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Synthesis, characterization and cytocompatibility studies of α-chitin hydrogel/nano hydroxyapatite composite scaffolds.
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PMID:  21435350     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
α-chitin hydrogel/nano hydroxyapatite (nHAp) composite scaffold have been synthesized by freeze-drying approach with nHAp and α-chitin hydrogel. The prepared nHAp and nanocomposite scaffolds were characterized using DLS, SEM, FT-IR, XRD and TGA studies. The porosity, swelling, degradation, protein adsorption and biomineralization (calcification) of the prepared nanocomposite scaffolds were evaluated. Cell viability, attachment and proliferation were investigated using MG 63, Vero, NIH 3T3 and nHDF cells to confirm that the nanocomposite scaffolds were cytocompatible and cells were found to attach and spread on the scaffolds. All the results suggested that this scaffolds can be used for bone and wound tissue engineering.
P T Sudheesh Kumar; Sowmya Srinivasan; Vinoth-Kumar Lakshmanan; H Tamura; S V Nair; R Jayakumar
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of biological macromolecules     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-0003     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
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Created Date:  2011-3-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7909578     Medline TA:  Int J Biol Macromol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Kochi-682041, India.
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