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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414752/an-angiogenesis-platform-using-a-cubic-artificial-eggshell-with-patterned-blood-vessels-on-chicken-chorioallantoic-membrane
#1
Wenjing Huang, Makoto Itayama, Fumihito Arai, Katsuko S Furukawa, Takashi Ushida, Tomohiro Kawahara
The chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) containing tiny blood vessels is an alternative to large animals for studies involving angiogenesis and tissue engineering. However, there is no technique to design the direction of growing blood vessels on the CAM at the microscale level for tissue engineering experiments. Here, a methodology is provided to direct blood vessel formation on the surface of a three-dimensional egg yolk using a cubic artificial eggshell with six functionalized membranes. A structure on the lateral side of the eggshell containing a straight channel and an interlinked chamber was designed, and the direction and formation area of blood vessels with blood flow was artfully defined by channels with widths of 70-2000 μm, without sharply reducing embryo viability...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410495/local-induction-of-lymphangiogenesis-with-engineered-fibrin-binding-vegf-c-promotes-wound-healing-by-increasing-immune-cell-trafficking-and-matrix-remodeling
#2
Esra Güç, Priscilla S Briquez, Didier Foretay, Manuel A Fankhauser, Jeffrey A Hubbell, Witold W Kilarski, Melody A Swartz
Lymphangiogenesis occurs in inflammation and wound healing, yet its functional roles in these processes are not fully understood. Consequently, clinically relevant strategies for therapeutic lymphangiogenesis remain underdeveloped, particularly using growth factors. To achieve controlled, local capillary lymphangiogenesis with protein engineering and determine its effects on fluid clearance, leukocyte trafficking, and wound healing, we developed a fibrin-binding variant of vascular endothelial growth factor C (FB-VEGF-C) that is slowly released upon demand from infiltrating cells...
July 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397163/electrospun-silk-fibroin-gelatin-composite-tubular-matrices-as-scaffolds-for-small-diameter-blood-vessel-regeneration
#3
Chiara Marcolin, Lorenza Draghi, MariaCristina Tanzi, Silvia Faré
In this work an innovative method to obtain natural and biocompatible small diameter tubular structures is proposed. The biocompatibility and good mechanical properties of electrospun silk fibroin tubular matrices (SFts), extensively studied for tissue engineering applications, have been coupled with the excellent cell interaction properties of gelatin. In fact, an innovative non-cytotoxic gelatin gel, crosslinked in mild conditions via a Michael-type addition reaction, has been used to coat SFt matrices and obtain SFt/gel structures (I...
May 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386578/large-field-of-view-optical-elastography-using-digital-image-correlation-for-biological-soft-tissue-investigation
#4
Daniel Claus, Marijo Mlikota, Jonathan Geibel, Thomas Reichenbach, Giancarlo Pedrini, Johannes Mischinger, Siegfried Schmauder, Wolfgang Osten
In minimally invasive surgery the haptic feedback, which represents an important tool for the localization of abnormalities, is no longer available. Elastography is an imaging technique that results in quantitative elastic parameters. It can hence be used to replace the lost sense of touch, as to enable tissue localization and discrimination. Digital image correlation is the chosen elastographic imaging technique. The implementation discussed here is clinically sound, based on a spectrally engineered illumination source that enables imaging of biological surface markers (blood vessels) with high contrast...
January 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384617/the-study-of-angiogenesis-stimulated-by-multivalent-peptide-ligand-modified-alginate
#5
Bicui Wang, Wei Wang, Yanyan Yu, Yingxue Zhang, Jingwei Zhang, Zhi Yuan
Enhancing the affinity of scaffolds for endothelial cell (EC) is a crucial procedure for promoting angiogenesis in tissue engineering. In this work, to achieve stronger binding affinity with ECs, the peptide sequence REDV was conjugated onto gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) to construct a multivalent ligand (cREDV). Then, the EC adhesion and proliferation were studied to determine ligand affinity for ECs in vitro. The results show that the cREDV-modified alginate (cREDV-ALG) surface exhibited a selective adhesion to human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) compared with NIH 3T3 cells...
March 25, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383795/fabrication-and-characterization-of-electrospun-polycaprolactone-and-gelatin-composite-cuffs-for-tissue-engineered-blood-vessels
#6
Hannah A Strobel, Elizabeth L Calamari, Alexander Beliveau, Anjana Jain, Marsha W Rolle
Sewing cuffs incorporated within tissue-engineered blood vessels (TEBVs) enable graft anastomosis in vivo, and secure TEBVs to bioreactors in vitro. Alternative approaches to cuff design are required to achieve cuff integration with scaffold-free TEBVs during tissue maturation. To create porous materials that promote tissue integration, we used electrospinning to fabricate cuffs from polycaprolactone (PCL), PCL blended with gelatin, and PCL coated with gelatin, and evaluated cuff mechanical properties, porosity, and cellular attachment and infiltration...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382923/a-compliant-and-biomimetic-three-layered-vascular-graft-for-small-blood-vessels
#7
Yi Zhang, Xiangshun Li, Géraldine Guex, Shanshan Liu, Eike Müller, Riccardo Innocenti Malini, Huijing Zhao, Markus Rottmar, Katharina Maniura, Rene Rossi, Fabrizio Spano
Engineering a small diameter vascular graft with mechanical and biological properties comparable to living tissues remains challenging. Often, current devices lead to thrombosis and unsatisfactory long-term patency as a result of poor blood compatibility and a mismatch between the mechanical properties of the living tissue and the implanted biomaterial. Address-ing all these requirements is essential to produce scaffolds able to survive throughout the life of the patient. For this purpose, we fabricated a novel three-layered vascular graft by combining electrospinning and braiding...
April 6, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382732/engineering-vascularized-flaps-using-adipose-derived-microvascular-ec-and-msc
#8
Alina Freiman, Yulia Shandalov, Dekel Rosenfeld, Erez Shor, Dror Ben-David, Shai Meretzki, Shulamit Levenberg, Dana Egozi
Human adipose-derived microvascular endothelial cells (HAMEC) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) have been shown to bear angiogenic and vasculogenic capabilities. We hypothesize that co-culturing HAMEC:MSC on a porous biodegradable scaffold in vitro, later implanted as a graft around femoral blood vessels in a rat, will result in its vascularization by host vessels, creating a functional vascular flap that can effectively treat a range of large full-thickness soft tissue defects. HAMEC were co-cultured with MSC on polymeric 3D porous constructs...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372287/organ-reconstruction-dream-or-reality-for%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-future
#9
J-F Stoltz, L Zhang, J S Ye, N De Isla
The relevance of research on reconstructed organs is justified by the lack of organs available for transplant and the growing needs for the ageing population. The development of a reconstructed organ involves two parallel complementary steps: de-cellularization of the organ with the need to maintain the structural integrity of the extracellular matrix and vascular network and re-cellularization of the scaffold with stem cells or resident cells.Whole organ engineering for liver, heart, lung or kidneys, is particularly difficult because of the structural complexity of organs and heterogeneity of cells...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372274/stem-cell-roadmap%C3%A2-the-industrial-point-of%C3%A2-view
#10
Mazen Elzaabi, Agnès Thevenin, Pierre-Noël Lirsac
CELLforCURE is a French Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) dedicated to industrialization and process development for routine manufacturing, GMP manufacturing for clinical and commercial batches and regulatory services and associated logistics. CELLforCURE is a subsidiary of LFB Group.Stem cells fields of application gather cell and gene therapy as well as tissue engineering. According to VisionGain survey, cell therapy medicinal products will remain predominant in the future.Clinical trials are sponsored either by universities or private companies...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371516/control-of-cell-alignment-and-morphology-by-redesigning-ecm-mimetic-nanotopography-on-multilayer-membranes
#11
Maria P Sousa, Sofia G Caridade, João F Mano
Inspired by native extracellular matrix (ECM) together with the multilevel architecture observed in nature, a material which topography recapitulates topographic features of the ECM and the internal architecture mimics the biological materials organization is engineered. The nanopatterned design along the XY plane is combined with a nanostructured organization along the Z axis on freestanding membranes prepared by layer-by-layer deposition of chitosan and chondroitin sulfate. Cellular behavior is monitored using two different mammalian cell lines, fibroblasts (L929) and myoblasts (C2C12), in order to perceive the response to topography...
March 29, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359841/harnessing-camp-signaling-in-musculoskeletal-regenerative-engineering
#12
REVIEW
Okechukwu Clinton Ifegwu, Guleid Awale, Komal Rajpura, Kevin W-H Lo, Cato T Laurencin
Several emerging small molecules have been established for the repair or regeneration of musculoskeletal tissues. Cyclic AMP (cAMP) and its analogs have been the purview of many researchers in that they have been implicated in the repair or regeneration of several musculoskeletal tissues, such as bone, muscle, ligament, cartilage, blood vessels, skin, and nerve. Owing to the varied signal transduction pathways associated with cAMP, it elicits several processes and is thought to either activate or enhance native growth factors, thereby circumventing the need for supraphysiological doses of therapeutic growth factors in musculoskeletal tissue regeneration...
March 27, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348178/craniofacial-tissue-engineering
#13
Weibo Zhang, Pamela Crotty Yelick
The craniofacial complex is composed of fundamental components such as blood vessels and nerves, and also a variety of specialized tissues such as craniofacial bones, cartilages, muscles, ligaments, and the highly specialized and unique organs, the teeth. Together, these structures provide many functions including speech, mastication, and aesthetics of the craniofacial complex. Craniofacial defects not only influence the structure and function of the jaws and face, but may also result in deleterious psychosocial issues, emphasizing the need for rapid and effective, precise, and aesthetic reconstruction of craniofacial tissues...
March 27, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348177/historical-perspective-and-future-direction-of-blood-vessel-developments
#14
Sashka Dimitrievska, Laura E Niklason
Over the past 40 years, remarkable advances have been made in our understanding of successful blood vessel regeneration, starting with the failures of early tissue-engineered vascular grafts designed using isolated components or molecules, such as collagen gels. The vascular tissue engineers are today better educated and have steered ongoing research developments toward clinical developments of more complete vascular grafts that replicate the multitude of specialized arterial aspects required for function.
March 27, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341826/poly-ethylmethacrylate-co-diethylaminoethyl-acrylate-coating-improves-endothelial-re-population-bio-mechanical-and-anti-thrombogenic-properties-of-decellularized-carotid-arteries-for-blood-vessel-replacement
#15
Elena López-Ruiz, Seshasailam Venkateswaran, Macarena Perán, Gema Jiménez, Salvatore Pernagallo, Juan J Díaz-Mochón, Olga Tura-Ceide, Francisco Arrebola, Juan Melchor, Juan Soto, Guillermo Rus, Pedro J Real, María Diaz-Ricart, Antonio Conde-González, Mark Bradley, Juan A Marchal
Decellularized vascular scaffolds are promising materials for vessel replacements. However, despite the natural origin of decellularized vessels, issues such as biomechanical incompatibility, immunogenicity risks and the hazards of thrombus formation, still need to be addressed. In this study, we coated decellularized vessels obtained from porcine carotid arteries with poly (ethylmethacrylate-co-diethylaminoethylacrylate) (8g7) with the purpose of improving endothelial coverage and minimizing platelet attachment while enhancing the mechanical properties of the decellularized vascular scaffolds...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325151/adipose-tissue-derived-pericytes-for-cartilage-tissue-engineering
#16
Jin Xin Zhang, Chun Yan Du, Wei Min Guo, Pan Li, Shu Yun Liu, Zhi Guo Yuan, Jian Hua Yang, Xun Sun, He Yong Yin, Quan Yi Guo, Chen Fu Zhou
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) represent a promising alternative source for cartilage tissue engineering. However, MSC culture is labor-intensive, so these cells cannot be applied immediately to regenerate cartilage for clinical purposes. Risks during the ex vivo expansion of MSCs, such as infection and immunogenicity, can be a bottleneck in their use in clinical tissue engineering. As a novel stem cell source, pericytes are generally considered to be the origin of MSCs. Pericytes do not have to undergo time-consuming ex vivo expansion because they are uncultured cells...
March 21, 2017: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300041/surface-micromorphology-of-cross-linked-tetrafunctional-polylactide-scaffolds-inducing-vessel-growth-and-bone-formation
#17
Daria Kuznetsova, Aleksey Ageykin, Anastasia Koroleva, Andrea Deiwick, Anastasia Shpichka, Anna Solovieva, Sergey Kostjuk, Aleksandra Meleshina, Svetlana Rodimova, Anastasia Akovanceva, Denis Butnaru, Anastasia Frolova, Elena Zagaynova, Boris Chichkov, Victor Bagratashvili, Peter Timashev
In the presented study, we have developed a synthetic strategy allowing a gradual variation of a polylactide arms' length, which later influences the micromorphology of the scaffold surface, formed by a two-photon polymerization technique. It has been demonstrated that the highest number of cells is present on the scaffolds with the roughest surface made of the polylactide with longer arms (PLA760), and osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells is most pronounced on such scaffolds. According to the results of biological testing, the PLA760 scaffolds were implanted into a created cranial defect in a mouse for an in vivo assessment of the bone tissue formation...
March 16, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297585/electromechanical-conditioning-of-adult-progenitor-cells-improves-recovery-of-cardiac-function-after-myocardial-infarction
#18
Aida Llucià-Valldeperas, Carolina Soler-Botija, Carolina Gálvez-Montón, Santiago Roura, Cristina Prat-Vidal, Isaac Perea-Gil, Benjamin Sanchez, Ramon Bragos, Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Antoni Bayes-Genis
Cardiac cells are subjected to mechanical and electrical forces, which regulate gene expression and cellular function. Therefore, in vitro electromechanical stimuli could benefit further integration of therapeutic cells into the myocardium. Our goals were (a) to study the viability of a tissue-engineered construct with cardiac adipose tissue-derived progenitor cells (cardiac ATDPCs) and (b) to examine the effect of electromechanically stimulated cardiac ATDPCs within a myocardial infarction (MI) model in mice for the first time...
March 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294393/new-msc-mscs-as-pericytes-are-sentinels-and-gatekeepers
#19
REVIEW
Arnold I Caplan
Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells, hMSCs, were first named over 25 years ago with the "stem cell" nomenclature derived from the fact that we and others could cause these cells to differentiate into a number of different mesodermal phenotypes in cell culture. The capacity to form skeletal tissue in vitro encouraged the use of hMSCs for the fabrication of tissue engineered skeletal repair tissue with subsequent transplantation to in vivo sites. With the current realization that MSCs are derived from perivascular cells, pericytes, and the immunomodulatory and trophic capabilities of MSCs in both in vitro and in vivo test systems, a complete re-evaluation of the role and functions of MSCs in the body was required...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288160/efficient-and-robust-differentiation-of-endothelial-cells-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-via-lineage-control-with-vegf-and-cyclic-amp
#20
Takeshi Ikuno, Hidetoshi Masumoto, Kohei Yamamizu, Miki Yoshioka, Kenji Minakata, Tadashi Ikeda, Ryuzo Sakata, Jun K Yamashita
Blood vessels are essential components for many tissues and organs. Thus, efficient induction of endothelial cells (ECs) from human pluripotent stem cells is a key method for generating higher tissue structures entirely from stem cells. We previously established an EC differentiation system with mouse pluripotent stem cells to show that vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is essential to induce ECs and that cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) synergistically enhances VEGF effects. Here we report an efficient and robust EC differentiation method from human pluripotent stem cell lines based on a 2D monolayer, serum-free culture...
2017: PloS One
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