Arnel Hodzic

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Valsartan is a marketed drug with high affinity to the type 1 angiotensin (AT1) receptor. It has been reported that AT1 antagonists may reach the receptor site by diffusion through the plasma membrane. For this reason we have applied a combination of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), Raman spectroscopy and small and wide angle X-ray scattering (SAXS(More)
This study evaluates the sensitivity of Raman spectroscopy to changes in physical attributes of the compacted pharmaceutical formulations prepared with lactose monohydrate (49 wt.%), microcrystalline cellulose (49 wt.%), silicone dioxide (1 wt.%), and magnesium stearate (1 wt.%). The tablets made with raw powder were subjected to two iterative dry(More)
This article presents a novel application of small and wide angle X-ray scattering (SWAXS) in the assessment of aspirin and lactose content in a binary pharmaceutical powder formulation. It is shown that the content correlates with the intensity of the SAXS signal and the intensity of polymorph fingerprints in the WAXS spectra that are collected from the(More)
Lanthanide ion (Ln3+) chelating amphiphiles are powerful molecules for tailoring the magnetic response of polymolecular assemblies. Mixtures of 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DMPC) and 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phospho-ethanolamine-diethylene triaminepentaacetate (DMPE-DTPA) complexed to Ln3+ deliver highly magnetically responsive bicelles.(More)
Complexes of β-cylodextrin with five nucleotides of adenine (A), thymine (T) guanine (G), cytosine (C), and 5-methylcytosine have been investigated using Hatree-Fock (HF) and density functional theory (DFT) calculations of different quality. This work was inspired by recent technological advances made in singlemolecule sequencing of DNA. One molecule of(More)
Losartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist mainly used for the regulation of high blood pressure. Since it was anticipated that losartan reaches the receptor site via membrane diffusion, the impact of losartan on model membranes has been investigated by small angle X-ray scattering. For this purpose 2-20 mol% losartan was incorporated into(More)
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