Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Nanocarriers Improve Performance of Breast Cancer Drugs

Abstract:
Iranian researchers from Islamic Azad University produced new drug nanocarriers to improve breast cancer treatment.

Nanocarriers Improve Performance of Breast Cancer Drugs

Tehran, Iran | Posted on August 4th, 2014

In case the drug passes complementary tests successfully, it can be used in medical and pharmaceutical industries.

Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancers among women. Hydroxyurea (UH) is a chemical that is used for the treatment of this type of cancer in chemotherapy. Efforts have been made in this research to increase the performance of hydroxyurea drug by using nanotechnology and by producing a new carrier. It has also been tried to reduce the undesired effects of the drug as much as possible.

In this research, liposome nanocarriers and pegylated liposome have been produced through reverse phase vaporization process. The nanocarriers are able to carry significant amount of hydroxyurea drug to cancer cells. The toxicity of the produced nanocarriers is less in laboratorial conditions than when the drug is used solely.

Alavi, one of the researchers, explained how the nanocarrier was produced, and said, "The process to liposomate drugs is a new approach for increasing the properties of treatment proteins. In this research, determined ratio of lecithin and cholesterol were mixed, and hydroxyurea drug was added to it later. In order to increase the stability, performance and solubility of the produced nanocarrier, the formulation was pegylated by using polyethylene glycol 2000. Dialysis method was used to study the pattern of drug release from nanoliposomes on breast cancer cells."

Results of the research have been published in Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry, vol. 29, issue 1, March 2013, pp. 84-88.

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © Fars News Agency

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Quantum networks: Back and forth are not equal distances! July 28th, 2015

Smart hydrogel coating creates 'stick-slip' control of capillary action July 27th, 2015

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Provides Update on PCAOB Audited Financials July 27th, 2015

Global Corrosion Resistant Nano Coatings Market To 2015: Acute Market Reports July 27th, 2015

Nanomedicine

Stretching the limits on conducting wires July 25th, 2015

UT Dallas nanotechnology research leads to super-elastic conducting fibers July 24th, 2015

Nanopaper as an optical sensing platform July 23rd, 2015

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to Host One Week Symposium on Nanomedicine July 23rd, 2015

Discoveries

Quantum networks: Back and forth are not equal distances! July 28th, 2015

Smaller, faster, cheaper: A new type of modulator for the future of data transmission July 27th, 2015

Researchers predict material with record-setting melting point July 27th, 2015

Reshaping the solar spectrum to turn light to electricity: UC Riverside researchers find a way to use the infrared region of the sun's spectrum to make solar cells more efficient July 27th, 2015

Announcements

Quantum networks: Back and forth are not equal distances! July 28th, 2015

Reshaping the solar spectrum to turn light to electricity: UC Riverside researchers find a way to use the infrared region of the sun's spectrum to make solar cells more efficient July 27th, 2015

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Provides Update on PCAOB Audited Financials July 27th, 2015

Global Corrosion Resistant Nano Coatings Market To 2015: Acute Market Reports July 27th, 2015

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers

Quantum networks: Back and forth are not equal distances! July 28th, 2015

Researchers predict material with record-setting melting point July 27th, 2015

Reshaping the solar spectrum to turn light to electricity: UC Riverside researchers find a way to use the infrared region of the sun's spectrum to make solar cells more efficient July 27th, 2015

Global Corrosion Resistant Nano Coatings Market To 2015: Acute Market Reports July 27th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project