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Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816602/synthesis-and-in-vitro-antimicrobial-and-antioxidant-activities-of-quaternary-ammonium-chitosan-modified-with-nisin
#1
Lian Min, Meng Liu, Chen Zhu, Liangling Liu, Zhiqie Rao, Lihong Fan
Nisin had been grafted onto quaternary ammonium chitosan (QCS) through an enzyme-catalyzed reactionto enhanceitslimitedantimicrobial activity. QCS was synthesizedby incorporating N-(3-chloro-2-hydroxypropyl) trimethyl ammonium chloride(CHPTAC)ontochitosan's primary aminegroup.The modificationhad been confirmed by FT-IR and (1)H NMR spectroscopy. Degree of substitution (DS) of QCS-nisin could be controlled by adjusting the reaction conditions. The synthesized compounds were screened in vitroto evaluate their antimicrobial and antioxidant activities...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816087/small-diameter-vascular-graft-with-fibroblast-cells-and-electrospun-poly-l-lactide-co-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-scaffolds-cell-matrix-engineering
#2
Bong Seok Jang, Ja Young Cheon, Soo Hyun Kim, Won Ho Park
Electrospun scaffolds have been widely used in tissue engineering due to their similar structure to native extracellular matrices (ECM). However, one of the obstacles limiting the application of electrospun scaffolds for tissue engineering is the nano-sized pores, which inhibit cell infiltration into the scaffolds. To overcome this limitation, we approached to make layers which are consisted of cells onto the electrospun sheet and then tubular structure was constructed by rolling. We called this as "Cell Matrix Engineering" because the electrospun sheets were combined with the cells to form one matrix...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805531/fabrication-and-characterization-of-the-porous-duck-s-feet-collagen-sponge-for-wound-healing-applications
#3
Md Tipu Sultan, Ju Yeon Jeong, Ye Bin Seo, Ok Joo Lee, Hyung Woo Ju, Hyun Jung Park, Young Jin Lee, Ji Seung Lee, Soon Hee Kim, Chan Hum Park
There are several artificial dermis commonly use to cover the wound and promote healing. The major goal of wound management is fast and scarless healing. However, there is no ideal skin substitute, that is effective to accelerate wound healing without scar formation. Artificial dermis substitute also has some drawbacks, such as high cost, insufficient available period and donor pathogen infection. To overcome these problems, we developed duck's feet collagen (DFC) sponge as artificial dermal substitutes for the treatment of full-thickness skin defects...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803516/well-defined-protein-immobilization-on-photo-responsive-phosphorylcholine-polymer-surfaces
#4
Masako Tanaka, Shugo Kawai, Yasuhiko Iwasaki
In this study, we propose a new polymer substrate that is able to covalently couple intended proteins and reduce nonspecific protein fouling. Poly[2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine (MPC)-ran-N-methacryloyl-(L)-tyrosinemethylester (MAT)] [P(MPC/MAT)] was synthesized by free-radical polymerization. The photooxidation of the MAT unit in the copolymer was observed under ultraviolet (UV) light at 254 nm. P(MPC/MAT) was spin-coated on silicon (Si) and gold substrates. Without UV irradiation of the polymer-coated surface, P(MPC/MAT) physisorbed on the substrates, and the thickness of the polymer layer was less than 10 nm, regardless of the polymer concentration in the coating solution...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799461/preparation-and-characterization-of-protein-resistant-hydrogels-for-soft-contact-lens-applications-via-radical-copolymerization-involving-a-zwitterionic-sulfobetaine-comonomer
#5
Wanlu Zhang, Guangji Li, Yinlei Lin, Liying Wang, Shuqing Wu
We aimed to introduce hydrophilic sulfobetaine-type zwitterionic groups to macromolecular chains of copolymers to construct novel copolymer hydrogels with anti-protein-fouling performance that could be used as soft contact lens (SCL) materials. Using hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA), N-vinyl pyrrolidinone (NVP) and sulfobetaine methacrylate (SBMA) as comonomers, several copolymer hydrogels with different SBMA contents, poly(HEMA-NVP-SBMA), are synthesized via radical copolymerization in an aqueous phase. Surface chemistry, structural morphologies, water contact angle (WCA), equilibrium water content (EWC), visible light transmittance and tensile mechanical properties are investigated...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28784029/preparation-of-new-low-viscosity-urethane-dimethacrylates-for-dental-composites
#6
Yuling Xu, Haibo Wang, Dong Xie
Urethane-based polymers are very biocompatible in many biomedical applications. This study reports the synthesis of new low viscosity urethane dimethacrylates and evaluation of the formed composites. New urethane dimethacrylates were synthesized and formulated to form the composites. Compressive strength was used as a primary tool to evaluate the mechanical property. Water sorption, solubility, degree of conversion, flexural strengths and shrinkage were also investigated. It was found that liquid urethane dimethacrylates could be synthesized by derivatizing isocyanates with asymmetrical methacrylates...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28784017/recognition-of-lysozyme-using-surface-imprinted-bacterial-cellulose-nanofibers
#7
Yeşeren Saylan, Emel Tamahkar, Adil Denizli
Here, we developed the lysozyme imprinted bacterial cellulose (Lyz-MIP/BC) nanofibersvia the surface imprinting strategy that was designed to recognize lysozyme. This studyincludes the molecular imprinting method onto the surface of bacterial cellulosenanofibers in the presence of lysozyme by metal ion coordination, as well as further characterizations methods FTIR, SEM and contact angle measurements. The maximum lysozymeadsorption capacity of Lyz-MIP/BC nanofibers was found to be 71 mg/g. TheLyz-MIP/BC nanofibers showed high selectivity for lysozymetowards bovine serum albumin and cytochrome c...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783443/a-new-style-for-synthesis-of-thermo-responsive-fe3o4-poly-methylmethacrylate-b-n-isopropylacrylamide-b-acrylic-acid-magnetic-composite-nanosphere-and-theranostic-applications
#8
Aliyeh Ghamkhari, Bakhshali Massoumi, Roya Salehi
In this work,a novelthermo-responsive Fe3O4/poly(methylmethacrylate-b-N-isopropylacrylamide-b-acrylic acid) magnetic composite nanospherewas synthesized for anticancer drug delivery applications. For this propose, the poly(methylmethacrylate-b-N-isopropylacrylamide-b-acrylicacid) [poly(MMA-b-NIPAAm-b-AAc)] was synthesizedviareversible addition-fragmentation transfer (RAFT)method.The physic-chemical characterization of the Fe3O4/poly(MMA-b-NIPAAm-b-AAc) magnetic composite nanosphere was investigated by FTIR, HNMRspectroscopies and GPC,FESEM, XRD, VSM andDLS...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777694/a-dual-application-poly-dl-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-plga-chitosan-composite-scaffold-for-potential-use-in-bone-tissue-engineering
#9
Yamina Boukari, Omar Qutachi, David J Scurr, Andrew P Morris, Stephen W Doughty, Nashiru Billa
The development of patient-friendly alternatives to bone-graft procedures is the driving force for new frontiers in bone tissue engineering. Poly (DL-lactic-co-glycolic acid), (PLGA) and chitosan are well-studied and easy-to-process polymers from which scaffolds can be fabricated. In this study, a novel dual-application scaffold system was formulated from porous PLGA and protein-loaded PLGA/chitosan microspheres. Physicochemical and in vitro protein release attributes were established. The therapeutic relevance, cytocompatibility with primary human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) and osteogenic properties were tested...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771114/beneficial-effect-of-aligned-nanofiber-scaffolds-with-electrical-conductivity-for-the-directional-guide-of-cells
#10
Bon Kang Gu, Sang Jun Park, Chun-Ho Kim
Conducting polymer-based scaffolds receive biological and electrical signals from the extracellular matrix (ECM) or peripheral cells, thereby promoting cell growth and differentiation. Chitin, a natural polymer, is widely used as a scaffold because it is biocompatible, biodegradable, and nontoxic. In this study, we used an electrospinning technique to fabricate conductive scaffolds from aligned chitin/polyaniline (Chi/PANi) nanofibers for the directional guidance of cells. Pure chitin and random and aligned Chi/PANi nanofiber scaffolds were characterized using field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM) and by assessing wettability, mechanical properties, and electrical conductivity...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760079/preparation-of-cell-aggregates-incorporating-gelatin-hydrogel-microspheres-containing-bone-morphogenic-protein-2-with-different-degradabilities
#11
Shuhei Tajima, Yasuhiko Tabata
The objective of this study is to evaluate the survival and functions of cells in cell aggregates incorporating gelatin hydrogel microspheres (GM) containing bone morphogenic protein-2 (BMP2). Gelatin was dehydrothermally crosslinked in a water-in-oil emulsion state at 140 °C for various time periods to prepare GM with different degradabilities. BMP2 was dropped onto the GM freeze dried, followed by leaving at 25 °C to obtain GM containing BMP2 (GM-BMP2). MC3T3-E1 cells were cultured with GM-BMP2 and GM in round U-bottom wells of 96-multiwell microplates which had been coated with poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVA), to allow to form cell aggregates containing GM-BMP2 and GM, respectively...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737465/the-effect-of-ozone-gas-sterilization-on-the-properties-and-cell-compatibility-of-electrospun-polycaprolactone-scaffolds
#12
Carolina Fracalossi Rediguieri, Paul A De Bank, Maria Helena Ambrosio Zanin, Patrícia Leo, Natalia Neto Pereira Cerize, Adriano Marim de Oliveira, Terezinha de Jesus Andreoli Pinto
The growing area of tissue engineering has the potential to alleviate the shortage of tissues and organs for transplantation, and electrospun biomaterial scaffolds are extremely promising devices for translating engineered tissues into a clinical setting. However, to be utilized in this capacity, these medical devices need to be sterile. Traditional methods of sterilization are not always suitable for biomaterials, especially as many commonly used biomedical polymers are sensitive to chemical-, thermal- or radiation-induced damage...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696185/in-vitro-evaluation-of-antisense-oligonucleotide-functionalized-core-shell-nanoparticles-loaded-with-%C3%AE-tocopherol-succinate
#13
Ebru Kilicay, Zeynep Karahaliloglu, Pınar Alpaslan, Baki Hazer, Emir Baki Denkbas
Antisense oligonucleotide (ASO)-conjugated-α-tocopherol succinate (TCS)-loaded-poly(lactic acid)-g-poly(ethylene glycol) nanoparticles (ASO-TCS-PLA-PEG NPs), with the ratio of polymer/TCS of 10:2.5, 10:5, 10:7 (w/w) were prepared for targeting cancer therapy. The amphiphilic PLA, amino terminated PEG graft copolymers were synthesized by ring opening polymerization reaction. Nanoparticles were produced by using double emulsion (w/o/w) solvent evaporation method. ASO-TCS-PLA-PEG NPs demonstrated satisfactory encapsulation and loading efficiency and size distribution...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726563/mechanically-strong-and-ph-responsive-carboxymethyl-chitosan-graphene-oxide-polyacrylamide-nanocomposite-hydrogels-with-fast-recoverability
#14
Yang Chen, Hongqiu Wang, Junrong Yu, Yan Wang, Jing Zhu, Zuming Hu
The biocompatible, quickly recoverable, mechanically strong and tough polymer hydrogels has great potential for biomedical applications. A novel carboxymethyl chitosan (CMCTs)/graphene oxide (GO)/polyacrylamide (PAM) nanocomposite (NC) hydrogel with excellent mechanical performance was synthesized through a facile, one-pot free radical polymerization, using GO nanosheets as the crosslink centers instead of toxic organic molecules. The content of GO nanosheets and CMCTs has great influence on the mechanical properties of CMCTs/GO/PAM NC hydrogels...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697688/plumbago-auriculata-leaf-extract-mediated-agnps-and-its-activities-as-antioxidant-anti-tb-and-dye-degrading-agents
#15
Neeraj Jaryal, Harpreet Kaur
In the present work, silver nanoparticles have been biosynthesized by utilizing the alcoholic extract of Plumbago auriculata. The optimization of reaction conditions was carried out by monitoring the reactions with the help of UV-Visible absorption spectroscopy. The characterization of AgNP was carried out by infrared spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy and X-Ray diffraction (XRD) studies. The biogenic AgNPs were tested against Mycobacterium tuberculosis using Microplate Almar Blue assay (MABA) and their antioxidant activity was also evaluated...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691869/composite-electrospun-nanofibers-of-reduced-graphene-oxide-grafted-with-poly-3-dodecylthiophene-and-poly-3-thiophene-ethanol-and-blended-with-polycaprolactone
#16
Raana Sarvari, Somaye Sattari, Bakhshali Massoumi, Samira Agbolaghi, Younes Beygi-Khosrowshahi, Amir Kahaie-Khosrowshahi
In this paper, an effective method was employed for preparation of nanofibers using conducting polymer-functionalized reduced graphene oxide (rGO). First, graphene oxide (GO) was obtained from graphite by Hommer method. GO was reduced to rGO by NaBH4 and covalently functionalized with a 3-thiophene acetic acid (TAA) by an esterification reaction to reach 3-thiophene acetic acid-functionalized reduced graphene oxide macromonomer (rGO-f-TAAM). Afterward, rGO-f-TAAM was copolymerized with 3-dodecylthiophene (3DDT) and 3-thiophene ethanol (3TEt) to yield rGO-f-TAA-co-PDDT (rGO-g-PDDT) and rGO-f-TAA-co-P3TEt (rGO-g-PTEt), which were confirmed by Fourier transform infrared spectra...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722543/comparison-of-ovalbumin-and-ovalbumin-epitope-peptide-for-transdermal-delivery-and-vaccination-mediated-by-the-photothermal-effect-of-gold-nanorods
#17
Aung Thu Haine, Yuji Miyamoto, Taishi Higashi, Keiichi Motoyama, Hidetoshi Arima, Takuro Niidome
Transdermal protein delivery is a powerful and attractive method for protein therapy and dermal vaccination compared with other administrations. However, this delivery method is restricted by the low permeability of the stratum corneum, a hydrophobic barrier that restricts the entry of hydrophilic molecules such as proteins. In this study, we developed an improved gel patch system carrying ovalbumin and ovalbumin epitope peptide, and then compared their permeability into the skin. First, the gel patch was placed on mouse skin to allow contact with the polymer coated gold nanorods and then irradiated by a continuous-wave laser...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722515/construction-of-a-plga-based-targeted-sirna-delivery-system-for-treatment-of-osteoporosis
#18
Deniz Sezlev Bilecen, Jose Carlos Rodriguez-Cabello, Hasan Uludag, Vasif Hasirci
Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disorder which occurs when the bone turnover balance is disrupted. With the identification of the genes involved in the pathogenesis of the disease, studies on development of new osteoporosis treatments has intensified. RNA interference (RNAi) mechanism uses short interfering RNA (siRNA) to knockdown disease related gene expression as a treatment approach. Targeting while protecting siRNA against hydrolysis by nucleases in vivo is, however, challenging. The maintenance of therapeutic plasma level is also hampered by the clearance of siRNA from the body...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707508/design-and-fabrication-of-porous-biodegradable-scaffolds-a-strategy-for-tissue-engineering
#19
Vahideh Raeisdasteh Hokmabad, Soodabeh Davaran, Ali Ramazani, Roya Salehi
Current strategies of tissue engineering are focused on the reconstruction and regeneration of damaged or deformed tissues by grafting of cells with scaffolds and biomolecules. Recently, much interest is given to scaffolds which are based on mimic the extracellular matrix that have induced the formation of new tissues. To return functionality of the organ, the presence of a scaffold is essential as a matrix for cell colonization, migration, growth, differentiation and extracellular matrix deposition, until the tissues are totally restored or regenerated...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705112/pcl-tcp-wet-spun-scaffolds-carrying-antibiotic-loaded-microspheres-for-bone-tissue-engineering
#20
Elbay Malikmammadov, Tugba Endogan Tanir, Aysel Kiziltay, Vasif Hasirci, Nesrin Hasirci
Scaffolds produced for tissue engineering applications are proven to be promising alternatives to be used in healing and regeneration of injured tissues and organs. In this study, porous and fibrous poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) scaffolds were prepared by wet spinning technique and modified by addition of tricalcium phosphate (TCP) and by immobilizing gelatin onto fibers. Meanwhile, gelatin microspheres carrying Ceftriaxone sodium (CS), a model antibiotic, were added onto the scaffolds and antimicrobial activity of CS was investigated against Escherichia coli (E...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
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