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Tailoring thermoreversible hyaluronan hydrogels by "click" chemistry and RAFT polymerization for cell and drug therapy.
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PMID:  20369816     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thermoreversible hydrogels are promising matrices for tissue-engineered cartilage and spine constructs. They require specific properties during all the stages of a cell therapy (e.g., cell expansion, recovery, injection, delivery). Thermoreversible hyaluronan-poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (HA-PNIPAM) hydrogels with well-defined molecular architecture and properties were synthesized through RAFT polymerization and "click" chemistry. The effect of PNIPAM grafting length and density on HA-PNIPAM properties was evaluated by methods relevant for a cell therapy. It was found that reversibility of the PNIPAM gelling process was improved in the presence of HA. Increasing M(n) of PNIPAM decreased the viscosity at 20 degrees C and led to high G' at T > 30 degrees C; however, higher grafting density led to lower mechanical properties. Water uptake of the hydrogels was mainly dependent on PNIPAM M(n). All of the hydrogels and their degradation products were cytocompatible to hTERT-BJ1 fibroblasts. A composition with properties ideal for cell encapsulation was identified and characterized by a low viscosity at 20 degrees C, rapid gelling at 37 degrees C, absence of volume change upon gelling, and G' of 140 Pa at 37 degrees C.
Derek Mortisen; Marianna Peroglio; Mauro Alini; David Eglin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biomacromolecules     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1526-4602     ISO Abbreviation:  Biomacromolecules     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-10     Completed Date:  2010-08-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100892849     Medline TA:  Biomacromolecules     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1261-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
AO Research Institute Davos, Clavadelerstrasse 8, 7270 Davos, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Biopolymers / chemistry*
Carbohydrate Sequence
Drug Therapy*
Hyaluronic Acid / chemistry*
Molecular Sequence Data
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biopolymers; 0/Hydrogels; 9004-61-9/Hyaluronic Acid

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