Tamarind Kernel Gum: An Upcoming Natural Polysaccharide

Abstract

Gupta V, Puri R, Gupta S, Jain S, Rao GK

Polymers are complex carbohydrates having good mechanical properties for application as fiber, films, adhesives, rheology modifiers, hydrogels, emulsifiers, and drug delivery agents. Tamarind seed polysaccharide (TSP) is a glucosaminoglycan derivative extracted from the kernel of seeds of Tamarindus indica Linn., Family Leguminosae. A polymer consists of cellulose-type spine that carries xylose and galactoxylose substituents. It can be used as a binder in tablets, as a mucoadhesive for buccal or sublingual delivery of drugs, in gastro-intestinal targeting as a bioadhesive tablet, and for ocular delivery of drugs for achieving zero-order controlled release. They also act as a carrier for delivery of certain drugs. TSP future perspective is wide application as a promising polymer in pharmaceutical industry as a novel carrier of drugs in various bioadhesive and other sustained release formulations.

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Gupta V, Puri R, Gupta S, Jain S, Rao GK. Tamarind Kernel Gum: An Upcoming Natural Polysaccharide. SRP. 2010; 1(1): 50-54.
doi:10.4103/0975-8453.59512

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Gupta V, Puri R, Gupta S, Jain S, Rao GK. Tamarind Kernel Gum: An Upcoming Natural Polysaccharide. http://www.sysrevpharm.org/?mno=302644630 [Access: March 28, 2021]. doi:10.4103/0975-8453.59512

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Gupta V, Puri R, Gupta S, Jain S, Rao GK. Tamarind Kernel Gum: An Upcoming Natural Polysaccharide. SRP. 2010; 1(1): 50-54. doi:10.4103/0975-8453.59512



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Gupta V, Puri R, Gupta S, Jain S, Rao GK. Tamarind Kernel Gum: An Upcoming Natural Polysaccharide. SRP. (2010), [cited March 28, 2021]; 1(1): 50-54. doi:10.4103/0975-8453.59512



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Gupta V, Puri R, Gupta S, Jain S, Rao GK (2010) Tamarind Kernel Gum: An Upcoming Natural Polysaccharide. SRP, 1 (1), 50-54. doi:10.4103/0975-8453.59512



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Gupta V, Puri R, Gupta S, Jain S, Rao GK. 2010. Tamarind Kernel Gum: An Upcoming Natural Polysaccharide. Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy, 1 (1), 50-54. doi:10.4103/0975-8453.59512



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Gupta V, Puri R, Gupta S, Jain S, Rao GK. "Tamarind Kernel Gum: An Upcoming Natural Polysaccharide." Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy 1 (2010), 50-54. doi:10.4103/0975-8453.59512



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Gupta V, Puri R, Gupta S, Jain S, Rao GK. "Tamarind Kernel Gum: An Upcoming Natural Polysaccharide." Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy 1.1 (2010), 50-54. Print. doi:10.4103/0975-8453.59512



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Gupta V, Puri R, Gupta S, Jain S, Rao GK (2010) Tamarind Kernel Gum: An Upcoming Natural Polysaccharide. Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy, 1 (1), 50-54. doi:10.4103/0975-8453.59512

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