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Acta Biomaterialia

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811164/corrigendum-to-functional-quantum-dot-sirna-nanoplexes-to-regulate-chondrogenic-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-acta-biomater-46-2016-165-176
#1
Yang Wu, Bo Zhou, Fuben Xu, Xiaoyong Wang, Gang Liu, Li Zheng, Jinmin Zhao, Xingdong Zhang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 12, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807800/the-synergistic-effects-of-sr-and-si-bioactive-ions-on-osteogenesis-osteoclastogenesis-and-angiogenesis-for-osteoporotic-bone-regeneration
#2
Lixia Mao, Lunguo Xia, Jiang Chang, Jiaqiang Liu, Lingyong Jiang, Chengtie Wu, Bing Fang
Bioactive ions released from bioceramics play important roles in bone regeneration; however, it is unclear how each ionic composition in complex bioceramics exerts its specific effect on bone regeneration. The aim of this study is to elucidate the functional effects of Sr and Si ions in bioceramics on the regeneration of osteoporotic bone. A model bioceramic with Sr- and Si-containing components (SMS) was successfully fabricated and the effects of ionic products from SMS bioceramics on the osteogenic, osteoclastic and angiogenic differentiation of rBMSCs-OVX and RANKL-induced osteoclasts were investigated...
August 11, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807799/the-influence-of-yttrium-segregation-dependent-phase-partitioning-and-residual-stresses-on-the-aging-and-fracture-behaviour-of-3y-tzp-ceramics
#3
Dušan Bučevac, Tomaž Kosmač, Andraž Kocjan
The yttrium-segregation-dependent phase partitioning and residual stress development that influence both the aging and the fracture behaviour in 3Y-TZP bioceramics were studied by sintering alumina-free 3Y-TZP, varying the sintering temperature and the time, to yield ceramics with identical grain size distributions, but with different phase compositions. The structure and stability of the resulting tetragonal phases, in the form of transformable, yttria-lean t-ZrO2 (YLZ) and non-transformable, yttria-rich t"-ZrO2 and/or t'-ZrO2 (YRZ), were studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy (FIB-SEM)...
August 11, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803215/structural-tribological-and-mechanical-properties-of-the-hind-leg-joint-of-a-jumping-insect-using-katydids-to-inform-bioinspired-lubrication-systems
#4
Jun Kyun Oh, Spencer T Behmer, Richelle Marquess, Cengiz Yegin, Ethan A Scholar, Mustafa Akbulut
This study investigates the structural properties of the hind leg femur-tibia joint in adult katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae), including its tribological and mechanical properties. It is of particular interest because the orthopteran (e.g., grasshoppers, crickets, and katydids) hind leg is highly specialized for jumping. We show that the katydid hind leg femur-tibia joint had unique surfaces and textures, with a friction coefficient (μ) at its coupling surface of 0.053 ± 0.001. Importantly, the sheared surfaces at this joint showed no sign of wear or damage, even though it had undergone thousands of external shearing cycles...
August 9, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803214/self-defensive-antibiotic-loaded-layer-by-layer-coatings-imaging-of-localized-bacterial-acidification-and-ph-triggering-of-antibiotic-release
#5
Victoria Albright, Iryna Zhuk, Yuhao Wang, Victor Selin, Betsy van de Belt-Gritter, Henk J Busscher, Henny C van der Mei, Svetlana Sukhishvili
Self-defensive antibiotic-loaded coatings have shown promise in inhibiting growth of pathogenic bacteria adhering to biomaterial implants and devices, but direct proof that their antibacterial release is triggered by bacterially-induced acidification of the immediate environment under buffered conditions remained elusive. Here, we demonstrate that Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli adhering to such coatings generate highly localized acidification, even in buffered conditions, to activate pH-triggered, self-defensive antibiotic release...
August 9, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801269/elastin-plga-hybrid-electrospun-nanofiber-scaffolds-for-salivary-epithelial-cell-self-organization-and-polarization
#6
Zahraa I Foraida, Tim Kamaldinov, Deirdre A Nelson, Melinda Larsen, James Castracane
Development of electrospun nanofibers that mimic the structural, mechanical and biochemical properties of natural extracellular matrices (ECMs) is a promising approach for tissue regeneration. Electrospun fibers of synthetic polymers partially mimic the topography of the ECM, however, their high stiffness, poor hydrophilicity and lack of in vivo-like biochemical cues is not optimal for epithelial cell self-organization and function. In search of a biomimetic scaffold for salivary gland tissue regeneration, we investigated the potential of elastin, an ECM protein, to generate elastin hybrid nanofibers that have favorable physical and biochemical properties for regeneration of the salivary glands...
August 8, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801268/positron-emission-tomography-pet-guided-glioblastoma-targeting-by-a-fullerene-based-nanoplatform-with-fast-renal-clearance
#7
Yayun Peng, Dongzhi Yang, Weifei Lu, Xiongwei Hu, Hao Hong, Ting Cai
Various carbonaceous nanomaterials, including fullerene, carbon nanotube, graphene, and carbon dots, have attracted increasing attention during past decades for their potential applications in biological imaging and therapy. In this study, we have developed a fullerene-based tumor-targeted positron emission tomography (PET) imaging probe. Water-soluble functionalized C60 conjugates were radio-labeled with (64)Cu and modified with cyclo (Arg-Gly-Asp) peptides (cRGD) for targeting of integrin αvβ3 in glioblastoma...
August 8, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801267/primum-non-nocere-the-effects-of-sodium-hypochlorite-on-dentin-as-used-in-endodontics
#8
Li-Sha Gu, Xue-Qing Huang, Brandon Griffin, Brian R Bergeron, David H Pashley, Li-Na Niu, Franklin R Tay
The medical literature is replete with the maxim 'primum non nocere', cautioning health care providers to avoid doing any harm to human subjects in their delivery of medical care. Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) is a well-established irrigant for root canal treatment because of its antimicrobial and organic tissue remnant dissolution capability. However, little is known about the deleterious effect of this strong oxidizing agent on the integrity of human mineralized dentin. Iatrogenically-induced loss of dentin integrity may precipitate post-treatment root fracture and has potential medico-legal complications...
August 8, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801266/lipogels-responsive-to-near-infrared-light-for-the-triggered-release-of-therapeutic-agents
#9
Francisco Martín-Saavedra, Eduardo Ruiz-Hernández, Clara Escudero-Duch, Martin Prieto, Manuel Arruebo, Negar Sadeghi, Roel Deckers, Gert Storm, Wim E Hennink, Jesús Santamaría, Nuria Vilaboa
Here we report a composite system based on fibrin hydrogels that incorporate in their structure near-infrared (NIR) responsive nanomaterials and thermosensitive liposomes (TSL). Polymerized fibrin networks entrap simultaneously gold-based nanoparticles (NPs) capable of transducing NIR photon energy into heat, and lysolipid-incorporated TSL (LTSL) loaded with doxorubicin hydrochloride (DOX). NIR irradiation of the resulting hydrogels (referred to as "lipogels") with 808 nm laser light increased the temperature of the illuminated areas, leading to the release of the liposomal cargo...
August 8, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801244/corrigendum-to-redox-and-ph-dual-responsive-poly-amidoamine-dendrimer-poly-ethylene-glycol-conjugates-for-intracellular-delivery-of-doxorubicin-acta-biomater-36-2016-241-253
#10
Wen Hu, Lipeng Qiu, Liang Cheng, Qing Hu, Yang Liu, Ziyang Hu, Dawei Chen, Lifang Cheng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 8, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782725/the-bio-in-the-ink-cartilage-regeneration-with-bioprintable-hydrogels-and-articular-cartilage-derived-progenitor-cells
#11
Riccardo Levato, William R Webb, Iris A Otto, Anneloes Mensinga, Yadan Zhang, Mattie van Rijen, René van Weeren, Ilyas M Khan, Jos Malda
Cell-laden hydrogels are the primary building blocks for bioprinting, and, also termed bioinks, are the foundations for creating structures that can potentially recapitulate the architecture of articular cartilage. To be functional, hydrogel constructs need to unlock the regenerative capacity of encapsulated cells. The recent identification of multipotent articular cartilage-resident chondroprogenitor cells (ACPCs), which share important traits with adult stem cells, represents a new opportunity for cartilage regeneration...
August 4, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782724/zwitterionic-sulfobetaine-polymer-immobilized-surface-by-simple-tyrosinase-mediated-grafting-for-enhanced-antifouling-property
#12
Ho Joon Kwon, Yunki Lee, Le Thi Phuong, Gyeung Mi Seon, Eunsuk Kim, Jong Chul Park, Hyunjin Yoon, Ki Dong Park
Introducing antifouling property to biomaterial surfaces has been considered an effective method for preventing the failure of implanted devices. In order to achieve this, the immobilization of zwitterions on biomaterial surfaces has been proven to be an excellent way of improving anti-adhesive potency. In this study, poly(sulfobetaine-co-tyramine), a tyramine-conjugated sulfobetaine polymer, was synthesized and simply grafted onto the surface of polyurethane via a tyrosinase-mediated reaction. Surface characterization by water contact angle measurements, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy demonstrated that the zwitterionic polymer was successfully introduced onto the surface of polyurethane and remained stable for 7days...
August 4, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782723/investigation-of-cationized-triblock-and-diblock-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-co-poly-ethylene-glycol-copolymers-for-oral-delivery-of-enoxaparin-in-vitro-approach
#13
Pimchanok Charoongchit, Jiraphong Suksiriworapong, Shirui Mao, Anne Sapin-Minet, Philippe Maincent, Varaporn Buraphacheep Junyaprasert
In this study, poly(ε-caprolactone)-co-poly(ethylene glycol) copolymers grafted with a cationic ligand, propargyltrimethyl ammonium iodide (PTA), to fabricate the cationized triblock (P(CatCLCL)2-PEG) and diblock (P(CatCLCL)-mPEG) copolymers were investigated their potential use for oral delivery of enoxaparin (ENX). Influences of various PTA contents and different structures of the copolymers on molecular characteristics, ENX encapsulation, particle characteristics, and capability of drug transport across Caco-2 cells were elucidated...
August 4, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782722/influence-of-dynamic-compressive-loading-on-the-in-vitro-degradation-behavior-of-pure-pla-and-mg-pla-composite
#14
Xuan Li, Chenxi Qi, Linyuan Han, Chenglin Chu, Jing Bai, Chao Guo, Feng Xue, Baolong Shen, Paul K Chu
The effects of dynamic compressive loading on the in vitro degradation behavior of pure poly-lactic acid (PLA) and PLA-based composite unidirectionally reinforced with micro-arc oxidized magnesium alloy wires (Mg/PLA) are investigated. Dynamic compressive loading is shown to accelerate degradation of pure PLA and Mg/PLA. As the applied stress is increased from 0.1 MPa to 0.9 MPa or frequency from 0.5 Hz to 2.5 Hz, the overall degradation rate goes up. After immersion for 21 days at 0.9 MPa and 2.5 Hz, the bending strength retention of the composite and pure PLA is 60...
August 4, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782721/engineering-cell-aggregates-through-incorporated-polymeric-microparticles
#15
REVIEW
Caroline C Ahrens, Ziye Dong, Wei Li
Ex vivo cell aggregates must overcome significant limitations in the transport of nutrients, drugs, and signaling proteins compared to vascularized native tissue. Further, engineered extracellular environments often fail to sufficiently replicate tethered signaling cues and the complex architecture of native tissue. Co-cultures of cells with microparticles (MPs) is a growing field directed towards overcoming many of these challenges by providing local and controlled presentation of both soluble and tethered proteins and small molecules...
August 4, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780432/polymer-materials-for-prevention-of-postoperative-adhesion
#16
REVIEW
Jiannan Li, Xiangru Feng, Baichun Liu, Yingjie Yu, Leming Sun, Tongjun Liu, Yongheng Wang, Jianxun Ding, Xuesi Chen
Postoperative adhesion (POA) is a common complication that often occurs after a variety of surgeries, such as plastic surgery, repair operations of abdominal, pelvic, and tendon, and so forth. Moreover, POA leads to chronic abdominal pain, secondary infertility in women, intestinal obstruction, and other severe complications, which significantly reduce the life quality of patients. In order to prevent the formation of POA, a number of strategies have been developed, among which an emerging method is physical barriers consisting of polymer materials...
August 2, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780431/thermosensitive-chitosan-based-hydrogels-releasing-stromal-cell-derived-factor-1-alpha-recruit-msc-for-corneal-epithelium-regeneration
#17
Qiaomei Tang, Chenqi Luo, Bing Lu, Qiuli Fu, Houfa Yin, Zhenwei Qin, Danni Lyu, Lifang Zhang, Zhi Fang, Yanan Zhu, Ke Yao
Corneal epithelium integrity depends on continuous self-renewing of epithelium and connections between adjacent cells or between the cells and the basement membrane. Self-renewing epithelium cells mainly arise from the continuous proliferation and differentiation of the basal layer and limbal stem cells. The aim of the present study was to generate a bioactive, thermosensitive chitosan-gelatin hydrogel (CHI hydrogel) by incorporating exogenous recombinant human stromal cell-derived factor-1 alpha (SDF-1 alpha) for corneal epithelium regeneration...
August 2, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778533/exploring-the-role-of-peptides-in-polymer-based-gene-delivery
#18
REVIEW
Yanping Sun, Zhen Yang, Chunxi Wang, Tianzhi Yang, Cuifang Cai, Xiaoyun Zhao, Li Yang, Pingtian Ding
Polymers are widely studied as non-viral gene vectors because of their strong DNA binding ability, capacity to carry large payload, flexibility of chemical modifications, low immunogenicity, and facile processes for manufacturing. However, high cytotoxicity and low transfection efficiency substantially restrict their application in clinical trials. Incorporating functional peptides is a promising approach to address these issues. Peptides demonstrate various functions in polymer-based gene delivery systems, such as targeting to specific cells, breaching membrane barriers, facilitating DNA condensation and release, and lowering cytotoxicity...
August 1, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778532/flexible-bipolar-nanofibrous-membranes-for-improving-gradient-microstructure-in-tendon-to-bone-healing
#19
Xiaoxi Li, Ruoyu Cheng, Zhiyong Sun, Wei Su, Guoqing Pan, Song Zhao, Jinzhong Zhao, Wenguo Cui
Enthesis is a specialized tissue interface between the tendon and bone. Enthesis structure is very complex because of gradient changes in its composition and structure. There is currently no strategy to create a suitable environment and to regenerate the gradual-changing enthesis because of the modular complexities between two tissue types. Herein, a dual-layer organic/inorganic flexible bipolar fibrous membrane (BFM) was successfully fabricated by electrospinning to generate biomimetic non-mineralized fibrocartilage and mineralized fibrocartilage in tendon-to-bone integration of enthesis...
August 1, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764948/effects-of-the-incorporation-of-%C3%AE%C2%B5-aminocaproic-acid-chitosan-particles-to-fibrin-on-cementoblast-differentiation-and-cementum-regeneration
#20
Chan Ho Park, Joung-Hwan Oh, Hong-Moon Jung, Yoonnyoung Choi, Saeed Rahman, Sungtae Kim, Tae-Il Kim, Hong-In Shin, Yun-Sil Lee, Frank H Yu, Jeong-Hwa Baek, Hyun-Mo Ryoo, Kyung Mi Woo
Cementum formation on the exposed tooth-root surface is a critical process in periodontal regeneration. Although various therapeutic approaches have been developed, regeneration of integrated and functional periodontal complexes is still wanting. Here, we found that the OCCM30 cementoblasts cultured on fibrin matrix express substantial levels of matrix proteinases, leading to the degradation of fibrin and the apoptosis of OCCM30 cells, which was reversed upon treatment with a proteinase inhibitor, ε-aminocaproic acid (ACA)...
July 29, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
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