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Special Issue "Nanometer-Size Glyconanoparticles: Synthesis and Biomedical Applications"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Organic Synthesis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. René Roy

Departement of Chemistry, Université du Quebéc à Montréal, P. O. Box 8888, Succ. centre-Ville, Montréal (QC), H3C 3P8, Canada
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Interests: carbohydrate; dendrimers; polymers, olefin metathesis; cross-coupling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Carbohydrates and their conjugates constitute key biomolecular entities at the origin of a plethora of cellular communications. As such, they represent a family of naturally-encoded structures, now generally placed under the blanket term “glycocodes”. In natural settings, these roles are fulfilled by glycolipids, glycoproteins, and polysaccharides, which serve as interfacial ligands between them and their cognate protein receptors. Consequently, the interplay of such inter- and intra-molecular interactions, which are often multivalent, has triggered the design of novel molecular “glyco”architectures to better decipher their key biological functions. Synthetic nanomolecular materials have paved the way toward our deepening of mechanisms underlying these complex interactions. This Special Issue is dedicated to the description and recent synthetic strategies regarding novel nanomolecular carbohydrate-based architectures and their applications in therapeutic applications, such as glycohydrolases and bacterial/viral adhesion inhibitors, imaging, targeting, microarrays, and vaccines.

Prof. Dr. René Roy
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • carbohydrates
  • nanoparticles
  • QDots
  • gold NPs
  • dendrimers
  • fullerenes
  • SWNTs
  • polymersomes
  • liposomes
  • micelles
  • self-assembling
  • antibacterial, viral, cancer
  • vaccines

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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