Skeletal muscle differentiation was proven to be influenced by changes in the substrate stiffness. However, a lack of knowledge features this field, concerning skeletal muscle tissues obtained from human induced pluripotent stem cells. Here we report the fabrication of polydimethylsiloxane-based substrates in a range of stiffness values from 3.5 to 141 kPa and the response of human induced pluripotent stem cells cultured on them for 5 days. The substrates were able to sustain cell adhesion and proliferation throughout the whole period. An inversely proportional relationship (although not significant) was found between the proliferation rate and the substrate stiffness. Initial analyses of iPSCs skeletal muscle differentiation shown no influences on markers of the early stages. These results lay the foundations for further studies on the influence of extrinsic mechanical stimuli on induced pluripotent stem cells-derived skeletal muscle tissues.
|Titolo:||Influence of substrate stiffness on human induced pluripotent stem cells: preliminary results|
IBERITE, FEDERICA (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo Atti Congressi/Articoli in extenso|