Lipids play a crucial role in drug delivery systems, particularly in lipid-based formulations such as liposomes, lipid nanoparticles, or lipid-based micelles. Lipids provide structural stability, enhance drug solubility, enable controlled release, and facilitate targeted drug delivery.
Among some of the most commonly used lipid molecules for drug delivery are:
Phosphatidylcholine (PC): PC is a major component of cell membranes and is widely used in liposomal formulations. It provides stability and biocompatibility to liposomes and facilitates drug encapsulation.
Phosphatidylethanolamine (PE): PE is another common phospholipid used in liposomal formulations. It helps stabilize liposomes and can modulate membrane fluidity.
2. Cholesterol: Cholesterol is often incorporated into lipid-based formulations to enhance stability, control membrane fluidity, and improve drug encapsulation. It can also influence the release kinetics of drugs from liposomes or lipid nanoparticles.
3. Sphingolipids: Sphingolipids, such as ceramides or sphingomyelins, have been explored for their potential in liposomal drug delivery. They can provide enhanced stability and modulate drug release characteristics.
4. Synthetic Lipids: Various synthetic lipids have been developed to overcome limitations or tailor specific properties for drug delivery systems. Examples include:
Dioleoylphosphatidylethanolamine (DOPE): DOPE is a commonly used synthetic lipid that can facilitate drug encapsulation, enhance transfection efficiency, and promote cellular uptake in liposomal formulations.
Lipid-like materials: Lipid-like materials, such as lipids derived from lipopolyamines or lipopolyamino acids, have been developed to enhance drug delivery properties, including stability and cellular uptake.
5. Solid Lipid Nanoparticles (SLNs):
Triglycerides: Triglycerides, such as glyceryl monostearate or glyceryl tripalmitate, are commonly used in solid lipid nanoparticles. They provide a solid matrix for drug encapsulation and controlled release.
Waxes: Waxes, such as cetyl palmitate or beeswax, are used as solid lipid components in SLNs to control drug release and stability.
6. PEGylated Lipids: Polyethylene glycol (PEG)-conjugated lipids, such as PEG-phospholipids, are used to modify the surface properties of lipid-based drug delivery systems. PEGylation improves stability, prolongs circulation time, and reduces immunogenicity.
AxisPharm, a global contract research organization, provides a comprehensive collection of lipids to our clients to facilitate their research in drug delivery and formulation. We also provide custom lipid synthesis with high quality and IP protection.
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|AP13629||DSPE-PEG-Vinylsulfone, MW 1K||1000||≥95%||Pricing|
|AP13628||DSPE-PEG-Cy3, MW 2K||2000||≥95%||Pricing|
|AP13626||DSPE-PEG-FITC, MW 1K||1000||≥95%||Pricing|
|AP13625||DSPE-PEG-Rhodamine, MW 1K||1000||≥95%||Pricing|
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