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Synthesis and formulation of functional bionanomaterials with superoxide dismutase activity

Published inNanoscale, vol. 9, no. 1, p. 369-379
Publication date2017

Layered double hydroxide (LDH) nanoparticles were prepared and used as solid support for superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzymes. Structural features were studied by XRD, spectroscopic methods (IR, UV-Vis and fl uorescence) and TEM, while colloidal stability of the obtained materials was investigated by electro- phoresis and light scattering in aqueous dispersions. The SOD quantitatively adsorbed on the LDH by electrostatic and hydrophobic interactions and kept its structural integrity upon immobilization. The com- posite material showed moderate resistance against salt-induced aggregation in dispersions, therefore, heparin polyelectrolyte was used to improve the colloidal stability of the system. Heparin of highly nega- tive line charge density strongly adsorbed on the oppositely charged hybrid particles leading to charge neutralization and overcharging at appropriate polyelectrolyte loading. Full coverage of the composite platelets with heparin resulted in highly stable dispersions, which contained only primary particles even at elevated ionic strengths. Our results indicate that the developed bionanocomposite of considerable enzy- matic function is a suitable candidate for applications, wherever stable dispersions of antioxidant activity are required for instance in biomedical treatments or in chemical manufacturing processes

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PAVLOVIC, Marko, ROUSTER, Paul, SZILAGYI, Istvan. Synthesis and formulation of functional bionanomaterials with superoxide dismutase activity. In: Nanoscale, 2017, vol. 9, n° 1, p. 369–379. doi: 10.1039/C6NR07672F
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