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|Title:||Design and Characterization of Surface‐Crosslinked Gelatin Nanoparticles for the Delivery of Hydrophilic Macromolecular Drugs|
Khan, Saeed A.
|Title:||Macromolecular chemistry and physics : MCP|
|Year of Publication:||2019|
|Publikation type:||Journal Article|
|Abstract:||For nanotechnology enabled delivery of hydrophilic protein‐based drugs, several polymer‐based carrier systems have been used in the past to protect the sensitive load and to facilitate cellular uptake and crossing of biological barriers. This study uses gelatin, a natural and biodegradable macromolecule, as carrier material which is approved for several applications. Nanoprecipitation is used to form nanoparticles and to maintain the physicochemical integrity of gelatin, hydrophilic crosslinkers, e.g., paraformaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, carbodiimide, and transglutaminase are employed. However, these crosslinkers diffuse homogenously into the carrier matrix also crosslinking the polymeric matrix with the entrapped protein‐based molecules thus rendering it inactive. Hence a hydrophobic zero‐length crosslinker, diisopropylcarbodiimide, is applied to avoid diffusion into the particles. This will provide an opportunity to encapsulate protein‐based drugs in the non‐crosslinked matrix. The hypothesis of surface crosslinking is proven by the extent of crosslinking and more importantly by encapsulation and the release of lysozyme as a model hydrophilic protein. Furthermore, essential process parameters are evaluated such as crosslinker concentration, crosslinking time and crosslinking reaction temperature with regard to the effect on particle size, size distribution and zeta‐potential of gelatin nanoparticles. The optimum formulation results in the production of gelatin nanoparticles with 200‐300 nm and a polydispersity index < 0.2.|
|DOI of the first publication:||10.1002/macp.201900260|
|URL of the first publication:||https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/macp.201900260|
|Link to this record:||hdl:20.500.11880/27976|
|Date of registration:||1-Oct-2019|
|Faculty:||NT - Naturwissenschaftlich- Technische Fakultät|
|Department:||NT - Pharmazie|
|Professorship:||NT - Prof. Dr. Marc Schneider|
|Collections:||UniBib – Die Universitätsbibliographie|
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