Fábia Cristina Rossetti

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The hydrophilic character and aggregation phenomena exhibited by the photosensitizer zinc phthalocyanine tetrasulfonate (ZnPcSO(4)) make it difficult for this compound to penetrate the skin, and reduce the compound's photodynamic efficacy. A microemulsion (ME) was developed to increase the skin penetration of ZnPcSO(4) while avoiding its aggregation.(More)
Confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) is a useful image tool to study the fate of delivery systems and biomolecules applied into the skin. Through the use of fluorescence probes, it is possible to evaluate their behavior, like: i) interaction with the biological system [1]; ii) cellular uptake [2-3]; iii) depth of penetration [4]; iv) penetration routes(More)
The goal of this work was to study the liquid crystalline structure of a nanodispersion delivery system intended to be used in photodynamic therapy after loading with photosensitizers (PSs) and additives such as preservatives and thickening polymers. Polarized light microscopy and light scattering were performed on a standard nanodispersion in order to(More)
Chitosan treated alginate microparticles were prepared with the purpose of incorporating all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) using an inexpensive, simple and fast method, enhancing dermal localization and sustaining the release of ATRA into the skin. Microparticles characterization, drug-polymer interaction, release profile and in vitro skin retention were(More)
Nanodispersions of liquid-crystalline phases (NLPs) composed of monoolein and oleic acid were chosen as nanocarriers to improve the topical retention of the photosensitizer protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) and thereby optimize photodynamic therapy (PDT) using this photosensitizer. The nanodispersions were characterized by polarized light microscopy, small-angle(More)
Poly(D,L lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) based nanoparticles (NPs) are proposed for topical delivery of Protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) in Photodynamic Therapy of skin cancers. PpIX loaded into PLGA NPs showed nanometric average diameter (-280 nm), spherical forms and pH - 5.7, conditions suitable for topical application. In vitro release of PpIX from NPs was(More)
Transdermal delivery offers an attractive, noninvasive administration route but it is limited by the skin's barrier to penetration. Minimally invasive techniques, such as the use of microneedles (MNs), bypass the stratum corneum (SC) barrier to permit the drug's direct access to the viable epidermis. These novel micro devices have been developed to puncture(More)
We report the development of D, L lactic co-glycolic acid) (PLGA)-based nanoparticles (NPs) for topical delivery of protoporphyrin IX (PpIX), a photosensitizer (PS), in treatments like photodynamic therapy (PDT) of skin cancers. PpIX-NPs were obtained in ~75.0% yield, encapsulation efficiency of 67.7%, drug content of 50.3 μg mg(-1), average diameter of 290(More)
A fluorometric analytical method was developed for quantification of protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) in skin samples and receptor phase solution after in vitro cutaneous penetration/permeation studies. Analytical conditions used were: excitation and emission wavelengths: 400 nm and 632 nm; bandwidth: 0.5 nm; excitation and emission slits: 10/10. PpIX was recovered(More)
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