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Millesi, F; Mero, S; Semmler, L; Rad, A; Stadlmayr, S; Borger, A; Supper, P; Haertinger, M; Ploszczanski, L; Windberger, U; Weiss, T; Naghilou, A; Radtke, C.
(2023): Systematic Comparison of Commercial Hydrogels Revealed That a Synergy of Laminin and Strain-Stiffening Promotes Directed Migration of Neural Cells
ACS APPL MATER INTER. 2023; 15(10): 12678-12695. FullText FullText_BOKU

Hydrogels have shown potential in replacing damaged nerve tissue, but the ideal hydrogel is yet to be found. In this study, various commercially available hydrogels were compared. Schwann cells, fibroblasts, and dorsal root ganglia neurons were seeded on the hydrogels, and their morphology, viability, proliferation, and migration were examined. Additionally, detailed analyses of the gels' rheological properties and topography were conducted. Our results demonstrate vast differences on cell elongation and directed migration on the hydrogels. Laminin was identified as the driver behind cell elongation and in combination with a porous, fibrous, and strain-stiffening matrix structure responsible for oriented cell motility. This study improves our understanding of cell-matrix interactions and thereby facilitates tailored fabrication of hydrogels in the future.
Authors BOKU Wien:
Ploszczanski Leon

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