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Horseradish peroxidase-catalyzed hydrogelation consuming enzyme-produced hydrogen peroxide in the presence of reducing sugars

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Abstract

In the present work, three kinds of reducing sugars: glucose, galactose, and mannose, are applied to horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-catalyzed hydrogelation of an aqueous solution containing natural polymers modified with phenolic hydroxyl moieties. In this system, HRP consumes hydrogen peroxide that was generated from the oxidation of thiol groups in HRP in the presence of reducing sugars. Herein, we highlight the versatility of applicable sugar types and the controllable hydrogel properties. The mechanical properties and microstructures of the resultant hydrogels can be well controlled by varying the concentration and the reducing power of sugars. Moreover, reducing sugar-independent cytocompatibility of the hydrogels was confirmed by the growth of cells on them. The wide selection of sugar types provides a better understanding of the reaction mechanism and enables the characterization of hydrogels with well-controlled properties.

Graphical abstract: Horseradish peroxidase-catalyzed hydrogelation consuming enzyme-produced hydrogen peroxide in the presence of reducing sugars

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The article was received on 09 Sep 2018, accepted on 15 Jan 2019 and first published on 15 Jan 2019


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM01839A
Citation: Soft Matter, 2019, Advance Article

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    Horseradish peroxidase-catalyzed hydrogelation consuming enzyme-produced hydrogen peroxide in the presence of reducing sugars

    E. Gantumur, S. Sakai, M. Nakahata and M. Taya, Soft Matter, 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8SM01839A

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