Biomater Adv 2022 May 17;136:212765. Epub 2022 Mar 17.
College of Materials Engineering, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, PR China; National Forestry & Grassland Administration Key Laboratory for Plant Fiber Functional Materials, Fuzhou 350108, PR China; Guangxi Key Laboratory of Clean Pulp & Papermaking and Pollution Control, College of Light Industry and Food Engineering, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004, PR China. Electronic address:
Hydrogels are functional materials that are similar to human skin and have received much attention in recent years for biomedical applications. However, the preparation of nontoxic, highly adhesive, and antimicrobial hydrogels in an efficient way remains a great challenge. Inspired by adhesive mussel foot proteins (mfps) which consist of abundant catecholic amino acids and lysine (Lys) residues, gallic acid-modified ε-poly-L-lysine (EPL/GA) was synthesized, and an active functional monomer (AA-EPL/GA) was then created through a reaction with acrylic acid (AA). Read More