12 April 2002 Investigation of phosphatidylcholine enhancing FITC-insulin across buccal mucosa by confocal laser scanning microscopy
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Proceedings Volume 4536, International Workshop on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine; (2002); doi: 10.1117/12.462526
Event: International Workshop on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine, 2001, Wuhan, China
Abstract
The aim was to characterize the transport of fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)-labeled dextran and insulin with different resoluble compounds for peptides and proteins through buccal mucosa. The penetration rate of insulin molecules through porcine buccal mucosa (a nonkeratinized epithelium, comparable to human buccal mucosa) was investigated by measuring transbuccal fluxes and by analyzing the distribution of the fluorescent probe in the rabbit buccal mucosa epithelium, using confocal laser scanning microscopy for visualizing permeation pathways. The confocal images of the distribution pattern of FITC-dextran and FITC-insulin showed that the paracellular route is the major pathway of FITC-dextran through buccal mucosa epithelium, the intra-cellular route is the major pathway of FITC-insulin through buccal mucosa epithelium. The permeation rate can be increased by co-administration of soybean phosphatidylcholine (SPC).
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Weiqun Tian, Li Su, Shaoqun Zeng, Qingming Luo, Qiuhua Gao, Huibi Xu, "Investigation of phosphatidylcholine enhancing FITC-insulin across buccal mucosa by confocal laser scanning microscopy", Proc. SPIE 4536, International Workshop on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine, (12 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.462526; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.462526
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Confocal laser scanning microscopy

Tissues

Proteins

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Absorption

In vitro testing

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