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Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition

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Akihiko Kikuchi, Nobuhiko Yui, Stuart L Cooper, Kazunori Kataoka
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June 22, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598722/improvement-of-mechanical-strength-and-osteogenic-potential-of-calcium-sulfate-based-hydroxyapatite-3-dimensional-printed-scaffolds-by-%C3%AE%C2%B5-polycarbonate-coating
#2
Beom-Su Kim, Sun-Sik Yang, Ho Park, Se-Hwan Lee, Young-Sam Cho, Jun Lee
Powder-based three-dimensional (3D) printing is an excellent method to fabricate complex-shaped scaffolds for tissue engineering. However, their lower mechanical strength restricts their application in bone tissue engineering. Here, we created a 3D-printed scaffold coated with a ε-polycaprolactone (PCL) polymer solution (5 and 10 w/v %) to improve the mechanical strength of the scaffold. The 3D scaffold was fabricated from calcium sulfate hemihydrate powder (CaSO4-1/2 H2O), transformed into hydroxyapatite (HAp) by treatment with a hydrothermal reaction in an NH4H2PO4 solution...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604249/sustained-release-of-melatonin-from-tio2-nanotubes-for-modulating-osteogenic-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-vitro
#3
Min Lai, Ziyang Jin, Qiang Tang, Min Lu
To control the sustained release of melatonin and modulate the osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), melatonin was firstly loaded onto TiO2 nanotubes by direct dropping method, and then a multilayered film was coated by a spin-assisted layer-by-layer technique, which was composed of chitosan (Chi) and gelatin (Gel). Successful fabrication was characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscope, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and contact angle measurement, respectively...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589787/conditioned-medium-from-the-three-dimensional-culture-of-human-umbilical-cord-perivascular-cells-accelerate-the-migration-and-proliferation-of-human-keratinocyte-and-fibroblast
#4
Min Ho Kim, Wen Hao Wu, Jee Hyun Choi, Ji Hyun Kim, Seok-Ho Hong, Jin Hyun Jun, Yong Ko, Jong Hun Lee
Previous studies have reported that the conditioned medium (CM) of bone marrow-mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) stimulate the migration and proliferation of cell types involved in the wound healing process. However, these studies only show MSC-CM effects that were obtained using a two-dimensional (2D) culture. Recently, a three-dimensional (3D) culture has been considered to be a more physiologically appropriate system than the 2D culture. In addition, it has been shown that the procurement of BM-MSC is invasive, and other sources of MSC are thus being explored...
June 18, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627324/preparation-characterization-and-in-vitro-cytotoxicity-of-chitosan-hydrogels-containing-silver-nanoparticles
#5
Bożena Tyliszczak, Anna Drabczyk, Sonia Kudłacik-Kramarczyk, Agnieszka Sobczak-Kupiec
Hydrogels, chitosan as well as silver nanoparticles become in recent years materials characterized by a great interest. In present paper hydrogel based on chitosan and containing mention type of nano-sized particles have been synthesized by means of photopolymerization. Sorption capacity in selected liquids as well as behavior in simulated body fluid (such as Ringer's liquid) have been determined. Particularly attention was paid to the studies on toxicity of the hydrogels in relation to the epidermal cells as well as on their impact on growth of selected strain of bacteria (Escherichia coli)...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627288/biocompatibility-of-filomicelles-prepared-from-poly-ethylene-glycol-polylactide-diblock-copolymers-as-potential-drug-carrier
#6
Xin Shen, Xue Liu, Rongye Li, Peng Yun, Chenglong Li, Feng Su, Suming Li
A series of poly(ethylene glycol)-polylactide (PEG-PLA) diblock copolymers were synthesized by ring-opening polymerization of L-lactide using monomethoxy PEG as macroinitiator and zinc lactate as catalyst. Filomicelles were prepared from the resulting copolymers by co-solvent evaporation method. The biocompatibility of the various filomicelles was evaluated with the aim of assessing their potential as drug carriers. Various aspects of biocompatibility were considered, including agar diffusion test, MTT assay, release of cytokines, hemolytic test, dynamic clotting time, protein adsorption in vitro, and zebrafish embryonic compatibility in vivo...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569644/microwave-assisted-facile-fabrication-of-porous-poly-glycerol-sebacate-scaffolds
#7
Soo Hyon Lee, Kee-Won Lee, Piyusha S Gade, Anne M Robertson, Yadong Wang
The biodegradable elastomeric polyester poly(glycerol sebacate) (PGS) was developed for soft-tissue engineering. It has been used in various research applications such as wound healing, cartilage tissue engineering, and vascular grafting due to its biocompatibility and elastomeric properties. However conventional PGS manufacture is generally limited by the laborious reaction conditions needed for curing which requires elevated reaction temperatures, high vacuum and multi-day reaction times. In this study, we developed a microwave irradiation methodology to fabricate PGS scaffolds under milder conditions with curing times that are 8 times faster than conventional methods...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589747/a-novel-bio-electro-active-alginate-aniline-tetramer-agarose-scaffold-for-tissue-engineering-synthesis-characterization-drug-release-and-cell-culture-study
#8
Zhale Atoufi, Payam Zarrintaj, Ghodratollah Hashemi Motlagh, Anahita Amiri, Zohreh Bagher, Seyed Kamran Kamrava
In this study, synthesis of a novel biocompatible stimuli-responsive conducting hydrogel based on agarose/alginate-aniline tetramer with the capability of a tailored electrically controlled drug-release for neuroregeneration is investigated. First, aniline tetramer is synthesized and grafted onto sodium alginate. Then, this material is added to agarose as an electrical conductivity modifier to obtain Agarose/alginate-aniline tetramer hydrogel. The synthesized materials are characterized by H NMR and FTIR. The hydrogels are prepared with varying content of aniline tetramer and their swelling-deswelling and shape memory behavior is evaluated...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602136/in-situ-forming-hydrogels-with-long-lasting-mir-21-enhances-the-therapeutic-potential-of-msc-by-sustaining-stimulation-of-target-gene
#9
Xianwei Zhang, Yufa Sun, Jianfeng Liu, Zhiyong Yi, Feng Gao, Qiaowei Liu, Yundai Chen
Regulating stem cells by microRNA (miRNA) is promising in regenerative medicine. However, non-viral transfection is usually transient while stably lentiviral transfection is accompanied with oncogenic risk. In the study, we explored the feasibility to retain the microRNAs within biopolymer hydrogels for their long-lasting working and sustaining stimulation of target gene. miRNA-21 (MiR-21), a reported microRNA enhancing the therapeutic potential of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) was used. We demonstrated that miR-21 could be efficiently retained within collagen hydrogel after forming complex with cationic polymer polyethylenimine (PEI)...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583017/three-dimensional-prostate-tumor-model-based-on-a-hyaluronic-acid-alginate-hydrogel-for-evaluation-of-anti-cancer-drug-efficacy
#10
Yadong Tang, Boxin Huang, Yuqin Dong, Wenlong Wang, Xi Zheng, Wei Zhou, Kun Zhang, Zhiyun Du
In vitro cell-based assays are widely applied to evaluate anti-cancer drug efficacy. However, the conventional approaches are mostly based on two-dimensional (2D) culture systems, making it difficult to recapitulate the in vivo tumor scenario because of spatial limitations. Here, we develop an in vitro three-dimensional (3D) prostate tumor model based on a hyaluronic acid (HA)-alginate hybrid hydrogel to bridge the gap between in vitro and in vivo anticancer drug evaluations. In situ encapsulation of PCa cells was achieved by mixing HA and alginate aqueous solutions in the presence of cells and then crosslinking with calcium ions...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571525/an-influenza-a-virus-agglutination-test-using-antibody-like-polymers
#11
Wannisa Sukjee, Arunee Thitithanyanont, Suwimon Wiboon-Ut, Peter A Lieberzeit, M Paul Gleeson, Krongkaew Navakul, Chak Sangma
Antibodies are commonly used in diagnostic routines to identify pathogens. The testing protocols are relatively simple, requiring a certain amount of a specific antibody to detect its corresponding pathogen. Antibody functionality can be mimicked by synthesizing molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs), i.e. polymers that can selectively recognize a given template structure. Thus, MIPs are sometimes termed 'plastic antibody (PA)'. In this study, we have synthesized new granular MIPs using influenza A virus templates by precipitation polymerization...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539099/selectivity-and-localization-of-lysozyme-uptake-in-contemporary-hydrogel-contact-lens-materials
#12
Miriam Heynen, Negar Babaei Omali, Zohra Fadli, Chantal Coles-Brennan, Lakshman N Subbaraman, Lyndon Jones
The purpose of this study was to investigate the early and selective uptake of lysozyme and the location of deposited lysozyme on contemporary hydrogel contact lens (CL) materials after exposure to an artificial tear solution (ATS) for 16 h. Seven different hydrogel CL materials [polymacon, omafilcon A, nelfilcon A, nesofilcon A, ocufilcon B, etafilcon A (Acuvue Moist), and etafilcon A (Acuvue Define)] were incubated in an ATS for various times. Total protein deposition was determined using a modified Bradford technique...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589745/green-synthesis-of-tea-ag-nanocomposite-hydrogels-via-mint-leaf-extraction-for-effective-antibacterial-activity
#13
Tippabattini Jayaramudu, Kokkarachedu Varaprasad, Gownolla Malegowd Raghavendra, E R Sadiku, Konduru Mohana Raju
In this report, we investigated the swelling behavior and antibacterial property of nanosilver composite hydrogels made from tea with polyacrylamide via a free-radical polymerization and green process technique. This is probably for the first time; tea-based nano silver composite hydrogels were developed. The composite hydrogels comprise of embedded nano silver particles in the tea hydrogel matrix via a green process with mint leaf extract. The size of the nano silver particles in the hydrogel matrix was found to be < 10 nm...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548908/effect-of-end-segment-on-physicochemical-properties-and-platelet-compatibility-of-poly-propylene-glycol-initiated-poly-methyl-methacrylate
#14
Chihiro Fukuda, Chie Yahata, Takuya Kinoshita, Takafumi Watanabe, Hideo Tsukamoto, Akira Mochizuki
It is well known that polyether-based copolymers have good blood compatibility, although many mechanisms have been proposed to explain their favorable performance. Our objective in carrying out the present study was to obtain a better understanding of the effect of the (poly)ether segment on blood compatibility. Therefore, we synthesized poly(propylene glycol) (PPG)-based initiators for atom transfer polymerization, where the number of propylene glycol (PG) units in the PPG (Pn(PG) was varied from 1 to 94. Methyl methacrylate (MMA) was polymerized using the initiators, resulting in the formation of polyMMAs with a PG-based ether part at the polymer terminal...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541818/preparation-and-characterization-of-monodisperse-microcapsules-with-alginate-and-bentonite-via-external-gelation-technique-encapsulating-pseudomonas-putida-rs-198
#15
Xuan Li, Zhansheng Wu, Yanhui He, Bang-Ce Ye, Jun Wang
This paper evaluated the external gelation technique for preparing microcapsules. The microcapsules were consisted of Pseudomonas putida Rs-198 (Rs-198) core and sodium alginate (NaAlg)-bentonite (Bent) shell. Different emulsification rotation speeds and core/shell ratios were used to prepare the microcapsules of each formulation. The near-spherical microcapsules were monodisperse with a mean diameter of 25-100 μm and wrinkled surfaces. Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometry (FTIR) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) revealed the physical mixture of the wall material and the superior thermal stability of the microcapsules...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532250/design-and-evaluation-of-mpeg-pla-micelles-functionalized-with-drug-interactive-domains-as-improved-drug-carriers-for-docetaxel-delivery
#16
Dingqing Qi, Feirong Gong, Xin Teng, Mingming Ma, Huijing Wen, Weihao Yuan, Yi Cheng, Chong Lu
Polymeric micelles are very attractive drug delivery systems for hydrophobic agents, owing to their readily tailorable chemical structure and ease for scale-up preparation. However, the intrinsic poor stability of drug-loaded micelles presents one of the major challenges for most micellar systems in the translation to clinical applications. In this study, a simple, well-defined, and easy-to-scale up 9-Fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl (Fmoc) and tert-butoxycarbonyl (Boc) containing lysine dendronized mPEG-PLA (mPEG-PLA-Lys(FB)2) micellar formulation was designed and prepared for docetaxel (DTX) delivery, in an effort to improve the stability of the micelles, and its physicochemical properties, pharmacokinetics, and anti-tumor efficacy against SKOV-3 ovarian cancer were evaluated...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504016/dna-isolation-by-galactoacrylate-based-nano-poly-hema-co-gal-opa-nanopolymers
#17
Ceren Türkcan Kayhan, Fulden Zeynep Ural, Meryem Koruyucu, Yeşim Gül Salman, Murat Uygun, Deniz Aktaş Uygun, Sinan Akgöl, Adil Denizli
Isolation of DNA is one of the important processes for biotechnological applications such as investigation of DNA structures and functions, recombinant DNA preparations, identification of genetic factors and diagnosis and treatment of genetic disorders. The aim of this study was to synthesis and characterizes the galactoacrylate based nanopolymers with high surface area and to investigate the usability of these synthesized nanopolymers for DNA isolation studies. Nanopolymers were synthesized by the surfactant free emulsion polymerization technique by using the monomers of 2-hydroxyl ethylmethacrylate and 6-O-(2(')-hydroxy-3(')-acryloyloxypropyl)-1,2:3,4-di-O-isopropylidene-α-D-galactopyranose...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532338/design-of-amphiphilic-pcl-peg-pcl-block-copolymers-as-vehicles-of-ginkgolide-b-and-their-brain-targeting-studies
#18
Xi-Qing Yan, Yong-Li Shi, Qing-Feng Jiang, Guan-Fang Ping, Zhi-Jian Deng
The amphiphilic PEG-b-PCL block copolymers were synthesized by ring-opening polymerization. The specific and selective antagonists of platelet activating factor, Ginkgolide B (GB), was successfully encapsulated in the synthesized PEG-PCL nanoparticles (NPs) with high Encapsulation Efficiency and Drug Loading. The synthesis of different PEG-PCL copolymers were confirmed with FTIR and (1)H NMR spectra. The morphology and particles size distribution of cargo-free PEG-PCL NPs were studied by transmission electron microscope (TEM) analysis and Malvern laser particle analyzer...
May 28, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514893/cytocompatible-polyion-complex-gel-of-poly-pro-hyp-gly-for-simultaneous-rat-bone-marrow-stromal-cell-encapsulation
#19
Farah Nurlidar, Mime Kobayashi, Kayo Terada, Tsuyoshi Ando, Masao Tanihara
Polyion complex (PIC) gel of poly(Pro-Hyp-Gly) was successfully fabricated by simply mixing polyanion and polycation derivatives of poly(Pro-Hyp-Gly), a collagen-like polypeptide. The polyanion, succinylated poly(Pro-Hyp-Gly), and the polycation, arginylated poly(Pro-Hyp-Gly), contain carboxy (pKa = 5.2) and guanidinium (pKa = 12.4) groups, respectively. Mixing the polyanion and the polycation at physiological pH (pH = 7.4) resulted in PIC gel. The hydrogel formation was optimum at an equimolar ratio of carboxy to guanidinium groups, suggesting that ionic interaction is the main determinant for the hydrogel formation...
May 28, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532282/synthesis-of-ph-responsive-n-acetyl-cysteine-modified-starch-derivatives-for-oral-delivery
#20
Kwanghyok Jong, Benzhi Ju, Shufen Zhang
In this study, a novel type of pH-responsive polymer PyHES-NAC (2-hydroxy-3-(2-propynyloxy) propyl hydroxyethyl starch (PyHES)) - (N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC)) was synthesized. First, PyHES was prepared via hydrophobic modification of hydroxyl groups in hydroxyethyl starch (HES) with propynylglycidyl ether (PGE), and then pH-responsive carboxylic acid group was connected to propynyl group via thiol-yne click reaction with NAC. Aqueous PyHES-NAC solutions exhibited a good transference between hydrophobic (or self-assembly) and hydrophilic static along with the change of pH value and protective properties of drugs under acidic conditions...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
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