Fabrication of nano-scale liposomes containing doxorubicin using Shirasu porous glass membrane

Taewon Hwang, Tae Joon Park, Won-Gun Koh, In Woo Cheong, Sung Wook Choi, Jung-Hyun Kim

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Abstract

Nano-scale liposomes were successfully produced using a Shirasu porous glass (SPG) membrane emulsification technique. Primary liposomes prepared by a film-hydration method were treated using SPG membranes with different pore sizes (2.0, 1.0, 0.7, 0.5, and 0.2μm) for control over the liposome size. The liposome sizes were evaluated using a dynamic light scattering method and their morphologies were observed by optical microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. As the passage number of liposomes through SPG membrane increased, the size and its distribution of the liposomes gradually decreased. A smaller pore size of the SPG membrane and a higher applied pressure resulted in liposomes with a smaller size. After the preparation of nano-scale liposomes containing ammonium sulfate (AS), doxorubicin (DOX) was encapsulated in the liposomes by a remote loading method, where AS served as a precipitant for DOX. The encapsulation efficiency of the DOX was maximized up to 94% when the concentrations of AS and DOX were 250 and 0.045. mM, respectively. We have obtained the release profiles of the liposomes with different sizes. As shown below, liposomes with smaller size exhibited a faster release profile of drug due to the large surface area. These nano-scale liposomes encapsulating an anti-cancer drug can potentially be employed as drug delivery vehicles for intravenous injection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-255
Number of pages6
JournalColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Volume392
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 5

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membranes
Membranes
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ammonium sulfates
drugs
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porosity
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Pore size
profiles
hydration
delivery
vehicles
light scattering
cancer

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In: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Vol. 392, No. 1, 05.12.2011, p. 250-255.

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