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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: New formulation of an old drug in hypertension treatment: the sustained release of captopril from cyclodextrin nanoparticles
Author: de Azevedo, MDM
Tasic, L
Fattori, J
Rodrigues, FHS
Cantos, FC
Ribeiro, LP
de Paula, V
Ianzer, D
Santos, RAS
Abstract: Captopril (CAP) was the first angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor to be developed and is widely used in hypertension treatment. On the other hand, cyclodextrins (CDs) are cyclic oligosaccharides whose cone-shaped cavity allows formation of noncovalent inclusion complexes with appropriately sized guest molecules, thus modifying guest physical, chemical, and biological properties. Herein, the physicochemical characterization and in vivo ACE inhibition evaluation of seven CAP/CD complexes are reported. The inclusion complexes were prepared by spray-drying, freeze-drying, kneading, or lyophilization methods and characterized by nuclear magnetic resonance, Fourier-transformed infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry, and scanning electron microscopy techniques. In vivo assays compared CAP and CAP/CD complex administration (0.5 mg kg(-1) or 0.09 mg kg(-1), n = 4-7) to evaluate the ACE inhibition by continuous infusion of angiotensin I (30 ng 50 mu L(-1) min(-1)) in conscious Wistar rats. The physicochemical analysis demonstrated complete amorphization and complexation between CAP and CDs, indicating the substitution of water molecules inside the CD cavity with CAP. During the infusion of angiotensin I, the administration of all CAP/CD complexes induced a reduction in mean arterial pressure similar to that observed upon CAP administration. The nanoparticles obtained by the kneading method (CAP/alpha-CD:KM) showed a potent and long-lasting inhibitory activity (similar to 22 hours) on the angiotensin I pressor effect. The results suggest that the inclusion complex of CAP and alpha-CD can function as a novel antihypertensive formulation that may improve therapeutic use of CAP by reducing its oral dose administration to once per day, thus providing better quality of life for almost 25% of the world's population who suffer from hypertension.
Subject: captopril
cyclodextrin nanoparticles
sustained release
Country: Nova Zelândia
Editor: Dove Medical Press Ltd
Citation: International Journal Of Nanomedicine. Dove Medical Press Ltd, v. 6, n. 1005, n. 1016, 2011.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.2147/IJN.S18999
Date Issue: 2011
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