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International Journal of Morphology

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MILAGRES, Débora et al. Early Proliferation of Bone Marrow Mononuclear Cells on Collagen Membrane, Bone Graft and Tooth Cementum. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2009, vol.27, n.4, pp.1249-1256. ISSN 0717-9502.

The ultimate goal of periodontal therapy is to repair the damaged periodontal supporting tissues, permitting regeneration of the periodontal ligament. However, the cell response, the supportive matrix and the bioactive molecules use have not yet been well established. Bone marrow mononuclear cells were extracted from rat femurs and tibiae and cultured on a cross-linked collagen membrane, bone graft, or molar tooth to compare cell attachment and early proliferation on these materials. Cell attachment was quantified by light microscopy at 24, 48 and 72h, and cell proliferation was observed under a SEM after 72h. After 24h, the number of cells on bone graft was similar to that of the control and more than twice compared to collagen membrane (q=7.473 p<0.001) and 1.75 times greater than with tooth cementum (q=5.613 p<0.01). However, the number of cells close to bone graft decreased in the second day compared to the control. SEM examination revealed a significant decrease in the number of cells that attached and proliferated on tooth and bone graft when compared with membrane. The results showed that bone marrow mesenchymal cells offer great potential for colonize a collagen membrane.

Keywords : Stem cells; Collagen membrane; Bone graft; Cementum; Proliferation.

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