International Journal of Polymer Science

Polysaccharides for Biomedical Applications


Publishing date
01 Feb 2019
Status
Published
Submission deadline
14 Sep 2018

Lead Editor

1Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

2Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

2Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

3Henan University, Kaifeng, China

4Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China


Polysaccharides for Biomedical Applications

Description

Natural and synthetic polysaccharides have been recognized and applied as attractive candidates for various biomedical and biotechnological applications such as bioactive therapeutic, diagnosis, controlled drug delivery, gene therapy, theranostic, cell-encapsulation, tissue engineering, and medical device, due to their biocompatibility, biodegradability, inherently low immunogenicity, and unique bioactive properties. Polysaccharides contain different chemical groups (e.g., hydroxy, amine, carboxyl, and aldehyde) that can be utilized for further functional modification. Moreover, advanced strategies for the chemical modification of polysaccharides facilitate their design and application as versatile building blocks of functional biomaterials with desired biological activities and performances.

The present special issue is motivated by the observed increasing interest and emerging creative research output shown in the field of polysaccharide-based biomaterials. It is the aim of this special issue to disseminate researches and advancements in the design, synthesis, modification, and characterization of polysaccharides, which can be used alone or applied as part of a complex system for biomedical researches and clinical applications. Original full research papers, communications, and review articles are accepted.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Polysaccharides with biological activities (e.g., antitumor, antidiabetic, and antimicrobial activities)
  • Design and synthesis of functional polysaccharides or oligosaccharides for biomedical applications
  • Polysaccharide‐incorporated synthetic polymeric biomaterials
  • Polysaccharides as effective excipients of drug formulations
  • Polysaccharide-based macromolecular prodrugs
  • Polysaccharides for drug delivery, gene delivery, 3D cell culture, and cell delivery
  • Polysaccharide-based theranostic platforms
  • Bioresponsive polysaccharides
  • Polysaccharide vaccines and their immune responses
  • Polysaccharide scaffolds for tissue engineering
  • Polysaccharide-based medical devices

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7841836
  • - Editorial

Polysaccharides for Biomedical Applications

Mingqiang Li | Jianxun Ding | ... | Jing-Hua Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 2751384
  • - Research Article

Alphastatin-Loaded Chitosan Nanoparticle Preparation and Its Antiangiogenic Effect on Lung Carcinoma

Li Zhang | Yaoren Hu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1914976
  • - Research Article

Chitosan-Based Nanogel Enhances Chemotherapeutic Efficacy of 10-Hydroxycamptothecin against Human Breast Cancer Cells

Hui Guo | Faping Li | ... | Yuchuan Hou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7382717
  • - Research Article

In Vivo Study of the Antibacterial Chitosan/Polyvinyl Alcohol Loaded with Silver Nanoparticle Hydrogel for Wound Healing Applications

Tan Dat Nguyen | Thanh Truc Nguyen | ... | Thi Hiep Nguyen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7651810
  • - Research Article

Fabrication of an Original Transparent PVA/Gelatin Hydrogel: In Vitro Antimicrobial Activity against Skin Pathogens

Naila Imtiaz | Muhammad Bilal Khan Niazi | ... | Bushra Uzair
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9432194
  • - Research Article

Preparation and In Vivo Expression of CS-PEI/pCGRP Complex for Promoting Fracture Healing

Chun-Liang Li | Feng Qin | ... | Kai Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9542759
  • - Research Article

Immunomodulatory Effects of Robinia pseudoacacia Polysaccharides on Live Vaccine against Infectious Bronchitis in Immunosuppressive Chickens

Qiuyan Sun | Fang Li | ... | Meiyan Shen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8514247
  • - Research Article

Cellulase-Assisted Extraction, Characterization, and Bioactivity against Rheumatoid Arthritis of Astragalus Polysaccharides

Ling Cao | Mi Yu | ... | Yun Gong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9058161
  • - Research Article

Effects of Dendrobium Officinale Polysaccharides on Brain Inflammation of Epileptic Rats

Lin Zhang | Hua Peng | ... | Jianhua Zhuang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1058410
  • - Research Article

The Investigation of LRP5-Loaded Composite with Sustained Release Behavior and Its Application in Bone Repair

Yanhai Xi | Tingwang Jiang | ... | Xiaojian Ye
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