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- Gentile, Piergiorgio, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Carbohydrate polymers 2017 v.163 pp. 280-291
- biocompatibility; biomimetics; cell viability; crosslinking; fibroblasts; gellan gum; glycerol; halloysite; humans; hydrocolloids; in vitro studies; mechanical properties; modulus of elasticity; nanotubes; tissue engineering; viscosity
- ... A tri-component hydrogel, based on gellan gum (GG), glycerol (Gly) and halloysite nanotubes (HNT), is proposed in this work for soft tissue engineering applications. The FDA-approved GG polysaccharide has been recently exploited as biomaterial because its biomimetic features. Gly is added as molecular spacer to improve hydrogel viscosity and mechanical properties. HNT incorporation within the hydr ...
- Gentile, Piergiorgio, et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Carbohydrate polymers 2017 v.162 pp. 82-92
- biocompatibility; chitosan; crosslinking; extracellular matrix; mechanical properties; muscle development; myoblasts; nanofibers; neutralization; pH; skeletal muscle; soaking; sodium phosphate; solvents; temperature; tissue engineering; tissue repair
- ... Chitosan (CS) membranes obtained by electrospinning are potentially ideal substrates for soft tissue engineering as they combine the excellent biological properties of CS with the extracellular matrix (ECM)-like structure of nanofibrous mats. However, the high amount of acid solvents required to spun CS solutions interferes with the biocompatibility of CS fibres. To overcome this limitation, novel ...