In Vitro Regeneration of Decellularized Pig Esophagus Using Human Amniotic Stem Cells.

Nayakawde NB, Methe K, Banerjee D, Berg M, Premaratne GU, Olausson M

Biores Open Access 9 (1) 22-36 [2020-02-21; online 2020-02-21]

Decellularization of esophagus was studied using three different protocols. The sodium deoxycholate/DNase-I (SDC/DNase-I) method was the most successful as evidenced by histology and DNA quantification of the acellular scaffolds. Acellular scaffolds were further analyzed and compared with native tissue by histology, quantitative analysis of DNA, and extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins. Histologically, the SDC/DNase-I protocol effectively produced scaffold with preserved structural architecture similar to native tissue architecture devoid of any cell nucleus. ECM proteins, such as collagen, elastin, and glycosaminoglycans were present even after detergent-enzymatic decellularization. Immunohistochemical analysis of acellular scaffold showed weak expression of Gal 1, 3 Gal epitope compared with native tissue. For performing recellularization, human amnion-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and epithelial cells were seeded onto acellular esophagus in a perfusion-rotation bioreactor. In recellularized esophagus, immunohistochemistry showed infiltration of MSCs from adventitia into the muscularis externa and differentiation of MSCs into the smooth muscle actin and few endothelial cells (CD31). Our study demonstrates successful preparation and characterization of a decellularized esophagus with reduced load of Gal 1, 3 Gal epitope with preserved architecture and ECM proteins similar to native tissue. Upon subsequent recellularization, xenogeneic acellular esophagus also supported stem cell growth and partial differentiation of stem cells. Hence, the current study offers the hope for preparing a tissue-engineered esophagus in vitro which can be transplanted further into pigs for further in vivo evaluation.

Integrated Microscopy Technologies Gothenburg [Service]

PubMed 32117597

DOI 10.1089/biores.2019.0054

Crossref 10.1089/biores.2019.0054

pmc: PMC7047253
pii: 10.1089/biores.2019.0054

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