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Quercetin-Loaded Microcapsules Ameliorate Experimental Colitis in Mice by Anti-inflammatory and Antioxidant Mechanisms.
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PMID:  23347547     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Quercetin (1) is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant flavonoid. However, the oral administration of 1 did not lead to beneficial effects in experimental animal colitis models, which involve cytokines and oxidative stress. A possible explanation is that the absorption profile of 1 prevents its activity. Therefore, it was reasoned that the controlled release of 1 would improve its therapeutic effect. Thus, the therapeutic effect and mechanisms of 1-loaded microcapsules in acetic acid-induced colitis in mice were evaluated. Microcapsules were prepared using pectin/casein polymer and 1. The oral administration of 1-loaded microcapsules decreased neutrophil recruitment, attenuated histological alterations, and reduced macroscopical damage, edema, and IL-1β and IL-33 production in the colon samples. Microcapsules loaded with 1 also prevented the reduction of anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 and the antioxidant capacity of the colon. These preclinical data indicate that pectin/casein polymer microcapsules loaded with 1 improved the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of 1 compared to the nonencapsulated drug. Therefore, quercetin seems to be a promising active molecule in inflammatory bowel disease if provided with adequate controlled release.
Carla F S Guazelli; Victor Fattori; Barbara B Colombo; Sandra R Georgetti; Fabiana T M C Vicentini; Rubia Casagrande; Marcela M Baracat; Waldiceu A Verri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of natural products     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1520-6025     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nat. Prod.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7906882     Medline TA:  J Nat Prod     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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