Proliferation Effect of Mandibular Condylar Chondrocytes Given The Static Tension-Stress and/or TGF-β1 In Vitro
The purpose of this study is to study the proliferous effect of mandibular condylar chondrocytes given static tension-stress and/or transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) in vitro. The fourth-passage condylar chondrocytes were harvested for this study, and a pulsatile cellular mechanical system was used to apply stress on cells. The proliferous effect of condylar chondrocytes given continuous static tension-stress and/or TGF-β1 were examined by using flow cytometry. The experiment was divided into two parts. The first part was divided into 20 groups according to different TGF-β1 dosage (0ng/ml, 0.1ng/ml, 1ng/ml and 10ng/ml) for 0, 6, 12, 18 and 24 hours respectively. The second part was divided into eight groups under continuous static tension-stress (0 or 5kPa) and different TGF-β1 dosage (0ng/ml, 0.1ng/ml, 1ng/ml, 10ng/ml) for 12 hours. Experimental data was analyzed with repeated interclass analysis of variance The results showed that chondrocytes which were cultured under different TGF-β1dose combined with 5kPa static tension-stress had multi-horn morphological characters, including a great quantity of chondrocytes with division growth.TGF-β1 had a mitogenic effect on rat mandibular condyle chondrocytes at the concentrations of 0.1 , 1 and 10ng/ml , and the mitogenic effect of TGF-β1 to condylar chondrocytes were demonstrated after 12 to 18 hours, and the peak of mitogenic effects appeared at the 18th hour (P <0.05) . The most active mitogenesis happened in the group whose chondrocytes was under continuous static tension-stress (5kPa) combined with TGF-β1. These results proved that mechanical stimulus and TGF-β1 in vitro could influence and regulate the growth of condylar chondrocytes.
Xingdong Zhang, Xudong Li, Hongsong Fan, Xuanyong Liu
Z. Q. Wang et al., "Proliferation Effect of Mandibular Condylar Chondrocytes Given The Static Tension-Stress and/or TGF-β1 In Vitro", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 330-332, pp. 1125-1128, 2007