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Spiral–Dextrin Complex Crystals: Efficient Approach for Colon-Targeted Resveratrol Delivery

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posted on 29.12.2020, 16:39 by Ping-Ping Wang, Zhi-Gang Luo, Tamer Mahmoud Tamer
In this work, spiral dextrin/resveratrol (SD/Res) crystal, a new colon-specific drug-delivery system, was established by a novel method of encapsulation and cocrystallization to improve the antidigestion ability compared with the SD/Res inclusion complex (SD/Res IC) prepared by encapsulation and coprecipitation. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) revealed that the SD/Res crystal formed a more regular and perfect crystallite than SD/Res IC. Moreover, the encapsulation ability and thermostability of the SD/Res crystal were enhanced as the chain length of SD was increased. In vitro digestion indicated that SD/Res IC merely achieved small intestine-targeted release of resveratrol, while the SD/Res crystal could act as a colon-specific delivery system to protect resveratrol from degradation by gastric acid and pancreatic enzymes. The SD-1/Res crystal presented much higher thermal stability and stronger gastrointestinal stability than other SD/Res crystals and SD/Res ICs, which facilitated its application as a novel colon-target delivery system for resveratrol.