Natural Tissue Microenvironmental Conditions Modulate Adhesive Material Performance
Author(s)Shitreet, Sagi; Abraham, Eytan; Stanley, Butch; Edelman, Elazer R.; Artzi, Natalie; Oliva Jorge, Nuria; ... Show more Show less
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We designed and optimized tissue-responsive adhesive materials by matching material and tissue properties. A two-component material based on dextran aldehyde and dendrimer amine provides a cohesive gel through aldehyde–amine cross-linking and an adhesive interface created by a dextran aldehyde-selective reaction with tissue amines. By altering aldehyde–amine chemistry, we examined how variations in tissue surfaces (serosal amine density in the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum) affect interactions with adhesive materials of varied compositions (aldehyde content). Interestingly, the same adhesive formulation reacts differentially with the three regions of the small intestine as a result of variation in the tissue amine density along the intestinal tract, affecting the tissue–material interfacial morphology, adhesion strength, and adhesive mechanical properties. Whereas tissues provide chemical anchors for interaction with materials, we were able to tune the adhesion strength for each section of the small intestine tissue by altering the adhesive formulation using a two-component material with flexible variables aimed at controlling the aldehyde/amine ratio. This tissue-specific approach should be applied to the broad spectrum of biomaterials, taking into account specific microenvironmental conditions in material design.
DepartmentInstitute for Medical Engineering and Science; Harvard University--MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
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Oliva, Nuria, Sagi Shitreet, Eytan Abraham, Butch Stanley, Elazer R. Edelman, and Natalie Artzi. “Natural Tissue Microenvironmental Conditions Modulate Adhesive Material Performance.” Langmuir 28, no. 43 (October 30, 2012): 15402–15409.
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