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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 15 2007|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Polymers and Plastics
- Organic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry