By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Stem Cell Week -- Fresh data on Stem Cell Research are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Tehran, Iran, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Current study encourages the differentiation of human endometrial stem cells into osteoblast-like cells using osteogenic media for potential bone tissue engineering purposes. A biomimetic nanocomposite scaffolds based on GEL/calcium phosphate were fabricated and behavior of differentiated osteoblast cells was evaluated after seeding on this scaffold."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Tehran, "Prepared scaffolds were assessed in terms of attachment, alkaline phosphatase activity, gene expression and proliferation of osteoblast cells. The matrix mineralization was approved by alizarin red and the treated cultures with osteogenic media and BMP2 were positive for osteopontin and osteocalcin antibodies. RT-PCR confirmed presence of osteopontin, osteonectin and alkaline phosphatase mRNA after differentiation in EnSCs-derived osteoblast-like cells."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Also, it has been shown that the biomimetic nanocomposites possess appropriate chemical and physical properties to support the attachment and proliferation of differentiated osteoblast cells."
For more information on this research see: In vitro evaluation of biomimetic nanocomposite scaffold using endometrial stem cell derived osteoblast-like cells. Tissue & Cell, 2013;45(5):328-337. Tissue & Cell can be contacted at: Churchill Livingstone, Journal Production Dept, Robert Stevenson House, 1-3 Baxters Place, Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH1 3AF, Midlothian, Scotland. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Tissue & Cell - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/623075)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M. Azami, Univ Tehran, Fac New Sci & Technol, Tehran, Iran. Additional authors for this research include J. Ai, S. Ebrahimi-Barough, M. Farokhi and S.E. Fard (see also Stem Cell Research).
Keywords for this news article include: Iran, Asia, Tissue Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Tehran, Biomimetics, Osteoblasts, Bioengineering, Bionanotechnology, Nanobiotechnology, Stem Cell Research, Emerging Technologies, Connective Tissue Cells
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