Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2006, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (6): 845-848.

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Research Progresses on Electroactive and Electrically ConductivePolymers for Tissue Engineering Scaffolds

LI Meng-yan, Paul Bidez, Elizabeth Guterman-Tretter, GUO Yi, Alan G. MacDiarmid,Peter I. Lelkes, YUAN Xu-bo, YUAN Xiao-yan, SHENG Jing, LI Hua, SONG Cun-xian, Yen Wei   

  1. School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
  • Received:2006-06-14 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2006-12-30 Published:2006-12-30
  • Contact: Yen Wei

Abstract: ABSTRACT:Electroactive and/or electrically conductive polymers have shown potential applications in the culture of excitable cells and as the electroactive scaffolds for neuronal or cardiac tissue engineering. The biocompatibility of the conductive polymer can be improved by covalently grafting or blending with oligo- or po- lypeptides. The new progresses in this area on two types of conductive polymers, polypyrrole and polyaniline (PANi) are reviewed in this paper. The studies of oligopeptide-modified PANi and electrospun PANi/gelatin nanofibers are highlighted.

Key words: conductive polymer, polypyrrole, polyaniline, biocompatibility, tissue encineerinc