Preparation, Characterization, Toxicity and Pharmacodynamics of the Inclusion Complex of Brucea javanica Oil with β-cyclodextrin Polymers

Author(s): Rong-Rong Xu, Rong Hu*, Lin Chen, Bo Pan, Xing-Chen Wang, Huan-Huan Wu , Xian-Hong Song.

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Volume 18 , Issue 10 , 2017

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Background: The novel water-soluble inclusion complex of Brucea javanica oil (BJO) by β-cyclodextrin polymers (CDP) was prepared by saturated aqueous method and characterized by SEM, FT-IR and 1H NMR. Compared with BJO, the aqueous solubility of BJO-CDP (77.76%) greatly enhanced due to the water-soluble CDP host.

Results: In the acute toxicity test, the value of LD50 of BJO-CDP was 11.94 g/kg, suggesting the lower toxicity of BJO-CDP. Moreover, the pharmacodynamics of BJO-CDP was investigated by evaluating its inhibition effects on human hepatoma SMMC-7721 cells and mice transplantable colon cancer CT- 26 cells.

Conclusion: It has been revealed that BJO-CDP significantly decreased the toxicity of BJO and enhanced its anti-tumor activity. In conclusion, BJO-CDP could be a new and improved clinical formulation of BJO with higher water solubility, lower toxicity and enhanced anti-tumor activity.

Keywords: Brucea javanica oil, β-cyclodextrin polymers, aqueous solubility, acute toxicity test, pharmacodynamics, antitumor.

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Year: 2017
Page: [855 - 861]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1389201019666171211153209
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