Interactions of meniscal cells with extracellular matrix molecules Towards the generation of tissue engineered menisci

Tan, Guak-Kim and Cooper-White, Justin J. (2011) Interactions of meniscal cells with extracellular matrix molecules Towards the generation of tissue engineered menisci. Cell Adhesion & Migration, 5 3: 220-226. doi:10.4161/cam.5.3.14463

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Author Tan, Guak-Kim
Cooper-White, Justin J.
Title Interactions of meniscal cells with extracellular matrix molecules Towards the generation of tissue engineered menisci
Journal name Cell Adhesion & Migration   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1933-6918
1933-6926
Publication date 2011-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.4161/cam.5.3.14463
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 5
Issue 3
Start page 220
End page 226
Total pages 7
Place of publication Austin, TX, United States
Publisher Landes Bioscience
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Menisci are one of the most commonly injured parts of the knee. Conventional surgical interventions are often associated with a long-term increased risk of osteoarthritis. Meniscal tissue engineering utilizes natural or synthetic matrices as a scaffold to guide tissue repair or regeneration in three dimensions. Studies have shown that a diverse cellular response can be triggered depending on the composition of the surrounding extracellular matrix (ECM) components. As such, attempts have been made to replace or repair meniscus defects using tissue grafts or reconstituted ECM components prepared from a multitude of tissues. This commentary summarizes the most recent data on the response of meniscal cells to ECM components, both in vivo and in vitro, and focuses on their potential roles in meniscal repair and regeneration. We also discuss our recent investigations into the interactions of meniscal cells and a self-assembled biomimetic surface composed of meniscal ECM molecules. The biological effects conferred by the biomimetic surface, in terms of cell adhesion, proliferation, gene expression profiles and matrix synthesis, were evaluated. Finally, some suggested directions for future research in this field are outlined.
Keyword Meniscus
Tissue engineering
Extracellular matrix
Cell-matrix interactions
Chondroitin Sulfate
Collagen
Q-Index Code C1
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