This work aims at designing a drug delivery system for rifampicin (RIF) to be used for the therapy of infections from mycobacterium tuberculosis or other lung-colonizing bacteria. We are proposing, in particular, the delivery of RIF by micelles based on inulin functionalized with vitamin E (INVITE). We previously demonstrated that INVITE micelles are formed from the self-assembling sustained by the interaction, within the hydrophobic core, of aromatic groups belonging to vitamin E. It points on the effectiveness of these biocompatible systems in incorporating aromatic-group-bearing hydrophobic drug such as RIF. The succinilated derivative of INVITE, namely INVITESA, was further studied. Other than a full physicochemical characterization, the obtained micelles containing RIF were tested for their antibacterial activity against Gram- or Gram+bacteria including mycobacterium smegmatis. Furthermore, uptake studies on human alveolar macrophages and MTT studies were performed.

Drug delivery of rifampicin by natural micelles based on inulin: Physicochemical properties, antibacterial activity and human macrophages uptake

Trapani, Adriana;Mandracchia, Delia
2019

Abstract

This work aims at designing a drug delivery system for rifampicin (RIF) to be used for the therapy of infections from mycobacterium tuberculosis or other lung-colonizing bacteria. We are proposing, in particular, the delivery of RIF by micelles based on inulin functionalized with vitamin E (INVITE). We previously demonstrated that INVITE micelles are formed from the self-assembling sustained by the interaction, within the hydrophobic core, of aromatic groups belonging to vitamin E. It points on the effectiveness of these biocompatible systems in incorporating aromatic-group-bearing hydrophobic drug such as RIF. The succinilated derivative of INVITE, namely INVITESA, was further studied. Other than a full physicochemical characterization, the obtained micelles containing RIF were tested for their antibacterial activity against Gram- or Gram+bacteria including mycobacterium smegmatis. Furthermore, uptake studies on human alveolar macrophages and MTT studies were performed.
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