Construction and properties of Zein-based cell supports and scaffolds

Graciela W. Padua, Wang Qin, Wang Yi

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Abstract

Zein, a protein abundant in corn, is capable of self-assembly and may form a variety of structural morphologies. Zein micro-fibers and sponges were prepared from colloidal suspensions. They had good tensile strength and elastic properties and biocompatible surfaces. Zein surfaces were able to induce cell adhesion at specific locations thus allowing for spatial control of cell growth. Zein constructs of enhanced capabilities may lead to effective tissue engineering leading to cartilage replacement and the treatment of bone injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanotechnology 2010
Subtitle of host publicationBio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy - Technical Proceedings of the 2010 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2010
Pages202-205
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Nov 9 2010
EventNanotechnology 2010: Bio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy - 2010 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2010 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 21 2010Jun 24 2010

Publication series

NameNanotechnology 2010: Bio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy - Technical Proceedings of the 2010 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2010
Volume3

Other

OtherNanotechnology 2010: Bio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy - 2010 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2010
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period6/21/106/24/10

Keywords

  • Controlled-release
  • Fibers
  • Microstructure
  • Porous
  • Zein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Padua, G. W., Qin, W., & Yi, W. (2010). Construction and properties of Zein-based cell supports and scaffolds. In Nanotechnology 2010: Bio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy - Technical Proceedings of the 2010 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2010 (pp. 202-205). (Nanotechnology 2010: Bio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy - Technical Proceedings of the 2010 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2010; Vol. 3).