Chitosan Composites for Bone Tissue Engineering—An Overview

  title={Chitosan Composites for Bone Tissue Engineering—An Overview},
  author={Jayachandran Venkatesan and Se-kwon Kim},
  booktitle={Marine drugs},
Bone contains considerable amounts of minerals and proteins. Hydroxyapatite [Ca₁₀(PO₄)₆(OH)₂] is one of the most stable forms of calcium phosphate and it occurs in bones as major component (60 to 65%), along with other materials including collagen, chondroitin sulfate, keratin sulfate and lipids. In recent years, significant progress has been made in organ transplantation, surgical reconstruction and the use of artificial prostheses to treat the loss or failure of an organ or bone tissue… CONTINUE READING


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