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Title: Biodegradable nanoparticles for the treatment of epilepsy: From current advances to future challenges
Authors: Bonilla, Lorena
Esteruelas, Gerard
Ettcheto, Miren
Espina, Marta
García, María Luisa
Camins, Antoni
Souto, Eliana B. 
Cano, Amanda 
Sánchez-López, Elena
Keywords: epilepsy; lipid nanoparticles; nanomedicine; nanotechnology; neurodegenerative diseases; polymeric nanoparticles
Issue Date: Aug-2022
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Project: Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Universities - grant Juan de la Cierva (FJC2018-036012- I) 
Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness - project SAF2017-84283- R 
Biomedical Research Networking Centre in Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIBERNED, CB06/05/0024) 
FCT - UIDB/04469/2020 
Serial title, monograph or event: Epilepsia Open
Volume: 7 Suppl 1
Issue: Suppl 1
Abstract: Epilepsy is the second most prevalent neurological disease worldwide. It is mainly characterized by an electrical abnormal activity in different brain regions. The massive entrance of Ca2+ into neurons is the main neurotoxic process that lead to cell death and finally to neurodegeneration. Although there are a huge number of antiseizure medications, there are many patients who do not respond to the treatments and present refractory epilepsy. In this context, nanomedicine constitutes a promising alternative to enhance the central nervous system bioavailability of antiseizure medications. The encapsulation of different chemical compounds at once in a variety of controlled drug delivery systems gives rise to an enhanced drug effectiveness mainly due to their targeting and penetration into the deepest brain region and the protection of the drug chemical structure. Thus, in this review we will explore the recent advances in the development of drugs associated with polymeric and lipid-based nanocarriers as novel tools for the management of epilepsy disorders.
ISSN: 2470-9239
DOI: 10.1002/epi4.12567
Rights: openAccess
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