Prospective Applications of Marine Oriented Materials in the Repair of Peripheral Nerve Injury

Yunxiao Gu1,2, Xiaoyun Ma1,2, Xu Wang1,2, Cunyi Fan1,2,*

1Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People’s Hospital, Shanghai 200233, China

2Shanghai Sixth People’s Hospital East Affiliated to Shanghai University of Medicine & Health Sciences, Shanghai 201306, China

Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (10), 20101564

DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2020.101564

Publication Date (Web): Aug 20, 2020

E-mail: cyfan@sjtu.edu.cn

Abstract


Peripheral nerve injury is a thorny problem for many years because it is difficult to find out appropriate drugs or materials that can maximize healing effects and minimize damages to human body. Among various methods, the use of biomaterial scaffolds on injured nerves has been favoured due to the biocompatibility, accessibility, and effectiveness. Marine oriented materials have attracted huge attention with their unique pro-regenerative potential. This article reviews the application of marine biological materials in the repair of peripheral nerve injury.

Keywords

Peripheral nerve regeneration, nerve scaffold, marine materials, tissue engineering.

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