In this study we report a preliminary investigation of the feasibility of non-woven/sponge fabrics of a hyaluronan derived biomaterials (benzyl ester of HA (HYAFF-11 FAB, Abano Terme, Italy) for the in vitro culture of rat hepatocytes and rat beta cells. Cell growth on hyaluronan derived biomaterials were tested in the presence of complete medium and in the presence of ECM (extracellular matrix) secreted by fibroblasts previously cultured into the scaffold. Hepatocytes and beta cells were extracted from rat liver/pancreas and seeded either on the HYAFF-11 scaffold alone, or on HYAFF-11 scaffold containing ECM. Direct assay of cell proliferation was performed with MTT test. For morphological observations samples were stained with hematoxylin and eosin. The results obtained by MTT test showed that hepatocytes cultivated in both the above described conditions were able to proliferate up to 14 days and Langerhans islet up to 21 days. After this time, cells started to undergo apoptosis. The morphological analyses showed cell aggregation in three-dimensional structures promoted by the fibers of the biomaterial. Our results confirmed that HYAFF-11 meshes represent a suitable scaffold for hepatocyte adhesion/Langerhans islet organization and proliferation. In particular, the presence of a fibroblast secreted extracellular matrix improves the biological property of the scaffold.

Gland cell cultures into 3D hyaluronan-based scaffolds

ZAVAN, BARBARA;CORTIVO, ROBERTA;
2003

Abstract

In this study we report a preliminary investigation of the feasibility of non-woven/sponge fabrics of a hyaluronan derived biomaterials (benzyl ester of HA (HYAFF-11 FAB, Abano Terme, Italy) for the in vitro culture of rat hepatocytes and rat beta cells. Cell growth on hyaluronan derived biomaterials were tested in the presence of complete medium and in the presence of ECM (extracellular matrix) secreted by fibroblasts previously cultured into the scaffold. Hepatocytes and beta cells were extracted from rat liver/pancreas and seeded either on the HYAFF-11 scaffold alone, or on HYAFF-11 scaffold containing ECM. Direct assay of cell proliferation was performed with MTT test. For morphological observations samples were stained with hematoxylin and eosin. The results obtained by MTT test showed that hepatocytes cultivated in both the above described conditions were able to proliferate up to 14 days and Langerhans islet up to 21 days. After this time, cells started to undergo apoptosis. The morphological analyses showed cell aggregation in three-dimensional structures promoted by the fibers of the biomaterial. Our results confirmed that HYAFF-11 meshes represent a suitable scaffold for hepatocyte adhesion/Langerhans islet organization and proliferation. In particular, the presence of a fibroblast secreted extracellular matrix improves the biological property of the scaffold.
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