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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232108/biocompatible-electroactive-tetra-aniline-conjugated-peptide-nanofibers-for-neural-differentiation
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Idil Arioz, Ozlem Erol, Gokhan Bakan, F Begum Dikecoglu, Ahmet Emin Topal, Mustafa Urel, Aykutlu Dana, Ayse B Tekinay, Mustafa O Guler
Peripheral nerve injuries cause devastating problems for the quality of the patients' lives and regeneration following a damage to the peripheral nervous system is limited depending on the degree of the damage. Use of nanobiomaterials can provide therapeutic approaches for the treatment of peripheral nerve injuries. Electroactive biomaterials, in particular, can provide a promising cure for the regeneration of nerve defects. Here, a supramolecular electroactive nanosystem with tetra(aniline) (TA) containing peptide nanofibers was developed and utilized for nerve regeneration...
December 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231863/silk-materials-functionalized-via-genetic-engineering-for-biomedical-applications
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Tomasz Deptuch, Hanna Dams-Kozlowska
The great mechanical properties, biocompatibility and biodegradability of silk-based materials make them applicable to the biomedical field. Genetic engineering enables the construction of synthetic equivalents of natural silks. Knowledge about the relationship between the structure and function of silk proteins enables the design of bioengineered silks that can serve as the foundation of new biomaterials. Furthermore, in order to better address the needs of modern biomedicine, genetic engineering can be used to obtain silk-based materials with new functionalities...
December 12, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231707/sulfonate-groups-and-saccharides-as-essential-structural-elements-in-heparin-mimicking-polymers-used-as-surface-modifiers-optimization-of-relative-contents-for-anti-thrombogenic-properties
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Xianshuang Chen, Hao Gu, Zhonglin Lyu, Xiaoli Liu, Lei Wang, Hong Chen, John Law Brash
Blood compatibility is a long sought-after goal in biomaterials research, but remains an elusive one, and in spite of extensive work in this area, there is still no definitive information on the relationship between material properties and blood responses such as coagulation and thrombus formation. Materials modified with heparin-mimicking polymers (HMP) have shown promise, and indeed may be seen as comparable to materials modified with heparin itself. In this work, heparin was conceptualized as consisting of two major structural elements: saccharide-containing and sulfonate-containing units, and polymers based on this concept were developed...
December 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231215/involvement-of-fak-mediated-bmp-2-smad-pathway-in-mediating-osteoblast-adhesion-and-differentiation-on-nano-ha-chitosan-composite-coated-titanium-implant-under-diabetic-conditions
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Xiang-Yu Ma, Ya-Fei Feng, Tian-Sheng Wang, Wei Lei, Xiang Li, Da-Peng Zhou, Xin-Xin Wen, Hai-Long Yu, Liang-Bi Xiang, Lin Wang
Chitosan (CS)-based hydroxyapatite (HA) composites have emerged as a novel strategy for promoting bone regeneration. Here nanophase HA/CS composite coated porous titanium implants (nCT) were fabricated and their biological behavior under diabetic conditions was investigated. We proposed that the focal adhesion kinase (FAK)-mediated BMP-2/Smad pathway played a role in mediating the promotive effect of nCTs on osteoblast adhesion and differentiation under diabetes-induced high reactive oxygen species (ROS) condition...
December 12, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230433/proangiogenic-activity-of-endometrial-epithelial-and-stromal-cells-in-response-to-estradiol-in-gelatin-hydrogels
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Jacquelyn C Pence, Kathryn B H Clancy, Brendan A C Harley
Biomaterial vascularization remains a major focus in the field of tissue engineering. Biomaterial culture of endometrial cells is described as a platform to inform the design of proangiogenic biomaterials. The endometrium undergoes rapid growth and shedding of dense vascular networks during each menstrual cycle mediated via estradiol and progesterone in vivo. Cocultures of endometrial epithelial and stromal cells encapsulated within a methacrylamide-functionalized gelatin hydrogel are employed. It is reported that proangiogenic gene expression profiles and vascular endothelial growth factor production are hormone dependent in endometrial epithelial cells, but that hormone signals have no effect on human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT)-immortalized endometrial stromal cells...
September 2017: Advanced Biosystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230350/spatially-graded-hydrogels-for-preclinical-testing-of-glioblastoma-anticancer-therapeutics
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S Pedron, H Polishetty, A M Pritchard, B P Mahadik, J N Sarkaria, B A C Harley
While preclinical models such as orthotopic tumors generated in mice from patient-derived specimens are widely used to predict sensitivity or therapeutic interventions for cancer, such xenografts can be slow, require extensive infrastructure, and can make in situ assessment difficult. Such concerns are heightened in highly aggressive cancers, such as glioblastoma (GBM), that display genetic diversity and short mean survival. Biomimetic biomaterial technologies offer an approach to create ex vivo models that reflect biophysical features of the tumor microenvironment (TME)...
September 2017: MRS Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229545/fabrication-of-hybrid-crosslinked-network-with-buffering-capabilities-and-autonomous-strengthening-characteristics-for-dental-adhesive
#7
Linyong Song, Qiang Ye, Xueping Ge, Anil Misra, Candan Tamerler, Paulette Spencer
Ingress of bacteria and fluids at the interfacial gaps between the restorative composite biomaterial and the tooth structure contribute to recurrent decay and failure of the composite restoration. The inability of the material to increase the pH at the composite/tooth interface facilitates the outgrowth of bacteria. Neutralizing the microenvironment at the tooth/composite interface offers promise for reducing the damage provoked by cariogenic and aciduric bacteria. We address this problem by designing a dental adhesive composed of hybrid network to provide buffering and autonomous strengthening simultaneously...
December 8, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229544/a-new-textured-polyphosphazene-biomaterial-with-improved-blood-coagulation-and-microbial-infection-responses
#8
Li-Chong Xu, Zhongjing Li, Zhicheng Tian, Chen Chen, Harry R Allcock, Christopher A Siedlecki
A new poly[bis(octafluoropentoxy) phosphazene] (OFP) was synthesized for the purpose of blood contacting medical devices. OFP was further either developed into crosslinkable polyphosphazene (X-OFP) or blended with polyurethane (PU) as the mixture (OFP/PU) for improvement of mechanical property of polyphosphazene polymers. All the materials were fabricated as smooth films or further textured with submicron pillars for the assay of antimicrobial and antithrombotic properties. Results showed that crosslinkable OFP (X-OFP) and blends of OFP/PU successfully improved the mechanical strength of OFP and fewer defects of pillars were found on the textured polyphosphazene surfaces...
December 8, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228753/the-best-surgical-strategy-for-anal-fistula-based-on-a-network-meta-analysis
#9
Qi Wang, Yukun He, Jun Shen
Objective: To determine a superior surgical treatment for anal fistula through a network meta-analysis and to provide the best direction for development in this field. Methods: We conducted a systematic literature search of the PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library databases and extracted data from randomized controlled trials, which compared healing time, incontinence and recurrence associated with surgical strategies for anal fistula. A network meta-analysis was conducted using ADDIS software by evaluating the 3 parameters...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227635/small-bioactive-peptides-for-biomaterials-design-and-therapeutics
#10
I W Hamley
This review is aimed to provide a concise yet extensive survey of key short bioactive peptide sequences for a range of applications ranging from biomaterials development to peptides with therapeutic uses. The following are considered: cell adhesion motifs, structural peptides, cell-penetrating and tumor-homing peptides, antimicrobial peptides, peptide hormones, growth factors and matrix metalloprotease substrates, neuropeptides, amyloid peptides, antioxidant peptides, peptide affinity tags, anticancer peptides, and others...
December 11, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227036/bottom-up-nanoencapsulation-from-single-cells-to-tunable-and-scalable-cellular-spheroids-for-hair-follicle-regeneration
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Jin Wang, Yong Miao, Yong Huang, Bojie Lin, Xiaomin Liu, Shune Xiao, Lijuan Du, Zhiqi Hu, Malcolm Xing
Cell surface engineering technology advances cell therapeutics and tissue engineering by accurate micro/nanoscale control in cell-biomaterial ensembles and cell spheroids formation. By tailoring cell surface, microgels can encapsulate cells for versatile uses. However, microgels are coated in a thick layer to house multiple cells together but not a single cell based. Besides, excessive deposition on cell surface is detrimental to cellular functions. Herein, layer-by-layer (LbL) self-assembly to encapsulate single cell using nanogel is reported, owing to its security and tunable thickness at nanoscale, and further forms cell spheroids by physical cross-linking on nanogel-coated cells for delivery...
December 11, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226660/bone-and-joint-diseases-in-present-and-future
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Yasuharu Nakashima, Ken Okazak, Koichiet Nakayama, Seiji Okada, Hideki Mizu-uchi
With the increase of elderly population, orthopaedic surgeons need to deal with the diseases related to aging, such as joint disorders and fragility fractures. The number of total joint replacements, for example, is two times more than it was 10 years ago. With these backgrounds, the Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) has proposed the concept of locomotive syndrome; conditions under which the elderly have been receiving care services due to problems of the locomotive organs. To prevent geriatric or disuse syndrome, JOA is currently providing the care‒prevention programs such as the loco-check and loco-training...
January 2017: Fukuoka Igaku Zasshi, Hukuoka Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226470/photo-crosslinkable-unnatural-amino-acids-enable-facile-synthesis-of-thermoresponsive-nano-to-microgels-of-intrinsically-disordered-polypeptides
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Simone A Costa, Joseph R Simon, Miriam Amiram, Lei Tang, Stefan Zauscher, Eric M Brustad, Farren J Isaacs, Ashutosh Chilkoti
Hydrogel particles are versatile materials that provide exquisite, tunable control over the sequestration and delivery of materials in pharmaceutics, tissue engineering, and photonics. The favorable properties of hydrogel particles depend largely on their size, and particles ranging from nanometers to micrometers are used in different applications. Previous studies have only successfully fabricated these particles in one specific size regime and required a variety of materials and fabrication methods. A simple yet powerful system is developed to easily tune the size of polypeptide-based, thermoresponsive hydrogel particles, from the nano- to microscale, using a single starting material...
December 11, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226386/theranostic-2d-tantalum-carbide-mxene
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Han Lin, Youwei Wang, Shanshan Gao, Yu Chen, Jianlin Shi
The large-dimensional and rigid ceramic bulks fabricated by high-temperature solid-phase reaction and sintering have never been considered for possibly entering and circulating within the blood vessels for biomedical applications, especially on combating cancer. Here, it is reported for the first time that MAX ceramic biomaterials exhibit unique functionalities for dual-mode photoacoustic/computed tomography imaging and are highly effective for in vivo photothermal ablation of tumors upon being exfoliated into ultrathin nanosheets within atomic thickness (MXene)...
December 11, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225709/immunomodulatory-effects-of-human-cryopreserved-viable-amniotic-membrane-in-a-pro-inflammatory-environment-in-vitro
#15
Claire E Witherel, Tony Yu, Mark Concannon, Will Dampier, Kara L Spiller
Introduction: Chronic wounds remain a major clinical challenge. Human cryopreserved viable amniotic membrane (hCVAM) is among the most successful therapies, but the mechanisms of action remain loosely defined. Because proper regulation of macrophage behavior is critical for wound healing with biomaterial therapies, we hypothesized that hCVAM would positively regulate macrophage behavior in vitro, and that soluble factors released from the hCVAM would be important for this effect. Materials and Methods: Primary human pro-inflammatory (M1) macrophages were seeded directly onto intact hCVAM or cultured in separation via transwell inserts (Soluble Factors) in the presence of pro-inflammatory stimuli (interferon-γ and lipopolysaccharide) to simulate the chronic wound environment...
October 2017: Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225278/physiochemical-properties-and-resorption-progress-of-porcine-skin-derived-collagen-membranes-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-analysis
#16
Yin-Zhe An, You-Kyoung Kim, Su-Min Lim, Yeong-Ku Heo, Mi-Kyung Kwon, Jae-Kook Cha, Jung-Seok Lee, Ui-Won Jung, Seong-Ho Choi
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the physiochemical properties and resorption progress of two cross-linked, porcine skin-derived collagen membranes and compare their features with those of a membrane without cross-linking (Bio-Gide® [BG], Geistlich Biomaterials, Wolhusen, Switzerland). Three porcine skin-derived collagen membranes, dehydrothermally (DHT) crosslinked (experimental), DHT and 1-ethyl-3(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-carbodiimide (DHT/EDC) cross-linked (experimental) and BG were investigated for their morphology, enzyme resistance, and tensile strength in vitro and biodegradation in vivo...
December 8, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223730/characterization-of-a-new-decellularized-bovine-pericardial-biological-mesh-structural-and-mechanical-properties
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Alessandra Bielli, Roberta Bernardini, Dimitrios Varvaras, Piero Rossi, Giancarlo Di Blasi, Giuseppe Petrella, Oreste Claudio Buonomo, Maurizio Mattei, Augusto Orlandi
Implants made from naturally-derived biomaterials, also called biological meshes or biomeshes, typically derive from decellularized extracellular matrix of either animal or human tissue. Biomeshes have many biomedical applications such as ligament repair, bone and cartilage regeneration and soft tissue replacement. Bovine collagen is one of the most widely used and abundantly available xenogenic materials. In particular, bovine pericardium is widely used as extracellular matrix bioprosthetic tissue. The efficiency of a pericardial mesh to function as scaffold depends on the quality of the decellularization protocol used...
December 5, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223703/the-foreign-body-response-and-morphometric-changes-associated-with-mesh-style-peripheral-nerve-cuffs
#18
Michael B Christensen, Patrick A Tresco
Nerve cuffs have been used to anchor and protect penetrating electrodes in peripheral nerves and have been used as non-penetrating electrodes for neural recording and nerve stimulation. The material of choice for such applications is silicone, an inert synthetic biomaterial which elicits a minimal chronic foreign body response (FBR). While histological studies of solid silicone cuffs are available, to the best of our knowledge a comparison to other cuff designs is not well documented. Here, we describe the FBR and morphological changes that accompany nerve cuff implantation in the rat sciatic nerve by comparing a metallic mesh with and without a parylene coating to one made of silicone...
December 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222801/culture-of-human-primary-bone-cells-and-phenotype-assessment
#19
Paola Brun
Bone engineering scaffolds and biomimetic substitutes are currently the leading techniques to repair and regenerate bone defects. Ideally, bone grafts should imitate the structure and properties of bone extracellular matrix, house osteoprogenitor cells, and provide all the necessary environmental cues to orchestrate the functions of osteoblast and osteoclast cells. Consequently, there is an increasing demand for preclinical models based on in vitro bone-derived cell cultures for screening of novel biomaterials...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222482/poly-methyl-vinyl-ether-alt-maleic-acid-and-ethyl-monoester-as-building-polymers-for-drug-loadable-electrospun-nanofibers
#20
Amalia Mira, C Reyes Mateo, Ricardo Mallavia, Alberto Falco
New biomaterials are sought for the development of bioengineered nanostructures. In the present study, electrospun nanofibers have been synthesized by using poly(methyl vinyl ether-alt-maleic acid) and poly(methyl vinyl ether-alt-maleic ethyl monoester) (PMVEMA-Ac and PMVEMA-ES, respectively) as building polymers for the first time. To further functionalize these materials, nanofibers of PMVEMA-Ac and PMVEMA-ES containing a conjugated polyelectrolyte (HTMA-PFP, blue emitter, and HTMA-PFNT, red emitter) were achieved with both forms maintaining a high solid state fluorescence yield without altered morphology...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
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