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      Shape reconfiguration is ubiquitous in biological systems and a key parameter in developing “intelligent” drug carrier capable of various function-oriented adaptations. In current researches of drug carrier, only a few examples of shape adaptability can be found, though shape adaptation of drug carrier offers unique opportunities in controlling interactions with cells, transport across bio-barriers and recognition functions. Thus, adaptive drug carrier is highly desired. In our group, adaptive chitosan hollow microspheres (CHM) and chitosan-based self-healing hydrogel are developed, by employing dynamic Schiff-base bonding reaction.