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Glycosylated-Chitosan Derivatives: A Systematic Review

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Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste, Via Licio Giorgieri 5, I-34127 Trieste, Italy
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Department of Medicine, Surgery and Health Sciences, University of Trieste, Piazza dell’Ospitale 1, I-34129 Trieste, Italy
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Molecules 2020, 25(7), 1534; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25071534
Received: 2 March 2020 / Revised: 25 March 2020 / Accepted: 26 March 2020 / Published: 27 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Novel Polysaccharide Materials)
Chitosan derivatives, and more specifically, glycosylated derivatives, are nowadays attracting much attention within the scientific community due to the fact that this set of engineered polysaccharides finds application in different sectors, spanning from food to the biomedical field. Overcoming chitosan (physical) limitations or grafting biological relevant molecules, to mention a few, represent two cardinal strategies to modify parent biopolymer; thereby, synthetizing high added value polysaccharides. The present review is focused on the introduction of oligosaccharide side chains on the backbone of chitosan. The synthetic aspects and the effect on physical-chemical properties of such modifications are discussed. Finally, examples of potential applications in biomaterials design and drug delivery of these novel modified chitosans are disclosed. View Full-Text
Keywords: chitosan; glycosylated-chitosan derivatives; chemical synthesis; physical-chemical properties; drug/gene delivery applications; tissue engineering applications chitosan; glycosylated-chitosan derivatives; chemical synthesis; physical-chemical properties; drug/gene delivery applications; tissue engineering applications
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Sacco, P.; Cok, M.; Scognamiglio, F.; Pizzolitto, C.; Vecchies, F.; Marfoglia, A.; Marsich, E.; Donati, I. Glycosylated-Chitosan Derivatives: A Systematic Review. Molecules 2020, 25, 1534. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25071534

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Sacco P, Cok M, Scognamiglio F, Pizzolitto C, Vecchies F, Marfoglia A, Marsich E, Donati I. Glycosylated-Chitosan Derivatives: A Systematic Review. Molecules. 2020; 25(7):1534. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25071534

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Sacco, Pasquale; Cok, Michela; Scognamiglio, Francesca; Pizzolitto, Chiara; Vecchies, Federica; Marfoglia, Andrea; Marsich, Eleonora; Donati, Ivan. 2020. "Glycosylated-Chitosan Derivatives: A Systematic Review" Molecules 25, no. 7: 1534. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25071534

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