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    Smart micro/nanoparticles in stimulus-responsive drug/gene delivery systems

    , Article Chemical Society Reviews ; Volume 45, Issue 5 , 2016 , Pages 1457-1501 ; 03060012 (ISSN) Karimi, M ; Ghasemi, A ; Sahandi Zangabad, P ; Rahighi, R ; Moosavi Basri, S. M ; Mirshekari, H ; Amiri, M ; Shafaei Pishabad, Z ; Aslani, A ; Bozorgomid, M ; Ghosh, D ; Beyzavi, A ; Vaseghi, A ; Aref, A. R ; Haghani, L ; Bahrami, S ; Hamblin, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Royal Society of Chemistry  2016
    New achievements in the realm of nanoscience and innovative techniques of nanomedicine have moved micro/nanoparticles (MNPs) to the point of becoming actually useful for practical applications in the near future. Various differences between the extracellular and intracellular environments of cancerous and normal cells and the particular characteristics of tumors such as physicochemical properties, neovasculature, elasticity, surface electrical charge, and pH have motivated the design and fabrication of inventive "smart" MNPs for stimulus-responsive controlled drug release. These novel MNPs can be tailored to be responsive to pH variations, redox potential, enzymatic activation, thermal... 

    Design and physicochemical characterization of lysozyme loaded niosomal formulations as a new controlled delivery system

    , Article Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal ; Volume 53, Issue 10 , 2020 , Pages 921-930 Sadeghi, S ; Ehsani, P ; Cohan, R. A ; Sardari, S ; Akbarzadeh, I ; Bakhshandeh, H ; Norouzian, D ; Sharif University of Technology
    Springer  2020
    Lysozyme loaded niosomes containing various molar ratios of two kinds of surfactants were prepared and the properties of these niosomal formulations were studied. The results revealed that the size of niosomes varied between 240.06 ± 32.41 and 895.2 ± 20.84 nm. Formulations with the lowest size and no precipitation had entrapment efficiencies ranging from 60.644 ± 3.310 to 66.333 ± 1.98%. Their controlled release profiles after 48 h were 15.67, 20.67 and 31.50%. After 2 months, the most stable formulation in terms of size, PDI, zeta potential, and entrapment efficiency was used to study the secondary structures of lysozyme in niosomal and free forms. Lysozyme loaded niosome and lysozyme... 

    A new and convenient approach to heterotetracyclic benzoxazocines through addition of 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds to quinolinium salts

    , Article Tetrahedron Letters ; Volume 51, Issue 20 , April , 2010 , Pages 2704-2707 ; 00404039 (ISSN) Matloubi Moghaddam, F ; Mirjafary, Z ; Saeidian, H ; Taheri, S ; Khodabakhshi, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    The synthesis of a series of benzoxazocines has been achieved in good yields by tandem C-alkylation and intramolecular O-alkylation of 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds with quinolinium salts. This is a novel example of the synthesis of eight-membered rings via a tandem process, which provides a method for the synthesis of medium-ring heterocycles  

    Theoretical study of interaction between tacrine and finite-length Al-doped carbon and boron nitride nanotubes: A semiempirical drug delivery study in thermodynamic view

    , Article Oriental Journal of Chemistry ; Vol. 30, issue. 4 , 2014 , p. 1805-1813 Zeighami, N ; Gholami, M. R ; Aghaie, M ; Boshra, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    In order to extend our previous theoretical calculations that dealt with the thermochemistry of doping the single walled boron nitride nanotubes, BNNTs, and carbon nanotubes, CNTs, with alminium atoms [1], we have used the AM1, PM3, and PM6 semiempirical methods to investigate the interaction of the tacrine molecule (a drug for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease) with the side-walls of aluminum doped boron nitride and carbon nanotubes in thermodynamic views. At first, the frequency calculations were carried out to confirm the stability of the involved structures. In addition, the theoretical thermodynamic study of tacrine adsorption onto the considered nanotubes was performed and the... 

    Nanobiomaterials set to revolutionize drug-delivery systems for the treatment of diabetes: State-of-the-art

    , Article Nanobiomaterials in Drug Delivery: Applications of Nanobiomaterials ; 2016 , Pages 487-514 ; 9780323428897 (ISBN) Yazdanpanah, A ; Rezvani, Z ; Ramedani, A ; Gholipourmalekabadi, M ; Chauhan, N. P. S ; Moztarzadeh, S ; Urbanska, A ; Mozafari, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Inc  2016
    Diabetes can result when the accurate control of insulin levels fails in the body. As a result, insulin has been conventionally administered for the treatment of diabetes mainly through subcutaneous injection. There have been several attempts to administer insulin orally. However, the oral bioavailability of insulin is strictly limited, mainly by low permeability across biological membranes. Advances in biotechnology and nanotechnology have recently led to the discovery of several new approaches for the delivery of drugs. In this concept, nanobiomaterials have been shown to be promising candidates for oral insulin delivery. This chapter describes the recent advances and future prospects of... 

    Synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation of a well dispersed suspension of gallium-68-labeled magnetic nanosheets of graphene oxide for in vivo coincidence imaging

    , Article Radiochimica Acta ; Volume 105, Issue 1 , 2017 , Pages 65-73 ; 00338230 (ISSN) Fazaeli, Y ; Rahighi, R ; Tayyebi, A ; Feizi, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    Walter de Gruyter GmbH  2017
    Graphene oxide (GO) nanosheets were hybridized with Fe3O4 nanoparticles (NPs) to form magnetic GO (MGO) and were further labeled by [68Ga]GaCl3 as a potential drug delivery system. Paper chromatography, Fourier transform infra red (FTIR) spectroscopy, low-angle X-ray diffraction (XRD), CHN and atomic force microscopy (AFM) were utilized to characterize the trinary composite ([68Ga]@MGO). Biological evaluations of the prepared nanocomposite were performed in normal Sprague Dawley rats and it was found to be a possible host for theranostic radiopharmaceuticals. The results showed that the grafting of Fe3O4 NPs on nanocomposite reduced the unwanted liver and spleen uptakes and increased the... 

    Targeted nanomedicines for the treatment of bone disease and regeneration

    , Article Medicinal Research Reviews ; 2020 Ordikhani, F ; Zandi, N ; Mazaheri, M ; Luther, G. A ; Ghovvati, M ; Akbarzadeh, A ; Annabi, N ; Sharif University of Technology
    John Wiley and Sons Inc  2020
    Targeted delivery by either passive or active targeting of therapeutics to the bone is an attractive treatment for various bone related diseases such as osteoporosis, osteosarcoma, multiple myeloma, and metastatic bone tumors. Engineering novel drug delivery carriers can increase therapeutic efficacy and minimize the risk of side effects. Developmnet of nanocarrier delivery systems is an interesting field of ongoing studies with opportunities to provide more effective therapies. In addition, preclinical nanomedicine research can open new opportunities for preclinical bone-targeted drug delivery; nevertheless, further research is needed to progress these therapies towards clinical... 

    Green carbon-based nanocomposite biomaterials through the lens of microscopes

    , Article Emergent Materials ; 2021 ; 25225731 (ISSN) Rabiee, N ; Ahmadi, S ; Rabiee, M ; Bagherzadeh, M ; Vahabi, H ; Jouyandeh, M ; Saeb, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Springer Nature  2021
    In this work, a green synthesis method was designed and practiced to develop bioactive and biocompatible carbon-based nanocomposites biomaterials. ZnO nanoparticles were synthesized in assistance of leaf extracts and added to a composite nanostructure composed of the reduced graphene oxide (rGO) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT). The resulting green nanocomposite revealed ability to make π-π interactions, hydrogen bonding, and van der Waals interactions with the doxorubicin (DOX). Then, the surface morphology of the synthesized nanocomposite was investigated, and the interrelationship between the surface morphology, relative cell viability, and drug uptake and release behavior were... 

    Stimulus-responsive polymeric nanogels as smart drug delivery systems

    , Article Acta Biomaterialia ; Volume 92 , 2019 , Pages 1-18 ; 17427061 (ISSN) Hajebi, S ; Rabiee, N ; Bagherzadeh, M ; Ahmadi, S ; Rabiee, M ; Roghani Mamaqani, H ; Tahriri, M ; Tayebi, L ; Hamblin, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Acta Materialia Inc  2019
    Nanogels are three-dimensional nanoscale networks formed by physically or chemically cross-linking polymers. Nanogels have been explored as drug delivery systems due to their advantageous properties, such as biocompatibility, high stability, tunable particle size, drug loading capacity, and possible modification of the surface for active targeting by attaching ligands that recognize cognate receptors on the target cells or tissues. Nanogels can be designed to be stimulus responsive, and react to internal or external stimuli such as pH, temperature, light and redox, thus resulting in the controlled release of loaded drugs. This “smart” targeting ability prevents drug accumulation in... 

    Smart drug delivery: Capping strategies for mesoporous silica nanoparticles

    , Article Microporous and Mesoporous Materials ; Volume 299 , 2020 Bakhshian Nik, A ; Zare, H ; Razavi, S ; Mohammadi, H ; Torab Ahmadi, P ; Yazdani, N ; Bayandori, M ; Rabiee, N ; Izadi Mobarakeh, J ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2020
    Systematic delivery of therapeutic agents to specific sites, with a stimulus-responsive drug release profile is currently a rapidly growing area. Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) are the useful platforms as drug/gene delivery systems due to their unique properties including the ability to control the pore size, high porosity, and morphology, which can directly affect the mechanism and profile of drug release. The appropriate fabrication strategy can tailor the particle shape and size, leading to enhanced delivery and release mechanisms. The MSN surface can be modified by using either organic or inorganic molecules to induce smart and site-specific drug delivery and release.... 

    Fully supramolecular vesicles as anticancer drug delivery systems

    , Article New Journal of Chemistry ; Volume 37, Issue 2 , 2013 , Pages 295-298 ; 11440546 (ISSN) Pourjavadi, A ; Adeli, M ; Yazdi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    A supramolecular linear-dendritic copolymer consisting of a polystyrene backbone and hanging hyperbranched polyglycerols was prepared and characterized. Host-guest interactions between β-cyclodextrin incorporated in the core of polyglycerol as a host and aromatic rings of polystyrene as guests lead to the formation of a supramolecular linear-dendritic copolymer. Supramolecules formed micelles in aqueous solutions which were able to encapsulate and transfer paclitaxel with a high loading capacity  

    Navigating drug-like chemical space of anticancer molecules using genetic algorithms and counterpropagation artificial neural networks

    , Article Molecular Informatics ; Volume 31, Issue 1 , JAN , 2012 , Pages 63-74 ; 18681743 (ISSN) Jalali Heravi, M ; Mani Varnosfaderani, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    A total of 6289 drug-like anticancer molecules were collected from Binding database and were analyzed by using the classification techniques. The collected molecules were encoded to a diverse set of descriptors, spanning different physical and chemical properties of the molecules. A combination of genetic algorithms and counterpropagation artificial neural networks was used for navigating the generated drug-like chemical space and selecting the most relevant molecular descriptors. The proposed method was used for the classification of the molecules according to their therapeutic targets and activities. The selected molecular descriptors in this work define discrete areas in chemical space,... 

    Loading drug on nanostructured Ti6Al4V-HA for implant applications

    , Article International Journal of Engineering, Transactions B: Applications ; Volume 31, Issue 8 , 2018 , Pages 1159-1165 ; 1728144X (ISSN) Abbaspour, S ; Sadrnezhaad, S. K ; Sharif University of Technology
    Materials and Energy Research Center  2018
    Arrayed Ti6Al4V nanotubes (TNT) coated with hydroxyapatite (HA) were synthesized via electrochemical anodization method. Paracetamol was loaded onto TNT-HA electrode. Effects of anodization, nanotube formation and hydroxyapatite deposition on sorption and release of the drug were investigated. Saturation time of paracetamol on the anodized samples was 30% shorter than the hydroxyapatite-coated samples. Release behavior of the loaded drug was studied by (a) plunging the probe into phosphate buffered saline (PBS), (b) sampling the drug-loaded PBS at different times and (c) analyzing the solution via ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) spectroscopy. Results showed that HA electrodes hold higher... 

    Micro and nanoscale technologies in oral drug delivery

    , Article Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews ; Volume 157 , 2020 , Pages 37-62 Ahadian, S ; Finbloom, J. A ; Mofidfar, M ; Diltemiz, S. E ; Nasrollahi, F ; Davoodi, E ; Hosseini, V ; Mylonaki, I ; Sangabathuni, S ; Montazerian, H ; Fetah, K ; Nasiri, R ; Dokmeci, M. R ; Stevens, M. M ; Desai, T. A ; Khademhosseini, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2020
    Oral administration is a pillar of the pharmaceutical industry and yet it remains challenging to administer hydrophilic therapeutics by the oral route. Smart and controlled oral drug delivery could bypass the physiological barriers that limit the oral delivery of these therapeutics. Micro- and nanoscale technologies, with an unprecedented ability to create, control, and measure micro- or nanoenvironments, have found tremendous applications in biology and medicine. In particular, significant advances have been made in using these technologies for oral drug delivery. In this review, we briefly describe biological barriers to oral drug delivery and micro and nanoscale fabrication technologies.... 

    Bacterial components as naturally inspired nano-carriers for drug/gene delivery and immunization: set the bugs to work?

    , Article Biotechnology Advances ; Volume 36, Issue 4 , 2018 , Pages 968-985 ; 07349750 (ISSN) Farjadian, F ; Moghoofei, M ; Mirkiani, S ; Ghasemi, A ; Rabiee, N ; Hadifar, S ; Beyzavi, A ; Karimi, M ; Hamblin, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Inc  2018
    Drug delivery is a rapidly growing area of research motivated by the nanotechnology revolution, the ideal of personalized medicine, and the desire to reduce the side effects of toxic anti-cancer drugs. Amongst a bewildering array of different nanostructures and nanocarriers, those examples that are fundamentally bio-inspired and derived from natural sources are particularly preferred. Delivery of vaccines is also an active area of research in this field. Bacterial cells and their components that have been used for drug delivery, include the crystalline cell-surface layer known as “S-layer” bacterial ghosts, bacterial outer membrane vesicles, and bacterial products or derivatives (e.g.... 

    Drug release from ion-exchange microspheres: Mathematical modeling and experimental verification

    , Article Biomaterials ; Volume 29, Issue 11 , 2008 , Pages 1654-1663 ; 01429612 (ISSN) Abdekhodaie, M. J ; Wu, X. Y ; Sharif University of Technology
    This paper presents for the first time a mathematical model for a mechanism of controlled drug release involving both ion exchange and transient counter diffusion of a drug and counterions. Numerical analysis was conducted to study the effect of different factors on drug release kinetics including environmental condition, material properties, and design parameters. The concentration profiles of counterions and drug species, the moving front of ion exchange, and three distinct regions inside a microsphere, namely unextracted region, ion-exchange region and drug diffusion region, were revealed by model prediction. The numerical results indicated that the rate of drug release increased with an... 

    Synthesis of Nano Ceramic Powders for Drug Delivery and It’s Release

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Shahriari, Rezvan (Author) ; Nemati, Ali (Supervisor) ; Dobakhti, Faramarz (Supervisor)
    In this project, Fe3O4 nanoparticles were synthesized and coated with different polymeric materials for drug delivery application. For this purpose, water dispersible oleic acid(OA)- pluronic block copolymer coated magnetite iron oxide nanoparticles were synthesized that can be loaded with proper doses of cephalexin. Our data indicated that formulation of iron oxide nanoparticles was developed by optimizing the amount of oleic acid required to coat iron oxide nanoparticles and then by optimizing the amount of pluronic required to form an aqueous dispersion of oleic acid coated nanoparticles. Synthesis of magnetite nanoparticles was done by the addition of a strong base (NH4OH) to ferrous... 

    Synthesis of water dispersible reduced graphene oxide via supramolecular complexation with modified β-cyclodextrin

    , Article International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials ; Volume 66, Issue 5 , 2017 , Pages 235-242 ; 00914037 (ISSN) Pourjavadi, A ; Eskandari, M ; Hosseini, S. H ; Nazari, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Taylor and Francis Inc  2017
    A noncovalent functionalization of the edges of reduced graphene oxide (RGO) with β-cyclodextrin-graft-hyperbranched polyglycerol (β-CD-g-HPG) was successfully performed via a host-guest interaction. The results showed that β-CD-g-HPG disperses the graphene sheets better than pure β-CD or HPG. The resulted supramolecular structure is stable in neutral water medium more than one week. However, in acidic medium the host-guest interaction is collapsed and graphene nanosheets precipitate. © 2017, Copyright © Taylor & Francis  

    Preparation, physicochemical properties, in vitro evaluation and release behavior of cephalexin-loaded niosomes

    , Article International Journal of Pharmaceutics ; Volume 569 , 2019 ; 03785173 (ISSN) Ghafelehbashi, R ; Akbarzadeh, I ; Tavakkoli Yaraki, M ; Lajevardi, A ; Fatemizadeh, M ; Heidarpoor Saremi, L ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2019
    In this study, optimized cephalexin-loaded niosomal formulations based on span 60 and tween 60 were prepared as a promising drug carrier system. The niosomal formulations were characterized using a series of techniques such as scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering, and zeta potential measurement. The size and drug encapsulation efficiency are determined by the type and composition of surfactant. The developed niosomal formulations showed great storage stability up to 30 days with low change in size and drug entrapment during the storage, making them potential candidates for real applications. Moreover, the prepared niosomes showed... 

    Graphene aerogel nanoparticles for in-situ loading/pH sensitive releasing anticancer drugs

    , Article Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces ; Volume 186 , 2020 Ayazi, H ; Akhavan, O ; Raoufi, M ; Varshochian, R ; Hosseini Motlagh, N. S ; Atyabi, F ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2020
    Free polymer graphene aerogel nanoparticles (GA NPs) were synthesized by using reduction/aggregation of graphene oxide (GO) sheets in the presence of vitamin C (as a biocompatible reductant agent) at a low temperature (40 °C), followed by an effective sonication. Synthesis of GA NPs in doxorubicin hydrochloride (DOX)-containing solution results in the simultaneous synthesis and drug loading with higher performance (than that of the separately synthesized and loaded samples). To investigate the mechanism of loading and the capability of GA NPs in the loading of other drug structures, two groups of ionized (DOX, Amikacin sulfate and, D-glucosamine hydrochloride) and non-ionized (Paclitaxel...