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Recent developments in the molecular recognition of carbohydrates by artificial receptors

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Abstract

Despite the key role that carbohydrates play in a wide range of biological processes, the molecular details of carbohydrate-mediated recognition events are not fully understood. In this context, artificial receptors using noncovalent interactions for sugar binding provide useful model systems to study the basic principles of carbohydrate-based molecular recognition processes. The studies in this area are also strongly motivated by the belief that carbohydrate-binding agents could be used for the detection and treatment of diseases. This review covers representative examples of carbohydrate receptors operating through noncovalent interactions, with a focus on developments in receptor systems over the last two years.

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The article was received on 19 Nov 2011, accepted on 21 Nov 2011 and first published on 10 Jan 2012


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2RA01138G
RSC Adv., 2012,2, 2630-2642

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    Recent developments in the molecular recognition of carbohydrates by artificial receptors

    M. Mazik, RSC Adv., 2012, 2, 2630
    DOI: 10.1039/C2RA01138G

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