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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652916/tunable-delayed-controlled-release-profile-from-layered-polymeric-microparticles
#1
D Dutta, C Fauer, K Hickey, M Salifu, S E Stabenfeldt
Composite microparticles (MPs) with layered architecture, engineered from poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA) and poly(D,L-lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA), are promising devices for achieving the delayed release of proteins. Here, we build on a water-in-oil-in-oil-in-water emulsion method of fabricating layered MPs with an emphasis on modulating the delay period of the protein release profile. Particle hardening parameters (i.e. polymer precipitation rate and total hardening time) following water-in-oil-in-oil-in-water emulsions are known to affect MP structure such as the core/shell material and cargo localization...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729901/aptamer-functionalized-neural-recording-electrodes-for-the-direct-measurement-of-cocaine-in-vivo
#2
I Mitch Taylor, Zhanhong Du, Emma T Bigelow, James R Eles, Anthony R Horner, Kasey A Catt, Stephen G Weber, Brian G Jamieson, X Tracy Cui
Cocaine is a highly addictive psychostimulant that acts through competitive inhibition of the dopamine transporter. In order to fully understand the region specific neuropathology of cocaine abuse and addiction, it is unequivocally necessary to develop cocaine sensing technology capable of directly measuring real-time cocaine transient events local to different brain regions throughout the pharmacokinetic time course of exposure. We have developed an electrochemical aptamer-based in vivo cocaine sensor on a silicon based neural recording probe platform capable of directly measuring cocaine from discrete brain locations using square wave voltammetry (SWV)...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630710/hdac-inhibitor-conjugated-polymeric-prodrug-micelles-for-doxorubicin-delivery
#3
Suchithra A Senevirathne, Katherine E Washington, Jason B Miller, Michael C Biewer, David Oupicky, Daniel J Siegwart, Mihaela C Stefan
Amphiphilic diblock copolymers bearing histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) (4-phenyl butyric acid and valproic acid) were synthesized by the ring-opening polymerization of γ-4-phenylbutyrate-ε-caprolactone (PBACL), γ-valproate-ε-caprolactone (VPACL), and ε-caprolactone (CL) from a poly(ethylene glycol) macroinitiator (PEG). These amphiphilic diblock copolymers self-assembled into stable pro-drug micelles and demonstrated excellent biocompatibility. High loading of doxorubicin (DOX) up to 5.1 wt% was achieved...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529754/chitosan-poly-caprolactone-nanofibers-for-skin-repair
#4
Sheeny Lan Levengood, Ariane E Erickson, Fei-Chien Chang, Miqin Zhang
Dermal wounds, both acute and chronic, represent a significant clinical challenge and therefore the development of novel biomaterial-based skin substitutes to promote skin repair is essential. Nanofibers have garnered attention as materials to promote skin regeneration due to the similarities in morphology and dimensionality between nanofibers and native extracellular matrix proteins, which are critical in guiding cutaneous wound healing. Electrospun chitosan-poly(caprolactone) (CPCL) nanofiber scaffolds, which combine the important intrinsic biological properties of chitosan and the mechanical integrity and stability of PCL, were evaluated as skin tissue engineering scaffolds using a mouse cutaneous excisional skin defect model...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736613/cd200-modulates-macrophage-cytokine-secretion-and-phagocytosis-in-response-to-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-microparticles-and-films
#5
E Y Chen, S Chu, L Gov, Y K Kim, M B Lodoen, A J Tenner, W F Liu
Biocompatibility is a major concern for developing biomaterials used in medical devices, tissue engineering and drug delivery. Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) is one of the most widely used biodegradable materials, yet still triggers a significant foreign body response that impairs healing. Immune cells including macrophages respond to the implanted biomaterial and mediate the host response, which can eventually lead to device failure. Previously in our laboratory, we found that CD200, an immunomodulatory protein, suppressed macrophage inflammatory activation in vitro and reduced local immune cell infiltration around a biomaterial implant...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652917/photocrosslinkable-biodegradable-hydrogels-with-controlled-cell-adhesivity-for-prolonged-sirna-delivery-to-hmscs-to-enhance-their-osteogenic-differentiation
#6
Minh Khanh Nguyen, Alexandra McMillan, Cong Truc Huynh, Daniel S Schapira, Eben Alsberg
Photocrosslinked, biodegradable hydrogels have been extensively investigated for biomedical applications, including drug delivery and tissue engineering. Here, dextran (DEX) was chemically modified with mono(2-acryloyloxyethyl) succinate (MAES) via an esterification reaction, resulting in macromers that could be photocrosslinked to form hydrolytically degradable hydrogels. Hydrogel swelling ratio and degradation rate were controlled by varying the degree of MAES modification. Thiolated cell adhesion peptides (GRGDSPC) were conjugated to acrylated dextran via thiol-acrylate reaction to regulate the interactions of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) with the photocrosslinkable hydrogels...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670454/post-nano-strategies-for-drug-delivery-multistage-porous-silicon-microvectors
#7
Alessandro Venuta, Joy Wolfram, Haifa Shen, Mauro Ferrari
Nanodelivery systems usually improve the biodistribution of drugs, leading to reduced side effects and enhanced therapeutic efficacy. However, only a small portion of the injected nanoparticle dose accumulates in pathological tissue. Challenges in drug delivery arise due to a multitude of transport obstacles in the body, including the endothelium, the extracellular matrix, and the cell membrane. In general, nanoparticles are designed to overcome only a few biological barriers, making them inadequate for localized drug delivery...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066550/a-microfluidic-based-cell-encapsulation-platform-to-achieve-high-long-term-cell-viability-in-photopolymerized-pegnb-hydrogel-microspheres
#8
Zhongliang Jiang, Bingzhao Xia, Ralph McBride, John Oakey
Cell encapsulation within photopolymerized polyethylene glycol (PEG)-based hydrogel scaffolds has been demonstrated as a robust strategy for cell delivery, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and developing in vitro platforms to study cellular behavior and fate. Strategies to achieve spatial and temporal control over PEG hydrogel mechanical properties, chemical functionalization, and cytocompatibility have advanced considerably in recent years. Recent microfluidic technologies have enabled the miniaturization of PEG hydrogels, thus enabling the fabrication of miniaturized cell-laden vehicles...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025618/ab3-loaded-and-tumor-targeted-unimolecular-micelles-for-medullary-thyroid-cancer-treatment
#9
Renata Jaskula-Sztul, Guojun Chen, Ajitha Dammalapati, April Harrison, Weiping Tang, Shaoqin Gong, Herbert Chen
Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) is often resistant to standard therapies, emphasizing the need for the development of other treatments. A new histone deacetylase inhibitor, AB3, can effectively inhibit MTC cell proliferation in vitro. However, its poor aqueous solubility and stability, fast clearance, and lack of tumor targeting ability limit its in vivo application. Therefore, multifunctional unimolecular micelles were developed for targeted delivery of AB3 for MTC therapy. The unimolecular micelles exhibited a spherical core-shell structure, uniform size distribution, and excellent stability...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626582/fluorescent-flavonoids-for-endoplasmic-reticulum-cell-imaging
#10
Lucas McDonald, Bin Liu, Alexandra Taraboletti, Kyle Whiddon, Leah P Shriver, Michael Konopka, Qin Liu, Yi Pang
Visualization of subcellular organelles in vivo is critical for basic biomedical research and clinical applications. Two new flavonoids with an amide substituent were synthesized and characterized. The flavonoids were nearly non-fluorescent in aqueous environment, but exhibited two emission peaks (one λem at 495-536 nm and the other at 570-587 nm) in organic solvents, which were assigned to the excited normal (N(*)) and tautomer (T(*)) emission. When the dyes were examined on oligodendrocyte cells, they were found to selectively accumulate in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), a eukaryotic organelle involved in lipid and protein synthesis, giving fluorescence turn-on...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580145/lysosome-oriented-dual-stage-ph-responsive-polymeric-micelles-for-%C3%AE-lapachone-delivery
#11
Yinjian Zhou, Ying Dong, Gang Huang, Yiguang Wang, Xiaonan Huang, Fayun Zhang, David A Boothman, Jinming Gao, Wei Liang
β-Lapachone (β-lap), a novel anticancer agent, is bioactivated by NADP(H):quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1), an enzyme over-expressed in numerous tumors, including lung, pancreas, breast, and prostate cancers. Fast renal clearance and methemaglobinemia / hemolytic side-effects from the clinical formulation (β-lap-hydroxyl propyl-β-cyclodextrin complex) hindered its clinical translation. Here, we investigated a dual model pH responsive polymers for β-lap delivery. Three pH-sensitive linkages, including acylhydrazone, ketal and imine bonds for β-lap prodrug syntheses result in an aryl imine linkage the most optimal linkage...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503305/three-dimensional-conjugation-of-recombinant-n-cadherin-to-a-hydrogel-for-in-vitro-anisotropic-neural-growth
#12
Johana C M Vega L, Min Kyung Lee, Ellen C Qin, Max Rich, Kwan Young Lee, Dong Hyun Kim, Hee Jung Chung, Deborah E Leckband, Hyunjoon Kong
Living cells are extensively being studied to build functional tissues that are useful for both fundamental and applied bioscience studies. Increasing evidence suggests that cell-cell adhesion controlled by intercellular cadherin junction plays important roles in the quality of the resulting engineered tissue. These findings prompted efforts to interrogate biological effects of cadherin at a molecular scale; however, few efforts were made to harness the effects of cadherin on cells cultured in an in vivo-like three dimensional matrix...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133536/approaches-for-building-bioactive-elements-into-synthetic-scaffolds-for-bone-tissue-engineering
#13
Venu Kesireddy, F Kurtis Kasper
Bone tissue engineering (BTE) is emerging as a possible solution for regeneration of bone in a number of applications. For effective utilization, BTE scaffolds often need modifications to impart biological cues that drive diverse cellular functions such as adhesion, migration, survival, proliferation, differentiation, and biomineralization. This review provides an outline of various approaches for building bioactive elements into synthetic scaffolds for BTE and classifies them broadly under two distinct schemes; namely, the top-down approach and the bottom-up approach...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461887/recovery-property-of-double-network-hydrogel-containing-mussel-inspired-adhesive-moiety-and-nano-silicate
#14
Yuan Liu, Bruce P Lee
Altough double network (DN) hydrogels are extremly tough, they are irreversibly softened during large strain deformation. We incorporated mussel-inspired adhesive moiety, catechol, and a synthetic nano-silicate, Laponite, into DN to examine the effect of strong, reversible crosslinks on the DN's ability to recover its mechanical properties during successive loading cycles. The introduction of catechol and Laponite drastically increased the compressive strength and toughness of DN without compromising the compliance of the hydrogel...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928505/collagen-a-network-for-regenerative-medicine
#15
REVIEW
K M Pawelec, S M Best, R E Cameron
The basic building block of the extra-cellular matrix in native tissue is collagen. As a structural protein, collagen has an inherent biocompatibility making it an ideal material for regenerative medicine. Cellular response, mediated by integrins, is dictated by the structure and chemistry of the collagen fibers. Fiber formation, via fibrillogenesis, can be controlled in vitro by several factors: pH, ionic strength, and collagen structure. After formation, fibers are stabilized via cross-linking. The final bioactivity of collagen scaffolds is a result of both processes...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133535/3d-porous-chitosan-alginate-scaffolds-promote-proliferation-and-enrichment-of-cancer-stem-like-cells
#16
Stephen J Florczyk, Forrest M Kievit, Kui Wang, Ariane E Erickson, Richard G Ellenbogen, Miqin Zhang
Cancer stem cells are increasingly becoming a primary target for new cancer treatment development. The ability to study their transient behavior in vitro will provide the opportunity for high-throughput testing of more effective therapies. We have previously demonstrated the use of 3D porous chitosan-alginate (CA) scaffolds to promote cancer stem-like cell (CSC) proliferation and enrichment in glioblastoma. Here we use 3D porous CA scaffolds to promote cancer stem-like cell enrichment in cell lines from prostate, liver, and breast cancers, and investigate the proliferation, morphology, and gene expressions of cells cultured in CA scaffolds as compared to 2D controls...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746916/co-operative-transitions-of-responsive-polymer-coated-gold-nanoparticles-precision-tuning-and-direct-evidence-for-co-operative-aggregation
#17
Sangho Won, Daniel J Phillips, Marc Walker, Matthew I Gibson
Responsive polymers and polymer-coated nanoparticles have many potential bio-applications with the crucial parameter being the exact temperature where the transition occurs. Chemical modification of hydrophobic/hydrophilic or ligand binding sites has been widely explored as a tool for controlling this transition, but requires the synthesis of many different components to achieve precise control. This study reports an extensive investigation into the use of blending (i.e. mixing) as a powerful tool to modulate the transition temperature of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) coated gold nanoparticles...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746915/fortified-interpenetrating-polymers-bacteria-resistant-coatings-for-medical-devices
#18
Seshasailam Venkateswaran, Orlando David Henrique Dos Santos, Emma Scholefield, Annamaria Lilienkampf, Peter J Gwynne, David G Swann, Kevin Dhaliwal, Maurice P Gallagher, Mark Bradley
Infections arising from contaminated medical devices are a serious global issue, contributing to antibiotic resistance and imposing significant strain on healthcare systems. Since the majority of medical device-associated infections are biofilm related, efforts are being made to generate either bacteria-repellent or antibacterial coatings aimed at preventing bacterial colonisation. Here, we utilise a nanocapsule mediated slow release of a natural antimicrobial to improve the performance of a bacteria repellent polymer coating...
August 28, 2016: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044100/photocrosslinkable-chitosan-hydrogels-functionalized-with-the-rgd-peptide-and-phosphoserine-to-enhance-osteogenesis
#19
Soyon Kim, Zhong-Kai Cui, Jiabing Fan, Armita Fartash, Tara L Aghaloo, Min Lee
Hydrogels derived from naturally occurring polymers are attractive matrix for tissue engineering. Here, we report a biofunctional hydrogel for specific use in bone regeneration by introducing Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD)-containing cell adhesive motifs and phosphorylated serine residues, which are prevalent in native bone extracellular matrix and known to promote osteogenesis by enhancing cell-matrix interactions and hydroxyapatite nucleation, into photopolymerizable methacrylated glycol chitosan (MeGC). Incorporation of phosphoserine into MeGC hydrogels increased the ability of the hydrogels to nucleate mineral on their surfaces...
August 21, 2016: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27429756/three-dimensional-multipod-superstructure-based-on-cu-oh-2-as-a-highly-efficient-nanozyme
#20
Ren Cai, Dan Yang, Xigao Chen, Yun Huang, Yifan Lyv, Jinglin He, Muling Shi, I-Ting Teng, Shuo Wan, Weijia Hou, Weihong Tan
A highly efficient nanozyme system, termed hollow multipod Cu(OH)2 superstructure (HMPS), has been developed via direct conversion from irregular nanoparticles. The HMPS displayed body size around 150 nm and branch lengths in the range of 150~250 nm. Based on the excellent catalytic property of HMPS, we developed a simple and highly sensitive colorimetric assay to detect urine glucose, and the results are in good agreement with hospital examination reports.
July 21, 2016: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
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