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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231426/engineering-of-anti-cd133-tri-specific-molecule-capable-of-inducing-nk-expansion-and-driving-antibody-dependent-cell-mediated-cytotoxicity-adcc
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Jörg U Schmohl, Martin Felices, Felix Oh, Alexander J Lenvik, Aaron M Lebeau, Jayanth Panyam, Jeffrey S Miller, Daniel A Vallera
Purpose: The selective elimination of cancer stem cells (CSCs) in tumor patients is a crucial goal because CSCs cause drug refractory relapse. To improve the current conventional bispecific immune-engager platform, a 16133 BiKE, consisting of scFvs binding FcγRIII (CD16) on NK cells and CD133 on carcinoma cells, was first synthesized and a modified IL-15 crosslinker capable of stimulating NK effector cells was introduced. Materials and Methods: DNA shuffling and ligation techniques were used to assemble and synthesize the 1615133 trispecific NK cell engager (TriKE)...
February 20, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230817/common%C3%A2-chemical%C3%A2-inductors%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-replication%C3%A2-stress-%C3%A2-focus%C3%A2-on%C3%A2-cell-based%C3%A2-studies
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REVIEW
Eva Vesela, Katarina Chroma, Zsofia Turi, Martin Mistrik
DNA replication is a highly demanding process regarding the energy and material supply and must be precisely regulated, involving multiple cellular feedbacks. The slowing down or stalling of DNA synthesis and/or replication forks is referred to as replication stress (RS). Owing to the complexity and requirements of replication, a plethora of factors may interfere and challenge the genome stability, cell survival or affect the whole organism. This review outlines chemical compounds that are known inducers of RS and commonly used in laboratory research...
February 21, 2017: Biomolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230346/high-strength-stereolithographic-3d-printed-nanocomposites-graphene-oxide-metastability
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Jill Z Manapat, Joey Dacula Mangadlao, Brylee David Buada Tiu, Grace C Tritchler, Rigoberto C Advincula
The weak thermomechanical properties of commercial 3D printing plastics have limited the technology's application mainly to rapid prototyping. In this report, we demonstrate a simple approach that takes advantage of the metastable, temperature-dependent structure of graphene oxide (GO) to enhance the mechanical properties of conventional 3D-printed resins produced by stereolithography (SLA). A commercially available SLA resin was reinforced with minimal amounts of GO nanofillers and thermally annealed at 50 °C and 100 °C for 12 hours...
February 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230156/drebrin-mediated-microtubule-actomyosin-coupling-steers-cerebellar-granule-neuron-nucleokinesis-and-migration-pathway-selection
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Niraj Trivedi, Daniel R Stabley, Blake Cain, Danielle Howell, Christophe Laumonnerie, Joseph S Ramahi, Jamshid Temirov, Ryan A Kerekes, Phillip R Gordon-Weeks, David J Solecki
Neuronal migration from a germinal zone to a final laminar position is essential for the morphogenesis of neuronal circuits. While it is hypothesized that microtubule-actomyosin crosstalk is required for a neuron's 'two-stroke' nucleokinesis cycle, the molecular mechanisms controlling such crosstalk are not defined. By using the drebrin microtubule-actin crosslinking protein as an entry point into the cerebellar granule neuron system in combination with super-resolution microscopy, we investigate how these cytoskeletal systems interface during migration...
February 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230077/cartilage-like-electrostatic-stiffening-of-responsive-cryogel-scaffolds
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G S Offeddu, I Mela, P Jeggle, R M Henderson, S K Smoukov, M L Oyen
Cartilage is a structural tissue with unique mechanical properties deriving from its electrically-charged porous structure. Traditional three-dimensional environments for the culture of cells fail to display the complex physical response displayed by the natural tissue. In this work, the reproduction of the charged environment found in cartilage is achieved using polyelectrolyte hydrogels based on polyvinyl alcohol and polyacrylic acid. The mechanical response and morphology of microporous physically-crosslinked cryogels are compared to those of heat-treated chemical gels made from the same polymers, as a result of pH-dependent swelling...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229590/impacts-of-crosslinkers-on-biological-effects-of-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles
#6
Yi-Ping Chen, Si-Han Wu, I-Chih Chen, Chien-Tsu Chen
Chemically synthesized crosslinkers play decisive roles in variable cargos attached to nanoparticles (NPs). Previous studies reported that surface properties, such as the size, charge, and surface chemistry, are particularly important determinants influencing the biological fate and actions of NPs and cells. Recent studies also focused on the relationship of serum proteins with the surface properties of NPs (also called the protein corona), which is recognized as a key factor in determining the cytotoxicity and biodistribution...
February 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228229/oxidative-transformation-of-a-tunichrome-model-compound-provides-new-insight-into-the-crosslinking-and-defense-reaction-of-tunichromes
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Adal Abebe, Qun F Kuang, Jason Evans, William E Robinson, Manickam Sugumaran
Tunichromes, small oligopeptides with dehydrodopa units isolated from the blood cells of ascidians, have been implicated in the defense reactions, metal binding, wound repair, or tunic formation. Their instability and high reactivity has severely hampered the assessment of their biological role. Experiments conducted with the model compound, 1,2-dehydro-N-acetyldopamine, indicated that the instability of tunichromes is due to this basic structure. Exposure of this catecholamine derivative to even mild alkaline condition such as pH 7...
February 16, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227444/novel-3d-coaxial-flow-focusing-nozzle-device-for-the-production-of-monodispersed-collagen-microspheres
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Sravani Jaligama, Po-Jung Huang, Jun Kameoka, Sravani Jaligama, Po-Jung Huang, Jun Kameoka, Jun Kameoka, Sravani Jaligama, Po-Jung Huang
We have developed a 3D coaxial flow-focusing nozzle device for the mass production of monodispersed collagen microspheres and chemically crosslinked them using EDC (1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-carbodiimide) and N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS). The size of the microspheres was varied between 200 μm and 600 μm by adjusting the ratio of the flow rates of the dispersed and continuous phases. MDA231-GFP cells were attached to the surface of these particles and their viability was investigated. Because they are comprised of a natural biomaterial, these collagen microspheres will have numerous applications, including bone regeneration scaffolds for tissue engineering and analyses of cancer cell interactions in a 3D environment...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226511/characterization-of-thrombus-stiffening-in-radio-frequency-rf-mechanical-thrombectomy
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Chris C H Chon, Jack Z Qin, John C K Kwok, David C C Lam, Chris C H Chon, Jack Z Qin, John C K Kwok, David C C Lam, David Cc Lam, Chris Ch Chon, John Ck Kwok, Jack Z Qin
Intra-arterial mechanical thrombectomy (IAMT) for ischemic stroke has high recanalization rate, long treatment time window and low risk of symptomatic intracerebral haemorrhage (sICH), but thrombus fragments produced during treatment can lead to distal embolization. Fragmentation can be reduced if the thrombus is strengthened by increasing the thrombus's crosslink density. Radio frequency (rf) electric current commonly used in surgery to cut and coagulate tissue can induce crosslinking in thrombus. The increase in thrombus stiffness as a result of the increase in crosslinking from rf treatment is characterized in this study...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225583/microfluidic-encapsulation-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-articular-cartilage-tissue-regeneration
#10
Fanyi Li, Vinh X Truong, Helmut Thissen, Jessica Frith, John S Forsythe
Stem cell injections for the treatment of articular cartilage damage are a promising approach to achieve tissue regeneration. However, this method is encumbered by high cell apoptosis rates, low retention in the cartilage lesion and inefficient chondrogenesis. Here, we have used a facile, very low cost-based microfluidic technique to create visible light-cured hydrogel microparticles composed of gelatin norbornene (GelNB) and a polyethylene glycol (PEG) crosslinker. In addition, we have demonstrated that the process enables the rapid in situ micro-encapsulation of human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs) under biocompatible microfluidic-processing conditions for long-term maintenance...
February 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225356/improving-mechanical-properties-of-carbon-nanotube-fibers-through-simultaneous-solid-state-cycloaddition-and-crosslinking
#11
Nam-Goo Kang, Xinyi Lu, Nitilaksha Hiremath, Kunlun Hong, Maria Evora, Victoria Ranson, Amit Naskar, Gajanan Bhat, Jimmy Mays
Individual carbon nanotubes (CNTs) exhibit exceptional mechanical properties. However, difficulties remain to fully realize these properties in CNT macro-assemblies, because of the sliding past one another resulting from the weak inter-tube forces. Herein, a simple solid-state reaction is presented that enhances the mechanical properties of carbon nanotube fibers (CNTFs) through simultaneous covalent functionalization and crosslinking. This is the first chemical crosslinking proposed without involvement of catalyst or byproducts...
February 22, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225256/analysis-and-control-of-chain-mobility-in-protein-hydrogels
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Peter B Rapp, Ahmad K Omar, Jeff J Shen, Maren E Buck, Zhen-Gang Wang, David A Tirrell
Coiled-coil domains can direct the assembly of protein block copolymers into physically crosslinked, viscoelastic hydrogels. Here we describe the use of fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) to probe chain mobility in reversible hydrogels assembled from engineered proteins bearing terminal coiled-coil domains. We show that chain mobility can be related to the underlying dynamics of the coiled-coil domains by application of a 3-state "hopping" model of chain migration. We further show that genetic programming allows the effective mobility of network chains to be varied 500-fold through modest changes in protein sequence...
February 22, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224978/methylated-antibody-affinity-purification-to-improve-proteomic-identification-of-plant-rna-polymerase-pol-v-complex-and-the-interacting-proteins
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Guochen Qin, Jun Ma, Xiaomei Chen, Zhaoqing Chu, Yi-Min She
Affinity purification followed by enzymatic digestion and mass spectrometry has been widely utilized for the sensitive detection of interacting proteins and protein complexes in various organisms. In plants, the method is technically challenging due to the low abundance proteins, non-specific binding and difficulties of eluting interacting proteins from antibody beads. In this report, we describe a strategy to modify antibodies by reductive methylation of lysines without affecting their binding properties, followed by on-bead digestion of bound proteins with endoproteinase Lys-C...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224898/non-covalently-crosslinked-chitosan-nanofibrous-mats-prepared-by-electrospinning-as-substrates-for-soft-tissue-regeneration
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Chiara Tonda-Turo, Francesca Ruini, Martina Ramella, Francesca Boccafoschi, Piergiorgio Gentile, Emilia Gioffredi, Giuseppe Falvo D'Urso Labate, Gianluca Ciardelli
Chitosan (CS) membranes obtained by electrospinning are potentially ideal substrates for soft tissue engineering as they combine the excellent biological properties of CS with the extracellular matrix (ECM)-like structure of nanofibrous mats. However, the high amount of acid solvents required to spun CS solutions interferes with the biocompatibility of CS fibres. To overcome this limitation, novel CS based solutions were investigated in this work. Low amount of acidic acid (0.5M) was used and dibasic sodium phosphate (DSP) was introduced as ionic crosslinker to improve nanofibres water stability and to neutralize the acidic pH of electrospun membranes after fibres soaking in biological fluids...
April 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224887/facile-and-green-fabrication-of-cellulosed-based-aerogels-for-lampblack-filtration-from-waste-newspaper
#15
Peidong Fan, Yali Yuan, Junkai Ren, Bin Yuan, Qian He, Guangmei Xia, Fengxia Chen, Rui Song
In this study, the lightweight, hydrophobic and porous cellulose-based aerogels (CAGs) were synthesized through a freeze-drying process using waste newspaper as the only raw material. After crosslinking with glutaraldehyde and treatment with trimethylchlorosilane (TMCS) using a simple thermal chemical vapor deposition process, the resulting CAGs became hydrophobic and oleophilic. Furthermore, the as-prepared CAGs exhibited a low density (17.4-28.7mgcm(-3)) and mesoporous inner-structure. All these properties attributed the novel aerogel not only with a good adsorption capability of oils and organic solvents, including kerosene, nitrobenzene, and chloroform, but also an excellent filtration capacity of lampblack...
April 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224786/cisplatin-crosslinked-multifunctional-nanodrugplexes-for-combination-therapy
#16
Weiqi Zhang, Ching-Hsuan Tung
Combination therapy efficiently tackles cancer by hitting multiple action mechanisms. However, drugs administered, simultaneously or sequentially, may not reach the targeted sites with the desired dose and ratio. The outcomes of combination therapy could be improved with a polymeric nanoparticle, which can simultaneously transport an optimal combination of drugs. We have demonstrated a simple one-pot strategy to formulate nanomedicines based on platinum coordination and the non-covalent interactions of the drugs...
February 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224148/hypercrosslinked-porous-polymer-materials-design-synthesis-and-applications
#17
REVIEW
Liangxiao Tan, Bien Tan
Hypercrosslinked polymers (HCPs) are a series of permanent microporous polymer materials initially reported by Davankov, and have received an increasing level of research interest. In recent years, HCPs have experienced rapid growth due to their remarkable advantages such as diverse synthetic methods, easy functionalization, high surface area, low cost reagents and mild operating conditions. Judicious selection of monomers, appropriate length crosslinkers and optimized reaction conditions yielded a well-developed polymer framework with an adjusted porous topology...
February 22, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222261/enhanced-release-of-molecules-upon-uv-light-irradiation-from-photoresponsive-hydrogels-prepared-from-bifunctional-azobenzene-and-four-arm-poly-ethylene-glycol
#18
Shiva Kumar Rastogi, Hailee E Anderson, Joseph Lamas, Scott L Barrett, Travis Cantu, Stefan Zauscher, William J Brittain, Tania Betancourt
Advances in biosensors and drug delivery depend on hydrogels that respond to external stimuli. In this work we de-scribe the preparation and characterization of photoresponsive hydrogels prepared by crosslinking of di-NHS ester of azobenzoic acid and four-armed, amine-terminated poly(ethylene glycol). The porous structure and composition of the hydrogels were confirmed by scanning electron microscopy and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The reversible photoisomerization of the azobenzene-containing hydrogel crosslinkers in the gels was confirmed by ab-sorption spectroscopy...
February 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221748/fe3-ph-thermo-responsive-supramolecular-hydrogel-with-multi-shape-memory-effect
#19
Xiaoxia Le, Wei Lu, He Xiao, Li Wang, Chunxin Ma, Jiawei Zhang, Youju Huang, Tao Chen
Poor, non-tunable mechanical properties as well as finite shape memory performance pose a barrier to shape memory hydrogels to realize practical applications. Here, a new shape memory hydrogel with tunable mechanical properties and multi-shape memory effect was presented. Three programmable reversible systems including PBA-diol ester bonds, AAc-Fe3+ and coil-helix transition of agar were applied to memorize temporary shapes and endow the hydrogel with outstanding multi-shape memory functionalities. Moreover, through changing the crosslinking densities, the mechanical properties of the as-prepared hydrogel can be adjusted...
February 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221703/multiblock-copolymer-based-dual-dynamic-disulfide-and-supramolecular-crosslinked-self-healing-networks
#20
So Young An, Seung Man Noh, Jung Kwon Oh
A new multiblock copolymer self-healing strategy is reported that centers on the synthesis of block copolymers designed with different self-healing motifs incorporated into individual blocks. As a proof of concept, a novel pentablock copolymer (ABCBA) consisting of a poly(ethylene glycol) middle block and self-healable symmetric blocks of a polymethacrylate with pendant disulfide linkages and carboxylic acids is synthesized by a combination of consecutive controlled radical polymerization with hydrolytic cleavage...
February 21, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
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