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Table 1 Physicochemical characterization of the formulations

From: Melatonin-loaded lipid-core nanocapsules protect against lipid peroxidation caused by paraquat through increased SOD expression in Caenorhabditis elegans

  Particle size (nm) Zeta potential (mV) pH Span PDI
D [3, 4]a z-averageb
LNC 205 ± 4.4 199 ± 0.2 - 6.40 ± 0.6 5.36 ± 0.3 1.74 ± 0.02 0.10 ± 0.01
Mel-LNC 203 ± 3.6 199 ± 2.5 −5.20 ± 0.2 5.46 ± 0.2 1.77 ± 0.02 0.12 ± 0.04
  1. alaser diffratometry; bdynamic light scattering analysis; LNC Unloaded lipid-core nanocapsules, Mel-LNC Melatonin-loaded lipid-core nanocapsules. Results are expressed as mean ± SD. Number of samples?