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Fig. 2 | Stem Cell Research & Therapy

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From: The application of human periodontal ligament stem cells and biomimetic silk scaffold for in situ tendon regeneration

Fig. 2

Fabrication and characterization of silk scaffolds. Fabricated silk scaffolds were visualized under light microscopy. A Random scaffold. B Aligned scaffold. The upper right panels of A and B indicate the gross morphology of each scaffold. Scaffolds were also observed under SEM with different magnifications. C, E Random scaffold. D, F Aligned scaffold. Pore area (G) and aspect ratio (H) were quantified by ImageJ. I, J Water contact angles of silk scaffolds at 1 s after dropping the water. K Swelling ratios of silk scaffolds. L In vitro degradation curves of the scaffolds in PBS at 37 °C. M, N Mechanical properties of random and aligned scaffolds. ***p < 0.001; ****p < 0.0001

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