Anticoagulation and Drug Release Behavior of Curcumin-Loaded PLGA Films
Three kinds of curcumin-loaded films (3wt%, 5wt%, 8wt%) were prepared using poly(lactic acid-co-glycol acid (PLGA) as the carrier of curcumin, and studied. The result of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and X-ray electron spectroscopy (XPS) show that the curcumin is dispersed in the PLGA films. High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis suggests that the release of curcumin can last 22-43 days. A fewer number of adhered and activated platelets are observed on the curcumin-loaded PLGA films. The activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) increases for all curcumin-loaded films.
Young-Ha Kim, Chong-Su Cho, Inn-Kyu Kang, Suk Young Kim and Oh Hyeong Kwon
J. J. Tang et al., "Anticoagulation and Drug Release Behavior of Curcumin-Loaded PLGA Films", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 342-343, pp. 481-484, 2007