Tamer A. Elbayoumi

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Commercially available doxorubicin-loaded long-circulating liposomes (Doxil, Alza Pharmaceuticals) were modified with the monoclonal nucleosome (NS)-specific 2C5 antibody (mAb 2C5) that recognizes a broad variety of tumors via the tumor cell surface-bound NSs. For incorporation into liposomes, mAb 2C5 was modified with poly(ethylene glycol)-phosphatidyl(More)
Liposomes and lipid-core micelles prepared of polyethylene glycol-phosphatidylethanolamine (PEG-PE) conjugates have been modified with nucleosome-specific monoclonal antinuclear autoantibody (ANA) 2C5 (mAb 2C5) specifically recognizing a broad variety of cancer cells through the cancer cell surface-bound nucleosomes. mAb 2C5 preserves its specific(More)
There is a great need for effective protection against cutaneous pathologies arising from chronic exposure to harmful solar UVB radiations. A promising pharmaceutical strategy to improve the efficacy of chemotherapeutic/preventative natural compounds (e.g., soy isoflavone Genistein, Gen) is to enhance their dermal delivery using nanoemulsion (NE)(More)
Genistein (Gen), a major soy isoflavone, produces extensive pro-apoptotic anticancer effects, mediated predominantly via induction of mitochondrial damage. Based on several biophysical model criteria, our rational assumptions for the native mitochondrial selectivity of Gen allowed its design as a cationic lipid-based nanocarrier (NC) system.(More)
To further improve tumour targeting and delivery of imaging agents by long-circulating liposomes via the coupling of the anti-cancer monoclonal antibody 2C5 with nucleosome-restricted activity, which can recognize the surface of various tumours but not normal cells and can specifically target pharmaceutical carriers to tumour cells in vitro and in vivo. The(More)
Doxorubicin-loaded long-circulating liposomes (Doxil, ALZA Corp.) were additionally modified with the nucleosome-specific monoclonal antibody 2C5 (mAb 2C5) recognizing a broad variety of tumor cells via the tumor cell surface-bound nucleosomes. These mAb 2C5-modified PEGylated liposomes demonstrated 3-8-fold increase in the in vitro binding and(More)
A mucocutaneous reaction in mice associated with Doxil treatment was identified as auricular erythema (AE). Given that the immuno-targeting of Doxil to tumors was found to influence also its systemic biodistribution pattern, the attempt was made to exploit a specific targeting of Doxil to reduce the manifestation of this adverse reaction. This problem is of(More)
Genistein (Gen) soy isoflavone produces extensive pro-apoptotic anticancer effects, mediated predominantly via induction of mitochondrial damages. Rationalization of the native mitochondrial selectivity of Gen, utilizing biophysical model assumptions, led to our design of cationic lipid-based nanocarriers (NC) of Gen. Prototype nanoformulations, lipidic(More)
Oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers are considered the eighth most common cancer worldwide, with relatively poor prognosis (62% of patients surviving 5 years, after diagnosis). The aim of this study was to develop a proof-of-concept mucoadhesive lozenge/buccal tablet, as a potential platform for direct sustained delivery of therapeutic antimitotic(More)
In recent years, diverse nanoemulsion vehicles (NEs) have been developed with vast potential for improving therapeutic index of clinically approved and experimental drugs. Using oils rich in omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), several promising nanoemulsion formulations have been developed recently for oral and systemic administration.(More)