Congcong Zhu, Tianyi Zhong and Baoqi Zuo* Pages 9 - 12 ( 4 )
Background: Snail Mucus (SM) is secreted by the pedal gland of snails, and has a fibrous structure when it crawls upside down on the plane. It contains biologically active compounds that perform medical functions, such as glycol acid, natural antibiotics, and glycoprotein.
Methods: For this paper, we prepared fibers using electrospinning to simulate this natural fiber for the first time, and we can produce the nanofiber with mucus from a snail. The effects of dissolution time and the spun solution were also investigated.
Results: The results show that biomimetic nanofibers with different diameters can be obtained using electrospinning. When the concentration of the spun liquid was increased from 6 wt% to 8 wt%, a fiber with about a 200 nm diameter can be obtained. The adjustment of the concentration plays a crucial role in electrospinning.
Conclusion: The investigation and utilization of biomimetic nanomaterials can promote the development of tissue engineering effectively.
Snail mucus, biomimetic, biomaterial, electrospinning, nanofiber, glycol.
College of Textile and Clothing Engineering, Soochow University, National Engineering Laboratory for Modern Silk, Suzhou Jiangsu, 215000, Suzhou Sirnaomics Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd., Biobay, Suzhou, College of Textile and Clothing Engineering, Soochow University, National Engineering Laboratory For Modern Silk, Suzhou Jiangsu, 215000