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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333729/immunoengineering-with-biomaterials-for-enhanced-cancer-immunotherapy
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Yu-Qing Xie, Lixia Wei, Li Tang
Cancer immunotherapy has recently shown dramatic clinical success inducing durable response in patients of a wide variety of malignancies. Further improvement of the clinical outcome with immune related cancer treatment requests more exquisite manipulation of a patient's immune system with increased immunity against diseases while mitigating the toxicities. To meet this challenge, biomaterials applied to immunoengineering are being developed to achieve tissue- and/or cell-specific immunomodulation and thus could potentially enhance both the efficacy and safety of current cancer immunotherapies...
January 14, 2018: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332499/examination-of-an-in-vitro-methodology-to-evaluate-the-biomechanical-performance-of-nucleus-augmentation-in-axial-compression
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Sebastien Nf Sikora, Danielle E Miles, Sami Tarsuslugil, Marlène Mengoni, Ruth K Wilcox
Intervertebral disc degeneration is one of the leading causes of back pain, but treatment options remain limited. Recently, there have been advances in the development of biomaterials for nucleus augmentation; however, the testing of such materials preclinically has proved challenging. The aim of this study was to develop methods for fabricating and testing bone-disc-bone specimens in vitro for examining the performance of nucleus augmentation procedures. Control, nucleotomy and treated intervertebral disc specimens were fabricated and tested under static load...
January 1, 2018: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331224/centrifugal-partition-chromatography-enables-selective-enrichment-of-trimeric-and-tetrameric-proanthocyanidins-for-biomaterial-development
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Rasika S Phansalkar, Joo-Won Nam, Shao-Nong Chen, James B McAlpine, Ariene A Leme, Berdan Aydin, Ana-Karina Bedran-Russo, Guido F Pauli
Proanthocyanidins (PACs) find wide applications for human use including food, cosmetics, dietary supplements, and pharmaceuticals. The chemical complexity associated with PACs has triggered the development of various chromatographic techniques, with countercurrent separation (CCS) gaining in popularity. This study applied the recently developed DESIGNER (Depletion and Enrichment of Select Ingredients Generating Normalized Extract Resources) approach for the selective enrichment of trimeric and tetrameric PACs using centrifugal partition chromatography (CPC)...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330414/partially-oxidized-polyvinyl-alcohol-conduitfor-peripheral-nerve-regeneration
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Elena Stocco, Silvia Barbon, Lucia Lora, Francesca Grandi, Leonardo Sartore, Cesare Tiengo, Lucia Petrelli, Daniele Dalzoppo, Pier Paolo Parnigotto, Veronica Macchi, Raffaele De Caro, Andrea Porzionato, Claudio Grandi
Surgical reconstruction of peripheral nerves injuries with wide substance-loss is still a challenge. Many studies focused on the development of artificial nerve conduits made of synthetic or biological materials but the ideal device has not yet been identified. Here, we manufactured a conduit for peripheral nerve regeneration using a novel biodegradable hydrogel we patented that is oxidized polyvinyl alcohol (OxPVA). Thus, its characteristics were compared with neat polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and silk-fibroin (SF) conduits, through in vitro and in vivo analysis...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328519/surface-modification-using-the-biomimetic-method-in-alumina-zirconia-porous-ceramics-obtained-by-the-replica-method
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André D R Silva, Willian R Rigoli, Denise Osiro, Daphne C R Mello, Luana M R Vasconcellos, Anderson O Lobo, Eliria M J A Pallone
The modification of biomaterials approved by the Food and Drug Administration could be an alternative to reduce the period of use in humans. Porous bioceramics are widely used as support structures for bone formation and repair. This composite has essential characteristics for an implant, including good mechanical properties, high chemical stability, biocompatibility and adequate aesthetic appearance. Here, three-dimensional porous scaffolds of Al2 O3 containing 5% by volume of ZrO2 were produced by the replica method...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327189/using-a-high-organic-matter-biowall-to-treat-a-trichloroethylene-plume-at-the-beaver-dam-road-landfill
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Gabriela T Niño de Guzmán, Cathleen J Hapeman, Patricia D Millner, Laura L McConnell, Dana Jackson, David Kindig, Alba Torrents
Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a highly effective industrial degreasing agent and known carcinogen. It was frequently buried improperly in landfills and has subsequently become one of the most common groundwater and soil contaminants in the USA. A common strategy to remediate TCE-contaminated sites and to prevent movement of the TCE plumes into waterways is to construct biowalls which consist of biomaterials and amendments to enhance biodegradation. This approach was chosen to contain a TCE plume emanating from a closed landfill in Maryland...
January 11, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325741/functional-engineered-mesenchymal-stem-cells-with-fibronectin-gold-composite-coated-catheters-for-vascular-tissue-regeneration
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Yun-Wen Chen, Shu-Chen Hsieh, Yi-Chin Yang, Shan-Hui Hsu, Mei-Lang Kung, Pei-Ying Lin, Hsien-Hsu Hsieh, Ching-Hao Lin, Cheng-Ming Tang, Huey-Shan Hung
Vascularization of engineered tissues remains one of the key problems. Here, we described a novel approach to promote vascularization of engineered tissues using fibronectin (FN) incorporated gold nanoparticles (AuNP) coated onto catheters with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for tissue engineering. We found that the FN-AuNP composite with 43.5 ppm of AuNP exhibited better biomechanical properties and thermal stability than pure FN. FN-AuNP composites promoted MSC proliferation and increased the biocompatibility...
January 8, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322600/using-enamel-matrix-derivative-to-improve-treatment-efficacy-in-periodontal-furcation-defects
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REVIEW
Reza Masaeli, Kavosh Zandsalimi, Zahra Lotfi, Lobat Tayebi
PURPOSE: Furcations are complicated periodontal defects. Untreated furcations lead to loss of the involved teeth and supporting tissues. It has been demonstrated that regenerative biomaterials are beneficial in reconstruction of the bone surrounding furcation-affected teeth. These biomaterials range from bone grafts and nonresorbable/resorbable barrier membranes to biologics that are able to trigger inactive regenerative processes in periodontal tissues. Selection of appropriate material(s) to treat furcations is challenging...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318958/a-cell-engineered-small-intestinal-submucosa-based-bone-mimetic-construct-for-bone-regeneration
#9
Mei Li, Chi Zhang, Yuxing Mao, Yi Zhong, Jiyuan Zhao
Extracellular matrix (ECM)-ornamented biomaterials have attracted attention due to their high potential to improve the bio-functionality of original materials. It is thought that ECM with a bone mimetic microenvironment generated by the specific induction of osteoblasts would be more beneficial for bone regeneration than regular ECM. In this study, we developed an osteogenic and mineralized ECM construct (Os/M-ECM-SIS) under the guidance of osteoblasts on a small intestinal submucosa (SIS) scaffold co-treated with icariin and calcium...
January 10, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318250/razor-printed-sticker-microdevices-for-cell-based-applications
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Loren E Stallcop, Yasmín R Álvarez-García, Ana M Reyes-Ramos, Karla P Ramos-Cruz, Molly M Morgan, Yatao Shi, Lingjun Li, David J Beebe, Maribella Domenech, Jay W Warrick
Tape-based razor-printing is a flexible and affordable ultra-rapid prototyping approach for microscale device fabrication. However, integration of this prototyping approach into cell-based assay development has been limited to proof of principle demonstrations. This is in large part due to lack of an established or well-characterized option for biocompatible adhesive tape. Without such an option, integration of these areas will remain unexplored. Therefore, to address this critical hurdle, we characterized microscale devices made using a potentially biocompatible double-sided adhesive, ARCare 90106...
January 10, 2018: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317370/3d-printed-gelatin-scaffolds-of-differing-pore-geometry-modulate-hepatocyte-function-and-gene-expression
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Phillip L Lewis, Richard M Green, Ramille N Shah
Three dimensional (3D) printing is highly amenable to the fabrication of tissue-engineered organs of a repetitive microstructure such as the liver. The creation of uniform and geometrically repetitive tissue scaffolds can also allow for the control over cellular aggregation and nutrient diffusion. However, the effect of differing geometries, while controlling for pore size, has yet to be investigated in the context of hepatocyte function. In this study, we show the ability to precisely control pore geometry of 3D-printed gelatin scaffolds...
January 6, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314671/different-compact-hybrid-langmuir-blodgett-film-coatings-modify-biomineralization-and-the-ability-of-osteoblasts-to-grow
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Amanda N de Faria, Marcos A E Cruz, Gília C M Ruiz, Daniela C Zancanela, Pietro Ciancaglini, Ana P Ramos
Calcium phosphates (CaPs) are biomaterials widely used in tissue regeneration with outstanding biological performance. Although the tremendous improvements achieved in CaP's materials research over the years, their interaction with physiological environments still need to be fully understood. The aim of this study is to explore a biomimetic Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) membrane to template the growth of hydroxyapatite (HAp) coatings on Ti surfaces and the ability of these coatings in inducing biomineralization by osteoblasts cultured in vitro...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314621/building-up-functional-bionanocomposites-from-the-assembly-of-clays-and-biopolymers
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REVIEW
Ana C S Alcântara, Margarita Darder
Functional bionanocomposites are developed from the assembly of naturally occurring polymers and inorganic solids that show at least one dimension at the nanoscale. Our research group focused on the development of bionanocomposites based on clay minerals, including smectites and fibrous silicates, as well as layered double hydroxides. The resulting materials show interesting properties regarding biocompatibility and biodegradability, together with improved mechanical and thermal properties in comparison to the pristine biopolymer...
January 4, 2018: Chemical Record: An Official Publication of the Chemical Society of Japan ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313658/lipidic-mesophases-as-novel-nanoreactor-scaffolds-for-organocatalysts-heterogeneously-catalyzed-asymmetric-aldol-reactions-in-confined-water
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Michael Duss, Livia Salvati Manni, Laurent Moser, Stephan Handschin, Raffaele Mezzenga, Henning J Jessen, Ehud M Landau
The unique molecular architecture of lipidic cubic phases (LCPs) and their cubosome dispersions comprise a well-defined, curved bilayer that spans the entire 3-D material space, encompassing a network of two periodic, curved and non-intersecting three-dimensional aqueous channels. The ensuing large lipid/water interfacial area renders these biomaterials an interesting matrix for the lateral immobilization of organocatalysts to catalyze organic reactions in confined water. Herein, we report for the first time the design, synthesis, assembly and characterization of catalytically active LCPs and cubosomes, and demonstrate their applicability as self-assembled, biomimetic and recyclable nanoreactor scaffolds...
January 9, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306530/evaluation-of-biocompatibility-and-osteogenic-potential-of-tricalcium-silicate-based-cements-using-human-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Neha Sultana, Manisha Singh, Ruchika Roongta Nawal, Sarika Chaudhry, Seema Yadav, Sujata Mohanty, Sangeeta Talwar
INTRODUCTION: The success of endodontic regeneration lies in the appropriate combination of stem cells and bioactive materials. Several novel dental materials are available on the market in this regard. Hence, the current study aimed to evaluate the proliferation, differentiation, and osteogenic potential of human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs) onto biomaterials like ProRoot MTA (MTA; Dentsply Tulsa Dental, Tulsa, OK), Biodentine (BD; Septodont, Saint Maur de Fosses, France), and EndoSequence Root Repair Material (ERRM; Brasseler USA, Savannah, GA)...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305745/evaluation-of-peptides-release-using-a-natural-rubber-latex-biomembrane-as-a-carrier
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M C R Miranda, F A Borges, N R Barros, N A Santos Filho, R J Mendonça, R D Herculano, E M Cilli
The biomembrane natural (NRL-Natural Rubber Latex), manipulated from the latex obtained from the rubber tree Hevea brasiliensis, has shown great potential for application in biomedicine and biomaterials. Reflecting the biocompatibility and low bounce rate of this material, NRL has been used as a physical barrier to infectious agents and for the controlled release of drugs and extracts. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the incorporation and release of peptides using a latex biomembrane carrier. After incorporation, the release of material from the membrane was observed using spectrophotometry...
January 5, 2018: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304434/gold-nanoparticle-contact-point-density-controls-microbial-adhesion-on-gold-surfaces
#17
Carolin Dewald, Claudia Lüdecke, Izabela Firkowska-Boden, Martin Roth, Jörg Bossert, Klaus D Jandt
Surface structures in the nanometer range emerge as the next evolutionary breakthrough in the design of biomaterials with antimicrobial properties. However, in order to advance the application of surface nanostructuring strategies in medical implants, the very nature of the microbial repealing mechanism has yet to be understood. Herein, we demonstrate that the random immobilization of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) on a material's surface generates the possibility to explore microbial adhesion in dependence of contact point densities at the biointerface between the microbe, i...
December 20, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304240/adipose-tissue-derived-stem-cells-in-a-fibrin-implant-enhance-neovascularization-in-a-peritoneal-grafting-site-a-potential-way-to-improve-ovarian-tissue-transplantation
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D D Manavella, L Cacciottola, C M Desmet, B F Jordan, J Donnez, C A Amorim, M M Dolmans
STUDY QUESTION: Do two different concentrations of human adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ASCs) embedded inside a fibrin scaffold have the potential to differentiate into vessels and aid vascularization in a peritoneal grafting site intended for ovarian tissue transplantation? SUMMARY ANSWER: Human ASCs in low and high concentrations differentiated into vessels when transplanted to mouse peritoneum inside a fibrin matrix, but only high ASC concentrations significantly increased human vessel area 14 days after transplantation...
January 3, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303551/engineering-bioinspired-antioxidant-materials-promoting-cardiomyocyte-functionality-and-maturation-for-tissue-engineering-application
#19
Parvaiz Ahmad Shiekh, Anamika Singh, Ashok Kumar
Oxidative stress plays an important role in various pathological conditions such as wound healing, inflammation, myocardial infarction and biocompatibility of the materials. Antioxidant polymers to attenuate oxidative stress is an emerging field of biomaterial research with a huge impact in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. We describe here the fabrication and evaluation of an elastomeric antioxidant polyurethane (PUAO) for tissue engineering applications. Uniaxial and cyclic tensile testing, thermal analysis, degradation, cytotoxicity and antioxidant analysis was carried out...
January 5, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303407/vaginoplasty-with-acellular-dermal-matrix-after-radical-resection-for-carcinoma-of-the-uterine-cervix
#20
Zhi Wang, Jiuzuo Huang, Ang Zeng, Ming Wu, Xiaojun Wang
Various methods are available for vaginoplasty, but many of them have the drawbacks including surgical complexity and postoperative pain at the donor site. We herein evaluated the outcomes of vaginoplasty using tissue-engineered biomaterial graft. This study included 16 early stage cervical cancer patients who received curative surgery in combination with radiotherapy. They underwent vaginoplasty with tissue-engineered biological material, acellular dermal matrix (ADM). After treatment, a vaginal dilator was advised to be used for 6 months to prevent contraction of vagina...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
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