Cholesterol-bile salt vesicles as potential delivery vehicles for drug and vaccine delivery

Martin, C., Thongborisute, J., Takeuchi, H., Yamamoto, H., Kawashima, Y. and Alpar, H.O. (2005) Cholesterol-bile salt vesicles as potential delivery vehicles for drug and vaccine delivery. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 298 (2). pp. 339-343. 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2005.03.038 .

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DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2005.03.038


The aim of this study was to further investigate the interactions between cholesterol (CH) and mixed bile salts (BS) (sodium cholate and sodium deoxycholate) and their suitability for drug and vaccine delivery. Insulin was used as a model protein to assess the ability of CH:BS vesicles to entrap a therapeutically relevant macromolecule. The association of protein (FITC–insulin) with the CH:BS structure was confirmed with fluorescence microscopy, and the overall morphology of the vesicles was examined with atomic force microscopy (AFM). Results demonstrate that the nature of the vesicles formed between CH and BS is dependent not only on the concentration of BS but also on the increasing CH concentration leading to CH crystal formation.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Cholesterol; Bile salts; Vaccine delivery
Departments, units and centres:Department of Pharmaceutics > Centre for Drug Delivery Research
ID Code:213
Journal or Publication Title:International Journal of Pharmaceutics
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Deposited On:17 Sep 2007
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