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Title: Effects of cholesterol component on molecular interactions between paclitaxel and phospholipid within the lipid monolayer at the air-water interface
Authors: Zhao, L. 
Feng, S.-S. 
Keywords: Anticancer drugs
Atomic force microscopy (AFM)
Drug penetration
Drug-membrane interactions
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
Langmuir trough
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2006
Citation: Zhao, L., Feng, S.-S. (2006-08-01). Effects of cholesterol component on molecular interactions between paclitaxel and phospholipid within the lipid monolayer at the air-water interface. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 300 (1) : 314-326. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Cholesterol is a main component of the cell membrane and could have significant effects on drug-cell membrane interactions and thus the therapeutic efficacy of the drug. It also plays an important role in liposomal formulation of drugs for controlled and targeted delivery. In this research, Langmuir film technique, atomic force microscopy (AFM) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) are employed for a systematic investigation on the effects of cholesterol component on the molecular interactions between a prototype antineoplastic drug (paclitaxel) and 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycerol-3-phosphocholine (DPPC) within the cell membrane by using the lipid monolayer at the air-water interface as a model of the lipid bilayer membrane and the biological cell membrane. Analysis of the measured surface pressure (π) versus molecular area (a) isotherms of the mixed DPPC/paclitaxel/cholesterol monolayers at various molar ratios shows that DPPC, paclitaxel and cholesterol can form a non-ideal miscible system at the air-water interface. Cholesterol enhances the intermolecular forces between paclitaxel and DPPC, produces an area-condensing effect and thus makes the mixed monolayer more stable. Investigation of paclitaxel penetration into the mixed DPPC/cholesterol monolayer shows that the existence of cholesterol in the DPPC monolayer can considerably restrict the drug penetration into the monolayer, which may have clinical significance for diseases of high cholesterol. FTIR and AFM investigation on the mixed monolayer deposited on solid surface confirmed the obtained results. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
ISSN: 00219797
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2006.03.035
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