Partner: Seongpil An

Sungkyunkwan University (KR)

Recent publications
1.Bar J.K., Kowalczyk T., Grelewski P.G., Stamnitz S., Paprocka M., Lis J., Lis-Nawara A., An S., Klimczak A., Characterization of biological properties of dental pulp stem cells grown on an electrospun poly(l-lactide-co-caprolactone) scaffold, Materials, ISSN: 1996-1944, DOI: 10.3390/ma15051900, Vol.15, No.5, pp.1900-1-28, 2022

Poly(l-lactide-co-caprolactone) (PLCL) electrospun scaffolds with seeded stem cells have drawn great interest in tissue engineering. This study investigated the biological behavior of human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) grown on a hydrolytically-modified PLCL nanofiber scaffold. The hDPSCs were seeded on PLCL, and their biological features such as viability, proliferation, adhesion, population doubling time, the immunophenotype of hDPSCs and osteogenic differentiation capacity were evaluated on scaffolds. The results showed that the PLCL scaffold significantly supported hDPSC viability/proliferation. The hDPSCs adhesion rate and spreading onto PLCL increased with time of culture. hDPSCs were able to migrate inside the PLCL electrospun scaffold after 7 days of seeding. No differences in morphology and immunophenotype of hDPSCs grown on PLCL and in flasks were observed. The mRNA levels of bone-related genes and their proteins were significantly higher in hDPSCs after osteogenic differentiation on PLCL compared with undifferentiated hDPSCs on PLCL. These results showed that the mechanical properties of a modified PLCL mat provide an appropriate environment that supports hDPSCs attachment, proliferation, migration and their osteogenic differentiation on the PLCL scaffold. The good PLCL biocompatibility with dental pulp stem cells indicates that this mat may be applied in designing a bioactive hDPSCs/PLCL construct for bone tissue engineering.


hDPSCs, poly(l-lactide-co-caprolactone), electrospun scaffold, biocompatibility, adhesion, proliferation, osteogenic differentiation, tissue engineering

Bar J.K.- ()
Kowalczyk T.-IPPT PAN
Grelewski P.G.- ()
Stamnitz S.-Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy Polish Academy of Sciences (PL)
Paprocka M.-Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy Polish Academy of Sciences (PL)
Lis J.-other affiliation
Lis-Nawara A.- ()
An S.-Sungkyunkwan University (KR)
Klimczak A.-Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy Polish Academy of Sciences (PL)