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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329028/non-equilibrium-assembly-of-microtubules-from-molecules-to-autonomous-chemical-robots
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REVIEW
H Hess, Jennifer L Ross
Biological systems have evolved to harness non-equilibrium processes from the molecular to the macro scale. It is currently a grand challenge of chemistry, materials science, and engineering to understand and mimic biological systems that have the ability to autonomously sense stimuli, process these inputs, and respond by performing mechanical work. New chemical systems are responding to the challenge and form the basis for future responsive, adaptive, and active materials. In this article, we describe a particular biochemical-biomechanical network based on the microtubule cytoskeletal filament - itself a non-equilibrium chemical system...
March 22, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326347/the-insufficiencies-of-risk-analysis-of-impending-pathological-fractures-in-patients-with-femoral-metastases-a-literature-review
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Emir Benca, Janina M Patsch, Winfried Mayr, Dieter H Pahr, Reinhard Windhager
PURPOSE: Pathologic fractures in patients with bone metastases are a common problem in clinical orthopaedic routine. On one hand recognition of metastatic lesions, which are at a high risk of fracture, is essential for timely prophylactic fixation, while on the other hand patients with a low risk of pathologic fractures should be spared from overtreatment. The purpose of this review is to identify all methods for fracture risk evaluation in patients with femoral metastases in the literature and to evaluate their predictive values in clinical applications...
December 2016: Bone Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314563/a-biomechanical-approach-to-the-analysis-of-methods-and-procedures-of-bariatric-surgery
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Emanuele Luigi Carniel, Alessandro Frigo, Chiara Giulia Fontanella, Giulia Maria De Benedictis, Alessandro Rubini, Luca Barp, Gioela Pluchino, Beatrice Sabbadini, Lino Polese
Bariatric surgery includes a variety of procedures that are performed on obese people and aim at decreasing the intake of food and calories. This goal is usually pursued by reducing stomach capacity and/or absorbing capability. Adjustable gastric banding is the most common and successful operation. In general, bariatric surgical procedures are effective, but are often associated with major complications. Surgical procedure and post-surgical conformation of the stomach are usually defined on clinical and surgical basis only...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303237/the-effect-of-biomechanical-stimulation-on-osteoblast-differentiation-of-human-jaw-periosteum-derived-stem-cells
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Ju-Min Lee, Min-Gu Kim, June-Ho Byun, Gyoo-Cheon Kim, Jung-Hoon Ro, Dae-Seok Hwang, Byul-Bora Choi, Geun-Chul Park, Uk-Kyu Kim
BACKGROUND: This study was to investigate the effect of biomechanical stimulation on osteoblast differentiation of human periosteal-derived stem cell using the newly developed bioreactor. METHODS: Human periosteal-derived stem cells were harvested from the mandible during the extraction of an impacted third molar. Using the new bioreactor, 4% cyclic equibiaxial tension force (0.5 Hz) was applied for 2 and 8 h on the stem cells and cultured for 3, 7, and 14 days on the osteogenic medium...
December 2017: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294563/a-new-material-for-tissue-engineered-vagina-reconstruction-acellular-porcine-vagina-matrix
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Jing-Kun Zhang, Run-Xuan Du, Lin Zhang, Ya-Nan Li, Ming-le Zhang, Shuo Zhao, Xiang-Hua Huang, Yan-Fang Xu
Acellular matrix materials have been widely used to repair various tissues and organs. According to the plastic principle, when a part of the body is lost, it should be replaced with a similar material. Therefore, the use of a homologous organ-specific acellular vaginal tissue in vagina reconstruction repair surgery may show good results. However, the acellular vagina matrix (AVM) form large vertebrates is difficult to isolate. In this study, we described a multi-step method to prepare porcine AVM and evaluated the efficacy of acellularization...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294398/functional-properties-of-native-and-tissue-engineered-cartilage-toward-understanding-the-pathogenesis-of-chondral-lesions-at-the-knee-a-bovine-cadaveric-study
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Nikolaos K Paschos, Nikita Lim, Jerry C Hu, Kyriacos A Athanasiou
Chondral lesions frequently occur in different topographic locations of the knee. This study evaluated the functional properties among the articulating surfaces of the tibiofemoral and patellofemoral joints, and whether neo-cartilage engineered using chondrocytes from different knee locations would reflect these differences. The biomechanical properties of bovine cartilage isolated from eight locations within the tibiofemoral (medial & lateral condyle, medial & lateral tibial plateau) and patellofemoral joints (medial & lateral trochlea, medial & lateral patella) were examined...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287589/a-high-throughput-cell-microarray-platform-for-correlative-analysis-of-cell-differentiation-and-traction-forces
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Kerim B Kaylan, Andreas P Kourouklis, Gregory H Underhill
Microfabricated cellular microarrays, which consist of contact-printed combinations of biomolecules on an elastic hydrogel surface, provide a tightly controlled, high-throughput engineered system for measuring the impact of arrayed biochemical signals on cell differentiation. Recent efforts using cell microarrays have demonstrated their utility for combinatorial studies in which many microenvironmental factors are presented in parallel. However, these efforts have focused primarily on investigating the effects of biochemical cues on cell responses...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280656/noninvasive-measurement-of-ear-cartilage-elasticity-on-the-cellular-level-a-new-method-to-provide-biomechanical-information-for-tissue-engineering
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Ernst Jan Bos, Koen van der Laan, Marco N Helder, Margriet G Mullender, Davide Iannuzzi, Paul P van Zuijlen
BACKGROUND: An important feature of auricular cartilage is its stiffness. To tissue engineer new cartilage, we need objective tools to provide us with the essential biomechanical information to mimic optimal conditions for chondrogenesis and extracellular matrix (ECM) development. In this study, we used an optomechanical sensor to investigate the elasticity of auricular cartilage ECM and tested whether sensitivity and measurement reproducibility of the sensor would be sufficient to accurately detect (subtle) differences in matrix compositions in healthy, diseased, or regenerated cartilage...
February 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274861/defining-the-biomechanical-and-biological-threshold-of-murine-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-using-chimera-closed-head-impact-model-of-engineered-rotational-acceleration
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Dhananjay R Namjoshi, Wai Hang Cheng, Asma Bashir, Anna Wilkinson, Sophie Stukas, Kris M Martens, Tom Whyte, Zelalem A Abebe, Kurt A McInnes, Peter A Cripton, Cheryl L Wellington
CHIMERA (Closed Head Impact Model of Engineered Rotational Acceleration) is a recently described animal model of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that primarily produces diffuse axonal injury (DAI) characterized by white matter inflammation and axonal damage. CHIMERA was specifically designed to reliably generate a variety of TBI severities using precise and quantifiable biomechanical inputs in a nonsurgical user-friendly platform. The objective of this study was to define the lower limit of single impact mild TBI (mTBI) using CHIMERA by characterizing the dose-response relationship between biomechanical input and neurological, behavioral, neuropathological and biochemical outcomes...
March 6, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274476/new-tools-for-content-innovation-and-data-sharing-enhancing-reproducibility-and-rigor-in-biomechanics-research
#10
Farshid Guilak
We are currently in one of the most exciting times for science and engineering as we witness unprecedented growth in our computational and experimental capabilities to generate new data and models. To facilitate data and model sharing, and to enhance reproducibility and rigor in biomechanics research, the Journal of Biomechanics has introduced a number of tools for Content Innovation to allow presentation, sharing, and archiving of methods, models, and data in our articles. The tools include an Interactive Plot Viewer, 3D Geometric Shape and Model Viewer, Virtual Microscope, Interactive MATLAB Figure Viewer, and Audioslides...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272938/comparison-of-2-different-formulations-of-artificial-bone-for-a-hybrid-implant-with-a-tissue-engineered-construct-derived-from-synovial-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Kazunori Shimomura, Yu Moriguchi, Ryosuke Nansai, Hiromichi Fujie, Wataru Ando, Shuji Horibe, David A Hart, Alberto Gobbi, Hideki Yoshikawa, Norimasa Nakamura
BACKGROUND: Previously, we developed a hybrid implant composed of hydroxyapatite (HA)-based artificial bone coupled with a mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-based scaffold-free tissue-engineered construct (TEC) and demonstrated its feasibility for osteochondral repair. Beta-tricalcium phosphate (βTCP) may be a promising alternative to HA, as it is a highly biocompatible material and is resorbed more rapidly than HA in vivo. HYPOTHESIS: A βTCP-based hybrid TEC implant will exhibit superior osteochondral repair when directly compared with an HA-based hybrid implant, as tested using a rabbit osteochondral defect model...
March 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272494/an-innovative-approach-for-enhancing-bone-defect-healing-using-plga-scaffolds-seeded-with-extracorporeal-shock-wave-treated-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-bmscs
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Youbin Chen, Jiankun Xu, Zhonglian Huang, Menglei Yu, Yuantao Zhang, Hongjiang Chen, Zebin Ma, Haojie Liao, Jun Hu
Although great efforts are being made using growth factors and gene therapy, the repair of bone defects remains a major challenge in modern medicine that has resulted in an increased burden on both healthcare and the economy. Emerging tissue engineering techniques that use of combination of biodegradable poly-lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) and mesenchymal stem cells have shed light on improving bone defect healing; however, additional growth factors are also required with these methods. Therefore, the development of novel and cost-effective approaches is of great importance...
March 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271637/determining-the-optimal-protocol-for-preparing-an-acellular-scaffold-of-tissue-engineered-small-diameter-blood-vessels
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Lei Pu, Jian Wu, Xingna Pan, Zongliu Hou, Jing Zhang, Wenmin Chen, Zhuhui Na, Mingyao Meng, Haiyan Ni, Liqiong Wang, Yaxiong Li, Lihong Jiang
Although detergent-based decellularization protocols have been widely used to obtain a natural extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffold in tissue engineering, some key challenges still exist. To achieve an optimum natural decellularized scaffold for the construction of tissue-engineered small-diameter blood vessels (TEBV), porcine carotid arteries (PCAs) were decellularized by combining sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), sodium deoxycholate (SDC) and Triton X-100 (Triton) in different concentrations. Tissue samples were processed and their histological, biochemical and biomechanical characteristics were investigated...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262503/a-review-of-hyaluronic-acid-and-hyaluronic-acid-based-hydrogels-for-vocal-fold-tissue-engineering
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REVIEW
Tanaya Walimbe, Alyssa Panitch, Preeti M Sivasankar
Vocal fold scarring is a common cause of dysphonia. Current treatments involving vocal fold augmentation do not yield satisfactory outcomes in the long term. Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine offer an attractive treatment option for vocal fold scarring, with the aim to restore the native extracellular matrix microenvironment and biomechanical properties of the vocal folds by inhibiting progression of scarring and thus leading to restoration of normal vocal function. Hyaluronic acid is a bioactive glycosaminoglycan responsible for maintaining optimum viscoelastic properties of the vocal folds and hence is widely targeted in tissue engineering applications...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259928/tissue-engineered-vascularized-periosteal-flap-enriched-with-msc-epcs-for-the-treatment-of-large-bone-defects-in-rats
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Christoph Nau, Dirk Henrich, Caroline Seebach, Katrin Schröder, John H Barker, Ingo Marzi, Johannes Frank
Vascularized periosteal flaps are used for complex cases if the reconstruction of large bone defects is necessary in modern trauma and orthopedic surgery. In this study, we combined this surgical procedure with β‑TCP scaffold and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) + endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) as a tissue engineering approach to obtain optimum conditions for bone healing in rats. A critical size femoral defect was created in 80 rats allocated into 4 groups. Defects were treated according to the following protocol: i) vascularized periosteal flap alone; ⅱ) vascularized periosteal flap + β‑TCP scaffold; ⅲ) vascularized periosteal flap + β‑TCP scaffold + ligated vascular pedicle; and ⅳ) vascularized periosteal flap + β‑TCP scaffold + MSCs/EPCs...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256803/chitosan-agarose-scaffolds-supports-chondrogenesis-of-human-wharton-s-jelly-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#16
L P Merlin Rajesh Lal, G K Suraishkumar, Prabha D Nair
Tissue engineering strategies for cartilage aim to restore the complex biomechanical and biochemical properties of the native cartilage. To mimic the in-vivo microenvironment, we developed a novel scaffold based on chitosan-agarose (CHAG scaffold) resembling the properties of native cartilage extracellular matrix that aids in-vitro cartilage formation. The CHAG scaffolds had pore size ranging from 75 µm to 300 µm and the degradation of 18% over 6 months in PBS. L929 cells and Human Wharton's Jelly Mesenchymal Stem Cells (HWJ-MSCs) attached well and grew in the CHAG scaffolds...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252807/high-resolution-study-of-the-3d-collagen-fibrillary-matrix-of-achilles-tendons-without-tissue-labelling-and-dehydrating
#17
Jian-Ping Wu, Benjamin John Swift, Thomas Becker, Andrew Squelch, Allan Wang, Yong-Chang Zheng, Xuelin Zhao, Jiake Xu, Wei Xue, Minghao Zheng, David Lloyd, Thomas Brett Kirk
Knowledge of the collagen structure of an Achilles tendon is critical to comprehend the physiology, biomechanics, homeostasis and remodelling of the tissue. Despite intensive studies, there are still uncertainties regarding the microstructure. The majority of studies have examined the longitudinally arranged collagen fibrils as they are primarily attributed to the principal tensile strength of the tendon. Few studies have considered the structural integrity of the entire three-dimensional (3D) collagen meshwork, and how the longitudinal collagen fibrils are integrated as a strong unit in a 3D domain to provide the tendons with the essential tensile properties...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251059/challenges-of-bone-tissue-engineering-in-orthopaedic-patients
#18
EDITORIAL
Enrique Guerado, Enrique Caso
Bone defects may impede normal biomechanics and the structural stability of bone as an organ. In many cases, the correction of bone defects requires extensive surgical intervention involving the use of bone-grafting techniques and other procedures in which healing is slow, there is a high risk of infection and considerable pain is provoked - with no guarantee of complete correction of the defect. Therefore, the search for surgical alternatives continues to present a major challenge in orthopaedic traumatology...
February 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244821/regulation-of-the-microenvironment-for-cardiac-tissue-engineering
#19
Maureen Wanjare, Ngan F Huang
The microenvironment of myocardium plays an important role in the fate and function of cardiomyocytes (CMs). Cardiovascular tissue engineering strategies commonly utilize stem cell sources in conjunction with microenvironmental cues that often include biochemical, electrical, spatial and biomechanical factors. Microenvironmental stimulation of CMs, in addition to the incorporation of intercellular interactions from non-CMs, results in the generation of engineered cardiac constructs. Current studies suggest that use of these factors when engineering cardiac constructs improve cardiac function when implanted in vivo...
March 2017: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226218/assessing-cartilage-biomechanical-properties-techniques-for-evaluating-the-functional-performance-of-cartilage-in-health-and-disease
#20
Benjamin A Lakin, Brian D Snyder, Mark W Grinstaff
Osteoarthritis (OA) affects millions of people and results in weakened hyaline cartilage due to overloading. During joint articulation, hyaline cartilage must withstand high loads while maintaining low friction to prevent wear and tissue loss. Thus, cartilage compressive stiffness and the coefficient of friction are important indicators of the tissue's functional performance. These mechanical properties are often measured ex vivo using mechanical testing regimens, but arthroscopic handheld probes (e.g., for indentation testing, ultrasound, and optical coherence tomography) and noninvasive imaging modalities (e...
February 2, 2017: Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering
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