Silk fibroin in ocular surface reconstruction : what is its potential as a biomaterial in ophthalmics?
Harkin, Damien G. & Chirila, Traian (2012) Silk fibroin in ocular surface reconstruction : what is its potential as a biomaterial in ophthalmics? Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry, 4(17), pp. 2145-2147.
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Hardly a month goes by within the scientific literature without some new material “X” being reported as a suitable material on which to grow cell type “Y”, for the potential purpose of treating disease “Z”. Thus when fibroin, a protein found in silk, was first proposed as a biomaterial for cell growth  it joined a long list of other materials of both natural as well as synthetic origin. Nevertheless, in the second decade of the Asian Century it is perhaps befitting that a material of so much importance to the continent’s cultural and economic history, should become the focus of cutting-edge biomedical research. Sentiments aside, however, silk fibroin possesses quite a unique combination of properties which make it a promising candidate for repairing the eye and especially for treating damage to the cornea, the transparent window at the front of the eye.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||12-month embargo after published|
|Keywords:||Silk fibroin, Tissue engineering, Regenerative medicine, Biomaterials, Eye disease, Corneal transplantation|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Biomaterials (090301)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY (100400) > Regenerative Medicine (incl. Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering) (100404)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300) > Ophthalmology (111301)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Biomedical Sciences|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Bentham Science Publishers|
|Deposited On:||24 Sep 2012 09:11|
|Last Modified:||11 Feb 2013 17:13|
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