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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805824/flexible-shape-memory-scaffold-for-minimally-invasive-delivery-of-functional-tissues
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Miles Montgomery, Samad Ahadian, Locke Davenport Huyer, Mauro Lo Rito, Robert A Civitarese, Rachel D Vanderlaan, Jun Wu, Lewis A Reis, Abdul Momen, Saeed Akbari, Aric Pahnke, Ren-Ke Li, Christopher A Caldarone, Milica Radisic
Despite great progress in engineering functional tissues for organ repair, including the heart, an invasive surgical approach is still required for their implantation. Here, we designed an elastic and microfabricated scaffold using a biodegradable polymer (poly(octamethylene maleate (anhydride) citrate)) for functional tissue delivery via injection. The scaffold's shape memory was due to the microfabricated lattice design. Scaffolds and cardiac patches (1 cm × 1 cm) were delivered through an orifice as small as 1 mm, recovering their initial shape following injection without affecting cardiomyocyte viability and function...
August 14, 2017: Nature Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781077/embryonic-stem-cell-differentiation-to-functional-arterial-endothelial-cells-through-sequential-activation-of-etv2-and-notch1-signaling-by-hif1%C3%AE
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Kit Man Tsang, James S Hyun, Kwong Tai Cheng, Micaela Vargas, Dolly Mehta, Masuko Ushio-Fukai, Li Zou, Kostandin V Pajcini, Jalees Rehman, Asrar B Malik
The generation of functional arterial endothelial cells (aECs) from embryonic stem cells (ESCs) holds great promise for vascular tissue engineering. However, the mechanisms underlying their generation and the potential of aECs in revascularizing ischemic tissue are not fully understood. Here, we observed that hypoxia exposure of mouse ESCs induced an initial phase of HIF1α-mediated upregulation of the transcription factor Etv2, which in turn induced the commitment to the EC fate. However, sustained activation of HIF1α in these EC progenitors thereafter induced NOTCH1 signaling that promoted the transition to aEC fate...
July 24, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780562/rationale-and-design-of-a-multicentre-prospective-randomised-controlled-clinical-trial-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-of-the-adipose-graft-transposition-procedure-in-patients-with-a-myocardial-scar-the-agtp-ii-trial
#3
Paloma Gastelurrutia, Carolina Gálvez-Montón, Maria Luisa Cámara, Juan Bustamante-Munguira, Pablo García-Pavia, Pablo Avanzas, J Alberto San Román, Domingo Pascual-Figal, Eduardo de Teresa, Maria G Crespo-Leiro, Nicolás Manito, Julio Núñez, Francisco Fernández-Avilés, Ángel Caballero, Albert Teis, Josep Lupón, Ramón Brugada, Carlos Martín, Jacobo Silva, Ana Revilla-Orodea, Sergio J Cánovas, Jose M Melero, Jose J Cuenca-Castillo, Angel Gonzalez-Pinto, Antoni Bayes-Genis
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac adipose tissue is a source of progenitor cells with regenerative capacity. Studies in rodents demonstrated that the intramyocardial delivery of cells derived from this tissue improves cardiac function after myocardial infarction (MI). We developed a new reparative approach for damaged myocardium that integrates the regenerative properties of cardiac adipose tissue with tissue engineering. In the adipose graft transposition procedure (AGTP), we dissect a vascularised flap of autologous pericardial adipose tissue and position it over the myocardial scarred area...
August 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774384/overcoming-the-roadblocks-to-cardiac-cell-therapy-using-tissue-engineering
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REVIEW
Mounica Yanamandala, Wuqiang Zhu, Daniel J Garry, Timothy J Kamp, Joshua M Hare, Ho-Wook Jun, Young-Sup Yoon, Nenad Bursac, Sumanth D Prabhu, Gerald W Dorn, Roberto Bolli, Richard N Kitsis, Jianyi Zhang
Transplantations of various stem cells or their progeny have repeatedly improved cardiac performance in animal models of myocardial injury; however, the benefits observed in clinical trials have been generally less consistent. Some of the recognized challenges are poor engraftment of implanted cells and, in the case of human cardiomyocytes, functional immaturity and lack of electrical integration, leading to limited contribution to the heart's contractile activity and increased arrhythmogenic risks. Advances in tissue and genetic engineering techniques are expected to improve the survival and integration of transplanted cells, and to support structural, functional, and bioenergetic recovery of the recipient hearts...
August 8, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772272/vascularized-cardiac-spheroids-as-novel-3d-in-vitro-models-to-study-cardiac-fibrosis
#5
Gemma A Figtree, Kristen J Bubb, Owen Tang, Eddy Kizana, Carmine Gentile
Spheroid cultures are among the most explored cellular biomaterials used in cardiovascular research, due to their improved integration of biochemical and physiological features of the heart in a defined architectural three-dimensional microenvironment when compared to monolayer cultures. To further explore the potential use of spheroid cultures for research, we engineered a novel in vitro model of the heart with vascularized cardiac spheroids (VCSs), by coculturing cardiac myocytes, endothelial cells, and fibroblasts isolated from dissociated rat neonatal hearts (aged 1-3 days) in hanging drop cultures...
August 4, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770811/fabrication-of-arbitrary-3d-components-in-cardiac-surgery-from-macro-micro-to-nanoscale
#6
Ranjith Kumar Kankala, Kai Zhu, Jun Li, Chun-Sheng Wang, Shi-Bin Wang, Ai-Zheng Chen
Fabrication of tissue-/organ-like structures at arbitrary geometries by mimicking the properties of the complex material offers enormous interest to the research and clinical applicability in cardiovascular diseases. Patient-specific, durable, and realistic three-dimensional (3D) cardiac models for anatomic consideration have been developed for education, pro-surgery planning, and intra-surgery guidance. In cardiac tissue engineering (TE), 3D printing technology is the most convenient and efficient microfabrication method to create biomimetic cardiovascular tissue for the potential in vivo implantation...
August 3, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762052/in-vitro-mechanical-property-evaluation-of-chitosan-based-hydrogels-intended-for-vascular-graft-development
#7
Audrey Aussel, Alexandra Montembault, Sébastien Malaise, Marie Pierre Foulc, William Faure, Sandro Cornet, Rachida Aid, Marc Chaouat, Thierry Delair, Didier Letourneur, Laurent David, Laurence Bordenave
Vascular grafts made of synthetic polymers perform poorly in cardiac and peripheral bypass applications. In these applications, chitosan-based materials can be produced and shaped to provide a novel scaffold for vascular tissue engineering. The goal of this study was to evaluate in vitro the mechanical properties of a novel chitosan formulation to assess its potential for this scaffold. Two chitosan-based hydrogel tubes were produced by modulating chitosan concentration. Based on the standard ISO 7198:1998, the hydrogel tubes were characterized in vitro in terms of suture retention strength, tensile strength, compliance, and burst pressure...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754230/tissue-engineered-vascular-grafts-for-congenital-cardiac-disease-clinical-experience-and-current-status
#8
REVIEW
Joseph D Drews, Hideki Miyachi, Toshiharu Shinoka
Congenital heart disease is a leading cause of death in the newborn period, and man-made grafts currently used for reconstruction are associated with multiple complications. Tissue engineering can provide an alternative source of vascular tissue in congenital cardiac surgery. Clinical trials have been successful overall, but the most frequent complication is graft stenosis. Recent studies in animal models have indicated the important role of the recipient׳s immune response in neotissue formation, and that modulating the immune response can reduce the incidence of stenosis...
June 21, 2017: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750525/wireless-passive-stimulation-of-engineered-cardiac-tissues
#9
Shiyi Liu, Ali Navaei, Xueling Meng, Mehdi Nikkhah, Junseok Chae
We present a battery-free radio frequency (RF) microwave activated wireless stimulator, 25 × 42 × 1.6 mm(3) on a flexible substrate, featuring high current delivery, up to 60 mA, to stimulate engineered cardiac tissues. An external antenna shines 2.4 GHz microwave, which is modulated by an inverted pulse to directly control the stimulating waveform, to the wireless passive stimulator. The stimulator is equipped with an on-board antenna, multistage diode multipliers, and a control transistor. Rat cardiomyocytes, seeded on electrically conductive gelatin-based hydrogels, demonstrate synchronous contractions and Ca(2+) transients immediately upon stimulation...
July 28, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733449/mitochondrial-function-in-engineered-cardiac-tissues-is-co-regulated-by-extracellular-matrix-elasticity-and-tissue-alignment
#10
Davi Marco Lyra-Leite, Allen Mariano Andres, Andrew Patrick Petersen, Nethika Ruvini Ariyasinghe, Nathan Cho, Jezell Athena Lee, Roberta A Gottlieb, Megan L McCain
Mitochondria in cardiac myocytes are critical for generating ATP to meet the high metabolic demands associated with sarcomere shortening. Distinct remodeling of mitochondrial structure and function occur in cardiac myocytes in both developmental and pathological settings. However, the factors that underlie these changes are poorly understood. Because remodeling of tissue architecture and extracellular matrix (ECM) elasticity are also hallmarks of ventricular development and disease, we hypothesize that these environmental factors regulate mitochondrial function in cardiac myocytes...
July 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726917/engineering-micromyocardium-to-delineate-cellular-and-extracellular-regulation-of-myocardial-tissue-contractility
#11
Nethika R Ariyasinghe, Caitlin H Reck, Alyssa A Viscio, Andrew P Petersen, Davi M Lyra-Leite, Nathan Cho, Megan L McCain
Cardiovascular diseases are a leading cause of death, in part due to limitations of existing models of the myocardium. Myocardium consists of aligned, contractile cardiac myocytes interspersed with fibroblasts that synthesize extracellular matrix (ECM). The cellular demographics and biochemical and mechanical properties of the ECM remodel in many different cardiac diseases. However, the impact of diverse cellular and extracellular remodeling on the contractile output of the myocardium are poorly understood...
July 20, 2017: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720761/parylene-c-topographic-micropattern-as-a-template-for-patterning-pdms-and-polyacrylamide-hydrogel
#12
Ilaria Sanzari, Mauro Callisti, Antonio De Grazia, Daniel J Evans, Tomas Polcar, Themistoklis Prodromakis
Parylene C is a well-known polymer and it has been mainly employed as a protective layer for implantable electronics. In this paper, we propose a new approach to use Parylene C as a versatile template for patterning soft materials potentially applicable as scaffolds in cardiac tissue engineering (TE). Parylene C substrates were anisotropically patterned through standard lithographic process with hydrophilic channels separating raised hydrophobic strips. Ridges and grooves of the template are 10 µm width and depth ranging from 1 to 17 µm...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718902/pluripotent-stem-cell-based-platforms-in-cardiac-disease-modeling-and-drug-testing
#13
REVIEW
N Shaheen, A Shiti, L Gepstein
The ability to generate patient/disease-specific human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC)-derived cardiomyocytes (hPSC-CMs) brings a unique value to the fields of cardiac disease modeling, drug testing, drug discovery, and precision medicine. Further integration of emerging innovative technologies such as developmental-biology inspired differentiation into chamber-specific cardiomyocyte subtypes, genome-editing, tissue-engineering, and novel functional phenotyping methodologies should facilitate even more advanced investigations...
August 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715970/scaffold-in-scaffold-potential-to-induce-growth-and-differentiation-of-cardiac-progenitor-cells
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Matteo Ciocci, Federico Mochi, Felicia Carotenuto, Emilia Di Giovanni, Paolo Prosposito, Roberto Francini, Fabio De Matteis, Igor Reshetov, Mauro Casalboni, Sonia Melino, Paolo Di Nardo
The design of reliable biocompatible and biodegradable scaffolds remains one of the most important challenges for tissue engineering. In fact, properly designed scaffolds must display an adequate and interconnected porosity to facilitate cell spreading and colonization of the inner layers, and must release physical signals concurring to modulate cell function to ultimately drive cell fate. In the present study, a combination of optimal mechanical and biochemical properties has been considered to design a one-component 3D multitextured hydrogel scaffold in order to favor cell-scaffold interactions...
July 17, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711757/cxcr4-and-cxcr7-play-distinct-roles-in-cardiac-lineage-specification-and-pharmacologic-%C3%AE-adrenergic-response
#15
Delaine K Ceholski, Irene C Turnbull, Venu Pothula, Laura Lecce, Andrew A Jarrah, Changwon Kho, Ahyoung Lee, Lahouaria Hadri, Kevin D Costa, Roger J Hajjar, Sima T Tarzami
CXCR4 and CXCR7 are prominent G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) for chemokine stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1/CXCL12). This study demonstrates that CXCR4 and CXCR7 induce differential effects during cardiac lineage differentiation and β-adrenergic response in human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs). Using lentiviral vectors to ablate CXCR4 and/or CXCR7 expression, hiPSC-CMs were tested for phenotypic and functional properties due to gene knockdown. Gene expression and flow cytometry confirmed the pluripotent and cardiomyocyte phenotype of undifferentiated and differentiated hiPSCs, respectively...
July 8, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710467/human-ipsc-derived-cardiomyocytes-cultured-in-3d-engineered-heart-tissue-show-physiological-upstroke-velocity-and-sodium-current-density
#16
Marc D Lemoine, Ingra Mannhardt, Kaja Breckwoldt, Maksymilian Prondzynski, Frederik Flenner, Bärbel Ulmer, Marc N Hirt, Christiane Neuber, András Horváth, Benjamin Kloth, Hermann Reichenspurner, Stephan Willems, Arne Hansen, Thomas Eschenhagen, Torsten Christ
Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CM) are a promising tool for drug testing and modelling genetic disorders. Abnormally low upstroke velocity is a current limitation. Here we investigated the use of 3D engineered heart tissue (EHT) as a culture method with greater resemblance to human heart tissue in comparison to standard technique of 2D monolayer (ML) format. INa was measured in ML or EHT using the standard patch-clamp technique. INa density was ~1.8 fold larger in EHT (-18...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699224/melt-electrospinning-writing-of-poly-hydroxymethylglycolide-co-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-based-scaffolds-for-cardiac-tissue-engineering
#17
Miguel Castilho, Dries Feyen, María Flandes-Iparraguirre, Gernot Hochleitner, Jürgen Groll, Pieter A F Doevendans, Tina Vermonden, Keita Ito, Joost P G Sluijter, Jos Malda
Current limitations in cardiac tissue engineering revolve around the inability to fully recapitulate the structural organization and mechanical environment of native cardiac tissue. This study aims at developing organized ultrafine fiber scaffolds with improved biocompatibility and architecture in comparison to the traditional fiber scaffolds obtained by solution electrospinning. This is achieved by combining the additive manufacturing of a hydroxyl-functionalized polyester, (poly(hydroxymethylglycolide-co-ε-caprolactone) (pHMGCL), with melt electrospinning writing (MEW)...
July 12, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687049/a-review-of-eleven-cases-of-tuberculosis-presenting-as-sternal-wound-abscess-after-open-heart-surgery
#18
Hussam Tabaja, Zeina Hajar, Souha S Kanj
BACKGROUND: Sternal wound infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an uncommon yet highly challenging disease that can be quite insidious with various presentations. We hereby provide a review of 10 cases in current literature and describe an additional case which illustrates the difficulties associated with diagnosis. METHODS: We used PubMed and Google search engine to search the literature for all published papers reporting on cases of sternal M. tuberculosis infections post open-heart surgeries...
July 7, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683653/optimization-of-human-myocardium-decellularization-method-for-the-construction-of-implantable-patches
#19
Franca Di Meglio, Daria Nurzynska, Veronica Romano, Rita Miraglia, Immacolata Belviso, Anna Maria Sacco, Valeria Barbato, Mariagrazia Di Gennaro, Giuseppina Granato, Ciro Maiello, Stefania Montagnani, Clotilde Castaldo
Cardiac tissue engineering by the mean of synthetic or natural scaffolds combined with stem/progenitor cells is emerging as the response to the unsatisfactory outcome of approaches based solely on the injection of cells. Parenchymal and supporting cells are surrounded, in vivo, by specialized and tissue-specific microenvironment, consisting mainly of extracellular matrix (ECM) and soluble factors incorporated in the ECM. Since the naturally occurring extracellular matrix is the ideal platform for ensuring cell engraftment, survival, proliferation, and differentiation, the acellular native ECM appears by far the most promising and appealing substrate among all biomaterials tested so far...
July 6, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664892/potential-of-propagation-based-synchrotron-x-ray-phase-contrast-computed-tomography-for-cardiac-tissue-engineering
#20
Mohammad Izadifar, Paul Babyn, Dean Chapman, Michael E Kelly, Xiongbiao Chen
Hydrogel-based cardiac tissue engineering offers great promise for myocardial infarction repair. The ability to visualize engineered systems in vivo in animal models is desired to monitor the performance of cardiac constructs. However, due to the low density and weak X-ray attenuation of hydrogels, conventional radiography and micro-computed tomography are unable to visualize the hydrogel cardiac constructs upon their implantation, thus limiting their use in animal systems. This paper presents a study on the optimization of synchrotron X-ray propagation-based phase-contrast imaging computed tomography (PCI-CT) for three-dimensional (3D) visualization and assessment of the hydrogel cardiac patches...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Synchrotron Radiation
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