Researchers use silkworm silk to model muscle tissue -- COMPAMED Trade Fair

Researchers use silkworm silk to model muscle tissue

12.03.2021

Image: a hand in a purple lab glove holds a transparent half sheet, against a green background; Copyright:Utah State University

Silk fibers are wound around an acrylic chassis to produce a three-dimensional cell culture device. Skeletal muscle cells grown on silkworm silk proved to more closely mimic human skeletal muscle than those grown on the usual plastic surface.

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