Glycans expressed on the forefront surface of cells participate in many key biological processes
via forming various glycoconjugates. The recognition of complex glycoconjugates as mediators
of important biological processes has stimulated investigation into their therapeutic potential. As the
increasing accessibility of glycoconjugates, it has been widely applied in the field of drug delivery.
This review particularly refers to the constitutive glycoconjugates of receptor-mediated binding of glycoprotein,
glycolipids and glycopeptides for cell-selective drug delivery, in order to broaden the future
therapeutic scope of drug delivery system and effective cancer therapy.
Keywords: Drug delivery, glycoconjugates, glycolipid, glycopeptide, glycoprotein, targeting.
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