Natural polysaccharides promote chondrocyte adhesion and proliferation on magnetic nanoparticle/PVA composite hydrogels

This paper aims to investigate the synergistic effects of natural polysaccharides and inorganic nanoparticles on cell adhesion and growth on intrinsically cell non-adhesive polyvinyl alcohol hydrogels

Ruixia Hou

2015

Scholarcy highlights

  • This paper aims to investigate the synergistic effects of natural polysaccharides and inorganic nanoparticles on cell adhesion and growth on intrinsically cell non-adhesive polyvinyl alcohol hydrogels
  • The combination of hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate exhibited further promotion to cell adhesion and proliferation compared with any single polysaccharide
  • The results demonstrated that the magnetic composite nanoparticles and polysaccharides provided synergistic promotion to cell adhesion and growth
  • Such polysaccharide-augmented composite hydrogels may have potentials in biomedical applications

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