@article {19159,
	title = {Chitosan-intercalated Montmorillonite/Poly (Vinyl alcohol) Nanofibers as a Platform to Guide Neuron-like Differentiation of Human Dental Pulp Stem Cells},
	journal = {ACS Applied Materials \& Interfaces},
	volume = {9},
	year = {2017},
	month = {2017-01-24 00:00:00},
	pages = {11392{\textendash}11404},
	publisher = {ACS},
	abstract = {

In this study, we present a novel chitosan-\ intercalated montmorillonite/poly(vinyl alcohol) (OMMT/PVA)nanofibrous mesh as a microenvironment for guiding differentiation of human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) toward neuronlike cells. The OMMT was prepared through ion exchange reaction between the montmorillonite (MMT) and chitosan. The PVA solutions containing various concentrations of OMMT were electrospun to form 3D OMMT-PVA nanofibrous meshes. The biomechanical and biological characteristics of the nanofibrous meshes were evaluated by ATR-FTIR, XRD, SEM, MTT, and LDH specific activity, contact angle, and DAPI staining. They were carried out for mechanical properties, overall viability, and toxicity of the cells. The hDPSCs were seeded on the prepared scaffolds and induced with neuronal specific differentiation media at two differentiation stages (2 days at preinduction stage and 6 days at induction\ stage). The neural differentiation of the cells cultured on the meshes was evaluated by determining the expression of Oct-4, Nestin, NF-M, NF-H, MAP2, and βIII-tubulin in the cells after preinduction, at induction stages by real-time PCR (RT-PCR) and immunostaining. All the synthesized nanofibers exhibited a homogeneous morphology with a favorable mechanical behavior.

}, keywords = {Chitosan, human dental pulp stem cells, nanofibrous scaffolds}, issn = {1944-8252}, doi = {10.1021/acsami.6b14283}, author = {Hamidabadi, H. G. and Rezvani, Z. and Nazm Bojnordi, M. and Shirinzadeh, H. and Seifalian, A. M. and Joghataei, M. T. and Razaghpour, M. and Alibakhshi, A. and Yazdanpanah, A. and Salimi, M. and Mozafari, M. and Urbanska, A. M. and Reis, R. L. and Kundu, S. C. and Gholipourmalekabadi, M.} }

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