Nanofibrous Glass Tailored with Apatite-Fibronectin Interface for Bone Cell Stimulation

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Exploring a material with smart and biomimetic interface has great potential in the biomaterials and tissue engineering field. This paper reports a novel nanofibrous bone matrix that was developed to retain a cell-stimulating and bone-mimetic biointerface. The bone mineral, apatite, and the cell adhesive protein, fibronectin (FN), were hybridized on the interface of a bioactive glass nano-fibrous mesh, through the dissolution-and-reprecipitation process. The hybridized nanofibrous mesh showed significant improvement in the initial responses of the bone-derived cells. It is believed that this biomimetic and cell-stimulating nanofibrous mesh can be used as a potential bone regeneration matrix.

Keywords: BIOACTIVE GLASS; CELL STIMULATION; FIBRONECTIN; MINERALIZED INTERFACE; NANOFIBROUS MATRIX

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2008.106

Publication date: June 1, 2008

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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