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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628116/cadherin-composition-and-multicellular-aggregate-invasion-in-organotypic-models-of-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-intraperitoneal-metastasis
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Y Klymenko, O Kim, E Loughran, J Yang, R Lombard, M Alber, M S Stack
During epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) progression, intraperitoneally disseminating tumor cells and multicellular aggregates (MCAs) present in ascites fluid adhere to the peritoneum and induce retraction of the peritoneal mesothelial monolayer prior to invasion of the collagen-rich submesothelial matrix and proliferation into macro-metastases. Clinical studies have shown heterogeneity among EOC metastatic units with respect to cadherin expression profiles and invasive behavior; however, the impact of distinct cadherin profiles on peritoneal anchoring of metastatic lesions remains poorly understood...
June 19, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618977/sacrificial-template-method-for-the-synthesis-of-three-dimensional-nanofibrous-58s-bioglass-scaffold-and-its-in%C3%A2-vitro-bioactivity-and-cell-responses
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Honglin Luo, Yang Zhang, Gen Li, Junpin Tu, Zhiwei Yang, Guangyao Xiong, Zheren Wang, Yuan Huang, Yizao Wan
Three-dimensional nanofibrous scaffolds that morphologically mimic natural extracellular matrices hold great promises in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine due to their increased cell attachment and differentiation compared with block structure. In this work, for the first time, three-dimensional porous nanofibrous 58S bioglass scaffolds have been fabricated using a sacrificial template method. During the process, a natural three-dimensional nanofibrous bacterial cellulose was used as the sacrificial template on which precursor 58S glass was deposited via a sol-gel route...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608951/tumstatin-regulates-the-angiogenic-and-inflammatory-potential-of-airway-smooth-muscle-extracellular-matrix
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Louise Margaret Harkness, Markus Weckmann, Matthias Kopp, Tim Becker, Anthony Wayne Ashton, Janette Kay Burgess
The extracellular matrix (ECM) creates the microenvironment of the tissue; an altered ECM in the asthmatic airway may be central in airway inflammation and remodelling. Tumstatin is a collagen IV-derived matrikine reduced in the asthmatic airway wall that reverses airway inflammation and remodelling in small and large animal models of asthma. This study hypothesized that the mechanisms underlying the broad asthma-resolving effects of tumstatin were due to autocrine remodelling of the ECM. Neutrophils and endothelial cells were seeded on decellularized ECM of non-asthmatic (NA) or asthmatic (A) airway smooth muscle (ASM) cells previously exposed to tumstatin in the presence or absence of a broad matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor, Marimastat...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605388/2d-and-3d-matrices-to-study-linear-invadosome-formation-and-activity
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Julie Di Martino, Elodie Henriet, Zakaria Ezzoukhry, Chandrani Mondal, Jose Javier Bravo-Cordero, Violaine Moreau, Frederic Saltel
Cell adhesion, migration, and invasion are involved in many physiological and pathological processes. For example, during metastasis formation, tumor cells have to cross anatomical barriers to invade and migrate through the surrounding tissue in order to reach blood or lymphatic vessels. This requires the interaction between cells and the extracellular matrix (ECM). At the cellular level, many cells, including the majority of cancer cells, are able to form invadosomes, which are F-actin-based structures capable of degrading ECM...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600910/dried-human-skin-fibroblasts-as-a-new-substratum-for-functional-culture-of-hepatic-cells
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Agnieszka Wencel, Karolina Ewa Zakrzewska, Anna Samluk, Bartłomiej Henryk Noszczyk, Dorota Genowefa Pijanowska, Krzysztof Dariusz Pluta
The primary hepatocytes culture is still one of the main challenges in toxicology studies in the drug discovery process, development of in vitro models to study liver function, and cell-based therapies. Isolated hepatocytes display a rapid decline in viability and liver-specific functions including albumin production, conversion of ammonia to urea, and activity of the drug metabolizing enzymes. A number of methods have been developed in order to maintain hepatocytes in their highly differentiated state in vitro...
2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600128/decellularized-tongue-tissue-as-an-in-vitro-model-for-studying-tongue-cancer-and-tongue-regeneration
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Long Zhao, Linxuan Huang, Shuyi Yu, Junheng Zheng, Hua Wang, Yan Zhang
The decellularization of tissues or organs provides an efficient strategy for preparing functional scaffolds for tissue engineering. The microstructures of native extracellular matrices and biochemical compositions retained in the decellularized matrices provide tissue-specific microenvironments for anchoring cells. Here, we report the tongue extracellular matrix (TEM), which showed favorable cytocompatibility for normal tongue-derived cells and tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) cells under static or stirring culture conditions...
June 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596987/biodegradable-polyphosphazene-based-blends-for-regenerative-engineering
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Kenneth S Ogueri, Jorge L Escobar Ivirico, Lakshmi S Nair, Harry R Allcock, Cato T Laurencin
The occurrence of musculoskeletal tissue injury or disease and the subsequent functional impairment is at an alarming rate. It continues to be one of the most challenging problems in the human health care. Regenerative engineering offers a promising transdisciplinary strategy for tissues regeneration based on the convergence of tissue engineering, advanced materials science, stem cell science, developmental biology and clinical translation. Biomaterials are emerging as extracellular-mimicking matrices designed to provide instructive cues to control cell behavior and ultimately, be applied as therapies to regenerate damaged tissues...
March 2017: Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592635/a-cytoskeletal-clutch-mediates-cellular-force-transmission-in-a-soft-3d-extracellular-matrix
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Leanna M Owen, Arjun S Adhikari, Mohak Patel, Peter Grimmer, Natascha Leijnse, Min Cheol Kim, Jacob Notbohm, Christian Franck, Alexander R Dunn
The ability of cells to impart forces and deformations on their surroundings underlies cell migration and extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling, and is thus an essential aspect of complex, metazoan life. Previous work has resulted in a refined understanding, commonly termed the molecular clutch model, of how cells adhering to flat surfaces such as a microscope coverslip transmit cytoskeletally generated forces to their surroundings. Comparatively less is known about how cells adhere to and exert forces in soft, three-dimensional, and structurally heterogeneous ECM environments such as occur in vivo We used timelapse 3D imaging and quantitative image analysis to determine how the actin cytoskeleton was mechanically coupled to the surrounding matrix for primary dermal fibroblasts embedded in a 3D fibrin matrix...
June 7, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586292/a-systematic-evaluation-of-factors-affecting-extracellular-vesicle-uptake-by-breast-cancer-cells
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Devin Stranford, Michelle E Hung, Emma Gargus, Ramille N Shah, Joshua Nathaniel Leonard
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are nanometer-scale particles that are secreted by cells and mediate intercellular communication by transferring biomolecules between cells. Harnessing this mechanism for therapeutic biomolecule delivery represents a promising frontier for regenerative medicine and other clinical applications. One challenge to realizing this goal is that to date, our understanding of which factors affect EV uptake by recipient cells remains incomplete. In this study, we systematically investigated such delivery questions in the context of breast cancer cells, which are one of the most well-studied cell types with respect to EV delivery and therefore comprise a facile model system for this investigation...
June 6, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585295/bioinspired-collagen-scaffolds-in-cranial-bone-regeneration-from-bedside-to-bench
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Justine C Lee, Elizabeth J Volpicelli
Calvarial defects are common reconstructive dilemmas secondary to a variety of etiologies including traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular disease, oncologic resection, and congenital anomalies. Reconstruction of the calvarium is generally undertaken for the purposes of cerebral protection, contour restoration for psychosocial well-being, and normalization of neurological dysfunction frequently found in patients with massive cranial defects. Current methods for reconstruction using autologous grafts, allogeneic grafts, or alloplastic materials have significant drawbacks that are unique to each material...
June 6, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583182/tissue-specific-bioactivity-of-soluble-tendon-derived-and-cartilage-derived-extracellular-matrices-on-adult-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Benjamin B Rothrauff, Guang Yang, Rocky S Tuan
BACKGROUND: Biological scaffolds composed of tissue-derived extracellular matrix (ECM) can promote homologous (i.e., tissue-specific) cell differentiation through preservation of biophysical and biochemical motifs found in native tissues. Solubilized ECMs derived from decellularized tendon and cartilage have recently been promoted as tissue-specific biomaterials, but whether tissue-specific bioactivity is preserved following solubilization is unknown. This study explored the tissue-specific bioactivity of soluble decellularized tendon and cartilage ECMs on human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) presented across different culture microenvironments, including two-dimensional (2D) tissue culture plastic, aligned electrospun nanofibers, cell pellets, and cell-seeded photocrosslinkable hydrogels...
June 5, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578271/a-gold-nanoparticle-coated-porcine-cholecyst-derived-bioscaffold-for-cardiac-tissue-engineering
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Reshma S Nair, Jimna Mohamed Ameer, Malcolm R Alison, Thapasimuthu V Anilkumar
Extracellular matrices of xenogeneic origin have been extensively used for biomedical applications, despite the possibility of heterogeneity in structure. Surface modification of biologically derived biomaterials using nanoparticles is an emerging strategy for improving topographical homogeneity when employing these scaffolds for sophisticated tissue engineering applications. Recently, as a tissue engineering scaffold, cholecyst derived extracellular matrix (C-ECM) has been shown to have several advantages over extracellular matrices derived from other organs such as jejunum and urinary bladder...
May 26, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576119/nicotine-stimulates-collagen-type-i-expression-in-lung-via-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptors
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Glenn W Vicary, Jeffrey D Ritzenthaler, Tanmay S Panchabhai, Edilson Torres-González, Jesse Roman
BACKGROUND: Tobacco-related chronic lung diseases are characterized by alterations in lung architecture leading to decreased lung function. Knowledge of the exact mechanisms involved in tobacco-induced tissue remodeling and inflammation remains incomplete. We hypothesize that nicotine stimulates the expression of extracellular matrix proteins, leading to relative changes in lung matrix composition, which may affect immune cells entering the lung after injury. METHODS: Pulmonary fibroblasts from wildtype and α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor knockout (α7KO) mice were exposed to nicotine and examined for collagen type 1 mRNA and protein expression...
June 2, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562183/extracellular-matrices-for-bone-regeneration-a-literature-review
#14
Alaa Mansour, Mohamed Amine Mezour, Zahi Badran, Faleh Tamimi
Bone regeneration is a major challenge in cranio-facial and orthopedic surgery. Several biomaterials have been developed to overcome the limitations of autogenic bone graft, the gold standard for bone regeneration. Among these materials, decellularized extracellular matrix (ECM) has offered promising outcomes in bone regeneration. The ECMs include bioactive molecules that modulate cell proliferation and differentiation, thus, providing an excellent microenvironment for cell recruitment. ECM can be derived from tissues such as bone, cartilage, skin, and developing tooth germs, Alternatively, it can also be derived in vitro from cells such as osteoblasts, chondrocytes, adipose stem cells (ASCs), mesenchymal cells (MSCs) and embryonic stem cells (ESCs)...
May 31, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532113/nanofibers-of-human-tropoelastin-inspired-peptides-structural-characterization-and-biological-properties
#15
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/28528117/composite-elastomeric-polyurethane-scaffolds-incorporating-small-intestinal-submucosa-for-soft-tissue-engineering
#16
Lincui Da, Mei Gong, Anjing Chen, Yi Zhang, Yizhou Huang, Zhijun Guo, Shengfu Li, Jesse Li-Ling, Li Zhang, Huiqi Xie
Although soft tissue replacement has been clinically successful in many cases, the corresponding procedure has many limitations including the lack of resilience and mechanical integrity, significant donor-site morbidity, volume loss with time, and fibrous capsular contracture. These disadvantages can be alleviated by utilizing bio-absorbable scaffolds with high resilience and large strain, which are capable of stimulating natural tissue regeneration. Hence, the chemically crosslinked tridimensional scaffolds obtained by incorporating water-based polyurethane (PU) (which was synthesized from polytetramethylene ether glycol, isophorone diisocyanate, and 2,2-bis(hydroxymethyl) butyric acid) into a bioactive extracellular matrix consisting of small intestinal submucosa (SIS) have been tested in this study to develop a new approach for soft tissue engineering...
May 17, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527949/microproteome-of-dentoalveolar-tissues
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Cristiane R Salmon, Ana Paula O Giorgetti, Adriana F Paes Leme, Romênia R Domingues, Tamara N Kolli, Brian L Foster, Francisco H Nociti
Proteomic analysis of extracellular matrices (ECM) of dentoalveolar tissues can provide insights into developmental, pathological, and reparative processes. However, targeted dissection of mineralized tissues, dental cementum (DC), alveolar bone (AB), and dentin (DE), presents technical difficulties. We demonstrate an approach combining EDTA decalcification and laser capture microdissection (LCM), followed by liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS), to analyze proteome profiles of these tissues...
May 17, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526752/the-apical-ecm-preserves-embryonic-integrity-and-distributes-mechanical-stress-during-morphogenesis
#18
Thanh Thi Kim Vuong-Brender, Shashi Kumar Suman, Michel Labouesse
Epithelia are bound by both basal and apical extracellular matrices (ECM). While the composition and function of the former have been intensively investigated, less is known about the latter. The embryonic sheath, the ECM apical to the C. elegans embryonic epidermis, has been suggested to promote its elongation. In an RNAi screen for the components of the sheath, we identified the Zona Pellucida domain proteins NOAH-1 and NOAH-2. We found that these proteins act in the same pathway, and in parallel to three other putative sheath proteins, SYM-1, LET-4 and FBN-1/Fibrillin, to ensure embryonic integrity and promote elongation...
May 19, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525314/malaria-parasite-limp-protein-regulates-sporozoite-gliding-motility-and-infectivity-in-mosquito-and-mammalian-hosts
#19
Jorge M Santos, Saskia Egarter, Vanessa Zuzarte-Luís, Hirdesh Kumar, Catherine A Moreau, Jessica Kehrer, Andreia Pinto, Mário da Costa, Blandine Franke-Fayard, Chris J Janse, Friedrich Frischknecht, Gunnar R Mair
Gliding motility allows malaria parasites to migrate and invade tissues and cells in different hosts. It requires parasite surface proteins to provide attachment to host cells and extracellular matrices. Here, we identify the Plasmodium protein LIMP (the name refers to a gliding phenotype in the sporozoite arising from epitope tagging of the endogenous protein) as a key regulator for adhesion during gliding motility in the rodent malaria model P. berghei. Transcribed in gametocytes, LIMP is translated in the ookinete from maternal mRNA, and later in the sporozoite...
May 2, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521694/bioresponsive-injectable-hydrogels-for-on-demand-drug-release-and-tissue-engineering
#20
Arti Vashist, Ajeet Kaushik, Kayla Alexis, Rahul Dev Jayant, Vidya Sagar, Atul Vashist, Madhavan Nair
The emergence of injectable hydrogels as biomaterials has been a revolutionary breakthrough in the field of on-demand drug delivery and tissue engineering. The promising features of these systems include their biodegradability, biocompatibility, permeability, ease of the surgical implantation, and most importantly exhibit minimally invasiveness. These hydrogels have been explored as sustained and on demand release carriers for the various bioactive agents, growth factors, live cells, various hydrophobic drugs and as extracellular matrices for tissue engineering...
May 16, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
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