Oxygen-releasing antibacterial nanofibrous scaffolds for tissue engineering applications

Tuerdimaimaiti Abudula, Kalamegam Gauthaman, Ahmed H. Hammad, Kasturi Joshi Navare, Ahmed A. Alshahrie, Sidi A. Bencherif, Ali Tamayol, Adnan Memic

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Abstract

Lack of suitable auto/allografts has been delaying surgical interventions for the treatment of numerous disorders and has also caused a serious threat to public health. Tissue engineering could be one of the best alternatives to solve this issue. However, deficiency of oxygen supply in the wounded and implanted engineered tissues, caused by circulatory problems and insufficient angiogenesis, has been a rate-limiting step in translation of tissue-engineered grafts. To address this issue, we designed oxygen-releasing electrospun composite scaffolds, based on a previously developed hybrid polymeric matrix composed of poly(glycerol sebacate) (PGS) and poly("-caprolactone) (PCL). By performing ball-milling, we were able to embed a large percent of calcium peroxide (CP) nanoparticles into the PGS/PCL nanofibers able to generate oxygen. The composite scaffold exhibited a smooth fiber structure, while providing sustainable oxygen release for several days to a week, and significantly improved cell metabolic activity due to alleviation of hypoxic environment around primary bone-marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs). Moreover, the composite scaffolds also showed good antibacterial performance. In conjunction to other improved features, such as degradation behavior, the developed scaffolds are promising biomaterials for various tissue-engineering and wound-healing applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1233
JournalPolymers
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2020

Keywords

  • Antibacterial properties
  • Biocompatibility
  • Biodegradability
  • Calcium peroxide
  • Electrospinning
  • Oxygen-releasing scaffold
  • PGS/PCL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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    Abudula, T., Gauthaman, K., Hammad, A. H., Navare, K. J., Alshahrie, A. A., Bencherif, S. A., Tamayol, A., & Memic, A. (2020). Oxygen-releasing antibacterial nanofibrous scaffolds for tissue engineering applications. Polymers, 12(6), [1233]. https://doi.org/10.3390/POLYM12061233