Poly-N-Acetyl Glucosamine as a Scaffold for Cartilage Tissue Engineering in Nude Mice


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Athymic nude mice were used as an animal model to evaluate the chondrogenic effects of bovine fetal chondrocytes seeded onto a new poly-N-acetyl glucosamine sponge. Results show excellent hyaline-like cartilage formation with high glycosaminoglycan concentration after 6 weeks. At 4 weeks there is less cartilage formation and more fibrous tissue infiltrate. Although further studies are needed, these initial data support the use of poly-N-acetyl glucosamine sponge as a scaffold for cartilage tissue engineering.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 288-289)

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Xingdong Zhang, Junzo Tanaka, Yaoting Yu and Yasuhiko Tabata




C. M. Hill et al., "Poly-N-Acetyl Glucosamine as a Scaffold for Cartilage Tissue Engineering in Nude Mice", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 288-289, pp. 71-74, 2005

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June 2005




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