Jason A. Flint

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Intranasal (i.n.) administration of an Escherichia coli-expressed chimeric VP6 protein from the EDIM strain of murine rotavirus to adult BALB/c (H-2(d)) mice along with LT(R192G), an attenuated mutant of the mucosal adjuvant E. coli heat-labile toxin, has been found to consistently stimulate ca. 99% reductions in rotavirus shedding after subsequent EDIM(More)
Intranasal immunization of mice with a chimeric VP6 protein and the mucosal adjuvant Escherichia coli heat labile toxin LT(R192G) induces nearly complete protection against murine rotavirus (strain EDIM [epizootic diarrhea of infant mice virus]) shedding for at least 1 year. The aim of this study was to identify the protective lymphocytes elicited by this(More)
We hypothesized that custom-designed microemulsions would effectively scavenge compounds from bulk media. Pluronic-based oil-in-water microemulsions were synthesized that efficiently reduced the free concentration of the local anesthetic bupivacaine in 0.9% NaCl. Both the molecular nature and concentration of the constituents in the microemulsions(More)
Background: Although microemulsion-based nanoparticles (MEs) may be useful for drug delivery or scavenging, these benefits must be balanced against potential nanotoxicological effects in biological tissue (bio-nano interface). We investigated the actions of assembled MEs and their individual components at the bio-nano interface of thrombosis and hemolysis(More)
Because of its ability to create structures of nanoscale dimension with large aggregate particle surface area-to-volume ratios, nanotechnology offers new opportunities to treat drug poisonings. Emulsion-based nanoparticles (diameter: 118.4 nm) extracted bupivacaine from the aqueous phase in a physiological salt solution and attenuated the drug's(More)
Intranasal (i.n.) immunization of BALB/c mice with chimeric murine rotavirus EDIM (epizootic diarrhea of infant mice) VP6 and attenuated E. coli heat-labile toxin (LT), LT(R192G), stimulated >99% protection against rotavirus shedding after EDIM challenge. Here, we evaluated other potential adjuvants with chimeric VP6 administered by two mucosal routes: i.n.(More)
In this article we present the synthesis of oil core silica shell nanocapsules with different shell thicknesses. The surface of the nanocapsules was modified with polyethyleoxide (PEO) and succinic anhydride. Two biomedical tests were then used to study the biocompatibility properties of these nanocapsules with different surface treatments, hemolysis and(More)
The objectives of this work are to explore the pi-pi complexation of amitriptyline with pi electron-deficient aromatic rings and demonstrate the feasibility of pi-pi complexation for overdosed drug detoxification. Water-soluble oligochitosan was chemically modified with dinitrobenzenesulfonyl groups to induce selective binding toward amitriptyline through(More)
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