A Review of Keratin-Based Biomaterials for Biomedical Applications

@inproceedings{Rouse2010ARO,
  title={A Review of Keratin-Based Biomaterials for Biomedical Applications},
  author={Jillian G. Rouse and M Van Dyke},
  year={2010}
}
Advances in the extraction, purification, and characterization of keratin proteins from hair and wool fibers over the past century have led to the development of a keratinbased biomaterials platform. Like many naturally-derived biomolecules, keratins have intrinsic biological activity and biocompatibility. In addition, extracted keratins are capable of forming self-assembled structures that regulate cellular recognition and behavior. These qualities have led to the development of keratin… CONTINUE READING

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