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Hui Qu, Bao-Dong Xie, Jian Wu, Bo Lv, Jun-Bo Chuai, Jian-Zhong Li, Jun Cai, Hua Wu, Shu-Lin Jiang, Xiao-Ping Leng, Kai Kang
Background: Engineered heart tissues (EHTs) present a promising alternative to current materials for surgical ventricular restoration (SVR); however, the clinical application remains limited by inadequate vascularization postimplantation. Moreover, a suitable and economic animal model for primary screening is another important issue. Methods: Recently, we used 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)carbodiimide hydrochloride chemistry (EDC) to initiate a strengthened, cytokine-conjugated collagenous platform with a controlled degradation speed...
2018: Stem Cells International
M Gasser, M H Frank, A M Waaga-Gasser
Critical chronic ischemia in patients with underlying arterial occlusive disease requires vascular reconstructive surgery. The limited supply of suitable small-diameter autologous vascular grafts in many patients and obvious disadvantages of synthetic bypass material demand the development of clinically usable tissue-engineered blood vessel substitutes. Despite substantial progress in the field over the last two decades, their implementation into the clinical routine has been challenging. The limited replicative life span of human adult vascular cells and their slow rate of collagenous matrix production in vitro have posed important problems in the development of mechanically robust and biologically functional engineered grafts...
February 2018: Gefässchirurgie: Zeitschrift Für Vaskuläre und Endovaskuläre Chirurgie
Saverio La Francesca, Johnathon M Aho, Matthew R Barron, Ellen W Blanco, Sherif Soliman, Lena Kalenjian, Ariel D Hanson, Elisaveta Todorova, Matthew Marsh, KaLia Burnette, Harout DerSimonian, Robert D Odze, Dennis A Wigle
Treatment of esophageal disease can necessitate resection and reconstruction of the esophagus. Current reconstruction approaches are limited to utilization of an autologous conduit such as stomach, small bowel, or colon. A tissue engineered construct providing an alternative for esophageal replacement in circumferential, full thickness resection would have significant clinical applications. In the current study, we demonstrate that regeneration of esophageal tissue is feasible and reproducible in a large animal model using synthetic polyurethane electro-spun grafts seeded with autologous adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (aMSCs) and a disposable bioreactor...
March 7, 2018: Scientific Reports
Andreas Hjelm Brandt
This PhD project is based on a longstanding collaboration between physicists and engineers from the Center of Fast Ultrasound Imaging (CFU) at the Technical University of Denmark and medical doctors from the department of Radiology at Rigshospitalet. The intent of this cooperation is to validate new ultrasonic methods for future clinical use. 
Study I compares two B-mode ultrasound methods: the new experimental technique Synthetic Aperture Sequential Beam-forming combined with Tissue Harmonic Imaging (SASB-THI), and a conventional technique combined with THI...
March 2018: Danish Medical Journal
Nasser K Awad, Haitao Niu, Usman Ali, Yosry S Morsi, Tong Lin
Small-diameter blood vessels (SDBVs) are still a challenging task to prepare due to the occurrence of thrombosis formation, intimal hyperplasia, and aneurysmal dilation. Electrospinning technique, as a promising tissue engineering approach, can fabricate polymer fibrous scaffolds that satisfy requirements on the construction of extracellular matrix (ECM) of native blood vessel and promote the adhesion, proliferation, and growth of cells. In this review, we summarize the polymers that are deployed for the fabrication of SDBVs and classify them into three categories, synthetic polymers, natural polymers, and hybrid polymers...
March 6, 2018: Membranes
C-H Wang, S Wang, B Zhang, X-Y Zhang, X-J Tong, H-M Peng, X-Z Han, C Liu
The temporomandibular joint disk (TMJD) lacks blood vessels and is characterized by slow self-repair. Qualitative lesions in TMJD are difficult to repair. In this study, electrospun poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) scaffolds were used to reconstruct temporomandibular joint discs by tissue engineering. Rabbit temporomandibular joint disc cells (TMJDCs) and rabbit synovium-derived mesenchymal stem cells (SMSCs) were co-cultured in 1:1 ratios. Cell sheets were induced by ascorbic acid incubated with electrospun PLGA scaffolds for 14 days in the presence (10 ng/ml in culture medium) or absence of TGF-β3...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
H-H Greco Song, Rowza T Rumma, C Keith Ozaki, Elazer R Edelman, Christopher S Chen
Although the clinical demand for bioengineered blood vessels continues to rise, current options for vascular conduits remain limited. The synergistic combination of emerging advances in tissue fabrication and stem cell engineering promises new strategies for engineering autologous blood vessels that recapitulate not only the mechanical properties of native vessels but also their biological function. Here we explore recent bioengineering advances in creating functional blood macro and microvessels, particularly featuring stem cells as a seed source...
March 1, 2018: Cell Stem Cell
Khushbu Rauniyar, Sawan Kumar Jha, Michael Jeltsch
Because virtually all tissues contain blood vessels, the importance of hemevascularization has been long recognized in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. However, the lymphatic vasculature has only recently become a subject of interest. Central to the task of growing a lymphatic network are lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs), which constitute the innermost layer of all lymphatic vessels. The central molecule that directs proliferation and migration of LECs during embryogenesis is vascular endothelial growth factor C (VEGF-C)...
2018: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
Yanbo Fan, Haocheng Lu, Wenying Liang, Minerva T Garcia-Barrio, Yanhong Guo, Ji Zhang, Tianqing Zhu, Yibai Hao, Jifeng Zhang, Y E Chen
<u>Rationale:</u> Post-ischemic angiogenesis is critical to limit the ischemic tissue damage and improve the blood flow recovery. The regulation and the underlying molecular mechanisms of post-ischemic angiogenesis are not fully unraveled. Transcription factor-EB (TFEB) is emerging as a master gene for autophagy and lysosome biogenesis. However, the role of TFEB in vascular disease is less understood. <u>Objective:</u> We aimed to determine the role of endothelial TFEB in post-ischemic angiogenesis and its underlying molecular mechanism...
February 21, 2018: Circulation Research
Yun-Min Kook, Hyerim Kim, Sujin Kim, Chan Yeong Heo, Min Hee Park, Kangwon Lee, Won-Gun Koh
New blood vessel formation is essential for tissue regeneration to deliver oxygen and nutrients and to maintain tissue metabolism. In the field of tissue engineering, in vitro fabrication of new artificial vessels has been a longstanding challenge. Here we developed a technique to reconstruct a microvascular system using a polycaprolactone (PCL)/gelatin nanofibrous structure and a co-culture system. Using a simple electrospinning process, we fabricated three-dimensional mesh scaffolds to support the sprouting of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) along the electrospun nanofiber...
February 18, 2018: Nanomaterials
Bijal Patel, Zhengfan Xu, Cameron B Pinnock, Loay S Kabbani, Mai T Lam
Efforts for tissue engineering vascular grafts focuses on the tunica media and intima, although the tunica adventitia serves as the primary structural support for blood vessels. In surgery, during endarterectomies, surgeons can strip the vessel, leaving the adventitia as the main strength layer to close the vessel. Here, we adapted our recently developed technique of forming vascular tissue rings then stacking the rings into a tubular structure, to accommodate human fibroblasts to create adventitia vessels in 8 days...
February 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
David M Burmeister, Randolph Stone, Nicole Wrice, Alfred Laborde, Sandra C Becerra, Shanmugasundaram Natesan, Robert J Christy
Harvesting of autografts results in donor site morbidities and is limited in scenarios such as large total body surface area burns. In these instances, coverage is increased by meshing grafts at the expense of delayed biologic closure. Moreover, graft meshing increases the likelihood of contraction and hypertrophic scarring, limits range of motion, and worsens cosmesis. Many tissue engineering technologies have touted the promise of adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) for burn wounds. The primary objective of the current study was to determine feasibility and efficacy of in situ ASC delivery via PEGylated fibrin (FPEG) hydrogels as adjuncts to meshed split thickness skin grafts in a porcine model...
February 18, 2018: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
Zhan Wang, Sang Jin Lee, Heng-Jie Cheng, James J Yoo, Anthony Atala
Bioengineering of a functional cardiac tissue composed of primary cardiomyocytes has great potential for myocardial regeneration and in vitro tissue modeling. However, its applications remain limited because the cardiac tissue is a highly organized structure with unique physiologic, biomechanical, and electrical properties. In this study, we undertook a proof-of-concept study to develop a contractile cardiac tissue with cellular organization, uniformity, and scalability by using three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting strategy...
February 13, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
Ruixin Zhen, Jianing Yang, Yu Wang, Yubo Li, Bin Chen, Youxin Song, Guiyun Ma, Bo Yang
Bone regeneration is an important process associated with the treatment of osteonecrosis, which is caused by various factors. Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is an active biological factor that has multifunctional roles in cell biology, life sciences and clinical medicine. It has previously been suggested that bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)‑2 exerts beneficial roles in bone formation, repair and angiogenesis in the femoral head. The present study aimed to investigate the benefits and molecular mechanisms of HGF in bone regeneration...
February 6, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Shira Landau, Shaowei Guo, Shulamit Levenberg
Today, in vitro vessel network systems frequently serve as models for investigating cellular and functional mechanisms underlying angiogenesis and vasculogenesis. Understanding the cues triggering the observed cell migration, organization, and differentiation, as well as the time frame of these processes, can improve the design of engineered microvasculature. Here, we present first evidence of the migration of endothelial cells into the depths of the scaffold, where they formed blood vessels surrounded by extracellular matrix and supporting cells...
2018: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
Yanchun Liu, Barrett P Cromeens, Yijie Wang, Kelli Fisher, Jed Johnson, Jason Chakroff, Gail E Besner
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the impact of different in vivo incubation sites on the production of tissue engineered small intestine (TESI). METHODS: Green fluorescent protein (GFP) transgenic rat pups (3-5 days) were used as donors of intestinal organoids. Harvested intestine was exposed to enzymatic digestion to release intestinal stem cell-containing organoids. Organoids were purified, concentrated, and seeded onto tubular polyglycolic acid (PGA) scaffolds...
January 31, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part A
Jonas C Rose, Laura De Laporte
The worldwide shortage of organs fosters significant advancements in regenerative therapies. Tissue engineering and regeneration aim to supply or repair organs or tissues by combining material scaffolds, biochemical signals, and cells. The greatest challenge entails the creation of a suitable implantable or injectable 3D macroenvironment and microenvironment to allow for ex vivo or in vivo cell-induced tissue formation. This review gives an overview of the essential components of tissue regenerating scaffolds, ranging from the molecular to the macroscopic scale in a hierarchical manner...
January 25, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
Dong Wang, LeeAnn K Li, Tiffany Dai, Aijun Wang, Song Li
Understanding the contribution of vascular cells to blood vessel remodeling is critical for the development of new therapeutic approaches to cure cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and regenerate blood vessels. Recent findings suggest that neointimal formation and atherosclerotic lesions involve not only inflammatory cells, endothelial cells, and smooth muscle cells, but also several types of stem cells or progenitors in arterial walls and the circulation. Some of these stem cells also participate in the remodeling of vascular grafts, microvessel regeneration, and formation of fibrotic tissue around biomaterial implants...
2018: Theranostics
Liancheng Xu, Yibing Guo, Yan Huang, Yicheng Xiong, Yang Xu, Xiaohong Li, Jingjing Lu, Lei Wang, Yao Wang, Yuhua Lu, Zhiwei Wang
Pancreas transplantation is considered as a promising therapeutic option with the potential to cure diabetes. However, efficacy of current clinical transplantation is limited by the donor organ. With regard to creating a functional pancreas-tissue equivalent for transplantation, vascularization remains a large obstacle. To enhance the angiogenic properties of pancreatic decellularized scaffold, surface modification of the vasculature was used to promote endothelialization efficiency. In this study, an endothelialized pancreatic decellularized scaffold was obtained through heparin modification under mild conditions...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
Lise K Hansen, Henrik D Schrøder, Lars Lund, Karthikeyan Rajagopal, Vrisha Maduri, Jeeva Sellathurai
BACKGROUND: Transplanting myogenic cells and scaffolds for tissue engineering in skeletal muscle have shown inconsistent results. One of the limiting factors is neovascularization at the recipient site. Low intensity shockwave therapy (Li-SWT) has been linked to increased tissue regeneration and vascularization, both integral to survival and integration of transplanted cells. This study was conducted to demonstrate the response of myoblasts and skeletal muscle to Li-SWT. METHOD: Primary isolated human myoblasts and explants were treated with low intensity shockwaves and subsequently cell viability, proliferation and differentiation were tested...
December 29, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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