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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532097/influence-of-telopeptides-on-the-structural-and-physical-properties-of-polymeric-and-monomeric-acid-soluble-type-i-collagen
#1
Róisín Holmes, Steve Kirk, Giuseppe Tronci, Xuebin Yang, David Wood
Currently two factors hinder the use of collagen as building block of regenerative devices: the limited mechanical strength in aqueous environment, and potential antigenicity. Polymeric collagen is naturally found in the cross-linked state and is mechanically tougher than the monomeric, acid-soluble collagen ex vivo. The antigenicity of collagen, on the other hand, is mainly ascribed to inter-species variations in amino acid sequences of the non-helical terminal telopeptides. These telopeptides can be removed through enzymatic treatment to produce atelocollagen, although the effect of this cleavage on triple helix organization, amino acidic composition and thermal properties is often disregarded...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532072/new-bioactive-bone-like-microspheres-with-intrinsic-magnetic-properties-obtained-by-bio-inspired-mineralisation-process
#2
Tatiana Marisa Fernandes Patrício, Silvia Panseri, Monica Sandri, Anna Tampieri, Simone Sprio
A bio-inspired mineralisation process was investigated and applied to develop novel hybrid magnetic materials by heterogeneous nucleation of Fe(2+)/Fe(3+)-doped hydroxyapatite nanocrystals onto a biopolymeric matrix made of a Type I collagen-based recombinant peptide (RCP). The effect of the synthesis temperature on the phase composition, crystallinity and magnetic properties of the nucleated inorganic phase was studied. The as-obtained magnetic materials were then engineered, by using a water-in-oil emulsification process, into hybrid magnetic microspheres, which were stabilized by de-hydrothermal treatment yielding cross-linking of the macromolecular matrix...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532037/multifactor-analysis-on-the-effect-of-collagen-concentration-cross-linking-and-fiber-pore-orientation-on-chemical-microstructural-mechanical-and-biological-properties-of-collagen-type-i-scaffolds
#3
E Suesca, A M A Dias, M E M Braga, H C de Sousa, M R Fontanilla
This work evaluates the effect of processing variables on some physicochemical and mechanical properties of multi- and unidirectional laminar collagen type I scaffolds. The processing variables considered in this study included microstructure orientation (uni- and multidirectional fiber/pore controlled by freeze-drying methodology), cross-linking (chemical - using genipin and glutaraldehyde, and physical - using a dehydrothermal method), and collagen concentration (2, 5 and 8mg/ml). The biocompatibility of the scaffolds obtained in each of the evaluated manufacturing processes was also assessed...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522596/lysyl-oxidase-overexpression-accelerates-cardiac-remodeling-and-aggravates-angiotensin-ii-induced-hypertrophy
#4
María Galán, Saray Varona, Anna Guadall, Mar Orriols, Miquel Navas, Silvia Aguiló, Alicia de Diego, María A Navarro, David García-Dorado, Antonio Rodríguez-Sinovas, José Martínez-González, Cristina Rodriguez
Lysyl oxidase (LOX) controls matrix remodeling, a key process that underlies cardiovascular diseases and heart failure; however, a lack of suitable animal models has limited our knowledge with regard to the contribution of LOX to cardiac dysfunction. Here, we assessed the impact of LOX overexpression on ventricular function and cardiac hypertrophy in a transgenic mouse model with a strong cardiac expression of human LOX (TgLOX). TgLOX mice exhibited high expression of the transgene in cardiomyocytes and cardiofibroblasts, which are associated with enhanced LOX activity and H2O2 production and with cardiofibroblast reprogramming...
May 18, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521869/high-fgf21-levels-are-associated-with-altered-bone-homeostasis-in-hiv-1-infected-patients
#5
José M Gallego-Escuredo, Maria Karuna Lamarca, Joan Villarroya, Joan C Domingo, Ma Gracia Mateo, Ma Del Mar Gutierrez, Francesc Vidal, Francesc Villarroya, Pere Domingo, Marta Giralt
BACKGROUND: Fibroblast growth factor-21 (FGF21) has emerged as an important regulator of glucose, lipid, and body weight homeostasis. However, recent experimental studies have reported that increased FGF21 levels may lead to bone loss. OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship of serum FGF21 levels and altered bone homeostasis in HIV-1-infected patients. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of 137 HIV-1-infected patients and 35 healthy controls conducted at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona...
June 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515079/impact-of-acetaminophen-consumption-and-resistance-exercise-on-extracellular-matrix-gene-expression-in-human-skeletal-muscle
#6
Shivam H Patel, Andrew C D'Lugos, Erica R Eldon, Donald Curtis, Jared M Dickinson, Chad C Carroll
Acetaminophen (APAP) given during chronic exercise reduces skeletal muscle collagen and cross-linking in rats. We propose that the effect of APAP on muscle ECM may, in part, be mediated by dysregulation of the balance between matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of MMPs (TIMPs). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of APAP consumption during acute resistance exercise (RE) on several regulators of the ECM in human skeletal muscle. In a double-blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized cross-over design, recreationally active men (n=8, 25±2yr) performed two trials of knee extension...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513489/the-influence-of-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-on-anterior-chamber-in-keratoconus
#7
Nihat Polat, Abuzer Gunduz, Cemil Colak
AIMS: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of the corneal changes following corneal cross-linking (CXL) on the anterior chamber in keratoconus patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-five eyes of 32 patients who had been diagnosed with progressive keratoconus and had undergone CXL were included in this retrospective study. The thinnest corneal thickness of the progressive keratoconus patients included in the study was >400 μ. The preoperative (T0), postoperative 6th month (T1), and postoperative 1st year (T2) anterior chamber volume (ACV), anterior chamber angle (ACA), and anterior chamber depth (ACD) scheimpflug imaging values were obtained for each eye...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510696/autologous-adipose-derived-tissue-matrix-part-ii-implantation-biology
#8
Stephen A Schendel
Background: In part 1 of this study it was shown that liposuctioned fat could be a sufficient source of autologous collagen for use as a filler or in reconstruction. The collagen composition in liposuctioned fat was shown to form a cross-linked helical matrix composed of types II, III, and IV. Additionally, viable adipocytes and fibroblasts among other cells were found. Objectives: The purpose of this research was to study the biology of this matrix after subsequent implantation compared to Juvederm (Allergan, Parsippany, NJ) common soft tissue filler...
May 16, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510634/autologous-adipose-derived-tissue-matrix-part-i-biologic-characteristics
#9
Stephen A Schendel
Background: Autologous collagen is an ideal soft tissue filler and may serve as a matrix for stem cell implantation and growth. Procurement of autologous collagen has been limited, though, secondary to a sufficient source. Liposuction is a widely performed and could be a source of autologous collagen. Objectives: The amount of collagen and its composition in liposuctioned fat remains unknown. The purpose of this research was to characterize an adipose-derived tissue-based product created using ultrasonic cavitation and cryo-grinding...
May 16, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503442/clinical-outcomes-at-one-year-following-keratoconus-treatment-with-accelerated-transepithelial-cross-linking
#10
Alberto Artola, David P Piñero, Pedro Ruiz-Fortes, Roberto Soto-Negro, Rafael J Pérez-Cambrodí
This study evaluated the clinical outcomes in keratoconus corneas following accelerated transepithelial corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) (Avedro KXL(®) system, Waltham, MA, USA) over one year of follow-up. The mean depth of the demarcation line measured by optical coherence tomography (OCT) was 205.19 µm. One month after surgery, a non-statistically significant change was noted in sphere (P=0.18) and in spherical equivalent (P=0.17), whereas a significant improvement was observed in corrected distance visual acuity (P=0...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495238/uncovering-the-role-of-nuclear-lysyl-oxidase-lox-in-advanced-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer
#11
Marta De Donato, Marco Petrillo, Enrica Martinelli, Flavia Filippetti, Gian Franco Zannoni, Giovanni Scambia, Daniela Gallo
OBJECTIVE: Lysyl oxidase (LOX) is an enzyme that catalyzes the cross-linking of collagen and elastin in the extracellular matrix, thus controlling the tensile strength of tissues. Along with this primary function, there are evidences supporting a role for LOX in many critical biological functions, including gene expression regulation, cell growth, adhesion and migration. Accordingly, recent studies have supported a pivotal role for LOX in cancer progression and metastasis. The current study aimed at investigating the prognostic significance and the functional role of intracellular LOX in ovarian cancer...
May 8, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493393/final-results-of-a-european-multi-centre-prospective-observational-study-of-permacol-%C3%A2-collagen-paste-injection-for-the-treatment-of-anal-fistula
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Pasquale Giordano, Pierpaolo Sileri, Steen Buntzen, Angelo Stuto, Joseph Nunoo-Mensah, Leonardo Lenisa, Baljit Singh, Ole Thorlacius-Ussing, Ben Griffiths, Dorin Ziyaie
AIM: Permacol(™) collagen paste (Permacol(™) paste) is an acellular cross-linked porcine dermal collagen matrix suspension for use in soft tissue repair. The use of Permacol(™) paste in the filling of anorectal fistula tract is a new sphincter-preserving method for fistula repair. The MASERATI100 study was a prospective, observational clinical study with the objective to assess the efficacy of Permacol(™) collagen paste for anal fistula repair in 100 patients. METHOD: Patients (N=100) with anal fistula were treated at ten European surgical sites with a sphincter-preserving technique using Permacol(™) paste...
May 11, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486719/customized-topography-guided-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-for-keratoconus
#13
Myriam Cassagne, Kévin Pierné, Stéphane D Galiacy, Marie-Pierre Asfaux-Marfaing, Pierre Fournié, François Malecaze
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy and safety of topography-guided corneal collagen cross-linking (TG-CXL) to conventional corneal CXL (C-CXL) in progressive keratoconus. METHODS: In this prospective, nonrandomized clinical trial, 60 eyes of 60 patients were scheduled to receive either TG-CXL (30 eyes with deepithelialization focused on the cone, riboflavin application for 10 minutes, and 30 mW/cm(2) pulsed ultraviolet-A irradiance pattern according to topography) or C-CXL (30 eyes treated in accordance with the Dresden protocol)...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486315/comparison-of-2-different-methods-of-transepithelial-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-analysis-of-corneal-histology-and-hysteresis
#14
Young Min Park, Ho Yoon Kim, Jong Soo Lee
PURPOSE: To compare the effect of 2 different methods of transepithelial corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) on corneal histology and hysteresis. METHODS: The right eyes of New Zealand white rabbits (n = 50) were treated using one of the 2 transepithelial CXL methods. The eyes were then divided into 2 groups: group 1, transepithelial CXL using continuous ultraviolet A (UVA); group 2, accelerated transepithelial CXL using pulsed UVA. RESULTS: Both groups showed a postoperative increase in central corneal thickness...
May 8, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486312/biomechanical-and-histopathologic-effects-of-pulsed-light-accelerated-epithelium-on-off-corneal-collagen-cross-linking
#15
Xiaoyu Zhang, Ling Sun, Yang Shen, Mi Tian, Jing Zhao, Yu Zhao, Meiyan Li, Xingtao Zhou
PURPOSE: This study aimed to compare the biomechanical and histopathologic effects of transepithelial and accelerated epithelium-off pulsed-light accelerated corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL). METHODS: A total of 24 New Zealand rabbits were analyzed after sham operation (control) or transepithelial or epithelium-off operation (45 mW/cm for both). The transepithelial group was treated with pulsed-light ultraviolet A for 5 minutes 20 seconds, and the epithelium-off group was treated for 90 seconds...
May 8, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482532/application-of-peg-and-egcg-modified-collagen-base-membrane-to-promote-osteoblasts-proliferation
#16
Chenyu Chu, Jia Deng, Yi Hou, Lin Xiang, Yingying Wu, Yili Qu, Yi Man
Collagen membranes possess ideal biological properties and can be served as a barrier for supporting infiltration and proliferation of osteoblasts in guided bone regeneration (GBR). However, pure collagen lacks desirable mechanical properties and also leads to inflammation, resulting in progressive bone resorption. In our previous study, EGCG cross-linked collagen membranes exhibit better mechanical properties and anti-inflammatory effect. However, higher concentration of EGCG may not improve cell viability...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482483/fabrication-of-user-friendly-and-biomimetic-1-1-carbonyldiimidazole-cross-linked-gelatin-agar-microfluidic-devices
#17
Simonne Jocic, Gemma Mestres, Maria Tenje
We have developed a straightforward technique for fabricating user-friendly and biomimetic microfluidic devices out of a gelatin/agar gel cross-linked with 1,1'-carbonyldiimidazole. The fabrication procedure requires only inexpensive starting materials such as glass capillaries and wires to mold 3D cylindrical channels into the gel with the possibility of achieving channel diameters of 375μm and 1000μm. We demonstrate that the channel absent of gel injury can retain fluid within its dimensions for at least 7h...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479140/cannabidiol-administration-reduces-sublesional-cancellous-bone-loss-in-rats-with-severe-spinal-cord-injury
#18
Dehao Li, Lin Lin, Qingyi Meng, Kun Wang, Jiajia Wu, Hongda Yan
Patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) undergo severe loss of bone mineral below the level of lesion, and data on available treatment options after SCI is scarce. The aim of this work was to investigate the therapeutic effect of cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive cannabis, on sublesional bone loss in a rat model of SCI. The adult male rats were exposed to surgical transection of the cord and treated with CBD for consecutive 14 days. It was found that CBD treatment elevated the serum levels of osteocalcin, reduced the serum levels of collagen type I cross-linked C-telopeptide, and enhanced bone mineral density of tibiae and femurs...
May 4, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476054/pulsed-light-accelerated-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-1-year-results
#19
Oliver Bowes, Sophie Coutts, Aamir Ismailjee, Eric Trocme, Albert J Vilella, Hank Perry, Allon Barsam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461747/combining-nano-physical-and-computational-investigations-to-understand-the-nature-of-aging-in-dermal-collagen
#20
Tarek Ahmed, Anthony Nash, Kristina En Clark, Marion Ghibaudo, Nora H de Leeuw, Anne Potter, Richard Stratton, Helen L Birch, Ramona Enea Casse, Laurent Bozec
The extracellular matrix of the dermis is a complex, dynamic system with the various dermal components undergoing individual physiologic changes as we age. Age-related changes in the physical properties of collagen were investigated in particular by measuring the effect of aging, most likely due to the accumulation of advanced glycation end product (AGE) cross-links, on the nanomechanical properties of the collagen fibril using atomic force microscope nano-indentation. An age-related decrease in the Young's modulus of the transverse fibril was observed (from 8...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
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