fulltext.study @t Gmail

Polyketal microparticles for therapeutic delivery to the lung

Paper ID Volume ID Publish Year Pages File Format Full-Text
9902 653 2010 8 PDF Available
Title
Polyketal microparticles for therapeutic delivery to the lung
Abstract

Inflammation in the setting of interstitial lung disease (ILD) occurs in the distal alveolar spaces of the lung, which presents significant challenges for therapeutic delivery. The development of aerosolizable microparticles from non-immunogenic polymers is needed to enable the clinical translation of numerous experimental therapeutics that require localization to the deep lung and repeated delivery for optimal efficacy. Polyketals (PK), a family of polymers, have several unique properties that make them ideal for lung delivery, specifically their hydrolysis into non-acidic, membrane-permeable compounds and their capacity to form microparticles with the aerodynamic properties needed for aerosolization. In this study, we tested the lung biocompatibility of microparticles created from a polyketal polymer, termed PK3, following intratracheal instillation in comparison to commonly used PLGA microparticles. We furthermore tested the initial efficacy of PK3 microparticles to encapsulate and effectively deliver active superoxide dismutase (SOD), a free radical scavenging enzyme, in a model of lung fibrosis. Our findings indicate that PK3 microparticles display no detectable level of alveolar or airway inflammation, whereas PLGA induced a small inflammatory response. Furthermore, SOD-loaded into PK3 microparticles maintained its activity upon release and, when delivered via PK3 microparticles, inhibited the extent of lung fibrosis.

Keywords
Biocompatibility; Drug delivery; Fibrosis; Lung; Microsphere; Superoxide
First Page Preview
Polyketal microparticles for therapeutic delivery to the lung
Get Full-Text Now
Don't Miss Today's Special Offer
Price was $35.95
You save - $31
Price after discount Only $4.95
100% Money Back Guarantee
Full-text PDF Download
Online Support
Any Questions? feel free to contact us
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biomaterials - Volume 31, Issue 5, February 2010, Pages 810–817
Authors
, , , , , , ,
Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
Get Full-Text Now
Don't Miss Today's Special Offer
Price was $35.95
You save - $31
Price after discount Only $4.95
100% Money Back Guarantee
Full-text PDF Download
Online Support
Any Questions? feel free to contact us