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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467016/advancing-osteochondral-tissue-engineering-bone-morphogenetic-protein-transforming-growth-factor-and-fibroblast-growth-factor-signaling-drive-ordered-differentiation-of-periosteal-cells-resulting-in-stable-cartilage-and-bone-formation-in-vivo
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L F Mendes, H Katagiri, W L Tam, Y C Chai, L Geris, S J Roberts, F P Luyten
BACKGROUND: Chondrogenic mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have not yet been used to address the clinical demands of large osteochondral joint surface defects. In this study, self-assembling tissue intermediates (TIs) derived from human periosteum-derived stem/progenitor cells (hPDCs) were generated and validated for stable cartilage formation in vivo using two different animal models. METHODS: hPDCs were aggregated and cultured in the presence of a novel growth factor (GF) cocktail comprising of transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1, bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)2, growth differentiation factor (GDF)5, BMP6, and fibroblast growth factor (FGF)2...
February 21, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466929/histological-scoring-method-to-assess-bone-healing-in-critical-size-bone-defect-models
#2
Zhihua Han, Mit Bhavsar, Liudmila Leppik, Karla M C Oliveira, John H Barker
Large bone defects are a major problem in trauma and orthopedic surgery. Tissue engineering based treatments have emerged as promising alternatives of traditional bone grafting techniques. Critical size bone defect animal models had been developed and widely used to evaluate and compare therapeutic effectiveness in bone tissue engineering treatments. To measure healing in a given defect, after treatment histological assessment methods are commonly used. These histological methods are typically either qualitative and/or measure the amount of newly formed bone...
February 21, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464156/structural-and-mechanical-comparison-of-human-ear-alar-and-septal-cartilage
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Ernst Jan Bos, Mieke Pluemeekers, Marco Helder, Nikolay Kuzmin, Koen van der Laan, Marie-Louise Groot, Gerjo van Osch, Paul van Zuijlen
Background: In the human ear and nose, cartilage plays a key role in establishing its form and function. Interestingly, there is a noticeable paucity on biochemical, structural, and mechanical studies focused on facial cartilage. Such studies are needed to provide elementary knowledge that is fundamental to tissue engineering of cartilage. Therefore, in this study, a comparison is made of the biochemical, structural, and mechanical differences between ear, ala nasi, and septum on the extracellular matrix (ECM) level...
January 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464005/non-invasive-monitoring-of-in-vivo-hydrogel-degradation-and-cartilage-regeneration-by-multiparametric-mr-imaging
#4
Zelong Chen, Chenggong Yan, Shina Yan, Qin Liu, Meirong Hou, Yikai Xu, Rui Guo
Numerous biodegradable hydrogels for cartilage regeneration have been widely used in the field of tissue engineering. However, to non-invasively monitor hydrogel degradation and efficiently evaluate cartilage restoration in situ is still challenging. Methods: A ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide (USPIO)-labeled cellulose nanocrystal (CNC)/silk fibroin (SF)-blended hydrogel system was developed to monitor hydrogel degradation during cartilage regeneration. The physicochemical characterization and biocompatibility of the hydrogel were evaluated in vitro ...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460842/engineering-principles-for-guiding-spheroid-function-in-the-regeneration-of-bone-cartilage-and-skin
#5
Marissa Gionet-Gonzales, Kent Leach
There is a critical need for strategies that effectively enhance cell viability and post-implantation performance in order to advance cell-based therapies. Spheroids, which are dense cellular aggregates, overcome many current limitations with transplanting individual cells. Compared to individual cells, the aggregation of cells into spheroids results in increased cell viability, together with enhanced proangiogenic, anti-inflammatory, and tissue-forming potential. Furthermore, the transplantation of cells using engineered materials enables localized delivery to the target site while providing an opportunity to guide cell fate in situ, resulting in improved therapeutic outcomes compared to systemic or localized injection...
February 20, 2018: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460433/construction-of-bionic-tissue-engineering-cartilage-scaffold-based-on-3d-printing-and-oriented-frozen-technology
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Yuanyuan Xu, Xiao Guo, Shuaitao Yang, Long Li, Peng Zhang, Wei Sun, Changyong Liu, Shengli Mi
Articular cartilage (AC) has gradient features in both mechanics and histology as well as a poor regeneration ability. The repair of AC poses difficulties in both research and the clinic. In this paper, a gradient scaffold based on PLGA-ECM was proposed. Cartilage scaffolds with a three-layer gradient structure were fabricated by PLGA through 3D printing, and the microstructure orientation and pore fabrication were made by dECM injection and directional freezing. The manufactured scaffold has a mechanical strength close to that of real cartilage...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456294/cobalt-containing-bioactive-glasses-reduce-human-mesenchymal-stem-cell-chondrogenic-differentiation-despite-hif-1%C3%AE-stabilisation
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E Littmann, H Autefage, A K Solanki, C Kallepitis, J R Jones, M Alini, M Peroglio, M M Stevens
Bioactive glasses (BGs) are excellent delivery systems for the sustained release of therapeutic ions and have been extensively studied in the context of bone tissue engineering. More recently, due to their osteogenic properties and expanding application to soft tissue repair, BGs have been proposed as promising materials for use at the osteochondral interface. Since hypoxia plays a critical role during cartilage formation, we sought to investigate the influence of BGs releasing the hypoxia-mimicking agent cobalt (CoBGs) on human mesenchymal stem cell (hMSC) chondrogenesis, as a novel approach that may guide future osteochondral scaffold design...
March 2018: Journal of the European Ceramic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455069/photo-crosslinkable-injectable-sericin-hydrogel-as-3d-biomimetic-extracellular-matrix-for-minimally-invasive-repairing-cartilage
#8
Chao Qi, Jia Liu, Yang Jin, Luming Xu, Guobin Wang, Zheng Wang, Lin Wang
Millions of patients worldwide suffer from cartilage injury and age/disease-related cartilage degeneration. However, cartilage, such as articular cartilage, is poor at self-regeneration. Current treatments are often invasive with limited efficacy. Developing minimal invasive strategies for effective cartilage repair is highly desired. Here, we report an injectable, photo-crosslinkable sericin hydrogel as a biomimetic extracellular matrix for minimal invasively repairing cartilage. Sericin was functionalized to be sericin methacryloyl (SerMA), which formed an in situ hydrogel upon UV light irradiation via photo-crosslinking...
February 9, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449966/raman-spectroscopic-imaging-for-quantification-of-depth-dependent-and-local-heterogeneities-in-native-and-engineered-cartilage
#9
M B Albro, M S Bergholt, J P St-Pierre, A Vinals Guitart, H M Zlotnick, E G Evita, M M Stevens
Articular cartilage possesses a remarkable, mechanically-robust extracellular matrix (ECM) that is organized and distributed throughout the tissue to resist physiologic strains and provide low friction during articulation. The ability to characterize the make-up and distribution of the cartilage ECM is critical to both understand the process by which articular cartilage undergoes disease-related degeneration and to develop novel tissue repair strategies to restore tissue functionality. However, the ability to quantitatively measure the spatial distribution of cartilage ECM constituents throughout the tissue has remained a major challenge...
2018: NPJ Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446757/3d-bioprinting-mesenchymal-stem-cell-laden-construct-with-core-shell-nanospheres-for-cartilage-tissue-engineering
#10
Wei Zhu, Haitao Cui, Benchaa Boualam, Fahed Masood, Erin Flynn, Raj Rao, Zhiyong Zhang, Lijie Grace Zhang
Cartilage tissue is prone to degradation and has little capacity for self-healing due to its avascularity. Tissue engineering, which provides artificial scaffolds to repair injured tissues, is a novel and promising strategy for cartilage repair. 3D bioprinting offers even greater potential for repairing degenerative tissue by simultaneously integrating living cells, biomaterials, and biological cues to provide a customized scaffold. With regard to cell selection, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) hold great capacity for differentiating into a variety of cell types, including chondrocytes, and could therefore be utilized as a cartilage cell source in 3D bioprinting...
February 15, 2018: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446455/uncultivated-stromal-vascular-fraction-is-equivalent-to-adipose-derived-stem-and-stromal-cells-on-porous-polyurethrane-scaffolds-forming-adipose-tissue-in-vivo
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Michael Griessl, Anna-Maria Buchberger, Sybille Regn, Kilian Kreutzer, Katharina Storck
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To find an alternative approach to contemporary techniques in tissue augmentation and reconstruction, tissue engineering strategies aim to involve adipose-derived stem and stromal cells (ASCs) harboring a strong differentiation potential into various tissue types such as bone, cartilage, and fat. STUDY DESIGN: Animal research. METHODS: The stromal vascular fraction (SVF) was used directly as a cell source to provide a potential alternative to contemporary ASC-based adipose tissue engineering...
February 15, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438883/gradient-nano-engineered-in-situ-forming-composite-hydrogel-for-osteochondral-regeneration
#12
Janani Radhakrishnan, Amrutha Manigandan, Prabu Chinnaswamy, Anuradha Subramanian, Swaminathan Sethuraman
Fabrication of anisotropic osteochondral-mimetic scaffold with mineralized subchondral zone and gradient interface remains challenging. We have developed an injectable semi-interpenetrating network hydrogel construct with chondroitin sulfate nanoparticles (ChS-NPs) and nanohydroxyapatite (nHA) (∼30-90 nm) in chondral and subchondral hydrogel zones respectively. Mineralized subchondral hydrogel exhibited significantly higher osteoblast proliferation and alkaline phosphatase activity (p < 0.05). Osteochondral hydrogel exhibited interconnected porous structure and spatial variation with gradient interface of nHA and ChS-NPs...
February 3, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432987/3d-printed-microchannel-networks-to-direct-vascularisation-during-endochondral-bone-repair
#13
Andrew C Daly, Pierluca Pitacco, Jessica Nulty, Gráinne M Cunniffe, Daniel J Kelly
Bone tissue engineering strategies that recapitulate the developmental process of endochondral ossification offer a promising route to bone repair. Clinical translation of such endochondral tissue engineering strategies will require overcoming a number of challenges, including the engineering of large and often anatomically complex cartilage grafts, as well as the persistence of core regions of avascular cartilage following their implantation into large bone defects. Here 3D printing technology is utilized to develop a versatile and scalable approach to guide vascularisation during endochondral bone repair...
February 1, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430387/skeletal-stem-cells-origins-functions-and-uncertainties
#14
Fatma F Mohamed, Renny T Franceschi
The development and maintenance of the skeleton requires a steady source of skeletal progenitors to provide the osteoblasts and chondrocytes necessary for bone and cartilage growth and development. The current model for skeletal stem cells (SSCs) posits that SSC/progenitor cells are present in bone marrow (BM) and other osteogenic sites such as cranial sutures where they undergo self-renewal and differentiation to give rise to the main skeletal tissues. SSCs hold great promise for understanding skeletal biology and genetic diseases of bone as well as for the advancement of bone tissue engineering and regenerative medicine strategies...
December 2017: Current Molecular Biology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428675/a-human-osteoarthritis-osteochondral-organ-culture-model-for-cartilage-tissue-engineering
#15
P Yeung, W Zhang, X N Wang, C H Yan, B P Chan
RATIONALE: In vitro human osteoarthritis (OA)-mimicking models enabling pathophysiological studies and evaluation of emerging therapies such as cartilage tissue engineering are of great importance. OBJECTIVE: We describe the development and characterization of a human OA osteochondral organ culture. We also apply this model for evaluation of the phenotype maintenance of a human MSC derived engineered cartilage, as an example of emerging therapeutics, under long term exposure to the OA-mimicking environment...
February 4, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425715/three-dimensional-micro-scale-strain-mapping-in-living-biological-soft-tissues
#16
Eng Kuan Moo, Scott C Sibole, Sang Kuy Han, Walter Herzog
Non-invasive characterization of the mechanical micro-environment surrounding cells in biological tissues at multiple length scales is important for the understanding of the role of mechanics in regulating the biosynthesis and phenotype of cells. However, there is a lack of imaging methods that allow for characterization of the cell micro-environment in three-dimensional (3D) space. The aims of this study were (i) to develop a multi-photon laser microscopy protocol capable of imprinting 3D grid lines onto living tissue at a high spatial resolution, and (ii) to develop image processing software capable of analyzing the resulting microscopic images and performing high resolution 3D strain analyses...
February 6, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424418/extracellular-matrix-fragmentation-in-young-healthy-cartilaginous-tissues
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R J Craddock, N W Hodson, M Ozols, T Shearer, J A Hoyland, M J Sherratt
Although the composition and structure of cartilaginous tissues is complex, collagen II fibrils and aggrecan are the most abundant assemblies in the articular cartilage (AC) and nucleus pulposus (NP) of the intervertebral disc (IVD). Whilst structural heterogeneity of intact (three globular domain) aggrecan is well characterised, the extent of aggrecan fragmentation in healthy tissues is poorly defined. Using young, yet skeletally mature (18-30 months) bovine AC and NP tissues, it was shown that, whilst the ultrastructure of intact aggrecan was tissue-dependent, most molecules (AC: 95 %; NP: 99...
February 9, 2018: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424184/-different-sources-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-the-treatment-of-cartilage-repair-in-knee-joint
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REVIEW
Lian Wang, Peng Hou, Tao Jiang, Zong-Bao Wang, Yin-Xue Zhao, Ke Wu
As propose of organ repair stem cell therapy technology, articular cartilage cannot be repaired by itself has become one of the research hotspots, repair of articular cartilage with mesenchymal stem cells has shown obvious advantages for the treatment. The scholars have made a preliminary study on the role of mesenchymal stem cells from different sources in the repair of knee articular cartilage, and with the combination of transplantation and cartilage tissue engineering, these technologies improved the human cartilage repair effect of bone marrow, adipose, synovium, cord blood derived stem cells, which achieved good clinical curative effect...
June 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423675/the-robust-potential-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-loaded-constructs-for-hard-tissue-regeneration-after-cancer-removal
#19
Samaneh Hosseini, Mohammad Amin Shamekhi, Shahrbanoo Jahangir, Fatemeh Bagheri, Mohamadreza Baghaban Eslaminejad
Malignant bone tumors, although quite rare, are one of the causes of death in children and adolescents. Surgery as a common and primary treatment for removal of virtually bone cancer cause large bone defects. Thus, restoration of hard tissues like bone and cartilage after surgical tumor resection needs efficient therapeutic approaches. Tissue engineering (TE) is a powerful approach which has provided hope for restoration, maintenance, or improvement of damaged tissues. This strategy generally supplies a three-dimensional scaffold as an active substrate to support cell recruitment, infiltration, and proliferation for neo-tissues...
February 9, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421560/dual-non-viral-gene-delivery-from-microparticles-within-3d-high-density-stem-cell-constructs-for-enhanced-bone-tissue-engineering
#20
Alexandra McMillan, Minh Khanh Nguyen, Tomas Gonzalez-Fernandez, Peilin Ge, Xiaohua Yu, William L Murphy, Daniel J Kelly, Eben Alsberg
High-density mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) aggregates can be guided to form bone-like tissue via endochondral ossification in vitro when culture media is supplemented with proteins, such as growth factors (GFs), to first guide the formation of a cartilage template, followed by culture with hypertrophic factors. Recent reports have recapitulated these results through the controlled spatiotemporal delivery of chondrogenic transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) and chondrogenic and osteogenic bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) from microparticles embedded within human MSC aggregates to avoid diffusion limitations and the lengthy, costly in vitro culture necessary with repeat exogenous supplementation...
January 3, 2018: Biomaterials
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