Kalmodia, Sushma and Molla, Atiar Rahaman and Basu, Bikramjit (2010) In vitro cellular adhesion and antimicrobial property of SiO(2)-MgO-Al(2)O(3)-K(2)O-B(2)O(3)-F glass ceramic. Journal of Materials Science-Materialsin Medicine, 21 (4). pp. 1297-1309. ISSN 0957-4530

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The aim of the present study was to examine the cellular functionality and antimicrobial properties of SiO(2)-MgO-Al(2)O(3)-K(2)O-B(2)O(3)-F glass ceramics (GC) containing fluorophlogopite as major crystalline phase. The cellular morphology and cell adhesion study using human osteoblast-like Saos-2 cells and mouse fibroblast L929 cells reveals good in vitro cytocompatibility of GC. The potential use of the GC for biomedical application was also assessed by in vitro synthesis of the alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity of Saos-2 cells. It is proposed that B(2)O(3) actively enhances the cell adhesion and supports osteoconduction process, whereas, fluorine component significantly influences cell viability. The Saos-2 and L929 cells on GC shows extensive multidirectional network of actin cytoskeleton. The in vitro results of this study illustrate how small variation in fluorine and boron in base glass composition influences significantly the biocompatibility and antimicrobial bactericidal property, as evaluated using a range of biochemical assays. Importantly, it shows that the cell viability and osteoconduction can be promoted in glass ceramics with lower fluorine content. The underlying reasons for difference in biological properties are analyzed and reported. It is suggested that oriented crystalline morphology in the lowest fluorine containing glass ceramic enhanced cellular spreading. Overall, the in vitro cell adhesion, cell flattening, cytocompatibility and antimicrobial study of the three different compositions of glass ceramic clearly reveals that microstructure and base glass composition play an important role in enhancing the cellular functionality and antimicrobial property.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Glass
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2012 10:36
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2012 10:36
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/793

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