Barbara Kandler

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Findings suggest that mesenchymal progenitor cells can support the process of blood vessel formation, which may be relevant during granulation tissue formation at defect sites. The aim of this study was to investigate possible mechanisms of the angiogenic process that can be stimulated by mesenchymal progenitor cells. In the in vivo-like model of the chick(More)
Platelet-rich plasma is currently promoted to serve as an adjuvant for bone grafts to enhance quantity and quality of newly forming bone; however, the underlying cellular mechanisms are not fully understood. We show here that supernatants of leukocyte-depleted thrombin-activated platelets increase migration and proliferation, and decrease osteogenic(More)
The aim of this in vitro study was to determine whether the sinus mucosa holds cells with an osteogenic potential. Frozen sections of sinus mucosa from three adult pigs were investigated for the expression of STRO-1, a marker of mesenchymal progenitor cells, and alkaline phosphatase activity, an enzyme expressed by cells committed to the osteogenic lineage(More)
AIM To examine the involvement of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) signalling on thrombin-stimulated human dental pulp fibroblasts (DPF). METHODOLOGY Dental pulp fibroblasts were isolated from dental pulp connective tissue of third molars and expanded in vitro. Expression of thrombin receptors was analysed by RT-PCR, and cell proliferation was(More)
PURPOSE Osteogenic cells contribute to the process of osseointegration and graft consolidation. However, whether the cells survive low oxygen tension and maintain their responsiveness to natural and therapeutic growth and differentiation factors remains unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS To determine the effects of low oxygen tension on osteogenic cell(More)
PURPOSE The osteogenic potential of a graft is based on the parallel lines ability of cells to survive transplantation and to respond to local factors that stimulate new bone formation. Here we investigated the potential of cells that had grown out of porcine cortical bone grafts obtained by 3 preparation techniques to respond to mitogenic and osteogenic(More)
OBJECTIVE Chronic inflammation in periodontal disease is associated with increased plasminogen activation and elevated levels of chemokines. It is unknown whether chemokines can regulate the activation of plasminogen via modulation of plasminogen activators (PA) and the corresponding plasminogen activator inhibitors (PAI) in periodontal tissue. DESIGN To(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the concentration of cathepsin K secreted into the crevicular fluid around dental implants and its correlation with clinical parameters of healthy implants and implants showing clinical signs of peri-implantitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Nineteen patients with 40 implants with and without peri-implantitis were enrolled in the study.(More)
BACKGROUND Local application of platelets represents a promising tool to enhance bone regeneration. New bone formation strictly requires blood vessel formation, a sequential process involving matrix degradation, migration, proliferation, and tube formation of endothelial cells. Here we investigated the impact of secreted granula products from activated(More)
Bone regeneration is initiated by the formation of a blood clot. Activated platelets within this fibrin-rich matrix release signaling molecules that can attract mesenchymal progenitor cells. To gain insight into the cellular mechanism by which activated platelets can support the immigration of mesenchymal progenitors, we have tested the hypothesis that(More)