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Table 1 Characteristics of Cur loaded MPs (mean ± SD; n = 3)

From: Oral colon-targeting core–shell microparticles loading curcumin for enhanced ulcerative colitis alleviating efficacy

MPs Particle size (µm) Zeta potential (mV) Specific surface (cm2/g) Drug loading (%) Encapsulation efficiency (%)
Cur/MPs 4.73 ± 0.18  + 28.5 ± 0.9 1906.912 ± 3.756 9.98 ± 0.18 98.56 ± 1.23
Shellac@Cur/MPs 2.84 ± 0.15 − 25.3 ± 1.2 2773.356 ± 2.346 8.12 ± 0.19 95.97 ± 3.51