Ibrahim M. El-Sherbiny

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In this investigation, novel biodegradable physically crosslinked hydrogel microparticles were developed and evaluated in vitro as potential carriers for sustained pulmonary drug delivery. To facilitate sustained release in the lungs, aerosols must first navigate past efficient aerodynamic filtering to penetrate to the deep lung (requires small particle(More)
Design of appropriate inhaled carriers with adequate aerodynamic properties, drug release, biodegradation and evasion of macrophage uptake is a major challenge for controlled release pulmonary drug delivery. In this study, PEG graft copolymerized onto N-phthaloyl chitosan (NPHCs) was synthesized then characterized using FTIR, EA, DSC and 2D-XRD. The(More)
BACKGROUND Swellable hydrogel microparticle-based pressurized metered dose inhaler (pMDI) formulations allow delivery of small respirable sized particles (1-5 microns), which swell upon the deposition in the deep lung and therefore can elude alveolar macrophage uptake via their larger geometric sizes. In addition, optimized surface chemistry may allow for(More)
This study involves a promising approach to achieve sustained pulmonary drug delivery. Dry powder particulate carriers were engineered to allow simultaneous aerosol lung delivery, evasion of macrophage uptake, and sustained drug release through a controlled polymeric architecture. Chitosan grafted with PEG was synthesized and characterized (FTIR, EA, DSC(More)
Designing of biologically active scaffolds with optimal characteristics is one of the key factors for successful tissue engineering. Recently, hydrogels have received a considerable interest as leading candidates for engineered tissue scaffolds due to their unique compositional and structural similarities to the natural extracellular matrix, in addition to(More)
The present study involves the development of stabilized and densely dispersed chitosan-silver nanoparticles using a green approach based on electrochemical oxidation/complexation process followed by UV irradiation reduction. Formation of the nanoparticles was confirmed by appearance of surface plasmon absorption around 420 nm. The nanoparticles were(More)
In this study, carboxymethyl chitosan was prepared, characterized, and then photo-induced graft copolymerized with poly(ethylene glycol) under a nitrogen atmosphere in aqueous solution using 2,2-dimethoxy-2-phenyl acetophenone (DMPA) as the photo-initiator. The grafting copolymerization process was confirmed and the resulting copolymers were characterized(More)
RNA interference has emerged as a potentially powerful tool in the treatment of genetic and acquired diseases by delivering short interfering RNA (siRNA) or microRNA (miRNA) to target genes, resulting in their silencing. However, many physicochemical and biological barriers have to be overcome to obtain efficient in vivo delivery of siRNA and miRNA(More)
The 21st century has seen a paradigm shift to inhaled therapy, for both systemic and local drug delivery, due to the lung's favourable properties of a large surface area and high permeability. Pulmonary drug delivery possesses many advantages, including non-invasive route of administration, low metabolic activity, control environment for systemic absorption(More)
Curcumin, a yellow polyphenol derived from the turmeric Curcuma longa, has been associated with a diverse therapeutic potential including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, and anticancer properties. However, the poor aqueous solubility and low bioavailability of curcumin have limited its potential when administrated orally. In this study, curcumin(More)