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The aim of this study was the evaluation, in vitro and in vivo, of indomethacin (IND) release through the skin from nanostructured lipid carriers (NLC). NLC were prepared by ultrasonication, and were characterized in order to determine drug content, and particle size; finally the NLC were processed to hydrogels (A and B). The IND release pattern from NLC(More)
Novel polyoxyethylene esters of ketoprofen (1(a-e)), naproxen (2(a-e)) and diclofenac (3(a-e)) were synthesized and evaluated as potential dermal prodrugs of naproxen, ketoprofen and diclofenac. These esters were obtained by coupling these drugs with polyoxyethylene glycols by a succinic acid spacer. The aqueous solubilities, lipophilicities and hydrolysis(More)
Novel glycosyl derivatives of dopamine and L-dopa (I-IV) are synthesized in order to overcome the problem of blood-brain barrier low permeability of dopamine and of low bioavailability of its precursor L-dopa. Esters synthesized link dopamine and L-dopa, by a succinyl linker, to C-3 position of glucose (I and II) and to C-6 of galactose (II and IV). The(More)
PURPOSE The present study concerns the production and characterization of monooleine (MO) dispersions as drug delivery systems for indomethacin, taken as model anti-inflammatory drug. METHODS Dispersions were produced by emulsification and homogenization of MO and poloxamer in water. Morphology and dimensional distribution of the disperse phase have been(More)
Dermal therapy is still a challenge due to the difficulties in controlling the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) fate within the skin. Recently, lipid nanoparticles have shown a great potential as vehicle for topical administration of active substances, principally owing to the possible targeting effect and controlled release in different skin strata.(More)
The present work was aimed at evaluating the in vitro effects of a lyophilized extract of wine (JW-E) obtained from Jacquez grapes (Vitis aestivalis-cinereaxVitis vinifera grapes) on the production of key molecules released in inflammatory disease utilising interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) activated chondrocytes. The extract contains large amounts of phenolic(More)
In the present study, 2 alternative strategies to optimize ketorolac transdermal delivery, namely, prodrugs (polyoxyethylene glycol ester derivatives, I-IV) and nanostructured lipid carriers (NLC) were investigated. The synthesized prodrugs were chemically stable and easily degraded to the parent drug in human plasma. Ketorolac-loaded NLC with high drug(More)
N-Palmitoylethanolamide showed great therapeutic potential in the treatment of inflammation and pain but its unfavourable pharmacokinetics properties will hinder its use in the clinical practice. A nanotechnology-based formulation was developed to enhance the probability of N-palmitoylethanolamide therapeutic success, especially in skin disease management.(More)
Solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) and nanostructured lipid carriers (NLC) are interesting nanoparticulate delivery systems produced from solid lipids. Both carrier types are submicron size particles but they can be distinguished by their inner structure. In the present paper, indomethacin (IND)-loaded SLN and NLC were prepared and the organization and(More)
UNLABELLED A hypoxic rat model of halothane-induced hepatotoxicity, which is known to produce liver damage, was used to determine the effects of chronic exercise on halothane-induced hepatotoxicity and on reduced hepatic glutathione (GSH) levels. Metabolism of volatile anesthetics may generate metabolites that can cause mild and transient hepatotoxicity. (More)