Chemists from Saratov State University named after NG. Chernyshevsky and Ural Federal University showed that the compound synthesized by them based on nanoparticles of chitosan aspartate could be the basis for a number of new drugs, including antibiotics. The results were published in the journal Microbiology.

Chitosan is a derivative of the natural polymer chitin that has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal and in some cases also immunostimulating and anti-inflammatory effects.

Russian researchers have synthesized chitosan aspartate, a derivative of chitosan and L-aspartic acid, using a new method. They were able to show that nanoparticles of the compound cause mass death of staphylococci, Escherichia coli and other bacteria.

Chitosan asparginate is fully compatible with human blood and tissues. Moreover, bioanalyses have shown that the new compound can accelerate the growth of connective tissue cells by several folds.

According to scientists, the substance synthesized by them will be widely used in the creation of fundamentally new types of drugs and vaccines.

Source: Ferra

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