Neuronal differentiation from induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurospheres by the application of oxidized alginate-gelatin-laminin hydrogels

Distler T, Lauria I, Detsch R, Sauter CM, Bendt F, Kapr J, Ruetten S, Boccaccini AR, Fritsche E (2021)


Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2021

Journal

Book Volume: 9

Article Number: 261

Journal Issue: 3

DOI: 10.3390/biomedicines9030261

Abstract

Biodegradable hydrogels that promote stem cell differentiation into neurons in three di-mensions (3D) are highly desired in biomedical research to study drug neurotoxicity or to yield cell-containing biomaterials for neuronal tissue repair. Here, we demonstrate that oxidized alginate-gelatin-laminin (ADA-GEL-LAM) hydrogels facilitate neuronal differentiation and growth of em-bedded human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) derived neurospheres. ADA-GEL and ADA- GEL-LAM hydrogels exhibiting a stiffness close to ~5 kPa at initial cell culture conditions of 37 °C were prepared. Laminin supplemented ADA-GEL promoted an increase in neuronal differentiation in comparison to pristine ADA-GEL, with enhanced neuron migration from the neurospheres to the bulk 3D hydrogel matrix. The presence of laminin in ADA-GEL led to a more than two-fold increase in the number of neurospheres with migrated neurons. Our findings suggest that laminin addition to oxidized alginate—gelatin hydrogel matrices plays a crucial role to tailor oxidized alginate-gela-tin hydrogels suitable for 3D neuronal cell culture applications.

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Distler, T., Lauria, I., Detsch, R., Sauter, C.M., Bendt, F., Kapr, J.,... Fritsche, E. (2021). Neuronal differentiation from induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurospheres by the application of oxidized alginate-gelatin-laminin hydrogels. Biomedicines, 9(3). https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/biomedicines9030261

MLA:

Distler, Thomas, et al. "Neuronal differentiation from induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurospheres by the application of oxidized alginate-gelatin-laminin hydrogels." Biomedicines 9.3 (2021).

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