Human nasoseptal chondrocytes maintain their differentiated phenotype on PLLA scaffolds produced by thermally induced phase separation and supplemented with bioactive glass 1393

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Author(s): Conoscenti G, Pavia FC, Ongaro A, Brucato V, Goegele C, Schwarz S, Boccaccini AR, Stoelzel K, La Carrubba V, Schulze-Tanzil G
Journal: Connective Tissue Research
Publication year: 2019
Volume: 60
Journal issue: 4
Pages range: 344-357
ISSN: 0300-8207


Abstract

Damage of hyaline cartilage such as nasoseptal cartilage requires proper reconstruction, which remains challenging due to its low intrinsic repair capacity. Implantation of autologous chondrocytes in combination with a biomimetic biomaterial represents a promising strategy to support cartilage repair. Despite so far mostly tested for bone tissue engineering, bioactive glass (BG) could exert stimulatory effects on chondrogenesis.The aim of this work was to produce and characterize composite porous poly(L-lactide) (PLLA)/1393BG scaffolds via thermally induced phase separation (TIPS) technique and assess their effects on chondrogenesis of nasoseptal chondrocytes.The PLLA scaffolds without or with 1, 2.5, 5% BG1393 were prepared via TIPS technique starting from a ternary solution (polymer/solvent/non-solvent) in a single step. Scaffolds were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and differential scanning calorimetric analysis (DSC). Human nasoseptal chondrocytes were seeded on the scaffolds with 1 and 2.5% BG for 7 and 14days and cell survival, attachment, morphology and expression of SOX9 and cartilage-specific extracellular cartilage matrix (ECM) components were monitored.The majority of chondrocytes survived on all PLLA scaffolds functionalized with BG for the whole culture period. Also inner parts of the scaffold were colonized by chondrocytes synthesizing an ECM which contained glycosaminoglycans. Type II collagen and aggrecan gene expression increased significantly in 1% BG scaffolds during the culture. Chondrocyte protein expression for cartilage ECM proteins indicated that the chondrocytes maintained their differentiated phenotype in the scaffolds.BG could serve as a cytocompatible basis for future scaffold composites for osteochondral cartilage defect repair.Abbreviations: AB: alcian blue ACAN: gene coding for aggrecan; BG: Bioactive glass; 2D: two-dimensional; 3D: three-dimensional; COL2A1: gene coding for type II collagen; DAPI: 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole; DMEM: Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium; DMMB: dimethylmethylene blue; DSC: Differential scanning calorimetric analysis; ECM: extracellular matrix; EDTA: ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid; EtBr: ethidium bromide; FCS: fetal calf serum; FDA: fluorescein diacetate; GAG: glycosaminoglycans; HDPE: high density polyethylene; HE: hematoxylin and eosin staining; HCA: hydoxylapatite; PBE: phosphate buffered EDTA100mM Na2HPO4 and 5mM EDTA, pH8; PBS: phosphate buffered saline; PFA: paraformaldehyde; PG: proteoglycans; PI: propidium iodide; PLLA: Poly-L-Lactic Acid Scaffold; RT: room temperature; SD: standard deviation; SEM: scanning electron microscopy; sGAG: sulfated glycosaminoglycans; SOX9/Sox9: SRY (sex-determining region Y)-box 9 protein; TBS: TRIS buffered saline; TIPS: Thermally Induced Phase Separation; XRD: X-ray diffraction analysis


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Boccaccini, Aldo R. Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Biomaterialien)


External institutions with authors

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Paracelsus Medizinische Privatuniversität
Università degli Studi di Palermo


How to cite

APA:
Conoscenti, G., Pavia, F.C., Ongaro, A., Brucato, V., Goegele, C., Schwarz, S.,... Schulze-Tanzil, G. (2019). Human nasoseptal chondrocytes maintain their differentiated phenotype on PLLA scaffolds produced by thermally induced phase separation and supplemented with bioactive glass 1393. Connective Tissue Research, 60(4), 344-357. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03008207.2018.1539083

MLA:
Conoscenti, Gioacchino, et al. "Human nasoseptal chondrocytes maintain their differentiated phenotype on PLLA scaffolds produced by thermally induced phase separation and supplemented with bioactive glass 1393." Connective Tissue Research 60.4 (2019): 344-357.

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