Antonino Mazzaglia

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The aim of this study was to develop nanoparticles made of the amphiphilic cyclodextrin heptakis (2-O-oligo(ethyleneoxide)-6-hexadecylthio-)-beta-CD (SC16OH) entrapping docetaxel (Doc) and establish their in vivo potential. Doc-loaded SC16OH nanoparticles were prepared by the emulsion-solvent evaporation technique and fully characterized for size, zeta(More)
Amphiphilic cyclodextrin (ACyD) provides water-soluble and adaptable nanovectors by modulating the balance between the hydrophobic and hydrophilic chains at both CyD sides. This work aimed to design nanoassemblies based on nonionic and hydrophilic ACyD (SC6OH) for the delivery of a poor-water-soluble organotin(IV)-porphyrin derivative [(Bu3Sn)4TPPS] to(More)
The photodynamic activity of a carrier-sensitizer system consisting of heterotopic colloidal nanoparticles (diameter 100-1000 nm) of a cationic amphiphilic cyclodextrin, heptakis(2-omega-amino-O-oligo(ethylene oxide)-6-hexylthio)-beta-CD (SC6CDNH2) encapsulating the anionic 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(4-sulfonatophenyl)-21H,23H-porphyrin (TPPS) is investigated by(More)
Cationic amphiphilic beta-cyclodextrins, substituted with hydrophobic n-alkylthio chains at the primary hydroxyl side and hydrophilic omega-amino-oligo(ethylene glycol) units at the secondary side, form bilayer vesicles with a diameter of 30-35 nm (when alkyl = hexadecyl) or nanoparticles with a diameter of ca. 120 nm (when alkyl = hexyl) in water.
The amphiphilic character in water of a novel class of chemically modified cyclodextrins has been investigated by means of small-angle X-ray scattering and light scattering. The introduction ofhydrophilic oligo(ethylene glycol) onto the secondary side of heptakis[6-alkylthio-6-deoxy-2-oligo(ethylene glycol)]-beta-cyclodextrins produces an enhanced water(More)
The amyloidogenic amino acid sequence Ac-VHSSNNFGAILSS-NH(2), corresponding to the 17-29 peptide region of human amylin (hIAPP17-29), was modified by grafting a hydrophilic PEG chain in order to obtain a novel class of peptides to be used as models to study the aggregation process of the full-length IAPP. The amphiphilic feature of the pegylated peptide(More)
Self-assembled cyclodextrin (CD)-DNA nanoparticles (CDplexes) exhibiting transfection efficiencies significantly higher than PEI-based polyplexes have been prepared from homogeneous seven-fold symmetric polyaminothiourea amphiphiles constructed on a beta-cyclodextrin scaffold.
Recent findings suggest that visible light-promoted photooxidative processes mediated by sensitizers of appropriate chemical structure could represent a useful tool for properly addressing the problem of the increasing occurrence of infectious diseases caused by multiantibiotic-resistant microbial pathogens. The monocationic meso-substituted porphyrin(More)
The entanglement process between water-soluble 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(4-sulfonatophenyl)-21H,23H-porphine and the amphiphilic cyclodextrin (CD) heptakis(2-omega-amino-O-oligo(ethylene oxide)-6-hexylthio)-beta-CD and the occurrence of various species at different porphyrin:CD ratios were studied by a combination of UV/Vis absorption, fluorescence anisotropy,(More)