Combined Nanofibrous Face Mask: Co-Formulation of Lipases and Antibiotic Agent by Electrospinning Technique

Balogh Weiser, Diána and Molnár, Alexandra and Tóth, Gergő Dániel and Koplányi, Gábor and Szemes, József and Decsi, Balázs and Katona, Gábor and Salamah, Maryana and Ender, Ferenc and Kovács, Anita and Berkó, Szilvia and Budai-Szűcs, Mária and Balogh, György Tibor (2023) Combined Nanofibrous Face Mask: Co-Formulation of Lipases and Antibiotic Agent by Electrospinning Technique. PHARMACEUTICS, 15 (4). No-1174. ISSN 1999-4923

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The application of enzyme-based therapies has received significant attention in modern drug development. Lipases are one of the most versatile enzymes that can be used as therapeutic agents in basic skin care and medical treatment related to excessive sebum production, acne, and inflammation. The traditional formulations available for skin treatment, such as creams, ointments or gels, are widely applied; however, their use is not always accompanied by good drug penetration properties, stability, or patient adherence. Nanoformulated drugs offer the possibility of combining enzymatic and small molecule formulations, making them a new and exciting alternative in this field. In this study polymeric nanofibrous matrices made of polyvinylpyrrolidone and polylactic acid were developed, entrapping lipases from Candida rugosa and Rizomucor miehei and antibiotic compound nadifloxacin. The effect of the type of polymers and lipases were investigated, and the nanofiber formation process was optimized to provide a promising alternative in topical treatment. Our experiments have shown that entrapment by electrospinning induced two orders of magnitude increase in the specific enzyme activity of lipases. Permeability investigations indicated that all lipase-loaded nanofibrous masks were capable of delivering nadifloxacin to the human epidermis, confirming the viability of electrospinning as a formulation method for topical skin medications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: nanoformulation; nano mask; electrospinning; skin treatment; acne vulgaris; lipase
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QD Chemistry / kémia
R Medicine / orvostudomány > RS Pharmacy and materia medica / gyógyszerészet, gyógyászati eszközök
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2023 12:29
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2023 12:29

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