In vitro migration and proliferation ("wound healing") potential of mesenchymal stromal cells generated from human CD271+ bone marrow mononuclear cells

  • Background: Emerging evidence indicates that mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) isolated from different tissue sources may be used in vivo as tissue restorative agents. To date, there is no evidence, however, on migration and proliferation ("wound healing") potential of different subsets of MSCs. The main goal of this study was therefore to compare the in vitro "wound healing" capacity of MSCs generated from positively selected CD271+ bone marrow mononuclear cells (CD271-MSCs) and MSCs generated by plastic adherence (PA-MSCs). Methods: The in vitro model of wound healing (CytoSelect™ 24-Well Wound Healing Assay) was used in order to compare the migration and proliferation potential of CD271-MSCs and PA-MSCs of passage 2 and 4 cultured in presence or absence of growth factors or cytokines. Results: CD271-MSCs of both passages when compared to PA-MSCs demonstrated a significantly higher potential to close the wound 12 and 24 h after initiation of the wound healing assay (P < 0.003 and P < 0.002, respectively). Noteworthy, the migration capacity of PA-MSCs of second passage was significantly improved after stimulation with FGF-2 (P < 0.02), PDGF-BB (P < 0.006), MCP-1 (P < 0.002) and IL-6 (P < 0.03), whereas only TGF-β enhanced significantly migration process of PA-MSCs of P4 12 h after the treatment (P < 0.02). Interestingly, treatment of CD271-MSCs of both passages with growth factors or cytokines did not affect their migratory potential. Conclusions: Our in vitro data provide the first evidence that CD271-MSCs are significantly more potent in "wound healing" than their counterparts PA-MSCs.

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Author:Hatixhe Latifi‑Pupovci, Zyrafete Kuçi, Sibylle Wehner, Halvard-Björn BönigORCiDGND, Ralf Lieberz, Thomas KlingebielORCiDGND, Peter BaderORCiDGND, Selim Kuçi
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Parent Title (English):Journal of translational medicine
Publisher:BioMed Central
Place of publication:London
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2015
Date of first Publication:2015/09/25
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2019/07/01
Tag:Bone marrow; MSC-subsets; Wound healing potential
Issue:Art. 315
Page Number:9
First Page:1
Last Page:9
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Institutes:Medizin / Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
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