Polysaccharide-based nanostructures for growth factor delivery and mesenchymal stem cell activation
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are very promising in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine because of their ability to differentiate into different type of cells including bone and cartilage. MSCs differentiation can be modulated using both chemical (i.e. proteins) and physical cues (ie. topography). This thesis presents work performed evaluating polysaccharide-based nanostructures for growth factor delivery and MSCs activation. Different polysaccharide-based nanostructures were developed and characterized including polyelectrolyte multilayers (PEMs) and electrospun nanofibers. On flat ...
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