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Silk biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine

Author: Subhas Kundu
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Woodhead Publishing, [2014]
Series: Woodhead Publishing series in biomaterials, no. 74.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Silk is increasingly being used as a biomaterial for tissue engineering applications, as well as sutures, due to its unique mechanical and chemical properties. Silk Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine discusses the properties of silk that make it useful for medical purposes and its applications in this area."--

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kundu, Subhas.
Silk Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.
Woodhead Publishing 2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Subhas Kundu
ISBN: 9780857097064 0857097067 1306540984 9781306540988
OCLC Number: 874965896
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Silk Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine; Copyright; Contents; Contributor contact details; Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials; Foreword; Historical perspectives; Emerging perspectives; Current perspectives; The Dr Who of nature; Part I Fundamentals, processing and types of silk biomaterials; 1 Introduction to silk biomaterials; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 General information about silkworms; 1.3 Silk proteins; 1.4 Genetics of silkworms; 1.5 Diseases of silkworms; 1.6 Applications of silks; 1.7 Application of silk protein fibroins. 1.8 Application of silk protein sericins1.9 Conclusion; 1.10 Acknowledgments; 1.11 References; 2 Applications of silk biomaterials in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Silk scaffolds in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; 2.3 Hard tissue engineering; 2.4 Soft tissue engineering; 2.5 Tissue engineering for application in specific organs; 2.6 Conclusion and future trends; 2.7 Acknowledgments; 2.8 References; 3 Processing of Bombyx mori silk for biomedical applications; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Modulation of silk biomaterial properties. 3.3 Silk fibroin materials and their use in biomedical applications3.4 Conclusion and future trends; 3.5 References; 4 Silk nanostructures based on natural and engineered self-assembly; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Mechanisms of self-assembly in natural and engineered systems; 4.3 Assembly of natural and recombinant silk proteins; 4.4 Engineering the self-assembly of silk; 4.5 Silk nano-architectures and their applications; 4.6 Self-assembly in conjugation with other (bio)materials; 4.7 Conjugation with natural and synthetic materials; 4.8 Conclusion and future trends; 4.9 References. 5 Electrospun silk sericin nanofibers for biomedical applications5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Application of silk sericin in the biomedical field; 5.3 Electrospinning; 5.4 Silk sericin nanofibers from electrospinning; 5.5 Molecular structure and physical properties; 5.6 Silk sericin/silk fibroin blend nanofibers by electrospinning; 5.7 Conclusion and future trends; 5.8 References; 6 Silk fibroin microfiber and nanofiber scaffolds for tissue engineering and regeneration; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Silk fibroin (SF) microfibers for skin and connective tissue regeneration. 6.3 Formic acid (FA)-cross-linked 3-D SF microfiberbased nonwovens6.4 SF microfiber-based carded-needled 3-D nonwovens; 6.5 Nanofibers from electrospinning and tissue engineering; 6.6 Electrospun SF tubes for small calibre blood vessel regeneration; 6.7 References; 6.8 Appendix: abbreviations; 7 Silk powder for regenerative medicine; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Silk particle production by the bottom up approach; 7.3 Silk powder production by the top down approach (milling); 7.4 Characterisation of silk powder; 7.5 Applications of silk particles; 7.6 Conclusion; 7.7 References.
Series Title: Woodhead Publishing series in biomaterials, no. 74.
Responsibility: edited by S.C. Kundu.


The unique mechanical and chemical properties of this material and the ability to genetically tailor the protein has meant that this material is now being used increasingly for biomaterials and  Read more...


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