Journal of Toxicology / 2011 / Article / Fig 1

Review Article

Liposomal Antioxidants for Protection against Oxidant-Induced Damage

Figure 1

Schematic representation of a liposome containing antioxidants. Liposomes are artificially prepared vesicles made of lipid bilayer. Water-soluble compounds (e.g., N-acetylcysteine (NAC)) can be encapsulated in the aqueous phase, while lipid-soluble compounds (e.g., α-tocopherol) can be incorporated into the lipid bilayer of the liposome.