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Xiang-Jun Tang, Kuan-Ming Huang, Hui Gui, Jun-Jie Wang, Jun-Ti Lu, Long-Jun Dai, Li Zhang, Gang Wang
As one of the natural herbal flavonoids, myricetin has attracted much research interest, mainly owing to its remarkable anticancer properties and negligible side effects. It holds great potential to be developed as an ideal anticancer drug through improving its bioavailability. This study was performed to investigate the effects of Pluronic-based micelle encapsulation on myricetin-induced cytotoxicity and the mechanisms underlying its anticancer properties in human glioblastoma cells. Cell viability was assessed using a methylthiazol tetrazolium assay and a real-time cell analyzer...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Ahmad Bani-Jaber, Iyad Alshawabkeh, Samaa Abdullah, Imad Hamdan, Adel Ardakani, Maha Habash
Due to its unique properties, such as biodegradability, biocompatibility, high amphiphilic property, and micelle formation, casein (CS) has been increasingly studied for drug delivery. We used CS as a drug carrier in solid dispersions (SDs) and evaluated the effect of its degradation by trypsin on drug dissolution from the dispersions. SDs of CS and mefenamic acid (MA) were prepared by physical mixing, kneading, and coprecipitation methods. In comparison to pure MA, the dispersions were evaluated for drug-protein interaction, loss of drug crystalinity, and drug morphology by differential scanning calorimetry, X-ray diffractometry, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy...
October 17, 2016: AAPS PharmSciTech
Dujuan Zhao, Huiyuan Zhang, Shengfeng Yang, Wenxiu He, Yuxia Luan
The main cause of multidrug resistance (MDR) is overexpression of active efflux transporters, such as P-glycoprotein (P-gp). To reverse MDR and improve the chemotherapy effect of paclitaxel (PTX), we propose a new drug delivery system based on mixed micelles constructed with d-α-tocopheryl poly(ethylene glycol) 1000 succinate (TPGS) and the mPEG-SS-PTX conjugate with consideration that TPGS is a P-gp inhibitor that can block the cancer cell action of pumping drugs outside of cells and can enhance the anticancer effect...
October 13, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Xin Jin, Youwen Zhang, Zhenhai Zhang, Danbiao Che, Huixia Lv
AIM: Investigating the effects of juglone loaded P188/phospholipid mixed micelles (J-MM) in breast cancer. MATERIALS & METHODS: In vitro cytotoxicity, apoptotic effects, in vivo therapeutic efficacy and toxicity were used to assess its antitumour effect. Uptake and imaging were used to evaluate the effect on the uptake and passive targeting. RESULTS: Mixed micelle carrier enhanced the targeting and uptake by MB-231 cells. The tumour inhibition rates in tumour xenograft models for paclitaxel, juglone, J-MM (10mg/kg) and J-MM (40mg/kg) were 46%, 27%, 39% and 53%, respectively...
October 12, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Youichi Takata, Atsushi Hyono, Hiroyuki Ohshima
In order to elucidate an electroacoustic phenomenon of mixed micelles in an aqueous solution, we measured the colloid vibration current (CVI) in aqueous solutions of binary surfactant mixtures. Based on the thermodynamic treatment of critical micelle concentration (cmc) values determined by conductivity measurements, it was expected that dodecyltrimethylammonium bromide (DTAB) and dodecyltrimethylammonium chloride (DTAC) molecules would mix ideally in the micelle. However, the micelle composition as evaluated from the CVI measurement, based on the linear dependence of the CVI value on the micelle composition, differed from the aforementioned ideality...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Oleo Science
Aristeidis Papagiannopoulos, Anastasia Meristoudi, Stergios Pispas, Aurel Radulescu
We investigate the potential of self-assembled nanostructures of the PnBA-b-PAA amphiphilic diblock polyelectrolyte as candidates for protein nanocarriers. Three PnBA-b-PAA copolymers with different molecular weights and PnBA/PAA weight ratios are tested. The system with the most well-defined core-shell micellar structure is chosen for complexation with lysozyme. Its solutions are found to contain well-defined core-shell micelles that are stable upon increase of solution salt content to physiological levels...
October 12, 2016: Biomacromolecules
Na Du, Xiaoyu Zhu, Ruiying Song, Shue Song, Wanguo Hou
Adsorption and aggregation of surfactants at solid-liquid interfaces were fairly well understood, but there was limited knowledge regarding the effect of the presence of a solid surface on aggregate structures in bulk solution. Except for the fatty acid system, most simple single-tailed surfactants (STSs) are well known to form micelles but not vesicles in aqueous solution. Herein, we report a novel phenomenon: with the mediation of lipophilic solid surfaces (LSSs), the zwitterionic STS lauryl sulfobetaine (LSB) formed vesicles from its micellar solution without any additives, producing a mixed solution of vesicles and micelles...
September 23, 2016: Soft Matter
Viviane Lutz-Bueno, Jianguo Zhao, Raffaele Mezzenga, Thomas Pfohl, Peter Fischer, Marianne Liebi
The determination of in situ structural information of soft matter under flow is challenging, as it depends on many factors, such as temperature, concentration, confinement, channel geometry, and type of imposed flow. Here, we combine microfluidics and scanning small-angle X-ray scattering (scanning-SAXS) to create a two-dimensional spatially resolved map, which represents quantitatively the variation of molecular properties under flow. As application examples, mappings of confined amyloid fibrils and wormlike micelles under flow into various channel geometries are compared...
October 5, 2016: Lab on a Chip
Antoine Petrelli, Redouane Borsali, Sébastien Fort, Sami Halila
Oligosaccharide-based block copolymers (OBCPs) are synthesized by thiol click conjugation using reducing-end thiol-containing xyloglucooligosaccharides and maleimide- or bromomaleimide-terminated polycaprolactone. The self-assembled OBCPs in aqueous solution lead to redox-sensitive micelles with different responsiveness. This distinguishing feature allows us to control the release of entrapped hydrophobic Nile red by mixing both OBCPs.
October 6, 2016: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
Steffen Lippold, Stijn H S Koshari, Robert Kopf, Rudolf Schuller, Thomas Buckel, Isidro E Zarraga, Henning Koehn
Determination of excipient content in drug formulation is an important aspect of pharmaceutical formulation development and for analytical testing of the formulation. In this study, the influence of polysorbate subspecies, in particular mono- and poly-esters, for determining polysorbate (PS) content were investigated by comparing three of the most widely used PS quantitation approaches, the Fluorescence Micelle Assay (FMA) and Mixed-Mode High Performance Liquid Chromatography coupled with Charged Aerosol Detection (MM-CAD) or Evaporative Light Scattering Detection (MM-ELSD)...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Juan Li, Hai-Xia Lin, Xiao-Yu Chen, Jun-Rong Zhu, Ming-Sheng Yang, Jun Yang, Chun-Rui Han
A novel anionic rosin-based phosphate diester sodium (DDPDS) was successfully synthesized from raw dehydroabietic acid, a natural raw material, via four-step reactions: acylation, esterification, phosphorylation and neutralization. Nuclear magnetic resonance ((13)C NMR) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) were used to characterize the structure of target products. The aggregation behaviors in aqueous-ethanol solution and surface properties of DDPDS and its mixed systems were investigated by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), automatic tensiometer and contact angle measuring instrument...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Mosab Arafat, Cathrin Kirchhoefer, Momir Mikov
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Cefotaxime is a class III drug according to the Biopharmaceutical Classification System due to low intestinal permeability based on poor oral bioavailability. Bile salt compounds have been shown to be effective additive for drug permeation through several biological membranes. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the ability of a mixed micelles made of phosphatidylcholine, sodium deoxycholate, and loaded with a cefotaxime-3α,7α-dihydroxy-12-keto-5β-cholanate complex to enhance the oral bioavailability of cefotaxime in rats...
September 29, 2016: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
Ying Wang, Xiyu Ke, Zhi Xiang Voo, Serene Si Ling Yap, Chuan Yang, Shujun Gao, Shaoqiong Liu, Shrinivas Venkataraman, Sybil Akua Okyerewa Obuobi, Jasmeet Singh Khara, Yi Yan Yang, Pui Lai Rachel Ee
: Amphotericin B (AmB), a poorly soluble and toxic antifungal drug, was encapsulated into polymeric micelles self-assembled from phenylboronic acid-functionalized polycarbonate/PEG (PEG-PBC) and urea-functionalized polycarbonate/PEG (PEG-PUC) diblock copolymers via hydrogen-bonding, boronate ester bond, and/or ionic interactions between the boronic acid group in the micellar core and amine group in AmB. Three micellar formulations were prepared: AmB/B micelles using PEG-PBC, AmB/U micelles using PEG-PUC and AmB/B+U mixed micelles using 1:1molar ratio of PEG-PBC and PEG-PUC...
September 26, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
Hongmei Yan, Zhenhai Zhang, Xiaobin Jia, Jie Song
Baohuoside I, extracted from the Herba epimedii, is an effective but a poorly soluble antitumor drug. To improve its solubility, formulation of baohuoside I-loaded mixed micelles with d-α-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol succinate and Solutol HS 15 (BTSM) has been developed in this study. We performed a systematic comparative evaluation of the antiproliferative effect, cellular uptake, antitumor efficacy, and in vivo tumor targeting of these micelles using non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) A549 cells. Results showed that the obtained micelles have a mean particle size of ~62...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Diogo Silva Pellosi, Francesca Moret, Aurore Fraix, Nino Marino, Sara Maiolino, Elisa Gaio, Noboru Hioka, Elena Reddi, Salvatore Sortino, Fabiana Quaglia
Here, we developed Pluronic(®) P123/F127 (poloxamer) mixed micelles for the intravenous delivery of the anticancer drug sorafenib (SRB) or its combination with verteporfin (VP), a photosensitizer for photodynamic therapy that should complement well the cytotoxicity profile of the chemotherapeutic. SRB loading inside the core of micelles was governed by the drug:poloxamer weight ratio, while in the case of the SRB-VP combination, a mutual interference between the two drugs occurred and only specific ratios could ensure maximum loading efficiency...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Mihalj Poša, Ana Pilipović, Mirjana Bećarević, Zita Farkaš
Due to a relatively small size of bile acid salts, their mixed micelles with nonionic surfactants are analysed. Of the special interests are real binary mixed micelles that are thermodynamically more stable than ideal mixed micelles. Thermodynamic stability is expressed with an excess Gibbs energy (G(E)) or over an interaction parameter (βij). In this paper sodium salts of cholic (C) and hiodeoxycholic acid (HD) in their mixed micelles with Tween 40 (T40) are analysed by potentiometric titration and their pKa values are determined...
September 17, 2016: Steroids
Parul Dubey, Sugam Kumar, Vinod K Aswal, Sapna Ravindranathan, Pattuparambil R Rajamohanan, Asmita Prabhune, Anuya Nisal
Silk fibroin (SF) protein, produced by silkworm Bombyx mori, is a promising biomaterial, while sophorolipid (SL) is an amphiphilic functional biosurfactant synthesized by nonpathogenic yeast Candida bombicola. SL is a mixture of two forms, acidic (ASL) and lactonic (LSL), which when added to SF results in accelerated gelation of silk fibroin. LSL is known to have multiple biological functionalities and hence hydrogels of these green molecules have promising applications in the biomedical sector. In this work, SANS, NMR, and rheology are employed to examine the assembling properties of individual and mixed SLs and their interactions with SF to understand the mechanism that leads to rapid gelation...
October 10, 2016: Biomacromolecules
Xianggui Ye, Bamin Khomami
By simply blending two diblock copolymers with the same chemistry but with different compositions one is able to create well-defined larger soft -nanoparticles as well as bimodal soft nanoparticles. Specifically, blending two diblock copolymers in a solvent good for both blocks followed by a gradual introduction of a non-solvent results in a mixed micelle, larger than their pure block-copolymer-forming micelles. The formation of well-defined larger micelle is due to the balance between the ability of the mixed micelles to assemble or merge in comparison to their pure diblock copolymer micelles...
September 15, 2016: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
Linlin Zhao, Shuqing Wang, Changqing Run, Bo OuYang, James J Chou
Many membrane proteins bind specifically to lipids as an integral component of their structures. The ability of detergents to support lipid binding is thus an important consideration when solubilizing membrane proteins for structural studies. In particular, the zwitterionic phosphocholine (PC)-based detergents, which have been widely used in solution NMR studies of channels and transporters, are controversial because of their strong solubilization power and thus perceived as more denaturing than nonionic detergents such as the maltosides...
September 27, 2016: Biochemistry
Harun Bilgili, Matthias Bürger, Cosima Stubenrauch, Jan H Porada
HYPOTHESIS: Many efforts have been made to formulate water-IL microemulsions. One of the most intensely studied systems is H2O - 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate ([BMIm]PF6) - 4-octylphenol polyethoxylate (TX-100) and it is not questioned that this system forms microemulsions. The nanostructures observed for traditional microemulsions are postulated with the surfactant being adsorbed at the interface such that the hydrophilic EO sides intrude into the water domains, while the hydrophobic hydrocarbon chains are immersed into [BMIm]PF6...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
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