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Bricard Mbituyimana, Lin Mao, Sanming Hu, Muhammad Wajid Ullah, Kun Chen, Lina Fu, Weiwei Zhao, Zhijun Shi, Guang Yang. Bacterial cellulose/glycolic acid/glycerol composite membrane as a system to deliver glycolic acid for anti-aging treatment[J]. Journal of Bioresources and Bioproducts. doi: 10.1016/j.jobab.2021.02.003
Citation: Bricard Mbituyimana, Lin Mao, Sanming Hu, Muhammad Wajid Ullah, Kun Chen, Lina Fu, Weiwei Zhao, Zhijun Shi, Guang Yang. Bacterial cellulose/glycolic acid/glycerol composite membrane as a system to deliver glycolic acid for anti-aging treatment[J]. Journal of Bioresources and Bioproducts. doi: 10.1016/j.jobab.2021.02.003

Bacterial cellulose/glycolic acid/glycerol composite membrane as a system to deliver glycolic acid for anti-aging treatment

doi: 10.1016/j.jobab.2021.02.003
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  • Corresponding author: E-mail addresses: shizhijun@hust.edu.cn (Z. Shi), yang_sunny@yahoo.com (G. Yang); E-mail addresses: shizhijun@hust.edu.cn (Z. Shi), yang_sunny@yahoo.com (G. Yang)
  • Received Date: 2020-08-19
  • Accepted Date: 2020-10-19
  • Rev Recd Date: 2020-10-12
  • Glycolic acid (GA), as an anti-aging skincare ingredient, plays a pivotal role in anti-aging treatment. However, its benefits could be overshadowed due to its side effects including skin burning and irritation when overused. Bacterial cellulose (BC) is a highly pure form of cellulose, biosynthesized in the form of a swollen membrane by several kinds of bacteria that was demonstrated to modulate the release of model drugs owing to its porous and 3D fibrous network structure, and glycerol (GL), as a plasticizer, could enhance the controlled drug delivery. Herein, we report a topical controlled drug delivery system based on BC membrane, GA and GL for controlling sustainable release of GA to reduce its side effects on the skin, while maintaining its prolonged and maximum therapeutic effect. The results showed that the incorporation of GL increased the malleability and flexibility of BC/GA/GL membrane, as compared with BC/GA membrane. In addition, the GL enhanced the control of the GA delivery, as evidenced by a higher swelling capacity and thereby a slower release of the GA from BC/GA/GL membrane. More importantly, in vitro study indicated that both BC/GA and BC/GA/GL membranes could effectively stimulate endogenous collagen synthesis in NIH3T3 cells owing to the release of GA, and that BC/GA/GL membrane is more conducive to a long-term cell adhesion, spreading, and proliferation of NIH3T3 and HaCaT cells due to its lower and sustainable release of GA than BC/GA membrane. This study suggests the BC/GL/GA composite membrane holds great promise as an appealing platform to control the release of GA to greatly promote renewal of skin cells for effective anti-aging treatment.


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