Special Issue "Animal Extracellular Matrix Polymers and Applications"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2023) | Viewed by 127

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Biology, State University of Campinas, Campinas, São Paulo 13083-862, Brazil
Interests: extracellular matrix; gene expression regulation
Prof. Dr. Marisa Masumi Beppu
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Guest Editor
Chemical Engineering, University of Campinas, Campinas 13083-862, Brazil
Interests: biopolymer; natural biomaterial
Department of Structural and Functional Biology, Institute of Biosciences, Sao Paulo State University (UNESP), Unesp Botucatu, Botucatu 18618-689, SP, Brazil
Interests: phage therapy; anti-bacterial agents; caudovirales

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The extracellular matrix ECM has gained increasing importance in cell physiology with the unveiling of its signalling mechanisms. This opens new avenues for studies and biological applications of animal ECM polymers. This Special Issue of Polymers addresses both the emerging properties of ECM polymers and the new mechanisms observed in their interactions with cells, in contexts ranging from development to normal physiology and diseases. Contributions from animal ECM polymers’ chemistry, biochemistry, and biophysics, as well as potential and under-used applications, are most welcome. Unusual polymers, such as protein aggregates, as far as they accumulate in the extracellular spaces, are equally interesting subjects and will be considered for publication in this issue.

Dr. Hernandes F. Carvalho
Prof. Dr. Marisa Masumi Beppu
Prof. Dr. Sérgio Luís Felisbino
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Published Papers

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