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Injectable hyaluronic acid hydrogel encapsulated with Si-based NiO nanoflower by visible light cross-linking: Its antibacterial applications

Injectable hyaluronic acid hydrogel encapsulated with Si-based NiO nanoflower by visible light cross-linking: Its antibacterial applications
Gwon, KihakPark, Jong-DeokLee, SeonhwaChoi, Won IlHwang, YoungminMori, MunemasaYu, Jong-SungLee, Do Nam
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International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, v.208, pp.149 - 158
Author Keywords
Antibacterial nanoflowerBiodegradable polymerPhotocrosslinking hydrogel
Bacterial infections have become a severe threat to human health and antibiotics have been developed to treat them. However, extensive use of antibiotics has led to multidrug-resistant bacteria and reduction of their therapeutic effects. An efficient solution may be localized application of antibiotics using a drug delivery system. For clinical application, they need to be biodegradable and should offer a prolonged antibacterial effect. In this study, a new injectable and visible-light-crosslinked hyaluronic acid (HA) hydrogel loaded with silicon (Si)-based nickel oxide (NiO) nanoflowers (Si@NiO) as an antibacterial scaffold was developed. Si@NiO nanoflowers were synthesized using chemical bath deposition before encapsulating them in the HA hydrogel under a mild visible-light-crosslinking conditions to generate a Si@NiO-hydrogel. Si@NiO synthesis was confirmed using scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and powder X-ray diffraction. As-prepared Si@NiO-hydrogel exhibited enhanced mechanical properties compared to a control bare hydrogel sample. Moreover, Si@NiO-hydrogel exhibits excellent antibacterial properties against three bacterial strains (P. aeruginosa, K. pneumoniae, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (>99.9% bactericidal rate)) and negligible cytotoxicity toward mouse embryonic fibroblasts. Therefore, Si@NiO-hydrogel has the potential for use in tissue engineering and biomedical applications owing to its injectability, visible-light crosslink ability, degradability, biosafety, and superior antibacterial property. © 2022
Elsevier B.V.
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  • 유종성 Yu, Jong-Sung 에너지공학과
  • Research Interests Materials chemistry; nanomaterials; electrochemistry; carbon and porous materials; fuel cell; battery; supercapacitor; sensor and photochemical catalyst
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