Collagen, which has seen widespread use in tissue engineering, has several advantages as a scaffold, including the ability to entrap cells directly as it is reconstituted into a gel. However, there are some drawbacks to its use, particularly the suppression of cell proliferation and protein synthesis.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Scaffolding in Tissue Engineering|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2005|