Surface Hydrophilicity of Poly(l-Lactide) Acid Polymer Film Changes the Human Adult Adipose Stem Cell Architecture
AbstractCurrent knowledge indicates that the molecular cross-talk between stem cells and biomaterials guides the stem cells’ fate within a tissue engineering system. In this work, we have explored the effects of the interaction between the poly(l-lactide) acid (PLLA) polymer film and human adult adipose stem cells (hASCs), focusing on the events correlating the materials’ surface characteristics and the cells’ plasma membrane. hASCs were seeded on films of pristine PLLA polymer and on a PLLA surface modified by the radiofrequency plasma method under oxygen flow (PLLA+O2). Comparative experiments were performed using human bone-marrow mesenchymal stem cells (hBM-MSCs) and human umbilical matrix stem cells (hUCMSCs). After treatment with oxygen-plasma, the surface of PLLA films became hydrophilic, whereas the bulk properties were not affected. hASCs cultured on pristine PLLA polymer films acquired a spheroid conformation. On the contrary, hASCs seeded on PLLA+O2 film surface maintained the fibroblast-like morphology typically observed on tissue culture polystyrene. This suggests that the surface hydrophilicity is involved in the acquisition of the spheroid conformation. Noteworthy, the oxygen treatment had no effects on hBM-MSC and hUCMSC cultures and both stem cells maintained the same shape observed on PLLA films. This different behavior suggests that the biomaterial-interaction is stem cell specific. View Full-Text
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Argentati, C.; Morena, F.; Montanucci, P.; Rallini, M.; Basta, G.; Calabrese, N.; Calafiore, R.; Cordellini, M.; Emiliani, C.; Armentano, I.; Martino, S. Surface Hydrophilicity of Poly(l-Lactide) Acid Polymer Film Changes the Human Adult Adipose Stem Cell Architecture. Polymers 2018, 10, 140.
Argentati C, Morena F, Montanucci P, Rallini M, Basta G, Calabrese N, Calafiore R, Cordellini M, Emiliani C, Armentano I, Martino S. Surface Hydrophilicity of Poly(l-Lactide) Acid Polymer Film Changes the Human Adult Adipose Stem Cell Architecture. Polymers. 2018; 10(2):140.Chicago/Turabian Style
Argentati, Chiara; Morena, Francesco; Montanucci, Pia; Rallini, Marco; Basta, Giuseppe; Calabrese, Nicolino; Calafiore, Riccardo; Cordellini, Marino; Emiliani, Carla; Armentano, Ilaria; Martino, Sabata. 2018. "Surface Hydrophilicity of Poly(l-Lactide) Acid Polymer Film Changes the Human Adult Adipose Stem Cell Architecture." Polymers 10, no. 2: 140.
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