Artificial Scaffolds for Neural Tissue Engineering

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dc.contributor.author Das, Suradip
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-23T11:28:22Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-23T11:28:22Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.other ROLL NO. 10610612
dc.identifier.uri http://gyan.iitg.ernet.in/handle/123456789/715
dc.description Supervisor: Utpal Bora en_US
dc.description.abstract The present study demonstrates the utility of nanocomposite based scaffolds as potential biomaterials for fabricating nerve conduits. Although silk fibroin is one of the most used biomaterial as an implant (sutures), its highly insulating properties render it unsuitable for fabricating scaffolds for mimicking the electrically conductive tissues of the body like nerve and cardiac muscles. We hereby demonstrate how silk based nanocomposites consisting of metallic nanoparticles and conducting polymer enhances functional and morphological regeneration of nerve in a rat sciatic nerve injury model. The novel sheet rolling method utilized for fabricating conduits from nanofibers enables multiple conduit development of varied dimensions from a single electrospun sheet. Pre-seeding the conduits with Schwann cells also enhanced and accelerated neural regeneration through the nerve gap as evident from the extensive electrophysiological and histological studies. Further the long duration studies undertaken herein establish the safety and neuro-regenerative potential of such nanocomposite conduits. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries TH-1468;
dc.subject BIOSCIENCES AND BIOENGINEERING en_US
dc.title Artificial Scaffolds for Neural Tissue Engineering en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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