Generation of an osteogenic graft from human placenta and placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells

Mohr, Stefan; Portmann-Lanz, C Bettina; Schoeberlein, Andreina; Sager, Ruth; Surbek, Daniel V (2010). Generation of an osteogenic graft from human placenta and placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells. Reproductive sciences, 17(11), pp. 1006-15. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage 10.1177/1933719110377471

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The objective of the study was to determine the feasibility of generating a biodegradable, stem cell-loaded osteogenic composite graft from human placenta. Initially, a scaffold from human chorion membrane was produced. Human placenta mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) derived from either first-trimester chorionic villi or term chorion membrane were differentiated osteogenically on this scaffold. Outgrowth, adherence, and osteogenic differentiation of cells were assessed by immunohistochemistry (IHC), scanning electron microscopy, protein expression, and real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Our results showed that a cell-free extracellular matrix scaffold can be generated from human chorion. Seeded MSCs densely adhered to that scaffold and were osteogenically differentiated. Calcium and alkaline phosphatase were detected in the cell-scaffold constructs as a proof of mineralization and findings were confirmed by IHC and RT-PCR results. This study shows for the first time that generation of an osteogenic composite graft using placental tissue is feasible. It might allow therapeutic application of autologous or allogeneic grafts in congenital skeletal defects by means of a composite graft.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Gynaecology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > Unit Childrens Hospital > Forschungsgruppe Pränatale Medizin

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Mohr, Stefan; Portmann-Lanz, Bettina; Schoeberlein, Andreina and Surbek, Daniel


500 Science
500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health








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04 Oct 2013 14:13

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