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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819666/ph-responsive-prodrug-nanoparticles-based-on-a-sodium-alginate-derivative-for-selective-co-release-of-doxorubicin-and-curcumin-into-tumor-cells
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Cheng Gao, Fan Tang, Guiyi Gong, Jianxiang Zhang, Maggie P M Hoi, Simon M Y Lee, Ruibing Wang
In order to realize a combination of chemotherapy and selective drug release into tumor cells, novel pH-sensitive prodrugnanoparticles were designed and prepared via the self-assembly of a synthetic amphiphilic macromolecular prodrug for the selective co-delivery of doxorubicin (Dox) and curcumin (Cur). Dox was covalently conjugated to the oxidized sodium alginate through a Schiff base reaction to produce an amphiphilic macromolecular prodrug, and the prodrug was subsequently self-assembled into nanoparticles (Dox-NPs) in an aqueous solution, which were responsive to the acidic environment in tumor cells...
August 18, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791836/in-vivo-effects-of-curcumin-and-deferoxamine-in-experimental-endometriosis
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Gulnur Kizilay, Yesim Hulya Uz, Gulay Seren, Enis Ulucam, Ali Yilmaz, Ziya Cukur, Umit Ali Kayisli
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis is one of the most common chronic gynecological diseases. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to examine the effects of curcumin and/or deferoxamine on cell proliferation in a rat model of endometriosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty female 12-week-old albino Wistar rats, weighing 200-250 g, were used in this study. All the rats underwent ovariectomy and 0.1-mg β-estradiol 17-valerate pellets were placed intraperitoneally...
March 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771714/multifunctional-curcumin-mediate-multitherapeutic-effects
#3
Adeeb Shehzad, Munibah Qureshi, Muhammad Nabeel Anwar, Young Sup Lee
Inflammation can promote the development of arthritis, obesity, cardiovascular, type II diabetes, pancreatitis, metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases, and certain types of cancer. Compounds isolated from plants have been practiced since ancient times for curing various ailments including inflammatory disorders and to support normal physiological functions. Curcumin (diferuloylmethane) is a yellow coloring agent, extracted from turmeric that has been used for the prevention and treatment of various inflammatory diseases...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757910/curcumin-protects-skin-against-uvb-induced-cytotoxicity-via-the-keap1-nrf2-pathway-the-use-of-a-microemulsion-delivery-system
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Maya Ben Yehuda Greenwald, Marina Frušić-Zlotkin, Yoram Soroka, Shmuel Ben Sasson, Ronit Bitton, Havazelet Bianco-Peled, Ron Kohen
Curcumin was found to be beneficial in treating several skin pathologies and diseases, providing antioxidant protection due to its reducing properties and its electrophilic properties (the ability to activate the Nrf2 pathway and induce phase II cytoprotective enzymes). Nevertheless, clinical applications of curcumin are being hampered by its insufficient solubility, chemical instability, and poor absorption, leading to low efficacy in preventing skin pathologies. These limitations can be overcome by using a nanotechnology-based delivery system...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736128/the-effect-of-pro-nanolipospheres-pnl-formulation-containing-natural-absorption-enhancers-on-the-oral-bioavailability-of-delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-thc-and-cannabidiol-cbd-in-a-rat-model
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Irina Cherniakov, Dvora Izgelov, Abraham J Domb, Amnon Hoffman
The lipophilic phytocannabinoids cannabidiol (CBD) and Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) show therapeutic efficacy in various medical conditions. Both molecules are poorly water soluble and subjected to extensive first pass metabolism in the gastrointestinal tract, leading to a limited oral bioavailability of approximately 9%. We have developed an advanced lipid based Self-Emulsifying Drug Delivery System termed Advanced Pro-NanoLiposphere (PNL) pre-concentrate. The PNL is composed of lipid and emulsifying excipients of GRAS status and are known to increase solubility and reduce Phase I metabolism of lipophilic active compounds...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714596/multifunctional-nanotube-mucoadhesive-poly-methyl-vinyl-ether-co-maleic-acid-hydroxypropyl-methylcellulose-acetate-succinate-composite-for-site-specific-oral-drug-delivery
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Nattha Kerdsakundee, Wei Li, João Pedro Martins, Zehua Liu, Feng Zhang, Marianna Kemell, Alexandra Correia, Yaping Ding, Mikko Airavaara, Jouni Hirvonen, Ruedeekorn Wiwattanapatapee, Hélder A Santos
An advanced oral drug delivery system that can effectively deliver drugs with poor oral bioavailability is strongly desirable. Herein, a multifunctional nano-in-micro structured composite is developed by encapsulation of the mucoadhesive poly(methyl vinyl ether-co-maleic acid) modified halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) with the pH-responsive hydroxypropyl methylcellulose acetate succinate by the microfluidics to control the drug release, increase cell-particle interaction, and improve drug absorption. The microparticles show spherical shape, homogeneous particle size distribution (58 ± 1 µm), and pH-responsive dissolution behavior at pH > 6, and they prevent the premature release of curcumin in simulated pH conditions of the stomach and immediately release the curcumin in simulated pH conditions of the small intestine...
July 17, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713372/nanoparticle-formulated-curcumin-prevents-posttherapeutic-disease-reactivation-and-reinfection-with-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-following-isoniazid-therapy
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Sultan Tousif, Dhiraj Kumar Singh, Sitabja Mukherjee, Shaheer Ahmad, Rakesh Arya, Ranjan Nanda, Anand Ranganathan, Maitree Bhattacharyya, Luc Van Kaer, Santosh K Kar, Gobardhan Das
Curcumin, the bioactive component of turmeric also known as "Indian Yellow Gold," exhibits therapeutic efficacy against several chronic inflammatory and infectious diseases. Even though considered as a wonder drug pertaining to a myriad of reported benefits, the translational potential of curcumin is limited by its low systemic bioavailability due to its poor intestinal absorption, rapid metabolism, and rapid systemic elimination. Therefore, the translational potential of this compound is specifically challenged by bioavailability issues, and several laboratories are making efforts to improve its bioavailability...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711364/curcumin-and-its-topical-formulations-for-wound-healing-applications
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Chandana Mohanty, Sanjeeb K Sahoo
Oxidative damage and inflammation have been identified, through clinical and preclinical studies, as the main causes of nonhealing chronic wounds. Reduction of persistent chronic inflammation by application of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents such as curcumin has been well studied. However, low aqueous solubility, poor tissue absorption, rapid metabolism and short plasma half-life have made curcumin unsuitable for systemic administration for better wound healing. Recently, various topical formulations of curcumin such as films, fibers, emulsion, hydrogels and different nanoformulations have been developed for targeted delivery of curcumin at wounded sites...
July 12, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633599/mechanism-of-deltamethrin-induced-thymic-and-splenic-toxicity-in-mice-and-its-protection-by-piperine-and-curcumin-in-vivo-study
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Anoop Kumar, Dinakar Sasmal, Neelima Sharma
Deltamethrin (DLM) is a well-known pyrethroid insecticide which is widely used in the agriculture and home pest control due to restriction on the sale of organophosphate. DLM induced apoptosis is well known but its mechanism is still unclear. This study has been designed to find out its mechanism of apoptosis with the help of computational methods along with in vivo methods. The QikProp and ProTox results have shown that DLM has good oral absorption. The docking results reveal that DLM has a strong binding affinity toward the CD4, CD8, CD28 and CD45 receptors...
February 28, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596014/designing-food-structure-and-composition-to-enhance-nutraceutical-bioactivity-to-support-cancer-inhibition
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REVIEW
David Julian McClements, Hang Xiao
Many types of bioactive molecules found in foods ("nutraceuticals") have been shown to exert anticancer activities, including curcumin, resveratrol, polyphenols, sulforaphane, anthocyanins, genistein, quercetin and lycopene. The potential health benefits of nutraceuticals are often not realized because of their poor water solubility, chemical instability, adverse taste profile, and low oral bioavailability. Carefully designed food matrices are being developed to overcome these problems. Nutraceuticals can be isolated from their natural environment, and then incorporated into functional foods, often with the help of delivery systems (such as emulsions, nanoemulsions, liposomes, biopolymer nanoparticles, and microgels)...
June 6, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592920/phase-i-dose-escalation-trial-of-intravaginal-curcumin-in-women-for-cervical-dysplasia
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Leda Gattoc, Paula M Frew, Shontell N Thomas, Kirk A Easley, Laura Ward, H-H Sherry Chow, Chiemi A Ura, Lisa Flowers
BACKGROUND: This is a Phase I trial demonstrating safety and tolerability of intravaginal curcumin for future use in women with cervical neoplasia. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of intravaginal curcumin in healthy women. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a 3+3 dose-escalation Phase I trial in a group of women aged 18-45 years. Thirteen subjects were given one of four doses of curcumin powder (500 mg, 1,000 mg, 1,500 mg, and 2,000 mg) packed in gelatin capsules, which was administered intravaginally daily for 14 days...
2017: Open Access Journal of Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585133/therapeutic-effects-of-curcumin-nanoemulsions-on-prostate-cancer
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Yan-Bin Guan, Shu-Yao Zhou, Yu-Qiong Zhang, Jia-le Wang, Yu-Dong Tian, Yong-Yan Jia, Yan-Jun Sun
The therapeutic potential of curcumin (Cur) is hampered by its poor aqueous solubility and low bioavailability. The aim of this study was to determine whether Cur nanoemulsions enhance the efficacy of Cur against prostate cancer cells and increase the oral absorption of Cur. Cur nanoemulsions were developed using the self-microemulsifying method and characterized by their morphology, droplet size and zeta potential. The results showed that the cytotoxicity and cell uptake were considerably increased with Cur nanoemulsions compared to free Cur...
June 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575990/effects-of-curcumin-loaded-plga-nanoparticles-on-the-rg2-rat-glioma-model
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Merdan Orunoğlu, Abbas Kaffashi, Sibel Bozdağ Pehlivan, Selma Şahin, Figen Söylemezoğlu, Kader Karli Oğuz, Melike Mut
BACKGROUND: Curcumin, the active ingredient of turmeric, has a remarkable antitumor activity against various cancers, including glioblastoma. However, it has poor absorption and low bioavailability; thus, to cross the blood-brain barrier and reach tumor tissue, it needs to be transferred to tumor site by special drug delivery systems, such as nanoparticles. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the antitumor activity of curcumin on glioblastoma tissue in the rat glioma-2 (RG2) tumor model when it is loaded on poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)-1,2-distearoyl-glycerol-3-phospho-ethanolamine-N-[methoxy (polyethylene glycol)-2000] ammonium salt (PLGA-DSPE-PEG) hybrid nanoparticles...
September 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567323/comparative-neuroprotective-effects-of-dietary-curcumin-and-solid-lipid-curcumin-particles-in-cultured-mouse-neuroblastoma-cells-after-exposure-to-a%C3%AE-42
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Panchanan Maiti, Gary L Dunbar
Aggregation of amyloid beta protein (Aβ) and phosphorylated tau (p-Tau) plays critical roles in pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). As an antiamyloid natural polyphenol, curcumin (Cur) has a potential role in prevention of neurodegeneration in AD. However, due to limited absorption of the dietary Cur, the solid lipid Cur particles (SLCP) have been suggested as being more effective for AD therapy. In the present study, we compared the role of dietary Cur and SLCP on oxidative stress, neuronal death, p-Tau level, and certain cell survival markers in vitro, after exposure to Aβ42...
2017: International Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545183/therapeutic-potential-of-novel-nano-based-curcumin-compounds-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#15
Homa Mollaei, Esmaeil Babaei
Despite recent advances in cancer medication, malignant tumors continue to be the second leading cause of death worldwide. Furthermore, introducing a therapeutic compound with low-side effects as well as low-price for consumers is controversial. Recent efforts have been focusing on traditional medicines as a rich source of herbal agents. Curcumin, the major turmeric phytochemical, has been widely assessed as an anti-cancer compound in vitro and in vivo. However, the use of curcumin in cancer treatment has limitations because of its low solubility, poor tissue absorption, rapid metabolism and rapid systemic elimination...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540461/quantitative-analysis-of-curcumin-loaded-alginate-nanocarriers-in-hydrogels-using-raman-and-attenuated-total-reflection-infrared-spectroscopy
#16
Lynda Miloudi, Franck Bonnier, Dominique Bertrand, Hugh J Byrne, Xavier Perse, Igor Chourpa, Emilie Munnier
Core-shell nanocarriers are increasingly being adapted in cosmetic and dermatological fields, aiming to provide an increased penetration of the active pharmaceutical or cosmetic ingredients (API and ACI) through the skin. In the final form, the nanocarriers (NC) are usually prepared in hydrogels, conferring desired viscous properties for topical application. Combined with the high chemical complexity of the encapsulating system itself, involving numerous ingredients to form a stable core and quantifying the NC and/or the encapsulated active without labor-intensive and destructive methods remains challenging...
May 25, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494396/a-comparative-study-of-the-spectral-fluorometric-properties-and-photostability-of-natural-curcumin-iron-and-boron-complexed-curcumin
#17
Fatima Mohammed, Fiza Rashid-Doubell, Seamas Cassidy, Fryad Henari
Curcumin is a yellow phenolic compound with a wide range of reported biological effects. However, two main obstacles hinder the use of curcumin therapeutically, namely its poor bioavailability and photostability. We have synthesized two curcumin complexes, the first a boron curcumin complex (B-Cur2) and the second an iron (Fe-Cur3) complex of curcumin. Both derivatives showed high fluorescence efficiency (quantum yield) and greater photostability in solution. The improved photostability could be attributed to the coordination structures and the removal of β-diketone group from curcumin...
April 21, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488704/targeting-curcumin-to-specific-tumour-cell-environments-the-influence-of-ancillary-ligands
#18
A Glenister, C K J Chen, E M Tondl, D Paterson, T W Hambley, A K Renfrew
Tumour-activation of prodrugs has the potential to improve the efficacy of anticancer agents while minimising systemic toxicity. Cobalt complexes are of interest in this respect as chaperones to deliver and release anticancer agents in the low oxygen, reducing environment of solid tumours. In addition to being able to release a cytotoxic ligand under the conditions of the tumour microenvironment, it is fundamental that the chaperone complex must also be able to penetrate through multiple cell layers to deliver the cytotoxin to all regions of the tumour...
June 21, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485571/development-of-an-inner-filter-effects-based-upconversion-nanoparticles-curcumin-nanosystem-for-the-sensitive-sensing-of-fluoride-ion
#19
Yan Liu, Qin Ouyang, Huanhuan Li, Zhengzhu Zhang, Quansheng Chen
This paper describes a novel ratiometric fluorescence-based sensor for the detection of fluoride ion. Yb(3+), Er(3+), and Tm(3+) codoped NaYF4 upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs), which can emit fluorescence at 546, 657, 758, and 812 nm under the 980 nm single wavelength excitation, were synthesized, amino-modified and applied as the fluorescent signal indicator. The natural chemical curcumin served as specific recognition element and mixed with UCNPs to make a nanosystem. In this nanosystem, the absorption peak of curcumin shows a bathochromic shift when F(-) was added, causing an upconversion fluorescence quenching at 546 and 657 nm through inner filter effects (IFE), whereas the upconversion emission at 758 and 812 nm remained unchanged...
May 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482540/dual-layered-3d-nanofibrous-matrix-incorporated-with-dual-drugs-and-their-synergetic-effect-on-accelerating-wound-healing-through-growth-factor-regulation
#20
Sivakumar Singaravelu, Giriprasath Ramanathan, Uma Tiruchirapalli Sivagnanam
The by-product of the slaughter house was utilized for the development of promising regenerative wound dressing material. Currently, dual-layered nanofibrous spongy scaffold was fabricated for tissue engineering applications. Herein, Keratin (K)-Fibrin (F)-Gelatin (G) 3D sponge loaded with Mupirocin (M) was fabricated with the naturally derived materials from bovine origin using freeze drying method. Moreover, poly(3-hydroxybutyric acid) (P) and Gelatin(G) solution loaded with Curcumin (C) were electrospun to get the dual drug loaded dual-layered nanofibrous spongy 3D scaffold (KFG:M-PG:C)...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
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