Serum albumin-alginate coated beads: mechanical properties and stability.

@article{EdwardsLvy1999SerumAC,
  title={Serum albumin-alginate coated beads: mechanical properties and stability.},
  author={Florence Edwards-L{\'e}vy and M C L{\'e}vy},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={1999},
  volume={20 21},
  pages={2069-84}
}
According to a previously described method, alginate beads were prepared from a Na-alginate solution containing propylene glycol alginate (PGA) and human serum albumin (HSA). The solution was added dropwise to a CaCl2 solution. The beads were treated with NaOH, which started the formation of amide bonds between HSA and PGA at the periphery, giving a membrane. Batches of beads with increasingly thick membranes were prepared using growing concentrations of NaOH, and studied with a texture… CONTINUE READING
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