Acute Phase Proteins by Samols D., Agrawal A., Kushner I.

By Samols D., Agrawal A., Kushner I.

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A spherical shape, is most frequently availed. The spheres result from dripping a polymer solution into a hardening solution. Reviewing the publications from the area of bioencapsulation the bead shape is clearly dominating. Last but not least this is due to the fact that theoretical models are considerably simpler for the plain geometric shape of an ideal sphere. A detailed comparison of different methods for producing these spherical immobilised biocatalysts was gi ven by J ahnz et at. [4]. 3-40101 '.

Applications based on starch granules are scarce, but recently novel ways to exploit the granular form of starches have been introduced. Partially hydrolysed and crosslinked starch granules were suggested to be suitable carriers for various functional food components [6]. Hydrolysis was performed with the aid of amylases, and corn starch was suggested to be the preferable starch. To improve the absorption of the encapsulant, the surface of the granules was modified by proper agents. Another application - based on enzymatically treated starch granules without performing any cross-links between the granules - was also claimed to be able to function as flavour carrier [7].

Proc. 29: 2126-2127. ; Becchetti, E. and Brunetti, P. (2001) Cellular support systems for alginate microcapsules containing islets, as composite bioartificial pancreas. Ann. Y. Acad. Sci. 944: 240-251. ; Kokufuta, E. and Veliky, LA (1984) Preparation of hnmobilized Glucoamylase Using Ca-Alginate Gel Coated with Partially Quaternized Poly(ethyleneimine). Biotechno!. 26: 1393-1394. ; Lepage, Y. P. (1999) Studies on small «350 flm) alginate-poly-L-Iysine microcapsules. III. Biocompatibility of smaller versus standard microcapsules.

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