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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668079/co-culture-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells-and-chondrocytes-on-three-dimensionally-printed-bioscaffolds-for-craniofacial-cartilage-engineering
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Robert J Morrison, Hassan B Nasser, Khaled N Kashlan, David A Zopf, Derek J Milner, Colleen L Flanangan, Matthew B Wheeler, Glenn E Green, Scott J Hollister
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Reconstruction of craniofacial cartilagenous defects are among the most challenging surgical procedures in facial plastic surgery. Bioengineered craniofacial cartilage holds immense potential to surpass current reconstructive options, but limitations to clinical translation exist. We endeavored to determine the viability of utilizing adipose-derived stem cell-chondrocyte co-culture and three-dimensional (3D) printing to produce 3D bioscaffolds for cartilage tissue engineering...
April 18, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667727/stimuli-responsive-peptide-gels-and-some-bio-applications
#2
Natashya Falcone, Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz
Supramolecular gels are a fascinating class of soft materials that have attracted significant attention in recent years. They are composed of small molecule gelators that assemble into supramolecular network structures. The resulting space is filled with solvent. Some gel materials are able to respond to various stimuli making them attractive drug delivery vehicles and as matrices for tissue regeneration. Peptide based gel materials are particularly attractive as they possess numerous advantages including biocompatibility and biodegradability...
April 18, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667686/rheological-characterization-of-dynamic-remodeling-of-the-pericellular-region-by-human-mesenchymal-stem-cell-secreted-enzymes-in-well-defined-synthetic-hydrogel-scaffolds
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Maryam Daviran, Sarah M Longwill, Jonah F Casella, Kelly M Schultz
Human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) dynamically remodel their microenvironment during basic processes, such as migration and differentiation. Migration requires extracellular matrix invasion, necessitating dynamic cell-material interactions. Understanding these interactions is critical to advancing materials designs that harness and manipulate these processes for applications including wound healing and tissue regeneration. In this work, we encapsulate hMSCs in a cell-degradable poly(ethylene glycol)-peptide hydrogel to determine how cell-secreted enzymes, specifically matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs), create unique pericellular microenvironments...
April 18, 2018: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666989/effect-of-nanoheat-stimulation-mediated-by-magnetic-nanocomposite-hydrogel-on-the-osteogenic-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#4
Zheng Cao, Dan Wang, Yongsan Li, Wensheng Xie, Xing Wang, Lei Tao, Yen Wei, Xiumei Wang, Lingyun Zhao
Hyperthermia has been considered as a promising healing treatment in bone regeneration. We designed a tissue engineering hydrogel based on magnetic nanoparticles to explore the characteristics of hyperthermia for osteogenic regeneration. This nanocomposite hydrogel was successfully fabricated by incorporating magnetic Fe3 O4 nanoparticles into chitosan/polyethylene glycol (PEG) hydrogel, which showed excellent biocompatibility and were able to easily achieve increasing temperatures under an alternative magnetic field (AMF)...
April 3, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666023/the-influence-of-lens-care-systems-on-eyelid-tissue-changes-during-silicone-hydrogel-contact-lens-wear
#5
Michel Guillon, Cécile Maissa, Stéphanie Wong, Trisha Patel, Renée Garofalo
PURPOSE: To compare the effects of a hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 )-based lens care solution and a polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) multi-purpose solution on the eyelids when used with silicone hydrogel (SiHy) contact lenses. METHODS: A total of 74 symptomatic wearers of ACUVUE® OASYS® (senofilcon A; n = 39) or PureVision® (balafilcon A; n = 35) contact lenses were randomised 1:1 to either CLEAR CARE® Cleaning & Disinfecting Solution or renu® fresh™ multi-purpose solution (n = 37 each)...
April 14, 2018: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665678/lectin-functionalized-composite-hydrogels-for-capture-and-killing-of-carbapenem-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Nicholas Bodenberger, Dennis Kubiczek, Daniel Halbgebauer, Vittoria Rimola, Sebastian Wiese, Daniel Mayer, Armando Alexei Rodr Iacute Guez Alfonso, Ludger Ständker, Steffen Stenger, Frank Rosenau
Infections with multi-resistant pathogens are a leading cause for mortality worldwide. Just recently, the world health organization (WHO) increased the threat rating for multi-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa to the highest possible level. With this background it is crucial to develop novel materials and procedures in the fight against multi-resistant pathogens. In this study we present a novel antimicrobial material, which could find applications as a wound dressing or antimicrobial coating. Lectins are multivalent sugar-binding proteins, which can be found in a variety of plants and bacteria, where they are associated with biofilm formation...
April 17, 2018: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665401/coumestrol-hydroxypropyl-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-association-incorporated-in-hydroxypropyl-methylcellulose-hydrogel-exhibits-wound-healing-effect-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study
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Sara E Bianchi, Barbara E K Machado, Marília G C da Silva, Michelle M A da Silva, Lidiane Dal Bosco, Magno S Marques, Ana P Horn, Lara Persich, Fabiana C Geller, Débora Argenta, Helder F Teixeira, Cláudia M O Simões, Cristiana L Dora, Valquíria L Bassani
Several beneficial effects on the skin have been reported for coumestrol (COU), such as protection against photoaging and improvement of skin elasticity and thickness in postmenopausal women. However no reports on the effect of COU on wound healing were found. Nevertheless, COU has low aqueous solubility, which is a crucial limitation for biological tests. The present study was designed as a two-step experiment to evaluate the wound healing effect of COU. First, we used fibroblasts and the experimental in vitro artificial wound model, scratch assay, to compare the effects of COU free, dissolved in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) or Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium (DMEM), or associated with hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HPβCD)...
April 14, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665386/enzymatically-crosslinked-and-mechanically-tunable-silk-fibroin-pullulan-hydrogels-for-mesenchymal-stem-cells-delivery
#8
Tao Li, Xiongbo Song, Changmei Weng, Xin Wang, Jiangyi Wu, Li Sun, Xiaoyuan Gong, Wei-Nan Zeng, Liu Yang, Cheng Chen
Hydrogels with good biocompatibility, proper degradation rates, and tissue-matched elasticity are widely used in tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and drug delivery. In this study, enzymatically crosslinked biocompatible hydrogels were successfully developed using silk fibroin (SF) and pullulan (PL) under physiological conditions in the presence of both horseradish peroxidase (HRP) and hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ). A series of properties of the hydrogels including gelation time, equilibrium swelling, enzyme degradation, morphology, rheological property, and compression modulus of SF/PL hydrogels were studied by varying the concentration of PL...
April 14, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665336/degradable-3d-printed-hydrogels-based-on-star-shaped-copolypeptides
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Robert Murphy, David P Walsh, Charles A Hamilton, Sally-Ann Cryan, Marc In Het Panhuis, Andreas Heise
We present a star copolypeptide based hydrogel ink capable of structural microfabrication using 3D extrusion printing. The material comprises an amphiphilic block copolymer structure of poly(benzyl-L-glutamate-b-L-valine), which spontaneously form hydrogels through hydrophobic interaction. The chemical design allows the bulk phase of the hydrogel to remain intact after application of shear due to its self-recovery behavior. It is demonstrated that the composition of the materials is ideally suited for 3D printing; with scaffolds capable of maintaining structural cohesion after extrusion...
April 17, 2018: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665285/hemostatic-and-absorbent-polyhipe-kaolin-composites-for-3d-printable-wound-dressing-materials
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Benjamin C Streifel, Jeffrey G Lundin, Allix M Sanders, Karli A Gold, Thomas S Wilems, Sierra J Williams, Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, James H Wynne
A novel hemostatic and absorbent wound dressing material compatible with 3D printing is developed to address deficiencies in current wound dressing protocol. The design involves an open celled, microporous hydrogel foam via a high internal phase emulsion (HIPE) template with biocompatible components and tunable hemostatic character by kaolin loading, the viscosity and cure kinetics of which are tailored for 3D printing applications. The use of nontoxic mineral oil organic phase results in cytocompatability with human dermal fibroblasts...
April 17, 2018: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665232/glucose-responsive-trehalose-hydrogel-for-insulin-stabilization-and-delivery
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Juneyoung Lee, Jeong Hoon Ko, Kathryn M Mansfield, Peter C Nauka, Erhan Bat, Heather D Maynard
Effective delivery of therapeutic proteins is important for many biomedical applications. Yet, the stabilization of proteins during delivery and long-term storage remains a significant challenge. Herein, a trehalose-based hydrogel is reported that stabilizes insulin to elevated temperatures prior to glucose-triggered release. The hydrogel is synthesized using a polymer with trehalose side chains and a phenylboronic acid end-functionalized 8-arm poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG). The hydroxyls of the trehalose side chains form boronate ester linkages with the PEG boronic acid cross-linker to yield hydrogels without any further modification of the original trehalose polymer...
April 17, 2018: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665026/anhydrous-polymer-based-coating-with-sustainable-controlled-release-functionality-for-facile-efficacious-impregnation-and-delivery-of-antimicrobial-peptides
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Kaiyang Lim, Rathi Saravanan, Kian Long Kelvin Chong, Hwee Mian Sharon Goh, Ray Rong Yuan Chua, Paul Anantharajah Tambyah, Matthew Wook Chang, Kimberly A Kline, Susanna Su Jan Leong
Anhydrous polymers are actively explored as alternative materials to overcome limitations of conventional hydrogel-based antibacterial coating. However, the requirement for strong organic solvent in polymerization reactions often necessitates extra protection steps for encapsulation of target biomolecules, lowering encapsulation efficiency and increasing process complexity. This study reports a novel coating strategy that allows direct solvation and encapsulation of antimicrobial peptides (HHC36) into anhydrous polycaprolactone (PCL) polymer-based dual layer coating...
April 17, 2018: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664953/combined-experimental-and-computational-characterization-of-crosslinked-collagen-based-hydrogels
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Clara Valero, Hippolyte Amaveda, Mario Mora, Jose Manuel García-Aznar
Collagen hydrogels are widely used for in-vitro experiments and tissue engineering applications. Their use has been extended due to their biocompatibility with cells and their capacity to mimic biological tissues; nevertheless their mechanical properties are not always optimal for these purposes. Hydrogels are formed by a network of polymer filaments embedded on an aqueous substrate and their mechanical properties are mainly defined by the filament network architecture and the individual filament properties...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664220/double-network-hydrogel-for-tissue-engineering
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REVIEW
Zhipeng Gu, Keqing Huang, Yan Luo, Laibao Zhang, Tairong Kuang, Zhou Chen, Guochao Liao
Double network (DN) hydrogels, a kind of promising soft and tough hydrogels, are produced by two unique contrasting networks with designed network entanglement burst into the field of materials science as versatile functional systems for a very broad range of applications. A part of the DN hydrogels is characterized by extraordinary mechanical properties providing efficient biocompatible and high strength for holding considerable promise in tissue engineering. Following DN hydrogels principles and consideration of biomedical applications, we provide an overall view of the present various DN hydrogels and look forward to the future of DN hydrogels for tissue engineering...
April 17, 2018: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664217/kidney-decellularized-extracellular-matrix-hydrogels-rheological-characterization-and-human-glomerular-endothelial-cell-response-to-encapsulation
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Jimmy Su, Simon C Satchell, Ramille N Shah, Jason A Wertheim
Hydrogels, highly-hydrated crosslinked polymer networks, closely mimic the microenvironment of native extracellular matrix (ECM) and thus present as ideal platforms for three-dimensional cell culture. Hydrogels derived from tissue- and organ-specific decellularized ECM (dECM) may retain bioactive signaling cues from the native tissue or organ that could in turn modulate cell-material interactions and response. In this study, we demonstrate that porcine kidney dECM can be processed to form hydrogels suitable for cell culture and encapsulation studies...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663931/cd36-upregulation-in-ht-29-tumor-cells-cultured-on-3d-multicellular-spheroids-culturing-platform-based-on-anisotropic-magnetic-hydrogel
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Yi Zhang, Yi Cheng, Cong Chen, Qi Liu, Xinyu Bi, Lei Duan, Jiamin Liu, Mengqi Wan, Lanye Huang, Ke Hu
Tumor metastasis and invasiveness are research hotspots in tumor therapy. Previous research demonstrated that cells expressing high level of CD36 might initiate metastasis in certain human oral carcinomas cell lines. Multicellular spheroids (MCS) culture technique has been extensively studied both in fundamental and applied research. In our previous research, we invented novel 3D anisotropic magnetic hydrogels (AMHs) which were composed of magnetic nanoparticle assemblies and biocompatible hydrogels. We further applied them as cell culture substrate in vitro...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663842/mir-7-inhibited-peripheral-nerve-injury-repair-by-affecting-neural-stem-cells-migration-and-proliferation-through-cdc42
#17
Nan Zhou, Shuang Hao, Zongqiang Huang, Weiwei Wang, Penghui Yan, Wei Zhou, Qihang Zhu, Xiaokang Liu
Objective Neural stem cells play an important role in the recovery and regeneration of peripheral nerve injury, and the microRNA-7 (miR-7) regulates differentiation of neural stem cells. This study aimed to explore the role of miR-7 in neural stem cells homing and proliferation and its influence on peripheral nerve injury repair. Methods The mice model of peripheral nerve injury was created by segmental sciatic nerve defect (sciatic nerve injury), and neural stem cells treatment was performed with a gelatin hydrogel conduit containing neural stem cells inserted into the sciatic nerve injury mice...
January 2018: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663707/engineering-pro-regenerative-hydrogels-for-scarless-wound-healing
#18
REVIEW
Guoming Sun, Yu-I Shen, John W Harmon
Skin and skin appendages protect the body from harmful environment and prevent internal organs from dehydration. Superficial epidermal wounds usually heal without scarring, however, deep dermal wound healing commonly ends up with nonfunctioning scar formation with substantial loss of skin appendage. Wound healing is one of the most complex dynamic biological processes, during which a cascade of biomolecules combine with stem cell influx and matrix synthesis and synergistically contribute to wound healing at all levels...
April 16, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663706/patient-specific-bioinks-for-3d-bioprinting-of-tissue-engineering-scaffolds
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Negar Faramarzi, Iman K Yazdi, Mahboubeh Nabavinia, Andrea Gemma, Adele Fanelli, Andrea Caizzone, Leon M Ptaszek, Indranil Sinha, Ali Khademhosseini, Jeremy N Ruskin, Ali Tamayol
Bioprinting has emerged as a promising tool in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Various 3D printing strategies have been developed to enable bioprinting of various biopolymers and hydrogels. However, the incorporation of biological factors has not been well explored. As the importance of personalized medicine is becoming more clear, the need for the development of bioinks containing autologous/patient-specific biological factors for tissue engineering applications becomes more evident. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is used as a patient-specific source of autologous growth factors that can be easily incorporated to hydrogels and printed into 3D constructs...
April 16, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663702/assembly-of-peg-microgels-into-porous-cell-instructive-3d-scaffolds-via-thiol-ene-click-chemistry
#20
Shangjing Xin, Omar M Wyman, Daniel L Alge
The assembly of microgel building blocks into 3D scaffolds is an emerging strategy for tissue engineering. A key advantage is that the inherent microporosity of these scaffolds provides cells with a more permissive environment than conventional nanoporous hydrogels. Here, norbornene-bearing poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) based microgels are assembled into 3D cell-instructive scaffolds using a PEG-dithiol linker and thiol-ene click photopolymerization. The bulk modulus of these materials depends primarily on the crosslink density of the microgel building blocks...
April 16, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
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