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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718059/recent-advances-in-tissue-engineering-strategies-for-the-treatment-of-joint-damage
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REVIEW
Makeda K Stephenson, Ashley L Farris, Warren L Grayson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: While the clinical potential of tissue engineering for treating joint damage has yet to be realized, research and commercialization efforts in the field are geared towards overcoming major obstacles to clinical translation, as well as towards achieving engineered grafts that recapitulate the unique structures, function, and physiology of the joint. In this review, we describe recent advances in technologies aimed at obtaining biomaterials, stem cells, and bioreactors that will enable the development of effective tissue-engineered treatments for repairing joint damage...
August 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714033/evaluation-of-velvet-antler-total-protein-effect-on-bone-marrow%C3%A2-derived-endothelial-progenitor-cells
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Xiang Xiao, Lin Li, Shuqiang Xu, Min Mao, Ruiyan Pan, Yanjun Li, Jiayun Wu, Li Huang, Xiaoyun Zheng
Lu Rong, velvet antler (VA), is a traditional Chinese medicine, which is used as a food supplement and therapeutic drug in China, Japan, Russia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. The regenerative characteristics of VA have resulted in great research interest, particularly regarding the fields of organ grafting and stem cell differentiation. Various VA proteomic studies verified that proteins act as the primary bioactive components of VA. The present study aimed to investigate if VA proteins (VA‑pro) influence endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) viability...
July 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709951/microrna-basic-concepts-and-implications-for-regeneration-and-repair-of-neurodegenerative-diseases
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REVIEW
Cláudia Saraiva, Marta Esteves, Liliana Bernardino
MicroRNAs (miRNA) are small non-coding molecules that revolutionized our knowledge about the regulation of gene expression. Capable to target a large number of mRNA, miRNA are thought to regulate around 30% of the entire human genome. Therefore, these molecules are able to regulate several biological processes, including neuronal survival, differentiation and regeneration. Additionally, miRNA might act as valuable clinical agents in brain pathological conditions: their specific expression patterns in the brain parenchyma and/or in circulating fluids have been highlighted as potential biomarkers while the modulation of their activity may have therapeutic value for several neurodegenerative diseases...
July 11, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706339/expansion-of-bone-marrow-derived-human-mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cells-hmscs-using-a-two-phase-liquid-liquid-system
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Mariana P Hanga, Halina Murasiewicz, Andrzej W Pacek, Alvin W Nienow, Karen Coopman, Christopher J Hewitt
BACKGROUND: Human mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (hMSCs) are at the forefront of regenerative medicine applications due to their relatively easy isolation and availability in adults, potential to differentiate and to secrete a range of trophic factors that could determine specialised tissue regeneration. To date, hMSCs have been successfully cultured in vitro on substrates such as polystyrene dishes (TCPS) or microcarriers. However, hMSC sub-cultivation and harvest typically employs proteolytic enzymes that act by cleaving important cell membrane proteins resulting in long-term cell damage...
July 2017: Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704061/acid-base-polymeric-foams-for-the-adsorption-of-micro-oil-droplets-from-industrial-effluents
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Pavani Cherukupally, Edgar J Acosta, Juan P Hinestroza, Amy M Bilton, Chul B Park
Separation of toxic organic pollutants from industrial effluents is a great environmental challenge. Herein, an acid-base engineered foam is employed for separation of micro-oil droplets from an aqueous solution. In acidic or basic environments, acid-base polymers acquire surface charge due to protonation or dissociation of surface active functional groups. This property is invoked to adsorb crude oil microdroplets from water using polyester polyurethane (PESPU) foam. The physicochemical surface properties of the foam were characterized using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, inverse gas chromatography, electrokinetic analysis, and micro-computed tomography...
July 13, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699526/hydrogel-based-cell-therapies-for-kidney-regeneration-current-trends-in-biofabrication-and-in-vivo-repair
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Katja Jansen, Carl C L Schuurmans, Jitske Jansen, Rosalinde Masereeuw, Tina Vermonden
Facing the problems of limited renal regeneration capacity and the persistent shortage of donor kidneys, dialysis remains the only treatment option for many end-stage renal disease patients. Unfortunately, dialysis is only a medium-term solution because large and protein-bound uremic solutes are not efficiently cleared from the body and lead to disease progression over time. Current strategies for improved renal replacement therapies (RRTs) range from whole organ engineering to biofabrication of renal assist devices and biological injectables for in vivo regeneration...
July 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697226/randomized-split-face-d%C3%A3-collet%C3%A3-comparative-trial-of-procedure-enhancement-system-for-fractional-non-ablative-laser-resurfacing-treatment
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Deanne Mraz Robinson, Ashton P Frulla
<p>INTRODUCTION: A topical proprietary procedural enhancement system (PES) containing a combination of active ingredients including a tripeptide and hexapeptide (TriHex Technology™, Alastin Procedure Enhancement Invasive System, ALASTIN Skincare™, Inc., Carlsbad, CA) has been used successfully to aid in healing and improve symptomatology following resurfacing procedures.</p> <p>METHODS: PES (Gentle Cleanser, Regenerating Skin Nectar with TriHex Technology™, Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer with TriHex Technology™, Soothe + Protect Recovery Balm, Broad Spectrum 30+ Sunscreen) was compared to a basic regimen (Aquaphor™, Cerave™ cleanser, Vanicream™, Alastin Broad Spectrum 30+ Sunscreen) in a split face/ décolleté trial following fractional non-ablative thulium-doped resurfacing treatment to the face or décolleté...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691031/in-vitro-plant-regeneration-from-commercial-cultivars-of-soybean
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Ghulam Raza, Mohan B Singh, Prem L Bhalla
Soybean, a major legume crop, is the source of vegetable oil and protein. There is a need for transgenic approaches to breeding superior soybean varieties to meet future climate challenges. Efficient plant regeneration is a prerequisite for successful application of genetic transformation technology. Soybean cultivars are classified into different maturity groups based on photoperiod requirements. In this study, nine soybean varieties belonging to different maturity group were regenerated successfully from three different explants: half split hypocotyl, complete hypocotyl, and cotyledonary node...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682135/using-zebrafish-as-a-model-to-study-the-role-of-epigenetics-in-hearing-loss
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Yingzi He, Beier Bao, Huawei Li
The rapid progress of bioinformatics and high-throughput screening techniques in recent years has led to the identification of many candidate genes and small-molecule drugs that have the potential to make significant contributions to our understanding of the developmental and pathological processes of hearing, but it remains unclear how these genes and regulatory factors are coordinated. Increasing evidence suggests that epigenetic mechanisms are essential for establishing gene expression profiles and likely play an important role in the development of inner ear and in the pathology of hearing-associated diseases...
July 6, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676130/skeletal-muscle-derived-interstitial-progenitor-cells-pics-display-stem-cell-properties-being-clonogenic-self-renewing-and-multi-potent-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Beverley J Cottle, Fiona C Lewis, Victoria Shone, Georgina M Ellison-Hughes
BACKGROUND: The development of cellular therapies to treat muscle wastage with disease or age is paramount. Resident muscle satellite cells are not currently regarded as a viable cell source due to their limited migration and growth capability ex vivo. This study investigated the potential of muscle-derived PW1(+)/Pax7(-) interstitial progenitor cells (PICs) as a source of tissue-specific stem/progenitor cells with stem cell properties and multipotency. METHODS: Sca-1(+)/PW1(+) PICs were identified on tissue sections from hind limb muscle of 21-day-old mice, isolated by magnetic-activated cell sorting (MACS) technology and their phenotype and characteristics assessed over time in culture...
July 4, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674697/cell-free-vascular-grafts-recent-developments-and-clinical-potential
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Sindhu Row, Ana Santandreu, Daniel D Swartz, Stelios T Andreadis
Recent advances in vascular tissue engineering have led to the development of cell-free grafts that are available off-the-shelf for on demand surgery. Challenges associated with cell-based technologies including cell sourcing, cell expansion and long-term bioreactor culture motivated the development of completely cell-free vascular grafts. These are based on decellularized arteries, decellularized cultured cell-based tissue engineered grafts or biomaterials functionalized with biological signals that promote in situ tissue regeneration...
March 2017: Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667644/somatic-embryogenesis-in-guava-psidium-guajava-l-current-status-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Madhu Kamle, Kwang-Hyun Baek
Guava (Psidium guajava L.) is a highly perishable fruit crop comparable to mango owing to its high medicinal value and intense aroma. The presence of high genetic variability limits the chances of further expansion of guava improvement using biotechnological interventions. Conventional methods of guava improvement encountered with restricted achievement in progress of disease resistant varieties because of existing high genetic variability in the germplasm. There is a considerable demand for the establishment of successful and efficient regeneration protocols via somatic embryogenesis...
July 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662063/rna-seq-and-cytof-immuno-profiling-of-regenerating-lacrimal-glands-identifies-a-novel-subset-of-cells-expressing-muscle-related-proteins
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Dillon Hawley, Jian Ding, Suharika Thotakura, Scott Haskett, Hema Aluri, Claire Kublin, Audrey Michel, Lisa Clapisson, Michael Mingueneau, Driss Zoukhri
The purpose of the present studies was to use CyTOF and RNA-Seq technologies to identify cells and genes involved in lacrimal gland repair that could be targeted to treat diseases of lacrimal gland dysfunction. Lacrimal glands of female BALB/c mice were experimentally injured by intra-glandular injection of interleukin 1 alpha (IL-1α). The lacrimal glands were harvested at various time points following injury (1 to 14 days) and used to either prepare single cell suspensions for CyTOF immuno-phenotyping analyses or to extract RNA for gene expression studies using RNA-Seq...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658631/pax7-targets-cd54-integrin-%C3%AE-9%C3%AE-1-and-sdc2-allow-isolation-of-human-esc-ipsc-derived-myogenic-progenitors
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Alessandro Magli, Tania Incitti, James Kiley, Scott A Swanson, Radbod Darabi, Fabrizio Rinaldi, Sridhar Selvaraj, Ami Yamamoto, Jakub Tolar, Ce Yuan, Ron Stewart, James A Thomson, Rita C R Perlingeiro
Pluripotent stem (PS)-cell-derived cell types hold promise for treating degenerative diseases. However, PS cell differentiation is intrinsically heterogeneous; therefore, clinical translation requires the development of practical methods for isolating progenitors from unwanted and potentially teratogenic cells. Muscle-regenerating progenitors can be derived through transient PAX7 expression. To better understand the biology, and to discover potential markers for these cells, here we investigate PAX7 genomic targets and transcriptional changes in human cells undergoing PAX7-mediated myogenic commitment...
June 27, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657154/tissue-engineered-tendon-constructs-for-rotator-cuff-repair-in-sheep
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Stoyna S Novakova, Vasudevan D Mahalingam, Shelby E Florida, Christopher L Mendias, Answorth Allen, Ellen M Arruda, Asheesh Bedi, Lisa M Larkin
Current rotator cuff repair commonly involves the use of single or double row suture techniques, and despite successful outcomes, failure rates continue to range from 20-95%. Failure to regenerate native biomechanical properties at the enthesis is thought to contribute to failure rates. Thus, the need for technologies that improve structural healing of the enthesis after rotator cuff repair is imperative. To address this issue, our lab has previously demonstrated enthesis regeneration using a tissue-engineered graft approach in a sheep anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair model...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655891/a-gelatin-sulfonated-silk-composite-scaffold-based-on-3d-printing-technology-enhances-skin-regeneration-by-stimulating-epidermal-growth-and-dermal-neovascularization
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Si Xiong, Xianzhu Zhang, Ping Lu, Yan Wu, Quan Wang, Heng Sun, Boon Chin Heng, Varitsara Bunpetch, Shufang Zhang, Hongwei Ouyang
One of the key problems hindering skin repair is the deficiency of dermal vascularization and difficulty of epidermis regeneration, which makes it challenging to fabricate scaffolds that can biologically fulfill the requirements for skin regeneration. To overcome this problem, three-dimensional printing was used to fabricate a gelatin-sulfonated silk composite scaffold that was incorporated with basic fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF-2) through binding with a sulfonic acid group (SO3) (3DG-SF-SO3-FGF). The efficacy and mechanism by which the 3DG-SF-SO3-FGF scaffolds promote skin regeneration were investigated both within in vitro cell culture and in vivo with a full-thickness skin defect model...
June 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654787/remediation-of-soils-polluted-with-lindane-using-surfactant-aided-soil-washing-and-electrochemical-oxidation
#17
M Muñoz-Morales, M Braojos, C Sáez, P Cañizares, M A Rodrigo
In this work the complete treatment of soil spiked with lindane is studied using surfactant-aided soil-washing (SASW) to exhaust lindane from soil and electrolysis with diamond anodes to mineralize lindane from the soil washing fluid (SWF) waste. Results demonstrated that this technological approach is efficient and allow to remove this hazardous pollutant from soil. They also pointed out the significance of the ratio surfactant/soil in the efficiency of the SASW process and in the performance of the later electrolysis used to mineralize the pollutant...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653043/bioactive-polymeric-scaffolds-for-tissue-engineering
#18
Scott Stratton, Namdev B Shelke, Kazunori Hoshino, Swetha Rudraiah, Sangamesh G Kumbar
A variety of engineered scaffolds have been created for tissue engineering using polymers, ceramics and their composites. Biomimicry has been adopted for majority of the three-dimensional (3D) scaffold design both in terms of physicochemical properties, as well as bioactivity for superior tissue regeneration. Scaffolds fabricated via salt leaching, particle sintering, hydrogels and lithography have been successful in promoting cell growth in vitro and tissue regeneration in vivo. Scaffold systems derived from decellularization of whole organs or tissues has been popular due to their assured biocompatibility and bioactivity...
December 2016: Bioactive Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649106/-aging-and-homeostasis-aging-control-through-cardiac-regenerative-medicine
#19
Katsuhisa Matsuura
Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the developed countries and various physical conditions in heart failure attribute to the impaired physical activities, which promotes aging. The principle cause of heart failure is the loss of self-renewal ability of cardiomyocytes in various injuries such as myocardial infarction. The replacement of injured tissues with the regenerated human myocardial tissues using technologies on tissue engineering and iPS cell will provide us the novel therapeutic strategy for heart failure and the related aging issues...
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648046/a-printed-equilibrium-dialysis-device-with-integrated-membranes-for-improved-binding-affinity-measurements
#20
Cody W Pinger, Andrew A Heller, Dana M Spence
Equilibrium dialysis is a simple and effective technique used for investigating the binding of small molecules and ions to proteins. A three-dimensional (3D) printer was used to create a device capable of measuring binding constants between a protein and a small ion based on equilibrium dialysis. Specifically, the technology described here enables the user to customize an equilibrium dialysis device to fit their own experiments by choosing membranes of various material and molecular-weight cutoff values. The device has dimensions similar to that of a standard 96-well plate, thus being amenable to automated sample handlers and multichannel pipettes...
July 6, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
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