Aaron C. Anselmo

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Vascular endothelium offers a variety of therapeutic targets for the treatment of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, inflammation, and oxidative stress. Significant research has been focused on developing agents to target the endothelium in diseased tissues. This includes identification of antibodies against adhesion molecules and neovascular expression(More)
Drug delivery systems are widely researched and developed to improve the delivery of pharmaceutical compounds and molecules. The last few decades have seen a marked growth of the field fueled by increased number of researchers, research funding, venture capital and the number of start-ups. Collectively, the growth has led to novel systems that make use of(More)
Nanoparticulate drug delivery systems are one of the most widely investigated approaches for developing novel therapies for a variety of diseases. However, rapid clearance and poor targeting limit their clinical utility. Here, we describe an approach to harness the flexibility, circulation, and vascular mobility of red blood cells (RBCs) to simultaneously(More)
Topical penetration of macromolecules into the skin is limited by their low permeability. Here, we report the use of a skin penetrating peptide, SPACE peptide, to enhance topical delivery of a macromolecule, hyaluronic acid (HA, MW: 200-325kDa). The peptide was conjugated to phospholipids and used to prepare an ethosomal carrier system (~110nm diameter),(More)
One of the major challenges faced by therapeutic polypeptides remains their invasive route of delivery. Oral administration offers a potential alternative to injections; however, this route cannot be currently used for peptides due to their limited stability in the stomach and poor permeation across the intestine. Here, we report mucoadhesive devices for(More)
1. On the eighth page of the Supporting Information, eq s2 is misrepresented. It should be written λ SOI ¼ ffiffiffiffiffiffiffiffiffiffiffi ffi ε s ε d t d t s r (s2) with the value of λ on the fourth line of the text below corrected to λ = L g /5. 2. On the 9th and 10th lines of the text below equation s4, on the ninth page of the Supporting Information ,(More)
Biosensors based on field-effect transistors (FETs) have attracted much attention, as they offer rapid, inexpensive, and label-free detection. While the low sensitivity of FET biosensors based on bulk 3D structures has been overcome by using 1D structures (nanotubes/nanowires), the latter face severe fabrication challenges, impairing their practical(More)
Short-interfering RNAs (siRNAs) offer a potential tool for the treatment of skin disorders. However, applications of siRNA for dermatological conditions are limited by their poor permeation across the stratum corneum of the skin and low penetration into the skin's viable cells. In this study, we report the use of SPACE-peptide in combination with a(More)
Cyclosporine A (CsA) is used for the treatment of psoriasis; however systemic administration of CsA is potentially life threatening and there are long-term side effects. Topical application of CsA has the potential to overcome this hurdle; however, its use is limited by poor water solubility and low permeability. Here, we report the use of a physical(More)
Modification of nano/micro-particle physical parameters (e.g. size, shape, surface charge) has proven to be an effective method to enhance their delivery abilities. Recently, advances in particle synthesis have facilitated investigations into the role that particle elasticity plays in modulating drug delivery processes. This review will highlight: (i)(More)