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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745772/molecular-dynamics-simulations-reveal-disruptive-self-assembly-in-dynamic-peptide-libraries
#1
I R Sasselli, I P Moreira, R V Ulijn, T Tuttle
There is significant interest in the use of unmodified self-assembling peptides as building blocks for functional, supramolecular biomaterials. Recently, dynamic peptide libraries (DPLs) have been proposed to select self-assembling materials from dynamically exchanging mixtures of dipeptide inputs in the presence of a nonspecific protease enzyme, where peptide sequences are selected and amplified based on their self-assembling tendencies. It was shown that the results of the DPL of mixed sequences (e.g. starting from a mixture of dileucine, L2, and diphenylalanine, F2) did not give the same outcome as the separate L2 and F2 libraries (which give rise to the formation of F6 and L6), implying that interactions between these sequences could disrupt the self-assembly...
July 26, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745733/neutrophil-extracellular-trap-formation-upon-exposure-of-hydrophobic-materials-to-human-whole-blood-causes-thrombogenic-reactions
#2
Claudia Sperling, Marion Fischer, Manfred F Maitz, Carsten Werner
Neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation, a reaction of the innate immune system to fight pathogens, was shown to be involved in thrombus formation. In the present study blood-contacting biomaterials with graded surface characteristics were investigated as a potential cause of NET formation on medical devices. Surface properties are known to govern protein adsorption, cell adhesion and ultimately the activation of several other host defense pathways - potentially also the formation of NETs. Model materials of defined hydrophilic or hydrophobic properties (glass, and thin films of poly(ethylene-alt-maleic anhydride), self-assembled monolayers of methyl terminated alkanethiols, and Teflon AF™) were incubated either with isolated human granulocytes after pre-adsorption with plasma proteins or with human whole blood...
July 26, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743850/-new-methods-for-the-evaluation-of-bone-quality-nanoindentation-protocol-for-measurement-of-bone-mechanical-properties-of-material-level
#3
Yo Shibata, Takashi Miyazaki
Bone is an inhomogeneous, anisotropic natural biomaterial with complex, multiscale structural variations. Thus, experiments on the bulk scale using a universal testing machine are not applicable for localized precision mechanical testing of bone. Nanoscale mechanical testing technologies such as nanoindentation enables to assess the intrinsic toughening mechanism of bone, which is a function of the highly-organized matrix proteins within the mineralized nanostructure. Understanding the basic nanomechanical properties of calcified tissues will help us to appreciate general concepts associated with the excellent design of advanced engineering materials and engineered tissues...
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741893/when-epigenetics-meets-bioengineering-a-material-characteristics-and-surface-topography-perspective
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REVIEW
Lena Larsson, Sophia P Pilipchuk, William V Giannobile, Rogerio M Castilho
The field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (TE/RM) involves regeneration of tissues and organs using implantable biomaterials. The term epigenetics refers to changes in gene expression that are not encoded in the DNA sequence, leading to remodeling of the chromatin and activation or inactivation of gene expression. Recently, studies have demonstrated that these modifications are influenced not only by biological cues but also by mechanical and topographical signals. This review highlights the current knowledge on emerging approaches in TE/RM with a focus on the effect of materials and topography on the epigenetic expression pattern in cells with potential impacts on modulating regenerative biology...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741862/in-vivo-comparison-of-jellyfish-and-bovine-collagen-sponges-as-prototype-medical-devices
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Jonathan P Widdowson, Alex J Picton, Valerie Vince, Chris J Wright, Andrew Mearns-Spragg
Jellyfish have emerged as a source of next generation collagen that is an attractive alternative to existing sources, such as bovine and porcine, due to a plentiful supply and providing a safer source through lack of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) transmission risk and potential viral vectors, both of which could be transmitted to humans. Here we compare collagen implantable sponges derived for the first time from the Rhizostoma pulmo jellyfish. A further novelty for the research was that there was a comparison for sponges that were either uncrosslinked or crosslinked using 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide hydrochloride (EDC), and an assessment on how this affected resorption, as well as their biocompatibility compared to bovine type I collagen sponges...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740415/the-extracellular-matrix-of-eggshell-displays-anti-inflammatory-activities-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-lps-triggered-human-immune-cells
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Tram T Vuong, Sissel B Rønning, Henri-Pierre Suso, Ralf Schmidt, Kristian Prydz, Marlene Lundström, Anders Moen, Mona E Pedersen
Avian eggshell membrane (ESM) is a natural biomaterial that has been used as an alternative natural bandage on burned and cut skin injuries for >400 years in Asian countries, and is available in large quantities from egg industries. Our aim was to characterize ESM that was separated and processed from egg waste, and to study whether this material possesses anti-inflammatory properties, making it suitable as an ingredient in industrial production of low cost wound healing products. Our results show that the processed ESM particles retain a fibrous structure similar to that observed for the native membrane, and contain collagen, and carbohydrate components such as hyaluronic acid and sulfated glycosaminoglycans, as well as N-glycans, mostly with uncharged structures...
2017: Journal of Inflammation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739546/in-situ-tissue-regeneration-through-sdf-1%C3%AE-driven-cell-recruitment-and-stiffness-mediated-bone-regeneration-in-a-critical-sized-segmental-femoral-defect
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Amaia Cipitria, Kathrin Boettcher, Sophia Schoenhals, Daniela S Garske, Katharina Schmidt-Bleek, Agnes Ellinghaus, Anke Dienelt, Anja Peters, Manav Mehta, Christopher M Madl, Nathaniel Huebsch, David J Mooney, Georg N Duda
In-situ tissue regeneration aims to utilize the body's endogenous healing capacity through the recruitment of host stem or progenitor cells to an injury site. Stromal cell-derived factor-1 α (SDF-1 α) is widely discussed as a potent chemoattractant. Here we use a cell-free biomaterial-based approach to (i) deliver SDF-1 α for the recruitment of endogenous bone marrow-derived stromal cells (BMSC) into a critical-sized segmental femoral defect in rats and to (ii) induce hydrogel stiffness-mediated osteogenic differentiation in-vivo...
July 21, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739488/nanosilver-pmma-composite-coating-optimized-to-provide-robust-antibacterial-efficacy-while-minimizing-human-bone-marrow-stromal-cell-toxicity
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Peter E Petrochenko, Jiwen Zheng, Brendan J Casey, Reza Bayati, Roger J Narayan, Peter L Goering
Porous PMMA is a versatile biomaterial with good biocompatibility but high susceptibility to bacterial colonization, which we mitigated by utilizing immobilized antimicrobial silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). A uniform porous thin film was deposited onto silicon wafers by simultaneously ablating PMMA and silver (Ag) using pulsed laser deposition (PLD) optimized for minimal human cell toxicity and antibacterial efficacy. PMMA without Ag became heavily colonized by E. coli in simulated dynamic conditions, while Ag-containing samples prevented all colonization...
July 21, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739150/plasma-assisted-surface-treatments-of-biomaterials
#9
L Minati, C Migliaresi, L Lunelli, G Viero, M Dalla Serra, G Speranza
The biocompatibility of an implant depends upon the material it is composed of, in addition to the prosthetic device's morphology, mechanical and surface properties. Properties as porosity and pore size should allow, when required, cells penetration and proliferation. Stiffness and strength, that depend on the bulk characteristics of the material, should match the mechanical requirements of the prosthetic applications. Surface properties should allow integration in the surrounding tissues by activating proper communication pathways with the surrounding cells...
July 12, 2017: Biophysical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738626/elimination-of-interference-from-water-in-kbr-disk-ft-ir-spectra-of-solid-biomaterials-by-chemometrics-solved-with-kinetic-modeling
#10
Sherald H Gordon, Rogers E Harry-O'kuru, Abdellatif A Mohamed
Infrared analysis of proteins and polysaccharides by the well known KBr disk technique is notoriously frustrated and defeated by absorbed water interference in the important amide and hydroxyl regions of spectra. This interference has too often been overlooked or ignored even when the resulting distortion is critical or even fatal, as in quantitative analyses of protein secondary structure, because the water has been impossible to measure or eliminate. Therefore, a new chemometric method was devised that corrects spectra of materials in KBr disks by mathematically eliminating the water interference...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737278/multicellular-vascularized-engineered-tissues-through-user-programmable-biomaterial-photodegradation
#11
Christopher K Arakawa, Barry A Badeau, Ying Zheng, Cole A DeForest
A photodegradable material-based approach to generate endothelialized 3D vascular networks within cell-laden hydrogel biomaterials is introduced. Exploiting multiphoton lithography, microchannel networks spanning nearly all size scales of native human vasculature are readily generated with unprecedented user-defined 4D control. Intraluminal channel architectures of synthetic vessels are fully customizable, providing new opportunities for next-generation microfluidics and directed cell function.
July 24, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736613/cd200-modulates-macrophage-cytokine-secretion-and-phagocytosis-in-response-to-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-microparticles-and-films
#12
E Y Chen, S Chu, L Gov, Y K Kim, M B Lodoen, A J Tenner, W F Liu
Biocompatibility is a major concern for developing biomaterials used in medical devices, tissue engineering and drug delivery. Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) is one of the most widely used biodegradable materials, yet still triggers a significant foreign body response that impairs healing. Immune cells including macrophages respond to the implanted biomaterial and mediate the host response, which can eventually lead to device failure. Previously in our laboratory, we found that CD200, an immunomodulatory protein, suppressed macrophage inflammatory activation in vitro and reduced local immune cell infiltration around a biomaterial implant...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736220/manufacturing-of-hydrogel-biomaterials-with-controlled-mechanical-properties-for-tissue-engineering-applications
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REVIEW
Armin Vedadghavami, Farnaz Minooei, Mohammad Hossein Mohammadi, Sultan Khetani, Ahmad Rezaei, Shohreh Mashayekhan, Amir Sanati-Nezhad
Hydrogels have been recognized as crucial biomaterials in the field of tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and drug delivery applications due to their specific characteristics. These biomaterials benefit from retaining a large amount of water, effective mass transfer, similarity to natural tissues and the ability to form different shapes. However, having relatively poor mechanical properties is a limiting factor associated with hydrogel biomaterials. Controlling the biomechanical properties of hydrogels is of paramount importance...
July 20, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735148/mechanically-competent-and-cytocompatible-polycaprolactone-borophosphosilicate-hybrid-biomaterials
#14
Dibakar Mondal, S Jeffrey Dixon, Kibret Mequanint, Amin S Rizkalla
Organic-inorganic class II hybrid materials have domain sizes at the molecular level and chemical bonding between the organic and inorganic phases. We have previously reported the synthesis of class II hybrid biomaterials from alkoxysilane-functionalized polycaprolactone (PCL) and borophosphosilicate (B2O3-P2O5-SiO2) glass (BPSG) through a non-aqueous sol-gel process. In the present study, the mechanical properties and degradability of these PCL/BPSG hybrid biomaterials were studied and compared to those of their conventional composite counterparts...
July 5, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734256/3d-porous-polyurethanes-featured-by-different-mechanical-properties-characterization-and-interaction-with-skeletal-muscle-cells
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Lorenzo Vannozzi, Leonardo Ricotti, Tommaso Santaniello, Tercio Terencio, Reinier Oropesa-Nunez, Claudio Canale, Francesca Borghi, Arianna Menciassi, Cristina Lenardi, Irini Gerges
The fabrication of biomaterials for interaction with muscle cells has attracted significant interest in the last decades. However, 3D porous scaffolds featured by a relatively low stiffness (almost matching the natural muscle one) and highly stable in response to cyclic loadings are not available at present, in this context. This work describes 3D polyurethane-based porous scaffolds featured by different mechanical properties. Biomaterial stiffness was finely tuned by varying the cross-linking degree of the starting foam...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732712/structure-performance-relationships-of-temperature-responsive-plga-peg-plga-gels-for-sustained-release-of-bmp-2
#16
A Santoveña, C Monzón, C Alvarez-Lorenzo, C Del Rosario, A Delgado, C Evora, A Concheiro, M Llabrés, J B Fariña
PLGA-PEG-PLGA synthesis conditions have an impact on the physicochemical features of the copolymer and its usefulness as biomaterial. This study reports on an analysis of the composition and structural properties of PLGA-PEG-PLGA copolymers applying a variety of analytical techniques. Viscoelastic properties and particularly the temperature-responsive behavior of PLGA-PEG-PLGA showed a marked dependence on copolymer structural features. Physicochemical and biological properties, such as bioadhesion, biocompatibility and cell viability, of the raw copolymers and their gels were also evaluated...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732246/inspiration-from-heart-development-biomimetic-development-of-functional-human-cardiac-organoids
#17
Dylan J Richards, Robert C Coyle, Yu Tan, Jia Jia, Kerri Wong, Katelynn Toomer, Donald R Menick, Ying Mei
Recent progress in human organoids has provided 3D tissue systems to model human development, diseases, as well as develop cell delivery systems for regenerative therapies. While direct differentiation of human embryoid bodies holds great promise for cardiac organoid production, intramyocardial cell organization during heart development provides biological foundation to fabricate human cardiac organoids with defined cell types. Inspired by the intramyocardial organization events in coronary vasculogenesis, where a diverse, yet defined, mixture of cardiac cell types self-organizes into functional myocardium in the absence of blood flow, we have developed a defined method to produce scaffold-free human cardiac organoids that structurally and functionally resembled the lumenized vascular network in the developing myocardium, supported hiPSC-CM development and possessed fundamental cardiac tissue-level functions...
July 12, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731486/demineralized-dentin-and-enamel-matrices-as-suitable-substrates-for-bone-regeneration
#18
Nina Bono, Paolo Tarsini, Gabriele Candiani
BACKGROUND: In recent decades, tooth derivatives such as dentin (D) and enamel (E) have been considered as potential graft biomaterials to treat bone defects. This study aimed to investigate the effects of demineralization on the physical-chemical and biological behavior of D and E. METHODS: Human D and E were minced into particles (Ø<1 mm), demineralized and sterilized. Thorough physical-chemical and biochemical characterizations of native and demineralized materials were performed by SEM and EDS analysis and ELISA kits to determine mineral, collagen type I and BMP-2 contents...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726912/3d-material-cytometry-3dmac-a-very-high-replicate-high-throughput-analytical-method-using-microfabricated-shape-specific-cell-material-niches
#19
Kirsten Parratt, Jenny Jeong, Peng Qiu, Krishnendu Roy
Studying cell behavior within 3D material niches is key to understanding cell biology in health and diseases, and developing biomaterials for regenerative medicine applications. Current approaches to studying these cell-material niches have low throughput and can only analyze a few replicates per experiment resulting in reduced measurement assurance and analytical power. Here, we report 3D material cytometry (3DMaC), a novel high-throughput method based on microfabricated, shape-specific 3D cell-material niches and imaging cytometry...
July 20, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726866/acyclic-cucurbit-n-uril-conjugated-dextran-for-drug-encapsulation-and-bioimaging
#20
Jiafu Chen, Yamin Liu, Dake Mao, Da Ma
An acyclic cucurbit[n]uril (CB[n]) conjugated dextran is developed as a new biomaterial for drug delivery and bioimaging. This biomaterial retains the host-guest recognition properties of acyclic CB[n]s. It is able to directly encapsulate anti-tumor drugs 5-fluorouracil and temozolomide. This polymeric material can form a supramolecular assembly with polyethyleneimine (PEI). Although there is no conventional chromophore in these supramolecular systems, they exhibit aggregation-induced emission (AIE) in water with a quantum yield of 10%...
July 20, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
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