Liposomes may help efficiency of oral delivery of peptides

In a study in the Jan-Feb 2008 edition of Molecular Pharmaceutics, researchers studies whether or not liposomes could help with the oral delivery of proteins like serrapeptase.  A liposome is an artificially prepared “bubble” whose surface is made of a lipid bilayer.  This is very similar to the structure of our own cell membranes.  Liposomes are used for drug delivery in other cases quite successfully.

The researchers compared the permeability & absorption of pure serrapeptase against liposomal formulations containing the enzyme.  Their results showed that incorporating the enzyme in liposomes did indeed improve the permeability and absorption of serrapeptase.  Liposome are therefore a potential delivery method for oral administration of this enzyme.

Read the article here.

About Andy

I suffered a serious neck injury when I was about 19 years old. That problem didn't affect me until I was in my 40s, but I then suffered two prolapsed discs in my neck and problems with my right arm and hand. Serrapeptase was recommended by my chiropractor to try to break up the scar tissue around the vertebrae that were causing me the problems. It seemed to help me with my problem, so created this site to help inform people what serrapeptase is, what it can do and just as importantly, what it cannot do. I hope you find the information useful.

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