Nill Bergstrand

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Liposomes are of interest as drug delivery tools for therapy of cancer and infectious diseases. We investigated conjugation of epidermal growth factor, EGF, to liposomes using the micelle-transfer method. EGF was conjugated to the distal end of PEG-DSPE lipid molecules in a micellar solution and the EGF-PEG-DSPE lipids were then transferred to preformed(More)
This review paper describes the present knowledge on the interaction of lipophilic, poorly water soluble, drugs with liposomal membranes and the reversibility of this interaction. This interaction is discussed in the context of equilibrium and spontaneous transfer kinetics of the drug, when the liposomes are brought in co-dispersion with other artificial or(More)
The structure and dynamics of two different pH-sensitive liposome systems were investigated by means of cryo-transmission electron microscopy and different photophysical techniques. Both systems consisted of dioleoylphosphatidylethanolamine (DOPE) and contained either oleic acid (OA) or a novel acid-labile polyethylene glycol-conjugated lipid(More)
The effects caused by poly(ethylene oxide)-poly(propylene oxide)-poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO-PPO-PEO; Pluronic) copolymers on the structure and stability of dioleoylphosphatidylethanolamine (DOPE) liposomes were studied by means of turbidity, leakage, and cryo-transmission electron microscopy investigations. The results show that by inclusion of Pluronics in(More)
The permeability effects induced by single-chained and double-chained poly(ethylene glycol)-surfactants were investigated by measuring the leakage of the fluorescent dye 5(6)-carboxy fluorescein from EPC liposomes. The standard incorporated amount of the surfactants was 5 mol%. Depending on the size of the poly(ethylene glycol) chain and especially on the(More)
The phase behavior of dilute mixtures of dioleoylphosphatidylethanolamine (DOPE) and reduced TritonX100 (TX100(r)) has been investigated at pH 7.4 and 10. Using simple turbidity measurements and optical observations, together with cryo-transmission electron microscopy (cryo-TEM), we estimate the phase boundaries. We show that at both pH 7.4 and 10, a very(More)
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