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In Vivo Evaluation of Inorganic Nanoparticle Complexes against CCL4 Induced Hepatotoxicity

[ Vol. 18 , Issue. 8 ]

Author(s):

Rabia Tabbasam, Sana Khursid*, Yasmeen Ishaq and Arif Malik   Pages 1197 - 1203 ( 7 )

Abstract:


Background: Combination of different chemotherapy drugs and nanoparticles as a carrier has shown promising delivery system in cancer treatment. Doxorubicin is considered a potent anticancer drug. However, its off-target activities and possible side effects make its use limited. Recently, in the field of nanomedicine, different nanoconjugates have been developed as a unique platform for the delivery of therapeutic drugs.

Objective: The aim of the present study is to evaluate the best possible combination for efficient delivery of DOX with combination of gold, silver and zinc oxide nanoparticles to target site against carbon tetrachloride induced rat hepatotoxicity.

Methodology: Effect of different conjugates administrated for 14 consecutive days was evaluated.

Results: In comparison to DOX, Au:DOX, ZnoO:DOX and Ag:DOX showed less sign of liver fibrosis as evaluated by serum enzymes and histopathological analysis. However, among all the conjugates, Ag: DOX conjugate showed the most significant results. The serum alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase values were (111.2 ± 38.21, 323.2 ± 46.88 and 303.6 ± 73.80 respectively) very close to control group (72.2 ± 19.41, 368 ± 59.78 and 259.4 ± 61.54 respectively).

Conclusion: Our results demonstrated that Ag: DOX may exhibit hepato-protective activity against CCl4 induced liver damage.

Keywords:

Combination, drug delivery, nanoparticles, CCL4 , hepatoprotective, nano conjugate, doxorubicin.

Affiliation:

Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, 1-Km Defense road Campus, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, 1-Km Defense road Campus, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, 1-Km Defense road Campus, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, 1-Km Defense road Campus, The University of Lahore, Lahore



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