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Enhanced stability and dermal delivery of hydroquinone using solid lipid nanoparticles

(2015) Enhanced stability and dermal delivery of hydroquinone using solid lipid nanoparticles. COLLOIDS AND SURFACES B-BIOINTERFACES. pp. 1004-1010.

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Hydroquinone (HQ), a well-known anti-hyperpigmentation agent suffers from (a) instability due to rapid oxidation, (b) insufficient skin penetration because of hydrophilic structure, and (c) severe side effects as a results of systemic absorption. This study aimed to load HQ into solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) to overcome the mentioned drawbacks for the efficient treatment of hyperpigmentation. The optimized SLN formulation was prepared by hot melt homogenization method and fully characterized by various techniques. The ability of SLNs in dermal delivery of HQ was assessed through the excised rat skin. The optimized HQ-loaded SLNs (particle size of 86 nm, encapsulation efficiency% of 89.5% and loading capacity% of 11.2%) exhibited a good physicochemical stability during a period of five months. XRD and DSC results showed that HQ was dispersed in an amorphous state, confirming uniform drug dispersion in the SLNs structure and embedment of drug in the solid lipid matrix. In vitro penetration studies showed almost 3 times higher drug accumulation in the skin and 6.5 times lower drug entrance to receiving compartment of Franz diffusion cell from HQ-loaded SLN hydrogel compared with HQ Carbopol made hydrogel. These results indicated the better HQ localization in the skin and its lower systemic absorption. It was concluded that SLN is a promising colloidal drug carrier for topical administration of HQ in the treatment of hyperpigmentation due to suitable HQ loading value in spite of its hydrophilic structure, high stability against oxidation and appropriate skin penetration along with the low systemic absorption. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Dermal drug delivery; Solid lipid nanoparticle; Hydroquinone; SLN
Page Range: pp. 1004-1010
Abstract and Indexing: ISI, Pubmed, Scopus
Quartile : Q1
Volume: 136
Publisher: web of science,pubmed,scopus
Depositing User: خانم مریم زرقانی

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