Stimulated migration and penetration of vascular endothelial cells into poly (L-lactic acid) scaffolds under flow conditions

Min Ah Koo, Jae Kyeong Kang, Mi Hee Lee, Hyok Jin Seo, Byeong Ju Kwon, Kyung Eun You, Min Sung Kim, Dohyun Kim, Jong Chul Park

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Background: The initial procedure of the development of engineered tissues is cell seeding into three-dimensional polymer scaffolds. However, it is hard to make the cells invade into scaffold due to the characteristic of pore and material. Electrospun poly (L-lactic acid) scaffold and flow perfusion system were used to overcome these seeding problems. Results: Before starting the experiment, we set up the parallel plate chamber system to observe endothelial cell migration under flow condition. In individual cell migration model, human umbilical endothelial cells started to migrate in the direction of flow at 8 dyne/cm2 and we observed the cytoskeleton alignment at 8 dyne/cm2. This study has demonstrated the possibility to evaluate and analyze cell migration using the parallel plate chamber system and we may predict in vivo cell migration under flow condition based on these results. Also the flow perfusion system was established for the effective cell seeding into at three dimensional scaffolds. Moreover, shear stress induced by flow can enhance cell migration into PLLA scaffold that is in the form of cotton. Conclusions: Result indicated that cell penetration was achieved under flow condition better and more than under static condition throughout the matrix.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7
JournalBiomaterials Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT Future Planning (Grant No.2005-2000117).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2014 Koo et al.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering


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