PAMAM (generation 4) incorporated gelatin 3D matrix as an improved dermal substitute for skin tissue engineering

Maji, Somnath and Agarwal, T and Maiti, T K (2017) PAMAM (generation 4) incorporated gelatin 3D matrix as an improved dermal substitute for skin tissue engineering. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces. ISSN 0927-7765 (In Press)

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The study explored the prospects of PAMAM (generation 4) applicability in gelatin based scaffolds for skin tissue engineering. The effect of PAMAM on physico-chemical and biological characteristics of gelatin scaffolds was evaluated. Gelatin scaffolds (with/without PAMAM) were prepared by lyophilization, chemically crosslinked by glutaraldehyde and characterized for their morphology (pore size), chemical features (bond nature), water adsorption, biodegradation and biological compatibility. The study demonstrated that addition of PAMAM did not significantly alter the pore size distribution or porosity of the scaffolds. However, water adsorption potential and collagenase mediated degradation significantly enhanced over period of the study. Both the scaffolds (with/without PAMAM) were highly biocompatible and hemocompatible. PAMAM (G4) blended scaffolds showed relatively higher cellular adhesion and proliferation of both keratinocytes and fibroblasts with an improved gene expression profile of native collagen type I of fibroblasts. Moreover, expression of angiogenesis inducing genes, HIF1α and VEGF were also higher in PAMAM blended gelatin matrix. Also, PAMAM incorporated gelatin matrix showed a slower rate of drug release which confirms its suitability for therapeutic delivery during wound healing. These results clearly suggest that blending PAMAM (G4) into the matrix could provide an additional support to scaffold assisted wound healing.

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Maji, Somnath
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gelatin; PAMAM generation 4; Dermal skin tissue engineering
Subjects: Chemistry
Divisions: Department of Chemistry
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2017 04:45
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2017 09:29
Publisher URL: https://doi/org/10.1016/j.colsurfb.2017.04.003
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