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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761823/erythropoietin-promotes-network-formation-of-transplanted-adipose-tissue-derived-microvascular-fragments
#1
P Karschnia, C Scheuer, A Heß, T Später, M D Menger, M W Laschke
The seeding of tissue constructs with adipose tissue-derived microvascular fragments (ad-MVF) is an emerging pre-vascularisation strategy. Ad-MVF rapidly reassemble into new microvascular networks after in vivo implantation. Herein it was analysed whether this process was improved by erythropoietin (EPO). Ad-MVF were isolated from green fluorescent protein (GFP)+ as well as wild-type C57BL/6 mice and cultivated for 24 h in medium supplemented with EPO (20 IU/mL) or vehicle. Freshly isolated, non-cultivated ad-MVF served as controls...
May 9, 2018: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714398/impact-of-human-platelet-lysate-on-the-expansion-and-chondrogenic-capacity-of-cultured-human-chondrocytes-for-cartilage-cell-therapy
#2
J G Sykes, J H Kuiper, J B Richardson, S Roberts, K T Wright, N J Kuiper
High hopes have been pinned on regenerative medicine strategies in order to prevent the progression of cartilage damage to osteoarthritis, particularly by autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI). The loss of chondrocyte phenotype during in vitro monolayer expansion, a necessary step to obtain sufficient cell numbers, may be a key limitation in ACI. In this study, it was determined whether a shorter monolayer expansion approach could improve chondrogenic differentiation. The effects of two supplement types, foetal bovine serum (FBS) and Stemulate™ (a commercial source of human platelet lysate), on the expansion and re-differentiation potential of human chondrocytes, isolated from five individuals, were compared...
May 1, 2018: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697853/injectable-bmp-2-delivery-system-based-on-collagen-derived-microspheres-and-alginate-induced-bone-formation-in-a-time-and-dose-dependent-manner
#3
D Mumcuoglu, S Fahmy-Garcia, Y Ridwan, J Nicke, E Farrell, S G Kluijtmans, G J van Osch
The aim of the current study was to reduce the clinically used supra-physiological dose of bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) (usually 1.5 mg/mL), which carries the risk of adverse events, by using a more effective release system. A slow release system, based on an injectable hydrogel composed of BMP-2-loaded recombinant collagen-based microspheres and alginate, was previously developed. Time- and dose-dependent subcutaneous ectopic bone formation within this system and bone regeneration capacity in a calvarial defect model were investigated...
April 26, 2018: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683471/comprehensive-high-resolution-genomic-profiling-and-cytogenetics-of-human-chondrocyte-cultures-by-gtg-banding-locus-specific-fish-sky-and-snp-array
#4
M Wallenborn, O Petters, D Rudolf, H Hantmann, M Richter, P Ahnert, L Rohani, J J Smink, G C Bulwin, W Krupp, R M Schulz, H Holland
In the development of cell-based medicinal products, it is crucial to guarantee that the application of such an advanced therapy medicinal product (ATMP) is safe for the patients. The consensus of the European regulatory authorities is: "In conclusion, on the basis of the state of art, conventional karyotyping can be considered a valuable and useful technique to analyse chromosomal stability during preclinical studies". 408 chondrocyte samples (84 monolayers and 324 spheroids) from six patients were analysed using trypsin-Giemsa staining, spectral karyotyping and fluorescence in situ hybridisation, to evaluate the genetic stability of an ATMP named Spherox®...
April 23, 2018: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652075/impact-of-tgf-%C3%AE-family-related-growth-factors-on-chondrogenic-differentiation-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells-isolated-from-lipoaspirates-and-infrapatellar-fat-pads-of-osteoarthritic-patients
#5
E López-Ruiz, G Jiménez, W Kwiatkowski, E Montañez, F Arrebola, E Carrillo, S Choe, J A Marchal, M Perán
The success of cell-based approaches for the treatment of cartilage defects requires an optimal autologous cell source with chondrogenic differentiation ability that maintains its differentiated properties and stability following implantation. The objective of this study was to compare the chondrogenic capacity of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) isolated from lipoaspirates (ASCs) and the infrapatellar fat pad (IFPSCs) of osteoarthritic patients and treated with transforming growth factor (TGF)-β family-related growth factors...
April 13, 2018: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589649/bone-formation-by-heterodimers-through-non-viral-gene-delivery-of-bmp-2-6-and-bmp-2-7
#6
L D Loozen, A Vandersteen, A H Kragten, F C Öner, W J Dhert, M C Kruyt, J Alblas
Non-viral gene delivery is a safe technique to release sustained physiologic dosages of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP). Co-delivery of multiple BMPs can result in the formation of more potent BMP heterodimers. In this study, non-viral co-delivery of BMP-2/6 and BMP-2/7, as a mean to produce heterodimers, was assessed. Goat MSCs were non-virally transfected with plasmid DNA encoding BMP isoforms (pBMP) known to be relevant for osteogenesis: BMP-2, -6 or -7. As a result, BMP-2, -6 and -7 were produced and detectable for up to 14 d and their combined delivery (pBMP-2 with pBMP-6 or pBMP-7) was used to create BMP-2/6 and BM-2/7 heterodimers...
March 28, 2018: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565097/chlorhexidine-releasing-implant-coating-on-intramedullary-nail-reduces-infection-in-a-rat-model
#7
S M Shiels, M Bouchard, H Wang, J C Wenke
BThe use of internal intramedullary nails for long bone fracture fixation is a common practice among surgeons. Bacteria naturally attach to these devices, increasing the risk for wound infection, which can result in non- or malunion, additional surgical procedures and extended hospital stays. Intramedullary nail surface properties can be modified to reduce bacterial colonisation and potentially infectious complications. In the current study, a coating combining a non-fouling property with leaching chlorhexidine for orthopaedic implantation was tested...
March 22, 2018: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509226/the-osteo-inductive-activity-of-bone-marrow-derived-mononuclear-cells-resides-within-the-cd14-population-and-is-independent-of-the-cd34-population
#8
D Henrich, C Seebach, R Verboket, A Schaible, I Marzi, H Bonig
Bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMC) seeded on a scaffold of β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) promote bone healing in a critical-size femur defect model. Being BMC a mixed population of predominantly mature haematopoietic cells, which cell type(s) is(are) instrumental for healing remains elusive. Although clinical therapies using BMC are often dubbed as stem cell therapies, whether stem cells are relevant for the therapeutic effects is unclear and, at least in the context of bone repair, seems dubious. Instead, in light of the critical contribution of monocytes and macrophages to tissue development, homeostasis and injury repair, in the current study it was hypothesised that BMC-mediated bone healing derived from the stem cell population...
March 6, 2018: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29498410/local-application-of-a-gentamicin-loaded-thermo-responsive-hydrogel-allows-for-fracture-healing-upon-clearance-of-a-high-staphylococcus-aureus-load-in-a-rabbit-model
#9
G J Ter Boo, T Schmid, I Zderic, D Nehrbass, K Camenisch, R G Richards, D W Grijpma, T F Moriarty, D Eglin
Antibiotic-loaded biomaterials (ALBs) have emerged as a potential useful adjunctive antimicrobial measure for the prevention of infection in open fracture care. A biodegradable thermo-responsive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) grafted hyaluronic acid (HApN) hydrogel loaded with gentamicin has recently been shown to prevent implant-related infection in a rabbit osteosynthesis model. The primary aim of this study was to determine the influence of this HApN hydrogel on bone healing at an early stage (4 weeks). A rabbit humeral osteotomy model with plating osteosynthesis was used to compare fracture healing in rabbits receiving the hydrogel as compared with control animals...
March 2, 2018: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29485180/progenitor-cells-in-auricular-cartilage-demonstrate-cartilage-forming-capacity-in-3d-hydrogel-culture
#10
I A Otto, R Levato, W R Webb, I M Khan, C C Breugem, J Malda
Paramount for the generation of auricular structures of clinically-relevant size is the acquisition of a large number of cells maintaining an elastic cartilage phenotype, which is the key in producing a tissue capable of withstanding forces subjected to the auricle. Current regenerative medicine strategies utilize chondrocytes from various locations or mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). However, the quality of neo-tissues resulting from these cell types is inadequate due to inefficient chondrogenic differentiation and endochondral ossification, respectively...
February 27, 2018: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469163/a-method-for-characterising-human-intervertebral-disc-glycosaminoglycan-disaccharides-using-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-with-multiple-reaction-monitoring
#11
X Liu, D Krishnamoorthy, L Lin, P Xue, F Zhang, L Chi, R J Linhardt, J C Iatridis
Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration results in the depletion of proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which can lead to structural and mechanical loss of IVD function, ingrowth of nociceptive nerve fibres and eventually discogenic pain. Specific GAG types as well as their disaccharide patterns can be predictive of disease and degeneration in several tissues but have not been comprehensively studied within the IVD. A highly sensitive mass spectrometry based technique with multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) was used to provide characterisation of chondroitin sulphate (CS), hyaluronic acid (HA), heparan sulphate (HS) and their disaccharide sulphation patterns across different anatomical regions of human IVDs...
February 22, 2018: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457614/poly-trimethylene-carbonate-and-poly-d-l-lactic-acid-modify-human-dendritic-cell-responses-to-staphylococci-but-do-not-affect-th1-and-th2-cell-development
#12
P P Balraadjsing, E C de Jong, D W Grijpma, M W Tanck, S A Zaat
Biomaterial-associated infections (BAIs) are frequent complications in the use of medical devices (biomaterials) correlated with considerable patient discomfort and high treatment costs. The presence of a biomaterial in the host causes derangement of local immune responses increasing susceptibility to infection. Dendritic cells (DCs) have an important role in directing the nature of immune responses by activating and controlling CD4+ T helper (Th) cell responses. To assess the immunomodulatory effect of the combined presence of biomaterials and Staphylococcus aureus (S...
February 19, 2018: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441510/translating-the-combination-of-gene-therapy-and-tissue-engineering-for-treating-recessive-dystrophic-epidermolysis-bullosa
#13
A Dakiw Piaceski, D Larouche, K Ghani, F Bisson, S Cortez Ghio, S Larochelle, M J Moulin, M Caruso, L Germain
The combination of gene therapy and tissue engineering is one of the most promising strategies for the treatment of recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB). RDEB is a rare genetic disease characterised by mutations in the COL7A1 gene, encoding type VII collagen (COLVII), which forms anchoring fibrils at the dermal-epidermal junction of the skin. This disease causes severe blistering and only palliative treatments are offered. In this study, the base of a strategy combining gene therapy and a tissue-engineered skin substitute (TES), which would be suitable for the permanent closure of skin wounds, was set-up...
February 14, 2018: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437201/variations-during-ageing-in-the-three-dimensional-anatomical-arrangement-of-fascicles-within-the-equine-superficial-digital-flexor-tendon
#14
O J Ali, E J Comerford, P D Clegg, E G Canty-Laird
BiTendons are constructed from collagenous fascicles separated by endotenon/interfascicular matrix (IFM). Tendons may be specialised for precision movement or to store energy during locomotion and for the latter the elasticity of the endotenon/IFM is particularly important. The equine superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) is a dedicated energy-storing tendon with a similar function to the human Achilles tendon. Classical anatomical descriptions portray fascicles as longitudinally arranged distinct anatomical structures...
February 13, 2018: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424418/extracellular-matrix-fragmentation-in-young-healthy-cartilaginous-tissues
#15
R J Craddock, N W Hodson, M Ozols, T Shearer, J A Hoyland, M J Sherratt
Although the composition and structure of cartilaginous tissues is complex, collagen II fibrils and aggrecan are the most abundant assemblies in both articular cartilage (AC) and the nucleus pulposus (NP) of the intervertebral disc (IVD). Whilst structural heterogeneity of intact aggrecan ( containing three globular domains) is well characterised, the extent of aggrecan fragmentation in healthy tissues is poorly defined. Using young, yet skeletally mature (18-30 months), bovine AC and NP tissues, it was shown that, whilst the ultrastructure of intact aggrecan was tissue-dependent, most molecules (AC: 95 %; NP: 99...
February 9, 2018: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383695/bioactive-glass-induced-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-adipose-stem-cells-is-dependent-on-cell-attachment-mechanism-and-mitogen-activated-protein-kinases
#16
M Ojansivu, L Hyväri, M Kellomäki, L Hupa, S Vanhatupa, S Miettinen
Bioactive glasses (BaGs) are widely utilised in bone tissue engineering (TE) but the molecular response of cells to BaGs is poorly understood. To elucidate the mechanisms of cell attachment to BaGs and BaG-induced early osteogenic differentiation, we cultured human adipose stem cells (hASCs) on discs of two silica-based BaGs S53P4 (23.0 Na2O - 20.0 CaO - 4.0 P2O5 - 53.0 SiO2 (wt-%)) and 1-06 (5.9 Na2O - 12.0 K2O - 5.3 MgO - 22.6 CaO - 4.0 P2O5 - 0.2 B2O3 - 50.0 SiO2) in the absence of osteogenic supplements...
January 30, 2018: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29376217/the-thermal-conductivity-of-cortical-and-cancellous-bone
#17
A Feldmann, P Wili, G Maquer, P Zysset
Surgical interventions close to vulnerable structures, such as nerves, require precise handling of surgical instruments and tools. These tools not only pose the risk of mechanical damage to soft tissues, but they also generate heat, which can lead to thermal necrosis of bone or soft tissues. Researchers and engineers are trying to improve those tools through experimentation and simulations. To simulate temperature distributions in anatomical structures, reliable material constants are needed. Therefore, this study aimed at investigating the thermal conductivity of cortical and cancellous bone...
January 28, 2018: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350745/tio-2-nanoparticles-can-selectively-bind-cxcl8-impacting-on-neutrophil-chemotaxis
#18
J Batt, M Milward, I Chapple, M Grant, H Roberts, O Addison
The interaction between TiO2 nanoparticles (NPs) and inflammatory cytokines, including CXCL8, a clinically relevant pro-inflammatory chemokine was investigated. TiO2 is present in tissues adjacent to failing implanted Ti (titanium) devices. TiO2 NPs were shown to bind to CXCL8 in vitro, causing perturbation of quantification of CXCL8 by ELISA, in both simple and complex protein panels, in a dose-dependent manner. Binding between TiO2 NPs and CXCL8 was demonstrated by protein gel electrophoresis. TiO2 NPs were also shown to inactivate the chemoattractant property of CXCL8 in a dose-dependent manner, suggesting that the binding between TiO2 NPs and CXCL8 is likely to be clinically relevant...
January 19, 2018: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327779/locally-delivered-ethyl-2-5-dihydroxybenzoate-using-3d-printed-bone-implant-for-promotion-of-bone-regeneration-in-a-osteoporotic-animal-model
#19
B-J Kwon, G M Seon, M H Lee, M-A Koo, M S Kim, D Kim, J-J Han, D Kim, J Kim, J-C Park
Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass, most commonly caused by an increase in bone resorption that is not matched by sufficient bone formation. The most common complications of postmenopausal osteoporosis are bone-related defects and fractures. Fracture healing is a multifactorial bone regeneration process, influenced by both biological and mechanical factors related to age, osteoporosis and stability of the osteosynthesis. During the treatment of bone defects in osteoporotic conditions, imbalanced bone remodeling is the leading cause for implant failure...
January 12, 2018: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205258/sustained-intra-cartilage-delivery-of-low-dose-dexamethasone-using-a-cationic-carrier-for-treatment-of-post-traumatic-osteoarthritis
#20
A G Bajpayee, R E De la Vega, M Scheu, N H Varady, I A Yannatos, L A Brown, Y Krishnan, T J Fitzsimons, P Bhattacharya, E H Frank, A J Grodzinsky, R M Porter
Disease-modifying osteoarthritis drugs (DMOADs) should reach their intra-tissue target sites at optimal doses for clinical efficacy. The dense, negatively charged matrix of cartilage poses a major hindrance to the transport of potential therapeutics. In this work, electrostatic interactions were utilised to overcome this challenge and enable higher uptake, full-thickness penetration and enhanced retention of dexamethasone (Dex) inside rabbit cartilage. This was accomplished by using the positively charged glycoprotein avidin as nanocarrier, conjugated to Dex by releasable linkers...
December 5, 2017: European Cells & Materials
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