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Alternative protocols to induce chondrogenic differentiation: transforming growth factor-β superfamily

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Alternative protocols to induce chondrogenic differentiation: transforming growth factor-β superfamily
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Cell and Tissue Banking, September 2014
DOI 10.1007/s10561-014-9472-7
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Claudia Cicione, Emma Muiños-López, Tamara Hermida-Gómez, Isaac Fuentes-Boquete, Silvia Díaz-Prado, Francisco J. Blanco

Abstract

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are an accepted candidate for cell-based therapy of multiple diseases. The interest in MSCs and their possible application in cell therapy have resulted in a better understanding of the basic biology of these cells. Recently, like aggregation and transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) delivery, hypoxia has been indicated as crucial for complete chondrogenesis. The aim of this study was to test different culture conditions for directing stem cell differentiation into the chondrogenic lineage in vitro by testing different TGFβ superfamily members into the culture media under normoxic conditions. All chondrogenic culture conditions used allowed the differentiation of bone marrow-MSCs (BM-MSCs) into chondrogenic lineage. Chondrogenic induction capacity depended on the growth factor added to the culture media. In particular, the chondrogenic culture condition that better induced chondrogenesis was the medium that included the combination of three growth factors: bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2), BMP-7 and TGFβ-3. In this culture media, differentiated cells showed the highest levels expression of two markers of chondrogenesis, SOX9 and COL2A1, compared to the control points (p < 0.05, two-tailed t test). In our experimental conditions, the combination of BMP-2, BMP-7 and TGFβ-3 was the most effective in promoting chondrogenesis of BM-MSCs. These results underline the importance of determining in each experimental design the best protocol for in vitro directing stem cell differentiation into the chondrogenic lineage.

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Germany 1 5%
United Kingdom 1 5%
Unknown 18 90%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 25%
Student > Master 5 25%
Unspecified 4 20%
Researcher 4 20%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 6 30%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 25%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 20%
Chemical Engineering 1 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 5%
Other 3 15%

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