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Electro-hydrodynamic assisted synthesis of lecithin-stabilized peppermint oil-loaded alginate microbeads for intestinal drug delivery

Abdul Kalam, Azad and Doolaanea, Abd Almonem and Sinan Mohammed Abdullah, Al-Mahmood and John F., Kennedy and Chatterjee, Bappaditya and Bera, Hriday (2021) Electro-hydrodynamic assisted synthesis of lecithin-stabilized peppermint oil-loaded alginate microbeads for intestinal drug delivery. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 185. pp. 861-875. ISSN 0141-8130

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Peppermint oil (PO) is the most prominent oil using in pharmaceutical formulations with its significant therapeutic value. In this sense, this oil is attracting considerable attention from the scientific community due to its traditional therapeutic claim, biological and pharmacological potential in recent research. An organic solventfree and environment-friendly electrohydrodynamic assisted (EHDA) technique was employed to prepared POloaded alginate microbeads. The current study deals with the development, optimization, in vitro characterization, in vivo gastrointestinal tract drug distribution and ex-vivo mucoadhesive properties, antioxidant, and antiinflammatory effects of PO-loaded alginate microbeads. The optimization results indicated the voltage and flow rate have a significant influence on microbeads size and sphericity factor and encapsulation efficiency. All these optimized microbeads showed a better drug release profile in simulated intestinal fluid (pH 6.8) at 2 h. However, a minor release was found in acidic media (pH 1.2) at 2 h. The optimized formulation showed excellent mucoadhesive properties in ex-vivo and good swelling characterization in intestine media. The microbeads were found to be well distributed in various parts of the intestine in in vivo study. PO-loaded alginate microbeads similarly showed potential antioxidant effects with drug release. The formulation exhibited possible improvement of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in MO-induced rats. It significantly suppressed proinflammatory cytokines, i.e., interleukin- IL-1β, and upregulated anti-inflammatory cytokine expression, i.e., IL-10. It would be a promising approach for targeted drug release after oral administration and could be considered an antiinflammatory therapeutic strategy for treating IBS.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7245/90814
Uncontrolled Keywords: Peppermint oil Emulsion Electrohydrodynamic Microencapsulation GIT distribution
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
Depositing User: Dr. Abd Almonem Doolaanea
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2021 14:27
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2021 14:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/90814

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