Tran Thi Hai yen, Tran Thi Hue, Pham Quoc Doanh, Duong Thi Thuan, Pham Thi Minh Hue

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This study aims to formulate berberin (BBR) proliposomes by film-deposition on carrier surface to increase BBR’s solubility and permeability through biological membranes. Proliposomes were hydrated in water to form BBR liposomes for determining the size and distribution of the vesicles. Differential thermal analysis was used to evaluate the BBR proliposomes. The study results show that berberin proliposomes prepared with hydrogenated soy phosphatidylcholine: cholesterol: berberin with a molar ratio of 9:1:6 using sorbitol as carrier with a weight ratio to lipid of 10:1. The obtained BBR proliposomes in the form of a dry yellowish powder were hydrated in water to form BBR liposomes with an average diameter of about 8.41μm. The results of the differential thermal analysis show that BBR was dispersed in molecular form into proliposomes.


Berberin, proliposomes, sorbitol, film-deposition on the carrier method.


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