Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.3109/1061186X.2010.504272
Title: Design of a pectin-based microparticle formulation using zinc ions as the cross-linking agent and glutaraldehyde as the hardening agent for colonic-specific delivery of resveratrol: In vitro and in vivo evaluations
Authors: Das, S.
Ng, K.-Y. 
Ho, P.C. 
Keywords: colon-specific
glutaraldehyde
microparticles
Resveratrol
zinc-pectinate
Issue Date: Jul-2011
Citation: Das, S., Ng, K.-Y., Ho, P.C. (2011-07). Design of a pectin-based microparticle formulation using zinc ions as the cross-linking agent and glutaraldehyde as the hardening agent for colonic-specific delivery of resveratrol: In vitro and in vivo evaluations. Journal of Drug Targeting 19 (6) : 446-457. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.3109/1061186X.2010.504272
Abstract: The aim of this study was to develop a colon-specific microparticle formulation based on pectin. Resveratrol was used as a model drug due to its potential therapeutic efficacy on colitis and colon cancer. Microparticles were produced by cross-linking pectin molecules with zinc ions and with glutaraldehyde as hardening agent for pectins. Different microparticles were prepared by varying the formulation variables. Effect of these formulation variables were investigated on particle shape and size, moisture content and weight-loss during drying, encapsulation efficiency, swelling-erosion ratio, and drug release pattern of the formulated microparticles. Formulation conditions were optimized based on the in vitro drug release study. Morphology, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, stability, and in vivo pharmacokinetic study of the microparticles prepared at the optimized formulation conditions were performed. Microparticles were spherical with 94%. The glutaraldehyde-modified microparticles prepared at optimized formulation conditions revealed colon specific in vitro and in vivo drug release. Plasma appearance of drug was delayed for 4-5 h after their administration directly into stomach, but displayed comparable area under the curve to other controls in the experiment, indicating the potential of the developed formulation as a colon-specific drug delivery system. © 2011 Informa UK, Ltd.
Source Title: Journal of Drug Targeting
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/105795
ISSN: 1061186X
DOI: 10.3109/1061186X.2010.504272
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