Development of growth factor-immobilizable material for hepatocyte transplantation

Yung Te Hou, Hiroyuki Ijima, Nana Shirakigawa, Takayuki Takei, Koei Kawakami

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

10 被引用数 (Scopus)


Growth factor (GF)-immobilizable materials were developed as a practical hepatocyte transplantation method for reconstructing a tissue-like structure in liver tissue engineering. Two GF-immobilizable scaffolds, namely single hepatocyte-embedded, heparin-immobilized, collagen-gel-filled polyurethane foam, and hepatocyte spheroid-embedded, heparin-immobilized, collagen-gel-filled polyurethane foam were developed by covalently incorporating heparin into collagen gel, using 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-carbodiimide/. N-hydroxysuccinimide for hepatocyte transplantation. Seventy percent partial hepatectomy (PH) was performed at the same time after hepatocyte transplantation. Angiogenesis efficiency and viability of transplanted cells are discussed in terms of normalized hemoglobin content, nuclear density and histological observations after transplantation. In summary, the normalized hemoglobin content and viability of transplanted cells were higher in GF-immobilized scaffolds with PH pretreatment than in the other scaffolds with/without PH pretreatment. These materials have the potential for in vivo hepatocyte transplantation, as GFs released from remnant liver were easily incorporated into the heparin-immobilized collagen gel system. These GF-heparin complexes may promote the survival of embedded cells. Furthermore, the transplantation of spheroids promoted increased angiogenesis compared with hepatocytes, and resulted in sufficient vascularization for cell survival.

ジャーナルBiochemical Engineering Journal
出版ステータス出版済み - 12月 15 2012

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • バイオテクノロジー
  • 環境工学
  • バイオエンジニアリング
  • 生体医工学


「Development of growth factor-immobilizable material for hepatocyte transplantation」の研究トピックを掘り下げます。これらがまとまってユニークなフィンガープリントを構成します。