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Previous in vivo observations in rats have shown that poly(ethylene glycol) polyhexadecylcyanoacrylate (PEG-PHDCA) nanoparticles could translocate into the brain after intravenous injection, which polyhexadecylcyanoacrylate (PHDCA) nanoparticles did not. Through the detailed analysis of the plasma protein adsorption onto the surface of PEG-PHDCA(More)
We evaluated the integrity and function of the blood-brain barrier in 3xTg-AD mice aged 3-18 months and in APP/PS1 mice aged 8-months to determine the impacts of changes in amyloid and tau proteins on the brain vascular changes. The vascular volume (Vvasc) was sub-normal in 3xTg-AD mice aged from 6 to 18 months, but not in the APP/PS1 mice. The uptakes of(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative fatal disease. Drugs used in this disease need to cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Only riluzole is approved for ALS treatment. We have investigated riluzole as a breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP) substrate by studying its brain transport in CF1 mdr1a (-/-) mice and its intracellular(More)
PURPOSE The efficacy of sterically stabilized liposomes for delivering a model phosphodiester oligonucleotide intravitreally was investigated in the rabbit. METHODS Ocular distribution and clearance from the vitreous humor of a model 16-mer oligothymidylate (pdT16) were evaluated in the rabbit by radioactivity measurements after intravitreal injection of(More)
There is an urgent need to develop new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of severe neurological trauma, such as stroke and spinal cord injuries. However, many drugs with potential neuropharmacological activity, such as adenosine, are inefficient upon systemic administration because of their fast metabolization and rapid clearance from the(More)
We optimize the encapsulation and investigate the pharmacokinetics of 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) delivered by thermosensitive stealth® liposomes (TSLs) designed to trigger drug release upon hyperthermia using focused ultrasound (FUS). 5-FU was encapsulated into liposomes made of(More)
The influx of amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) across the blood-brain barrier is partly mediated by the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE). But other transporters, like Oatp (organic anion transporter polypeptide, SLC21) transporters, could also be involved. We used in situ brain perfusion to show that rosuvastatin and taurocholate, two established(More)
Adenosine is a pleiotropic endogenous nucleoside with potential neuroprotective pharmacological activity. However, clinical use of adenosine is hampered by its extremely fast metabolization. To overcome this limitation, we recently developed a new squalenoyl nanomedicine of adenosine [Squalenoyl-Adenosine (SQAd)] by covalent linkage of this nucleoside to(More)
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