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Study Results from Amirkabir University of Technology Update Understanding of Scleroproteins

May 6, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Current study results on Proteins have been published. According to news reporting from Tehran, Iran, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The aim of this work was to develop chitosan/gelatin composite films embedded with various amounts of wool nanoparticles, which were produced by an environmental friendly process. Films loaded with wool nanoparticles were subjected to physiochemical, biological, and mechanical characterization."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Amirkabir University of Technology, "The obtained results showed that incorporation of wool nanoparticles into chitosan/gelatin composite led to a reduction in swelling, moisture content and dissolution degree of the films. In vitro degradation test revealed that the nanoparticles-embedded composites had a lower degradation rate than that of chitosan/gelatin composite. Besides, composite films containing wool nanoparticles showed an improvement in the stability in phosphate buffered saline. On the other hand, tensile strength and elongation at break decreased upon loading the films with wool nanoparticles."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The biocompatibility of the produced composites was also confirmed by MTT test."

For more information on this research see: Evaluation of Wool Nanoparticles Incorporation in Chitosan/Gelatin Composite Films. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2014;131(11):576-585. Journal of Applied Polymer Science can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Journal of Applied Polymer Science -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting N. Eslahi, Amirkabir Univ Technol, Dept. of Biomed Engn, Tehran, Iran. Additional authors for this research include F. Dadashian, N.H. Nejad and M. Rabiee (see also Proteins).

Keywords for this news article include: Iran, Asia, Tehran, Gelatin, Nanoparticle, Nanotechnology, Scleroproteins, Emerging Technologies

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Source: Life Science Weekly

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