Anirban Sen Gupta

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The use of amino acid based polymers for biomaterial applications enhance biocompatibility and ensure biodegradability. Two polyurethanes based on L-tyrosine based diphenolic dipeptide, desaminotyrosyl tyrosine hexyl ester as chain extender are synthesized with polyethylene glycol (PEG) and polycaprolactone diol (PCL) as soft segment and hexamethylene(More)
UNLABELLED Nanomedicine approaches have revolutionized the treatment of cancer and vascular diseases, where the limitations of rapid nonspecific clearance, poor biodistribution and harmful side effects associated with direct systemic drug administration can be overcome by packaging the agents within sterically stabilized, long-circulating nanovehicles that(More)
In Bangladesh and the neighboring state of West Bengal, India, over 100 million people are affected by widespread arsenic poisoning through drinking water drawn from underground sources containing arsenic at concentrations well above the permissible limit of 50 μg/L. The health effects caused by arsenic poisoning in this area is as catastrophic as any other(More)
Local drug delivery has become an important treatment modality for the prevention of thrombotic events following coronary angioplasty. In this study, we investigate the ability of liposomes bearing surface conjugated linear Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) peptide (GSSSGRGDSPA) moieties to target and bind activated platelets, and the effect of such RGD-modified liposomes(More)
Paraesophageal hernia (PEH) repair is a technically challenging operation. These patients are typically older and have more co-morbidities than patients undergoing anti-reflux operations for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and these factors are usually cited as the reason for worse outcomes for PEH patients. Clinically, it would be useful to(More)
Platelet adhesion, activation and fibrinogen-mediated aggregation are primary events in vascular thrombosis and occlusion. An injectable delivery system that can carry thrombolytics selectively to the sites of active platelet aggregation has immense potential in minimally invasive targeted therapy of vascular occlusion. To this end we are studying liposomes(More)
Poly(phosphate ester)s, polyphosphonates, and polyphosphazenes are three classes of phosphorus-containing polymers that have received wide attention over the past decade for their utility in biomedicine and tissue engineering. These three families of polymers can lead to a number of subclasses of polymers with varied properties. Significant research in this(More)
Vascular diseases leading to thrombo-occlusion are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Revascularization and restoration of antegrade blood flow is critical for tissue survival and patient health. In this aspect, systemic administration of thrombolytics (e.g., streptokinase) to dissolve occlusive thrombi is a clinically established(More)
The silicon phthalocyanine Pc 4 is a second-generation photosensitizer that has several properties superior to other photosensitizers currently approved by the FDA, and it has shown significant promise for photodynamic therapy (PDT) in several cancer cells in vitro and model tumor systems in vivo. However, because of the high hydrophobicity of Pc 4, its(More)
Cell-selective delivery using ligand-decorated nanoparticles is a promising modality for treating cancer and vascular diseases. We are developing liposome nanoparticles surface-modified by RGD peptide ligands having targeting specificity to integrin GPIIb-IIIa. This integrin is upregulated and stimulated into a ligand-binding conformation on the surface(More)