Diverse and Productive Source of Biopolymer Inspiration: Marine Collagens

last updated: 2021-04-15
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TitleDiverse and Productive Source of Biopolymer Inspiration: Marine Collagens
Publication TypeReview Paper
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsFassini D., Wilkie I. C., Pozzolini M., Ferrario C., Sugni M., Rocha M. S., Giovine M., Bonasoro F., Silva T. H., and Reis R. L.
EditorsLecommandoux S.
Abstract Text

Marine biodiversity is expressed through the huge variety of vertebrate and invertebrate species inhabiting intertidal to deep-sea environments. The extraordinary variety of forms and functions” exhibited by marine animals suggests they are a promising source of bioactive molecules and provides potential inspiration for different biomimetic approaches. This diversity is familiar to biologists and has led to intensive investigation of metabolites, polysaccharides, and other compounds. However, marine collagens are less well-known. This review will provide detailed insight into the diversity of collagens present in marine species in terms of their genetics, structure, properties, and physiology. In the last part of the review the focus will be on the most common marine collagen sources and on the latest advances in the development of innovative materials exploiting, or inspired by, marine collagens.

Date Published2021-04-09
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Keywordsbiomaterial, marine collagens
Peer reviewedyes

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