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Volume 58, Issue 1 (Mar 2008)


Mannan-coated gelatin nanoparticles for sustained and targeted delivery of didanosine: In vitro and in vivo evaluation

Amandeep Kaur
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Drug Research Punjabi University, Patiala (Punjab) 147 002, India
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/ Subheet Jain
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Published Online: 2008-03-12 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10007-007-0045-1

Mannan-coated gelatin nanoparticles for sustained and targeted delivery of didanosine: In vitro and in vivo evaluation

Macrophages of the reticuloendothelial system and brain act as major reservoir for HIV because of their long term survival after HIV infection and ability to spread virus particles to bystander CD4 positive lymphocyte cells. The objective of the present study was to investigate mannan-coated nanoparticles for macrophage targeting of didanosine. Different didanosine loaded nanoparticles were prepared using the double desolvation technique and were characterized in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo. Results of the ex vivo cellular uptake study indicated 5--fold higher uptake of didanosine from the mannan-coated nanoparticles formulation (62.5 ± 5.4%) by the macrophages in comparison with didanosine solution in phosphate buffer saline (PBS, pH 7.4) (12.1 ± 2.3%). The better cellular uptake from the nanoparticles formulation was further confirmed by fluorescence microscopy using hydrophilic 6-carboxyfluorescein as a marker. Results of the quantitative biodistribution study showed 1.7, 12.6 and 12.4 times higher localization of didanosine in the spleen, lymph nodes and brain, respectively, after administration of mannan-coated nanoparticles compared to that after injection of didanosine solution in PBS (pH 7.4). Results of the present study showed that the mannan-coated nanoparticles targeted didanosine to the macrophage by mannosyl receptor mediated endocytosis.

Želatinske nanočestice obložene mananom za polaganu i ciljanu isporuku didanozina: In vitro i in vivo vrednovanje

Makrofagi retikuloendotelnog sustava i mozak djeluju kao glavni rezervoari za HIV zbog njihovog dugoročnog preživljavanja nakon infekcije HIV-om i sposobnosti da usmjere virusne čestice u CD4 pozitivne limfocite. Cilj rada bio je ispitati nanočestice obložene mananom za ciljanu isporuku didanozina u makrofage. Koristeći metodu dvostruke desolvatacije pripravljene su različite nanočestice s didanozinom te su zatim karakterizirane in vitro, ex vivo i in vivo. Rezultati ex vivo ispitivanja ukazuju da je unos didanozina u makrofage 5 puta veći iz nanočestica obloženih mananom (62,5 ± 5,4%) u usporedbi s otopinom didanozina u fosfatnom puferu (PBS, pH 7,4) (12,1 ± 2,3%). Bolji celularni unos iz nanočestica potvrđen je fluorescentnom mikroskopijom koristeći hidrofilni 6-karboksifluorescein kao marker. Rezultati kvantitativne biodistribucije pokazuju da je lokalizacija didanozina u slezeni, limfnim čvorovima i mozgu 1,7, 12,6, odnosno 12,4 puta veća nakon primjene nanočestica obloženih mananom nego nakon primjene otopine didanozina u PBS-u (pH 7,4). Nanočestice s mananom usmjeravaju didanozin u makrofage procesom endocitoze u kojoj posreduju receptori za manozu.

Keywords: makrofag; ciljana terapija; didanozin; anti-HIV; manan; endocitoza posredovana receptorima

Keywords: makrofag; ciljana terapija; didanozin; anti-HIV; manan; endocitoza posredovana receptorima

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Citation Information: Acta Pharmaceutica, ISSN (Online) 1846-9558, ISSN (Print) 1330-0075, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10007-007-0045-1.

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