Author(s): Kumari A, Yadav SK, Pakade YB, Singh B, Yadav SC
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Abstract The antioxidant molecule quercetin has been encapsulated on poly-D,L-lactide (PLA) nanoparticles by solvent evaporation method for the improvement of its poor aqueous solubility and stability. The surface morphology and average size of PLA and quercetin loaded PLA nanoparticles are 170+/-25 and 130+/-30 nm respectively. The antioxidant activities of the PLA encapsulated quercetin nanomedicine are identical to free quercetin. The nanoencapsulation efficiency of quercetin evaluated by HPLC and antioxidant assay is 96.7\%. The in vitro release kinetics under physiological condition show initial burst release followed by slow and sustained release. The complete release and maximum retention of quercetin is 72 and 96h respectively. The less fluorescence quenching efficiency of quercetin-PLA nanoparticles than free quercetin on BSA confirms the controlled release of quercetin from PLA nanoparticles. These properties of PLA encapsulated quercetin molecule pave way for encapsulating various therapeutically less useful highly active antioxidant molecules towards the development of better therapeutic compounds. Copyright (c) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces
and referenced in Journal of Biomolecular Research & Therapeutics