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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624880/wing-cross-veins-an-efficient-biomechanical-strategy-to-mitigate-fatigue-failure-of-insect-cuticle
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H Rajabi, P Bazargan, A Pourbabaei, Sh Eshghi, A Darvizeh, S N Gorb, D Taylor, J-H Dirks
Locust wings are able to sustain millions of cycles of mechanical loading during the lifetime of the insect. Previous studies have shown that cross veins play an important role in delaying crack propagation in the wings. Do cross veins thus also influence the fatigue behaviour of the wings? Since many important fatigue parameters are not experimentally accessible in a small biological sample, here we use the finite element (FE) method to address this question numerically. Our FE model combines a linear elastic material model, a direct cyclic approach and the Paris law and shows results which are in very good agreement with previously reported experimental data...
June 17, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618337/biomechanical-study-of-different-fixation-techniques-for-the-treatment-of-sacroiliac-joint-injuries-using-finite-element-analyses-and-biomechanical-tests
#2
Chian-Her Lee, Ching-Chi Hsu, Po-Yuang Huang
The pelvis is one of the most stressed areas of the human musculoskeletal system due to the transfer of truncal loads to the lower extremities. Sacroiliac joint injury may lead to abnormal joint mechanics and an unstable pelvis. Various fixation techniques have been evaluated and discussed. However, it may be difficult to investigate each technique due to variations in bone quality, bone anatomy, fracture pattern, and fixation location. Additionally, the finite element method is one useful technology that avoids these variations...
June 7, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615311/modeling-physiological-events-in-2d-vs-3d-cell-culture
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REVIEW
Kayla Duval, Hannah Grover, Li-Hsin Han, Yongchao Mou, Adrian F Pegoraro, Jeffery Fredberg, Zi Chen
Cell culture has become an indispensable tool to help uncover fundamental biophysical and biomolecular mechanisms by which cells assemble into tissues and organs, how these tissues function, and how that function becomes disrupted in disease. Cell culture is now widely used in biomedical research, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and industrial practices. Although flat, two-dimensional (2D) cell culture has predominated, recent research has shifted toward culture using three-dimensional (3D) structures, and more realistic biochemical and biomechanical microenvironments...
July 2017: Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599006/long-term-cryopreservation-of-decellularised-oesophagi-for-tissue-engineering-clinical-application
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Luca Urbani, Panagiotis Maghsoudlou, Anna Milan, Maria Menikou, Charlotte Klara Hagen, Giorgia Totonelli, Carlotta Camilli, Simon Eaton, Alan Burns, Alessandro Olivo, Paolo De Coppi
Oesophageal tissue engineering is a therapeutic alternative when oesophageal replacement is required. Decellularised scaffolds are ideal as they are derived from tissue-specific extracellular matrix and are non-immunogenic. However, appropriate preservation may significantly affect scaffold behaviour. Here we aim to prove that an effective method for short- and long-term preservation can be applied to tissue engineered products allowing their translation to clinical application. Rabbit oesophagi were decellularised using the detergent-enzymatic treatment (DET), a combination of deionised water, sodium deoxycholate and DNase-I...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580627/age-related-modulation-of-angiogenesis-regulating-factors-in-the-swine-meniscus
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Alessia Di Giancamillo, Daniela Deponti, Silvia Modina, Irene Tessaro, Cinzia Domeneghini, Giuseppe Maria Peretti
An in-depth knowledge of the native meniscus morphology and biomechanics in its different areas is essential to develop an engineered tissue. Meniscus is characterized by a great regional variation in extracellular matrix components and in vascularization. Then, the aim of this work was to characterize the expression of factors involved in angiogenesis in different areas during meniscus maturation in pigs. The menisci were removed from the knee joints of neonatal, young and adult pigs, and they were divided into the inner, intermediate and outer areas...
June 4, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579539/preparation-of-acellular-scaffold-for-corneal-tissue-engineering-by-supercritical-carbon-dioxide-extraction-technology
#6
Yi-Hsun Huang, Fan-Wei Tseng, Wen-Hsin Chang, I-Chen Peng, Dar-Jen Hsieh, Shu-Wei Wu, Ming-Long Yeh
In this study, we developed a novel method using supercritical carbon dioxide (SCCO2) to prepare acellular porcine cornea (APC). Under gentle extraction conditions using SCCO2 technology, hematoxylin and eosin staining showed that cells were completely lysed, and cell debris, including nuclei, was efficiently removed from the porcine cornea. The SCCO2-treated corneas exhibited intact stromal structures and appropriate mechanical properties. Moreover, no immunological reactions and neovascularization were observed after lamellar keratoplasty in rabbits...
June 1, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576716/enhanced-targeting-of-invasive-glioblastoma-cells-by-peptide-functionalized-gold-nanorods-in-hydrogel-based-3d-cultures
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Diana P N Gonçalves, Raul D Rodriguez, Thomas Kurth, Laura J Bray, Marcus Binner, Christiane Jungnickel, Fatih N Gür, Steve W Poser, Thorsten L Schmidt, Dietrich R T Zahn, Andreas Androutsellis-Theotokis, Michael Schlierf, Carsten Werner
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are responsible for drug resistance, tumor recurrence, and metastasis in several cancer types, making their eradication a primary objective in cancer therapy. Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) tumors are usually composed of a highly infiltrating CSC subpopulation, which has Nestin as a putative marker. Since the majority of these infiltrating cells are able to elude conventional therapies, we have developed gold nanorods (AuNRs) functionalized with an engineered peptide capable of specific recognition and selective eradication of Nestin positive infiltrating GBM-CSCs...
May 30, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573419/quantifying-cartilage-biomechanical-properties-using-a-linearized-frequency-domain-method
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A Gkousioudi, D S Tzeranis, G P Kanakaris, M Saloufas, L G Alexopoulos
Articular cartilage function relies on its unique mechanical behavior. Cartilage mechanics have been described by several analytic models, whose parameters are usually estimated by fitting their constitutive equations to stress-relaxation data. This procedure can be long and is prone to experimental and fitting errors. Τhis study describes a novel methodology for estimating the biomechanical properties of cartilage samples based on their linearized frequency response, derived by applying a series of small-amplitude harmonic displacements superimposed to a bias strain...
June 1, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567371/the-use-of-finite-element-analyses-to-design-and-fabricate-three-dimensional-scaffolds-for-skeletal-tissue-engineering
#9
REVIEW
Wim J Hendrikson, Clemens A van Blitterswijk, Jeroen Rouwkema, Lorenzo Moroni
Computational modeling has been increasingly applied to the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Where in early days computational models were used to better understand the biomechanical requirements of targeted tissues to be regenerated, recently, more and more models are formulated to combine such biomechanical requirements with cell fate predictions to aid in the design of functional three-dimensional scaffolds. In this review, we highlight how computational modeling has been used to understand the mechanisms behind tissue formation and can be used for more rational and biomimetic scaffold-based tissue regeneration strategies...
2017: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560325/harnessing-the-hygroscopic-and-biofluorescent-behaviors-of-genetically-tractable-microbial-cells-to-design-biohybrid-wearables
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Wen Wang, Lining Yao, Chin-Yi Cheng, Teng Zhang, Hiroshi Atsumi, Luda Wang, Guanyun Wang, Oksana Anilionyte, Helene Steiner, Jifei Ou, Kang Zhou, Chris Wawrousek, Katherine Petrecca, Angela M Belcher, Rohit Karnik, Xuanhe Zhao, Daniel I C Wang, Hiroshi Ishii
Cells' biomechanical responses to external stimuli have been intensively studied but rarely implemented into devices that interact with the human body. We demonstrate that the hygroscopic and biofluorescent behaviors of living cells can be engineered to design biohybrid wearables, which give multifunctional responsiveness to human sweat. By depositing genetically tractable microbes on a humidity-inert material to form a heterogeneous multilayered structure, we obtained biohybrid films that can reversibly change shape and biofluorescence intensity within a few seconds in response to environmental humidity gradients...
May 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556592/the-effect-of-riboflavin-uva-cross-linking-on-anti-degeneration-and-promoting-angiogenic-capability-of-decellularized-liver-matrix
#11
Junxi Xiang, Peng Liu, Xinglong Zheng, Dinghui Dong, Shujuan Fan, Jian Dong, Xufeng Zhang, Xuemin Liu, Bo Wang, Yi Lv
Weak mechanical property and unstable degradation rate limited the application of decellularized liver matrix in tissue engineering. The aim of this study was to explore a new method for improving the mechanical properties, anti-degeneration and angiogenic capability of decellularized liver matrix. This was achieved by a novel approach using riboflavin/ultraviolet A treatment to induce collagen cross-linking of decellularized matrix. Histological staining and scanning electron microscope showed that the diameter of cross-linked fibers significantly increased compared with the control group...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548559/the-yucatan-minipig-tmj-disc-structure-function-relationships-support-its-suitability-for-human-comparative-studies
#12
Natalia Vapniarsky, Ashkan Aryaei, Boaz Arzi, Jerry C Hu, David C Hatcher, Kyriacos A Athanasiou
Frequent involvement of the disc in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders warrants attempts to tissue engineer TMJ disc replacements. Physiologically, a great degree of similarity is seen between humans and farm pigs (FPs), but the pig's rapid growth confers a significant challenge for in vivo experiments. Minipigs have a slower growth rate and are smaller than FPs, but minipig TMJ discs have yet to be fully characterized. The objective of this study was to determine the suitability of the minipig for TMJ studies by extensive structural and functional characterization...
May 26, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545379/tissue-engineering-in-achilles-tendon-reconstruction-the-role-of-stem-cells-growth-factors-and-scaffolds
#13
D S Pillai, Bal S Dhinsa, Wasim Khan
Achilles tendon injuries are common, and present a challenge in the acute and chronic setting. There is significant morbidity associated with the injury and the numerous management strategies, as well as financial implications to the patient and the health service. To date, repair tissue from all methods of management fail to achieve the same functional and biomechanical properties as the native tendon. The use of tissue engineering technology may reduce morbidity, improve the biomechanical properties of repair tissue and reduce the financial burden...
May 23, 2017: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540307/decellularization-strategies-for-regenerative-medicine-from-processing-techniques-to-applications
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REVIEW
Anna Gilpin, Yong Yang
As the gap between donors and patients in need of an organ transplant continues to widen, research in regenerative medicine seeks to provide alternative strategies for treatment. One of the most promising techniques for tissue and organ regeneration is decellularization, in which the extracellular matrix (ECM) is isolated from its native cells and genetic material in order to produce a natural scaffold. The ECM, which ideally retains its inherent structural, biochemical, and biomechanical cues, can then be recellularized to produce a functional tissue or organ...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536786/future-prospects-for-human-tissue-engineered-urethra-transplantation-decellularization-and-recellularization-based-urethra-regeneration
#15
Abdol-Mohammad Kajbafzadeh, Reza Abbasioun, Shabnam Sabetkish, Nastaran Sabetkish, Parvin Rahmani, Kamyar Tavakkolitabassi, Hamid Arshadi
To evaluate the histological characteristics of decellularized human urethra after transplantation into the rat omentum and compare in vivo cell seeding with perfusion-based and cell sheet urethral regeneration. Eight adult human male urethras accompanied with the surrounding corpus spongiosum were obtained. The tissues were decellularized with detergent-based method. The efficacy of decellularization and extracellular matrix preservation was evaluated by several techniques. Decellularized scaffolds were transplanted into the omentum of 12 male rats and located into the scrotum...
May 23, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535384/invertebrate-biomechanics
#16
S N Patek, A P Summers
Invertebrate biomechanics focuses on mechanical analyses of non-vertebrate animals, which at root is no different in aim and technique from vertebrate biomechanics, or for that matter the biomechanics of plants and fungi. But invertebrates are special - they are fabulously diverse in form, habitat, and ecology and manage this without the use of hard, internal skeletons. They are also numerous and, in many cases, tractable in an experimental and field setting. In this Primer, we will probe three axes of invertebrate diversity: worms (Phylum Annelida), spiders (Class Arachnida) and insects (Class Insecta); three habitats: subterranean, terrestrial and airborne; and three integrations with other fields: ecology, engineering and evolution...
May 22, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530131/a-novel-combination-of-a-polycaprolactone-fumarate-pclf-scaffold-with-polyethylene-terephthalate-pet-sutures-for-intra-articular-ligament-regeneration
#17
Joshua Parry, Eric R Wagner, Peter Kok, Mahrokh Dadsetan, Michael J Yaszemski, Andre J van Wijnen, Sanjeev Kakar
Intra-articular ligamentous injuries are typically unrepairable and have limited outcomes after graft reconstruction. A combination of porous polycaprolactone fumarate (PCLF) scaffolds with polyethylene terephthalate (PET) sutures was developed with the goal of regenerating intra-articular ligaments. Scaffolds were fabricated by injecting PCLF over 3D-printed molds containing two strands of PET suture down its central pore followed by crosslinking. Scaffolds were seeded with human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from adipose tissue...
May 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515335/in-situ-bone-tissue-engineering-via-ultrasound-mediated-gene-delivery-to-endogenous-progenitor-cells-in-mini-pigs
#18
Maxim Bez, Dmitriy Sheyn, Wafa Tawackoli, Pablo Avalos, Galina Shapiro, Joseph C Giaconi, Xiaoyu Da, Shiran Ben David, Jayne Gavrity, Hani A Awad, Hyun W Bae, Eric J Ley, Thomas J Kremen, Zulma Gazit, Katherine W Ferrara, Gadi Pelled, Dan Gazit
More than 2 million bone-grafting procedures are performed each year using autografts or allografts. However, both options carry disadvantages, and there remains a clear medical need for the development of new therapies for massive bone loss and fracture nonunions. We hypothesized that localized ultrasound-mediated, microbubble-enhanced therapeutic gene delivery to endogenous stem cells would induce efficient bone regeneration and fracture repair. To test this hypothesis, we surgically created a critical-sized bone fracture in the tibiae of Yucatán mini-pigs, a clinically relevant large animal model...
May 17, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515058/tissue-engineered-cartilage-constructed-by-a-biotin-conjugated-anti-cd44-avidin-binding-technique-for-the-repairing-of-cartilage-defects-in-the-weight-bearing-area-of-knee-joints-in-pigs
#19
H Lin, J Zhou, L Cao, H R Wang, J Dong, Z R Chen
OBJECTIVES: The lack of effective treatment for cartilage defects has prompted investigations using tissue engineering techniques for their regeneration and repair. The success of tissue-engineered repair of cartilage may depend on the rapid and efficient adhesion of transplanted cells to a scaffold. Our aim in this study was to repair full-thickness defects in articular cartilage in the weight-bearing area of a porcine model, and to investigate whether the CD44 monoclonal antibody biotin-avidin (CBA) binding technique could provide satisfactory tissue-engineered cartilage...
May 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512850/in-situ-handheld-3d-bioprinting-for-cartilage-regeneration
#20
Claudia Di Bella, Serena Duchi, Cathal D O'Connell, Romane Blanchard, Cheryl Augustine, Zhilian Yue, Fletcher Thompson, Christopher Richards, Stephen Beirne, Carmine Onofrillo, Sebastien H Bauquier, Stewart D Ryan, Peter Pivonka, Gordon G Wallace, Peter F Choong
Articular cartilage injuries experienced at an early age can lead to the development of osteoarthritis later in life. In situ 3D printing is an exciting and innovative bio-fabrication technology that enables the surgeon to deliver tissue- engineering techniques at the time and location of need. We have created a hand- held 3D printing device (Biopen) that allows the simultaneous co-axial extrusion of bioscaffold and cultured cells directly into the cartilage defect in vivo in a single session surgery. This pilot study assesses the ability of the Biopen to repair a full thickness chondral defect and the early outcomes in cartilage regeneration, and compares these results to other treatments in a large animal model...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
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