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
Interests: extracellular matrix; gene expression regulation
Interests: biopolymer; natural biomaterial
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
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