Two Important Polysaccharides as Carriers for Drug Delivery

Author(s): Gangliang Huang, Yingli Chen, Yue Li, Dan Huang, Jie Han, Min Yang.

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 15 , Issue 13 , 2015

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Abstract:

Chitosan can be used to prepare the carriers, such as nanoparticles (NPs), intelligent gels, microspheres, nano/microencapsulation, and so on. Its applications in the drug delivery are more broad. Dextran can be combined with drugs by non-covalent crosslinking method or covalent modification mode in the course of delivery. The applications of chitosan and dextran as carriers for drug delivery were summed up herein.

Keywords: Applications, chitosan, carriers, dextran, drug delivery.

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VOLUME: 15
ISSUE: 13
Year: 2015
Page: [1103 - 1109]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1389557515666150709115945
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