Study on the preparation of collagen-modified silk fibroin films and their properties.

@article{Tang2006StudyOT,
  title={Study on the preparation of collagen-modified silk fibroin films and their properties.},
  author={Yin Tang and Chuanbao Cao and Xilan Ma and Chen Chen and Hesun Zhu},
  journal={Biomedical materials},
  year={2006},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={242-6}
}
Blended films were prepared from a silk fibroin (SF) solution by adding a small amount of type I collagen (<5%). The mechanical properties of the wet films modified by collagen were improved obviously. The elongation at break reached 42%, and the smaller contact angles revealed that modified films had better hydrophilicity. 1% heparin was also added to… CONTINUE READING