6. Dextran and Pentosan Sulfate — Clinical Applications

  1. Abraham J. Domb2,
  2. Neeraj Kumar3 and
  3. Aviva Ezra2
  1. Ramu Parthasarathi and
  2. A. Jayakrishnan

Published Online: 3 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118015810.ch6

Biodegradable Polymers in Clinical Use and Clinical Development

Biodegradable Polymers in Clinical Use and Clinical Development

How to Cite

Parthasarathi, R. and Jayakrishnan, A. (2011) Dextran and Pentosan Sulfate — Clinical Applications, in Biodegradable Polymers in Clinical Use and Clinical Development (eds A. J. Domb, N. Kumar and A. Ezra), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118015810.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Institute for Drug Design, Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy – Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

  2. 3

    Department of Pharmaceutics, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), S.A.S. Nagar, Punjab, India

Author Information

  1. Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 20 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470424759

Online ISBN: 9781118015810

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Keywords:

  • dextran, polysaccharide of microbial origin and pentosan sulfate - clinical applications;
  • dextran conjugates, as drug delivery systems - biocompatible polymer, biodegradable under physiological conditions;
  • pentosan polysulfate (PPS), or pentosan sulfate - polysaccharide of sulfated pentose sugar, xylose

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Dextran

  • Pentosan Polysulfate

  • References