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Extracellular environments provide cues for determination of cell fates and functions. Extracellular matrix, major constituent of the extracellular environment, is of particular interest because it modulates activities of other extracellular factors, including soluble and insoluble ligands as well as physical stimuli. For example, ECM modulates activities of growth factors and cytokines via interactions with these soluble ligands. Ecm also transduce signals that influence cell - cell interactions and growth factor signaling through integrins and other cell surface receptors, thereby integrating these extracellular cues. Ecm exhibits a degree of molecular diversity that is thought to be important for generation of environmental niches occupied by individual cell types. However, it is currently very difficult to define the complement of proteins that constitute ECM of give tissue or cell type, because many ECM proteins have yet to be identified and no large - scale comparison of spatiotemporal distribution of ECM proteins has been report. Thus, large - scale study to identify ECM proteins would be helpful for identification of various complements of ECM proteins. Genes encoding ECM proteins are estimated to represent 1. 3 - 1. 5% of genes in mammalian genomes. Because there are 25 000 protein - encoding genes in the mammalian genome, there are estimated to be 300 - 400 ECM genes, one third of which have yet to be identify. Although recent innovations in analytical technology and accumulation of various scientific resources offer some large - scale approaches for protein identification, such proteomic methods may not be applicable for ECM proteins because of their complex posttranslational modifications and difficulties associated with isolating high - quality ECMs from individual tissues. In addition, there are no motifs or signatures that define ECM proteins, which preclude simple sequence - base screening techniques. To overcome these difficulties, we developed an approach for identifying unknown ECM proteins that combines computational screening for secreted proteins from mouse transcriptome database with in vitro functional screening and immunohistochemical analysis. This strategy led to identification of 16 ECM proteins, including 7 basement membrane proteins. These findings prompt us to use immunohistochemistry to delineate molecular composition of various BMs, specialized subset of ECMs associated with epithelial, endothelial, muscle, and nerve cells. In addition, we have detailed localization profiles of BM proteins in epithelial BMs of developing molars. Representative results obtained in screening assays. Pericellular deposits were examined by using de novo expression of GFP - tagged candidate proteins in 293T cells and incubation of differentiated C2C12 myoblasts or MEFs in conditioned media containing proteins secreted from transfected 293F cells. Ecm molecules used in solid - phase binding assays were as follow: 1, collagen I; 2, collagen II; 3, collagen III; 4, collagen IV; 5, collagen V; 6, collagen VI; 7, gelatin; 8, fibronectin; 9, laminin - 111; 10, laminin - 211 / 221; 11, laminin - 511 / 521; 12, heparin; 13, heparan sulfate; 14, chondroitin sulfate; 15, dermatan sulfate; 16, chondroitin sulfate C; 17, chondroitin sulfate D; 18, chondroitin sulfate E; 19, hyaluronic acid; and 20, BSA. The amount of bound GFP - fusion protein was determined by measuring the intensity of GFP fluorescence.

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Components of the Extracellular Matrix

Table

NameCat. NoCell line usedArea of research
Collagen, Type IC9791 , C7661 , C1809 , C2249 , C2124Myoblasts, spinal ganglia, hepatocytes, embryonic lung, heart explants, fibroblasts, endothelial cells, and islet cellsBasic research, angiogenesis, neurobiology, endocrionology,
Collagen, Type IIC9301Chondrocytes, epithelial cellsBasic research
Collagen, Type IVC0543 , C5533Epithelial cells, endothelial cells, muscle cells and nerve cellsBasic research, angiogenesis, neurobiology

Interactions between extracellular matrix proteins and cells play an important role in cytoskeletal organization, cell growth, cell migration, and tissue development. Ecm contains secrete molecules that constitute the cell microenvironment. The main constituents of ECM are a network of hydrophilic, extended gels of glycosaminoglycans and fibrous proteins, including elastin, collagens, laminin, and fibronectin, which connect through inter - and intra - molecularly specific binding domains. Gags, such as heparan sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, and keratan sulfate are highly swollen carbohydrate polymers that attach to ECM proteins to form proteoglycans. Gags can hold water via osmosis to keep growth factors, ECM, and cells hydrated and active. Gag molecules can regulate a wide range of biological activities, including angiogenesis, developmental processes, tumor metastasis, and blood coagulation. For example, collagen, most abundant protein in ECM, comprises 90% of bone matrix protein content. Collagens are present in ECM as fibrillar proteins and provide structural scaffold for accommodation of cells. Structurally, collagen is assembled from procollagen, which is composed of three leave - hand helices. Fibrous procollagen is arranged to form an extended superhelix structure with roughly 1. 5 nm in diameter and 300 nm in length. Procollagens can self - assemble spontaneously in vivo and in vitro into fibrils up to several microns long and ranging from 10 to 500 nm wide and periodicity of 67 nm. Aggregation states and spatial distribution of collagens have been found to modulate cellular development, and signaling through integrin recognition. Fibronectins are glycoproteins that attach cells with collagen scaffolds in ECM, allowing cells to migrate through ECM. Therefore, in organization of the basal structure of the ECM network and control of cell behaviors, attachment of fibronectins on collagens is particularly crucial. In healing wounds, for example, fibroblasts express high levels of smooth muscle actin, procollagen, and fibronectin. It has been shown that fibronectin is a mediator for cell attachment to collagen. Thus, cell adhesion to ECM is important for subsequent behaviors of differentiation and proliferation. In an in vitro environment, cells are seeded on culture surfaces and soon can adapt to fit their environment by secreting suitable ECM proteins, such as fibronectin, to remodel surfaces for better spreading and adhesion. Intermolecular interactions in ECM dynamically change with cellular activities. The complex process is related to the cultural environment, including culture medium, adsorbed proteins, underlying substrate, and cell types. It has been found that sufficient levels of fibronectin are required for cell adhesion and spreading on collagen - deposited surfaces. Moreover, surface properties of underlying substrates dominate adhesion of proteins, leading to various surface contents, conformation, and concentration of deposited proteins. It should be noted that traditional culture systems, such as glass, and tissue culture polystyrene, facilitating non - specific protein adsorption, are unable to investigate definitely interactions between cells and correspondent component / protein in ECM. Most mammalian cells can just grow in vitro when they are attached to surfaces with deposition of ECM proteins.

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Table2

NameCat. NoCell line usedArea of research
ElastinE1625 , E6527Epithelial cells, endothelial cells and cardiomyocytesCancer research, angiogenesis, regenerative medicine

Table3

NameCat. NoCell line usedArea of research
FibronectinF1141 , F0635 , F2518 , F0895 , F4759 , F2006Epithelial cells, mesenchymal cells, neuronal cells, fibroblasts cells and endothelial cellsCancer research, Regenerative medicine and endocrinology

Table4

NameCat. NoCell line usedArea of research
LamininL6274 , L2020 , L4544Epithelial cells, endothelial cells, muscle cells, schwannoma, tumorcells, hepatocytesCancer research, Regenerative medicine, host pathogen interaction studies, neurobiology and endocrinology

Table5

NameCat. NoCell line usedArea of research
VitronectinsV0132 , V9881 , V8379 , 08-126, SRP3186Platelets, endothelial cells, stem cells, melanoma and osteosarcomaCancer research, Angiogenesis, regenerative medicine, coagulation studies

Table6

DescriptionCat. No.
ECM Cell Culture Optimization Array (Colorimetric, 96-Wells)ECM541

Table7

DescriptionCat. No.
Millicoat Human Fibronectin Coated Strips (96-Wells)ECM101
Millicoat Human Vitronectin Coated Strips (96-Wells)ECM102
Millicoat Human Laminin Coated Strips (96-Wells)ECM103
Millicoat Human Collagen Type I Coated Strips (96-Wells)ECM104
Millicoat Human Collagen Type IV Coated Strips (96-Wells)ECM105
Millicoat ECM Screening Kit, 1 ea. ECM101-ECM105ECM205
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Chemical/synthetic coatings

Table

NameCat. NoCell line usedArea of research
Poly-lysineP4707 , P4832 , P7280 , P9155 , P6407 , P6282 , P7405 , P5899Primary neurons, glial cells, neuroblastomas, transfected cell lines, fibroblasts and epithelial cellsBasic research,cancer research and neurobiology
Poly-L-ornithineP4957Primary neurons, glial cells, neuroblastomas, transfected cell lines, fibroblasts and epithelial cellsBasic research, cancer research and neurobiology

In organism,s most mature cell types spend nearly all their time anchored to extracellular matrix of tissue they reside in. When growing in vitro, these cells also require tissue - culture treat surface to adhere to, such AS glass or plastic, in order to survive and proliferate. In Stem Cell culture, stability of cell phenotype is a key aspect for successful, reproducible results. Conventional growth surfaces, such AS tissue culture - treat polystyrene, are often not suitable for Stem Cell culture AS they can cause random differentiation into other cell types or even cell death, due to the absence of factors that are essential for Stem Cell survival and proliferation 1. Therefore, several different methods of modifying surfaces prior to Stem Cell seeding have been developed in order to maintain phenotypic stability. These methods can be subdivided into three categories: feeder cells, biological coatings and synthetic coatings. When Thomson et Al. 2 culture first Human Embryonic Stem cells in vitro,. They seed their cells onto layer of feeder cells. Different types of terminally differentiated cells can serve as AS feeder layer for stem cells, with many researchers using fibroblasts. Before seeding, feeder cells have to be irradiated with gamma rays or treated with other reagents to prevent them from proliferating. The feeder layer supports stem cells by producing both soluble and insoluble factors. Extracellular matrix proteins provide anchorage points and a complex mix of secreted soluble compounds plays a role in maintaining the Stem Cell phenotype. However, question of which combination of soluble factors is responsible for phenotypic stability remains to be answer. Although feeder cells have been used successfully in stem cell culture for many years, this method does rely on the presence of living cells throughout period of culture, posing challenges for reproducibility AS well AS for regulatory approval in clinical applications. The use of feeder cells is also more labor intensive than alternative methods; researchers need to seed feeder layer on the day before Stem Cell culture and also treat it to inhibit proliferation. When using biological coatings, it is easier to achieve good consistency between cultures by working with single batch of material AS it avoids the influence of batch - to - batch variability. However, absence of living cells makes the stem cell environment more different from in vivo conditions compared to using feeder cells. Furthermore, both biological coatings and feeder cells cannot provide chemically defined culture conditions AS they rely on compounds secreted by other human or animal cells 3. Biological coatings also present challenges in storage and handling. Many coating products have limited shelf life, even at low temperature,s and require slow, controlled thawing to prevent premature gelling. During the coating process, chill pipette tips are recommended for the same reason and once coating is apply, plates need to be used on the same day - all of which makes the coating process longer and more difficult.


Introduction

Surgical implants are the quintessence of modern medicine. They represent unique therapeutic modality owing to their interdisciplinarity. They are designed to replace missing body parts, to support damaged organs and tissues, or to enhance deficient biological functions. Depending on type of target tissue, implants can be roughly categorized into those repairing hard tissue and those restoring soft tissue. In head and neck surgery, two best examples are bone anchor hearing aid and cochlear implant, which influence bone and nerve tissue, respectively. Metals and polymers are dominant classes of biomaterial used in these implants. Metals possess exceptional mechanical properties and corrosion resistance, whereas polymers feature extraordinary flexibility and long - term stability. However, none of these materials is functionally perfect, as each has its advantageous and disadvantageous properties. Thus, there is constant need and drive to enhance current surgical implants. The surface of surgical implant is a key area where implant - tissue reactions occur. Biotechnology targeting implant surface can promote performance profiles of surgical implants. Recent innovations in surface biotechnology have demonstrated at least four intriguing strategies: substitute biomaterial, surface modification, drug delivery, and coating. Coating normally uses entirely different material from the underlying surgical implant, attempting to combine the advantages of both layers. For example, from an osteogenic perspective, coating the intracortical screw of BAHA with ceramic can significantly improve its osteoconductivity while maintaining the implant's high mechanical strength. From a neurogenic perspective, coating the electrode of CI with conducting polymer can greatly enhance its neural biocompatibility without affecting the implant's electrical conductivity. Therefore, coating should be implant - specific to enhance its established therapeutic function. Furthermore, ideal coating should also be tissue - specific. The native extracellular matrix happens to consist of a tissue - specific, highly complex network of proteins and polysaccharides which provide structural scaffolding and biochemical cues for surrounding cells, including stem cells. In addition, main protein components of ECM: collagen, laminin, and fibronectin have substantial impact on tissue - specific stem cell morphogenesis, differentiation, and homeostasis. For example, collagen promotes mesenchymal stem cell proliferation and encourages osteogenic differentiation from MSCs. On the other hand, laminin enhances neural stem cell migration, expansion, differentiation into neurons, and their derive neurite outgrowth. Many coating techniques have been explored to deposit proteins onto surgical implants. These include simple immersion, covalent immobilization, and chemical bonding. These methods all share common characteristic, ie, non - thermality, due to the heat - sensitive nature of proteins. Atmospheric plasma is an emerging non - thermal biotechnology. In simple term, non - thermal plasma is a technical, adjustable, and ambient version of thermal plasma. Atmospheric plasma has been recently applied in medicine and life sciences. Depending on approach, application can involve direct, or indirect treatment. Direct plasma treatments can assist in wound healing and skin rejuvenation in dermatology, and perform effective dissection and precise tissue removal in head and neck surgery. Meanwhile, indirect plasma treatments exert therapeutic effects mainly through processing surface of biomedical devices.

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Conclusion

Table

Protein FamilyCellular Receptor
LamininIntegrins, dystroglycan, heparan sulfate proteoglycans, sulfatides, HNK-1, Lutheran
Collagen IVIntegrins
Nidogen/entactinIntegrins
PerlecanDystroglycan
AgrinDystroglycan, MuSK/agrin receptor
Collagen XVIIIHeparan sulfate proteoglycan
FibulinIntegrins

Coating of culture surface with ECM proteins and synthetic polymers greatly influences cell behavior. Response observe is dependent on both cell type and coating used as substrate. Cells in contact with attachment factors survive longer and can also grow in the absence of serum factors 3. Attachment factors can sequester and store growth factors, controlling spatio - temporal regulation of factors and facilitating cross talk between growth factor receptors and ECM receptors. It also defines mechanical properties and instructs cells to differentiate under permissive conditions. Ecm proteins also induce intracellular signaling through cell - surface receptor in synergy with growth factor signaling 12. As cell culture is evolving, more components and combinations are needed to better mimic in - vivo conditions of tissues and decipher language of extracellular Matrixs between cells.

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Results

Core matrisome 3 comprises approximately 300 proteins. Major components include collagens, Proteoglycans, elastin, and Cell - binding glycoproteins, each with distinct physical and biochemical properties. Collagen is composed of 3 polypeptide chains that form a triple helical structure. In vertebrates, 46 distinct collagen chains assemble to form 28 collagen types 2 4 that are categorized into fibril - forming collagens, network - forming collagens, fibril - associate collagens with interruptions in their triple helices, or FACITs, and others. Fibril - forming collagens contain continuous triple - helix - forming domains flanked by amino - and carboxyl - terminal noncollagenous domains. These noncollagenous domains are proteolytically removed and triple helices form are associated laterally into fibrils. Nonfibril supramolecular structures, such as networks of collagen IV in basement membranes and bead filaments, are formed by nonfibrillar collagens. Facits do not assemble into fibrils by themselves, but are associated with collagen fibrils. Specific proline residues in collagens are hydroxylated by prolyl 4 - hydroxylase and prolyl 3 - hydroxylase. Select lysine residues are also hydroxylated by lysyl hydroxylase. Fibrillar procollagens, following processing, are secreted into extracellular space where their propeptides are remove. Resulting collagens then assemble into fibrils via covalent cross - links formed between lysine residues of two collagen chains by a process catalyzed by extracellular enzyme lysyl oxidases. Collagenous backbones dictate tissue architecture, shape, and organization. Proteoglycans consist of core protein to which glycosaminoglycan side chains are attach. Gags are linear, anionic polysaccharides made up of repeating disaccharide units. There are four groups of GAGs: hyaluronic acid, keratan sulfate; chondroitin / dermatan sulfate; and heparan sulfate, including heparin. All except hyaluronic acid are sulfate. Highly negatively charged GAG chains allow Proteoglycans to sequester water and divalent cations, conferring space - filling and lubrication functions. Secrete Proteoglycans include large Proteoglycans, such as aggrecan and Versican, small leucine - rich Proteoglycans, such as decorin and lumican, and basement membrane Proteoglycans, such as perlecan. Syndecans are cell - surface - associate whereas serglycin is an intracellular proteoglycan. The Molecular diversity of Proteoglycans provides the structural basis for a multitude of biological functions. For instance, aggrecan in cartilage generates elasticity and high biomechanical resistance to pressure. Decorin and lumican have regulatory role in collagen fibril assembly. Proteoglycans also interact with growth factors and growth factor receptors, and are implicated in Cell Signaling 5 and biological processes, including angiogenesis. The Laminin family comprises about 20 glycoproteins that are assembled into cross - Link web, interwoven with a type IV collagen network in basement membranes. They are heterotrimers consisting of one, one, and one chain. In vertebrates, five, three, and three chains have been identify. Many laminins self - assemble to form networks that remain in close association with cells through interactions with cell surface receptors. Laminins are essential for early embryonic development and organogenesis. 6 fibronectin is critical for attachment and migration of cells, functioning as biological glue. Fibronectin monomer is made of subunits which comprise three types of repeats: I, II, and III. Fibronectin is secreted as dimers Link by disulfide bonds and has binding sites to other fibronectin dimers, collagen, heparin, and Cell surface receptors.


Introduction

Pi3k and mTOR signalling play key roles in mediating cellular responses to growth factor and nutrient availability 1 2. In particular, PI3K activation endows tumours with resistance to dietary restriction 3. Moreover, it overcome cellular requirement for extracellular matrix adhesion, rendering cells anchorage - independent 4 5 6 7 by preventing metabolic impairment and cell death 8. Interestingly, our previous studies of breast and ovarian cancer cells show that pharmacological inhibition of PI3K / mTOR results in specific apoptosis of matrix - detach tumour cells, whereas ECM - attached cells remain viable. These ECM - attached cells induce adaptive response, leading to induction of several pro - survival proteins, including receptor tyrosine kinases, such as IGF1R, EGFR and anti - apoptotic proteins, including Bcl - 2 and Bcl - xL 9. This adaptive response closely mimics conserved stress responses observed in lower eukaryotes under nutrient deprivation 10 11 12 13. Intriguingly, it also results in significant induction of integrins 9, trans - membrane proteins that mediate cellular adhesion. Although integrin signalling is required for adaptive response to occur 9, exact role of integrins and matrix adhesion in mediating cell survival in response to PI3K / mTOR inhibition, which mimics starvation, remains unknown. Here we investigate the role of integrins and matrix adhesion in maintaining survival and homeostasis of mammary epithelial cells under dietary restriction or growth factor - limiting conditions, where PI3K / mTOR signalling is decrease. We find that in vivo, mammary fat pads of dietary - restrict mice have increased 4 - integrin expression and enhanced internalization of its substrate, matrix protein laminin. Consistently, starve mammary epithelial cells in culture internalize laminin along with 4 - integrin. Internalize laminin localizes to lysosomes, leading to an increase in intracellular amino acid levels and enhancing mTORC1 signalling, thus preventing cell death. Furthermore, we identified starvation - induced cellular crosstalk between human epithelial cells and fibroblasts, where laminin - enrich fibroblast - condition medium promotes epithelial cell survival, contingent upon expression of epithelial 4 - integrin. These findings provide therapeutic opportunity for targeting cancers resistant to PI3K / mTOR inhibition.

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1. Introduction

The Extracellular Matrix is a non - cellular component present within all tissues and organs, and provides not only essential physical scaffolding for cellular constituents but also initiates crucial biochemical and biomechanical cues that are required for tissue morphogenesis, differentiation and homeostasis. The importance of ECM is vividly illustrated by the wide range of syndromes, which can be anything from minor to severe, that arise from genetic abnormalities in ECM proteins. Although, fundamentally, ECM is composed of water, proteins and polysaccharides, each tissue has ECM with unique composition and topology that is generated during tissue development through dynamic and reciprocal, biochemical and biophysical dialogue between various cellular components and evolving cellular and protein microenvironment. Indeed, physical, topological, and biochemical composition of ECM is not only tissue - specific, but is also markedly heterogeneous. Cell adhesion to ECM is mediated by ECM receptors, such as integrins, discoidin domain receptors and syndecans. Adhesion mediates cytoskeletal coupling to ECM and is involved in cell migration through ECM. Moreover, ECM is a highly dynamic structure that is constantly being remodel, either enzymatically or non - enzymatically, and its molecular components are subject to a myriad of post - translational modifications. Through these physical and biochemical characteristics, ECM generates biochemical and mechanical properties of each organ, such as its tensile and compressive strength and elasticity, and also mediates protection by buffering action that maintains extracellular homeostasis and water retention. In addition, ECM directs essential morphological organization and physiological function by binding growth factors and interacting with Cell - surface receptors to elicit signal transduction and regulate gene transcription. The biochemical and biomechanical, protective and organizational properties of ECM in give tissue can vary tremendously from one tissue to another and even within one tissue, as well as from one physiological state to another. In this Cell Science at Glance article, we briefly describe main molecular components of ECM and then compare and contrast ECM within normal simple epithelial tissue with that found within pathologically modified tissue, as exemplified in aged tissue, wound or fibrotic tissue and tumors. We particularly focus on composition and architecture of ECM and interactions with its cellular constituents, and describe in detail common post - translational modifications that evoke defined topological and viscoelasticity changes in tissue. We thereafter discuss functional consequences of ECM remodeling on cellular behaviors including altered GF sensitivity elicited by changes in ECM tension. Owing to space limitations and because the basement membrane is a unique ECM that has been reviewed in detail elsewhere, we focus here on interstitial stroma of simple glandular epithelial tissues. We complete our review with a brief discussion of the application of natural and synthetic ECMs that can be used to either recapitulate interstitial ECM in culture to study tissue behaviors or to deconstruct and analyze how specific ECM parameters provoke specific cellular behaviors.

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2.3. Fibronectin

Extracellular Matrix Protein Fibronectin is involved in a variety of biological processes by mediating cell adhesion and migration. 1 As constituent of the subendothelium of the vessel wall, it is recognized by blood platelets. In this way, Fibronectin contributes to the process of hemostasis, which follows after a vessel has been damaged and the integrity of the endothelial cell layer has been lose. Fibronectin is composed of 3 types of homologous repeats, designated as types I, II, and III. 2 Proteolysis yields protease - resistant functional domains that interact with heparin, collagen, fibrin, and cells. The Cell - Binding domain, which occupies the central region of the molecule, consists of type III repeats, each 90 amino acids in length. The first sequence in Fibronectin was found to possess cell - adhesive properties was the arginine - glycine - aspartic acid sequence, which is located in 10 type III repeat of the cell - Binding domain. 4 on platelets, This sequence in Fibronectin is recognized by 2 receptors, glycoprotein IIb / IIIa 5 6 and very late antigen 5 7 corresponding to GP IC / IIa on platelet. 8 9 10 Both receptors are members of the superfamily of integrins, group of cell surface receptors composed of noncovalently associate - and - subunits. 11 However, several studies have suggested that additional sequences are needed for optimal cell - adhesive activity. Proteolytic fragments of cell - Binding domain > 75 kDa show adhesive activity equal to that of intact Fibronectin, whereas 11. 5 - kDa fragment and smaller synthetic peptides display 20 - to 100 - fold loss of activity relative to intact Fibronectin. 4 12 13 14 Information on the nature of these additional sites has become available from different sources. By use of deletion mutants of Fibronectin or specific antibodies, VLA - 5dependent cell spreading has been described to depending on sites in III - 7 and / or III - 8 15 III - 8 and / or III - 9 16 and III - 8 and III - 9. 17 18 19 For GP IIb / IIIa, additional sites have been mapped to III - 9 20 21 and to the amino - terminal part of III - 10. 20 in previous study, we found that platelet adhesion to isolated surface - immobilized Fibronectin under flow conditions was partially inhibited by antibodies direct to VLA - 5, whereas antibody direct to GP IIb / IIIa and RGD - containing peptide inhibit adhesion almost completely. 22 in contrast, platelet adhesion to Matrix of cultured endothelial cells at a low shear rate of 300 S 1 was not inhibited by these antibodies and peptide, although adhesion partially depends on Fibronectin present in ECM. 22 23 In this study, we investigate the role of different Fibronectin domains in mediating platelet adhesion to Fibronectin in ECM, and we compare this with adhesion to isolate Protein. We show that Fibronectin - dependent adhesion to ECM involves III - 9 of the central cell - Binding domain, whereas III - 10 does not seem to be require. For adhesion to isolated protein, intact RGD sequence seems to be crucial.


Methods

End - to - end distance of FN dimers in thin fibrils were measured from FN matrix containing sparsely incorporated FN - AF647 N - terminal dimers. For dual colour dSTORM, CF680 Co - staining was used to identify protofibrils and to perform drift correction. Signal spots in AF647 channel that lay within fibrils were manually selected and a line was drawn along the direction of fibril. The line profile on AF647 channel shows two prominent peaks and was fit by sum of two Gaussians to obtain distance between N - terminal labels, and therefore, end - to - end distance. For stepwise photobleaching, AF488 Co - staining was used to acquire separate epifluorescence image of FN matrix. This image was registered with respect to the first image of stepwise photobleaching movie by image cross - correlation. Fit dye positions of spots that show two bleaching steps were overlaid on composite image. Molecules that localize to the centre of thin, isolated FN fibrils were manually select, and respective distances were pool.


Introduction

Once a biomaterial is inserted in host site, protein adsorption from biological fluids, eg blood plasma, occurs rapidly, mediating interaction with surface - cells. Composition of adsorbed protein layer at interface plays a vital role in determining the nature of tissue - material reciprocal fate, determining crucial characteristics of cell response, including adhesion, spreading, migration, proliferation and differentiation. In particular, some proteins can stimulate constructive cell response, thus promoting wound healing and tissue regeneration, only when correctly present. On the other hand, when in different conformation or modify, proteins may trigger host immune reaction leading to its removal or isolation. Regrettably, protein adsorption on biomaterials is mostly a haphazard process and it is mainly driven by chemical and physical characteristics of material, as by protein availability and reciprocal interactions, which may lead to adsorption of proteins which do not convey useful stimuli to cells because of impaired conformation. Thus, controlling specific protein adsorption at interface of biomaterials may represent a viable approach in tissue engineering, to design highly performant scaffolds able to address cell activity in detail. Fibronectin is an extracellular matrix component that, through binding to integrin receptors on the cell surface, acts as a key player of communication between intra and extracellular environment, thus controlling cell behavior. Furthermore, in regenerative dentistry, the role of FBN in promoting attachment of cells to root surface has been show, as well as FBN's probable pivotal role in bone and periodontal regeneration is of considerable interest. Therefore, modulation of integrin - FBN interaction may offer a promising approach to tailor tissue regenerative responses, ie bone and periodontal regeneration. The aim of the present concise narrative review is to focus on research supporting this crucial role of FBN and methods developed to ameliorate scaffold bioactivity modulating functional FBN availability at cell - biomaterial interface in TE approaches.

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3. Tissue regeneration

Extracellular matrix is the primary factor required in the process of forming new networks and tissue. Along with development, many different factors can trigger growth of ECM or use to create synthetic ECM. Currently, ECM is involved in various mechanisms such as wound healing with or without involvement of mesenchymal condition medium and neuronal regeneration capability associated with pathologic and / or neurodegenerative disease. The process of wound healing is strongly influenced by the role of migration and proliferation of fibroblasts in injury site. Indeed, fibroblasts are one part of ECM. The proliferation of fibroblasts determines the outcome of wound healing. Fibroblasts will produce collagen that will link to the wound, and fibroblasts will also affect the process of reepithelialization that will close the wound. Fibroblasts will produce type III collagen during proliferation and facilitate wound closure. During the proliferation stage, fibroblasts proliferation activity is higher due to the presence of TGF - stimulated fibroblasts to secrete bFGF. A higher number of fibroblasts also induces an increase in collagen synthesis. Collagen fiber is a major protein secreted by fibroblast,ss composed of extracellular matrix to replace wound tissue strength and function. Collagen fiber deposition was significant on 8 - 10 days after injury. The number of fibroblasts increases significantly, in correlation with the presence of an abundance of bFGF on 8 - 10 days after wounding. Mesenchymal stem cell condition medium can be defined as secreted factor that is referred to as secretome, microvesicle, or exosome without stem cells which may be found in medium where stem cells are growing. Use of MSCM as cell - free therapy has more significant advantages in comparison to use of stem cells, mainly to avoiding the need for HLA matching between donor and recipient as a consequence to decrease chance of transplant rejection. Additionally, MSCM is easier to produce and save in large quantity. Presence of human umbilical mesenchymal condition medium, will accelerate curing of acute and chronic incision and / or burn wound by increasing the number of myofibroblasts and encouraging expression of VEGF, TGF, bFGF, and also PDGF to promote wound closure. Recently, it has been mentioned that widespread neuronal cell death in the neocortex and hippocampus is an ineluctable concomitant of brain aging caused by diseases and injuries. However, recent studies suggest that neuron death also occurs in functional aging and it seems to relate to impairment of neocortical and hippocampal functions during aging processes. Data from WHO and Alzheimer's report show an increasing number of people suffering from dementia along with aging. Profoundly understanding the role of extracellular matrix in influencing neurogenesis has presented novel strategies for tissue regeneration. Central nervous system injury because of stroke vascular and amyloid plaque accumulation as an effect of Alzheimers diseases may cause disturbance astrocytes, fibroblasts, and oligodendrocyte precursors cell proliferation which may form glial scar. Within this glial scar, upregulated proteoglycans like CSPGs and changes in sulfation patterns within ECM result in building of regeneration inhibition.

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Cell-extracellular matrix interactions

The Extracellular Matrix provides critical support for vascular endothelium. Primarily through adhesive interactions with integrins on endothelial cell surface, ECM provides scaffold essential for maintaining organization of vascular ECs into blood vessels. In addition, EC adhesion to ECM is required for EC proliferation, Migration, Morphogenesis, survival, and ultimately blood Vessel Stabilization, all of which are critical for neovascularization. Specific mechanisms through which ECM supports EC Functions are complex and involve both external structural support and regulation of multiple signaling pathways within cell, including signaling pathways that control apoptosis, proliferation, cytoskeleton, and cell shape. Thus, through both mechanical and signaling functions, ECM affects many fundamental aspects of EC Biology. Moreover, diversity of ECM components in the EC microenvironment and diversity of mechanisms for controlling synthesis and degradation of ECM have suggested an intricate level of complexity sufficient for ECM to exert significant and precise control over many aspects of neovascularization and blood vessel Maturation. The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of the importance of ECM for the Biology of vascular ECs, and it is divided into 4 parts: ECM Function in Cellular Morphogenesis and Signaling; ECM Function in EC Lumen Formation and Switch To Vessel Maturation; Endothelial ECM: Remodeling; and Endothelial ECM Biosynthesis, Assembly, and Structural Functions: Critical Role For EC Basement Membrane Matrix in Vessel Stabilization. Because of our own specific research interests, we have focused particularly on the importance of ECM for vascular Morphogenesis, ie, complex process through which proliferating ECs organize into new blood vessels with functional lumens.

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ECM PROTEINS AND ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION

There is a growing number of reports describing changes in ECM composition associated with reperfusion injury or acute and chronic rejection in human organ transplantation. Because much of mechanistic studies on immune modulation by ECM proteins derive from experimental setting, this Review emphasizes work done primarily in animal transplantation models. In our own immuno - histological and in situ hybridization studies of rat cardiac allografts, markedly increased expression of FN and LN, mostly vascular, in early posttransplantation period precedes cellular infiltration. This initial up - regulation of vascular FN and LN is a common step in both allotransplantation and isotransplantation and may reflect response to injury or ischemia occurring during interval of about 45 min of cardiac engraftment. Initiation of vascular FN and LN synthesis so early may represent an important signal that triggers lymphocyte recruitment at the graft site. Indeed, administration of anti - LN AB to T - cell deficient rat recipients of cardiac allografts significantly decreases accumulation of adoptively transferred lymphocytes selectively in peripheral lymph nodes and in cardiac grafts. In later posttransplantation periods, simultaneous detection of FN and LN in cardiac allografts by laser scanning confocal microscopic analysis, reveals preferential accumulation of FN in interstitial and perivascular areas where infiltrating mononuclear cells localize. Sensitize lymphocytes adoptively transferred to test recipients also localize in FN - rich areas of both cardiac transplants and lymph nodes. Furthermore, treatment of rats with neutralizing anti - TNF - serum significantly prolonged cardiac allograft survival, downregulated local production of FN and reduced intragraft MNC infiltration. This supports the key role of FN as in vivo adhesive factor for lymphocytes to home to specific tissue microenvironments, including organ transplant. Our combined immunohistological and in situ hybridization analyses have demonstrated that prime sources of FN in rejecting cardiac allografts are macrophages in the myocardium and smooth muscle and endothelial cells in vessels. It remains to be determined how different cell types regulate FN expression in vivo. Although transforming growth factor - 1 is known to increase FN expression by fibroblasts, its role in modulating FN expression in other cell types remains unclear. Our data suggest a potential role for TNF - in modulating macrophage appearance, and potentially FN expression, during cardiac allograft rejection. Other data also indicate that, in coronary arteriopathy after transplantation, endothelial and smooth muscle cells produce increased FN under regulation of IL - 1 and TNF -. Moreover, soluble TNF - receptor reduces expression of FN and leukocyte infiltration within areas of intimal thickening. In cardiac allografts, FN exists in multiple isoforms with distinct temporal and spatial expression patterns. Newly synthesize FN in cardiac grafts include EIIIA +, EIIIB +, and CS1 variants that are generated by alternative splicing of FN premRNA. Local synthesis of FN by cells in transplanted organ is not likely only FN present. Extravasation of plasma FN along with other plasma proteins, such as fibrinogen, seems to be an ubiquitous feature of all inflammatory sites examine.

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