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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524375/bioprinted-osteogenic-and-vasculogenic-patterns-for-engineering-3d-bone-tissue
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Batzaya Byambaa, Nasim Annabi, Kan Yue, Grissel Trujillo-de Santiago, Mario Moisés Alvarez, Weitao Jia, Mehdi Kazemzadeh-Narbat, Su Ryon Shin, Ali Tamayol, Ali Khademhosseini
Fabricating 3D large-scale bone tissue constructs with functional vasculature has been a particular challenge in engineering tissues suitable for repairing large bone defects. To address this challenge, an extrusion-based direct-writing bioprinting strategy is utilized to fabricate microstructured bone-like tissue constructs containing a perfusable vascular lumen. The bioprinted constructs are used as biomimetic in vitro matrices to co-culture human umbilical vein endothelial cells and bone marrow derived human mesenchymal stem cells in a naturally derived hydrogel...
May 19, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521202/dual-growth-factor-loaded-nonmulberry-silk-fibroin-carbon-nanofiber-composite-3d-scaffolds-for-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-bone-regeneration
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Deboki Naskar, Ananta K Ghosh, Mahitosh Mandal, Piyali Das, Samit K Nandi, Subhas C Kundu
In recent years the potential application of nanocomposite biomaterials in tissue engineering field is gaining importance because of the combined features of all the individual components. A bottom-up approach is acquired in this study to recreate the bone microenvironment. The regenerated silk protein fibroin obtained from nonmulberry tropical tasar Antheraea mylitta species is reinforced with functionalized carbon nano fiber (CNF) and the composite sponges are fabricated using facile green aqueous based method...
May 10, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518098/engineering-artificial-factors-to-specifically-manipulate-alternative-splicing-in-human-cells
#3
Huan-Huan Wei, Yuanlong Liu, Yang Wang, Qianyun Lu, Xuerong Yang, Jiefu Li, Zefeng Wang
The processing of most eukaryotic RNAs is mediated by RNA Binding Proteins (RBPs) with modular configurations, including an RNA recognition module, which specifically binds the pre-mRNA target and an effector domain. Previously, we have taken advantage of the unique RNA binding mode of the PUF domain in human Pumilio 1 to generate a programmable RNA binding scaffold, which was used to engineer various artificial RBPs to manipulate RNA metabolism. Here, a detailed protocol is described to construct Engineered Splicing Factors (ESFs) that are specifically designed to modulate the alternative splicing of target genes...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516164/engineered-ligand-based-vegfr-antagonists-with-increased-receptor-binding-affinity-more-effectively-inhibit-angiogenesis
#4
Shiven Kapur, Adam P Silverman, Anne Z Ye, Niv Papo, Darren Jindal, Mark S Blumenkranz, Jennifer R Cochran
Pathologic angiogenesis is mediated by the coordinated action of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)/vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2) signaling axis, along with crosstalk contributed by other receptors, notably αvβ3 integrin. We build on earlier work demonstrating that point mutations can be introduced into the homodimeric VEGF ligand to convert it into an antagonist through disruption of binding to one copy of VEGFR2. This inhibitor has limited potency, however, due to loss of avidity effects from bivalent VEGFR2 binding...
March 2017: Bioengineering & Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514935/mesenchymal-stem-cell-based-cartilage-regeneration-approach-and-cell-senescence-can-we-manipulate-cell-aging-and-function
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Marta Anna Szychlinska, Martin James Stoddart, Ugo D'Amora, Luigi Ambrosio, Mauro Alini, Giuseppe Musumeci
Aging is the most prominent risk factor triggering several degenerative diseases, such as Osteoarthritis (OA). Due to its poor self-healing capacity, once injured cartilage needs to be re-established. This process mighmight be approached bythrough resorting to cell-based therapies and/or tissue engineering. Human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC) represent a promising approach due to their chondrogenic differentiation potential. Presently, in vitro chondrogenic differentiation of MSCs is limited by two main reasons: Aging aging of MSCs, which determines the loss of cell proliferative and differentiationed capacity and MSC-derived chondrocyte hypertrophic differentiation, which limits the use of these cells in cartilage tissue regeneration approach...
May 17, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514897/biomaterials-and-bioactive-agents-in-spinal-fusion
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Rui M Duarte, Pedro Varanda, Rui L Reis, Ana Rita C Duarte, Jorge Correia-Pinto
Management of degenerative spine pathologies frequently leads to the need for spinal fusion, where bone growth is induced towards stabilization of the interventioned spine. Autologous bone graft (ABG) remains the gold standard inducer, while new bone graft substitutes attempt to achieve effective de novo bone formation and solid fusion. Limited fusion outcomes have driven motivation for more sophisticated and multidisciplinary solutions, involving new biomaterials and/or biologics, through innovative delivery platforms...
May 17, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514851/blood-brain-barrier-penetrating-biologic-tnf-%C3%AE-inhibitor-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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Rudy Chang, Jillian Knox, Jae Chang, Aram Derbedrossian, Vitaly Vasilevko, David Cribbs, Ruben J Boado, William M Pardridge, Rachita Sumbria
OBJECTIVE: Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) driven processes are involved at multiple stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathophysiology and disease progression. Biologic TNF-α inhibitors (TNFIs) are the most potent class of TNFIs but cannot be developed for AD since these macromolecules do not cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB). A BBB-penetrating TNFI was engineered by the fusion of the extracellular domain of the type II human TNF receptor (TNFR) to a chimeric monoclonal antibody (MAb) against the mouse transferrin receptor (TfR), designated as the cTfRMAb-TNFR fusion protein...
May 17, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513058/pro-myogenic-and-low-oxygen-culture-increases-expression-of-contractile-smooth-muscle-markers-in-human-fibroblasts
#8
Matija Veber, David Dolivo, Marsha Rolle, Tanja Dominko
Smooth muscle cells are essential for tissue engineering strategies to fabricate organs such as blood vessels, esophagus, and bladder, and to create disease models of these systems. In order for such therapies and models to be feasible, smooth muscle cells must be sourced effectively to enable production of large numbers of functional cells. In vitro, smooth muscle cells divide slowly and demonstrate short proliferative lifespans compared to other types of cells including stem cells and fibroblasts, limiting the number of cells that can be derived from expansion in culture of a primary isolation...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512053/effect-of-chitosan-and-coagulation-factors-on-the-wound-repair-phenotype-of-bioengineered-blood-clots
#9
Caroline D Hoemann, Catherine Marchand, Georges-Etienne Rivard, Hani El-Gabalawy, Patrice E Poubelle
Controlling the blood clot phenotype in a surgically prepared wound is an evolving concept in scaffold-guided tissue engineering. Here, we investigated the effect of added chitosan (80% or 95% Degree of Deacetylation, DDA) or coagulation factors (recombinant human Factor VIIa, Tissue Factor, thrombin) on inflammatory factors released by blood clots. We tested the hypothesis that 80% DDA chitosan specifically enhances leukotriene B4 (LTB4) production. Human or rabbit whole blood was combined with isotonic chitosan solutions, coagulation factors, or lipopolysaccharide, cultured in vitro at 37°C, and after 4hours the serum was assayed for LTB4 or inflammatory factors...
May 13, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511067/a-fuzzy-logic-based-tool-to-assess-beef-cattle-ranching-sustainability-in-complex-environmental-systems
#10
Sandra A Santos, Helano Póvoas de Lima, Silvia M F S Massruhá, Urbano G P de Abreu, Walfrido M Tomás, Suzana M Salis, Evaldo L Cardoso, Márcia Divina de Oliveira, Márcia Toffani S Soares, Antônio Dos Santos, Luiz Orcírio F de Oliveira, Débora F Calheiros, Sandra M A Crispim, Balbina M A Soriano, Christiane O G Amâncio, Alessandro Pacheco Nunes, Luiz Alberto Pellegrin
One of the most relevant issues in discussion worldwide nowadays is the concept of sustainability. However, sustainability assessment is a difficult task due to the complexity of factors involved in the natural world added to the human interference. In order to assess the sustainability of beef ranching in complex and uncertain tropical environment systems this paper describes a decision support system based on fuzzy rule-approach, the Sustainable Pantanal Ranch (SPR). This tool was built by a set of measurements and indicators integrated by fuzzy logic to evaluate the attributes of the three dimensions of sustainability...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508086/revisiting-classical-design-in-engineering-from-a-perspective-of-frugality
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Balkrishna C Rao
The conservative nature of design in engineering has typically unleashed products fabricated with generous amounts of raw materials. This is epitomized by the factor of safety whose values higher than unity suggests various uncertainties of design that are tackled through material padding. This effort proposes a new factor of safety called the factor of frugality that could be used in ecodesign and which addresses both rigors of the classical design process and quantification of savings in materials going into a product...
May 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500952/isolation-and-characterization-of-lymphoid-enhancer-factor-1-positive-deciduous-dental-pulp-stem-like-cells-after-transfection-with-a-piggybac-vector-containing-lef1-promoter-driven-selection-markers
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Tomoya Murakami, Issei Saitoh, Masahiro Sato, Emi Inada, Miki Soda, Masataka Oda, Hisanori Domon, Yoko Iwase, Tadashi Sawami, Kazunari Matsueda, Yutaka Terao, Hayato Ohshima, Hirofumi Noguchi, Haruaki Hayasaki
OBJECTIVE: Lymphoid enhancer-binding factor-1 (LEF1) is a 48-kD nuclear protein that is expressed in pre-B and T cells. LEF1 is also an important member of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway that plays important roles in the self-renewal and differentiation of embryonic stem cells. We speculated that LEF1 might function in the stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHED). In this study, we attempted to isolate such LEF1-positive cells from human deciduous dental pulp cells (HDDPCs) by genetic engineering technology, using the human LEF1 promoter...
May 7, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500672/telomere-length-and-fetal-programming-a-review-of-recent-scientific-advances
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Valerie E Whiteman, Anjali Goswami, Hamisu M Salihu
We sought to synthesize a comprehensive literature review comprising recent research linking fetal programming to fetal telomere length. We also explored the potential effects fetal telomere length shortening has on fetal phenotypes. Utilizing the PubMed database as our primary search engine, we retrieved and reviewed 165 articles of published research. The inclusion criteria limited the articles to those that appeared within the last ten years, were pertinent to humans, and without restriction to language of publication...
May 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498099/synthekines-are-surrogate-cytokine-and-growth-factor-agonists-that-compel-signaling-through-non-natural-receptor-dimers
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Ignacio Moraga, Jamie B Spangler, Juan L Mendoza, Milica Gakovic, Tom S Wehrman, Peter Krutzik, K Christopher Garcia
Cytokine and growth-factor ligands typically signal through homo- or hetero-dimeric cell surface receptors via Janus Kinase (JAK/TYK), or Receptor Tyrosine Kinase (RTK)-mediated trans-phosphorylation. However, the number of receptor dimer pairings occurring in nature is limited to those driven by natural ligands encoded within our genome. We have engineered synthethic cytokines (synthekines) that drive formation of cytokine receptor dimer pairings that are not formed by endogenous cytokines and that are not found in nature, and which activate distinct signaling programs...
May 12, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496961/mobilization-isolation-and-characterization-of-stem-cells-from-peripheral-blood-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Natali Yosupov, Haim Haimov, Gintaras Juodzbalys
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this article is to systematically review the methods of mobilization, isolation and characterization of stem cells from peripheral blood and to discuss their potential therapeutic applications for bone tissue regeneration. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An electronic literature search was performed through MEDLINE (PubMed) electronic database. The search was restricted to English language articles published during the last 10 years, from January 2006 to November 2016...
January 2017: Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492986/biosynthesis-and-bioactivity-of-glucosinolates-and-their-production-in-plant-in-vitro-cultures
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REVIEW
Pedro Joaquín Sánchez-Pujante, María Borja-Martínez, María Ángeles Pedreño, Lorena Almagro
Glucosinolates are biologically active compounds which are involved in plant defense reaction. The use of plant in vitro cultures and genetic engineering is a promising strategy for their sustainable production. Glucosinolates are a class of secondary metabolites found mainly in Brassicaceae, which contain nitrogen and sulfur in their structures. Glucosinolates are divided into three groups depending on the amino acid from which they are biosynthesized. Aliphatic glucosinolates are generally derived from leucine, valine, methionine, isoleucine and alanine while indole and aromatic glucosinolates are derived from tryptophan and phenylalanine or tyrosine, respectively...
May 10, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492526/differentiation-of-cardiomyocytes-and-generation-of-human-engineered-heart-tissue
#17
Kaja Breckwoldt, David Letuffe-Brenière, Ingra Mannhardt, Thomas Schulze, Bärbel Ulmer, Tessa Werner, Anika Benzin, Birgit Klampe, Marina C Reinsch, Sandra Laufer, Aya Shibamiya, Maksymilian Prondzynski, Giulia Mearini, Dennis Schade, Sigrid Fuchs, Christiane Neuber, Elisabeth Krämer, Umber Saleem, Mirja L Schulze, Marita L Rodriguez, Thomas Eschenhagen, Arne Hansen
Since the advent of the generation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), numerous protocols have been developed to differentiate hiPSCs into cardiomyocytes and then subsequently assess their ability to recapitulate the properties of adult human cardiomyocytes. However, hiPSC-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs) are often assessed in single-cell assays. A shortcoming of these assays is the limited ability to characterize the physiological parameters of cardiomyocytes, such as contractile force, due to random orientations...
June 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491143/probiotic-engineering-towards-development-of-robust-probiotic-strains-with-enhanced-functional-properties-and-for-targeted-control-of-enteric-pathogens
#18
REVIEW
Moloko Gloria Mathipa, Mapitsi Silvester Thantsha
There is a growing concern about the increase in human morbidity and mortality caused by foodborne pathogens. Antibiotics were and still are used as the first line of defense against these pathogens, but an increase in the development of bacterial antibiotic resistance has led to a need for alternative effective interventions. Probiotics are used as dietary supplements to promote gut health and for prevention or alleviation of enteric infections. They are currently used as generics, thus making them non-specific for different pathogens...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489940/isolation-and-characterization-of-canine-perivascular-stem-stromal-cells-for-bone-tissue-engineering
#19
Aaron W James, Xinli Zhang, Mihaela Crisan, Winters R Hardy, Pei Liang, Carolyn A Meyers, Sonja Lobo, Venu Lagishetty, Martin K Childers, Greg Asatrian, Catherine Ding, Yu-Hsin Yen, Erin Zou, Kang Ting, Bruno Peault, Chia Soo
For over 15 years, human subcutaneous adipose tissue has been recognized as a rich source of tissue resident mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSC). The isolation of perivascular progenitor cells from human adipose tissue by a cell sorting strategy was first published in 2008. Since this time, the interest in using pericytes and related perivascular stem/stromal cell (PSC) populations for tissue engineering has significantly increased. Here, we describe a set of experiments identifying, isolating and characterizing PSC from canine tissue (N = 12 canine adipose tissue samples)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486755/mechanical-stimulations-on-human-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-enhance-cells-differentiation-in-a-3d-layered-scaffold
#20
Jessica Schiavi, Loïc Reppel, Naceur Charif, Natalia de Isla, Didier Mainard, Nadia Benkirane-Jessel, Jean-François Stoltz, Rachid Rahouadj, Céline Huselstein
Scaffolds laden with stem cells are a promising approach for articular cartilage repair. Investigations have shown that implantation of artificial matrices, growth factors or chondrocytes can stimulate cartilage formation; but no existing strategy apply mechanical stimulation on stratified scaffolds to mimic the cartilage environment. The purpose of this study was to adapt a spraying method for stratified cartilage engineering and to stimulate the bio-substitute. Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells from Bone Marrow (BM-MSCs) were seeded in an Alginate/Hyaluronic Acid (Alg/HA) or Alg/Hydroxyapatite (Alg/Hap) gel to direct cartilage and hypertrophic cartilage/sub-chondral bone differentiation, respectively, in different layers linked with polyelectrolyte multilayer films, in a single scaffold...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
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