Antibacterial effect against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria via lysozyme imprinted cryogel membranes


JOURNAL OF BIOMATERIALS SCIENCE-POLYMER EDITION, vol.32, no.8, pp.1024-1039, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09205063.2021.1892472
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, BIOSIS, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, EMBASE, INSPEC, MEDLINE, Metadex, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.1024-1039
  • Keywords: Lysozyme, P(HEMA-MAH) cryogel, molecular imprinting, antibacterial, ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY, IMMOBILIZATION, PURIFICATION, SEPARATION
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


The development of novel biocompatible and cost effective cryogel membrane which shows enhanced antimicrobial properties in order to use for several approaches such as wound dressing, scaffold or food packaging was aimed in this study. A super macro porous lysozyme imprinted cryogel membranes showing antibacterial effect against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria were prepared by using molecular imprinting technique. N-methacryloyl-(L)-histidine methyl ester (MAH) was used as the pseudo specific ligand and complexed with Cu++ in order to provide metal ion coordination between MAH and template molecule (lysozyme). Comparing the antibacterial activity of different lysozyme concentrations, cryogel membranes were prepared in three different concentrations. To synthesize Poly (hydroxyethyl methacrylate-N-methacryloyl-(L)-histidine methylester) P(HEMA-MAH) cryogel membrane, free radical polymerization initiated by N, N, N ', N '-tetramethylene diamine (TEMED) and ammonium persulfate (APS) was carried out at -12 degrees C. The characterization of the lysozyme imprinted cryogel membrane was accomplished by using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), swelling degree measurements and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy-attenuated total reflectance (FTIR-ATR) spectroscopy. The cytotoxicity test of produced membrane was performed by using mouse fibroblast cell line L929. The antibacterial activity of P(HEMA-MAH) lysozyme molecular imprinted [P(HEMA-MAH) Lyz-MIP] cryogel membranes against Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and Escherichia coli (E. coli) were determined by Kirby-Bauer membranes diffusion and viable cell counting methods. When the antibacterial effect of P(HEMA-MAH) Lyz-MIP cryogel membranes were evaluated, it was found that P(HEMA-MAH) Lyz-MIP cryogel membranes had stronger antibacterial effects against Gram-negative E. coli bacteria even in low lysozyme concentrations. In addition, 100% bacterial inhibition was detected for both of two bacteria at increasing lysozyme concentrations.