International Journal of Molecular Sciences
The combination of protein and polysaccharides with magnetic materials has been implemented in biomedical applications for decades. Proteins such as silk, collagen, and elastin and polysaccharides such as chitosan, cellulose, and alginate have been heavily used in composite biomaterials. The wide diversity in the structure of the materials including their primary monomer/amino acid sequences allow for tunable properties. Various types of these composites are highly regarded due to their biocompatible, thermal, and mechanical properties while retaining their biological characteristics. This review provides information on protein and polysaccharide materials combined with magnetic elements in the biomedical space showcasing the materials used, fabrication methods, and their subsequent applications in biomedical research.
Bealer, Elizabeth J; Kavetsky, Kyril; Dutko, Sierra; Lofland, Samuel; and Hu, Xiao, "Protein and Polysaccharide-Based Magnetic Composite Materials for Medical Applications." (2019). Faculty Scholarship for the College of Science & Mathematics. 206.
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Bealer, Elizabeth J.; Kavetsky, Kyril; Dutko, Sierra; Lofland, Samuel; Hu, Xiao. (2020). "Protein and Polysaccharide-Based Magnetic Composite Materials for Medical Applications" Int. J. Mol. Sci. 21, no. 1: 186. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21010186