Hydrogels and self-assemled nanostructures based on wool keratose
Pakkaner, Efecan, author.

Hydrogels and self-assemled nanostructures based on wool keratose

Pakkaner, Efecan, author.

Yazar Ek Girişi
Pakkaner, Efecan, author.

Fiziksel Tanımlama
xiii, 55 leaves: color illustraltions.+ 1 computer laser optical disc.

In this study, water soluble keratose proteins were extracted from “Ovis aries” wool using peracetic acid oxidation with a yield of 35 ± 5 %. Wool samples and the extracted keratose proteins were characterized by using FT-IR, XRD, SEM and TGA techniques. α-keratose fractions (MW = 43-53 kDa) along with cleaved fragments of α-keratoses with molecular weights between 23 and 33 kDa were identified in the extracted protein mixture using SDS-PAGE analysis. DLS and AFM experiments indicated self-assembled globular nanoparticles with diameters of 20-40 nm formed at 5 and 10 mg/ml keratose concentrations. On the other hand, at 10 % w/v keratose concentration interconnected keratose hydrogels with pore sizes of 6 ± 4 and 7 ± 4 μm were obtained upon incubation at 37 and 50 °C, respectively. Storage moduli (G’) of these physical hydrogels were increased from ~100 to ~1000 Pa, as gelation temperature was increased from 37 to 50 °C. Hydrogels were also obtained at 7.5 % w/v keratose concentration by the addition of a crosslinker, THPC. Amine group:crosslinker ratio was used as 1:1, 1:2 and 1:4. As the amount of crosslinker increased, network transformed from fibrous to more planar structures exhibiting a significant decrease in average pore size from 24 to 11 μm. G’ values of the crosslinked hydrogels were obtained between ~1 and ~5 kPa tuned by the crosslinking amount. Cell interaction properties of a select physical hydrogel prepared at 37 °C was tested using CCK-8 assay. It was observed that the keratose hydrogel supported L929 mouse fibroblast cell proliferation as much as collagen, which suggests that these keratose hydrogels can be promising candidates in soft tissue engineering applications. Keywords and Phrases: Self-assembly, keratose, hydrogels, biomaterials, nanostructures, wool keratin based materials

Konu Başlığı
Nanostructured materials.

Yazar Ek Girişi
Top, Ayben,

Tüzel Kişi Ek Girişi
İzmir Institute of Technology. Chemical Engineering.

Tek Biçim Eser Adı
Thesis (Master)--İzmir Institute of Technology: Chemical Engineering.
İzmir Institute of Technology: Chemical Engineering--Thesis (Master).

Elektronik Erişim
Access to Electronic Versiyon.

KütüphaneMateryal TürüDemirbaş NumarasıYer NumarasıDurumu/İade Tarihi
IYTETezT001604TP248.25.N35 P15 2017Tez Koleksiyonu