Patients with irregular, huge burn wounds require time-consuming healing. The skin has an epithelial barrier mechanism. Hence, the penetration and retention of therapeutics across the skin to deep lesion is generally quite difficult and these usually constrain the delivery/therapeutic efficacies for wound healing. Effective burn wound healing also necessitates proper circulation. Conventional polymeric dressing usually exhibits weak mechanical behaviors, obstructing their load-bearing applications. Cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) was used as an efficient, environmentally friendly, and biocompatible process to crosslink methylcellulose (MC) designed for topical administration such as therapeutic substances of platelets (SP) and polyethyleneimine-polypyrrole nanoparticle (PEI-PPy NP)-laden MC hydrogel carriers, and wound dressings. The roles of framework parameters for CAP-treated SP-PEI-PPy NP-MC polymeric complex system; chemical, physical, and photothermal effects; morphological, spectroscopical, mechanical, rheological, and surface properties; in vitro drug release; and hydrophobicity are discussed. Furthermore, CAP-treated SP-PEI-PPy NP-MC polymeric complex possessed augmented mechanical properties, biocompatibility, sustainable drug release, drug-retention effects, and near-infrared (NIR)-induced hyperthermia effects that drove heat-shock protein (HSP) expression with drug permeation to deep lesions. This work sheds light on the CAP crosslinking polymeric technology and the efficacy of combining sustained drug release with photothermal therapy in burn wound bioengineering carrier designs.
|頁（從 - 到）||506-515|
|期刊||International Journal of Biological Macromolecules|
|出版狀態||已發佈 - 12月 1 2021|
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