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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679807/fish-sarcoplasmic-proteins-as-a-high-value-marine-material-for-wound-dressing-applications
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Sara Vieira, Albina R Franco, Emanuel M Fernandes, Sara Amorim, Helena Ferreira, Ricardo A Pires, Rui L Reis, Albino Martins, Nuno M Neves
Fish sarcoplasmic proteins (FSP) constitute around 25-30% of the total fish muscle protein. As the FSP are water soluble, FSP were isolated from fresh cod (Gadus morhua) by centrifugation. By SDS-PAGE, it was possible to determine the composition of FSP extracts (FSP-E). The FSP-E undergo denaturation at 44.12 ± 2.34° C, as characterized by differential scanning calorimetry thermograms (DSC). The secondary structure of FSP-E is mainly composed by α-helix structure, as determined by circular dichroism...
April 5, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679779/biomimetic-3d-in-vitro-model-of-biofilm-triggered-osteomyelitis-for-investigating-hematopoiesis-during-bone-marrow-infections
#2
Annamarija Raic, Sophie Riedel, Elena Kemmling, Karen Bieback, Joerg Overhage, Cornelia Lee-Thedieck
In this work, we define the requirements for a human-based osteomyelitis model which overcomes the limitations of state of the art animal models. Osteomyelitis is a severe and difficult to treat infection of the bone that develops rapidly, making it difficult to study in humans. We have developed a 3D in vitro model of the bone marrow, comprising a macroporous material, human hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) and mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). Inclusion of biofilms grown on an implant into the model system allowed us to study the effects of postoperative osteomyelitis-inducing bacteria on the bone marrow...
April 18, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679331/synthesis-of-self-assembling-peptide-based-hydrogels-for-regenerative-medicine-using-solid-phase-peptide-synthesis
#3
E Thomas Pashuck
Peptide self-assembly is an important field in biomaterials in which short peptides are designed to aggregate into nanostructures that often form hydrogels. These peptides are typically made using solid-phase peptide synthesis (SPPS), a technique in which amino acids are added sequentially to a growing chain. This technique has been used to synthesize peptides with more than 100 amino acids. However, self-assembling peptides are designed to aggregate in solution, which often reduces coupling efficiency during synthesis and makes purification more difficult...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679330/in-vitro-model-of-macrophage-biomaterial-interactions
#4
Claire E Witherel, Pamela L Graney, Kara L Spiller
Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, facilitated by biomaterial-based therapies, hold promise for the repair, replacement, or regeneration of damaged tissue. The success or failure of all implanted biomaterials, ranging from stainless steel total joint replacements to naturally or synthetically derived skin grafts, is predominantly mediated by macrophages, the primary cell of the innate immune system. In an effort to better assess safety and efficacy of novel biomaterials, evaluating and understanding macrophage-biomaterial interactions is a necessary first step...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679328/high-throughput-formation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-spheroids-and-entrapment-in-alginate-hydrogels
#5
Charlotte E Vorwald, Steve S Ho, Jacklyn Whitehead, J Kent Leach
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a promising cell source for tissue repair and regeneration due to their multilineage capacity, potential for autologous use, and secretion of potent bioactive factors to catalyze the endogenous repair program. However, a major limitation to current cell-based tissue engineering approaches is the drastic loss of cells upon transplantation. The causation of this loss, whether due to apoptosis following a dramatic change in the microenvironment or migration away from the defect site, has yet to be determined...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679325/biofunctionalization-of-poly-acrylamide-gels
#6
Julieta I Paez, Aleeza Farrukh, Oya Ustahüseyin, Aránzazu Del Campo
Engineering novel biomaterials that mimic closer in vivo scenarios requires the simple and quantitative incorporation of multiple instructive signals to gain a higher level of control and complexity at the cell-matrix interface. Poly(acrylamide) (PAAm) gels are very popular among biology labs as 2D model substrates with defined biochemical and mechanical properties. These gels are cost effective, easy to prepare, reproducible, and available in a wide range of stiffness. However, their functionalization with bioactive ligands (cell adhesive proteins or peptides, growth factors, etc...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679324/controlling-fibrin-network-morphology-polymerization-and-degradation-dynamics-in-fibrin-gels-for-promoting-tissue-repair
#7
Erin P Sproul, Riley T Hannan, Ashley C Brown
Fibrin is an integral part of the clotting cascade and is formed by polymerization of the soluble plasma protein fibrinogen. Following stimulation of the coagulation cascade, thrombin activates fibrinogen, which binds to adjacent fibrin(ogen) molecules resulting in the formation of an insoluble fibrin matrix. This fibrin network is the primary protein component in clots and subsequently provides a scaffold for infiltrating cells during tissue repair. Due to its role in hemostasis and tissue repair, fibrin has been used extensively as a tissue sealant...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678720/a-completely-human-derived-biomaterial-mimicking-limbal-niche-platelet-rich-fibrin-gel
#8
Gamze Dereli Can, Özge Ekin Akdere, Mehmet Erol Can, Bahri Aydın, Nurullah Cagil, Menemşe Gümüşderelioğlu
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is a natural biomaterial and has excellent biochemical and physical properties with a history of proven biocompatibility in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Recent reports of fibrin-based matrices have offered new opportunities to apply PRF as a supplement for in vitro cell culture. Here, custom-modified human-derived PRF (HPRF) was produced via different centrifugation protocols, then, characterized by morphologically and chemically and utilized as a substrate and as a conditioned medium for limbal explant culture for the first time...
April 17, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678676/an-asymmetric-chitosan-scaffold-for-tendon-tissue-engineering-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation-with-rat-tendon-stem-progenitor-cells
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Erman Chen, Ling Yang, Chenyi Ye, Wei Zhang, Jisheng Ran, Deting Xue, Zhengke Wang, Zhijun Pan, Qiaoling Hu
The poor healing capacity and typically incomplete regeneration of injured tendons has made tendon repair as a primary clinical concern. Several methods for repairing injured tendons have been developed in the last decade. Tendon regeneration using current tissue engineering techniques requires advanced biomaterials to satisfy both microstructural and mechanical criteria. In this study, a novel chitosan (CS)-based scaffold with asymmetric structure was fabricated using a self-deposition technique. The fabricated scaffolds were assessed with regard to the microstructural and mechanical demands of cell ingrowth and the prevention of peritendinous adhesion...
April 17, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678675/towards-tailored-management-of-malignant-brain-tumors-with-nanotheranostics
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REVIEW
Juan Aparicio-Blanco, Ana-Isabel Torres-Suárez
Malignant brain tumors still represent an unmet medical need given their rapid progression and often fatal outcome within months of diagnosis. Given their extremely heterogeneous nature, the assumption that a single therapy could be beneficial for all patients is no longer plausible. Hence, early feedback on drug accumulation at the tumor site and on tumor response to treatment would help tailor therapies to each patient's individual needs for personalized medicine. In this context, at the intersection between imaging and therapy, theranostic nanomedicine is a promising new technique for individualized management of malignant brain tumors...
April 17, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678674/the-role-of-the-micro-pattern-and-nano-topography-of-hydroxyapatite-bioceramics-on-stimulating-osteogenic-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#11
Cancan Zhao, Xiaoya Wang, Long Gao, Linguo Jing, Quan Zhou, Jiang Chang
The micro/nano hybrid structure is considered to be a biomaterial characteristic to stimulate osteogenesis by mimicking the three-dimensional structure of the bone matrix. However, the mechanism of the hybrid structure induced osteogenic differentiation of stem cells is still unknown. For elucidating the mechanisms, one of the challenge is to directly fabricate micro/nano hybrid structure on bioceramics because of its brittleness. In this study, hydroxyapatite (HA) bioceramics with the micro/nano hybrid structure were firstly fabricated via a hydrothermal treatment and template method, and the effect of the different surface structures on the expression of integrins, BMP2 signaling pathways and cell-cell communication was investigated...
April 17, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678629/biological-activities-of-laminin-111-derived-peptide-chitosan-matrices-in-a-primary-culture-of-rat-cortical-neurons
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Hideki Hayashi, Mariko Yamada, Jun Kumai, Norio Takagi, Motoyoshi Nomizu
Cell adhesive biomaterials have been used for various cells in culture, especially for primary cultures of neurons. Here we examined laminin-111 and its active peptides conjugated to chitosan matrices (ChtMs) for primary culture of rat cortical neurons. Laminin-111 on poly-d-lysine substrate promoted neuronal cell attachment and differentiation. The biological activity of six active laminin-111-derived peptides was examined using a peptide-ChtM construct. When the syndecan-binding peptides, AG73 (RKRLQVQLSIRT, mouse laminin α1 chain 2719-2730) and C16 (KAFDITYVRLKF, laminin γ1 chain 139-150), were conjugated to chitosan, AG73-ChtM and C16-ChtM showed potent neuronal cell attachment activity and promoted axon extension by primary cultured rat cortical neurons...
April 17, 2018: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678329/antibacterial-photocatalytic-activity-of-different-crystalline-tio-2-phases-in-oral-multispecies-biofilm
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Heloisa N Pantaroto, Antonio P Ricomini-Filho, Martinna M Bertolini, José H D Silva, Nilton F Azevedo Neto, Cortino Sukotjo, Elidiane C Rangel, Valentim A R Barão
OBJECTIVE: Titanium dioxide (TiO2 ) incorporation in biomaterials is a promising technology due to its photocatalytic and antibacterial activities. However, the antibacterial potential of different TiO2 crystalline structures on a multispecies oral biofilm remains unknown. We hypothesized that the different crystalline TiO2 phases present different photocatalytic and antibacterial activities. METHODS: Three crystalline TiO2 films were deposited by magnetron sputtering on commercially pure titanium (cpTi), in order to obtain four groups: (1) machined cpTi (control); (2) A-TiO2 (anatase); (3) M-TiO2 (mixture of anatase and rutile); (4) R-TiO2 (rutile)...
April 17, 2018: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678192/engineering-in-vitro-stem-cell-based-vascularized-bone-models-for-drug-screening-and-predictive-toxicology
#14
REVIEW
Alessandro Pirosa, Riccardo Gottardi, Peter G Alexander, Rocky S Tuan
The production of veritable in-vitro models of bone tissue is essential to understand the biology of bone and its surrounding environment, to analyze the pathogenesis of bone diseases (e.g., osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, osteomyelitis, etc.), to develop effective therapeutic drug screening, and to test potential therapeutic strategies. Dysregulated interactions between vasculature and bone cells are often related to the aforementioned pathologies, underscoring the need for a bone model that contains engineered vasculature...
April 20, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678079/implementing-modular-research-consents-using-ihe-advanced-patient-privacy-consents
#15
Bjoern Schreiweis, Tobias Bronsch, Angela Merzweiler, Bjoern Bergh
The re-use of healthcare information for biomedical research is increasing and with it the importance of a consent management framework implementing computable consents. Based on requirements concerning a consent representation the Advanced Patient Privacy Consents (APPC) Profile of Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) is evaluated and mapped to these requirements. As IHE APPC was developed for computable patient consents, the mapping of consents for research projects is possible by re-using the elements defined...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676546/alginate-catechol-cross-linking-interferes-with-insulin-secretion-capacity-in-isolated-murine-islet-cells
#16
Yu Sik Kim, Seung Woo Cho, Bomin Ko, Jisoo Shin, Chul Woo Ahn
Over the past three decades, human pancreatic islet isolation and transplantation techniques have developed as a routine clinical procedure for selected patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. However, due to the donor shortage and required chronic systemic immunosuppression, the widespread application of islet transplantation is limited. To overcome these limitations, providing a physical barrier to transplanted islet cells with encapsulating biomaterial has emerged as a promising approach to enhance engraftment and promote islet survival post-transplantation...
April 2018: Diabetes & Metabolism Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675998/biomaterial-granules-used-for-filling-bone-defects-constitute-3d-scaffolds-porosity-microarchitecture-and-molecular-composition-analyzed-by-microct-and-raman-microspectroscopy
#17
Baptiste Arbez, Jean-Daniel Kün-Darbois, Thierry Convert, Bernard Guillaume, Philippe Mercier, Laurent Hubert, Daniel Chappard
Biomaterials are used in the granular form to fill small bone defects. Granules can be prepared with a grinder from trabecular bone samples or provided as synthetic biomaterials by industry. Granules occupy the 3D-space and create a macroporosity allowing invasion of vascular and bone cells when the inter-granular pores are larger than 300 µm. We compared the 3D-porosity of granule stacks obtained or prepared with nine biomaterials Osteopure® , Lubboc® , Bio-Oss® , CopiOs® , TCP Dental® , TCP Dental HP® , KeraOs® , and TCH® in comparison with that of human trabecular bone...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675458/bioengineered-liver-models-for-drug-testing-and-cell-differentiation-studies
#18
REVIEW
Gregory H Underhill, Salman R Khetani
In vitro models of the human liver are important for the following: (1) mitigating the risk of drug-induced liver injury to human beings, (2) modeling human liver diseases, (3) elucidating the role of single and combinatorial microenvironmental cues on liver cell function, and (4) enabling cell-based therapies in the clinic. Methods to isolate and culture primary human hepatocytes (PHHs), the gold standard for building human liver models, were developed several decades ago; however, PHHs show a precipitous decline in phenotypic functions in 2-dimensional extracellular matrix-coated conventional culture formats, which does not allow chronic treatment with drugs and other stimuli...
March 2018: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674624/brain-and-spinal-cord-injury-repair-by-implantation-of-human-neural-progenitor-cells-seeded-onto-polymer-scaffolds
#19
Jeong Eun Shin, Kwangsoo Jung, Miri Kim, Kyujin Hwang, Haejin Lee, Il-Sun Kim, Bae Hwan Lee, Il-Shin Lee, Kook In Park
Hypoxic-ischemic (HI) brain injury and spinal cord injury (SCI) lead to extensive tissue loss and axonal degeneration. The combined application of the polymer scaffold and neural progenitor cells (NPCs) has been reported to enhance neural repair, protection and regeneration through multiple modes of action following neural injury. This study investigated the reparative ability and therapeutic potentials of biological bridges composed of human fetal brain-derived NPCs seeded upon poly(glycolic acid)-based scaffold implanted into the infarction cavity of a neonatal HI brain injury or the hemisection cavity in an adult SCI...
April 20, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673955/incorporation-of-microfibrillated-cellulose-into-collagen-hydroxyapatite-scaffold-for-bone-tissue-engineering
#20
Xichan He, Xialian Fan, Wenpo Feng, Yifei Chen, Ting Guo, Fang Wang, Jie Liu, Keyong Tang
In this study, the composite of Collagen-Hydroxyapitite (COL-HA) with microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) was developed as a new bone substitute material. COL-HA was prepared by in-situ method and modified by dehydrothermal treatment. Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC), a nature polysaccharide with plenty of hydroxyl groups, was incorporated into COL-HA composites to improve the properties. The novel COL-HA-MFC scaffold with different ratios of COL-HA and MFC were fabricated by cold isostatic pressing technique and freeze-drying technology...
April 16, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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