Conditioned medium from stem cells contains growth factors and has a promising prospect for use in regenerative medicine. In this study, the effects of marrow-derived stem cell–conditioned medium (MSC-CM) on bone regeneration after maxillary sinus floor elevation were examined in rabbits.Materials and Methods:
Rabbit bone marrow–derived stem cells (rMSCs) were cultured with MSC-CM for 48 hours, and their mobilization and proliferation were evaluated. Beta–tricalcium phosphate scaffolds were impregnated with MSC-CM and grafted in the rabbit maxillary sinus cavities. At 2, 4, and 8 weeks after transplantation, sections of the newly formed bone were evaluated histologically and by immunohistochemical staining.Results:
MSC-CM increased the migration and proliferation of rMSCs and the early bone regeneration in rabbit sinus. Cell proliferation and vascularization were increased at 2 weeks after implantation of grafts impregnated with MSC-CM compared to controls, indicating that MSC-CM is effective at the early phase of bone regeneration.Conclusion:
MSC-CM is a promising novel therapeutic agent to promote bone regeneration after maxillary sinus floor elevation.