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Liposomes encapsulating beta-carotene produced by the proliposomes method: characterisation and shelf life of powders and phospholipid vesicles

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Author(s):
Moraes, Marilia [1] ; Carvalho, Jose Mario P. [1] ; Silva, Cintia R. [1] ; Cho, Stefany [1] ; Sola, Mirella R. [1] ; Pinho, Samantha C. [1]
Total Authors: 6
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Food Engn, Fac Anim Sci & Food Engn, BR-13635900 Pirassununga, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; v. 48, n. 2, p. 274-282, FEB 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 38
Abstract

The objective of this study was to investigate the feasibility of producing proliposomes incorporating beta-carotene by spray drying and to assess the capacity of the liposomes produced by the hydration of the dry phospholipid particles to preserve the encapsulated carotenoid. Powders containing beta-carotene, hydrogenated phosphatidylcholine and sucrose were obtained and characterised in terms of crystallinity, morphology, thermal behaviour, density, solubility and hygroscopicity. The preservation of beta-carotene in the powder was evaluated for two storage conditions under normal atmosphere and vacuum. The proliposome was highly soluble, with all components embedded in the matrix and capable of preserving more than 90% of the incorporated beta-carotene for 60 days of refrigerated storage under vacuum. The liposome dispersions maintained their average size, polydispersity index and zeta potential for 100 days of storage. After 60 days, the degradation of encapsulated beta-carotene was minimal, and the colour of the dispersions was preserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/09394-3 - Incorporation of beta-carotene in liposomes: hydration of phospholipid powders produced by spray-drying
Grantee:Marília Moraes Lovison
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 09/01091-4 - Production of liposomes via hydration of dry phospholipid membranes: feasibility and characterization
Grantee:Cintia Ribeiro da Silva
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 09/01087-7 - Incorporation of carotenoid in liposomes by hydration of dry phospholipid particles
Grantee:Samantha Cristina de Pinho
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 09/14868-7 - Stabilization of liposome dispersions using xanthan gum
Grantee:Jose Mário Pereira de Carvalho
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation