EMAIL THIS PAGE TO A FRIEND

Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)

Highly Elastic and Conductive Human-Based Protein Hybrid Hydrogels.


PMID 26551969

Abstract

A highly elastic hybrid hydrogel of methacryloyl-substituted recombinant human tropoelastin (MeTro) and graphene oxide (GO) nanoparticles are developed. The synergistic effect of these two materials significantly enhances both ultimate strain (250%), reversible rotation (9700°), and the fracture energy (38.8 ± 0.8 J m(-2) ) in the hybrid network. Furthermore, improved electrical signal propagation and subsequent contraction of the muscles connected by hybrid hydrogels are observed in ex vivo tests.

Related Materials

Product #

Image

Description

Molecular Formula

Add to Cart

T0706 Tropoelastin human, recombinant, expressed in E. coli, 1 mg