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Other uses of mulberry silk
- May 18, 2018 -

Mulberry silk is not only the most important raw material for silk weaving, but it can also be used to make artificial blood vessels. Silk and human body's keratin and collagen are proteins, and the structure is very similar. Therefore, it has excellent human biocompatibility. Mulberry silk artificial blood vessels do not cause allergic or carcinogenic effects in the body. They can also be connected to living flesh and blood, and grow into the same outer walls and inner membranes as true blood vessels. As early as 1957, China began to develop artificial vascular silkworm blood vessels, and tried for clinical use. At present, various types of artificial blood vessels have been produced.

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