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Acta Biomaterialia

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442415/retro-inverso-d-peptide-modified-ha-rhb-pdna-core-shell-ternary-nanoparticles-for-the-dual-targeted-delivery-of-short-hairpin-rna-encoding-plasmids
#1
Jijin Gu, Xinyi Chen, Xiaoling Fang, Xianyi Sha
The active targeting of gene carriers is a powerful strategy for improving tumour-specific delivery and therapy. Although numerous L-peptide ligands play significant roles in the active targeting of nanomedicine, retro-inverso D-peptides have been explored as targeting ligands due to their superior stability and bioactivity in vivo. In this study, retro-inverso D-peptide (RIF7)-modified hyaluronic acid (HA)/bioreducible hyperbranched poly(amido amine) (RHB)/plasmid DNA (pDNA) ternary nanoparticles were successfully developed using the layer-by-layer method for the CD44-positive tumour-specific delivery of short hairpin RNA-encoding pDNA through the synergistic reaction of the Anxa1 (tumour vasculature) and CD44 (tumour cell-surface) receptors, which mediated the dual targeting...
April 22, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442414/inhibition-of-allogeneic-cytotoxic-t-cell-cd8-proliferation-via-polymer-induced-treg-cd4-cells
#2
Ning Kang, Wendy M Toyofuku, Xining Yang, Mark D Scott
T cell-mediated immune rejection remains a barrier to successful transplantation. Polymer-based bioengineering of cells may provide an effective means of preventing allorecognition and the proliferation of cytotoxic (CD8(+)) T lymphocytes (CTL). Using MHC-disparate murine splenocytes modified with succinimidyl valerate activated methoxypoly(ethylene glycol) [SVA-mPEG] polymers, the effects of leukocyte immunocamouflage on CD8(+) and CD4(+) alloproliferation and T regulatory (Treg) cell induction were assessed in a mixed lymphocyte reaction (MLR) model...
April 22, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438704/folic-acid-decorated-polyamidoamine-dendrimer-exhibits-high-tumor-uptake-and-sustained-highly-localized-retention-in-solid-tumors-its-utility-for-local-sirna-delivery
#3
Leyuan Xu, W Andrew Yeudall, Hu Yang
The utility of folic acid (FA)-decorated polyamidoamine dendrimer G4 (G4-FA) as a vector was investigated for local delivery of siRNA. In a xenograft HN12 (or HN12-YFP) tumor mouse model of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC), intratumorally (i.t.) injected G4-FA exhibited high tumor uptake and sustained highly localized retention in the tumors according to near infrared (NIR) imaging assessment. siRNA against vascular endothelial growth factor A (siVEGFA) was chosen as a therapeutic modality. Compared to the nontherapeutic treatment groups (PBS solution or dendrimer complexed with nontherapeutic green fluorescent protein siRNA [siGFP]), G4-FA/siVEGFA showed tumor inhibition effects in single-dose and two-dose regimen studies...
April 21, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438703/multilayered-membranes-with-tuned-well-arrays-to-be-used-as-regenerative-patches
#4
Nádia I Martins, Maria P Sousa, Catarina A Custódio, Vânia C Pinto, Paulo J Sousa, Graça Minas, Franck Cleymand, João F Mano
Membranes have been explored as patches in tissue repair and regeneration, most of them presenting a flat geometry or a patterned texture at the nano/micrometer scale. Herein, a new concept of a flexible membrane featuring well arrays forming pore-like environments to accommodate cell culture is proposed. The processing of such membranes using polysaccharides is based on the production of multilayers using the layer-by-layer methodology over a patterned PDMS substrate. The detached multilayered membrane exhibits a layer of open pores at one side and a total thickness of 38 ± 2...
April 21, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435080/investigating-mechanisms-of-tendon-damage-by-measuring-multi-scale-recovery-following-tensile-loading
#5
Andrea H Lee, Spencer E Szczesny, Michael H Santare, Dawn M Elliott
Tendon pathology is associated with damage. While tendon damage is likely initiated by mechanical loading, little is known about the specific etiology. Damage is defined as an irreversible change in the microstructure that alters the macroscopic mechanical parameters. In tendon, the link between mechanical loading and microstructural damage, resulting in macroscopic changes, is not fully elucidated. In addition, tendon damage at the macroscale has been proposed to initiate when tendon is loaded beyond a strain threshold, yet the metrics to define the damage threshold are not determined...
April 20, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435079/polyurethane-acrylates-as-effective-substrates-for-sustained-in-vitro-culture-of-human-myotubes
#6
Yosephine Andriani, Jason Chua Min-Wen, Benjamin Chua Yan-Jiang, Phang In Yee, Ng Shyh-Chang, Tan Wui Siew
Muscular disease has debilitating effects with severe damage leading to death. Our knowledge of muscle biology, disease and treatment is largely derived from non human cell models, even though non human cells are known to differ from human cells in their biochemical responses. Attempts to develop highly sought after in vitro human cell models have been plagued by early cell delamination and difficulties in achieving human myotube culture in vitro. In this work, we developed polyurethane acrylate (PUA) materials to support long term in vitro culture of human skeletal muscle tissue...
April 20, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433790/a-strain-mediated-corrosion-model-for-bioabsorbable-metallic-stents
#7
E Galvin, D O'Brien, C Cummins, B J Mac Donald, C Lally
This paper presents a strain-mediated phenomenological corrosion model, based on the discrete finite element modelling method which was developed for use with the ANSYS Implicit finite element code. The corrosion model was calibrated from experimental data and used to simulate the corrosion performance of a WE43 magnesium alloy stent. The model was found to be capable of predicting the experimentally observed plastic strain-mediated mass loss profile. The non-linear plastic strain model, extrapolated from the experimental data, was also found to adequately capture the corrosion-induced reduction in the radial stiffness of the stent over time...
April 19, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433789/macromolecular-crowding-for-tailoring-tissue-derived-fibrillated-matrices
#8
Valentina Magno, Jens Friedrichs, Heather M Weber, Marina C Prewitz, Mikhail V Tsurkan, Carsten Werner
Tissue-derived fibrillated matrices can be instrumental for the in vitro reconstitution of multiphasic extracellular microenvironments. However, despite of several advantages, the obtained scaffolds so far offer a rather narrow range of materials characteristics only. In this work, we demonstrate how macromolecular crowding (MMC) - the supplementation of matrix reconstitution media with synthetic or natural macromolecules in ways to create excluded volume effects (EVE) - can be employed for tailoring important structural and biophysical characteristics of kidney-derived fibrillated matrices...
April 19, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433788/regulation-of-human-nucleus-pulposus-cells-by-peptide-coupled-substrates
#9
Devin T Bridgen, Bailey V Fearing, Liufang Jing, Johannah Sanchez-Adams, Megan C Cohan, Farshid Guilak, Jun Chen, Lori A Setton
Nucleus pulposus (NP) cells are derived from the notochord and differ from neighboring cells of the intervertebral disc in phenotypic marker expression and morphology. Adult human NP cells lose this phenotype and morphology with age in a pattern that contributes to progressive disc degeneration and pathology. Select laminin-mimetic peptide ligands and substrate stiffnesses were examined for their ability to regulate human NP cell phenotype and biosynthesis through the expression of NP-specific markers aggrecan, N-cadherin, collagen types I and II, and GLUT1...
April 19, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433787/facile-encapsulation-of-hydroxycamptothecin-nanocrystals-into-zein-based-nanocomplexes-for-active-targeting-drug-delivery-and-cell-imaging
#10
Hongdi Wang, Wei Zhu, Yunna Huang, Zhixian Li, Yanbin Jiang, Qiuling Xie
Nano-drug delivery systems that integrate inorganic and organic or even bioactive components into a single nanoscale platform are playing a greatly important role in cancer treatment. Here, the fabrication of a versatile nanocarrier based on self-assembled structures of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs)-zein is reported, which displays high drug-loading efficiency for needle-shaped hydroxycamptothecin (HCPT) nanocrystals. The surface modification with folate-conjugated polydopamine (PFA) renders them stable and also facilitates their selective cellular internalization and enhancement of endocytosis...
April 19, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434979/synergistic-effects-of-bmp-2-bmp-6-or-bmp-7-with-human-plasma-fibronectin-onto-hydroxyapatite-coatings-a-comparative-study
#11
Isabelle Brigaud, Rémy Agniel, Johanne Leroy Dudal, Sabrina Kellouche, Arnaud Ponche, Tahar Bouceba, Natalia Mihailescu, Mihai Sopronyi, Eric Viguier, Carmen Ristoscu, Felix Sima, Ion N Mihailescu, Ana Claudia O Carreira, Mari Cleide Sogayar, Olivier Gallet, Karine Anselme
Design of new osteoinductive biomaterials to reproduce an optimized physiological environment capable of recruiting stem cells and instructing their fate towards the osteoblastic lineage has become a priority in orthopedic surgery. This work aims at evaluating the bioactivity of BMP combined with human plasma fibronectin (FN/BMP) delivered in solution or coated onto titanium-hydroxyapatite (TiHA) surfaces. Herein, we focus on the comparison of in vitro osteogenic efficacy in mouse C2C12 pre-osteoblasts of three BMP members, namely: BMP-2, BMP-6 and BMP-7...
April 18, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428038/non-invasive-tracking-of-hydrogel-degradation-using-upconversion-nanoparticles
#12
Yuqing Dong, Guorui Jin, Changchun Ji, Rongyan He, Min Lin, Xin Zhao, Ang Li, Tian Jian Lu, Feng Xu
Tracking the distribution and degradation of hydrogels in vivo is important for various applications including tissue engineering and drug delivery. Among various imaging modalities, fluorescence imaging has attracted intensive attention due to their high sensitivity, low cost and easy operation. Particularly, upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) that emit visible lights upon near-infrared (NIR) light excitation as tracking probes are promising in deciphering the fate of hydrogels after transplantation. Herein, we reported a facile and non-invasive in vivo hydrogel tracking method using UCNPs, where the degradation of hydrogels was determined using the decrease in fluorescence intensity from the UCNPs encapsulated in the hydrogels...
April 17, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414173/affinity-interactions-drive-post-implantation-drug-filling-even-in-the-presence-of-bacterial-biofilm
#13
Erika L Cyphert, Sean T Zuckerman, Horst A von Recum, Julius N Korley
Current post-operative standard of care for surgical procedures, including device implantations, dictates prophylactic antimicrobial therapy, but a percentage of patients still develop infections. Systemic antimicrobial therapy needed to treat such infections can lead to downstream tissue toxicities and generate drug-resistant bacteria. To overcome issues associated with systemic drug administration, a polymer incorporating specific drug affinity has been developed with the potential to be filled or refilled with antimicrobials, post-implantation, even in the presence of bacterial biofilm...
April 13, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412555/one-dimensional-poly-l-lysine-block-poly-l-threonine-assemblies-exhibit-potent-anticancer-activity-by-enhancing-membranolysis
#14
Yu-Fon Chen, Ai-Li Shiau, Sue-Joan Chang, Nai-Shin Fan, Chung-Teng Wang, Chao-Liang Wu, Jeng-Shiung Jan
Herein, we report the oncolytic activity of cationic, one-dimensional (1D) fibril assemblies formed from coil-sheet poly(L-lysine)-block-poly(L-threonine) (PLL-b-PLT) block copolypeptides for cancer therapy. The 1D fibril assemblies can efficiently interact with negatively charged cellular and mitochondrial membranes via electrostatic interactions, leading to necrosis via membrane lysis and apoptosis via the mitochondria-lytic effect. The concept is analogous to that of 1D drug carriers that exhibit enhanced cell penetration...
April 12, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412554/prompt-peripheral-nerve-regeneration-induced-by-a-hierarchically-aligned-fibrin-nanofiber-hydrogel
#15
Jinrong Du, Jianheng Liu, Shenglian Yao, Haiquan Mao, Jiang Peng, Xun Sun, Zheng Cao, Yongdong Yang, Bo Xiao, Yiguo Wang, Peifu Tang, Xiumei Wang
Fibrin plays a crucial role in peripheral nerve regeneration, which could occur spontaneously in the format of longitudinally oriented fibrin cables during the initial stage of nerve regeneration. This fibrin cable can direct migration and proliferation of Schwann cells and axonal regrowth, which is very important to nerve regeneration. In the present study, we prepared a three-dimensional hierarchically aligned fibrin nanofiber hydrogel (AFG) through electrospinning and molecular self-assembly to resemble the architecture and biological function of the native fibrin cable...
April 12, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412553/native-and-solubilized-decellularized-extracellular-matrix-a-critical-assessment-of-their-potential-for-improving-the-expansion-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#16
REVIEW
Aida Shakouri-Motlagh, Andrea J O'Connor, Shaun P Brennecke, Bill Kalionis, Daniel E Heath
Capturing the promise of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-based treatments is currently limited by inefficient production of cells needed for clinical therapies. During conventional ex vivo expansion, a large portion of MSCs lose the properties that make them attractive for use in cell therapies. Decellularized extracellular matrix (dECM) has recently emerged as a promising substrate for the improved expansion of MSCs. MSCs cultured on these surfaces exhibit improved proliferation capacity, maintenance of phenotype, and increased differentiation potential...
April 12, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412552/copper-containing-mesoporous-bioactive-glass-nanoparticles-as-multifunctional-agent-for-bone-regeneration
#17
Alessandra Bari, Nora Bloise, Sonia Fiorilli, Giogia Novajra, Maria Vallet-Regí, Giovanna Bruni, Almudena Torres-Pardo, José M González-Calbet, Livia Visai, Chiara Vitale-Brovarone
The application of mesoporous bioactive glasses (MBGs) containing controllable amount of different ions, with the aim to impart antibacterial activity, as well as stimulation of osteogenesis and angiogenesis, is attracting an increasing interest. In this contribution, in order to endow nano-sized MBG with additional biological functions, the framework of a binary SiO2-CaO mesoporous glass was modified with different concentrations of copper ions (2 and 5% mol.), through a one-pot ultrasound-assisted sol-gel procedure...
April 12, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400314/peg-pe-clay-composite-carriers-for-doxorubicin-effect-of-composite-structure-on-release-cell-interaction-and-cytotoxicity
#18
Hagay Kohay, Can Sarisozen, Rupa Sawant, Aditi Jhaveri, Vladimir P Torchilin, Yael G Mishael
A novel drug delivery system for doxorubicin (DOX), based on organic-inorganic composites was developed. DOX was incorporated in micelles (M-DOX) of polyethylene glycol-phosphatidylethanolamine (PEG-PE) which in turn were adsorbed by the clay, montmorillonite (MMT). The nano-structures of the PEG-PE/MMT composites of LOW and HIGH polymer loadings were characterized by XRD, TGA, FTIR, size (DLS) and zeta measurements. These measurements suggest that for the LOW composite a single layer of polymer intercalates in the clay platelets and the polymer only partially covers the external surface, while for the HIGH composite two layers of polymer intercalate and a bilayer may form on the external surface...
April 8, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396292/viscoelastic-properties-of-normal-and-cancerous-human-breast-cells-are-affected-differently-by-contact-to-adjacent-cells
#19
Nicolas Schierbaum, Johannes Rheinlaender, Tilman E Schäffer
Malignant transformation drastically alters the mechanical properties of the cell and its response to the surrounding cellular environment. We studied the influence of the physical contact between adjacent cells in an epithelial monolayer on the viscoelastic behavior of normal MCF10A, non-invasive cancerous MCF7, and invasive cancerous MDA-MB-231 human breast cells. Using an atomic force microscopy (AFM) imaging technique termed force clamp force mapping (FCFM) to record images of the viscoelastic material properties of sparse and confluent cells, we found that normal MCF10A cells are stiffer and have a lower fluidity when at confluent than at sparse density...
April 7, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396291/crack-driving-force-in-twisted-plywood-structures
#20
F D Fischer, O Kolednik, J Predan, H Razi, P Fratzl
Twisted plywood architectures can be observed in many biological materials with high fracture toughness, such as in arthropod cuticles or in lamellar bone. Main purpose of this paper is to analyze the influence of the progressive rotation of the fiber direction on the spatial variation of the crack driving force and, thus, on the fracture toughness of plywood-like structures. The theory of fiber composites is used to describe the stiffness matrix of a twisted plywood structure in a specimen-fixed coordinate system...
April 7, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
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