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In vitro digestion of lactoferrin-glycomacropeptide nanohydrogels incorporating bioactive compounds: Effect of a chitosan coating

  • Food Hydrocolloids, 84, 267-275, 2018

Publisher: Elsevier


The behaviour of lactoferrin (Lf) – glycomacropeptide (GMP) nanohydrogels with and without a chitosan coating was evaluated during gastrointestinal digestion. The application of a chitosan coating allowed to reduce the protein degradation from 86% to 76% for Lf and from 71% to 53% for GMP. Protein bioaccessibility results showed that in nanohydrogels with chitosan coating 23% of Lf and 40% of GMP remained intact until absorption. Based on these results, the bioaccessibility of two different bioactive compounds encapsulated in Lf-GMP nanohydrogels with chitosan coating was evaluated during gast ...

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