Antimicrobial properties from naturally derived substances useful for food preservation and shelf-life extension- a review

Subha Ganguly

Abstract


Chitosan is polysaccharide in nature with linearity in arrangement and composed of β-(1-4)-linked D-glucosamine (deacetylated unit) and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine (acetylated unit) which remain in a random distribution. Chitin and the derived chitosan having promising antimicrobial properties, both have potential industrial and biomedical implications for treatment of many ailments in human beings.

Keywords


Biomedical; Chitosan; N-acetyl-D-glucosamine

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21746/ijbio.2013.06.0020

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