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Título: Preservation of catechin antioxidant properties loaded in carbohydrate nanoparticles
Autor: Peres, Ivone
Rocha, Sandra
Gomes, Joana
Morais, Simone
Pereira, Maria do Carmo
Coelho, Manuel
Palavras-chave: Epigallocatechin gallate
Polymeric drug carrier
Data: 2011
Editora: Elsevier
Relatório da Série N.º: Carbohydrate Polymers; Vol. 86, Issue 1
Resumo: Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant with several pharmacological and biological activities, was encapsulated in carbohydrate particles to preserve its antioxidant properties and improve its bioavailability. Gum arabic–maltodextrin particles loaded with EGCG (EGCG/P) were successfully produced by homogenization and spray-drying, with an EGCG loading efficiency of 96 ± 3%. Spray-dried particles are spherical or corrugated and polydisperse with diameters less than 20 m. The particles in aqueous suspension revealed two main populations, with mean average diameters of 40 nm and 400 nm. Attenuated total reflection-infrared spectroscopy (ATR-IR) confirmed that EGCG was incorporated in the carbohydrate matrix by intermolecular interactions, maintaining its chemical integrity. Atomic force microscopy imaging proved the particle spherical shape and size. The present study demonstrates that the carbohydrate matrix is able to preserve EGCG antioxidant properties, as proof of concept to be used as polymeric drug carrier.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.22/3045
ISSN: 0144-8617
Versão do Editor: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861711002839
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