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Type: Journal article
Title: Biomimetic protein-based elastomeric hydrogels for biomedical applications
Author: Whittaker, J.
Balu, R.
Choudhury, N.
Dutta, N.
Citation: Polymer International, 2014; 63(9):1545-1557
Publisher: Wiley-Blacwell
Issue Date: 2014
ISSN: 0959-8103
1097-0126
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Jasmin Whittaker, Rajkamal Balu, Namita R. Choudhury and Naba K. Dutta
Abstract: In recent years, protein-based elastomeric hydrogels have gained increased research interest in biomedical applications for their remarkable self-assembly behaviour, tunable 3D porous structure, high resilience (elasticity), fatigue lifetime (durability), water uptake, excellent biocompatibility and biological activity. The proteins and polypeptides can be derived naturally (animal or insect sources) or by recombinant (bacterial expression) routes and can be crosslinked via physical or chemical approaches to obtain elastomeric hydrogels. Here we review and present the recent accomplishments in the synthesis, fabrication and biomedical applications of protein-based elastomeric hydrogels such as elastin, resilin, flagelliform spider silk and their derivatives. © 2013 Society of Chemical Industry.
Keywords: Biomimetic proteins; elastomers; hydrogels; tissue engineering; regenerative medicine
Description: Published online in Wiley Online Library: 15 January 2014
Rights: © 2013 Society of Chemical Industry
DOI: 10.1002/pi.4670
Grant ID: ARC
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