Combination of Roll Grinding and High-Pressure Homogenization Can Prepare Stable Bicelles for Drug Delivery
AbstractTo improve the solubility of the drug nifedipine (NI), NI-encapsulated lipid-based nanoparticles (NI-LNs) have been prepared from neutral hydrogenated soybean phosphatidylcholine and negatively charged dipalmitoylphosphatidylglycerol at a molar ratio of 5/1 using by roll grinding and high-pressure homogenization. The NI-LNs exhibited high entrapment efficiency, long-term stability, and enhanced NI bioavailability. To better understand their structures, cryo transmission electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy were performed in the present study. Imaging from both instruments revealed that the NI-LNs were bicelles. Structures prepared with a different drug (phenytoin) or with phospholipids (dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine, dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine, and distearoylphosphatidylcholine) were also bicelles. Long-term storage, freeze-drying, and high-pressure homogenization did not affect the structures; however, different lipid ratios, or the presence of cholesterol, did result in liposomes (5/0) or micelles (0/5) with different physicochemical properties and stabilities. Considering the result of long-term stability, standard NI-LN bicelles (5/1) showed the most long-term stabilities, providing a useful preparation method for stable bicelles for drug delivery. View Full-Text
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Matsuo, S.; Higashi, K.; Moribe, K.; Kimura, S.-I.; Itai, S.; Kondo, H.; Iwao, Y. Combination of Roll Grinding and High-Pressure Homogenization Can Prepare Stable Bicelles for Drug Delivery. Nanomaterials 2018, 8, 998.
Matsuo S, Higashi K, Moribe K, Kimura S-I, Itai S, Kondo H, Iwao Y. Combination of Roll Grinding and High-Pressure Homogenization Can Prepare Stable Bicelles for Drug Delivery. Nanomaterials. 2018; 8(12):998.Chicago/Turabian Style
Matsuo, Seira; Higashi, Kenjirou; Moribe, Kunikazu; Kimura, Shin-ichiro; Itai, Shigeru; Kondo, Hiromu; Iwao, Yasunori. 2018. "Combination of Roll Grinding and High-Pressure Homogenization Can Prepare Stable Bicelles for Drug Delivery." Nanomaterials 8, no. 12: 998.
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