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Current approaches to the development of regenerative therapies have been influenced by our understanding of embryonic development, stem cell biology, and tissue engineering technology. The ultimate goal of regenerative therapy is to develop fully functioning bioengineered organs which work in cooperation with surrounding tissues to replace organs that were(More)
Periosteum has been demonstrated to contain mesenchymal progenitor cells differentiating to osteoblasts, and both bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) may play important roles in cell-based approaches to bone regeneration. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of BMP-2 and/or(More)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the osteoconductivity of three different bone substitute materials: α-tricalcium phosphate (α-TCP), (β-TCP), and hydroxyapatite (HA), combined with or without simvastatin, which is a cholesterol synthesis inhibitor stimulating BMP-2 expression in osteoblasts. We used 72 Wistar rats and prepared two calvarial bone(More)
The nature and tissue distribution of non-collagenous bone proteins synthesized by adult rat bone marrow cells, induced to differentiate in the presence of dexamethasone (DEX) and beta-glycerophosphate (beta-GP), was studied in vitro to determine the potential role of these proteins in bone formation. Northern hybridization analysis revealed a strong(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of the present study is to investigate effects of the combination of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) and α-tricalcium phosphate (α-TCP) on bone regenerative capacity in a bilateral rat calvarial bone defect model. MATERIALS AND METHODS Bilateral 5-mm-diameter calvarial defects were created in adult male Wistar rats and filled with(More)
PURPOSE Soft and hard tissue responses to experimental peri-implantitis around thin sputter hydroxyapatite (HA)-coated implants were evaluated and compared to the responses to implants with other surface treatments. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-eight dental implants with four different surfaces--machined (M), sandblasted/acid-etched (SA), 1-μm thin sputter(More)
Biomimetic gelatin (gel)-hydroxyapatite (HA) composites have been prepared for studying hard tissue engineering scaffolds. However, the biocompatibility test of this form of material using these three cell types, which are periodontal ligament (PDL) fibroblast cells, human mesenchymal stromal cells (HMSc) and primary cells from human hip bone (HBc) has(More)
Adipose tissue-derived stromal cells, termed ASCs, play an important role in regenerative applications. They resemble mesenchymal stem cells owing to their inexhaustibility, general differentiation potential, and plasticity and display a series of cell-specific and cluster-of-differentiation (CD) marker profiles similar to those of other somatic stem cells.(More)
Donor organ transplantation is currently an essential therapeutic approach to the replacement of a dysfunctional organ as a result of disease, injury or aging in vivo. Recent progress in the area of regenerative therapy has the potential to lead to bioengineered mature organ replacement in the future. In this proof of concept study, we here report a further(More)
Osteopontin (OPN) is a prominent bone matrix protein that is synthesized by osteoblastic cells. To elucidate the function of OPN in bone we studied the regulated expression of the rat OPN protein during bone formation in vivo and in vitro. OPN mRNA is expressed by preosteoblastic cells early in bone formation, but the highest expression is observed in(More)