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Plasma protein may hold potential for making wound-healing tissue scaffolds

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Researchers in Germany have employed a plasma protein found in blood to develop a new method for making wound-healing tissue scaffolds.

The team's new scaffold can be attached or detached from a surface, for either in vitro laboratory tissue studies or direct applications in the body.

Their discovery, reported today in the journal Biofabrication, could be extremely useful for future use in wound healing and tissue engineering.

Lead author Professor Dorothea Brüggemann, from the University of Bremen, said: "The protein we used is called fibrinogen. It is an extracellular glycoprotein found in blood plasma and plays a major role in wound healing by assembling into a fibrous network to form a provisional extracellular matrix (ECM) that helps with wound closure."


Author: @DailyCupofYoga

Source: news-medical.net

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