Characterization of the Protein Corona of Three Chairside Hemoderivatives on Melt Electrowritten Polycaprolactone Scaffolds

Fernandez-Medina, T., Vaquette, C., Gomez-Cerezo, M.N., and Ivanovski, S. (2023) Characterization of the Protein Corona of Three Chairside Hemoderivatives on Melt Electrowritten Polycaprolactone Scaffolds. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 24 (7). pp. 6162-6183.

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In tissue engineering, the relationship between a biomaterial surface and the host’s immune response during wound healing is crucial for tissue regeneration. Despite hemoderivative functionalization of biomaterials becoming a common tissue-engineering strategy for enhanced regeneration, the characteristics of the protein–biomaterial interface have not been fully elucidated. This study characterized the interface formed by the adsorbed proteins from various hemoderivatives with pristine and calcium phosphate (CaP)-coated polycaprolactone (PCL) melt electrowritten scaffolds. PCL scaffolds were fabricated by using melt electrospinning writing (MEW). Three hemoderivatives (pure platelet-rich plasma (P-PRP), leucocyte platelet-rich plasma (L-PRP) and injectable platelet-rich fibrin (i-PRF)) and total blood PLASMA (control) were prepared from ovine blood. Hemoderivatives were characterized via SEM/EDX, cross-linking assay, weight loss, pH and protein quantification. The interface between PCL/CaP and hemoderivative was examined via FTIR, XPS and electrophoresis. i-PRF/PCL-CaP (1653 cm−1), PLASMA/PCL-CaP (1652 cm−1) and i-PRF/PCL (1651 cm−1) demonstrated a strong signal at the Amide I region. PLASMA and i-PRF presented similar N1s spectra, with most of the nitrogen involved in N-C=O bonds (≈400 eV). i-PRF resulted in higher adsorption of low molecular weight (LMW) proteins at 60 min, while PLASMA exhibited the lowest adsorption. L-PRP and P-PRP had a similar pattern of protein adsorption. The characteristics of biomaterial interfaces can be customized, thus creating a specific hemoderivative-defined layer on the PCL surface. i-PRF demonstrated a predominant adsorption of LMW proteins. Further investigation of hemoderivative functionalized biomaterials is required to identify the differential protein corona composition, and the resultant immune response and regenerative capacity.

Item ID: 77972
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1422-0067
Copyright Information: © 2023 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
Funders: Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF)
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2023 00:32
FoR Codes: 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3203 Dentistry > 320301 Craniofacial biology @ 20%
32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3206 Medical biotechnology > 320606 Regenerative medicine (incl. stem cells) @ 60%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3101 Biochemistry and cell biology > 310108 Protein trafficking @ 20%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2001 Clinical health > 200105 Treatment of human diseases and conditions @ 50%
20 HEALTH > 2099 Other health > 209999 Other health not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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