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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532119/poly-d-l-lactide-polycaprolactone-bioactive-glasss-nanocomposites-materials-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-screws-the-effect-of-glass-surface-functionalization-on-mechanical-properties-and-cell-behaviors
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Javad Esmaeilzadeh, Saeed Hesaraki, Seyed Mohammad-Mehdi Hadavi, Mohammad Hosein Ebrahimzadeh, Masoud Esfandeh
In this paper, different nanocomposites made of a polymer blend (80% of PDLLA and 20% of PCL in w/w) and various amounts of a sol-gel derived bioactive glass nanoparticles (0, 1, 3 and 6wt%) were prepared using a solvent-evaporation technique. The morphology, mechanical properties and osteoblastic cell behaviors of the nanocomposites were evaluated. According to the early results, addition of bioactive glass nanoparticles to the polymer matrix reduced the tensile and flexural strength because of a non-uniform distribution of the nanoparticles...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532113/nanofibers-of-human-tropoelastin-inspired-peptides-structural-characterization-and-biological-properties
#2
Valeria Secchi, Stefano Franchi, Marco Fioramonti, Giovanni Polzonetti, Giovanna Iucci, Brigida Bochicchio, Chiara Battocchio
Regenerative medicine is taking great advantage from the use of biomaterials in the treatments of a wide range of diseases and injuries. Among other biomaterials, self-assembling peptides are appealing systems due to their ability to spontaneously form nanostructured hydrogels that can be directly injected into lesions. Indeed, self-assembling peptide scaffolds are expected to behave as biomimetic matrices able to surround cells, to promote specific interactions, and to control and modify cell behavior by mimicking the native environment as well...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532111/surface-biofunctionalization-of-three-dimensional-porous-poly-lactic-acid-scaffold-using-chitosan-ogp-coating-for-bone-tissue-engineering
#3
Sen Zeng, Jianhua Ye, Zhixiang Cui, Junhui Si, Qianting Wang, Xiaofeng Wang, Kaiping Peng, Wenzhe Chen
As one of the stimulators on bone formation, osteogenic growth peptide (OGP) improves both proliferation and differentiation of the bone cells in vitro and in vivo. The aim of this work was the preparation of three dimensional porous poly(lactic acid) (PLA) scaffold with high porosity from PLA-dioxane-water ternary system with the use of vacuum-assisted solvent casting, phase separation, solvent extraction and particle leaching methods. Then, by surface coating of PLA scaffold with chitosan (CS)/OGP solution, biofunctionalization of PLA scaffold had been completed for application in bone regeneration...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532107/comparison-of-electrospun-and-solvent-cast-polylactic-acid-pla-poly-vinyl-alcohol-pva-inserts-as-potential-ocular-drug-delivery-vehicles
#4
Rajan Sharma Bhattarai, Amitesh Das, Rami M Alzhrani, Dongjin Kang, Sarit B Bhaduri, Sai H S Boddu
PURPOSE: The purpose of this work was to develop, characterize and compare electrospun nanofiber inserts (ENIs) and solvent cast polymeric inserts (SCIs) for ocular drug delivery. METHODS: ENI and SCI of 1%, 5% and 10% w/w dexamethasone were fabricated using a blend of poly-lactic acid (PLA) and poly-vinyl alcohol (PVA). Inserts were characterized for morphology, thickness, pH, drug content, drug crystallinity, in vitro drug release, sterility, dimethylformamide (DMF) and chloroform content, and cytotoxicity...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532104/in-situ-synthesis-and-characterization-of-hydroxyapatite-natural-rubber-composites-for-biomedical-applications
#5
T A Dick, L A Dos Santos
In this work, a biomimetic synthesis reaction for the production of hydroxyapatite (HA)/natural rubber (NR) composites is presented. HA was synthesized in the presence of solubilized NR in tetrahydrofuran (THF), which permits that negatively charged domains in proteins and lipids in NR work as nucleation sites for hydroxyapatite. The mechanical and physicochemical properties of composites containing 10, 20 and 30wt% HA were studied. NR influenced HA crystallite morphology, shape and size and was able to disperse the HA particles in THF...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532101/sonochemical-synthesis-of-fructose-1-6-bisphosphate-dicalcium-porous-microspheres-and-their-application-in-promotion-of-osteogenic-differentiation
#6
Chao Qi, Ding Zhou, Ying-Jie Zhu, Tuan-Wei Sun, Feng Chen, Chang-Qing Zhang
Human bone mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs) have the ability to differentiate into bone and cartilage for clinical bone regeneration. Biomaterials with an innate ability to stimulate osteogenic differentiation of hBMSCs into bone and cartilage are considered attractive candidates for the applications in bone tissue engineering and regeneration. In this paper, we synthesized fructose 1,6-bisphosphate dicalcium (Ca2FBP) porous microspheres by the sonochemical method, and investigated the ability of Ca2FBP for the promotion of the osteogenic differentiation of hBMSCs...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532070/ribose-mediated-crosslinking-of-collagen-hydroxyapatite-hybrid-scaffolds-for-bone-tissue-regeneration-using-biomimetic-strategies
#7
Gopal Shankar Krishnakumar, Natalia Gostynska, Elisabetta Campodoni, Massimiliano Dapporto, Monica Montesi, Silvia Panseri, Anna Tampieri, Elizaveta Kon, Maurilio Marcacci, Simone Sprio, Monica Sandri
This study explores for the first time the application of ribose as a highly biocompatible agent for the crosslinking of hybrid mineralized constructs, obtained by bio-inspired mineralization of self-assembling Type I collagen matrix with magnesium-doped-hydroxyapatite nanophase, towards a biomimetic mineralized 3D scaffolds (MgHA/Coll) with excellent compositional and structural mimicry of bone tissue. To this aim, two different crosslinking mechanisms in terms of pre-ribose glycation (before freeze drying) and post-ribose glycation (after freeze drying) were investigated...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532065/in-vitro-performance-of-ag-incorporated-hydroxyapatite-and-its-adhesive-porous-coatings-deposited-by-electrostatic-spraying
#8
Ozkan Gokcekaya, Thomas J Webster, Kyosuke Ueda, Takayuki Narushima, Celaletdin Ergun
Bacterial infection of implanted materials is a significant complication that might require additional surgical operations for implant retrieval. As an antibacterial biomaterial, Ag-containing hydroxyapatite (HA) may be a solution to reduce the incidences of implant associated infections. In this study, pure, 0.2mol% and 0.3mol% Ag incorporated HA powders were synthesized via a precipitation method. Colloidal precursor dispersions prepared from these powders were used to deposit porous coatings onto titanium and stainless steel substrates via electrostatic spraying...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532022/a-novel-grapheme-oxide-modified-collagen-chitosan-bio-film-for-controlled-growth-factor-release-in-wound-healing-applications
#9
Ting Liu, Weihua Dan, Nianhua Dan, Xinhua Liu, Xuexu Liu, Xu Peng
Collagen-chitosan composite film modified with grapheme oxide (GO) and 1-(3-Dimethylaminopropyl)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDC), termed CC-G-E film, was loaded with basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) as the development of an efficacious wound healing device. In this study we report a novel drug delivery system that prevents the initial burst release and loss of bioactivity of drugs in vitro and in vivo applications. The results showed that CC-G-E film possessed improved thermal stability and a higher rate of crosslinking with increased mechanical properties when the dosage of GO was between 0...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531999/zro2-toughened-al2o3-based-near-net-shaped-femoral-head-unique-fabrication-approach-3d-microstructure-burst-strength-and-muscle-cell-response
#10
Debasish Sarkar, Sourav Mandal, B S Reddy, Nitu Bhaskar, D C Sundaresh, Bikramjit Basu
The development of reliable biomedical devices demands the use of an integrated manufacturing protocol with comprehensive understanding of prototype characterization in terms of 3D microstructural analysis along with biocompatibility. While addressing these issues for ZrO2 (3mol% Y2O3 stabilized)-toughened Al2O3-based femoral head prototypes, the present work reports a unique fabrication protocol involving a sequence of uniaxial compaction followed by pre-sintering, machining, final sintering and polishing to ensure dimensional tolerance with respect to the design of patient-specific femoral head...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531996/poly-epsilon-caprolactone-nanoparticles-enhance-ursolic-acid-in-vivo-efficacy-against-trypanosoma-cruzi-infection
#11
Juliana Palma Abriata, Josimar O Eloy, Thalita Bachelli Riul, Patricia Mazureki Campos, Marcelo Dias Baruffi, Juliana Maldonado Marchetti
Despite affecting millions of people worldwide, Chagas disease is still neglected by the academia and industry and the therapeutic option available, benznidazole, presents limited efficacy and side effects. Within this context, ursolic acid may serve as an option for treatment, however has low bioavailability, which can be enhanced through the encapsulation in polymeric nanoparticles. Therefore, herein we developed ursolic acid-loaded nanoparticles with poly-ε-caprolactone by the nanoprecipitation method and characterized them for particle size, zeta potential, polydispersity, encapsulation efficiency, morphology by scanning electron microscopy and thermal behavior by differential scanning calorimetry...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531976/synthesis-of-in-situ-formable-hydrogels-with-collagen-and-hyaluronan-through-facile-michael-addition
#12
Riwang Li, Zhengwei Cai, Zhiwen Li, Qian Zhang, Shuyun Zhang, Li Deng, Lu Lu, Lihua Li, Changren Zhou
To mimic the natural extracellular matrix (ECM) and to facilitate tissue regeneration, in-situ formable collagen/hyaluronan composite hydrogels were prepared by a facile approach via Michael addition reaction, with maleilated collagen (Col-MA) and thiol derivatized hyaluronan (HA-SH). The hydrogels were denoted as CHG-1, CHG-2, CHG-3 and CHG-4 by vinyl/free thiol molar ratio (f) of 1:1, 1:2, 1:3 and 1:4, respectively. Results showed that with decrease of the f values, the gelation time decreased from 43s to 15s, Young's modulus increased from 1671...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531921/hesperetin-post-treatment-prevents-rat-cardiomyocytes-from-hypoxia-reoxygenation-injury-in-vitro-via-activating-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
#13
Shangfei He, Xianbao Wang, Yongkang Zhong, Lu Tang, Ya Zhang, Yuanna Ling, Zhipeng Tan, Pingzhen Yang, Aihua Chen
Hesperidin (HES), a citrus fruit extract, has beneficial effects on various ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) models. Here, we investigated the possible positive effect of hesperetin (HPT), an active metabolite of HES, and identified the potential molecular mechanisms involved in cardiomyocytes H/R-induced injury. To construct the cardiomyocyte model of hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) injury, cultured neonatal rat cardiomyocytes were subjected to 3h of hypoxia followed by 3h of reoxygenation. Cell viability and apoptosis were detected...
May 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531915/bone-marrow-stem-cells-anti-liver-fibrosis-potency-inhibition-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-activity-and-extracellular-matrix-deposition
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Ervina Julien Sitanggang, Radiana Dhewayani Antarianto, Sri Widia A Jusman, Jeanne Adiwinata Pawitan, Ahmad Aulia Jusuf
Transplantation of bone marrow derived stem cells (BMSCs) has been reported inhibits liver fibrosis. Several in vitro studies by co-culturing BMSCs and hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) indirectly or directly in 2D models showed inhibition of HSC as the key player in liver fibrosis. In this study, we investigated direct effect of BMSCs on HSCs by co-culturing BMSCs and HSCs in 3D model as it represents the liver microenvironment with intricate cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions. Primary isolated rat HSCs and BMSCs were directly co-cultured at 1:1 ratio with hanging drop method...
May 30, 2017: International Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531878/effect-of-hierarchical-pore-structure-on-alp-expression-of-mc3t3-e1-cells-on-bioglass-films
#15
Cuixia Yu, Junjun Zhuang, Lingqing Dong, Kui Cheng, Wenjian Weng
Hierarchical porous bioglass films on the tantalum were designed to enhance osteointegration of metallic implants. The films were prepared by a sol-gel method using P123 as the mesopore template and polystyrene microsphere as the nanopore template. The films with 5.4nm mesopores and 100nm nanopores (MBG-100) elicited an obviously elongated morphology of the cultured MC3T3-E1 cells, as a result, a higher alkaline phosphatase level was expressed. It is suggested that the nanopores play an important role in regulating cellular behavior by initial protein adsorption through nanopore curvatures...
May 8, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531862/unravelling-the-suitability-of-biological-induction-for-halophilic-lipase-production-by-halomonas-sp-lm1c-cultures
#16
Esther Gutiérrez-Arnillas, María Arellano, Francisco J Deive, Ana Rodríguez, María Ángeles Sanromán
In this study, the viability of using biological induction as an alternative to the conventional chemical induction in lipase production by a novel halophilic microorganism, Halomonas sp. LM1C, has been demonstrated. Thus, a 9-times increase of lipase activity (3000U/L) was recorded when Staphylococcus equorum sp. AMC7 was present in the medium, which is competitive with the results obtained when Triton X-100 was added as chemical inducer. The GC-MS data allowed concluding the true nature of the biological inducer effect, as the existence of high percentages of isomeric forms of pentadecanoic acid were detected...
May 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531849/heterotrophy-of-filamentous-oleaginous-microalgae-tribonema-minus-for-potential-production-of-lipid-and-palmitoleic-acid
#17
Wenjun Zhou, Hui Wang, Lin Chen, Wentao Cheng, Tianzhong Liu
Heterotrophic fermentation and high valuable co-product producing are thought to be effective ways to improve the economic viability and feasibility of commercial production of microalgae biofuels. This work reported the heterotrophic cultivation of Tribonema minus for lipid and palmitoleic acid (a novel functional fatty acid) production. Firstly, the heterotrophic ability of T. minus was identified for the first time with significant promotion in biomass and lipid productivity, and glucose and urea were then selected as the optimal carbon and nitrogen sources...
May 10, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531823/correlates-of-khat-use-during-pregnancy-a-cross-sectional-study
#18
Motohiro Nakajima, Mulusew G Jebena, Mohammed Taha, Markos Tesfaye, Esayas Gudina, Andrine Lemieux, Richard Hoffman, Mustafa al'Absi
OBJECTIVES: Khat is widely used in East African countries including Ethiopia. A growing body of evidence indicates that long-term khat use is associated with various health consequences. The aim of this study was to examine the magnitude and correlates of khat use in pregnant women. METHODS: This study used a cross-sectional, face-to-face interview design that included 642 pregnant women receiving antenatal care services at primary care centers in Ethiopia. A series of chi-square tests and regression models were conducted to examine whether khat use status (i...
May 9, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531652/lessons-learned-using-a-values-engaged-approach-to-attend-to-culture-diversity-and-equity-in-a-stem-program-evaluation
#19
Ayesha S Boyce
Evaluation must attend meaningfully and respectfully to issues of culture, race, diversity, power, and equity. This attention is especially critical within the evaluation of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational programming, which has an explicit agenda of broadening participation. The purpose of this article is to report lessons learned from the implementation of a values-engaged, educative (Greene et al., 2006) evaluation within a multi-year STEM education program setting. This meta-evaluation employed a case study design using data from evaluator weekly systematic reflections, review of evaluation and program artifacts, stakeholder interviews, and peer review and assessment...
May 13, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531555/microbial-detoxification-of-carvedilol-a-%C3%AE-adrenergic-antagonist-by-the-filamentous-fungus-cunninghamella-echinulata
#20
Katarzyna Zawadzka, Przemysław Bernat, Aleksandra Felczak, Katarzyna Lisowska
Beta adrenergic antagonists like carvedilol are typical environmental pollutants detected in wastewater and surface water. Human metabolism of carvedilol is well investigated, while its environmental fates are still unknown. In recent years, there have been appearing reports on high toxicity of β-blockers toward aquatic organisms. In this paper the ability of the filamentous fungus C. echinulata to eliminate the β-blocker has been described for the first time. An 83% loss of carvedilol was observed after 120 h incubation of the tested fungus with the compound, where hydroxylated carvedilol metabolites were identified as the major biotransformation products...
May 16, 2017: Chemosphere
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