Silk proteins and its biomedical and dental application: A Review

Silk proteins in medical and dental field

Authors

  • Devarathnamma MV Devi Reader, Dept. of Periodontology, S.B Patil Dental college, Bidar, India
  • Geeta Bhat Prof. & HOD, Dept. of Periodontology, Jaipur Dental college, Jaipur, India
  • Manohar Bhat Prof. & HOD, Dept. of Pedodontics, Jaipur Dental college, Jaipur, India
  • Deepak Sharma Principal, Dept. of Endodontics & Conservative dentistry, Jaipur Dental college, Jaipur, India
  • Janavathi Rangappa Reader, Dept. of Endodontics & Conservative dentistry, Albader dental college, Gulbarga, India

Keywords:

Silk, silk proteins, sericin, fibroin, dental

Abstract

Silk is a group of fibrous proteins that have been used for centuries in the textile industry and as surgical sutures. Silk, in addition to its unique mechanical properties, silk possesses other properties, such as biocompatibility, biodegradability, anti-bacterial properties, thermal stability, controlled degradation features, and ease of sterilization, ability to self-assemble make it a promising material for biomedical applications. Although silk forms only fibers in nature, synthetic techniques can be used to control the processing of silk into different morphologies, such as scaffolds, films, hydrogels, microcapsules, and micro- and nanospheres. Moreover, the biotechnological production of silk proteins broadens the potential applications of silk. With this background, this review describes silk proteins, their properties, synthesis, and uses.

Keywords: Silk, Silk proteins, Sericin, Fibroin, Dental

Author Biographies

Manohar Bhat, Prof. & HOD, Dept. of Pedodontics, Jaipur Dental college, Jaipur, India

HOD & Prof

Dept. of Pedodontics

Jaipur Dental college, Jaipur

Deepak Sharma, Principal, Dept. of Endodontics & Conservative dentistry, Jaipur Dental college, Jaipur, India

Principal

Dept. of Endodontics & Conservative dentistry

 Jaipur Dental college, Jaipur

Contact number: 9799339654

Janavathi Rangappa, Reader, Dept. of Endodontics & Conservative dentistry, Albader dental college, Gulbarga, India

Reader

Dept. of Endodontics & Conservative dentistry

Albader dental college, Gulbarga.

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Published

2022-11-11

How to Cite

Devi, D. M., Bhat, G., Bhat, M. ., Sharma, D. ., & Rangappa, J. . (2022). Silk proteins and its biomedical and dental application: A Review: Silk proteins in medical and dental field. International Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Research, 8(4), 1–10. Retrieved from http://ijcbr.com/index.php/ijcbr/article/view/407

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