Dried Fruit of the Luffa Sponge as a Source of Chitin for Applications as Skin Substitutes

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Jiang, Ping-Lun ; Chien, Mei-Yin ; Sheu, Ming-Thau ; Huang, Yi-You ; Chen, Meng-Hsun ; Su, Ching-Hua ; Liu, Der-Zen (2014)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • Journal: BioMed Research International, volume 2,014 (issn: 2314-6133, eissn: 2314-6141)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1155/2014/458287, pmc: PMC4000938
  • Subject: R | Research Article | Medicine | Article Subject

LUFFACHITIN obtained from the residue of the sponge-like dried fruit of Luffa aegyptiaca was developed as a weavable skin substitute in this study. A chemical analysis revealed that LUFFACHITIN was composed of a copolymer containing N-acetyl-gluc... View more
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