Fibroblasts can construct a hydrated collagen lattice to a tissue-like structure that is greatly influenced by initial culture conditions. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of cell concentration and collagen concentration on the contraction kinetics and mechanical properties of resultant endotenon-derived fibroblast-seeded collagen lattice. The experiment was designed to evaluate the effect of cell concentration (0, 0.25,0.5, and 1.0 × 106 cells/mL) and collagen concentration (0.5, 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0 mg/mL). Collagen lattice contraction was recorded for 42 days, after which time the lattices were mechanically tested. The collagen lattices seeded with higher initial cell concentration had a shorter contraction lag phase (p < 0.01), and exhibited a higher ultimate stress (p < 0.01) and instantaneous and equilibrium modulus (p < 0.01) than those seeded with a lower initial cell concentration. The collagen lattices cultured with a lower initial collagen concentration also had a shorter contraction lag phase, and exhibited greater instantaneous and equilibrium modulus (p < 0.01) than those cultured with higher initial collagen concentration. The collagen lattices of initial 0.5 mg/mL collagen concentration had the highest value of ultimate stress (p < 0.03).
|頁（從 - 到）||519-525|
|期刊||Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part B Applied Biomaterials|
|出版狀態||Published - 2007 七月|
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