Susanne Bierbaum

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Coating of orthopaedic implants with extracellular bone matrix components was performed to enhance bone healing. Titanium pins of 0.8mm diameter were coated with type I collagen (Ti/Coll), RGD peptide (Ti/RGD) or type I collagen and chondroitin sulfate (Ti/Coll/CS). Uncoated pins (Ti) served as control. The pins were inserted as intramedullary nails into(More)
The aim of the present study was to test the hypothesis that immobilization of bone morphogenic protein (BMP2) on the surface of titanium implants can enhance peri-implant bone formation. Ten adult female foxhounds received experimental titanium screw implants in the mandible 3 months after removal of all premolar teeth. Three types of implant surfaces were(More)
Several attempts have been made to improve osseointegration of titanium alloy as an implant material by modification of its surface. In the present study, proliferation, differentiation, and mineralization of osteoblasts on type I collagen-coated Ti6Al4V were investigated. The activity of alkaline phosphatase and the accumulation of calcium by osteoblasts(More)
AIM We hypothesized that coating threaded, sandblasted acid-etched titanium implants with collagen and chondroitin sulphate (CS) increases bone formation and implant stability, compared with uncoated controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three different implant surface conditions were applied: (1) sandblasted acid-etched (control), (2) collagen/chondroitin(More)
Responses of osteoblastic cells are influenced by morphology and composition of the extracellular matrix, and this fact has been used to improve the biological acceptance of implants by modifying the surfaces with components of the extracellular matrix (ECM). In this study, the effect of the collagen types I and III on adhesion, proliferation, and(More)
In this study, we have demonstrated that the modification of hyaluronan (hyaluronic acid; Hya) with sulfate groups led to different binding affinities for recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-4 (rhBMP-4). The high-sulfated sHya2.8 (average degree of sulfation (D.S.) 2.8) exhibited the tightest interaction with rhBMP-4, followed by the low-sulfated(More)
Collagen is used as a scaffold material for tissue engineering as well as a coating material for implants with a view to enhancing osseointegration by mimicry of the bone extracellular matrix in vivo. The biomimicry strategy can be taken further by incorporating the small leucine-rich proteoglycans (SLRPs) decorin and biglycan, which are expressed in bone.(More)
Titanium and titanium alloys are often used for orthopedic and dental implants. Osseointegration of Ti6Al4V may be improved not only by precoating of the surface with extracellular matrix proteins like collagen type I but also by additional immobilization of growth factors. In the present study, transforming growth factor beta1 (TGF-beta1) which is known as(More)
The in vivo effects of coating titanium implants with organic extracellular matrix molecules were examined in the sheep tibia. Titanium screws (5.0 mm) were coated with type I collagen (Ti/Coll) or type I collagen and chondroitin sulfate (Ti/Coll/CS) by biomimetic fibrillogenesis. Uncoated screws (Ti) and screws coated with hydroxyapatite (Ti/HA) served as(More)
Various studies have shown type I collagen (coll) to increase bone-implant contact (BIC) compared to uncoated implants. The aim of this animal study was to test whether the integration of chondroitin sulphate (CS) and the growth factor rhBMP-4 into a collagenous coating could further increase the measured BIC compared to collagen coated implants alone. The(More)