Affiliated with RCfalse
An “all-in-one” scaffold targeting macrophages to direct endogenous bone repair in situ
Niu,Yiming1; Wang,Lintao2; Yu,Na3,4; Xing,Panfei1; Wang,Zhenzhen1; Zhong,Zhangfeng1; Feng,Yanxian1; Dong,Lei2; Wang,Chunming1
Source PublicationActa Biomaterialia

Scaffolds for tissue repair are designed in an increasingly complicated manner to meet multi-facet biological needs during the healing process. However, overly sophisticated design, especially the use of multiple components and delivery of exogenous cells, hampers the bench-to-bedside translation. Here, a multi-functional – yet mono-compositional – bioactive scaffold is devised to mediate the full-range, endogenous bone repair. Based on immunoactivity screening, a chemically-modified glucomannan polysaccharide is selected and processed into an anisotropic porous scaffold, which accurately stimulates macrophages to produce pro-regenerative cytokines. These cytokines effectively enhance the recruitment (“R”) and induced osteogenesis (“IO”) of the bone progenitor cells in situ. Meanwhile, the anisotropic porosity and carbohydrate signal of the scaffold facilitate differential adhesion (“A”) and distribution (“D”) of the macrophages and bone progenitor cells – enabling the former's accumulation at the surface while encouraging the latter's infiltration into the scaffold. Implanted in a rat calvarial defect model, this “RADIO” system effectively promotes healing over 12 weeks, with the obvious formation of hard callus through the scaffold. In summary, RADIO integrates multiple functions into one single scalable system (“all-in-one”) to govern the dynamic bone-repair process, by harnessing the power of host macrophages. RADIO represents an open platform to solving the long-lasting complexity-versus-simplicity dilemma in biomaterials design. Statement of Significance: Biomaterials as versatile tools for tissue repair are becoming increasingly complicated, yet overly sophisticated design – especially the use of multiple components, exogenous cells, and overdosed growth factors – hampers their clinical application. The pre-requisite for designing a successful integrative scaffold is to identify an inherent biological target responding to biomaterial signals, thereby efficiently and safely promoting tissue repair via the endogenous healing capability instead of extra multifarious biochemical components. For bone regeneration, the pivotal regulator is macrophages. Through activating host macrophages, our single-component scaffold system coordinates the entire bone regenerative cascade in situ and induces successful bone regeneration in a calvarial defect model. This scaffold represents a scalable and multi-functional approach to effectively simplify the sophisticated design in regenerative medicine.

KeywordBioactive Scaffolds Bone Macrophages Polysaccharides Tissue Regeneration
URLView the original
Indexed BySCIE
WOS Research AreaEngineering ; Materials Science
WOS SubjectEngineering, Biomedical ; Materials Science, bioMaterials
WOS IDWOS:000543452700012
Scopus ID2-s2.0-85085654989
Fulltext Access
Citation statistics
Cited Times [WOS]:4   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document TypeJournal article
CollectionUniversity of Macau
Corresponding AuthorWang,Chunming
Affiliation1.State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine,Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences,University of Macau,Macau SAR,Avenida da Universidade,China
2.State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology,Nanjing University,Nanjing,210093,China
3.National Dental Centre Singapore,5 Second Hospital Ave,168938,Singapore
4.Duke-NUS Medical School,8 College Road,169857,Singapore
First Author AffilicationInstitute of Chinese Medical Sciences
Corresponding Author AffilicationInstitute of Chinese Medical Sciences
Recommended Citation
GB/T 7714
Niu,Yiming,Wang,Lintao,Yu,Na,et al. An “all-in-one” scaffold targeting macrophages to direct endogenous bone repair in situ[J]. Acta Biomaterialia,2020,111:153-169.
APA Niu,Yiming,Wang,Lintao,Yu,Na,Xing,Panfei,Wang,Zhenzhen,Zhong,Zhangfeng,Feng,Yanxian,Dong,Lei,&Wang,Chunming.(2020).An “all-in-one” scaffold targeting macrophages to direct endogenous bone repair in situ.Acta Biomaterialia,111,153-169.
MLA Niu,Yiming,et al."An “all-in-one” scaffold targeting macrophages to direct endogenous bone repair in situ".Acta Biomaterialia 111(2020):153-169.
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Related Services
Recommend this item
Usage statistics
Export to Endnote
Google Scholar
Similar articles in Google Scholar
[Niu,Yiming]'s Articles
[Wang,Lintao]'s Articles
[Yu,Na]'s Articles
Baidu academic
Similar articles in Baidu academic
[Niu,Yiming]'s Articles
[Wang,Lintao]'s Articles
[Yu,Na]'s Articles
Bing Scholar
Similar articles in Bing Scholar
[Niu,Yiming]'s Articles
[Wang,Lintao]'s Articles
[Yu,Na]'s Articles
Terms of Use
No data!
Social Bookmark/Share
All comments (0)
No comment.

Items in the repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.