Enzymatically crosslinked hyaluronic acid microgels as a vehicle for sustained delivery of cationic proteins

Jooybar, E ; Sharif University of Technology | 2019

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2019.03.032
  3. Publisher: Elsevier Ltd , 2019
  4. Abstract:
  5. In this study, a novel biodegradable hyaluronic acid (HA) based microgel were prepared via enzymatic crosslinking of tyramine conjugated HA (HA-TA) in an inverse microemulsion. HA-TA microdroplets were crosslinked within a few seconds in the presence of horseradish peroxidase (HRP) and hydrogen peroxide (H 2 O 2 ). The high water content of the polymeric network and the inherent negative charge of the HA-TA microgels provided a suitable platform for encapsulation of cationic proteins like lysozyme and TGF-β1 growth factor. The results demonstrated that lysozyme was released, after an initial burst release, in a suitable sustained manner over a period of four weeks. Both diffusion and degradation due to microgel hydrolysis controlled the release rate. In vitro cytotoxicity of microgels using human mesenchymal stem cells revealed microgels nontoxic. This study demonstrates that the developed injectable HA-TA microgels prepared by enzymatic crosslinking are a promising vehicle for delivery of cationic proteins including some important growth factors
  6. Keywords:
  7. Enzymatic crosslinking ; Hyaluronic acid ; Inverse microemulsion ; Microgel ; Protein delivery ; Amines ; Cell culture ; Crosslinking ; Enzymes ; Microemulsions ; Organic acids ; Stem cells ; High water content ; Horseradish peroxidase ; Human mesenchymal stem cells ; Inverse micro emulsion ; Microgel ; Polymeric networks
  8. Source: European Polymer Journal ; Volume 115 , 2019 , Pages 234-243 ; 00143057 (ISSN)
  9. URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0014305718319049#!