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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534278/the-effect-of-antioxidant-agents-addition-and-freezing-method-on-quality-parameters-of-frozen-thawed-ram-semen
#1
Leonidas Vichas, Ioannis A Tsakmakidis, Dimitrios Vafiadis, Georgios Tsousis, Eleni Malama, Constantin M Boscos
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of antioxidant agents and freezing methods on the ability of ram sperm to preserve its post-thaw quality characteristics. Six Chios rams were subjected to 52 weekly semen collections. Each ram was used as semen donor for freezing experiments once every 2 weeks. Equal number of good quality spermatozoa from each ejaculate (concentration ≥1 × 10(9) spermatozoa/ml, motility ≥70%, motility score ≥3.5) were pooled. Three equal aliquots of the pooled sample were diluted using three different fractions of a milk-based and glycerol extender (control, quercetin-enriched, α-tocopherol-enriched)...
May 22, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528368/preparation-of-allogeneic-bone-for-alveolar-ridge-augmentation
#2
Kornel Krasny, Artur Kamiński, Marta Krasny, Tomasz Czech, Andrzej Wojtowicz
Implant treatment is safe and predictable with sufficient amount and quality of bone tissue. In case of severely reduced bone tissue after a tooth was lost, augmentation of such tissue is necessary before implant embedment. Retrospective evaluation covered 380 alveolar ridge reconstructions. The study material consisted of human grafts prepared by the Department of Transplantology and Central Tissue Bank, Medical University of Warsaw. Presentation of laboratory procedures in the context of physical parameters of frozen, radiation sterilised, allogeneic corticocancellous material was presented...
May 20, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528367/evaluating-the-role-of-autologous-mesenchymal-stem-cell-seeded-on-decellularized-pericardium-in-the-treatment-of-myocardial-infarction-an-animal-study
#3
Abdol-Mohammad Kajbafzadeh, Seyed Hossein Ahmadi Tafti, Reza Khorramirouz, Shabnam Sabetkish, Seyedeh Maryam Kameli, Saghar Orangian, Shahram Rabbani, Nasim Oveisi, Marziyeh Golmohammadi, Zeynab Kashani
Inappropriate left ventricular remodeling following myocardial infarction (MI) can result in subsequent severe dysfunction. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that decellularized pericardium (DP) or seeded pericardial patch with autologous adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSCs) could be safely used in a MI scar and could improve heart function. Twelve rabbits were randomly divided into three equal groups. Four weeks after MI induction by ligation of the left anterior descending artery in 12 rabbits, animals of G1 (n = 4) received DP patch with labeled ADMSCs...
May 20, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500505/rehydration-improves-the-ductility-of-dry-bone-allografts
#4
Roger Erivan, Guillaume Villatte, Régis Cueff, Stéphane Boisgard, Stéphane Descamps
Processing of bone allografts improves infectious safety and allows storing bone substitutes at room temperature. The aim of this study was to compare mechanical properties of the processed Osteopure™ bone with fresh frozen bone. All the samples were pieces from femoral heads retrieved during hip arthroplasty operations. The processing includes chemical decellularization, drying and irradiation with 25 kGy. Three types of samples were tested: 1. fresh frozen thawed wet, 2. dry non-rehydrated graft 3. dry rehydrated graft...
May 12, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455604/biological-incorporation-of-human-acellular-dermal-matrix-used-in-achilles-tendon-repair
#5
Giampietro Bertasi, Windy Cole, Brian Samsell, Xiaofei Qin, Mark Moore
Human acellular dermal matrices (ADMs) are used successfully in a variety of procedures, including sports medicine related, wound repair, and breast reconstructions, but the mechanism of repair is still not fully understood. An opportunity to explore this mechanism presented itself when a patient experienced a rerupture of the native tendon due to a fall that occurred 2 months after undergoing an Achilles tendon repair using Matracell treated ADM. The ADM was removed and an extensive histology analysis was performed on the tissue...
April 28, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439732/skin-allograft-procurement-and-transplantation-in-mashhad-iran-are-burn-patients-needs-being-met
#6
Seyed Hassan Tavousi, Ali Ahmadabadi, Alireza Sedaghat, Ebrahim Khaleghi, Maryam Rashchi, Zohreh Bonakdaran
Only a single donor's tissue may save or improve lives of one hundred patients. Unfortunately, low governmental and media support of tissue procurement and transplantation programs is a worldwide problem. Loss of an effective tissue procurement program in many countries like Iran, may lead to loss of many thousands valuable tissues each year. To evaluate the rate of skin donation in Mashhad in comparison to other organs and tissues, we extracted the data related to tissue and organ procurement in Mashhad from 2001...
April 24, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365880/efficiency-of-mannitol-supplemented-medium-during-adding-removing-ovarian-tissue-with-penetrating-cryoprotective-agents
#7
Viktoriya Kiroshka, Iryna Trutaieva, Tatyana Bondarenko
Most protocols to cryopreserve ovarian tissue utilize the permeable cryoprotective agents (CPAs) in 1.5 M concentration. However the issues related to the ability to use higher concentrations of CPAs have remained open. The research aim was to assess the efficiency of media containing osmotically active sugars (sucrose, mannitol) at stepwise adding/removing of 3 M dimethylsulphoxide (DMSO) and propanediol (PROH) on ovarian tissue integrity. After the CPAs adding/removing the ovarian tissue injury was histologically examined, as well as the oocyte volume in tissue structure was assessed...
April 1, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342099/optimized-decellularization-protocol-including-%C3%AE-gal-epitope-reduction-for-fabrication-of-an-acellular-porcine-annulus-fibrosus-scaffold
#8
Lien-Chen Wu, Yi-Jie Kuo, Fu-Wen Sun, Chia-Hsien Chen, Chang-Jung Chiang, Pei-Wei Weng, Yang-Hwei Tsuang, Yi-You Huang
Recent advances in tissue engineering have led to potential new strategies, especially decellularization protocols from natural tissues, for the repair, replacement, and regeneration of intervertebral discs. This study aimed to validate our previously reported method for the decellularization of annulus fibrosus (AF) tissue and to quantify potentially antigenic α-Gal epitopes in the decellularized tissue. Porcine AF tissue was decellularized using different freeze-thaw temperatures, chemical detergents, and incubation times in order to determine the optimal method for cell removal...
March 24, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258397/multicenter-fresh-frozen-tissue-sampling-in-colorectal-cancer-does-the-quality-meet-the-standards-for-state-of-the-art-biomarker-research
#9
Z S Lalmahomed, R R J Coebergh van den Braak, M H A Oomen, S P Arshad, P H J Riegman, J N M IJzermans
The growing interest in the molecular subclassification of colorectal cancers is increasingly facilitated by large multicenter biobanking initiatives. The quality of tissue sampling is pivotal for successful translational research. This study shows the quality of fresh frozen tissue sampling within a multicenter cohort study for colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. Each of the seven participating hospitals randomly contributed ten tissue samples, which were collected following Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) using established techniques...
March 3, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255772/isolation-culture-and-biological-characteristics-of-multipotent-porcine-skeletal-muscle-satellite-cells
#10
Jinjuan Yang, Hao Liu, Kunfu Wang, Lu Li, Hongyi Yuan, Xueting Liu, Yingjie Liu, Weijun Guan
Skeletal muscle has a huge regenerative potential for postnatal muscle growth and repair, which mainly depends on a kind of muscle progenitor cell population, called satellite cell. Nowadays, the majority of satellite cells were obtained from human, mouse, rat and other animals but rarely from pig. In this article, the porcine skeletal muscle satellite cells were isolated and cultured in vitro. The expression of surface markers of satellite cells was detected by immunofluorescence and RT-PCR assays. The differentiation capacity was assessed by inducing satellite cells into adipocytes, myoblasts and osteoblasts...
March 2, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421389/preparation-and-biocompatibility-of-demineralized-bone-matrix-sodium-alginate-putty
#11
Yumin Zhang, Jianru Wang, Yanmiao Ma, Xiaojun Niu, Jianchun Liu, Lan Gao, Xiaoyan Zhai, Kaibo Chu, Bo Han, Liwang Yang, Jue Wang
Demineralized bone matrix (DBM) powder is widely used for bone regeneration due to its osteoinductivity and osteoconductivity. However, difficulties with handling, tendency to migrate from graft sites and lack of stability after surgery sometimes limit the clinical utility of this material. In this work, the possibility of using sodium alginate (ALG) carrier to deliver DBM powder was assessed. DBM-ALG putty with the DBM:ALG weight ratio of 5:5, 6:4, 7:3, 8:2 were prepared, respectively. The properties of the formed composite, including discrete degree, washout property, pH, equilibrium swelling as well as cytotoxicity in vivo, were adopted to ascertain the optimal ratio of DBM and ALG...
June 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405854/development-of-a-new-method-for-the-preparation-of-an-acellular-allodermis-quality-control-and-cytotoxicity-testing
#12
J Dragúňová, P Kabát, P Babál, H Mrázová, M Boháč, Ľ Krajčíová, J Koller
Demand for use of acellular allodermis is high but commercially appropriate products are not used routinely because of very high price and limited availability. These facts did motivate us to prepare acellular allodermis using a new, simple and less expensive method. We have developed a original method for preparation of acellular allogeneic dermis based on action of a proteolytic enzyme in combination with distilled water. Hypotonic environment in comparison with SDS or Triton ansure no toxicity of the final product...
June 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397149/considering-3d-topography-of-endothelial-folds-to-improve-cell-count-of-organ-cultured-corneas
#13
Clotilde Jumelle, Thibaud Garcin, Anne Sophie Gauthier, Yaël Glasson, Aurélien Bernard, Yann Gavet, Jacques Klossa, Zhiguo He, Sophie Acquart, Philippe Gain, Gilles Thuret
The posterior side of the cornea is covered by the endothelial monolayer, which governs corneal transparency but cannot proliferate. Determination of endothelial cell density (ECD) is therefore the minimal and mandatory quality control in all eye banks. It avoids primary graft failures caused by endothelial insufficiency, and allows allocation of corneas to surgical techniques requiring different numbers of endothelial cells (ECs). Corneas stored in organ culture (17% of grafts worldwide), are characterized by heavy stromal swelling and numerous deep endothelial folds, up to 200 µm high...
June 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389969/cytotoxicity-testing-of-burn-wound-dressings-first-results
#14
M Hajská, J Dragúňová, J Koller
Topical antimicrobial therapy represents an essential part of burn wound care. In order to prevent and treat burn wound infection dressings with antimicrobial properties are applied directly on the wound surface. Not only the infection control but also promotion of healing is very important in burn wound management. It is well known, that a dressing in bactericidal concentration might also delay wound healing. This study was aimed to evaluate the potential toxic effect of topical antimicrobial agents on murine and human dermal cells...
June 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374155/morphometry-of-organ-cultured-corneal-endothelium-using-voronoi-segmentation
#15
Nigel H Brookes
The endothelial viability of eye-banked corneas must be assessed before transplantation, yet phase-contrast images of the endothelium of corneas stored in an Organ Culture system have a huge variety of endothelial appearance at different focal planes, due to stromal swelling and an evaluation technique that swells the cells and their intercellular spaces to make them visible. This makes them difficult to assess using common edge-based segmentation methodologies that have mostly been developed in vivo using specular microscopy...
June 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364342/in-vitro-proliferation-and-osteogenic-differentiation-of-endometrial-stem-cells-and-dental-pulp-stem-cells
#16
Fahimeh Sadat Tabatabaei, Maryam Torshabi
Stem-cell-based therapies were introduced aiming to overcome the limitations of the existing procedures for regeneration of mineralized tissues. Stem cells isolated from the endometrial tissue and dental pulp have the capacity to differentiate into various functional cells including osteoblasts. However, studies comparing their ability to regenerate mineralized tissue are lacking. The purpose of this study was to compare the proliferation and osteogenic differentiation potential of endometrial stem cells (EnSCs) and dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) using in vitro cell culture technique...
June 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275875/rapid-preparation-of-a-noncultured-skin-cell-suspension-that-promotes-wound-healing
#17
Cheonjae Yoon, Jungsuk Lee, Hyosun Jeong, Sungjun Lee, Taesik Sohn, Sungphil Chung
Autologous skin cell suspensions have been used for wound healing in patients with burns and against normal pigmentation in vitiligo. To separate cells and the extracellular matrix from skin tissue, most researchers use enzymatic digestion. Therefore, this process is difficult to perform during a routine surgical procedure. We aimed to prepare a suspension of noncultured autologous skin cells (NCSCs) using a tissue homogenizer as a new method instead of harsh biochemical reagents. The potential clinical applicability of NCSCs was analyzed using a nude-rat model of burn healing...
June 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255773/cell-lines-authentication-and-mycoplasma-detection-as-minimun-quality-control-of-cell-lines-in-biobanking
#18
C Corral-Vázquez, R Aguilar-Quesada, P Catalina, G Lucena-Aguilar, G Ligero, B Miranda, J A Carrillo-Ávila
Establishment of continuous cell lines from human normal and tumor tissues is an extended and useful methodology for molecular characterization of cancer pathophysiology and drug development in research laboratories. The exchange of these cell lines between different labs is a common practice that can compromise assays reliability due to contamination with microorganism such as mycoplasma or cells from different flasks that compromise experiment reproducibility and reliability. Great proportions of cell lines are contaminated with mycoplasma and/or are replaced by cells derived for a different origin during processing or distribution process...
June 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255771/amniotic-membrane-in-ophthalmology-properties-preparation-storage-and-indications-for-grafting-a-review
#19
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Katerina Jirsova, Gary L A Jones
The use of amniotic membrane in ophthalmic surgery and other surgical procedures in the fields of dermatology, plastic surgery, genitourinary medicine and otolaryngology is on the increase. Furthermore, amniotic membrane and its epithelial and mesenchymal cells have broad use in regenerative medicine and hold great promise in anticancer treatment. Amniotic membrane is a rich source of biologically active factors and as such, promotes healing and acts as an effective material for wound dressing. Amniotic membrane supports epithelialization and exhibits anti-fibrotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-angiogenic and anti-microbial features...
June 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238108/enhanced-vascular-biocompatibility-of-decellularized-xeno-allogeneic-matrices-in-a-rodent-model
#20
M van Steenberghe, T Schubert, Y Guiot, C Bouzin, X Bollen, P Gianello
Glutaraldehyde preservation is the gold standard for cardiovascular biological prosthesis. However, secondary calcifications and the absence of tissue growth remain major limitations. Our study assessed in vitro and in vivo the biocompatibility of human (fascia lata, pericardium) and porcine tissues (pericardium, peritoneum) treated with a physicochemical procedure for decellularization and non-conventional pathogens inactivation. Biopsies were performed before and after treatment to assess decellularization (HE/Dapi staining/DNA quantification/MHC I/alpha gal immunostaining) and mechanical integrity...
June 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
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