The rupture forces of porous alginate scaffolds seeded with hepatocytes or fibroblast-like cells increased during 3 d of culture and then decreased. The phenomenon was independent of the number of viable cells within the scaffolds, but dependent on protein adsorption to the alginate as well as a reduction in the degree of crosslinks of the calcium-alginate gel.
- Cell culture
- Tissue engineering
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology