Preparation characterization and blood compatibility studies of silk fibroin/gelatin/curcumin injectable hydrogels

Alula, Kassahun and Adalı, Terin and Han Ebedal, Oğuz (2023) Preparation characterization and blood compatibility studies of silk fibroin/gelatin/curcumin injectable hydrogels. Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering, 34 (1). pp. 77-93. ISSN 0959-2989 (Print) 1878-3619 (Online)

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BACKGROUND: Hydrogel is a three-dimensional structure that has the potential to absorb and retain water within the mesh of its porous network structure. Currently hydrogels made from natural biopolymers are preferred in the discipline of biomedical applications because of their blood compatibility, adhesion of platelets and protein binding, ease of administration and delivery of ingredients to the place of action. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to prepare a hydrogel from natural biopolymers and evaluate its blood compatibility, swelling nature, prolonged degradation and morphological features in order to further recommend its clinical use. METHODS: To prepare hydrogels, different combinations of gelatin, dialyzed SF, curcumin and N, N methylene bisacrylamide (MBA) were evenly mixed on a magnetic stirrer. After an hour of the gelation process it was kept in a refrigerator at 4 °C. For the characterization and biocompatibility studies of hydrogel, the swelling test and biodegradation analysis, SEM, FTIR, in vitro coagulation tests, total serum albumin and cholesterol level analysis were applied. RESULTS: Injectable hydrogels were successfully made with significantly correlated combinations of polymers. The analysis of physiochemical biocompatibility studies and morphological characterization were done effectively. CONCLUSION: The results of the study indicate that hydrogels made from natural biopolymers are a potential source and suitable matrices with excellent biocompatible nature acting as a useful device in delivering drugs.
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: curcumin; gelatin; Glaucoma; injectable hydrogel; silk fibroin
Divisions: Sabancı University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center
Depositing User: IC-Cataloging
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2023 15:26
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2023 15:26

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