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- Ning-hua Liu; Jian-feng Pan; Yue-E Miao; Tian-xi Liu; Feng Xu; Hui Sun
- Journal of materials science 2014 v.49 no.20 pp. 7253-7262
- cell adhesion; contact angle; extracellular matrix; hydrophilicity; mixing; stem cells; tensile strength; tissue engineering
- ... For skin tissue engineering, an ideal scaffold should mimic the natural extracellular matrix of the native skin. In this study, we reported a novel elastic sub-micron fiber scaffold blending poly (ε-caprolactone-co-lactide) (PLCL) and Pluronic at different ratios by electrospinning. PLCL and Pluronic were co-electrospun with the ratio of 100/0, 99/1, 95/5, 90/10, 85/15, and 75/25. These scaffolds ...
- A. Sharma; N. L. Sharma; C. B. Lavy; A. E. Kiltie; F. C. Hamdy; J. Czernuszka
- Journal of materials science 2014 v.49 no.17 pp. 5809-5820
- biomimetics; extracellular matrix; metastasis; models; neoplasm cells; neoplasms
- ... Limitations associated with the study of cancer biology in vitro, including a lack of extracellular matrix, have prompted an interest in analysing the behaviour of tumour cells in a three-dimensional environment. Such model systems can be used to better understand malignancy and metastasis and a cancer’s response to therapies. We review the materials that have been used in such models to date, inc ...