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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786899/improved-stable-indocyanine-green-icg-mediated-cancer-optotheranostics-with-naturalized-hepatitis-b-core-particles
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Wenjun Shan, Ronghe Chen, Qiang Zhang, Jie Zhao, Binbin Chen, Xi Zhou, Shefang Ye, Shengli Bi, Liming Nie, Lei Ren
In recent years, hepatitis B core protein virus-like particle (HBc VLP) is an impressive biomaterial, which has attracted considerable attention due to favorable properties such as structural stability, high uptake efficiency, and biocompatibility in biomedical applications. Heretofore, only a few attempts have been made to apply it in physical, chemical, and biological therapy for cancer. In this study, a tumor-targeting RGD-HBc VLP is first fabricated through genetic engineering. For image-guided cancer phototherapy, indocyanine green (ICG) is loaded into RGD-HBc VLP via a disassembly/reassembly pathway and electrostatic attraction with high efficiency...
May 22, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786793/a-method-for-prostate-and-breast-cancer-cell-spheroid-cultures-using-gelatin-methacryloyl-based-hydrogels
#2
Christoph Meinert, Christina Theodoropoulos, Travis J Klein, Dietmar W Hutmacher, Daniela Loessner
Modern tissue engineering technologies have delivered tools to recreate a cell's naturally occurring niche in vitro and to investigate normal and pathological cell-cell and cell-niche interactions. Hydrogel biomaterials mimic crucial properties of native extracellular matrices, including mechanical support, cell adhesion sites and proteolytic degradability. As such, they are applied as 3D cell culture platforms to replicate tissue-like architectures observed in vivo, allowing physiologically relevant cell behaviors...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786563/cell-based-liver-therapies-past-present-and-future
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REVIEW
Valeria Iansante, Anil Chandrashekran, Anil Dhawan
Liver transplantation represents the standard treatment for people with an end-stage liver disease and some liver-based metabolic disorders; however, shortage of liver donor tissues limits its availability. Furthermore, whole liver replacement eliminates the possibility of using native liver as a possible target for future gene therapy in case of liver-based metabolic defects. Cell therapy has emerged as a potential alternative, as cells can provide the hepatic functions and engraft in the liver parenchyma...
July 5, 2018: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785783/silica-gelatin-hybrid-sol-gel-coatings-a-proteomic-study-with-biocompatibility-implications
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N Araújo-Gomes, F Romero-Gavilán, I Lara-Sáez, F Elortza, M Azkargorta, I Iloro, M Martínez-Ibañez, J J Martín de Llano, M Gurruchaga, I Goñi, J Suay, A M Sánchez-Pérez
Osseointegration, including the foreign body reaction to biomaterials, is an immune-modulated, multifactorial, and complex healing process in which various cells and mediators are involved. The buildup of the osseointegration process is immunological and inflammation-driven, often triggered by the adsorption of proteins on the surfaces of the biomaterials and complement activation. New strategies for improving osseointegration use coatings as vehicles for osteogenic biomolecules delivery from implants. Natural polymers, such as gelatin, can mimic collagen I and enhance the biocompatibility of a material...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785258/intra-articular-biomaterials-assisted-delivery-to-treat-temporomandibular-joint-disorders
#5
Khandmaa Dashnyam, Jung-Hwan Lee, Nandin Mandakhbayar, Guang-Zhen Jin, Hae-Hyoung Lee, Hae-Won Kim
The temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as myofascial pain syndrome, is considered one of the prevalent chronic pain diseases caused by muscle inflammation and cartilage degradation in head and neck, and thus influences even biopsychosocial conditions in a lifetime. There are several current treatment methodologies relieving inflammation and preventing degradation of the joint complex. One of the promising non-surgical treatment methods is an intra-articular injection of drugs such as corticosteroids, analgesics, and anti-depressants...
January 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785178/functionally-graded-bone-and-tendon-like-polyurethane-for-rotator-cuff-repair
#6
Dai Fei Elmer Ker, Dan Wang, Anthony William Behn, Evelyna Tsi Hsin Wang, Xu Zhang, Benjamin Yamin Zhou, Ángel Enrique Mercado-Pagán, Sungwoo Kim, John Kleimeyer, Burhan Gharaibeh, Yaser Shanjani, Drew Nelson, Marc Safran, Emilie Cheung, Phil Campbell, Yunzhi Peter Yang
Critical considerations in engineering biomaterials for rotator cuff repair include bone-tendon-like mechanical properties to support physiological loading and biophysicochemical attributes that stabilize the repair site over the long-term. In this study, UV-crosslinkable polyurethane based on quadrol (Q), hexamethylene diisocyante (H), and methacrylic anhydride (M; QHM polymers), which are free of solvent, catalyst, and photoinitiator, is developed. Mechanical characterization studies demonstrate that QHM polymers possesses phototunable bone- and tendon-like tensile and compressive properties (12-74 MPa tensile strength, 0...
May 2018: Advanced Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784996/dual-function-injectable-angiogenic-biomaterial-for-the-repair-of-brain-tissue-following-stroke
#7
Lina R Nih, Shiva Gojgini, S Thomas Carmichael, Tatiana Segura
Stroke is the primary cause of disability due to the brain's limited ability to regenerate damaged tissue. After stroke, an increased inflammatory and immune response coupled with severely limited angiogenesis and neuronal growth results in a stroke cavity devoid of normal brain tissue. In the adult, therapeutic angiogenic materials have been used to repair ischaemic tissues through the formation of vascular networks. However, whether a therapeutic angiogenic material can regenerate brain tissue and promote neural repair is poorly understood...
May 21, 2018: Nature Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783681/encapsulation-and-characterization-of-gentamicin-sulfate-in-the-collagen-added-electrospun-nanofibers-for-skin-regeneration
#8
Wan Khartini Wan Abdul Khodir, Abdul Hakim Abdul Razak, Min Hwei Ng, Vincenzo Guarino, Deny Susanti
In the current practice, the clinical use of conventional skin substitutes such as autogenous skin grafts have shown several problems, mainly with respect to limited sources and donor site morbidity. In order to overcome these limitations, the use of smart synthetic biomaterials is tremendously diffusing as skin substitutes. Indeed, engineered skin grafts or analogues frequently play an important role in the treatment of chronic skin wounds, by supporting the regeneration of newly formed tissue, and at the same time preventing infections during the long-term treatment...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782983/an-in-vivo-biocompatibility-study-of-surgical-meshes-made-from-bacterial-cellulose-modified-with-chitosan
#9
Joanna Piasecka-Zelga, Piotr Zelga, Joanna Szulc, Justyna Wietecha, Danuta Ciechańska
Bacterial cellulose modified with chitosan (MBC) is an innovative biomaterial used in regenerative medicine which may potentially improve treatment outcomes mesh for hernia repair surgery by facilitating better absorption in native tissue with less risk of mesh-related infections. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the biocompatibility of mesh based on MBC, and determine whether immunological reactions occur due to hypersensitivity to the implants. Forty five Imp:WIST rats were randomly assigned to be implanted with one of three mesh types: simple polypropylene mesh (n = 15), mesh modified by bacterial cellulose only (n = 15) and MBC mesh (n = 15) and evaluated after one and three months following intramuscular implantation...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781746/posterior-lamellar-reconstruction-a-comprehensive-review-of-the-literature
#10
Alessandra Fin, Fabrizio De Biasio, Paolo Lanzetta, Sebastiano Mura, Anna Tarantini, Pier Camillo Parodi
The aim of the review is to describe the different techniques and materials available to reconstruct the tarsoconjunctival layer of the eyelid; to analyze their indications, advantages, and disadvantages. We searched the Cochrane, PubMed, and Ovid MEDLINE databases for English articles published between January 1990 and January 2017 using variations of the following key words: "posterior lamella," "eyelid reconstruction," "tarsoconjunctival," "flap," and "graft." Two reviewers checked the abstracts of the articles found to eliminate redundant or not relevant articles...
May 21, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781171/fiber-based-fluorescence-lifetime-imaging-of-recellularization-processes-on-vascular-tissue-constructs
#11
Alba Alfonso-Garcia, Jeny Shklover, Benjamin E Sherlock, Alyssa Panitch, Leigh G Griffiths, Laura Marcu
New techniques able to monitor the maturation of tissue engineered constructs over time are needed for a more efficient control of developmental parameters. Here, a label-free fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIm) approach implemented through a single fiber-optic interface is reported for non-destructive in situ assessment of vascular biomaterials. Recellularization processes of antigen removed bovine pericardium scaffolds with endothelial cells and mesenchymal stem cells were evaluated on the serous and the fibrous sides of the scaffolds, two distinct extracellular matrix niches, over the course of a 7 day culture period...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781148/improved-osteogenesis-of-boron-incorporated-calcium-silicate-coatings-via-immunomodulatory-effects
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Xiang Lu, Kai Li, Youtao Xie, Shengcai Qi, Qingyi Shen, Jiangming Yu, Liping Huang, Xuebin Zheng
Osteoimmunology has revealed the importance of a favorable immune response for successful biomaterial-mediated osteogenesis. Boron-incorporated calcium silicate (Ca11 Si4 B2 O22 , B-CS) coating has been reported as a potential candidate for improving osteogenesis in orthopedic applications in vitro. However, relatively little is known about its effects on the immune response and subsequent osteogenesis. In this work, the immunomodulatory properties of the B-CS coating and its specific mechanism of action were explored...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778880/cellulose-hydrogel-with-tunable-shape-and-mechanical-properties-from-rigid-cylinder-to-soft-scaffold
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Noriyuki Isobe, Takehiro Komamiya, Satoshi Kimura, Ung-Jin Kim, Masahisa Wada
Cellulose hydrogel from aqueous solution of lithium bromide demonstrated excellent tunability of mechanical property and shape. A series of compression tests showed that cellulose hydrogel covered a wide range of mechanical property, where the compressive Young's modulus was controllable from 30 kPa to 1.3 MPa by changing the initial concentration of cellulose solution. Meanwhile, the diameter of the building block of gel, namely nano-fibrous cellulose, was constant at 15-20 nm irrelevant of the initial concentration of cellulose solution...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778319/anti-infective-biomaterials-with-surface-decorated-tachyplesin-i
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Qiong Xue, Xiao-Bin Liu, Yeh-Hsing Lao, Lin-Ping Wu, Dong Wang, Zhen-Qiang Zuo, Jun-Yu Chen, Jing Hou, Yuan-Yuan Bei, Xue-Fei Wu, Kam W Leong, Hua Xiang, Jing Han
Implants decorated with antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) can prevent infection and reduce the risk of creating antibiotic resistance. Yet the restricted mobility of surficial AMP often compromises its activity. Here, we report a simple but effective strategy to allow a more flexible display of AMP on the biomaterial surface and demonstrate its efficacy for wound healing. The AMP, tachyplesin I (Tac), is tagged with the polyhydroxyalkanoate-granule-associated protein (PhaP) and immobilized on haloarchaea-produced poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBHV) via hydrophobic interaction...
May 9, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777958/sssupramolecular-poly-acrylic-acid-f127-hydrogel-with-hydration-controlled-nitric-oxide-release-for-enhancing-wound-healing
#15
Mathilde Champeau, Valéria Póvoa, Lucas Militão, Flávia Cabrini, Guilherme F Picheth, Florian Meneau, Carlos P Jara, Eliana P de Araujo, Marcelo G de Oliveira
Topical nitric oxide (NO) delivery has been shown to accelerate wound healing. However, delivering NO to wounds at appropriate rates and doses requires new biomaterial-based strategies. Here, we describe the development of supramolecular interpolymer complex hydrogels comprising PEO-PPO-PEO (F127) micelles embedded in a poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) matrix, with S-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO) molecules dissolved in the hydrophilic domain. We show that PAA:F127/GSNO hydrogels start releasing NO upon hydration at rates controlled by their rates of water absorption...
May 16, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777818/influence-of-degree-of-substitution-and-folic-acid-coinitiator-on-pullulan-hema-hydrogel-properties-crosslinked-under-visible-light-initiating-system
#16
Elbadawy A Kamoun, M A Abu-Seaid, A S Doma, Henning Menzel, Xin Chen
Hydroxyethyl methacrylate-derivative pullulan (pullulan-HEMA) was synthesized by activation of HEMA followed by catalyzed coupling reaction for adjusting the degree of substitution (DS) of copolymer. Pullulan-HEMA was photocrosslinked using new three-components photoinitiating system composed of carboxylated camphorquinone-folic acid-iodonium salt under visible light. Folic acid was employed as new coinitiator for improving the entire hydrogel properties and avoiding harms of traditional used tertiary amine coinitiators...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777374/the-tenascin-c-derived-peptide-vswrapta-promotes-neuronal-branching-via-transcellular-activation-of-the-focal-adhesion-kinase-fak-and-the-erk1-2-signaling-pathway-in-vitro
#17
Marvin Jarocki, Omar Sallouh, Ralf Weberskirch, Andreas Faissner
The central nervous system (CNS) of mammals has a limited regeneration capacity after traumatic events, which causes chronic functional disability. The development of biomaterials aims at providing support for the regeneration process. One strategy integrates peptides that mimic functional domains of extracellular matrix (ECM) or cell adhesion molecules with synthetic polymers designed to present growth-supporting cues to the neuronal microenvironment. Thus, small peptide sequences originating from molecules of the ECM may serve as promising bio-additives, acting as artificial matricryptins to gear cellular processes...
May 18, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776584/dopamine-assisted-co-deposition-an-emerging-and-promising-strategy-for-surface-modification
#18
REVIEW
Wen-Ze Qiu, Hao-Cheng Yang, Zhi-Kang Xu
Mussel-inspired chemistry based on polydopamine (PDA) deposition has been developed as a facile and universal method for the surface modification of various materials. However, the inherent shortcomings of PDA coatings still impede their practical applications in the development of functional materials. In this review, we introduce the recent progress in the emerging dopamine-assisted co-deposition as a one-step strategy for functionalizing PDA-based coatings, and improving them in the aspects of deposition rate, morphology uniformity, surface wettability and chemical stability...
April 27, 2018: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776024/simple-and-universal-model-for-electron-impact-ionization-of-complex-biomolecules
#19
Hong Qi Tan, Zhaohong Mi, Andrew A Bettiol
We present a simple and universal approach to calculate the total ionization cross section (TICS) for electron impact ionization in DNA bases and other biomaterials in the condensed phase. Evaluating the electron impact TICS plays a vital role in ion-beam radiobiology simulation at the cellular level, as secondary electrons are the main cause of DNA damage in particle cancer therapy. Our method is based on extending the dielectric formalism. The calculated results agree well with experimental data and show a good comparison with other theoretical calculations...
March 2018: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775632/controlled-delivery-of-a-focal-adhesion-kinase-inhibitor-results-in-accelerated-wound-closure-with-decreased-scar-formation
#20
Kun Ma, Sun Hyung Kwon, Jagannath Padmanabhan, Dominik Duscher, Artem A Trotsyuk, Yixiao Dong, Mohammed Inayathullah, Jayakumar Rajadas, Geoffrey C Gurtner
Formation of scars following wounding or trauma represents a significant healthcare burden costing the economy billions of dollars every year. Activation of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) has been shown to play a pivotal role in transducing mechanical signals to elicit fibrotic responses and scar formation during wound repair. We have previously shown that inhibition of FAK using local injections of a small molecule FAK inhibitor (FAKI) can attenuate scar development in a hypertrophic scar model. Clinical translation of FAKI therapy has been challenging, however, due to the lack of an effective drug delivery system for extensive burn injuries, blast injuries, and large excisional injuries...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
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