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24 may 2019 04:01:06

 
Materials, Vol. 12, Pages 1676: Preparation and in Vitro Evaluation of New Composite Mesh Functionalized with Cationic Antimicrobial Peptide (Materials)
 




Infection caused by bacteria in hernia repair site is a severe complication, and patients have to undergo a second surgery to remove the infected prosthesis. In this study, we developed a composite biological safe mesh with antibacterial activity. The composite mesh is composed of large pore polypropylene (PP) mesh, poly-caprolactone (PCL) and antimicrobial peptide (PEP-1), which we synthesized in our lab. Fourier transformed infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy was utilized to analyze the functional groups. The surface morphology, in vitro release characters, mechanical properties, antibacterial activities, and in vitro cytotoxicity of modified mesh were evaluated. Results showed that PEP-1 was loaded in fibers successfully and could diffuse from nanofibers to inhibit bacteria (E. coli) growth. However, the modified mesh did not show inhibition to S. aureus. The mechanical properties of fabricated mesh showed no difference with two commercial surgical meshes. What is more, modified mesh was proved to be nontoxic to human dermal fibroblasts, indicating that this method to fabricate meshes with antibacterial activity is feasible and provides a new strategy for the development of surgical meshes.


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