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dc.contributor.authorOberholzer, Ian Dewald
dc.descriptionThesis (M.Sc. (Pharm.))--North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2004.
dc.description.abstractDegradation of peroral administered drugs by various enzymes in the gastrointestinal tract has proven to be troublesome for the absorption' and bioavailability of protein and peptide drugs. Mucoadhesive polymers such as poly(acrylates) have proven to inhibit protease enzymes responsible for initiating digestion of peptide drugs. Enzyme inhibitors have unique chemical properties enabling it to interact with enzymes to form complexes with such enzymes prohibiting it from functioning properly. Anionic carboxymethylated chitosan derivatives such as N,N-dicarboxymethyl chitosan and N, O-carboxymethyl chitosan display unique structural similarities to enzyme inhibitors being anionic polymers that may interact with bi-valent cations...
dc.publisherNorth-West University
dc.subjectMucoadhesive polymersen
dc.subjectProtease enzymesen
dc.subjectEnzyme inhibitorsen
dc.subjectN,N-dicarboxymethyl chitosanen
dc.subjectN,O-carboxymethyl chitosanen
dc.subjectProteolytic [alpha]-chymotrypsinen
dc.titleEvaluation of the enzyme inhibitory effect of carboxymethylated chitosanen

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