A berberine-loaded electrospun poly-(ε-caprolactone) nanofibrous membrane with hemostatic potential and antimicrobial property for wound dressing

Jing Bao, Bo Yang, Yuyu Sun, Youli Zu, Ying Deng

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Abstract

In this study, a berberine-loaded electrospun poly-(ε-caprolactone) nanofibrous membrane (B-NFM) was formulated. The B-NFM was composed of uniform nanofibers with the average diameter of 190±53 nm. Whole blood assay revealed that the B-NFM had higher absorption capacity than gauze wound dressing (GWD) and non-drug-loaded nanofibrous membrane (NFM). Hemostatic studies showed that the B-NFM was more efficient at promoting blood clotting than GWD and NFM. B-NFM was also demonstrated to possess broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity. Biocompatibility studies indicated that B-NFM had good compatibility with skin fibroblast cells. These results suggested that the B-NFM can promote in vitro hemostasis to minimize wound bleeding, absorb biofluid to provide a favorable environment, inhibit on-site microbial agents to prevent wound infection, and support skin cell growth to facilitate wound healing. These data highly suggest a potential clinical use of B-NFM as wound dressing material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1173-1180
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Biomedical Nanotechnology
Volume9
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013

Keywords

  • Antimicrobial
  • Berberine
  • Hemostatic
  • Membrane
  • Nanofibers
  • Wound dressing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Pharmaceutical Science

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