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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647591/chitosan-based-nanocomposites-for-the-repair-of-bone-defects
#1
L Keller, A Regiel-Futyra, M Gimeno, S Eap, G Mendoza, V Andreu, Q Wagner, A Kyzioł, V Sebastian, G Stochel, M Arruebo, N Benkirane-Jessel
Chitosan scaffolds of different deacetylation degrees, average molecular weights and concentrations reinforced with silica nanoparticles were prepared for bone tissue regeneration. The resulting nanocomposites showed similar pore sizes (<300μm) regardless the deacetylation degree and concentration used in their formulation. Their mechanical compression resistance was increased by a 30% with the addition of silica nanoparticles as nanofillers. The biocompatibility of the three-dimensional chitosan scaffolds was confirmed by the Alamar Blue assay in human primary osteoblasts as well as the formation of cell spheroids indicative of their great potential for bone regeneration...
June 21, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646271/characterization-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells-following-burn-injury
#2
Anesh Prasai, Amina El Ayadi, Randy C Mifflin, Michael D Wetzel, Clark R Andersen, Heinz Redl, David N Herndon, Celeste C Finnerty
Severe burns induce a prolonged inflammatory response in subcutaneous adipose tissue that modulates signaling in adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs), which hold potential for healing burn wounds or generating skin substitutes. Using a 60% rat scald burn model, we conducted a series of experiments to determine which cells isolated from the adipose tissue produced inflammatory mediators and how these changes affect ASC fate and function. The stromal vascular fraction (SVF), adipocytes, and ASCs were isolated from adipose tissue at varying times up to 4 weeks postburn and from non-injured controls...
June 23, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643432/the-penetration-and-phenotype-modulation-of-smooth-muscle-cells-on-surface-heparin-modified-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-vascular-scaffold
#3
Jie Cao, Xue Geng, Juan Wen, Qingxuan Li, Lin Ye, Aiying Zhang, Zengguo Feng, Lianrui Guo, Yongquan Gu
The tubular porous poly(ε-caprolactone)(PCL) scaffold was fabricated by electrospinning. After then, the scaffold's surface was firstly eroded by hexyldiamine to endow amine group, and heparin was covalently grafted to the surface to get surface heparin modified scaffold(ShPCL scaffold). It was found that ShPCL scaffold can induce smooth muscle cells (SMCs) to penetrate the scaffold surface, while the SMCs can't penetrate the surface of PCL scaffold. Subsequently, the rabbit SMCs were seeded on the ShPCL scaffold and cultured for 14 days...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642329/experimental-and-computational-insight-into-human-mesenchymal-stem-cell-paracrine-signaling-and-heterocellular-coupling-effects-on-cardiac-contractility-and-arrhythmogenicity
#4
Joshua Mayourian, Timothy J Cashman, Delaine K Ceholski, Bryce V Johnson, David Sachs, Deepak A Kaji, Susmita Sahoo, Joshua M Hare, Roger J Hajjar, Eric A Sobie, Kevin D Costa
Rationale: Myocardial delivery of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) is an emerging therapy for treating the failing heart. However, the relative effects of hMSC-mediated heterocellular coupling (HC) and paracrine signaling (PS) on human cardiac contractility and arrhythmogenicity remain unresolved. Objective: To better understand hMSC PS and HC effects on human cardiac contractility and arrhythmogenicity by integrating experimental and computational approaches. Methods and Results: : Extending our previous hMSC-cardiomyocyte HC computational model, we incorporated experimentally calibrated hMSC PS effects on cardiomyocyte L-type calcium channel/SERCA activity and cardiac tissue fibrosis...
June 22, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642016/electrospun-vascular-scaffold-for-cellularized-small-diameter-blood-vessels-a-preclinical-large-animal-study
#5
Young Min Ju, Hyunhee Ahn, Juan Arenas-Herrera, Cheil Kim, Mehran Abolbashari, Anthony Atala, James J Yoo, Sang Jin Lee
The strategy of vascular tissue engineering is to create a vascular substitute by combining autologous vascular cells with a tubular-shaped biodegradable scaffold. We have previously developed a novel electrospun bilayered vascular scaffold that provides proper biological and biomechanical properties as well as structural configuration. In this study, we investigated the clinical feasibility of a cellularized vascular scaffold in a preclinical large animal model. We fabricated the cellularized vascular construct with autologous endothelial progenitor cell (EPC)-derived endothelial cells (ECs) and smooth muscle cells (SMCs) followed by a pulsatile bioreactor preconditioning...
June 19, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639945/pulmonary-arterial-hemodynamic-assessment-by-a-novel-index-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-pulmonary-pulse-transit-time
#6
Tolga Han Efe, Mehmet Doğan, Cem Özişler, Tolga Çimen, Mehmet Ali Felekoğlu, Ahmet Göktuğ Ertem, Engin Algül, Sadık Açıkel
OBJECTIVE: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, inflammatory, and autoimmune connective tissue disease. One of the leading causes of mortality among SLE patients is pulmonary hypertension. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between echocardiographic findings, including the pulmonary pulse transit time and pulmonary hypertension parameters, in SLE patients. METHODS: Thirty SLE patients (aged 39.9±11 years, 28 females) as the study group and 34 age- and sex-matched healthy volunteers (aged 37...
June 22, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634532/cellularizing-hydrogel-based-scaffolds-to-repair-bone-tissue-how-to-create-a-physiologically-relevant-micro-environment
#7
Mathieu Maisani, Daniele Pezzoli, Olivier Chassande, Diego Mantovani
Tissue engineering is a promising alternative to autografts or allografts for the regeneration of large bone defects. Cell-free biomaterials with different degrees of sophistication can be used for several therapeutic indications, to stimulate bone repair by the host tissue. However, when osteoprogenitors are not available in the damaged tissue, exogenous cells with an osteoblast differentiation potential must be provided. These cells should have the capacity to colonize the defect and to participate in the building of new bone tissue...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633977/vascular-endothelial-cell-mechanosensing-new-insights-gained-from-biomimetic-microfluidic-models
#8
REVIEW
Kelsey M Gray, Kimberly M Stroka
In vivo, cells of the vascular system are subjected to various mechanical stimuli and have demonstrated the ability to adapt their behavior via mechanotransduction. Recent advances in microfluidic and "on-chip" techniques have provided the technology to study these alterations in cell behavior. Contrary to traditional in vitro assays such as transwell plates and parallel plate flow chambers, these microfluidic devices (MFDs) provide the opportunity to integrate multiple mechanical cues (e.g. shear stress, confinement, substrate stiffness, vessel geometry and topography) with in situ quantification capabilities...
June 17, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629892/engineered-myocardium-model-to-study-the-roles-of-hif-1%C3%AE-and-hif1a-as1-in-paracrine-only-signaling-under-pathological-level-oxidative-stress
#9
Aylin Acun, Pinar Zorlutuna
Studying heart tissue is critical for understanding and developing treatments for cardiovascular diseases. In this work, we fabricated precisely controlled and biomimetic engineered model tissues to study how cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions influence myocardial cell survival upon exposure to pathological level oxidative stress. Specifically, the interactions of endothelial cells (ECs) and cardiomyocytes (CMs), and the role of hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α), with its novel alternative regulator, HIF-1α antisense RNA1 (HIF1A-AS1), in these interactions were investigated...
June 16, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629520/the-erythropoietin-system-protects-the-heart-upon-injury-by-cardiac-progenitor-cell-activation
#10
Maria P Zafeiriou
Erythropoietin (EPO) is a growth hormone, widely known for its role in erythropoiesis. The broad expression of erythropoietin receptor (EPOR) in adult organs suggested that EPO may also affect other cells besides late erythroid progenitors. In the embryonic heart, EPOR is expressed in all cells including the immature proliferating cardiomyocytes. In contrast to the embryonic heart in adulthood, EPOR expression is decreased and mainly detected in immature proliferating cells (i.e., resident cardiac progenitor cells) rather than in terminally differentiated cells (i...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629252/study-of-composite-vascular-scaffold-combining-with-differentiated-vsmc-and-vec-like-cells-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo
#11
Xuqian Liu, Jie Wang, Fusheng Dong, Peng Song, Hexiang Li, Yali Hou
Although research into the tissue engineering of vessels has proceeded at a tremendous pace, many deficiencies still need to be resolved. A well-adopted constructed vessel requires both functional and structural properties to stimulate the native vessel and resist stress and tension in vivo. In the present study, we developed a novel three-layer composite vascular scaffold consisting of differentiated vascular smooth muscle cell-, vascular endothelial cell-like cells, and a rabbit acellular vascular matrix (ACVM)-0...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629097/emerging-bone-tissue-engineering-via-polyhydroxyalkanoate-pha-based-scaffolds
#12
REVIEW
Janice Lim, Mingliang You, Jian Li, Zibiao Li
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are a class of biodegradable polymers derived from microorganisms. On top of their biodegradability and biocompatibility, different PHA types can contribute to varying mechanical and chemical properties. This has led to increasing attention to the use of PHAs in numerous biomedical applications over the past few decades. Bone tissue engineering refers to the regeneration of new bone through providing mechanical support while inducing cell growth on the PHA scaffolds having a porous structure for tissue regeneration...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629021/novel-hipsc-based-tri-culture-for-pre-vascularization-of-calcium-phosphate-scaffold-to-enhance-bone-and-vessel-formation
#13
Chi Zhang, Kevin Hu, Xian Liu, Mark A Reynolds, Chongyun Bao, Ping Wang, Liang Zhao, Hockin H K Xu
Vascularization of tissue-engineered bone is a critical step in maintaining cell viability and advancing cell performance in vivo. In this study, a novel tri-culture system was developed to elicit pre-vascularization of calcium phosphate cement (CPC) scaffold in which human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hiPSMSCs) were seeded together with human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and pericytes. In a two-step methodology design, we first performed osteoinduction of the seeded hiPSMSCs on the CPC scaffold and then incorporated HUVECs and pericytes to the hiPSMSC-colonized CPC scaffold under a favorable culturing condition, with an objective to form a stable and functional capillary-like vascular network that sustained the engineered osseous tissue...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621456/absorption-distribution-and-excretion-of-four-forms-of-titanium-dioxide-pigment-in-the-rat
#14
Thomas P Farrell, Berna Magnuson
Titanium dioxide (TiO2 ) is a white color additive that has a long history of global approval and use in food. There is, however, considerable confusion regarding the applicability of the biological effects of novel, engineered, nano-sized forms of TiO2 developed for nonpigmentary applications to the safety of oral exposure to food grade TiO2 pigment. The objective of this study was to assess the absorption, distribution, and routes of excretion in rats after oral exposure to food grade TiO2 . Four different grades of TiO2 (200 ppm) or control (0 ppm) diets were fed to rats for 7 consecutive days, followed by control diet only for 1, 24, or 72 h...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618001/three-dimensional-cell-culture-models-for-anticancer-drug-screening-worth-the-effort
#15
REVIEW
Eddy-Tim Verjans, Jordi Doijen, Walter Luyten, Bart Landuyt, Liliane Schoofs
High attrition of new oncology drug candidates in clinical trials is partially caused by the poor predictive capacity of artificial monolayer cell culture assays early in drug discovery. Monolayer assays do not take the natural three-dimensional (3D) microenvironment of cells into account. As a result, false positive compounds often enter clinical trials, leading to high dropout rates and a waste of time and money. Over the past two decades, tissue engineers and cell biologists have developed a broad range of 3D in vitro culturing tools that better represent in vivo cell biology...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614918/the-significance-of-sdf-1alpha-cxcr4-axis-in-in-vivo-angiogenic-ability-of-human-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells
#16
Yoon-Kyung Bae, Gee-Hye Kim, Jae Cheoun Lee, Byoung-Moo Seo, Kyeung-Min Joo, Gene Lee, Hyun Nam
Periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) are multipotent stem cells derived from periodontium and have mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-like characteristics. Recently, the perivascular region was recognized as the developmental origin of MSCs, which suggests the in vivo angiogenic potential of PDLSCs. In this study, we investigated whether PDLSCs could be a potential source of perivascular cells, which could contribute to in vivo angiogenesis. PDLSCs exhibited typical MSC-like characteristics such as the expression pattern of surface markers (CD29, CD44, CD73, and CD105) and differentiation potentials (osteogenic and adipogenic differentiation)...
June 14, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607933/optimal-branching-structure-of-fluidic-networks-with-permeable-walls
#17
Vinicius R Pepe, Luiz A O Rocha, Antonio F Miguel
Biological and engineering studies of Hess-Murray's law are focused on assemblies of tubes with impermeable walls. Blood vessels and airways have permeable walls to allow the exchange of fluid and other dissolved substances with tissues. Should Hess-Murray's law hold for bifurcating systems in which the walls of the vessels are permeable to fluid? This paper investigates the fluid flow in a porous-walled T-shaped assembly of vessels. Fluid flow in this branching flow structure is studied numerically to predict the configuration that provides greater access to the flow...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607561/the-transcription-factor-nrf2-protects-angiogenic-capacity-of-endothelial-colony-forming-cells-in-high-oxygen-radical-stress-conditions
#18
Hendrik Gremmels, Olivier G de Jong, Diënty H Hazenbrink, Joost O Fledderus, Marianne C Verhaar
BACKGROUND: Endothelial colony forming cells (ECFCs) have shown a promise in tissue engineering of vascular constructs, where they act as endothelial progenitor cells. After implantation, ECFCs are likely to be subjected to elevated reactive oxygen species (ROS). The transcription factor Nrf2 regulates the expression of antioxidant enzymes in response to ROS. METHODS: Stable knockdown of Nrf2 and Keap1 was achieved by transduction with lentiviral shRNAs; activation of Nrf2 was induced by incubation with sulforaphane (SFN)...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607361/a-novel-strategy-to-engineer-pre-vascularized-full-length-dental-pulp-like-tissue-constructs
#19
Avathamsa Athirasala, Fernanda Lins, Anthony Tahayeri, Monica Hinds, Anthony J Smith, Christine Sedgley, Jack Ferracane, Luiz E Bertassoni
The requirement for immediate vascularization of engineered dental pulp poses a major hurdle towards successful implementation of pulp regeneration as an effective therapeutic strategy for root canal therapy, especially in adult teeth. Here, we demonstrate a novel strategy to engineer pre-vascularized, cell-laden hydrogel pulp-like tissue constructs in full-length root canals for dental pulp regeneration. We utilized gelatin methacryloyl (GelMA) hydrogels with tunable physical and mechanical properties to determine the microenvironmental conditions (microstructure, degradation, swelling and elastic modulus) that enhanced viability, spreading and proliferation of encapsulated odontoblast-like cells (OD21), and the formation of endothelial monolayers by endothelial colony forming cells (ECFCs)...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606777/the-clinical-outcomes-of-vaginoplasty-using-tissue-engineered-biomaterial-mesh-in-patients-with-mayer-rokitansky-k%C3%A3-ster-hauser-syndrome
#20
Xiaoli Zhang, Zhongyu Liu, Yizhuo Yang, Yuanqing Yao, Ye Tao
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to evaluate the clinical outcomes of vaginoplasty using tissue-engineered biomaterial mesh in the patients with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with MRKH syndrome underwent the vaginoplasty using tissue-engineered biomaterial mesh between January 2006 and August 2014 in PLA general hospital. We analyzed the anatomic results and collected the standardized FSFI (Female Sexual Function Index) questionnaire from each patient...
June 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
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