alexa Effect of sustained gene delivery of platelet-derived growth factor or its antagonist (PDGF-1308) on tissue-engineered cementum.
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Journal of Tissue Science & Engineering

Author(s): Anusaksathien O, Jin Q, Zhao M, Somerman MJ, Giannobile WV

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Abstract BACKGROUND: Cementum, a mineralized tissue lining the tooth root surface, is destroyed during the inflammatory process of periodontitis. Restoration of functional cementum is considered a criterion for successful regeneration of periodontal tissues, including formation of periodontal ligament, cementum, and alveolar bone. Short-term administration of platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) has been shown to partially regenerate periodontal structures. Nonetheless, the role of PDGF in cementogenesis is not well understood. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of sustained PDGF gene transfer on cementum formation in an ex vivo ectopic biomineralization model. METHODS: Osteocalcin (OC) promoter-driven SV40 transgenic mice were used to obtain immortalized cementoblasts (OCCM). The OCCM cells were transduced with adenoviruses (Ad) encoding either PDGF-A, an antagonist of PDGF signaling (PDGF-1308), a control virus (green fluorescent protein, GFP), or no treatment (NT). The transduced cells were incorporated into polymer scaffolds and implanted subcutaneously into severe combined immunodeficient (SCID) mice. The implants were harvested at 3 and 6 weeks for histomorphometric analysis of the newly formed mineralized tissues. Northern blot analysis was performed to determine the expression levels of mineral-associated genes including bone sialoprotein (BSP), OC, and osteopontin (OPN) in the cell-implant specimens at 3 and 6 weeks. RESULTS: The results indicated mineralization was significantly reduced in both the Ad/PDGF-A and Ad/PDGF-1308 treated specimens when compared to the NT or Ad/GFP groups at 3 and 6 weeks (P<0.01). In addition, the size of the implants treated with Ad/PDGF-A and Ad/PDGF-1308 was significantly reduced compared to implants from Ad/GFP and NT groups at 3 weeks (P<0.05). At 6 weeks, the size of implants and mineral formation increased in NT, Ad/GFP, and Ad/PDGF-A groups, while the Ad/PDGF-1308 treated implants continued to decrease in size and mineral formation (P<0.01). Northern blot analysis revealed that in the Ad/PDGF-A treated implants OPN was increased, whereas OC gene expression was downregulated at 3 weeks. In the Ad/PDGF-1308 treated implants, BSP, OC, and OPN were all downregulated at 3 weeks. At 3 weeks, the Ad/PDGF-A treated implants contained significantly higher multinucleated giant cell (MNGC) density compared to NT, Ad/GFP, and Ad/PDGF-1308 specimens. The MNGC density in NT, Ad/GFP, and Ad/PDGF-A treated groups reduced over time, while the Ad/PDGF-1308 transduced implants continued to exhibit significantly higher MNGC density compared with the other treatment groups at 6 weeks. CONCLUSIONS: The results showed that continuous exposure to PDGF-A had an inhibitory effect on cementogenesis, possibly via the upregulation of OPN and subsequent enhancement of MNGCs at 3 weeks. On the other hand, Ad/PDGF-1308 inhibited mineralization of tissue-engineered cementum possibly due to the observed downregulation of BSP and OC and a persistence of stimulation of MNGCs. These findings suggest that continuous exogenous delivery of PDGF-A may delay mineral formation induced by cementoblasts, while PDGF is clearly required for mineral neogenesis.
This article was published in J Periodontol and referenced in Journal of Tissue Science & Engineering

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