Nissim Garti

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Microemulsions are clear, stable, isotropic mixtures of oil, water, and surfactant, frequently in combination with a cosurfactant. Microemulsions have been intensively studied during the last decades by many scientists and technologists because of their great potential in many food and pharmaceutical applications. The use of microemulsions is advantageous(More)
Calcium ion concentration versus time was measured in solutions containing admixture of 10 per cent tested urine of normals and stone-formers, during induced calcium oxalate precipitation. A Discriminating Index was formulated by statistical analysis of the data. It was found that stone-formers and normals differ significantly with respect to the(More)
Lutein, a naturally occurring carotenoid, is widely distributed in fruits and vegetables and is particularly concentrated in the Tagetes erecta flower. Epidemiological studies suggest that a high lutein intake (6 mg/day) increases serum levels that are associated with a lower risk of cataract and age-related macular degeneration. Lutein can either be free(More)
Analysis of the phenolic constituents of shea (Vitellaria paradoxa) kernels by LC-MS revealed eight catechin compounds-gallic acid, catechin, epicatechin, epicatechin gallate, gallocatechin, epigallocatechin, gallocatechin gallate, and epigallocatechin gallate-as well as quercetin and trans-cinnamic acid. The mean kernel content of the eight catechin(More)
One of the theories for the reduction of cholesterol (CH) in the blood stream by the consumption of phytosterols (PS) states that these two types of sterols compete for solubilization within the dietary mixed micelles (DMM). In this study, a fully dilutable nonionic microemulsion system was used as a model to explain a possible competitive solubilization(More)
Evidence on the role of phosphatidylcholine (PC) as a membrane permeability enhancer was the driving force in forming new liquid nanosized (modified microemulsions) oral delivery system containing PC molecules. In this study we have demonstrated the feasibility of constructing phase diagrams with a large isotropic regions capable of being fully diluted with(More)
The main focus and efforts for the next few years in the area of emulsion technology will be to improve stability and control the release of active matter in double emulsions (3rd World Congress on Emulsions, Lyon, France, September 2002). Almost any possible blends of low-molecular weight emulsifiers, oils, cosolvents and coemulsifiers have been already(More)
Enhanced systemic absorption in vivo and percutaneous penetration in vitro was demonstrated after transdermal administration of diclofenac sodium formulated in U-type microemulsion. Diclofenac sodium was solubilized in a typical four-component system consisting of an oil, polyoxyethylene-10EO-oleyl alcohol (Brij 96V) as the surfactant, and 1-hexanol along(More)
This is the first of a two-part study focusing on a novel dispersion method which enables increasing the crystallization rate of polypropylene (PP) through the incorporation of nucleating agent HPN-68 into the molten polymer using a microemulsion as a nanovehicle. The cycle time for processing the PP is significantly reduced and thus the effectiveness of(More)