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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518082/maturation-of-human-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-in-biowires-using-electrical-stimulation
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Xuetao Sun, Sara S Nunes
Human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hPSC-CMs) have been a promising cell source and have thus encouraged the investigation of their potential applications in cardiac research, including drug discovery, disease modeling, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine. However, cells produced by existing protocols display a range of immaturity compared with native adult ventricular cardiomyocytes. Many efforts have been made to mature hPSC-CMs, with only moderate maturation attained thus far. Therefore, an engineered system, called biowire, has been devised by providing both physical and electrical cues to lead hPSC-CMs to a more mature state in vitro...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518068/3d-magnetic-stem-cell-aggregation-and-bioreactor-maturation-for-cartilage-regeneration
#2
Aurore Van de Walle, Claire Wilhelm, Nathalie Luciani
Cartilage engineering remains a challenge due to the difficulties in creating an in vitro functional implant similar to the native tissue. An approach recently explored for the development of autologous replacements involves the differentiation of stem cells into chondrocytes. To initiate this chondrogenesis, a degree of compaction of the stem cells is required; hence, we demonstrated the feasibility of magnetically condensing cells, both within thick scaffolds and scaffold-free, using miniaturized magnetic field sources as cell attractors...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513656/restoring-the-biophysical-properties-of-decellularized-patches-through-recellularization
#3
Gigi Chi Ting Au-Yeung, Udi Sarig, Hadar Sarig, Hanumakumar Bogireddi, Tomer Bronshtein, Limor Baruch, Avihai Spizzichino, Jacob Bortman, Boey Yin Chiang Freddy, Marcelle Machluf, Subbu S Venkatraman
Various extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffolds, isolated through decellularization, were suggested as ideal biomimetic materials for 'Functional tissue engineering' (FTE). The decellularization process comprises a compromise between damaging and preserving the ultrastructure and composition of ECM-previously shown to affect cell survival, proliferation, migration, organization, differentiation and maturation. Inversely, the effects of cells on the ECM constructs' biophysical properties, under physiological-like conditions, remain still largely unknown...
May 17, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494722/adult-stem-cells-and-hydrogels-for-cartilage-regeneration
#4
Lei Wang, Chenglong Huang, Qing Li, Lin Liu, Shihong Luo, Jingang Xiao
Cartilage tissue engineering is emerging as a therapeutic approach for the repair and regeneration of cartilage tissue defects resulting from trauma and disease. It is still essential to explore approaches that employ combinations of ideal seed cells, biomaterials, and growth factors to repair defect areas because cartilage lacks spontaneous regenerative capabilities and traditional treatments do not fully satisfy clinical requirements. The purpose of this review is to summarize key advances in this area with an emphasis on adult stem cells because these cells possess a self-renewal ability and the potential for multi-directional differentiation when cultured under appropriate conditions, such as chondrocyte differentiation to synthesize cartilage-specific matrix proteins...
May 11, 2017: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494141/metformin-induces-osteoblastic-differentiation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#5
Ping Wang, Tao Ma, Dong Guo, Kevin Hu, Yan Shu, Hockin H K Xu, Abraham Schneider
Metformin, a first-line anti-diabetic drug used by millions of patients has been shown to have potential osteogenic properties. The present study was performed to test the hypothesis that clinically relevant doses of metformin promote the osteogenic differentiation and mineralization of induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (iPSC-MSCs). iPSC-MSCs were treated with metformin (10 μM) to assess cell viability, osteogenic differentiation, mineralization, and activation of the LKB1/AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) signaling pathway, a surrogate marker of metformin action...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486778/efficacy-of-thermoresponsive-photocrosslinkable-hydrogels-derived-from-decellularized-tendon-and-cartilage-extracellular-matrix-for-cartilage-tissue-engineering
#6
Benjamin B Rothrauff, Luca Coluccino, Riccardo Gottardi, Luca Ceseracciu, Silvia Scaglione, Luca Goldoni, Rocky S Tuan
Tissue engineering using adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), a promising approach for cartilage repair, is highly dependent on the nature of the matrix scaffold. Thermoresponsive, photocrosslinkable hydrogels were fabricated by functionalizing pepsin-soluble decellularized tendon and cartilage extracellular matrices (ECM) with methacrylate groups. Methacrylated gelatin hydrogels served as controls. When seeded with human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and cultured in chondrogenic medium, methacrylated ECM hydrogels experienced less cell-mediated contraction, as compared against non-methacrylated ECM hydrogels...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482913/critical-attributes-of-human-early-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-laden-microcarrier-constructs-for-improved-chondrogenic-differentiation
#7
Youshan Melissa Lin, Jialing Lee, Jessica Fang Yan Lim, Mahesh Choolani, Jerry Kok Yen Chan, Shaul Reuveny, Steve Kah Weng Oh
BACKGROUND: Microcarrier cultures which are useful for producing large cell numbers can act as scaffolds to create stem cell-laden microcarrier constructs for cartilage tissue engineering. However, the critical attributes required to achieve efficient chondrogenic differentiation for such constructs are unknown. Therefore, this study aims to elucidate these parameters and determine whether cell attachment to microcarriers throughout differentiation improves chondrogenic outcomes across multiple microcarrier types...
May 8, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482581/novel-layered-double-hydroxides-hydroxyapatite-gelatin-bone-tissue-engineering-scaffolds-fabrication-characterization-and-in-vivo-study
#8
Fateme Fayyazbakhsh, Mehran Solati-Hashjin, Abbas Keshtkar, Mohammad Ali Shokrgozar, Mohammad Mehdi Dehghan, Bagher Larijani
Developing porous biodegradable scaffolds through simple methods is one of the main approaches of bone tissue engineering (BTE). In this work, a novel BTE composite containing layered double hydroxides (LDH), hydroxyapatite (HA) and gelatin (GEL) was fabricated using co-precipitation and solvent-casting methods. Physiochemical characterizations showed that the chemical composition and microstructure of the scaffolds were similar to the natural spongy bone. Interconnected macropores ranging over 100 to 600μm were observed for both scaffolds while the porosity of 90±0...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481437/effective-light-directed-assembly-of-building-blocks-with-microscale-control
#9
Ngoc-Duy Dinh, Rongcong Luo, Maria Tankeh Asuncion Christine, Weikang Nicholas Lin, Wei-Chuan Shih, James Cho-Hong Goh, Chia-Hung Chen
Light-directed forces have been widely used to pattern micro/nanoscale objects with precise control, forming functional assemblies. However, a substantial laser intensity is required to generate sufficient optical gradient forces to move a small object in a certain direction, causing limited throughput for applications. A high-throughput light-directed assembly is demonstrated as a printing technology by introducing gold nanorods to induce thermal convection flows that move microparticles (diameter = 40 µm to several hundreds of micrometers) to specific light-guided locations, forming desired patterns...
May 8, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470539/bovine-myoblast-cell-production-in-a-microcarriers-based-system
#10
Sanne Verbruggen, Daan Luining, Anon van Essen, Mark J Post
For several tissue engineering applications, in particular food products, scaling up culture of mammalian cells is a necessary task. The prevailing method for large scale cell culture is the stirred tank bioreactor where anchor dependent cells are grown on microcarriers suspended in medium. We use a spinner flask system with cells grown on microcarriers to optimize the growth of bovine myoblasts. Freshly isolated primary cells were seeded on microcarriers (Synthemax(®), CellBIND(®) and Cytodex(®) 1 MCs)...
May 3, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463545/meniscal-tissue-engineering-using-aligned-collagen-fibrous-scaffolds-comparison-of-different-human-cell-sources
#11
Jihye Baek, Sujata Sovani, Wonchul Choi, Sungho Jin, Shawn P Grogan, Darryl D'Lima
Hydrogel and electrospun scaffold materials support cell attachment and neotissue development and can be tuned to structurally and mechanically resemble native ECM by altering either electrospun fiber or hydrogel properties. In this study, we examined meniscus tissue generation from different human cell sources including meniscus cells derived from vascular and avascular regions, bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC), synovial cells, and cells from the infrapatellar fat pad (IPFP). All cells were seeded onto aligned electrospun collagen type I scaffolds and were optionally encapsulated in a tricomponent hydrogel...
May 2, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462782/regeneration-of-subcutaneous-tissue-engineered-mandibular-condyle-in-nude-mice
#12
Feiyu Wang, Yihui Hu, Dongmei He, Guangdong Zhou, Xiujuan Yang, Edward Ellis
PURPOSE: To explore the feasibility of regenerating mandibular condyles based on cartilage cell sheet with cell bone-phase scaffold compared with cell-biphasic scaffolds. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Tissue-engineered mandibular condyles were regenerated by the following: 1) cartilage cell sheet + bone-phase scaffold (PCL/HA) seeded with bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) from minipigs (cell sheet group), and 2) cartilage phase scaffold (PGA/PLA) seeded with auricular chondrocytes + bone-phase scaffold seeded with BMSCs from minipigs (biphasic scaffold group)...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462436/development-and-characterization-of-a-porcine-mitral-valve-scaffold-for-tissue-engineering
#13
M Granados, L Morticelli, S Andriopoulou, P Kalozoumis, M Pflaum, P Iablonskii, B Glasmacher, M Harder, J Hegermann, C Wrede, I Tudorache, S Cebotari, A Hilfiker, A Haverich, Sotirios Korossis
Decellularized scaffolds represent a promising alternative for mitral valve (MV) replacement. This work developed and characterized a protocol for the decellularization of whole MVs. Porcine MVs were decellularized with 0.5% (w/v) SDS and 0.5% (w/v) SD and sterilized with 0.1% (v/v) PAA. Decellularized samples were seeded with human foreskin fibroblasts and human adipose-derived stem cells to investigate cellular repopulation and infiltration, and with human colony-forming endothelial cells to investigate collagen IV formation...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459287/the-effects-of-varying-frequency-and-duration-of-mechanical-stimulation-on-a-tissue-engineered-tendon-construct
#14
Brandon Engebretson, Zachary R Mussett, Vassilios I Sikavitsas
Decellularized, discarded human tissues like the human umbilical vein, have been widely utilized for tissue engineering applications, including tendon grafts. When recellularized, such natural scaffolds, are cultured in 3D dynamic culture environments (bioreactor systems). For tendon tissue engineered grafts, such systems, often employ oscillatory mechanical stimulation in the form uniaxial tensile strain. The three main parameters of such stimulation are frequency, duration and force. In this study we investigated the effects of changing the duration (0...
May 1, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437235/breast-augmentation-and-reconstruction-from-a-regenerative-medicine-point-of-view-state-of-the-art-and-future-perspectives
#15
Luke E Visscher, Matthew Cheng, Mohit Chhaya, Madeline L Hintz, Jan-Thorsten Schantz, Phong Tran, Owen Ung, Clement Wong, Dietmar W Hutmacher
Breast reconstruction and augmentation are very common procedures, yet the prevailing current methods utilize silicone implants that may have significant local complications requiring reoperation. Lipofillling is increasingly used to contour and is considered safe, however, its utility is limited by significant volume loss. A new approach could offer an alternative and increase the scope of patient choice. A small number of teams around the world are investigating a breast tissue engineering (TE) paradigm. Conventional breast TE concepts are based on seeding a scaffold with the patients' own stem cells...
May 4, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431919/influence-of-scaffold-design-on-host-immune-and-stem-cell-responses
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REVIEW
Ashwin Nair, Liping Tang
The combined culture of isolated stem cells in tissue engineering scaffolds represents a popular strategy for the regeneration of specialized tissues. Despite of improved outcomes in some tissues, this stem cell-seeded tissue engineering strategy has not led to significant tissue regeneration as expected. The lower-than-expected outcome may be caused by overwhelming immune responses to scaffold materials and poor survival of seeded stem cells following implantation. This review is aimed at summarizing the success and failure of this strategy and also shedding some light on new directions to design scaffolds for promoting regenerative responses via autologous stem cells...
April 18, 2017: Seminars in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419435/osteogenic-differentiation-potential-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-cultured-on-nanofibrous-scaffold-improved-in-the-presence-of-pulsed-electromagnetic-field
#17
Monireh Arjmand, Abdolreza Ardeshirylajimi, Hossein Maghsoudi, Esmaeel Azadian
Nowadays, tissue engineering by using stem cells in combination with scaffolds and bioactive molecules has made significant contributions to the regeneration of damaged bone tissues. Since the usage of bioactive molecules including, growth factors to induce differentiation is safety limited in clinical applications, and it has also been previously observed that extremely low frequency pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) can be effective in the enhancement of proliferation rate and osteogenic differentiation of stem cells, the aim of this study was investigating the osteoinductive potential of PEMF in combination with Poly(caprolactone) (PCL) nanofibrous scaffold...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415516/acceleration-of-bone-regeneration-in-bioactive-glass-gelatin-composite-scaffolds-seeded-with-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-over-expressing-bone-morphogenetic-protein-7
#18
Saeid Kargozar, Seyed Jafar Hashemian, Mansooreh Soleimani, Peiman Brouki Milan, Mohammad Askari, Vahid Khalaj, Ali Samadikuchaksaraie, Sepideh Hamzehlou, Amir Reza Katebi, Noorahmad Latifi, Masoud Mozafari, Francesco Baino
In this research, the osteoinduction effect of a novel variant of bone morphogenetic protein-7 (BMP-7), delivered through bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) seeded on bioactive glass/gelatin nanocomposite scaffolds, was evaluated in a calvarial critical size defect in rats. After being harvested and characterized in vitro, BM-MSCs were infected by a plasmid vector containing BMP-7 encoding gene enriched with a heparin-binding site (B2BMP-7) to assess its osteogenic effects in vivo. The animals were randomly categorized into three groups receiving the scaffold alone (group I), the scaffold seeded with BM-MSCs (group II), and the scaffold seeded with manipulated BM-MSCs (group III)...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414976/glucose-sensitive-self-healing-hydrogel-as-sacrificial-materials-to-fabricate-vascularized-constructs
#19
Ting-Chen Tseng, Fu-Yu Hsieh, Patrick Theato, Yen Wei, Shan-Hui Hsu
A major challenge in tissue engineering is the lack of proper vascularization. Although various approaches have been used to build vascular network in a tissue engineering construct, there remain some drawbacks. Herein, a glucose-sensitive self-healing hydrogel are employed as sacrificial materials to fabricate branched tubular channels within a construct. The hydrogel composes of mainly reversibly crosslinked poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate and dithiothreitol with borax as the glucose-sensitive motif. The hydrogel is injectable and mechanically strong after injection...
April 9, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414616/biphasic-finite-element-modeling-reconciles-mechanical-properties-of-tissue-engineered-cartilage-constructs-across-testing-platforms
#20
Gregory R Meloni, Matthew B Fisher, Brendan D Stoeckl, George R Dodge, Robert L Mauck
Cartilage tissue engineering is emerging as a promising treatment for osteoarthritis, and the field has progressed toward utilizing large animal models for proof of concept and preclinical studies. Mechanical testing of the regenerative tissue is an essential outcome for functional evaluation. However, testing modalities and constitutive frameworks used to evaluate in vitro grown samples differ substantially from those used to evaluate in vivo derived samples. To address this, we developed finite element (FE) models (using FEBio) of unconfined compression and indentation testing, modalities commonly used for such samples...
April 14, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
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