BioMed Research International

Biomaterials: Chitosan and Collagen for Regenerative Medicine


Publishing date
27 Jun 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
14 Feb 2014

1Department of Cariology, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki 852-8588, Japan

2Collagen Laboratory, NC Oral Health Institute, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA

3Department of Chemistry, Marine Bioprocess Research Center, Pukyong National University, Busan 608-737, Republic of Korea

4Department of Environmental and Biological Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Fukui University of Technology, Fukui city 910-8505, Japan


Biomaterials: Chitosan and Collagen for Regenerative Medicine

Description

The regenerative medicine, which consists of three components: cell, nutrient, and scaffold, is very attractive therapy for all the fields of medicine and dentistry. Chitosan and collagen as biomaterials are strong candidates for the scaffold in regenerative medicine. Chitosan has numerous pharmacological activities, such as immunopotentiation, antihypertensive, serum cholesterol-lowering, antibacterial, sedative, and wound-healing-promoting properties. These biological activities would be favorable for scaffold fabrication. Furthermore, collagen from bovine, turkey, and fish (for avoiding zoonosis) has been widely investigated to apply as a scaffold and a carrier because of its bioactive properties such as its excellent biocompatibility, low antigenicity, high biodegradability, and cell growth potential.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles, and review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the production processes of chitosan and collagen and the conformation of these biomaterials for promoting the theoretical and practical availability. We are interested in articles that explore aspects of chemical and physical characteristics and biomedical applications. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Isolation/Purification/Modification
  • Drug delivery system and gene vector design
  • Biology for host response
  • Immunology and toxicology
  • Self-assembly and nanotechnology
  • Histocompatibility and biodegradation
  • Tissue engineering and medical application

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/biomaterials/chitos/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 690485
  • - Editorial

Biomaterials: Chitosan and Collagen for Regenerative Medicine

Yoshihiko Hayashi | Mitsuo Yamauchi | ... | Hideo Kusaoke
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 837524
  • - Research Article

Biological Assessment of a Calcium Silicate Incorporated Hydroxyapatite-Gelatin Nanocomposite: A Comparison to Decellularized Bone Matrix

Dong Joon Lee | Ricardo Padilla | ... | Ching-Chang Ko
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 769414
  • - Review Article

Distinct Characteristics of Mandibular Bone Collagen Relative to Long Bone Collagen: Relevance to Clinical Dentistry

Takashi Matsuura | Kentaro Tokutomi | ... | Hironobu Sato
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 458287
  • - Research Article

Dried Fruit of the Luffa Sponge as a Source of Chitin for Applications as Skin Substitutes

Ping-Lun Jiang | Mei-Yin Chien | ... | Der-Zen Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 630757
  • - Research Article

Biological Safety of Fish (Tilapia) Collagen

Kohei Yamamoto | Kazunari Igawa | ... | Yoshihiko Hayashi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 745139
  • - Research Article

Induction of Reparative Dentin Formation on Exposed Dental Pulp by Dentin Phosphophoryn/Collagen Composite

Toshiyuki Koike | Mohammad Ali Akbor Polan | ... | Takashi Saito
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 702821
  • - Research Article

Characterization of Genipin-Modified Dentin Collagen

Hiroko Nagaoka | Hideaki Nagaoka | ... | Mitsuo Yamauchi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 789591
  • - Research Article

A Proteomic View to Characterize the Effect of Chitosan Nanoparticle to Hepatic Cells: Is Chitosan Nanoparticle an Enhancer of PI3K/AKT1/mTOR Pathway?

Ming-Hui Yang | Shyng-Shiou Yuan | ... | Yu-Chang Tyan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 654913
  • - Review Article

Chitooligosaccharide and Its Derivatives: Preparation and Biological Applications

Gaurav Lodhi | Yon-Suk Kim | ... | Pyo-Jam Park
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 485867
  • - Research Article

D-Glucosamine Promotes Transfection Efficiency during Electroporation

Kazunari Igawa | Naoko Ohara | ... | Yoshihiko Hayashi
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