Synthesis and biological application of glycopolymers

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Saccharides on the cell surfaces participate in a number of biochemical phenomena via the protein-saccharide interaction. Synthetic glycopolymers mimic the function of the cell-surface saccharides and efficiently interact with proteins, cells, and pathogens based on the multivalenteffect. Since the biological functions of saccharides are paid much attention, the glycopolymers are being increasingly explored as biomaterials for medicinal application and tissue engineering. This review presents a practical approach of glycopolymers. The glycopolymers were prepared by the facile synthe ses of poly(vinyl saccharides and the physical and biological properties were introduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5031-5036
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - Nov 15 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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