Sérgio Paulo Campana-Filho

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Recently the squid pens, a rich source of beta-chitin containing low contents of inorganic compounds, have become available in considerable amounts as a refuse of the fishery industries in Brazil. Thus, the aim of this work is to use squid pens from Loligo sanpaulensis and Loligo plei, species found in the Brazilian coast, as the raw material for the(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential application of 3,6-O,O'- dimyristoyl chitosan DMCh, an amphiphilic derivative of chitosan, for improving the oral bioavailability of paclitaxel (PTX), a water insoluble anticancer drug. The O-acylation of chitosan with myristoyl chloride was carried out by employing high (≈13.3) or low (2.0)(More)
Chitosan, a biopolymer obtained from chitin, and its derivates, such as chitosan hydrochloride, has been reported as wound healing accelerators and as possible bone substitutes for tissue engineering, and therefore these substances could be relevant in dentistry and periodontology. The purpose of this investigation was to make a histological evaluation of(More)
One of the major challenges in establishing the mechanisms responsible for the chitosan action in biomedical applications lies in the determination of the molecular-level interactions with the cell membrane. In this study, we probed hydrophobic interactions and H-bonding in experiments with O,O'-diacetylchitosan (DACT) and O,O'-dipropionylchitosan (DPPCT)(More)
Natural polymers, such as chitosan, obtained from chitin, are been widely studied for use in the tissue regeneration field. This study established a protocol to attain membranes made from this biopolymer, consisting of high or low molecular weight chitosan. The biocompatibility of these membranes was histologically evaluated, comparing them to collagen(More)
A quaternized derivative of chitosan, namely N-(2-hydroxy)-propyl-3-trimethylammonium chitosan chloride (QCh), was synthesized by reacting glycidyltrimethylammonium chloride (GTMAC) and chitosan (Ch) in acid medium under microwave irradiation. Full-factorial 2(3) central composite design and response surface methodology (RSM) were applied to evaluate the(More)
The formation of chitosan hydrogels without any external cross-linking agent was successfully achieved by inducing the gelation of a viscous chitosan solution with aqueous NaOH or gaseous NH3. The hydrogels produced from high molecular weight (Mw ≈ 640 000 g mol(-1)) and extensively deacetylated chitosan (DA ≈ 2.8%) at polymer concentrations above ∼2.0%(More)
Highly porous genipin cross-linked membranes of carboxymethylchitosan exhibiting different crosslinking degree (3%<CrD¯ < 18%) were produced by using different concentrations of genipin and carboxymethylchitosan possessing high, medium or low molecular weight. The membranes were able to adsorb high amounts of PBS and presented high ultimate tensile strength(More)
High intensity ultrasound irradiation was used to convert beta-chitin (BCHt) into chitosan (CHs). Typically, beta-chitin was suspended in 40% (w/w) aqueous sodium hydroxide at a ratio 1/10 (gmL(-1)) and then submitted to ultrasound-assisted deacetylation (USAD) during 50min at 60°C and a fixed irradiation surface intensity (52.6Wcm(-2)). Hydrogen nuclear(More)
The demand for low cost and effective materials to remove contaminants such as residues of oil spills has encouraged studies on new biosorbents produced from wastes. Considering the overgeneration of fishing residues and the necessity to provide an alternative purpose for such materials, this study aimed to evaluate squid gladius and its derivatives(More)