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Deformable liposomes by reverse-phase evaporation method for an enhanced skin delivery of (+)-catechin.
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PMID:  23356860     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Background: (+)-catechin, as the most common catechin isomer, is recognized to be an antioxidant which benefits the skin in many ways. The purpose of the present study was to prepare and evaluate a suitable liposomal delivery systems for (+)-catechin topical application. Methods: In this study, catechin-loaded conventional liposomal delivery system, deformable conventional liposomal delivery system and deformable liposomes prepared by reverse-phase evaporation (REV) method were compared. The three systems were characterized for liposome particle size, zeta-potential, entrapment efficiency, drug release, permeability across porcine skin and catechin deposition in the skin. Results: It was revealed that the size of deformable conventional liposomes before freeze-drying and deformable REV liposomes after freeze-drying range from 335.6 ± 71.7 nm to 551.1 ± 53.4 nm, respectively, which were considered to be suitable for skin delivery. The deformable REV liposomes had a higher aqueous volume and thus were able to entrap greater amounts of hydrophilic (+)-catechin (50.0 ± 5.9%) compared to conventional (30.0 ± 3.8%) and deformable conventional liposomes (36.1 ± 4.6%). All liposomal formulations exhibited a prolonged catechin release. Compared to deformable liposomes, the REV deformable liposomes showed a significantly better deposition of (+)-catechin while catechin solution did not permeate into the porcine ear skin. Conclusion: Among all formulations studied, deformable REV liposomes were considered to be favorable for catechin topical delivery.
Guanyu Chen; Danhui Li; Ye Jin; Weiyu Zhang; Lirong Teng; Craig Bunt; Jingyuan Wen
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-29
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Title:  Drug development and industrial pharmacy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1520-5762     ISO Abbreviation:  Drug Dev Ind Pharm     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7802620     Medline TA:  Drug Dev Ind Pharm     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
School of Pharmacy, the University of Auckland , Auckland , New Zealand .
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