The emerging trends in regenerative medicine rely among others on biomaterial-based therapies, with the use of biomaterials as a central delivery system for biochemical and physical cues to manipulate transplanted or ingrowth cells and to orchestrate tissue regeneration. Cell adhesion properties of a biomaterial strongly depend on its surface characteristics. Among others poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) is a biocompatible and biodegradable material with low cytotoxicity that is widely adopted as synthetic polymer in several applications. However, it is hydrophobic, which limits its use in tissue engineering. In order to improve its hydrophilicity and cellular compatibility, PCL surface was grafted with maltose through a two-step procedure in which controlled aminolysis of PCL ester bonds by hexanediamine was followed by reductive amination with the carbohydrate reducing end. The modified PCL surface was then characterized in detail by x-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and Near Edge x-ray Absorption Fine Structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopies. In addition, the biocompatibility of the proposed biomaterial was investigated in preliminary biological assays.

Secchi, V., Guizzardi, R., Russo, L., Pastori, V., Lecchi, M., Franchi, S., et al. (2018). Maltose conjugation to PCL: Advanced structural characterization and preliminary biological properties. JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, 1159, 74-78 [10.1016/j.molstruc.2018.01.051].

Maltose conjugation to PCL: Advanced structural characterization and preliminary biological properties

Secchi, Valeria
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Iucci, Giovanna;Battocchio, Chiara;
2018

Abstract

The emerging trends in regenerative medicine rely among others on biomaterial-based therapies, with the use of biomaterials as a central delivery system for biochemical and physical cues to manipulate transplanted or ingrowth cells and to orchestrate tissue regeneration. Cell adhesion properties of a biomaterial strongly depend on its surface characteristics. Among others poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) is a biocompatible and biodegradable material with low cytotoxicity that is widely adopted as synthetic polymer in several applications. However, it is hydrophobic, which limits its use in tissue engineering. In order to improve its hydrophilicity and cellular compatibility, PCL surface was grafted with maltose through a two-step procedure in which controlled aminolysis of PCL ester bonds by hexanediamine was followed by reductive amination with the carbohydrate reducing end. The modified PCL surface was then characterized in detail by x-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and Near Edge x-ray Absorption Fine Structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopies. In addition, the biocompatibility of the proposed biomaterial was investigated in preliminary biological assays.
Secchi, V., Guizzardi, R., Russo, L., Pastori, V., Lecchi, M., Franchi, S., et al. (2018). Maltose conjugation to PCL: Advanced structural characterization and preliminary biological properties. JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, 1159, 74-78 [10.1016/j.molstruc.2018.01.051].
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