Combination product of dermal matrix, preconditioned human mesenchymal stem cells and timolol promotes wound healing in the porcine wound model

Hsin ya Yang, Fernando Fierro, Daniel J. Yoon, Anthony Gallegos, Stephanie L. Osborn, Alan V. Nguyen, Thomas R. Peavy, William Ferrier, Linda Talken, Betty W. Ma, Kristopher G. Galang, Andrea Medina Lopez, Daniel R. Fregoso, Heather Stewart, Eric A. Kurzrock, Athena M. Soulika, Jan A. Nolta, R. Rivkah Isseroff

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Abstract

A combination product of human mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs) embedded in an extracellular matrix scaffold and preconditioned with hypoxia and the beta-adrenergic receptor antagonist, timolol, combined with sustained timolol application post implantation, has shown promising results for improving wound healing in a diabetic mouse model. In the present study, we extend those findings to the more translatable large animal porcine wound model and show that the combined treatment promotes wound reepithelialization in these excisional wounds by 40.2% and increases the CD31 immunostaining marker of angiogenesis compared with the matrix control, while maintaining an accumulated timolol plasma concentration below the clinically safe level of 0.3 ng/mL after the 15-day course of topical application. Human GAPDH was not elevated in the day 15 wounds treated with MSC-containing device relative to wounds treated with matrix alone, indicating that the xenografted human MSCs in the treatment do not persist in these immune-competent animals after 15 days. The work demonstrates the efficacy and safety of the combined treatment for improving healing in the clinically relevant porcine wound model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part B Applied Biomaterials
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering

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