Design of Chitosan and Its Water Soluble Derivatives-Based Drug Carriers with Polyelectrolyte Complexes

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Qing-Xi Wu; Dong-Qiang Lin; Shan-Jing Yao;
  • Publisher: MDPI
  • Journal: Marine Drugs, volume 12, issue 12, pages 6,236-6,253 (issn: 1660-3397, eissn: 1660-3397)
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  • Identifiers: pmc: PMC4278227, doi: 10.3390/md12126236
  • Subject: drug carriers | chitosan | water soluble chitosan | targeted/controlled release | Review | polyelectrolyte complexes | Biology (General) | QH301-705.5
    mesheuropmc: carbohydrates (lipids) | macromolecular substances | technology, industry, and agriculture

Chitosan, the cationic polysaccharide derived from the natural polysaccharide chitin, has been studied as a biomaterial for more than two decades. As a polycationic polymer with favorable properties, it has been widely used to form polyelectrolyte complexes with polyani... View more
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