Publications (2)2.32 Total impact
Article: [Preparation of galactosylated hyaluronic acid/chitosan scaffold for liver tissue engineering].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The purpose of this research is to construct a kind of 3D-Scaffold with galactose-carrying polysaccharide for improving the function of hepatocytes in vitro. Galactose moieties were covalently coupled with hyaluronic acid through ethylenediamine. Galactosylated hyaluronic acid/chitosan scaffolds were prepared by lyophilization. The characteristics of the scaffolds such as morphology, hydrophilicity, and mechanical properties were investigated. The results indicated that the porosity and the pore size of the scaffolds made in -20 degrees C were useful used for culturing hepatocytes. And, the incorporating of hyaluronic acid in chitosan network improved the hydrophilicity and mechanical properties of the scaffolds. Rat primary hepatocytes growing in the scaffolds observed by phase-contrast microscope showed the multicellular spheroid morphologies. Therefore, galactosylated hyaluronic acid/chitosan scaffolds could be used as a promising scaffold for liver tissue engineering.Sheng wu yi xue gong cheng xue za zhi = Journal of biomedical engineering = Shengwu yixue gongchengxue zazhi 12/2009; 26(6):1271-5.
Article: Preparation and characterization of chitosan/galactosylated hyaluronic acid scaffolds for primary hepatocytes culture.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Hepatocyte-specific three-dimensional tissue-engineeringed scaffold plays an important role for developing bioartificial liver devices. In the present study, galactose moieties were covalently coupled with hyaluronic acid through ethylenediamine. Highly porous sponge composed of chitosan (CS) and galactosylated hyaluronic acid (GHA) was prepared by freezing-drying technique. The morphology of the scaffolds was observed via scanning electron microscopy. Porosity and pore size of the sponge were greatly dependent on the content of GHA and freezing temperature. The addition of GHA not only improved the wettability and changed their mechanical properties, but also significantly influenced the cell attachment ratio. Moreover, liver functions of the hepatocytes such as albumin secretion, urea synthesis and ammonia elimination in the CS/GHA scaffolds were improved in comparison with those in the chitosan scaffolds.Journal of Materials Science Materials in Medicine 08/2009; 21(1):319-27. · 2.32 Impact Factor