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Study of the interaction of nitrofurantoin in cellular membrane models through Langmuir films

Grant number: 18/25943-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2019
Effective date (End): December 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Physical-Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Luciano Caseli
Grantee:André Campos Machado
Host Institution: Instituto de Ciências Ambientais, Químicas e Farmacêuticas (ICAQF). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Diadema. Diadema , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/14262-7 - Nanostructured films from biologically-relevant materials, AP.TEM


In this project, we intend to study the action of nitrofurantoin with Langmuir films of phospholipids, which serve as simple models of cell membranes. The phospholipids to be used will be dipalmitoyl phosphatidylcholine (DPPC) and dipalmitoyl phosphatidyl ethanolamine (DPPE), co-mixed with the drug. The interaction of nitrofurantoin with the phospholipid monolayers will be evaluated by means of pressure and surface potential measurements, Brewster angle microscopy, infrared spectroscopy, and surface rheology. The results will be evaluated from the perspective of possible biological implications, inferred from the effects caused by the drug on the artificial membranes.

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
MACHADO, ANDRE CAMPOS; CASELI, LUCIANO. Ultrathin films to investigate the interaction of nitrofurantoin with phospholipids. Thin Solid Films, v. 725, . (18/25943-9, 19/03239-0, 18/22214-6)

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