Heparin plays multiple biological roles depending on the availability of active sites strongly influenced by the conformation and the structure of polysaccharide chains. Combining different components at the molecular scale offers an extraordinary chance to easily tune the structural organization of heparin required for exploring new potential applications. In fact, the combination of different material types leads to challenges that cannot be achieved by each single component. In this study, hybrid heparin/silica nanoparticles were synthesized, and the role of silica as a templating agent for heparin supramolecular organization was investigated. The effect of synthesis parameters on particles compositions was deeply investigated by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) and Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA). Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) reveals a different supramolecular organization of both components, leading to amazing organic-inorganic nanoparticles with different behavior in drug encapsulation and release. Furthermore, favorable biocompatibility for healthy human dermal fibroblasts (HDF) and tumor HS578T cells has been assessed, and a different biological behavior was observed, ascribed to different surface charge and morphology of synthesized nanoparticles.

Shall We Tune? From Core-Shell to Cloud Type Nanostructures in Heparin/Silica Hybrids / Pota, Giulio; Vitiello, Giuseppe; Venezia, Virginia; Della Sala, Francesca; Borzacchiello, Assunta; Costantini, Aniello; Paduano, Luigi; Cavalcanti, Leide P.; Tescione, Fabiana; Silvestri, Brigida; Luciani, Giuseppina. - In: POLYMERS. - ISSN 2073-4360. - 14:17(2022), p. 3568. [10.3390/polym14173568]

Shall We Tune? From Core-Shell to Cloud Type Nanostructures in Heparin/Silica Hybrids

Giulio Pota;Giuseppe VITIELLO;Virginia Venezia;Assunta Borzacchiello;Aniello Costantini;Luigi Paduano;Fabiana Tescione;Brigida Silvestri;Giuseppina Luciani
2022

Abstract

Heparin plays multiple biological roles depending on the availability of active sites strongly influenced by the conformation and the structure of polysaccharide chains. Combining different components at the molecular scale offers an extraordinary chance to easily tune the structural organization of heparin required for exploring new potential applications. In fact, the combination of different material types leads to challenges that cannot be achieved by each single component. In this study, hybrid heparin/silica nanoparticles were synthesized, and the role of silica as a templating agent for heparin supramolecular organization was investigated. The effect of synthesis parameters on particles compositions was deeply investigated by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) and Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA). Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) reveals a different supramolecular organization of both components, leading to amazing organic-inorganic nanoparticles with different behavior in drug encapsulation and release. Furthermore, favorable biocompatibility for healthy human dermal fibroblasts (HDF) and tumor HS578T cells has been assessed, and a different biological behavior was observed, ascribed to different surface charge and morphology of synthesized nanoparticles.
2022
Shall We Tune? From Core-Shell to Cloud Type Nanostructures in Heparin/Silica Hybrids / Pota, Giulio; Vitiello, Giuseppe; Venezia, Virginia; Della Sala, Francesca; Borzacchiello, Assunta; Costantini, Aniello; Paduano, Luigi; Cavalcanti, Leide P.; Tescione, Fabiana; Silvestri, Brigida; Luciani, Giuseppina. - In: POLYMERS. - ISSN 2073-4360. - 14:17(2022), p. 3568. [10.3390/polym14173568]
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