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Evaluation of High-Performance Curcumin Nanocrystals for Pulmonary Drug Delivery Both In Vitro and In Vivo.

Hu L, Kong D, Hu Q, Gao N, Pang S - Nanoscale Res Lett (2015)

Bottom Line: The effects of different milling times on particle size and aerodynamic performance were investigated.Results showed that the drug dissolution was significantly enhanced by processing into curcumin-DPIs.The aerodynamic results indicated that the DPIs displayed a good aerosol performance.

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Affiliation: School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hebei University, No. 180, WuSi Road, Baoding, 071002, People's Republic of China. hbupharm@126.com.

ABSTRACT
This paper focused on formulating high-performance curcumin spray-dried powders for inhalation (curcumin-DPIs) to achieve a high lung concentration. Curcumin-DPIs were produced using wet milling combined with the spray drying method. The effects of different milling times on particle size and aerodynamic performance were investigated. The curcumin-DPIs were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and in vitro dissolution. Furthermore, the in vivo pharmacokinetic behavior and tissue distribution after pulmonary administration were also evaluated. Results showed that the drug dissolution was significantly enhanced by processing into curcumin-DPIs. The aerodynamic results indicated that the DPIs displayed a good aerosol performance. The plasma curcumin concentration was obviously enhanced by inhalation, and most of the curcumin-DPIs were deposited in the lung. This study demonstrated that inhalation was an effective way to carry drug to the lung, and curcumin-DPIs were hopeful for lung cancer treatment in the future.

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PXRD patterns of bulk curcumin and curcumin-DPIs milled with different times
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Fig4: PXRD patterns of bulk curcumin and curcumin-DPIs milled with different times

Mentions: As seen from the PXRD results in Fig. 4, there were some differences of the polymorphic forms between bulk curcumin and curcumin-DPIs. The bulk curcumin maintained the crystalline state well, while curcumin-DPIs had the lower peak intensities, suggesting the lower crystallinity and the smaller sizes, which was consistent with the SEM results.Fig. 4


Evaluation of High-Performance Curcumin Nanocrystals for Pulmonary Drug Delivery Both In Vitro and In Vivo.

Hu L, Kong D, Hu Q, Gao N, Pang S - Nanoscale Res Lett (2015)

PXRD patterns of bulk curcumin and curcumin-DPIs milled with different times
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Fig4: PXRD patterns of bulk curcumin and curcumin-DPIs milled with different times
Mentions: As seen from the PXRD results in Fig. 4, there were some differences of the polymorphic forms between bulk curcumin and curcumin-DPIs. The bulk curcumin maintained the crystalline state well, while curcumin-DPIs had the lower peak intensities, suggesting the lower crystallinity and the smaller sizes, which was consistent with the SEM results.Fig. 4

Bottom Line: The effects of different milling times on particle size and aerodynamic performance were investigated.Results showed that the drug dissolution was significantly enhanced by processing into curcumin-DPIs.The aerodynamic results indicated that the DPIs displayed a good aerosol performance.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hebei University, No. 180, WuSi Road, Baoding, 071002, People's Republic of China. hbupharm@126.com.

ABSTRACT
This paper focused on formulating high-performance curcumin spray-dried powders for inhalation (curcumin-DPIs) to achieve a high lung concentration. Curcumin-DPIs were produced using wet milling combined with the spray drying method. The effects of different milling times on particle size and aerodynamic performance were investigated. The curcumin-DPIs were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and in vitro dissolution. Furthermore, the in vivo pharmacokinetic behavior and tissue distribution after pulmonary administration were also evaluated. Results showed that the drug dissolution was significantly enhanced by processing into curcumin-DPIs. The aerodynamic results indicated that the DPIs displayed a good aerosol performance. The plasma curcumin concentration was obviously enhanced by inhalation, and most of the curcumin-DPIs were deposited in the lung. This study demonstrated that inhalation was an effective way to carry drug to the lung, and curcumin-DPIs were hopeful for lung cancer treatment in the future.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus