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Mediation of biomaterial-cell interactions by adsorbed proteins: A review

Wilson, Cameron John, Clegg, Richard E., Leavesley, David I., & Pearcy, Mark J. (2005) Mediation of biomaterial-cell interactions by adsorbed proteins: A review. Tissue Engineering, 11(1-2), pp. 1-18.

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Abstract

An appropriate cellular response to implanted surfaces is essential for tissue regeneration and integration. It is well described that implanted materials are immediately coated with proteins from blood and interstitial fluids, and it is through this adsorbed layer that cells sense foreign surfaces. Hence, it is the adsorbed proteins, rather than the surface itself, to which cells initially respond. Diverse studies using a range of materials have demonstrated the pivotal role of extracellular adhesion proteins—fibronectin and vitronectin in particular—in cell adhesion, morphology, and migration. These events underlie the subsequent responses required for tissue repair, with the nature of cell surface interactions contributing to survival, growth, and differentiation. The pattern in which adhesion proteins and other bioactive molecules adsorb thus elicits cellular reactions specific to the underlying physicochemical properties of the material. Accordingly, in vitro studies generally demonstrate favorable cell responses to charged, hydrophilic surfaces, corresponding to superior adsorption and bioactivity of adhesion proteins. This review illustrates the mediation of cell responses to biomaterials by adsorbed proteins, in the context of osteoblasts and selected materials used in orthopedic implants and bone tissue engineering. It is recognized, however, that the periimplant environment in vivo will differ substantially from the cell–biomaterial interface in vitro. Hence, one of the key issues yet to be resolved is that of the interface composition actually encountered by osteoblasts within the sequence of inflammation and bone regeneration.

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ID Code: 8244
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Self-archiving of the author-version is not yet supported by this publisher. For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author. m.pearcy@qut.edu.au
Keywords: Adhesion mechanism, Bone tissue engineering, Cell adhesion, Cell morphology, ECM (extracellular matrix), Protein adsorption
DOI: 10.1089/ten.2005.11.1
ISSN: 1076-3279
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Biomaterials (090301)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Mary Ann Liebert
Deposited On: 26 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2014 11:26

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