Microbial transglutaminase (mTG) and mushroom tyrosinase (MT) are used to crosslink B. mori silk fibroin/gelatin (SF/G) films. Crosslinked and uncrosslinked SF/G films show no phase separation. The thermal behavior and the conformational structure of SF/G films are strongly affected by blending and enzymatic treatment. Formation of high thermally stable crosslinked macromolecular species is observed, suggesting the occurrence of strong intermolecular interactions between the two polymers as confirmed by FT-Raman spectroscopy. Preliminary in vitro tests show that MT-crosslinked blends with G amounts ≥40% and mTG-crosslinked SF/G 60/40 films support C2C12 cardiomyocyte adhesion and proliferation. In this study, microbial transglutaminase (mTG) and mushroom tyrosinase (MT) are used as crosslinking agents for pure and blend B. mori silk fibroin (SF)/gelatin (G) films. In the light of their morphological, mechanical, physical, structural, and biological properties, SF/G blends appear promising candidate substrates in the field of soft tissue engineering.

Silk fibroin/gelatin blend films crosslinked with enzymes for biomedical applications

VOZZI, GIOVANNI;
2013

Abstract

Microbial transglutaminase (mTG) and mushroom tyrosinase (MT) are used to crosslink B. mori silk fibroin/gelatin (SF/G) films. Crosslinked and uncrosslinked SF/G films show no phase separation. The thermal behavior and the conformational structure of SF/G films are strongly affected by blending and enzymatic treatment. Formation of high thermally stable crosslinked macromolecular species is observed, suggesting the occurrence of strong intermolecular interactions between the two polymers as confirmed by FT-Raman spectroscopy. Preliminary in vitro tests show that MT-crosslinked blends with G amounts ≥40% and mTG-crosslinked SF/G 60/40 films support C2C12 cardiomyocyte adhesion and proliferation. In this study, microbial transglutaminase (mTG) and mushroom tyrosinase (MT) are used as crosslinking agents for pure and blend B. mori silk fibroin (SF)/gelatin (G) films. In the light of their morphological, mechanical, physical, structural, and biological properties, SF/G blends appear promising candidate substrates in the field of soft tissue engineering.
Taddei, P; Chiono, V; Anghileri, A; Vozzi, Giovanni; Freddi, G; Ciardelli, G.
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