Macrophage responses to silk.

  title={Macrophage responses to silk.},
  author={Bruce J B Panilaitis and Gregory H Altman and Jingsong Chen and Hyoung Joon Jin and Vassilis Karageorgiou and David L Kaplan},
  volume={24 18},
Silk fibers have potential biomedical applications beyond their traditional use as sutures. The physical properties of silk fibers and films make it a promising candidate for tissue engineering scaffold applications, particularly where high mechanical loads or tensile forces are applied or in cases where low rates of degradation are desirable. A critical issue for biomaterial scaffolds is biocompatibility. The direct inflammatory potential of intact silk fibers as well as extracts was studied… CONTINUE READING

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