Development of chitosan oleate ionic micelles loaded with silver sulfadiazine to be associated with platelet lysate for application in wound healing

Eleonora Dellera, Maria Cristina Bonferoni, Giuseppina Sandri, Silvia Rossi, Franca Ferrari, Claudia Del Fante, Cesare Perotti, Pietro Grisoli, Carla Caramella

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Abstract

In the treatment of chronic wounds, topical application of anti-infective drugs such as silver sulfadiazine (AgSD) is of primary importance to avoid infections and accelerate wound repair. AgSD is used in burns and chronic wounds for its wide antibacterial spectrum, but presents limitations due to poor solubility and cytotoxicity. In the present work polymeric micelles obtained by self-assembling of chitosan ionically modified by interaction with oleic acid were developed as carriers for AgSD to overcome the drawbacks of the drug. The AgSD loaded micelles were intended to be associated in wound healing with platelet lysate (PL), a hemoderivative rich in growth factors. Unloaded micelles demonstrated good compatibility with both fibroblasts and PL. The relevance of chitosan concentration and of the ratio between chitosan and oleic acid to the drug loading and the particle size of nanoparticles was studied. A marked increase (up to 100 times with respect to saturated solution) of AgSD concentration in micelle dispersion was obtained. Moreover, the encapsulation reduced the cytotoxic effect of the drug towards fibroblasts and the drug incompatibility with PDGF-AB (platelet derived growth factor), chosen as representative of platelet growth factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)643-650
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
Volume88
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Chitosan
  • Oleic acid
  • Platelet lysate
  • Polymeric micelles
  • Silver sulfadiazine
  • Wound healing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Medicine(all)

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