Biomedical Uses of Amorphous Water-Soluble Derivatives of Cyclodextrins

  • Josef Pitha

Abstract

Inclusion complexes based on cyclodextrins have recently become newsworthy and fashionable. The phenomenon itself is not exactly of recent origin: complexes of this type are only a slight modification of inclusion complexes formed by starch, a natural mode of storage in which plants store “guest” fatty acids in “host” carbohydrate, i.e amylose, which is the main component of starch.

Keywords

Cholesterol Starch Polysaccharide Testosterone Macromolecule 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Josef Pitha
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institutes of HealthNIA/GRCBaltimoreUSA

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