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Tissue engineering of the intervertebral disc with cultured nucleus pulposus cells using atelocollagen scaffold and growth factors

Authors
 Lee, Kwang-Il  ;  Moon, Seong-Hwan  ;  Jang, Ju-Woong  ;  Kwon, Il-Keun  ;  Chun, Heoung-Jae  ;  Kim, Hak-Sun  ;  Lee, Hwan-Mo  ;  Suh, Hwal  ;  Park, Si-Nae  ;  Kim, Ho-Joong  ;  Kwon, Un-Hye  ;  Kim, Hyang 
Citation
 Spine, Vol.37(6) : 1-7, 2012 
Journal Title
 Spine 
ISSN
 0362-2436 
Issue Date
2012
Abstract
STUDY DESIGN: In vitro experiment using rabbit nucleus pulposus (NP) cells seeded in atelocollagen scaffolds under the stimulation of growth factors. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the effect of anabolic growth factors in rabbit NP cells cultured in atelocollagen type I and type II. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Atelocollagen provides intervertebral disc (IVD) cells for a biocompatible environment to produce extracellular matrix. IVD cells with exogenous transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-β1) and bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) also render an increase in matrix synthesis. However, the effect of anabolic growth factors in NP cells cultured in atelocollagens was not elucidated before. METHODS: Rabbit NP cell was harvested, enzymatically digested, and cultured. The NP cells were seeded to atelocollagen type I and type II scaffolds, and then cultures were exposed to TGF-β1 (10 ng/mL) and/or BMP-2 (100 ng/mL). DNA synthesis was measured using [4H]-thymidine incorporation. Newly synthesized proteoglycan was measured using [35S]-sulfate incorporation. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reactions (RT-PCRs) for mRNA expression of aggrecan, collagen type I, collagen type II, and osteocalcin were performed. RESULTS: Rabbit NP cells cultured in atelocollagen type I scaffold showed an increase (1.7 to 2.4-fold) in DNA synthesis in response to TGF-β1 and/or BMP-2 (P < 0.05), whereas NP cultures in atelocollagen type II demonstrated a 30% increase in DNA synthesis only with combination of both growth factors compared with control (P < 0.05). Rabbit NP cells in atelocollagen type II scaffold with TGF-β1 and combination of both growth factors exhibited robust 5.3- and 5.4-fold increases in proteoglycan synthesis (P < 0.05), whereas any cultures in atelocollagen type I failed to show any significant increase compared with control. Rabbit NP cells in atelocollagen type I and type II scaffolds with TGF-β1 and/or BMP-2 demonstrated the upregulation of aggrecan, collagen type I, and collagen type II mRNA expression compared with saline control (P < 0.05). The response in transcriptional level was more robust in atelocollagen type II than in type I. In any event, there is no recognizable expression of osteocalcin (P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: NP cells in atelocollagens under the stimulation of TGF-β1 and BMP-2 exhibited anabolic responses in transcriptional and translational levels. Hence, such an approach can provide a suitable engineered tissue for IVD regeneration with potential for robust refurbishment of matrix.
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/91858
DOI
10.1097/BRS.0b013e31823c8603
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1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Medical Engineering (의학공학교실)
1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery (정형외과학교실)
1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Medical Research Center (임상의학연구센터)
Yonsei Authors
권언혜(Kwon, Un Hye) ; 김학선(Kim, Hak Sun) ; 김향(Kim, Hyang) ; 김호중(Kim, Ho Joong) ; 문성환(Moon, Seong Hwan) ; 서활(Suh, Hwal) ; 이광일(Lee, Kwang Il) ; 이환모(Lee, Hwan Mo)
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