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In vivo assessment of nanostructured lipid carrier for oral delivery of zerumbone in leukemic mice model


Rahman, Heshu Sulaiman and Abdullah, R. and Othman, Hemn Hassan and Chartrand, Max Stanley and Abdul, Ahmad Bustamam and Ajdari, Zahra and Hosseinpour, Mahnaz and Abdul Samad, Nozlena (2014) In vivo assessment of nanostructured lipid carrier for oral delivery of zerumbone in leukemic mice model. In: Scientific Cancer Research Poster Competition in conjunction with Cancer Awareness Carnival 2014, 10 May 2014, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia. .


Cancer nanotherapeutics are progressing rapidly with innovative drug delivery systems to replace conventional delivery systems. Although, antitumor activity of zerumbone (ZER) has been reported, there has been no available information of ZER-loaded nanostructured lipid carrier (NLC) affects murine leukemia cells in vivo. In a previous study, ZER was incorporated into NLC by high pressure homogenization (HPH) technique. Physicochemical characterization included particle size, polydipersity index, zeta potential, pH, entrapment efficiency, loading capacity, stability study, and in vitro drug release, as well as physicochemical stability after being autoclaved and stored at 4˚C, 25˚C and 40˚C for 1 month, were examined. In this study, in vivo effects of ZER-NLC on murine leukemia WEHI-3B cells were investigated. The outcomes of histopathology, TEM and TUNEL assays of BALB/c leukemia mice revealed that the number of leukemia cells were significantly (P < 0.05) decreased in spleen tissue after four weeks of oral administration of ZER-NLC. In conclusion, NLC is suggested as a promising carrier for ZER oral delivery.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Institute of Bioscience
Publisher: UPM-MAKNA Cancer Research Laboratory, Institute of Bioscience
Keywords: Zerumbone nanoparticles; Leukemia; WEHI-3B cells; BALB/c mice
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2016 03:53
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2016 03:53
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/17228
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