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Reports from Soochow University Advance Knowledge in Peptides and Proteins (Novel hydroxyapatite nanorods crystal growth in silk fibroin/sodium...

July 25, 2014



Reports from Soochow University Advance Knowledge in Peptides and Proteins (Novel hydroxyapatite nanorods crystal growth in silk fibroin/sodium alginate nanofiber hydrogel)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- A new study on Proteins is now available. According to news reporting out of Suzhou, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Silk fibroin/sodium alginate (SF/SA) nanofiber hydrogels were used as organic template to control hydroxyatiatite (HAP) crystal growth at room temperature. Scanning electron microscopy demonstrated rectangular column and size-controllable HAp nanorods formed, and the crystalline structure of nanorods crystals was confirmed by energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Soochow University, "Time-dependent experimental results also exhibited HAp nanorods with rectangular column growth in the mineralization process. SF/SA nanofiber hydrogels had an important impact on the morphology of crystals due to the strong electrostatic interaction between hybrid molecular and Ca2+ ions."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The regulating formation mechanism of HAp nanorods by SF/SA nanofiber hydrogels may extend the understanding of the potential for using biomimetic principles to synthesize bone-like composite materials."

For more information on this research see: Novel hydroxyapatite nanorods crystal growth in silk fibroin/sodium alginate nanofiber hydrogel. Materials Letters, 2014;126():169-173. Materials Letters can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Materials Letters - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/505672)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J.F. Ming, Soochow Univ, Coll Text & Clothing Engn, Natl Engn Lab Modern Silk, Suzhou 215123, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include S.Y. Bie, Z.J. Jiang, P. Wang and B.Q. Zuo (see also Proteins).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Suzhou, Nanorod, Proteins, Crystal Growth, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China

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