Mesoporous carbide-derived carbon with porosity tuned for efficient adsorption of cytokines

Yushin, G., Hoffman, E., Barsoum, M.W., Gogotsi, Y., HOWELL, CAROL, SANDEMAN, SUSAN, PHILLIPS, GARY, LLOYD, ANDREW and MIKHALOVSKY, SERGEY (2006) Mesoporous carbide-derived carbon with porosity tuned for efficient adsorption of cytokines Biomaterials, 27 (34). pp. 5755-5762. ISSN 0142-9612

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Abstract

Porous carbons can be used for the purification of various bio-fluids, including the cleansing blood of inflammatory mediators in conditions such as sepsis or auto-immune diseases. Here we show that the control of pore size in carbons is a key factor to achieving efficient removal of cytokines. In particular, the surface area accessible by the protein governs the rate and effectiveness of the adsorption process. We demonstrate that novel mesoporous carbon materials synthesized from ternary MAX-phase carbides can be optimized for efficient adsorption of large inflammatory proteins. The synthesized carbons, having tunable pore size with a large volume of slit-shaped mesopores, outperformed all other materials or methods in terms of efficiency of TNF-α removal and the results are comparable only with highly specific antibody–antigen interactions.

Item Type:Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Carbon; Protein adsorption; Adsorption; Cytokine
Subjects:C000 Biological and Biomedical Sciences
DOI (a stable link to the resource):10.1016/j.biomaterials.2006.07.019
Faculties:Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences
ID Code:2602
Deposited By:Converis
Deposited On:08 Nov 2007
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