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Efficacy of Human Platelet Rich Fibrin Exudate vs Fetal Bovine Serum on Proliferation and Differentiation of Dental Pulp Stem Cells
International Journal of Stem Cells 2017;10:38-47
Published online May 30, 2017;  
© 2017 Korean Society for Stem Cell Research.

Mahmoud A. Saeed1, Mohamed Abd El-Rahman2, Mohamed E. Helal2, Ahmed R. Zaher2, and Mohammed E. Grawish1,2

1Department of Oral Biology, Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine, Delta University for Science and Technology, Gamasa, Mansoura, Egypt, 2Department of Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
Correspondence to: Mohammed E. Grawish, Department of Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, Mansoura University, Mansoura 35516, Egypt, Tel: +02-50-6328744, Fax: +02-50-2200706, E-mail:
; Accepted January 27, 2017.
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Background and Objectives

The imperative role of dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) in regenerative therapy demands an in-vitro expansion which must deal with the safety and ethical problems associated with fetal bovine serum (FBS). The primary aim of this study was to compare the effects of human platelet rich fibrin (hPRF) exudate Vs FBS on proliferation and osteodifferentiation of human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs). The secondary one was to determine the optimum concentration of hPRF exudate inducing hDPSCs proliferation and osteodifferentiation.


The direct method was used to prepare hPRF exudate. hDPSCs were isolated from impacted mandibular third molars of twelve donors by the outgrowth method. For cell viability and proliferation rate testing, 96 well plates were used and the assay was done in duplicate and the trial repeated four times under the same conditions. Six wells were used to contain 10% FBS, serum free media, 1%, 5%, 10% and 20% concentrations of hPRF exudates, respectively. The proliferation assay was carried out by MTS tetrazolium cell proliferation assay kit and Elisa reader. The study design for osteodifferentiation protocol was exactly as the proliferation one and instead the assay was carried out by alizarin red with Elisa reader.


Compared to 10% FBS, 10% hPRF exudate was the optimum concentration for hDPSCs proliferation, while 1% hPRF exudate was the optimum concentration for osteodifferentiation of hDPSCs.


Avoiding the risk of zoonosis which may be occurred with FBS, it is recommended to use 10% hPRF exudate for proliferation and 1% for osteodifferentiation.

Keywords : Human platelet rich fibrin exudate, Fetal bovine serum, Dental pulp stem cells, MTS cell proliferation assay, Alizarin Red S staining assay

Expansion and culture of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in-vitro depends on supplementing culture medium with fetal bovine serum (FBS) or fetal calf serum (FCS) that contains numerous growth factors inducing cell attachment, proliferation, and differentiation (1). Protracted expansion times, risk of xenogenic response, exposure to zoonosis and allergic side effects create obstacles for the use of FBS in clinical trials. Therefore, an alternative supplement with proper inherent growth-promoting activities was demanded (2).

Human-derived medium additives, that can replace FBS, have been investigated in the past few years and have led to the discovery of efficient alternatives such as autolo-gous plasma-derived from bone marrow (BM), human platelet lysates (hPL), collagen-activated platelet releasates, thrombin-activated platelet releasates, autologous and allogeneic human serum albumin and human serum (3). Although these products are from human origin, these sera show batch-to-batch variability that may affect reproducibility (4).

Under optimal conditions of standardization and safety, hPL was produced through platelet lysis and has been increasingly suggested as the future ‘gold standard’ supplement replacing FBS for the ex-vivo propagation of MSCs for cell therapy applications and translational medicine (5). hPL has higher concentration of grown factors and is effective in maintaining growth and stem cell phenotype (6). The disadvantage of hPL is the high cost preparation, time consuming, donor to donor variability and recurrent freezing and thawing process that causes protein denaturation. The plasma components of hPL necessitate addition of anticoagulants such as heparins to prevent gelatinization of hPL medium, and their concentration must be standardized (7).

The possibility of obtaining soluble platelet-derived factors by platelet activation (releasate; the product obtained following platelet-rich plasma activation) had been demonstrated. While hPL preparations liberate the entire contents of the platelets and contain aggregates of platelet membranes, thrombin activation triggers a burst of growth factor release that mimics what happens in-vivo during wound healing and tissue repair (8). Platelet-rich plasma releasate was able to prevent cellular chondrogenic capacity loss (9) and can be used for ex-vivo expansion of corneal endothelium cells (10). A disadvantage of platelet activation is the requirement of using exogenous substance, thus increasing the risk of allergic reactions and infection, especially with the use of bovine substance which is immunogenic (11).

Platelet rich fibrin (PRF) can be prepared solely through the activation of an endogenous coagulation process without the aid of animal-derived coagulants such as bovine thrombin. Freshly prepared PRF clots were compressed into a thin membrane by PRF compression device to get rid of PRF exudate (12). PRF exudate is superior to platelet rich plasma (PRP), from the aspects of expression of alkaline phosphatase and induction of mineralization (13). Currently, little information is available on the effect of human PRF (hPRF) exudate on the efficacy of human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) in normal and osteogenic culture media (CM). This study aimed to evaluate the biological influence of various concentrations of hPRF exudate on the proliferation and osteodifferentiation of hDPSCs. The research null hypothesis was that no effect for hPRF exudate on hDPSCs proliferation and osteodifferentiation.

Materials and Methods

Preparation of hPRF exudate

In accordance with our institutional ethics committee, hPRF exudate was prepared from 8 healthy donors who had visited the outpatient clinic at Faculty of Dentistry, Delta University for Science and Technology, Egypt. They were non smokers and non alcoholic, 4 of them were males and the others were females with age range (20 to 30 years) after obtaining their informed consent. One hundred and forty millimeter of blood was collected. The blood samples were centrifuged in centrifugation machine (Sigma Aldrich) at 2700 rpm for 12 min. A white PRF clot was formed between the acellular plasma and RBCs. The PRF clot was held by sterile forceps and separated from RBCs by scissor. The clot was placed on the grid of endobox and compressed by endobox cover. After 1 min, PRF clot was converted into PRF membrane and the exudate was collected in the tray of the endobox. PRF exudate was centrifuged at 1800 rpm for 5 min to obtain exudate only without RBCs which were precipitated. The exudate was filtered by 0.22 μm sterile syringe filter unit (Millipore Corporation, Bedford, MA 01730). PRF exudate was stored in eppendorf tubes at −20°C immediately after preparation. The final PRF exudate concentration (1%, 5%, 10% and 20%) was calculated on the basis of the volume of PRF exudate that was added to the total volume of the CM.

Isolation of dental pulp stem cells

Twelve impacted third molars from 12 donors were extracted and used for DPSCs isolation with written permission. The ethics committee of our institution approved the experimental protocol. The inclusion criteria for selection were 1) patients free of any systemic or local diseases affecting dental tissues, 2) mean age of 19~22 years, 3) vertically impacted third molar and 4) sound non-carious teeth. Surgeries were carried out at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Delta University for Science and Technology. Surgeries were carried out under meticulous sterile conditions.

The extracted teeth were irrigated immediately and consecutively for 15s after extraction with saline, 70% ethyl chloride, and phosphate buffer saline (PBS, Gibco). After irrigation, the teeth were preserved in sterile falcon tube containing pasteurized milk. The extracted teeth were transported to Nile Experimental Private Center for Researches under careful aseptic conditions. All the following steps were done in the laminar flow hood under meticulous aseptic conditions. The teeth with the pasteurized milk were put in sterile culture dish. All soft tissue attached to the extracted teeth was removed using sterile curette, then the teeth were irrigated with chlorhexidene (Kenara mouth wash; Macro Group Pharmaceuticals) followed by PBS. The pulp of each tooth was harvested using Hand Held Pulp Isolator device (designed by Ahmed Shetewy, a student at Faculty of Dentistry, Mansoura University under supervision of Prof/Yousry EL-Hawary, Oral Biologist at Oral Biology Department). Briefly, the tooth was sunken in PBS and rested on its most widest and regular surface in the device. The tooth was splinted in two parts using the device handle. The two parts were put in sterile dish and the pulp was dissected from the surrounding hard tissue using the blunted side of small excavator. Each pulp tissue was cut horizontally into ten fragments using two scalpels moved in a cross manner.

The method of DPSCs isolation was carried out using direct outgrowth method from pulp tissue explants. Briefly, pulp pieces were cultured in 25 cm2 flask (Greiner) with 10 ml Dulbecco’s Modified Eagle Media-Ham’s F12 (DMEM/F12; lonza) supplemented with 10% FBS (Gibco) and 1% streptomycin and penicillin (Gibco), then the cultured pieces were incubated at 37°C and 5% CO2 atmosphere. Examination by inverted light microscope (Olympus) was carried out daily and the CM was changed every three days. When the cell colony formation units reached 80% confluence, the cells were transferred to 75 cm2 flask and this was passage one. Feeding was continued with the protocol of cell culturing and cells at passage six were used for this study. During passaging, cells were transported from flask to another one with trypsenization process aiming to de-adhering cells from the flask.

Direct staining method for surface marker characterization and flow cytometry

The cells were incubated with specific individual mono-clonal antibodies, conjugated with fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC), phycoerythrin (PE), or peridinin chlorophyll protein in 250 ml PBS for 30 min in the dark at room temperature. The primary antibodies used were CD34-PE which distinguishes hematopoietic stem cells, progenitor cells and endothelial cells, CD45 considered as anti-leukocyte common antigen, CD90 involved in wound repair, cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions and CD105 that modulates TGF-beta functions via interaction with TGF-beta RI and TGF-beta RII (14). Acquisition and analysis for CD34 and CD45 were done by fluorescein activated cell sorting {(FACS) Canto, BD, USA)} and the data were analyzed with BD CellQuestTM Pro version 6.0 software. Meanwhile the analysis for CD105 and CD90 were performed with a BD Accuri C6 flow cytometer and BD Accuri C6 program software.

Proliferation assay

According to the PRF exudate concentrations, six wells of 96-well plate were used. The assay was done in duplicate and the trial repeated four times under the same conditions. Each well contained 2×103 cells with 200 μl of complete media. They were incubated at 37°C and 5% CO2 atmosphere over night till cells became adhered. After cells adhesion, they were incubated for 24 h with serum free media (SFM) at 37°C and 5% CO2 atmosphere. As proliferation was measured after 1st and 3rd day, 2 of 96 well plates were used. In the first well, the complete media was supplemented with 10% FBS and considered as positive control. While the second one, contained cells with SFM only and considered as negative control. In the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th wells, the complete media were supplemented with 1%, 5%, 10%, and 20% PRF exudate, respectively. 100 μl of CM were removed from each well and 100 μl of 3-(4, 5-dimethyl thiazol-2-yl)-5-(3-carboxymethoxyphenyl)-2-(4-sulfophenyl)-2H tetrazolium inner salt (MTS; promega) were added using pipette tip. The plate was incubated at 37°C and humidified at 5% CO2 atmosphere for 4 h. The absorbance was recorded at 490 nm using 96 well plate readers “Elisa reader”.

Osteogenic differentiation assay

The osteogenic differentiation media was consisted of nutritional media (DMEM-F12), 50 μg/ml of L-ascorbic acid 2-phosphate, 10 mM of β-glycerophosphate sodium salt, 10 μM of dexamethasone and antibiotics (100 mg/ml streptomycin and 100 μ/ml penicillin-G). For osteogenic differentiation four of 6-well plates were used. 1×105 cells/well in the 6 well plates were cultured with complete media till reach nearly 70% confluences and then incubated with SFM at 37°C and 5% CO2 for 24 h. The cells were maintained in osteogenic differentiation media with the different concentrations of PRF exudate. Each well in the 6-well plate contains specific concentration as in the following; 10% FBS, media only, 1%, 5%, 10% and 20% of PRF exudate. Media was changed every 3 days. Formation of the mineralized nodules was detected and quantified after 7 days by Alizarin red-based assay. This assay was carried out according to the protocol of Carl A. Gregory et al. (15). Briefly, the cells in the 6-well plates were washed with PBS and fixed for 15 min in 10% (v/v) formaldehyde at room temperature. The cells were then washed twice with an excess of dH2O before the addition of 250 μl of 40 mM Alizarin Red S (pH 4.1) per well. The plates were incubated at room temperature for 20 min with gentle shaking. After aspiration of the unincorporated dye, the wells were washed four times with 1ml dH2O during a 5 min shaking. The stained monolayers were visualized by phase inverted microscope (Olympus Optical Co., Ltd., Japan). For the quantification of staining, 200 μl 10% (v/v) acetic acid was added to each well, and the plate was incubated at room temperature for 30 min with shaking. The monolayer was then scraped from the plate with a cell scraper and transferred with 10% (v/v) acetic acid to an eppendorf tubes. After the slurry was vortexed for 30s, it was overlaid with 125 μl mineral oil (Sigma-Aldrich), heated to exactly 85°C for 10 min, and transferred to ice for 5 min. The slurry was then centrifuged at 14799 rpm for 15 min, and 125 μ of the supernatant was transferred to a new eppendorf tubes. Then, 50 μl of 10% (v/v) ammonium hydroxide was added to neutralize the acid. Aliquots (150 μl) of the supernatant were read at 405 nm in 96-well plate. All these steps were repeated at least three times.

Statistical analysis

Statistical analyses were performed using SPSS software (version 20). The effects of the different concentrations of hPRF exudate on hDPSCs viability (proliferation) were analyzed using two way–ANOVA statistical test while the data of osteodifferentiation were analyzed using one way-ANOVA. Factors for the two way-ANOVA were 1) different concentrations 2) different time periods while the factor for one way-ANOVA was the different concentrations.

Cell viability ratio was calculated as follow:

  • 1) First, normalization of each well containing different concentration was done by subtracting the absorbance of the blank wells (medium without cells) from the absorbance of all wells (SFM, 10% FBS, 1%PRF, 5% PRF, 10% PRF and 20% PRF exudate).

  • 2) Second, the mean absorbance of 10% FBS served as reference value for cell viability. The cell viability was calculated using the following equation:

    Absorbance of each concentrationAbsorbance of 10%FBS×100

Data are expressed as mean±SD. For all tests, statistical significances were accepted for p values of <0.05.


Characters of hPRF exudate

The PRF exudate obtained was yellowish clear fluid. Each 50 ml blood sample produced 4.5 ml PRF exudate.

Morphology of the cultured hDPSCs

At the 3rd day, few numbers of rounded cells were adhered to the flask while at the 6th day, cell adherence to the flask was increased and some rounded cells were converted to star shaped cells with the majority of them were rounded in shape. At 11th day, 3 colonies of cells were notified. At the 19th day, cell confluence was notified. At this stage all adhered cells were spindle shaped cells.

Flow cytometry characterization

Firstly, in order to characterize the whole population of DPSCs, the expression of stem cell surface markers was analyzed by flow cytometry. The results of flow cytometric analysis revealed that hDPSCs were negative to CD34 (6.8%) and CD45 (6.8%) while their clusters were positive to CD90 (74.0%) and CD105 (61.4%) (Fig. 1).

Proliferation results

The objective of this experiment was to examine the effect of various concentrations of hPRF exudate on proliferation of hDPSCs in-vitro. The effect was evaluated by assessing cell viability using the MTS assay. Compared to 10% FBS, the results of the present study showed that 10% hPRF exudate increased proliferation of hDPSCs at the 1st day and had an inhibitory growth pattern for hDPSCs at the 3rd day. Despite the inhibitory pattern at the 3rd day, 10% hPRF exudate still had the highest proliferative capability compared to the other various hPRF concentrations. Two way-ANOVA statistical test for the continuous data revealed a significant difference between different groups (F ratio=28.952, p=0.001), non-significant difference between different time periods (F ratio=3.120, p=0.081) and a significant interaction between the time periods and the groups (F ratio=6.223, p=0.001) (Table 1). The highest mean values for the cell viability was for 10% PRF exudate at 1 day (109.48±3.19) while the lowest one was for 1% PRF (41.36±1.41). The cell viabilities mean values at 1 day for 10% FBS, SFM, 5% PRF and 20% PRF were 100.00±0.00, 62.73±1.27, 66.56±2.80 and 65.86±7.77, respectively. Furthermore, the cell viabilities mean values at 3 day for 10% FBS, SFM, 1%PRF, 5% PRF, 10% PRF and 20% PRF were 100.00±0.00, 58.60±1.26, 58.49±4.81, 62.65±0.88, 71.76±3.92 and 63.51±3.61, respectively (Table 1, Figs. 2 and 3). There were significant differences between 10% FBS & SFM, 10% FBS & 1% PRF, 10% FBS & 5% PRF, 10% FBS & 20% PRF, SFM & 1% PRF, SFM & 10% PRF, 1% PRF & 5% PRF, 1% PRF & 10% PRF, 1% PRF & 20% PRF, 5% PRF & 10% PRF, 10% PRF & 20% PRF (Table 1, Figs. 2 and 3).

Osteodifferentiation results

To investigate the mineralization potential of hDPSCs undergoing osteogenic differentiation, we assessed Alizarin Red S staining using the MTS assay. The mineralized nodules were clearly formed and stained with Alizarin Red within all wells. There were obvious differences in the amounts of mineralization among the different groups. In particular, the mineralized nodules progressively increased with 1% PRF exudate at the 7th day of culture with the osteogenic medium (Fig. 4). One way-ANOVA statistical test for the continuous data revealed a total significant difference among different groups (F ratio=42.26, p=0.001) (Table 2). The highest mean values for the optical density (absorbance) was for 1% PRF exudate (0.1913±0.006) while the lowest one was for 10% FBS (0.1095±0.004). The mean values for SFM, 5% PRF, 10% PRF and 20% FBS were 0.1273±0.006, 0.1273±0.006, 0.1290±0.017 and 0.1280±0.002, respectively (Table 2, Fig. 5). There were significant differences between 10% FBS & SFM, 10% FBS & 1% PRF, 10% FBS & 5% PRF, 10% FBS & 10% PRF, 10% FBS & 20% PRF, SFM & 1% PRF, 1 % PRF & 5% PRF, 1% PRF & 10% PRF, 1% PRF & 20% PRF (Table 2, Fig. 5).


Despite the eagerness around the clinical application of DPSCs, there are still certain challenges that have to be under control before regenerative approaches can be used as a routine therapy. One of the major concerns is to control the behavior of these cells in-vitro. It is well known that FBS is a universal growth supplement of cell and tissue culture media but serious ethical concerns were raised with regard to the welfare of the donor fetuses and besides FBS may contain adverse factors, like endotoxin, mycoplasma, viral contaminants or prion proteins. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate an alternative to FBS to promote proliferation and osteodifferentiation of hDPSCs in-vitro.

From the methodological view point and in the present study, hPRF exudate was prepared by direct, easy, cheap and fast method through collecting the blood samples quickly and without exposure to air avoiding blood coagulation before centrifugation. All collected exudate was stored in −20°C immediately to avoid denaturation of its proteins. Contrary, hPRF exudate was prepared in a previous study by indirect method through adding 5 ml of alpha modified Eagle medium (α-MEM) to PRF and they were incubated at 37°C and 5% CO2. All collected exudate was stored at −80°C before use. The α-MEM enriched with exudate is considered as the 100% exudate (13).

Furthermore, in the previous studies (15, 16), the outer surfaces of the extracted teeth were cleaned using sterile instruments and brought in αMEM supplemented with 300 IU/mL penicillin, 300 μg/mL streptomycin and 0, 75 μg/mL amphotericin B. Meanwhile, in our study the extracted teeth were irrigated with normal saline to remove blood from its external surfaces. In addition, irrigation with 70% ethyl chloride was carried out providing some sort of protection against microbial infection and this step was followed by irrigation with PBS to remove any remnants of ethyl chloride which might affect pulp vitality. The extracted teeth were brought to the laboratory in commercial pasteurized whole milk. The commercial pasteurized whole milk is considered by the International Association of Dental Traumatology and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry as the best interim transporting medium for teeth. It is isotonic liquid with a physiologically compatible pH and osmolality (17).

To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study used the Hand Handle Held Pulp Isolator device for pulp tissue harvesting. The idea of using that device was for achieving tooth splitting without heat generation that might affect pulp vitality and liability for microbial infection. Furthermore, the DPSCs were isolated by the outgrowth expansion technique. Each pulp was cut into 10 fragments horizontally by 2 scalpels in cross manner to minimize tension and tearing of the pulp tissue. This was done in consistent with the method described by Batouli et al. (18). This was simple, easy, low cost and fast method. In the previous studies (19, 20), the enzymatic digestion method was the most commonly used procedure for DPSCs isolation. However it is expensive, time consuming and allows different cell types to develop. Nakashima (19) reported three different morphologies of DPSCs while Huang et al. (20) showed compact and loose colony types after enzymatic digestion.

Regarding the culture media, the DMEM-F12 was used in the present study as it is an extremely rich and complex medium that supports growth of wide range of cell types in both serum and serum-free formulation (18). Contrary, the nutritional media used in previous studies was α-MEM (21, 22). This type of media should be supplemented with serum to be suitable for a wide range of mammalian cells. DMEM-F12 has twice the concentration of amino acids and four times the amount of vitamins compared to α-MEM.

In this study the cells proliferation rate was measured by MTS assay. MTT protocol includes a liquid handling step to solubilize formazan precipitates during the assay, thus making the protocols less convenient (23, 24). The results of this study showed that proliferation rate was superior using 10% PRF exudate at the 1st day, compared with 10% FBS. This proliferative capacity was inhibited at the 3rd day but still more higher compared to the other concentrations. Therefore using 10% hPRF exudate is preferable and recommended than 10% FBS, especially in clinical trials for regenerative therapy. In the previous studies, the optimum concentration of PRP varied from 50% to 10% (25, 26) to less than 1% (27). Soffer et al. (27) considered 0.5~1% PRP as the optimum concentration for cellular proliferation and mineralization rates. However, Ferreira et al. (25) found that 50% PRP was the optimum concentration for osteoblast proliferation. On the other hand, 10% PRP was sufficient to induce a marked cell proliferation of MSC, derived from adipose tissue (28). In addition, 5% PL considered as the optimum concentration for MSC and DPSCs proliferation and osteogenesis (29).

Considering the osteogenic capability, 1% PRF exudate induced the osteogenic differentiation of DPSCs more than the other concentrations, at the 7th days. Therefore using this concentration is recommended especially in bone wound healing and tissue engineering. The previous studies showed that the optimum concentration for the formation of calcium deposits was 2% PRP for DPSCs and human periodontal ligament stem cells, while 1% PRP resulted in the highest calcium deposits in human exfoliated deciduous teeth (30). Contrary, Karbanová et al. (31) concluded that certain environmental cues like TGF-beta3 and BMP-2 can enhance differentiation process of DPSCs into osteogenic lineage, which suggest their possible utilization in tissue engineering. In addition, Mori et al. (32) indicate that DPSCs show a correct osteoblastic phenotype and during the osteoblastic differentiation process, IGFBP-5, JunB, and NURR1 gene expression is significantly increased.


On the base of our study results; 10% PRF exudate was the optimum concentration for hDPSCs proliferation, while 1% PRF exudate was the optimum concentration for osteodifferentiation of DPSCs and mineralized nodules formation.

Fig. 1. Flow cytometry chart showing double stain for CD34 (FL1-H) & CD45 (FL2-H) (A) and single parameter histogram for CD90 and CD105 (B and C). Flow cytometric analysis showing the negative reaction of CD34 (6.8%) and CD45 (6.8%) to hDPSCs while their clusters were positive to CD90 (74.0%) and CD105 (61.4%).
Fig. 2. Inverted light microscopic representative images at 10× magnification showing hDPSCs colony formation capacity and proliferation rates after 3 days with 10% FBS (100.00±0.00; A), SFM (62.73±1.27, B), with 1% PRF exudate (41.36±1.41; C), with 5% PRF exudate (66.56±2.80; D), with 10% PRF exudate (109.48±3.19; E) and 20% PRF exudate (65.86±7.77; F), Scale bar=30 μm.
Fig. 3. Bar chart and error bars for cell viability (%) as measured by absorbance of hDPSCs at 490 nm after culturing in 96-well plate with FBS, SFM and the PRF different concentrations at the two time periods, data are the mean±SD.
Fig. 4. Mineralized deposit identified by Alizarin Red S staining in cells grown in osteogenic medium at the 7th day. Alizarin Red S staining of hDPSCs as viewed under the inverted light microscope at 10× magnification with 10% FBS (0.004±0.1095; A), osteodifferentiation media only (0.006±0.1273; B), 1% PRF exudate (0.006±0.1913; C), 5% PRF exudate (0.1273±0.006; D), 10% PRF exudate (0.1290±0.017; E) and 20% PRF exudate (0.1280±0.002; F), Scale bar=30 μm.
Fig. 5. Bar chart for the quantification of calcium mineral deposits of hDPSCs via dissolving the dye and subsequent absorption measurement at 405 nm, measuring the efficiency of FBS, SFM and the PRF different concentrations for mineralized nodule formation, data are the mean±SD.
Table. 1.

Two way-ANOVA and LSD post-hoc statistical test for the effects of FBS, SFM and PRF different concentrations on hDPSCs viability at the different time periods

Two way-ANOVA (F ratio and p value)LSD post hoc test

ConcentrationsTimeInteractionPeriods10% FBSSFM1% PRF5% PRF10% PRF20% PRF
(28.952, 0.001*)(3.120, 0.081*)(6.223, 0.001*)1 day100.00 ±0.0062.73±1.2741.36±1.4166.56±2.80109.48 ±3.1965.86±7.77
3 day100.00 ±0.0058.60±1.2658.49±4.8162.65±0.8871.76 ±3.9263.51±3.61
*: Two way-ANOVA. †: Non-significant compared to 10% FBS.

Differences (p<0.05) between two periods were not observed for any of the variable.

Table. 2.

One way-ANOVA and LSD post-hoc statistical test for the effects of FBS, SFM and PRF different concentrations on hDPSCs osteodifferentiation

One way-ANOVA (F ratio and p value)LSD post hoc test

One way-ANOVAConcentration(mean±SD)
(42.262, 0.001*)10% FBS0.1095±0.004
1% PRF0.1913±0.006
5% PRF0.1273±0.006
10% PRF0.1290±0.017
20% PRF0.1280±0.002
*: One way-ANOVA. †: Significant increase compared to 10% FBS.

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