Ma Adolfina Ruiz

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The nutrient composition, toxic factors content, and nutritional and toxicological value of Lupinus splendens, L. rotundiflorus, L. elegans, L. simulans, L. exaltatus, L. reflexus, and L. madrensis species from Mexico were analyzed. The seeds of these species were a good source of protein. All the species showed a high lysine and tryptophan content, though(More)
Because of the fundamental importance of new therapeutic routes for cancer treatment, a number of systems based on colloidal particles as vehicles for the delivery of chemotherapeutic agents have been devised. The target is always to provide the proper dose of the antitumour agent only at the desired locus of action, thus reducing the unwanted side effects.(More)
This work aimed to develop a new therapeutic approach to increase the efficacy of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) in the treatment of advanced or recurrent colon cancer. 5-FU-loaded biodegradable poly(ε-caprolactone) nanoparticles (PCL NPs) were combined with the cytotoxic suicide gene E (combined therapy). The SW480 human cancer cell line was used to assay the(More)
It is a fact that chemotherapy agents have little specificity for cancer cells, this leading to low concentrations into the tumor interstititum and severe side effects on healthy tissues. The formulation of lipid-based nanomedicines against cancer has been hypothesized to improve drug localization into the tumor tissue and to increase the anticancer(More)
In this article, a reproducible emulsion polymerization process is described to prepare core/shell colloidal nanospheres, loaded with 5-Fluorouracil, and consisting of a magnetic core (magnetite) and a biodegradable polymeric shell [poly(ethyl-2-cyanoacrylate), poly(butylcyanoacrylate), poly(hexylcyanoacrylate), or poly(octylcyanoacrylate)]. The(More)
In the present work, a method is described to prepare polymeric colloidal nanospheres, consisting of poly(ethyl-2-cyanoacrylate) (PE-2-CA) or poly(butylcyanoacrylate) (PBCA), loaded with the anticancer drug ftorafur. The method is based on the anionic polymerization procedure, often used in the synthesis of poly(alkylcyanoacrylate) nanospheres for drug(More)
A reproducible method for the preparation of mixed colloidal nanoparticles, consisting of a magnetic carbonyl iron nucleus and a biocompatible ethylcellulose latex shell, is described in this article. The heterogeneous structure of the particles can confer them both the possibility of being used as drug delivery systems and the responsiveness to external(More)
An experimental investigation is described on the surface electric characterization of a commercially available latex, Aquateric, composed of cellulose acetate phthalate polymer particles, and used in enteric-controlled drug release. Since the surface charge of dispersed systems is an essential parameter governing most of their behavior, it is of(More)
Ondansetron is a carbazol with antiemetic properties. It is used primarily to control nausea and vomiting caused by cytotoxic chemotherapy and radiotherapy, as well as for treatment of postoperative vomiting in gynecological surgery. Ondansetron has a shelf life of about 3 hr; hence, it is a matter of great interest to determine the ideal(More)
Cellulite, a clinical syndrome mainly affecting women, involves specific changes in conjunctive dermic and subcutaneous tissue, leading to vascular and hypertrophic alterations in adipose tissues and the consequent alteration of tissue structure. This paper describes the design of hydrogels and pluronic-lecithin organogels elaborated as vehicles of Aloe(More)