Biodegradable Nerve Guidance Conduit with Microporous and Micropatterned Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)-Accelerated Sciatic Nerve Regeneration

Seong Min Kim, Min Suk Lee, Jin Jeon, Dong Hyun Lee, Kisuk Yang, Seung Woo Cho, Inbo Han, Hee Seok Yang

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Abstract

An innovative technique combining capillary force lithography and phase separation method in one step is applied to fabricate artificial nerve guidance conduit (NGC) for peripheral nerve regeneration. Biodegradable porous, patterned NGC (PP-NGC) using poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) is fabricated. It has micro-grooves and microporosity on the inner surface to promote axonal outgrowth and to enhance permeability for nutrient exchange. In this study, it is confirmed that the inner surface of micro-grooves can modulate neurite orientation and length of mouse neural stem cell compared to porous flat NGC (PF-NGC) in vitro. Coating with 3,4-dihydroxy-l-phenylalanine (DOPA) facilitates the hydrophilic inner surface of PF- and PP-NGCs via bioinspired catechol chemistry. For in vivo study, PF-NGC and PP-NGC coated with or without DOPA are implanted in the 10 mm sciatic nerve defect margins between proximal and distal nerves in rats. Especially, PP-NGC coated with DOPA shows higher sciatic function index score, onset-to-peak amplitude, and muscle fiber diameter compared to other groups. The proposed hybrid-structured NGC not only can serve as a design for functional NGC without growth factor but also can be used in clinical application for peripheral nerve regeneration.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1800290
JournalMacromolecular Bioscience
Volume18
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
S.M.K. and M.S.L. contributed equally to this work. This research was supported by a grant (2016R1D1A1B03931163) of the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Republic of Korea. Also, this research was supported by a grant of the Korea Health Technology R&D Project through the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI), funded by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Republic of Korea (No. HI16C1559).

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© 2018 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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