Development of Novel Nanoparticles Shelled with Heparin for Berberine Delivery to Treat Helicobacter pylori.
Summary of "Development of Novel Nanoparticles Shelled with Heparin for Berberine Delivery to Treat Helicobacter pylori."
Various approaches have been proposed for overcoming unpleasant side effects associated with antibiotics treatment for Helicobacter pylori. The limited effectiveness of such approaches has forced researchers to consider alternative strategies for eliminating H. pylori infection. The plant alkyloid berberine is known to significantly reduce proliferation of H. pylori. To localize berberine to the H. pylori infection site, this study developed a novel nanoparticle berberine carrier shelled with heparin. Analysis of a simulated gastrointestinal medium indicated that the proposed in vitro drug carrier system effectively controls the release of berberine, which interacts specifically with the intercellular space at the site of H. pylori infection. Furthermore, the prepared nanoparticles significantly increased the suppressive effect of berberine on H. pylori growth while efficiently reducing cytotoxic effects in H. pylori-infected cells.
Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Acta biomaterialia
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20813208
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2010.08.028
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