Roles of thermodynamic state and molecular mobility in biopreservation

Alptekin Aksan, Mehmet Toner

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Abstract

In a very broad sense, preservation can be defined as the process of reversibly arresting the biochemical reactions and therefore the metabolism of an organism (in a state of suspended animation [1]) in order to sustain function after a “prolonged” exposure to otherwise lethal conditions. The lethal conditions are created by the inadequacy of the surrounding medium in supplying nutrients and removing by-products, exposure to draught, or the extremes of temperature that would disturb the biochemical processes vital to the organism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTissue Engineering
PublisherCRC Press
Pages169-188
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781420008333
ISBN (Print)9780849390265
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

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