Resveratrol is a phenolic compound with strong antioxidant activity, being promising for several applications in health, food, and cosmetics. It is generally extracted from plants or chemically synthesized, in both complex and not sustainable processes, but microbial biosynthesis of resveratrol can counter these drawbacks. In this work, resveratrol production by microbial biosynthesis from lignocellulosi...
Xylitol is a sugar alcohol widely used as a sweetener in pharmaceutical and food industries, and also a valuable building block for the production of several other value-added chemicals. Biotechnological production of xylitol by yeast-based bioconversion processes has been gaining increasing attention as a promising alternative production route to current chemical production. This article includes an ove...
The fabrication of ultrathin films that are electrically conductive and mechanically strong for electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding applications is challenging. Herein, ultrathin, strong, and highly flexible Ti3C2Tx MXene/bacterial cellulose (BC) composite films are fabricated by a scalable in situ biosynthesis method. The Ti3C2Tx MXene nanosheets are uniformly dispersed in the three-dimensiona...
Aim: To compare free and nanoparticle (NP)-encapsulated epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) for the treatment of Huntingtons disease (HD)-like symptoms in mice. Materials \& methods: EGCG was incorporated into PEGylated poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid NPs with ascorbic acid (AA). HD-like striatal lesions and motor deficit were induced in mice by 3-nitropropionic acid-intoxication. EGCG and EGCG/AA NPs were c...
The aim of this study was the development and characterization of a new microemulsion composed of sweet orange (Citrus sinensis L.) essential oils (EOCs) and evaluate its antibacterial and larvicide profiles. The optimal combination of EOCs, surfactant (Kolliphor EL), and water was achieved using a ternary phase diagram. EOCs were obtained from orange peel by steam-distillation and analyzed by gas chroma...
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