Controlling ferrofluid permeability across the blood-brain barrier model

Shi, D and Sun, L L and Mi, G J and Sheikh, Lubna and Bhattacharya, S and Nayar, S and Webster, T J (2014) Controlling ferrofluid permeability across the blood-brain barrier model. Nanotechnology, 25(7) (IF-3.672).

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In the present study, an in vitro blood-brain barrier model was developed using murine brain endothelioma cells (b.End3 cells). Confirmation of the blood-brain barrier model was completed by examining the permeability of FITC-Dextran at increasing exposure times up to 96 h in serum-free medium and comparing such values with values from the literature. After such confirmation, the permeability of five novel ferrofluid (FF) nanoparticle samples, GGB (ferrofluids synthesized using glycine, glutamic acid and BSA), GGC (glycine, glutamic acid and collagen), GGP (glycine, glutamic acid and PVA), BPC (BSA, PEG and collagen) and CPB (collagen, PVA and BSA), was determined using this blood-brain barrier model. All of the five FF samples were characterized by zeta potential to determine their charge as well as TEM and dynamic light scattering for determining their hydrodynamic diameter. Results showed that FF coated with collagen passed more easily through the blood-brain barrier than FF coated with glycine and glutamic acid based on an increase of 4.5% in permeability. Through such experiments, diverse magnetic nanomaterials (such as FF) were identified for: (1) MRI use since they were less permeable to penetrate the blood-brain barrier to avoid neural tissue toxicity (e.g. GGB) or (2) brain drug delivery since they were more permeable to the blood-brain barrier (e.g. CPB)

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Uncontrolled Keywords:nanoparticles; blood-brain barrier; ferrofluids; permeability
Divisions:Metal Extraction and Forming
ID Code:6858
Deposited By:Sahu A K
Deposited On:24 Mar 2014 14:29
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