Electrospun thymosin Beta-4 loaded PLGA/PLA nanofiber/ microfiber hybrid yarns for tendon tissue engineering application

Shaohua Wu, Rong Zhou, Fang Zhou, Philipp N. Streubel, Shaojuan Chen, Bin Duan

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Abstract

Microfiber yarns (MY) have been widely employed to construct tendon tissue grafts. However, suboptimal ultrastructure and inappropriate environments for cell interactions limit their clinical application. Herein, we designed a modified electrospinning device to coat poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) PLGA nanofibers onto polylactic acid (PLA) MY to generate PLGA/PLA hybrid yarns (HY), which had a well-aligned nanofibrous structure, resembling the ultrastructure of native tendon tissues and showed enhanced failure load compared to PLA MY. PLGA/PLA HY significantly improved the growth, proliferation, and tendon-specific gene expressions of human adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells (HADMSC) compared to PLA MY. Moreover, thymosin beta-4 (Tβ4) loaded PLGA/PLA HY presented a sustained drug release manner for 28 days and showed an additive effect on promoting HADMSC migration, proliferation, and tenogenic differentiation. Collectively, the combination of Tβ4 with the nano-topography of PLGA/PLA HY might be an efficient strategy to promote tenogenesis of adult stem cells for tendon tissue engineering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number110268
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering C
Volume106
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2020

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Yarn
acids
Acids
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Stem cells
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poly(lactic acid)
polylactic acid-polyglycolic acid copolymer
thymosin beta(4)
gene expression
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Keywords

  • Cell migration
  • Core-sheath yarn
  • Drug delivery
  • Nanofiber yarn
  • Tenogenic differentiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Electrospun thymosin Beta-4 loaded PLGA/PLA nanofiber/ microfiber hybrid yarns for tendon tissue engineering application. / Wu, Shaohua; Zhou, Rong; Zhou, Fang; Streubel, Philipp N.; Chen, Shaojuan; Duan, Bin.

In: Materials Science and Engineering C, Vol. 106, 110268, 01.2020.

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