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Effect of silver content on the antibacterial and bioactive properties of silver-substituted hydroxyapatite.
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PMID:  23349126     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The long-term success of a biomaterial used during surgery may be compromised by infection. A possible effective solution is to make the biomaterial osteoconductive and antibacterial. A range of silver-substituted hydroxyapatite (AgHA) of up to 1.1 wt. % of Ag was synthesized. AgHA displayed a rod-like morphology of dimensions ∼50 nm in length and ∼15 nm in width. Phase-pure AgHA was demonstrated in the X-ray diffraction patterns and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy spectra. Comparing with hydroxyaptite (HA), 0.5AgHA exhibited a 3-log reduction in the number of bacteria. Diffusion of the entrapped Ag(+) ions towards the crystal structure surface was revealed by an increase of 6 at. % Ag in the X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy results. Furthermore, less than 0.5 ppm of Ag(+) ions being released from 0.5AgHA into the deionized water medium was evidenced from the inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry results. AgHA produced by co-precipitation gave rise to minimal release of Ag(+) ions. It was hypothesized that the diffused surface Ag(+) ions damaged the bacteria cell membrane and impede its replication. With the culturing time, significant increase in the number of human mesenchymal stem cells (p < 0.05) was demonstrated on 0.5AgHA. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Biomed Mater Res Part A, 2013.
Poon Nian Lim; Erin Yiling Teo; Bow Ho; Bee Yen Tay; Eng San Thian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1552-4965     ISO Abbreviation:  J Biomed Mater Res A     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101234237     Medline TA:  J Biomed Mater Res A     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, 9 Engineering Drive 1, Singapore 117 576, Singapore.
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