The Development of Gelatin/Chitosan Hybrid Scaffold for Mouse Embryonic Stem Cell Line ATDC5
Functional scaffolds fabricated from biopolymers are of great importance for tissue engineering. In this paper, by mimicking the combination of two major components in Extracellular Matrix – collagen and polysaccharide respectively, we fabricated gelatin and chitosan hybrid sponge for cartilage tissue engineering. Extending previous results of gelatin/chitosan film showed that all the hybrid coating film (chitosan: gelatin= 4:1; 1:1; 1:4) can support the adhesion of ATDC5 that comparable to Tissue Culture Dish (TCD). More importantly, stem cell line ATDC5 on coating dish of chitosan: gelatin=1:4 showed enhanced differentiation rate than that on other films and TCD. For three dimensional scaffolds, we fabricated hybrid sponge scaffold of chitosan: gelatin=4:1, 2:1, 1:1, 1:2, 1:4 respectively. Morphological characterizations of the sponges showed that this kind of gelatin/chitosan hybrid scaffold is promising for application in cartilage tissue engineering.
Joong Hee Lee
Y. Li et al., "The Development of Gelatin/Chitosan Hybrid Scaffold for Mouse Embryonic Stem Cell Line ATDC5", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 123-125, pp. 395-398, 2010