Control of the gastrointestinal digestion of solid lipid nanoparticles using PEGylated emulsifiers

Choongjin Ban, Myeongsu Jo, Seokwon Lim, Young Jin Choi

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Abstract

We prepared solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) with tristearin and various emulsifiers which had different chain length PEGs (10–100 times-repetition of ethylene glycol) to control their digestion fate in the gastrointestinal tract. Fabricated SLNs after acidic/high-ionic-strength media treatment were stable regardless of the ζ-potential (ZP) disappearance. Additionally, highly PEGylated SLNs successfully hindered the adsorption of both bile acid (BA) and lipase on the SLN surface, while lowly PEGylated SLNs interrupted that of only lipase. In simulated small intestinal fluid, lipolysis of highly PEGylated SLNs increased with decrease of the emulsifier density on the SLNs, whereas lipolysis of lowly PEGylated SLNs increased with decrease of the particle size. These results suggested that high PEGylation was more efficient than low PEGylation to hinder the lipolysis initiated from the competitive replacement of the SLN-covering emulsifiers with BAs. Consequently, the SLN digestion could be controlled by choosing the length and concentration of PEGylated emulsifiers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)442-452
Number of pages11
JournalFood Chemistry
Volume239
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Controllable digestion
  • Gastrointestinal digestion
  • Oral administration
  • Polyethylene glycol
  • Solid lipid nanoparticle

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