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Keratin extracted from wool fibers has recently gained attention as an abundant source of renewable, biocompatible material for tissue engineering and drug delivery applications. However, keratin extraction and processing generally require a copious use of chemicals, not only bearing consequences for the environment but also possibly compromising t...
The waste stream of low-grade wool is an underutilized source of keratin-rich materials with appropriate methods for upcycling into high value-added products still being an open challenge. In the present work, keratins were precipitated from their water solution to produce hierarchical keratin particles via isoelectric precipitation. Matrix-assiste...
In this study, an innovative and scalable strategy is developed to valorize vegetable wastes as valuable and cost‐effective natural antioxidant resources in the development of CO2‐based biocomposites. The dried vegetable stems (parsley and spinach) are firstly micronized and then incorporated into a CO2‐derived poly(propylene carbonate) (PPC) polym...
Alterations of skin homeostasis are widely diffused in our everyday life both due to accidental injuries, such as wounds and burns, and physiological conditions, such as late-stage diabetes, dermatitis, or psoriasis. These events are locally characterized by an intense inflammatory response, a high generation of harmful free radicals, or an impairm...
Natural polymers represent a promising family of materials for the fabrication of skin wound dressings that can improve the healing process and the protection against pathogens. In this work, we present the preparation of natural polymeric films combining two plant-based polymers: zein, an alcohol-soluble protein from corn, and pectin, a hydrophili...
The Candida parapsilosis genome encodes for five agglutinin-like sequence (Als) cell-wall glycoproteins involved in adhesion to biotic and abiotic surfaces. The work presented here is aimed at analyzing the role of the two still uncharacterized ALS genes in C. parapsilosis, CpALS4790 and CpALS0660, by the generation and characterization of CpALS479...