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Scientific news - Chitin and Chitosan

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Effects of the addition of chitosan in the base of dentures

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Tags: chitosan, antibacterial, denture substitutes, denture base

Good dentures are becoming increasingly important as the population ages. Conventional materials for the base of dentures are often porous and thus susceptible to deformation or microbial colonization. To prevent this, chitosan is added to polymethyl methacrylate resin in the presented study.

Antiviral activity of chitosan-based bioactive polymers against bacteriophage Phi6

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Tags: chitosan, antiviral drugs, SARS-CoV-2

The antiviral properties of chitosans, in contrast to chitosan derivatives, have been little considered. For this reason, the study presented here investigated the antiviral activity of three chitosans against the SARS-CoV-2 surrogate, bacteriophage phi6.

Antibacterial, multifunctional hydrogel based on carboxymethylchitosan

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Tags: hydrogels, antibacterial, CMC, Crosslinking

Hydrogels can have versatile applications in biomedicine by forming a 3D network. In the study presented here, an antibacterial, adhesive, self-repairing hydrogel was prepared from carboxymethylchitosan (CMC) and oligomeric polycyanidin (OPC) and the influence of OPC content was investigated.

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