Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine

, Volume 164, Issue 4, pp 561–568 | Cite as

Analysis of the Basic Characteristics of Osteogenic and Chondrogenic Cell Lines Important for Tissue Engineering Implants

  • N. M. Astakhova
  • A. V. Korel’
  • E. I. Shchelkunova
  • K. E. Orishchenko
  • S. V. Nikolaev
  • U. S. Zubairova
  • I. A. Kirilova
Translated from Kletochnye Tekhnologii v Biologii i Meditsine (Cell Technologies in Biology and Medicine)

We isolated and characterized cultures of bone and cartilage tissue cells of laboratory minipigs. The size and morphological features of adherent osteogenic and chondrogenic cells were specified. During long-term culturing under standard conditions, the studied cultures expressed specific markers that were detected by immunohistochemical staining: alkaline phosphatase and calcium deposits in osteoblasts and type II collagen and cartilage extracellular matrix in chondrogenic cells. Proliferative potential (mitotic index) of both cell types was 4.64% of the total cell number. Cell motility, i.e. the mean velocity of cell motion was 49 pixels/h for osteoblasts and 47 pixels/h for chondroblasts; the mean migration distance was 2045 and 2118 pixels for chondroblasts and osteoblasts, respectively. The obtained cell lines are now used as the control for evaluation of optimal biocompatibility of scaffold materials in various models. Characteristics of the motility of the bone and cartilage tissue cells can be used for modeling and estimation of the rate of cells population of 3D scaffolds made of synthetic and biological polymers with different internal structure and physicochemical properties during designing in vitro tissue implants.

Key Words

osteogenic and chondrogenic cells mitotic index migration rate 3D scaffold 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. M. Astakhova
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. V. Korel’
    • 1
  • E. I. Shchelkunova
    • 1
  • K. E. Orishchenko
    • 3
  • S. V. Nikolaev
    • 3
  • U. S. Zubairova
    • 3
  • I. A. Kirilova
    • 1
  1. 1.Ya. L. Tsivyan Novosibirsk Research Institute of Traumatology and OrthopedicsMinistry of Health of the Russian FederationNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Innovative Medical and Technology Center (Medical Technopark)NovosibirskRussia
  3. 3.Federal Research Centre Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Siberian Division of the Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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