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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339553/de-and-recellularization-of-the-pig-uterus-a-bioengineering-pilot-study%C3%A2
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Hannes Campo, Pedro M Baptista, Nuria López-Pérez, Amparo Faus, Irene Cervelló, Carlos Simón
Absolute uterine factor infertility, or the absence of a functional uterus, has a prevalence of 3%-5% in the general population. Despite the great strides being made in reproductive medicine, patients diagnosed with absolute uterine factor infertility remain untreatable. The only available solution has been gestational surrogacy, but recently the Brannström group presented a viable alternative by reporting the first successful live birth after uterus transplantation. Similar to other transplantations, this approach has inherent limitations such as the paucity of donor organs and the need for long-term immunosuppression...
December 27, 2016: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334406/male-and-female-cervical-spine-biomechanics-and-anatomy-implication-for-scaling-injury-criteria
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Narayan Yoganandan, Cameron R Bass, Liming Voo, Frank A Pintar
There is an increased need to develop female-specific injury criteria and anthropomorphic test devices (dummies) for automotive and military environments, especially as women take occupational roles traditionally reserved for men. Although some exhaustive reviews on the biomechanics and injuries of the human spine have appeared in clinical and bioengineering literatures, focus on the difference between male and female cervical spine responses and characteristics has largely been ignored. Current neck injury criteria for automotive dummies for assessing crashworthiness and occupant safety are obtained from animal and human cadaver experiments, computational modeling and human volunteer studies...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332412/drug-safety-evaluation-of-parathyroid-hormone-for-hypocalcemia-in-patients-with-hypoparathyroidism
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Gemma Marcucci, Giuseppe Della Pepa, Maria Luisa Brandi
Hypoparathyroidism is a rare disorder characterized by low serum calcium levels and high serum phosphate levels. This disease is commonly treated with calcium supplements and active vitamin D metabolites or analogues, but large doses of these supplements are often utilized to relieve the symptoms caused by hypocalcemia, without guarantee of a physiological normalization of calcium-phosphate homeostasis. Areas covered: Several studies have investigated replacement therapy with recombinant human PTH [rhPTH (1-84) and rhPTH (1-34)] for subjects with hypoparathyroidism...
March 23, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324865/biomaterials-for-intervertebral-disc-regeneration-and-repair
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REVIEW
Robert D Bowles, Lori A Setton
The intervertebral disc contributes to motion, weight bearing, and flexibility of the spine, but is susceptible to damage and morphological changes that contribute to pathology with age and injury. Engineering strategies that rely upon synthetic materials or composite implants that do not interface with the biological components of the disc have not met with widespread use or desirable outcomes in the treatment of intervertebral disc pathology. Here we review bioengineering advances to treat disc disorders, using cell-supplemented materials, or acellular, biologically based materials, that provide opportunity for cell-material interactions and remodeling in the treatment of intervertebral disc disorders...
March 15, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324637/biotechnology-and-bioengineering-volume-114-number-5-may-2017
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May 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323545/creation-of-a-bioengineered-skin-flap-scaffold-with-a-perfusable-vascular-pedicle
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Bernhard J Jank, Jeremy Goverman, Jacques P Guyette, Jon M Charest, Mark A Randolph, Glenn R Gaudette, Joshua R Gershlak, Martin Purschke, Emilia Javorsky, Rosalynn M Nazarian, David A Leonard, Curtis L Cetrulo, William G Austen, Harald Christian Ott
Full thickness skin loss is a challenging problem due to limited reconstructive options, demanding 75 million surgical procedures annually in the United States. Autologous skin grafting is the gold standard treatment, but results in donor site morbidity and poor aesthetics. Numerous skin substitutes are available on the market to date, however, none truly function as full thickness skin due to their lack of a vascular network. The creation of an autologous full thickness skin analogue with a vascular pedicle would result in a paradigm shift in the management of wounds and in reconstruction of full thickness skin defects...
March 21, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322271/mechanistic-and-structural-basis-of-bioengineered-bovine-cathelicidin-5-with-optimized-therapeutic-activity
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Bikash R Sahoo, Kenta Maruyama, Jyotheeswara R Edula, Takahiro Tougan, Yuxi Lin, Young-Ho Lee, Toshihiro Horii, Toshimichi Fujiwara
Peptide-drug discovery using host-defense peptides becomes promising against antibiotic-resistant pathogens and cancer cells. Here, we customized the therapeutic activity of bovine cathelicidin-5 targeting to bacteria, protozoa, and tumor cells. The membrane dependent conformational adaptability and plasticity of cathelicidin-5 is revealed by biophysical analysis and atomistic simulations over 200 μs in thymocytes, leukemia, and E. coli cell-membranes. Our understanding of energy-dependent cathelicidin-5 intrusion in heterogeneous membranes aided in designing novel loss/gain-of-function analogues...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321651/effects-of-strontium-ranelate-treatment-on-osteoblasts-cultivated-onto-scaffolds-of-trabeculae-bovine-bone
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Gerluza Aparecida Borges Silva, Bruno Machado Bertassoli, Cristiane Aparecida Sousa, Juliano Douglas Albergaria, Rayan Silva de Paula, Erika Cristina Jorge
Blocks of Bovine bone have shown promising results as implantable scaffolds to promote bone regeneration. Strontium ranelate (SrR) is both an antiresorptive and an anabolic drug that has been indicated for oral administration to treat osteoporosis. Few studies, however, have investigated the local effects of SrR and its use in association with biomaterials thus far. In this work, we investigated SrR effects in cultures of primary osteoblasts (PO, from Wistar rats calvaria) and immortalized osteoblasts (IO, from MC3T3-E1 cell line) cultivated as a monolayer or in association with scaffolds of bovine bone in mineralized (MBB) and demineralized (DBB) forms...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316988/bioengineered-plants-can-be-a-useful-source-of-omega-3-fatty-acids
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REVIEW
Waleed Amjad Khan, Hu Chun-Mei, Nadeem Khan, Amjad Iqbal, Shan-Wu Lyu, Farooq Shah
Omega-3 fatty acids have proven to be very essential for human health due to their multiple health benefits. These essential fatty acids (EFAs) need to be uptaken through diet because they are unable to be produced by the human body. These are important for skin and hair growth as well as for proper visual, neural, and reproductive functions of the body. These fatty acids are proven to be extremely vital for normal tissue development during pregnancy and infancy. Omega-3 fatty acids can be obtained mainly from two dietary sources: marine and plant oils...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315412/engineering-bacterial-translation-initiation-do-we-have-all-the-tools-we-need
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REVIEW
Justin Vigar, Hans-Joachim Wieden
BACKGROUND: Reliable tools that allow precise and predictable control over gene expression are critical for the success of nearly all bioengineering applications. Translation initiation is the most regulated phase during protein biosynthesis, and is therefore a promising target for exerting control over gene expression. At the translational level, the copy number of a protein can be fine-tuned by altering the interaction between the translation initiation region of an mRNA and the ribosome...
March 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303604/in-vivo-cleansing-efficacy-of-biodegradable-exfoliating-beads-assessed-by-skin-bioengineering-techniques
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J Kitsongsermthon, K Duangweang, J Kreepoke, A Tansirikongkol
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The plastic microbeads, used in many cleansers, will be banned in cosmetic and personal care products within 2017 since they are non-degradable and can disturb the living organisms in water reservoirs. Various choices of biodegradable beads are commercially available, but their efficacy has not been proven yet. This study aimed to compare the cleansing efficacy in dirt and sebum removal aspects of three types of exfoliating beads. METHODS: The gel scrubs with polyethylene (PE) beads, mannan beads or wax beads, were formulated and evaluated for their stability...
March 16, 2017: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302746/current-interventional-and-surgical-management-of-congenital-heart-disease-specific-focus-on-valvular-disease-and-cardiac-arrhythmias
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Kimberly A Holst, Sameh M Said, Timothy J Nelson, Bryan C Cannon, Joseph A Dearani
Successful outcome in the care of patients with congenital heart disease depends on a comprehensive multidisciplinary team. Surgery is offered for almost every heart defect, despite complexity. Early mortality for cardiac surgery in the neonatal period is ≈10% and beyond infancy is <5%, with 90% to 95% of patients surviving with a good quality of life into the adult years. Advances in imaging have facilitated accurate diagnosis and planning of interventions and surgical procedures. Similarly, advances in the perioperative medical management of patients, particularly with intensive care, has also contributed to improving outcomes...
March 17, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301736/epigenetic-regulation-a-new-frontier-for-biomedical-engineers
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Zhen Chen, Shuai Li, Shankar Subramaniam, John Y-J Shyy, Shu Chien
Gene expression in mammalian cells depends on the epigenetic status of the chromatin, including DNA methylation, histone modifications, promoter-enhancer interactions, and noncoding RNA-mediated regulation. The coordinated actions of these multifaceted regulations determine cell development, cell cycle regulation, cell state and fate, and the ultimate responses in health and disease. Therefore, studies of epigenetic modulations are critical for our understanding of gene regulation mechanisms at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ levels...
March 6, 2017: Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300208/practical-whole-tooth-restoration-utilizing-autologous-bioengineered-tooth-germ-transplantation-in-a-postnatal-canine-model
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Mitsuaki Ono, Masamitsu Oshima, Miho Ogawa, Wataru Sonoyama, Emilio Satoshi Hara, Yasutaka Oida, Shigehiko Shinkawa, Ryu Nakajima, Atsushi Mine, Satoru Hayano, Satoshi Fukumoto, Shohei Kasugai, Akira Yamaguchi, Takashi Tsuji, Takuo Kuboki
Whole-organ regeneration has great potential for the replacement of dysfunctional organs through the reconstruction of a fully functional bioengineered organ using three-dimensional cell manipulation in vitro. Recently, many basic studies of whole-tooth replacement using three-dimensional cell manipulation have been conducted in a mouse model. Further evidence of the practical application to human medicine is required to demonstrate tooth restoration by reconstructing bioengineered tooth germ using a postnatal large-animal model...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299891/biohybrid-microtube-swimmers-driven-by-single-captured-bacteria
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Morgan M Stanton, Byung-Wook Park, Albert Miguel-López, Xing Ma, Metin Sitti, Samuel Sánchez
Bacteria biohybrids employ the motility and power of swimming bacteria to carry and maneuver microscale particles. They have the potential to perform microdrug and cargo delivery in vivo, but have been limited by poor design, reduced swimming capabilities, and impeded functionality. To address these challenge, motile Escherichia coli are captured inside electropolymerized microtubes, exhibiting the first report of a bacteria microswimmer that does not utilize a spherical particle chassis. Single bacterium becomes partially trapped within the tube and becomes a bioengine to push the microtube though biological media...
March 16, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299772/immunology-provides-a-great-success-for-treating-systemic-autoimmune-diseases-a-perspective-on-immunopharmacology-iuphar-review-x
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REVIEW
Masaru Ishii
Recent advances in the bioengineering of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) have revolutionized the treatment of several immunological and rheumatic diseases. mAbs exhibit high specificity and affinity, and are very effective targeting agents, associated with minimal off-target adverse effects. Of several relevant immunological diseases, rheumatoid arthritis was the condition initially treated with mAbs, with great success. Currently, many immunological disorders are targeted and successfully treated using such novel approaches; these include inflammatory bowel diseases, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and psoriasis...
March 15, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299692/a-light-addressable-potentiometric-sensor-for-odorant-detection-using-single-bioengineered-olfactory-sensory-neurons-as-sensing-element
#17
Chunsheng Wu, Liping Du, Yulan Tian, Xi Zhang, Ping Wang
A light-addressable potentiometric sensor (LAPS), a silicon-based surface potential detector, is combined with bioengineered olfactory sensory neurons (OSN) for odorant detection. A LAPS chip is used as a transducer to monitor cell membrane potential changes. In addition, a focused movable laser with a diameter comparable to cell sizes is employed to select the desirable single cell for measurement under a microscope. Bioengineered OSNs are coupled to the LAPS surface and employed as sensing elements, which are prepared by the expression of an olfactory receptor of C...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297061/bioengineered-hemodialysis-access-grafts
#18
Shawn M Gage, Jeffrey H Lawson
There is a need for bioengineered therapies to improve the overall health of the growing and aging world population. Patients with renal failure have a life-long requirement for a durable form of hemodialysis vascular access. In this article, we review the history of tissue engineering as it pertains to bioengineered grafts and vessels for hemodialysis access. Over the years, various strategies have been utilized to develop ideal, humanized vessels for vascular replacement such as fixation of animal or human vessels, cell seeding of synthetic materials, and the synthesis of completely autologous or allogeneic bioengineered vessels...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296287/bio-inspired-nanomedicine-strategies-for-artificial-blood-components
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REVIEW
Anirban Sen Gupta
Blood is a fluid connective tissue where living cells are suspended in noncellular liquid matrix. The cellular components of blood render gas exchange (RBCs), immune surveillance (WBCs) and hemostatic responses (platelets), and the noncellular components (salts, proteins, etc.) provide nutrition to various tissues in the body. Dysfunction and deficiencies in these blood components can lead to significant tissue morbidity and mortality. Consequently, transfusion of whole blood or its components is a clinical mainstay in the management of trauma, surgery, myelosuppression, and congenital blood disorders...
March 15, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292842/bringing-together-the-organoid-field-from-early-beginnings-to-the-road-ahead
#20
REVIEW
Senthil K Muthuswamy
From October 12-15th, 2016, EMBO∣EMBL held a symposium to bring together those in the scientific community with a shared interest in using three-dimensional (3D) culture methods to study biology, model disease and personalize treatments. The symposium, entitled 'Organoids: modelling organ development and disease in 3D culture', which was organized by Juergen Knoblich, Mina Bissell and Esther Schnapp, was particularly timely as there were otherwise few opportunities for those interested in using 3D culture platforms to interact outside of their organ-specific scientific community...
March 15, 2017: Development
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