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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821462/ferritin-nanocage-with-intrinsically-disordered-proteins-and-affibody-a-platform-for-tumor-targeting-with-extended-pharmacokinetics
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Na Kyeong Lee, Eun Jung Lee, Soyoun Kim, Gi-Hoon Nam, Minwoo Kih, Yeonsun Hong, Cherlhyun Jeong, Yoosoo Yang, Youngro Byun, In-San Kim
Ferritin nanocages are of particular interest as a novel platform for drug and vaccine delivery, diagnosis, biomineralization scaffold and more, due to their perfect and complex symmetry, ideal physical properties, high biocompatibility, low toxicity profiles as well as easy manipulation by genetic or chemical strategies. However, a short half-life is still a hurdle for the translation of ferritin-based nanomedicines into the clinic. Here, we developed a series of rationally designed long circulating ferritin nanocages (LCFNs) with 'Intrinsically Disordered Proteins (IDP)' as a stealth layer for extending the half-life of ferritin nanocages...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819176/use-of-biocompatible-sorafenib-gold-nanoconjugates-for-reversal-of-drug-resistance-in-human-hepatoblatoma-cells
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Sandeep Kumar Vishwakarma, Priyanka Sharmila, Avinash Bardia, Lakkireddy Chandrakala, N Raju, G Sravani, B V S Sastry, Md Aejaz Habeeb, Aleem Ahmed Khan, Marshal Dhayal
The present study identifies the potential of highly biocompatible SF-GNP nano-conjugate to enhance the chemotherapeutic response to combat drug resistance in cancer cells. We developed a stable colloidal suspension of sorafenib-gold nanoconjugate (SF-GNP) of <10 nm size in aqueous medium for reverting the cancer drug resistance in SF-resistant HepG2 cells in a 3D ex-vivo model system. In-vivo biocompatibility assay of SF-GNPs showed absence of systemic toxicological effects including hematological, biochemical and histological parameters...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818783/development-of-a-porous-3d-graphene-pdms-scaffold-for-improved-osseointegration
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Jianfeng Li, Xiao Liu, Jeremy M Crook, Gordon G Wallace
Osseointegration in orthopedic surgery plays an important role for bone implantation success. Traditional treatment of implant surface aimed at improved osseointegration has limited capability for its poor performance in supporting cell growth and proliferation. Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) is a widely used silicon-based organic polymer material with properties that are useful in cosmetics, domestic applications and mechanical engineering. In addition, the biocompatibility of PDMS, in part due to the high solubility of oxygen, makes it an ideal material for cell-based implants...
August 1, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817771/ice-templated-and-cross-linked-amyloid-fibril-aerogel-scaffolds-for-cell-growth
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Gustav Nyström, Wye-Khay Fong, Raffaele Mezzenga
Amyloid fibrils prepared from β-lactoglobulin were used to form freeze-dried and cross-linked aerogels. By varying the fibril concentration and freezing gradient, it was possible to control the pore structure and elastic modulus of the aerogels over one order of magnitude from ~2 to ~200 kPa. Using butane tetracarboxylic acid as cross-linker these aerogels maintained their monolithic shape in aqueous conditions displaying elastic behavior and a modulus in the range of 4-40 kPa. When explored as scaffolds for cell growth, the amyloid fibril aerogels demonstrated biocompatibility and led to the successful penetration and permeation of two epithelial cell lines (Caco-2 and HT29) throughout the scaffold...
August 17, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808235/direct-ink-write-diw-3d-printed-cellulose-nanocrystal-aerogel-structures
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Vincent Chi-Fung Li, Conner K Dunn, Zhe Zhang, Yulin Deng, H Jerry Qi
Pure cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) aerogels with controlled 3D structures and inner pore architecture are printed using the direct ink write (DIW) technique. While traditional cellulosic aerogel processing approaches lack the ability to easily fabricate complete aerogel structures, DIW 3D printing followed by freeze drying can overcome this shortcoming and can produce CNC aerogels with minimal structural shrinkage or damage. The resultant products have great potential in applications such as tissue scaffold templates, drug delivery, packaging, etc...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805010/characterization-of-hydrogels-made-of-a-novel-spider-silk-protein-emasp1s-and-evaluation-for-3d-printing
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Christopher Thamm, Elise DeSimone, Thomas Scheibel
Recombinantly produced spider silk proteins have high potential for bioengineering and various biomedical applications because of their biocompatibility, biodegradability, and low immunogenicity. Here, the recently described small spider silk protein eMaSp1s is assembled into hydrogels, which can be 3D printed into scaffolds. Further, blending with a recombinantly produced MaSp2 derivative eADF4(C16) alters the mechanical properties of the resulting hydrogels. Different spider silk hydrogels also show a distinct recovery after a high shear stress deformation, exhibiting the tunability of their features for selected applications...
August 14, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802750/para-sulfonatocalix-4-arene-stabilized-gold-nanoparticles-multilayers-interfaced-to-electrodes-through-host-guest-interaction-for-sensitive-erbb2-detection
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Xingxin Wang, Dongshu Du, Haibin Dong, Sunfengda Song, Kwangnak Koh, Hongxia Chen
Nanoparticle (NP) structure, compositing and the nature of the NP-functionalized electrode interface have a strong influence upon electrochemical properties that are critical in applications such as sensing, photocatalysis and electrocatalysis. Existing methods to fabricate NP-functionalized electrodes do not allow or precise control over all these variables, especially the NP-electrode interface, making it difficult to understand and predict how structural changes influence electrode activity and consequently limit the application...
August 8, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795507/bright-aie-nanoparticles-with-f127-encapsulation-for-deep-tissue-three-photon-intravital-brain-angiography
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Yalun Wang, Xiao Han, Wang Xi, Jinyu Li, Anna Wang Roe, Ping Lu, Jun Qian
Deep-tissue imaging is of great significance to biological applications. In this paper, a deep-red emissive luminogen 2,3-bis(4'-(diphenylamino)-[1,1'-biphenyl]-4-yl) fumaronitrile (TPATCN) with aggregation-induced emission (AIE) feature is prepared. TPATCN molecules were then encapsulated within a polymeric matrix of Pluronic F-127 to form nanoparticles (NPs). TPATCN NPs exhibit bright three-photon fluorescence (3PF) in deep-red region, together with high chemical stability, good photostability, and biocompatibility...
August 10, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783255/an-injectable-hybrid-hydrogel-with-oriented-short-fibers-induces-unidirectional-growth-of-functional-nerve-cells
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Abdolrahman Omidinia-Anarkoli, Sarah Boesveld, Urandelger Tuvshindorj, Jonas C Rose, Tamás Haraszti, Laura De Laporte
To regenerate soft aligned tissues in living organisms, low invasive biomaterials are required to create 3D microenvironments with a structural complexity to mimic the tissue's native architecture. Here, a tunable injectable hydrogel is reported, which allows precise engineering of the construct's anisotropy in situ. This material is defined as an Anisogel, representing a new type of tissue regenerative therapy. The Anisogel comprises a soft hydrogel, surrounding magneto-responsive, cell adhesive, short fibers, which orient in situ in the direction of a low external magnetic field, before complete gelation of the matrix...
August 7, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777501/liposome-indocyanine-green-nanoprobes-for-optical-labeling-and-tracking-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-post-transplantation-in-vivo
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Mariarosa Mazza, Neus Lozano, Debora Braga Vieira, Maurizio Buggio, Cay Kielty, Kostas Kostarelos
Direct labeling of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC) prior to transplantation provides a means to track cells after administration and it is a powerful tool for the assessment of new cell-based therapies. Biocompatible nanoprobes consisting of liposome-indocyanine green hybrid vesicles (liposome-ICG) are used to safely label hMSC. Labeled hMSC recapitulating a 3D cellular environment is transplanted as spheroids subcutaneously and intracranially in athymic nude mice. Cells emit a strong NIR signal used for tracking post-transplantation with the IVIS imaging system up to 2 weeks (subcutaneous) and 1 week (intracranial)...
August 4, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774804/an-innovative-mediator-free-immunosensor-for-detection-of-tumor-suppressor-protein-p53-in-unprocessed-human-plasma-and-cancer-cell-lysates
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Mohammad Hasanzadeh, Hosein Navayebagban, Ahad Mokhtarzadeh, Nasrin Shadjou, Soltanali Mahboob
An innovative mediator-free electrochemical immunosensor for quantitation of p53 tumor suppressor protein based on signal amplification strategy was fabricated. In this work, biotin conjugated p53-antibody (anti-p53) was immobilized onto a green and biocompatible nanocomposite containing poly L-cysteine (P-Cys) as conductive matrix and 3D gold nanoparticles (GNPs) as signal amplification element. Therefore, a novel nanocomposite film based on P-Cys and GNPs was exploited to develop a highly sensitive immunosensor for detection of p53 protein...
July 31, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774112/enhancing-the-hydrophilicity-and-cell-attachment-of-3d-printed-pcl-graphene-scaffolds-for-bone-tissue-engineering
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Weiguang Wang, Guilherme Caetano, William Stephen Ambler, Jonny James Blaker, Marco Andrey Frade, Parthasarathi Mandal, Carl Diver, Paulo Bártolo
Scaffolds are physical substrates for cell attachment, proliferation, and differentiation, ultimately leading to the regeneration of tissues. They must be designed according to specific biomechanical requirements, i.e., certain standards in terms of mechanical properties, surface characteristics, porosity, degradability, and biocompatibility. The optimal design of a scaffold for a specific tissue strongly depends on both materials and manufacturing processes, as well as surface treatment. Polymeric scaffolds reinforced with electro-active particles could play a key role in tissue engineering by modulating cell proliferation and differentiation...
December 7, 2016: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772699/tracing-the-bioavailability-of-three-dimensional-graphene-foam-in-biological-tissues
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Tanveer A Tabish, Sakineh Chabi, Muhammad Ali, Yongde Xia, Farhat Jabeen, Shaowei Zhang
Graphene-based materials with a three-dimensional (3D) framework have been investigated for a variety of biomedical applications because of their 3D morphology, excellent physiochemical properties, volume stability, and their controllable degradation rate. Current knowledge on the toxicological implications and bioavailability of graphene foam (GF) has major uncertainties surrounding the fate and behavior of GF in exposed environments. Bioavailability, uptake, and partitioning could have potential effects on the behavior of GF in living organisms, which has not yet been investigated...
March 24, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772425/laser-sintered-magnesium-calcium-silicate-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-scaffold-for-bone-tissue-engineering
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Kuo-Yang Tsai, Hung-Yang Lin, Yi-Wen Chen, Cheng-Yao Lin, Tuan-Ti Hsu, Chia-Tze Kao
In this study, we manufacture and analyze bioactive magnesium-calcium silicate/poly-ε-caprolactone (Mg-CS/PCL) 3D scaffolds for bone tissue engineering. Mg-CS powder was incorporated into PCL, and we fabricated the 3D scaffolds using laser sintering technology. These scaffolds had high porosity and interconnected-design macropores and structures. As compared to pure PCL scaffolds without an Mg-CS powder, the hydrophilic properties and degradation rate are also improved. For scaffolds with more than 20% Mg-CS content, the specimens become completely covered by a dense bone-like apatite layer after soaking in simulated body fluid for 1 day...
January 13, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770808/comparative-study-of-gelatin-methacrylate-hydrogels-from-different-sources-for-biofabrication-applications
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Zongjie Wang, Zhenlin Tian, Frederic Menard, Keekyoung Kim
Gelatin methacrylate (GelMA) hydrogel is a promising bioink for biofabrication applications due to its cost-effectiveness, ease of synthesis and biocompatibility to allow cell adhesion. However, the GelMA synthesized from a widely used porcine skin gelatin has the thermal gelation problem at room temperature. Here, we present thermally stable GelMA hydrogels at room temperature while maintaining the mechanical and biological properties comparable to porcine GelMA. The novel GelMA hydrogels were synthesized from fish skin and cold soluble gelatin...
August 3, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763577/bioreactors-with-hydrostatic-pressures-imitating-physiological-environments-in-intervertebral-discs
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Jovana Zvicer, Bojana Obradovic
Intervertebral discs are normally exposed to variety of loads and stresses but hydrostatic pressure (HP) could be the main biosignal for chondrogenic cell differentiation and maintenance of this tissue. Although there are simple approaches to intermittently expose cell cultures to HP in separate material testing devices, utilization of biomimetic bioreactors aiming to provide in vitro conditions mimicking those found in vivo, attracts special attention. However, design of such bioreactors is complex due to the requirement of high HP magnitudes (up to 3 MPa) applied in different regimes mimicking pressures arising in IVD during normal daily activities...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762959/mechanical-properties-and-cell-culture-characteristics-of-polycaprolactone-kagome-structure-scaffold-fabricated-by-precision-extruding-deposition-system
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Se-Hwan Lee, Yong Sang Cho, Myoung Wha Hong, Bu Kyu Lee, Yong-Doo Park, Sang-Hyug Park, Young-Yul Kim, Young-Sam Cho
To date, to enhance the mechanical properties of three-dimensional scaffolds used for bone regeneration in tissue engineering, many researchers have tried in the viewpoint of structure and chemistry. Meanwhile, in the structural engineering field, the kagome structure has been known as an excellent relative strength. In this study, to enhance the mechanical properties of a synthetic polymer scaffold used for tissue engineering, we applied the three-dimensional kagome structure to a porous scaffold for bone regeneration...
August 1, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762415/biocompatible-3d-printed-polymers-via-fused-deposition-modelling-direct-c2c12-cellular-phenotype-in-vitro
#18
Rowan P Rimington, Andrew J Capel, Steven D R Christie, Mark P Lewis
The capability to 3D print bespoke biologically receptive parts within short time periods has driven the growing prevalence of additive manufacture (AM) technology within biological settings, however limited research concerning cellular interaction with 3D printed polymers has been undertaken. In this work, we used skeletal muscle C2C12 cell line in order to ascertain critical evidence of cellular behaviour in response to multiple bio-receptive candidate polymers; polylactic acid (PLA), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polycarbonate (PC) 3D printed via fused deposition modelling (FDM)...
August 1, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737701/application-of-extrusion-based-hydrogel-bioprinting-for-cartilage-tissue-engineering
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REVIEW
Fu You, B Frank Eames, Xiongbiao Chen
Extrusion-based bioprinting (EBB) is a rapidly developing technique that has made substantial progress in the fabrication of constructs for cartilage tissue engineering (CTE) over the past decade. With this technique, cell-laden hydrogels or bio-inks have been extruded onto printing stages, layer-by-layer, to form three-dimensional (3D) constructs with varying sizes, shapes, and resolutions. This paper reviews the cell sources and hydrogels that can be used for bio-ink formulations in CTE application. Additionally, this paper discusses the important properties of bio-inks to be applied in the EBB technique, including biocompatibility, printability, as well as mechanical properties...
July 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735029/peptide-modification-of-polyimide-insulated-microwires-towards-improved-biocompatibility-through-reduced-glial-scarring
#20
Sangita Sridar, Matthew A Churchward, Vivian K Mushahwar, Kathryn G Todd, Anastasia L Elias
The goal of this study is to improve the integration of implanted microdevices with tissue in the central nervous system (CNS). The long-term utility of neuroprosthetic devices implanted in the CNS is affected by the formation of a scar by resident glial cells (astrocytes and microglia), limiting the viability and functional stability of the devices. Reduction in the proliferation of glial cells is expected to enhance the biocompatibility of devices. We demonstrate the modification of polyimide-insulated microelectrodes with a bioactive peptide KHIFSDDSSE...
July 19, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
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