There is growing recognition cells can sense and respond to the mechanical properties of tissue scaffolds and that these interactions are critical in optimizing scaffold design [1-4]. Previous studies in planar 2D culture format have shown that human bone marrow stromal cell (hBMSC) differentiation and proliferation change in response to change in stiffness of the underlying substrate. Herein, the effect of matrix modulus on differentiation of hBMSC within three-dimensional (3D) polyethylene glycol tetramethacrylate (PEGTM) hydrogel scaffolds is examined.
Proceedings Title: RESBIO Cells on Polymeric Biomaterials
Conference Dates: October 26-29, 2010
Conference Location: Piscataway, NC
Pub Type: Conferences
tissue engineering, hydrogel scaffold, stem cell, cell differentiation, modulus