Publication
Title
Development of mucoadhesive poly(lactide-co-glycolide) nanoparticles for ocular application
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Abstract
Pilocarpine loaded poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles were prepared by solvent evaporation method and coated with various mucoadhesive polymers, in particular chitosan, sodium alginate and poloxamers. The size of chitosan-coated nanoparticles was larger than the size of all the other particles obtained. Their surface charge was changed from negative (−22.8 mV) to positive (+61.0 mV). The interaction between mucin and chitosan-coated nanoparticles took place up to six hours according to turbidimetric study. The positive charge of chitosan-coated nanoparticles decreased significantly six hours after incubation in mucin dispersion, which was attributed to their electrostatic interaction. The coating with chitosan could be considered useful approach aiming to prolong nanoparticle residence time after local ocular application.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Pharmaceutical development and technology. - New York
Publication
New York : 2011
ISSN
1083-7450
Volume/pages
16:1(2011), p. 29-35
ISI
000286791400004
Full text (Publishers DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 10.05.2011
Last edited 08.04.2017
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