|Author||Sajeesh, S. ♦ Vauthier, C. ♦ Gueutin, C. ♦ Ponchel, G. ♦ Sharma, C. P.|
|Source||Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology|
|Subject Domain (in DDC)||Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Pharmacology and therapeutics|
|Subject Domain (in MeSH)||Therapeutics ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment|
|Subject Keyword||Drug Delivery|
|Abstract||In the present study thiol functionalized polymethacrylic acid-polyethylene glycol-chitosan (PCP)-based hydrogel microparticles were utilized to develop an oral insulin delivery system Thiol modification was achieved by grafting cysteine to the activated surface carboxyl groups of PCP hydrogels (Cys-PCP). Swelling and insulin loading/release experiments were conducted on these particles The ability of these particles to inhibit protease enzymes was evaluated under in vitro experimental conditions Insulin transport experiments were performed on Caco-2 cell monolayers and excised intestinal tissue with an Ussing chamber set-up Finally, the efficacy of insulin-loaded particles in reducing the blood glucose level in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats was investigated Thiolated hydrogel microparticles showed less swelling and had a lower insulin encapsulation efficiency as compared with unmodified PCP particles PCP and Cys-PCP microparticles were able to inhibit protease enzymes under in vitro conditions. Thiolation was an effective strategy to improve insulin absorption across Caco-2 cell monolayers, however, the effect was reduced in the experiments using excised rat intestinal tissue Nevertheless, functionalized microparticles were more effective in eliciting a pharmacological response in diabetic animal, as compared with unmodified PCP microparticles From these studies thiolation of hydrogel microparticles seems to be a promising approach to Improve oral delivery of proteins/peptides (C) 2010 Acta Materialia Inc Published by Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved|
|Education Level||UG and PG|
|Learning Resource Type||Article|
|Educational Framework||Medical Council of India (MCI)|
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