Silvia Franzé

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In this study, we evaluated the effects of hypothermic exposure on pentylenetetrazol (PTZ) kindling and the resulting deficit of shuttle-box avoidance learning in rats. Additionally, to acknowledge neuronal cell loss, we estimated the number of toluidine blue-positive cells in different brain regions after PTZ kindling and hypothermia exposure in comparison(More)
Vitamin K1 (VK1) is a molecule abundant in some species of leaf vegetables with beneficial effects in humans following administration on the skin. This work investigates the possibility to use formulations based on lipid vesicles, namely liposomes, transfersomes and ethosomes, suitable to be administered on the skin by nebulization and alternative to fat(More)
This work aimed to develop membranes made of regenerated keratin and ceramides (CERs) to match the barrier property of the human stratum corneum in in vitro percutaneous absorption studies. The membrane composition was optimized on the basis of the in vitro drug diffusion profiles of ibuprofen, propranolol and testosterone chosen as model drugs on the basis(More)
Classical multicomponent preparations mostly derived from traditional usages in Western and Eastern phytotherapy have been under-evaluated for a long time as potential new pharmaceutical products. The regulatory scenario, in particular at the European level, has only recently considered these aspects proposing harmonized guidelines for the pharmaceutical(More)
The sense of hearing is essential for permitting human beings to interact with the environment, and its dysfunctions can strongly impact on the quality of life. In this context, the cochlea plays a fundamental role in the transformation of the airborne sound waves into electrical signals, which can be processed by the brain. However, several diseases and(More)
This study aimed to identify a new skin penetrating peptide (SPP) able to enhance unfractionated heparin (UFH) permeation through human epidermis by screening a phage display peptide library. The effects of the synthesized heptapeptide (DRTTLTN) on human stratum corneum organization were investigated by ATR-FTIR spectroscopy and molecular dynamics(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Topical β-blockers have recently been proposed as a valid alternative to oral drugs for treating cutaneous infantile haemangiomas, but clinical results in the literature are inconsistent due to the empirical choice of topical preparations. The current investigation aimed to rationalize the selection of a semi-solid vehicle for a locally(More)
The use of nanoemulsions in cosmetic products has been enlarged in the last decades because of several formulative advantages (e.g., the improved self-life stability, better texture properties). In addition, nanoemulsions seemed to improve the penetration of active ingredients through the human skin, comparing to conventional emulsion. In this contest, the(More)
Epigallocatechin gallate, one of the most active antioxidant compounds, has a low chemical stability and ability to permeate the human epidermis. The encapsulation in polymeric micelles would be beneficial to improve both stability and permeation of epigallocatechin gallate and, therefore, to facilitate the pharmacological effects. Polymeric micelles(More)
Low molecular weight heparins (LMWHs) are obtained from unfractionated heparin (UFH) through different depolymerization methods (DM), which produce compounds having specific chemical features and biological activity. It is then supposed that LMWHs also exhibit different skin permeability properties. The current work aimed to get an insight on the in vitro(More)