Comparison of Pharmacokinetic Profiles of PM02734 Loaded Lipid Nanoparticles and Cyclodextrins: In Vitro and In Vivo Characterization
PM02734 is a chemically synthesized depsipeptide derived from the marine kahalalides family with a broad spectrum of activity against solid tumors in vitro and in vivo, but presenting low bioavailability. In this work, solid lipid nanoparticles made of Precirol® ATO 5 have been developed using a hot homogenization method followed by high shear homogenization and ultrasonication. These solid lipid nanoparticles show suitable size (around 150 nm) and encapsulation efficiency (nearly 70%) for the oral administration of the compound PM02734. A physical-chemical stability study was performed after 6 months of storage at different thermical conditions, concluding that solid lipid nanoparticles stored at 4 °C were more stable than solid lipid nanoparticles stored at 25 °C. The pharmacokinetic profile of drug-loaded solid lipid nanoparticles was also evaluated in Beagle dogs and compared with that of a cyclodextrin-based delivery system by means of AUC, C max and T max parameter estimation. Solid lipid nanoparticle based formulation provided a sustained release of the drug for a longer period of time than the cyclodextrins.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2012-08-01
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