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In vitro basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) delivery using an antithrombogenic 2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine (MPC) polymer coated with a micro-patterned diamond-like carbon (DLC) film

Tomohiro Matsumoto, Tetsuya Suzuki, Kenta Bito, Shunto Maegawa, Terumitsu Hasebe, Atsushi Hotta, Tomoki Maeda
In this study, a newly designed drug-release platform composed of an antithrombogenic 2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine (MPC) polymer was introduced, which was impregnated with basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) (bFGF/MPC polymer) to enhance the endothelial cell activation. The platform was also coated with an ultrathin micro-patterned diamond-like carbon (DLC) film (DLC/bFGF/MPC polymer) to precisely control the drug release rate and the cell compatibility. The resulting DLC/bFGF/MPC polymer could effectively prolong the bFGF release rate by depositing the micro-patterned DLC. The number of adherent platelets on the DLC/bFGF/MPC polymer was significantly lower (about 1/14) than that on a currently used stent made of stainless steel (SUS316L), indicating the enhanced antithrombogenicity in the DLC/bFGF/MPC polymer. The proliferation of endothelial cells on the DLC/bFGF/MPC polymer and the DLC/MPC polymer (without bFGF) were also examined. It was found that the optical density of HUVEC on the DLC/bFGF/MPC polymer determined by WST-8 assay was higher by 25 percent than that on the DLC/MPC polymer (without bFGF) measured after 72 hours of incubation. Our results suggest that the released bFGF that contributes to the expression of other growth factors results in the early proliferation of the HUVEC on the DLC/bFGF/MPC polymer. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.36201

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