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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428810/recent-achievements-obtained-by-chloroplast-transformation
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Muhamed Adem, Dereje Beyene, Tileye Feyissa
Chloroplasts play a great role for sustained wellbeing of life on the planet. They have the power and raw materials that can be used as sophisticated biological factories. They are rich in energy as they have lots of pigment-protein complexes capable of collecting sunlight, in sugar produced by photosynthesis and in minerals imported from the plant cell. Chloroplast genome transformation offers multiple advantages over nuclear genome which among others, include: integration of the transgene via homologus recombination that enables to eliminate gene silencing and position effect, higher level of transgene expression resulting into higher accumulations of foreign proteins, and significant reduction in environmental dispersion of the transgene due to maternal inheritance which helps to minimize the major critic of plant genetic engineering...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414312/high-resolution-myogenic-lineage-mapping-by-single-cell-mass-cytometry
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Ermelinda Porpiglia, Nikolay Samusik, Andrew Tri Van Ho, Benjamin D Cosgrove, Thach Mai, Kara L Davis, Astraea Jager, Garry P Nolan, Sean C Bendall, Wendy J Fantl, Helen M Blau
Muscle regeneration is a dynamic process during which cell state and identity change over time. A major roadblock has been a lack of tools to resolve a myogenic progression in vivo. Here we capitalize on a transformative technology, single-cell mass cytometry (CyTOF), to identify in vivo skeletal muscle stem cell and previously unrecognized progenitor populations that precede differentiation. We discovered two cell surface markers, CD9 and CD104, whose combined expression enabled in vivo identification and prospective isolation of stem and progenitor cells...
April 17, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408455/cell-therapy-trials-in-congenital-heart-disease
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Hidemasa Oh
Dramatic evolution in medical and catheter interventions and complex surgeries to treat children with congenital heart disease (CHD) has led to a growing number of patients with a multitude of long-term complications associated with morbidity and mortality. Heart failure in patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome predicated by functional single ventricle lesions is associated with an increase in CHD prevalence and remains a significant challenge. Pathophysiological mechanisms contributing to the progression of CHD, including single ventricle lesions and dilated cardiomyopathy, and adult heart disease may inevitably differ...
April 14, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404870/enhancing-regenerative-approaches-with-nanoparticles
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Sabine van Rijt, Pamela Habibovic
In this review, we discuss recent developments in the field of nanoparticles and their use in tissue regeneration approaches. Owing to their unique chemical properties and flexibility in design, nanoparticles can be used as drug delivery systems, to create novel features within materials or as bioimaging agents, or indeed these properties can be combined to create smart multifunctional structures. This review aims to provide an overview of this research field where the focus will be on nanoparticle-based strategies to stimulate bone regeneration; however, the same principles can be applied for other tissue and organ regeneration strategies...
April 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393912/light-assisted-delithiation-of-lithium-iron-phosphate-nanocrystals-towards-photo-rechargeable-lithium-ion-batteries
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Andrea Paolella, Cyril Faure, Giovanni Bertoni, Sergio Marras, Abdelbast Guerfi, Ali Darwiche, Pierre Hovington, Basile Commarieu, Zhuoran Wang, Mirko Prato, Massimo Colombo, Simone Monaco, Wen Zhu, Zimin Feng, Ashok Vijh, Chandramohan George, George P Demopoulos, Michel Armand, Karim Zaghib
Recently, intensive efforts are dedicated to convert and store the solar energy in a single device. Herein, dye-synthesized solar cell technology is combined with lithium-ion materials to investigate light-assisted battery charging. In particular we report the direct photo-oxidation of lithium iron phosphate nanocrystals in the presence of a dye as a hybrid photo-cathode in a two-electrode system, with lithium metal as anode and lithium hexafluorophosphate in carbonate-based electrolyte; a configuration corresponding to lithium ion battery charging...
April 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393890/a-new-strategy-to-measure-intercellular-adhesion-forces-in-mature-cell-cell-contacts
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Ana Sancho, Ine Vandersmissen, Sander Craps, Aernout Luttun, Jürgen Groll
Intercellular adhesion plays a major role in tissue development and homeostasis. Yet, technologies to measure mature cell-cell contacts are not available. We introduce a methodology based on fluidic probe force microscopy to assess cell-cell adhesion forces after formation of mature intercellular contacts in cell monolayers. With this method we quantify that L929 fibroblasts exhibit negligible cell-cell adhesion in monolayers whereas human endothelial cells from the umbilical artery (HUAECs) exert strong intercellular adhesion forces per cell...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388393/biomimetic-nanofibrous-scaffolds-for-neural-tissue-engineering-and-drug-development
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Jing Wu, Lili Xie, William Zhi Yuan Lin, Qiushui Chen
Neural tissue engineering aims to develop functional substitutes for damaged tissues, creating many promising opportunities in regeneration medicine and drug discovery. Biomaterial scaffolds routinely provide nerve cells with a physical support for cell growth and regeneration, yielding 3D extracellular matrix to mimic the in vivo cellular microenvironment. Among the various types of cellular scaffolds for reconstruction, biomimetic nanofibrous scaffolds are recognized as appropriate candidates by precisely controlling morphology and shape...
April 4, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386481/ips-cell-technologies-and-their-prospect-for-bone-regeneration-and-disease-modeling-a-mini-review
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Maria Csobonyeiova, Stefan Polak, Radoslav Zamborsky, Lubos Danisovic
Bone disorders are a group of varied acute and chronic traumatic, degenerative, malignant or congenital conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system. They are prevalent in society and, with an ageing population, the incidence and impact on the population's health is growing. Severe persisting pain and limited mobility are the major symptoms of the disorder that impair the quality of life in affected patients. Current therapies only partially treat the disorders, offering management of symptoms, or temporary replacement with inert materials...
July 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385649/prospects-of-sirna-applications-in-regenerative-medicine
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Fatemeh Mottaghitalab, Ali Rastegari, Mehdi Farokhi, Rassoul Dinarvand, Hossein Hosseinkhani, Keng-Liang Ou, Daniel W Pack, Chuanbin Mao, Meshkat Dinarvand, Yousef Fatahi, Fatemeh Atyabi
Small interfering RNA (siRNA) has established its reputation in the field of tissue engineering owing to its ability to silence the proteins that inhibit tissue regeneration. siRNA is capable of regulating cellular behavior during tissue regeneration processes. The concept of using siRNA technology in regenerative medicine derived from its ability to inhibit the expression of target genes involved in defective tissues and the possibility to induce the expression of tissue-inductive factors that improve the tissue regeneration process...
April 4, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378568/rapid-prototyping-technology-and-its-application-in-bone-tissue-engineering
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Bo Yuan, Sheng-Yuan Zhou, Xiong-Sheng Chen
Bone defects arising from a variety of reasons cannot be treated effectively without bone tissue reconstruction. Autografts and allografts have been used in clinical application for some time, but they have disadvantages. With the inherent drawback in the precision and reproducibility of conventional scaffold fabrication techniques, the results of bone surgery may not be ideal. This is despite the introduction of bone tissue engineering which provides a powerful approach for bone repair. Rapid prototyping technologies have emerged as an alternative and have been widely used in bone tissue engineering, enhancing bone tissue regeneration in terms of mechanical strength, pore geometry, and bioactive factors, and overcoming some of the disadvantages of conventional technologies...
2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361313/functional-tooth-regeneration
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Masamitsu Oshima, Miho Ogawa, Takashi Tsuji
Three-dimensional organogenesis in vivo is principally regulated by the spatiotemporal developmental process that relies on the cellular behavior such as cell growth, migration, differentiation, and cell-to-cell interaction. Organ development and morphogenesis have been elucidated to be regulated by the proper transient expression of various signaling molecules including cytokines, extracellular matrix, and adhesion molecules based on the epithelial and mesenchymal interactions. Current bioengineering technology for regenerating three-dimensional organ has progressed to the replication of organogenesis, thereby enabling the development of fully functional bioengineered organs using bioengineered organ germs that are generated from immature stem cells via tissue engineering technology in vitro...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360409/vascularization-potential-of-electrospun-poly-l-lactide-co-caprolactone-scaffold-the-impact-for-tissue-engineering
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Arkadiusz Jundziłł, Marta Pokrywczyńska, Jan Adamowicz, Tomasz Kowalczyk, Maciej Nowacki, Magdalena Bodnar, Andrzej Marszałek, Małgorzata Frontczak-Baniewicz, Grzegorz Mikułowski, Tomasz Kloskowski, James Gatherwright, Tomasz Drewa
BACKGROUND Electrospun nanofibers have widespread putative applications in the field of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. When compared to naturally occurring collagen matrices, electrospun nanofiber scaffolds have two distinct advantages: they do not induce a foreign body reaction and they are not at risk for biological contamination. However, the exact substrate, structure, and production methods have yet to be defined. MATERIAL AND METHODS In the current study, tubular-shaped poly(L-lactide-co-caprolactone) (PLCL) constructs produced using electrospinning technology were evaluated for their potential application in the field of tissue regeneration in two separate anatomic locations: the skin and the abdomen...
March 31, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353406/conference-scene-the-2015-tissue-engineering-congress-london-uk-8-10-september-2015
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Hanna Kalamarz-Kubiak
The 2015 Tissue Engineering Congress, held in London, UK on 8-10 September 2015, brought together the principles of engineering and life sciences in tissue development and regenerative medicine to discuss scientific research and developments of clinical applications from leading experts in the field. The newest research and developing technology were presented in the field of stem cell biology, tissue regeneration, 3D culture and scaffolds and biomaterials. The focus was on interdisciplinary approaches based on the combination of new-generation biomaterials and cell-based therapies, which can lead to breakthroughs in regenerating tissues in the future...
March 29, 2017: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345758/biodegradable-gelatin-beta-tricalcium-phosphate-sponges-incorporating-recombinant-human-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-for-treatment-of-recession-type-defects-a-split-mouth-study-in-dogs
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A Shujaa Addin, T Akizuki, S Hoshi, T Matsuura, T Ikawa, S Fukuba, M Matsui, Y Tabata, Y Izumi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Tissue engineering by using recombinant human (rh) growth factor technology may offer a promising therapeutic approach for treatment of gingival recession. Fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) has shown the ability to promote periodontal regeneration. Gelatin/beta-tricalcium phosphate (gelatin/β-TCP) sponges have been developed to control the release of growth factors. The present study evaluated the periodontal regenerative efficacy of rhFGF-2 by comparing gelatin/β-TCP sponges incorporated with rhFGF-2 to the scaffolds alone in artificially created recession-type defects in dogs...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342589/energy-consumption-by-forward-osmosis-treatment-of-landfill-leachate-for-water-recovery
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Syeed Md Iskander, Shiqiang Zou, Brian Brazil, John T Novak, Zhen He
Forward osmosis (FO) is an alternative approach for treating landfill leachate with potential advantages of reducing leachate volume and recovering high quality water for direct discharge or reuse. However, energy consumption by FO treatment of leachate has not been examined before. Herein, the operational factors such as recirculation rates and draw concentrations were studied for their effects on the quantified energy consumption by an FO system treating actual leachate collected from two different landfills...
March 22, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334696/effects-of-hypergravity-on-the-angiogenic-potential-of-endothelial-cells
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Raquel Costa-Almeida, Daniel T O Carvalho, Miguel J S Ferreira, Guilherme Aresta, Manuela E Gomes, Jack J W A van Loon, Kim Van der Heiden, Pedro L Granja
Angiogenesis, the formation of blood vessels from pre-existing ones, is a key event in pathology, including cancer progression, but also in homeostasis and regeneration. As the phenotype of endothelial cells (ECs) is continuously regulated by local biomechanical forces, studying endothelial behaviour in altered gravity might contribute to new insights towards angiogenesis modulation. This study aimed at characterizing EC behaviour after hypergravity exposure (more than 1g), with special focus on cytoskeleton architecture and capillary-like structure formation...
November 2016: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330124/somaclonal-variations-and-their-applications-in-horticultural-crops-improvement
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REVIEW
Hare Krishna, Mahdi Alizadeh, Dhurendra Singh, Udayvir Singh, Nitesh Chauhan, Maliheh Eftekhari, Radha Kishan Sadh
The advancements made in tissue culture techniques has made it possible to regenerate various horticultural species in vitro as micropropagation protocols for commercial scale multiplication are available for a wide range of crops. Clonal propagation and preservation of elite genotypes, selected for their superior characteristics, require high degree of genetic uniformity amongst the regenerated plants. However, plant tissue culture may generate genetic variability, i.e., somaclonal variations as a result of gene mutation or changes in epigenetic marks...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326683/restoring-full-thickness-defects-with-spray-skin-in-conjunction-with-dermal-regenerate-template-and-split-thickness-skin-grafting-a-pilot-study
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Daniel Hammer, Juan L Rendon, Jennifer Sabino, Kerry Latham, Mark E Fleming, Ian L Valerio
Complex, full-thickness soft tissue defects secondary to large burns, trauma and war-related injuries continue to challenge reconstructive surgeons. To achieve positive surgical outcomes in these patient populations, novel approaches are needed to restore the functional, protective and aesthetic properties of skin. Herein, we provide the first report describing the staged use of a dermal regenerate template (DRT) with a spray-on epidermal regenerative modality (spray skin) in addition to autologous split-thickness skin grafting (STSG) in non-burn trauma and compare these results with those of patients treated with DRT and STSG alone...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325683/biomimetic-scaffolds-with-three-dimensional-undulated-microtopographies
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Jonelle Z Yu, Emrullah Korkmaz, Monica I Berg, Philip R LeDuc, O Burak Ozdoganlar
Many human and animal tissues naturally possess three-dimensional (3D) micro-scale geometries enabling certain physiological functions. Absence of these microgeometries in engineered tissues may undermine the effectiveness of corresponding tissue repair and regeneration. This paper introduces a novel approach to create tissue scaffolds with biomimetic 3D undulated microtopographies. The mechanical micromilling technology is used for precise and reproducible fabrication of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) master molds with 3D undulated microtopographies...
February 14, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322040/design-and-fabrication-of-a-thin-walled-free-form-scaffold-on-the-basis-of-medical-image-data-and-a-3d-printed-template-its-potential-use-in-bile-duct-regeneration
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Suk-Hee Park, Bo-Kyeong Kang, Ji Eun Lee, Seung Woo Chun, Kiseok Jang, Youn Hwan Kim, Mi Ae Jeong, Yohan Kim, Kyojin Kang, Nak Kyu Lee, Dongho Choi, Han Joon Kim
Three-dimensional (3D) printing, combined with medical imaging technologies, such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), has shown a great potential in patient-specific tissue regeneration. Here, we successfully fabricated an ultrathin tubular free-form structure with a wall thickness of several tens of micrometers that is capable of providing sufficient mechanical flexibility. Such a thin geometry cannot easily be achieved by 3D printing alone; therefore, it was realized through a serial combination of processes, including the 3D printing of a sacrificial template, the dip coating of the biomaterial, and the removal of the inner template...
March 30, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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