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dc.contributor.author Sadiku, ER
dc.contributor.author Fasiku, VO
dc.contributor.author Owonubi, SJ
dc.contributor.author Mukwevho, E
dc.contributor.author Aderibigbe, BA
dc.contributor.author Lemmer, Yolandy
dc.contributor.author Abbavaram, BR
dc.contributor.author Manjula, B
dc.contributor.author Nkuna, C
dc.contributor.author Dludlu, MK
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-22T06:36:09Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-22T06:36:09Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05
dc.identifier.citation Sadiku, E.R., Fasiku, V.O., Owonubi, S.J., et al… 2018. Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) as scaffolds for tissue engineering. Polyhydroxyalkanoates, Biosynthesis, Chemical Structures and Applications. Nova Science Publishers: New York en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-53613-439-1
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ipben.unesp.br/Home/livros/polyhydroxyalkanoates-ebook-de-paula-et-al.-chapter.pdf#page=223
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/10718
dc.description Copyright: Nova Science Publishers: New York. Due to copyright restrictions, the attached PDF file only contains the abstract of the full text item. en_US
dc.description.abstract Tissue engineering is a filed that has gained a lot of advancement since the discovery of biopolymers. Biopolymers are polymers produced by living organisms: that is, they are polymeric biomolecules. They consist of monomeric units that ar covalently bonded to one another in order to form larger structures. Biopolymers have been widely used as biomaterials for the construction of tissue engineering scaffold. Scaffolds have been used for tissue engineering, such as: bone, cartilage, ligament, skin, vascular tissues, neural tissues, and skeletal muscles. Polyhydroxyester is a typical example of biopolymers that have been employed for this application. Their exceptional properties such as high surface-to-volume ratio, high porosity with vwery small pore size, biodegradation, and mechanical property have made them gain a lot of attention in this field. Also, they have advantages which are significant for tissue engineering. This chapter will focus on the production, modification, properties and medical applications of polyhydroxyesters, such as PLA (Polylactide), PGA (Polyglycolide or poly(glycolic acid), PCL (Polycaprolactone), poly(ester amide)s and PLGA (Poly(lactide-co-glycolide), with particular emphasis on the different plyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), which have divrse applicatioins in tissue engineering. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher New York: Nova Science Publishers en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;21395
dc.subject Biopolymer en_US
dc.subject Scaffolds en_US
dc.subject Polyhydroxyesters en_US
dc.subject PHAs en_US
dc.subject Polyhydroxyalkanoates en_US
dc.subject Tissue engineering en_US
dc.title Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) as scaffolds for tissue engineering en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US


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