Papers by Author: Byoung Hyun Min

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Authors: Hyun Jung Lee, Keun Hong Park, So Ra Park, Byoung Hyun Min
Abstract: Acknowledging the supportive influence of matrix molecules on the chondrocytic phenotype, we combined heparin and chitosan to develop a novel biomaterial, supporting chondrogenesis. Chitosan had been shown as a promising structural material for a number of tissue engineering applications. Similar to heparin, one of the glycosamino-glycans (GAGs) had been known to exert various influences on the biological activities. In this study we evaluated the potential of heparin/chitosan polyelectrolyte complex materials for controlling the proliferation and differentiation of chondrocytes. The heparin/chitosan polyelectrolyte complex was coated over the polyethyleneimine (PEI) layer precoated on the commercial polystyrene dish. When examined by using human chondrocyte cell line (C28/I2), the heparin/chitosan surfaces supported well not only the cell proliferation but also the chondrocytic functions, such as expression of collagen type II. These results indicated that the heparin/chitosan complex could be used to modulate the activity of chondrocytes in vitro.
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Authors: Ri Long Jin, So Ra Park, Jeong Hwa Son, Byoung Hyun Min
Abstract: Two passaged (P2) immature porcine articular chondrocytes were used to fabricate an engineered cartilage tissue in an in vitro scaffold-free system with or without insulin like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). This study shows the possibility of the fabrication of structurally regular neocartilage tissue using passaged chondrocytes in the scaffold-free system with insulin like growth factor-1(IGF-1).
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Authors: Sang Hyug Park, So Ra Park, Byoung Hyun Min
Abstract: The reimplantation method of cultured chondrocytes broadly has been offered as an alternative for articular cartilage repair. A variety of biologically derived and synthetic polymeric and hydrogel materials also have been investigated for good cell delivery efficiency. Preciously, we examined the feasibility of fibrin gel, mixed with hyaluronic acid(HA) as a cell delivery carrier. In order to reinforce the material, hybrid biomaterials of fibrin/HA composite gels with fibrinolysis inhibition factors(FIFs: aprotinin, DI101, EACA) have been investigated in the present work because we did not satisfy a little progress. These fibrin/HA composite gels added FIFs maintained their structural integrity in long-term culture over 4th weeks. Contrary to our expectation the mass of the fibrin/HA composite with DI 101 was significantly superior to the ones of other combinations. In histological evidence, all of them are showed good positive result of stain of Safranin-O and alcian blue during the culture period. In gross examination, samples of all groups grossly resembled cartilage in color and were resistant to external compression. Our study demonstrates that most favorable polymer can be used good quality tissue engineered cartilage and in this culture systems have been useful for studying the basic biology of chondrocyte biosynthesis of ECM and new cartilage matrix formation without a loss of volume. After all, we proved the safety of inhibitors of the fibrinolytic system without hazardous effect on cell behavior and found out that DI 101 would be the most effective agent.
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