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Se-Kwon Kim's Chitin and Chitosan Derivatives: Advances in Drug Discovery PDF

By Se-Kwon Kim

ISBN-10: 1466566280

ISBN-13: 9781466566286

A traditional long-chain polymer, chitin is the most section of the mobilephone partitions of fungi, the exoskeletons of arthropods (including crustaceans and insects), the radulas of mollusks, and the beaks and inner shells of cephalopods. although, marine crustacean shells are the first resources of the chitin spinoff chitosan. Chitin and chitosan are priceless for numerous organic and biomedical functions, even though they've been restricted via negative solubility some time past. present examine makes a speciality of expanding their solubility and bioactivity via molecular adjustments. The ensuing derivatives are receiving a lot consciousness for attention-grabbing homes, resembling biocompatibility, biodegradability, and nontoxicity, that cause them to compatible to be used within the biomedical field.

Chitin and Chitosan Derivatives: Advances in Drug Discovery and Developments offers present learn traits within the synthesis of chitin and chitosan derivatives, their organic actions, and their biomedical purposes. half I discusses uncomplicated information regarding the synthesis and characterization of various derivatives, together with the coaching of chitin nanofibers. half II covers chitin and chitosan changes because the foundation for organic purposes. It describes antioxidant, anti inflammatory, anticancer, antiviral, anticoagulant, and antimicrobial actions. half III addresses chemically changed and composite fabrics of chitin and chitosan derivatives for biomedical functions, corresponding to tissue engineering, nanomedicine, drug supply, and wound dressing.

A must-have reference for beginners and specialists in biotechnology, typical items, fabrics technological know-how, nutraceuticals, and biomedical engineering, this publication offers quite a lot of organic and biomedical functions of chitin and chitosan derivatives for drug discovery and development.

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