Hae Yong Kweon

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Structural characteristics and thermal and solution properties of the regenerated silk fibroin (SF) prepared from formic acid (FU) were compared with those of SF from water (AU). According to the turbidity and shear viscosity measurement, SF formic acid solution was stable and transparent, no molecular aggregations occurred. The sample FU exhibited the(More)
In this study we investigated the blend electrospinning of poly(ϵ-caprolactone) (PCL) and silk fibroin (SF) to improve the biodegradability and biocompatibility of PCL-based nanofibrous scaffolds. Optimal conditions to fabricate PCL/SF (50/50) blend nanofiber were established for electrospinning using formic acid as a cosolvent and three-dimensional (3D)(More)
In this paper, the regenerated silk fibroin (SF) solution dissolved in formic acid was used as a model protein to understand the role of formic acid in solution stability and crystallization of protein-based materials. The molecular decomposition of SF did not occur for the dissolution process in formic acid within 1-2 days of storage times. The beta-sheet(More)
A system was designed to utilize silk fibroin (SF) as a matrix for wound dressing. For this system, we prepared a sponge type of porous semi-interpenetrating networks (SIPNs) hydrogel composed of SF and poloxamer 407 macromer to enhance the mechanical and functional properties of SF. The thermal and mechanical properties of the hydrogels as well as their(More)
AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a heterotrimeric enzyme that plays a central role in cellular metabolic stress. Modulation of nitric oxide (NO) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) is considered a promising approach for the treatment of inflammation and neuronal diseases. In this study, the AMPK gene was fused in-frame with PEP-1 peptide in a bacterial(More)
Silk sericin (SS) possessing moisture-retaining property was reacted with activated poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) to obtain self-assembled SS nanoparticles. The aliphatic and aromatic hydroxyl groups of serine and tyrosine residues as the reaction sites in SS were clarified by amino acid analysis and 1H NMR spectroscopy, respectively. From IR and circular(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine the capabilities of silk fibroin as a biomaterial template for bone formation when mixed with Choukroun platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) in vivo. STUDY DESIGN Ten New Zealand white rabbits were used for this study and bilateral round shaped defects were formed in the parietal bone (diameter 9.0 mm). The(More)
Silk fibroin, produced by the silkworm Bombyx mori, has been widely studied as a scaffold in tissue engineering. Although it has been shown to be slowly biodegradable, cellular responses to degraded silk fibroin fragments are largely unknown. In this study, silk fibroin was added to MG-63 cell cultures, and changes in gene expression in the MG-63 cells were(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the regenerative capacity of a newly developed nerve guidance conduit using electrospun silk fibroin (SFNC) implanted in a 10-mm defect of the sciatic nerve in rats. After evaluating the physical properties and cytocompatibility of SFNC in vitro, rats were randomly allocated into three groups: defect only, autograft and(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to evaluate the interaction between 4-hexylresorcinol (4HR) and antibody as that affects the performance of a silk-4HR combination graft for soft tissue augmentation in an animal model. METHODS The silk graft materials consisted of four types: silk+10% tricalcium phosphate (TCP) (ST0), silk+10% TCP+1% 4HR (ST1),(More)