Effects of ipriflavone-loaded mesoporous nanospheres on the differentiation of endothelial cells and their modulation by macrophages.



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Casarrubios Molina, Laura and Polo Montalvo, Alberto and Serrano, María Concepción and Feito Castellano, María José and Vallet Regí, María and Arcos Navarrete, Daniel and Portolés Pérez, María Teresa (2021) Effects of ipriflavone-loaded mesoporous nanospheres on the differentiation of endothelial cells and their modulation by macrophages. Nanomaterials, 11 . p. 1102. ISSN 2079-4991

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11051102


Angiogenic biomaterials for bone repair are being designed to promote vascularization and optimize tissue regeneration. The use of nanoparticles of bioactive materials loaded with different drugs represents an interesting strategy to stimulate osteogenesis and angiogenesis and to inhibit bone resorption. Ipriflavone (IP) prevents osteoporosis by inhibiting osteoclast activity and promoting preosteoblast differentiation into mature osteoblasts. Since endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are involved in the formation of blood vessels which are necessary for tissue regeneration, the isolation and characterization of porcine EPCs have been carried out in this work to evaluate the in vitro effects of unloaded (NanoMBGs) and IP-loaded nanospheres (NanoMBG-IPs) designed to stimulate osteogenesis. Because different signals between vascular and nonvascular cells are also essential to initiate angiogenic events, the potential modulating role of macrophages has been also evaluated by studying the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEFGR2) as a specific marker for EPC differentiation under different culture conditions: a) EPCs in monoculture treated with NanoMBGs or NanoMBG-IPs, b) EPCs treated with conditioned media from basal, proinflammatory M1 and reparative M2 macrophages previously treated with NanoMBGs or NanoMBG-IPs, c) EPCs cocultured with macrophages in the presence of NanoMBGs or NanoMBG-IPs, and d) EPCs cocultured with M2d angiogenic macrophages. Moreover, the endocytic mechanisms by which these nanospheres are incorporated by EPCs have been identified by using six endocytosis inhibitors (i.e. wortmannin, genistein, cytochalasin B, cytochalasin D, phenylarsine oxide and chlorpromazine) and before the addition of NanoMBGs labeled with fluorescein isothiocyanate. The results evidence the great potential of both NanoMBGs and NanoMBG-IPs to enhance VEFGR2 expression, directly related to angiogenesis, after intracellular incorporation by EPCs through different endocytic mechanisms including clathrin-dependent endocytosis, as the main entry mechanism, but also phagocytosis and caveolae-mediated uptake. The treatment of EPCs with culture media from basal, M1 and M2 macrophages and the development of cocultures of EPCs with macrophages in the absence and presence of these nanomaterials have also confirmed the maintenance of their angiogenic effect on EPCs even in the presence of phagocytic cells.

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RESEARCHER ID M-3378-2014 (María Vallet Regí)
ORCID 0000-0002-6104-4889 (María Vallet Regí)
RESEARCHER ID L-6167-2014 (Daniel Arcos Navarrete)
ORCID 0000-0002-5367-7272 (Daniel Arcos Navarrete)
RESEARCHER ID U-1678-2017 (María Teresa Portolés Pérez)
ORCID 0000-0002-9681-0184 (María Teresa Portolés Pérez)

Uncontrolled Keywords:Endothelial progenitor cells; macrophages; mesoporous nanospheres; vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2; ipriflavone; endocytosis
Subjects:Sciences > Chemistry > Materials
ID Code:65084
Deposited On:26 Apr 2021 08:25
Last Modified:14 Jan 2022 12:25

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