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Chitosan is a non-toxic, biocompatible, biodegradable natural cationic polymer known for its low imunogenicity, antimicrobial, antioxidant effects and wound-healing activity. To improve its therapeutic potential, new chitosan-sulfonamide derivatives have been designed to develop new wound dressing biomaterials. The structural, morphological and(More)
New 1,3,4-thiadiazole, 5a-e, and 1,2,4-triazolecompounds 6a-c, containing a D,L-methionine moiety were synthesized by intramolecular cyclization of 1,4-disubstituted thiosemicarbazides 4a-e in acid and alkaline media, respectively. The potential antimicrobial effects of the synthesized compounds were investigated using the Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923,(More)
AIM This paper is a short review on the state-of-the-art of the use of polyelectrolyte complexes containing polysaccharides for wound and burn healing and treatment using the chitosan/hyaluronic acid polyelectrolyte complex (PEC) hydrogel. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS PEC is suitable for wound healing because a wet treatment can be realized and both components(More)
AIM The study was designed to present the modern therapy used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). MATERIAL AND METHODS Diabetes mellitus and the pharmacological and the pharmacokinetic characteristics of the incretins and of the incretin modulators are presented. RESULTS Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder, which is(More)
Starting from theophylline (1,3-dimethylxanthine) new thiazolidin-4-one derivatives 7a₁₋₇, 7b₁₋₇ have been synthesized as potential antidiabetic drugs. The structure of the new derivatives was confirmed using spectral methods (FT-IR, ¹H-NMR, ¹³C-NMR). The in vitro antioxidant potential of the synthesized compounds was evaluated according to the ferric(More)
The aim of this paper is theophylline (THP) inclusion into xanthan-chitosan polyionic complex (Xa-CS) and the study of its in vitro and in vivo kinetic release. Xa-CS hydrogel was obtained by ionic complexation between two oppositely charged polysaccharides. THP was loaded into the Xa-CS matrix by diffusion of the drug solution. The obtained samples were(More)
UNLABELLED The ferulic acid (4-hydroxy-3-methoxy-cinnamic acid) is a phenolic compound with important antioxidant effects and which nowadays is being extensively studied for his potential indications in inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases, hypertension, atherosclerosis, etc. AIM The synthesis of new ferulic acid compounds with potential(More)
This paper presents the synthesis and characterization of gellan gum derivatives containing quaternary ammonium groups, with the purpose of obtaining particulate controlled release systems for ciprofloxacin. Quaternized gellan derivatives were synthesized by grafting N-(3-chloro-2-hydroxypropyl)-trimethyl ammonium chloride onto gellan primary hydroxyl(More)
The objective of this study was to develop new films based on chitosan functionalized with sulfonamide drugs (sulfametoxydiazine, sulfadiazine, sulfadimetho-xine, sulfamethoxazol, sulfamerazine, sulfizoxazol) in order to enhance the biological effects of chitosan. The morphology and physical properties of functionalized chitosan films as well the(More)
New 1,3,4-thiadiazole, 6, 7 and 1,2,4-triazole derivatives, 8, 9 containing a phenylalanine moiety have been synthesized by intramolecular cyclization of 1,4-disubstituted thiosemicarbazides, 4, 5, in acid and alkaline media, respectively; the thiosemicarbazides were obtained by reaction of hydrazide 3 with appropriate aromatic isothiocyanates. The toxicity(More)