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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235444/contact-guidance-for-cardiac-tissue-engineering-using-3d-bioprinted-gelatin-patterned-hydrogel
#1
Ajay Tijore, Scott Alexander Irvine, Udi Sarig, Priyadarshini Mhaisalkar, Vrushali Baisane, Subbu S Venkatraman
Here, we have developed a 3D bioprinted microchanneled gelatin hydrogel that promotes human mesenchymal stem cell (hMSC) myocardial commitment and supports native cardiomyocytes (CMs) contractile functionality. Firstly, we studied the effect of bioprinted microchanneled hydrogel on the alignment, elongation, and differentiation of hMSC. Notably, the cells displayed well defined F-actin anisotropy and elongated morphology on the microchanneled hydrogel, hence showing the effects of topographical control over cell behavior...
December 13, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222789/growth-and-neurotrophic-factors-in-embryonic-stem-cells
#2
Micaela Pannella, Luciana Giardino, Laura Calzà, Mercedes Fernández
In this chapter we illustrate protocols to investigate growth and neurotrophic factors in human and rodent (rat and mouse)-derived embryonic stem cells. The conventional two-dimensional cell monolayer system to grow embryonic stem cells is presented, focusing on the coating strategies also using extracellular matrix components. Then, different approaches for three-dimensional stem cell culture are presented, using hydrogels and scaffolds. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction, immunocytochemistry, immunoenzymatic ELISA assay, and multiparametric assays to quantify growth and neurotrophic factor production are presented...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211452/promoted-chondrogenesis-of-co-cultured-chondrocytes-and-mesenchymal-stem-cells-under-hypoxia-using-in-situ-forming-degradable-hydrogel-scaffolds
#3
Xiaobin Huang, Yong Hou, Leilei Zhong, Dechun Huang, Hongliang Qian, Marcel Karperien, Wei Chen
We investigated the effects of different oxygen tension (21% and 2.5% O2) on the chondrogenesis of different cell systems cultured in pH-degradable PVA hydrogels including human articular chondrocytes (hACs), human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) and their co-cultures with a hAC/hMSC ratio of 20/80. These hydrogels were prepared with vinyl ether acrylate-functionalized PVA (PVA-VEA) and thiolated PVA-VEA (PVA-VEA-SH) via Michael-type addition reaction. The rheology tests determined the gelation of the hydrogels was controlled within 2-7 min dependent on the polymer concentrations...
December 6, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158523/treatment-of-myocardial-infarction-with-gene-modified-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-a-small-molecular-hydrogel
#4
Zhiye Wu, Guoqin Chen, Jianwu Zhang, Yongquan Hua, Jinliang Li, Bei Liu, Anqing Huang, Hekai Li, Minsheng Chen, Caiwen Ou
The effect of transplanted rat mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can be reduced by extracellular microenvironment in myocardial infarction (MI). We tested a novel small-molecular hydrogel (SMH) on whether it could provide a scaffold for hepatocyte growth factor (HGF)-modified MSCs and alleviate ventricular remodeling while preserving cardiac function after MI. Overexpression of HGF in MSCs increased Bcl-2 and reduced Bax and caspase-3 levels in response to hypoxia in vitro. Immunocytochemistry demonstrated that cardiac troponin (cTnT), desmin and connexin 43 expression were significantly enhanced in the 5-azacytidine (5-aza) with SMH group compared with the 5-aza only group in vitro and in vivo...
November 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148982/a-dentin-derived-hydrogel-bioink-for-3d-printing-of-cell-laden-scaffolds-for-regenerative-dentistry
#5
Avathamsa Athirasala, Anthony Tahayeri, Greeshma Thrivikraman, Cristiane Miranda Franca, Nelson Monteiro, Victor Tran, Jack Ferracane, Luiz Bertassoni
Recent studies in tissue engineering have adopted extracellular matrix (ECM) derived scaffolds as natural and cytocompatible microenvironments for tissue regeneration. The dentin matrix, specifically, has been shown to be associated with a host of soluble and insoluble signaling molecules that can promote odontogenesis. Here, we have developed a novel bioink, blending printable alginate (3% w/v) hydrogels with the soluble and insoluble fractions of the dentin matrix. We have optimized the printing parameters and the concentrations of the individual components of the bioink for print accuracy, cell viability and odontogenic potential...
November 17, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133625/the-interplay-of-peptide-affinity-and-scaffold-stiffness-on-neuronal-differentiation-of-neural-stem-cells
#6
Jessica M Stukel, Rebecca Kuntz Willits
Cells are sensitive to physical cues in their environment, such as the stiffness of the substrate, peptide density, and peptide affinity. Understanding how neural stem cells (NSCs) sense and respond to these matrix cues has the potential to improve disease outcome, particularly if a regenerative response can be exploited. While the material properties are known to influence other stem cells, little is known about how NSC differentiation is altered by this interplay of mechanical, or bulk properties, with peptide concentration and affinity, or microscale properties...
November 14, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128541/a-pegylated-platelet-free-plasma-hydrogel-based-composite-scaffold-enables-stable-vascularization-and-targeted-cell-delivery-for-volumetric-muscle-loss
#7
Amit Aurora, Nicole Wrice, Thomas J Walters, Robert J Christy, Shanmugasundaram Natesan
Extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffolds are being used for the clinical repair of soft tissue injuries. Although improved functional outcomes have been reported, ECM scaffolds show limited tissue specific remodeling response with concomitant deposition of fibrotic tissue. One plausible explanation is the regression of blood vessels which may be limiting the diffusion of oxygen and nutrients across the scaffold. Herein we develop a composite scaffold as a vasculo-inductive platform by integrating PEGylated platelet free plasma (PFP) hydrogel with a muscle derived ECM scaffold (m-ECM)...
November 8, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128540/electrospun-thermosensitive-hydrogel-scaffold-for-enhanced-chondrogenesis-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#8
Alexander R Brunelle, Christopher B Horner, Karen Low, Gerardo Ico, Jin Nam
Hydrogels have shown great potential for cartilage tissue engineering applications due to their capability to encapsulate cells within biomimetic, 3-dimensional (3D) microenvironments. However, the multi-step fabrication process that is necessary to produce cell/scaffold constructs with defined dimensions, limits their off-the-shelf translational usage. In this study, we have developed a hybrid scaffolding system which combines a thermosensitive hydrogel, poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PEG-PNIPAAm), with a biodegradable polymer, poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL), into a composite, electrospun microfibrous structure...
November 8, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128535/branched-peptides-integrate-into-self-assembled-nanostructures-and-enhance-biomechanics-of-peptidic-hydrogels
#9
Raffaele Pugliese, Federico Fontana, Amanda Marchini, Fabrizio Gelain
Self-assembling peptides (SAP) have drawn an increasing interest in the tissue engineering community. They display unquestionable biomimetic properties, tailorability and promising biocompatibility. However their use has been hampered by poor mechanical properties making them fragile soft scaffolds. To increase SAP hydrogel stiffness we introduced a novel strategy based on multiple ramifications of (LDLK)3, a well-known linear SAP, connected with one or multiple "lysine knots". Differently branched SAPs were tested by increasing the number of (LDLK)3-like branches and by adding the neuro-regenerative functional motif BMHP1 as a single branch...
November 8, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113887/injectable-silk-fibroin-hydrogels-functionalized-with-microspheres-as-adult-stem-cells-carrier-systems
#10
Matteo Ciocci, Ilaria Cacciotti, Dror Seliktar, Sonia Melino
Hydrogels are good candidate materials for cell delivery scaffolds because they can mimic the physical, chemical, electrical and biological properties of most of the native tissues. In this study, composite biosynthetic hydrogels were produced by combining the bio-functionality of silk fibroin (SF) with the structural versatility of polyethylene-glycol-diacrylated (PEGDa). The formation of a photopolymerizable PEGDa-SF hydrogel (PSFHy) was optimized for 3D-cell culture. Functionalization of the 3D-PSFHy with protein microspheres (MS) was required to increase the porosity and cell-adhesive properties of the material...
November 4, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107055/native-and-synthetic-scaffolds-for-limbal-epithelial-stem-cell-transplantation
#11
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Kim N Nguyen, Samantha Bobba, Alexander Richardson, Mijeong Park, Stephanie L Watson, Denis Wakefield, Nick Di Girolamo
Limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) is a complex blinding disease of the cornea, which cannot be treated with conventional corneal transplants. Instead, a stem cell (SC) graft is required to replenish the limbal epithelial stem cell (LESC) reservoir, which is ultimately responsible for regenerating the corneal epithelium. Current therapies utilize limbal tissue biopsies that harbor LESCs as well as tissue culture expanded cells. Typically, this tissue is placed on a scaffold that supports the formation of corneal epithelial cell sheets, which are then transferred to diseased eyes...
November 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081966/design-of-biomimetic-cellular-scaffolds-for-co-culture-system-and-their-application
#12
Yun-Min Kook, Yoon Jeong, Kangwon Lee, Won-Gun Koh
The extracellular matrix of most natural tissues comprises various types of cells, including fibroblasts, stem cells, and endothelial cells, which communicate with each other directly or indirectly to regulate matrix production and cell functionality. To engineer multicellular interactions in vitro, co-culture systems have achieved tremendous success achieving a more realistic microenvironment of in vivo metabolism than monoculture system in the past several decades. Recently, the fields of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine have primarily focused on three-dimensional co-culture systems using cellular scaffolds, because of their physical and biological relevance to the extracellular matrix of actual tissues...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076281/human-periodontal-ligament-and-gingiva-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-promote-nerve-regeneration-when-encapsulated-in-alginate-hyaluronic-acid-3d-scaffold
#13
Sahar Ansari, Ivana M Diniz, Chider Chen, Patricia Sarrion, Ali Tamayol, Benjamin M Wu, Alireza Moshaverinia
Repair or regeneration of damaged nerves is still a challenging clinical task in reconstructive surgeries and regenerative medicine. Here, it is demonstrated that periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) and gingival mesenchymal stem cells (GMSCs) isolated from adult human periodontal and gingival tissues assume neuronal phenotype in vitro and in vivo via a subcutaneous transplantation model in nude mice. PDLSCs and GMSCs are encapsulated in a 3D scaffold based on alginate and hyaluronic acid hydrogels capable of sustained release of human nerve growth factor (NGF)...
October 27, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075508/effect-of-alginate-concentration-on-chondrogenesis-of-co-cultured-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-and-nasal-chondrocytes-a-biological-study
#14
Y W Ewa-Choy, B Pingguan-Murphy, N A Abdul-Ghani, J Jahendran, K H Chua
BACKGROUND: The three-dimensional (3D) system is one of the important factors to engineer a biocompatible and functional scaffold for the applications of cell-based therapies for cartilage repair. The 3D alginate hydrogels system has previously been shown to potentially promote chondrogenesis. The chondrocytic differentiation of co-cultured adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) and nasal chondrocytes (NCs) within alginate constructs are hypothesized to be influenced by concentration of alginate hydrogel...
2017: Biomaterials Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064377/3d-printing-nano-conductive-multi-walled-carbon-nanotube-scaffolds-for-nerve-regeneration
#15
Se-Jun Lee, Wei Zhu, Margaret Nowicki, Grace Lee, Dong Nyoung Heo, Junghoon Kim, Yi Zuo, Lijie Grace Zhang
In recent years, the development of tissue-engineered 3D scaffolds for various regenerative engineering applications has been widely investigated. Hydrogel polymers are extensively used as tissue engineering scaffold materials due to their unique biocompatible features. However, hydrogel based scaffolds often suffer from weak mechanical strength and a lack of functional groups to enhance cell adhesion. Hence, nanomaterials, such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs), have been introduced to modify the surface properties of scaffolds, thus enhancing the interaction between the neural cells and biomaterials...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046917/effects-of-an-injectable-functionalized-self-assembling-nanopeptide-hydrogel-on-angiogenesis-and-neurogenesis-for-regeneration-of-the-central-nervous-system
#16
Tzu-Wei Wang, Kai-Chieh Chang, Liang-Hsin Chen, Shih-Yung Liao, Chia-Wei Yeh, Yung-Jen Chuang
Brain injury is a devastating medical condition and represents a major health problem. Tissue and organ reconstruction have been regarded as promising therapeutic strategies. Here, we propose a regenerative methodology focusing on the provision of functionalized nanopeptide scaffolds to facilitate angiogenesis and neurogenesis at the brain injury site. The peptide RADA16-SVVYGLR undergoes self-assembly to construct an interconnected network with intertwining nanofibers, and can be controlled to display various physicochemical properties by the adjustment of microenvironmental factors such as pH and ion concentration...
November 2, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042614/3d-printed-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-scaffold-integrated-with-cell-laden-chitosan-hydrogels-for-bone-tissue-engineering
#17
Liang Dong, Shao-Jie Wang, Xin-Rong Zhao, Yu-Fang Zhu, Jia-Kuo Yu
Synthetic polymeric scaffolds are commonly used in bone tissue engineering (BTE) due to their biocompatibility and adequate mechanical properties. However, their hydrophobicity and the lack of specific cell recognition sites confined their practical application. In this study, to improve the cell seeding efficiency and osteoinductivity, an injectable thermo-sensitive chitosan hydrogel (CSG) was incorporated into a 3D-printed poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) scaffold to form a hybrid scaffold. To demonstrate the feasibility of this hybrid system for BTE application, rabbit bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs) and bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) were encapsulated in CSG...
October 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027711/expansion-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-electrospun-scaffolds-maintains-stemness-mechano-responsivity-and-differentiation-potential
#18
Su-Jin Heo, Spencer E Szczesny, Dong Hwa Kim, Kamiel S Saleh, Robert L Mauck
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) hold great promise for regenerative therapies and tissue engineering applications given their multipotential differentiation capacity. However, MSC isolation and expansion are typically performed on super-physiologically stiff tissue culture plastic (TCP), which may alter their behavior and lead to unintended consequences upon implantation. In contrast, electrospun nanofibrous scaffolds possess physical and mechanical properties that are similar to that of native tissue. In this study, we investigated whether isolation and expansion of juvenile bovine MSCs directly onto electrospun nanofibrous scaffolds better preserves MSC phenotype and stemness compared to TCP...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022693/trilayer-three-dimensional-hydrogel-composite-scaffold-containing-encapsulated-adipose-derived-stem-cells-promotes-bladder-reconstruction-via-sdf-1%C3%AE-cxcr4-pathway
#19
Dongdong Xiao, Hao Yan, Qiong Wang, Xiangguo Lv, Ming Zhang, Yang Zhao, Zhe Zhou, Jiping Xu, Qian Sun, Kang Sun, Wei Li, Mujun Lu
Bladder acellular matrix graft-alginate dialdehyde-gelatin hydrogel-silk mesh (BAMG-HS) encapsulated with adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) was evaluated in a rat model of augmentation cystoplasty, including BAMG-HS-ASCs (n = 18, subgroup n = 6 for 2, 4, and 12 weeks), acellular BAMG-HS (n = 6 for 12 weeks) and cystotomy control (n = 6 for 12 weeks) groups. Equipped with good cytocompatibility and superior mechanical properties (elastic modulus: 5.33 ± 0.96 MPa, maximum load: 28.90 ± 0.69 N), BAMG-HS acted a trilayer "sandwich" scaffold with minimal interference in systemic homeostasis...
November 8, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017117/characterisation-of-hyaluronic-acid-methylcellulose-hydrogels-for-3d-bioprinting
#20
Nicholas Law, Brandon Doney, Hayley Glover, Yahua Qin, Zachary M Aman, Timothy B Sercombe, Lawrence J Liew, Rodney J Dilley, Barry J Doyle
Hydrogels containing hyaluronic acid (HA) and methylcellulose (MC) have shown promising results for three dimensional (3D) bioprinting applications. However, several parameters influence the applicability bioprinting and there is scarce data in the literature characterising HAMC. We assessed eight concentrations of HAMC for printability, swelling and stability over time, rheological and structural behaviour, and viability of mesenchymal stem cells. We show that HAMC blends behave as viscous solutions at 4°C and have faster gelation times at higher temperatures, typically gelling upon reaching 37°C...
September 28, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
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