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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227435/gelatin-methacrylamide-hydrogel-with-graphene-nanoplatelets-for-neural-cell-laden-3d-bioprinting
#1
Wei Zhu, Brent T Harris, Lijie Grace Zhang, Wei Zhu, Brent T Harris, Lijie Grace Zhang, Wei Zhu, Brent T Harris, Lijie Grace Zhang
Nervous system is extremely complex which leads to rare regrowth of nerves once injury or disease occurs. Advanced 3D bioprinting strategy, which could simultaneously deposit biocompatible materials, cells and supporting components in a layer-by-layer manner, may be a promising solution to address neural damages. Here we presented a printable nano-bioink composed of gelatin methacrylamide (GelMA), neural stem cells, and bioactive graphene nanoplatelets to target nerve tissue regeneration in the assist of stereolithography based 3D bioprinting technique...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222045/validation-of-scaffold-design-optimization-in-bone-tissue-engineering-finite-element-modeling-versus-designed-experiments
#2
Nicholas Uth, Jens Mueller, Byran Smucker, Azizeh-Mitra Yousefi
This study reports the development of biological/synthetic scaffolds for bone tissue engineering (TE) via 3D bioplotting. These scaffolds were composed of poly(L-lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA), type I collagen, and nano-hydroxyapatite (nHA) in an attempt to mimic the extracellular matrix of bone. The solvent used for processing the scaffolds was 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoro-2-propanol. The produced scaffolds were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, microcomputed tomography, thermogravimetric analysis, and unconfined compression test...
February 21, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220995/development-of-hydrogels-for-regenerative-engineering
#3
REVIEW
Xiaofei Guan, Meltem Avci-Adali, Emine Alarçin, Hao Cheng, Sara Saheb Kashaf, Yuxiao Li, Aditya Chawla, Hae Lin Jang, Ali Khademhosseini
The aim of regenerative engineering is to restore complex tissues and biological systems through convergence in the fields of advanced biomaterials, stem cell science, and developmental biology. Hydrogels are one of the most attractive biomaterials for regenerative engineering, since they can be engineered into tissue mimetic 3D scaffolds to support cell growth due to their similarity to native extracellular matrix. Advanced nano- and micro-technologies have dramatically increased the ability to control properties and functionalities of hydrogel materials by facilitating biomimetic fabrication of more sophisticated compositions and architectures, thus extending our understanding of cell-matrix interactions at the nanoscale...
February 21, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211933/enhanced-bone-tissue-regeneration-using-a-3d-printed-microstructure-incorporated-with-a-hybrid-nano-hydrogel
#4
Dong Nyoung Heo, Nathan J Castro, Se-Jun Lee, Hanaul Noh, Wei Zhu, Lijie Grace Zhang
Three-dimensional (3D) functional constructs with biomimetic mechanical and chemical properties are ideal for various regenerative medicine applications. These properties of 3D fabricated constructs mainly depend on the intrinsic characteristics of the materials and fabrication method. In this respect, the current use of hydrogels for musculoskeletal tissue repair is not ideal due to the lack of suitable mechanical properties, as well as the high biomimetic requirement for success. To overcome this limitation, we developed a novel functionalized hydrogel with bioactive gold nanoparticles (GNPs), reinforcing a 3D printed microstructure via fused deposition modeling (FDM) for bone tissue regeneration...
February 17, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195489/composition-and-stability-of-plasma-polymer-films-exhibiting-vertical-chemical-gradients
#5
Patrick Rupper, Marianne Vandenbossche, Laetitia Bernard, Dirk Hegemann, Manfred Heuberger
Controlling the balance between stability and functional group density in grown plasma polymer films is the key to diverse applications such as drug release, tissue-engineered implants, filtration, contact lenses, microfluidics, electrodes, sensors, etc. Highly functional plasma polymer films typically show a limited stability in air or aqueous environments due to mechanisms like molecular reorganization, oxidation, and hydrolysis. Stabilization is achieved by enhancing cross-linking at the cost of the terminal functional groups such as -OH and -COOH, but also -NH2, etc...
February 21, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192650/facile-adhesion-tuning-of-superhydrophobic-surfaces-between-lotus-and-petal-effect-and-their-influence-on-icing-and-de-icing-properties
#6
Md Julker Nine, Tran Thanh Tung, Faisal Khalid Alotaibi, Diana N H Tran, Dusan Losic
Adhesion behaviour of superhydrophobic (SH) surfaces is an active research field related to various engineering applications in controlled microdroplet transportation, self-cleaning, de-icing, biochemical separation, tissue engineering, and water harvesting. Herein, we report a facile approach to control droplet adhesion, bouncing and rolling on properties of SH surfaces by tuning their air-gap and roughness-height by altering the concentrations of poly-dimethyl-siloxane (PDMS). The optimal use of PDMS (4 wt% to 16 wt%) in a dual-scale (nano and micro-particles) composite enables to control specific surface area (SSA), pore-volume, and roughness of matrices that results in a well-controlled adhesion between water droplets and SH surfaces...
February 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191696/a-new-approach-in-stem-cell-research-exosomes-their-mechanism-of-action-via-cellular-pathways
#7
REVIEW
Burak Derkus, Kaan C Emregul, Emel Emregul
Exosomes are nano-sized vesicles surrounded by a lipid membrane, which tend to be secreted towards extra-cellular environments. Despite being defined as vesicles involved in excretion of molecular wastes by Rose Johnstone in the 1970's, further studies revealed them to be effective in various biological processes such as cancer development, regulation of the immune system, intercellular communication, stem cell biology and tissue/organ regeneration. Although many studies dealing with the role of exosomes in stem cell differentiation and the use of exosomes isolated from stem cells, for treatment of several diseases have been published, the involved mechanisms remain largely unknown...
February 13, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183677/hierarchical-micro-nano-structured-ti6al4v-surface-topography-via-two-step-etching-process-for-enhanced-hydrophilicity-and-osteoblastic-responses
#8
Byeong-Seok Moon, Sungwon Kim, Hyoun-Ee Kim, Tae-Sik Jang
Hierarchical micro-nano (HMN) surface structuring of dental implants is a fascinating strategy for achieving fast and mechanically stable fixation due to the synergetic effect of micro- and nano-scale surface roughness with surrounding tissues. However, the introduction of a well-defined nanostructure on a microstructure having complex surface geometry is still challenging. As a means of fabricating HMN surface on Ti6Al4V-ELI, target-ion induced plasma sputtering (TIPS) was used onto a sand-blasted, large-grit and acid-etched substrate...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183673/attenuation-of-the-in-vitro-neurotoxicity-of-316l-ss-by-graphene-oxide-surface-coating
#9
Nishat Tasnim, Alok Kumar, Binata Joddar
A persistent theme in biomaterials research comprises of surface engineering and modification of bare metallic substrates for improved cellular response and biocompatibility. Graphene Oxide (GO), a derivative of graphene, has outstanding chemical and mechanical properties; its large surface to volume ratio, ease of surface modification and processing make GO an attractive coating material. GO-coatings have been extensively studied as biosensors. Further owing to its surface nano-architecture, GO-coated surfaces promote cell adhesion and growth, making it suitable for tissue engineering applications...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183632/a-potential-bioactive-wound-dressing-based-on-carboxymethyl-cellulose-zno-impregnated-mcm-41-nanocomposite-hydrogel
#10
Rasul Rakhshaei, Hassan Namazi
Lack of antibacterial activity, deficient water vapor and oxygen permeability, and insufficient mechanical properties are disadvantages of existing wound dressings. Hydrogels could absorb wound exudates due to their strong swelling ratio and give a cooling sensation and a wet environment. To overcome these shortcomings, flexible nanocomposite hydrogel films was prepared through combination of zinc oxide impregnated mesoporous silica (ZnO-MCM-41) as a nano drug carrier with carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) hydrogel...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183629/mechanical-properties-and-in-vivo-study-of-modified-hydroxyapatite-polyetheretherketone-biocomposites
#11
Rui Ma, Qiankuan Li, Lin Wang, Xianghua Zhang, Lin Fang, Zhongkuan Luo, Bai Xue, Lei Ma
Polyether ether ketone (PEEK) has received much attention for its excellent mechanical properties and biocompatibility. Here, the silane coupling agent KH560 [γ-(2,3-epoxypropoxy)propyltrimethoxysilane] is used for graft modification of bioactive HA (hydroxyapatite) particles and for preparing HA/PEEK composites via a hot-press molding method. The prepared HA/PEEK composites were tested for their mechanical properties with SEM (scanning electron microscopy), infrared spectroscopy, and thermo-analysis. The results show that silane coupling KH-560 modifies HA successfully and that the tensile strengths of HA/PEEK and m-HA/PEEK composites indicate an increasing and then a decreasing tendency with increasing HA contents...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183588/a-cytocompatible-micro-nano-textured-surface-with-si-doped-titania-mesoporous-arrays-fabricated-by-a-one-step-anodization
#12
Huibing Liu, Xiaobo Huang, Hanwu Yu, Xiaoning Yang, Xiangyu Zhang, Ruiqiang Hang, Bin Tang
To mimic the hierarchical structure of bone tissues, a hybrid micro/nano-textured titanium surface with Si-doped TiO2 mesoporous arrays is fabricated by a one-step high current anodization (HCA). Specifically, the HCA is carried out in a electrolyte containing NO3(-) and SiO3(2-). The NO3(-) in the electrolyte is demonstrated to play a key role in mediating the formation of honeycombed TiO2 mesoporous arrays, which are different than the nanotubes formed by the mediating of F(-) ion in the conventional anodization...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181905/the-interplay-of-stiffness-and-force-anisotropies-drive-embryo-elongation
#13
Thanh Thi Kim Vuong-Brender, Martine Ben Amar, Julien Pontabry, Michel Labouesse
The morphogenesis of tissues, like the deformation of an object, results from the interplay between their material properties and the mechanical forces exerted on them. Whereas the importance of mechanical forces in influencing cell behaviour is widely recognized, the importance of tissue material properties, in particular stiffness, has received much less attention. Using C. elegans as a model, we examine how both aspects contribute to embryonic elongation. Measuring the opening shape of the epidermal actin cortex after laser nano-ablation, we assess the spatiotemporal changes of actomyosin-dependent force and stiffness along the antero-posterior and dorso-ventral axis...
February 9, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181829/marked-augmentation-of-plga-nanoparticle-induced-metabolically-beneficial-impact-of-%C3%AE-oryzanol-on-fuel-dyshomeostasis-in-genetically-obese-diabetic-ob-ob-mice
#14
Chisayo Kozuka, Chigusa Shimizu-Okabe, Chitoshi Takayama, Kaku Nakano, Hidetaka Morinaga, Ayano Kinjo, Kotaro Fukuda, Asuka Kamei, Akihito Yasuoka, Takashi Kondo, Keiko Abe, Kensuke Egashira, Hiroaki Masuzaki
Our previous works demonstrated that brown rice-specific bioactive substance, γ-oryzanol acts as a chaperone, attenuates exaggerated endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in brain hypothalamus and pancreatic islets, thereby ameliorating metabolic derangement in high fat diet (HFD)-induced obese diabetic mice. However, extremely low absorption efficiency from intestine of γ-oryzanol is a tough obstacle for the clinical application. Therefore, in this study, to overcome extremely low bioavailability of γ-oryzanol with super-high lipophilicity, we encapsulated γ-oryzanol in polymer poly (DL-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanoparticles (Nano-Orz), and evaluated its metabolically beneficial impact in genetically obese-diabetic ob/ob mice, the best-known severest diabetic model in mice...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179927/subcutaneous-connective-tissue-reaction-to-a-new-nano-zinc-oxide-eugenol-sealer-in-rat-model
#15
Salma Omidi, Maryam Javidi, Mina Zarei, Siavash Mushakhian, Amirhossein Jafarian
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this animal study was to evaluate the histological response of the new nano zinc-oxide eugenol (NZOE) sealer in comparison with Pulp Canal Sealer (ZOE based) and AH-26 (epoxy resin sealer). METHODS AND MATERIALS: A total of 27 Wistar rats were used. Four polyethylene tubes were implanted in the back of each rat (three tubes containing the test materials and an empty tube as a control). Then, 9 animals were sacrificed at each interval of 15, 30 and 60 days, and the implants were removed with the surrounding tissues...
2017: Iranian Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177603/pro-inflammatory-and-pro-fibrogenic-effects-of-ionic-and-particulate-arsenide-and-indium-containing-semiconductor-materials-in-the-murine-lung
#16
Wen Jiang, Xiang Wang, Olivia J Osborne, Yingjie Du, Chong Hyun Chang, Yu-Pei Liao, Bingbing Sun, Jinhong Jiang, Zhaoxia Ji, Ruibin Li, Xiangsheng Liu, Jianqin Lu, Sijie Lin, Huan Meng, Tian Xia, André E Nel
We have recently shown that the toxicological potential of GaAs and InAs particulates in cells is size- and dissolution-dependent, tending to be more pronounced for nano- vs micron-sized particles. Whether the size-dependent dissolution and shedding of ionic III-V materials also apply to pulmonary exposure is unclear. While it has been demonstrated that micron-sized III-V particles, such as GaAs and InAs, are capable of inducing hazardous pulmonary effects in an occupational setting as well as in animal studies, the effect of submicron particles (e...
February 8, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161662/release-of-metal-ions-from-nano-cocrmo-wear-debris-generated-from-tribo-corrosion-processes-in-artificial-hip-implants
#17
Yang Wang, Yu Yan, Yanjing Su, Lijie Qiao
CoCrMo alloys have been widely used in metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacements due to their superior wear and corrosion resistance properties. However, metal ions like Co(2+) and Cr(3+), or even Cr(6+) released from CoCrMo hip prostheses can induce macrophage apoptotic vs. necrotic mortality and damage the surrounding tissues. Simultaneously, osteolysis induced by the wear debris can be a cause of failure. Nano wear debris is more active than the bulk material, due to its small size. In this study, to accurately analyse the fresh wear debris retrieved from the hip simulator and the interaction between the particles and tribocorrosion of CoCrMo, wear debris was observed without protein digest, using a combined experimental approach involving the employment of TEM and ICP-MS...
January 30, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161505/albumin-mediated-deposition-of-bone-like-apatite-onto-nano-sized-surfaces-effect-of-surface-reactivity-and-interfacial-hydration
#18
Noelia L D'Elia, Noel Gravina, Juan M Ruso, Jose L Marco-Brown, Juan M Sieben, Paula V Messina
The bioactivity of an implant is displayed on its ability to induce heterogeneous nucleation of biogenic apatite onto its surface upon immersion in body fluids; forming, through this layer, a stable bond with the host tissue. The present article evaluates the bioactivity of different nanostructured substrates based on synthetic hydroxyapatite (HA) and titania (TiO2) nanoparticles, where we extend the debate regarding the selective roles played by the presence of albumin on the biogenic apatite coating evolution...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160406/development-of-organic-solvent-free-micro-nano-porous-polymer-scaffolds-for-musculoskeletal-regeneration
#19
S T C Lin, D S Musson, S Amirapu, J Cornish, D Bhattacharyya
The use of biomaterial scaffolds has been an enormous field of research in tissue engineering, where the aim is to use graft materials for assisting the human body in recovering lost functions. Currently, there are many ways biomaterial scaffolds can be fabricated; however, many of these techniques involve the use of toxic organic solvents during the process. As biocompatibility is one of the mandatory requirements in designing a successful scaffold, there is an interest in fabricating scaffolds that are completely organic solvent-free...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159593/short-term-oral-exposure-to-low-doses-of-nano-sized-tio2-and-potential-modulatory-effects-on-intestinal-cells
#20
Maria Grazia Ammendolia, Francesca Iosi, Francesca Maranghi, Roberta Tassinari, Francesco Cubadda, Federica Aureli, Andrea Raggi, Fabiana Superti, Alberto Mantovani, Barbara De Berardis
The present study investigated potential modulatory effects of low doses of nano-sized titanium dioxide (TiO2) on intestinal cells in vivo and in vitro. After short-term exposure to TiO2 nanoparticles in rats, histopathological analysis of intestinal tissues indicated a gender-specific effect with increased length of intestinal villi in male rats only. Moreover the intestinal tissue showed nanoparticle deposition as revealed by ICP-MS determination of titanium. Increased serum testosterone levels were also detected...
January 31, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
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