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Glyconanotechnology

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Glyconanotechnology can be seen as the synergy between nanotechnology and glycan related biological and medical problems. This review focuses on the crosstalk of glycoscience and nanotechnology, which will lead to a deeper understanding of glycobiology and to new glyco-materials with improved design and synergistic properties derived from glycoscience concepts for future nanodevices. It is intended to provide the glycoscientist with an application-oriented entry to the possibilities of nanotechnologies for his research. The most recent examples of glyco-nanomaterials as multivalent scaffolds for drug delivery, enzyme inhibition and for vaccine development, glycan functionalized quantum dots and nanoparticles in molecular imaging, biosensors for lectin/glycan detection based on nanomaterials, and new concepts for the affinity separation and analysis using nanomaterials or nanotools are revised.

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The article was received on 19 Oct 2012 and first published on 10 Jan 2013


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35427F
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013,42, 4358-4376
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    Glyconanotechnology

    N. C. Reichardt, M. Martín-Lomas and S. Penadés, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 4358
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35427F

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