This chapter considers the available evidence and underlying
physicochemical principles that support the proposition that a biomimetic wound dressing based on glycosaminoglycan models offers a potential means of influencing wound bioactivity. Available evidence showing advantages in wound healing for experimental proteoglycanbased dressing materials is described, together with an overview of the
bioactive role of sulphated macromolecules. This leads to an assessment of the analogies between the sulphonate group and the sulphate group and an explanation of their unique water binding behaviour. The available information suggests the desirability of an integrated physicochemical, biochemical and biological approach to the design and
synthesis of new wound healing biomaterials.
|Title of host publication
|Advanced wound repair therapies
|Place of Publication
|Number of pages
|Published - 21 Jun 2011
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