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Journal of Tissue Engineering

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912946/crosslinking-method-of-hyaluronic-based-hydrogel-for-biomedical-applications
#1
Sureerat Khunmanee, Younghyen Jeong, Hansoo Park
In the field of tissue engineering, there is a need for advancement beyond conventional scaffolds and preformed hydrogels. Injectable hydrogels have gained wider admiration among researchers as they can be used in minimally invasive surgical procedures. Injectable gels completely fill the defect area and have good permeability and hence are promising biomaterials. The technique can be effectively applied to deliver a wide range of bioactive agents, such as drugs, proteins, growth factors, and even living cells...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890781/thermo-responsive-cell-culture-carrier-effects-on-macrophage-functionality-and-detachment-efficiency
#2
Knut Rennert, Mirko Nitschke, Maria Wallert, Natalie Keune, Martin Raasch, Stefan Lorkowski, Alexander S Mosig
Harvesting cultivated macrophages for tissue engineering purposes by enzymatic digestion of cell adhesion molecules can potentially result in unintended activation, altered function, or behavior of these cells. Thermo-responsive polymer is a promising tool that allows for gentle macrophage detachment without artificial activation prior to subculture within engineered tissue constructs. We therefore characterized different species of thermo-responsive polymers for their suitability as cell substrate and to mediate gentle macrophage detachment by temperature shift...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890780/recellularization-of-decellularized-heart-valves-progress-toward-the-tissue-engineered-heart-valve
#3
REVIEW
Mitchell C VeDepo, Michael S Detamore, Richard A Hopkins, Gabriel L Converse
The tissue-engineered heart valve portends a new era in the field of valve replacement. Decellularized heart valves are of great interest as a scaffold for the tissue-engineered heart valve due to their naturally bioactive composition, clinical relevance as a stand-alone implant, and partial recellularization in vivo. However, a significant challenge remains in realizing the tissue-engineered heart valve: assuring consistent recellularization of the entire valve leaflets by phenotypically appropriate cells...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890779/elements-of-the-niche-for-adult-stem-cell-expansion
#4
Patricia A Redondo, Marina Pavlou, Marilena Loizidou, Umber Cheema
Adult stem cells are crucial for tissue homeostasis. These cells reside within exclusive locations in tissues, termed niches, which protect adult stem cell fidelity and regulate their many functions through biophysical-, biochemical- and cellular-mediated mechanisms. There is a growing understanding of how these mechanisms and their components contribute towards maintaining stem cell quiescence, self-renewal, expansion and differentiation patterns. In vitro expansion of adult stem cells is a powerful tool for understanding stem cell biology, and for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835816/a-quantitative-multi-national-and-multi-stakeholder-assessment-of-barriers-to-the-adoption-of-cell-therapies
#5
Benjamin M Davies, James Smith, Sarah Rikabi, Karolina Wartolowska, Mark Morrey, Anna French, Robert MacLaren, David Williams, Kim Bure, Rafael Pinedo-Villanueva, Anthony Mathur, Martin Birchall, Evan Snyder, Anthony Atala, Brock Reeve, David Brindley
Cellular therapies, such as stem cell-based treatments, have been widely researched and numerous products and treatments have been developed. Despite this, there has been relatively limited use of these technologies in the healthcare sector. This study sought to investigate the perceived barriers to this more widespread adoption. An anonymous online questionnaire was developed, based on the findings of a pilot study. This was distributed to an audience of clinicians, researchers and commercial experts in 13 countries...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815010/development-and-characterisation-of-a-low-concentration-sodium-dodecyl-sulphate-decellularised-porcine-dermis
#6
Jack A Helliwell, Daniel S Thomas, Vaia Papathanasiou, Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam, Amisha Desai, Louise M Jennings, Paul Rooney, John N Kearney, Eileen Ingham
The aim of this study was to adapt a proprietary decellularisation process for human dermis for use with porcine skin. Porcine skin was subject to: sodium chloride (1 M) to detach the epidermis, trypsin paste to remove hair follicles, peracetic acid (0.1% v/v) disinfection, washed in hypotonic buffer and 0.1% (w/v) sodium dodecyl sulphate in the presence of proteinase inhibitors followed by nuclease treatment. Cellular porcine skin, decellularised porcine and human dermis were compared using histology, immunohistochemistry, GSL-1 lectin (alpha-gal epitope) staining, biochemical assays, uniaxial tensile and in vitro cytotoxicity tests...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794849/scaffolds-for-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cell-transplantation-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
#7
REVIEW
Corina E White, Ronke M Olabisi
In several retinal degenerative diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, the retinal pigment epithelium, a highly functionalized cell monolayer, becomes dysfunctional. These retinal diseases are marked by early retinal pigment epithelium dysfunction reducing its ability to maintain a healthy retina, hence making the retinal pigment epithelium an attractive target for treatment. Cell therapies, including bolus cell injections, have been investigated with mixed results. Since bolus cell injection does not promote the proper monolayer architecture, scaffolds seeded with retinal pigment epithelium cells and then implanted have been increasingly investigated...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794848/bioactive-calcium-phosphate-based-glasses-and-ceramics-and-their-biomedical-applications-a-review
#8
Md Towhidul Islam, Reda M Felfel, Ensanya A Abou Neel, David M Grant, Ifty Ahmed, Kazi M Zakir Hossain
An overview of the formation of calcium phosphate under in vitro environment on the surface of a range of bioactive materials (e.g. from silicate, borate, and phosphate glasses, glass-ceramics, bioceramics to metals) based on recent literature is presented in this review. The mechanism of bone-like calcium phosphate (i.e. hydroxyapatite) formation and the test protocols that are either already in use or currently being investigated for the evaluation of the bioactivity of biomaterials are discussed. This review also highlights the effect of chemical composition and surface charge of materials, types of medium (e...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758007/re-epithelialization-of-whole-porcine-kidneys-with-renal-epithelial-cells
#9
Nafiseh Poornejad, Evan Buckmiller, Lara Schaumann, Haonan Wang, Jonathan Wisco, Beverly Roeder, Paul Reynolds, Alonzo Cook
Decellularized porcine kidneys were recellularized with renal epithelial cells by three methods: perfusion through the vasculature under high pressure, perfusion through the ureter under high pressure, or perfusion through the ureter under moderate vacuum. Histology, scanning electron microscopy, confocal microscopy, and magnetic resonance imaging were used to assess vasculature preservation and the distribution of cells throughout the kidneys. Cells were detected in the magnetic resonance imaging by labeling them with iron oxide...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717506/injectable-scaffold-materials-differ-in-their-cell-instructive-effects-on-primary-human-myoblasts
#10
Eva Kildall Hejbøl, Jeeva Sellathurai, Prabha Damodaran Nair, Henrik Daa Schrøder
Scaffolds are materials used for delivery of cells for regeneration of tissues. They support three-dimensional organization and improve cell survival. For the repair of small skeletal muscles, injections of small volumes of cells are attractive, and injectable scaffolds for delivery of cells offer a minimally invasive technique. In this study, we examined in vitro the cell instructive effects of three types of injectable scaffolds, fibrin, alginate, and poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)-based microparticles on primary human myoblasts...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634532/cellularizing-hydrogel-based-scaffolds-to-repair-bone-tissue-how-to-create-a-physiologically-relevant-micro-environment
#11
Mathieu Maisani, Daniele Pezzoli, Olivier Chassande, Diego Mantovani
Tissue engineering is a promising alternative to autografts or allografts for the regeneration of large bone defects. Cell-free biomaterials with different degrees of sophistication can be used for several therapeutic indications, to stimulate bone repair by the host tissue. However, when osteoprogenitors are not available in the damaged tissue, exogenous cells with an osteoblast differentiation potential must be provided. These cells should have the capacity to colonize the defect and to participate in the building of new bone tissue...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616152/magnetically-levitated-mesenchymal-stem-cell-spheroids-cultured-with-a-collagen-gel-maintain-phenotype-and-quiescence
#12
Natasha S Lewis, Emily El Lewis, Margaret Mullin, Helen Wheadon, Matthew J Dalby, Catherine C Berry
Multicellular spheroids are an established system for three-dimensional cell culture. Spheroids are typically generated using hanging drop or non-adherent culture; however, an emerging technique is to use magnetic levitation. Herein, mesenchymal stem cell spheroids were generated using magnetic nanoparticles and subsequently cultured within a type I collagen gel, with a view towards developing a bone marrow niche environment. Cells were loaded with magnetic nanoparticles, and suspended beneath an external magnet, inducing self-assembly of multicellular spheroids...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616151/therapeutic-potential-of-dental-stem-cells
#13
REVIEW
Elna Paul Chalisserry, Seung Yun Nam, Sang Hyug Park, Sukumaran Anil
Stem cell biology has become an important field in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering therapy since the discovery and characterization of mesenchymal stem cells. Stem cell populations have also been isolated from human dental tissues, including dental pulp stem cells, stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth, stem cells from apical papilla, dental follicle progenitor cells, and periodontal ligament stem cells. Dental stem cells are relatively easily obtainable and exhibit high plasticity and multipotential capabilities...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567273/bone-and-cartilage-differentiation-of-a-single-stem-cell-population-driven-by-material-interface
#14
Hannah Donnelly, Carol-Anne Smith, Paula E Sweeten, Nikolaj Gadegaard, Rm Dominic Meek, Matteo D'Este, Alvaro Mata, David Eglin, Matthew J Dalby
Adult stem cells, such as mesenchymal stem cells, are a multipotent cell source able to differentiate towards multiple cell types. While used widely in tissue engineering and biomaterials research, they present inherent donor variability and functionalities. In addition, their potential to form multiple tissues is rarely exploited. Here, we combine an osteogenic nanotopography and a chondrogenic hyaluronan hydrogel with the hypothesis that we can make a complex tissue from a single multipotent cell source with the exemplar of creating a three-dimensional bone-cartilage boundary environment...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560015/a-mini-review-focused-on-the-proangiogenic-role-of-silicate-ions-released-from-silicon-containing-biomaterials
#15
REVIEW
Khandmaa Dashnyam, Ahmed El-Fiqi, Jennifer O Buitrago, Roman A Perez, Jonathan C Knowles, Hae-Won Kim
Angiogenesis is considered an important issue in the development of biomaterials for the successful regeneration of tissues including bone. While growth factors are commonly used with biomaterials to promote angiogenesis, some ions released from biomaterials can also contribute to angiogenic events. Many silica-based biomaterials have been widely used for the repair and regeneration of tissues, mainly hard tissues such as bone and tooth structure. They have shown excellent performance in bone formation by stimulating angiogenesis...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540031/outgrowing-endothelial-and-smooth-muscle-cells-for-tissue-engineering-approaches
#16
Moritz Kolster, Mathias Wilhelmi, Claudia Schrimpf, Andres Hilfiker, Axel Haverich, Thomas Aper
In recent years, circulating progenitors of endothelial cells and smooth muscle cells were identified in the peripheral blood. In our study, we evaluated the utilization of both cell types isolated and differentiated from peripheral porcine blood in terms for their use for tissue engineering purposes. By means of density gradient centrifugation, the monocyte fraction from porcine blood was separated, split, and cultivated with specific culture media with either endothelial cell growth medium-2 or smooth muscle cell growth medium-2 for the differentiation of endothelial cells or smooth muscle cells...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540030/human-platelet-rich-plasma-improves-the-nesting-and-differentiation-of-human-chondrocytes-cultured-in-stabilized-porous-chitosan-scaffolds
#17
Maria Sancho-Tello, Sara Martorell, Manuel Mata Roig, Lara Milián, M A Gámiz-González, Jose Luis Gómez Ribelles, Carmen Carda
The clinical management of large-size cartilage lesions is difficult due to the limited regenerative ability of the cartilage. Different biomaterials have been used to develop tissue engineering substitutes for cartilage repair, including chitosan alone or in combination with growth factors to improve its chondrogenic properties. The main objective of this investigation was to evaluate the benefits of combining activated platelet-rich plasma with a stabilized porous chitosan scaffold for cartilage regeneration...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507726/adapting-tissue-engineered-in-vitro-cns-models-for-high-throughput-study-of-neurodegeneration
#18
Caitriona O'Rourke, Charlotte Lee-Reeves, Rosemary Al Drake, Grant Ww Cameron, A Jane Loughlin, James B Phillips
Neurodegenerative conditions remain difficult to treat, with the continuing failure to see therapeutic research successfully advance to clinical trials. One of the obstacles that must be overcome is to develop enhanced models of disease. Tissue engineering techniques enable us to create organised artificial central nervous system tissue that has the potential to improve the drug development process. This study presents a replicable model of neurodegenerative pathology through the use of engineered neural tissue co-cultures that can incorporate cells from various sources and allow degeneration and protection of neurons to be observed easily and measured, following exposure to neurotoxic compounds - okadaic acid and 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491274/biomimetic-strategies-for-fracture-repair-engineering-the-cell-microenvironment-for-directed-tissue-formation
#19
Wollis J Vas, Mittal Shah, Rawiya Al Hosni, Helen C Owen, Scott J Roberts
Complications resulting from impaired fracture healing have major clinical implications on fracture management strategies. Novel concepts taken from developmental biology have driven research strategies towards the elaboration of regenerative approaches that can truly harness the complex cellular events involved in tissue formation and repair. Advances in polymer technology and a better understanding of naturally derived scaffolds have given rise to novel biomaterials with an increasing ability to recapitulate native tissue environments...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228933/vascularization-and-innervation-of-slits-within-polydimethylsiloxane-sheets-in-the-subcutaneous-space-of-athymic-nude-mice
#20
Rachel E Gurlin, Mark T Keating, Shiri Li, Jonathan Rt Lakey, Sébastien de Feraudy, Bhupinder S Shergill, Elliot L Botvinick
Success of cell therapy in avascular sites will depend on providing sufficient blood supply to transplanted tissues. A popular strategy of providing blood supply is to embed cells within a functionalized hydrogel implanted within the host to stimulate neovascularization. However, hydrogel systems are not always amenable for removal post-transplantation; thus, it may be advantageous to implant a device that contains cells while also providing access to the circulation so retrieval is possible. Here we investigate one instance of providing access to a vessel network, a thin sheet with through-cut slits, and determine if it can be vascularized from autologous materials...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
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