Enhancing vascularized bone formation using tissue engineered periosteum

Fan, Wei, Crawford, Ross W., & Xiao, Yin (2010) Enhancing vascularized bone formation using tissue engineered periosteum. In International Association for Dental Research 2010, 14-17 July 2010, Barcelona.

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Objectives: The periosteum plays an indispensable role in both bone formation and bone defect healing. The aim of this project is to produce tissue engineered periosteum for bone defect treatment. Methods: In this study we constructed an artificial in vitro periosteum by incorporating osteogenic differentiated bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) and cobalt chloride (CoCl2)-treated BMSCs. The engineered periostea were implanted both subcutaneously and into skull bone defects in SCID mice to investigate ectopic and orthotopic osteogenesis and vascularisation. After two weeks in subcutaneous and four weeks in bone defect areas, the implanted constructs were assessed for ectopic and orthotopic osteogenesis and vascularisation by micro-CT, histomorphometrical and immunohistochemical methods. Results: The results showed that CoCl2 pre-treated BMSCs induced higher degree of vascularisation and enhanced osteogenesis within the implants in both ectopic and orthotopic areas. Conclusion: This study provided a novel approach using BMSCs sourced from the same patient for both osteogenic and pro-angiogenic purposes in constructing tissue engineered periosteum to enhance vascularized osteogenesis.

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ID Code: 41137
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: periosteum, bone, cobalt chloride , bone marrow stromal cells , osteogenesis
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000) > BIOCHEMISTRY AND CELL BIOLOGY (060100)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 12 Apr 2011 21:35
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2011 11:21

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