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Recent Development in Applications of Important Biopolymer Chitosan in Biomedicine, Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products.

Dhillon, Gurpreet Singh; Kaur, Surinder; Sarma, Saurabh Jyoti; Brar, Satinder Kaur; Verma, Mausam; Surampalli, Rao Y. (2013). Recent Development in Applications of Important Biopolymer Chitosan in Biomedicine, Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products. Current Tissue Engineering , vol. 2 , nº 1. p. 20-40. DOI: 10.2174/2211542011302010004.

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In recent years, considerable attention has been given to functional biomaterials (BMs) for their potential applications in the biomedical field. Among them, the biopolymer chitosan (CTS) has been receiving increasing attention. Owing to its unique and appealing biological properties, such as biocompatibility, tunable biodegradability, antimicrobial, and wound healing activity, it is considered suitable for biomedical applications. CTS and its derivatives are promising candidates as a supporting material for tissue engineering applications due to their porous structure, gel forming properties, ease of chemical modification and high affinity to in vivo macromolecules. These BMs showed great potential due to their polyelectrolyte properties, the presence of reactive functional groups, high adsorption capacity, and anti-tumor effect. Remarkably, the application of CTS has been gaining attention in the regenerative medicine due to its structural similarity to glycosaminoglycans, which are components of a tissue’s extracellular matrix.

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Mots-clés libres: biomaterials; biomedicine; chitosan; chitooligosaccharides; personal care products; tissue engineering
Centre: Centre Eau Terre Environnement
Date de dépôt: 05 déc. 2016 20:45
Dernière modification: 11 janv. 2017 20:36
URI: http://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/3422

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