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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449254/bioresorbable-fe-mn-and-fe-mn-ha-materials-for-orthopedic-implantation-enhancing-degradation-through-porosity-control
#1
Michael Heiden, Eric Nauman, Lia Stanciu
Resorbable, porous iron-manganese-hydroxyapatite biocomposites with suitable degradation rates for orthopedic applications are prepared using salt-leaching for the first time. These transient biomaterials have the potential to replace inert, permanent implants that can suffer from long-term complications, or have to be surgically removed, leaving an unfavorable void. Fe30Mn-10HA materials are newly developed to address inadequate resorption rates of degradable materials proposed for orthopedic environments in the past...
April 27, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436620/arginine-rich-peptide-based-mrna-nanocomplexes-efficiently-instigate-cytotoxic-t-cell-immunity-dependent-on-the-amphipathic-organization-of-the-peptide
#2
Vimal K Udhayakumar, Ans De Beuckelaer, Joanne McCaffrey, Cian M McCrudden, Jonathan L Kirschman, Daryll Vanover, Lien Van Hoecke, Kenny Roose, Kim Deswarte, Bruno G De Geest, Stefan Lienenklaus, Philip J Santangelo, Johan Grooten, Helen O McCarthy, Stefaan De Koker
To date, the mRNA delivery field has been heavily dominated by lipid-based systems. Reports on the use of nonlipid carriers for mRNA delivery in contrast are rare in the context of mRNA vaccination. This paper describes the potential of a cell-penetrating peptide containing the amphipathic RALA motif to deliver antigen-encoding mRNA to the immune system. RALA condenses mRNA into nanocomplexes that display acidic pH-dependent membrane disruptive properties. RALA mRNA nanocomplexes enable mRNA escape from endosomes and thereby allow expression of mRNA inside the dendritic cell cytosol...
April 24, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436215/multilayer-nanofilms-via-inkjet-printing-for-stabilizing-growth-factor-and-designing-desired-cell-developments
#3
Moonhyun Choi, Hee Ho Park, Daheui Choi, Uiyoung Han, Tai Hyun Park, Hwankyu Lee, Juhyun Park, Jinkee Hong
Biologically versatile basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), well known for roles of signaling molecules between cells and regulating various cellular processes, has been proven to utilize specific functionalities. However, the remarkable functions are inclinable to dwindle with decrease of bFGFs' activity. In nanoscale, developing thin films with intrinsic characteristics of building molecules can facilitate handling various materials for desired purposes. Fabricating nanofilm and handling sensitive materials without detriment to activity via highly productive manufacturing are significant for practical uses in the field of biomedical applications...
April 24, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429416/modulation-of-heterotypic-and-homotypic-cell-cell-interactions-via-zwitterionic-lipid-masks
#4
Matthew Park, Wongu Youn, Doyeon Kim, Eun Hyea Ko, Beom Jin Kim, Sung Min Kang, Kyungtae Kang, Insung S Choi
Since the pioneering work by Whitesides, innumerable platforms that aim to spatio-selectively seed cells and control the degree of cell-cell interactions in vitro have been developed. These methods, however, have generally been technically and methodologically complex, or demanded stringent materials and conditions. In this work, we introduce zwitterionic lipids as patternable, cell-repellant masks for selectively seeding cells. The lipid masks are easily removed with a routine washing step under physiological conditions (37 °C, pH 7...
April 21, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429415/rod-shaped-neural-units-for-aligned-3d-neural-network-connection
#5
Midori Kato-Negishi, Hiroaki Onoe, Akane Ito, Shoji Takeuchi
This paper proposes neural tissue units with aligned nerve fibers (called rod-shaped neural units) that connect neural networks with aligned neurons. To make the proposed units, 3D fiber-shaped neural tissues covered with a calcium alginate hydrogel layer are prepared with a microfluidic system and are cut in an accurate and reproducible manner. These units have aligned nerve fibers inside the hydrogel layer and connectable points on both ends. By connecting the units with a poly(dimethylsiloxane) guide, 3D neural tissues can be constructed and maintained for more than two weeks of culture...
April 21, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426183/mass-production-of-cell-laden-calcium-alginate-particles-with-centrifugal-force
#6
Yuya Morimoto, Maiko Onuki, Shoji Takeuchi
This paper describes a centrifuge-based device for oil-free and mass production of calcium-alginate (Ca-alginate) particles. The device is composed of four components: a tank with a glass capillary for forming sodium alginate droplets, a collecting bath with calcium chloride (CaCl2 ) solution, a waste liquid box, and a bypass channel bridged between the collecting bath and the waste liquid box. When the device is centrifuged, extra CaCl2 solution in the collecting bath is delivered to the waste liquid box to maintain the appropriate liquid level of CaCl2 solution for the production of monodisperse Ca-alginate particles...
April 20, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426154/transparent-and-gas-permeable-liquid-marbles-for-culturing-and-drug-sensitivity-test-of-tumor-spheroids
#7
Hualin Li, Peng Liu, Guneet Kaur, Xi Yao, Mengsu Yang
Transparent nanoparticle-based liquid marbles with high gas-permeability are prepared to culture tumor spheroids in 3D without the need of supplementary growth factor. The culturing process of spheroids from a population of cancer cells or a single cell in the transparent liquid marbles can be optically recorded continuously. Compared to monolayer cells and spheroids generated in multiwell plate, tumor spheroids cultured in the liquid marbles show enhanced viability under the treatment of chemotherapeutic drugs and small interfering RNA...
April 20, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418176/panitumumab-conjugated-pt-drug-nanomedicine-for-enhanced-efficacy-of-combination-targeted-chemotherapy-against-colorectal-cancer
#8
Ming-Hsien Tsai, Chao-Hsuan Pan, Cheng-Liang Peng, Ming-Jium Shieh
Targeted combination chemotherapy (TCT) has recently been used to increase the induction of tumor cell death. In particular, the combination of Panitumumab and the platinum (Pt)-derived chemotherapeutic drug Oxaliplatin is clinically effective against KRAS and BRAF wild-type colorectal cancer (CRC) cells that overexpress epidermal growth factor receptors, and significantly greater efficacy is observed than with either drug alone. However, low accumulation of Pt drug in tumor sites prevents achievement of ideal efficacy...
April 18, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407447/hierarchical-micro-nanofibrous-bioscaffolds-for-structural-tissue-regeneration
#9
Yun Xu, Wenguo Cui, Yanxia Zhang, Pinghui Zhou, Yong Gu, Xiaofeng Shen, Bin Li, Liang Chen
Various biomimetic scaffolds with hierarchical micro/nanostructures are designed to closely mimic native extracellular matrix network and to guide cell behavior to promote structural tissue generation. However, it remains a challenge to fabricate hierarchical micro/nanoscaled fibrous scaffolds with different functional components that endow the scaffolds with both biochemical and physical features to exert different biological roles during the process of tissue healing. In this study, a biomimetic designed micro/nanoscaled scaffold with integrated hierarchical dual fibrillar components is fabricated in order to repair dura mater and prevent the formation of epidural scars via collagen molecule self-assembly, electrospinning, and biological interface crosslinking strategies...
April 13, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407433/spatiotemporal-evolution-of-the-wound-repairing-process-in-a-3d-human-dermis-equivalent
#10
Bernadette Lombardi, Costantino Casale, Giorgia Imparato, Francesco Urciuolo, Paolo Antonio Netti
Several skin equivalent models have been developed to investigate in vitro the re-epithelialization process occurring during wound healing. Although these models recapitulate closure dynamics of epithelial cells, they fail to capture how a wounded connective tissue rebuilds its 3D architecture until the evolution in a scar. Here, the in vitro tissue repair dynamics of a connective tissue is replicated by using a 3D human dermis equivalent (3D-HDE) model composed of fibroblasts embedded in their own extracellular matrix (ECM)...
April 13, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402587/methotraxate-loaded-hybrid-nanoconstructs-target-vascular-lesions-and-inhibit-atherosclerosis-progression-in-apoe-mice
#11
Cinzia Stigliano, Maricela R Ramirez, Jaykrishna V Singh, Santosh Aryal, Jaehong Key, Elvin Blanco, Paolo Decuzzi
Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disorder characterized by the progressive thickening of blood vessel walls eventually resulting in acute vascular syndromes. Here, intravenously injectable hybrid nanoconstructs are synthesized for tempering immune cell inflammation locally and systemically. Lipid and polymer chains are nanoprecipitated to form 100 nm spherical polymeric nanoconstructs (SPNs), loaded with methotrexate (MTX) and subsequently labeled with Cu(64) and fluorescent probes for combined nuclear/optical imaging...
April 12, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383807/self-assembled-carbon-dot-nanosphere-a-robust-near-infrared-light-responsive-and-vein-injectable-photosensitizer
#12
Qingyan Jia, Jiechao Ge, Weimin Liu, Liang Guo, Xiuli Zheng, Shiqing Chen, Mingxing Chen, Sha Liu, Liping Zhang, Mengqi Wang, Hongyan Zhang, Pengfei Wang
Self-assembly "activated" carbon dot photosensitizer: a robust, NIR-light responsive, and vein injectable carbon dot nanosphere (CDNS) photosensitizer with (1) O2 quantum yield of 0.45 under 671 nm laser irradiation has been developed through self-assembly using individual CD as building units. This study develops the biomedical applications of CD, highlights the self-assembly for designing well-defined CD-based photosensitizers, and promotes future explorations of this CDNS photosensitizer in nanomedical and clinical applications...
April 6, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371568/toward-a-single-dose-vaccination-strategy-with-self-encapsulating-plga-microspheres
#13
Brittany A Bailey, Lukasz J Ochyl, Steven P Schwendeman, James J Moon
Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) microspheres have been widely examined for vaccine applications due to their attractive features of biocompatibility, biodegradability, ability to be internalized by antigen-presenting cells, and long-term antigen release. However, one of the major challenges for PLGA particle vaccines is the potential for antigen instability and loss of antigenicity and immunogenicity. To address this challenge, we have developed a new method of "self-healing" encapsulation in PLGA microspheres, where pre-made PLGA microspheres are loaded with protein antigens under aqueous conditions with minimal impact on their antigenicity and immunogenicity...
April 3, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371515/spherical-polyelectrolyte-brushes-as-a-novel-platform-for-paramagnetic-relaxation-enhancement-and-passive-tumor-targeting
#14
Qin Zhu, Zhenyu Yuan, Weiqiao Qian, Yuanyuan Li, Zhiqiang Qiu, Weijun Tang, Jie Wang, Yun Ding, Aiguo Hu
A novel platform for the development of highly efficient magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents has been demonstrated. New contrast agents are designed and produced through electrostatic self-assembly of cationic gadolinium(III) complexes onto anionic spherical polyelectrolyte brushes (SPB). The structurally well-defined SPB are composed of polystyrene core and polyacrylic acid brush layer, where numerous binding sites and confined microenvironments are available for the embedment of the gadolinium(III) contrast agents...
April 3, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371490/graphene-multielectrode-arrays-as-a-versatile-tool-for-extracellular-measurements
#15
Dmitry Kireev, Silke Seyock, Johannes Lewen, Vanessa Maybeck, Bernhard Wolfrum, Andreas Offenhäusser
Graphene multielectrode arrays (GMEAs) presented in this work are used for cardio and neuronal extracellular recordings. The advantages of the graphene as a part of the multielectrode arrays are numerous: from a general flexibility and biocompatibility to the unique electronic properties of graphene. The devices used for extensive in vitro studies of a cardiac-like cell line and cortical neuronal networks show excellent ability to extracellularly detect action potentials with signal to noise ratios in the range of 45 ± 22 for HL-1 cells and 48 ± 26 for spontaneous bursting/spiking neuronal activity...
April 3, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371450/hydrogel-based-biosensors-for-in-vitro-dia-of-biochemicals-proteins-and-genes
#16
REVIEW
Il Young Jung, Ji Su Kim, Bo Ram Choi, Kyuri Lee, Hyukjin Lee
Hydrogel-based biosensors have drawn considerable attention due to their various advantages over conventional detection systems. Recent studies have shown that hydrogel biosensors can be excellent alternative systems to detect a wide range of biomolecules, including small biochemicals, pathogenic proteins, and disease specific genes. Due to the excellent physical properties of hydrogels such as the high water content and stimuli-responsive behavior of cross-linked network structures, this system can offer substantial improvement for the design of novel detection systems for various diagnostic applications...
March 31, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371558/dynamic-cellular-interactions-with-extracellular-matrix-triggered-by-biomechanical-tuning-of-low-rigidity-supported-lipid-membranes
#17
Setareh Vafaei, Seyed R Tabaei, Kabir H Biswas, Jay T Groves, Nam-Joon Cho
The behavior of cells in a tissue is regulated by chemical as well as physical signals arising from their microenvironment. While gel-based substrates have been widely used for mimicking a range of substrate rigidities, there is a need for the development of low rigidity substrates for mimicking the physical properties of soft tissues. In this study, the authors report the development of a supported lipid bilayer (SLB)-based low rigidity substrate for cell adhesion studies. SLBs are functionalized with either collagen I or fibronectin via covalent, amine coupling to a carboxyl group-modified lipid molecule...
March 30, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371540/the-role-of-titanium-surface-nanostructuring-on-preosteoblast-morphology-adhesion-and-migration
#18
Yulia Zhukova, Christian Hiepen, Petra Knaus, Marc Osterland, Steffen Prohaska, John W C Dunlop, Peter Fratzl, Ekaterina V Skorb
Surface structuring of titanium-based implants is known to modulate the behavior of adherent cells, but the influence of different nanotopographies is poorly understood. The aim is to investigate preosteoblast proliferation, adhesion, morphology, and migration on surfaces with similar surface chemistry but distinct nanotopographical features. Sonochemical treatment and anodic oxidation are employed to fabricate disordered, mesoporous titania (TMS) and ordered titania nanotubular (TNT) topographies on titanium, respectively...
March 30, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371526/development-of-a-hypoxic-radiosensitizer-prodrug-liposome-delivery-dna-repair-inhibitor-dbait-combination-with-radiotherapy-for-glioma-therapy
#19
Hongmei Liu, Yifan Cai, Yafei Zhang, Yandong Xie, Hui Qiu, Lei Hua, Xuejiao Liu, Yuling Li, Jun Lu, Longzhen Zhang, Rutong Yu
Gliomas are highly radioresistant tumors, mainly due to hypoxia in the core region of the gliomas and efficient DNA double-strand break repair. However, the design of a radiosensitizer incorporating the two above mechanisms is difficult and has rarely been reported. Thus, this study develops a hypoxic radiosensitizer-prodrug liposome (MLP) to deliver the DNA repair inhibitor Dbait (MLP/Dbait) to achieve the simultaneous entry of radiosensitizers with two different mechanisms into the glioma. MLP/Dbait effectively sensitizes glioma cells to X-ray radiotherapy (RT)...
March 30, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371541/an-engineered-cell-instructive-stroma-for-the-fabrication-of-a-novel-full-thickness-human-cervix-equivalent-in-vitro
#20
Vincenza De Gregorio, Giorgia Imparato, Francesco Urciuolo, Maria L Tornesello, Clorinda Annunziata, Franco M Buonaguro, Paolo A Netti
There is a growing interest for developing organotypic cervical models by using primary cervical cells that are able to reproduce the physiological relevant stromal microenvironment and the distinctive histology of the native cervical epithelium. Here for the first time it is reported the production of an organotypic cervical model featured by a scaffold-free stromal tissue resembling the extracellular matrix (ECM) composition and organization of the native counterpart as well as a completely well-differentiated epithelium...
March 29, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
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