Published in Blood Weekly, July 20th, 2006
"As a prerequisite for tissue engineering applications, researchers must understand the effect on local cell types of the degradation products of biodegradable polymers.
"Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) has received special interest as an implant material, because it degrades to release a normal component of blood and tissue, D,L-beta-hydroxybutyrate (HB)," investigators in People's Republic of China report.
According to S. Cheng and colleagues at Tsing Hua University in Beijing, "We report that HB (0.02 g/L) promoted cell proliferation in cultured...
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