Mohammad Intakhab Alam

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Blood-brain barrier (BBB) together with enzymes restricts the entry of substances for maintaining the internal milieu of the brain. Because of the presence of multiple endogenous transporters, BBB allows a selective entry of nutrients and minerals across it and limits the entry of foreign substances like drugs as well as neuropharmaceutical agents. This(More)
Replication and transcription of the influenza virus genome takes place exclusively within the nucleus of the infected cells. The viral RNA genome, polymerase subunits, and nucleoprotein form ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complexes. Late in the infectious cycle RNPs have to be exported from the nucleus to be enwrapped into budding progeny virions at the cell(More)
The present study was aimed to evaluate the nanostrucured lipid carriers (NLC) containing duloxetine (DLX-NLC) for intranasal infusion through the nasal cavity of rat. The in vivo nasal infusion studies were performed using Wistar rats and the amount of DLX permeated and its amount in brain and blood was estimated. The effects on absorption rate and type of(More)
AIMS Transdermal therapeutic systems were developed using the polymers, Eudragit E 100 and polyvinyl pyrrolidone VA 64 in a film casting assembly. The medicated films were evaluated for physical properties, in vitro drug release studies, in vitro skin permeation studies, and pharmacodynamic studies. RESULTS The physical parameters were found to be very(More)
Monolithic transdermal therapeutic systems (TTS) were developed for sustained antihypertensive effect of losartan potassium using the polymers Eudragit E 100 and polyvinyl pyrrolidone VA 64. The developed formulations (polymeric films) were evaluated for physical characteristics, ex vivo (histopathology) and in vivo (pharmacokinetic studies).(More)
Low-dose, matrix-type transdermal patches containing celecoxib were developed for the treatment of osteoarthritis. The patches were designed to be used over a period of 24 h. Different ratios of ethyl cellulose/polyvinyl pyrrollidone (EC/PVP) were used for the development of the system. All of the prepared patches were subjected to physicochemical(More)
The present study was aimed to investigate and compare the efficacy of duloxetine (DLX) loaded nanostructured lipid carriers (NLC) with DLX solution pharmacodynamically following intranasal administration. The study was further conducted to estimate DLX concentration in brain and blood. DLX was administered to albino Wistar rats either intranasally or(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is endemic in several developing countries. Clinical manifestations of this infection vary widely from asymptomatic infection to uncomplicated acute viral hepatitis and fulminant hepatic failure. The pathogenesis of this disease and the reason of varying disease severity remain unknown. In viral(More)
Influenza A virus causes prevalent respiratory tract infections in humans. Small interfering RNA (siRNA) and antisense oligonucleotides (asODNs) have been used previously for silencing the RNA genome of influenza virus. Here, we explored the use of partially double-stranded oligodeoxynucleotides (dsODNs) to suppress the production of influenza A virus in(More)
Efficacy of antidepressants relies upon their continued presence at the site of action (brain) over a prolonged period of time. The BBB restricts the access of antidepressants to the brain on oral as well as intravenous administration. Direct delivery (by-passing the BBB) of antidepressant drugs can increase the CSF concentration with concomitant reduction(More)