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Articles by Hafiz M.N. Iqbal
Total Records ( 2 ) for Hafiz M.N. Iqbal
  Kuldeep Dhama , Ashok Munjal and Hafiz M.N. Iqbal
  This special issue is published in International Journal of Pharmacology (Vol. 13, Issue 7) with twenty peer-reviewed articles on recent advances and novel strategies for the development of biomedical therapeutics, immunomodulatory agents, delivery of drugs, and vaccines for safeguarding various health issues. The topics/themes covered include: Advances and progress in developing vaccines to counter the threats of Zika virus; Quinazolinone derivatives as a potential class of compounds in Malaria drug discovery; Innovations in the treatment options towards drug-resistant tuberculosis; The role of antioxidants in designing effective drugs for life threatening ailments; Promising anti-diabetic drugs, medicines and herbs; Medicinal values and beneficial applications of Psyllium husk (Plantago ovata), Green tea (Camellia sinensis); Medicinal applications of Stevia rebaudiana, a potential zero calorie sweetener, steviol glycosides; Anticancer and nutraceutical potentialities of phytase/phytate; Cell penetrating peptides as therapeutic vehicles and their use as anti-cancer peptide; Biomedical applications of pentatricopeptide repeat directed RNA editing with regards to diseases, cancers, and drugs; Next-generation sequencing for drug designing and cancer treatment; Progress towards various approaches from drug discovery to drug targeting; Advantages of selective drug distribution in cancer treatment with special reference to Brentuximab vedotin; G-protein coupled receptors in revolutionizing drug discovery and pharma based research; Bio-inspired synthesis of silver nanoparticles to combat antimicrobial resistance and other pharmacological potentialities; Usage of biomaterials-based hydrogels in biomedical sectors and drug delivery potentialities; Biomedical applications and utilization of diverse nanomaterials; Role of nanotechnology in animal and poultry nutrition; Applications of chromium in poultry nutrition and health, and the toxic effects. The articles published would be useful for medical and veterinary professionals, clinicians, researchers, students/scholars, animal producers, the pharmaceutical industry and biomedicine experts.
  Angel M. Villalba-Rodriguez , Kuldeep Dhama and Hafiz M.N. Iqbal
  In recent years, biomaterials-based hydrogels have gained special attention and moved into mainstream applications in various biomedical sectors. The pristine or improved characteristics of biomaterials-based hydrogels offer unique dimensions in changing the dynamics of 21st-century drug delivery applications. In this context, numerous researchers and research-based organizations have reported uniqueness and novel aspects of various biomaterials for drug delivery purposes and different approaches including in vitro, in vivo and ex-vivo techniques have been exploited, so far. Among various potent biomaterials, chitosan, poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) and bacterial cellulose are of supreme interests due to their tunable multi-functionalities for an enhanced and efficient delivery. In addition, several characteristics including unique chemical structure, bioactivity, non-toxicity, biocompatibility, biodegradability, recyclability, etc. all positioned them well in various biomedical, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical sectors of the modern world. Herein, we reviewed biomaterials (chitosan, poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) and bacterial cellulose) based hydrogels and their drug delivery potentialities. The information is also given on considerable future directions that can help in addressing the left behind research gaps and outstanding questions in future studies.
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