MilliporeSigma
  • Zwitterionic hydrogel for sustained release of growth factors to enhance wound healing.

Zwitterionic hydrogel for sustained release of growth factors to enhance wound healing.

Biomaterials science (2020-11-27)
Zecong Xiao, Xinyao Zheng, Ying An, Kangning Wang, Junwen Zhang, Huacheng He, Jiang Wu
ABSTRACT

Growth factors (GFs) have been well known for their therapeutic effects on wound healing. Due to their vulnerable biostability, biomaterial carriers are usually used to deliver GFs to maintain their bioactivity. Among the carriers, PEG hydrogels are the most widely applied. But the uncontrolled release of GFs and their immunogenicity dramatically retard the application of PEG hydrogels as carriers of GFs. Herein, FGF2 loaded zwitterionic sulfobetaine methacrylate (SBMA) hydrogels were developed, and it was revealed that these hydrogels were more effective in delivering FGF2 for wound healing than were PEG hydrogels. In vitro studies demonstrated that SBMA hydrogels could successfully prolong the release of FGF2, which effectively maintained the bioactivity of FGF2. Further in vivo investigation showed that SBMA hydrogels could efficiently accelerate wound regeneration by promoting granulation tissue formation, collagen deposition, cell proliferation and migration, reepithelialization and angiogenesis. All results validated that SBMA hydrogels were promising substituents of PEG hydrogels for delivering FGF2 for wound regeneration.

MATERIALS
Product Number
Brand
Product Description

Sigma-Aldrich
[2-(Methacryloyloxy)ethyl]dimethyl-(3-sulfopropyl)ammonium hydroxide, 95%
Sigma-Aldrich
2-Hydroxy-4′-(2-hydroxyethoxy)-2-methylpropiophenone, 98%