alexa The influence of the sequential delivery of angiogenic factors from affinity-binding alginate scaffolds on vascularization.
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Journal of Biotechnology & Biomaterials

Author(s): Freeman I, Cohen S

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Abstract This study describes the features of tissue-engineering scaffold capable of sequentially delivering three angiogenic factors. The scaffold consists of alginate-sulfate/alginate, wherein vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB) and transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta1) are bound to alginate-sulfate with an affinity similar to that realized upon their binding to heparin. Factor release rate from the scaffold was correlated with the equilibrium binding constants of the factors to the matrix, thus enabling the sequential delivery of VEGF, PDGF-BB and TGF-beta1. In alginate scaffolds lacking alginate-sulfate, release of the adsorbed proteins was instantaneous. After subcutaneous implantation for 1 and 3 months in rats, the blood vessel density and percentage of mature vessels were 3-fold greater in the triple factor-bound scaffolds than in the factor-adsorbed or untreated scaffolds. Moreover, vascularization within the triple factor-bound scaffolds was superior to that found in scaffolds delivering only basic fibroblast growth factor. Application of this novel scaffold may be extended to the combined delivery of additional heparin-binding angiogenic factors or combinations of growth factors active in different tissue regeneration processes. This article was published in Biomaterials and referenced in Journal of Biotechnology & Biomaterials

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