volume 269, issue 1, P37-49 2004
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2003.08.017
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Abstract: The present study was aimed at preparation, characterization, and performance evaluation of rifampicin-loaded aerosolized liposomes for their selective presentation to alveolar macrophages, that being the most dense site of tuberculosis infection. Egg phosphatidylcholine (PC)- and cholesterol (Chol)-based liposomes were modified by imparting negative charge (using dicetylphosphate, DCP) or by coating them with alveolar macrophage-specific ligands (maleylated bovine serum albumin, MBSA; and O-steroyl amylopecti…

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