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A. W. Lipkowski, B. Gajkowska, A. Grabowska, K. Kurzepa

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Keratin-associated protein micromaterials for medical and cosmetic applications (in English)

Polimery 2009, No 5, 386


DOI: dx.doi.org/10.14314/polimery.2009.386

Summary

Procedure of preparation of keratin associated protein micromaterials from hair, wool and bristle like natural sources has been developed. Procedure involves a combination of chemical activation and enzymatic digestion of natural substrates. Keratin associated proteins could be applied as microscaffolds in medicine and cosmetics.


Key words: keratin associated protein micromaterials, sheep wool, pig bristle, human hair


e-mail: andrzej@lipkowski.org


A. W. Lipkowski, B. Gajkowska, A. Grabowska, K. Kurzepa

Keratin-associated protein micromaterials for medical and cosmetic applications (in English)