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TitleAntimicrobial Electrospun Membranes of Selp/Ag Composites
Author(s)Machado, Raul
Silva, Andreia Maria
Costa, André Manuel Abreu
Gomes, Andreia Castro
Rodríguez-Cabello, J.C.
Lanceros-Méndez, S.
Sencadas, Vítor João Gomes Silva
Casal, Margarida
Issue dateApr-2015
Abstract(s)Silk-elastin-like proteins (SELPs) are a new class of bioinspired, biologically synthesized block copolymers, composed of silk and elastin repeating units. SELP electrospun fibre mats show potential for application as wound dressings for skin regeneration. In this work, antimicrobial nanofibrous mats were produced by electrospinning SELP solutions containing different concentrations of silver nitrate without addition of reducing agents. The SELP/Ag composite materials demonstrated antimicrobial activity against both Gram– and Gram+ bacteria. Furthermore, the SELP/Ag composite materials showed no cytotoxicity against normal human skin fibroblasts.
TypeOral presentation
AccessOpen access
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