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Multifunctional hydroxyapatite and poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) nanoparticles for the local delivery of cholecalciferol
(Materials Science and Engineering: C, 2013)
Cholecalciferol, vitamin D3, plays an important role in bone metabolism by regulating extracellular levels of calcium. Presented here is a study on the effects of the local delivery of cholecalciferol (D3) using nanoparticulate ...
Composite PLGA/AgNpPGA/AscH Nanospheres with Combined Osteoinductive, Antioxidative, and Antimicrobial Activities
(ACS applied materials and interfaces, 2013)
The global rise in the resistance of pathogens to conventional antibiotics has created an intensive search for alternative materials with antimicrobial properties. This study is performed with an intention to investigate ...
45S5Bioglass®-based scaffolds coated with selenium nanoparticles or with poly(lactide-co-glycolide)/selenium particles: Processing, evaluation and antibacterial activity
(Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2015)
n the bone tissue engineering field, there is a growing interest in the application of bioactive glass scaffolds (45S5Bioglass®) due to their bone bonding ability, osteoconductivity and osteoinductivity. However, such ...
Selective anticancer activity of hydroxyapatite/chitosan-poly(D,L)-lactide-co-glycolide particles loaded with an androstane-based cancer inhibitor
(Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2016)
In an earlier study we demonstrated that hydroxyapatite nanoparticles coated with chitosan-poly(d,l)-lactide-co-glycolide (HAp/Ch-PLGA) target lungs following their intravenous injection into mice. In this study we utilize ...
NIR photo-driven upconversion in NaYF4:Yb,Er/PLGA particles for in vitro bioimaging of cancer cells
Lanthanide-doped fluoride up-converting nanoparticles (UCNPs) represent the new class of imaging contrast agents which hold great potential for overcoming existing problems associated with traditionally used dyes, proteins ...
Chitosan-PLGA polymer blends as coatings for hydroxyapatite nanoparticles and their effect on antimicrobial properties, osteoconductivity and regeneration of osseous tissues
(Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications, 2016)
Composite biomaterials comprising nanostructured hydroxyapatite (HAp) have an enormous potential for natural bone tissue reparation, filling and augmentation. Chitosan (Ch) as a naturally derived polymer has many physicochemical ...