Morphology and differentiation of human periodontal ligament cells on honeycomb films

Nagayoshi Iwama, Takahito Kawano, Hiroshi Ishihata, Hidetoshi Shimauchi, Masatsugu Shimomura

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Biocompatible honeycomb-patterned porous polymer films (HFs) were prepared by using self-organization process. This study was aimed to investigate the possibility of HFs as the cell scaffold for the periodontal regenerative therapy. Periodontal ligament (PDL) cells cultured on HFs changed the morphology and expressed osteopontin (OPN), suggesting the enhanced cell differentiation. HFs may be applicable to periodontal regenerative therapy as a functional scaffold.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterface Oral Health Science 2011
PublisherSpringer Japan
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9784431540700
ISBN (Print)9784431540694
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1


  • Autotransplant
  • Honeycomb-patterned porous polymer film
  • Periodontal ligament cells
  • Periodontal regenerative therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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