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Articles by Markus Laub in JoVE
Chick ex ovo Culture and ex ovo CAM Assay: How it Really Works
Daniel S. Dohle1, Susanne D. Pasa1, Sebastian Gustmann2, Markus Laub3, Josef H. Wissler4, Herbert P. Jennissen1, Nicole Dünker2
1Institute for Physiological Chemistry, Department of Biochemical Endocrinology, University of Duisburg-Essen, 2Institute for Anatomy, Department of Neuroanatomy, University of Duisburg-Essen, 3Morphoplant GmbH, 4ARCONS Institute for Applied Research and Didactics
The chick chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) is a unique, naturally immunodeficient supportive culture environment to study angiogenesis and tumorigenesis. This video article demonstrates the different steps in chick ex ovo culture, application of potentially angiogenic substances and successful inoculation of tumor cells and tissues on the surface of the CAM.
Other articles by Markus Laub on PubMed
Bone Apposition to Titanium Implants Biocoated with Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 (rhBMP-2). A Pilot Study in Dogs
Clinical Oral Investigations. Sep, 2006 | Pubmed ID: 16683108
The aim of the present study was to investigate bone formation to recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2)-biocoated and rhBMP-2-nonbiocoated titanium implants after implantation in dogs. Implantation of sand-blasted and acid-etched (C), chromosulfuric acid surface-enhanced (CSA), and rhBMP-2-biocoated CSA [BMP-A: noncovalently immobilized rhBMP-2 (596 ng/cm(2)), BMP-B: covalently immobilized rhBMP-2 (819 ng/cm(2))] implants was performed in both the mandible and tibia of dogs. After 4 weeks of healing, the percentage of direct bone to implant contact (BIC) and the induced bone density (BD) at a distance of less than and greater than 1 mm adjacent to each implant was assessed. Histomorphometric analysis of implants inserted in the mandible and tibia revealed that BIC values appeared to be highest in the BMP-B group, followed by BMP-A, CSA, and C. BD as measured at a distance of <1 mm revealed obvious differences between groups: BMP-B>BMP-A>CSA>C. However, no differences between groups were observed at a distance of >1 mm. Within the limits of the present study, it may be concluded that rhBMP-2 immobilized by covalent and noncovalent methods on CSA-treated implant surfaces seemed to be stable and promoted direct bone apposition in a concentration-dependent manner.
Synthesis of Novel Tricalcium Phosphate-bioactive Glass Composite and Functionalization with RhBMP-2
Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine. Apr, 2011 | Pubmed ID: 21308404
A functionalization is required for calcium phosphate-based bone substitute materials to achieve an entire bone remodeling. In this study it was hypothesized that a tailored composite of tricalcium phosphate and a bioactive glass can be loaded sufficiently with rhBMP-2 for functionalization. A composite of 40 wt% tricalcium phosphate and 60 wt% bioactive glass resulted in two crystalline phases, wollastonite and rhenanite after sintering. SEM analysis of the composite's surface revealed a spongious bone-like morphology after treatment with different acids. RhBMP-2 was immobilized non-covalently by treating with chrome sulfuric acid (CSA) and 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APS) and covalently by treating with CSA/APS, and additionally with 1,1'-carbonyldiimidazole. It was proved that samples containing non-covalently immobilized rhBMP-2 on the surface exhibit significant biological activity in contrast to the samples with covalently bound protein on the surface. We conclude that a tailored composite of tricalcium phosphate and bioactive glass can be loaded sufficiently with BMP-2.