Joanna Filipowska

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We examined whether bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-mediated osteogenesis of adult human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is regulated by extracellular signal-regulated kinase phosphorylation of Smad1. Adenoviral constructs carrying either unmodified human Smad1 or Smad1 mutated in the linker region to preclude extracellular signal-regulated kinase(More)
Bone is a dynamic tissue that undergoes constant remodeling. The appropriate course of this process determines development and regeneration of the skeleton. Tight molecular control of bone remodeling is vital for the maintenance of appropriate physiology and microarchitecture of the bone, providing homeostasis, also at the systemic level. The process of(More)
We have developed poly(L: -lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) based composites using sol-gel derived bioactive glasses (S-BG), previously described by our group, as composite components. Two different composite types were manufactured that contained either S2-high content silica S-BG, or A2-high content lime S-BG. The composites were evaluated in the form of(More)
Perfusing culture media through porous cell-seeded scaffolds is now a common approach within many tissue engineering strategies. Human bone-marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSC) are a clinically valuable source of osteoprogenitors that respond to mechanical stimuli. However, the optimal mechanical conditions for their osteogenic stimulation in vitro(More)
Polymeric surfaces suitable for cell culture (DR/Pec) were constructed from diazoresin (DR) and pectin (Pec) in a form of ultrathin films using the layer-by-layer (LbL) technique. The surfaces were functionalized with insulin using diazonium chemistry. Such functionalized surfaces were used to culture human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) to assess their(More)
In this study, 3D porous bioactive composite scaffolds were produced and evaluated for their physico-chemical and biological properties. Polymer poly-L-lactide-co-glycolide (PLGA) matrix scaffolds were modified with sol-gel-derived bioactive glasses (SBGs) of CaO-SiO2-P2O5 systems. We hypothesized that SBG incorporation into PLGA matrix would improve the(More)
Blink reflex (BR) was evaluated in a group of 50 hemiparetic patients after stroke with lesions localized in cerebral hemispheres and in a group of 12 healthy controls. The response was examined and compared, after stimulation of the supraorbital nerve, on both paretic and "healthy" side in affected patients. Abnormalities of BR were observed in late(More)
In this study we aimed to assess the in vivo osteoinductive properties of two composite scaffolds made of PLGA (poly-L-lactide-co-glycolide) and two types of gel-derived bioactive glasses, namely a high silica S2 bioactive glass (S2-PLGA composites) or high lime A2 bioactive glass (A2-PLGA composites). To achieve that, the potential of the composites to(More)
Bone is a richly vascularized connective tissue. As the main source of oxygen, nutrients, hormones, neurotransmitters and growth factors delivered to the bone cells, vasculature is indispensable for appropriate bone development, regeneration and remodeling. Bone vasculature also orchestrates the process of hematopoiesis. Blood supply to the skeletal system(More)
OBJECTIVES Properties of cell culture supports obtained from ultrathin multilayer films containing anionic natural polysaccharides (PSacs) and a synthetic polycation were studied. MATERIALS AND METHODS Supports were prepared via a layer-by-layer (LbL) self-assembly deposition method. Polymers used were: heparin (Hep), chondroitin sulphate (CS), hyaluronic(More)
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