, Volume 51, Issue 10, pp 901-910
Date: 17 Sep 2008

Surface glycosylation of polymeric membranes

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Abstract

Surface glycosylation of polymeric membranes has been inspired by the structure of natural biomembranes. It refers to that glycosyl groups are introduced onto the membrane surface by various strategies, which combine the separation function of the membrane with the biological function of the saccharides in one system. In this review, progress in the surface glycosylation of polymeric membranes is highlighted in two aspects, i.e. the glycosylation methods and the potential applications of the surface-glycosylated membranes.

Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China for Distinguished Young Scholars (Grant No. 50625309)