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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806146/three-dimensional-bioprinting-of-polycaprolactone-reinforced-gene-activated-bioinks-for-bone-tissue-engineering
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Gráinne M Cunniffe, Tomas Gonzalez-Fernandez, Andrew Daly, Binulal N Sathy, Oju Jeon, Eben Alsberg, Daniel J Kelly
Regeneration of complex bone defects remains a significant clinical challenge. Multi-tool biofabrication has permitted the combination of various biomaterials to create multifaceted composites with tailorable mechanical properties and spatially controlled biological function. In this study we sought to use bioprinting to engineer nonviral gene activated constructs reinforced by polymeric micro-filaments. A gene activated bioink was developed using RGD-γ-irradiated alginate and nano-hydroxyapatite (nHA) complexed to plasmid DNA (pDNA)...
August 14, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803478/biomimetic-bone-like-hydroxyapatite-by-mineralization-on-supramolecular-porous-fiber-networks
#2
Bo Li, Lei Kan, Xinyue Zhang, Jie Li, Ruiting Li, Qinyuan Gui, Dengli Qiu, Fei He, Ning Ma, Yapei Wang, Hao Wei
The hydroxyapatite (HA), main inorganic component of bone tissue, is mineralized with collagen fibril scaffolds during bone formation. Inspired by the process, self-assembled porous networks architecture was designed and synthesized by using the 2-ureido-4[1H]-pyrimidone (UPy) modified glycerol molecule UPy-Gly, which was further utilized as a template for biomimetic mineralization. When incubated in simulated body fluid (SBF), the HA nucleus firstly formed in the holes of the template by the induction of hydroxyls on the surface, grew along the nanofibers and fused with the template to fabricate the hydroxyapatite composites (UPy-Gly/HA)...
August 13, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800220/the-secret-life-of-collagen-temporal-changes-in-nanoscale-fibrillar-pre-strain-and-molecular-organization-during-physiological-loading-of-cartilage
#3
Sheetal R Inamdar, David P Knight, Nicholas J Terrill, Angelo Karunaratne, Fernando Cacho-Nerin, Martin M Knight, Himadri S Gupta
Articular cartilage is a natural biomaterial whose structure at the micro- and nanoscale is critical for healthy joint function and where degeneration is associated with widespread disorders such as osteoarthritis. At the nanoscale, cartilage mechanical functionality is dependent on the collagen fibrils and hydrated proteoglycans that form the extracellular matrix. The dynamic response of these ultrastructural building blocks at the nanoscale, however, remains unclear. Here we measure time-resolved changes in collagen fibril strain, using small angle X-ray diffraction during compression of bovine and human cartilage explants...
August 11, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796540/recent-advances-in-targeted-delivery-of-tissue-plasminogen-activator-for-enhanced-thrombolysis-in-ischemic-stroke
#4
Masumeh Zamanlu, Mehdi Farhoudi, Morteza Eskandani, Javad Mahmoudi, Jaleh Barar, Mohammad Rafi, Yadollah Omidi
Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is the only FDA approved medical treatment for the ischemic stroke. However, it associates with some inevitable limitations, including: short therapeutic window, extremely short half-life and low penetration in large clots. Systemic administration (i.v./i.a.) may lead to complications such as hemorrhagic conversion in the brain and relapse in the form of re-occlusion. Furthermore, ultrasound has been utilized in combination with contrast agents, echogenic liposome, microspheres or nanoparticles carrying tPA for improving thrombolysis - an approach that has resulted in slight improvement of tPA delivery and facilitated thrombolysis...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793400/enhanced-uptake-of-bpa-in-the-presence-of-nanoplastics-can-lead-to-neurotoxic-effects-in-adult-zebrafish
#5
Qiqing Chen, Daqiang Yin, Yunlu Jia, Sabrina Schiwy, Jessica Legradi, Shouye Yang, Henner Hollert
Plastic particles have been proven to be abundant in the aquatic environment, raising concerns about their potential toxic effects. In the present study, we determined the bioaccumulation potential of bisphenol A (BPA) in adult zebrafish (Danio rerio) in the absence and presence of nano-sized plastic particles (nanoplastics, NPPs). Results show that BPA can accumulate in the viscera, gill, head and muscle of zebrafish with 85, 43, 20, and 3μg/g ww after 1d exposure. NPPs were also found to accumulate in different tissues of the fish...
August 5, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792664/collagen-coated-nano-electrospun-pcl-seeded-with-human-endometrial-stem-cells-for-skin-tissue-engineering-applications
#6
Shiva Sharif, Jafar Ai, Mahmoud Azami, Javad Verdi, Mohammad Ali Atlasi, Sadegh Shirian, Ali Samadikuchaksaraei
Human endometrial stem cells (hEnSCs) are known as an attractive source of stem cells for regenerative medicine. hEnSCs are easily isolated and are capable of repairing uterine through their strong ability of creating new capillaries. In this study, a three-dimensional (3D) nanofibrous polycaprolactone (PCL)/collagen scaffold was fabricated and characterized in order to be applied as a new approach for skin reconstruction. Furthermore, the behavior of hEnSCs on this scaffold was investigated. First, a PCL 3D scaffold was constructed using electrospinning technique...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789523/efficient-sirna-delivery-by-lipid-nanoparticles-modified-with-a-non-standard-macrocyclic-peptide-for-epcam-targeting
#7
Yu Sakurai, Wataru Mizumura, Manami Murata, Tomoya Hada, Shoshiro Yamamoto, Kenichiro Ito, Kazuhiro Iwasaki, Takayuki Katoh, Yuki Goto, Asako Takagi, Michinori Kohara, Hiroaki Suga, Hideyoshi Harashima
The development of a specific, effective method for the delivery of therapeutics including small molecules and nucleic acids to tumor tissue remains to be solved. Numerous types of lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) have been developed in attempts to achieve this goal. However, LNPs are probably not taken up by target cells because cancer-targeting LNPs are typically modified with poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG), which inhibit the cellular uptake of LNPs, to passively accumulate in tumor tissue via the enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effect...
August 8, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782570/nanomedicine-and-advanced-technologies-for-burns-preventing-infection-and-facilitating-wound-healing
#8
Mirza Ali Mofazzal Jahromi, Parham Sahandi Zangabad, Seyed Masoud Moosavi Basri, Keyvan Sahandi Zangabad, Ameneh Ghamarypour, Amir R Aref, Mahdi Karimi, Michael R Hamblin
According to the latest report from the World Health Organization, an estimated 265,000 deaths still occur every year as a direct result of burn injuries. A widespread range of these deaths induced by burn wound happens in low- and middle-income countries, where survivors face a lifetime of morbidity. Most of the deaths occur due to infections when a high percentage of the external regions of the body area is affected. Microbial nutrient availability, skin barrier disruption, and vascular supply destruction in burn injuries as well as systemic immunosuppression are important parameters that cause burns to be susceptible to infections...
August 3, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782236/porous-titanium-scaffolds-with-self-assembled-micro-nano-hierarchical-structure-for-dual-functions-of-bone-regeneration-and-anti-infection
#9
Lu Han, Menghao Wang, Honglong Sun, Peifei Li, Kefeng Wang, Fuzeng Ren, Xiong Lu
Porous titanium (Ti) scaffolds are widely used for bone repair because of their good biocompatibility, mechanical properties and corrosion resistance. However, pristine Ti scaffolds are bioinert and unable to induce bone regeneration. In this study, chitosan coated BSA nanoparticles (CBSA NPs) and oxidized alginate (OSA) were in a layer-by-layer (LbL) manner on Ti scaffolds. The LbL film possessed micro/nano hierarchical architectures, has the features of nanostructures, and possesses abundant functional groups from CBSA NPs and OSA to improve the surface biocompatibility and biofunctionality of Ti scaffolds...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782037/chemotactic-synthetic-vesicles-design-and-applications-in-blood-brain-barrier-crossing
#10
Adrian Joseph, Claudia Contini, Denis Cecchin, Sophie Nyberg, Lorena Ruiz-Perez, Jens Gaitzsch, Gavin Fullstone, Xiaohe Tian, Juzaili Azizi, Jane Preston, Giorgio Volpe, Giuseppe Battaglia
In recent years, scientists have created artificial microscopic and nanoscopic self-propelling particles, often referred to as nano- or microswimmers, capable of mimicking biological locomotion and taxis. This active diffusion enables the engineering of complex operations that so far have not been possible at the micro- and nanoscale. One of the most promising tasks is the ability to engineer nanocarriers that can autonomously navigate within tissues and organs, accessing nearly every site of the human body guided by endogenous chemical gradients...
August 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778061/studies-on-the-interaction-of-polylactid-based-planar-and-nanoparticular-biomaterials-with-serum-albumin-and-fibrinogen
#11
Katharina Wulf, Ulrike Tschierschky, Thomas Eickner, Niels Grabow, Ralf G Mundkowski
Knowledge about the interactions of biomaterials with biological matrices is still poor however crucial to future development in terms of how to cope with immunomodulatory adverse effects and to control the integration of implants into tissue or the targeting of nano devices. The appropriate design of a material depends on reliable data about the influence of oligomer or polymer configuration and dispersity as well as surface properties including chemical modifications. This work addressed the interaction of four polylactide (PLA) resomers, a well-established, biodegradable biomaterial, and two physiologically relevant proteins, which are ubiquitous in human serum - albumin (HSA) and fibrinogen (HFG)...
July 8, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777502/carbon-nanomaterials-in-biological-studies-and-biomedicine
#12
REVIEW
Nagappa L Teradal, Raz Jelinek
The "carbon nano-world" has made over the past few decades huge contributions in diverse scientific disciplines and technological advances. While dramatic advances have been widely publicized in using carbon nanomaterials such as fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, and graphene in materials sciences, nano-electronics, and photonics, their contributions to biology and biomedicine have been noteworthy as well. This Review focuses on the use of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene, and carbon quantum dots [encompassing graphene quantum dots (GQDs) and carbon dots (C-dots)] in biologically oriented materials and applications...
August 4, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776396/paclitaxel-loaded-nanoparticles-decorated-with-bivalent-fragment-hab18-f-ab-2-and-cell-penetrating-peptide-for-improved-therapeutic-effect-on-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#13
Cheng Jin, Ling Bai, Lemin Lin, Shuangquan Wang, Xiaolong Yin
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) shows low response to most conventional treatment strategies. Therefore, there is an urgent need for new and effective chemotherapies. Nanotechnology gives a dramatic impact on medicine. In this work, paclitaxel loaded nanoparticles (NPs) decorated with bivalent fragment HAb18 F(ab')2 and/or cell penetrating peptide (CPP) were developed and evaluated. NPs were prepared by emulsification-solvent evaporation method and decorated by carbodiimide chemistry. The physicochemical characteristics of NPs (i...
August 4, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774811/the-interaction-of-dendrimer-doxorubicin-conjugates-with-a-model-pulmonary-epithelium-and-their-cosolvent-free-pseudo-solution-formulations-in-pressurized-metered-dose-inhalers
#14
Qian Zhong, Bruno V Humia, Alisha R Punjabi, Francine F Padilha, Sandro R P da Rocha
Oral inhalation (OI) of nano-chemotherapeutics holds great potentials in the treatment of lung cancers as it enables direct targeting of drugs to lung tissues, spatial and temporal control of drug release, and decrease in drug-associated systemic and local lung toxicity. Therefore, the design of chemistry of the nanocarriers and their OI formulations for chemotherapeutics delivery to the peripheral lungs and extrapulmonary tissues of relevance such as lymph nodes, may thus afford new opportunities for treating such relevant diseases...
July 31, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774086/neo-geometric-copper-nanocrystals-by-competitive-dual-surfactant-mediated-facet-adsorption-controlling-skin-permeation
#15
Karmani Murugan, Yahya E Choonara, Pradeep Kumar, Lisa C du Toit, Viness Pillay
Neogeometric copper nanoparticles (CuNPs) have various applications yet its synthesis still proves to be challenging with regards to self-assembly and uniformity control. This study aimed to synthesize shape-specific CuNPs in the biomedical application of ascertaining skin permeation and retention of the CuNPs as a drug delivery system. The approach to the shape design involved the dual control of two surfactants to direct the shape organisation of the nanoparticles (NPs) while an interesting aspect of the study showed the competitive adsorption of the surfactants onto the nanocrystal facets to direct facet growth...
November 28, 2016: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774048/tissue-like-phantoms-as-a-platform-for-inserted-fluorescence-nano-probes
#16
Tsviya Nayhoz, Eran A Barnoy, Dror Fixler
Tissue-like phantoms are widely used as a model for mimicking the optical properties of live tissue. This paper presents the results of a diffusion reflection method and fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy measurements of fluorescein-conjugated gold nanorods in solution, as well as inserted in solid tissue-imitating phantoms. A lack of consistency between the fluorescence lifetime results of the solutions and the phantoms raises a question about the ability of tissue-like phantoms to maintain the optical properties of inserted contrast agents...
November 15, 2016: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773202/anti-inflammatory-immunomodulatory-and-tissue-repair-activity-on-human-keratinocytes-by-green-innovative-nanocomposites
#17
Pierfrancesco Morganti, Alessandra Fusco, Iole Paoletti, Brunella Perfetto, Paola Del Ciotto, Marco Palombo, Angelo Chianese, Adone Baroni, Giovanna Donnarumma
The use of raw materials obtained by waste and processed through innovative industrial methodologies has generated an industry of about a trillion dollars in a short time, and in the near future will provide resources and services for the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in order to ensure a better and fairer welfare for the human race. The production of nano-fiber chitin non-woven tissue is in accordance with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and European Union (EU) bio-economic programs: 100% biodegradable, ecological, and therefore useful in decreasing dependence on fossil fuel resources...
July 22, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772861/calcium-silicate-chitosan-coated-electrospun-poly-lactic-acid-fibers-for-bone-tissue-engineering
#18
Chu-Jung Su, Ming-Gene Tu, Li-Ju Wei, Tuan-Ti Hsu, Chia-Tze Kao, Tsui-Han Chen, Tsui-Hsien Huang
Electrospinning technology allows fabrication of nano- or microfibrous fibers with inorganic and organic matrix and it is widely applied in bone tissue engineering as it allows precise control over the shapes and structures of the fibers. Natural bone has an ordered composition of organic fibers with dispersion of inorganic apatite among them. In this study, poly (lactic acid) (PLA) mats were fabricated with electrospinning and coated with chitosan (CH)/calcium silicate (CS) mixer. The microstructure, chemical component, and contact angle of CS/CH-PLA composites were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy...
May 5, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772618/bilayer-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-nano-hydroxyapatite-membrane-with-barrier-function-and-osteogenesis-promotion-for-guided-bone-regeneration
#19
Li Fu, Zhanfeng Wang, Shujun Dong, Yan Cai, Yuxin Ni, Tianshou Zhang, Lin Wang, Yanmin Zhou
Guided bone regeneration (GBR) is one such treatment that reconstructs neo-bone tissue by using a barrier membrane to prevent the invasion of soft tissue and to create a space for guiding new bone growth into the bone defect. Herein, we report a novel functionally graded bilayer membrane (FGBM) for GBR application. To fabricate the novel membrane, the composites of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) and nano-hydroxyapatite were prepared by phase inversion for the dense layer and by electrospinning for another porous layer, and their corresponding properties were evaluated including surface morphology, mechanics, degradability, cell barrier function, and in vitro osteogenic bioactivity...
March 3, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770657/host-cell-recruitment-patterns-by-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-releasing-hyaluronic-acid-hydrogels-in-a-mouse-subcutaneous-environment
#20
Maria R Todeschi, Rania M El Backly, Oommen P Varghese, Jöns Hilborn, Ranieri Cancedda, Maddalena Mastrogiacomo
AIM: This study aimed to identify host cell recruitment patterns in a mouse model in response to rhBMP-2 releasing hyaluronic acid hydrogels and influence of added nano-hydroxyapatite particles on rhBMP-2 release and pattern of bone formation. MATERIALS & METHODS: Implanted gels were retrieved after implantation and cells were enzymatically dissociated for flow cytometric analysis. Percentages of macrophages, progenitor endothelial cells and putative mesenchymal stem cells were measured...
August 3, 2017: Regenerative Medicine
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