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Bioresponsive Functional Phenylboronic Acid-Based Delivery System as an Emerging Platform for Diabetic Therapy

Authors Ma Q, Zhao X, Shi A, Wu J

Received 28 September 2020

Accepted for publication 11 December 2020

Published 12 January 2021 Volume 2021:16 Pages 297—314


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Farooq A. Shiekh

Qiong Ma,1 Xi Zhao,1 Anhua Shi,1 Junzi Wu1,2

1The Key Laboratory of Microcosmic Syndrome Differentiation, Education Department of Yunnan, Yunnan University of Chinese Medicine, Kunming, Yunnan 650500, People’s Republic of China; 2Department of Medical Biology, College of Basic Medicine, Yunnan University of Chinese Medicine, Kunming, Yunnan 650500, People’s Republic of China

Correspondence: Junzi Wu; Anhua Shi
Yunnan University of Chinese Medicine, No. 1076, Yuhua Road, Chenggong District, Kunming, Yunnan 650500, People’s Republic of China
Tel/Fax +86 187 8855 7524

Abstract: The glucose-sensitive self-adjusting drug delivery system simulates the physiological model of the human pancreas-secreting insulin and then precisely regulates the release of hypoglycemic drugs and controls the blood sugar. Thus, it has good application prospects in the treatment of diabetes. Presently, there are three glucose-sensitive drug systems: phenylboronic acid (PBA) and its derivatives, concanavalin A (Con A), and glucose oxidase (GOD). Among these, the glucose-sensitive polymer carrier based on PBA has the advantages of better stability, long-term storage, and reversible glucose response, and the loading of insulin in it can achieve the controlled release of drugs in the human environment. Therefore, it has become a research hotspot in recent years and has been developed very rapidly. In order to further carry out a follow-up study, we focused on the development process, performance, and application of PBA and its derivatives-based glucose-sensitive polymer drug carriers, and the prospects for the development of this field.

Keywords: phenylboronic acid, glucose sensitive, diabetes

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