Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Pharmacotherapy Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
Vol. 15, No. 9, 2016, pp. 1827-1832
Bioline Code: pr16240
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 15, No. 9, 2016, pp. 1827-1832
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Development of hydroxyapatite-based nanomaterials to enhance biological response of osteoblast cells for clinical application|
Li, Jian; Liu, Yaping; Li, Kun & Meng, Haitao
Purpose: To develop a novel chitosan/gelatin-hydroxyapatite (CGHaP) microspheres for evaluating the
biological response of pre-osteoblast cells.
Methods: The microsphere was prepared by water-in-oil emulsion method. Cell proliferation was
studied using AlamarBlue colorimetric assay and DAPI staining while alkaline phosphatase assay was
carried out by colorimetric assay method. Chitosan microspheres as well as chitosan-hydroxyapatite
microspheres was prepared and tested for biological response from MC3T3-E1 cell line.
Results: The results showed that CGHaP promotes MC3T3-E1 cell proliferation and spread on the
surface of microspheres. The cells were clustered with more actin filaments and well-linked with
neighbouring cells or adjacent cells when cultured in CGHaP microspheres whereas fewer cells were
spread on chitosan (CH) microspheres. CGHaP microspheres significantly (p < 0.05) promoted cell
attachment, proliferation and extracellular matrix mineralization. CGHaP microspheres presented
significantly (p < 0.02) higher calcium deposition (0.5 ng) than CH microspheres (0.28 ng). Specifically,
CGHaP microspheres exhibited high ALP activity (8 units; 2-fold) compared to CH with 3 units, after 7
days of incubation. The results suggest that CGHaP possesses a great ability to facilitate bone ingrowth
formation and possibility of good osteointegration in vivo.
Conclusion: The nanomaterial enhances the proliferation of pre-osteoblast cells in tissue engineering
microspheres. The outcome of this study may have a major impact on the development of novel
nanomaterials for bone tissue engineering.
Chitosan/gelatin-hydroxyapatite; Osteoblast; Osteoinduction; Bone tissue engineering; Nanomaterials; Microspheres; Calcium nodule formation
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