Lakkireddy Harivardhan Reddy

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Biocompatibility, Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Applications L. Harivardhan Reddy,†,‡ Jose ́ L. Arias, Julien Nicolas,† and Patrick Couvreur*,† †Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie, Pharmacotechnie et Biopharmacie, Universite ́ Paris-Sud XI, UMR CNRS 8612, Faculte ́ de Pharmacie, IFR 141, 5 rue Jean-Baptiste Cleḿent, F-92296 Chat̂enay-Malabry, France Departamento(More)
4-(N)-1,1',2-trisnor-squalenoyldideoxycytidine monophosphate (SQddC-MP) and 4-(N)-1,1',2-trisnor-squalenoylgemcitabine monophosphate (SQdFdC-MP) were synthesized using phosphoramidite chemistry. These amphiphilic molecules self-assembled to about hundred nanometers size nanoassemblies in aqueous medium. Nanoassemblies of SQddC-MP displayed significant(More)
Squalene is a natural lipid belonging to the terpenoid family and a precursor of cholesterol biosynthesis. It is synthesized in humans and also in a wide array of organisms and substances, from sharks to olives and even bran, among others. Because of its significant dietary benefits, biocompatibility, inertness, and other advantageous properties, squalene(More)
Etoposide-incorporated tripalmitin nanoparticles with negative (ETN) and positive charge (ETP) were prepared by melt emulsification and high-pressure homogenization techniques. Spray drying of nanoparticles led to free flowing powder with excellent redispersibility. The nanoparticles were characterized by size analysis, zeta potential measurements, and(More)
The aim of the study is to determine and compare the pharmacokinetics and tissue distribution of Doxorubicin (Dox) delivered as solution or through nanoparticles after intravenous (i.v.) and intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection. Doxorubicin loaded poly(butyl cyanoacrylate) nanoparticles were synthesized by dispersion polymerization (DP) and emulsion(More)
Nanotechnology has been considered for the improved delivery of various therapeutic agents, including drugs and genes. Indeed, liposomes and nanoparticles equipped with homing devices for the targeting of receptors over-expressed on the hepatic tissue have improved the treatment of various liver diseases. In this review, various nanotechnology approaches(More)
Using the anticancer compound paclitaxel as a model drug, this study investigates the potential of the squalenoylation technology (i.e., bioconjugation with the natural lipid squalene) in addressing the drug ability and delivery issues of poorly soluble therapeutic agents. In this view, a variety of novel squalene-based prodrugs of the anticancer compound(More)
A new prodrug of gemcitabine, based on the covalent coupling of squalene to gemcitabine (GemSQ), has been designed to enhance the anticancer activity of gemcitabine, a nucleoside analogue active against a wide variety of tumors. In the present study, the feasibility of encapsulating GemSQ into liposomes either PEGylated or non-PEGylated has been(More)
Gemcitabine hydrochloride is an anticancer nucleoside analogue indicated in clinic for the treatment of various solid tumors. Although this drug has been demonstrated to display anticancer activity against a wide variety of tumors, it is needed to be administered at high doses to elicit the required therapeutic response, simultaneously leading to severe(More)
Gemcitabine is widely used against a variety of solid tumors; however, it possesses some important drawbacks such as rapid deamination leading to short biological half-life and induction of tumor resistance. We have shown previously that the covalent coupling of squalene (a precursor of cholesterol in sterol biosynthesis) to gemcitabine resulted in a potent(More)