Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Carbohydr Polym. 2018 Mar 15;184:154-163. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.12.033. Epub 2017 Dec 18.

Preparation of composite hydroxybutyl chitosan sponge and its role in promoting wound healing.

Author information

1
College of Marine Life Science, Ocean University of China, 5 Yushan Road, 266003, Qingdao, PR China.
2
College of Marine Life Science, Ocean University of China, 5 Yushan Road, 266003, Qingdao, PR China. Electronic address: xjcheng@ouc.edu.cn.
3
College of Marine Life Science, Ocean University of China, 5 Yushan Road, 266003, Qingdao, PR China. Electronic address: xgchen@ouc.edu.cn.

Abstract

In this work, a composite sponge was produced by physically mixing hydroxybutyl chitosan with chitosan to form a porous spongy material through vacuum freeze-drying. Hydrophilic and macroporous composite hydroxybutyl chitosan sponge was developed via the incorporation of chitosan into hydroxybutyl chitosan. The composite sponge showed higher porosity (about 85%), greater water absorption (about 25 times), better softness and lower blood-clotting index (BCI) than those of chitosan sponge and hydroxybutyl chitosan sponge. The composite sponge with good hydrophilic could absorb the moisture in the blood to increase blood concentration and viscosity, and become a semi-swelling viscous colloid to clog the capillaries. Cytocompatibility tests with L929 cells and HUVEC cells demonstrated that composite sponge were no cytotoxicity, and could promote the growth of fibroblasts. It made up for the shortcomings of hydroxybutyl chitosan with unfavorable antibacterial effect to achieve a higher level of antibacterial (>99.99% reduction). Eventually, the vivo evaluations in Sprague-Dawley rats revealed that epithelial cells attached to the composite sponge and penetrated into the interior, in addition to this, it was also proved that the composite sponge (HC-1) had a better ability to promote wound healing and helped for faster formation of skin glands and re-epithelialization. The obtained data encourage the use of this composite sponge for wound dressings.

KEYWORDS:

Antibacterial; Chitosan; Hydroxybutyl chitosan; Wound healing

PMID:
29352906
DOI:
10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.12.033
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center