Heparin-hyaluronic acid hydrogel in support of cellular activities of 3D encapsulated adipose derived stem cells.

@article{Gwon2017HeparinhyaluronicAH,
  title={Heparin-hyaluronic acid hydrogel in support of cellular activities of 3D encapsulated adipose derived stem cells.},
  author={Kihak Gwon and Eunsol Kim and Giyoong Tae},
  journal={Acta biomaterialia},
  year={2017},
  volume={49},
  pages={284-295}
}
We have developed stem cell-responsive, heparin-hyaluronic acid (Hep-HA) hydrogel, crosslinked by thiolated heparin (Hep-SH) and methacrylated hyaluronic acid (HA-MA) via visible light mediated, thiol-ene reaction. Physical properties of the hydrogel (gelation time, storage modulus, and swelling ratio) were tunable by adjusting light intensity, initiator/polymer concentration, and precursor pH. Culture of human adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) using this hydrogel was characterized… CONTINUE READING