Xingchen Zhai
Beijing Forestry University
AcetylationDrug carrierGene deliveryChemistryIn vitroIn vivoChitosanDrugChitinBiochemistry
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#1Xingchen Zhai (BFU: Beijing Forestry University)
#2Chaonan Li (BFU: Beijing Forestry University)
Last. A. M. Abd El-Aty (Atatürk University)H-Index: 31
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Abstract Chitooligosaccharides (COS) are the degraded products of chitin or chitosan. COS is water-soluble, non-cytotoxic to organisms, readily absorbed through the intestine, and eliminated primarily through the kidneys. COS possess a wide range of biological activities, including immunomodulation, cholesterol-lowering, and antitumor activity. Although work on COS goes back at least forty years, several aspects remain unclear. This review narrates the recent developments in COS antitumor activi...
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