Commentary on the Development and Application of Chitosan in ImmunochemistryJian Liu*, Lihui Gan and Minnan Long
College of Energy, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361102, PR China
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jian Liu
College of Energy
Xiamen 361102, PR China
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 27, 2017; Accepted date: March 10, 2017; Published date: March 15, 2017
Citation: Liu J, Gan L, Long M (2017) Commentary on the Development and Application of Chitosan in Immunochemistry. Immunochem Immunopathol 2: 125. doi: 10.4172/2469-9756.1000125
Copyright: © 2017 Liu J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Chitosan has attracted much interest due to its special physical and chemical properties related to immunochemistry. The aim of this commentary is to appraise chitosan as an attractive functional polymer for medicine applications, which contributes to the development of chitosan for the immunochemistry. As reported, Chitosan has been used for immunochemistry purpose, such as functional food for enhancement of immune ability, immunostimulant and bio-remediating agent, nanoparticles antigen delivery systems, coating or gel vehicle for drug delivery, composites for intracellular delivery, wound healing medicine, enhance immune responses to virus, as well as other immunochemical materials. The further chemical modifications in chitosan will further assist the scientists for reaching new applications in immunochemistry based on chitosan.