Chitosan-iron oxide nanoparticle preparation and performance as a lipid-lowering agent in serum patients with nephrotic syndrome


  • Ahmed Dawood Salman College of Medicine, University of Kerbala, Karbala, Iraq.
  • Rana M. Hameed Biochemistry Department, College of Medicine, University of Kerbala, Karbala, Iraq
  • Atheer Hameed Odda Biochemistry Department, College of Medicine, University of Kerbala, Karbala, Iraq



Objective: The main objectives of this study was to Prepare and study the structural features of chitosan/iron oxide nanoparticles CS-FeO NPs and to examine the applications of chitosan nanoparticles as a lipid-lowering agent in children with nephrotic syndrome

Method: The preparation processes for nanoparticles are described in depth. Chitosan nanoparticle applications are shown. X-ray diffraction patterns (XRD) indicated that the magnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles were pure Fe3O4 with a spinel structure and the coating of chitosan did not result in a phase change.

Results: The coating of CTS onto the Fe3O4 nanoparticles was also demonstrated by the measurement of Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectra. Magnetic measurement revealed that the saturated magnetization of the Fe3O4–chitosan nanoparticles reached +18.3 mV and the nanoparticles showed the characteristics of superparamagnetic.

Conclusion: Magnetic Fe3O4–chitosan nanoparticles were prepared successfully by the covalent binding of CTS on the Fe3O4 nanoparticles. These microspheres was apply to the magnetic-field-assisted lipid lowering processes.


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How to Cite

Dawood Salman, A. ., M. Hameed, R. ., & Hameed Odda, A. . (2023). Chitosan-iron oxide nanoparticle preparation and performance as a lipid-lowering agent in serum patients with nephrotic syndrome. Iraq Medical Journal, 7(3).