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Stem Cell Response to Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube-Incorporated Regenerated Silk Fibroin Films

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Abstract:

Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) are considered to be the ideal reinforcements for biorelated applications on account of their remarkable structural, mechanical and thermal properties. However, before MWCNTs can be incorporated into new and existing biomedical devices, their toxicity and biocompatibility need to be investigated thoroughly. In this study, regenerated silk fibroin/MWCNT nanocomposite films were prepared using a solvent system with pre-dispersed MWCNTs. Their biocompatibility was examined in vitro using human bone marrow stem cells. Scanning electron microscopy and a WST-1 assay demonstrated that the silk fibroin/MWCN film supported BMSC attachment and growth over 7 days in culture similar to the silk fibroin only film.

Keywords: CARBON NANOTUBE; NANOCOMPOSITE; SILK FIBROIN; TOXICITY

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2011.3181

Publication date: January 1, 2011

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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