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Wheat germ agglutinin-conjugated liposomes incorporated with cardiolipin to improve neuronal survival in Alzheimer’s disease treatment

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Nanomedicine, March 2017
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Title
Wheat germ agglutinin-conjugated liposomes incorporated with cardiolipin to improve neuronal survival in Alzheimer’s disease treatment
Published in
International Journal of Nanomedicine, March 2017
DOI 10.2147/ijn.s128396
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Authors

Yung-Chih Kuo, Che-Yu Lin, Jay-Shake Li, Yung-I Lou

Abstract

Curcumin (CRM) and nerve growth factor (NGF) were entrapped in liposomes (LIP) with surface wheat germ agglutinin (WGA) to downregulate the phosphorylation of kinases in Alzheimer's disease (AD) therapy. Cardiolipin (CL)-conjugated LIP carrying CRM (CRM-CL/LIP) and also carrying NGF (NGF-CL/LIP) were used with AD models of SK-N-MC cells and Wistar rats after an insult with β-amyloid peptide (Aβ). We found that CRM-CL/LIP inhibited the expression of phosphorylated p38 (p-p38), phosphorylated c-Jun N-terminal kinase (p-JNK), and p-tau protein at serine 202 and prevented neurodegeneration of SK-N-MC cells. In addition, NGF-CL/LIP could enhance the quantities of p-neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor type 1 and p-extracellular signal-regulated kinase 5 for neuronal rescue. Moreover, WGA-grafted CRM-CL/LIP and WGA-grafted NGF-CL/LIP significantly improved the permeation of CRM and NGF across the blood-brain barrier, reduced Aβ plaque deposition and the malondialdehyde level, and increased the percentage of normal neurons and cholinergic activity in the hippocampus of AD rats. Based on the marker expressions and in vivo evidence, current LIP carriers can be promising drug delivery systems to protect nervous tissue against Aβ-induced apoptosis in the brain during the clinical management of AD.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 54 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 22%
Student > Master 7 13%
Student > Bachelor 6 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 9%
Researcher 3 6%
Other 6 11%
Unknown 15 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 11%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 9%
Chemistry 3 6%
Materials Science 2 4%
Other 8 15%
Unknown 21 39%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 May 2017.
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#2,900,713
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Outputs from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#143
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#56,109
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Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#10
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