Colonization and maintenance of murine embryonic stem cells on poly(alpha-hydroxy esters).
J Harrison, S Pattanawong, JS Forsythe, KA Gross, DR Nisbet, H Beh, TF Scott, AO Trounson, R Mollard
Biomaterials | Published : 2004
The aim of this study was to determine the ability of various poly(alpha-hydroxy esters) to support the in vitro propagation of murine embryonic stem (ES) cells in an undifferentiated state. To this end, ES cell colonization, growth and Oct-4 immunoreactivity following a 48 h culture period upon poly((D,L)-lactide), poly((L)-lactide), poly(glycolide) and poly((D,L)-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) were assessed. By the analysis of live and dead cell number indices and Oct-4 immunoreactivity, ES cell colonization rate during a 48 h culture period was found to be significantly greater on PLGA compared to all the other unmodified poly(alpha-hydroxy esters) tested. Surface treatment of all polymers ..View full abstract