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Keywords:

  • carbide-derived carbons;
  • cytokine removal;
  • polymer-derived ceramics;
  • protein sorption;
  • gold nanoparticles
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A series of silicon carbonitride ceramics is utilized to obtain hierarchically porous carbide-derived carbons (CDCs) for cytokine removal. The removal rate of TNF-α and IL-6, as two examples of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines, is proportional to the surface area of pores larger than the size of the protein molecule.