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The treatment of cerebral tumor, especially advanced gliomas, represents one of the most formidable challenges in oncology. In this study, integrin-mediated poly(trimethylene carbonate)-based nanoparticulate system (c(RGDyK)-NP) was proposed as a delivery vehicle for enhancing drug penetration and chemotherapy of malignant gliomas. Following the recognition(More)
Based on the facilitative glucose transporter (GLUT) over-expression on both blood-brain barrier (BBB) and glioma cells, 2-deoxy-d-glucose modified poly(ethylene glycol)-co-poly(trimethylene carbonate) nanoparticles (dGlu-NP) were developed as a potential dual-targeted drug delivery system for enhancing the BBB penetration via GLUT-mediated transcytosis and(More)
The aim of this work was to demonstrate the advantage of using paclitaxel (PTX)-loaded Pluronic P123/F127 mixed micelles (PF-PTX) against non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) compared to Taxol. Modulation of multidrug resistance (MDR) by Pluronic mixed micelles was evaluated in lung resistance protein (LRP)-overexpressing human lung adenocarcinoma A-549 cell(More)
The increasing global incidence of malignant melanoma combined with the poor prognosis and low survival rates of patients necessitates the development of new chemotherapeutic strategies. Thus, the objective of this present study was to investigate the therapeutic efficacy of Pluronic polymeric micelles encapsulating paclitaxel (PTX) in both B16F10 melanoma(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of two novel self-microemulsifying drug delivery systems (SMEDDS) containing Labrasol with different dilutions on tight junctions. Changes in barrier properties of Caco-2 cell monolayers, including transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER) and permeability to the paracellular marker, i.e., mannitol,(More)
The aim of this study was to exploit the possibility of combination of active targeting function of folic acid by folate receptor-mediated endocytosis and overcoming multidrug resistance (MDR) by Pluronic block copolymers to promote drug delivery to MDR tumor following intravenous administration with paclitaxel (PTX) as model drug. Folic acid functionalized(More)
A significant obstacle for successful chemotherapy with paclitaxel (PTX) is multidrug resistance (MDR) in tumor cells. Micelles and mixed micelles were prepared from Pluronic block copolymer P105 or L101 as PTX delivery systems for overcoming MDR. Both micelle systems were covalently modified with the targeting agent folic acid to recognize and bind a(More)
Cyclic RGD peptide-decorated polymeric micellar-like nanoparticles (MNP) based on PEGylated poly (trimethylene carbonate) (PEG-PTMC) were prepared for active targeting to integrin-rich cancer cells. An amphiphilic diblock copolymer, α-carboxyl poly (ethylene glycol)-poly (trimethylene carbonate) (HOOC-PEG-PTMC), was synthesized by ring-opening(More)
Leonurine (SCM-198), an alkaloid from Herba Leonuri, has been suggested as a novel cardiovascular agent by pharmacology studies in preclinical stage. In present study, we report a simple, rapid and sensitive high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method (HPLC-MS/MS) for determination of leonurine in rat plasma. Leonurine and its(More)
The aim of this work was to investigate the anti-tumor effect of paclitaxel (PTX)-loaded methoxy poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(ɛ-caprolactone) nanoparticles (MPEG-NP/PTX) against glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). MPEG-NP/PTX was prepared by the emulsion and evaporation technique with particle size of 72.5±2.2nm and did not change remarkably during the period of(More)