Effects of aging on the responses of primary human osteoblasts to implant materials

Hai Zhang, Mansur Ahmad, Gloria Gronowicz

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Abstract

The effects of aging on the responses of primary human osteoblasts to Ti alloy implant with an in vitro mineralization system were studied. The cells from old patients had poorer initial attachment to implant disks than those from younger patients. The ability to mineralize was decreased in older patients as observed from calcium content, total mineralized nodule area, and percent collagen synthesized. The age of a patient affected the ability of osteoblasts to respond to implant materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-42
Number of pages2
JournalBioengineering, Proceedings of the Northeast Conference
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

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