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Author Paul, W. ♦ Sharma, C. P.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Journal of Materials Science-materials In Medicine
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Immune System Phenomena ♦ Biological Sciences
Subject Keyword Biocompatibility
Abstract Calcium phosphate ceramic has been widely used as bone substitute materials. Neumerours approaches have been investigated to develop tissue-engineered scaffold from hydroxyapatite because of its advantages like osteoconduction. We have developed porous ceramic matrices from nanoparticles of calcium phosphate containing zinc and magnesium. Mimicking the grain size of natural bone enhances the bone forming function of cells. Osteoblast-like MG63 cells were cultured on to these porous ceramic matrices. Cell adhesion and spreading onto these matrices were studied for 24 h and 5 days in vitro. It was observed that on calcium phosphate matrix, containing a combination of zinc and magnesium, the osteoblast adhesion and spreading was significant on 5th day. This appeared to be comparable to the hydroxyapatite control. This makes it a promising candidate as a bone tissue-engineering scaffold.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Volume Number 18
Issue Number 5
Page Count 5
Starting Page 699
Ending Page 703