Chitosan-Recombinamer Layer-by-Layer Coatings for Multifunctional Implants.

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International journal of molecular sciences, ISSN: 1422-0067, Vol: 18, Issue: 2, Page: 369

Publication Year:
2017
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PMID:
28208793
DOI:
10.3390/ijms18020369
Author(s):
Govindharajulu, Jeevan Prasaad, Chen, Xi, Li, Yuping, Rodriguez-Cabello, Jose Carlos, Battacharya, Mrinal, Aparicio, Conrado
Publisher(s):
MDPI AG
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Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science
article description
The main clinical problems for dental implants are (1) formation of biofilm around the implant-a condition known as peri-implantitis and (2) inadequate bone formation around the implant-lack of osseointegration. Therefore, developing an implant to overcome these problems is of significant interest to the dental community. Chitosan has been reported to have good biocompatibility and anti-bacterial activity. An osseo-inductive recombinant elastin-like biopolymer (P-HAP), that contains a peptide derived from the protein statherin, has been reported to induce biomineralization and osteoblast differentiation. In this study, chitosan/P-HAP bi-layers were built on a titanium surface using a layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly technique. The difference in the water contact angle between consecutive layers, the representative peaks in diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy (DRIFTS), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and the changes in the topography between surfaces with a different number of bi-layers observed using atomic force microscopy (AFM), all indicated the successful establishment of chitosan/P-HAP LbL assembly on the titanium surface. The LbL-modified surfaces showed increased biomineralization, an appropriate mouse pre-osteoblastic cell response, and significant anti-bacterial activity against Streptococcus gordonii, a primary colonizer of tissues in the oral environment.

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