Yulin Li

National Tissue Engineering Research Center of China, Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China

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Publications (5)11.08 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: The osteogenic capacity of human umbilical cord blood derived mesenchymal stem cells (UCB-MSCs) has been demonstrated both in vitro and in vivo. Therefore, cell labeling and storage are becoming necessary for researching the potential therapeutic use of UCB-MSCs for bone tissue engineering. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of cryopreservation on the osteogenic differentiation of green fluorescent protein (GFP)-marked UCB-MSCs in vitro. MSCs were isolated from full-term human UCB, expanded, transfected with the GFP gene, and then cryopreserved in liquid nitrogen for 4 weeks. After thawing, cell surface antigen markers and osteogenic potential were analyzed, and the luminescence of these cells was observed by fluorescence microscopy. The results demonstrate that cryopreservation has no effect on the cell phenotype, GFP expression or osteogenic differentiation of UCB-MSCs, showing that cryopreserved GFP-labeled UCB-MSCs might be applied for bone tissue engineering.
    Cryobiology 06/2011; 63(2):125-8. DOI:10.1016/j.cryobiol.2011.05.005 · 1.59 Impact Factor
  • Guangpeng Liu · Yulin Li · Jian Sun · Heng Zhou · Lei Cui
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    ABSTRACT: As one of the adult stem cells, adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) have become an important seed cell source for tissue engineering recently. But whether the thawed cryopreserved ADSCs could be used to tissue engineered bone remains unknown. To investigate the effect of cryopreservation on the growth and osteogenesis of ADSCs in vitro. The ADSCs were isolated from the adipose aspirates by collagenase digestion method. For the experimental group, the 2nd generation cells were stored with a simple method of cryopreservation by slow cooling with dimethyl sulphoxide as a cryoprotectant and rapid thawing. After cryopreserved in liquid nitrogen for 4 weeks, ADSCs were recovered and cultured in osteogenic media, with non-cryopreserved ADSCs as the control group. The osteogenic differentiation was evaluated by alkaline phosphatase (ALP) staining and Alizarin red O staining at 2 and 3 weeks respectively. The cell growth and osteogenesis of ADSCs were further determined using DNA assay and the ALP activity and calcium content were measured. The survival percentage of the cryopreserved cells was 90.44% +/- 2.62%. The cell numbers and ALP activity increased with osteogenic induction time, and reach plateaus at 7 days and 11 days, respectively. The ALP staining and Alizarin red O staining results were both positive at 2 weeks and 3 weeks after osteogenic induction, respectively. And no significant difference in the cells number, ALP activity, and calcium content were found between experimental group and control group (P > 0.05). Cryopreservation does not affect the growth and osteogenesis of ADSCs, and the cryopreserved ADSCs can be used as cell source for tissue engineered bone.
    Zhongguo xiu fu chong jian wai ke za zhi = Zhongguo xiufu chongjian waike zazhi = Chinese journal of reparative and reconstructive surgery 10/2010; 24(10):1224-7.
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    ABSTRACT: The osteogenic differentiation potential of umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells (UCB-MSCs) has been documented previously, and partially demineralized bone matrix (pDBM) represents a promising candidate for bone tissue engineering scaffolds. In this study, pDBM scaffolds derived from porcine cancellous bone were evaluated for their ability to support human UCB-MSCs osteogenic differentiation in vitro and bone-forming capacity in vivo to assess the potential use of UCB-MSCs in bone tissue engineering applications. MSCs were isolated from full-term human UCB and expanded, and their cell surface antigen markers and multilineage capability to differentiate into osteoblasts, chondrocytes, and adipocytes were analyzed. The in vitro proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of UCB-MSCs loaded onto the three-dimensional pDBM scaffolds were determined. Critical-sized full-thickness circular defects (5 mm in diameter) created bilaterally in the parietal bones of athymic rats were treated with one of the following: osteogenically induced UCB-MSC/pDBM composites (Group A, n = 8), noninduced UCB-MSC/pDBM composites (Group B, n = 8), pDBM alone (Group C, n = 8), or left untreated (Group D, n = 8). Microcomputed tomography analysis showed that new bone was formed in Group A at 6 weeks postimplantation, and greater bone volume and density were found after 12 weeks. In other groups, new bone formation was not evident after 6 weeks, and no bone union was found at 12 weeks. Histological examination revealed that the defect was repaired by tissue-engineered bone in Group A at 12 weeks, and fibrous union was observed in Groups B, C, and D. These results demonstrate that pDBM can support osteogenic differentiation of human UCB-MSCs in vitro and in vivo, and UCB-MSCs may serve as an alternative cell source for bone tissue engineering and regeneration.
    Tissue Engineering Part A 10/2009; 16(3):971-82. DOI:10.1089/ten.TEA.2009.0516 · 4.64 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Allogenous demineralized bone matrix (DBM) represents a potential scaffold for bone tissue engineering due to its close relation in structure and function with autologous bone, but its supply is often restricted by donor availability. Thus, an expanded source of human bone is needed. The aim of this study was to evaluate the capacity of partially DBM scaffolds derived from allogenous cancellous bone of osteoporotic femurs to support osteogenesis of human bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) in vitro and in vivo in order to assess their potential use in bone tissue-engineering strategies. Human BMSCs of passage 2 were seeded either on osteoporotic bone-derived DBM scaffolds or on normal bone-derived scaffolds and cultured in osteogenic medium for 14 days. To assess the in vitro proliferation potential and osteogenic differentiation of BMSCs on scaffolds, scanning electronic microscopy observation, DNA content assays, and measurements of alkaline phosphatase activity and osteocalcin content were applied; the results displayed no significant differences between the osteoporotic DBM group and the normal DBM group. After 2 weeks of subculture in vitro, the BMSC/DBM composites were subcutaneously implanted into athymic mice for 8 weeks to evaluate their in vivo bone-forming ability. Histological examination showed tissue-engineered bone formation in the DBM pores in both groups, and no significant differences were observed in either the extent or frequency of new bone formation between these two groups. Based on these results, it can be concluded that osteoporotic bone-derived DBM may serve as a promising scaffold for bone tissue engineering.
    Calcified Tissue International 09/2008; 83(3):176-85. DOI:10.1007/s00223-008-9159-9 · 3.27 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Human adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) have the ability to differentiate into osteoblasts and thus the potential therapeutic use to tissue-engineer bone, so a reliable method for cell storage is necessary. The aim of this study was to determine whether a simple method of cryopreservation with 10% Me(2)SO as a protectant had an effect on proliferation potential and osteogenic differentiation of ASCs isolated from fresh human adipose tissue. ASCs were harvested from 6 human lipoaspirates and each was halved for either cryopreservation in liquid nitrogen for 2 weeks or for control culture. Cells from the second-passage were plated at a density of 5000cells/well in 24-well plates and cultured with or without osteogenic media for 14 days. Cell surface antigens were used to identify the cryopreserved ASCs by flow cytometry. The proliferation rate of both populations was evaluated using a cell DNA assay. To detect osteogenic differentiation of both the cryopreserved and non-cryopreserved populations, determination of osteoblastic protein production (alkaline phosphatase and osteocalcin) and excellular matrix calcification (calcium content) was applied. The expression of osteoblastic-associated genes was also analyzed using reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction. These results demonstrate that cryopreservation has no effect on the phenotype, proliferation or osteogenic differentiation of human ASCs, showing cryopreserved human ASCs might be applied for bone tissue engineering.
    Cryobiology 06/2008; 57(1):18-24. DOI:10.1016/j.cryobiol.2008.04.002 · 1.59 Impact Factor