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Carbohydr Polym ; 219: 113-120, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31151507


Honey is an ancient natural wound-healing agent and has been reintroduced to modern clinical wound care as it has various bioactivities. In this study, honey was incorporated into an alginate/PVA-based electrospun nanofibrous membrane to develop an efficient wound dressing material. The morphology and chemical composition of the nanofibrous membrane were observed by scanning electron microscopy and characterized via Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, respectively, demonstrating that honey was successfully introduced to the nanofibers. The nanofibrous membranes with increasing honey content showed enhanced antioxidant activity, suggesting the ability to control the overproduction of reactive oxygen species. Disc diffusion assay and dynamic contact assay proved the antibacterial activity of the honey loaded nanofibers towards Gram-positive bacterium (Staphylococcus aureus) and Gram-negative bacterium (Escherichia coli). The cytotoxicity assay illustrated the non-cytotoxicity and biocompatibility of the nanofibrous membranes. Therefore, the developed honey/alginate/PVA nanofibrous membranes are promising for wound dressings.

Alginatos , Antibacterianos , Antioxidantes , Mel , Membranas/química , Nanofibras , Alginatos/química , Alginatos/uso terapêutico , Animais , Antibacterianos/química , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Antioxidantes/química , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Apiterapia , Escherichia coli/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Camundongos , Células NIH 3T3 , Nanofibras/química , Nanofibras/uso terapêutico , Nanofibras/toxicidade , Curativos Oclusivos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Staphylococcus aureus/efeitos dos fármacos , Cicatrização
J Agric Food Chem ; 67(8): 2227-2234, 2019 Feb 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30715872


Natural and edible materials have attracted increasing attention in food packaging, which could overcome the serious environmental issues caused by conventional non-biodegradable synthetic packaging. In this work, gelatin nanofibers incorporated with two kinds of essential oil (EO), peppermint essential oil (PO) and chamomile essential oil (CO), were fabricated by electrospinning for potential edible packaging application. Electron microscopy showed that smooth and uniform morphology of the gelatin/EOs was obtained, and the diameter of nanofibers was mostly enlarged with the increase of the EO content. The proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectrum confirmed the existence of PO and CO in nanofibers after electrospinning. The addition of EOs led to an enhancement of the water contact angle of nanofibers. The antioxidant activity was significantly improved for the nanofibers loaded with CO, while the antibacteria activity against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus was better for the fibers with PO addition. The combination of half PO and half CO in nanofibers compensated for their respective limitations and exhibited optimum bioactivities. Finally, the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay with NIH-3T3 fibroblasts demonstrated the absence of cytotoxicity of the gelatin/EO nanofibers. Thus, our studies suggest that the developed gelatin/PO/CO nanofiber could be a promising candidate for edible packaging.

Camomila/química , Embalagem de Alimentos/instrumentação , Gelatina/química , Mentha piperita/química , Nanofibras/química , Óleos Voláteis/química , Óleos Vegetais/química , Polímeros/síntese química , Antioxidantes/química , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Escherichia coli/efeitos dos fármacos , Escherichia coli/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Óleos Voláteis/farmacologia , Óleos Vegetais/farmacologia , Polímeros/química , Staphylococcus aureus/efeitos dos fármacos , Staphylococcus aureus/crescimento & desenvolvimento