In order to evaluate whether or not polyethylene terephthalate coated with pyrolytic carbon and collagen (PET+PC) favors inflammatory or hyperplastic reactions, the expression of mRNAs specific for interleukin-6 (IL-6), platelet-derived growth factor-A (PDGF-A), PDGF-B, transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1), and TGF-β2 were tested in vitro by cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC). The cultures were put in contact with PET+PC for 1, 24, 48, and 72 h. The same cells cultured on polystyrene without biomaterials were tested as negative controls; cultures incubated with LPS were the positive control. The expression of mRNAs was evaluated by RT-PCR with specific primers. PET+PC did not determine any differences in the expression of IL-6-specific mRNA at any of the incubation times compared to the negative control while LPS (the positive control) induced expression after 24, 48, and 72 h. PET+PC induced a more precocious expression of mRNA specific for PDGF-A than did the negative control; however, the expression no longer was present after 48 h while in the negative control the expression stopped after 72 h. PET+PC induced a less frequent expression of PDGF-B-specific mRNA than did the negative control and LPS, especially after 24 h. PET+PC induced a later expression of TGF-β2- specific mRNA than did the negative control and a less frequent expression of mRNA specific for TGF-β1 after 24 and 72 h. (C) 2000 John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Biomedical Materials Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
- Endothelial cell
- Pyrolytic carbon
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biomedical Engineering