Adsorption of peroxidase on titanium surfaces: A pilot study

M. Ahariz, J. Mouhyi, J. Van Reck, C. Malevez, P. Courtois, P. Louette

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    The present study demonstrates the in vitro and in vivo adsorption of peroxidase onto titanium surfaces. Titanium foils (mean±SEM: 365±2 mm, n = 114) were incubated during 30 min with lactoperoxidase (4 mg in 5 mL 100 mM phosphate buffer pH 7). After 15 washings by HO, titanium foils were incubated with o-phenylenediamine (6 mg/mL) and HO (7 mM) during 30 min. The reaction was then stopped by the addition of HCI 1 M and the absorbance of the liquid phase was read on a spectrophotometer at 492 nm. In vitro adsorbed lactoperoxidase onto titanium surfaces was 0.70±0.05 ng/mm (mean±SEM, n = 30). X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy confirmed the incorporation of protein nitrogen onto titanium surfaces: the nitrogen atomic percentage increased from 0.9±0.3 to 12.7±0.2% (n = 3) and from 3.7±0.1 to 14.4±0.4% (n = 5) when titanium foils were incubated in the lactoperoxidase solution during 30 min and 24 h respectively. In vivo, oral peroxidases adsorbed on titanium healing abutments from 0.01 to 0.58 ng/mm (n = 19) after 2 weeks in the oral environment.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)567-571
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part A
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000


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