Development of an Anti-Inflammatory Drug-Incorporated Biomimetic Scaffold for Corneal Tissue Engineering

Celebier S. K. , Pehlivan S., DEMİRBİLEK M., Akinci M., VURAL İ., AKDAĞ ÇAYLI Y., ...More

Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, vol.36, no.6, pp.433-446, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/jop.2019.0114
  • Journal Name: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.433-446
  • Keywords: scaffold, naproxen sodium, poly(lactide-co-glycolide), collagen, poly-l-lysine, corneal damage, POLY-L-LYSINE, PLGA SCAFFOLDS, RELEASE, DEGRADATION, DELIVERY, GROWTH, NEOVASCULARIZATION, DIFFERENTIATION, DEXAMETHASONE, EPITHELIUM
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


© Copyright 2020, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers 2020.Purpose: The aim of this study was to design naproxen sodium (NS)-containing, biomimetic, porous poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) scaffolds for regeneration of damaged corneal epithelium. Methods: NS-incorporated PLGA scaffolds were prepared using the emulsion freeze-drying method and then coated with collagen or poly-l-lysine. Porosity measurements of the scaffolds were performed by the gas adsorption/desorption method and the scaffolds demonstrated highly porous, open-cellular pore structures with pore sizes from 150 to 200 μm. Results: The drug loading efficiency of scaffolds was found to be higher than 84%, and about 90%-98% of NS was released at the end of 7 days with a fast drug release rate at the initial period of time and then in a slow and sustained manner. The corneal epithelial cells were isolated from New Zealand white rabbits. The obtained cells were seeded onto scaffolds and continued to increase during the time period of the study, indicating that the scaffolds might promote corneal epithelial cell proliferation without causing toxic effects for at least 10 days. Conclusions: The NS-loaded PLGA scaffolds exhibited a combination of controlled drug release and biomimetic properties that might be attractive for use in treatment of corneal damage both for controlled release and biomedical applications.