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dc.contributor.author Rossouw, CL
dc.contributor.author Chetty, A
dc.contributor.author Moolman, FS
dc.contributor.author Birkholtz, L-M
dc.contributor.author Hoppe, H
dc.contributor.author Mancama, Dalubuhle T
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-11T09:27:58Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-11T09:27:58Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08
dc.identifier.citation Rossouw CL, Chetty A, Moolman FS, Birkholtz L-M, Hoppe H and Mancama DT. 2012. Thermo-Responsive non-woven scaffolds for ‘‘smart’’ 3D cell culture. Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Vol. 109(8), pp 2147-2158 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0006-3592
dc.identifier.uri http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/bit.24469/abstract;jsessionid=01608DA574DDD9CD670971127F9D9762.d04t04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/6406
dc.description Copyright: 2012 Wiley-Blackwell. This is an ABSTRACT ONLY.The definitive version is published in the Journal of Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Vol. 109(8), pp 2147-2158 en_US
dc.description.abstract The thermo-responsive polymer poly(Nisopropylacrylamide) has received widespread attention for its in vitro application in the non-invasive, nondestructive release of adherent cells on two dimensional surfaces. In this study, 3D non-woven scaffolds fabricated from poly(propylene) (PP), poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET), and nylon that had been grafted with PNIPAAm were tested for their ability to support the proliferation and subsequent thermal release of HC04 and HepG2 hepatocytes. Hepatocyte viability and proliferation were estimated using the Alamar Blue assay and Hoechst 33258 total DNA quantification. The assays revealed that the pure and grafted non-woven scaffolds maintained the hepatocytes within the matrix and promoted 3D proliferation comparable to that of the commercially available AlgimatrixTM alginate scaffold. Albumin production and selected cytochrome P450 genes expression was found to be superior in cells growing on pure and grafted non-woven PP scaffolds as compared to cells grown as a 2D monolayer. Two scaffolds, namely, PP-g-PNIPAAm-A and PP-g-PNIPAAm-B were identified as having far superior thermal release capabilities; releasing the majority of the cells from the matrices within 2 h. This is the first report for the development of 3D non-woven, thermoresponsive scaffolds able to release cells from the matrix without the use of any enzymatic assistance or scaffold degradation. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;9930
dc.subject Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) en_US
dc.subject Poly(propylene) en_US
dc.subject Cell proliferation en_US
dc.subject Hepatocyte en_US
dc.subject Non-woven fabrics en_US
dc.title Thermo-Responsive non-woven scaffolds for ‘‘smart’’ 3D cell culture en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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