Mannose Nanoparticles from Guar Gum: Macrophage Vectorization, Drug Delivery and Leishmanicidal Efficacy against Wild and Drug Resistant Strains

Arup Mukherjee

University of Calcutta

Prof. Arup Mukherjee is the Head, Division of Pharmaceutical & Fine Chemical Technology, Department of Chemical Technology, and the Principal Coordinator, Center for Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Calcutta, India. Professor Mukherjee is a Ph.D. from Jadavpur University India and a Post Doctoral fellow from MIT, Massachusetts, USA. His laboratory specializes in Biopolymer nanotechnology, Molecular modeling studies and Nanoparticle drug delivery. He has guided 16 Ph.D.’s successfully, published 108 research articles in peer review journals. He also holds two patents for market. Professor Mukherjee is a recipient of national biopolymer technology innovations award (2015), Govt. of India.


Introduction: Guar gum (GG) is obtained in sufficient purity from Cyamopsis tetragonoloba seeds. Unlike cellulose, GG presents one β 1-4 mannose chain interposed with α 1-6 galactose substituents. GG hydrates hugely in... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Arup Mukherjee (University of Calcutta)
  2. Asim Halder (University of Calcutta)
  3. Sumanta Kumar Ghosh (University of Calcutta)
  4. Nandita Ghosh (University of Calcutta)
  5. Ena Ray Banerjee (University of Calcutta)

Topic Area

Targeted drug delivery and Nanocarriers


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