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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331312/investigation-of-silk-fibroin-nanoparticle-decorated-poly-l-lactic-acid-composite-scaffolds-for-osteoblast-growth-and-differentiation
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Biao-Qi Chen, Ranjith Kumar Kankala, Ai-Zheng Chen, Ding-Zhu Yang, Xiao-Xia Cheng, Ni-Na Jiang, Kai Zhu, Shi-Bin Wang
Attempts to reflect the physiology of organs is quite an intricacy during the tissue engineering process. An ideal scaffold and its surface topography can address and manipulate the cell behavior during the regeneration of targeted tissue, affecting the cell growth and differentiation significantly. Herein, silk fibroin (SF) nanoparticles were incorporated into poly(l-lactic acid) (PLLA) to prepare composite scaffolds via phase-inversion technique using supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2). The SF nanoparticle core increased the surface roughness and hydrophilicity of the PLLA scaffolds, leading to a high affinity for albumin attachment...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325653/bone-regeneration-enhancement-by-ultra-violet-uv-treatment-for-uha-plla-absorbable-mesh
#2
Hiroumi Ikawa, Akinori Moroi, Kunio Yoshizawa, Yuriko Saida, Asami Hotta, Takamitsu Tsutsui, Kenichi Fukaya, Ryota Hiraide, Akihiro Takayama, Tatsuya Tsunoda, Yuki Saito, Koichiro Ueki
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of bone regeneration enhancement by ultra-violet (UV) treatment of an unsintered hydroxyapatite (u-HA)/poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA) mesh in rabbitnasal bone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty adult male Japanese white rabbits (12-16 weeks, 2.5-3.0 kg) were used in this study. After incising along the nasal bone, 6 × 6 × depth 1 mm two bone defects were made on both sides. In the UV group (n = 30), the defects were covered with uHA/PLLA mesh, treated by UV (wavelength 172 nm, tube wall illumination 13 mW/cm(2), period 8 min, intensity 6...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324320/tailoring-the-properties-of-mpeg-plla-nanoparticles-for-better-encapsulation-and-tuned-release-of-the-hydrophilic-anticancer-drug
#3
Sachin S Surwase, Neha M Munot, Bhaskar B Idage, Susheela B Idage
Gemcitabine is used as a first-line drug for treating many solid tumours. However, it suffers from a major drawback of strong side effects and short plasma half-life because of degradation by enzyme when administered intravenously. Polyesters and copolyesters are the most widely used and preferred class of biodegradable polymer. In the present work, efforts have been made to prepare poly(ethylene glycol) monomethoxy ether-poly(L-lactide) (mPEG-PLLA), a biodegradable amphiphilic copolymer with a view to improve the entrapment and tuned release of hydrophilic drug gemcitabine...
March 21, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315815/self-assembled-photoadditives-in-polyester-films-allow-stop-and-go-chemical-release
#4
Ting Cheng, Richard O'Rorke, Raphael Francois Ortiz, Tay Yee Yan, Eva Hemmer, Fiorenzo Vetrone, Robert S Marks, Terry W J Steele
Near-infrared (NIR) triggered chemical delivery allows on-demand release with the advantage of external tissue stimulation. Bioresorbable polyester poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) was compounded with photoadditives of neat zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles and 980 → 365 nm LiYF4:Tm(3+), Yb(3+) upconverting nanoparticles (UCNP). Subsequently, neat ZnO and UCNP blended PLLA films of sub-50 μm thickness were knife casted with a hydrophobic small molecule drug mimic, fluorescein diacetate. The PLLA films displayed a 500 times increase in fluorescein diacetate release from the 50 mW NIR irradiated PLLA/photoadditive film compared to non-irradiated PLLA control films...
March 15, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301137/conformational-regulation-and-crystalline-manipulation-of-plla-through-a-self-assembly-nucleator
#5
Chunhai Li, Shanshan Luo, Jianfeng Wang, Hong Wu, Shaoyun Guo, Xi Zhang
Self-assembly nucleators have been increasingly used to manipulate the crystallization of PLLA due to their strong intermolecular interaction with PLLA, while the molecular mechanism of such interaction is still unrevealed. In present work, one special self-assembly nucleator (TMC-300) with relatively high solubility in PLLA matrix, is chosen to investigate how the interaction works at molecular level to promote the crystallization of PLLA mainly through time-resolved spectroscopy. The results indicate that due to the dipole-dipole NH…O=C interaction between dissolved TMC-300 and PLLA, PLLA chains are transformed into gt conformer before TMC-300 phase-separating from PLLA melt, resulting in low energy barrier to pass for the following formation of PLLA α-crystal (α-crystal is consisted of gt conformer)...
March 16, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299676/bioresorbable-scaffolds-for-coronary-stenosis-when-and-how-based-upon-current-studies
#6
REVIEW
Alexandre Abizaid, J Ribamar Costa
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: First-generation bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS), largely represented by the poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA) ABSORB (Abbott Vascular, Temecula, Illinois, US), have demonstrated, in low to moderate lesion complexity, similar efficacy to current generation metallic drug-eluting stents. However, a trend toward more device thrombosis has been observed, especially when the scaffolds are used in off-label situations. In this review, we address the most relevant drawbacks of these devices and, based on the available scientific data, we visit the scenarios where there is more uncertainty about their indication, trying to identify the lesions/patients to whom this technology should be voided at its current stage of development...
March 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294979/evaluation-of-stability-of-amylose-inclusion-complexes-depending-on-guest-polymers-and-their-application-to-supramolecular-polymeric-materials
#7
Tomonari Tanaka, Atsushi Tsutsui, Kazuya Tanaka, Kazuya Yamamoto, Jun-Ichi Kadokawa
This paper describes the evaluation of the stability of amylose-polymer inclusion complexes under solution state in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) depending on guest polymers. The three complexes were prepared by the vine-twining polymerization method using polytetrahydrofuran (PTHF), poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL), and poly(l-lactide) (PLLA) as guest polymers. The stability investigation was conducted at desired temperatures (25, 30, 40, 60 °C) in DMSO solutions of the complexes. Consequently, the amylose-PTHF inclusion complex was dissociated at 25 °C, while the other complexes were stable under the same conditions...
March 15, 2017: Biomolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277656/biologically-safe-poly-l-lactic-acid-blends-with-tunable-degradation-rate-microstructure-degradation-mechanism-and-mechanical-properties
#8
Hideko T Oyama, Daisuke Tanishima, Ryohei Ogawa
Although poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA) is reputed to be biodegradable in the human body, its hydrophobic nature lets it persist for ca. 5.5 years. This study demonstrates that biologically safe lactide copolymers, poly(aspartic acid-co-L-lactide) (PAL) and poly(malic acid-co-L-lactide) (PML), dispersed in the PLLA function as detonators (triggers) for its hydrolytic degradation at physiological conditions. The copolymers significantly enhance hydrolysis and consequently the degradation rate of PLLA becomes easily tunable by controlling the amounts of PAL and PML...
March 9, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257209/stereocomplex-crystallization-of-linear-two-armed-stereo-diblock-copolymers-effects-of-chain-directional-change-coinitiator-moiety-and-terminal-groups
#9
Hideto Tsuji, Michiaki Ogawa, Yuki Arakawa
Two-armed poly(l-lactide) (PLLA)-b-poly(d-lactide) (PDLA) (2-LD) copolymers with a wide-range of molecular weight were synthesized and the effect of coinitiator moiety, which functions as impurity and causes chain directional change in the middle of molecules (Effect A), and/or the additional effect of types of terminal groups (Effect B) on crystallization behavior of 2-LD copolymers were studied, in comparison with that reported for one-armed PLLA-b-PDLA (1-LD) copolymers. Formation of only stereocomplex (SC) crystallites in 2-LD and 1-LD copolymers indicates that neighboring PLLA and PDLA blocks facilitated SC crystallization and neither Effect A nor B affected the crystalline species...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257188/homochiral-evolution-in-self-assembled-chiral-polymers-and-block-copolymers
#10
Tao Wen, Hsiao-Fang Wang, Ming-Chia Li, Rong-Ming Ho
The significance of chirality transfer is not only involved in biological systems, such as the origin of homochiral structures in life but also in man-made chemicals and materials. How the chiral bias transfers from molecular level (molecular chirality) to helical chain (conformational chirality) and then to helical superstructure or phase (hierarchical chirality) from self-assembly is vital for the chemical and biological processes in nature, such as communication, replication, and enzyme catalysis. In this Account, we summarize the methodologies for the examination of homochiral evolution at different length scales based on our recent studies with respect to the self-assembly of chiral polymers and chiral block copolymers (BCPs*)...
March 3, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256802/heparin-collagen-encapsulating-nerve-growth-factor-multilayers-coated-aligned-plla-nanofibrous-scaffolds-for-nerve-tissue-engineering
#11
Kuihua Zhang, Dianwu Huang, Zhiyong Yan, Chunyang Wang
Biomimicing topological structure of natural nerve tissue to direct axon growth and controlling sustained release of moderate neurotrophic factors are extremely propitious to the functional recovery of damaged nervous systems. In this study, the heparin/collagen encapsulating nerve growth factor (NGF) multilayers were coated onto the aligned poly-L-lactide (PLLA) nanofibrous scaffolds via a layer-by-layer (LbL) self-assembly technique to combine biomolecular signals and physical guidance cues for peripheral nerve regeneration...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238562/evaluation-of-maxillary-sinus-after-le-fort-i-osteotomy-using-various-fixation-materials
#12
Koichiro Ueki, Kunio Yoshizawa, Akinori Moroi, Asami Hotta, Takamitsu Tsutsui, Kenichi Fukaya, Ryota Hiraide, Akihiro Takayama, Tatsuya Tsunoda, Yuki Saito, Ran Iguchi, Akihiko Kosaka, Hiroumi Ikawa
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate maxillary sinus and predict the factors affecting the postoperative sinus condition after Le Fort I osteotomy using various fixation materials. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study subjects consisted of 71 patients (21 male and 50 female, 142 sides) who underwent Le Fort I osteotomy with sagittal split ramus osteotomy. The maxillary sinus bony area and the inside air area were measured in the coronal plane across the mesial aspect of the first molar perpendicular to the Frankfurt horizontal plane of a computed tomography (CT) image preoperatively and at 1 week and 1 year after surgery...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224971/biofabrication-of-bundles-of-poly-lactic-acid-collagen-blends-mimicking-the-fascicles-of-the-human-achille-tendon
#13
Alberto Sensini, Chiara Gualandi, Luca Cristofolini, Gianluca Tozzi, Manuela Dicarlo, Gabriella Teti, Monica Mattioli-Belmonte, Maria Letizia Focarete
Electrospinning is a promising technique for the production of scaffolds aimed at the regeneration of soft tissues. The aim of this work was to develop electrospun bundles mimicking the architecture and mechanical properties of the fascicles of the human Achille tendon. Two different blends of poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA) and collagen (Coll) were tested, PLLA/Coll-75/25 and PLLA/Coll-50/50, and compared with bundles of pure PLLA. First, a complete physico-chemical characterization was performed on non-woven mats made of randomly arranged fibers...
February 22, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216296/cyclodextrin-modified-plla-parietal-reinforcement-implant-with-prolonged-antibacterial-activity
#14
G Vermet, S Degoutin, F Chai, M Maton, C Flores, C Neut, P E Danjou, B Martel, N Blanchemain
The use of textile meshes in hernia repair is widespread in visceral surgery. Though, mesh infection is a complication that may prolong the patient recovery period and consequently presents an impact on public health economy. Such concern can be avoided thanks to a local and extended antibiotic release on the operative site. In recent developments, poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) has been used in complement of polyethyleneterephthalate (Dacron(®)) (PET) or polypropylene (PP) yarns in the manufacture of semi-resorbable parietal implants...
February 12, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195700/discovery-and-characterization-of-a-potent-and-specific-peptide-ligand-targeting-endothelial-progenitor-cells-and-endothelial-cells-for-tissue-regeneration
#15
Dake Hao, Wenwu Xiao, Ruiwu Liu, Priyadarsini Kumar, Yuanpei Li, Ping Zhou, Fuzheng Guo, Diana L Farmer, Kit S Lam, Fengshan Wang, Aijun Wang
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and endothelial cells (ECs) play a vital role in endothelialization and vascularization for tissue regeneration. Various EPC/EC targeting biomolecules have been investigated to improve tissue regeneration with limited success often due to their limited functional specificity and structural stability. One-bead one-compound (OBOC) combinatorial technology is an ultrahigh throughput chemical library synthesis and screening method suitable for ligand discovery against a wide range of biological targets, such as integrins...
March 2, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184401/biodegradable-vascular-stents-with-high-tensile-and-compressive-strength-a-novel-strategy-for-applying-monofilaments-via-solid-state-drawing-and-shaped-annealing-processes
#16
Seung Hyuk Im, Chang Yong Kim, Youngmee Jung, Yangsoo Jang, Soo Hyun Kim
Monofilaments such as those consisting of polyamide (PA), polydioxanone (PDS), and poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF), have been commonly used in various industries. However, most are non-biodegradable, which is unfavorable for many biomedical applications. Although biodegradable polymers offer significant benefits, they are still limited by their weak mechanical properties, which is an obstacle for use as a biomaterial that requires high strength. To overcome the current limitations of biodegradable monofilaments, a novel solid-state drawing (SSD) process was designed to significantly improve the mechanical properties of both PA and poly(l-lactic acid) (PLLA) monofilaments in this study...
February 10, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183609/conjugation-of-poly-ethylene-glycol-to-poly-lactide-based-polyelectrolytes-an-effective-method-to-modulate-cytotoxicity-in-gene-delivery
#17
Xiaoshan Fan, Shan Jiang, Zibiao Li, Xian Jun Loh
Positively charged amphiphilic polymers comprising of poly(N,N-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) segments on both sides of a poly(l-lactic acid) segment was conjugated with poly(ethylene glycol) (DMA-PLLA-DMA@PEG). Efficient condensation of plasmid DNA by these polymers was shown. Cell toxicity studies demonstrated that the positively charged polymers with attached PEG exhibited much less cytotoxicity than polymers with no PEG in both HEK293 and Hela cell lines. PEGylation also resulted in polymers with enhanced haemo-compatibility...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165708/preparation-characterization-and-mechanism-for-biodegradable-and-biocompatible-polyurethane-shape-memory-elastomers
#18
Yu-Chun Chien, Wei-Tsung Chuang, U-Ser Jeng, Shan-Hui Hsu
Thermally induced shape memory is an attractive feature of certain functional materials. Among the shape memory polymers, shape memory elastomers (SMEs) especially those with biodegradability have great potential in the biomedical field. In this study, we prepared waterborne biodegradable polyurethane SME based on poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) oligodiol and poly(l-lactic acid) (PLLA) oligodiol as the mixed soft segments. The ratio of the soft segments in polyurethanes was optimized for shape memory behavior. The thermally induced shape memory mechanism of the series of polyurethanes was clarified using differential scanning calorimeter (DSC), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS)...
February 6, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150934/luminescent-difluoroboron-%C3%AE-diketonate-pla-peg-nanoparticle
#19
Caroline Kerr, Christopher A DeRosa, Margaret L Daly, Hengtao Zhang, Gregory M Palmer, Cassandra L Fraser
Luminescent difluoroboron β-diketonate poly(lactic acid) (BF2bdkPLA) materials serve as biological imaging agents. In this study, dye structures were modified to achieve emission colors that span the visible region with potential for multiplexing applications. Four dyes with varying π-conjugation (phenyl, naphthyl) and donor groups (-OMe, -NMe2) were coupled to PLLA-PEG block copolymers (∼11 kDa) by a postpolymerization Mitsunobu reaction. The resulting dye-polymer conjugates were fabricated as nanoparticles (∼55 nm diameter) to produce nanomaterials with a range of emission colors (420-640 nm)...
February 2, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150751/enhanced-corrosion-resistance-and-cytocompatibility-of-biodegradable-mg-alloys-by-introduction-of-mg-oh-2-particles-into-poly-l-lactic-acid-coating
#20
Yong-Juan Shi, Jia Pei, Jian Zhang, Jia-Lin Niu, Hua Zhang, Sheng-Rong Guo, Zhong-Hua Li, Guang-Yin Yuan
A strategy of suppressing the fast degradation behaviour of Mg-based biomaterials by the introduction of one of Mg degradation products Mg(OH)2 was proposed according to the following degradation mechanism, Mg + 2H2O ⇋ Mg(OH)2 + H2↑. Specifically, Mg(OH)2 submicron particles were mixed into poly (L-lactic acid) (PLLA) to synthesize a composite coating onto hydrofluoric acid-pretreated Mg-Nd-Zn-Zr alloy. The in vitro degradation investigations showed that the addition of Mg(OH)2 particles not only slowed down the corrosion of Mg matrix, but also retarded the formation of gas pockets underneath the polymer coating...
February 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
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