A glycosaminoglycan mimetic peptide nanofiber gel as an osteoinductive scaffold

Tansık, Gülistan and Kılıç, Erden and Beter, Mustafa and Demiralp, Bahtiyar and Kızıltaş, Güllü and Can, Nuray and Özkan, Hüseyin and Ergül, Elif and Güler, Mustafa O. and Tekinay, Ayşe B. (2016) A glycosaminoglycan mimetic peptide nanofiber gel as an osteoinductive scaffold. Biomaterials Science, 4 (9). pp. 1328-1339. ISSN 2047-4830 (Print) 2047-4849 (Online)

[thumbnail of BiomaterialsScience2016.pdf] PDF
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (5MB) | Request a copy


Biomineralization of the extracellular matrix (ECM) plays a crucial role in bone formation. Functional and structural biomimetic native bone ECM components can therefore be used to change the fate of stem cells and induce bone regeneration and mineralization. Glycosaminoglycan (GAG) mimetic peptide nanofibers can interact with several growth factors. These nanostructures are capable of enhancing the osteogenic activity and mineral deposition of osteoblastic cells, which is indicative of their potential application in bone tissue regeneration. In this study, we investigated the potential of GAG-mimetic peptide nanofibers to promote the osteogenic differentiation of rat mesenchymal stem cells (rMSCs) in vitro and enhance the bone regeneration and biomineralization process in vivo in a rabbit tibial bone defect model. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity and Alizarin red staining results suggested that osteogenic differentiation is enhanced when rMSCs are cultured on GAG-mimetic peptide nanofibers. Moreover, osteogenic marker genes were shown to be upregulated in the presence of the peptide nanofiber system. Histological and micro-computed tomography (Micro-CT) observations of regenerated bone defects in rabbit tibia bone also suggested that the injection of a GAG-mimetic nanofiber gel supports cortical bone deposition by enhancing the secretion of an inorganic mineral matrix. The volume of the repaired cortical bone was higher in GAG-PA gel injected animals. The overall results indicate that GAG-mimetic peptide nanofibers can be utilized effectively as a new bioactive platform for bone regeneration.
Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences > Academic programs > Mechatronics
Sabancı University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Depositing User: Güllü Kızıltaş
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2016 11:59
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 11:59
URI: https://research.sabanciuniv.edu/id/eprint/29999

Actions (login required)

View Item
View Item