Characterization and Stability Analysis of Biopolymeric Matrices Designed for Phage-Controlled Release

Authors
Dini, Cecilia; Islan, German Abel; Castro, Guillermo Raul
Publication Year
2014
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Alginate and low methoxylated pectin gel matrices emulsified with oleic acid were studied for phage oral delivery. Matrix structural analysis revealed that emulsified pectin (EP) gel microbeads were harder and more cohesive than those of emulsified alginate (EA). EP showed high swelling capacity and slower matrix degradation in aqueous media, suggesting that oleic acid is mainly located on the surface of EP microbeads. EA and EP matrices having p-nitrophenyl palmitate (C-16 ester) as tracer dissolved into oleic acid and in the presence of lipase confirmed this hypothesis which is consistent with EP better phage protective capability. Surface analysis of gel microbeads by scanning electron microscopy revealed strong differences between EP and EA gel microbeads. Phage release kinetics was tested using semi-empirical mathematical models. Experimental curve best fitted the Korsmeyer–Peppas model, predicting transport mechanisms according to the high swelling and degradation of EP. The proposed encapsulation model represents an innovative technology for phage therapy, which can be extrapolated to other therapeutic purposes, using a simple environmentally friendly synthesis procedure and cheap food-grade raw materials.
Fil: Dini, Cecilia. Provincia de Buenos Aires. Gobernación. Comision de Invest.científicas. Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo En Criotecnología de Alimentos. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - la Plata. Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo En Criotecnología de Alimentos. Universidad Nacional de la Plata. Facultad de Cs.exactas. Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo En Criotecnología de Alimentos; Argentina
Fil: Islan, German Abel. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - la Plata. Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo En Fermentaciones Industriales. Universidad Nacional de la Plata. Facultad de Cs.exactas. Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo En Fermentaciones Industriales; Argentina
Fil: Castro, Guillermo Raul. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - la Plata. Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo En Fermentaciones Industriales. Universidad Nacional de la Plata. Facultad de Cs.exactas. Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo En Fermentaciones Industriales; Argentina
Subject
Modeling
Pectin
Alginate
Biopolymers
Microencapsulation
Phage therapy
Bioproductos, Biomateriales, Bioplásticos, Biocombustibles, Bioderivados, etc.
Biotecnología Industrial
INGENIERÍAS Y TECNOLOGÍAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/16110