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Biofabrication methods for reconstructing extracellular matrix mimetics.

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Peer-reviewed

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Article

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Authors

Aazmi, Abdellah 
Zhang, Duo 
Mazzaglia, Corrado 
Yu, Mengfei 
Wang, Zhen 

Abstract

In the human body, almost all cells interact with extracellular matrices (ECMs), which have tissue and organ-specific compositions and architectures. These ECMs not only function as cellular scaffolds, providing structural support, but also play a crucial role in dynamically regulating various cellular functions. This comprehensive review delves into the examination of biofabrication strategies used to develop bioactive materials that accurately mimic one or more biophysical and biochemical properties of ECMs. We discuss the potential integration of these ECM-mimics into a range of physiological and pathological in vitro models, enhancing our understanding of cellular behavior and tissue organization. Lastly, we propose future research directions for ECM-mimics in the context of tissue engineering and organ-on-a-chip applications, offering potential advancements in therapeutic approaches and improved patient outcomes.

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Biofabrication, Bioprinting, Electrospinning, Extracellular matrix, Organ-on-a-Chip

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Bioact Mater

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2452-199X
2452-199X

Volume Title

31

Publisher

Elsevier BV