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Photopatternable and photoactive hydrogel for on-demand generation of hydrogen peroxide in cell culture.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Biomaterials
0142-9612
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
35
Issue
5
Pages
1762–1770
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2013.11.030
Source
Kit Lam Lab

Abstract

Oxidative stress, largely mediated by reactive oxygen species (ROS), is a nearly ubiquitous component in complex biological processes such as aging and disease. Optimal in vitro methods used in elucidating disease mechanisms would deliver of low levels of hydrogen peroxide, emulating the in vivo pathological state, but current methods are limited by kinetic stability or accurate measurement of the dose administered. Here we present an in vitro platform that exploits anthraquinone catalysts for the photocatalytic production of hydrogen peroxide. This system can be dynamically tuned to provide constant generation of hydrogen peroxide at a desired physiologic rate over at least 14 days and is described using a kinetic model. Material characterization and stability is discussed along with a proof-of-concept in vitro study that assessed the viability of cells as they were oxidatively challenged over 24 h at different ROS generation rates.

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