سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۷

محل انتشار: دومین کنگره بین المللی علوم و فناوری نانو

تعداد صفحات: ۲

نویسنده(ها):

Mehrdad Hamidi – Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, P.O.BOX 71345-1583, Shiraz, Iran
Soleiman Mohammadi-Samani –
Amir Azadi –
Pedram Rafiei –

چکیده:

Valproate sodium, an antiepileptic drug, believed to work by increasing brain levels of gamma amino butyric acid (GABA), is the sole and adjunct therapy of simple and complex absence seizure beside other seizure types. Therapeutic serum levels of valproate in most patients with seizures range from 50 to100 mcg/ml; however, good correlation has not been established between daily dose, serum level, and therapeutic effect [1]. Meanwhile Chitosan nanoparticles fabricated via different preparation protocols have been widely studied in recent years as carriers for therapeutic small molecules [2], proteins [3] and genes [4] with varying degree of effectiveness and drawbacks. On the other hand, Carrier erythrocyte delivery systems have shown to be effective in improving the pharmacokinetics and thus pharmacodynamics of the desired materials [5]. This work was performed with the goal of designing a delivery system for the antiepileptic drug sodium valproate claiming benefit from the aforementioned carrier erythrocytes