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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651349/an-autopsy-case-of-sudden-cardiac-death-due-to-in-scaffold-restenosis-and-late-scaffold-thrombosis-after-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-implantation-back-to-past-stent-era
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Kumiko Asakura, Hiroyuki Hao
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June 22, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651225/developing-pyridazine-3-carboxamides-to-be-cb2-agonists-the-design-synthesis-structure-activity-relationships-and-docking-studies
#2
Hai-Yan Qian, Zhi-Long Wang, Xiao-Yu Xie, You-Lu Pan, Gang-Jian Li, Xin Xie, Jian-Zhong Chen
Herein, we described the design and synthesis of a series of pyridazine-3-carboxamides to be CB2-selective agonists via a combination of scaffold hopping and bioisosterism strategies. The compounds were subjected to assessment of their potential activities through calcium mobilization assays. Among the tested derivatives, more than half of these compounds exhibited moderate to potent CB2 agonist activity. Six compounds showed EC50 values below 35 nM, and several derivatives also exhibited significantly enhanced potency and high selectivity at the CB2 receptor over the CB1 receptor...
May 30, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651145/polymer-structure-property-requirements-for-stereolithographic-3d-printing-of-soft-tissue-engineering-scaffolds
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REVIEW
Ryan J Mondschein, Akanksha Kanitkar, Christopher B Williams, Scott S Verbridge, Timothy E Long
This review highlights the synthesis, properties, and advanced applications of synthetic and natural polymers 3D printed using stereolithography for soft tissue engineering applications. Soft tissue scaffolds are of great interest due to the number of musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and connective tissue injuries and replacements humans face each year. Accurately replacing or repairing these tissues is challenging due to the variation in size, shape, and strength of different types of soft tissue. With advancing processing techniques such as stereolithography, control of scaffold resolution down to the μm scale is achievable along with the ability to customize each fabricated scaffold to match the targeted replacement tissue...
June 6, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650797/larp1-functions-as-a-molecular-switch-for-mtorc1-mediated-translation-of-an-essential-class-of-mrnas
#4
Sungki Hong, Mallory A Freeberg, Ting Han, Avani Kamath, Yao Yao, Tomoko Fukuda, Tsukasa Suzuki, John K Kim, Ken Inoki
The RNA binding protein, LARP1, has been proposed to function downstream of mTORC1 to regulate the translation of 5'TOP mRNAs such as those encoding ribosome proteins (RP). However, the roles of LARP1 in the translation of 5'TOP mRNAs are controversial and its regulatory roles in mTORC1-mediated translation remain unclear. Here we show that LARP1 is a direct substrate of mTORC1 and Akt/S6K1. Deep sequencing of LARP1-bound mRNAs reveal that non-phosphorylated LARP1 interacts with both 5' and 3'UTRs of RP mRNAs and inhibits their translation...
June 26, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650586/a-complete-thermodynamic-analysis-of-enzyme-turnover-links-the-free-energy-landscape-to-enzyme-catalysis
#5
Hannah Bl Jones, Stephen A Wells, Erica J Prentice, Anthony Kwok, Liyin L Liang, Vickery L Arcus, Christopher R Pudney
Our understanding of how enzymes work is colored by static structure depictions where the enzyme scaffold is presented as either immobile, or in equilibrium between well-defined static conformations. Proteins however exhibit a large degree of motion over a broad range of timescales and magnitudes and this is defined thermodynamically by the enzyme free energy landscape (FEL). The role and importance of enzyme motion is extremely contentious. Much of the challenge is in the experimental detection of so called 'conformational sampling' involved in enzyme turnover...
June 26, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650516/asymmetric-synthesis-of-pyrrolidine-containing-chemical-scaffolds-via-tsuji-trost-allylation-of-n-tert-butanesulfinyl-imines
#6
Rafid Dawood, Irene Georgiou, Ross Wilkie, William Lewis, Robert Andrew Stockman
A simple and efficient asymmetric synthesis of novel sp3-rich pyrrolidine chemical scaffolds over five steps starting from simple ketones is described. Key steps involve the use of tert-butanesulfinamide as a chiral auxiliary to perform an asymmetric Tsuji-Trost allylation, with subsequent cross-metathesis with an acrylate ester and reduction of the sulfinimine/cyclisation of the resulting amine giving the pyrrolidine scaffolds in high yields and diastereoselectivites. By removing the chiral auxiliary and functionalising the ester group, the resulting scaffold core can be further derivatised...
June 26, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650094/hydroxyapatite-polymer-biocomposites-for-bone-regeneration-a-review-of-current-trends
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REVIEW
Niranjan Ramesh, Stephen C Moratti, George J Dias
Bone tissue engineering has emerged as one of the most indispensable approaches to address bone trauma in the past few decades. This approach offers an efficient and a risk-free alternative to autografts and allografts by employing a combination of biomaterials and cells to promote bone regeneration. Hydroxyapatite (HA) is a ceramic biomaterial that mimics the mineral composition of bones and teeth in vertebrates. HA, commonly produced via several synthetic routes over the years has been found to exhibit good bioactivity, biocompatibility, and osteoconductivity under both in vitro and in vivo conditions...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650081/diastereoselective-self-assembly-of-a-neutral-dinuclear-double-stranded-zinc-ii-helicate-via-narcissistic-self-sorting
#8
Andreas Jarzebski, Christina Tenten, Christoph Bannwarth, Gregor Schnakenburg, Stefan Grimme, Arne Lützen
A new bis(salicylimine) ligand based on the Tröger's base scaffold was synthesized in racemic and enantiomerically pure form. Upon coordination to zinc(II) ions this ligand undergoes highly diastereoselective self-assembly into neutral dinuclear double-stranded helicates as proven by XRD analysis and via comparison of experimental ECD-spectra with those simulated with quantum chemical methods. When the racemic ligand was used self-assembly occurs under narcissistic self-sorting resulting in the formation of a racemic pair of helicates as revealed by NMR spectroscopy and XRD analysis...
June 26, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650050/bilayered-nanofibrous-3d-hierarchy-as-skin-rudiment-by-emulsion-electrospinning-for-burn-wound-management
#9
Pallabi Pal, Prabhash Dadhich, Pavan Kumar Srivas, Bodhisatwa Das, Dhrubajyoti Maulik, Santanu Dhara
Mimicking skin extracellular matrix hierarchy, the present work aims to develop a bilayer skin graft comprising a porous cotton-wool-like 3D layer with membranous structure of PCL-chitosan nanofibers. Emulsion electrospinning with differential stirring periods of PCL-chitosan emulsion results in development of a bilayer 3D structure with varied morphology. The electrospun membrane has fiber diameter ∼274 nm and pore size ∼1.16 μm while fluffy 3D layer has fiber diameter ∼1.62 μm and pore size ∼62 μm...
June 26, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650044/one-pot-asymmetric-synthesis-of-a-spiro-dihydrofurocoumarin-pyrazolone-scaffold-by-a-michael-addition-i2-mediated-cyclization-sequence
#10
Ai-Bao Xia, Xiao-Long Zhang, Cheng-Ke Tang, Kai-Xiang Feng, Xiao-Hua Du, Dan-Qian Xu
An asymmetric formal one-pot reaction of 4-hydroxycoumarins with unsaturated pyrazolones has been developed by merging a chiral bifunctional organocatalyst with molecular iodine, which furnished a series of optically active spiro[dihydrofurocoumarin/pyrazolone] heterocycles with spiro quaternary stereogenic centers in moderate to excellent yields (up to 99%) with excellent diastereoselectivities (up to >99 : 1 dr) and good to excellent enantioselectivities (up to 99% ee). The application in the gram-scale synthesis of chiral spiro[dihydrofurocoumarin/pyrazolone] compounds was also successfully realized...
June 26, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650030/carbon-nanoscroll-silk-crystallite-hybrid-structures-with-controllable-hydration-and-mechanical-properties
#11
Yuan Cheng, Leng-Duei Koh, Fan Wang, Dechang Li, Baohua Ji, Jingjie Yeo, Guijian Guan, Ming-Yong Han, Yong-Wei Zhang
Hybrid structures of nanomaterials (e.g. tubes, scrolls, threads, cages) and biomaterials (e.g. proteins) hold tremendous potential for applications as drug carriers, biosensors, tissue scaffolds, cancer therapeutic agents, etc. However, in many cases, the interacting forces at the nano-bio interfaces and their roles in controlling the structures and dynamics of nano-bio-hybrid systems are very complicated but poorly understood. In this study, we investigate the structure and mechanical behavior of a protein-based hybrid structure, i...
June 26, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650026/the-effect-of-pegylated-hollow-gold-nanoparticles-on-stem-cell-migration-potential-application-in-tissue-regeneration
#12
Maria Del Mar Encabo-Berzosa, Maria Sancho-Albero, Alejandra Crespo, Vanesa Andreu, Victor Sebastian, Silvia Irusta, Manuel Arruebo, Pilar Martín-Duque, Jesus Santamaria
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) not only can be differentiated into different cell types but also have tropism towards injured or inflamed tissues serving as repair cells. Here we have demonstrated that MSCs containing gold nanoparticles (GNPs) whose surface has been functionalized with PEG show accelerated cell migration, successful scaffold colonization and regeneration. We report the impact of GNPs on the migration (by the wound healing assay), and proliferation (by flow cytometry analysis and by the detection of metabolic mitochondrial activity) on the behaviour of different cell lines including MSCs, HeLa cells, and human dermal fibroblasts...
June 26, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649953/clinical-restenosis-and-its-predictors-after-implantation-of-everolimus-eluting-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffolds-results-from-the-gabi-r-registry
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Julinda Mehilli, Stephan Achenbach, Jochen Woehrle, Moritz Baquet, Thomas Riemer, Thomas Muenzel, Holger Nef, Christoph Naber, Gert Richardt, Ralf Zahn, Tommaso Gori, Till Neumann, Johannes Kastner, Axel Schmermund, Christian Hamm
AIMS: To assess clinical restenosis and its predictors after implantation bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) in everyday practice in the large scale German-Austrian ABSORB Registry (GABI-R). METHODS AND RESULTS: Between November 2013 and January 2016, 3264 patients underwent BVS implantion in 93 centers of GABI-R. At 6-month follow-up, 24 patients experienced clinically-indicated target lesion revascularization (cTLR) unrelated to BVS thrombosis (cumulative incidence 0...
June 27, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649896/platelet-lysate-as-a-serum-replacement-for-skin-cell-culture-on-biomimetic-pcl-nanofibers
#14
Vera Sovkova, Karolina Vocetkova, Michala Rampichova, Andrea Mickova, Matej Buzgo, Vera Lukasova, Jana Dankova, Eva Filova, Alois Necas, Evzen Amler
Platelets are a popular source of native growth factors for tissue engineering applications. The aim of the study was to verify the use of platelet lysate as a fetal bovine serum (FBS) replacement for skin cell culture. The cytokine content of the platelet lysate was characterized using the Bio-Plex system. The cells (fibroblasts, melanocytes, and keratinocytes) were cultured on PCL nanofibrous scaffolds to mimic their natural microenvironment. The cytokine content of the platelet lysate was determined, and to the cells, a medium containing platelet lysate or platelet lysate in combination with FBS was added...
June 26, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649794/inverse-opal-scaffolds-and-their-biomedical-applications
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REVIEW
Yu Shrike Zhang, Chunlei Zhu, Younan Xia
Three-dimensional porous scaffolds play a pivotal role in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine by functioning as biomimetic substrates to manipulate cellular behaviors. While many techniques have been developed to fabricate porous scaffolds, most of them rely on stochastic processes that typically result in scaffolds with pores uncontrolled in terms of size, structure, and interconnectivity, greatly limiting their use in tissue regeneration. Inverse opal scaffolds, in contrast, possess uniform pores inheriting from the template comprised of a closely packed lattice of monodispersed microspheres...
June 26, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649696/amaryllidaceae-alkaloids-absolute-configuration-and-biological-activity
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REVIEW
Alessio Cimmino, Marco Masi, Marco Evidente, Stefano Superchi, Antonio Evidente
Plants belonging to the Amaryllidaceae family are well known for their ornamental and medicinal use. Plant members of this group are distributed through both tropical and subtropical regions of the world and are dominant in Andean South America, the Mediterranean basin, and southern Africa. Amaryllidaceae plants have been demonstrated to be a good source of alkaloids with a large spectrum of biological activities, the latter being strictly related to the absolute stereochemistry of the alkaloid scaffold. Among them, great importance for practical applications in medicine has galanthamine, which has already spawned an Alzheimer's prescription drug as a potent and selective inhibitor of the enzyme acetylcholinesterase...
June 26, 2017: Chirality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649632/three-dimensional-organotypic-co-culture-model-of-intestinal-epithelial-cells-and-macrophages-to-study-salmonella-enterica-colonization-patterns
#17
Jennifer Barrila, Jiseon Yang, Aurélie Crabbé, Shameema F Sarker, Yulong Liu, C Mark Ott, Mayra A Nelman-Gonzalez, Simon J Clemett, Seth D Nydam, Rebecca J Forsyth, Richard R Davis, Brian E Crucian, Heather Quiriarte, Kenneth L Roland, Karen Brenneman, Clarence Sams, Christine Loscher, Cheryl A Nickerson
Three-dimensional models of human intestinal epithelium mimic the differentiated form and function of parental tissues often not exhibited by two-dimensional monolayers and respond to Salmonella in key ways that reflect in vivo infections. To further enhance the physiological relevance of three-dimensional models to more closely approximate in vivo intestinal microenvironments encountered by Salmonella, we developed and validated a novel three-dimensional co-culture infection model of colonic epithelial cells and macrophages using the NASA Rotating Wall Vessel bioreactor...
2017: NPJ Microgravity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649247/an-antigen-presenting-and-apoptosis-inducing-polymer-microparticle-prolongs-alloskin-graft-survival-by-selectively-and-markedly-depleting-alloreactive-cd8-t-cells
#18
Wei Wang, Khawar Ali Shahzad, Miaochen Li, Aifeng Zhang, Lei Zhang, Tao Xu, Xin Wan, Chuanlai Shen
Selectively depleting the pathogenic T cells is a fundamental strategy for the treatment of allograft rejection and autoimmune disease since it retains the overall immune function of host. The concept of killer artificial antigen-presenting cells (KaAPCs) has been developed by co-coupling peptide-major histocompatibility complex (pMHC) multimer and anti-Fas monoclonal antibody (mAb) onto the polymeric microparticles (MPs) to induce the apoptosis of antigen-specific T cells. But little information is available about its in vivo therapeutic potential and mechanism...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649171/injectable-scaffolds-preparation-and-application-in-dental-and-craniofacial-regeneration
#19
Bei Chang, Neelam Ahuja, Chi Ma, Xiaohua Liu
Injectable scaffolds are appealing for tissue regeneration because they offer many advantages over pre-formed scaffolds. This article provides a comprehensive review of the injectable scaffolds currently being investigated for dental and craniofacial tissue regeneration. First, we provide an overview of injectable scaffolding materials, including natural, synthetic, and composite biomaterials. Next, we discuss a variety of characteristic parameters and gelation mechanisms of the injectable scaffolds. The advanced injectable scaffolding systems developed in recent years are then illustrated...
January 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. R, Reports: a Review Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649015/on-command-on-off-switching-of-progenitor-cell-and-cancer-cell-polarized-motility-and-aligned-morphology-via-a-cytocompatible-shape-memory-polymer-scaffold
#20
Jing Wang, Andy Quach, Megan E Brasch, Christopher E Turner, James H Henderson
In vitro biomaterial models have enabled advances in understanding the role of extracellular matrix (ECM) architecture in the control of cell motility and polarity. Most models are, however, static and cannot mimic dynamic aspects of in vivo ECM remodeling and function. To address this limitation, we present an electrospun shape memory polymer scaffold that can change fiber alignment on command under cytocompatible conditions. Cellular response was studied using the human fibrosarcoma cell line HT-1080 and the murine mesenchymal stem cell line C3H/10T1/2...
June 14, 2017: Biomaterials
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