Human corneal epithelial equivalents constructed on Bombyx mori silk fibroin membranes.

@article{Bray2011HumanCE,
  title={Human corneal epithelial equivalents constructed on Bombyx mori silk fibroin membranes.},
  author={Laura J Bray and Karina A George and S Louise Ainscough and Dietmar Werner Hutmacher and Traian V Chirila and Damien G. Harkin},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 22},
  pages={5086-91}
}
Membranes prepared from a protein, fibroin, isolated from domesticated silkworm (Bombyx mori) silk, support the cultivation of human limbal epithelial (HLE) cells and thus display significant potential as biomaterials for ocular surface reconstruction. We presently extend this promising avenue of research by directly comparing the attachment, morphology and phenotype of primary HLE cell cultures grown on fibroin to that observed on donor amniotic membrane (AM), the current clinical standard… CONTINUE READING
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