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      Design and synthesis of nanoscaled IQCA-TAVV as a delivery system capable of antiplatelet activation, targeting arterial thrombus and releasing IQCA

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          Arterial thrombosis has been associated with a series of pathological conditions, and the discovery of arterial thrombosis inhibitor is of clinical importance.


          By analyzing the pharmacophores of anti-platelet agents, thrombus targeting peptide and anti-thrombotic nano-systems 3S-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquino-line-3-carbonyl-Thr-Ala-Arg-Gly-Asp(Val)-Val (IQCA-TAVV) was designed and prepared as a nano-scaled arterial thrombosis inhibitor.


          In vitro the nanoparticles of IQCA-TAVV were able to adhere onto the surface of activated platelets, attenuate activated platelets to extend pseudopodia and inhibit activated platelets to form aggregators. In vivo IQCA-TAVV targeted arterial thrombus, dose dependently inhibited arterial thrombosis with a 1 nmol/kg of minimal effective dose, and the activity waŝ1670 folds of that of aspirin.


          IQCA-TAVV represented the design, preparation and application of nanomedicine capable of adhering on the surface of activated platelets, attenuating platelet activation, targeting arterial thrombus and inhibiting arterial thrombosis.

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                Int J Nanomedicine
                Int J Nanomedicine
                International Journal of Nanomedicine
                International Journal of Nanomedicine
                Dove Medical Press
                26 February 2018
                : 13
                : 1139-1158
                [1 ]Beijing Area Major Laboratory of Peptide and Small Molecular Drugs, Engineering Research Center of Endogenous Prophylactic of Ministry of Education of China, Beijing, China
                [2 ]Beijing Laboratory of Biomedical Materials, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
                [3 ]Department of Internal Medicine of TCM, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Nanning, China
                [4 ]Department of Biomedical Science and Environmental Biology, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
                Author notes
                Correspondence: Shiqi Peng; Ming Zhao, Beijing Laboratory of Biomedical Materials, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Capital Medical University, Number 10 You An Men Wai Xi Tou Tiao, Fengtai District, Beijing 100069, China, Tel +86 10 8391 1535; +86 10 8391 1528, Fax +86 10 8391 1528; +86 10 8391 1535, Email mingzhao@ 123456bjmu.edu.cn ; sqpeng@ 123456bjmu.edu.cn

                These authors contributed equally to this work

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                Molecular medicine

                arterial thrombosis, thrombus targeting, nanodelivery, antithrombosis


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