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The article explores the potential of inducing bone formation and fusion in intervertebral discs (IVDs) through the delivery of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) genes. The study conducted experiments on Lewis rat lumbar IVDs to investigate if IVD destruction with a proteoglycanase enzyme and/or introducing a blood supply through gene delivery of an angiogenic growth factor could make the IVD suitable for osteogenesis. The results showed that treatments involving BMP and VEGF/BMP had the highest stiffness, bone production, and fusion. However, the bone formation occurred outside of the IVD, not within it. Chondroitinase-ABC (chABC) impaired BMP-driven osteogenesis but made the IVD permissive to angiogenesis. The study suggests that manipulating the IVD to encourage vascular invasion may also lead to osteogenesis

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Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) gene delivery to Lewis rat lumbar intervertebral discs (IVDs) drives bone formation anterior and external to the IVD, suggesting the IVD is inhospitable to osteogenesis. This study was designed to determine if IVD destruction with a proteoglycanase, and/or generating an IVD blood supply by gene delivery of an angiogenic growth factor, could render the IVD permissive to intra-discal BMP-driven osteogenesis and fusion. Surgical intra-discal delivery of naïve or…

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Cells. 2023 Oct 19;12(20):2488. doi: 10.3390/cells12202488.ABSTRACTBone morphogenetic protein (BMP) gene delivery to Lewis rat lumbar intervertebral discs (IVDs) drives bone formation anterior and external to the IVD, suggesting the IVD is inhospitable to osteogenesis. This study was designed to determine if IVD destruction with a proteoglycanase, and/or generating an IVD blood supply by gene delivery,

Cells. 2023 Oct 19;12(20):2488. doi: 10.3390/cells12202488.

ABSTRACT

Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) gene delivery to Lewis rat lumbar intervertebral discs (IVDs) drives bone formation anterior and external to the IVD, suggesting the IVD is inhospitable to osteogenesis. This study was designed to determine if IVD destruction with a proteoglycanase, and/or generating an IVD blood supply by gene delivery of an angiogenic growth factor, could render the IVD permissive to intra-discal BMP-driven osteogenesis and fusion. Surgical intra-discal delivery of naïve or gene-programmed cells (BMP2/BMP7 co-expressing or VEGF165 expressing) +/- purified chondroitinase-ABC (chABC) in all permutations was performed between lumbar 4/5 and L5/6 vertebrae, and radiographic, histology, and biomechanics endpoints were collected. Follow-up anti-sFlt Western blotting was performed. BMP and VEGF/BMP treatments had the highest stiffness, bone production and fusion. Bone was induced anterior to the IVD, and was not intra-discal from any treatment. chABC impaired BMP-driven osteogenesis, decreased histological staining for IVD proteoglycans, and made the IVD permissive to angiogenesis. A soluble fragment of VEGF Receptor-1 (sFlt) was liberated from the IVD matrix by incubation with chABC, suggesting dysregulation of the sFlt matrix attachment is a possible mechanism for the chABC-mediated IVD angiogenesis we observed. Based on these results, the IVD can be manipulated to foster vascular invasion, and by extension, possibly osteogenesis.

PMID:37887332 | DOI:10.3390/cells12202488

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Cells. 2023 Oct 19;12(20):2488. doi: 10.3390/cells12202488.ABSTRACTBone morphogenetic protein (BMP) gene delivery to Lewis rat lumbar intervertebral discs (IVDs) drives bone formation anterior and external to the IVD, suggesting the IVD is inhospitable to osteogenesis. This study was designed to determine if IVD destruction with a proteoglycanase, and/or generating an IVD blood supply by gene delivery

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