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Positively charged micelles based on a triblock copolymer demonstrate enhanced corneal penetration

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Nanomedicine, September 2015
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Title
Positively charged micelles based on a triblock copolymer demonstrate enhanced corneal penetration
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International Journal of Nanomedicine, September 2015
DOI 10.2147/ijn.s90347
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Jingguo Li, Zhanrong Li, Tianyang Zhou, Junjie Zhang, Huiyun Xia, Heng Li, Jijun He, Siyu He, Liya Wang

Abstract

The cornea is a main barrier to drug penetration after topical application. The aim of this study was to evaluate the abilities of micelles generated from a positively charged triblock copolymer to penetrate the cornea after topical application. The triblock copolymer poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(ε-caprolactone)-g-polyethyleneimine was synthesized, and the physicochemical properties of the self-assembled polymeric micelles were investigated, including hydrodynamic size, zeta potential, morphology, drug-loading content, drug-loading efficiency, and in vitro drug release. Using fluorescein diacetate as a model drug, the penetration capabilities of the polymeric micelles were monitored in vivo using a two-photon scanning fluorescence microscopy on murine corneas after topical application. The polymer was successfully synthesized and confirmed using nuclear magnetic resonance and Fourier transform infrared. The polymeric micelles had an average particle size of 28 nm, a zeta potential of approximately +12 mV, and a spherical morphology. The drug-loading efficiency and drug-loading content were 75.37% and 3.47%, respectively, which indicates that the polymeric micelles possess a high drug-loading capacity. The polymeric micelles also exhibited controlled-release behavior in vitro. Compared to the control, the positively charged polymeric micelles significantly penetrated through the cornea. Positively charged micelles generated from a triblock copolymer are a promising vehicle for the topical delivery of hydrophobic agents in ocular applications.

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Unknown 51 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 29%
Student > Postgraduate 5 10%
Researcher 5 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 8%
Student > Master 3 6%
Other 3 6%
Unknown 16 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 14 27%
Chemistry 4 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 6%
Materials Science 3 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 6%
Other 6 12%
Unknown 18 35%
Attention Score in Context

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 November 2022.
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#7,778,730
of 25,374,917 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#908
of 4,123 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#83,997
of 276,789 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Nanomedicine
#30
of 154 outputs
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