Special Issue "Protein Biopolymer"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018).
Interests: polymer; biomaterials; biomacromolecules; regenerative medicine; drug delivery; nanotechnology
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This Special Issue is dedicated to protein biopolymers. Typical protein polymers include animal proteins (e.g., silk, keratin, collagen, elastin, resilin, reflectin), plant proteins (e.g., corn zein, soy, wheat gluten), as well as their related protein peptides derived from recombinant biotechnology. Compared to synthetic plastics, protein polymers have advantages of being biocompatible, biodegradable and sustainable with tunable mechanical strength and water solubility. These proteins can be fabricated into functional materials such as films, gels, particles, fibers, or composites, and are widely used for different applications, including tissue regeneration, drug delivery, antibody and vaccine storage, disease model, flexible biosensor, green plastics, biophotonics, and nano-biotechnology.
The aim of this Special Issue is to discuss their design, synthesis, characterization, manufacturing or modeling, as well as their various physical and chemical applications in biomedical and green industry fields. Both research and review articles are welcome.
Prof. Xiao Hu
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- Protein biopolymer
- Protein film, fiber, foam, gel, particle, sensor, device, and composite
- Biomacromolecules and functional materials
- Polymer design and characterization
- Protein physical and chemical properties