Nanomedicine with Neuroprotective Activity

A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247). This special issue belongs to the section "Pharmaceutical Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 September 2024 | Viewed by 325

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Center for Injury Biomechanics, Materials and Medicine, Department of Biomedical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
Interests: nanotechnology; drug delivery in cancer; CNS diseases; brain injury and osteoarthritis; image-guided drug delivery; tissue regeneration
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Center for Injury Biomechanics, Materials and Medicine, Department of Biomedical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
Interests: neurodegenerative disorders; Alzheimer’s disease; cognitive impairments; aging; traumatic brain injury; mood disorders

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Center for Injury Biomechanics, Materials and Medicine, Department of Biomedical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
Interests: neurodegenerative disorders; alcohol; traumatic brain injury; lipid metabolism; circadian rhythms

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Neurodegenerative disease is a type of neurological disorder that alters brain functionality due to the progressive deterioration of neurons in different brain regions. A wide range of diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD), multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, etc., are neurodegenerative diseases. The most common neurodegenerative diseases are AD and PD. Aging populations are the main target for these diseases as older people experience cognitive impairments, decrease in muscle control and motor coordination, impaired language, memory loss, and a reduction in quality of life. As stated by the World Health Organization, neurodegenerative disease will be the biggest health issue of the twenty-first century. Due to years of extensive research, we understand the cause of neuronal loss in these types of diseases, such as genetic predisposition, proteins and plaque deposition, tangle formation, protein misfolding auto-immune attack, neuroinflammation, mitochondrial dysfunction, dysregulated autophagy, apoptosis, oxidative stress, etc. However, there is no specific treatment to cure these diseases; rather, it is the symptoms which are treated. One of the biggest obstacles to treating these diseases effectively is the blood–brain barrier, blood–cerebrospinal fluid, and P-glycoproteins. Conventional drug delivery methods cannot cross these barriers at a lower dosage, whereas a higher dosage can cause severe adverse neurotoxicity. Nanoparticles can serve as a drug carrier across these barriers to receive the therapeutic effects of these drugs. Nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems not only amplify drugs’ therapeutic effects but also mitigate toxicity that can be caused due to overdosage. This Special Issue intends to publish papers which focus on the recent advances in nanotechnology or nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems involved in treating neurodegenerative diseases in preclinical settings.

Dr. Venkatesan Perumal
Dr. Arun Reddy Ravula
Dr. Agnieszka Agas
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Keywords

  • nanotechnology
  • drug delivery
  • CNS diseases
  • neurodegenerative disorders
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Huntington’s disease
  • cognitive impairments
  • memory loss
  • progressive neurodegeneration

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