Special Issue "Polysaccharides: Structure-Function Relationships"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2020.
Interests: hydrocolloids; chitosan; pectins; molecular weight; glycosaminoglycans
Polysaccharides are carbohydrate polymers composed of long chains of monosaccharide units linked via glycosidic bonds. In recent years, polysaccharides have been widely used as, for example, food ingredients, drug delivery vehicles, or in wound healing applications. Polysaccharides have also demonstrated a wide range of bioactivities, and are found in a number of ethnopharmacological formulations. In each of these applications, polysaccharide functionality depends on their chemical structure, physical properties, and conformation, which are themselves dependent on several factors, such as genetic variations, growing conditions, and extraction conditions. This Special Edition of Molecules is aimed at covering the recent advances in the physico-chemical characterization and functional properties of polysaccharides. Articles that attempt to understand the relationship between polysaccharide structure and functionality are particularly encouraged. Review articles are also welcome.
Prof. Gordon A. Morris
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Molecular weight
- Controlled release
- Solution conformation
- Drug delivery