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Researchers from Bhabha Atomic Research Center Detail Findings in Peptides and Proteins

June 24, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Data detailed on Proteins have been presented. According to news reporting originating from Maharashtra, India, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Surface modification of silk fibroin (SF) materials using environmentally friendly and non-hazardous process to tailor them for specific application as biomaterials has drawn a great deal of interest in the field of biomedical research. To further explore this area of research, in this report, polypropylene (PP) grafted muga (Antheraea assama) SF (PP-AASF) suture is developed using plasma treatment and plasma graft polymerization process."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Bhabha Atomic Research Center, "For this purpose, AASF is first sterilized in argon (Ar) plasma treatment followed by grafting PP onto its surface. AASF is a non-mulberry variety having superior qualities to mulberry SF and is still unexplored in the context of suture biomaterial. AASF, Ar plasma treated AASF (AASF(Ar)) and PP-AASF are subjected to various characterization techniques for better comparison and the results are attempted to correlate with their observed properties."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Excellent mechanical strength, hydrophobicity, antibacterial behavior, and remarkable wound healing activity of PP-AASF over AASF and AASF(Ar) make it a promising candidate for application as sterilized suture biomaterial."

For more information on this research see: Development of Advanced Antimicrobial and Sterilized Plasma Polypropylene Grafted Muga (antheraea assama) Silk as Suture Biomaterial. Biopolymers, 2014;101(4):355-365. Biopolymers can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Biopolymers -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting D. Gogoi, Bhabha Atom Res Center, Div Laser & Plasma Technol, Bombay 400085, Maharashtra, India. Additional authors for this research include A.J. Choudhury, J. Chutia, A.R. Pal, M. Khan, M. Choudhury, P. Pathak, G. Das and D.S. Patil (see also Proteins).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Polyenes, Proteins, Maharashtra, Hydrocarbons, Polypropylenes, Organic Chemicals

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