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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437180/a-novel-drug-induced-hybrid-electrospun-pcl-cell-derived-ecm-scaffold-for-liver-tissue-engineering
#1
Rhiannon Grant, David Hay, Anthony Callanan
Liver transplant is the only treatment option for patients with end-stage liver failure, however there are too few donor livers available for transplant. Whole organ tissue engineering presents a potential solution to the problem of rapidly escalating donor liver shortages world-wide. A major challenge for liver tissue engineers is the creation of a hepatocyte micro-environment; a niche in which liver cells can survive and function optimally. While polymers and decellularized tissues pose an attractive option for scaffold manufacturing, neither alone has thus far proved sufficient...
February 24, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436223/interconnected-hierarchically-porous-fe-n-codoped-carbon-nanofibers-as-efficient-oxygen-reduction-catalysts-for-zn-air-batteries
#2
Yingxuan Zhao, Qingxue Lai, Ya Wang, Junjie Zhu, Yan Yu Liang
Developing porous carbon-based no-precious metal catalysts towards oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) is a suitable approach to significantly reduce the costs of fuel cells or metal-air batteries. Herein, interconnected hierarchically porous carbon nanofibers simultaneously doped with nitrogen and iron (HP-Fe-N/CNFs) were fabricated by facile pyrolysis of polypyrrole coated electrospun polystyrene/FeCl3 fibers. The obtained carbon nanofibers present high specific surface area (569.6 m2 g-1) and large pore volume (1...
April 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433062/electrospun-nafion-polyacrylonitrile-nanofibers-as-an-ion-exchange-ultrathin-layer-chromatographic-stationary-phase
#3
Yanhui Wang, Susan V Olesik
An ion-exchange method to separate charged biomolecules on ultrathin layer chromatographic (UTLC) plates using electrospun Nafion-Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) nanofibers as the stationary phase is described. Sulfonate groups on Nafion provide the ion-exchange sites. The addition of PAN (a higher molecular weight polymer than Nafion) was used to facilitate the nanofiber formation process using electrospinning. Electrospinning parameters and separation conditions were optimized using fractional factorial design and response surface methodology...
June 1, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433000/elastic-moduli-of-electrospun-mats-importance-of-fiber-curvature-and-specimen-dimensions
#4
Vijay Kumar, Amit Rawal
Success of tissue engineering relies on the architecture and properties of porous scaffolds. Electrospun nonwoven scaffolds in the form of mats are unique materials due to large surface area to volume ratio, high porosity, versatility in surface functionalities and excellent mechanical properties. Maneuvering the mechanical behavior of the electrospun mat is a major challenge both from theoretical and experimental perspectives. Herein, we report a two-dimensional (2D) analytical model of normalized elastic moduli of electrospun mats by formulating a relationship with the governing fiber and structural parameters...
April 12, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428541/tissue-engineered-cornea-constructed-with-compressed-collagen-and-laser-perforated-electrospun-mat
#5
Bin Kong, Wei Sun, Guoshi Chen, Song Tang, Ming Li, Zengwu Shao, Shengli Mi
While Plastic Compressed (PC) collagen technique is often used to fabricate bioengineered constructs, PC collagen gels are too weak to be sutured or conveniently handled for clinical applications. To overcome this limitation, electrospun poly (lactic-co-glycolide) (PLGA) mats, which have excellent biocompatibility and mechanical properties, were combined with PC collagen to fabricate sandwich-like hybrid constructs. By laser-perforating holes with different sizes and spacings in the electrospun mats to regulate the mechanical properties and light transmittance of the hybrid constructs, we produced hybrid constructs with properties very suitable to apply in corneal tissue engineering...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427270/skin-irritation-testing-of-antimicrobial-conjugated-electrolytes
#6
Kristin N Wilde, Phuong A H Nguyen, David G Whitten, Heather E Canavan
Each year, the United States spends about $20 billion to treat people who have been infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria. Even so, the development of new antibiotics has slowed considerably since the mid-20th century. As a result, researchers are looking into developing synthetic compounds and materials with antimicrobial activities such as those made by the Schanze and Whitten groups [ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 3, 2820 (2011)]. Previously, they have demonstrated that poly(phenylene ethynylene) (PPE) based electrolytes and oligomeric end-only phenylene ethynylene (EO-OPE) based electrolytes possess strong biocidal activity...
April 20, 2017: Biointerphases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426898/improving-myoblast-differentiation-on-electrospun-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-scaffolds
#7
Phammela N Abarzúa-Illanes, Cristina Padilla, Andrea Ramos, Mauricio Isaacs, Jorge Ramos-Grez, Hugo C Olguín, Loreto M Valenzuela
Polymer scaffolds are used as an alternative to support tissue regeneration when it does not occur on its own. Cell response on polymer scaffolds is determined by factors such as polymer composition, topology, and the presence of other molecules. We evaluated the cellular response of murine skeletal muscle myoblasts on aligned or unaligned fibers obtained by electrospinning poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL), and blends with poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) or decorin, a proteoglycan known to regulate myogenesis...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424469/thermally-triggered-mechanically-destructive-electronics-based-on-electrospun-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-nanofibrous-polymer-films
#8
Yang Gao, Kyoseung Sim, Xin Yan, Jiang Jiang, Jingwei Xie, Cunjiang Yu
Electronics, which functions for a designed time period and then degrades or destructs, holds promise in medical implants, reconfigurable electronic devices and/or temporary functional systems. Here we report a thermally triggered mechanically destructive device, which is constructed with an ultra-thin electronic components supported by an electrospun poly(ε-caprolactone) nanofibrous polymer substrate. Upon heated over the melting temperature of the polymer, the pores of the nanofibers collapse due to the nanofibers' microscopic polymer chain relaxing and packing...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422441/recent-advances-of-electrospun-nanofibrous-membranes-in-the-development-of-chemosensors-for-heavy-metal-detection
#9
Nan Zhang, Ruirui Qiao, Jing Su, Juan Yan, Zhiqiang Xie, Yiqun Qiao, Xichang Wang, Jian Zhong
It is critical to detect and analyze the heavy metal pollutions in environments and foods. Chemosensors have been widely investigated for fast detection of analytes such as heavy metals due to their unique advantages. In order to improve the detection sensitivity of chemosensors, recently electrospun nanofibrous membranes (ENMs) have been explored for the immobilization of chemosensors or receptors due to their high surface-to-volume ratio, high porosity, easiness of fabrication and functionalization, controllability of nanofiber properties, low cost, easy detection, no obvious pollution to the detection solution, and easy post-treatment after the detection process...
April 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420296/the-effect-of-engineered-nanotopography-of-electrospun-microfibers-on-fiber-rigidity-and-macrophage-cytokine-production
#10
Nicholas J Schaub, Anthony R D'Amato, Andrew Mason, David T Corr, Erin Y Harmon, Michelle R Lennartz, Ryan J Gilbert
Currently, it is unknown how the mechanical properties of electrospun fibers, and the presentation of surface nanotopography influence macrophage gene expression and protein production. By further elucidating how specific fiber properties (mechanical properties or surface properties) alter macrophage behavior, it may be possible to create electrospun fiber scaffolds capable of initiating unique cellular and tissue responses. In this study, we determined the elastic modulus and rigidity of fibers with varying topographies created by finely controlling humidity and including a non-solvent during electrospinning...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419836/enzymatic-behavior-of-laccase-following-interaction-with-%C3%AE-cd-and-immobilization-into-pcl-nanofibers
#11
M Fatih Canbolat, Hasan Basri Savas, Fatih Gultekin
This study examines the effects of CD use on enzymatic activity, following enzyme immobilization into nanofibers. There is almost no research available on the change in enzyme activity following interaction with cyclodextrin and electrospun nanofiber mats together. Laccase enzyme was immobilized into nanofibrous structures by various techniques, with and without γ-CD addition, and the enzymatic activity of the laccase was analyzed. SEM, XRD, and FTIR analyses were used for the characterization of the resulting structures...
April 15, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417912/electrospun-fiber-pads-of-cellulose-acetate-and-essential-oils-with-antimicrobial-activity
#12
Ioannis L Liakos, Alina Maria Holban, Riccardo Carzino, Simone Lauciello, Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
The method of electrospinning was used to create nanofibers made of cellulose acetate (CA) and essential oils (EOs). CA polymer at 15% w/v was dissolved in acetone and then 1% or 5% v/v of EOs was added to the polymer solution. The utilized essential oils were rosemary and oregano oils. Then, the CA/EOs in acetone solution were electrospun, creating micro/nanofibers, approximately 700-1500 nm in diameter. Raman spectroscopy was used to detect the attachment of the EOs in the CA electrospun fibers (ESFs). Scanning electron microscopy was used to study the morphology, topography and dimensions of the ESFs...
April 12, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415912/a-method-for-the-immunohistochemical-identification-and-localization-of-osterix-in-periosteum-wrapped-constructs-for-tissue-engineering-of-bone
#13
Phillip McClellan, Robin Jacquet, Qing Yu, William J Landis
A novel immunohistochemistry (IHC) approach has been developed to label and localize osterix, a bone-specific transcription factor, within formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded, tissue-engineered constructs uniquely containing synthetic polymers and human periosteal tissue. Generally, such specimens consisting in part of polymeric materials and mineral are particularly difficult for IHC identification of proteins. Samples here were fabricated from human periosteum, electrospun poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA) nanofibers, and polycaprolactone/poly-l-lactic acid (PCL/PLLA, 75/25) scaffolds and harvested following 10 weeks of implantation in athymic mice...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415542/bladder-smooth-muscle-cells-on-electrospun-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-poly-l-lactic-acid-scaffold-promote-bladder-regeneration-in-a-canine-model
#14
Nasser Shakhssalim, Masoud Soleimani, Mohammad M Dehghan, Javad Rasouli, Masoud Taghizadeh-Jahed, Peyman M Torbati, Mohammad Naji
Engineering of urinary bladder has been the focus of numerous studies in recent decade. Novel biomaterials, innovative fabrication methods and various modification processes of scaffolds are the critical issues to find supportive matrices. Supportive characteristics of electrospun PCL/PLLA nano-scaffold for bladder augmentation in canine model and the role of bladder cells in regeneration process were appraised. Electrospun PCL/PLLA was fabricated by co-electrospinning of PCL and PLLA. Bladder cells were isolated and transduced with lentiviral particles encoding eGFP and JRed proteins...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415512/study-of-epithelial-differentiation-and-protein-expression-of-keratinocyte-mesenchyme-stem-cell-co-cultivation-on-electrospun-nylon-b-vulgaris-extract-composite-scaffold
#15
Simzar Hosseinzadeh, Masoud Soleimani, Manuchehr Vossoughi, Parviz Ranjbarvan, Shokoh Hamedi, Soheila Zamanlui, Matin Mahmoudifard
Employing of the composite electrospun scaffold containing herbal extract in conjugation with co-culturing of cells can open up new window to the design of efficient biomaterials for skin tissue regeneration. Here, we introduce the synergistic effect of composite electrospun nanofibrous scaffold of nylon66 loaded with Beta vulgaris (B. vulgaris) (extract of beet roots, a plants whose widely used in Iranian folk medicine as wound healing medicine) and co-culture of mesenchymal stem-cells (MSCs)-human keratinocyte (H-keratino) differentiation towards epithelial lineage...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415483/an-investigation-of-electrospun-henna-leaves-extract-loaded-chitosan-based-nanofibrous-mats-for-skin-tissue-engineering
#16
Iman Yousefi, Mehdi Pakravan, Hoda Rahimi, Abbas Bahador, Zahra Farshadzadeh, Ismael Haririan
Wound healing characteristics of some plant extracts have been well known for many years, and they have been utilized for such applications in traditional way. Recently electrospun nanofibrous mats showed promising properties for tissue engineering and especially for skin repair. It is expected that incorporation of plant extracts into such structures could provide higher performance and synergistic effect for biomedical and wound healing applications. The final purpose of this study is to fabricate chitosan based nanofiber mats loaded with a traditional plant extract of Lawsonia inermis (Henna) leaves to enhance the antibacterial efficacy and wound healing of the precursor nanofibers...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415451/the-sustained-delivery-of-temozolomide-from-electrospun-pcl-diol-b-pu-gold-nanocompsite-nanofibers-to-treat-glioblastoma-tumors
#17
Mohammad Irani, Gity Mir Mohamad Sadeghi, Ismaeil Haririan
In the present study, the PCL-Diol-b-PU/Au nanocompsite nanofibers were fabricated via electrospinning process during two different stages to load an anticancer temozolomide (TMZ) drug into the nanofibers. The first stage was the incorporation of Au nanoparticles into the nanofibers and the second stage was coating the gold nanoparticles on the surface of PCL-Diol-b-PU/Au composite nanofibers. The prepared nanofibrous formulations were characterized using FTIR, SEM and TEM analysis. Box-Behnken-design was used to investigate the influence of electrospinning parameters including solution concentration, applied voltage to tip-collector distance ratio and collector speed on the morphology and fiber diameter of PCL-Diol-b-PU/Au nanofibers...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415413/development-and-characterization-of-the-cisplatin-loaded-nanofibers-for-the-treatment-of-cervical-cancer
#18
Urvashi Aggarwal, Amit Kumar Goyal, Goutam Rath
A small scale study was carried out to investigate the therapeutic efficacy cisplatin loaded poly-caprolactone/chitosan composite electrospun nanofibers for local chemotherapy of cervical cancers in mice. The prepared nanofibers had shown the sustained release pattern up to one month. Prepared nanofibers were found to have greater mucoadhesive strength. An orthotopic cervical cancer model was established by inducing the EAC cell lines in the vaginal mucosa at cervix region of the mice. Intravaginal administration of the cisplatin loaded nanofibers showed lesser % cell viability as compared to the plain drug...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415405/incorporation-of-glass-reinforced-hydroxyapatite-microparticles-into-poly-lactic-acid-electrospun-fibre-mats-for-biomedical-applications
#19
Daniel Santos, Cristina O Correia, Dina M Silva, Pedro S Gomes, Maria H Fernandes, José D Santos, Vitor Sencadas
Tissue engineering is constantly evolving towards novel materials that mimic the properties of the replaced injured tissue or organ. A hybrid electrospun membrane of electroactive poly(l-acid lactic) (PLLA) polymer with glass reinforced hydroxyapatite (Bonelike®) microparticles placed among the polymer fibres in a morphology like "islands in the sea" was processed. The incorporation of 60 to 80wt% Bonelike® bone grafts granules with ≤150μm into the polymer solution lead to an amorphous polymeric fibre membranes, and a decrease of the average polymer fibre diameter from 550±150nm for neat PLA down to 440±170nm for the hybrid composite...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415397/surface-modified-bioresorbable-electrospun-scaffolds-for-improving-hemocompatibility-of-vascular-grafts
#20
Pablo C Caracciolo, María Isabel Rial-Hermida, Florencia Montini-Ballarin, Gustavo A Abraham, Angel Concheiro, Carmen Alvarez-Lorenzo
The replacement of small-diameter vessels is one of the main challenges in tissue engineering. Moreover, the surface modification of small-diameter vascular grafts (SDVG) is a key factor in the success of the therapy due to their increased thrombogenicity and infection susceptibility caused by the lack of a functional endothelium. In this work, electrospun scaffolds were prepared from blends of poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA) and segmented polyurethane (PHD) with a composition designed to perform as SDVG inner layer...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
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