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*  Nanoparticles for drug delivery to the brain
PBCA, chitosan, and PLGA nanoparticles were used as delivery systems for these drugs. Overall, the results from each drug ... and chitosan are also materials of interest. PBCA undergoes degradation through enzymatic cleavage of its ester bond on the ...
*  Chitin
Chitosan is produced commercially by deacetylation of chitin; chitosan is soluble in water, while chitin is not. Nanofibrils ... Chitin and chitosan are under development as scaffolds in studies of how tissue grows and how wounds heal, and in efforts to ... Chitin and chitosan have been explored as a vaccine adjuvant due to its ability to stimulate an immune response. ... PMC 2866471 . Chitosan#Agricultural .26 Horticultural use Shahidi, F.; Arachchi, J.K.V.; Jeon, Y.-J. (1999). "Food applications ...
*  Chitosan
... hemostatic agents are often chitosan salts made from mixing chitosan with an organic acid (such as succinic or lactic ... Chitosan has a long history for use as a fining agent in winemaking. Fungal source chitosan has shown an increase in settling ... Chitosan can be used in hydrology as a part of a filtration process. Chitosan causes the fine sediment particles to bind ... This means chitosan can be used to transport a drug to an acidic environment, where the chitosan packaging will then degrade, ...
*  Mucoadhesion
Among non-covalent bonds likely ionic interactions such as interactions of mucoadhesive chitosans with the anionically charged ... doi:10.1016/S0939-6411(03)00061-4. Bernkop-Schnürch, A; Dünnhaupt, S (August 2012). "Chitosan-based drug delivery systems". Eur ...
*  Andreas Bernkop-Schnürch
Jayakumer, R; Prabaharan, M; Muzzarelli, RAA (2011). Chitosan for Biomaterials I. Springer. ISBN 978-3-642-23114-8. Dumitriu, S ... chitosan-n-acetylcysteine&Search=Search https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=thiomer&Search=Search http://crstodayeurope ...
*  Thiomer
"Chitosan and thiolated chitosan: Novel therapeutic approach for preventing corneal haze after chemical injuries". Carbohydr. ... "Chitosan and thiolated chitosan: Novel therapeutic approach for preventing corneal haze after chemical injuries". Carbohydr. ... Bae, IH; Jeong, BC; Kook, MS; Kim, SH; Koh, JT (2013). "Evaluation of a thiolated chitosan scaffold for local delivery of BMP-2 ... In case of thiolated chitosan, for instance, a more than 10,000-fold increase in viscosity within a few minutes was shown . ...
*  Natural fiber
One difference between chitin and chitosan is that chitosan is soluble in acidic aqueous solutions. Chitosan is easier to ... Chitosan is a deacetylated derivative of chitin. When the acetylized composition of the copolymer is below 50% it is chitosan. ... Due to its ease of processing, chitosan is used in biomedical applications. Collagen is a structural protein, often referred to ... Chitosan is a semicrystalline "polymer of β-(1-4)-2-amino-2-deoxy-D-glucose". ...
*  Electrophoretic light scattering
pKa values of chitosans can be calculated from the dependency of electrophoretic mobility values on pH and charge density. Like ... "Chitosan-graft-polyethylenimine as a gene carrier." Journal of Controlled Release 117.2 (2007): 273-280. Hartford, S. L., and W ... "Electrophoretic light scattering studies of chitosans with different degrees of N-acetylation." Biomacromolecules 2.4 (2001): ... proteins, the size and zeta potential of chitosans can be determined through ELS. ELS has also been applied to nucleic acids ...
*  PH-sensitive polymers
Chitosan, a frequently used example, is cationic. Since DNA is negatively charged, DNA could be attached to chitosan as a way ... Examples include chitosan, hyaluronic acid, and dextran. ...
*  Catalase
Akkuş Çetinus Ş, Nursevin Öztop H (June 2003). "Immobilization of catalase into chemically crosslinked chitosan beads". Enzyme ...
*  Antimicrobial polymer
Although the antimicrobial effect is attributed to antifungal properties of chitosan, it may be possible that the chitosan acts ... Chitosan has been used as a coating and appears to protect fresh vegetables and fruits from fungal degradation. ... Currently, work has involved the introduction of alkyl groups to the amine groups to make quaternized N-alkyl chitosan ... Cationic polymers such as chitosan promote cell adhesion. This is because charged amines interact with negative charges on the ...
*  Autologous patient-specific tumor antigen response
Song S, Zhou F, Nordquist RE, Carubelli R, Liu H, Chen WR (June 2009). "Glycated chitosan as a new non-toxic immunological ... Chen WR, Korbelik M, Bartels KE, Liu H, Sun J, Nordquist RE (2005). "Enhancement of laser cancer treatment by a chitosan- ...
*  Chitosanase
... (EC 3.2.1.132) is an enzyme with systematic name chitosan N-acetylglucosaminohydrolase. This enzyme catalyses the ... 7-M chitosanase on partially N-acetylated chitosan". Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 56: 448-453. doi:10.1271/bbb.56.448. PMID ... linkages between D-glucosamine residues in a partly acetylated chitosan A whole spectrum of chitosanases are known. Fenton, D.M ...
*  Nisin
Chandrasekar, Vaishnavi (2017). "Release Kinetics of Nisin from Chitosan-Alginate Complex Films". Journal of Food Science. 81 ...
*  Tube-based nanostructures
"Nanostructured Hollow Tubes Based on Chitosan and Alginate Multilayers". Advanced Healthcare Materials. 3: 433-440. doi:10.1002 ...
*  Zygomycota
After this the chitosan polymer chain forms micro fibrils. These fibers are embedded in an amorphous matrix consisting of ... Most fungi have chitin as structural polysaccharide, while zygomycetes synthesize chitosan, the deacetylated homopolymer of ... proteins, glucans (which putatively cross-link the chitosan fibers), mannoproteins, lipids and other compounds. Trisporic acid ...
*  OBPgp279
"Structure and function of enzymes acting on chitin and chitosan". Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Reviews. 27 (1): 331- ...
*  Biodegradable polymer
... chitosan, hyaluronic acid, and hydrogels. In particular, poly(2-hydroxyethyl-methacrylate), poly(ethylene glycol), chitosan, ...
*  Nanomedicine
"Application of chitosan-based nanocarriers in tumor-targeted drug delivery". Mol. Biotechnol. 57 (3): 201-18. doi:10.1007/ ...
*  Cell encapsulation
This ability allows chitosan to control distribution of cells inside the polymeric system. Thus, Type-I collagen obtained from ... Chitosan is a polysaccharide composed of randomly distributed β-(1-4)-linked D-glucosamine (deacetylated unit) and N-acetyl-D- ... Several groups have also investigated the use of chitosan which is a naturally derived polycation as a potential replacement ... Aiedeh K, Gianasi E, Orienti I, Zecchi V (1997). "chitosan microcapsules as controlled release systems for insulin". J ...
*  Quaternary ammonium cation
"Synthesis and antibacterial activities of quaternary ammonium salt of chitosan". Carbohydrate Res. 333 (1): 1-6. doi:10.1016/ ...
*  Mucor indicus
The cell wall of the fungus contains considerable amounts of chitosan. Moreover, the fungus is classified as an oil producing ... Hence, the biomass of the fungus is considered as a rich source for production of chitosan and polyunsaturated fatty acids ...
*  Streptomyces kurssanovii
Hydrolysis of chitosan sulfate by an enzyme complex from Streptomyces kurssanovii]". Prikladnaia biokhimiia i mikrobiologiia. ...
*  Biomolecular engineering
Acetimide group is deacetylated the polymer chain is then called chitosan. Both of these cellulose derivatives are a major ...
*  Antihemorrhagic
Chitosan hemostats are topical agents composed of chitosan and its salts. Chitosan bonds with platelets and red blood cells to ... Chitosan is used in some emergency hemostats which are designed to stop traumatic life-threatening bleeding. Their use is well ... "Chitosan arrests bleeding in major hepatic injuries with clotting dysfunction: an in vivo experimental study in a model of ...