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Tissue engineering approach to repair abdominal wall defects using cell-seeded bovine tunica vaginalis in a rabbit model


Tsedeke, Ayele Taddese and Abu Bakar @ Zakaria, Md Zuki and Mohammed Alitheen, Noorjahan Banu and Mohamed Mustapha, Noordin (2010) Tissue engineering approach to repair abdominal wall defects using cell-seeded bovine tunica vaginalis in a rabbit model. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 21 (5). pp. 1721-1730. ISSN 0957-4530; ESSN: 1573-4838


The aim of this study was to engineer skeletal muscle tissue for repair abdominal wall defects. Myoblast were seeded onto the scaffolds and cultivated in vitro for 5 days. Full thickness abdominal wall defects (3 × 4 cm) were created in 18 male New Zealand white rabbits and randomly divided into two equal groups. The defects of the first group were repaired with myoblast-seeded-bovine tunica vaginalis whereas the second group repaired with non-seeded-bovine tunica vaginalis and function as a control. Three animals were sacrificed at 7th, 14th, and 30th days of post-implantation from each group and the explanted specimens were subjected to macroscopic and microscopic analysis. In every case, seeded scaffolds have better deposition of newly formed collagen with neo-vascularisation than control group. Interestingly, multinucleated myotubes and myofibers were only detected in cell-seeded group. This study demonstrated that myoblast-seeded-bovine tunica vaginalis can be used as an effective scaffold to repair severe and large abdominal wall defects with regeneration of skeletal muscle tissue.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10856-010-4007-7
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: Skeletal muscle tissue; Abdominal wall defect; Myoblast-seeded-bovine tunica vaginalis
Depositing User: Azizan Arshad
Date Deposited: 12 May 2010 08:02
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2016 07:32
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/6175
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