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Evaluation of the potential of nanostructured lipid carriers for cutaneous administration of trans-resveratrol

Grant number: 11/19018-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2012
Effective date (End): May 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Pharmacy - Pharmaceutical Technology
Principal researcher:Marlus Chorilli
Grantee:Naiara Fachinetti
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas (FCFAR). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Araraquara , SP, Brazil


Exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation can induce the formation of free radicals on the surface of human skin, accelerating skin aging, which may be evidenced by hyperpigmentation, which brings as a consequence increase in the number of melanocytes and the activity of enzymes melanogênicas, beyond the release of proinflammatory mediators produced by keratinocytes, such as interleukin-1± and endothelin-1 (ET-1). Recent studies have shown that trans-resveratrol (RES), because of its antioxidant properties, depigmenting and anti-inflammatory, can be an important ally in the treatment of alterations resulting from photoaging. This way, his skin administration would be appropriate in order to locate it on their site of action. However, some physical and chemical properties, such as limited aqueous solubility, hampering their effectiveness topical therapy, since it has low penetration in the skin. An alternative is the incorporation of nanostructured systems, such as nanostructured lipid carriers (NLC), which have been successfully employed in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic area because they have the ability to compartmentalize, efficiently, several groups of active substances, modifying their properties and behavior in biological environment. Such systems appear to be particularly advantageous when administered topically in virtue of their interaction with the stratum corneum and other layers of the skin, the ability of arrangement of the active substance with a protective effect and sustainer of release. In this project intends to develop and characterize, in the physical-chemical, NLC for the incorporation of RES, in order to optimize its use as a depigmenting agent in the treatment of cutaneous photoaging.

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FACHINETTI, NAIARA; RIGON, ROBERTA BALANSIN; ELOY, JOSIMAR O.; SATO, MARIANA RILLO; DOS SANTOS, KAREN CRISTINA; CHORILLI, MARLUS. Comparative Study of Glyceryl Behenate or Polyoxyethylene 40 Stearate-Based Lipid Carriers for Trans-Resveratrol Delivery: Development, Characterization and Evaluation of the In Vitro Tyrosinase Inhibition. AAPS PHARMSCITECH, v. 19, n. 3, p. 1401-1409, APR 2018. Web of Science Citations: 6.

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