A CRITICAL REVIEW ON COLON TARGETED DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS FOR MANAGEMENT OF INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers to the inflammation of the colon and small intestine of the body, in which Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are the principal types of IBD. This article covers most of the information related to a drug delivery system for treatment regarding intestinal diseases more emphasized to inflammatory bowel diseases. Currently, using delivery systems for target...
DEVELOPMENT OF pH-INDEPENDENT ACRYLIC-WAX MATRIX TYPE SUSTAINED RELEASE DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM OF ACEBROPHYLLINE
The aim of the present study was to improve commercial twice-a-day Acebrophylline formulation to once-a-day new formulation to improve patient compliances. The double-layered tablet was composed of the fast release layer (Acebrophylline 50 mg) and sustained release layer (Acebrophylline 150 mg). To develop the double-layered tablet, the fast release and sustained release layers were prepared using...
This study reports the potential of a marine mollusk, Chicoreus sp., as a producer of peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-gamma (PPAR-γ) ligand that activate the scavenger receptor class B type 1 (SR-B1) for anti-atherosclerotic activity. The objective of this study is to determine the cytotoxicity of the obtained compound C35, with a molecular weight of 270.1 and the level of SR-B1 expres...
Nanotechnology is an advancing technology expected to bring revolutionary changes in the field of life sciences including drug delivery. The advance in nanotechnology helps in the preparation of new pharmaceutical formulations with high benefits. One of its approaches is to stabilize the niosomal drug delivery system without affecting its properties have resulted in the development of proniosomes,...
SHORT-TERM TREATMENT OF ELASTASE-LPS INDUCED EXACERBATION MODEL OF EMPHYSEMA IN MICE WITH DOCOSAHEXAENOIC ACID, A PRECURSOR OF ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AUTACOIDS
An essential pathological phenotype of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is emphysema or lung tissue destruction. The study aims to assess docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a precursor for specialized pro-resolving mediators, as a treatment of emphysema. Albino mice were challenged with porcine pancreatic elastase on day 1 and bacterial lipopolysaccharide on day 21 to induce emphysema. The pathologi...
Neurodegeneration accounts for diseases like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, etc. that come under neurodegenerative diseases. Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease. The main hallmarks of Parkinson’s disease are progressive loss of motor control and cognitive dysfunction. Current treatments are of reducing the symptoms, do ...
IN-VITRO ANTI-CANCER ACTIVITY OF TWO BRITTLE STAR SPECIES: OPHIOCOMA ERINACEUS AND OPHIOMASTRIX ANNULOSA
Marine organisms are excellent sources of structurally diverse molecules that are potentially valuable as drugs. The brittle starfish was shown to contain the bioactive components which exhibit various biological activities including cytotoxicity effects. Hence, the present study was carried out to determine the cytotoxicity of the extracts of two different starfish species like Ophiocoma erinaceu...
ANTIHYPERLIPIDEMIC EFFECT OF REOSTO, A HERBOMINERAL FORMULATION IN TRITON INDUCED HYPERLIPIDAEMIC RATS
In the present study, an aqueous extract from a marketed mineralo-herbal preparation Reosto was evaluated for its hypocholesterolaemic and hypertriglyceridemic activities using Triton WR-1339 induced hyper- lipidemic rats as experimental model. Hyperlipidemia was developed by intraperitoneal injection of Triton (200 mg/kg body weight). The animals were divided into control (CG), hyperlipidemic (HG...
AFFINITY CHROMATOGRAPHY PURIFICATION AND PARTIAL CHARACTERISATION OF D-GALACTOSE BINDING LECTIN FROM SEEDS OF JATROPHA CURCAS L.
A lectin curcin was isolated from mature seeds of Jatropha curcas L. Seeds were collected locally and purified by affinity chromatography on guar gum column. The lectin content was found to be 1.3 mg/ml. Curcin agglutinated B+ve human RBC type showing galactose and N-galactosylamine specificity. Galactose sugar was found to be the most potent inhibitor of curcin hemagglutinating activity (minimum ...
FORMULATION AND IN-VITRO EVALUATION OF FAST DISSOLVING TABLETS OF LACOSAMIDE USING NATURAL SUPER DISINTEGRANTS
Fast dissolving tablets are those which disintegrates rapidly within the mouth and taken without consumption of water. The present work is concerned with the formulation and in-vitro evaluation of Lacosamide fast dissolving tablets. Lacosamide is a novel anti-epileptic drug used in the treatment of partial onset of seizures. The objective of this study was to improve the rapid onset of action of t...