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A Review of the 3D Designing of Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering with a Focus on Keratin Protein

Version 1 : Received: 23 September 2016 / Approved: 26 September 2016 / Online: 26 September 2016 (10:25:01 CEST)

How to cite: Baliga, A.; Borkar, S. A Review of the 3D Designing of Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering with a Focus on Keratin Protein. Preprints 2016, 2016090091 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201609.0091.v1). Baliga, A.; Borkar, S. A Review of the 3D Designing of Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering with a Focus on Keratin Protein. Preprints 2016, 2016090091 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201609.0091.v1).

Abstract

In tissue engineering scaffolds take the place of the natural extra cellular matrix (ECM). The natural ECM is the extracellular part of animal tissue that usually provides structural support to the animal cells in addition to performing various other important functions. The design aspect along with the choice of the material for the artificial scaffold is very crucial to cell differentiation, adhesion, proliferation, and the transport of the growth factors or other bio molecular signals. In addition to the material and design of the scaffolds, it is necessary to replicate the normal physiological situation if the scaffold has to function as an implant. The cells have to be located in the porous scaffold to form a three dimensional assembly. The article discusses the important factors to be considered while designing a scaffold for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Subject Areas

biomaterial; scaffold; protein; keratin; tissue engineering

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