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Biomimetic coating with phosphoserine-tethered poly(epsilon-lysine) dendrons on titanium surfaces enhances Wnt and osteoblastic differentiation.
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PMID:  23210635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: Phosphoserine-based functionalization has been proposed as a tool to improve integration of endosseous implants by promoting osteoblast adhesion and differentiation in vitro. The present work investigates whether phosphoserine-tethered poly(epsilon-lysine) dendrons, when applied as a film to titanium surfaces, enhance the differentiation of osteoblastic cells and the activation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling. MATERIALS AND METHODS: These films were tested in a murine model of calvaria-derived MC3T3 osteoblastic cells, primary bone marrow cells and mesenchymal, undifferentiated C2C12 cells. Gene expression was assayed by Real Time PCR, and activation of Wnt signaling pathway was measured with a reporter assay. RESULTS: Dendrons increased expression of alkaline phosphatase and osteocalcin, two osteoblastic markers, in both murine osteoblastic MC3T3 cells and primary bone marrow cells. The expression of osteoprotegerin, a protein opposing osteoclastogenesis was also significantly higher in cells growing on dendron-coated substrates both at 3 and 6 days of culture. Similarly, the mRNA levels of Wisp-2 and of β-catenin, two Wnt target genes, were also markedly increased in this group at day 6. The activation of this signaling pathway in cells growing on the dendron-coated surfaces was confirmed by use of a TCF/β-catenin reporter system in the C2C12 cell line. CONCLUSIONS: The findings of the present study show that phosphoserine-tethered poly(epsilon-lysine) dendron films act as stimuli for the activation of specific signal cascades and promote the differentiation of adhering progenitor cells into an osteoblastic phenotype.
Carlo Galli; Marilina Piemontese; Steven T Meikle; Matteo Santin; Guido M Macaluso; Giovanni Passeri
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical oral implants research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1600-0501     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Oral Implants Res     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9105713     Medline TA:  Clin Oral Implants Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Department of Biotechnology, Biomedical and Translational Sciences, University of Parma, Parma, Italy.
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