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Structural Modifications and Solution Behavior of Hyaluronic Acid Degraded with High pH and Temperature

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Author(s):
Gomes de Melo, Bruna Alice [1] ; Andrade Santana, Maria Helena [1]
Total Authors: 2
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Sch Chem Engn, Dept Engn Mat & Bioproc, POB 6066, BR-13083852 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology; v. 189, n. 2, p. 424-436, OCT 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a macromolecule with valuable benefits over its range of molar masses (MM). Degradation studies are relevant to maintain the same purity level in biomedical studies when using HA of different MM. We degraded HA via high pH and temperature and evaluated its MM, solution behavior, and structure over time. After 24 h, low MM HA was predominant, and the MM decreased from 753 to 36.2 kDa. Dynamic light scattering (DLS) showed a decrease in the number of HA populations, and the solution tended to be less polydispersed. The zeta potential varied from - 10 to - 30 mV, close to the stable range. FTIR showed that the primary structure of HA was affected after only 48 h of reaction. These results are relevant for the production of low MM HA to be used or mixed with high MM HA, generating structured biomaterials for biomedical applications. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/23134-8 - Influence of the association between platelet-rich plasma and hyaluronic acid on the release of growth factors, cellular proliferation and osteogenic/ chondrogenic differentiation
Grantee:Bruna Alice Gomes de Melo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/10132-0 - Platelet-rich plasma associated to hyaluronic acid for applications in regenerative orthopedics: from the technological development of preparations to physicochemical and in vitro biological characterizations
Grantee:Maria Helena Andrade Santana
Support type: Regular Research Grants