Biological Macromolecules

Biological Macromolecules

Bioactivity and Biomedical Applications

1st Edition - November 18, 2021

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  • Editors: Amit Kumar Nayak, Amal Kumar Dhara, Dilipkumar Pal
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323856386
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323857598

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Biological Macromolecules: Bioactivity and Biomedical Applications presents a comprehensive study of biomacromolecules and their potential use in various biomedical applications. Consisting of four sections, the book begins with an overview of the key sources, properties and functions of biomacromolecules, covering the foundational knowledge required for study on the topic. It then progresses to a discussion of the various bioactive components of biomacromolecules. Individual chapters explore a range of potential bioactivities, considering the use of biomacromolecules as nutraceuticals, antioxidants, antimicrobials, anticancer agents, and antidiabetics, among others. The third section of the book focuses on specific applications of biomacromolecules, ranging from drug delivery and wound management to tissue engineering and enzyme immobilization. This focus on the various practical uses of biological macromolecules provide an interdisciplinary assessment of their function in practice. The final section explores the key challenges and future perspectives on biological macromolecules in biomedicine.

Key Features

  • Covers a variety of different biomacromolecules, including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids in plants, fungi, animals, and microbiological resources
  • Discusses a range of applicable areas where biomacromolecules play a significant role, such as drug delivery, wound management, and regenerative medicine
  • Includes a detailed overview of biomacromolecule bioactivity and properties
  • Features chapters on research challenges, evolving applications, and future perspectives


Molecular biologists and biochemists actively involved with biological macromolecules; biotechnologists, chemical engineers, pharmaceutical scientists, biomedical scientists

Table of Contents

  • Part I: Background
    1. Biological macromolecules: Sources, properties and functions
    2. Structure-activity relationship of biological macromolecules
    3. The importance of biological macromolecules in biomedicine
    4. Modification techniques for carbohydrate Macromolecules

    Part II: Bioactivity
    5. Biological macromolecules as nutraceuticals
    6. Biological macromolecules as antioxidants
    7. Biological macromolecules as antimicrobial agents
    8. Biological macromolecules from algae and their antimicrobial applications
    9. Biological macromolecules acting on central nervous system
    10. Biological macromolecules as antidiabetic agents
    11. Biological macromolecules as anticancer agents
    12. Biological macromolecules as immunomodulators
    13. Biological macromolecules acting on gastrointestinal systems
    14. Synthetic macromolecules with biological activity

    Part III: Functional Applications
    15. Biological macromolecules in drug delivery
    16. Biological macromolecules in tissue engineering
    17. Biological macromolecules for drug delivery in tissue engineering
    18. Biological macromolecules for growth factor delivery
    19. Biological macromolecules for growth factor delivery in bone regeneration
    20. Biological macromolecules for nutrients delivery
    21. Biological macromolecules for nucleic acid delivery
    22. Biological macromolecules in cell encapsulation
    23. Biological macromolecules in enzyme immobilization
    24. Carbohydrates mimetics: enzyme inhibitors and target molecules in several diseases

    Part IV: Others
    25. Current challenging issues of biological macromolecules in biomedicine
    26. Future perspectives of biological macromolecules in biomedicine

Product details

  • No. of pages: 672
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: November 18, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323856386
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323857598

About the Editors

Amit Kumar Nayak

Dr. Amit Kumar Nayak is currently working as a Professor at Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Odisha, India. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from IFTM University, India. He worked as Senior Research Associate at IIT, Kanpur in a CSIR sponsored project. Dr. Nayak has over 13 years of research experiences in the field of pharmaceutics, especially in the development and characterization of novel biopolymeric and nanostructured drug delivery systems made of natural biopolymers. He has authored over 130 research and review articles in various high impact peer-reviewed journals and 135 book chapters in various international books. In addition, he has authored 2 books and edited 17 books published by International publisher(s). He has received University Foundation Day Research Award-2019 by Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Odisha. He serves as a reviewer for several reputed journals and is a life member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Odisha, India

Amal Kumar Dhara

Dr. Amal Kumar Dhara (M. Pharm, PhD) has over 20 years of teaching and research experience in the field of Pharmacology and Toxicology, especially in the field of Neuropharmacology, Anti-inflammatory, Antiulcer, free radical scavenging activities of Indian indigenous plants. He has earned his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Currently, Dr. Dhara is working as Lecturer in Pharmacy (Selection Grade –II Equivalent to Associate Professor) at Contai Polytechnic, Govt. West Bengal, India. Dr. Dhara has also served as Production Executive at M/S Deys Medical Stores Mfg (UP) Ltd., U.P., India for more than three years. Till date, he has authored over 10 research and review publications in various high impact peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Dhara has participated and presented his research work at several conferences in India and abroad. He is life member of Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Indian Pharmacological Society and a Registered Pharmacist.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer in Pharmacy, Pharmacy Department, Contai Polytechnic, Government of West Bengal, Contai, Purba Medinipur, West Bengal, India

Dilipkumar Pal

Dr. Dilipkumar Pal is an Associate Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guru Ghasidash Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, India. He received his master and PhD degree from Jadavpur Universty, Kolkata, and performed post-doctoral research as Endeavour research fellow in University of Sydney, Australia. His research interests include phytochemical pharmacological evaluation of indigenous plants and natural biopolymers. He has published 177 full research papers in peer-reviewed national and international scientific journals, and contributed 115 abstracts in different national and international conferences. He has written one book and 68 book chapters and edited seven books published by reputed international publishers. Dr. Pal had received 13 national and international professional awards and has guided seven PhD and 39 master students for their dissertation thesis. He is the reviewer and Editorial Board member of 27 and 29 scientific journals, respectively. Dr Pal is the Editor-in-Chief of the research journal SPER Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biological Research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guru Ghasidash Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, India

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