Carbohydr Polym 2022 Sep 27;292:119668. Epub 2022 May 27.
Graduate Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan 33302, Taiwan; Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taoyuan 33305, Taiwan; Department of Materials Engineering, Ming Chi University of Technology, New Taipei City 24301, Taiwan; Research Center for Chinese Herbal Medicine, College of Human Ecology, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, Taoyuan 33303, Taiwan. Electronic address:
The functional design of scaffolding biomaterials with potent capabilities of promoting cell adhesion and proliferation is critically important for tissue repair and regeneration. Here, we exploit the effects of oxidation level of aldehyde hyaluronic acid (oHA) on gelatin microcarriers for repairing corneal injuries. Specifically, high oxidation levels can endow the microcarrier surface with large oHA grafting amount, smooth topography, and strong stiffness, consequently formulating biocompatible scaffolding materials with superior affinities for keratocyte attachment and growth. Read More