Fibrin hydrogels to deliver dental stem cells of the apical papilla for regenerative medicine

Loïc Germain, Pauline De Berdt, Julie Vanacker, Julian Leprince, Anibal Diogenes, Damien Jacobs, Gaëlle Vandermeulen, Caroline Bouzin, Véronique Préat, Christine Dupont-Gillain, Anne Des Rieux

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Aim: Evaluation of survival, proliferation and neurodifferentiation of dental stem cells from the apical papilla (SCAP) in fibrin hydrogels. We hypothesized that fibrin composition will influence cell behavior. Methods: Modulus, pore and fiber size were measured. SCAP in vitro viability, proliferation and neural differentiation, as well as in vivo proliferation and angiogenesis were studied. Results: Hydrogel moduli were influenced by fibrin formulation but not hydrogel morphology, SCAP in vitro viability and proliferation. In total 60% of SCAP expressed PanNeurofilament in vitro without induction in Fibrinogen50-Thrombin10. SCAP proliferated when implanted in vivo and stimulated host endothelial cell infiltration. Conclusion: Fibrinogen30-Thrombin10 or Thrombin50 would be more favorable to in vitro SCAP viability and in vivo proliferation, while Fibrinogen 50-Thrombin50 would be more adapted to neurodifferentiation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-167
Number of pages15
JournalRegenerative Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015


  • angiogenesis
  • dental stem cells
  • fibrin
  • neurodifferentiation
  • tissue engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Embryology


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