Publications by authors named "Papia Basuthakur"

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Therapeutic angiogenesis using zinc oxide nanoflowers for the treatment of hind limb ischemia in rat model.

Biomed Mater 2021 Mar 3. Epub 2021 Mar 3.

Biomaterials Group, LST Division, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Uppal Road, Tarnaka, Hyderabad 500007, AP, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 500007, INDIA.

Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is considered as a severe type of peripheral artery diseases (PADs) which occurs due to the inadequate supply of blood to the limb extremities. CLI patients often suffer from extreme cramping pain, impaired wound healing, immobility, cardiovascular complications, amputation of the affected limb and even death. The conventional therapy for the treatment of CLI includes surgical revascularization as well as restoring angiogenesis using growth factor therapy. However, surgical revascularization is suitable for only a minor percentage of CLI patients and it is associated with high perioperative mortality rate. The use of growth factors is also limited in terms of their poor therapeutic angiogenesis potential as observed by the earlier clinical studies, which could be attributed to their poor bio-availability and non-specificity issues. Therefore, to outweigh the aforesaid disadvantages of the conventional strategies, there is an utmost need for the advancement of new alternative therapeutic biomaterials to treat CLI. Since past few decades, various research groups including ours have been involved in developing different pro-angiogenic nanomaterials. Among them, zinc oxide nanoflowers (ZONF), established in our laboratory, are considered as one of the potent nanoparticles to induce therapeutic angiogenesis. In our earlier studies, we have depicted that ZONF promote angiogenesis by inducing the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and nitric oxide (NO) as well as activating Akt/MAPK/eNOS cell signaling pathways in the endothelial cells. Recently, we have also reported the therapeutic potential of ZONF to treat cerebral ischemia through their neuritogenic and neuroprotective properties, exploiting angio-neural cross talk. Considering the excellent pro-angiogenic properties of ZONF and importance of revascularization for the recovery of CLI, in this present study, we have comprehensively explored the therapeutic potential of ZONF in a rat hind limb ischemia model (established by ligating the femoral artery of hind limb), an animal model that mimics CLI in humans. The behavioural studies, laser Doppler perfusion imaging, histopathology, immunofluorescence as well as estimation of serum NO level depicted that the administration of ZONF could ameliorate the ischemic conditions in rats at a faster rate by promoting therapeutic angiogenesis to the ischemic sites. Altogether, the present study offers an alternative nanomedicine approach employing ZONF for the treatment of PADs.
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March 2021

Zinc oxide nanoparticles: future therapy for cerebral ischemia.

Nanomedicine (Lond) 2020 12 20;15(28):2729-2732. Epub 2020 Oct 20.

Department of Applied Biology, CSIR Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Uppal Road, Tarnaka, Hyderabad, Telangana 500007, India.

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December 2020

Fibro-porous PLLA/gelatin composite membrane doped with cerium oxide nanoparticles as bioactive scaffolds for future angiogenesis.

J Mater Chem B 2020 Sep 15. Epub 2020 Sep 15.

Biomedical Engineering and Technology Laboratory, Discipline of Mechanical Engineering, PDPM-Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur, Dumna Airport Road, Jabalpur-482005, MP, India.

Functionalized cerium oxide nanoparticle (CeNP)-loaded fibro-porous poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA)/gelatin composite membranes were prepared via an electrospinning technology. Considering the importance of such membrane scaffolds for promoting angiogenesis in tissue engineering and drug screening, a series of PLLA/gelatin composite fiber membranes loaded with different doses of CeNPs was prepared. The prepared composite membranes demonstrated hydrophilicity, water absorption, and improved mechanical properties compared to a PLLA and PLLA/gelatin membrane. Also, cell viability assay using somatic hybrid endothelial cells (EA.hy926) proved the biocompatible nature of the scaffolds. The biocompatibility was further supported by in vivo chick embryo angiogenesis assay using fertilized eggs. Our initial results support that these membrane scaffolds could be useful for angiogenesis-related disease treatment after further investigations.
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September 2020