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Modern Applications in Pharmacy & Pharmacology

Opinion about Advances of Chitosan in Pharmaceutical Field: From Past to Now

  • Open or Close Delattre C*

    Institute Pascal UMR CNRS 6602, Université Clermont Auvergne, France

    *Corresponding author: Delattre C, Institut Pascal UMR CNRS 6602, Université Clermont Auvergne, F-63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France

Submission: September 18, 2017; Published: October 25, 2017

DOI: 10.31031/MAPP.2017.01.000503

ISSN 2637-7756
Volume1 Issue1


From long time, scientists are looking for natural biomolecules in order to discover new pharmaceutical agents. Therefore polysaccharides which are natural molecules from several biotopes (microbial, plant, algae, fungi, animals, and insects) constitute a very large potential of application for medical treatment. Among them, chitosan a deacetylated form of chitin (one of the most abundant polysaccharide in the world) and its derivatives are probably the pharmaceutical polysaccharides of now and the future due to intrinsic biological and chemical properties. In this present editorial opinion we describe the mainly commonly chemical and enzymatic processes investigated to generate chitosan and derivatives with pharmaceutical efficiency such as antitumoral agent, antimicrobial agent, antioxidant agent and tissular engineering agent.

Keywords: Bioactivity; Chemical derivatives; Chitosan; Pharmaceutical; Polysaccharide

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