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Biodegradable collagen patch with covalently immobilized VEGF for myocardial repair

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Title
Biodegradable collagen patch with covalently immobilized VEGF for myocardial repair
Abstract

Vascularization of engineered tissues in vitro and in vivo remains a key problem in translation of engineered tissues to clinical practice. Growth factor signalling can be prolonged by covalent tethering, thus we hypothesized that covalent immobilization of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF-165) to a porous collagen scaffold will enable rapid vascularization in vivo. Covalent immobilization may be preferred over controlled release or cell transfection if the effects are desired within the biomaterial rather than the surrounding tissue. Scaffolds were prepared with 14.5 ± 1.4 ng (Low) or 97.2 ± 8.0 ng (High) immobilized VEGF, or left untreated (control), and used to replace a full right ventricular free wall defect in rat hearts. In addition to rapid vascularization, an effective cardiac patch should exhibit neither thinning nor dilatation upon implantation. In vitro, VEGF enhanced the growth of endothelial and bone marrow cells seeded onto scaffolds. In vivo, High VEGF patches had greater blood vessel density (p < 0.01) than control at Day 7 and 28 due to increased cell recruitment and proliferation (p < 0.05 vs. control). At Day 28, VEGF-treated patches were significantly thicker (p < 0.05) than control, and thickness correlated positively with neovascularization (r = 0.67, p = 0.023). Importantly, angiogenesis in VEGF scaffolds contributed to improved cell survival and tissue formation.

Keywords
Angiogenesis; Cardiac tissue engineering; Collagen; Growth factors; Scaffold; Heart
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biomaterials - Volume 32, Issue 5, February 2011, Pages 1280–1290
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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