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Human bone scaffold

Valeria Messina, Mauro Valtieri, Mercedes Rubio, Mario Falchi, Francesca Mancini, Alfredo Mayor, Pietro Alano, Francesco Silvestrini
The gametocytes of Plasmodium falciparum , responsible for the transmission of this malaria parasite from humans to mosquitoes, accumulate and mature preferentially in the human bone marrow. In the 10 day long sexual development of P. falciparum , the immature gametocytes reach and localize in the extravascular compartment of this organ, in contact with several bone marrow stroma cell types, prior to traversing the endothelial lining and re-entering in circulation at maturity. To investigate the host parasite interplay underlying this still obscure process, we developed an in vitro tridimensional co-culture system in a Matrigel scaffold with P...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
Ali Deniz Dalgic, Ammar Zeidan Alshemary, Ayşen Tezcaner, Dilek Keskin, Zafer Evis
In this study, novel graphene oxide-incorporated silicate-doped nano-hydroxyapatite composites were prepared and their potential use for bone tissue engineering was investigated by developing an electrospun poly(ε-caprolactone) scaffold. Nanocomposite groups were synthesized to have two different ratios of graphene oxide (2 and 4 wt%) to evaluate the effect of graphene oxide incorporation and groups with different silicate-doped nano-hydroxyapatite content was prepared to investigate optimum concentrations of both silicate-doped nano-hydroxyapatite and graphene oxide...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
Jong Pil Yoon, Chang-Hwa Lee, Jae Wook Jung, Hyun-Joo Lee, Yong-Soo Lee, Ja-Yeon Kim, Ga Young Park, Jin Hyun Choi, Seok Won Chung
BACKGROUND: The failure rate for healing after rotator cuff repair is relatively high. PURPOSE: To establish a system for sustained release of transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) using an alginate scaffold and evaluate the effects of the sustained release of TGF-β1 on rotator cuff healing in a rabbit model. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study. METHODS: Before the in vivo animal study, a standard MTS assay was performed to evaluate cell proliferation and metabolic activity on the alginate scaffold...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Chih-Chien Wang, Chih-Hsin Wang, Hsiang-Cheng Chen, Juin-Hong Cherng, Shu-Jen Chang, Yi-Wen Wang, Adrienne Chang, Jue-Zong Yeh, Yi-Huei Huang, Cheng-Che Liu
Repair and regeneration of craniofacial tissues is particularly challenging because they comprise a complex structure of hard and soft tissues involved in intricate functions. This study combined collagen scaffolds and human adipose stem cells (hASCs) for oral mucosal and calvarial bone regeneration by using resveratrol (RSV), which affects the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells. We have evaluated the effect of collagen scaffold-containing RSV (collagen/RSV) scaffolds both in vitro and in vivo for their wound healing and bone regeneration potential...
March 13, 2018: International Wound Journal
Jonas Lorenz, Alica Kubesch, Sarah Al-Maawi, Frank Schwarz, Robert A Sader, Markus Schlee, Shahram Ghanaati
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was the histological investigation of an allogeneic spongious bone block for horizontal and vertical ridge augmentation in humans. The amount of new bone, soft tissue, and residual bone substitute were histomorphometrically assessed after a mean healing period of 6 months. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen patients received augmentation with an allogeneic spongious bone block (Tutobone® , Tutogen Medical, Neunkirchen, Germany)...
March 9, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
Hao Zhang, Zhong-Li Li, Fei Yang, Qiang Zhang, Xiang-Zheng Su, Ji Li, Ning Zhang, Chun-Hui Liu, Ning Mao, Heng Zhu
BACKGROUND: Shockwaves and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been widely accepted as useful tools for many orthopedic applications. However, the modulatory effects of shockwaves on MSCs remain controversial. In this study, we explored the influence of radial shockwaves on human bone marrow MSCs using a floating model in vitro and evaluated the healing effects of these cells on cartilage defects in vivo using a rabbit model. METHODS: MSCs were cultured in vitro, harvested, resuspended, and treated with various doses of radial shockwaves in a floating system...
March 9, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Yingzhi Gu, Yuxing Bai, Dongliang Zhang
The aim of the present study was to construct and compare gelatin-HA-TCP scaffolds with a gelatin-only scaffold and to investigate the effect of the scaffold on osteogenic differentiation of human dental pulp stem cells. We developed a novel scaffold for bone tissue engineering via a solution casting/particle washing method, and the physical and mechanical properties of the scaffolds were examined using scanning electron microscopy and a universal testing machine, respectively. Scaffold cytotoxicity toward hDPSCs was evaluated with the CCK8 method, and hDPSC differentiation was evaluated with an alkaline phosphatase activity assay, alizarin red S staining, and real-time PCR...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
Yun Gyeong Kang, Jie Wei, Ji Won Shin, Yan Ru Wu, Jiacan Su, Young Shik Park, Jung-Woog Shin
Background: Successful bone tissue engineering using scaffolds is primarily dependent on the properties of the scaffold, including biocompatibility, highly interconnected porosity, and mechanical integrity. Methods: In this study, we propose new composite scaffolds consisting of mesoporous magnesium silicate (m_MS), polycaprolactone (PCL), and wheat protein (WP) manufactured by a rapid prototyping technique to provide a micro/macro porous structure. Experimental groups were set based on the component ratio: (1) WP0% (m_MS:PCL:WP =30:70:0 weight per weight; w/w); (2) WP15% (m_MS:PCL:WP =30:55:15 w/w); (3) WP30% (m_MS:PCL:WP =30:40:30 w/w)...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Yi-Zhou Huang, Jing-Jing Wang, Yong-Can Huang, Cheng-Guang Wu, Yi Zhang, Chao-Liang Zhang, Lin Bai, Hui-Qi Xie, Zhao-Yang Li, Li Deng
Acellular bone matrix (ACBM) provides an osteoconductive scaffold for bone repair, but its osteoinductivity is poor. Strontium (Sr) improves the osteoinductivity of bone implants. In this study, we developed an organic composite-mediated strontium coating strategy for ACBM scaffolds by using the ion chelating ability of carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and the surface adhesion ability of dopamine (DOPA). The organic coating composite, termed the CMC-DOPA-Sr composite, was synthesized under a mild condition, and its chemical structure and strontium ion chelating ability were then determined...
March 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Hamada Elasyed, Acacio Rincon Romero, Giulia Molino, Chiara Vitale Brovarone, Enrico Bernardo
Highly porous bioactive glass-ceramic scaffolds were effectively fabricated by an inorganic gel casting technique, based on alkali activation and gelification, followed by viscous flow sintering. Glass powders, already known to yield a bioactive sintered glass-ceramic (CEL2) were dispersed in an alkaline solution, with partial dissolution of glass powders. The obtained glass suspensions underwent progressive hardening, by curing at low temperature (40 °C), owing to the formation of a C-S-H (calcium silicate hydrate) gel...
February 27, 2018: Materials
Irene Mencía Castaño, Caroline M Curtin, Garry Paul Duffy, Fergal J O'Brien
MicroRNA (miRNA) therapeutics are increasingly being developed to either target bone-related diseases such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis or as the basis for novel bone tissue engineering strategies. A number of miRNAs have been reported as potential osteo-therapeutics but no consensus has yet been established on the optimal target. miR-16 has been studied extensively in non-osteogenic functions and used as functionality reporter target in the development of non-viral microRNA delivery platforms. This study hypothesised that miR-16 may also play an inhibitory role in osteogenesis due to its ability to directly target Smad5 & AcvR2a...
February 28, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part A
Qing Liu, Lei Lei, Tao Yu, Ting Jiang, Yunqing Kang
During bone growth, the lack of a neuralized vascular network in the regenerating area can affect subsequent bone quality. This study aimed to investigate if brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) could promote neurogenesis and osteogenesis in human bone mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs) to improve bone formation during tissue engineering. Initially, a safe and effective BDNF concentration that facilitated hBMSC proliferation in vitro was determined. Subsequently, examination of mineralized nodule formation and evaluation of ALP activity and ALP gene expression revealed that the most effective concentration of BDNF to elicit a response in hBMSCs was 100 ng/mL...
February 28, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part A
Nopporn Sawatjui, Temduang Limpaiboon, Karsten Schrobback, Travis Klein
Adult chondrocytes are surrounded by a protein- and glycosaminoglycan-rich extracellular matrix and are subjected to dynamic mechanical compression during daily activities. The extracellular matrix and mechanical stimuli play an important role in chondrocyte biosynthesis and homeostasis. In this study, we aimed to develop scaffold and compressive loading conditions that mimic the native cartilage microenvironment and enable enhanced chondrogenesis for tissue engineering applications. Towards this aim, we fabricated porous scaffolds based on silk fibroin (SF) and SF with gelatin/chondroitin sulfate/hyaluronate (SF-GCH), seeded the scaffolds with either human bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (BM-MSCs) or chondrocytes, and evaluated their performance with and without dynamic compression...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Jacob H Jordahl, Luis Solorio, Hongli Sun, Stacy Ramcharan, Clark B Teeple, Henry R Haley, Kyung Jin Lee, Thomas W Eyster, Gary D Luker, Paul H Krebsbach, Joerg Lahann
The advent of adaptive manufacturing techniques supports the vision of cell-instructive materials that mimic biological tissues. 3D jet writing, a modified electrospinning process reported herein, yields 3D structures with unprecedented precision and resolution offering customizable pore geometries and scalability to over tens of centimeters. These scaffolds support the 3D expansion and differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells in vitro. Implantation of these constructs leads to the healing of critical bone defects in vivo without exogenous growth factors...
February 27, 2018: Advanced Materials
Kengo Nakajima, Ryo Kunimatsu, Kazuyo Ando, Toshinori Ando, Yoko Hayashi, Takuya Kihara, Tomoka Hiraki, Yuji Tsuka, Takaharu Abe, Masato Kaku, Hiroki Nikawa, Takashi Takata, Kazuo Tanne, Kotaro Tanimoto
Cleft lip and palate is the most common congenital anomaly in the orofacial region. Autogenous iliac bone graft, in general, has been employed for closing the bone defect at the alveolar cleft. However, such iliac bone graft provides patients with substantial surgical and psychological invasions. Consequently, development of a less invasive method has been highly anticipated. Stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHED) are a major candidate for playing a significant role in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine...
February 22, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
F Westhauser, B Reible, M Höllig, R Heller, G Schmidmaier, A Moghaddam
Micro-computed tomography (mCT) belongs to the most powerful tools for the three-dimensional (3D) assessment of bone. While it is possible to refer to landmarks in mCT scans of actual bone structure, the assessment of calcified osteoid within scaffolds is problematic, due to the missing morphological correlates. Therefore, bone formation within scaffolds is mostly analyzed using indirect parameters such as changes in volume or surface alteration, preserving histomorphometry the gold standard in the direct analysis of bone formation...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
E Littmann, H Autefage, A K Solanki, C Kallepitis, J R Jones, M Alini, M Peroglio, M M Stevens
Bioactive glasses (BGs) are excellent delivery systems for the sustained release of therapeutic ions and have been extensively studied in the context of bone tissue engineering. More recently, due to their osteogenic properties and expanding application to soft tissue repair, BGs have been proposed as promising materials for use at the osteochondral interface. Since hypoxia plays a critical role during cartilage formation, we sought to investigate the influence of BGs releasing the hypoxia-mimicking agent cobalt (CoBGs) on human mesenchymal stem cell (hMSC) chondrogenesis, as a novel approach that may guide future osteochondral scaffold design...
March 2018: Journal of the European Ceramic Society
Mohamed Ibrahim, Ying Xue, Melanie Ostermann, Alexander Sauter, Doris Steinmueller-Nethl, Sarah Schweeberg, Anke Krueger, Mihaela R Cimpan, Kamal Mustafa
Scaffolds functionalized with nanodiamond particles (nDP) hold great promise with regard to bone tissue formation in animal models. Degradation of the scaffolds over time may leave nDP within the tissues, raising concerns about possible long-term unwanted effects. Human SaOS-2 osteoblast-like cells and U937 monoblastoid cells were exposed to 5 different concentrations (0.002-2 mg/L) of nDP (size range: 2.36 - 4.42 nm) for 24 h. Cell viability was assessed by impedance-based methods. The differential expression of stress and toxicity-related genes was evaluated by PCR super-array, while the expression of selected inflammatory and cell death markers was determined by qPCR...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
Andrea Fotticchia, Emrah Demirci, Cristina Lenardi, Y Liu
There is lack of investigation capturing the complex mechanical interaction of tissue engineered IVD (intervertebral disc) constructs in physiologically-relevant environmental conditions. In this study, mechanical characterisation of anisotropic eletrospinning (ES) substrates made of polycaprolactone (PCL) was carried out in wet and dry conditions and viability of human bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) seeded within double layers of ES PCL was also studied. Cyclic compression of IVD-like constructs composed of an agarose core confined by ES PCL double-layers was implemented using a bioreactor and the cellular response to the mechanical stimulation was evaluated...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
Michael Griessl, Anna-Maria Buchberger, Sybille Regn, Kilian Kreutzer, Katharina Storck
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To find an alternative approach to contemporary techniques in tissue augmentation and reconstruction, tissue engineering strategies aim to involve adipose-derived stem and stromal cells (ASCs) harboring a strong differentiation potential into various tissue types such as bone, cartilage, and fat. STUDY DESIGN: Animal research. METHODS: The stromal vascular fraction (SVF) was used directly as a cell source to provide a potential alternative to contemporary ASC-based adipose tissue engineering...
February 15, 2018: Laryngoscope
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