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Reduced brominated derivative of noscapine (Red-Br-Nos, EM012), has potent anti-inflammatory property. However, physicochemical limitations of Red-Br-Nos like low aqueous solubility (0.43×10(-3) g/mL), high lipophilicity (logP∼2.94) and ionization at acidic pH greatly encumber the scale-up of oral drug delivery systems for the management of colitis.(More)
Noscapine, recently identified as anticancer due to its microtubule-modulating properties. It is presently in Phase I/II clinical trials. The therapeutic efficacy of noscapine has been established in several xenograft models. Its pharmacokinetic limitations such as low bioavailability and high ED50 impede development of clinically relevant treatment(More)
Noscapine (Nos), an orally available plant-derived antitussive alkaloid, is in phase II clinical trials for cancer chemotherapy. It has extensively been shown to inhibit tumor growth in nude mice bearing human xenografts of hematopoietic, breast, lung, ovarian, brain, and prostate origin. However, high tumor-suppressive Nos dosages encumber the development(More)
The present investigation aimed at the fabrication and characterization of ionically cross-linked docetaxel (DTX) loaded chitosan nanoparticles (DTX-CH-NP) using ionic gelation technique with sodium tripolyphosphate (TPP) as the cross-linking agent. The formulated nanoparticles were characterized in terms of particle size, drug entrapment efficiency (EE),(More)
9-Bromo-noscapine (9-Br-Nos) alters tubulin polymerization in non-small cell lung cancer cells differently from noscapine. However, clinical applications of 9-Br-Nos are limited owing to poor aqueous solubility and high lipophilicity that eventually lead to suboptimal therapeutic efficacy at the site of action. Hence, 9-Br-Nos loaded nanostructured lipid(More)
About 10% of the drugs in the preclinical stage are poorly soluble, 40% of the drugs in the pipeline have poor solubility, and even 60% of drugs coming directly from synthesis have aqueous solubility below 0.1 mg/ml. Out of the research around, 40% of lipophilic drug candidates fail to reach the market despite having potential pharmacodynamic activities.(More)
Telmisartan (TEL) requires superior bioavailability in cancer cell compartments. To meet these challenges, we have synthesized a 2-HP-β-CD-TEL complex with stability constant (Kc) of 2.39 × 10(-3)mM. The absence in the FTIR spectrum of 2-HP-β-CD-TEL complex of the characteristic peaks of TEL at 1,699 cm(-1) (carboxylic acid) and 741 and 756 cm(-1)(More)
In present investigation, bleomycin sulphate loaded nanostructured lipid particles (BLM-NLPs) were constructed to enhance the oral bioavailability by overwhelming the first pass hepatic metabolism. The particles size and nanoencapsulation efficiency of BLM-NLPs were measured to be 17.4±5.4nm and 45.3±3.4%, respectively. Our studies indicated that the drug(More)
In the present investigation, non-aggregated cationic and unmodified nanoparticles (TT-C-NLPs4 and TT-NLPs1) were prepared of about 49.2 ± 6.8-nm and 40.8 ± 8.3-nm, respectively. In addition, spherical shape, crystalline architecture and cationic charge were also noticed. Furthermore, integrity and conformational stability of TT were maintained in both(More)
PURPOSE Cisplatin is highly effective in the treatment of cervical cancer. However, in therapeutic doses, cisplatin induces several adverse effects due to undesirable tissue distribution. Therefore, it is worth targeting cisplatin in cervical cancer cells by implicating non-aggregated ligand-modified nanotherapeutics. METHODS AND RESULTS Here, we report(More)