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micelles

Tiny aggregates of fatty acids and monoglycerides formed by the detergent action of the bile acids on digested fats so that these materials can be made soluble and absorbed into the LACTEALS of the intestinal VILLI.
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And targeting of such micelles by attaching ligands for specific receptors could potentially reduce the extent of nonspecific toxicity associated with many drugs [14, 15].
Based on comparisons of plasma AUC, the study demonstrates significant differences between the three curcumin formulations with total AUG as follows: native curcumin 66 [+ or -]116 nmol/Lxh, curcumin micronisate 583 [+ or -]289 nrnol/Lxh, and curcumin micelle 12148 [+ or -]4547 nmol/Lxh.
The hydrated SDS crystals observed at low temperatures melt to form micelles when temperature is increased.
In the right solvent, a block copolymer of PFS and polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) forms cylindrical micelles with a core composed of crystalline PFS and a corona made of PDMS; Winnik calls them 'hairy rods.
Micelles are nano-sized, measuring about 25-50 nanometers (one nanometer is one billionth of a meter), and can function as nanocarriers for drug delivery.
Acidification of milk leads to the disruption of the internal structural properties of casein micelles due to the solubilization of CCP (Dalgleish and Law, 1989).
The transfer of solutes from water to the micelles is a diffusion process and hence much faster than most chemical reactions.
The experimental treatment uses spheres called copolymer micelles that fuse with injured nerve fibers and prevent inflammation from doing more damage to surrounding nerves.
Dietary fat is absorbed only after the formation of mixed micelles in the upper part of the small intestine, through the interaction of ingested lipids and bile salts from the gall bladder.
The human body needs to convert fat-soluble nutrients into micelles prior to absorbing them.
When the concentration gets high enough, however, the molecules begin to arrange themselves in hollow spheres, rods and disks called micelles.
He has pursued a well-organized and focused research program addressing several controversial issues: (1) relative contributions of different nucleation mechanisms (micelles, droplets, and homogeneous), (2) the fate of radicals in persulfate initiated emulsion polymerization, (3) the mechanism and rate determining step of radical entry into monomer-swollen micelles, droplets, or particles, (4) particle nucleation using oil-soluble initiators, and (5) the role of aggregation in particle formation and growth.