The purpose of this study was to evaluate adhesion and growth of human dermal fibroblasts on a 0.150 mm-thick matrix of reconstituted collagen isolated from horse tendon. Collagen was extracted and polymerized according to the standard procedures (Opocrin, Corlo, Modena, Italy). By light microscopy, the bottom surface of the matrix appeared linear and compact, whereas the superficial one was indented and less homogeneous. By scanning electron microscopy, the collagen fibrils had different diameters and the great majority of them was oriented parallel to the surface of the gel. By transmission electron microscopy, collagen fibrils showed the typical banding. Human dermal fibroblasts were seeded on the collagen matrix, previously equilibrated in growth medium. Fibroblast proliferation stopped in the second week and was always significantly lower than that of the same cell strain seeded on plastic and cultured in parallel. By light microscopy, after six days culture, cells formed a confluent multilayer on the surface of the gel. By scanning and transmission electron microscopy, fibroblasts appeared flat and adherent to the matrix. Contacts of cells among themselves and with the collagen fibrils were observed. Fibroblasts never moved into the collagen gel. In conclusion, human dermal fibroblasts can be grown in a three-dimensional matrix made by horse tendon that, on the other hand, seems to condition their proliferation rate.
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|Anno di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Titolo:||Adhesion and proliferation of human dermal fibroblasts on collagen matrix|
|Autori:||Croce MA; Silvestri C; Guerra D; Carnevali E; Boraldi F; Tiozzo R; Parma B|
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