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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213098/gelatin-based-3d-conduits-for-transdifferentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-schwann-cell-like-phenotypes
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Metin Uz, Melda Buyukoz, Anup D Sharma, Donald S Sakaguchi, Sacide Alsoy Altinkaya, Surya K Mallapragada
: In this study, gelatin-based 3D conduits with three different microstructures (nanofibrous, macroporous and ladder-like) were fabricated for the first time via combined molding and thermally induced phase separation (TIPS) technique for peripheral nerve regeneration. The effects of conduit microstructure and mechanical properties on the transdifferentiation of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into Schwann cell (SC) like phenotypes were examined to help facilitate neuroregeneration and understand material-cell interfaces...
February 14, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192527/the-efficacy-of-a-scaffold-free-bio-3d-conduit-developed-from-human-fibroblasts-on-peripheral-nerve-regeneration-in-a-rat-sciatic-nerve-model
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Hirofumi Yurie, Ryosuke Ikeguchi, Tomoki Aoyama, Yukitoshi Kaizawa, Junichi Tajino, Akira Ito, Souichi Ohta, Hiroki Oda, Hisataka Takeuchi, Shizuka Akieda, Manami Tsuji, Koichi Nakayama, Shuichi Matsuda
BACKGROUND: Although autologous nerve grafting is the gold standard treatment of peripheral nerve injuries, several alternative methods have been developed, including nerve conduits that use supportive cells. However, the seeding efficacy and viability of supportive cells injected in nerve grafts remain unclear. Here, we focused on a novel completely biological, tissue-engineered, scaffold-free conduit. METHODS: We developed six scaffold-free conduits from human normal dermal fibroblasts using a Bio 3D Printer...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183615/a-multi-walled-silk-fibroin-silk-sericin-nerve-conduit-coated-with-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-sheath-for-peripheral-nerve-regeneration
#3
Jianwei Rao, Yan Cheng, Yanxiao Liu, Zhou Ye, Beilei Zhan, Daping Quan, Yangbin Xu
The linearly oriented multi-walled silk fibroin/silk sericin (SF/SS) nerve conduits (NCs) can provide physical cues similar to native peripheral nerve fasciculi, but the mechanical properties of which are not excellent enough. In this study, NCs with a novel and bionic design with dual structures were developed. The important features of our NCs is that the internal skeleton (the multi-walled SF/SS conduits) has a bionic structure similar to the architecture of native peripheral nerve fasciculi, which is beneficial for nerve regeneration, and the outer sheath (the hollow poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) [PLGA] conduits) could provide strong mechanical protection for the internal skeleton...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182823/how-to-direct-the-neuronal-growth-process-in-peripheral-nerve-regeneration-future-strategies-for-nanosurfaces-scaffold-and-magnetic-nanoparticles
#4
Andrea Poggetti, Pietro Battistini, Paolo Domenico Parchi, Michela Novelli, Simona Raffa, Marco Cecchini, Anna Maria Nucci, Michele Lisanti
Currently, the gold standard to repair large nerve defects is the autologous nerve graft. These solutions offer a mechanical support, adhesion substrates, and, with Schwann cells (SC), a source of neurotropic factors for axonal growth. The technical limits are the donor side damage, multiple surgical accesses, and the unavailability of large amounts of grafts. In recent years, several researchers focused their attention on the interaction between cells (nervous and glial) and physic-chemical cues that arise from the extracellular milieu...
February 7, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179161/electrospun-nanofiber-sheets-incorporating-methylcobalamin-promote-nerve-regeneration-and-functional-recovery-in-a-rat-sciatic-nerve-crush-injury-model
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Koji Suzuki, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Mitsuhiro Ebara, Koichiro Uto, Hozo Matsuoka, Shunsuke Nishimoto, Kiyoshi Okada, Tsuyoshi Murase, Hideki Yoshikawa
: Peripheral nerve injury is one of common traumas. Although injured peripheral nerves have the capacity to regenerate, axon regeneration proceeds slowly and functional outcomes are often poor. Pharmacological enhancement of regeneration can play an important role in increasing functional recovery. In this study, we developed a novel electrospun nanofiber sheet incorporating methylcobalamin (MeCbl), one of the active forms of vitamin B12 homologues, to deliver it enough locally to the peripheral nerve injury site...
February 4, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169834/development-of-biomimetic-micro-patterned-device-incorporated-with-neurotrophic-gradient-and-supportive-schwann-cells-for-the-applications-in-neural-tissue-engineering
#6
Chia-Wei Yeh, Li-Wen Wang, Hsi-Chin Wu, Yi-Kong Hsieh, Jane Wang, Ming-Hong Chen, Tzu-Wei Wang
In these years, the artificial nerve guidance conduit has been developed as an alternative way to repair peripheral nerve injury. Unlike autologous nerve graft, the artificial nerve guidance conduit without proper stimulating factors and guidance cues still cannot obtain satisfactory prognosis for clinical patients. In this study, a biodegradable polymer-based implantable device has been developed and characterized. By incorporating three stimulating factors: 1) micro-patterned surface that can directionally guide the axon as physical cue; 2) neurotrophic gradient membrane that can continually attract axon outgrowth from the proximal to distal stump as chemical cue; 3) Schwann cells that can support the growth of neurite and form myelin sheath around axon as biological cue, we expect that this construct can be used as a promising nerve guidance conduit for peripheral nerve regeneration...
February 7, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156059/magnetic-nanoparticles-for-efficient-delivery-of-growth-factors-stimulation-of-peripheral-nerve-regeneration
#7
Martina Giannaccini, M Pilar Calatayud, Andrea Poggetti, Silvia Corbianco, Michela Novelli, Melania Paoli, Pietro Battistini, Maura Castagna, Luciana Dente, Paolo Parchi, Michele Lisanti, Gabriella Cavallini, Concepción Junquera, Gerardo F Goya, Vittoria Raffa
The only clinically approved alternative to autografts for treating large peripheral nerve injuries is the use of synthetic nerve guidance conduits (NGCs), which provide physical guidance to the regenerating stump and limit scar tissue infiltration at the injury site. Several lines of evidence suggest that a potential future strategy is to combine NGCs with cellular or molecular therapies to deliver growth factors that sustain the regeneration process. However, growth factors are expensive and have a very short half-life; thus, the combination approach has not been successful...
February 3, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152586/novel-flexible-nerve-conduits-made-of-water-based-biodegradable-polyurethane-for-peripheral-nerve-regeneration
#8
Shan-Hui Hsu, Wen-Chi Chang, Chen-Tung Yen
Peripheral nerve conduits were fabricated from biodegradable polyurethane (PU) which was synthesized by a waterborne process. The biodegradable PU was based on poly(ε-caprolactone) diol and polyethylene butylene adipate diol (2:3 molar ratio) as the soft segment. Conduits formed by the freeze-drying process had asymmetric microporous structure. The PU nerve conduits were used to bridge a 10 mm gap in rat sciatic nerve. Nerve regeneration was evaluated by walking track analysis, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electrophysiological, and histological analyses...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146457/the-nerve-a-fragile-balance-between-physiology-and-pathophysiology
#9
Jean-Pierre Estebe, Arthur Atchabahian
Regarding nerves as simple cables and electrical conduits is a gross error that does not allow us to understand the anomalies and disorders observed postoperatively. Instead, nerves should be seen as a living tissue of which physiological regulation is as complex as that of the blood-brain barrier. This review describes the basic structure and functions of this blood-nerve barrier and highlights the mechanisms of its breakdown and the resultant disorders. For clinical practice, it is important to note that the diffusion of molecules from the perineurium or from the blood is very limited, and so the blood-nerve barrier is a major pharmacologic barrier...
March 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140528/noncovalent-bonding-of-rgd-and-yigsr-to-an-electrospun-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-conduit-through-peptide-self-assembly-to-synergistically-promote-sciatic-nerve-regeneration-in-rats
#10
Lei Zhu, Kai Wang, Teng Ma, Liangliang Huang, Bing Xia, Shu Zhu, Yafeng Yang, Zhongyang Liu, Xin Quan, Kai Luo, Deling Kong, Jinghui Huang, Zhuojing Luo
The nerve conduit with biofunctionalities can regulate neurite outgrowth, as well as the migration, proliferation, and myelination activity of Schwann cells. In the present study, polycaprolactone (PCL) conduits are coated with Naphthalene-phenylalanine-phenylalanine-glycine-arginine-glycine-aspartic (Nap-FFGRGD) and Naphthalene-phenylalanine-phenylalanine-glycine-cysteine-aspartic-proline-glycine-tyrosine-isoleucine-glycine-serine-arginine (Nap-FFGCDPGYIGSR) by self-assembly. In vitro studies demonstrate that arginine-glycine-aspartic (RGD) and tyrosine-isoleucine-glycine-serine-arginine (YIGSR) are capable of synergistically enhancing the ability of PCL to support the adhesion and proliferation of Schwann cells, as well as increasing neurite outgrowth from dorsal root ganglions explants...
January 31, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138239/nerve-guidance-conduit-with-a-hybrid-structure-of-a-plga-microfibrous-bundle-wrapped-in-a-micro-nanostructured-membrane
#11
Shih-Wen Peng, Ching-Wen Li, Ing-Ming Chiu, Gou-Jen Wang
Nerve repair in tissue engineering involves the precise construction of a scaffold to guide nerve cell regeneration in the desired direction. However, improvements are needed to facilitate the cell migration/growth rate of nerves in the center of a nerve conduit. In this paper, we propose a nerve guidance conduit with a hybrid structure comprising a microfibrous poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) bundle wrapped in a micro/nanostructured PLGA membrane. We applied sequential fabrication processes, including photolithography, nano-electroforming, and polydimethylsiloxane casting to manufacture master molds for the repeated production of the PLGA subelements...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127889/cell-free-artificial-implants-of-electrospun-fibres-in-a-three-dimensional-gelatin-matrix-support-sciatic-nerve-regeneration-in-vivo
#12
Andreas Kriebel, Dorothee Hodde, Thomas Kuenzel, Jessica Engels, Gary Brook, Jörg Mey
Surgical repair of larger peripheral nerve lesions requires the use of autologous nerve grafts. At present, clinical alternatives to avoid nerve transplantation consist of empty tubes, which are only suitable for the repair over short distances and have limited success. We developed a cell-free, three-dimensional scaffold for axonal guidance in long-distance nerve repair. Sub-micron scale fibres of biodegradable poly-ε-caprolactone (PCL) and collagen/PCL (c/PCL) blends were incorporated in a gelatin matrix and inserted in collagen tubes...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111229/surgical-repair-in-humans-after-traumatic-nerve-injury-provides-limited-functional-neural-regeneration-in-adults
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REVIEW
Winnie A Palispis, Ranjan Gupta
Traumatic nerve injuries result in devastating loss of neurologic function with unpredictable functional recovery despite optimal medical management. After traumatic nerve injury and denervation, regenerating axons must traverse a complex environment in which they encounter numerous barriers on the way to reinnervation of their target muscle. Outcomes of surgical intervention alone have unfortunately reached a plateau, resulting in often unsatisfactory functional recovery. Over the past few decades, many improvements were developed to supplement and boost the results of surgical repair...
January 19, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076883/in-vivo-feasibility-test-using-transparent-carbon-nanotube-coated-polydimethylsiloxane-sheet-at-brain-tissue-and-sciatic-nerve
#14
Caifeng Wang, Sangjin Oh, Hyun Ah Lee, Jieun Kang, Ki-Jae Jeong, Seon Woo Kang, Dae Youn Hwang, Jaebeom Lee
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs), with their unique and outstanding properties, such as strong mechanical strength and high electrical conductivity, have become very popular for the repair of tissues, particularly for those requiring electrical stimuli. Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)-based elastomers have been used in a wide range of biomedical applications because of their optical transparency, physiological inertness, blood compatibility, non-toxicity, and gas permeability. In present study, most of artificial nerve guidance conduits (ANGCs) are not transparent...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073285/muscle-nerve-muscle-grafting-for-facial-reanimation-in-rats
#15
Steven J Charous, Jeffery M Hotaling, Bridget D Burgess, Joshua M Sappington, James Park, Grant Turek, Eileen M Foecking
OBJECTIVE: Facial paralysis is a devastating condition leaving patients with a myriad of aesthetic and functional consequences. Muscle-nerve-muscle (MNM) neurotization is a reinnervation technique that involves implanting an autogenous nerve graft as a conduit between an innervated "donor" muscle and a denervated "recipient" muscle. We investigated the use of MNM reinnervation, alone or in combination with electrical stimulation (ES) and testosterone propionate (TP) in comparison to nerve reanastomosis (RE), on functional recovery following rat facial nerve injury...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052540/engineered-neural-tissue-with-schwann-cell-differentiated-human-dental-pulp-stem-cells-potential-for-peripheral-nerve-repair
#16
Kathleen Sanen, Wendy Martens, Melanie Georgiou, Marcel Ameloot, Ivo Lambrichts, James Phillips
Despite the spontaneous regenerative capacity of the peripheral nervous system, large gap peripheral nerve injuries (PNIs) require bridging strategies. The limitations and suboptimal results obtained with autografts or hollow nerve conduits in the clinic urge the need for alternative treatments. Recently, we have described promising neuroregenerative capacities of Schwann cells derived from differentiated human dental pulp stem cells (d-hDPSCs) in vitro. Here, we extended the in vitro assays to show the pro-angiogenic effects of d-hDPSCs, such as enhanced endothelial cell proliferation, migration and differentiation...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012041/brain-to-stomach-transfer-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-via-vagal-preganglionic-projections
#17
Ayse Ulusoy, Robert J Phillips, Michael Helwig, Michael Klinkenberg, Terry L Powley, Donato A Di Monte
Detection of α-synuclein lesions in peripheral tissues is a feature of human synucleinopathies of likely pathogenetic relevance and bearing important clinical implications. Experiments were carried out to elucidate the relationship between α-synuclein accumulation in the brain and in peripheral organs, and to identify potential pathways involved in long-distance protein transfer. Results of this in vivo study revealed a route-specific transmission of α-synuclein from the rat brain to the stomach. Following targeted midbrain overexpression of human α-synuclein, the exogenous protein was capable of reaching the gastric wall where it was accumulated into preganglionic vagal terminals...
December 23, 2016: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008303/regenerated-sciatic-nerve-axons-stimulated-through-a-chronically-implanted-macro-sieve-electrode
#18
Matthew R MacEwan, Erik R Zellmer, Jesse J Wheeler, Harold Burton, Daniel W Moran
Sieve electrodes provide a chronic interface for stimulating peripheral nerve axons. Yet, successful utilization requires robust axonal regeneration through the implanted electrode. The present study determined the effect of large transit zones in enhancing axonal regeneration and revealed an intimate neural interface with an implanted sieve electrode. Fabrication of the polyimide sieve electrodes employed sacrificial photolithography. The manufactured macro-sieve electrode (MSE) contained nine large transit zones with areas of ~0...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989353/nerve-transfer-with-entubulated-nerve-allograft-transfers-to-treat-recalcitrant-lower-extremity-neuromas
#19
Christopher Bibbo, Edgardo Rodrigues-Colazzo
Neuroma formation in the lower extremity can be debilitating to patients, especially when the neuromas are recurrent. The results of an advanced nerve reconstruction technique consisting of nerve transfer combined with nerve allograft and entubulation was evaluated in 4 patients with severe, debilitating, lower extremity neuromas. At a mean follow-up period of 26 months, the mean visual analog scale had improved from 9.5 preoperatively to 1.25 postoperatively (p < .05). These data suggest that techniques using a nerve allograft with a nerve conduit could be of great assistance in successfully managing debilitating neuromas of the lower extremity...
January 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983992/single-injection-of-a-novel-nerve-growth-factor-coacervate-improves-structural-and-functional-regeneration-after-sciatic-nerve-injury-in-adult-rats
#20
Rui Li, Jiang Wu, Zhenkun Lin, Matthew R Nangle, Yi Li, Pingtao Cai, Dan Liu, Libin Ye, Zecong Xiao, Chaochao He, Jingjing Ye, Hongyu Zhang, Yingzheng Zhao, Jian Wang, Xiaokun Li, Yan He, Qingsong Ye, Jian Xiao
The prototypical neurotrophin, nerve growth factor (NGF), plays an important role in the development and maintenance of many neurons in both the central and peripheral nervous systems, and can promote functional recovery after peripheral nerve injury in adulthood. However, repair of peripheral nerve defects is hampered by the short half-life of NGF in vivo, and treatment with either NGF alone or NGF contained in synthetic nerve conduits is inferior to the use of nerve autografts, the current gold standard. We tested the reparative ability of a single local injection of a polyvalent coacervate containing polycation-poly(ethylene argininylaspartate diglyceride; PEAD), heparin, and NGF, in adult rats following sciatic nerve crush injury, using molecular, histological and behavioral approaches...
February 2017: Experimental Neurology
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