Tissue engineering : principles and practices by John P Fisher; et al

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Smaller pore sizes were found to sustain less tissue in-growth and therefore less degradation. A similar correlation was found between the overall silk concentration of the scaffold and the degradation rate—highly concentrated (~17% silk) scaffolds elicited slow degradation rates. In conclusion, based on the data available, silks classify as biodegradable materials but their degradation rates is highly dependent on the structural features and the local enzymatic pool. A debatable subject related to silk degradation is the potential for generation of amyloid-like, predominantly parallel beta-sheet containing structures, despite any evidence for such correlations and despite long history of silk sutures.

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