Effect of freezing temperature on the properties of lyophilized silk sericin scaffold

Maria C. Arango, Catalina Álvarez-López

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    Silk sericin (SS) can be used as biomaterials in the development of scaffolds for skin regeneration as it has important properties such as antioxidant capacity and biocompatibility. However, SS-based materials have weak structural properties, thereby making its application difficult. The effect of freezing temperature (-35 °C and -80 °C) on the properties of freeze-dried SS scaffolds is evaluated in this study. The secondary structure, morphology, and thermal stability of the scaffolds were determined x-ray diffraction and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy; scanning electron microscopy; and thermogravimetric analysis and differential scanning calorimetry, respectively. Its water absorption capacity was also assessed. The results indicated that scaffolds manufactured at -35 °C have a higher β-sheet content (37.08%), lower pore density, and larger porosity than those frozen at -80 °C. However, the water absorption and thermal properties showed no statistically significant differences between both samples.

    Idioma originalInglés
    Número de artículo095414
    PublicaciónMaterials Research Express
    EstadoPublicada - 2 ago. 2019

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