Hyaluronic acid hydrogel scaffolds with a triple degradation behavior for bone tissue engineering.

Carbohydrate polymers

PubMedID: 25933539

Cui N, Qian J, Liu T, Zhao N, Wang H. Hyaluronic acid hydrogel scaffolds with a triple degradation behavior for bone tissue engineering. Carbohydr Polym. 2015;126192-8.
In this study, in order to better mimick the nature of bone extracellular matrix, hyaluronic acid (HA) hydrogels having a triple degradation behavior were synthesized from 3,3'-dithiodipropionate hydrazide-modified HA (DTPH-HA) and polyethylene glycol dilevulinate (LEV-PEG-LEV) via the reaction of the ketone carbonyl groups of LEV-PEG-LEV with the hydrazide groups of DTPH-HA. The HA hydrogels were characterized by solid state (13)C NMR, FT-IR, SEM, and rheological, swelling and degradation tests. THE RESULTS
showed that the HA hydrogels exhibited a highly porous morphology and had pore diameters ranging from 20 to 200µm.The results showed that the HA hydrogels exhibited a highly porous morphology and had pore diameters ranging from 20 to 200µm. The equilibrium swelling ratio of the HA hydrogels was no less than 37. 5. The HA hydrogels could be degraded by hyaluronidase and reducing substances or at acidic pH values. The biocompatibility of the HA hydrogels was evaluated using osteoblast-like MC3T3-E1 cells by live/dead staining and MTT assays.

THE RESULTS
revealed that the HA hydrogels had good biocompatibility and could support the attachment and proliferation of MC3T3-E1 cells.The results revealed that the HA hydrogels had good biocompatibility and could support the attachment and proliferation of MC3T3-E1 cells. All the results indicated that the HA hydrogels synthesized by hydrazone bond crosslinking might have great potential to be used in bone tissue engineering.