Osteogenic capacity of human BM-MSCs, AT-MSCs and their co-cultures using HUVECs in FBS and PL supplemented media.

K. Ma, J.J. van den Beucken, Sanne Karijn Both, H.J. Prins, M.N. Helder, F. Yang, J.A. Jansen

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Human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) and human adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (AT-MSCs) are the most frequently used stem cells in tissue engineering. Due to major clinical demands, it is necessary to find an optimally safe and efficient way for large-scale expansion of these cells. Considering the nutritional source in the culture medium and method, this study aimed to analyze the effects of FBS- and PL-supplemented media on osteogenesis in stem cell mono- and co-cultures with human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). Results showed that cell metabolic activity and proliferation increased in PL- compared to FBS-supplemented media in mono- and co-cultures for both BM-MSCs and AT-MSCs. In addition, calcium deposition was cell type dependent and decreased for BM-MSCs but increased for AT-MSCs in PL-supplemented medium in both mono- and co-cultures. Based on the effects of co-cultures, BM-MSCs/HUVECs enhanced osteogenesis compared to BM-MSCs monocultures in both FBS- and PL-supplemented media whereas AT-MSCs/HUVECs showed similar results compared to AT-MSCs monocultures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)779-788
JournalJournal of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2015



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  • METIS-314874

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