Review Article

Chemical Modifications and Biological Activities of Polysaccharides

Author(s): Gangliang Huang, Xin Chen and Hualiang Huang

Volume 17, Issue 15, 2016

Page: [1799 - 1803] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/1389450117666160502151004

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The chemical modifications of polysaccharides involve the use of chemical methods to modify some special structures or functional groups of polysaccharides on the main chains or side chains. The chemical methods include sulfation, phosphorylation, acetylation, carboxymethylation etc. Therefore, spatial structures, and physical and chemical properties of polysaccharides change, which enhance the biological activities of polysaccharides, e.g., immune regulation, antivirus, anti-tumor, anti-oxidation, etc.

Keywords: Antioxidation effect, antitumor activity, antiviral action, biological activities, chemical modifications, immunoenhancement, polysaccharides.

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