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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087487/bioprinting-for-vascular-and-vascularized-tissue-biofabrication
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REVIEW
Pallab Datta, Bugra Ayan, Ibrahim T Ozbolat
: Bioprinting is a promising technology to fabricate design-specific tissue constructs due to its ability to create complex, heterocellular structures with anatomical precision. Bioprinting enables the deposition of various biologics including growth factors, cells, genes, neo-tissues and extra-cellular matrix-like hydrogels. Benefits of bioprinting have started to make a mark in the fields of tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and pharmaceutics. Specifically, in the field of tissue engineering, the creation of vascularized tissue constructs has remained a principal challenge till date...
January 10, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087486/enhanced-articular-cartilage-by-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-enzymatically-mediated-transiently-rgds-functionalized-collagen-mimetic-hydrogels
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Paresh A Parmar, Jean-Philippe St-Pierre, Lesley W Chow, Christopher D Spicer, Violet Stoichevska, Yong Y Peng, Jerome A Werkmeister, John A M Ramshaw, Molly M Stevens
: Recapitulation of the articular cartilage microenvironment for regenerative medicine applications faces significant challenges due to the complex and dynamic biochemical and biomechanical nature of native tissue. Towards the goal of biomaterial designs that enable the temporal presentation of bioactive sequences, recombinant bacterial collagens such as Streptococcal collagen-like 2 (Scl2) proteins can be employed to incorporate multiple specific bioactive and biodegradable peptide motifs into a single construct...
January 10, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087273/chitosan-cross-linked-with-poly-ethylene-glycol-dialdehyde-via-reductive-amination-as-effective-controlled-release-carriers-for-oral-protein-drug-delivery
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Zi-Wei Jing, Zhi-Wei Ma, Chen Li, Yi-Yang Jia, Min Luo, Xi-Xi Ma, Si-Yuan Zhou, Bang-Le Zhang
The covalently cross-linked chitosan-poly(ethylene glycol)1540 derivatives have been developed as a controlled release system with potential for the delivery of protein drug. The swelling characteristics of the hydrogels based on these derivatives as the function of different PEG content and the release profiles of a model protein (bovine serum albumin, BSA) from the hydrogels were evaluated in simulated gastric fluid with or without enzyme in order to simulate the gastrointestinal tract conditions. The derivatives cross-linked with difunctional PEG1540-dialdehyde via reductive amination can swell in alkaline pH and remain insoluble in acidic medium...
December 31, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081493/optical-and-vibrational-properties-of-phosphorylcholine-based-contact-lenses-experimental-and-theoretical-investigations
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Katarzyna Filipecka, Rafał Miedziński, Maciej Sitarz, Jacek Filipecki, Małgorzata Makowska-Janusik
The Raman, MIR and UV-vis spectroscopy have been used to characterize Omafilcon A material constructing the one of the Proclear family contact lenses. The Omafilcon A is hydrogel material composed of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) and 2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine (PC) polymers crosslinked with ethyleneglycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA). Vibrational and electronic properties of the Omafilcon A material were also investigated by quantum chemical calculations. Experimentally obtained Raman, MIR and optical spectra were compared to the theoretical ones calculated applying RHF and DFT methodology...
January 5, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081456/robust-tough-and-anti-fatigue-cationic-latex-composite-hydrogels-based-on-dual-physically-cross-linked-networks
#5
Song Gu, Lijie Duan, Xiuyan Ren, Guang Hui Gao
Dual physically cross-linked hydrogels, which are triggered by cationic latexes as hydrophobic association and ionic crosslinking centers, were easily fabricated via a one-pot in situ polymerization method. First, the hydrophobic alkyl chains of hydrophobic monomers are adsorbed on the surface of latex microspheres and stabilized in the presence of surfactants, forming hydrophobic association centers as the first physical crosslinking points. Meanwhile, the anionic sulfate radicals dissociated by persulphate are attracted towards the cationic molecular chains of latex microspheres through ionic interactions, forming the secondary physical crosslinking centers, and initiate the copolymerization between acrylamide and hydrophobic vinyl monomers...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081298/full-thickness-heart-repair-with-an-engineered-multilayered-myocardial-patch-in-rat-model
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Seokwon Pok, Igor V Stupin, Christopher Tsao, Robia G Pautler, Yang Gao, Raymond M Nieto, Ze-Wei Tao, Charles D Fraser, Ananth V Annapragada, Jeffrey G Jacot
In a rat model of right free wall replacement, the transplantation of an engineered multilayered myocardial patch fabricated from a polycaprolactone membrane supporting a chitosan/heart matrix hydrogel induces significant muscular and vascular remodeling and results in a significantly higher right ventricular ejection fraction compared to use of a commercially available pericardium patch.
January 12, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080026/ionic-strength-responsive-sulfonated-polystyrene-opals
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Luca Nucara, Vincenzo Piazza, Francesco Greco, Valentina Robbiano, Valentina Cappello, Mauro Gemmi, Franco Cacialli, Virgilio Mattoli
Stimuli-responsive photonic crystals (PCs) represent an intriguing class of smart materials very promising for sensing applications. Here, selective ionic strength responsive polymeric PCs are reported. They are easily fabricated by partial sulfonation of polystyrene opals, without using toxic or expensive monomers and etching steps. The color of the resulting hydrogel-like ordered structures can be continuously shifted over the entire visible range (405-760 nm) by changing the content of ions over an extremely wide range of concentration (from about 70 M to 4 M)...
January 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079984/medical-application-of-glycosaminoglycans-a-review
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REVIEW
Alexander Köwitsch, Guoying Zhou, Thomas Groth
The characteristic molecular composition of the different glycosaminoglycans (GAG) is related to their role as structural components and regulators of a multitude of functions of proteins, cells and tissues in the human body. Therefore, it is not surprising that GAG are widely used as coating materials for implants, components of 3D-constructs like tissue engineering scaffolds and hydrogels, but also as diagnostic devices like biosensors and in controlled release applications. Beside a physisorption or encapsulation of GAG, these applications often require their chemical modification to allow a stable covalent attachment on surfaces or cross-linking reactions with other molecules...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079980/induction-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-differentiation-in-the-absence-of-soluble-inducer-for-cutaneous-wound-regeneration-by-a-chitin-nanofibers-based-hydrogel
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Kangquan Shou, Yao Huang, Baiwen Qi, Xiang Hu, Zhanjun Ma, Ang Lu, Chao Jian, Lina Zhang, Aixi Yu
Transplantation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) has been considered as a promising strategy for wound healing. However, poor viability of engrafted BMSCs and limited capabilities of differentiation into the desired cell types in wounds often hinder their application. Few studies report the induction of BMSCs differentiation into the skin regeneration related cell types using natural biopolymer, e.g., chitin and its derivative. Here we utilized a chitin nanofibers(CNFs) hydrogel as a directive cue to induce BMSCs differentiation for enhancing cutaneous wound regeneration in the absence of cell-differentiating factors...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079358/cellulose-nanofibril-aerogels-synergistic-improvement-of-hydrophobicity-strength-and-thermal-stability-via-cross-linking-with-diisocyanate
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Feng Jiang, You-Lo Hsieh
A facile gelation cross-linking approach was devised to fabricate meso- and macroporous cellulose nanofibril (CNF) aerogels with multiple improved properties. CNF hydrogels made using a freezing-thawing method with a 94 kPa modulus were solvent exchanged with acetone and then cross-linked with methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) to produce aerogels with significantly improved compressive properties that follow a power law increment against aerogel density with impressive 1.69, 2.49, and 1.43 scaling factors for Young's modulus, yield stress, and ultimate stress, respectively...
January 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079290/clamped-hybridization-chain-reactions-for-the-self-assembly-of-patterned-dna-hydrogels
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Jianbang Wang, Jie Chao, Huajie Liu, Shao Su, Lianhui Wang, Wei Huang, Itamar Willner, Chunhai Fan
DNA hydrogels hold great potential for biological and biomedical applications owing to their programmable nature and macroscopic sizes. However, most previous studies involve spontaneous and homogenous gelation procedures in solution, which often lack precise control. A clamped hybridization chain reaction (C-HCR)-based strategy has been developed to guide DNA self-assembly to form macroscopic hydrogels. Analogous to catalysts in chemical synthesis or seeds in crystal growth, we introduced DNA initiators to induce the gelation process, including crosslinked self-assembly and clamped hybridization in three dimensions with spatial and temporal control...
January 12, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078884/construction-of-three-dimensional-hemin-functionalized-graphene-hydrogel-with-high-mechanical-stability-and-adsorption-capacity-for-enhancing-photodegradation-of-methylene-blue
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Yuewu Zhao, Yuanjian Zhang, Anran Liu, Zhenzhen Wei, Songqin Liu
A three-dimensional hemin-functionalized graphene hydrogel (Hem/GH) was prepared by a facile self-assembly approach. The as-prepared Hem/GH showed good mechanical strength with a storage modulus of 609-642 kPa and a high adsorption capacity to organic dye contaminants (341 mg g-1 for rhodamine B). Moreover, Hem/GH could be used as photosensitizer for photocatalytic degradation of organic dyes, and showed superior photodegradation activity of methylene blue (MB) with respect to the counterparts such as graphene hydrogel (GH) and commercial catalyst P25...
January 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078379/chitosan-sodium-tetradecyl-sulfate-hydrogel-characterization-and-preclinical-evaluation-of-a-novel-sclerosing-embolizing-agent-for-the-treatment-of-endoleaks
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Fatemeh Zehtabi, Vincent Dumont-Mackay, Ahmed Fatimi, Antony Bertrand-Grenier, Hélène Héon, Gilles Soulez, Sophie Lerouge
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy of an embolization agent with sclerosing properties (made of chitosan and sodium tetradecyl sulfate, CH-STS) with a similar embolization agent but without sclerosing properties (made of chitosan, CH) in treating endoleaks in a canine endovascular aneurysm repair model. METHODS: Two chitosan-based radiopaque hydrogels were prepared, one with STS and one without STS. Their rheological, injectability, and embolizing properties were assessed in vitro; afterwards, their efficacy in occluding endoleaks was compared in a canine bilateral aneurysm model reproducing type I endoleaks (n = 9 each)...
January 11, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078338/dual-physically-crosslinked-double-network-hydrogels-with-high-toughness-and-self-healing-properties
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Xuefeng Li, Qian Yang, Youjiao Zhao, Shijun Long, Jie Zheng
Toughness and self-healing properties are desirable characteristics in engineered hydrogels used for many practical applications. However, it is still challenging to develop hydrogels exhibiting both of these attractive properties in a single material. In this work, we present the fabrication of fully physically-linked Agar/PAAc-Fe(3+) DN gels. These hydrogels exhibited dual physical crosslinking through a hydrogen bonded crosslinked agar network firstly, and a physically linked PAAc-Fe(3+) network via Fe(3+) coordination interactions secondly...
January 12, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077935/development-of-a-microarray-based-method-for-allergen-specific-ige-and-igg4-detection
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Guzel Feyzkhanova, Sergei Voloshin, Olga Smoldovskaya, Alla Arefieva, Marina Filippova, Viktor Barsky, Ludmila Pavlushkina, Veronika Butvilovskaya, Alexei Tikhonov, Yuri Reznikov, Alla Rubina
BACKGROUND: sIgE and sIgG4 detection is necessary for more accurate and effective type I hypersensitivity diagnostics and the estimation of disease development. Typically, the analyses of these antibodies are performed separately with the help of various specialized systems. The aim of this study was to develop a microarray-based method for the simultaneous quantitative detection of sIgE and sIgG4 to the most common allergens in a single sample. METHODS: A quantitative method for the simultaneous detection of sIgE and sIgG4 was developed based on the technology of hydrogel microchips previously designed at Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences (EIMB RAS)...
2017: Clinical Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077677/pharmacological-rescue-of-diabetic-skeletal-stem-cell-niches
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Ruth Tevlin, Eun Young Seo, Owen Marecic, Adrian McArdle, Xinming Tong, Bryan Zimdahl, Andrey Malkovskiy, Rahul Sinha, Gunsagar Gulati, Xiyan Li, Taylor Wearda, Rachel Morganti, Michael Lopez, Ryan C Ransom, Christopher R Duldulao, Melanie Rodrigues, Allison Nguyen, Michael Januszyk, Zeshaan Maan, Kevin Paik, Kshemendra-Senarath Yapa, Jayakumar Rajadas, Derrick C Wan, Geoffrey C Gurtner, Michael Snyder, Philip A Beachy, Fan Yang, Stuart B Goodman, Irving L Weissman, Charles K F Chan, Michael T Longaker
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disease frequently associated with impaired bone healing. Despite its increasing prevalence worldwide, the molecular etiology of DM-linked skeletal complications remains poorly defined. Using advanced stem cell characterization techniques, we analyzed intrinsic and extrinsic determinants of mouse skeletal stem cell (mSSC) function to identify specific mSSC niche-related abnormalities that could impair skeletal repair in diabetic (Db) mice. We discovered that high serum concentrations of tumor necrosis factor-α directly repressed the expression of Indian hedgehog (Ihh) in mSSCs and in their downstream skeletogenic progenitors in Db mice...
January 11, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077265/a-smart-aminoglycoside-hydrogel-with-tunable-gel-degradation-on-demand-drug-release-and-high-antibacterial-activity
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Jingjing Hu, Yanchun Quan, Yuping Lai, Zhao Zheng, Zhiqi Hu, Xinyu Wang, Tianjiao Dai, Qiang Zhang, Yiyun Cheng
Aminoglycosides are a family of critically important antibiotics for the treatment of serious infections including multidrug-resistant pathogens. However, clinical use of aminoglycoside antibiotics is compromised by bacterial biofilm formation at subinhibitory concentrations or adverse side effects such as ototoxicity and nephrotoxicity at high antibiotic doses. Preparation of aminoglycoside formulation that allows on-demand drug delivery is a solution to this sticky issue. Here, we designed a new type of aminoglycoside hydrogels by cross-linking oxidized polysaccharides such as dextran, carboxymethyl cellulose, alginate, and chondroitin using aminoglycosides as cross-linkers...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077032/iodine-responsive-poly-hema-pvp-hydrogel-for-self-regulating-burst-free-extended-release
#18
Jinku Xu, Peili Zhao, Yongchun Zhang
Swollen hydrogels with extended iodine release kinetics is highly desirable for burn and scald treatment. In this paper semi-interpenetrating poly(HEMA-PVP) hydrogels were prepared by radical polymerization followed by thermo-treatment to crosslink its PVP component. Incorporation of PVP component endows the hydrogels responsive to loaded iodine undergoing a reversible shrunken/swollen volume transition. This resulted in a self-regulating iodine release model, in which shrunken hydrogel at high iodine loading decreased drug diffusion thereby reducing burst release,, and then gradually swollen hydrogel as drug release ensures rapid release of dissociated drug from strong affinity sites on hydrogel backbone, achieving a burst-free extended release...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075559/one-component-supramolecular-filament-hydrogels-as-theranostic-label-free-magnetic-resonance-imaging-agents
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Lye Lin Lock, Yuguo Li, Xinpei Mao, Hanwei Chen, Verena Staedtke, Renyuan Bai, Wang Ma, Ran Lin, Yi Li, Guanshu Liu, Honggang Cui
Gadolinium (Gd)-based compounds and materials are the most commonly used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents in the clinic; however, safety concerns associated with their toxicities in the free ionic form have promoted the development of new generations of metal-free contrast agents. Here we report a supramolecular strategy to convert an FDA-approved anticancer drug, Pemetrexed (Pem), to a molecular hydrogelator with inherent chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) MRI signals. The rationally designed drug-peptide conjugate can spontaneously associate into filamentous assemblies under physiological conditions and consequently form theranostic supramolecular hydrogels for injectable delivery...
January 11, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075206/hydrogel-rectum-prostate-spacers-mitigate-the-uncertainties-in-proton-relative-biological-effectiveness-associated-with-anterior-oblique-beams
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Tracy S A Underwood, Justin C Voog, Maryam Moteabbed, Shikui Tang, Edward Soffen, Oren Cahlon, Hsiao-Ming Lu, Anthony L Zietman, Jason A Efstathiou, Harald Paganetti
AIM: Anterior-oblique (AO) proton beams can form an attractive option for prostate patients receiving external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) as they avoid the femoral heads. For a cohort with hydrogel prostate-rectum spacers, we asked whether it was possible to generate AO proton plans robust to end-of-range elevations in linear energy transfer (LET) and modeled relative biological effectiveness (RBE). Additionally we considered how rectal spacers influenced planned dose distributions for AO and standard bilateral (SB) proton beams versus intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)...
January 11, 2017: Acta Oncologica
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