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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346861/biomimetic-remineralization-of-carious-lesions-by-self-assembling-peptide
#1
L Kind, S Stevanovic, S Wuttig, S Wimberger, J Hofer, B Müller, U Pieles
Caries is the most common disease in the world. Great efforts have been undertaken for prevention and to identify a regenerative treatment solution for dental caries. Self-assembling β-sheet forming peptides have previously shown to form 3-dimensional fiber networks supporting tissue regeneration. In particular, the self-assembling peptide P11-4 has shown potential in the treatment and prevention of dental caries. It has previously been shown that application of monomeric P11-4 solution to early carious lesions can increase net mineral gain by forming de novo hydroxyapatite crystals...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345876/engineering-cellular-microenvironments-with-photo-and-enzymatically-responsive-hydrogels-toward-biomimetic-3d-cell-culture-models
#2
Roger Y Tam, Laura J Smith, Molly S Shoichet
Conventional cell culture techniques using 2D polystyrene or glass have provided great insight into key biochemical mechanisms responsible for cellular events such as cell proliferation, differentiation, and cell-cell interactions. However, the physical and chemical properties of 2D culture in vitro are dramatically different than those found in the native cellular microenvironment in vivo. Cells grown on 2D substrates differ significantly from those grown in vivo, and this explains, in part, why many promising drug candidates discovered through in vitro drug screening assays fail when they are translated to in vivo animal or human models...
March 27, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345089/dancing-disclinations-in-confined-active-nematics
#3
Tyler N Shendruk, Amin Doostmohammadi, Kristian Thijssen, Julia M Yeomans
The spontaneous emergence of collective flows is a generic property of active fluids and often leads to chaotic flow patterns characterised by swirls, jets, and topological disclinations in their orientation field. However, the ability to achieve structured flows and ordered disclinations is of particular importance in the design and control of active systems. By confining an active nematic fluid within a channel, we find a regular motion of disclinations, in conjunction with a well defined and dynamic vortex lattice...
March 27, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345049/biomimetic-mineral-self-organization-from-silica-rich-spring-waters
#4
Juan Manuel García-Ruiz, Elias Nakouzi, Electra Kotopoulou, Leonardo Tamborrino, Oliver Steinbock
Purely inorganic reactions of silica, metal carbonates, and metal hydroxides can produce self-organized complex structures that mimic the texture of biominerals, the morphology of primitive organisms, and that catalyze prebiotic reactions. To date, these fascinating structures have only been synthesized using model solutions. We report that mineral self-assembly can be also obtained from natural alkaline silica-rich water deriving from serpentinization. Specifically, we demonstrate three main types of mineral self-assembly: (i) nanocrystalline biomorphs of barium carbonate and silica, (ii) mesocrystals and crystal aggregates of calcium carbonate with complex biomimetic textures, and (iii) osmosis-driven metal silicate hydrate membranes that form compartmentalized, hollow structures...
March 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344727/characterization-of-vascular-permeability-using-a-biomimetic-microfluidic-blood-vessel-model
#5
Antony Thomas, Shunqiang Wang, Salman Sohrabi, Colin Orr, Ran He, Wentao Shi, Yaling Liu
The inflammatory response in endothelial cells (ECs) leads to an increase in vascular permeability through the formation of gaps. However, the dynamic nature of vascular permeability and external factors involved is still elusive. In this work, we use a biomimetic blood vessel (BBV) microfluidic model to measure in real-time the change in permeability of the EC layer under culture in physiologically relevant flow conditions. This platform studies the dynamics and characterizes vascular permeability when the EC layer is triggered with an inflammatory agent using tracer molecules of three different sizes, and the results are compared to a transwell insert study...
March 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342321/improvement-of-paracellular-transport-in-the-caco-2-drug-screening-model-using-protein-engineered-substrates
#6
Rebecca L DiMarco, Daniel R Hunt, Ruby E Dewi, Sarah C Heilshorn
The Caco-2 assay has achieved wide popularity among pharmaceutical companies in the past two decades as an in vitro method for estimation of in vivo oral bioavailability of pharmaceutical compounds during preclinical characterization. Despite its popularity, this assay suffers from a severe underprediction of the transport of drugs which are absorbed paracellularly, that is, which pass through the cell-cell tight junctions of the absorptive cells of the small intestine. Here, we propose that simply replacing the collagen I matrix employed in the standard Caco-2 assay with an engineered matrix, we can control cell morphology and hence regulate the cell-cell junctions that dictate paracellular transport...
March 18, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338083/microvasculature-on-a-chip-study-of-the-endothelial-surface-layer-and-the-flow-structure-of-red-blood-cells
#7
Daria Tsvirkun, Alexei Grichine, Alain Duperray, Chaouqi Misbah, Lionel Bureau
Microvasculatures-on-a-chip, i.e. in vitro models that mimic important features of microvessel networks, have gained increasing interest in recent years. Such devices have allowed investigating pathophysiological situations involving abnormal biophysical interactions between blood cells and vessel walls. Still, a central question remains regarding the presence, in such biomimetic systems, of the endothelial glycocalyx. The latter is a glycosaminoglycans-rich surface layer exposed to blood flow, which plays a crucial role in regulating the interactions between circulating cells and the endothelium...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337437/bioengineering-approaches-to-mature-human-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
#8
REVIEW
Xuetao Sun, Sara S Nunes
Human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hPSC-CM) represent a potential unlimited cell supply for cardiac tissue engineering and possibly regenerative medicine applications. However, hPSC-CMs produced by current protocols are not representative of native adult human cardiomyocytes as they display immature gene expression profile, structure and function. In order to improve hPSC-CM maturity and function, various approaches have been developed, including genetic manipulations to induce gene expression, delivery of biochemical factors, such as triiodothyronine and alpha-adrenergic agonist phenylephrine, induction of cell alignment in 3D tissues, mechanical stress as a mimic of cardiac load and electrical stimulation/pacing or a combination of these...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337223/emerging-perspectives-in-scaffold-for-tissue-engineering-in-oral-surgery
#9
REVIEW
Gabriele Ceccarelli, Rossella Presta, Laura Benedetti, Maria Gabriella Cusella De Angelis, Saturnino Marco Lupi, Ruggero Rodriguez Y Baena
Bone regeneration is currently one of the most important and challenging tissue engineering approaches in regenerative medicine. Bone regeneration is a promising approach in dentistry and is considered an ideal clinical strategy in treating diseases, injuries, and defects of the maxillofacial region. Advances in tissue engineering have resulted in the development of innovative scaffold designs, complemented by the progress made in cell-based therapies. In vitro bone regeneration can be achieved by the combination of stem cells, scaffolds, and bioactive factors...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335971/ultrasensitive-immunosensor-for-prostate-specific-antigen-using-biomimetic-polydopamine-nanospheres-as-an-electrochemiluminescence-superquencher-and-antibody-carriers
#10
Yuanyuan Liu, Yanhua Zhao, Zongwei Zhu, Zhenyuan Xing, Hongmin Ma, Qin Wei
In this work, biomimetic polydopamine nanospheres (PDANSs) were easily prepared and were firstly exploited as an electrochemiluminescence (ECL) nanoquencher for the development of a sandwich type immunosensor. The PDANSs with abundant active functional groups can facilely label the detection antibody and show remarkable quenching effect towards the ECL of the tris-(2,2'-bipyridine)ruthenium (Ru(bpy)3(2+)). The amino-modified multiwall carbon nanotubes/Nafion (MWCNTs-NH2@N) composite-film was adopted as a matrix to incorporate the luminophor Ru(bpy)3(2+) and immobilize the capture antibody...
April 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327694/safety-and-efficacy-of-a-biomimetic-monolayer-of-permanently-bound-multiphosphonic-acid-molecules-on-dental-implants-3-years-post-loading-results-from-a-pilot-quadruple-blinded-randomised-controlled-trial
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Marco Esposito, Ivan Dojcinovic, Sabrina Buchini, Péter Péchy, Björn-Owe Aronsson
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and clinical efficacy of a novel surface treatment (SurfLink, Nano Bridging Molecules, Gland, Switzerland) on titanium dental implants. SurfLink consists of a monolayer of permanently bound multiphosphonic acid molecules, which mimics the surface of naturally occurring hydroxyapatite. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-three patients requiring at least two single dental implants had their sites randomised according to a split-mouth design to receive one titanium grade 4 implant treated with SurfLink and one untreated control implant...
2017: European Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327660/quantitative-volumetric-raman-imaging-of-three-dimensional-cell-cultures
#12
Charalambos Kallepitis, Mads S Bergholt, Manuel M Mazo, Vincent Leonardo, Stacey C Skaalure, Stephanie A Maynard, Molly M Stevens
The ability to simultaneously image multiple biomolecules in biologically relevant three-dimensional (3D) cell culture environments would contribute greatly to the understanding of complex cellular mechanisms and cell-material interactions. Here, we present a computational framework for label-free quantitative volumetric Raman imaging (qVRI). We apply qVRI to a selection of biological systems: human pluripotent stem cells with their cardiac derivatives, monocytes and monocyte-derived macrophages in conventional cell culture systems and mesenchymal stem cells inside biomimetic hydrogels that supplied a 3D cell culture environment...
March 22, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327611/biomimetic-surface-structuring-using-cylindrical-vector-femtosecond-laser-beams
#13
Evangelos Skoulas, Alexandra Manousaki, Costas Fotakis, Emmanuel Stratakis
We report on a new, single-step and scalable method to fabricate highly ordered, multi-directional and complex surface structures that mimic the unique morphological features of certain species found in nature. Biomimetic surface structuring was realized by exploiting the unique and versatile angular profile and the electric field symmetry of cylindrical vector (CV) femtosecond (fs) laser beams. It is shown that, highly controllable, periodic structures exhibiting sizes at nano-, micro- and dual- micro/nano scales can be directly written on Ni upon line and large area scanning with radial and azimuthal polarization beams...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327600/dopamine-functionalized-tannic-acid-templated-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-as-a-new-sorbent-for-the-efficient-removal-of-cu-2-from-aqueous-solution
#14
Junkai Gao, Hao Lei, Zhi Han, Qian Shi, Yan Chen, Yanjun Jiang
A simple, environmentally friendly and cost-effective nonsurfactant template method was used to synthesize tannic-acid-templated mesoporous silica nanoparticles (TMSNs), and then dopamine functionalized TMSNs (Dop-TMSNs) which was synthesized by a facile and biomimetic coating strategy, was developed as a new sorbent for the removal of Cu(2+) from aqueous solution. The Dop-TMSNs were thoroughly characterized by SEM, TEM, BET, FT-IR and TGA, and the effects of contact time, initial pH, K(+) and Na(+) concentrations, co-existing polyvalent metal ions and adsorption-desorption cycle times on the sorption capacity of Dop-TMSNs were studied...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326229/biological-and-biomimetic-materials-and-surfaces
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EDITORIAL
Stanislav Gorb, Thomas Speck
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325683/biomimetic-scaffolds-with-three-dimensional-undulated-microtopographies
#16
Jonelle Z Yu, Emrullah Korkmaz, Monica I Berg, Philip R LeDuc, O Burak Ozdoganlar
Many human and animal tissues naturally possess three-dimensional (3D) micro-scale geometries enabling certain physiological functions. Absence of these microgeometries in engineered tissues may undermine the effectiveness of corresponding tissue repair and regeneration. This paper introduces a novel approach to create tissue scaffolds with biomimetic 3D undulated microtopographies. The mechanical micromilling technology is used for precise and reproducible fabrication of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) master molds with 3D undulated microtopographies...
February 14, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323015/simultaneously-achieve-soluble-expression-and-biomimetic-immobilization-of-candida-antarctica-lipase-b-by-introducing-polyamine-tags
#17
Xiaoxue Zhou, Yu Han, Zheng Lv, Xuemei Tian, Han Li, Panpan Xie, Liangyu Zheng
Polyamine tags fused in Candida antarctica lipase B (CalB) can help achieve high soluble expression of CalB in E. coli and can directly mediate silicification, which leads to rapid formation of a CalB-silica particle complex through a one-step approach. After optimization experiments, the fused lipase CalB tagged with 6-histidine at the N terminal and 10-lysine at the C terminal (6His-CalB-10Lys) is effectively expressed with high solubility (0.1mg/mL) and specific activity (10.1U/mg), and easily cross-linked in silica particles with a high immobilization efficiency of 96...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322976/biomimetics-in-drug-delivery-systems-a-critical-review
#18
REVIEW
Mojgan Sheikhpour, Leila Barani, Alibakhsh Kasaeian
Today, the advanced drug delivery systems have been focused on targeted drug delivery fields. The novel drug delivery is involved with the improvement of the capacity of drug loading in drug carriers, cellular uptake of drug carriers, and the sustained release of drugs within target cells. In this review, six groups of therapeutic drug carriers including biomimetic hydrogels, biomimetic micelles, biomimetic liposomes, biomimetic dendrimers, biomimetic polymeric carriers and biomimetic nanostructures, are studied...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322869/scaffold-free-high-throughput-generation-of-quiescent-valvular-microtissues
#19
Annelies Roosens, Inès Puype, Ria Cornelissen
AIMS: The major challenge of working with valvular interstitial cells in vitro is the preservation or recovery of their native quiescent state. In this study, a biomimetic approach is used which aims to engineer small volume, high quality valve microtissues, having a potential in regenerative medicine and as a relevant 3D in vitro model to provide insights into valve (patho)biology. METHODS AND RESULTS: To form micro-aggregates, porcine valvular interstitial cells were seeded in agarose micro-wells and cultured in medium supplemented with 250μM Ascorbic Acid 2-phosphate for 22days...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322389/alteration-of-pancreatic-carcinoma-and-promyeloblastic-cell-adhesion-in-liver-microvasculature-by-co-culture-of-hepatocytes-hepatic-stellate-cells-and-endothelial-cells-in-a-physiologically-relevant-model
#20
Mathieu Danoy, Marie Shinohara, Astia Rizki-Safitri, Dominique Collard, Vincent Senez, Yasuyuki Sakai
In vitro models of the liver microvasculature, especially with respect to cancer cell extravasation, should include not only endothelial and cancer cells but also surrounding cells to mimic the physiological situation. To this end, in the present study, we established a physiologically-relevant hierarchical co-culture model by stacking layers of primary rat hepatocytes (Hep), hepatic stellate cells embedded in collagen gel (LX-2) and endothelial cells (HUVECs) on a specially designed oxygen-permeable polydimethylsiloxane PDMS bottom plate...
March 21, 2017: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
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