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  • Comparison of ovalbumin and ovalbumin epitope peptide for transdermal delivery and vaccination mediated by the photothermal effect of gold nanorods.

Comparison of ovalbumin and ovalbumin epitope peptide for transdermal delivery and vaccination mediated by the photothermal effect of gold nanorods.

Journal of biomaterials science. Polymer edition (2017-07-20)
Aung Thu Haine, Yuji Miyamoto, Taishi Higashi, Keiichi Motoyama, Hidetoshi Arima, Takuro Niidome
ABSTRACT

Transdermal protein delivery is a powerful and attractive method for protein therapy and dermal vaccination compared with other administrations. However, this delivery method is restricted by the low permeability of the stratum corneum (SC), a hydrophobic barrier that restricts the entry of hydrophilic molecules such as proteins. In this study, we developed an improved gel patch system carrying ovalbumin and ovalbumin epitope peptide, and then compared their permeability into the skin. First, the gel patch was placed on mouse skin to allow contact with the polymer coated gold nanorods and then irradiated by a continuous-wave laser. Thermal ablation of the SC improved the permeability and translocation of ovalbumin and the peptide. Fluorescence images showed the translocation was enhanced when the skin was treated with the FITC-modified ovalbumin epitope peptide. However, induction of anti-OVA IgG production after treatment with the FITC-modified ovalbumin epitope peptide was lower than that with FITC-OVA.

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Sodium 4-vinylbenzenesulfonate, technical, ≥90% (T)