Heparin microparticle effects on presentation and bioactivity of bone morphogenetic protein-2.

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Heparin microparticle effects on presentation and bioactivity of bone morphogenetic protein-2.
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Biomaterials
DOI 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2014.05.011
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Abstract

Biomaterials capable of providing localized and sustained presentation of bioactive proteins are critical for effective therapeutic growth factor delivery. However, current biomaterial delivery vehicles commonly suffer from limitations that can result in low retention of growth factors at the site of interest or adversely affect growth factor bioactivity. Heparin, a highly sulfated glycosaminoglycan, is an attractive growth factor delivery vehicle due to its ability to reversibly bind positively charged proteins, provide sustained delivery, and maintain protein bioactivity. This study describes the fabrication and characterization of heparin methacrylamide (HMAm) microparticles for recombinant growth factor delivery. HMAm microparticles were shown to efficiently bind several heparin-binding growth factors (e.g. bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and basic fibroblast growth factor (FGF-2)), including a wide range of BMP-2 concentrations that exceeds the maximum binding capacity of other common growth factor delivery vehicles, such as gelatin. BMP-2 bioactivity was assessed on the basis of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity induced in skeletal myoblasts (C2C12). Microparticles loaded with BMP-2 stimulated comparable C2C12 ALP activity to soluble BMP-2 treatment, indicating that BMP-2-loaded microparticles retain bioactivity and potently elicit a functional cell response. In summary, our results suggest that heparin microparticles stably retain large amounts of bioactive BMP-2 for prolonged periods of time, and that presentation of BMP-2 via heparin microparticles can elicit cell responses comparable to soluble BMP-2 treatment. Consequently, heparin microparticles present an effective method of delivering and spatially retaining growth factors that could be used in a variety of systems to enable directed induction of cell fates and tissue regeneration.

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Country Count As %
United States 2 5%
Spain 1 2%
Unknown 38 93%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 39%
Researcher 7 17%
Student > Master 5 12%
Other 3 7%
Librarian 3 7%
Other 7 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 41%
Engineering 9 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 20%
Materials Science 5 12%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 2%
Other 1 2%

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