Processes, Volume 9, Issue 1 (January 2021) – 185 articles
Cover Story (view full-size image): Lactoferrin (Lf) is an iron-binding glycoprotein that is naturally found in milk from many mammals. Lf represents a powerful tool in the host-defense mechanism. However, with low availability during development and aging, Lf is often taken as an oral supplement. As the adult stomach rapidly digests Lf due to enzymatic hydrolysis, an effective encapsulation technique needs to be designed. Here, the particles from gas-saturated solutions (PGSS) were performed to encapsulate Lf with a natural enteric polymer, shellac, using scCO2. Temperatures and pressures were optimized, and the encapsulation efficiency was assessed. Finally, sustained-release profiles of Lf from shellac microcapsules were evaluated. View this paper
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