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This paper reports on the study of the interactions between ascorbic acid (AA) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) in aqueous solution as well as in films (BSA/AA films) prepared by the layer-by-layer technique. Regarding to solution studies, a hyperchromism (in the range of ultraviolet) was found as a function of AA concentration, which suggested the formation(More)
Interactions between proteins and drugs, which can lead to formation of stable drug-protein complexes, have important implications on several processes related to human health. These interactions can affect, for instance, free concentration, biological activity, and metabolism of the drugs in the blood stream. Here, we report on the UV-Visible spectroscopic(More)
The development of systems for the controlled release of drugs is important because they allow the control of drug absorption and tissue distribution and also can reduce local toxicity. This study aimed to assemble and characterize two types of release systems, consisting of layer-by-layer films obtained from poly(allylamine) hydrochloride with chlorophyll(More)
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