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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937743/rational-design-of-an-anticalin-type-sugar-binding-protein-using-a-genetically-encoded-boronate-side-chain
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Selvakumar Edwardraja, Andreas Eichinger, Ina Theobald, Carina Andrea Sommer, Andreas J Reichert, Arne Skerra
The molecular recognition of carbohydrates plays a fundamental role in many biological processes. However, the development of carbohydrate-binding reagents for biomedical research and use poses a challenge due to the generally poor affinity of proteins towards sugars in aqueous solution. Here, we describe the effective molecular recognition of pyranose monosaccharides (in particular, galactose and mannose) by a rationally designed protein receptor based on the human lipocalin scaffold (Anticalin). Complexation relies on reversible covalent cis-diol boronate diester formation with a genetically encoded L-boronophenylalanine (Bpa) residue which was incorporated as a non-natural amino acid at a sterically permissive position in the binding site of the Anticalin, as confirmed by X-ray crystallography...
September 22, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935537/affibody-molecules-for-the-molecular-imaging-and-targeted-drug-delivery-in-the-management-of-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Anindita De, Gowthamarajan Kuppusamy, Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Reddy Karri
Breast cancer is one of the leading reasons for the morbidity and mortality of cancer related death globally. The modern therapies are basically the combination of the breast-preserving surgeries or ablation with or without node biopsy or destroying the carcinoma cells adjuvant with chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormonal or biological therapies depending upon the nature of the receptor of the cancerous cells, nature of the lymph node, as well as the tendency of the recurrence. For decade's carcinoma management suffered by the limitation of imagining, targeting and penetrability problem associated with management and cure of this deadly disease leads to unwanted chemo-toxicity and side effects...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934875/natural-type-ii-collagen-hydrogel-fibrin-sealant-and-adipose-derived-stem-cells-as-a-promising-combination-for-articular-cartilage-repair
#3
Mariana Lazarini, Pedro Bordeaux-Rego, Renata Giardini-Rosa, Adriana S S Duarte, Mariana Ozello Baratti, Alessandro Rozim Zorzi, João Batista de Miranda, Carlos Lenz Cesar, Ângela Luzo, Sara Teresinha Olalla Saad
Objective Articular cartilage is an avascular tissue with limited ability of self-regeneration and the current clinical treatments have restricted capacity to restore damages induced by trauma or diseases. Therefore, new techniques are being tested for cartilage repair, using scaffolds and/or stem cells. Although type II collagen hydrogel, fibrin sealant, and adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) represent suitable alternatives for cartilage formation, their combination has not yet been investigated in vivo for focal articular cartilage defects...
October 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934499/co-produced-natural-ketolides-methymycin-and-pikromycin-inhibit-bacterial-growth-by-preventing-synthesis-of-a-limited-number-of-proteins
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Mashal M Almutairi, Maxim S Svetlov, Douglas A Hansen, Nelli F Khabibullina, Dorota Klepacki, Han-Young Kang, David H Sherman, Nora Vázquez-Laslop, Yury S Polikanov, Alexander S Mankin
Antibiotics methymycin (MTM) and pikromycin (PKM), co-produced by Streptomyces venezuelae, represent minimalist macrolide protein synthesis inhibitors. Unlike other macrolides, which carry several side chains, a single desosamine sugar is attached to the macrolactone ring of MTM and PKM. In addition, the macrolactone scaffold of MTM is smaller than in other macrolides. The unusual structure of MTM and PKM and their simultaneous secretion by S. venezuelae bring about the possibility that two compounds would bind to distinct ribosomal sites...
September 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933263/anticancer-properties-of-a-new-hybrid-analog-ad-013-combining-a-coumarin-scaffold-with-an-%C3%AE-methylene-%C3%AE-lactone-motif
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Angelika Długosz, Katarzyna Gach-Janczak, Jacek Szymański, Dariusz Deredas, Henryk Krawczyk, Tomasz Janecki, Anna Janecka
Background Coumarin is a natural phytochemical but as such has no medical uses. However, various natural and synthetic coumarin analogs attract attention due to their interesting biological properties. </P><P> Objective Here, we evaluated and compared anticancer properties of a new synthetic hybrid compound AD-013, which integrates a coumarin moiety and an α-methylene-δ-lactone motif, with novobiocin, a natural antibiotic bearing a coumarin scaffold. </P><P> Method Cytotoxic activities of compound AD-013 and novobiocin were assessed by the MTT assay...
September 21, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927994/current-bone-substitutes-for-implant-dentistry
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REVIEW
Masahiro Yamada, Hiroshi Egusa
PURPOSE: Alveolar ridge augmentation is essential for success in implant therapy and depends on the biological performance of bone graft materials. This literature review aims to comprehensively explain the clinically relevant capabilities and limitations of currently available bone substitutes for bone augmentation in light of biomaterial science. STUDY SELECTION: The biological performance of calcium phosphate-based bone substitutes was categorized according to space-making capability, biocompatibility, bioabsorption, and volume maintenance over time...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927803/in-cell-production-of-a-genetically-encoded-library-based-on-the-%C3%AE-defensin-rtd-1-using-a-bacterial-expression-system
#7
Tao Bi, Yilong Li, Alexander Shekhtman, Julio A Camarero
We report the high-yield heterologous expression of bioactive θ-defensin RTD-1 inside Escherichia coli cells by making use of intracellular protein trans-splicing in combination with a high efficient split-intein. RTD-1 is a small backbone-cyclized polypeptide with three disulfide bridges and a natural inhibitor of anthrax lethal factor protease. Recombinant RTD-1 was natively folded and able to inhibit anthrax lethal factor protease. In-cell expression of RTD-1 was very efficient and yielded ≈0.7mg of folded RTD-1 per gram of wet E...
September 6, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927599/design-and-fabrication-of-a-chitosan-hydrogel-with-gradient-structures-via-a-step-by-step-cross-linking-process
#8
Yongxiang Xu, Shenpo Yuan, Jianmin Han, Hong Lin, Xuehui Zhang
The development of scaffolds to mimic the gradient structure of natural tissue is an important consideration for effective tissue engineering. In the present study, a physical cross-linking chitosan hydrogel with gradient structures was fabricated via a step-by-step cross-linking process using sodium tripolyphosphate and sodium hydroxide as sequential cross-linkers. Chitosan hydrogels with different structures (single, double, and triple layers) were prepared by modifying the gelling process. The properties of the hydrogels were further adjusted by varying the gelling conditions, such as gelling time, pH, and composition of the crosslinking solution...
November 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926974/block-v-rtx-domain-of-adenylate-cyclase-from-bordetella-pertussis-a-conformationally-dynamic-scaffold-for-protein-engineering-applications
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REVIEW
Beyza Bulutoglu, Scott Banta
The isolated Block V repeats-in-toxin (RTX) peptide domain of adenylate cyclase (CyaA) from Bordetella pertussis reversibly folds into a β-roll secondary structure upon calcium binding. In this review, we discuss how the conformationally dynamic nature of the peptide is being engineered and employed as a switching mechanism to mediate different protein functions and protein-protein interactions. The peptide has been used as a scaffold for diverse applications including: a precipitation tag for bioseparations, a cross-linking domain for protein hydrogel formation and as an alternative scaffold for biomolecular recognition applications...
September 17, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922983/strategic-directions-in-immunoresponsive-biomaterials-in-tissue-engineering
#10
David Zaharoff, Christopher Jewell
Since its inception three to five decades ago (depending on who you ask), the field of tissue engineering has been inextricably linked with advances in biomaterials. Early developments in tissue engineering focused mainly on biocompatibility aspects. Natural and synthetic biomaterials were developed with a primary focus on maintaining cell viability prior to and shortly after the application or implantation of a seeded scaffold. Once a sufficient level of viability could be reproducibly achieved, the focus shifted to developing biomaterials with additional features, such as customized biodegradability and/or mechanical function...
September 19, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922823/de-novo-genome-assembly-of-camptotheca-acuminata-a-natural-source-of-the-anti-cancer-compound-camptothecin
#11
Dongyan Zhao, John P Hamilton, Gina M Pham, Emily Crisovan, Krystle Wiegert-Rininger, Brieanne Vaillancourt, Dean DellaPenna, C Robin Buell
Camptotheca acuminata is 1 of a limited number of species that produce camptothecin, a pentacyclic quinoline alkaloid with anti-cancer activity due to its ability to inhibit DNA topoisomerase. While transcriptome studies have been performed previously with various camptothecin-producing species, no genome sequence for a camptothecin-producing species is available to date. We generated a high-quality de novo genome assembly for C. acuminata representing 403 174 860 bp on 1394 scaffolds with an N50 scaffold size of 1752 kbp...
September 1, 2017: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919746/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies-of-a-novel-bacterial-cellulose-based-acellular-bilayer-nanocomposite-scaffold-for-the-repair-of-osteochondral-defects
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Jyoti V Kumbhar, Sachin H Jadhav, Dhananjay S Bodas, Amruta Barhanpurkar-Naik, Mohan R Wani, Kishore M Paknikar, Jyutika M Rajwade
Bacterial cellulose (BC) is a naturally occurring nanofibrous biomaterial which exhibits unique physical properties and is amenable to chemical modifications. To explore whether this versatile material can be used in the treatment of osteochondral defects (OCD), we developed and characterized novel BC-based nanocomposite scaffolds, for example, BC-hydroxyapatite (BC-HA) and BC-glycosaminoglycans (BC-GAG) that mimic bone and cartilage, respectively. In vitro biocompatibility of BC-HA and BC-GAG scaffolds was established using osteosarcoma cells, human articular chondrocytes, and human adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919738/surface-modification-of-endovascular-stents-with-rosuvastatin-and-heparin-loaded-biodegradable-nanofibers-by-electrospinning
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Milka Janjic, Foteini Pappa, Varvara Karagkiozaki, Christakis Gitas, Kiriakos Ktenidis, Stergios Logothetidis
This study describes the development of drug-loaded nanofibrous scaffolds as a nanocoating for endovascular stents for the local and sustained delivery of rosuvastatin (Ros) and heparin (Hep) to injured artery walls after endovascular procedures via the electrospinning process. PURPOSE: The proposed hybrid covered stents can promote re-endothelialization; improve endothelial function; reduce inflammatory reaction; inhibit neointimal hyperplasia of the injured artery wall, due to well-known pleiotropic actions of Ros; and prevent adverse events such as in-stent restenosis (ISR) and stent thrombosis (ST), through the antithrombotic action of Hep...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919526/chemical-crosslinking-of-biopolymeric-scaffolds-current-knowledge-and-future-directions-of-crosslinked-engineered-bone-scaffolds
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REVIEW
Ahmad Oryan, Amir Kamali, Ali Moshiri, Hossien Baharvand, Hamed Daemi
Bone tissue scaffolds made from either natural or synthetic polymers are employed to promote bone healing. However, lack of sufficient or poor mechanical properties such as low integrity and stability reduces their medical applications. Crosslinking, defined as induction of chemical or physical links among polymer chains, is a simple method generally used to modify mechanical, biological and degradation properties of hydrogels. Although crosslinking through chemical reactions improves the mechanical properties of bone substitutes, most of the reagents used for this aim demonstrate undesirable effects and may exert toxic reactions...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919509/molecular-and-macro-scale-analysis-of-enzyme-crosslinked-silk-hydrogels-for-rational-biomaterial-design
#15
Meghan McGill, Jeannine M Coburn, Benjamin P Partlow, Xuan Mu, David L Kaplan
Silk fibroin-based hydrogels have exciting applications in tissue engineering and therapeutic molecule delivery; however, their utility is dependent on their diffusive properties. The present study describes a molecular and macro-scale investigation of enzymatically-crosslinked silk fibroin hydrogels, and demonstrates that these systems have tunable crosslink density and diffusivity. We developed a liquid chromatography tandem mass spectroscopy (LC-MS/MS) method to assess the quantity and order of covalent tyrosine crosslinks in the hydrogels...
September 14, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917940/natural-and-synthetic-polymers-bioceramics-bioactive-compounds-mediated-cell-signaling-in-bone-tissue-engineering
#16
REVIEW
S Harsha Rao, B Harini, R Pranav Kumar Shadamarshan, K Balagangadharan, N Selvamurugan
Bone is a highly integrative and dynamic tissue of the human body. It is continually remodeled by bone cells such as osteoblasts, osteoclasts. When a fraction of a bone is damaged or deformed, stem cells and bone cells under the influence of several signaling pathways regulate bone regeneration at the particular locale. Effective therapies for bone defects can be met via bone tissue engineering which employs drug delivery systems with biomaterials to enhance cellular functions by acting on signaling pathways such as Wnt, BMP, TGF-β, and Notch...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917149/a-comparison-study-between-electrospun-polycaprolactone-and-piezoelectric-poly-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate-scaffolds-for-bone-tissue-engineering
#17
Svetlana N Gorodzha, Albert R Muslimov, Dina S Syromotina, Alexander S Timin, Nikolai Y Tcvetkov, Kirill V Lepik, Aleksandra V Petrova, Maria A Surmeneva, Dmitry A Gorin, Gleb B Sukhorukov, Roman A Surmenev
In this study, bone scaffolds composed of polycaprolactone (PCL), piezoelectric poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) and a combination of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) and silicate containing hydroxyapatite (PHBV-SiHA) were successfully fabricated by a conventional electrospinning process. The morphological, chemical, wetting and biological properties of the scaffolds were examined. All fabricated scaffolds are composed of randomly oriented fibres with diameters from 800nm to 12μm...
September 5, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916883/different-post-processing-conditions-for-3d-bioprinted-%C3%AE-tricalcium-phosphate-scaffolds
#18
Liciane Sabadin Bertol, Rodrigo Schabbach, Luis Alberto Loureiro Dos Santos
The development of 3D printing hardware, software and materials has enabled the production of bone substitute scaffolds for tissue engineering. Calcium phosphates cements, such as those based on α-tricalcium phosphate (α-TCP), have recognized properties of osteoinductivity, osteoconductivity and resorbability and can be used to 3D print scaffolds to support and induce tissue formation and be replaced by natural bone. At present, however, the mechanical properties found for 3D printed bone scaffolds are only satisfactory for non-load bearing applications...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914579/a-polymicrobial-view-of-disease-potential-in-crohn-s-associated-adherent-invasive-e-coli
#19
Wael Elhenawy, Alexander Oberc, Brian K Coombes
The human gut is home to trillions of bacteria and provides the scaffold for one of the most complex microbial ecosystems in nature. Inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn's disease, involve a compositional shift in the microbial constituents of this ecosystem with a marked expansion of Enterobacteriaceae, particularly Escherichia coli. Adherent-invasive E. coli (AIEC) strains are frequently isolated from the biopsies of Crohn's patients, where their ability to elicit inflammation suggests a possible role in Crohn's pathology...
September 15, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914193/chalcone-derivatives-anti-inflammatory-potential-and-molecular-targets-perspectives
#20
Debarshi Kar Mahapatra, Sanjay Kumar Bharti, Vivek Asati
Chalcone or (E)-1,3-diphenyl-2-propene-1-one scaffold has gained considerable scientific interest in medicinal chemistry owing to its simple chemistry, ease in synthesizing a variety of derivatives and exhibiting a broad range of promising pharmacological activities by modulating several molecular targets. A number of natural and (semi-) synthetic chalcone derivatives have demonstrated admirable anti-inflammatory activity due to their inhibitory potential against various therapeutic targets like cyclooxygenase (COX), lipooxygenase (LOX), interleukins (IL), prostaglandins (PGs), nitric oxide synthase (NOS), leukotriene D4 (LTD4), nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB), intracellular cell adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1), monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) and TLR4/MD-2, etc...
September 14, 2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
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