Catherine Le Visage

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STUDY DESIGN To evaluate the in vitro interactions between human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and degenerative disc cells. OBJECTIVES To demonstrate the potential of MSCs in regulating the extracellular matrix synthesis of degenerative disc cells. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Culture of degenerative disc cells followed by their reinsertion into a disc(More)
A biofunctional scaffold was constructed with human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) encapsulated in polyelectrolyte complexation (PEC) fibers. Human MSCs were either encapsulated in PEC fibers and constructed into a fibrous scaffold or seeded on PEC fibrous scaffolds. The proliferation, chondrogenic and osteogenic differentiation of the encapsulated and(More)
Research in bone tissue engineering is focused on the development of alternatives to allogenic and autologous bone grafts that can stimulate bone healing. Here, we present scaffolds composed of the natural hydrophilic polysaccharides pullulan and dextran, supplemented or not with nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite particles (nHA). In vitro studies revealed that(More)
Several studies have reported the benefits of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for bone tissue engineering. However, vascularization remains one of the main obstacles that must be overcome to reconstruct large bone defects. In vitro prevascularization of the three-dimensional (3-D) constructs using co-cultures of human progenitor-derived endothelial cells(More)
In this study, we describe a novel in vitro reconstitution system for tracheal epithelium that could be useful for investigating the cellular and molecular interaction of epithelial and mesenchymal cells. In this system, a Transwell insert was used as a basement membrane on which adult bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) were cultured on the lower(More)
For bone tissue engineering, human Adipose Derived Stem Cells (hADSCs) are proposed to be associated with a scaffold for promoting bone regeneration. After implantation, cellularised scaffolds require a non-invasive method for monitoring their fate in vivo. The purpose of this study was to use Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)-based tracking of these cells,(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to promote the efficacy of paclitaxel in intracavitary treatment of superficial transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder by designing bio-adhesive microspheres capable of achieving controlled release of the drug at the urothelium/urine interface. MATERIALS AND METHODS Poly(methylidene malonate 2.1.2) microspheres encapsulating(More)
Formulation of PMM 2.1.2 microparticles entrapping ovalbumin as a model protein was achieved by using a double emulsion solvent evaporation method. Parameters such as the nature of the solvent, polymer concentration and polymer molecular weight were investigated. Preparation process led to the formation of spherical and smooth particles with a mean diameter(More)
In this study, the authors tested the feasibility of using ultrasonography (US) to monitor catheter-based vascular gene microsphere delivery. Polymeric biodegradable microspheres (mean diameter, 5 microm) were prepared by using a double-emulsion technique to encapsulate DNA-plasmid-encoding green fluorescent protein (GFP) genes. With use of gene-delivery(More)
Recent advances in cell therapy and tissue engineering opened new windows for regenerative medicine, but still necessitate innovative noninvasive imaging technologies. We demonstrate that high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows combining cellular-scale resolution with the ability to detect two cell types simultaneously at any tissue depth.(More)