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Title: Effect of Cell Sheet Manipulation Techniques on the Expression of Collagen Type II and Stress Fiber Formation in Human Chondrocyte Sheets
Authors: Sopita Wongin
Saranatra Waikakul
Pojchong Chotiyarnwong
Wanwipa Siriwatwechakul
Kwanchanok Viravaidya-Pasuwat
Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University
Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
King Mongkut s University of Technology Thonburi
Keywords: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology;Chemical Engineering;Engineering;Materials Science
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2018
Citation: Tissue Engineering - Part A. Vol.24, No.5-6 (2018), 469-478
Abstract: © 2018, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Cell sheet technology is applied to human articular chondrocytes to construct a tissue-like structure as an alternative treatment for cartilage defect. The effect of a gelatin manipulator, as a cell sheet transfer system, on the quality of the chondrocyte sheets was investigated. The changes of important chondrogenic markers and stress fibers, resulting from the cell sheet manipulation, were also studied. The chondrocyte cell sheets were constructed with patient-derived chondrocytes using a temperature-responsive polymer and a gelatin manipulator as a transfer carrier. The properties of the cell sheets, including sizes, expression levels of collagen type II and I, and the localization of the stress fibers, were assessed and compared with those of the cell sheets harvested without the gelatin manipulator. Using the gelatin manipulator, the original size of the chondrocyte cell sheets was retained with abundant stress fibers, but with a decrease in the expression of collagen type II. Without the gelatin manipulator, although the cell shrinkage occurred, the cell sheet with suppressed stress fiber formation showed significantly higher levels of collagen type II. These results support our observations that stress fiber formation in chondrocyte cell sheets affected the production of chondrogenic markers. These densely packed tissue-like structures possessed a good chondrogenic activity, indicating their potential for use in autologous chondrocyte implantation to treat cartilage defects.
ISSN: 1937335X
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2018

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