Photo-polymerized hydrogels are ideally suited for stem-cell based tissue regeneration and three dimensional (3D) bioprinting because they can be highly biocompatible, injectable, easy to use, and their mechanical and physical properties can be controlled. However, photo-polymerization involves the use of potentially toxic photo-initiators, exposure to ultraviolet light radiation, formation of free radicals that trigger the cross-linking reaction, and other events whose effects on cells are not yet fully understood. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in mitigating cellular toxicity of photo-polymerization caused to resident cells during the process of hydrogel formation. H2S, which is the latest discovered member of the gasotransmitter family of gaseous signalling molecules, has a number of established beneficial properties, including cell protection from oxidative damage both directly (by acting as a scavenger molecule) and indirectly (by inducing the expression of anti-oxidant proteins in the cell). Cells were exposed to slow release H2S treatment using pre-conditioning with glutathione-conjugated-garlic extract in order to mitigate toxicity during the photo-polymerization process of hydrogel formation. The protective effects of the H2S treatment were evaluated in both an enzymatic model and a 3D cell culture system using cell viability as a quantitative indicator. The protective effect of H2S treatment of cells is a promising approach to enhance cell survival in tissue engineering applications requiring photo-polymerized hydrogel scaffolds.
Buonvino, S., Ciocci, M., Seliktar, D., & Melino, S. (2021). Photo-polymerization damage protection by hydrogen sulfide donors for 3d-cell culture systems optimization. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES, 22(11), 6095 [10.3390/ijms22116095].
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Buonvino, S., Ciocci, M., Seliktar, D., & Melino, S. (2021). Photo-polymerization damage protection by hydrogen sulfide donors for 3d-cell culture systems optimization. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES, 22(11), 6095 [10.3390/ijms22116095].|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/10|
|Revisione (peer review):||Esperti anonimi|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms22116095|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Titolo:||Photo-polymerization damage protection by hydrogen sulfide donors for 3d-cell culture systems optimization|
|Autori:||Buonvino, S; Ciocci, M; Seliktar, D; Melino, S|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|