Silicon and matrix macromolecules: new research opportunities for old diseases from analysis of potential mechanisms of breast implant toxicity.

@article{Brawer1998SiliconAM,
  title={Silicon and matrix macromolecules: new research opportunities for old diseases from analysis of potential mechanisms of breast implant toxicity.},
  author={A E Brawer},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  year={1998},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={27-35}
}
An understanding of the normal and essential integration of the element silicon in biosystems, as well as knowledge of its fundamental chemistry, are crucial to understanding its role in health and disease. Modern organosilicon chemistry, based in part on the artificial silicon-carbon bond, coincided with the emergence of the biomaterials and bioengineering… CONTINUE READING