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pH and temperature dual-sensitive liposome gel based on novel cleavable mPEG-Hz-CHEMS polymeric vaginal delivery system.

Chen D, Sun K, Mu H, Tang M, Liang R, Wang A, Zhou S, Sun H, Zhao F, Yao J, Liu W - Int J Nanomedicine (2012)

Bottom Line: A dual-sensitive liposome gel with a high encapsulation efficiency of arctigenin was formed and improved the solubility of arctigenin characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry.In vitro drug release results indicated that dual-sensitive liposome gels showed constant release of arctigenin over 3 days, but showed sustained release of arctigenin in buffers at pH 7.4 and pH 9.0.This research has shed some light on a pH and temperature dual-sensitive liposome gel using a cleavable mPEG-Hz-CHEMS polymer for vaginal delivery.

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Affiliation: School of Pharmacy, Yantai University, Yantai, People’s Republic of China.

ABSTRACT

Background: In this study, a pH and temperature dual-sensitive liposome gel based on a novel cleavable hydrazone-based pH-sensitive methoxy polyethylene glycol 2000-hydrazone-cholesteryl hemisuccinate (mPEG-Hz-CHEMS) polymer was used for vaginal administration.

Methods: The pH-sensitive, cleavable mPEG-Hz-CHEMS was designed as a modified pH-sensitive liposome that would selectively degrade under locally acidic vaginal conditions. The novel pH-sensitive liposome was engineered to form a thermogel at body temperature and to degrade in an acidic environment.

Results: A dual-sensitive liposome gel with a high encapsulation efficiency of arctigenin was formed and improved the solubility of arctigenin characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry. The dual-sensitive liposome gel with a sol-gel transition at body temperature was degraded in a pH-dependent manner, and was stable for a long period of time at neutral and basic pH, but cleavable under acidic conditions (pH 5.0). Arctigenin encapsulated in a dual-sensitive liposome gel was more stable and less toxic than arctigenin loaded into pH-sensitive liposomes. In vitro drug release results indicated that dual-sensitive liposome gels showed constant release of arctigenin over 3 days, but showed sustained release of arctigenin in buffers at pH 7.4 and pH 9.0.

Conclusion: This research has shed some light on a pH and temperature dual-sensitive liposome gel using a cleavable mPEG-Hz-CHEMS polymer for vaginal delivery.

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pH-sensitive profiles of AC dual-sensitive gels (n = 3).Abbreviation: AC, arctigenin.
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f6-ijn-7-2621: pH-sensitive profiles of AC dual-sensitive gels (n = 3).Abbreviation: AC, arctigenin.

Mentions: The pH-sensitive test for gel is clearly observed in Figure 6. Arctigenin-loaded dual-sensitive liposome gels in the pH 5.0 study were completely eroded in 4 days, whereas the gels in the pH 7.4 and 9.0 studies eroded in around 5 weeks. The presence of the gel phase and pH around body temperature (37°C) indicates that this material could be a promising candidate for a vaginal drug delivery system that can be formulated at room temperature and would form a gel in situ upon vaginal administration.


pH and temperature dual-sensitive liposome gel based on novel cleavable mPEG-Hz-CHEMS polymeric vaginal delivery system.

Chen D, Sun K, Mu H, Tang M, Liang R, Wang A, Zhou S, Sun H, Zhao F, Yao J, Liu W - Int J Nanomedicine (2012)

pH-sensitive profiles of AC dual-sensitive gels (n = 3).Abbreviation: AC, arctigenin.
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f6-ijn-7-2621: pH-sensitive profiles of AC dual-sensitive gels (n = 3).Abbreviation: AC, arctigenin.
Mentions: The pH-sensitive test for gel is clearly observed in Figure 6. Arctigenin-loaded dual-sensitive liposome gels in the pH 5.0 study were completely eroded in 4 days, whereas the gels in the pH 7.4 and 9.0 studies eroded in around 5 weeks. The presence of the gel phase and pH around body temperature (37°C) indicates that this material could be a promising candidate for a vaginal drug delivery system that can be formulated at room temperature and would form a gel in situ upon vaginal administration.

Bottom Line: A dual-sensitive liposome gel with a high encapsulation efficiency of arctigenin was formed and improved the solubility of arctigenin characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry.In vitro drug release results indicated that dual-sensitive liposome gels showed constant release of arctigenin over 3 days, but showed sustained release of arctigenin in buffers at pH 7.4 and pH 9.0.This research has shed some light on a pH and temperature dual-sensitive liposome gel using a cleavable mPEG-Hz-CHEMS polymer for vaginal delivery.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Pharmacy, Yantai University, Yantai, People’s Republic of China.

ABSTRACT

Background: In this study, a pH and temperature dual-sensitive liposome gel based on a novel cleavable hydrazone-based pH-sensitive methoxy polyethylene glycol 2000-hydrazone-cholesteryl hemisuccinate (mPEG-Hz-CHEMS) polymer was used for vaginal administration.

Methods: The pH-sensitive, cleavable mPEG-Hz-CHEMS was designed as a modified pH-sensitive liposome that would selectively degrade under locally acidic vaginal conditions. The novel pH-sensitive liposome was engineered to form a thermogel at body temperature and to degrade in an acidic environment.

Results: A dual-sensitive liposome gel with a high encapsulation efficiency of arctigenin was formed and improved the solubility of arctigenin characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry. The dual-sensitive liposome gel with a sol-gel transition at body temperature was degraded in a pH-dependent manner, and was stable for a long period of time at neutral and basic pH, but cleavable under acidic conditions (pH 5.0). Arctigenin encapsulated in a dual-sensitive liposome gel was more stable and less toxic than arctigenin loaded into pH-sensitive liposomes. In vitro drug release results indicated that dual-sensitive liposome gels showed constant release of arctigenin over 3 days, but showed sustained release of arctigenin in buffers at pH 7.4 and pH 9.0.

Conclusion: This research has shed some light on a pH and temperature dual-sensitive liposome gel using a cleavable mPEG-Hz-CHEMS polymer for vaginal delivery.

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