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Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425835/enzymatic-synthesis-and-protein-adsorption-properties-of-crystalline-nanoribbons-composed-of-cellulose-oligomer-derivatives-with-primary-amino-groups
#1
Takatoshi Nohara, Toshiki Sawada, Hiroshi Tanaka, Takeshi Serizawa
The in vitro enzymatic synthesis of cellulose and its derivatives has attracted growing interest for fabricating novel cellulose-based supramolecular assemblies with unique physicochemical and functional properties. However, their potential biomedical applications have not been sufficiently demonstrated despite their useful features of designable structures and tailor-made surface functionalities. Herein, we demonstrated the production of crystalline nanoribbons composed of cellulose oligomer derivatives with primary amino groups via cellodextrin phosphorylase-catalyzed single-step reactions using α-D-glucose l-phosphate monomers and 2-aminoethyl-β-D-glucoside primers...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423990/self-assembled-nanogel-of-cholesterol-bearing-xyloglucan-as-a-drug-delivery-nanocarrier
#2
Shin-Ichi Sawada, Hiroko Yukawa, Shigeo Takeda, Yoshihiro Sasaki, Kazunari Akiyoshi
Xyloglucan (XG) is a multibranched polysaccharide consisting of a main chain β-1,4-glucan with xylose and galactose side chains. In this study, cholesterol-bearing XG (CHXG) was synthesized by the reaction of XG with cholesteryl N- (6-isocyanatohexyl) carbamate. The CHXG molecules self-assembled in water to form nanogels consisting of about 100 molecules of XG, and were characterized using differential light scattering and transmission electron microscopy. The number of cholesteryl groups per physical cross-linking site was estimated using a fluorescence quenching method...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402171/tethered-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-onto-sulfonated-polyrotaxane-based-surfaces-promotes-osteogenic-differentiation-of-mc3t3-e1-cells
#3
Yoshinori Arisaka, Nobuhiko Yui
Sulfonated-polyrotaxane (PRX)-coated surfaces with tethered bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) were designed for inducing osteogenic differentiation of MC3T3-E1 cells (preosteoblasts). Sulfonated-PRX triblock copolymers composed of sulfopropyl ether-modified α-cyclodextrins (α-CDs) threaded onto a poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) chain as a PRX segment and poly(benzyl methacrylate) (PBzMA) at both terminals of the PEG as anchoring segments were synthesized by reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394741/demonstration-of-thermo-sensitive-tetra-gel-with-implication-for-facile-and-versatile-platform-for-a-new-class-of-smart-gels
#4
Akira Matsumoto, Shohei Sato, Tomoko Sakamaki, Mai Sanjo, Miyuki Tabata, Tatsuro Goda, Taka-Aki Asoh, Akihiko Kikuchi, Yuji Miyahara
A tertiary branched poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) with controlled molecular weight, distribution and the end amino-functionalization (tetra-PNIPAAm-NH2) was studied for the ability to form a gel via in situ chain-end reaction with a counterpart tertiary branched poly(ethyleneglycol) bearing N-hydroxysuccinimide end groups (tetra-PEG-NHS), a well-documented class of building block to yield the tetra-gel. Some of these polymers, both comparable and distinct (relative to the counterpart) extended chain length pairs, provided a self-standing and macroscopically homogeneous gel, which was capable of undergoing thermo-sensitive and reversible change in hydration in line with the nature of PNIPAAm...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391767/alginate-based-microcapsules-generated-with-the-coaxial-electrospray-method-for-clinical-application
#5
Catherine Barron, Jia-Qiang He
Alginate-based microencapsulation of cells has made a significant impact on the fields of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering mainly because of its ability to provide immunoisolation for the encapsulated material. This characteristic has allowed for the successful transplantation of non-autologous cells in several clinical trials for life threatening conditions, such as diabetes, myocardial infarction, and neurodegenerative disorders. Methods for alginate hydrogel microencapsulation have been well developed for various types of cells and can generate microcapsules of different diameters, degradation time, and composition...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422569/preparation-of-a-novel-antibacterial-chitosan-poly-ethylene-glycol-cryogel-silver-nanoparticles-composites
#6
Xueqing Zou, Pengpeng Deng, Changjiang Zhou, Yulin Hou, Rongsheng Chen, Liang Feng, Liqiong Liao
Cryogel was synthesized through cryogelation of methacrylated carboxymethyl chitosan (mCMC) and poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate (PEGDA) precursors by photopolymerization. Due to its excellent properties, such as fast swelling behavior, inter-connective porous structure, high water absorbing capacity, especially the presence of abundant carboxylmethyl groups on its backbone, the cryogel not only favored the absorption of silver ions but also was proved to be a good matrix for the incorporation of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) by in situ chemical reduction...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420291/a-study-of-long-term-stability-and-antimicrobial-activity-of-chlorhexidine-polyhexamethylene-biguanide-and-silver-nanoparticle-incorporated-in-sericin-based-wound-dressing
#7
Sumate Ampawong, Pornanong Aramwit
In this study, three kinds of antiseptics which were 0.05% chlorhexidine, 0.2% polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB), or 200 ppm silver nanoparticle was introduced to incorporate in the sericin-based scaffold to produce the antimicrobial dressing for the treatment of infected chronic wound. The effects of antiseptic incorporation on the stability, release of sericin, and short-term and long-term (6 months) antimicrobial activity of the sericin dressing against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria were investigated...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420296/the-effect-of-engineered-nanotopography-of-electrospun-microfibers-on-fiber-rigidity-and-macrophage-cytokine-production
#8
Nicholas J Schaub, Anthony R D'Amato, Andrew Mason, David T Corr, Erin Y Harmon, Michelle R Lennartz, Ryan J Gilbert
Currently, it is unknown how the mechanical properties of electrospun fibers, and the presentation of surface nanotopography influence macrophage gene expression and protein production. By further elucidating how specific fiber properties (mechanical properties or surface properties) alter macrophage behavior, it may be possible to create electrospun fiber scaffolds capable of initiating unique cellular and tissue responses. In this study, we determined the elastic modulus and rigidity of fibers with varying topographies created by finely controlling humidity and including a non-solvent during electrospinning...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402219/modified-n-ha-pa66-scaffolds-with-chitosan-coating-for-bone-tissue-engineering-cell-stimulation-and-drug-release
#9
Qin Zou, Junfeng Li, Lulu Niu, Yi Zuo, Jidong Li, Yubao Li
The dipping-drying procedure and cross-linking method were used to make drug-loaded chitosan(CS) coating on nano-hydroxyapatite/polyamide66 (nHA/PA66) composite porous scaffold, endowing the scaffold controlled drug release functionality. The prefabricated scaffold was immersed into an aqueous drug/CS solution in a vacuum condition and then crosslinked by vanillin. The structure, porosity, composition, compressive strength, swelling ratio, drug release and cytocompatibility of the pristine and coating scaffolds were investigated...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357894/poly-malic-acid-bearing-doxorubicin-and-n-acetyl-galactosamine-as-a-site-specific-prodrugs-for-targeting-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#10
Nivishna Venkatraj, M J Nanjan, Pascal Loyer, M J N Chandrasekar, Sandrine Cammas Marion
In the past, several systems of drug delivery carriers have been designed with a high capacity to target specific cells and/or tissues and a reduced non-specific toxicity. In this context, we synthesized and characterized novel poly(malic acid) derivatives bearing Doxorubicin (Dox), Poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and/or N-Acetyl Galactosamine (NAcGal) for drug delivery. These poly(malic acid) derivatives were obtained by chemical modification of the carboxylic acid lateral groups of poly(malic acid) (PMLA). The resulting nanoplatforms were evaluated for their in vitro cytotoxicity using the human HepaRG hepatoma cell line...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357888/evaluation-of-initial-cell-adhesion-on-poly-2-methoxyethyl-acrylate-pmea-analogous-polymers
#11
Takashi Hoshiba, Ayano Yoshihiro, Masaru Tanaka
Cell adhesion is a major concern in biomaterial development. Generally, cells adhere to polymeric substrates via the interaction between integrins and proteins adsorbed on the substrates. Previously, it was reported that poly (2-methoxyethyl acrylate) (PMEA) and its analogous polymers can alter the integrin dependency for cell adhesion. In particular, integrin-independent adhesion was observed on PMEA. However, initial adhesion mechanisms, including integrin-independent adhesion mechanisms, on PMEA are not well characterized...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278040/surface-force-and-vibrational-spectroscopic-analyses-of-interfacial-water-molecules-in-the-vicinity-of-methoxy-tri-ethylene-glycol-terminated-monolayers-mechanisms-underlying-the-effect-of-lateral-packing-density-on-bioinertness
#12
Taito Sekine, Syifa Asatyas, Chikako Sato, Shigeaki Morita, Masaru Tanaka, Tomohiro Hayashi
Unequivocal dependence of bioinertness of self-assembled monolayers of methoxy-tri(ethylene glycol)-terminated alkanethiol (EG3-OMe SAMs) on their packing density has been a mystery for more than two decades. We tackled this long-standing question by performing surface force and surface-enhanced infrared absorption (SEIRA) spectroscopic measurements. Our surface force measurements revealed a physical barrier of interfacial water in the vicinity of the Au-supported EG3-OMe SAM (low packing density), whereas the Ag-supported one (high packing density) did not possess such interfacial water...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278043/injectable-conductive-collagen-alginate-polypyrrole-hydrogels-as-a-biocompatible-system-for-biomedical-applications
#13
Farinaz Ketabat, Akbar Karkhaneh, Rouhollah Mehdinavaz Aghdam, Seyed Hossein Ahmadi Tafti
Recently, Injectable Conducting Hydrogel (ICH) systems have gained much attention for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. These systems can promote the regeneration of tissues responding to electrical responses. In this study, a novel ICH system was introduced. To achieve this system, firstly, a soluble non-toxic polypyrrole (PPy) synthesized by grafting pyrrole on alginate (Alg) backbone (Alg-graft-PPy), and then, ICH systems were prepared by the given ratios of Alg-graft-PPy, Alg, and collagen (Col)...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325108/relationship-between-water-structure-and-properties-of-poly-methyl-methacrylate-b-2-hydroxyethyl-methacrylate-by-solid-state-nmr
#14
Akira Mochizuki, Yuko Miwa, Riko Miyoshi, Takahiro Namiki
We previously reported that the platelet compatibility of methyl methacrylate (MMA)-2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) diblock copolymers is related to the characteristic water structure in the copolymer, as the copolymer has an excess amount of nonfreezing water when compared with that estimated from the amounts of water in HEMA and MMA homopolymers. Thus, in this study, the relationship between water structure and polymer structure, including the heterogeneity and mobility of the copolymer, was investigated using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322120/capture-and-release-of-cells-using-a-temperature-responsive-surface-that-immobilizes-an-antibody-through-dna-duplex-formation
#15
Tsuyoshi Kimura, Naoko Nakamura, Kanji Umeda, Yoshihide Hashimoto, Akio Kishida
We synthesized a temperature-responsive surface that immobilized an antibody via DNA duplex formation for selective capture and release of target cells. Polyethylene films were modified by grafting poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-acrylic acid) (P(NIPAAm-co-AAc)), which were prepared at various ratios of NIPAAM/AAc. The increased hydrophilicity of P(NIPAAm-co-PAA) film with decreased temperature was confirmed by water contact angle measurement. Single strand DNA (20mer) was chemically immobilized on the surface and then antibody (anti-mouse CD45, mCD45) modified with the complementary single strand DNA was immobilized on the surface through DNA duplex formation...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299982/oligo-ethylene-glycol-modified-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-based-polyrotaxanes-for-simultaneously-modulating-solubility-and-cellular-internalization-efficiency
#16
Atsushi Tamura, Moe Ohashi, Nobuhiko Yui
We developed stimuli-labile polyrotaxanes (PRXs) composed of β-cyclodextrin (β-CD), Pluronic as an axle polymer, and acid-cleavable N-triphenylmethyl groups as bulky stopper molecules, and found that the PRXs are potent therapeutics for Niemann-Pick type C disease, because the PRX can effectively reduce intracellular cholesterol through the intracellular release of threaded β-CDs. In general, the PRXs need to be chemically modified with hydrophilic functional groups because PRXs are not soluble in aqueous media...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285576/decellularized-bone-extracellular-matrix-and-human-dental-pulp-stem-cells-as-a-construct-for-bone-regeneration
#17
Francesco Paduano, Massimo Marrelli, Noura Alom, Mahetab Amer, Lisa J White, Kevin M Shakesheff, Marco Tatullo
Dental pulp tissue represents a source of mesenchymal stem cells that have a strong differentiation potential towards the osteogenic lineage. The objective of the current study was to examine in vitro osteogenic induction of dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) cultured on hydrogel scaffolds derived from decellularized bone extracellular matrix (bECM) compared to collagen type I (Col-I), the major component of bone matrix. DPSCs in combination with bECM hydrogels were cultured under three different conditions: basal medium, osteogenic medium and medium supplemented with growth factors (GFs) and cell growth, mineral deposition, gene and protein expression were investigated...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278042/a-cell-attracting-composite-of-lumbar-fusion-cage
#18
Busra Gunay, Nesrin Hasirci, Vasif Hasirci
Lumbar fusion cages are devices used in spinal fusion procedures for disorders such as spondylosis and degenerative disc diseases that may occur due to age, trauma or genetic reasons. These devices are most frequently made of metals and polymers. The mechanical properties of such devices should be comparable to the bone to avoid stress shielding. Besides, cages should interact with the cells to prevent extrusion and achieve satisfactory fusion. In this study, poly(methylmethacrylate) (PMMA) and hydroxyapatite (HAp) were compounded to create products with HAp contents up to 40% (w/w), processed by hot melt extrusion and injection molded to produce composites with maximum polymer-mineral interaction...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278046/multilayered-polyion-complexes-with-dissolvable-silica-layer-covered-by-controlling-densities-of-crgd-conjugated-peg-chains-for-cancer-targeted-sirna-delivery
#19
Mitsuru Naito, Ryota Azuma, Hiroyasu Takemoto, Mao Hori, Naoto Yoshinaga, Shigehito Osawa, Rimpei Kamegawa, Hyun Jin Kim, Takehiko Ishii, Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Kanjiro Miyata, Kazunori Kataoka
Surface functionalization of nanoparticles is a crucial factor for nanoparticle-mediated drug and nucleic acid delivery. Particularly, the density of targeting ligands on nanoparticle significantly affects the affinity of nanoparticles to specific cellular surface (or receptor) through the multivalent binding effect. Herein, multilayered polyion complexes (mPICs) are prepared to possess varying densities of cyclic RGD peptide (cRGD) ligands for cancer-targeted small interfering RNA (siRNA) delivery. A template PIC is first prepared by mixing siRNAs with homo catiomers of N-substituted polyaspartamide bearing tetraethylenepentamine (PAsp(TEP)) in aqueous solution, followed by silica-coating through silicate condensation reaction...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278044/effect-of-animal-products-and-extracts-on-wound-healing-promotion-in-topical-applications-a-review
#20
Supamas Napavichayanun, Pornanong Aramwit
Wound healing is a natural process of body reaction to repair itself after injury. Nonetheless, many internal and external factors such as aging, comorbidity, stress, smoking, alcohol drinking, infections, malnutrition, or wound environment significantly affect the quality and speed of wound healing. The unsuitable conditions may delay wound healing process and cause chronic wound or scar formation. Therefore, many researches have attempted to search for agents that can accelerate wound healing with safety and biocompatibility to human body...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
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