Biopolymers: Structure-Function Relationship and Application III

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 68

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State Key Laboratory of Food Science and Technology, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, China
Interests: food engineering; extrusion processing; plant proteins
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biopolymers have been widely applied in the food, pharmaceutical, and environmental industries, showing great potential for health benefits, effectiveness, and sustainability.

Structural characterization improves our understanding of biopolymers or their hydrolysates/derivatives at the molecular level. An in-depth understanding of structure–function relationships could be the key to aiding the transfer from theoretical studies to industrial applications. 

This Special Issue covers the structural characterization (e.g., chemical composition, linkage type, substitution, or conformation), physicochemical properties (e.g., rheology, or emulsifying/biofilm-forming/binding capacities), and bioactivity (e.g., immunomodulation, diabetes, blood sugar control, anticancer or antibacterial/antivirus activities) of biopolymers from various sources.

The establishment of correlations between structural features and functionalities is highly encouraged. Biopolymers used as carriers or encapsulation matrices for the targeted delivery of biologically active components are also included in this scope. 

Dr. Zhaojun Wang
Guest Editor

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  • carbohydrate polymers
  • food hydrocolloids
  • dietary fibers
  • protein
  • structure
  • conformation
  • physicochemical properties
  • rheology
  • functionality
  • bioactivity

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