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Liquid-type plasma-controlled in situ crosslinking of silk-alginate injectable gel displayed better bioactivities and mechanical properties

Kim, S | Lee, HY | Lee, HR | Jang, JY  | Yun, JH  | Shin, YS  | Kim, CH
Materials today. Bio, 15. : 100321-100321, 2022
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Materials today. Bio
Silk is a promising biomaterial for injectable hydrogel, but its long-gelation time and cytotoxic crosslinking methods are the main obstacles for clinical application. Here, we purpose a new in situ crosslinking technique of silk-alginate (S-A) injectable hydrogel using liquid-type non-thermal atmospheric plasma (LTP) in vocal fold (VF) wound healing. We confirmed that LTP induces the secondary structure of silk in a dose-dependent manner, resulting in improved mechanical properties. Significantly increased crosslinking of silk was observed with reduced gelation time. Moreover, controlled release of nitrate, an LTP effectors, from LTP-treated S-A hydrogel was detected over 7 days. In vitro experiments regarding biocompatibility showed activation of fibroblasts beyond the non-cytotoxicity of LTP-treated S-A hydrogels. An in vivo animal model of VF injury was established in New Zealand White rabbits. Full-thickness injury was created on the VF followed by hydrogel injection. In histologic analyses, LTP-treated S-A hydrogels significantly reduced a scar formation and promoted favorable wound healing. Functional analysis using videokymography showed eventual viscoelastic recovery. The LTP not only changes the mechanical structures of a hydrogel, but also has sustained biochemical effects on the damaged tissue due to controlled release of LTP effectors, and that LTP-treated S-A hydrogel can be used to enhance wound healing after VF injury.

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김, 철호  |  신, 유섭  |  윤, 주현  |  장, 전엽
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