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Lycopodium clavatum exine microcapsules enable safe oral delivery of 3,4-diaminopyridine for treatment of botulinum neurotoxin A intoxication

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Abstract

3,4-Diaminopyridine has shown promise in reversing botulinum intoxication, but poor pharmacokinetics and a narrow therapeutic window limit its clinical utility. Thus, we developed a pH-dependent oral delivery platform using club moss spore exines. These exine microcapsules slowed 3,4-diaminopyridine absorption, limited its seizure activity, and enabled delivery of doses which prolonged mouse survival after botulism neurotoxin A intoxication.

Graphical abstract: Lycopodium clavatum exine microcapsules enable safe oral delivery of 3,4-diaminopyridine for treatment of botulinum neurotoxin A intoxication

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The article was received on 21 Jan 2016, accepted on 17 Feb 2016 and first published on 18 Feb 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00615A
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Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 4187-4190
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    Lycopodium clavatum exine microcapsules enable safe oral delivery of 3,4-diaminopyridine for treatment of botulinum neurotoxin A intoxication

    T. L. Harris, C. J. Wenthur, A. Diego-Taboada, G. Mackenzie, T. S. Corbitt and K. D. Janda, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 4187
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00615A

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