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Title: Human blood plasma catalyses the degradation of Lycopodium plant sporoderm microcapsules
Authors: Fan, Teng-Fei
Potroz, Michael G.
Tan, Ee-Lin
Miyako, Eijiro
Cho, Nam-Joon
Park, Jae Hyeon
Keywords: Human Blood
Bioinspired Materials
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Fan, T.-F., Potroz, M. G., Tan, E.-L., Park, J. H., Miyako, E., & Cho, N.-J. (2019). Human blood plasma catalyses the degradation of Lycopodium plant sporoderm microcapsules. Scientific Reports, 9, 2944-. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-39858-z
Series/Report no.: Scientific Reports
Abstract: Plant sporoderm are among the most robust biomaterials in nature. We investigate the erosion of Lycopodium sporoderm microcapsules (SDMCs) triggered by human blood plasma. Dynamic image particle analysis (DIPA), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy demonstrate the degradation events, suggesting bulk erosion as the dominant mechanism for SDMCs fragmentation in human blood. These results should prove valuable in discerning the behaviour of SDMCs in potential biological applications.
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-39858-z
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