cyclodextrin

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cyclodextrin

(sī-klō-dĕks′trĭn)
A molecule made of linked dextrose subunits that can be used in drug delivery in the body. Cyclodextrins have lipid centers surrounded by water-soluble exteriors. This combination allows fat-soluble medicines to be carried through the bloodstream to lipid-rich organs like the brain.
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Inhibition of amylose and maltopentaose hydrolysis by alpha-, beta- and gamma-cyclodextrins.
Gamma-cyclodextrins were more successful than betacyclodextrins and were more cost-effective.
We also found that gamma-cyclodextrins were more successful than beta-cyclodextrins and were more cost-effective," Schmidt said.

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