Muscle-derived precursor cells isolated on the basis of differential adhesion properties respond differently to capillary flow


Capillary shear stress can improve osteogenic differentiation in muscle-derived precursor cells (MDPCs). This has implications for large-scale bioprocessing of cell therapies where capillary transfer is needed. The recovery, viability, and osteogenic differentiation potential of two subsets of MDPCs, early-adherent pre-plate 1 (PP1) and late-adherent PP3 populations, have been examined: PP1 MDPCs produced a greater degree of osteogenic differentiation than PP3 MDPCs, quantified by Alizarin Red S staining intensity (P < 0.05). For both cell populations, capillary flow-induced significant increases in Alizarin Red S staining (P < 0.05). However, PP1 cells were more susceptible to capillary flow-induced damage than PP3 cells and this was dependent on duration of exposure. Overall, results indicate that different cell subsets, even from within a single tissue, can respond variably to capillary shear stress, necessitating its precise monitoring and control.

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Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Biosciences
College of Health & Life Sciences
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Differential adhesion,Muscle-derived precursor cells,Osteogenic differentiation,Shear stress,Stem cells,Biotechnology
Publication ISSN: 1573-6776
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2011-07-01
Authors: Patel, Minal
Mulhall, Hayley
Al-Quatani, Khalid
Lewis, Mark
Wall, Ivan (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-6294-8348)



Version: Accepted Version

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