Novel metal nanomaterials to promote angiogenesis in tissue regeneration

Yuki G. Yoshida, Su Yan, Hui Xu, Jian Yang

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Angiogenesis—the formation of new blood vessels from existing blood vessels—has drawn significant attention in medical research. New techniques have been developed to control proangiogenic factors to obtain desired effects. Two important research areas are 1) understanding cellular mechanisms and signaling pathways involved in angiogenesis and 2) discovering new biomaterials and nanomaterials with proangiogenic effects. This paper reviews recent developments in controlling angiogenesis in the context of regenerative medicine and wound healing. We focus on novel proangiogenic materials that will advance the field of regenerative medicine. Specifically, we mainly focus on metal nanomaterials. We also discuss novel technologies developed to carry these proangiogenic inorganic molecules efficiently to target sites. We offer a comprehensive overview by combining existing knowledge regarding metal nanomaterials with novel developments that are still being refined to identify new nanomaterials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-276
Number of pages12
JournalEngineered Regeneration
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering

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