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The present research work explored the possibility of harnessing the benefits of vesicular carriers for overcoming imiquimod-associated complaints or side effects. Hybrid vesicles were prepared by the most common and easily scalable method, i.e., thin film hydration. The chaffing of myriad of factors, both process and material related, affecting the desirable attributes of conceived vesicles, was performed through Taguchi design. Based upon the analysis of Pareto chart and prior experiences, concentration of phospholipid and poloxamer 407 was selected for optimization by 2 levels, 13 run central composite design (CCD). The optimized hybrid vesicles contained 1% w/v phospholipid and 3% w/v poloxamer 407. The optimized hybrid vesicles were incorporated into the 3% w/v carbopol 940 gel and characterized for morphology, physicochemical properties, and rheological behavior. The release (%) and skin retention (% of total dose) across rat skin from gel at same amount of formulation was more than Imiquad®. The gel delivered the loaded cargo, preferably, in the viable region of skin and formed local depot in confocal microscopic studies. The gel followed one compartment open body dermatokinetic model in rat skin. There was not any harmful effect on the mice skin after repeated applications. The gel was stable at room conditions for 1 year.
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Screening techniques first developed in yeast to identify genes encoding interacting proteins. Variations are used to evaluate interplay between proteins and other molecules. Two-hybrid techniques refer to analysis for protein-protein interactions, one-hybrid for DNA-protein interactions, three-hybrid interactions for RNA-protein interactions or ligand-based interactions. Reverse n-hybrid techniques refer to analysis for mutations or other small molecules that dissociate known interactions.
Vesicles formed when cell-membrane coated pits (COATED PITS, CELL-MEMBRANE) invaginate and pinch off. The outer surface of these vesicles is covered with a lattice-like network of the protein CLATHRIN. Shortly after formation, however, the clathrin coat is removed and the vesicles are referred to as ENDOSOMES.
A pattern recognition receptor that binds several forms of imidazo-quinoline including the antiviral compound Imiquimod.
Vesicles secreted from MULTIVESICULAR BODIES into the extracellular environment when the multivesicular bodies fuse with the PLASMA MEMBRANE. Multivesicular bodies are formed from ENDOSOMES when they accumulate vesicles (sometimes referred to as "intraluminal vesicles") from inward budding of the endosome membrane.
Artifactual vesicles formed from the endoplasmic reticulum when cells are disrupted. They are isolated by differential centrifugation and are composed of three structural features: rough vesicles, smooth vesicles, and ribosomes. Numerous enzyme activities are associated with the microsomal fraction. (Glick, Glossary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1990; from Rieger et al., Glossary of Genetics: Classical and Molecular, 5th ed)
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