay G Hiremath, Divya D Achari, Vishwas G Pangarkar, Mahadevappa Y Kariduraganavar
Brain glioma is the most lethal type of cancer, with extremely poor prognosis and high relapse. Unfortunately, the treatment of brain glioma is often limited because of the low permeability of anticancer drugs across the blood-brain barrier (BBB). To circumvent this, magnetic mesoporous nanoparticles were synthesized and loaded with doxorubicin as an anticancer agent. These nanoparticles were fabricated with Pluronic F-127 and subsequently conjugated with transferrin (Tf) to achieve the sustained release of the drug at the targeted site...
July 31, 2018: ACS Omega
Alan R Baggio, Mayara S C Santos, Fabiane H V Souza, Rodrigo B Nunes, Paulo Eduardo N Souza, Sônia N Báo, Antonio Otavio T Patrocinio, Detlef W Bahnemann, Luciano P Silva, Maria José A Sales, Leonardo G Paterno
The photophysical behavior and reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation by chloroaluminum phthalocyanine (AlClPc) are evaluated by steady state absorption/emission, transient emission, and electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopies in the presence of graphene oxide (GO), reduced graphene oxide (RGO), and carboxylated nanographene oxide (NGO). AlClPc and graphene oxides form a supramolecular structure stabilized by π-π interactions, which quantitatively quenches fluorescence emission and suppresses ROS generation...
August 30, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
Yeonoh Shin, Rutika Kokate, Vilas Desai, Alok Bhushan, Gagan Kaushal
D-cycloserine (DCS), a partial agonist at N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors, is used as an enhancer of exposure therapy for anxiety disorders. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the feasibility of using polymeric gels to increase the viscosity of the formulation and thereby increase the nasal residence time and sustained release of DCS in vitro. Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), hydroxypropyl cellulose (HPC), and methyl cellulose (MC) were prepared at concentrations of 0.5 to 5% w/v...
2018: Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics
Doaa H Alshora, Mohamed A Ibrahim, Ehab Elzayat, Osaid T Almeanazel, Fars Alanazi
PURPOSE: Rosuvastatin calcium (ROSCa) is a poorly soluble drug with bioavailability not exceeding 20%. Decreasing the particle size may enhance its solubility, dissolution rate and bioavailability. Therefore, the aim of the current study is to prepare ROSCa nanoparticles by wet milling technique using planetary ball mill. The codesign between formulation and stabilization of nanoparticles was studied to achieve both high dissolution as well as bioavailability. METHODOLOGY: ROSCa nanosuspensions was prepared by wet milling technique using planetary ball mill, by applying milling ball size of 0...
2018: PloS One
Sara Salatin, Mitra Alami-Milani, Rosita Daneshgar, Mitra Jelvehgari
Selegiline hydrochloride (SL) is chosen as an adjunct for the control of clinical signs of Parkinsonian patients. The aim of the present work is to develop and optimize thermosensitive gels using Pluronic (F-127) for enhancing transport of SL into the brain through the nasal route. SL gels were prepared using a cold method and the Box-Behnken experimental design methodology. Drug (SL), gelling agent (F-127), and emulsifier (Propylene glycol, PG) were selected as independent variables, while the gelation temperature, gel strength, pH, gel content, and gel erosion were considered as dependent variables...
August 20, 2018: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
Shan Zong, Xin Wang, Wenhai Lin, Shi Liu, Wei Zhang
Design and synthesis of biocompatible and multifunctional photothermal agents is crucial for effective cancer phototherapy. In order to achieve this ambition, simple D-A-D structural bisbithiophenyl diketopyrrolopyrrole (TDPP) was fabricated. In this molecule, the donor, 2-thiophenylboric acid, was conjugated via Suzuki coupling reaction, which could expand the emission wavelength to the red region of the spectrum. TDPP could self-assemble into stable and uniform nanoparticles (TDPP NPs) in assistant of amphiphilic Pluronic F-127 polymer...
August 15, 2018: Bioconjugate Chemistry
Jeongmin Park, Eunshil Choi, Seulgi Shin, Sungsu Lim, Dohee Kim, Suji Baek, Kang Pa Lee, Jae Jun Lee, Byeong Han Lee, Bokyung Kim, Keunsoo Jeong, Ja-Hyun Baik, Yun Kyung Kim, Sehoon Kim
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an intracranial injury which can induce immediate neuroinflammation and long-term neurological deficits. Methylene blue (MB) as a nootropic has a great potential to treat neurodegeneration after TBI because of its anti-inflmmatory and neuroprotective functions. However, its limited accumulation to the brain across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) remains a major hurdle to be overcome. In this paper, we present a polymer surfactant-encapsulated nanocomplex of MB as a delivery system with high BBB permeability for efficacious treatment of TBI-induced neurodegeneration...
August 28, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
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