Mildly Cross-Linked Dendrimer Hydrogel Prepared via Aza-Michael Addition Reaction for Topical Brimonidine Delivery
In this work, we developed a mildly cross-linked dendrimer hydrogel (mcDH) via aza-Michael addition of polyamidoamine PAMAM dendrimer G5 and polyethylene glycol diacrylate PEG-DA, Mn = 575 g/mol . We chose the antiglaucoma drug brimonidine tartrate as a model drug and developed a new antiglaucoma drug formulation on the basis of mcDH. Cytotoxicity of the mcDH formulation to NIH3T3 fibroblasts, in vitro drug release kinetics and ex vivo drug permeability across the rabbit cornea were examined. We also studied interactions between PAMAM dendrimer and the drug using 1H NMR spectroscopy for a mechanistic understanding of brimonidine release from the mcDH. mcDH was found to be efficient unionizing brimonidine tartrate to form and encapsulate brimonidine free base for sustained release and enhanced corneal permeation.
J. Wang et al., "Mildly Cross-Linked Dendrimer Hydrogel Prepared via Aza-Michael Addition Reaction for Topical Brimonidine Delivery," Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, vol. 13, no. 9, pp. 1089-1096, American Scientific Publishers, Sep 2017.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1166/jbn.2017.2436
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Brimonidine tartrate; Dendrimer hydrogel; Glaucoma; Topical formulation
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01 Sep 2017