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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910815/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluations-of-a-novel-post-electrospinning-treatment-to-improve-the-fibrous-structure-of-chitosan-membranes-for-guided-bone-regeneration
#1
Hengjie Su, Kwei-Yu Liu, Anastasios Karydis, Daniel G Abebe, Chaoxi Wu, Kenneth M Anderson, Najib Ghadri, Pradeep Adatrow, Tomoko Fujiwara, Joel D Bumgardner
Electrospun chitosan membranes have been investigated for guided bone regeneration but are susceptible to swelling, dissolution, and loss of biomimetic nanofiber structure due to residual acid salts. A novel process was investigated for acidic salt removal from chitosan electrospun in 70% trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) by treating with triethylamine (TEA)/acetone and di-tert-butyl dicarbonate (tBOC) instead of the common Na2CO3 treatment. TFA salt removal and nanofiber structure stabilization were confirmed by EDS, FTIR, (19)F NMR and electron microscopy before and after soaking in water...
December 2, 2016: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906142/electrospun-cellulose-acetate-membrane-for-size-separating-and-antibacterial-screening-of-crude-polysaccharides
#2
Jiraporn Chumpol, Sineenat Siri
This study aims to produce electrospun cellulose acetate (CA) membrane as the alternative supporting medium for a separation of crude polysaccharides by electrophoresis and a screening of their antibacterial activity. Among the tested conditions of fabrication, electrospun CA membrane at 57% porosity showed the best separation of each polysaccharide from the standard mixture and the crude extract of Aloe vera via electrophoresis. As compared with the commercial CA membrane, the produced electrospun CA membrane demonstrated more separated spots of polysaccharides...
December 2016: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904497/preparation-of-polypyrrole-embedded-electrospun-poly-lactic-acid-nanofibrous-scaffolds-for-nerve-tissue-engineering
#3
Jun-Feng Zhou, Yi-Guo Wang, Liang Cheng, Zhao Wu, Xiao-Dan Sun, Jiang Peng
Polypyrrole (PPy) is a biocompatible polymer with good conductivity. Studies combining PPy with electrospinning have been reported; however, the associated decrease in PPy conductivity has not yet been resolved. We embedded PPy into poly(lactic acid) (PLA) nanofibers via electrospinning and fabricated a PLA/PPy nanofibrous scaffold containing 15% PPy with sustained conductivity and aligned topography. There was good biocompatibility between the scaffold and human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells as well as Schwann cells...
October 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889666/yap-dependent-mechanotransduction-is-required-for-proliferation-and-migration-on-native-like-substrate-topography
#4
Shamik Mascharak, Patrick L Benitez, Amy C Proctor, Christopher M Madl, Kenneth H Hu, Ruby E Dewi, Manish J Butte, Sarah C Heilshorn
Native vascular extracellular matrices (vECM) consist of elastic fibers that impart varied topographical properties, yet most in vitro models designed to study the effects of topography on cell behavior are not representative of native architecture. Here, we engineer an electrospun elastin-like protein (ELP) system with independently tunable, vECM-mimetic topography and demonstrate that increasing topographical variation causes loss of endothelial cell-cell junction organization. This loss of VE-cadherin signaling and increased cytoskeletal contractility on more topographically varied ELP substrates in turn promote YAP activation and nuclear translocation, resulting in significantly increased endothelial cell migration and proliferation...
November 16, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886664/degradation-behaviors-of-geometric-cues-and-mechanical-properties-in-a-3d-scaffold-for-tendon-repair
#5
Yang Wu, Yoke San Wong, Jerry Ying Hsi Fuh
A three-dimensional (3D) scaffold fabricated via electrohydrodynamic jet printing (E-jetting) and thermally uniaxial stretching, has been developed for tendon tissue regeneration in our previous study. In this study, more in-depth biological test showed that the aligned cell morphology guided by the anisotropic geometries of the 3D tendon scaffolds, leading to up-regulated tendious gene expression including collagen type I, decorin, tenascin-C and biglycan, as compared to the electrospun scaffolds. Given the importance of geometric cues to the biological function of the scaffolds, the degradation behaviors of the 3D scaffolds were investigated...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886552/three-dimensional-electrospun-pcl-pla-blend-nanofibrous-scaffolds-with-significantly-improved-stem-cells-osteogenic-differentiation-and-cranial-bone-formation
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Qingqing Yao, Jaqueline G L Cosme, Tao Xu, Jacob M Miszuk, Paulo H S Picciani, Hao Fong, Hongli Sun
Nanofibrous scaffolds that are morphologically/structurally similar to natural ECM are highly interested for tissue engineering; however, the electrospinning technique has the difficulty in directly producing clinically relevant 3D nanofibrous scaffolds with desired structural properties. To address this challenge, we have developed an innovative technique of thermally induced nanofiber self-agglomeration (TISA) recently. The aim of this work was to prepare (via the TISA technique) and evaluate 3D electrospun PCL/PLA blend (mass ratio: 4/1) nanofibrous scaffolds having high porosity of ∼95...
November 15, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885831/a-bioinspired-ultraporous-nanofiber-hydrogel-mimic-of-the-cartilage-extracellular-matrix
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Florian A Formica, Ece Öztürk, Samuel C Hess, Wendelin J Stark, Katharina Maniura-Weber, Markus Rottmar, Marcy Zenobi-Wong
A true biomimetic of the cartilage extracellular matrix (ECM) could greatly contribute to our ability to regenerate this tissue in a mechanically demanding, often inflamed environment. Articular cartilage is a composite tissue made of cells and fibrillar proteins embedded in a hydrophilic polymeric meshwork. Here, a polyanionic functionalized alginate is used to mimic the glycosaminoglycan component of the native ECM. To create the fibrillar component, cryoelectrospinning of poly(ε-caprolactone) on a -78 °C mandrel, subsequently treated by O2 plasma, is used to create a stable, ultraporous and hydrophillic nanofiber network...
November 25, 2016: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885369/electrospun-poly-lactic-acid-fibers-containing-novel-chlorhexidine-particles-with-sustained-antibacterial-activity
#8
Dong Luo, Xi Zhang, Saroash Shahid, Michael J Cattell, David J Gould, Gleb B Sukhorukov
The treatment of persistent infections often requires a high local drug concentration and sustained release of antimicrobial agents. This paper proposes the use of novel electrospinning of poly(lactic acid) (PLA) fibers containing uncoated and encapsulated chlorhexidine particles. Chlorhexidine particles with a mean (SD) diameter of 17.15 ± 1.99 μm were fabricated by the precipitation of chlorhexidine diacetate with calcium chloride. Layer-by-layer (LbL) encapsulation of the chlorhexidine particles was carried out to produce encapsulated particles...
November 25, 2016: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879014/highly-efficient-reusable-sponge-type-catalyst-carriers-based-on-short-electrospun-fibers
#9
Gaigai Duan, Melissa Koehn-Serrano, Andreas Greiner
This study reports on gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) immobilized in a sponge made of short electrospun fibers (Au-sponge), which show surprisingly high reaction rates at extremely low gold amount. Au-sponges are made by freeze-drying of dispersions of short electrospun fibers with preimmobilization of AuNPs. The resulting Au-sponges show very low densities around 7 mg cm(-3) corresponding to a pore volume of about 150 mL g(-1) , but low surface area and very low amount of AuNPs in the range of 0.29-3.56 wt%. In general, catalysts with immobilized AuNPs show much low reaction rates compared to systems with dispersed AuNPs...
November 23, 2016: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877111/polymerizing-pyrrole-coated-poly-l-lactic-acid-co-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-plcl-conductive-nanofibrous-conduit-combined-with-electric-stimulation-for-long-range-peripheral-nerve-regeneration
#10
Jialin Song, Binbin Sun, Shen Liu, Wei Chen, Yuanzheng Zhang, Chunyang Wang, Xiumei Mo, Junyi Che, Yuanming Ouyang, Weien Yuan, Cunyi Fan
Electrospinning and electric stimulation (ES) are both promising methods to support neuron adhesion and guide extension of neurons for nerve regeneration. Concurrently, all studies focus on either electrospinning for conduits material or ES in vitro study to accelerate nerve regeneration; few work on the combined use of these two strategies or ES in vivo study. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the abilities of direct current ES through electrospinning conductive polymer composites composed of polypyrrole and Poly (l-lactic acid-co-ε-caprolactone) (PPY/PLCL) in peripheral nerve regeneration...
2016: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876892/handspinning-enabled-highly-concentrated-carbon-nanotubes-with-controlled-orientation-in-nanofibers
#11
Hoik Lee, Kei Watanabe, Myungwoong Kim, Mayakrishnan Gopiraman, Kyung-Hun Song, Jung Soon Lee, Ick Soo Kim
The novel method, handspinning (HS), was invented by mimicking commonly observed methods in our daily lives. The use of HS allows us to fabricate carbon nanotube-reinforced nanofibers (CNT-reinforced nanofibers) by addressing three significant challenges: (i) the difficulty of forming nanofibers at high concentrations of CNTs, (ii) aggregation of the CNTs, and (iii) control of the orientation of the CNTs. The handspun nanofibers showed better physical properties than fibers fabricated by conventional methods, such as electrospinning...
November 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865991/recent-advances-in-multiaxial-electrospinning-for-drug-delivery
#12
REVIEW
Abdurizzagh Khalf, Sundararajan V Madihally
Electrospun fibers have seen an insurgence in biomedical applications due to their unique characteristics. Coaxial and triaxial electrospinning techniques have added new impetus via fabrication of multilayered nano and micro-size fibers. These techniques offer the possibility of forming fibers with features such as blending, reinforced core, porous and hollow structure. The unique fabrication process can be used to tailor the mechanical properties, biological properties and release of various factors, which can potentially be useful in various controlled drug delivery applications...
November 16, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860458/in-vitro-evaluation-of-gelatin-and-chitosan-electrospun-fibers-as-artificial-guide-in-peripheral-nerve-repair-a-comparative-study
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S Gnavi, B E Fornasari, C Tonda-Turo, R Laurano, M Zanetti, G Ciardelli, S Geuna
Random and aligned gelatin and chitosan nano-fibers have been prepared by electrospinning tuning the collector rotation speed. The effect of fiber alignment on cell adhesion and proliferation was assessed in vitro by using different Schwann cell and neuronal models. Moreover, actin cytoskeleton organization, lamellipodia and filipodia formation and axon outgrowth were evaluated. Gelatin and chitosan fibers induced similar adhesion and proliferation rate. Gelatin and chitosan random fibers promoted higher adhesion and proliferation rate induction in comparisons to the aligned ones...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858252/polymeric-nanofiber-antifungal-formulations-using-a-novel-co-extrusion-approach
#14
Mohammad Mofidfar, Jia Wang, Lisa Long, Christopher L Hager, Chairut Vareechon, Eric Pearlman, Eric Baer, Mahmoud Ghannoum, Gary E Wnek
We report the successful implementation of a novel melt co-extrusion process to fabricate ca. 1 μm diameter fibers of poly(caprolactone) (PCL) containing the antifungal compound clotrimazole in concentrations between 4 and 8 wt%. The process involves co-extrusion of a clotrimazole-loaded PCL along with poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) as a co-feed, with subsequent removal of PEO to isolate PCL-clotrimazole fibers. In vitro tests of the clotrimazole-containing fibers against the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus, Candida albicans, and Trichophyton mentagrophytes strains demonstrated good antifungal activity which was maintained for more than 3 weeks...
November 17, 2016: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857724/nanobiomaterials-for-neural-regeneration
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REVIEW
Nuan Chen, Lingling Tian, Liumin He, Seeram Ramakrishna
Diseases and disorders associated with nervous system such as injuries by trauma and neurodegeneration are shown to be one of the most serious problems in medicine, requiring innovative strategies to trigger and enhance the nerve regeneration. Tissue engineering aims to provide a highly biomimetic environment by using a combination of cells, materials and suitable biological cues, by which the lost body part may be regenerated or even fully rebuilt. Electrospinning, being able to produce extracellular matrix (ECM)-like nanostructures with great flexibility in design and choice of materials, have demonstrated their great potential for fabrication of nerve tissue engineered scaffolds...
September 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854352/conjugation-with-rgd-peptides-and-incorporation-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-are-equally-efficient-for-biofunctionalization-of-tissue-engineered-vascular-grafts
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Larisa V Antonova, Alexander M Seifalian, Anton G Kutikhin, Victoria V Sevostyanova, Vera G Matveeva, Elena A Velikanova, Andrey V Mironov, Amin R Shabaev, Tatiana V Glushkova, Evgeniya A Senokosova, Georgiy Yu Vasyukov, Evgeniya O Krivkina, Andrey Yu Burago, Yuliya A Kudryavtseva, Olga L Barbarash, Leonid S Barbarash
The blend of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) and poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) has recently been considered promising for vascular tissue engineering. However, it was shown that PHBV/PCL grafts require biofunctionalization to achieve high primary patency rate. Here we compared immobilization of arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD)-containing peptides and the incorporation of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) as two widely established biofunctionalization approaches. Electrospun PHBV/PCL small-diameter grafts with either RGD peptides or VEGF, as well as unmodified grafts were implanted into rat abdominal aortas for 1, 3, 6, and 12 months following histological and immunofluorescence assessment...
November 16, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848275/electrospun-mupirocin-loaded-polyurethane-fiber-mats-for-anti-infection-burn-wound-dressing-application
#17
Xinxin Chen, Rui Zhao, Xiang Wang, Xiang Li, Fei Peng, Zhenghua Jin, Xinxin Gao, Jiaao Yu, Ce Wang
Wound care treatment is a serious issue faced by the medical staffs due to its variety and complexity. Wound dressings are typically used to manage the various types of wounds. In this study, polyurethane (PU) fibers containing mupirocin (Mu), a commonly used antibiotic in wound care, were fabricated via electrospinning technique. The aim of this study was to develop biomedical electrospun fiber scaffolds for preventing wound infections with good compatibility and to demonstrate their applications as anti-infective burn wound dressings...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842886/potential-of-electrospun-chitosan-fibers-as-a-surface-layer-in-functionally-graded-gtr-membrane-for-periodontal-regeneration
#18
Saad B Qasim, Shariq Najeeb, Robin M Delaine-Smith, Andrew Rawlinson, Ihtesham Ur Rehman
OBJECTIVE: The regeneration of periodontal tissues lost as a consequence of destructive periodontal disease remains a challenge for clinicians. Guided tissue regeneration (GTR) has emerged as the most widely practiced regenerative procedure. Aim of this study was to electrospin chitosan (CH) membranes with a low or high degree of fiber orientation and examines their suitability for use as a surface layer in GTR membranes, which can ease integration with the periodontal tissue by controlling the direction of cell growth...
November 11, 2016: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842841/nanofibers-containing-tetracycline-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-physico-chemical-characterization-and-antimicrobial-evaluation
#19
Ana P F Monteiro, Cíntia M S L Rocha, Michele F Oliveira, Sávio M L Gontijo, Ricardo R Agudelo, Rubén D Sinisterra, Maria E Cortés
This study aimed to compare two nanofiber drug delivery systems that were prepared with an electrospun process and have the potential to serve as adjuvants for the treatment of periodontal disease. The first system was composed of polycaprolactone loaded with tetracycline (TCN) and the second was composed of polycaprolactone loaded with tetracycline/β-cyclodextrin (TCN:BCD). An antimicrobial diffusion test was performed for each of these sets of nanofibers with the microorganisms, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans and Porphyromonas gingivalis, both of which contribute to periodontal disease...
January 20, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836613/hierarchically-mesostructured-porous-tio2-hollow-nanofibers-for-high-performance-glucose-biosensing
#20
Qiaohui Guo, Lijuan Liu, Man Zhang, Haoqing Hou, Yonghai Song, Huadong Wang, Baoying Zhong, Li Wang
Effective immobilization of enzymes on an electrode surface is of great importance for biosensor development, but it still remains challenging because enzymes tend to denaturation and/or form close-packed structures. In this work, a free-standing TiO2 hollow nanofibers (HNF-TiO2) was successfully prepared by a simple and scalable electrospun nanofiber film template-assisted sol-gel method, and was further explored for glucose oxidase (GOD) immobilization and biosensing. This porous and nanotubular HNF-TiO2 provides a well-defined hierarchical nanostructure for GOD loading, and the fine TiO2 nanocrystals facilitate direct electron transfer from GOD to the electrode, also the strong interaction between GOD and HNF-TiO2 greatly enhances the stability of the biosensor...
October 19, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
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