Polysaccharide-based hydrogels are achieving remarkable performances in chronic wounds treatment. In this work, a carboxymethyl cellulose-based hydrogel film was developed to support skin repair. The hydrogel was loaded with berberine, a polyphenolic molecule endowing antioxidant and cytoprotective features. The film was physico-chemically characterized and in vitro tested on keratinocytes and fibroblasts subjected to oxidative stress. The biocomposite showed high thermal stability (onset decomposition temperature 245 degrees C) and significant fluid uptake performances, both in free conditions (up to 6510%) and under external pressure (up to 3400%). Moreover, it was able to control oxidative stress and inflammation markers involved in wound chronicity. Keratinocytes hyperproliferation, features that normally hamper injury restoration, was reduced of 25%. Our results showed that the combination of berberine and hydrogel provides a synergic improvement of the material properties. The biocomposite represents a promising candidate for dermatological applications against oxidative stress at the chronic wound site, promoting the healing process.

Carboxymethyl cellulose-based hydrogel film combined with berberine as an innovative tool for chronic wound management

Mastrorilli, P;
2022-01-01

Abstract

Polysaccharide-based hydrogels are achieving remarkable performances in chronic wounds treatment. In this work, a carboxymethyl cellulose-based hydrogel film was developed to support skin repair. The hydrogel was loaded with berberine, a polyphenolic molecule endowing antioxidant and cytoprotective features. The film was physico-chemically characterized and in vitro tested on keratinocytes and fibroblasts subjected to oxidative stress. The biocomposite showed high thermal stability (onset decomposition temperature 245 degrees C) and significant fluid uptake performances, both in free conditions (up to 6510%) and under external pressure (up to 3400%). Moreover, it was able to control oxidative stress and inflammation markers involved in wound chronicity. Keratinocytes hyperproliferation, features that normally hamper injury restoration, was reduced of 25%. Our results showed that the combination of berberine and hydrogel provides a synergic improvement of the material properties. The biocomposite represents a promising candidate for dermatological applications against oxidative stress at the chronic wound site, promoting the healing process.
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