Chitosan-Alginate Biocomposite Containing Fucoidan for Bone Tissue Engineering
AbstractOver the last few years, significant research has been conducted in the construction of artificial bone scaffolds. In the present study, different types of polymer scaffolds, such as chitosan-alginate (Chi-Alg) and chitosan-alginate with fucoidan (Chi-Alg-fucoidan), were developed by a freeze-drying method, and each was characterized as a bone graft substitute. The porosity, water uptake and retention ability of the prepared scaffolds showed similar efficacy. The pore size of the Chi-Alg and Chi-Alg-fucoidan scaffolds were measured from scanning electron microscopy and found to be 62–490 and 56–437 µm, respectively. In vitro studies using the MG-63 cell line revealed profound cytocompatibility, increased cell proliferation and enhanced alkaline phosphatase secretion in the Chi-Alg-fucoidan scaffold compared to the Chi-Alg scaffold. Further, protein adsorption and mineralization were about two times greater in the Chi-Alg-fucoidan scaffold than the Chi-Alg scaffold. Hence, we suggest that Chi-Alg-fucoidan will be a promising biomaterial for bone tissue regeneration. View Full-Text
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Venkatesan, J.; Bhatnagar, I.; Kim, S.-K. Chitosan-Alginate Biocomposite Containing Fucoidan for Bone Tissue Engineering. Mar. Drugs 2014, 12, 300-316.
Venkatesan J, Bhatnagar I, Kim S-K. Chitosan-Alginate Biocomposite Containing Fucoidan for Bone Tissue Engineering. Marine Drugs. 2014; 12(1):300-316.Chicago/Turabian Style
Venkatesan, Jayachandran; Bhatnagar, Ira; Kim, Se-Kwon. 2014. "Chitosan-Alginate Biocomposite Containing Fucoidan for Bone Tissue Engineering." Mar. Drugs 12, no. 1: 300-316.