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Biomaterials: Chitosan and Collagen for Regenerative Medicine

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Volume 2014 |Article ID 690485 | 1 page | https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/690485

Biomaterials: Chitosan and Collagen for Regenerative Medicine

Received11 Jun 2014
Accepted11 Jun 2014
Published01 Jul 2014

With contributions from USA, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea, this special issue holds great insight. This special issue offers comprehensive knowledge on chitosan and collagen as biomaterials, especially with respect to their basic biological and chemical properties, as well as clinical applications. Two review articles described the preparation and biological application of chitooligosaccharide and its derivatives and the relevance to clinical dentistry of distinct characteristics of mandibular bone collagen. Original articles reported seven experiments: 3 chitosan topics and 4 collagen topics. The former demonstrated the contributions for a proteomic view of chitosan nanoparticle to hepatic cells, the promotion of D-glucosamine to transfection efficiency, and chitin application as skin substitutes. The latter showed the contributions for hydroxyapatite-gelatin nanocomposite, genipin modification of dentin collagen, dentin phosphophoryn/collagen composite for dental biomaterial, and biological safety of fish collagen.

Acknowledgments

We owe heartily gratitude to the reviewers who helped and kindly supported us in the peer reviewing processes. We would also like to thank all the contributors who have selected the best themes and edited the meaningful concepts to this issue.

Yoshihiko Hayashi
Mitsuo Yamauchi
Se-Kwon Kim
Hideo Kusaoke

Copyright © 2014 Yoshihiko Hayashi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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