Starch-based nanocomposites for gene delivery

Abu, Tariq and Showkat, Ahmad Bhawani and Mehvish, Nisar and Mohd Razip, Asaruddin and Khalid M., Alotaibi (2021) Starch-based nanocomposites for gene delivery. In: Polysaccharide-Based Nanocomposites for Gene Delivery and Tissue Engineering. A volume in Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials, 1 (1). Woodhead Publishing, pp. 263-277. ISBN 978-0-12-821230-1

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Polysaccharide nanocomposites have drawn attention for their peculiar property of being renewable and green alternatives. Starch is a naturally renewable polymer having great potential owing to properties such as total compostability, biocompatibility, biodegradability, and are without toxic residues, besides few limitations including low mechanical properties, high water sensitivity, and poor processability. However, insertion of nanofillers into starch nanocomposites results in substantial changes and improvements in the stability and applicability of starch-based nanocomposites. This chapter aims to provide the fundamental knowledge on the role of starch nanocomposite polysaccharides, as specific in the field of biomedical applications, especially in gene delivery, as well as recent developments in this area.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: PolysaccharidesStarchNanocompositesBiodegradabilityBiocompatibilityGene delivery, UNIMAS, University, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Bhawani
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2021 06:10
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2021 06:10

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