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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731675/sustained-release-of-a-peptide-based-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-inhibitor-to-attenuate-adverse-cardiac-remodeling-and-improve-cardiac-function-following-myocardial-infarction
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Zhaobo Fan, Minghuan Fu, Zhaobin Xu, Bo Zhang, Zhihong Li, Haichang Li, Xinyu Zhou, Xuanyou Liu, Yunyan Duan, Pei-Hui Lin, Pu Duann, Xiaoyun Xie, Jianjie Ma, Zhenguo Liu, Jianjun Guan
Following myocardial infarction (MI), degradation of extracellular matrix (ECM) by upregulated matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) especially MMP-2 decreases tissue mechanical properties, leading to cardiac function deterioration. Attenuation of cardiac ECM degradation at the early stage of MI has the potential to preserve tissue mechanical properties, resulting in cardiac function increase. Yet the strategy for efficiently preventing cardiac ECM degradation remains to be established. Current preclinical approaches have shown limited efficacy due to low drug dosage allocated to the heart tissue, dose-limiting side effects, and cardiac fibrosis...
July 21, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729217/preventing-postoperative-tissue-adhesion-using-injectable-carboxymethyl-cellulose-pullulan-hydrogels
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Sumi Bang, Young-Gwang Ko, Won Il Kim, Donghwan Cho, Won Ho Park, Oh Hyeong Kwon
An injectable adhesive hydrogel composed of carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and pullulan is developed and evaluated as a postoperative anti-adhesion barrier. CMC was modified with tyramine to introduce crosslinking via an EDC-NHS reaction. The in situ hydrogel was developed by an enzyme-mediated reaction of tyramine-immobilized CMC with horseradish peroxidase (HRP) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Pullulan was added to the hydrogel solution to improve adhesiveness to the wound area and accelerate biodegradation...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726304/retardation-of-antigen-release-from-dna-hydrogel-using-cholesterol-modified-dna-for-increased-antigen-specific-immune-response
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Yuka Umeki, Masaaki Saito, Yuki Takahashi, Yoshinobu Takakura, Makiya Nishikawa
Our previous study indicates that cationization of an antigen is effective for sustained release of both immunostimulatory DNA containing unmethylated cytosine-phosphate-guanine (CpG) dinucleotides, or CpG DNA, and antigen from a DNA hydrogel. Another approach to sustained antigen release would increase the applicability and versatility of the system. In this study, a hydrophobic interaction-based sustained release system of ovalbumin (OVA), a model antigen, from immunostimulatory CpG DNA hydrogel is developed by the use of cholesterol-modified DNA and urea-denatured OVA (udOVA)...
July 20, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723974/alginate-hydrogels-allow-for-bioactive-and-sustained-release-of-vegf-c-and-vegf-d-for-lymphangiogenic-therapeutic-applications
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Kevin T Campbell, Dustin J Hadley, David L Kukis, Eduardo A Silva
Lymphatic dysfunction is associated with the progression of many cardiovascular disorders due to their role in maintaining tissue fluid homeostasis. Promoting new lymphatic vessels (lymphangiogenesis) is a promising strategy to reverse these cardiovascular disorders via restoring lymphatic function. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) members VEGF-C and VEGF-D are both potent candidates for stimulating lymphangiogenesis, though maintaining spatial and temporal control of these factors represents a challenge to developing efficient therapeutic lymphangiogenic applications...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721731/self-assembled-injectable-peptide-hydrogels-capable-of-triggering-antitumor-immune-response
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Ruirui Xing, Shukun Li, Ning Zhang, Guizhi Shen, Helmuth Möhwald, Xuehai Yan
Self-assembled peptide hydrogels are particularly appealing for drug delivery, tissue engineering, and anti-tumor therapy due to various advantageous features including excellent biocompatibility and biodegradability, defined molecular and higher organized structures and easy availability. However, the poor mechanical and rheological properties of assembled peptide hydrogels cause difficulties in injection, thus limiting further applications. Herein, injectable peptide-based hydrogels with tunable mechanical and rheological properties were obtained by combination with a positively charged poly-peptide (poly-L-lysine, PLL)...
July 19, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715636/backbone-engineered-%C3%AE-peptide-amphitropic-gels-for-immobilization-of-semiconductor-quantum-dots-and-2d-cell-culture
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Rajkumar Misra, Aman Sharma, Anjali Shiras, Hosahudya N Gopi
We are reporting a spontaneous supramolecular assembly of backbone engineered γ-peptide scaffold and its utility in the immobilization of semiconductor quantum dots and in cell culture. The stimulating feature of this γ-peptide scaffold is that it efficiently gelate both aqueous phosphate buffers as well as aromatic organic solvents. A comparative and systematic investigation reveals that the greater spontaneous self-aggregation property of γ-peptide over the α-, and β-peptide analogues is mainly due to the backbone flexibility, increased hydrophobicity and "π-π stacking of γ-phenylalanine residues...
July 17, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714139/simple-radical-polymerization-of-poly-alginate-graft-n-isopropylacrylamide-injectable-thermoresponsive-hydrogel-with-the-potential-for-localized-and-sustained-delivery-of-stem-cells-and-bioactive-molecules
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Sreekanth Pentlavalli, Philip Chambers, Binulal N Sathy, Michelle O'Doherty, Marine Chalanqui, Daniel J Kelly, Tammy Haut-Donahue, Helen O McCarthy, Nicholas J Dunne
In this study, thermoresponsive copolymers that are fully injectable, biocompatible, and biodegradable and are synthesized via graft copolymerization of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) onto alginate using a free-radical reaction are presented. This new synthesis method does not involve multisteps or associated toxicity issues, and has the potential to reduce scale-up difficulties. Chemical and physical analyses verify the resultant graft copolymer structure. The lower critical solution temperature, which is a characteristic of sol-gel transition, is observed at 32 °C...
July 17, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702976/a-new-hyaluronic-acid-polymer-in-the-augmentation-and-restoration-of-labia-majora
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N Zerbinati, R G Haddad, A Bader, R Rauso, E D'Este, G Cipolla, A Calligaro, P Gonzalez, S Salvatore, D Serafin
Aesthetic surgery of female external genitalia has gained increasing popularity over the past decade, with reduction of the labia minora (labiaplasty) being the procedure most commonly requested and performed. Female external genitalia lose elasticity and volume with age, but few studies describe the techniques for labia majora augmentation. Currently, very few studies have investigated the effectiveness and safety of labia majora augmentation with hyaluronic acid (HA) injection. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of labia majora augmentation with hyaluronic acid filler injection...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702968/in-vitro-evaluation-of-collagen-production-on-human-fibroblasts-treated-with-hyaluronic-acid-peg-cross-linked-with-micromolecules-of-calcium-hydroxyapatite-in-low-concentration
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N Zerbinati, R Rauso, P Gonzalez, M Cherubino, E D'Este, A Calligaro, S Sommatis, C Maccario, R Mocchi
Neauvia Stimulate® is a biocompatible, injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) filler (26 mg/ml) PEG cross-linked with 1% of calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) for facial soft-tissue augmentation that provides volume to tissues, followed by a process of neocollagenesis for improving skin quality. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the possible modulation of collagen synthesis after treating human fibroblasts cultured in vitro with the product (Lot. 160517-26-1/2 PEG). The experimental model proposed, despite being an in vitro system, allows the derivation of useful information to predict the possible activity of the product in further in vivo application...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699526/hydrogel-based-cell-therapies-for-kidney-regeneration-current-trends-in-biofabrication-and-in-vivo-repair
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Katja Jansen, Carl C L Schuurmans, Jitske Jansen, Rosalinde Masereeuw, Tina Vermonden
Facing the problems of limited renal regeneration capacity and the persistent shortage of donor kidneys, dialysis remains the only treatment option for many end-stage renal disease patients. Unfortunately, dialysis is only a medium-term solution because large and protein-bound uremic solutes are not efficiently cleared from the body and lead to disease progression over time. Current strategies for improved renal replacement therapies (RRTs) range from whole organ engineering to biofabrication of renal assist devices and biological injectables for in vivo regeneration...
July 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698571/injectable-hybrid-system-for-strontium-local-delivery-promotes-bone-regeneration-in-a-rat-critical-sized-defect-model
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Ana Henriques Lourenço, Nuno Neves, Cláudia Ribeiro-Machado, Susana R Sousa, Meriem Lamghari, Cristina C Barrias, Abel Trigo Cabral, Mário A Barbosa, Cristina C Ribeiro
Strontium (Sr) has been described as having beneficial influence in bone strength and architecture. However, negative systemic effects have been reported on oral administration of Sr ranelate, leading to strict restrictions in clinical application. We hypothesized that local delivery of Sr improves osteogenesis without eliciting detrimental side effects. Therefore, the in vivo response to an injectable Sr-hybrid system composed of RGD-alginate hydrogel cross-linked in situ with Sr and reinforced with Sr-doped hydroxyapatite microspheres, was investigated...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698077/examination-of-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-biocompatibility-of-alginate-hyaluronic-acid-microbeads-as-a-promising-method-in-cell-delivery-for-kidney-regeneration
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Jhaleh Amirian, Tran Thi Tuong Van, Sang-Ho Bae, Hae-Il Jung, Hwan-Jun Choi, Hyun-Deuk Cho, Byong-Taek Lee
In this study, alginate (ALG) and alginate-hyaluronic acid (ALG-HA) injectable microbeads, with the purpose of delivering stem cells for tissue engineering, were prepared by a spraying method into a CaCl2 solution that shows high porosity for the exchange of nutrition and waste. In addition, the size distribution and surface morphology was investigated using optical and scanning electron microscopy, respectively. The chemical structural properties of the ALG-HA microbeads were examined by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696808/bone-morphogenetic-protein-7-transduced-human-dermal-derived-fibroblast-cells-differentiate-into-osteoblasts-and-form-bone-in-vivo
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Fuguo Chen, Dan Bi, Guangqing Cao, Chen Cheng, Sunxiang Ma, Yang Liu, Kaixiang Cheng
BACKGROUND: Human dermal-derived fibroblast cells (hDDFCs) are multipotent. Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are a group of cytokines that promote different developmental processes, including the formation of bone. BMPs can promote hDDFC osteogenesis, but the role of BMP7 in hDDFC osteogenesis in vitro and bone formation in vivo has not been investigated in depth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HDDFCs were stably transfected with a human BMP7 recombinant adenovirus and osteogenic differentiation was examined by alkaline phosphatase staining and calcium accumulation...
July 11, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694033/drug-depot-anchoring-hydrogel-a-self-assembling-scaffold-for-localized-drug-release-and-enhanced-stem-cell-differentiation
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Ruixiang Li, Zhiqing Pang, Huining He, Seungjin Lee, Jing Qin, Jian Wu, Liang Pang, Jianxin Wang, Victor C Yang
Localized and long-term delivery of growth factors has been a long-standing challenge for stem cell-based tissue engineering. In the current study, a polymeric drug depot-anchoring hydrogel scaffold was developed for the sustained release of macromolecules to enhance the differentiation of stem cells. Self-assembling peptide (RADA16)-modified drug depots (RDDs) were prepared and anchored to a RADA16 hydrogel. The anchoring effect of RADA16 modification on the RDDs was tested both in vitro and in vivo. It was shown that the in vitro leakage of RDDs from the RADA16 hydrogel was significantly less than that of the unmodified drug depots (DDs)...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691584/fibrin-gel-as-a-scaffold-for-photoreceptor-cells-differentiation-from-conjunctiva-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-retina-tissue-engineering
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Mostafa Soleimannejad, Somayeh Ebrahimi-Barough, Masoud Soleimani, Samad Nadri, Seyed Mohammad Tavangar, Ramak Roohipoor, Meysam Yazdankhah, Neda Bayat, Mohammad Riazi-Esfahani, Jafar Ai
Stem cell-based therapies are attraction approaches for regenerative medicine for treating retinal diseases. One of the limitations in cell therapy is cell death following post-injection whit preventing functional integration with retinal tissue. Fibrin gel, a bio-polymeric material with excellent biocompatibility, provides numerous advantages as a tissue engineering scaffold and a stem cell carrier. Therefore, current research is focusing on developing fibrin hydrogel scaffolds to protect stem cells during delivery and to stimulate endogenous regeneration through interactions of transplanted stem cells and retinal tissue...
July 10, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685468/tissue-integrating-oxygen-sensors-continuous-tracking-of-tissue-hypoxia
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Natalie A Wisniewski, Scott P Nichols, Soya J Gamsey, Steve Pullins, Kit Y Au-Yeung, Bruce Klitzman, Kristen L Helton
We describe a simple method of tracking oxygen in real-time with injectable, tissue-integrating microsensors. The sensors are small (500 μm × 500 μm × 5 mm), soft, flexible, tissue-like, biocompatible hydrogel s that have been shown to overcome the foreign body response for long-term sensing. The sensors are engineered to change luminescence in the presence of oxygen or other analytes and function for months to years in the body. A single injection followed by non-invasive monitoring with a hand-held or wearable Bluetooth optical reader enables intermittent or continuous measurements...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684783/smart-programmable-and-responsive-injectable-hydrogels-for-controlled-release-of-cargo-osteoporosis-drugs
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Konstantinos E Papathanasiou, Petri Turhanen, Stephan I Brückner, Eike Brunner, Konstantinos D Demadis
Easy-to-prepare drug delivery systems, based on smart, silica gels have been synthesized, characterized, and studied as hosts in the controlled release of bisphosphonates. They exhibit variable release rates and final % release, depending on the nature of bisphosphonate (side-chain length, hydro-philicity/-phobicity, water-solubility), cations present, pH and temperature. These gels are robust, injectable, re-loadable and re-usable.
July 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683063/shear-thinning-and-self-healing-hydrogels-as-injectable-therapeutics-and-for-3d-printing
#18
Claudia Loebel, Christopher B Rodell, Minna H Chen, Jason A Burdick
The design of injectable hydrogel systems addresses the growing demand for minimally invasive approaches for local and sustained delivery of therapeutics. We developed a class of hyaluronic acid (HA) hydrogels that form through noncovalent guest-host interactions, undergo disassembly (shear-thinning) when injected through a syringe and then reassemble within seconds (self-healing) when shear forces are removed. Its unique properties enable the use of this hydrogel system for numerous applications, such as injection in vivo (including with cells and therapeutic molecules) or as a 'bioink' in 3D-printing applications...
August 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679056/self-healing-dynamic-hydrogel-as-injectable-shock-absorbing-artificial-nucleus-pulposus
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Adrián Pérez-San Vicente, Marianna Peroglio, Manuela Ernst, Pablo Casuso, Iraida Loinaz, Hans-Jürgen Grande, Mauro Alini, David Eglin, Damien Dupin
The intervertebral discs (IVDs) provide unique flexibility to the spine and exceptional shock absorbing properties under impact. The inner core of the IVD, the nucleus pulposus (NP) is responsible for this adaptive behavior. Herein, we evaluate an injectable, self-healing dynamic hydrogel (DH) based on gold(I)-thiolate/disulfide (Au-S/SS) exchange as NP replacement in a spine motion segment model. For the first time, we report the application of dynamic covalent hydrogels inside biological tissues. The dynamic exchange between Au-S species and disulfide bonds (SS) resulted in self-healing ability and frequency-dependent stiffness of the hydrogel, which was also confirmed in spine motion segments...
July 19, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669721/initial-investigation-of-individual-and-combined-annulus-fibrosus-and-nucleus-pulposus-repair-ex-vivo
#20
Stephen R Sloan, Devis Galesso, Cynthia Secchieri, Connor Berlin, Roger Hartl, Lawrence J Bonassar
Novel tissue engineered and biomaterial approaches to treat intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration focus on single aspects of the progressive disease and hence are insufficient repair strategies. In this study, annulus fibrosus (AF) and nucleus pulposus (NP) biomaterial repair strategies were used individually and combined to treat IVD degeneration modeled in ex vivo rat-tail motion segments by annulotomy and nucleotomy. An injectable riboflavin cross-linked high-density collagen gel patched defects in the AF, while NP repair consisted of injections of a modified hyaluronic acid (HA) hydrogel...
June 29, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
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