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Microbicidal gentamicin-alginate hydrogels

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Kondaveeti, Stalin [1] ; de Assis Bueno, Pedro Vinicius [2, 1] ; Carmona-Ribeiro, Ana Maria ; Esposito, Fernanda [3] ; Lincopan, Nilton [4, 3] ; Sierakowski, Maria Rita [5] ; Siqueira Petri, Denise Freitas [1]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Chem, Dept Fundamental Chem, Av Prof Lineu Prestes 748, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Chem, Dept Biochem, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Pharm, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biomed Sci, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[5] Univ Fed Parana, Chem Dept, BioPol, Curitiba, Parana - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Carbohydrate Polymers; v. 186, p. 159-167, APR 15 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 12

Sodium alginate (Alg) reacted with antibiotic gentamicin sulfate (GS) in an aqueous-phase condition mediated by carbodiimide chemistry, in the molar ratios Alg: GS of (1:0.5), (1:1) and (1:2). The Alg-GS conjugated derivatives were characterized by elemental analysis for nitrogen content, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy in the attenuated total reflection mode (FTIR-ATR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thermogravimetric analyses (TGA) and water sorption measurements. XPS and FTIR-ATR analyses clearly indicated that GS molecules covalently attached to the backbone of the alginate chains by amide bond formation. The highest amount of GS bound to Alg (43.5 +/- 0.4 wt%) and the highest swelling ratio (4962 +/- 661%) were observed for the Alg-GS (1:2) sample. Bioluminescence assays with Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1/lecA:lux and colony forming counting of Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli upon contact with all Alg-GS conjugates revealed microbicidal activity; however, Alg-GS (1:2) was the most efficient, due to the highest GS content. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/14415-3 - Preparation of multicomponent polymeric magnetic materials for biotechnological applications
Grantee:Stalin Kondaveeti
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 15/25103-2 - Magnetic stimuli in biotechnological processes
Grantee:Denise Freitas Siqueira Petri
Support type: Regular Research Grants