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Gan Siaw Chin, Hiroaki Todo, Wesam Radhi Kadhum, Mariani Abdul Hamid, Kenji Sugibayashi
The current investigation evaluated the potential of proniosome as a carrier to enhance skin permeation and skin retention of a highly lipophilic compound, α-mangostin. α-Mangostin proniosomes were prepared using the coacervation phase seperation method. Upon hydration, α-mangostin loaded niosomes were characterized for size, polydispersity index (PDI), entrapment efficiency (EE) and ζ-potential. The in vitro permeation experiments with dermis-split Yucatan Micropig (YMP) skin revealed that proniosomes composed of Spans, soya lecithin and cholesterol were able to enhance the skin permeation of α-mangostin with a factor range from 1...
2016: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Raza Shah, Farhat Ullah, Shafi Ullah, Abdelbary M A Elhissi, Waqas Nawaz, Farid Ahmad, Abdul Sadiq, Imdad Ali
CONTEXT: Vesicular systems have attracted great attention in drug delivery because of their amphiphilicity, biodegradability, non-toxicity and potential for increasing drug bioavailability. OBJECTIVE: A novel sugar-based double-tailed surfactant containing renewable block was synthesized for preparing niosomal vesicles that could be exploited for Levofloxacin encapsulation, aiming to increase its oral bioavailability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The surfactant was characterized by (1)H NMR, mass spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR)...
November 2016: Drug Delivery
Sameer Joshi, Maryam T Hussain, Carla B Roces, Giulia Anderluzzi, Elisabeth Kastner, Stefano Salmaso, Daniel J Kirby, Yvonne Perrie
Despite the substantial body of research investigating the use of liposomes, niosomes and other bilayer vesicles for drug delivery, the translation of these systems into licensed products remains limited. Indeed, recent shortages in the supply of liposomal products demonstrate the need for new scalable production methods for liposomes. Therefore, the aim of our research has been to consider the application of microfluidics in the manufacture of liposomes containing either or both a water soluble and a lipid soluble drug to promote co-delivery of drugs...
September 20, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Sameer Joshi, Maryam T Hussain, Carla B Roces, Giulia Anderluzzi, Elisabeth Kastner, Stefano Salmaso, Daniel J Kirby, Yvonne Perrie
Despite the substantial body of research investigating the use of liposomes, niosomes and other bilayer vesicles for drug delivery, the translation of these systems into licensed products remains limited. Indeed, recent shortages in the supply of liposomal products demonstrate the need for new scalable production methods for liposomes. Therefore, the aim of our research has been to consider the application of microfluidics in the manufacture of liposomes containing either or both a water soluble and a lipid soluble drug to promote co-delivery of drugs...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Maryam Ravaghi, Chiara Sinico, Seyed Hadi Razavi, Seyed Mohammad Mousavi, Elena Pini, Anna Maria Fadda
In this study, canthaxanthin (CTX) was produced by Dietzia natronolimnaea HS-1 using beetroot molasses as substrate and used for encapsulation in proniosome powders after extraction, with the aim of improving its stability. Proniosome powders were prepared with an equimolar ratio of span 60/cholesterol and four different carriers, namely maltodextrin, mannitol, lactose and pullulan. The properties of these formulations as both proniosomal powders and resulted niosomal dispersions were evaluated. The type of carriers had significant effects on the micrometric properties of proniosome powders which were further confirmed by the results of SEM analysis...
April 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
Yvonne Perrie, Habib Ali, Daniel J Kirby, Afzal U R Mohammed, Sarah E McNeil, Anil Vangala
The structural characteristics of liposomes have been widely investigated and there is certainly a strong understanding of their morphological characteristics. Imaging of these systems, using techniques such as freeze-fracturing methods, transmission electron microscopy, and cryo-electron imaging, has allowed us to appreciate their bilayer structures and factors which can influence this. However, there are few methods which all us to study these systems in their natural hydrated state; commonly the liposomes are visualized after drying, staining, and/or fixation of the vesicles...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Raza Shah, Farhat Ullah, Shafi Ullah, Abdul Sadiq, Imdad Ali, Farid Ahmed, Waqas Nawaz
Novel, safe, efficient, and cost effective surfactants from renewable resources has attracted attention for enhancing solubility and bioavailability of hydrophobic dugs. We report the synthesis, characterization, and biocompatibility of a novel non-ionic acyl glycoside double-tailed surfactant for niosomal drug delivery system. Structure of the surfactant was confirmed by (1)H NMR and mass spectroscopy. Applications of surfactant in niosomal drug delivery were explored using Cefixime as model. The shape, size, and polydispersity index (PDI) of drug loaded vesicles were investigated with atomic force microscope (AFM) and dynamic light scattering (DLS)...
November 8, 2016: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
I Bravo-Osuna, V Andrés-Guerrero, P Pastoriza Abal, I T Molina-Martínez, R Herrero-Vanrell
Efficient treatment of ocular diseases can be achieved thanks to the proper use of ophthalmic formulations based on emerging pharmaceutical approaches. Among them, microtechnology and nanotechnology strategies are of great interest in the development of novel drug delivery systems to be used for ocular therapy. The location of the target site in the eye as well as the ophthalmic disease will determine the route of administration (topical, intraocular, periocular, and suprachoroidal administration) and the most adequate device...
October 20, 2016: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
Aly A Abdelbary, Wessam H Abd-Elsalam, Abdulaziz M Al-Mahallawi
The objective of this work was to encapsulate terconazole (TCZ), a water insoluble antifungal drug, into novel ultradeformable bilosomes (UBs) for achieving enhanced ocular delivery. In addition to the constituents of the conventional bilosomes; namely, Span 60, cholesterol, and the bile salts, UBs contain an edge activator which imparts extra elasticity to the vesicles and consequently hypothesized to result in improved corneal permeation. In this study, TCZ loaded UBs were prepared utilizing ethanol injection method according to 2(3) full factorial design...
November 20, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Cristal Cerqueira-Coutinho, Elisabete P Dos Santos, Claudia Regina E Mansur
Nanosystems used in the pharmaceutical field aim to guarantee a controlled release and efficacy boost with dose reduction of the drug. The same active ingredient could be vehiculated in different concentrations in distinct nanosystems. Among these nanostructures, the vesicular ones present a versatile delivery system that could be applied to encapsulate lipophilic, amphiphilic, and hydrophilic compounds. Liposomes are the most well-known vesicular nanosystems; however, there are others, such as niosomes, that are composed of nonionic surfactants that are polymeric or conventional...
2016: Critical Reviews in Therapeutic Drug Carrier Systems
Boshra Amiri, Meysam Ebrahimi-Far, Zahra Saffari, Azim Akbarzadeh, Esmaeil Soleimani, Mohsen Chiani
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is one of the most frequent cancer types within female populations. Silibinin is a chemotherapeutic agent active against cancer. Niosomes are biodegradable, biocompatible, safe and effective carriers for drug delivery. OBJECTIVE: To prepare nanoniosomal silibinin and evaluate its cytotoxicity in the T-47D breast cancer cell line. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Niosomes were prepared by reverse phase evaporation of a mixture of span 20, silibinin, PEG-2000 and cholesterol in chloroform and methanol solvent (1:2 v/v)...
2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Preeti Verma, Sunil K Prajapati, Rajbharan Yadav, Danielle Senyschyn, Peter R Shea, Natalie L Trevaskis
Vesicular and colloidal delivery systems can be designed to control drug release spatially and temporally to improve drug efficacy and side effect profiles. Niosomes (vesicles prepared from nonionic surfactants in aqueous media) are gaining interest as an alternative vesicular delivery system as they offer advantages such as biocompatibility, chemical stability, low cost, high purity, and versatility. However, the physical stability of niosomes, like other vesicular systems, is limited by vesicle fusion, aggregation, and leakage...
September 29, 2016: Molecular Pharmaceutics
Mukul Ashtikar, Kalpa Nagarsekar, Alfred Fahr
Strong barrier properties of stratum corneum often limits the efficiency of drug delivery through skin. Several strategies were tried to improve permeation of drug through skin for local as well as systemic drug delivery. Incorporation of the drug within flexible liposomal vesicles has been one of the popular and well-studied approaches for delivering drug to deeper layers of the skin or even systemic circulation. Flexible/deformable/elastic liposomal systems such as invasomes, Transfersomes(®), ethosomes, niosomes, etc...
September 10, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
Seyedeh Raziyeh Mahdavi Moghddam, Abdul Ahad, Mohd Aqil, Syed Sarim Imam, Yasmin Sultana
This research aimed towards the design of preparations of diacerein loaded cholesterol rich niosomes by employing a 3-factor, 3-level Box-Behnken design. Results indicated that Span 60 (90mg) and cholesterol (10mg), and 45min of hydration time were found to be optimum for niosomes preparation. The prepared cholesterol rich niosomes were uniform and spherical in size. Optimized formulation F2 entrapped the drug with 83.02% efficiency in the cholesterol rich niosomes of the size 477.8nm, presented the flux of 2...
December 1, 2016: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Muhammad Imran Khan, Asadullah Madni, Jouni Hirvonen, Leena Peltonen
In this study, the feasibility of ultrasonic processing (UP) technique as green preparation method for production of poorly soluble model drug substance, diacerein, loaded niosomes was demonstrated. Also, the effects of different surfactant systems on niosomes' characteristics were analyzed. Niosomes were prepared using both the green UP technique and traditional thin-film hydration (TFH) technique, which requires the use of environmentally hazardous organic solvents. The studied surfactant systems were Span 20, Pluronic L64, and their mixture (Span 20 and Pluronic L64)...
September 7, 2016: AAPS PharmSciTech
Muhammad Imran Khan, Asadullah Madni, Leena Peltonen
The aim of the study was to develop a niosomal drug delivery system for poorly soluble drugs with sorbitan monolaurate, poloxamer 184 and their mixture (sorbitan monolaurate and poloxamer 184) forming the niosomal surfactant system. Diacerein, a highly lipophilic antiosteoarthritic drug, was used as a model drug: it has variable oral bioavailability due to its poor aqueous solubility. The diacerein loaded niosomes were prepared with 1:1, 6:4 and 7:3 surfactant to cholesterol ratios at constant levels of dicetyl phosphate (2...
September 4, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Tamer Shehata, Toshikiro Kimura, Kazutaka Higaki, Ken-Ichi Ogawara
Three different nonionic surfactants (Brij 72, Span 20 and Tween 60) were used to prepare various naked and PEG niosomes. In-vivo study demonstrated that PEGylation dramatically increased the AUC and decreased the affinity to the liver of Brij 72 and Span 20 niosomes in rats. Liver perfusion experiments suggested that the hepatic uptake of naked Brij 72 and Span 20 niosomes could mainly be ascribed to the receptor-mediated uptake, while PEGylation of these niosomes could diminish the receptor-mediated hepatic disposition...
October 15, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Shery Jacob, Anroop B Nair, Bandar E Al-Dhubiab
Niosomes suggest a versatile vesicle delivery system with possible transport of drugs via topical route for skin delivery. The aim of the present research was to optimize niosome gel formulation of acyclovir and evaluate in both in vitro and in vivo rabbit model. Niosome formulations were formulated by coacervation phase separation technique with different ratios of non-ionic surfactants, phospholipids and cholesterol using 3(2) factorial design. Altering the surfactant concentration has influenced the drug entrapment, but not vesicle size...
August 25, 2016: Journal of Liposome Research
Jiradej Manosroi, Charinya Chankhampan, Puxvadee Chaikul, Worapaka Manosroi, Aranya Manosroi
Hair lotion containing methyl myristate loaded in cationic niosomes (HL-MMnio) composed of Brij72/cholesterol/DDAB at 7:3:0.65 molar ratio was developed. The remaining percentages of MM loaded in cationic niosomes in hair lotion were higher than free MM in hair lotion of about 1.2 times. The cumulative amounts in porcine skin and the receiver compartment of MM loaded in cationic niosomes incorporated in hair lotion were higher than those of free MM in hair lotion of 1.45 and 1.32 times, respectively. HL-MMnio showed very slightly irritation on rabbit skin, which was disappeared after 4 d...
September 2016: Journal of Microencapsulation
Mohammed A Kassem, Hossam S El-Sawy, Fathy I Abd-Allah, Tamer M Abdelghany, Khalid M El-Say
This research purposed to formulate an optimized imatinib mesylate (IM)-loaded niosomes to improve its chemotherapeutic efficacy. The influence of 3 formulation factors on niosomal vesicular size (Y1), zeta potential (Y2), entrapment capacity percentage (Y3), the percentage of initial drug release after 2 h (Y4), and the percentage of cumulative drug release after 24 h (Y5) were studied and optimized using Box-Behnken design. Optimum desirability was specified and the optimized formula was prepared, stability tested, morphologically examined, checked for vesicular bilayer formation and evaluated for its in vitro cytotoxicity on 3 different cancer cell lines namely MCF-7, HCT-116, and HepG-2 in addition to 1 normal cell line to ensure its selectivity against cancer cells...
August 17, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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