Assessment of fluidity of different invasomes by electron spin resonance and differential scanning calorimetry
Dragicevic-Curic, Nina, Friedrich, Manfred, Petersen, Silvia, Scheglmann, Dietrich, Douroumis, Dennis, Plass, Winfried and Fahr, Alfred (2011) Assessment of fluidity of different invasomes by electron spin resonance and differential scanning calorimetry. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 412 (1-2). pp. 85-94. ISSN 0378-5173Full text not available from this repository.
The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of membrane-softening components (terpenes/terpene mixtures, ethanol) on fluidity of phospholipid membranes in invasomes, which contain besides phosphatidylcholine and water, also ethanol and terpenes. Also mTHPC was incorporated into invasomes in order to study its molecular interaction with phospholipids in vesicular membranes. Fluidity of bilayers was investigated by electron spin resonance (ESR) using spin labels 5- and 16-doxyl stearic acid and by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Addition of 1% of a single terpene/terpene mixture led to significant fluidity increase around the C16 atom of phospholipid acyl chains comprising the vesicles. However, it was not possible to differentiate between the influences of single terpenes or terpene mixtures. Incorporation of mTHPC into the bilayer of vesicles decreased fluidity near the C16 atom of acyl chains, indicating its localization in the inner hydrophobic zone of bilayers. These results are in agreement with DSC measurements, which showed that terpenes increased fluidity of bilayers, while mTHPC decreased fluidity. Thus, invasomes represent vesicles with very high membrane fluidity. However, no direct correlation between fluidity of invasomes and their penetration enhancing ability was found, indicating that besides fluidity also other phenomena might be responsible for improved skin delivery of mTHPC.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||liposomes, invasomes, fluidity, electron spin resonance, differential scanning calorimetry, temoporfin|
|Subjects:||Q Science > Q Science (General)|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Science|
School of Science > Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Sciences
|Last Modified:||16 Feb 2012 16:47|
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