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In Vitro Behavior of Multifunctionalized Fullerene-Warfarin Conjugates

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Abstract:

In this study we have covalently linked the anticoagulant warfarin to polyfunctionalized fullerenes. The objective was to explore the possibility of modifying the biological profile of a drug by covalent binding to functionalized fullerene. We have chosen warfarin as a model compound because it a widely used drug. We have analyzed the stability in vitro of the conjugates and found that the drug is released from the carbon support only after incubation in mouse plasma.

Keywords: FULLERENE; MULTIFUNCTIONALIZATION; PRODRUG; STABILITY IN VITRO; WARFARIN

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2009.1551

Publication date: 2009-10-01

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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