Combination of Microemulsion for Topical Deliverying Tripterygium Wilfordii Multiglycoside
The purpose of this study was to explore the potential application of the combination of microemulsion as a topical delivery vehicle in enhancing the absorption and efficacy of tripterygium wilfordii multiglycoside (TWM). Various microemulsion formulations were developed and an optimal microemulsion (TWM-ME)，which presented spherical droplets and consisted of RH-40, IPM and water was 27: 3.3: 69.7 by weight. It possessd an average droplet size of 23.6 nm, a low viscosity of (3.56±0.12) mm2•s-1 Zeta electric potential was (–5.35±0.42) mV, refractive index was (1.3617±0.0051) nD20, conductivity was (97.6±3.6) μs/cm. Compared to the control solution, TWM-ME provided better skin permeability in vitro. Moreover, TWM-ME has noticeable anti-inflammatory and immune suppression effect. These results indicate that the combination of microemulsion represents an effective vehicle for topical delivery of TWM.
X. He et al., "Combination of Microemulsion for Topical Deliverying Tripterygium Wilfordii Multiglycoside", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 694, pp. 881-885, 2011