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The BTB/POZ domain defines a conserved region of about 120 residues and has been found in over 40 proteins to date. It is located predominantly at the N terminus of Zn-finger DNA-binding proteins, where it may function as a repression domain, and less frequently in actin-binding and poxvirus-encoded proteins, where it may function as a protein-protein(More)
Wound healing is a dynamic and complex phenomenon of replacing devitalized tissues in the body. Urethral healing takes place in four phases namely inflammation, proliferation, maturation and remodelling, similar to dermal healing. However, the duration of each phase of wound healing in urology is extended for a longer period when compared to that of(More)
Highly porous three-dimensional scaffolds made of biopolymers are of great interest in tissue engineering applications. A novel scaffold composed of pectin, carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) were synthesised using lyophilisation technique. The optimised scaffold with 0.1% MFC, C(0.1%), showed highest compression modulus(More)
Exploring the possibility of using inorganic faujasites in tissue engineering scaffolds is a prospective approach in regenerative medicine. Novel gelatin/hyaluronic acid (HA)/faujasite porous scaffolds with low surface energy were fabricated by lyophilization. The pore size of gelatin/HA scaffold was 50-2000 μm, whereas it was greatly reduced to 10-250 μm(More)
The Institute of Holistic Medical Sciences (IHMS, Kottayam, Kerala, India); the Institute of Macromolecular Science and Engineering (IMSE, Kottayam, Kerala, India) and Mathew Ayurveda und Venen Klinik (MUVK, Klegenfurt, Austria) have jointly conducted a 3-day world conference on Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery (WCN 2011) in Kottayam, Kerala, India from 11-13(More)
The biocompatibility and excellent ion exchange capacity make faujasites ideal candidates for tissue engineering applications. A novel pectin/copper exchanged faujasite hybrid membrane was synthesized by solvent casting technique, using calcium chloride as the crosslinking agent. AFM images revealed the egg-box model organization of calcium cross-linked(More)
pH-sensitive hydrogels play an important role in controlled drug release applications and have the potential to impact the management of wounds. In this study, we report the fabrication of novel carboxylated agarose/tannic acid hydrogel scaffolds cross-linked with zinc ions for the pH-controlled release of tannic acid. The resulting hydrogels exhibited(More)
In this article, gelatin/copper activated faujasites (CAF) composite scaffolds were fabricated by lyophilisation technique for promoting partial thickness wound healing. The optimised scaffold with 0.5% (w/w) of CAF, G (0.5%), demonstrated pore size in the range of 10-350 μm. Agar disc diffusion tests verified the antibacterial role of G (0.5%) and further(More)
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