Sara Amel Farzad

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Rutin is an important flavonoid that is consumed in the daily diet. The cytoprotective effects of rutin, including antioxidative, and neuroprotective have been shown in several studies. Neurotoxic effects of acrylamide (ACR) have been established in humans and animals. In this study, the protective effects of rutin in prevention and treatment of neural(More)
Conjugation of various arginine-rich peptide sequences to vectors based on 10 kDa polyethylenimine (PEI) and its hydrophobic derivative (hexanoate-PEI) was investigated as a strategy for improving pDNA and siRNA transfection activities. Six different arginine-histidine (RH) sequences and two arginine-serine (RS) sequences with a range of R/H ratios were(More)
AIM In this study, we report the fabrication of epithelial cell adhesion molecule targeted 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) encapsulated PEGylated mesoporous silica nanoparticles (NPs) hybridized with gold NPs (PEG-Au@Si-5-FU) as gatekeeper for theranostic applications. MATERIALS & METHODS The prepared targeted and nontargeted formulations were evaluated in vitro in(More)
Poly-(amidoamine) (PAMAM) and poly-(propylenimine) (PPI) are the two most widely investigated dendrimers for drug and gene delivery. In order to enhance DNA transfection activity of these dendrimers, generation 3 and 4 PAMAM and generation 4 and 5 PPI were modified by partial substitution of surface primary amines with histidine, pyridine, and piperazine,(More)
Poor water solubility of hydrophobic drugs is one of the major problems in pharmaceutical sciences. Herein, in order to address the poor solubility of crocetin, the 30% of primary amines of PAMAM G4 and PPI G4 were alkylated and evaluated as drug delivery vectors. According to the results, this modification could improve the drug delivery efficiency in term(More)
OBJECTIVE(S) The present study reports the development and validation of a sensitive and rapid extraction method beside high performance liquid chromatographic method for the determination of crocetin in human serum. MATERIALS AND METHODS The HPLC method was carried out by using a C18 reversed-phase column and a mobile phase composed of(More)
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