Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(10), 4140-4148; doi:10.3390/ijms11104140
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In Vivo Biocompatibility Study of Electrospun Chitosan Microfiber for Tissue Engineering

1 Department of Molecular Science and Technology, Ajou University, Suwon, 443-749, Korea 2 Digital Dyeing & Finishing Tech, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, Ansan, 426-791, Korea 3 Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, Catholic University, Seoul, 137-701, Korea 4 Laboratory of Tissue Engineering, Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences, Seoul, 139-706, Korea
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Received: 28 September 2010; in revised form: 19 October 2010 / Accepted: 19 October 2010 / Published: 25 October 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Chitins)
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Abstract: In this work, we examined the biocompatibility of electrospun chitosan microfibers as a scaffold. The chitosan microfibers showed a three-dimensional pore structure by SEM. The chitosan microfibers supported attachment and viability of rat muscle-derived stem cells (rMDSCs). Subcutaneous implantation of the chitosan microfibers demonstrated that implantation of rMDSCs containing chitosan microfibers induced lower host tissue responses with decreased macrophage accumulation than did the chitosan microfibers alone, probably due to the immunosuppression of the transplanted rMDSCs. Our results collectively show that chitosan microfibers could serve as a biocompatible in vivo scaffold for rMDSCs in rats.
Keywords: electrospun; chitosan; microfibers; scaffold; stem cell

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Kang, Y.M.; Lee, B.N.; Ko, J.H.; Kim, G.H.; Kang, K.N.; Kim, D.Y.; Kim, J.H.; Park, Y.H.; Chun, H.J.; Kim, C.H.; Kim, M.S. In Vivo Biocompatibility Study of Electrospun Chitosan Microfiber for Tissue Engineering. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11, 4140-4148.

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Kang YM, Lee BN, Ko JH, Kim GH, Kang KN, Kim DY, Kim JH, Park YH, Chun HJ, Kim CH, Kim MS. In Vivo Biocompatibility Study of Electrospun Chitosan Microfiber for Tissue Engineering. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2010; 11(10):4140-4148.

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Kang, Yun Mi; Lee, Bit Na; Ko, Jae Hoon; Kim, Gyeong Hae; Kang, Kkot Nim; Kim, Da Yeon; Kim, Jae Ho; Park, Young Hwan; Chun, Heung Jae; Kim, Chun Ho; Kim, Moon Suk. 2010. "In Vivo Biocompatibility Study of Electrospun Chitosan Microfiber for Tissue Engineering." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 11, no. 10: 4140-4148.

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