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Previously, we reported the independent tuning of mechanical strength (crosslinking density) and gelation rate of an injectable hydrogel system composed of hyaluronic acid-tyramine (HA-Tyr) conjugates. The hydrogels were formed through the oxidative coupling of tyramines which was catalyzed by hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) and horseradish peroxidase (HRP).(More)
The sequential injection of hyaluronic acid-tyramine conjugates and enzymes forms biodegradable hydrogels in vivo by enzyme-induced oxidative coupling, offering high potential as a promising biomaterial for drug delivery and tissue engineering.
We report an injectable hydrogel scaffold system with tunable stiffness for controlling the proliferation rate and differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) in a three-dimensional (3D) context in normal growth media. The hydrogels composed of gelatin-hydroxyphenylpropionic acid (Gtn-HPA) conjugate were formed using the oxidative coupling of(More)
Gelatin-catechin conjugate was synthesized by the laccase-catalyzed oxidation of catechin in the presence of gelatin. The conjugate had a good scavenging activity against superoxide anion radicals. Moreover, the conjugate showed an amplified inhibition effect on human low density lipoprotein oxidation initiated by(More)
An injectable and biodegradable hydrogel system comprising hyaluronic acid-tyramine (HA-Tyr) conjugates can safely undergo covalent cross-linking in vivo by the addition of small amounts of peroxidase and hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)), with the independent tuning of the gelation rate and degree of cross-linking. Such hydrogel networks with tunable mechanical(More)
The water soluble terpolymer, poly(N-isopropylacrylamide (IPAAm)-co-2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate (DMAEMA)-co-butylmethacrylate (BMA)) was synthesized, and its efficiency in in vitro gene transfection was evaluated. Copolymers with different compositions were synthesized by radical polymerization. For a series of copolymers containing 60 mol% of(More)
A thermo-responsive copolymer, poly(N-isopropylacrylamide (IPAAm)-co-2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate (DMAEMA)-co-butylmethacrylate (BMA)), was synthesized and its in vitro gene transfection efficiency at different incubation temperatures was evaluated. A copolymer containing 8 mol% DMAEMA and 11 mol% BMA (P(IP-8DA-11BM)) had a lower critical solution(More)
When designing drug carriers, the drug-to-carrier ratio is an important consideration, because the use of high quantities of carriers can result in toxicity as a consequence of poor metabolism and elimination of the carriers. However, these issues would be of less concern if both the drug and carrier had therapeutic effects. (-)-Epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate(More)
Rutin, quercetin-3-rutinoside, is one of the most famous glycosides of flavonoid and widely present in many plants. In this study, we performed an oxidative polymerization of rutin using Myceliophthora laccase as catalyst in a mixture of methanol and buffer to produce a flavonoid polymer and evaluated antioxidant properties of the resultant polymer. Under(More)
In this study, new tyrosinase inhibitors, (+)-catechin-aldehyde polycondensates, have been developed. Tyrosinase is a copper-containing enzyme that catalyzes the hydroxylation of a monophenol (monophenolase activity) and the oxidation of an o-diphenol (diphenolase activity). In the measurement of tyrosinase inhibition activity, (+)-catechin acted as(More)