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Malek Soleimani mehranjani

Malek Soleimani mehranjani

Academic rank: Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4822-2617
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 6505623754
Faculty: Science
Address: Arak University


Impact of pre-incubation time of silk fibroin scaffolds in culture medium on cell proliferation and attachment
Cell adhesion Cell proliferation Surface roughness Stem cell Wettability
Researchers mehdi Amirikia ، Seyed Mohammadali Shariatzadeh ، seyed gholam ali jorsaraei ، Malek Soleimani mehranjani


Cell behaviours such as proliferation and attachment can be affected by the length of pre-incubation period of the scaffolds in the culture medium for long term. The aim of this study was to investigate the long term preincubation of 3D silk fibroin scaffolds in complete culture medium on cell attachment and proliferation. After the preparation of silk fibroin scaffolds by the technique of freeze drying, the scaffolds were pre-incubated in complete culture medium for 2 d, 6 d or 10 d before apical papilla stem cells (SCAP) seeding. Modifications of the scaffold surface and wettability were examined by FE-SEM and water contact angle, respectively. Results showed a decrease both in roughness and water contact angle as pre-incubation time increases. DNA measurement after 18 h and 10 d cell seeding showed a significant increase of DNA concentration which represents better attachment and proliferation with pre-incubation time increase. Qualitative examination, live & dead assay or H & E staining method after 30 h and 10 d cell seeding respectively, indicated that pre-incubation of scaffolds has time dependent effect on cell proliferation and attachment. This suggests that improvement of cell attachment and proliferation may be mediated by differences in the amount of wettability (decreased water contact angle) after exposure of scaffold to culture medium for long term which, in turn, causes more protein adsorption in the surface of silk fibroin scaffold (decreased roughness).