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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636203/directional-matrix-nanotopography-with-varied-sizes-for-engineering-wound-healing
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Jangho Kim, Won-Gyu Bae, Yeon Ju Kim, Hoon Seonwoo, Han-Wool Choung, Kyoung-Je Jang, Sunho Park, Bog Hee Kim, Hong-Nam Kim, Kyoung Soon Choi, Myung-Sun Kim, Pill-Hoon Choung, Yun-Hoon Choung, Jong Hoon Chung
Topographic features play a crucial role in the regulation of physiologically relevant cell and tissue functions. Here, an analysis of feature-size-dependent cell-nanoarchitecture interactions is reported using an array of scaffolds in the form of uniformly spaced ridge/groove structures for engineering wound healing. The ridge and groove widths of nanopatterns are varied from 300 to 800 nm and the nanotopography features are classified into three size ranges: dense (300-400 nm), intermediate (500-600 nm), and sparse (700-800 nm)...
June 21, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636127/nonmediated-label-free-based-detection-of-cardiovascular-biomarker-in-a-biological-sample
#2
JuKyung Lee, SuRyon Shin, Anna Desalvo, Geonhui Lee, Jeong Yoon Lee, Alessandro Polini, Sukyoung Chae, Hobin Jeong, Jonghan Kim, Haksoo Choi, HeaYeon Lee
Direct electrochemical (EC) monitoring in a cell culture medium without electron transporter as called mediator is attractive topic in vitro organoid based on chip with frequently and long-time monitoring since it can avoid to its disadvantage as stability, toxicity. Here, direct monitoring with nonmediator is demonstrated based on impedance spectroscopy under the culture medium in order to overcome the limitation of mediator. The applicability of EC monitoring is shown by detecting alpha-1-anti trypsin (A1AT) which is known as biomarkers for cardiac damage and is widely chosen in organoid cardiac cell-based chip...
June 21, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636088/multicompartment-drug-release-system-for-dynamic-modulation-of-tissue-responses
#3
Aaron H Morris, Rajwant S Mahal, Jillian Udell, Michelle Wu, Themis R Kyriakides
Pharmacological modulation of responses to injury is complicated by the need to deliver multiple drugs with spatiotemporal resolution. Here, a novel controlled delivery system containing three separate compartments with each releasing its contents over different timescales is fabricated. Core-shell electrospun fibers create two of the compartments in the system, while electrosprayed spheres create the third. Utility is demonstrated by targeting the foreign body response to implants because it is a dynamic process resulting in implant failure...
June 21, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585295/bioinspired-collagen-scaffolds-in-cranial-bone-regeneration-from-bedside-to-bench
#4
REVIEW
Justine C Lee, Elizabeth J Volpicelli
Calvarial defects are common reconstructive dilemmas secondary to a variety of etiologies including traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular disease, oncologic resection, and congenital anomalies. Reconstruction of the calvarium is generally undertaken for the purposes of cerebral protection, contour restoration for psychosocial well-being, and normalization of neurological dysfunction frequently found in patients with massive cranial defects. Current methods for reconstruction using autologous grafts, allogeneic grafts, or alloplastic materials have significant drawbacks that are unique to each material...
June 6, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570787/bridging-the-knowledge-of-different-worlds-to-understand-the-big-picture-of-cancer-nanomedicines
#5
REVIEW
Vimalkumar Balasubramanian, Zehua Liu, Jouni Hirvonen, Hélder A Santos
Explosive growth of nanomedicines continues to significantly impact the therapeutic strategies for effective cancer treatment. Despite the significant progress in the development of advanced nanomedicines, successful clinical translation remains challenging. As cancer nanomedicine is a multidisciplinary field, the fundamental problem is that the knowledge gaps stem from different vantage points in the understanding of cancer nanomedicines. The complexities and heterogenecity of both nanomedicines and cancer are further demanding the integration of highly diverse expertise to develop clinically translatable cancer nanomedicines...
June 1, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564489/graphene-oxide-ag-nanoparticles-cooperated-with-simvastatin-as-a-high-sensitive-x-ray-computed-tomography-imaging-agent-for-diagnosis-of-renal-dysfunctions
#6
Zhan Li, Longlong Tian, Jianli Liu, Wei Qi, Qiang Wu, Haijing Wang, Mohammad Chand Ali, Wangsuo Wu, Hongdeng Qiu
Graphene oxides (GO) are attracting much attention in the diagnosis and therapy of the subcutaneous tumor as a novel biomaterial, but its diagnosis to tissue dysfunction is yet to be found. Here, a novel application of GO for diagnosis of renal dysfunction via contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) is proposed. In order to serve as contrast-enhanced agent, Ag nanoparticles (AgNPs) are composited on the surface of GO to promote its X-ray absorption, and then simvastatin is coinjected for eliminating in vivo toxicity induced by AgNPs...
May 31, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558161/-printability-of-candidate-biomaterials-for-extrusion-based-3d-printing-state-of-the-art
#7
REVIEW
Stuart Kyle, Zita M Jessop, Ayesha Al-Sabah, Iain S Whitaker
Regenerative medicine has been highlighted as one of the UK's 8 'Great Technologies' with the potential to revolutionize patient care in the 21st Century. Over the last decade, the concept of '3D bioprinting' has emerged, which allows the precise deposition of cell laden bioinks with the aim of engineering complex, functional tissues. For 3D printing to be used clinically, there is the need to produce advanced functional biomaterials, a new generation of bioinks with suitable cell culture and high shape/print fidelity, to match or exceed the physical, chemical and biological properties of human tissue...
May 30, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558146/cyanine-based-nanoprobes-for-cancer-theranostics
#8
REVIEW
Pravin Bhattarai, Zhifei Dai
Cyanine dyes are greatly accredited in the development of non-invasive therapy that can "see" and "treat" tumor cells via imaging, photothermal and photodynamic treatment. However, these dyes suffer from poor pharmacokinetics inducing severe toxicity to normal cells, insufficient accumulation in tumor regions and rapid photobleaching when delivered in free forms. Nanoparticles engineered to encapsulate these compounds and delivering them into tumor regions have increased rapidly, however, so far, these nanoparticles (NPs) have not proved to be so effective to circumvent existing challenges...
May 30, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557377/wet-amd-on-a-chip-modeling-outer-blood-retinal-barrier-in-vitro
#9
Minhwan Chung, Somin Lee, Byung Joo Lee, Kyungmin Son, Noo Li Jeon, Jeong Hun Kim
Choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE)-choroid complex constituting outer blood retinal barrier (oBRB) is a critical pathological step in various ophthalmic diseases, which results in blindness, such as wet type age-related macula degeneration. Current in vitro experimental models using petri dishes or transwell are unable to study CNV morphogenesis. Here, a unique organotypic eye-on-a-chip model is described that mimics the RPE-choroid complex in vitro. This model consists of an RPE monolayer and adjacent perfusable blood vessel network, which is supporting barrier function of oBRB...
May 29, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557331/understanding-the-effect-of-surface-chemistry-of-mesoporous-silica-nanorods-on-their-vaccine-adjuvant-potency
#10
Yannan Yang, Manasi Jambhrunkar, Prasanna Lakshmi Abbaraju, Meihua Yu, Min Zhang, Chengzhong Yu
Mesoporous silica nanoparticles are reported as adjuvants in nanovaccines in generating robust antigen-specific immunity. However, the effect of surface chemistry in initiating and modulating the immune response remains largely unexplored. In this study, mesoporous silica nanorods (MSNRs) are modified with NH2 and C18 groups to investigate the influence of surface functional groups (OH, NH2 , and C18 ) on their adjuvant efficacy. It is found that compared to OH and NH2 groups, the hydrophobic C18 modification significantly enhances antigen uptake by antigen presenting cells and endosomal-lysosomal escape in vitro, dendritic cells, and macrophages maturation ex vivo, and elicits secretion of interferon-γ level and antibody response in immunized mice...
May 29, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557249/dendritic-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-for-ph-stimuli-responsive-drug-delivery-of-tnf-alpha
#11
Arne Kienzle, Sven Kurch, Janine Schlöder, Carsten Berges, Robert Ose, Jonathan Schupp, Andrea Tuettenberg, Henning Weiss, Jennifer Schultze, Svenja Winzen, Meike Schinnerer, Kaloian Koynov, Markus Mezger, Nikolas K Haass, Wolfgang Tremel, Helmut Jonuleit
Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) is a pleiotropic immune stimulatory cytokine and natural endotoxin that can induce necrosis and regression in solid tumors. However, systemic administration of TNF-α is not feasible due to its short half-life and acute toxicity, preventing its widespread use in cancer treatment. Dendritic mesoporous silica nanoparticles (DMSN) are used coated with a pH-responsive block copolymer gate system combining charged hyperbranched polyethylenimine and nonionic hydrophilic polyethylenglycol to encapsulate TNF-α and deliver it into various cancer cell lines and dendritic cells...
May 29, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544655/3d-bioprinting-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-constructs-for-in-situ-cell-proliferation-and-successive-multilineage-differentiation
#12
Qi Gu, Eva Tomaskovic-Crook, Gordon G Wallace, Jeremy M Crook
The ability to create 3D tissues from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) is poised to revolutionize stem cell research and regenerative medicine, including individualized, patient-specific stem cell-based treatments. There are, however, few examples of tissue engineering using iPSCs. Their culture and differentiation is predominantly planar for monolayer cell support or induction of self-organizing embryoids (EBs) and organoids. Bioprinting iPSCs with advanced biomaterials promises to augment efforts to develop 3D tissues, ideally comprising direct-write printing of cells for encapsulation, proliferation, and differentiation...
May 24, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544639/biomimetic-model-of-tumor-microenvironment-on-microfluidic-platform
#13
Minhwan Chung, Jungho Ahn, Kyungmin Son, Sudong Kim, Noo Li Jeon
The "Tumor microenvironment" (TME) is a complex, interacting system of the tumor and its surrounding environment. The TME has drawn more attention recently in attempts to overcome current drug resistance and the recurrence of cancer by understanding the cancer and its microenvironment systematically, beyond past reductionist approaches. However, a lack of experimental tools to dissect the intricate interactions has hampered in-depth research into the TME. Here, a biomimetic TME model using a microfluidic platform is presented, which enables the interaction between TME constituents to be studied in a comprehensive manner...
May 24, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544743/deconvoluting-the-bioactivity-of-calcium-phosphate-based-bone-graft-substitutes-strategies-to-understand-the-role-of-individual-material-properties
#14
REVIEW
Víctor Pablo Galván-Chacón, Pamela Habibovic
Calcium phosphate (CaP)-based ceramics are the most widely applied synthetic biomaterials for repair and regeneration of damaged and diseased bone. CaP bioactivity is regulated by a set of largely intertwined physico-chemical and structural properties, such as the surface microstructure, surface energy, porosity, chemical composition, crystallinity and stiffness. Unravelling the role of each individual property in the interaction between the biomaterial and the biological system is a prerequisite for evolving from a trial-and-error approach to a design-driven approach in the development of new functional biomaterials...
May 23, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544647/dual-cross-linked-biofunctional-and-self-healing-networks-to-generate-user-defined-modular-gradient-hydrogel-constructs
#15
Zhao Wei, Daniel M Lewis, Yu Xu, Sharon Gerecht
Gradient hydrogels have been developed to mimic the spatiotemporal differences of multiple gradient cues in tissues. Current approaches used to generate such hydrogels are restricted to a single gradient shape and distribution. Here, a hydrogel is designed that includes two chemical cross-linking networks, biofunctional, and self-healing networks, enabling the customizable formation of modular gradient hydrogel construct with various gradient distributions and flexible shapes. The biofunctional networks are formed via Michael addition between the acrylates of oxidized acrylated hyaluronic acid (OAHA) and the dithiol of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-sensitive cross-linker and RGD peptides...
May 23, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524375/bioprinted-osteogenic-and-vasculogenic-patterns-for-engineering-3d-bone-tissue
#16
Batzaya Byambaa, Nasim Annabi, Kan Yue, Grissel Trujillo-de Santiago, Mario Moisés Alvarez, Weitao Jia, Mehdi Kazemzadeh-Narbat, Su Ryon Shin, Ali Tamayol, Ali Khademhosseini
Fabricating 3D large-scale bone tissue constructs with functional vasculature has been a particular challenge in engineering tissues suitable for repairing large bone defects. To address this challenge, an extrusion-based direct-writing bioprinting strategy is utilized to fabricate microstructured bone-like tissue constructs containing a perfusable vascular lumen. The bioprinted constructs are used as biomimetic in vitro matrices to co-culture human umbilical vein endothelial cells and bone marrow derived human mesenchymal stem cells in a naturally derived hydrogel...
May 19, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516460/taxane-grafted-metal-oxide-nanoparticles-as-a-new-theranostic-tool-against-cancer-the-promising-example-of-docetaxel-functionalized-titanate-nanotubes-on-prostate-tumors
#17
Alexis Loiseau, Julien Boudon, Céline Mirjolet, Gilles Créhange, Nadine Millot
The combination of anticancer drugs and metal oxide nanoparticles is of great interest in cancer nanomedicine. Here, the development of a new nanohybrid, titanate nanotube-docetaxel (TiONts-DTX) is reported, the two parts of which are conjugated by covalent linkages. Unlike most nanoparticles currently being developed for biomedical purposes, TiONts present a needle-shaped morphology. The surface of TiONts is linked with 3-aminopropyl triethoxysilane and with a hetero-bifunctional polymer (polyethylene glycol) to create well-dispersed and biocompatible nanovectors...
May 18, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512791/peptide-functionalized-fluorescent-particles-for-in-situ-detection-of-nitric-oxide-via-peroxynitrite-mediated-nitration
#18
Jason Y H Chang, Lesley W Chow, W Michael Dismuke, C Ross Ethier, Molly M Stevens, W Daniel Stamer, Darryl R Overby
Nitric oxide (NO) is a free radical signaling molecule that plays a crucial role in modulating physiological homeostasis across multiple biological systems. NO dysregulation is linked to the pathogenesis of multiple diseases; therefore, its quantification is important for understanding pathophysiological processes. The detection of NO is challenging, typically limited by its reactive nature and short half-life. Additionally, the presence of interfering analytes and accessibility to biological fluids in the native tissues make the measurement technically challenging and often unreliable...
May 17, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509442/self-assembled-nanoparticles-from-phenolic-derivatives-for-cancer-therapy
#19
Yunlu Dai, Junling Guo, Ting-Yi Wang, Yi Ju, Andrew J Mitchell, Thomas Bonnard, Jiwei Cui, Joseph J Richardson, Christoph E Hagemeyer, Karen Alt, Frank Caruso
Therapeutic nanoparticles hold clinical promise for cancer treatment by avoiding limitations of conventional pharmaceuticals. Herein, a facile and rapid method is introduced to assemble poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG)-modified Pt prodrug nanocomplexes through metal-polyphenol complexation and combined with emulsification, which results in ≈100 nm diameter nanoparticles (PtP NPs) that exhibit high drug loading (0.15 fg Pt per nanoparticle) and low fouling properties. The PtP NPs are characterized for potential use as cancer therapeutics...
May 16, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509437/detection-of-avian-influenza-virus-from-cloacal-swabs-using-a-disposable-well-gate-fet-sensor
#20
Sungwook Park, Jaebin Choi, Minhong Jeun, Yongdeok Kim, Seong-Su Yuk, Sang Kyung Kim, Chang-Seon Song, Seok Lee, Kwan Hyi Lee
Current methods to detect avian influenza viruses (AIV) are time consuming and lo inw sensitivity, necessitating a faster and more sensitive sensor for on-site epidemic detection in poultry farms and urban population centers. This study reports a field effect transistor (FET) based AIV sensor that detects nucleoproteins (NP) within 30 minutes, down to an LOD of 10(3) EID50 mL(-1) from a live animal cloacal swab. Previously reported FET sensors for AIV detection have not targeted NPs, an internal protein shared across multiple strains, due to the difficulty of field-effect sensing in a highly ionic lysis buffer...
May 16, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
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