Assessment of Decellularization Techniques for Fabrication of Tubular Submucosal Scaffolds from Small Intestine for Application in Oesophageal Tissue Engineering

Year : 2023 | Volume : 11 | Issue : 03 | Page : –

    Mahesha C.R.


In this ground-breaking study, we sought to create superior tubular scaffolds for tissue engineering by utilizing small intestine submucosa (SIS), a remarkable biomaterial with outstanding therapeutic potential. We investigated two standard detergent-perfusion procedures, peracetic acid under perfusion and classic peracetic acid-agitation, to decellularize tubular SIS, with the goal of generating scaffolds with consistent and reliable properties for oesophageal tissue engineering. To assess biocompatibility, we employed metabolic research, microscopy, mechanical tests, and DNA quantification. Unfortunately, the peracetic acid methods proved ineffective, producing poor mechanical characteristics or insufficient decellularization. However, our detergent-based methods yielded highly effective results with no adverse mechanical consequences. While SDS/Triton X-100 was the most successful detergent-based technique, we discovered that it caused a decrease in metabolic activity and cytotoxicity. Thus, we highly recommend the use of the detergent SD, which demonstrated superior biocompatibility, with the additional suggestion of eliminating the DNase enzyme. This study enhances our understanding of tubular SIS decellularization and highlights the importance of utilizing appropriate detergent-based procedures for tissue engineering applications.

Keywords: Small intestine submucosa, Decellularization, biocompatible, DNA quantification

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Special Issue Open Access Original Research
Volume 11
Issue 03
Received March 6, 2023
Accepted July 25, 2023
Published August 18, 2023