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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454171/reactive-oxygen-and-iron-species-monitoring-to-investigate-the-electro-fenton-performances-impact-of-the-electrochemical-process-on-the-biodegradability-of-metronidazole-and-its-by-products
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Arwa Aboudalle, Florence Fourcade, Aymen Amin Assadi, Lionel Domergue, Hayet Djelal, Thomas Lendormi, Samir Taha, Abdeltif Amrane
In this study, the monitoring of reactive oxygen species and the regeneration of the ferrous ions catalyst were performed during electro-Fenton (EF) process to highlight the influence of operating parameters. The removal of metronidazole (MTZ) was implemented in an electrochemical mono-compartment batch reactor under various ranges of current densities, initial MTZ and ferrous ions concentrations, and pH values. It was found that under 0.07 mA cm -2 , 0.1 mM of ferrous ions and pH = 3, the efficiency of 100 mg L -1 MTZ degradation and mineralization were 100% within 20 min and 40% within 135 min of electrolysis, respectively...
February 13, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453392/a-novel-flatworm-specific-gene-implicated-in-reproduction-in-macrostomum-lignano
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Magda Grudniewska, Stijn Mouton, Margriet Grelling, Anouk H G Wolters, Jeroen Kuipers, Ben N G Giepmans, Eugene Berezikov
Free-living flatworms, such as the planarian Schmidtea mediterranea, are extensively used as model organisms to study stem cells and regeneration. The majority of flatworm studies so far focused on broadly conserved genes. However, investigating what makes these animals different is equally informative for understanding its biology and might have biomedical value. We re-analyzed the neoblast and germline transcriptional signatures of the flatworm M. lignano using an improved transcriptome assembly and show that germline-enriched genes have a high fraction of flatworm-specific genes...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453223/tissue-engineering-of-retina-and-bruch-s-membrane-a-review-of-cells-materials-and-processes
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Yong Sheng Edgar Tan, Pu Jiang Shi, Chang-J Choo, Augustinus Laude, Wai Yee Yeong
The biological, structural and functional configuration of Bruch's membrane (BM) is significantly relevant to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other chorioretinal diseases, and AMD is one of the leading causes of blindness in the elderly worldwide. The configuration may worsen along with the ageing of retinal pigment epithelium and BM that finally leads to AMD. Thus, the scaffold-based tissue-engineered retina provides an innovative alternative for retinal tissue repair. The cell and material requirements for retinal repair are discussed including cell sheet engineering, decellularised membrane and tissue-engineered membranes...
February 16, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452849/bacterial-communities-in-mining-soils-and-surrounding-areas-under-regeneration-process-in-a-former-ore-mine
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Camila Cesário Fernandes, Luciano Takeshi Kishi, Erica Mendes Lopes, Wellington Pine Omori, Jackson Antonio Marcondes de Souza, Lucia Maria Carareto Alves, Eliana Gertrudes de Macedo Lemos
Human activities on the Earth's surface change the landscape of natural ecosystems. Mining practices are one of the most severe human activities, drastically altering the chemical, physical and biological properties of the soil environment. Bacterial communities in soil play an important role in the maintenance of ecological relationships. This work shows bacterial diversity, metabolic repertoire and physiological behavior in five ecosystems samples with different levels of impact. These ecosystems belong to a historical area in Iron Quadrangle, Minas Gerais, Brazil, which suffered mining activities until its total depletion without recovery since today...
February 13, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451339/an-indispensable-role-of-androgen-receptor-in-wnt-responsive-cells-during-prostate-development-maturation-and-regeneration
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Yongfeng He, Erika Hooker, Eun-Jeong Yu, Huiqing Wu, Gerald R Cunha, Zijie Sun
Androgen signaling is essential for prostate development, morphogenesis, and regeneration. Emerging evidence indicates that Wnt/β-catenin signaling also contributes to prostate development specifically through regulation of cell fate determination. Prostatic Axin2-expressing cells are able to respond to Wnt signals and possess the progenitor properties to regenerate prostatic epithelium. Despite critical roles of both signaling pathways, the biological significance of androgen receptor (AR) in Axin2-expressing Wnt-responsive cells remains largely unexplored...
February 16, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448511/preparation-and-in-vitro-evaluation-of-elastic-nanoliposomes-for-topical-delivery-of-highly-skin-permeable-growth-factors
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Sang Won Choi, Min-Ho Oak, Eunyoung Yi, Hyun Jung Kim, Jin Woo Park
Percutaneous delivery of growth factors is often used to treat wounds, and for cosmetic purposes, as a way of accelerating healing and skin regeneration, respectively. However, the therapeutic effects of growth factors are diminished by their poor absorption when delivered percutaneously, in addition to their rapid degradation by proteinases. To overcome these obstacles, we constructed two skin-permeable compounds. Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) were both genetically paired with low-molecular-weight protamine (LMWP), to yield the compounds LMWP-bFGF and LMWP-VEGF-A, respectively...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448503/construction-and-characterization-of-cell-penetrating-peptide-fused-fibroblast-growth-factor-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-for-an-enhanced-percutaneous-delivery-system
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Sang Won Choi, Rudra Pangeni, Dai Hyun Jung, Su Jung Kim, Jin Woo Park
The exogenous administration of growth factors has been examined for treating wounds and such factors serve as cosmetic agents for skin regeneration. However, the topical application of growth factors is hampered by their limited percutaneous absorption. In this study, we genetically modified basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) using a cell-penetrating peptide to facilitate their permeation into skin and to avoid multiple steps in the chemical or physical modification of biomaterials...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448144/nanocements-produced-from-mesoporous-bioactive-glass-nanoparticles
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Min Sil Kang, Na-Hyun Lee, Rajendra K Singh, Nandin Mandakhbayar, Roman A Perez, Jung-Hwan Lee, Hae-Won Kim
Biomedical cements are considered promising injectable materials for bone repair and regeneration. Calcium phosphate composition sized with tens of micrometers is currently one of the major powder forms. Here we report a unique cement form made from mesoporous bioactive glass nanoparticles (BGn). The nanopowder could harden in reaction with aqueous solution at powder-to-liquid ratios as low as 0.4-0.5 (vs. 2.0-3.0 for conventional calcium phosphate cement CPC). The cementation mechanism investigated from TEM, XRD, FT-IR, XPS, and NMR analyses was demonstrated to be the ionic (Si and Ca) dissolution and then reprecipitation to form Si-Ca-(P) based amorphous nano-islands that could network the particles...
February 3, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447019/lysophosphatidic-acid-enhanced-the-osteogenic-and-angiogenic-capability-of-osteoblasts-via-lpa1-3-receptor
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Chen Xiaodan, Song Zijun, Chen Rui, Tan Shuyi, Huang Chunhuang, Liu Yanhui, Cheng Bin, Fu Qiang
Lysophosphatidic acid is a serum-derived growth factor that is involved in wound healing. Although in its infancy, a growing body of evidence has demonstrated that lysophosphatidic acid exerts a potentially significant role in regulating bone cell biology. However, previous studies mainly focused on the osteoinductive potential of lysophosphatidic acid, its effects on bone tissue vascularization, another essential element during bone regeneration, remains ill-defined so far. Here in this study, we examined the effects of lysophosphatidic acid on osteogenic differentiation as well as the angiogenesis-inducing capacity of pre-osteoblasts, a cell population that coordinates osteogenic and angiogenic processes in bone regenerating niche...
February 15, 2018: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446757/3d-bioprinting-mesenchymal-stem-cell-laden-construct-with-core-shell-nanospheres-for-cartilage-tissue-engineering
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Wei Zhu, Haitao Cui, Benchaa Boualam, Fahed Masood, Erin Flynn, Raj Rao, Zhiyong Zhang, Lijie Grace Zhang
Cartilage tissue is prone to degradation and has little capacity for self-healing due to its avascularity. Tissue engineering, which provides artificial scaffolds to repair injured tissues, is a novel and promising strategy for cartilage repair. 3D bioprinting offers even greater potential for repairing degenerative tissue by simultaneously integrating living cells, biomaterials, and biological cues to provide a customized scaffold. With regard to cell selection, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) hold great capacity for differentiating into a variety of cell types, including chondrocytes, and could therefore be utilized as a cartilage cell source in 3D bioprinting...
February 15, 2018: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446228/integrins-promote-axonal-regeneration-after-injury-of-the-nervous-system
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Bart Nieuwenhuis, Barbara Haenzi, Melissa R Andrews, Joost Verhaagen, James W Fawcett
Integrins are cell surface receptors that form the link between extracellular matrix molecules of the cell environment and internal cell signalling and the cytoskeleton. They are involved in several processes, e.g. adhesion and migration during development and repair. This review focuses on the role of integrins in axonal regeneration. Integrins participate in spontaneous axonal regeneration in the peripheral nervous system through binding to various ligands that either inhibit or enhance their activation and signalling...
February 15, 2018: Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446096/degradation-pattern-of-a-porcine-collagen-membrane-in-an-in-vivo-model-of-guided-bone-regeneration
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E Calciolari, F Ravanetti, A Strange, N Mardas, L Bozec, A Cacchioli, N Kostomitsopoulos, N Donos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Although collagen membranes have been clinically applied for guided tissue/bone regeneration for more than 30 years, their in vivo degradation pattern has never been fully clarified. A better understanding of the different stages of in vivo degradation of collagen membranes is extremely important, considering that the biology of bone regeneration requires the presence of a stable and cell/tissue-occlusive barrier during the healing stages in order to ensure a predictable result...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445961/application-of-combined-porous-tantalum-scaffolds-loaded-with-bone-morphogenetic-protein-7-to-repair-of-osteochondral-defect-in-rabbits
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Qian Wang, Hui Zhang, Hongquan Gan, Hui Wang, Qijia Li, Zhiqiang Wang
PURPOSE: Porous tantalum (PT) has been widely used in orthopaedic applications for low modulus of elasticity, excellent biocompatibility, and the microstructures similar to cancellous bone. In order to improve the biological activity of PT, biologically active factors can be combined with the material. The purpose of this study was to investigate if bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP-7) modifications could enhance the repairing of cartilage of PT in osteochondral defect in medial femoral condyle of rabbits...
February 14, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445417/bioactive-polysaccharides-from-natural-resources-including-chinese-medicinal-herbs-on-tissue-repair
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REVIEW
Qiu Li, Yiming Niu, Panfei Xing, Chunming Wang
Background: Functional polysaccharides can be derived from plants (including herbs), animals and microorganisms. They have been widely used in a broad of biomedical applications, such as immunoregulatory agents or drug delivery vehicles. In the past few years, increasing studies have started to develop natural polysaccharides-based biomaterials for various applications in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Main body: We discuss in this article the emerging applications of natural polysaccharides-particularly those derived from Chinese medicine-for wound healing...
2018: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444947/hepatitis-c-virus-core-1-arfp-modulates-cyclin-d1-prb-pathway-and-promotes-carcinogenesis
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Savvina Moustafa, Ioannis Karakasiliotis, Penelope Mavromara
Viruses often encompass overlapping reading frames and unconventional translation mechanisms in order to maximize the output from a minimum genome and to orchestrate timely their gene expression. HCV possesses such an unconventional open reading frame (ORF) within the core-coding region, encoding an additional protein designated initially as ARFP or F or core+1. Two predominant isoforms of core+1/ARFP have been reported, core+1/L initiating from codon 26 and core+1/S initiating from codons 85/87 of the polyprotein coding region, respectively...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443026/a-paired-bead-and-magnet-array-for-molding-microwells-with-variable-concave-geometries
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Gi-Hun Lee, Youngjoon Suh, Joong Yull Park
A spheroid culture is a useful tool for understanding cellular behavior in that it provides an in vivo-like three-dimensional environment. Various spheroid production methods such as non-adhesive surfaces, spinner flasks, hanging drops, and microwells have been used in studies of cell-to-cell interaction, immune-activation, drug screening, stem cell differentiation, and organoid generation. Among these methods, microwells with a three-dimensional concave geometry have gained the attention of scientists and engineers, given their advantages of uniform-sized spheroid generation and the ease with which the responses of individual spheroids can be monitored...
January 28, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442898/development-of-egg-shell-derived-carbonated-apatite-nanocarrier-system-for-drug-delivery
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R Jayasree, K Madhumathi, Deepti Rana, Murugan Ramalingam, Rakesh P Nankar, Mukesh Doble, T S Sampath Kumar
Carbonated apatite has a chemical composition quite similar to biological apatite found in native bone. The incorporation of carbonate (CO2-3) ions groups into the apatitic crystal structure can tailor its crystallinity, solubility and biological activity that benefit the bone repair and regeneration. In this study, we report a simple and elegant method of synthesizing carbonated calcium deficient hydroxyapatite (ECCDHA) nanoparticles from egg shell wastes and its efficacy has been compared with synthetic calcium deficient hydroxyapatite (SCDHA) nanoparticles...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442812/tea-polyphenol-reduced-graphene-oxide-deposition-on-titanium-surface-enhances-osteoblast-bioactivity
#18
Mengting Liu, Liying Hao, Qian Huang, Dan Zhao, Qianshun Li, Xiaoxiao Cai
Graphene, a novel carbon-based material, has been widely used as osteogenic agent for the potential effect on the promotion of osteoblast proliferation. Tea polyphenol-reduced graphene oxide (TPG) is a simple and environmental-friendly raw material to obtain graphene. In this study, TPG was deposited on the Ti substrate to promote the bone regeneration. We prepared a honeycomb-like structure by acid and alkali pretreatment and immobilized the TPG layer (Ti-TPG) on the surface via electrochemical deposition...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442539/platelets-in-wound-healing-and-regenerative-medicine
#19
Julia Etulain
Although platelets are widely recognized as having a critical role in primary hemostasis and thrombosis, increasing experimental and clinical evidence identifies these enucleated cells as relevant modulators of other physiopathological processes including inflammation and tissue regeneration. These phenomena are mediated through the release of growth factors, cytokines, and extracellular matrix modulators that sequentially promote (i) revascularization of damaged tissue through the induction of migration, proliferation, differentiation, and stabilization of endothelial cells in new blood vessels; (ii) restoration of damaged connective tissue through migration, proliferation, and activation of fibroblasts; and (iii) proliferation and differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells into tissue-specific cell types...
February 14, 2018: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436646/in-vitro-evaluation-of-a-bone-morphogenetic-protein%C3%A2-2-nanometer-hydroxyapatite-collagen-scaffold-for-bone-regeneration
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Yue Cai, Shuang Tong, Ran Zhang, Tong Zhu, Xukai Wang
Scaffold fabrication and biocompatibility are crucial for successful bone tissue engineering. Nanometer hydroxyapatite (nHAP) combined with collagen (COL) is frequently utilized as a suitable osseous scaffold material. Furthermore, growth factors, including bone morphogenetic protein‑2 (BMP‑2), are used to enhance the scaffold properties. The present study used blending and freeze‑drying methods to develop a BMP‑2‑nHAP‑COL scaffold. An ELISA was performed to determine the BMP‑2 release rate from the scaffold...
February 8, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
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