Jöns Hilborn

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Efficient 3D cell systems for neuronal induction are needed for future use in tissue regeneration. In this study, we have characterized the ability of neural stem/progenitor cells (NS/PC) to survive, proliferate, and differentiate in a collagen type I-hyaluronan scaffold. Embryonic, postnatal, and adult NS/PC were seeded in the present 3D scaffold and(More)
Secondary damage after spinal cord injury (SCI) induces neuronal demise through neurotoxicity and inflammation, and interleukin (IL)-1β is a key inflammatory mediator. We hypothesized that IL-1β is released in spinal cord slice cultures (SCSC) and aimed at preventing the potentially neurotoxic effects of IL-1β by using interleukin-1 receptor antagonist(More)
While testing regenerative medicine strategies, the use of animal models that match the research questions and that are related to clinical translation is crucial. During the initial stage of evaluating new strategies for bone repair, the main goal is to state whether the strategies efficiently induce the formation of new bone tissue at an orthotopic site.(More)
Bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) is considered a promising adjuvant for the treatment of skeletal non-union and spinal fusion. However, BMP-2 delivery in a conventional collagen scaffold necessitates a high dose to achieve an efficacious outcome. To lower its effective dose, we precomplexed BMP-2 with the glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) dermatan sulfate (DS)(More)
Novel nanofibers from blends of polylactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) and chitosan have been produced through an emulsion electrospinning process. The spinning solution employed polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) as the emulsifier. PVA was extracted from the electrospun nanofibers, resulting in a final scaffold consisting of a blend of PLGA and chitosan. The fraction of(More)
Introduction Esophageal atresia is a relatively common congenital disease (approximately 1 in 4,000) in which the esophagus is interrupted. The current surgical methods need new tools to improve neonatal outcome. In this study different constructs were developed, characterized and evaluated for cytocompatibility.
With the increasing elderly population an increase in the number of bony fractures associated to age-related diseases such as osteoporosis also follows. The relatively high stiffness of the acrylic bone cements used in these patients has been suggested to give raise to a suboptimal load distribution surrounding the cement in vivo, and hence contribute to(More)
The present paper investigates the structure and composition of grafted sodium hyaluronan at a solid-liquid interface using neutron reflection. The solvated polymer at the surface could be described with a density profile that decays exponentially towards the bulk solution. The density profile of the polymer varied depending on the deposition protocol. A(More)
OBJECT To evaluate iodine-containing polyvinyl alcohol (I-PVA) as a precipitating liquid embolic agent, implant characteristics--including radiopacity, setting behavior, and biocompatibility--were studied in an aneurysm model in swine. METHODS Twelve broad-based carotid artery (CA) sidewall aneurysms were surgically constructed in six pigs.(More)