Journal article

Implanted Myoblast Survival Is Dependent on the Degree of Vascularization in a Novel Delayed Implantation/Prevascularization Tissue Engineering Model

Daniel J Tilkorn, Alberto Bedogni, Effie Keramidaris, XiaoLian Han, Jason A Palmer, Aaron M Dingle, Belinda S Cowling, Michael D Williams, Sue M McKay, Liliana Pepe, Anna Deftereos, Wayne A Morrison, Anthony J Penington, Geraldine M Mitchell

TISSUE ENGINEERING PART A | MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC | Published : 2010

Abstract

In in vivo tissue engineering, many implanted cells die because of hypoxic conditions immediately postimplantation. The aim of this study was to determine whether delayed myoblast implantation, at day 4 or 7, improves myoblast survival compared with implantation at day 0 in an in vivo arterio-venous loop (AB loop) chamber model. In adult inbred Sprague-Dawley rats, an AB loop was inserted into a plastic chamber (day 0). In Group I, day 0, two million DiI-labeled (neonatal inbred) myoblasts were implanted around the AB loop. In Groups II and III, day 0, the AB loop was created and inserted into a novel delayed cell seeding chamber, and 4 (Group II) or 7 days (Group III) later the delay chambe..

View full abstract