Jun 16, 2015

Interaction of a block-co-polymeric biomaterial with immunoglobulin G modulates human monocytes towards a non-inflammatory phenotype

Acta Biomaterialia
K G BattistonJ P Santerre


Monocyte interactions with implanted biomaterials can contribute significantly to the ability of a biomaterial to support tissue integration and wound healing, as opposed to a chronic pro-inflammatory foreign body reaction, provided the materials are designed to do so. However, there are few biomaterials available designed to regulate immune cell response with the intention of reducing the pro-inflammatory activation state. Material chemistry is a powerful tool for regulating protein and cell interactions that can be incorporated into surfaces while maintaining desired mechanical properties. The aspects of material chemistry that can support monocyte activation away from a pro-inflammatory state are still poorly understood. Protein adsorption is a key initial event that transforms the surface of a biomedical device into a biological substrate that will govern subsequent cellular interactions. In this study, the chemistry of degradable block polyurethanes, termed degradable polar hydrophobic ionic (D-PHI) polyurethanes, were studied for their unique interactions with bound immunoglobulin G (IgG), a pro-inflammatory protein that supports monocyte-biomaterial interactions. The specific immunological active sites of the polyurethan...Continue Reading

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Dispense as Written
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Monocyte Activation Involved in Immune Response
Coating Excipient
Coated Materials, Biocompatible
Medical Devices
Foreign-Body Reaction

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