Formation of core/shell nanoparticles with a lipid core and their application as a drug delivery system

Keun Sang Oh, Kyung Eun Lee, Sung Sik Han, Sun Hang Cho, Dongmin Kim, Soon Hong Yuk

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Abstract

A novel preparation method for core/shell nanoparticles with a drug-loaded lipid core was designed and characterized. The lipid core is composed of lecithin and a drug, and the polymeric shell is composed of Pluronics (poly(ethylene oxide)-poly (propylene oxide)-poly(ethylene oxide) triblock copolymer, F-127). For the formation of stabilized core/shell nanoparticles, freeze-drying was performed in the presence of trehalose used as a cryoprotectant. Cryogenic transmittance electron microscopy (cryo-TEM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and a particle size analyzer were used to observe the formation of the stabilized core/shell nanoparticles. For the application of the core/shell nanoparticles as a drug carrier, paclitaxel, a potent anticancer drug, was loaded into the core/shell nanoparticles, and the drug loading amount and the drug release pattern were observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1062-1067
Number of pages6
JournalBiomacromolecules
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Mar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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