Construction of hyaluronic acid noisome as functional transdermal nanocarrier for tumor therapy

Ming Kong, Hyunjin Park, Chao Feng, Lin Hou, Xiaojie Cheng, Xiguang Chen

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To develop a functional nanosized transdermal drug delivery system for tumor therapy, amphiphilic hyaluronic acid (HA) based niosome was constructed combining transdermal and tumor targeting ability in one entity. HA esterified with monostearin, the conjugate labeled as HA-GMS self-Assembled onto niosome surface and formed HA-niosome. The multilayer vesicle had small size (around 40 nm), good stability and desirable drug encapsulating efficacy, and well compatible with blood. It exhibited better endocytosis to mouse breast tumor cell (4T1) than the control chitosan nanoparticle, which was verified qualitatively and quantitatively. Skin permeation of HA-niosome was proven to be efficient using in vitro stratum corneum model and in vivo fluorescence observation. Histological section study confirmed the security and efficiency of transdermal permeation. The results evidence HA-niosome to be exciting and promising for tumor therapy through trandermal administration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)634-641
Number of pages8
JournalCarbohydrate Polymers
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 15

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study is supported by grant from NSFC ( 31240007 and 81271727 ) and Shandong Youth Scientist Awards Foundation ( BS2012SW024 ).


  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Niosome
  • Transdermal
  • Tumor therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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