Fabrication and characterization of core-shell microspheres composed of pectin and arabinoxylans as controlled release systems for insulin

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Currently incidence of diabetes is increasing worldwide very, WHO classifies it as an epidemic (WHO, 2012) and in Mexico is the leading cause of death (IMSS, 2012). The traditional form of insulin subcutaneous injection, is [...]

Characterization of Nanostructural Modifications Introduced into a Model Pectic Homogalacturonan by Esterases or Chemical Saponification and Modeling of Enzyme Mode of Action

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Pectin functionality is largely dependent on the ratio of methylesterified/demethylesterified galacturonic acid (GalA) residues present in its polymeric homogalacturonan region (40 – 60 nm in length, 100 – 150 GalA residues) and how the two [...]