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Porous chitosan-gelatin scaffold containing plasmid DNA encoding transforming growth factor-β1 for chondrocytes proliferation

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12198 784 2006 9 PDF Available
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Porous chitosan-gelatin scaffold containing plasmid DNA encoding transforming growth factor-β1 for chondrocytes proliferation
Abstract

Cartilage defects as a result of disease or injury have a very limited ability to heal spontaneously. Recently, tissue engineering and local therapeutic gene delivery systems have been paid much attention in the cartilage natural healing process. Gene-activated matrix (GAM) blends these two strategies, serving as local bioreactor with therapeutic agents expression and also providing a structural template to fill the lesion defects for cell adhesion, proliferation and synthesis of extracellular matrix (ECM). In the current study, we used chitosan-gelatin complex as biomaterials to fabricate three-dimensional scaffolds and plasmid DNA were entrapped in the scaffolds encoding transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1), which has been proposed as a promoter of cartilage regeneration for its effect on the synthesis of matrix molecules and cell proliferation. The plasmid DNA incorporated in the scaffolds showed a burst release in the first week and a sustained release for the other 2 weeks. The gene transfectd into chondrocytes expresses TGF-β1 protein stably in 3 weeks. The histological and immunohistochemical results confirmed that the primary chondrocytes cultured into the chitosan-gelatin scaffold maintained round and owned characters of high secretion of specific ECM. From this study, it can be concluded that this gene-activated chitosan-gelatins matrix has a potential in the application of cartilage defects regeneration.

Keywords
Cartilage defects; Gene-activated matrix; Transforming growth factor-β1; Chitosan; Gelatin
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biomaterials - Volume 27, Issue 7, March 2006, Pages 1095–1103
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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