A preliminary study of human amniotic membrane as a potential chondrocyte carrier

Boo, L. and Sofiah, S. and Selvaratnam, L. and Tai, C.C. and Pingguan-Murphy, Belinda and Kamarul, Tunku (2009) A preliminary study of human amniotic membrane as a potential chondrocyte carrier. Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal, 3 (2). pp. 16-23. ISSN 1985-2533,

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Purpose: To investigate the feasibility of using processed human amniotic membrane (HAM) to support the attachment and proliferation of chondrocytes in vitro which in turn can be utilised as a cell delivery vehicle in tissue engineering applications. Methods: Fresh HAM obtained from patients undergoing routine elective caesarean sections was harvested, processed and dried using either freeze drying (FD) or air drying (AD) methods prior to sterilisation by gamma irradiation. Isolated, processed and characterised rabbit autologous chondrocytes were seeded on processed HAM and cultured for up to three weeks. Cell attachment and proliferation were examined qualitatively using inverted brightfield microscopy. Results: Processed HAM appeared to allow cell attachment when implanted with chondrocytes. Although cells seeded on AD and FD HAM did not appear to attach as strongly as those seeded on glycerol preserved intact human amniotic membrane, these cells to be proliferated in cell culture conditions. Conclusion: Preliminary results show that processed HAM promotes chondrocyte attachment and proliferation.

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Additional Information: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ------------------> Corresponding Author: Boo Lily, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Email: boolily83@gmail.com
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amnion; Chondrocytes; Tissue Engineering; Cell Carrier
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Haslinda Lahuddin
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2012 08:22
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2020 08:33
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/3215

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