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Influences of physical and chemical crosslinking techniques on electrospun type A and B gelatin fiber mats.
It is concluded that crosslinking is one of the key methods to control structure and degradation of the gelatin fiber mat structures which are expected to be useful for numerous applications. Expand
The Effect of Sericin from Various Extraction Methods on Cell Viability and Collagen Production
It is found that SS produced from various extraction methods has different molecular weights, zeta potential, particle size and amino acid content, and SS from all extraction methods could still promote collagen production in a concentration-dependent manner, even at high concentrations that are toxic to cells. Expand
Formulation and characterization of silk sericin-PVA scaffold crosslinked with genipin.
The results indicated that the composition of the scaffolds had a significant effect on their physical properties, and that can easily be tuned to obtain scaffolds suitable for biological applications. Expand
Properties and antityrosinase activity of sericin from various extraction methods
Pigments, primarily flavonoids and carotenoids from silk cocoons, were found to enhance tyrosinase inhibition of SS and urea extraction was the only method that provided clearly distinguishable bands and had the most significant impact on SS conformation. Expand
Development of acellular dermis from porcine skin using periodic pressurized technique.
It is elucidated that the use of periodic pressurized technique with enzymatic treatment has a high potential to be a new method to produce acellular dermis from porcine skin for skin tissue engineering. Expand
Monitoring of inflammatory mediators induced by silk sericin.
Sericin promotes the wound healing process without causing inflammation, and sericin-treated wounds were shown to heal faster and have lower levels of inflammatory mediators, as compared with the cream base-treated and normal saline-soaked wounds. Expand
The influence of molecular weight of chitosan on the physical and biological properties of collagen/chitosan scaffolds
In vitro culture of L929 mouse connective tissue fibroblast evidenced that low-molecular-weight chitosan was more effective to promote and accelerate cell proliferation, particularly for scaffolds containing 30 wt% chitOSan. Expand
The Effect of Sericin with Variable Amino-Acid Content from Different Silk Strains on the Production of Collagen and Nitric Oxide
It is concluded that SS is not toxic to fibroblast cells, and methionine and cysteine content in SS are important factors to promote cell growth and collagen synthesis. Expand
Properties of collagen/chitosan scaffolds for skin tissue engineering
Biopolymer blends between collagen and chitosan have the potential to produce cell scaffolds with biocompatible properties. In this study, porous scaffolds were fabricated by freeze drying theExpand
Comparison of gelatin and collagen scaffolds for fibroblast cell culture
Gelatin and collagen were used to produce the scaffold for fibroblast cell culture. The properties of scaffolds obtained from type A and type B gelatin were compared to scaffold obtained fromExpand