Natural product-based nanomedicine: Recent advances and issues for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease

Woon, Choy Ker and Wong, Kah Hui and Abas, Razif and Haron, Muhammad Huzaimi and Das, Srijit and Lin, Teoh Seong (2022) Natural product-based nanomedicine: Recent advances and issues for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Current Neuropharmacology, 20 (8). pp. 1498-1518. ISSN 1570-159X, DOI

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Alzheimer's disease (AD) affects the elderly and is characterized by progressive neurodegeneration caused by different pathologies. The most significant challenges in treating AD include the inability of medications to reach the brain because of its poor solubility, low bioavailability, and the presence of the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Additionally, current evidence suggests the disruption of BBB plays an important role in the pathogenesis of AD. One of the critical challenges in treating AD is the ineffective treatments and their severe adverse effects. Nanotechnology offers an alternative approach to facilitate the treatment of AD by overcoming the challenges in drug transport across the BBB. Various nanoparticles (NP) loaded with natural products were reported to aid in drug delivery for the treatment of AD. The nano-sized entities of NP are great platforms for incorporating active materials from natural products into formulations that can be delivered effectively to the intended action site without compromising the material's bioactivity. The review highlights the applications of medicinal plants, their derived components, and various nanomedicinebased approaches for the treatment of AD. The combination of medicinal plants and nanotechnology may lead to new theragnostic solutions for the treatment of AD in the future.

Item Type: Article
Funders: None
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alzheimer's disease; Amyloid-beta; Nanoparticles; Blood-brain barrier; Phytochemicals; Drug delivery
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2023 06:30
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2023 06:30

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