Extract natrual proteins, Preparation of 3D Scaffolds, Potential application in tissue engineering
What is it about?
The silk spun from domestic silkworm Bombyx mori (B. mori) has been used commercially for biomedical sutures for several decades, and in textile production for at least 2500 years. The silk from B. mori consists primarily of two protein components: Fibroin and sericin. We develop a simple and ecofriendly method to prepare porous silk scaffolds, by extracted silk fibroin from the silk gland of 7-day-old fifth instar larvae. The morphology, porosity, mechanical properties and in vitrobiological activity of porous scaffolds are discussed in this study.
Why is it important?
The prepared porous scaffolds has impressive compressive strength and high cell adhesion and biocompatibility. Therefore, the porous scaffolds prepared in this study show promise for potential application in tissue engineering.
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