Poliglusam

This drug entry is a stub and has not been fully annotated. It is scheduled to be annotated soon.

Identification

Name
Poliglusam
Accession Number
DB11234
Description

Poliglusam, or chitosan, is a linear polysaccharide consisting of D-glucosamine and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine. Naturally-occuring poliglusam is found in the cell walls of fungi, soil and sediments where it is produced from degradation of chitin induced by certain groups of bacteria that produce the enzymes deacetylase or chitosanase enzymes 1. In comparison, commercial poliglusam is derived from deacetylation of chitin contained in the shells of various sea crustaceans such as shrimps 1. As a rich source of dietary fiber, chitosan is used as a food ingredient or additive. It is also reported to have an effect on protein aggregation, emulsification capacity, film-forming ability, clarifying ability, and fatty acid absorption capability 1. In addition, chitosan also exhibits antimicrobial and antioxidant activities.

Type
Small Molecule
Groups
Experimental
Synonyms
  • Chitosan medium molecular weight (200-800 mpa.s)
  • Poliglusam

Pharmacology

Indication
Not Available
Contraindications & Blackbox Warnings
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Pharmacodynamics
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Mechanism of action
Not Available
Absorption
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Volume of distribution
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Protein binding
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Metabolism
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Route of elimination
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Half-life
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Clearance
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Toxicity
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Affected organisms
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Pathways
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Pharmacogenomic Effects/ADRs
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Interactions

Drug Interactions
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Food Interactions
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Products

Over the Counter Products
NameDosageStrengthRouteLabellerMarketing StartMarketing EndRegionImage
Ceravida FreshLiquid5 kg/100kgTopicalG.CLO CO., LTD2020-06-02Not applicableUs
U-max BeautySoap1 g/100gTopicalVS Shinbi Co., Ltd.2012-06-12Not applicableUs
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Unapproved/Other Products
NameIngredientsDosageRouteLabellerMarketing StartMarketing EndRegionImage
Ceravida FreshPoliglusam (5 kg/100kg)LiquidTopicalG.CLO CO., LTD2020-06-02Not applicableUs
U-max BeautyPoliglusam (1 g/100g)SoapTopicalVS Shinbi Co., Ltd.2012-06-12Not applicableUs

Categories

Drug Categories
Classification
Not classified

Chemical Identifiers

UNII
82LKS4QV2Y
CAS number
9012-76-4

References

General References
  1. FDA Packaging label: Shrimp-derived chitosan [Link]
PubChem Substance
347911159
RxNav
1368152

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials
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Pharmacoeconomics

Manufacturers
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Packagers
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Dosage Forms
FormRouteStrength
LiquidTopical5 kg/100kg
SoapTopical1 g/100g
Prices
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Patents
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Properties

State
Not Available
Experimental Properties
Not Available
Predicted Properties
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Predicted ADMET Features
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Spectra

Mass Spec (NIST)
Not Available
Spectra
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Drug created on December 03, 2015 09:51 / Updated on June 12, 2020 10:53

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