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Potential of plant proteins for medical applications

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37132 45314 2011 9 PDF Available
Title
Potential of plant proteins for medical applications
Abstract

Various natural and synthetic polymers are being explored to develop biomaterials for tissue engineering and drug delivery. Although proteins are preferable over carbohydrates and synthetic polymers, biomaterials developed from proteins lack the mechanical properties and/or biocompatibilities required for medical applications. Plant proteins are widely available, have low potential to be immunogenic and can be made into fibers, films, hydrogels and micro- and nano-particles for medical applications. Studies, mostly with zein, have demonstrated the potential of using plant proteins for tissue engineering and drug delivery. Although other plant proteins such as wheat gluten and soyproteins have also shown biocompatibility using in vitro studies, fabricating biomaterials such as nano-fibers and nano-particles from soy and wheat proteins offers considerable challenges.

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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: - Volume 29, Issue 10, October 2011, Pages 490–498
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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