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Grant number: 12/10174-3
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2012
Effective date (End): May 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Pharmacy - Pharmaceutical Technology
Principal Investigator:Maria Palmira Daflon Gremião
Grantee:Charlene Priscila Kiill
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas (FCFAR). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Araraquara , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):13/26805-5 - Effect of disintegrin-loaded chitosan nanoparticles on malignant glioma cells, BE.EP.DR


Glioblastomas multiform (GBMs) are more invasive tumors of the central nervous system, their invasiveness is related to the interaction with extracellular matrix glycoproteins such as fibronectin and vitronectin. These integrins interact with glycoproteins present in tumor cells facilitating adhesion and migration of these cells into brain tissue. Integrins, ±5²1, ±v²5, and ±v²3 are strongly expressed in GBMs, and can be used as target molecules in cancer therapy in the central nervous system (CNS). Inhibitors of integrins known as disintegrins, have been considered potent inhibitors of cell adhesion and used to combat various diseases, including cancer. The cilengitide disintegrin have been studied against GBMs because it inhibits the ±V²3 integrin, ±5²1 and ±V²5. Another is the DisBa-01 disintegrin which specifically interacts with ±5²1 integrin ±V²3 and have exhibiting potent anti-tumor properties. However, the use of therapeutic proteins is often limited by the low stability in physiological fluids, immunogenic and allergenic potential, and the low bioavailability. To overcome these problems, have been developed new drug delivery systems and alternative routes of administration, for example, the nasal route. The nasal route have generated great interest as an alternative route for administration of proteins and the mucoadhesive systems have been employed to decrease the clearance of the formulation by the mucociliary clearance mechanisms, allowing greater contact between the formulation and site of absorption in the nasal cavity, besides to promoting passage of drugs through the blood brain barrier. Thus, this study aims to evaluate chitosan nanoparticles to act as carriers of disintegrins to the brain and promote the release in tumor site by inhibition of specific integrins present in glioblastomas and can be an alternative to anti-tumor therapy.

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Scientific publications (4)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
FERREIRA, LEONARDO M. B.; ALONSO, JOVAN D.; KIILL, CHARLENE P.; FERREIRA, NATALIA N.; BUZZA, HILDE H.; MARTINS DE GODOI, DENIS R.; DE BRITTO, DOUGLAS; ASSIS, ODILIO BENEDITO G.; SERAPHIM, THIAGO V.; BORGES, JULIO CESAR; et al. Exploiting supramolecular interactions to produce bevacizumab-loaded nanoparticles for potential mucosal delivery. EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL, v. 103, p. 238-250, . (12/13446-4, 16/09671-3, 17/16324-0, 12/10174-3)
ANDREANI, TATIANA; MIZIARA, LEONARDO; LORENZON, ESTEBAN N.; DE SOUZA, ANA LUIZA R.; KIILL, CHARLENE P.; FANGUEIRO, JOANA F.; GARCIA, MARIA L.; GREMIAO, PALMIRA D.; SILVA, AMELIA M.; SOUTO, ELIANA B.. Effect of mucoadhesive polymers on the in vitro performance of insulin-loaded silica nanoparticles: Interactions with mucin and biomembrane models. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICS AND BIOPHARMACEUTICS, v. 93, p. 118-126, . (12/10174-3)
ANDREANI, TATIANA; DE SOUZA, ANA LUIZA R.; KIILL, CHARLENE P.; LORENZON, ESTEBAN N.; FANGUEIRO, JOANA F.; CRISTINA CALPENA, ANA; CHAUD, MARCO V.; GARCIA, MARIA L.; GREMIAO, MARIA PALMIRA D.; SILVA, AMELIA M.; et al. Preparation and characterization of PEG-coated silica nanoparticles for oral insulin delivery. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, v. 473, n. 1-2, p. 627-635, . (12/10174-3)
ANDREANI, TATIANA; KIILL, CHARLENE P.; DE SOUZA, ANA LUIZA R.; FANGUEIRO, JOANA F.; FERNANDES, LISETE; DOKTOROVOVA, SLAVOMIRA; SANTOS, DARIO L.; GARCIA, MARIA L.; GREMIAO, MARIA PALMIRA D.; SOUTO, ELIANA B.; et al. Surface engineering of silica nanoparticles for oral insulin delivery: Characterization and cell toxicity studies. COLLOIDS AND SURFACES B-BIOINTERFACES, v. 123, p. 916-923, . (12/10174-3)
Academic Publications
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KIILL, Charlene Priscila. Chitosan nanoparticles with integrin inhibitors as potential drug delivery system for therapy and diagnostic imaging in cancer. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas. Araraquara Araraquara.

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