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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731428/development-of-nasal-lipid-nanocarriers-containing-curcumin-for-brain-targeting
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Gustavo Richter Vaz, Gabriela Hädrich, Juliana Bidone, Jamile Lima Rodrigues, Mariana Corrêa Falkembach, Jean-Luc Putaux, Mariana Appel Hort, José Maria Monserrat, Antônio Sergio Varela Junior, Helder Ferreira Teixeira, Ana Luiza Muccillo-Baisch, Ana Paula Horn, Cristiana Lima Dora
BACKGROUND: Curcumin (CUR) has properties that can be useful for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Such properties are the inhibition of amyloid-β-protein (Aβ) aggregation, Aβ-induced inflammation, and activities of β-secretase and acetylcholinesterase. However, previous studies have revealed that CUR exhibited low bioavailability and difficulties in reaching the brain. OBJECTIVE: To overcome such drawbacks, this study aims at developing nasal lipid nanocarriers loaded with CUR to effectively target the brain...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729175/brain-targeting-efficiency-of-antimigrain-drug-loaded-mucoadhesive-intranasal-nanoemulsion
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Ebtsam M Abdou, Soha M Kandil, Hala M F El Miniawy
Zolmitriptan (ZT) is a well-tolerated drug in migraine treatment suffering from low bioavailability due to low amount of the drug that reaches the brain after oral and nasal delivery. Development of new nasal mucoadhesive nanoemulsion formulation for zolmitriptan may success in delivering the drug directly from the nose to the brain to achieve rapid onset of action and high drug concentration in the brain which is required for treatment of acute migraine. ZT mucoadhesive nanoemulsion were prepared and characterized for drug content, zeta potential, particle size, morphology, residence time and permeation through the nasal mucosa...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728419/apoferritin-nanocage-for-brain-targeted-doxorubicin-delivery
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Zhijiang Chen, Meifang Zhai, Xiang Yang Xie, Yue Zhang, Siyu Ma, Zhiping Li, Fanglin Yu, Baoquan Zhao, Min Zhang, Yang Yang, Xingguo Mei
An ideal brain-targeted nanocarrier must be sufficiently potent to penetrate the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and sufficiently competent to target the cells of interest with adequate optimized physiochemical features and biocompatibility. However, it is an enormous challenge to the researchers to organize the abovementioned properties into a single nanocarrier particle. New frontiers in nanomedicine are advancing the research of new biomaterials. Herein, we demonstrate a straightforward strategy for brain targeting by encapsulating doxorubicin (DOX) into a naturally available and unmodified apoferritin nanocage (DOX-loaded APO)...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684900/intranasal-agomelatine-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-to-enhance-brain-delivery-formulation-optimization-and-in-vivo-pharmacokinetics
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Ahmed M Fatouh, Ahmed H Elshafeey, Ahmed Abdelbary
PURPOSE: Agomelatine is a novel antidepressant drug suffering from an extensive first-pass metabolism leading to a diminished absolute bioavailability. The aim of the study is: first to enhance its absolute bioavailability, and second to increase its brain delivery. METHODS: To achieve these aims, the nasal route was adopted to exploit first its avoidance of the hepatic first-pass metabolism to increase the absolute bioavailability, and second the direct nose-to-brain pathway to enhance the brain drug delivery...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682134/brain-targeted-delivery-of-mucoadhesive-thermosensitive-nasal-gel-of-selegiline-hydrochloride-for-treatment-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Vinay Sridhar, Sarika Wairkar, Ram Gaud, Amrita Bajaj, Pramod Meshram
Selegiline hydrochloride (SL), is an Anti-Parkinson's agent, has low oral bioavailability due to its high first pass metabolism and scarce oral absorption. In the present study, SL mucoadhesive nasal thermosensitive gel (SNT-gel) was prepared to enhance the bioavailability and subsequently, its concentration in the brain. The SNT-gel was prepared using Poloxamer 407-Chitosan combination and optimized formulation was further evaluated for physicochemical parameters. The comparative pharmacodynamic studies including behavioral studies, biochemical testing and histopathology of the brain was carried out in rats for SNT-gel, SL-nasal solution and SL Marketed Tablets...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676437/deep-brain-stimulation-and-treatment-resistant-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-a-systematic-review
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Javier Vázquez-Bourgon, Juan Martino, María Sierra Peña, Jon Infante Ceberio, M Ángeles Martínez Martínez, Roberto Ocón, José Manuel Menchón, Benedicto Crespo Facorro, Alfonso Vázquez-Barquero
INTRODUCTION: At least 10% of patients with Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD) are refractory to psychopharmacological treatment. The emergence of new technologies for the modulation of altered neuronal activity in Neurosurgery, deep brain stimulation (DBS), has enabled its use in severe and refractory OCD cases. The objective of this article is to review the current scientific evidence on the effectiveness and applicability of this technique to refractory OCD. METHOD: We systematically reviewed the literature to identify the main characteristics of deep brain stimulation, its use and applicability as treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder...
July 1, 2017: Revista de Psiquiatrí́a y Salud Mental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670949/preparation-and-optimization-of-rivastigmine-loaded-tocopherol-succinate-based-solid-lipid-nanoparticles
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Fariba Malekpour-Galogahi, Ashrafalasadat Hatamian-Zarmi, Fariba Ganji, Bahman Ebrahimi-Hosseinzadeh, Fahimeh Nojoki, Razi Sahraeian, Zahra Beagom Mokhtari-Hosseini
Rivastigmine hydrogen tartrate (RHT) is a pseudo-irreversible inhibitor of cholinesterase, and is used for the treatment of Alzheimer's. However, RHT delivery to the brain is limited by the Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB). The purpose of this study was to improve the brain-targeting delivery of RHT by producing and optimizing rivastigmine hydrogen tartrate-loaded tocopherol succinate-based solid lipid nanoparticles (RHT-SLNs). RHT-SLNs were prepared using the microemulsion technique. The impact of significant variables such as surfactant concentration and drug/lipid ratio on the size of RHT-SLNs and their drug loading and encapsulation efficiency was analyzed using a five-level central composite design (CCD)...
July 2, 2017: Journal of Liposome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632387/poly-trehalose-nanoparticles-prevent-amyloid-aggregation-and-suppress-polyglutamine-aggregation-in-a-huntington-s-disease-model-mouse
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Koushik Debnath, Nibedita Pradhan, Brijesh Kumar Singh, Nihar R Jana, Nikhil R Jana
Prevention and therapeutic strategies for various neurodegenerative diseases focus on inhibiting protein fibrillation, clearing aggregated protein plaques from the brain, and lowering protein-aggregate-induced toxicity. We have designed poly(trehalose) nanoparticles that can inhibit amyloid/polyglutamine aggregation under extra-/intracellular conditions, reduce such aggregation-derived cytotoxicity, and prevent polyglutamine aggregation in a Huntington's disease (HD) model mouse brain. The nanoparticles have a hydrodynamic size of 20-30 nm and are composed of a 6 nm iron oxide core and a zwitterionic polymer shell containing ∼5-12 wt % covalently linked trehalose...
July 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615985/treatment-of-movement-disorders-with-focused-ultrasound
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REVIEW
Paul S Fishman, Victor Frenkel
Although the use of ultrasound as a potential therapeutic modality in the brain has been under study for several decades, relatively few neuroscientists or neurologists are familiar with this technology. Stereotactic brain lesioning had been widely used as a treatment for medically refractory patients with essential tremor (ET), Parkinson disease (PD), and dystonia but has been largely replaced by deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery, with advantages both in safety and efficacy. However, DBS is associated with complications including intracerebral hemorrhage, infection, and hardware malfunction...
2017: Journal of Central Nervous System Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604104/intranasal-delivery-of-quercetin-loaded-mucoadhesive-nanoemulsion-for-treatment-of-cerebral-ischaemia
#10
Niyaz Ahmad, Rizwan Ahmad, Atta Abbas Naqvi, Md Aftab Alam, Mohammad Ashafaq, Rehan Abdur Rub, Farhan Jalees Ahmad
BACKGROUND: Quercetin (QUR), as an antioxidant flavonoid, exhibits potential role in the amelioration of cerebral ischaemia; however, poor solubility as well as oral absorption results low serum and tissue levels for this drug. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To enhance bioavailability, this study aims to prepare QUR nanoemulsions and administer via non-invasive nasal route in order to evaluate the drug targeting in brain. METHODS: Quercetin mucoadhesive nanoemulsion (QMNE) was prepared (ionic gelation method) and optimized using various parameters, that is, particle size, entrapment efficiency, zeta potential and ex vivo permeation study...
June 12, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598844/combustion-derived-nanoparticles-in-key-brain-target-cells-and-organelles-in-young-urbanites-culprit-hidden-in-plain-sight-in-alzheimer-s-disease-development
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Angélica González-Maciel, Rafael Reynoso-Robles, Ricardo Torres-Jardón, Partha S Mukherjee, Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas
Millions of children and young adults are exposed to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone, associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) risk. Mexico City (MC) children exhibit systemic and brain inflammation, low cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Aβ1-42, breakdown of nasal, olfactory, alveolar-capillary, duodenal, and blood-brain barriers, volumetric and metabolic brain changes, attention and short-term memory deficits, and hallmarks of AD and Parkinson's disease. Airborne iron-rich strongly magnetic combustion-derived nanoparticles (CDNPs) are present in young urbanites' brains...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592843/pluronic-f127-and-d-%C3%AE-tocopheryl-polyethylene-glycol-succinate-tpgs-mixed-micelles-for-targeting-drug-delivery-across-the-blood-brain-barrier
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Xin Meng, Jiansheng Liu, Xiangrong Yu, Jiajia Li, Xiaotong Lu, Teng Shen
A novel polymeric mixed micelle composed of Pluronic F127 and D-α-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol succinate (TPGS) was developed to improve the delivery of fluorescent dyes and protein across the blood brain barrier (BBB). Rhodamine 123 (Rho123) and DiR loaded mixed micelles, composed of Pluronic F127 and TPGS with proportion of 4:1 (FT), were prepared by thin-film hydration, and β-galactosidase (β-Gal) loaded FT mixed micelles were prepared by self-assembly. The brain-targeted capability of FT mixed micelles were evaluated both in vitro and in vivo...
June 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574732/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-cubosomal-in-situ-nasal-gel-containing-resveratrol-for-brain-targeting
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Mayuri Ahirrao, Shilpa Shrotriya
The aim of this study was to enhance the delivery of resveratrol to the brain through the transnasal route by cubosomes. Cubosomes were prepared using glycerol monooleate and Lutrol F127 by probe sonication method. A 3(2) full factorial design was used for optimization of cubosomes and batch containing 4% w/v glycerol monooleate and 1.5% w/v of Lutrol F 127 was optimized. The selected cubosomal batch was cubical in shape, having mean particle size 161.5 ± 0.12 nm. Entrapment efficiency was found to be 83...
June 28, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570514/single-cell-rna-seq-of-defined-subsets-of-retinal-ganglion-cells
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Lauren A Laboissonniere, Takuma Sonoda, Seul Ki Lee, Jeffrey M Trimarchi, Tiffany M Schmidt
The discovery of cell type-specific markers can provide insight into cellular function and the origins of cellular heterogeneity. With a recent push for the improved understanding of neuronal diversity, it is important to identify genes whose expression defines various subpopulations of cells. The retina serves as an excellent model for the study of central nervous system diversity, as it is composed of multiple major cell types. The study of each major class of cells has yielded genetic markers that facilitate the identification of these populations...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566948/clinical-and-autoimmune-features-of-a-patient-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-seropositive-for-anti-nmda-receptor-autoantibody
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Hélène Gréa, Isabelle Scheid, Alexandru Gaman, Véronique Rogemond, Sandy Gillet, Jérôme Honnorat, Federico Bolognani, Christian Czech, Céline Bouquet, Elie Toledano, Manuel Bouvard, Richard Delorme, Laurent Groc, Marion Leboyer
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by dysfunctions in social interactions resulting from a complex interplay between immunogenetic and environmental risk factors. Autoimmunity has been proposed as a major etiological component of ASD. Whether specific autoantibodies directed against brain targets are involved in ASD remains an open question. Here, we identified within a cohort an ASD patient with multiple circulating autoantibodies, including the well-characterized one against glutamate NMDA receptor (NMDAR-Ab)...
March 2017: Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557603/genome-wide-methyl-seq-analysis-of-blood-brain-targets-of-glucocorticoid-exposure
#16
Fayaz Seifuddin, Gary Wand, Olivia Cox, Mehdi Pirooznia, Laura Moody, Xiaoju Yang, Jonathan Tai, Gretha Boersma, Kellie Tamashiro, Peter Zandi, Richard Lee
Chronic exposure to glucocorticoids (GCs) can lead to psychiatric complications through epigenetic mechanisms such as DNA methylation (DNAm). We sought to determine whether epigenetic changes in a peripheral tissue can serve as a surrogate for those in a relatively inaccessible tissue such as the brain. DNA extracted from the hippocampus and blood of mice treated with GCs or vehicle solution was assayed using a genome-wide DNAm platform (Methyl-Seq) to identify differentially methylated regions (DMRs) induced by GC treatment...
May 30, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549949/recent-advancements-in-liposomes-targeting-strategies-to-cross-blood-brain-barrier-bbb-for-the-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#17
REVIEW
Mukta Agrawal, Ajazuddin, Dulal K Tripathi, Swarnlata Saraf, Shailendra Saraf, Sophia G Antimisiaris, Spyridon Mourtas, Margareta Hammarlund-Udenaes, Amit Alexander
In this modern era, with the help of various advanced technologies, medical science has overcome most of the health-related issues successfully. Though, some diseases still remain unresolved due to various physiological barriers. One such condition is Alzheimer; a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive memory impairment, behavioral abnormalities, mood swing and disturbed routine activities of the person suffering from. It is well known to all that the brain is entirely covered by a protective layer commonly known as blood brain barrier (BBB) which is responsible to maintain the homeostasis of brain by restricting the entry of toxic substances, drug molecules, various proteins and peptides, small hydrophilic molecules, large lipophilic substances and so many other peripheral components to protect the brain from any harmful stimuli...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532338/design-of-amphiphilic-pcl-peg-pcl-block-copolymers-as-vehicles-of-ginkgolide-b-and-their-brain-targeting-studies
#18
Xi-Qing Yan, Yong-Li Shi, Qing-Feng Jiang, Guan-Fang Ping, Zhi-Jian Deng
The amphiphilic PEG-b-PCL block copolymers were synthesized by ring-opening polymerization. The specific and selective antagonists of platelet activating factor, Ginkgolide B (GB), was successfully encapsulated in the synthesized PEG-PCL nanoparticles (NPs) with high Encapsulation Efficiency and Drug Loading. The synthesis of different PEG-PCL copolymers were confirmed with FTIR and (1)H NMR spectra. The morphology and particles size distribution of cargo-free PEG-PCL NPs were studied by transmission electron microscope (TEM) analysis and Malvern laser particle analyzer...
May 28, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504886/nanoparticle-delivered-2-pam-for-rat-brain-protection-against-paraoxon-central-toxicity
#19
Tatiana N Pashirova, Irina V Zueva, Konstantin A Petrov, Vasily M Babaev, Svetlana S Lukashenko, Ildar Kh Rizvanov, Eliana B Souto, Evgeny E Nikolsky, Lucia Ya Zakharova, Patrick Masson, Oleg G Sinyashin
Solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) are among the most promising nanocarriers to target the blood-brain barrier (BBB) for drug delivery to the central nervous system (CNS). Encapsulation of the acetylcholinesterase reactivator, pralidoxime chloride (2-PAM), in SLNs appears to be a suitable strategy for protection against poisoning by organophosphorus agents (OPs) and postexposure treatment. 2-PAM-loaded SLNs were developed for brain targeting and delivery via intravenous (iv) administration. 2-PAM-SLNs displayed a high 2-PAM encapsulation efficiency (∼90%) and loading capacity (maximum 30...
May 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502631/a-brain-targeted-ampakine-compound-protects-against-opioid-induced-respiratory-depression
#20
Wei Dai, Dian Xiao, Xiang Gao, Xin-Bo Zhou, Tong-Yu Fang, Zheng Yong, Rui-Bin Su
The use of opioid drugs for pain relief can induce life-threatening respiratory depression. Although naloxone effectively counteracts opioid-induced respiratory depression, it diminishes the efficacy of analgesia. Our studies indicate that ampakines, in particular, a brain-targeted compound XD-8-17C, are able to reverse respiratory depression without affecting analgesia at relatively low doses. Mice and rats were subcutaneously or intravenously injected with the opioid agonist TH-030418 to induce moderate or severe respiratory depression...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
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