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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340634/efficient-decellularization-for-bovine-pericardium-with-extracellular-matrix-preservation-and-good-biocompatibility
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Ning Li, Yang Li, Dejun Gong, Cuiping Xia, Xiaohong Liu, Zhiyun Xu
OBJECTIVES: In this study, we sought to explore an efficient decellularization protocol for bovine pericardia with better extracellular matrix preservation and good biocompatibility. METHODS: Bovine pericardia were decellularized by sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS), SDS + sodium deoxycholate (SD), Triton X-100 (TX), TX + SD (TS), freeze-thaw cycles + SDS + SD (FSS) and freeze-thaw cycles + TX + SD (FTS), respectively. Untreated pericardia were used as native control...
January 10, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338582/a-human-pericardium-biopolymeric-scaffold-for-autologous-heart-valve-tissue-engineering-cellular-and-extracellular-matrix-structure-and-biomechanical-properties-in-comparison-with-a-normal-aortic-heart-valve
#2
Frantisek Straka, David Schornik, Jaroslav Masin, Elena Filova, Tomas Mirejovsky, Zuzana Burdikova, Zdenek Svindrych, Hynek Chlup, Lukas Horny, Matej Daniel, Jiri Machac, Jelena Skibová, Jan Pirk, Lucie Bacakova
The objective of our study was to compare the cellular and extracellular matrix (ECM) structure and the biomechanical properties of human pericardium (HP) with the normal human aortic heart valve (NAV). HP tissues (from 12 patients) and NAV samples (from 5 patients) were harvested during heart surgery. The main cells in HP were pericardial interstitial cells (PICs), which are fibroblast-like cells of mesenchymal origin similar to the valvular interstitial cells (VICs) in NAV tissue. The extracellular matrix (ECM) of HP had a statistically significantly (p ≤ 0...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330711/boosting-tendon-repair-interplay-of-cells-growth-factors-and-scaffold-free-and-gel-based-carriers
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Zexing Yan, Heyong Yin, Michael Nerlich, Christian G Pfeifer, Denitsa Docheva
BACKGROUND: Tendons are dense connective tissues and critical components for the integrity and function of the musculoskeletal system. Tendons connect bone to muscle and transmit forces on which locomotion entirely depends. Due to trauma, overuse and age-related degeneration, many people suffer from acute or chronic tendon injuries. Owing to their hypovascularity and hypocellularity, tendinopathies remain a substantial challenge for both clinicians and researchers. Surgical treatment includes suture or transplantation of autograft, allograft or xenograft, and these serve as the most common technique for rescuing tendon injuries...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325741/functional-engineered-mesenchymal-stem-cells-with-fibronectin-gold-composite-coated-catheters-for-vascular-tissue-regeneration
#4
Yun-Wen Chen, Shu-Chen Hsieh, Yi-Chin Yang, Shan-Hui Hsu, Mei-Lang Kung, Pei-Ying Lin, Hsien-Hsu Hsieh, Ching-Hao Lin, Cheng-Ming Tang, Huey-Shan Hung
Vascularization of engineered tissues remains one of the key problems. Here, we described a novel approach to promote vascularization of engineered tissues using fibronectin (FN) incorporated gold nanoparticles (AuNP) coated onto catheters with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for tissue engineering. We found that the FN-AuNP composite with 43.5 ppm of AuNP exhibited better biomechanical properties and thermal stability than pure FN. FN-AuNP composites promoted MSC proliferation and increased the biocompatibility...
January 8, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316290/a-3d-bioprinted-in-situ-conjugated-co-fabricated-scaffold-for-potential-bone-tissue-engineering-applications
#5
Mduduzi N Sithole, Pradeep Kumar, Lisa C du Toit, Thashree Marimuthu, Yahya E Choonara, Viness Pillay
There is a demand for progressive approaches in bone tissue engineering to repair and regenerate bone defects resulting from trauma or disease. This investigation sought to engineer a single-step in situ conjugated polymeric scaffold employing 3D printing technology as an innovative fabricating tool. A polymeric scaffold was engineered in situ employing sodium alginate as a bio-ink which interacted with a poly(ethyleneimine) solution on bioprinting to form a polyelectrolyte complex through ionic bond formation...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313189/supportive-properties-of-basement-membrane-layer-of-human-amniotic-membrane-enable-development-of-tissue-engineering-applications
#6
Sonia Iranpour, Nasser Mahdavi-Shahri, Raheleh Miri, Halimeh Hasanzadeh, Hamid Reza Bidkhori, Hojjat Naderi-Meshkin, Ehsan Zahabi, Maryam M Matin
Human amniotic membrane (HAM) has been widely used as a natural scaffold in tissue engineering due to many of its unique biological properties such as providing growth factors, cytokines and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases. This study aimed at finding the most suitable and supportive layer of HAM as a delivery system for autologous or allogeneic cell transplantation. Three different layers of HAM were examined including basement membrane, epithelial and stromal layers. In order to prepare the basement membrane, de-epithelialization was performed using 0...
January 8, 2018: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303417/evaluation-of-detergent-free-and-detergent-based-methods-for-decellularization-of-murine-skin
#7
Ali Farrokhi, Mohammadreza Pakyari, Layla Nabai, Amir Pourghadiri, Ryan Hartwell, Reza B Jalili, Aziz Ghahary
Acute and chronic wounds contribute to increased morbidity and mortality in affected people and impose significant financial burdens on healthcare systems. For these challenging wounds, Acellular Dermal Matrices (ADMs) have been used as a biological wound coverage. Unlike engineered dermal matrices, ADMs are prepared through the removal of cells from skin, while preserving the extracellular matrix structure and function. In this study, our primary objective was to develop a detergent-free method of decellularization of the skin to mitigate chemical stress on matrix molecules...
January 5, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302968/writing-wrinkles-on-polydimethylsiloxane-pdms-by-surface-oxidation-with-a-co2-laser-engraver
#8
Lin Qi, Cody Ruck, Griffin Spychalski, Brian King, Benxin Wu, Yi Zhao
Surface wrinkles formed by the buckling of a strained stiff layer attached to a soft elastomer foundation has been widely used in a variety of applications. Micropatterning of wrinkled topographies is, however, limited by process/system complexities. In this paper, we report an approach to write surface wrinkles with desired pattern geometries on polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) elastomers using a commercial infrared laser engraver with the spot size of 127 μm. Wrinkled micropatterns with the wavelength from < 50 μm to > 300 μm were obtained in minutes without using special facilities or atmospheres...
January 5, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300407/acoustically-modulated-biomechanical-stimulation-for-human-cartilage-tissue-engineering
#9
Umesh S Jonnalagadda, Martyn Hill, Walid Messaoudi, Richard B Cook, Richard O C Oreffo, Peter Glynne-Jones, Rahul S Tare
Bioacoustofluidics can be used to trap and levitate cells within a fluid channel, thereby facilitating scaffold-free tissue engineering in a 3D environment. In the present study, we have designed and characterised an acoustofluidic bioreactor platform, which applies acoustic forces to mechanically stimulate aggregates of human articular chondrocytes in long-term levitated culture. By varying the acoustic parameters (amplitude, frequency sweep, and sweep repetition rate), cells were stimulated by oscillatory fluid shear stresses, which were dynamically modulated at different sweep repetition rates (1-50 Hz)...
January 4, 2018: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287858/designing-a-tissue-engineered-tracheal-scaffold-for-preclinical-evaluation
#10
Cameron A Best, Victoria K Pepper, Devan Ohst, Kyle Bodnyk, Eric Heuer, Ekene A Onwuka, Nakesha King, Robert Strouse, Jonathan Grischkan, Christopher K Breuer, Jed Johnson, Tendy Chiang
OBJECTIVE: Recent efforts to tissue engineer long-segment tracheal grafts have been complicated by stenosis and malacia. It has been proposed that both the mechanical characteristics and cell seeding capacity of TETG scaffolds are integral to graft performance. Our aim was to design a tracheal construct that approximates the biomechanical properties of native sheep trachea and optimizes seeding with bone marrow derived mononuclear cells prior to preclinical evaluation in an ovine model...
January 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277362/rotator-cuff-tendon-to-bone-healing-at-12-months-after-patch-grafting-of-acellular-dermal-matrix-in-an-animal-model
#11
Junji Ide, Takuya Tokunaga
There is no report to investigate the histology and biomechanical strength of remodeled tendon-to-bone junction more than 6 months after patch grafting with acellular dermal matrix (ADM) on rotator cuff defect. We investigated those 12 months after surgery and hypothesized that a new native enthesis is not regenerated and the biomechanical strength is inferior to normal control. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats underwent ADM patch grafting for the rotator cuff defect. Quantitative histological analysis, immunohistochemical analysis for collagen type I and III, and biomechanical testing were performed 12 months after surgery...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277327/extracellular-matrix-content-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-levels-of-cartilage-determine-the-chondrocyte-response-to-compressive-load
#12
Heiko Praxenthaler, Elisabeth Krämer, Melanie Weisser, Nicole Hecht, Jennifer Fischer, Tobias Grossner, Wiltrud Richter
During osteoarthritis (OA)-development extracellular matrix (ECM) molecules are lost from cartilage, thus changing gene-expression, matrix synthesis and biomechanical competence of the tissue. Mechanical loading is important for the maintenance of articular cartilage; however, the influence of an altered ECM content on the response of chondrocytes to loading is not well understood, but may provide important insights into underlying mechanisms as well as supplying new therapies for OA. Objective here was to explore whether a changing ECM-content of engineered cartilage affects major signaling pathways and how this alters the chondrocyte response to compressive loading...
December 19, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273059/biomechanical-properties-of-3d-printed-bone-scaffolds-are-improved-by-treatment-with-crfp
#13
Carlos G Helguero, Vamiq M Mustahsan, Sunjit Parmar, Sahana Pentyala, John P Pfail, Imin Kao, David E Komatsu, Srinivas Pentyala
BACKGROUND: One of the major challenges in orthopedics is to develop implants that overcome current postoperative problems such as osteointegration, proper load bearing, and stress shielding. Current implant techniques such as allografts or endoprostheses never reach full bone integration, and the risk of fracture due to stress shielding is a major concern. To overcome this, a novel technique of reverse engineering to create artificial scaffolds was designed and tested. The purpose of the study is to create a new generation of implants that are both biocompatible and biomimetic...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245144/the-myorobot-a-novel-automated-biomechatronics-system-to-assess-voltage-ca2-biosensors-and-active-passive-biomechanics-in-muscle-and-biomaterials
#14
M Haug, B Reischl, G Prölß, C Pollmann, T Buckert, C Keidel, S Schürmann, M Hock, S Rupitsch, M Heckel, T Pöschel, T Scheibel, C Haynl, L Kiriaev, S I Head, O Friedrich
We engineered an automated biomechatronics system, MyoRobot, for robust objective and versatile assessment of muscle or polymer materials (bio-)mechanics. It covers multiple levels of muscle biosensor assessment, e.g. membrane voltage or contractile apparatus Ca2+ ion responses (force resolution 1µN, 0-10mN for the given sensor; [Ca2+] range ~ 100nM-25µM). It replaces previously tedious manual protocols to obtain exhaustive information on active/passive biomechanical properties across various morphological tissue levels...
December 7, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244032/evaluation-methods-as-quality-control-in-the-generation-of-decellularized-peripheral-nerve-allografts
#15
Charlot Philips, Ria Cornelissen, Víctor Carriel
Nowadays, the high incidence of peripheral nerve injuries and the low success ratio of surgical treatments are driving research to the generation of novel alternatives to repair critical nerve defects. In this sense, tissue engineering emerged as a possible alternative with special attention for decellularization techniques. Tissue decellularization offers the possibility to obtain a cell-free, natural extracellular matrix (ECM), characterized by an adequate three-dimensional organization and proper molecular composition to repair different tissues or organs, including peripheral nerves...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238826/a-re-engineered-software-interface-and-workflow-for-the-open-source-simvascular-cardiovascular-modeling-package
#16
Hongzhi Lan, Adam Updegrove, Nathan Wilson, Gabriel D Maher, Shawn C Shadden, Alison Marsden
Patient-specific simulation plays an important role in cardiovascular disease research, diagnosis, surgical planning and medical device design, as well as education in cardiovascular biomechanics. SimVascular is an open-source software package encompassing an entire cardiovascular modeling and simulation pipeline from image segmentation, 3D solid modeling, and mesh generation, to patient-specific simulation and analysis. SimVascular is widely used for cardiovascular basic science and clinical research as well as education, following increased adoption by users and development of a GATEWAY web portal to facilitate educational access...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226358/mechanical-evaluation-of-tracheal-grafts-on-different-scales
#17
REVIEW
Fabio Gava Aoki, Henrique Takachi Moriya
Tissue engineered (or bioengineered) tracheas are alternative options under investigation when the resection with end-to-end anastomosis cannot be performed. One approach to develop bioengineered tracheas is a complex process that involves the use of decellularized tissue scaffolds, followed by recellularization in custom-made tracheal bioreactors. Tracheas withstand pressure variations and their biomechanics are of great importance so that they do not collapse during respiration, although there has been no preferred method of mechanical assay of tracheas among several laboratories over the years...
December 11, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225150/decellularised-conjunctiva-for-ocular-surface-reconstruction
#18
Joana Witt, Sonja Mertsch, Maria Borrelli, Jana Dietrich, Gerd Geerling, Stefan Schrader, Kristina Spaniol
Conjunctival reconstruction is an integral component of ocular surface restoration. Decellularised tissues are frequently used clinically for tissue engineering. This study identifies porcine decellularised conjunctiva (PDC) and human decellularised conjunctiva (HDC) as promising substitutes for conjunctival reconstruction. PDC and HDC were nearly DNA-free, structurally intact and showed no cytotoxic effects in vitro, which was confirmed by DNA quantification, histology, transmission electron microscopy, collagen quantification and cytotoxicity assay...
December 7, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211970/facilitating-in-vivo-articular-cartilage-repair-by-tissue-engineered-cartilage-grafts-produced-from-auricular-chondrocytes
#19
Chin-Chean Wong, Chih-Hwa Chen, Li-Hsuan Chiu, Yang-Hwei Tsuang, Meng-Yi Bai, Ren-Jei Chung, Yun-Ho Lin, Fon-Jou Hsieh, You-Tzung Chen, Tsung-Lin Yang
BACKGROUND: Insufficient cell numbers still present a challenge for articular cartilage repair. Converting heterotopic auricular chondrocytes by extracellular matrix may be the solution. HYPOTHESIS: Specific extracellular matrix may convert the phenotype of auricular chondrocytes toward articular cartilage for repair. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study. METHODS: For in vitro study, rabbit auricular chondrocytes were cultured in monolayer for several passages until reaching status of dedifferentiation...
December 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183849/a-sterilization-method-for-decellularized-xenogeneic-cardiovascular-scaffolds
#20
Cátia Fidalgo, Laura Iop, Manuela Sciro, Michael Harder, Dimosthenis Mavrilas, Sotirios Korossis, Andrea Bagno, Giorgio Palù, Paola Aguiari, Gino Gerosa
Decellularized xenogeneic scaffolds have shown promise to be employed as compatible and functional cardiovascular biomaterials. However, one of the main barriers to their clinical exploitation is the lack of appropriate sterilization procedures. This study investigated the efficiency of a two-step sterilization method, antibiotics/antimycotic (AA) cocktail and peracetic acid (PAA), on porcine and bovine decellularized pericardium. In order to assess the efficiency of the method, a sterilization assessment protocol was specifically designed, comprising: i) controlled contamination with a known amount of bacteria; ii) sterility test; iii) identification of contaminants through MALDI-TOF (Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight) mass spectrometry and iv) quantification by the Most Probable Number (MPN) method...
November 25, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
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