volume 273, issue 1-2, P75-83 2004
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2003.12.022
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Abstract: We attempted to develop an artificial lipoprotein-like particle, lipid nano-sphere (LNS), incorporating dexamethasone palmitate (DMP). LNS is 25-50 nm in diameter and is composed of soybean oil and egg lecithin. Potential drug carriers were compared with a conventional fat emulsion for intravenous nutrition, lipid microsphere (LM, d=200-300 nm), which is already used clinically. LM easily entered reticuloendothelial systems, such as the liver, and was rapidly cleared from the circulation. However, LNS showed m…

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