Polysaccharides as drug carriers: biodisposition of fluorescein-labeled dextrans in mice.

The biodisposition of fluorescein-labeled dextrans (FDs) with different molecular weights (MW = 4-500 kDa) was systematically examined in mice. After intravenous injection of FDs at a dose of 120 mg/kg, the levels of FDs in the blood circulation and in the various organs were measured fluorometrically. FDs with a molecular weight lower than 20 kDa showed… CONTINUE READING