Sílvia Stanisçuaski Guterres

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Several studies have reported that orally ingested trans-resveratrol is extensively metabolized in the enterocyte before it enters the blood and target organs. Additionally, trans-resveratrol is photosensitive, easily oxidized and presents unfavorable pharmacokinetics. Therefore, it is of great interest to stabilize trans-resveratrol in order to preserve(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The effects of systemic treatment with indomethacin-loaded nanocapsules (IndOH-NC) were compared with those of free indomethacin (IndOH) in rat models of acute and chronic oedema. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH The following models of inflammation were employed: carrageenan-induced acute oedema (measured between 30 min and 4 h), sub-chronic(More)
INTRODUCTION Poly(ϵ-caprolactone) (PCL), a biodegradable and biocompatible polymer, is useful to encapsulate a wide range of drugs making it an interesting material for the preparation of carriers with potential applications in therapeutics. AREAS COVERED The design and development of those carriers to modulate drug release, to improve the drug stability(More)
In this study, we developed curcumin-loaded lipid-core nanocapsules (C-LNCs) in an attempt to improve the antiglioma activity of this polyphenol. C-LNC showed nanotechnological properties such as nanometric mean size (196 nm), 100% encapsulation efficiency, polydispersity index below 0.1, and negative zeta potential. The in vitro release assays demonstrated(More)
Targeted treatment of diseases of the central nervous system remains problematic due to the complex pathogenesis of these disorders and the difficulty in drug delivery. Here we investigate the neuroprotective effect of indomethacin-loaded nanocapsules (IndOH-NC) in an in vitro model of ischemia. For this purpose we used organotypic hippocampal cultures(More)
The aim of this work was to establish models and to differentiate the kinetic release behavior of drug models from nanocapsules, nanoemulsion and nanospheres by physico-chemical characterization and release experiments. SAXS analysis showed that the polymer is organized in the nanocapsules, while in the nanospheres the sorbitan monostearate is organized and(More)
Different polymeric nanoparticles were freeze-dried and the powders compared to determine the influence of the lipophilic core (Miglyol 810) or benzyl benzoate) and polymeric material (poly(epsilon-caprolactone) or Eudragit S90) on their drug content and morphology. Diclofenac, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, was used as a model. To characterize the(More)
Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a neurodegenerative disorder exhibiting a gradual decline in cognitive function, is characterized by the presence of neuritic plaques composed of neurofibrillary tangles and amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide. Available drugs for AD therapy have small effect sizes and do not alter disease progression. Several studies have been shown that(More)
Neuroinflammation, characterized by the accumulation of activated microglia and reactive astrocytes, is believed to modulate the development and/or progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Epidemiological studies suggesting that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs decrease the risk of developing AD have encouraged further studies elucidating the role of(More)
Multimodal combinations of target agents with radiation and chemotherapy may enhance cancer treatment efficacy; however, despite these treatments, gliomas recur early due to their highly proliferative, infiltrative and invasive behaviors. Nanoparticles of biodegradable polymers for anticancer drug delivery have attracted intensive interest in recent years(More)