fulltext.study @t Gmail

Structural characterization of bioengineered human corneal endothelial cell sheets fabricated on temperature-responsive culture dishes

Paper ID Volume ID Publish Year Pages File Format Full-Text
11989 771 2006 8 PDF Available
Title
Structural characterization of bioengineered human corneal endothelial cell sheets fabricated on temperature-responsive culture dishes
Abstract

For the purpose of corneal regenerative medicine, we fabricated human corneal endothelial cell sheets on temperature-responsive dishes, which could be non-invasively harvested as intact, transplantable sheets by simply reducing the culture temperature. Cells demonstrated hexagonal cell shape with numerous microvilli and cilia, and also exhibited abundant cytoplasmic organelles similar to these cells in vivo. Immunofluorescence for type IV collagen and fibronectin revealed that abundant extracellular matrix (ECM) was deposited on the basal surface throughout culture, and the deposited ECM was harvested along with the cell sheets by reducing culture temperature to 20 °C. Faint ECM remnants were observed on the dish surfaces after cell sheet detachment. Immunofluorescence for ZO-1 showed that tight junctions were established between cells, and immunoblotting indicated that intact ZO-1 was maintained during cell sheet harvest, while conventional proteolytic cell harvest methods resulted in the degradation of ZO-1. These results suggest that these transplantable corneal endothelial cell sheets can be applied to treat patients with damaged corneas.

Keywords
Cell culture; Cornea; Extracellular matrix; Endothelial cell; Ophthalmology; Thermally responsive material
First Page Preview
Structural characterization of bioengineered human corneal endothelial cell sheets fabricated on temperature-responsive culture dishes
Get Full-Text Now
Don't Miss Today's Special Offer
Price was $35.95
You save - $31
Price after discount Only $4.95
100% Money Back Guarantee
Full-text PDF Download
Online Support
Any Questions? feel free to contact us
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biomaterials - Volume 27, Issue 4, February 2006, Pages 607–614
Authors
, , , , , , , , ,
Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
Get Full-Text Now
Don't Miss Today's Special Offer
Price was $35.95
You save - $31
Price after discount Only $4.95
100% Money Back Guarantee
Full-text PDF Download
Online Support
Any Questions? feel free to contact us