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TitleNatural-origin materials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
Author(s)Silva, Simone Santos
Fernandes, E. M.
Silva-Correia, Joana
Pina, Sandra Cristina Almeida
Vieira, Sílvia
Oliveira, J. M.
Reis, R. L.
KeywordsCell encapsulation
Composites
Cryopreservation
Growth factors
Hydrogels
Hypothermal preservations
Immunoisolation
Membranes
Micro/nanoparticles
Natural polymers
Proteins
Regenerative medicine
Scaffolds
Tissue engineering
Issue dateJan-2017
PublisherElsevier
CitationSilva S. S., Fernandes E. M., Pina S., Silva-Correia J., Vieira S., Oliveira J. M., Reis R. L. Natural-Origin Materials for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Comprehensive Biomaterials II, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-803581-8.10134-1, 2017
Abstract(s)Recent advances in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine have shown that combining biomaterials, cells, and bioactive molecules are important to promote the regeneration of damaged tissues or as therapeutic systems. Natural origin polymers have been used as matrices in such applications due to their biocompatibility and biodegradability. This article provides an up-to-date review on the most promising natural biopolymers, focused on polysaccharides and proteins, their properties and applications. Membranes, micro/nanoparticles, scaffolds, and hydrogels as biomimetic strategies for tissue engineering and processing are described, along with the use of bioactive molecules and growth factors to improve tissue regeneration potential. Finally, current biomedical applications are also presented.
TypeBook part
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/47068
ISBN9780081006917
e-ISBN9780081006924
Peer-Reviewedno
AccessOpen access
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