Carbohydrate biosensors Academic Article uri icon


  • Carbohydrates (denoted also oligosaccharides or polysaccharides) constitute a large and diverse class of compounds present in varied materials and have major roles in applications in chemistry, biology, materials science, and related fields. In the context of biological systems, in particular, carbohydrate research has emerged as the “new frontier” for elucidating fundamental biochemical processes and for identifying new pharmaceutical substances. Beside nucleic acids and proteins, carbohydrates appear to play critical roles in determining biological functions and affecting wide-ranging physiological processes, thus, their study and characterization have become increasingly important. This review aims to provide a comprehensive overview of recent scientific activity pertaining to systems, methods, and devices designed to detect carbohydrates. In addition, we discuss …

publication date

  • January 1, 2004