Rapid Sterilization and Accelerated Wound Healing Using Zn2+ and Graphene Oxide Modified g-C3N4 under Dual Light Irradiation

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Author(s)

  • Yuan Li
  • Xiangmei Liu
  • Lei Tan
  • Zhenduo Cui
  • Xianjin Yang
  • Yufeng Zheng
  • Kelvin Wai Kwok Yeung
  • Shuilin Wu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number1800299
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Functional Materials
Volume28
Issue number30
Online published27 May 2018
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2018

Abstract

Wound healing is affected by bacterial infection and related inflammation, cell proliferation and differentiation, and tissue remodeling. Current antibiotics therapy cannot promote wound healing and kill bacteria at the same time. Herein, hybrid nanosheets of g-C3N4-Zn2+@graphene oxide (SCN-Zn2+@GO) are prepared by combining Zn2+ doped sheet-like g-C3N4 with graphene oxide via electrostatic bonding and π–π stacking interactions to assist wound healing and kill bacteria simultaneously by short-time exposure to 660 and 808 nm light. The gene expressions of matrix metalloproteinase-2, type I collagen, type III collagen, and interleukin β in fibroblasts are regulated by GO and released Zn2+, which can accelerate wound healing. Co-irradiation produces an antibacterial ratio over 99.1% within a short time because of the synergistic effects of both photodynamic antibacterial and photothermal antibacterial treatments. The hyperthermia produced by 808 nm light illumination can weaken the bacterial activity. And these bacteria can be easily killed by membrane destruction, protein denaturation, and disruption of bacterial metabolic pathways due to reactive oxygen species produced under 660 nm light irradiation. This strategy of Zn2+ and GO modification can increase the antibacterial efficacy of SCN and accelerate wound healing at the same time, which makes this SCN-Zn2+@GO be very promising in bacteria-infected wound healing therapy.

Research Area(s)

  • antibacterials, g-C3N4, photodynamic therapy, photothermal therapy, wound healing

Citation Format(s)

Rapid Sterilization and Accelerated Wound Healing Using Zn2+ and Graphene Oxide Modified g-C3N4 under Dual Light Irradiation. / Li, Yuan; Liu, Xiangmei; Tan, Lei; Cui, Zhenduo; Yang, Xianjin; Zheng, Yufeng; Yeung, Kelvin Wai Kwok; Chu, Paul K.; Wu, Shuilin.

In: Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 28, No. 30, 1800299, 25.07.2018.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review