Publications by authors named "Abdollah Tavassoli"

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Improving the biological activity of fingolimod loaded PHBV nanoparticles by using hydrophobically modified alginate.

Drug Dev Ind Pharm 2020 Feb 6;46(2):318-328. Epub 2020 Feb 6.

Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Uncontrolled distribution of nanoparticles (NPs) within the body can significantly decrease the efficiency of drug therapy and is considered among the main restrictions of NPs application. The aim of this study was to develop a depot combination delivery system (CDS) containing fingolimod loaded poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) NPs dispersed into a matrix of oleic acid-grafted-aminated alginate (OA-g-AAlg) to minimize the nonspecific biodistribution (BD) of PHBV NPs. OA-g-AAlg was synthesized in two step; First, Alg was aminated by using adipic dihydrazide (ADH). The degree of hyrazide group substitution of Alg was determined by trinitro-benzene-sulfonic acid (TNBS) assay. Second, OA was attached to AAlg through formation of an amide bond. Chemical structure of OA-g-AAlg was confirmed with FTIR and HNMR spectroscopy. Furthermore, rheological properties of OA-g-AAlg with different grafting ratios were evaluated. release studies indicated that 47% of fingolimod was released from the CDS within 28 days. Blood and tissue samples were analyzed using liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry following subcutaneous (SC) injection of fingolimod-CDS into Wistar rats. The elimination phase half-life of CDS-fingolimod was significantly higher than that of fingolimod (∼32 d vs. ∼20 h). To investigate the therapeutic efficacy, lymphocyte count was assessed over a 40 day period in Wistar rats. Peripheral blood lymphocyte count decreased from baseline by 27 ± 8% in 2 days after injection. Overall, the designed CDS represented promising results in improving the pharmacokinetic properties of fingolimod. Therefore, we believe that this sustained release formulation has a great potential to be applied to delivery of various therapeutics.
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Solid-phase nanoextraction of polychlorinated biphenyls in water and their determination by gas chromatography with electron capture detector.

J Sep Sci 2017 01 13;40(2):449-457. Epub 2016 Dec 13.

Veterinary Organization, Tehran, Iran.

A solid-phase nanoextraction method has been developed for the extraction and preconcentration of polychlorinated biphenyls using carboxyl multiwalled carbon nanotubes as a solid nano-sorbent. Parameters affecting extraction efficiency such as sorbent amount, desorption solvent type and volume, extraction time, pH, and salt content have been studied. Under optimized conditions, the correlation coefficient was up to 0.9989, the limits of detection was in the range of 1.4-3.5 ng/L, and limits of quantification was between 4.8 and 11.6 ng/L. The recoveries were in the range of 99-106% for different spiked analytes. The relative standard deviation for water samples spiked with two different spiking levels has been between 4 and 10%. The proposed sustainable method is rapid, easy to use, and small consumption of organic solvent for the detection and determination of trace levels of polychlorinated biphenyls in environmental waters.
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January 2017