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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805664/correlation-and-comparison-of-cortical-and-hippocampal-neural-progenitor-morphology-and-differentiation-through-the-use-of-micro-and-nano-topographies
#1
Sharvari Sathe, Xiang Quan Chan, Jing Jin, Erik Bernitt, Hans-Günther Döbereiner, Evelyn K F Yim
Neuronal morphology and differentiation have been extensively studied on topography. The differentiation potential of neural progenitors has been shown to be influenced by brain region, developmental stage, and time in culture. However, the neurogenecity and morphology of different neural progenitors in response to topography have not been quantitatively compared. In this study, the correlation between the morphology and differentiation of hippocampal and cortical neural progenitor cells was explored. The morphology of differentiated neural progenitors was quantified on an array of topographies...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792434/collective-migration-of-lens-epithelial-cell-induced-by-differential-microscale-groove-patterns
#2
Chunga Kwon, Youngjun Kim, Hojeong Jeon
Herein, a micro-patterned cell adhesive surface is prepared for the future design of medical devices. One-dimensional polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) micro patterns were prepared by a photolithography process. We investigated the effect of microscale topographical patterned surfaces on decreasing the collective cell migration rate. PDMS substrates were prepared through soft lithography using Si molds fabricated by photolithography. Afterwards, we observed the collective cell migration of human lens epithelial cells (B-3) on various groove/ridge patterns and evaluated the migration rate to determine the pattern most effective in slowing down the cell sheet spreading speed...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762999/immunological-responses-to-total-hip-arthroplasty
#3
REVIEW
Kenny Man, Lin-Hua Jiang, Richard Foster, Xuebin B Yang
The use of total hip arthroplasties (THA) has been continuously rising to meet the demands of the increasingly ageing population. To date, this procedure has been highly successful in relieving pain and restoring the functionality of patients' joints, and has significantly improved their quality of life. However, these implants are expected to eventually fail after 15-25 years in situ due to slow progressive inflammatory responses at the bone-implant interface. Such inflammatory responses are primarily mediated by immune cells such as macrophages, triggered by implant wear particles...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758949/potential-new-non-invasive-therapy-using-artificial-oxygen-carriers-for-pre-eclampsia
#4
REVIEW
Hidenobu Ohta, Maiko Kaga, Heng Li, Hiromi Sakai, Kunihiro Okamura, Nobuo Yaegashi
The molecular mechanisms of pre-eclampsia are being increasingly clarified in animals and humans. With the uncovering of these mechanisms, preventive therapy strategies using chronic infusion of adrenomedullin, vascular endothelial growth factor-121 (VEGF-121), losartan, and sildenafil have been proposed to block narrow spiral artery formation in the placenta by suppressing related possible factors for pre-eclampsia. However, although such preventive treatments have been partly successful, they have failed in ameliorating fetal growth restriction and carry the risk of possible side-effects of drugs on pregnant mothers...
July 30, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758916/effect-of-a-particulate-and-a-putty-like-tricalcium-phosphate-based-bone-grafting-material-on-bone-formation-volume-stability-and-osteogenic-marker-expression-after-bilateral-sinus-floor-augmentation-in-humans
#5
Christine Knabe, Doaa Adel Khattab, Esther Kluk, Rainer Struck, Michael Stiller
This study examines the effect of a hyaluronic acid (HyAc) containing tricalcium phosphate putty scaffold material (TCP-P) and of a particulate tricalcium phosphate (TCP-G) graft on bone formation, volume stability and osteogenic marker expression in biopsies sampled 6 months after bilateral sinus floor augmentation (SFA) in 7 patients applying a split-mouth design. 10% autogenous bone chips were added to the grafting material during surgery. The grain size of the TCP granules was 700 to 1400 µm for TCP-G and 125 to 250 µm and 500 to 700 µm (ratio 1:1) for TCP-P...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726761/a-cell-adhesive-plasma-polymerized-allylamine-coating-reduces-the-in-vivo-inflammatory-response-induced-by-ti6al4v-modified-with-plasma-immersion-ion-implantation-of-copper
#6
Uwe Walschus, Andreas Hoene, Maciej Patrzyk, Silke Lucke, Birgit Finke, Martin Polak, Gerold Lukowski, Rainer Bader, Carmen Zietz, Andreas Podbielski, J Barbara Nebe, Michael Schlosser
Copper (Cu) could be suitable to create anti-infective implants based on Titanium (Ti), for example by incorporating Cu into the implant surface using plasma immersion ion implantation (Cu-PIII). The cytotoxicity of Cu might be circumvented by an additional cell-adhesive plasma polymerized allylamine film (PPAAm). Thus, this study aimed to examine in vivo local inflammatory reactions for Ti6Al4V implants treated with Cu-PIII (Ti-Cu), alone or with an additional PPAAm film (Ti-Cu-PPAAm), compared to untreated implants (Ti)...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753925/pilot-study-using-a-chitosan-hydroxyapatite-implant-for-guided-alveolar-bone-growth-in-patients-with-chronic-periodontitis
#7
Fabiola Vaca-Cornejo, Héctor Macías Reyes, Sergio H Dueñas Jiménez, Ricardo A Llamas Velázquez, Judith M Dueñas Jiménez
Periodontitis is an infectious and inflammatory disease associated with significant loss of alveolar crest and soft tissue attached to the teeth. Chitosan and hydroxyapatite are biomaterials used for bone tissue repair because of their biodegradability and biocompatibility in nature. The present study evaluated the effects of chitosan (CH) in combination with hydroxyapatite (HAP) to promote alveolar bone growth. A chitosan implant mixed with hydroxyapatite was implanted into the affected area of 9 patients suffering chronic periodontitis...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708123/the-feasibility-and-functional-performance-of-ternary-borate-filled-hydrophilic-bone-cements-targeting-therapeutic-release-thresholds-for-strontium
#8
Kathleen MacDonald, Richard B Price, Daniel Boyd
We examine the feasibility and functionality of hydrophilic modifications to a borate glass reinforced resin composite; with the objective of meeting and maintaining therapeutic thresholds for Sr release over time, as a potential method of incorporating antiosteoporotic therapy into a vertebroplasty material. Fifteen composites were formulated with the hydrophilic agent hydroxyl ethyl methacrylate (HEMA, 15, 22.5, 30, 37.5 or 45 wt% of resin phase) and filled with a borate glass (55, 60 or 65 wt% of total cement) with known Sr release characteristics...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686194/orthodontic-metallic-lingual-brackets-the-dark-side-of-the-moon-of-bond-failures
#9
Maria Francesca Sfondrini, Paola Gandini, Andrea Gioiella, Feng Xiao Zhou, Andrea Scribante
Lingual orthodontics, among both young and adult patients, increased in popularity during last years. The purposes of the present investigation were to evaluate the shear bond strength (SBS) values and Adhesive Remnant Index (ARI) scores of different lingual brackets compared with a vestibular control bracket. One hundred bovine teeth were extracted and embedded in resin blocks. Four different lingual brackets (Idea, Leone; STB, Ormco; TTR, RMO; 2D, Forestadent) and a vestibular control bracket (Victory, 3M) were bonded to the bovine enamel surfaces and subsequently shear tested to failure utilizing a Universal Testing Machine...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684672/color-stability-of-new-esthetic-restorative-materials-a-spectrophotometric-analysis
#10
Claudio Poggio, Lodovico Vialba, Anna Berardengo, Ricaldone Federico, Marco Colombo, Riccardo Beltrami, Andrea Scribante
The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate and compare the color stability of different esthetic restorative materials (one microfilled composite, one nanofilled composite, one nanoceramic composite, one microfilled hybrid composite, one microfilled hybrid composite, one nanohybrid Ormocer based composite and one supra-nano spherical hybrid composite) after exposure to different staining solutions (physiological saline, red wine, coffee). All materials were prepared and polymerized into silicon rings (2 mm × 6 mm × 8 mm) to obtain specimens identical in size...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678157/an-injectable-glass-polyalkenoate-cement-engineered-for-fracture-fixation-and-stabilization
#11
Basel A Khader, Sean A F Peel, Mark R Towler
Glass polyalkenoate cements (GPCs) have potential as bio-adhesives due to their ease of application, appropriate mechanical properties, radiopacity and chemical adhesion to bone. Aluminium (Al)-free GPCs have been discussed in the literature, but have proven difficult to balance injectability with mechanical integrity. For example, zinc-based, Al-free GPCs reported compressive strengths of 63 MPa, but set in under 2 min. Here, the authors design injectable GPCs (IGPCs) based on zinc-containing, Al-free silicate compositions containing GeO₂, substituted for ZnO at 3% increments through the series...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657582/biocompatibility-of-hbv-liposome-encapsulated-hemoglobin-molecules-liposome-effects-on-immune-function
#12
REVIEW
Hiroshi Azuma, Mitsuhiro Fujihara, Hiromi Sakai
Hemoglobin vesicles (HbVs) are oxygen carriers consisting of Hb molecules and liposome in which human hemoglobin (Hb) molecules are encapsulated. Investigations of HbV biocompatibility have shown that HbVs have no significant effect on either the quality or quantity of blood components such as RBC, WBC, platelets, complements, or coagulation factors, reflecting its excellent biocompatibility. However, their effects on the immune system remain to be evaluated. HbVs might affect the function of macrophages because they accumulate in the reticuloendothelial system...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672849/synergy-of-iron-chelators-and-therapeutic-peptide-sequences-delivered-via-a-magnetic-nanocarrier
#13
Gayani S Abayaweera, Hongwang Wang, Tej B Shrestha, Jing Yu, Kyle Angle, Prem Thapa, Aruni P Malalasekera, Leila Maurmann, Deryl L Troyer, Stefan H Bossmann
Here, we report the synthesis, characterization, and efficacy study of Fe/Fe₃O₄-nanoparticles that were co-labeled with a tumor-homing and membrane-disrupting oligopeptide and the iron-chelator Dp44mT, which belongs to the group of the thiosemicarbazones. Dp44mT and the peptide sequence PLFAERL(D[KLAKLAKKLAKLAK])CGKRK were tethered to the surface of Fe/Fe₃O₄ core/shell nanoparticles by utilizing dopamine-anchors. The 26-mer contains two important sequences, which are the tumor targeting peptide CGKRK, and D[KLAKLAK]₂, known to disrupt the mitochondrial cell walls and to initiate programmed cell death (apoptosis)...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644382/metal-ion-loaded-nanofibre-matrices-for-calcification-inhibition-in-polyurethane-implants
#14
Charanpreet Singh, Xungai Wang
Pathologic calcification leads to structural deterioration of implant materials via stiffening, stress cracking, and other structural disintegration mechanisms, and the effect can be critical for implants intended for long-term or permanent implantation. This study demonstrates the potential of using specific metal ions (MI)s for inhibiting pathological calcification in polyurethane (PU) implants. The hypothesis of using MIs as anti-calcification agents was based on the natural calcium-antagonist role of Mg(2+) ions in human body, and the anti-calcification effect of Fe(3+) ions in bio-prosthetic heart valves has previously been confirmed...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640198/experimental-investigation-of-magnetic-nanoparticle-enhanced-microwave-hyperthermia
#15
Brogan T McWilliams, Hongwang Wang, Valerie J Binns, Sergio Curto, Stefan H Bossmann, Punit Prakash
The objective of this study was to evaluate microwave heating enhancements offered by iron/iron oxide nanoparticles dispersed within tissue-mimicking media for improving efficacy of microwave thermal therapy. The following dopamine-coated magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) were considered: 10 and 20 nm diameter spherical core/shell Fe/Fe₃O₄, 20 nm edge-length cubic Fe₃O₄, and 45 nm edge-length/10 nm height hexagonal Fe₃O₄. Microwave heating enhancements were experimentally measured with MNPs dissolved in an agar phantom, placed within a rectangular waveguide...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635681/antimicrobial-activity-of-nitric-oxide-releasing-ti-6al-4v-metal-oxide
#16
Nina A Reger, Wilson S Meng, Ellen S Gawalt
Titanium and titanium alloy materials are commonly used in joint replacements, due to the high strength of the materials. Pathogenic microorganisms can easily adhere to the surface of the metal implant, leading to an increased potential for implant failure. The surface of a titanium-aluminum-vanadium (Ti-6Al-4V) metal oxide implant material was functionalized to deliver an small antibacterial molecule, nitric oxide. S-nitroso-penicillamine, a S-nitrosothiol nitric oxide donor, was covalently immobilized on the metal oxide surface using self-assembled monolayers...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613248/laser-ablation-for-cancer-past-present-and-future
#17
REVIEW
Emiliano Schena, Paola Saccomandi, Yuman Fong
Laser ablation (LA) is gaining acceptance for the treatment of tumors as an alternative to surgical resection. This paper reviews the use of lasers for ablative and surgical applications. Also reviewed are solutions aimed at improving LA outcomes: hyperthermal treatment planning tools and thermometric techniques during LA, used to guide the surgeon in the choice and adjustment of the optimal laser settings, and the potential use of nanoparticles to allow biologic selectivity of ablative treatments. Promising technical solutions and a better knowledge of laser-tissue interaction should allow LA to be used in a safe and effective manner as a cancer treatment...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587314/cellular-morphology-mediated-proliferation-and-drug-sensitivity-of-breast-cancer-cells
#18
Ryota Domura, Rie Sasaki, Yuma Ishikawa, Masami Okamoto
The interpretation of the local microenvironment of the extracellular matrix for malignant tumor cells is in intimate relation with metastatic spread of cancer cells involving the associated issues of cellular proliferation and drug responsiveness. This study was aimed to assess the combination of both surface topographies (fiber alignments) and different stiffness of the polymeric substrates (poly(l-lactic acid) and poly(ε-caprolactone), PLLA and PCL, respectively) as well as collagen substrates (coat and gel) to elucidate the effect of the cellular morphology on cellular proliferation and drug sensitivities of two different types of breast cancer cells (MDA-MB-231 and MCF-7)...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587096/the-effect-of-platelet-rich-fibrin-calcium-sulfate-hemihydrate-platelet-rich-plasma-and-resorbable-collagen-on-soft-tissue-closure-of-extraction-sites
#19
Lisa M Yerke, Amal Jamjoom, Talal M Zahid, Robert E Cohen
Rapid and complete soft tissue healing after tooth extraction minimizes surgical complications and facilitates subsequent implant placement. We used four treatment methods and assessed changes in soft tissue socket closure following tooth extraction in humans. The effects of platelet-rich fibrin-calcium sulfate hemihydrate (PRF-CSH), platelet-rich plasma-calcium sulfate hemihydrate (PRP-CSH), a resorbable collagen dressing (RCD), and no grafting material were compared in a randomized, controlled pilot study with a blinded parallel design (N = 23)...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587061/enhanced-osseointegration-of-a-modified-titanium-implant-with-bound-phospho-threonine-a-preliminary-in-vivo-study
#20
Yohei Okazaki, Kazuya Doi, Yoshifumi Oki, Reiko Kobatake, Yasuhiko Abe, Kazuhiro Tsuga
Implant surface topography is a key factor in achieving osseointegration. l-Threonine can be chemically and stably bonded to titanium surfaces by phosphorylation. This study investigated the degree of in vivo osseointegration of an implant with a novel o-phospho-l-threonine (p-Thr)-binding surface. MC3T3-E1 cells were seeded on the p-Thr binding surface and machined surface disks, and initial cell attachment was evaluated. p-Thr-binding and machined surface implants were tested in vivo by implantation into the femurs of three male New Zealand white rabbits, and the osseointegration was assessed by measurement of removal torque (RT) and bone-implant contact (BIC) ratio...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
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