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Status of Plant Protein-Based Green Scaffolds for Regenerative Medicine Applications

Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Applied Science and Technology Education Center of Ahvaz Municipality, Ahvaz 617664343, Iran
Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health and Sport, Mahsa University, Bandar Saujana Putra, Jenjarum Selangor 42610, Malaysia
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Biomolecules 2019, 9(10), 619;
Received: 19 September 2019 / Revised: 9 October 2019 / Accepted: 14 October 2019 / Published: 17 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Targets and Strategies in Regenerative Medicine)
In recent decades, regenerative medicine has merited substantial attention from scientific and research communities. One of the essential requirements for this new strategy in medicine is the production of biocompatible and biodegradable scaffolds with desirable geometric structures and mechanical properties. Despite such promise, it appears that regenerative medicine is the last field to embrace green, or environmentally-friendly, processes, as many traditional tissue engineering materials employ toxic solvents and polymers that are clearly not environmentally friendly. Scaffolds fabricated from plant proteins (for example, zein, soy protein, and wheat gluten), possess proper mechanical properties, remarkable biocompatibility and aqueous stability which make them appropriate green biomaterials for regenerative medicine applications. The use of plant-derived proteins in regenerative medicine has been especially inspired by green medicine, which is the use of environmentally friendly materials in medicine. In the current review paper, the literature is reviewed and summarized for the applicability of plant proteins as biopolymer materials for several green regenerative medicine and tissue engineering applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: biomaterials; green scaffolds; plant proteins; tissue engineering biomaterials; green scaffolds; plant proteins; tissue engineering
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Jahangirian, H.; Azizi, S.; Rafiee-Moghaddam, R.; Baratvand, B.; Webster, T.J. Status of Plant Protein-Based Green Scaffolds for Regenerative Medicine Applications. Biomolecules 2019, 9, 619.

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Jahangirian H, Azizi S, Rafiee-Moghaddam R, Baratvand B, Webster TJ. Status of Plant Protein-Based Green Scaffolds for Regenerative Medicine Applications. Biomolecules. 2019; 9(10):619.

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Jahangirian, Hossein, Susan Azizi, Roshanak Rafiee-Moghaddam, Bahram Baratvand, and Thomas J. Webster. 2019. "Status of Plant Protein-Based Green Scaffolds for Regenerative Medicine Applications" Biomolecules 9, no. 10: 619.

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