Authors Kühn, S. ; Freyse, J. ; Attalah, P. ; Rademann, J. ; Freudenberg, U. ; Werner, C.
Title Tuning the network charge of biohybrid hydrogel matrices to modulate the release of SDF-1
Date 02.12.2021
Number 59255
Abstract The delivery of chemotactic signaling molecules via customized biomaterials can effectively guide the migration of cells to improve the regeneration of damaged or diseased tissues. Here, we present a novel biohybrid hydrogel system containing two different sulfated glycosaminoglycans (sGAG)/sGAG derivatives, namely either a mixture of short heparin polymers (Hep-Mal) or structurally defined nona-sulfated tetrahyaluronans (9s-HA4-SH), to precisely control the release of charged signaling molecules. The polymer networks are described in terms of their negative charge, i.e. the anionic sulfate groups on the saccharides, using two parameters, the integral density of negative charge and the local charge distribution (clustering) within the network. The modulation of both parameters was shown to govern the release characteristics of the chemotactic signaling molecule SDF-1 and allows for seamless transitions between burst and sustained release conditions as well as the precise control over the total amount of delivered protein. The obtained hydrogels with well-adjusted release profiles effectively promote MSC migration in vitro and emerge as promising candidates for new treatment modalities in the context of bone repair and wound healing.
Publisher Biological Chemistry
Citation Biological Chemistry 402 (2021) 1453-1464
Tags heparin hydrogels migration of mesenchymal stem cells (msc) release of stromal cell-derived factor 1 (sdf-1) sulfated glycosaminoglycans (gag) sulfated oligohyaluronan

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