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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340490/a-novel-method-of-neo-osseous-flap-prefabrication-induction-of-free-calvarial-periosteum-with-bioactive-glass
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Ali Aliyev, Omer Ekin, Ozan Bitik, Gokhan Tuncbilek
Background Reconstruction of craniofacial bone defects is a primary focus of craniofacial surgery. Although autogenous bone grafts remain as the gold standard, alloplastic materials have also gained widespread popularity due to their off-the-shelf availability, ease of use, and durability. In addition to replacing the missing bone, some of these alloplastic materials have also been found to induce new bone formation. Objectives In this study, the phenomenon of neo-osseous induction with bioactive glass was investigated for different implant-soft tissue configurations...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338686/an-iron-catalysed-c-c-bond-forming-spirocyclization-cascade-providing-sustainable-access-to-new-3d-heterocyclic-frameworks
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Kirsty Adams, Anthony K Ball, James Birkett, Lee Brown, Ben Chappell, Duncan M Gill, P K Tony Lo, Nathan J Patmore, Craig R Rice, James Ryan, Piotr Raubo, Joseph B Sweeney
Heterocyclic architectures offer powerful creative possibilities to a range of chemistry end-users. This is particularly true of heterocycles containing a high proportion of sp(3)-carbon atoms, which confer precise spatial definition upon chemical probes, drug substances, chiral monomers and the like. Nonetheless, simple catalytic routes to new heterocyclic cores are infrequently reported, and methods making use of biomass-accessible starting materials are also rare. Here, we demonstrate a new method allowing rapid entry to spirocyclic bis-heterocycles, in which inexpensive iron(III) catalysts mediate a highly stereoselective C-C bond-forming cyclization cascade reaction using (2-halo)aryl ethers and amines constructed using feedstock chemicals readily available from plant sources...
April 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337451/in-vitro-studies-on-the-degradability-bioactivity-and-cell-differentiation-of-prp-az31b-mg-alloys-composite-scaffold
#3
Jian Zou, Zhongmin Shi, Hongwei Xu, Xiaolin Li
In recent years, more and more methods have been developed to improve the bioactivity of the biodegradable materials in bone tissue regeneration. In present study, we used rat mesenchymal stem cells (rMSCs) to evaluate the outcomes of Mg alloys (AZ31B, Magnesium, and Aluminum) and Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)/Mg alloys on rMSCs biocompatibility and osteogenic differentiation. Water absorption experiments indicated that both bare AZ31B and PRP/AZ31B were capable of absorbing large amounts of water. But the water absorption ratio for PRP/AZ31B was significantly higher than that for bare AZ31B...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337223/emerging-perspectives-in-scaffold-for-tissue-engineering-in-oral-surgery
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Gabriele Ceccarelli, Rossella Presta, Laura Benedetti, Maria Gabriella Cusella De Angelis, Saturnino Marco Lupi, Ruggero Rodriguez Y Baena
Bone regeneration is currently one of the most important and challenging tissue engineering approaches in regenerative medicine. Bone regeneration is a promising approach in dentistry and is considered an ideal clinical strategy in treating diseases, injuries, and defects of the maxillofacial region. Advances in tissue engineering have resulted in the development of innovative scaffold designs, complemented by the progress made in cell-based therapies. In vitro bone regeneration can be achieved by the combination of stem cells, scaffolds, and bioactive factors...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336877/lipoic-acid-gold-nanoparticles-functionalized-with-organic-compounds-as-bioactive-materials
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Ioana Turcu, Irina Zarafu, Marcela Popa, Mariana Carmen Chifiriuc, Coralia Bleotu, Daniela Culita, Corneliu Ghica, Petre Ionita
Water soluble gold nanoparticles protected by lipoic acid were obtained and further functionalized by standard coupling reaction with 1-naphtylamine, 4-aminoantipyrine, and 4'-aminobenzo-15-crown-5 ether. Derivatives of lipoic acid with 1-naphtylamine, 4-aminoantipyrine, and 4'-aminobenzo-15-crown-5 ether were also obtained and characterized. All these were tested for their antimicrobial activity, as well as for their influence on mammalian cell viability and cellular cycle. In all cases a decreased antimicrobial activity of the obtained bioactive nanoparticles was observed as compared with the organic compounds, proving that a possible inactivation of the bioactive groups could occur during functionalization...
February 16, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336873/synthesis-characterization-and-biological-evaluation-of-nanostructured-hydroxyapatite-with-different-dimensions
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Zhen Geng, Qin Yuan, Xianglong Zhuo, Zhaoyang Li, Zhenduo Cui, Shengli Zhu, Yanqin Liang, Yunde Liu, Huijing Bao, Xue Li, Qianyu Huo, Xianjin Yang
Nanosized hydroxyapatite (HA) is a promising candidate for a substitute for apatite in bone in biomedical applications. Furthermore, due to its excellent bone bioactivity, nanosized strontium-substituted HA (SrHA) has aroused intensive interest. However, the size effects of these nanoparticles on cellular bioactivity should be considered. In this study, nanosized HA and SrHA with different dimensions and crystallization were synthesized by hydrothermal methods. The phase, crystallization and chemical composition were analyzed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), respectively...
February 15, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335517/state-of-the-art-on-functional-virgin-olive-oils-enriched-with-bioactive-compounds-and-their-properties
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REVIEW
Patricia Reboredo-Rodríguez, María Figueiredo-González, Carmen González-Barreiro, Jesús Simal-Gándara, María Desamparados Salvador, Beatriz Cancho-Grande, Giuseppe Fregapane
Virgin olive oil, the main fat of the Mediterranean diet, is per se considered as a functional food-as stated by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)-due to its content in healthy compounds. The daily intake of endogenous bioactive phenolics from virgin olive oil is variable due to the influence of multiple agronomic and technological factors. Thus, a good strategy to ensure an optimal intake of polyphenols through habitual diet would be to produce enriched virgin olive oil with well-known bioactive polyphenols...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332482/development-of-novel-silk-fibroin-polyvinyl-alcohol-sol-gel-bioactive-glass-composite-matrix-by-modified-layer-by-layer-electrospinning-method-for-bone-tissue-construct-generation
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B N Singh, K Pramanik
The worldwide occurrence of bone tissue related defects as well as diseases and lack of successful perpetual cure has attracted attention and accelerated exploration of composite scaffolding material with superior bioactivity, osteoinductivity and osteoconductivity properties. Among such biomaterials, silk fibroin and bioglass composite attained special emphasis to develop tissue engineered construct with a hierarchical structure ranging from nano to microscale thereby mimicking bone tissue extracellular matrix...
March 23, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327664/bioactive-silicon-nitride-a-new-therapeutic-material-for-osteoarthropathy
#9
Giuseppe Pezzotti, Elia Marin, Tetsuya Adachi, Alfredo Rondinella, Francesco Boschetto, Wenliang Zhu, Nobuhiko Sugano, Ryan M Bock, Bryan McEntire, Sonny B Bal
While the reciprocity between bioceramics and living cells is complex, it is principally governed by the implant's surface chemistry. Consequently, a deeper understanding of the chemical interactions of bioceramics with living tissue could ultimately lead to new therapeutic strategies. However, the physical and chemical principles that govern these interactions remain unclear. The intricacies of this biological synergy are explored within this paper by examining the peculiar surface chemistry of a relatively new bioceramic, silicon nitride (Si3N4)...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325314/the-use-of-calcium-ions-instead-of-heat-treatment-for-%C3%AE-1-3-glucan-gelation-improves-biocompatibility-of-the-%C3%AE-1-3-glucan-ha-bone-scaffold
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Katarzyna Klimek, Agata Przekora, Aleksandra Benko, Wiktor Niemiec, Marta Blazewicz, Grazyna Ginalska
The aim of this study was to determine which procedure for β-1,3-glucan gelation - newly developed dialysis against calcium salt or described in the literature thermal technique - is more appropriate for fabrication of a biomaterial designed for bone tissue engineering applications. Thus, β-1,3-glucan/hydroxyapatite scaffolds were prepared based on two different methods and their physicochemical, microstructural, and biological properties were compared. Obtained results demonstrated that unlike thermal method-prepared β-1,3-glucan/hydroxyapatite material (glu/HAT), bone scaffold fabricated via dialysis method (glu/HA D) possessed rough surface resulting from the presence of CaCl2 precipitates as proven by SEM and EDS analysis...
May 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323384/the-effect-of-mg-ca-sr-alloy-degradation-products-on-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Ida S Berglund, Elliott W Dirr, Vidhya Ramaswamy, Josephine B Allen, Kyle D Allen, Michele V Manuel
Biodegradable Mg alloys have the potential to replace currently used metallic medical implant devices, likely eliminating toxicity concerns and the need for secondary surgeries, while also providing a potentially stimulating environment for tissue growth. A recently developed Mg-Ca-Sr alloy possesses advantageous characteristics over other Mg alloys, having a good combination of strength and degradation behavior, while also displaying potentially osteogenic properties. To better understand the effect of alloy degradation products on cellular mechanisms, in vitro studies using human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells were conducted...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317483/a-critical-review-of-bioactive-food-components-and-of-their-functional-mechanisms-biological-effects-and-health-outcomes
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Rosa Pérez-Gregorio, Jesús Simal-Gándara
BACKGROUND: Eating behaviours are closely related to some medical conditions potentially leading to death such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Healthy eating practices, maintaining a normal weight, and regular physical activity could prevent up to 80% of coronary heart disease, 90% of type-2 diabetes and one-third of all cancers[1]. METHOD: Over the last two decades, the food industry has invested much effort in research and development of healthier, more nutritious foods...
March 17, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314428/nanostructuring-biomaterials-with-specific-activities-towards-digestive-enzymes-for-controlled-gastrointestinal-absorption-of-lipophilic-bioactive-molecules
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REVIEW
Paul Joyce, Catherine P Whitby, Clive A Prestidge
This review describes the development of novel lipid-based biomaterials that modulate fat digestion for the enhanced uptake of encapsulated lipophilic bioactive compounds (e.g. drugs and vitamins). Specific focus is directed towards analysing how key material characteristics affect the biological function of digestive lipases and manipulate lipolytic digestion. The mechanism of lipase action is a complex, interfacial process, whereby hydrolysis can be controlled by the ability for lipase to access and adsorb to the lipid-in-water interface...
November 2016: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303046/antioxidant-activity-and-polyphenolic-compound-stability-of-lentil-orange-peel-powder-blend-in-an-extrusion-process
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Rahul P Rathod, Uday S Annapure
Lentil contains substantial amount of protein, carbohydrate, fibre and other nutrients and orange peels powder rich in carbohydrate and fiber content The present study was aimed to investigate the effects of extrusion processing parameter on the level of total phenolic content (TPC), total flavonoid content (TFC), total tannin content and antioxidant activity of lentil-orange peel powder blend, also to investigate the possibility of blend as a candidate for production of protein rich extruded product by using response surface methodology...
March 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301131/bio-inspired-nano-featured-substrates-suitable-environment-for-bone-regeneration
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Hassan Rammal, Marie Dubus, Léa Aubert, Fany Reffuveille, Dominique Laurent Maquin, Christine Terryn, Pierre Schaaf, Halima Alem, Grégory Francius, Fabienne Quilès, Sophie C Gangloff, Fouzia Boulmedais, Halima Kerdjoudj
Bone mimicking coatings provide a complex microenvironment in which material, through its inherent properties (such as nanostructure and composition), affects the commitment of stem cells into bone lineage and the production of bone tissue regulating factors, required for bone healing and regeneration. Herein, a bioactive mineral/biopolymers composite made of calcium phosphate/chitosan and hyaluronic acid (CaP-CHI-HA) was elaborated using a versatile simultaneous spray coating of interacting species. The resulting CaP-CHI-HA coating was mainly constituted of bioactive, carbonated and crystalline hydroxyapatite, with 277 ± 98 nm of roughness, 1 μm of thickness and 2...
March 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301020/cytotoxicity-and-bioactivity-of-calcium-silicate-cements-combined-with-niobium-oxide-in-different-cell-lines
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Leticia Boldrin Mestieri, Ana Lívia Gomes-Cornélio, Elisandra Márcia Rodrigues, Gisele Faria, Juliane Maria Guerreiro-Tanomaru, Mário Tanomaru-Filho
The aim of this study was to evaluate the cytotoxicity and bioactivity of calcium silicate-based cements combined with niobium oxide (Nb2O5) micro and nanoparticles, comparing the response in different cell lines. This evaluation used four cell lines: two primary cultures (human dental pulp cells - hDPCs and human dental follicle cells - hDFCs) and two immortalized cultures (human osteoblast-like cells - Saos-2 and mouse periodontal ligament cells - mPDL). The tested materials were: White Portland Cement (PC), mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA), white Portland cement combined with microparticles (PC/Nb2O5µ) or nanoparticles (PC/Nb2O5n) of niobium oxide (Nb2O5)...
January 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299323/addressing-challenges-to-enhance-the-bioactives-of-withania-somnifera-through-organ-tissue-and-cell-culture-based-approaches
#17
REVIEW
Pritika Singh, Rupam Guleri, Amrita Angurala, Kuldeep Kaur, Kulwinder Kaur, Sunil C Kaul, Renu Wadhwa, Pratap Kumar Pati
Withania somnifera is a highly valued medicinal plant in traditional home medicine and is known for a wide range of bioactivities. Its commercial cultivation is adversely affected by poor seed viability and germination. Infestation by various pests and pathogens, survival under unfavourable environmental conditions, narrow genetic base, and meager information regarding biosynthesis of secondary metabolites are some of the other existing challenges in the crop. Biotechnological interventions through organ, tissue, and cell culture provide promising options for addressing some of these issues...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297748/bioconversion-using-lactic-acid-bacteria-ginsenosides-gaba-and-phenolic-compounds
#18
REVIEW
Na-Kyoung Lee, Hyun-Dong Paik
Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are used as fermentation starters in vegetable and dairy products and influence the pH and flavors of foods. For many centuries, LAB have been used to manufacture fermented foods; therefore, they are generally regarded as safe. LAB produce various substances such as lactic acid, β-glucosidase, or β-galactosidase, making them useful as fermentation starters. Existing functional substances have been tried as fermentation substrates for better bioavailability or other functions. Representative materials that were bioconverted using LAB have been reported and include minor ginsenoside, γ-amino butyric acid, equol, aglycone, bioactive isoflavones, genistein, daidzein, and others...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292179/cross-linking-approaches-to-tuning-the-mechanical-properties-of-peptide-%C3%AF-electron-hydrogels
#19
Wathsala Liyanage, Herdeline Ann M Ardoña, Hai-Quan Mao, John D Tovar
Self-assembling peptides are extensively exploited as bioactive materials in applications such as regenerative medicine and drug delivery despite the fact that their relatively weak noncovalent interactions often render them susceptible to mechanical destruction and solvent erosion. Herein, we describe how covalent cross-linking enhances the mechanical stability of self-assembling π-conjugated peptide hydrogels. We designed short peptide-chromophore-peptide sequences displaying different reactive functional groups that can form cross-links with appropriately modified bifunctional polyethylene glycol (PEG)-based small guest molecules...
March 15, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290706/the-metabolism-of-berberine-and-its-contribution-to-the-pharmacological-effects
#20
Kun Wang, Xinchi Feng, Liwei Chai, Shijie Cao, Feng Qiu
Berberine, a bioactive alkaloid isolated from several herbal substances, possesses multiple pharmacological effects, including antimicrobial, anti-diabetic, anti-cancer activities. Meanwhile, berberine undergoes extensive metabolism after oral administration which results in its extremely low plasma exposure. Therefore, it is believed that the metabolites of berberine also contribute a lot to its pharmacological effects. Along these lines, this review covers the metabolism studies of berberine in terms of its metabolic pathways and metabolic organs based on the identified metabolites, and it also covers the pharmacological activities of its active metabolites...
March 14, 2017: Drug Metabolism Reviews
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