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To obtain a satisfying anticancer effect, rationally designed nanocarriers are intensively studied. In this field, heparin and its derivatives have been widely attempted recently as potential component of nanocarriers due to their unique biological and physiochemical features, especially the anticancer activity. This review focuses on state-of-the-art(More)
We isolated bacteria from ticks, lice and fleas. Partial small subunit rRNA sequences were obtained for each isolate and the closest matches in the FastA database were determined. These bacteria were mostly Gram-positive (Firmicutes), although representatives from the Proteobacteria (alpha, beta, gamma subdivisions) and CFB group were also isolated. Most of(More)
With the recent development of chemical and biological methods to introduce backbone modifications into the polypeptide chains of proteins, there have been a growing number of site-directed mutagenesis experiments focused on understanding the role of the polypeptide backbone in protein folding and function. The substitution of a main chain amide bond with(More)
INTRODUCTION Polymer-drug conjugates are an important part of polymer therapeutics. Recently, they have been used as an appealing platform for drug delivery. As a delivery vector, the route of administration performs a serious impact on the accessibility of drug molecules to their respective target site and therapeutic index. Furthermore, the(More)
The mitogen-activated protein kinase/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (MEK) pathway is a key signalling pathway that regulates cell proliferation. G-573 is an allosteric inhibitor of MEK that is both potent and selective. The objectives of these studies were to characterize the disposition of G-573 in preclinical species and to determine the(More)
O-carboxymethyl chitosan (OCMC) was firstly decorated with cholic acid (CA) to acquire an amphiphilic polymer under alkaline condition. Then glycyrrhetinic acid (GA) was conjugated to the polymer via a succinate linker and finally treated with NaCO3 solution to obtain new conjugates for potential liver targeted delivery. These conjugates formed uniform(More)
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a mucopolysaccharide acid composed of repeating disaccharide units of D-glucuronic acid and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine. Based on numerous characteristics such as viscoelastic properties, water-binding ability, biocompatibility and non-immunogenicity, HA has been approved by FDA for biological and medical applications. In addition,(More)
Skin delivery is more advantageous for drug administration than other routes since it is more compliant and can avoid the first-pass metabolic effect. More importantly, it can ensure stable blood level of transdermal drugs for a long period of time, avoiding fluctuation and reducing side effects. However, it is restricted by the barrier function of the(More)
The use of chitosan-based nanocarriers to transport active compounds gained an increasing attention in drug delivery. Intracellular delivery, with efficient intracellular release, become an important design considerations in chitosan based nanoformlations. Internal stimuli-responsive nanoformulations are designed to release active compounds after(More)
Although curcumin (CUR) can inhibit proliferation and induce apoptosis of tumors, the poor water solubility restricted its clinical application. The aim of this study was to improve the aqueous solubility of CUR and make more favorable changes to bioactivity by preparing curcumin-loaded phospholipid-sodium deoxycholate-mixed micelles (CUR-PC-SDC-MMs).(More)