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Regenerative Biomaterials

Zhurong Tang, Xiangfeng Li, Yanfei Tan, Hongsong Fan, Xingdong Zhang
The discovery of osteoinductivity of calcium phosphate (Ca-P) ceramics has set an enduring paradigm of conferring biological regenerative activity to materials with carefully designed structural characteristics. The unique phase composition and porous structural features of osteoinductive Ca-P ceramics allow it to interact with signaling molecules and extracellular matrices in the host system, creating a local environment conducive to new bone formation. Mounting evidence now indicate that the osteoinductive activity of Ca-P ceramics is linked to their physicochemical and three-dimensional structural properties...
February 2018: Regenerative Biomaterials
Kang Zhou, Xiuli Ren, Mengen Zhao, Xifan Mei, Peng Zhang, Zhenhua Chen, Xiangdong Zhu
In this article, we proposed a facile protocol to functionalize porous calcium phosphate ceramics (PCPC) using dietary tea polyphenols (TP). TP molecules was attracted and anchored by Ca2+ ions from the surface of CPC. These TP molecules modulated the nucleation and crystallization of calcium phosphate nanorods assemblies on the surface of PCPC. Our results prove that these calcium phosphate nanorods assemblies accompanies functional groups of TP make PCPC/TP effectively promote proliferation and differentiation of bone mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs)...
February 2018: Regenerative Biomaterials
Xiaoying Lü, Yayun Qu, Ying Hong, Yan Huang, Yiwen Zhang, Dayun Yang, Fudan Zhang, Tingfei Xi, Deyuan Zhang
The purpose of this paper is to utilize the signaling pathway polymerase chain reaction (PCR) arrays to investigate the activation of two important biological signaling pathways in endothelial cell adhesion and growth mediated by adsorbed serum protein on the surface of bare and titanium nitride (TiN)-coated nickel titanium (NiTi) alloys. First, the endothelial cells were cultured on the bare and TiN-coated NiTi alloys and chitosan films as control for 4 h and 24 h, respectively. Then, the total RNA of the cells was collected and the PCR arrays were performed...
February 2018: Regenerative Biomaterials
Boxuan Ma, Weihua Zhuang, Gongyan Liu, Yunbing Wang
As nano-scale drug delivery systems, smart micelles that are sensitive to specific biological environment and allowed for target site-triggered drug release by reversible stabilization of micelle structure are attractive. In this work, a biocompatible and pH-sensitive copolymer is synthesized through bridging poly (2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine) (PMPC) block and poly (D, L-lactide) (PLA) block by a benzoyl imine linkage (Blink). Biomimetic micelles with excellent biocompatibility based on such PLA-Blink-PMPC copolymer are prepared as carriers for paclitaxel (PTX) delivery...
February 2018: Regenerative Biomaterials
Li Hou, Chunguang Fan, Chenghu Liu, Qiujin Qu, Chunren Wang, Yanping Shi
Systemic toxicity caused by repeated exposure to both polar and nonpolar leachables of di(2-ethylhexyl)-1,2-cyclohexane plasticized polyvinyl chloride (PVC) was evaluated with dual routes of parenteral administration method on rats in the study. Experimental group and control group were designed by researchers. Tail intravenous injection with 0.9% sodium chloride injection extracts and intraperitoneal injection with corn oil extracts were conducted to the experimental rats while tail intravenous injection with 0...
February 2018: Regenerative Biomaterials
Weihua Zhuang, Boxuan Ma, Gongyan Liu, Xiaobing Chen, Yunbing Wang
cis-dichlorodiammineplatinum(II) (CDDP)-loaded polymeric micelles for cancer therapy have been developed to reduce the serious side effects of cisplatin CDDP. Herein, polymeric micelles incorporated with cisplatin are prepared based on the complexation between CDDP and hydrophilic poly (L-glutamic acid)-b-poly (2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine) (PLG-b-PMPC) diblock copolymers. These CDDP-loaded micelles possess an average size of 91 nm with narrow distribution, providing remarkable stability in media containing proteins...
February 2018: Regenerative Biomaterials
Lin-Cui Da, Yi-Zhou Huang, Hui-Qi Xie
Treatment of acute and chronic wounds is one of the primary challenges faced by doctors. Bioderived materials have significant potential clinical value in tissue injury treatment and defect reconstruction. Various strategies, including drug loading, addition of metallic element(s), cross-linking and combining two or more distinct types of materials with complementary features, have been used to synthesize more suitable materials for wound healing. In this review, we describe the recent developments made in the processing of bioderived materials employed for cutaneous wound healing, including newly developed materials such as keratin and soy protein...
October 2017: Regenerative Biomaterials
Xiaotian Liu, Shuyang Chen, James K H Tsoi, Jukka Pekka Matinlinna
Titanium (Ti) has been used for long in dentistry and medicine for implant purpose. During the years, not only the commercially pure Ti but also some alloys such as binary and tertiary Ti alloys were used. The aim of this review is to describe and compare the current literature on binary Ti alloys, including Ti-Zr, Ti-In, Ti-Ag, Ti-Cu, Ti-Au, Ti-Pd, Ti-Nb, Ti-Mn, Ti-Mo, Ti-Cr, Ti-Co, Ti-Sn, Ti-Ge and Ti-Ga, in particular to mechanical, chemical and biological parameters related to implant application. Literature was searched using the PubMed and Web of Science databases, as well as google without limiting the year, but with principle key terms such as ' Ti alloy', 'binary Ti ', 'Ti-X' (with X is the alloy element), 'dental implant' and 'medical implant'...
October 2017: Regenerative Biomaterials
Alireza Sadeghi-Avalshahr, Samira Nokhasteh, Amir Mahdi Molavi, Mohammad Khorsand-Ghayeni, Meysam Mahdavi-Shahri
The aim of this study is to investigate the applicability of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA)/collagen composite scaffold for skin tissue engineering. PLGA and collagen were dissolved in HFIP as a common solvent and fibrous scaffolds were prepared by electrospinning method. The scaffolds were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), FTIR spectroscopy, mercury porosimetry, tensile strength, biocompatibility assays and Biodegradation. Cytotoxicity and cell adhesion were tested for two cell line groups, human dermal fibroblast (HDF) and human keratinocyte (HaCat)...
October 2017: Regenerative Biomaterials
You Yang, Jing Sun, Xiaolu Liu, Zhenzhen Guo, Yunhu He, Dan Wei, Meiling Zhong, Likun Guo, Hongsong Fan, Xingdong Zhang
Native tissue is naturally comprised of highly-ordered cell-matrix assemblies in a multi-hierarchical way, and the nano/submicron alignment of fibrous matrix is found to be significant in supporting cellular functionalization. In this study, a self-designed wet-spinning device appended with a rotary receiving pool was used to continuously produce shear-patterned hydrogel microfibers with aligned submicron topography. The process that the flow-induced shear force reshapes the surface of hydrogel fiber into aligned submicron topography was systematically analysed...
October 2017: Regenerative Biomaterials
Nihar S Ghate, Helen Cui
In this study, we reported a case with collapse and subluxation of metatarsal-cuneiform joint, navicular-cuneiform joint with subluxed the right first metatarsophalangeal joint. The injured medial column was internally fixed with compression arthrodesis. The fusion site was firmed up with BonGold® Bone Sponge and Bone Putty. The prognosis of fused navicular-cuneiform joint and metatarsal-cuneiform joint were examined by X-ray shortly after surgical operation and followed up 2, 4, 6, 9 and 13 weeks after the surgical operation...
October 2017: Regenerative Biomaterials
Cheng Peng, Hai-Peng Wang, Jia-Hua Yan, Tian-Xi Song
The current study is to observe the effect of the locking system strengthened by biomimetic mineralized collagen putty for the treatment of senile proximal humeral osteoporotic fractures. From January 2012 to December 2015, 80 cases of senile patients with osteoporotic proximal humeral fractures were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, each group with a total of 40 cases. The control group was simply treated with locking plate. The observation group was treated with locking plate in combination with biomimetic mineralized collagen putty...
October 2017: Regenerative Biomaterials
Jonathan T Peters, Stanley Verghese, Deepak Subramanian, Nicholas A Peppas
In this work, poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide-co-acrylamide) [P(NIPAAm-co-AAm)] nanogels were modified by hydrolysis above the lower critical solution temperature (LCST) to localize carboxylic acid functional groups at the surface (surface hydrolysis). PNIPAAm copolymerized with 15% and 20% nominal AAm in the feed were prepared and compared to equivalent hydrogels with acrylic acid. The effect and extent of surface hydrolysis was confirmed by potentiometric titration and zeta potential. These surface modified nanogels were then modified with primary amine functionalized PEG chains...
October 2017: Regenerative Biomaterials
Jing He, Jianglong Guo, Bo Jiang, Ruijuan Yao, Yao Wu, Fang Wu
While both induction culture media and matrix have been reported to regulate the stem cell fate, little is known about which factor plays a more decisive role in directing the MSC differentiation lineage as well as the underlying mechanisms. To this aim, we seeded MSCs on HA-collagen and HA-synthetic hydrogel matrixes, which had demonstrated highly different potentials toward osteoblastic and chondrocytic differentiation lineages, respectively, and cultured them with osteogenic, chondrogenic and normal culture media, respectively...
October 2017: Regenerative Biomaterials
Baoqing Pei, Wei Wang, Yubo Fan, Xiumei Wang, Fumio Watari, Xiaoming Li
Soft tissue engineering has been developed as a new strategy for repairing damaged or diseased soft tissues and organs to overcome the limitations of current therapies. Since most of soft tissues in the human body are usually supported by collagen fibers to form a three-dimensional microstructure, fiber-reinforced scaffolds have the advantage to mimic the structure, mechanical and biological environment of natural soft tissues, which benefits for their regeneration and remodeling. This article reviews and discusses the latest research advances on design and manufacture of novel fiber-reinforced scaffolds for soft tissue repair and how fiber addition affects their structural characteristics, mechanical strength and biological activities in vitro and in vivo...
August 2017: Regenerative Biomaterials
Ming Bai, Heping Yin, Jian Zhao, Yang Li, Yongdong Yang, Yimin Wu
We investigated the feasibility of applying polymethylmethacrylate bone cement composited with biomimetic bone-mineralizsed collagen to percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP). We performed PKP in 95 patients diagnosed with osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture. All patients had fractures of a single vertebral body, and they were divided randomly into control (group A, 47 patients) and experimental (group B, 48 patients) groups. Patients in group A were treated with acrylic cement, and those in group B were treated with acrylic cement composited with the bone graft material...
August 2017: Regenerative Biomaterials
Baogang Xie, Hao Wang, Jianhua Hao, Ping Wang, Na Zhang, Jingjing Wu, Zhiye Qiu, Fuzhai Cui
In this article, the biodegradation process and bone formation of a mineralized collagen reconstruction rod embedding in necrosis of human femoral head were investigated by imageological and histological methods. Computed radiography (CR) computerized tomography (CT), common pathological section and hard tissue section analysis were used to evaluated the dynamics of imageological and histopathological changes of femoral head, interface between the host bone and implant and the bone reconstruction process. The results showed that the density of rods increased closed to that of host bones after 1 year implanting, and the interface between them turns to blurring...
August 2017: Regenerative Biomaterials
Yao Deng, Mengjiao Zhang, Xianchun Chen, Ximing Pu, Xiaoming Liao, Zhongbing Huang, Guangfu Yin
Desirable scaffolds for tissue engineering should be biodegradable carriers to supply suitable microenvironments mimicked the extracellular matrices for desired cellular interactions and to provide supports for the formation of new tissues. In this work, a kind of slightly soluble bioactive ceramic akermanite (AKT) powders were aboratively selected and introduced in the PLGA matrix, a novel l-lactide modified AKT/poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (m-AKT/PLGA) composite scaffold was fabricated via a solvent casting-particulate leaching method improved by solvent self-proliferating process...
August 2017: Regenerative Biomaterials
Xiao Zhang, Huan Zhao, Yuda Zhu, You Yang, Dongli Jiang, Xiaoqin Chen, Jing Sun, Jiaoming Luo, Bing Cai, Hongsong Fan
Ternary chalcogenide compounds are such promising and have been used for much practical applications. As a sort of these compounds, cubanite (CuFe2S3) possess some unique properties which can be used in different fields. In our study, we developed a facile one pot synthesis of CuFe2S3 nanocrystals (NCs) at a low reaction temperature, and achieved a morphology and phase composition tuning of the NCs through changing a variety of precursors and surfactants, meanwhile improved their magnetism and optical properties...
August 2017: Regenerative Biomaterials
Juhui Qiu, Daoxi Lei, Jianjun Hu, Tieying Yin, Kang Zhang, Donghong Yu, Guixue Wang
Atherosclerotic prone-rupture plaque is mainly localized in the region of the entrance to the stenosis with high shear stress and the reasons are largely unknown. Our hypothesis is that such a distribution of cells in atherosclerotic plaque may depend on the angiogenesis. Silastic collars induced regions of high shear stress (20.68 ± 5.27 dynes/cm(2)) in the upstream flow and low shear stress (12.25 ± 1.28 dynes/cm(2)) in the downstream flow in carotid arteries. Compared with the low shear stress region, plaques in the high shear stress region showed more intraplaque haemorrhaging, less collagen and higher apoptotic rates of vascular smooth muscle cells; endothelial cells (ECs) in the high shear stress region were characterized with integrity and high endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) expression (1570...
August 2017: Regenerative Biomaterials
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