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Report Summarizes Connective Tissue Cells Study Findings from Isfahan University of Technology

June 4, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Investigators publish new report on Connective Tissue Cells. According to news reporting originating from Esfahan, Iran, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The effect of the fluorine content and nano-structure of fluoridated hydroxyapatite (FHA) on human osteoblast-like (HO) cell behavior were investigated. FHA nanopowders and bulk nanostructured FHA, produced via mechanical alloying and two-step sintering, respectively, were used."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the Isfahan University of Technology, "The cytotoxicity of FHA nanopowders was assessed by MTT. Cell attachment to the surface of the bulk nanostructured FHA was evaluated by culturing of HO cells. Although HO cells proliferated 10 % more in contact with FHA nanopowders compared to culture medium without FHA nanopowders, an increase in the fluorine content of FHA caused a delay in the cell proliferation by about 2 days."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Cell attachment on the bulk nanostructured FHA did not change the fluorine content."

For more information on this research see: In vitro evaluation of human osteoblast-like cell proliferation and attachment on nanostructured fluoridated hydroxyapatite. Biotechnology Letters, 2014;36(6):1343-1347. Biotechnology Letters can be contacted at: Springer, Van Godewijckstraat 30, 3311 Gz Dordrecht, Netherlands. (Springer -; Biotechnology Letters -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M. Esnaashary, Isfahan Univ Technol, Dept. of Mat Engn, Biomat Res Grp, Esfahan 8415683111, Iran. Additional authors for this research include M. Fathi and M. Ahmadian (see also Connective Tissue Cells).

Keywords for this news article include: Iran, Asia, Esfahan, Phosphates, Osteoblasts, Hydroxyapatites, Phosphoric Acids, Cell Proliferation, Connective Tissue Cells

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