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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350716/three-dimensional-multiscale-fiber-matrices-development-and-characterization-for-increased-hepg2-functional-maintenance-for-bio-artificial-liver-application
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Surendra Kumar Verma, Akshay Modi, Jayesh Bellare
The development of a cell-growth substrate that provides a nature-like microenvironment, promotes cell adhesion, and maintains the cells' functional activities is a research focus in the field of tissue engineering. In the present study, three-dimensional micro-nano multiscale fiber-based substrates were developed by depositing biocompatible polycaprolactone (PCL)/PCL-Chitosan (C)/PCL-C-Gelatin (G) electrospun nanofibers (NFs) on the outer surface of hollow fiber membranes (HFMs) in one step. A comparison study with regard to physico-chemical characterization, hemocompatibility, cytotoxicity, and cellular functionality was performed with the developed matrices...
January 19, 2018: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348423/a-tissue-mimetic-nano-fibrillar-hybrid-injectable-hydrogel-for-potential-soft-tissue-engineering-applications
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Neda Latifi, Meisam Asgari, Hojatollah Vali, Luc Mongeau
While collagen type I (Col-I) is commonly used as a structural component of biomaterials, collagen type III (Col-III), another fibril forming collagen ubiquitous in many soft tissues, has not previously been used. In the present study, the novel concept of an injectable hydrogel with semi-interpenetrating polymeric networks of heterotypic collagen fibrils, with tissue-specific Col-III to Col-I ratios, in a glycol-chitosan matrix was investigated. Col-III was introduced as a component of the novel hydrogel, inspired by its co-presence with Col-I in many soft tissues, its influence on the Col-I fibrillogenesis in terms of diameter and mechanics, and its established role in regulating scar formation...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347851/the-era-of-biofunctional-biomaterials-in-orthopedics-what-does-the-future-hold
#3
Mubashar Rehman, Asadullah Madni, Thomas J Webster
Titanium-based materials do not fulfill all the requirements of orthopedic implants due to a mismatch in mechanical properties with bone which are prone to change during the course of bone growth. Biofunctional biomaterials are a new class of materials that show bioactivity and adaptability at any stage of bone growth. Areas covered: Different biofunctional biomaterials have evolved over time that can enhance calcium phosphate (CaP) precipitation, stimulate osteogenic differentiation, and can control osteoblast gene expression...
January 18, 2018: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344855/protocol-for-the-analysis-of-laser-capture-microdissected-fresh-frozen-tissue-homogenates-by-silver-stained-1d-sds-page
#4
DaRue A Prieto, Gordon Whitely, Donald J Johann, Josip Blonder
The heterogeneity present in solid tumors adds significant difficulty to scientific analysis and improved understanding. Fundamentally, solid tumor formation consists of cancer cells proper along with stromal elements. The burgeoning malignant process is dependent upon modified stromal elements. Collectively, the stroma forms an essential microenvironment, which is indispensable for the survival and growth of the malignant neoplasm. This cellular heterogeneity makes molecular profiling of solid tumors via mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics a daunting task...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343719/the-significant-role-of-c-abl-kinase-in-barrier-altering-agonists-mediated-cytoskeletal-biomechanics
#5
X Wang, L Wang, J G N Garcia, S M Dudek, G S Shekhawat, V P Dravid
Exploration of human pulmonary artery endothelial cell (EC) as a prototypical biomechanical system has important pathophysiologic relevance because this cell type plays a key role in the development of a wide variety of clinical conditions. The complex hierarchical organization ranging from the molecular scale up to the cellular level has an intimate and intricate relationship to the barrier function between lung tissue and blood. To understand the innate molecule-cell-tissue relationship across varied length-scales, the functional role of c-Abl kinase in the cytoskeletal nano-biomechanics of ECs in response to barrier-altering agonists was investigated using atomic force microscopy...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342075/enrichment-and-identification-of-the-most-abundant-zinc-binding-proteins-in-developing-barley-grains-by-zinc-imac-capture-and-nano-lc-ms-ms
#6
Giuseppe Dionisio, Mohammad Nasir Uddin, Eva Vincze
Background: Zinc accumulates in the embryo, aleurone, and subaleurone layers at different amounts in cereal grains. Our hypothesis is that zinc could be stored bound, not only to low MW metabolites/proteins, but also to high MW proteins as well. Methods: In order to identify the most abundant zinc binding proteins in different grain tissues, we microdissected barley grains into (1) seed coats; (2) aleurone/subaleurone; (3) embryo; and (4) endosperm. Initial screening for putative zinc binding proteins from the different tissue types was performed by fractionating proteins according to solubility (Osborne fractionation), and resolving those via Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) followed by polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) membrane blotting and dithizone staining...
January 17, 2018: Proteomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341233/fate-uptake-and-distribution-of-nanoencapsulated-pesticides-in-soil-earthworm-systems-implications-for-environmental-risk-assessment
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Mohd Anuar Mohd Firdaus, Annika Agatz, Mark E Hodson, Omar S A Al-Khazrajy, Alistair B A Boxall
Nanopesticides are novel plant protection products offering numerous benefits. As nanoparticles behave differently from dissolved chemicals, environmental risks of these materials could differ from conventional pesticides. Here we used soil-earthworm systems to compare the fate and uptake of analytical grade bifenthrin to that of bifenthrin in traditional and nano-encapsulated formulations. Apparent sorption coefficients for bifenthrin in the nano-treatments were up to 3.8 times lower than in the non-nano treatments whereas dissipation half-lives of the nano-treatments were up to two time longer...
January 17, 2018: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339190/systemic-and-local-toxicity-of-metal-particles-released-from-hip-prostheses-a-review-of-experimental-approaches
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Divya Rani Bijukumar, Abhijith Segu, Júlio Cesar Matias de Souza, XueJun Li, Mark Barba, Louis Mercuri, Joshua Jacobs, Mathew Thoppil Mathew
Despite the technological improvements in orthopedic joint replacement implants, wear and corrosion products associated with the metal components of these implants may result in adverse local tissue and perhaps systemic reactions and toxicities. The current review encompasses a literature review of the local and systemic toxicity studies concerning the effect of CoCrMo wear particles released from wear and corrosion of orthopedic implants and prostheses. Release of metallic debris is mainly in the form of micro- and nano-particles, ions of different valences, and oxides composed of Co and Cr...
January 12, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339136/development-of-orally-applicable-combinatorial-drug-loaded-nanoparticles-for-the-treatment-of-fibrosarcoma
#9
Gulen Melike Demirbolat, Levent Altintas, Sukran Yilmaz, Ismail Tuncer Degim
Nanoparticulate systems have been receiving a significant attention especially for the treatment of cancer but one of the main hurdles is to produce these developed and high tech nanosystems in large quantities. Anticancer drug formulations are generally designed for parenteral administrations but oral administration is still the most convenient route. In this study, orally applicable nano-sized chitosan nanoparticles (NPs) were successfully prepared using Nano Spray Dryer. It is possible to produce these NPs in large quantities by simply increasing the processing time using the machine without changing any parameter...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338928/immunoproteomic-identification-of-antigenic-candidate-campylobacter-jejuni-and-human-peripheral-nerve-proteins-involved-in-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
#10
Aida Loshaj-Shala, Mara Colzani, Katerina Brezovska, Ana Poceva Panovska, Ljubica Suturkova, Giangiacomo Beretta
Immunoproteomics is become a potent methodology used for identifying immunoreactive proteins. In this study, an immunoproteomic approach based on 2-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2D-PAGE) and immunoblotting combined with high resolution mass spectrometry (MS) was used to identify immunoreactive proteins that might be involved in mechanisms of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) development, regardless of their potential reciprocal molecular mimicry. Proteins isolated from C. jejuni and human peripheral nerve tissue (HPN) were separated with 2D SDS-PAGE and subjected to western blotting using serum samples from GBS patients...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337096/fabrication-and-characterization-of-nanoengineered-biocompatible-n-ha-chitosan-tamarind-seed-polysaccharide-bio-inspired-nanocomposites-for-bone-tissue-engineering
#11
Mohammad Shakir, Iram Zia, Abdur Rehman, Rizwan Ullah
In this communication we describe the fabrication of nano-hydroxyapatite/chitosan-tamarind seed polysaccharide (n-HA/CS-TSP) nanocomposite with a weight ratio of 70/20/10, 70/15/15 and 70/10/20, respectively through a co-precipitation method. A comparative assessment of the properties of n-HA/CS-TSP and n-HA/CS nanocomposites was done by FT-IR, SEM-EDX, TEM, TGA/DTA, XRD and mechanical testing. The results suggested strong chemical interactions between the three components, decreased particle size and homogeneous dispersion of n-HA particles in n-HA/CS-TSP as compared to n-HA/CS...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336552/engineering-the-surface-of-therapeutic-living-cells
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Jooyeon Park, Brenda Andrade, Yongbeom Seo, Myung-Joo Kim, Steven C Zimmerman, Hyunjoon Kong
Biological cells are complex living machines that have garnered significant attention for their potential to serve as a new generation of therapeutic and delivery agents. Because of their secretion, differentiation, and homing activities, therapeutic cells have tremendous potential to treat or even cure various diseases and injuries that have defied conventional therapeutic strategies. Therapeutic cells can be systemically or locally transplanted. In addition, with their ability to express receptors that bind specific tissue markers, cells are being studied as nano- or microsized drug carriers capable of targeted transport...
January 16, 2018: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335199/3-d-mineralized-silk-fibroin-polycaprolactone-composite-scaffold-modified-with-polyglutamate-conjugated-with-bmp-2-peptide-for-bone-tissue-engineering
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Jingjing Luo, Haitao Zhang, Jiang Zhu, Xiaokang Cui, Junjiu Gao, Xin Wang, Jie Xiong
In the field of bone tissue engineering, an ideal three-dimensional (3-D) scaffold should not only structurally mimic the extracellular matrix (ECM) in large tissues but also mechanically support the bone healing process and provide biochemical cues to induce osteogenesis. In this study, we investigated the feasibility of functionalisation of scaffolds by coupling polyglutamate acid conjugated with BMP-2 peptide onto silk fibroin (SF)/polycaprolactone (PCL) (SF/PCL) blend nanofibers. The morphology, composition, and mineralisation, were confirmed by FE-SEM, XRD, and FT-IR spectroscopy...
December 28, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334800/research-progress-of-self-assembled-nanogel-and-hybrid-hydrogel-systems-based-on-pullulan-derivatives
#14
Tao Zhang, Ruyi Yang, Shengnan Yang, Jibin Guan, Dong Zhang, Yan Ma, Hongzhuo Liu
Polymer nano-sized hydrogels (nanogels) as drug delivery carriers have been investigated over the last few decades. Pullulan, a nontoxic and nonimmunogenic hydrophilic polysaccharide derived from fermentation of black yeast like Aureobasidium pullulans with great biocompatibility and biodegradability, is one of the most attractive carriers for drug delivery systems. In this review, we describe the preparation, characterization, and 'switch-on/off' mechanism of typical pullulan self-assembled nanogels (self-nanogels), and then introduce the development of hybrid hydrogels that are numerous resources applied for regenerative medicine...
November 2018: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334759/redox-nano-architectures-perspectives-and-implications-in-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-human-diseases
#15
Shamim Akhtar Sufi, Sankar Pajaniradje, Victor Mukherjee, Rukkumani Rajagopalan
Significance - Efficient targeted therapy with minimal side effects is the need of the hour.. Locally altered redox state is observed in several human ailments, such as inflammation, sepsis, and cancer. This has been taken advantage in designing redox-responsive nano-drug carriers. Redox-responsive nanosystems open a door to multitude of possibilities for the control of diseases over other drug delivery systems. Recent Advances -The first generation nanotherapy relies on novel properties of nanomaterials to shield the drug and deliver it to the diseased tissue or organ...
January 15, 2018: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334311/the-surface-chemistry-determines-the-spatio-temporal-interaction-dynamics-of-quantum-dots-in-atherosclerotic-lesions
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Bernd Uhl, Stephanie Hirn, Karina Mildner, Raffaele Coletti, Steffen Massberg, Christoph A Reichel, Markus Rehberg, Dagmar Zeuschner, Fritz Krombach
AIM: To optimize the design of nanoparticles for diagnosis or therapy of vascular diseases, it is mandatory to characterize the determinants of nano-bio interactions in vascular lesions. MATERIALS & METHODS: Using ex vivo and in vivo microscopy, we analyzed the interactive behavior of quantum dots with different surface functionalizations in atherosclerotic lesions of ApoE-deficient mice. RESULTS: We demonstrate that quantum dots with different surface functionalizations exhibit specific interactive behaviors with distinct molecular and cellular components of the injured vessel wall...
January 15, 2018: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333689/2d-black-phosphorus-reinforced-3d-printed-scaffolds-a-stepwise-countermeasure-for-osteosarcoma
#17
Bowen Yang, Junhui Yin, Yu Chen, Shanshan Pan, Heliang Yao, Youshui Gao, Jianlin Shi
With the ever-deeper understanding of nano-bio interactions and the development of fabrication methodologies of nanomaterials, various therapeutic platforms based on nanomaterials have been developed for next-generation oncological applications, such as osteosarcoma therapy. In this work, a black phosphorus (BP) reinforced 3D-printed scaffold is designed and prepared to provide a feasible countermeasure for the efficient localized treatment of osteosarcoma. The in situ phosphorus-driven, calcium-extracted biomineralization of the intra-scaffold BP nanosheets enables both photothermal ablation of osteosarcoma and the subsequent material-guided bone regeneration in physiological microenvironment, and in the meantime endows the scaffolds with unique physicochemical properties favoring the whole stepwise therapeutic process...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332574/biomacromolecular-based-fibers-in-nanomedicine-a-combination-of-drug-delivery-and-tissue-engineering
#18
Elham Arkan, Abbas Hemati Azandaryani, Pouran Moradipour, Leila Behbood
BACKGROUND: Biopolymers based materials (polysaccharides, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids) are one of the basic resources in bio-engineering sciences because of desirable features. Moreover, nanobiotechnology innovates nanomaterial and associated technique in nano medicine (drug delivery and tissue engineering). METHODS: In the nano-medicine, fibers are introduced as a successful biomimetic extracellular matrix scaffolds and drug carrier systems. Electrospinning as a simple and cost-effective technique is used to design nanofibers...
January 12, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332272/comparative-study-of-selenium-and-selenium-nanoparticles-with-reference-to-acute-toxicity-biochemical-attributes-and-histopathological-response-in-fish
#19
Neeraj Kumar, Kishore Kumar Krishnani, Narendra Pratap Singh
Recent studies have demonstrated that selenium (Se) and selenium nanoparticles (Se-NPs) exhibited toxicity at a higher concentration. The lethal concentration of Se and Se-NPs was estimated as 5.29 and 3.97 mg/L at 96 h in Pangasius hypophthalmus. However, the effect of different definite concentration of Se (4.5, 5.0, 5.5, and 6.0 mg/L) and Se-NPs (2.5, 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 mg/L) was decided for acute experiment. Selenium and Se-NPs alter the biochemical attributes such as anti-oxidative status [catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD), and glutathione-S-transferase (GST) activities], neurotransmitter enzyme, cellular metabolic enzymes, stress marker, and histopathology of P...
January 13, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331522/nanos3-not-nanos1-and-nanos2-is-a-germ-cell-marker-gene-in-large-yellow-croaker-during-embryogenesis
#20
Kunhuang Han, Shihai Chen, Mingyi Cai, Yonghua Jiang, Ziping Zhang, Yilei Wang
In this study, three nanos gene subtypes (Lcnanos1, Lcnanos2 and Lcnanos3) from Larimichthys crocea, were cloned and characterized. We determined the spatio-temporal expression patterns of each subtype in tissues as well as the cellular localization of mRNA in embryos. Results showed that deduced Nanos proteins have two main homology domains: N-terminal CCR4/NOT1 deadenylase interaction domain and highly conserved carboxy-terminal region bearing two conserved CCHC zinc-finger motifs. The expression levels of Lcnanos1 in testis were significantly higher than other tissues, followed by heart, brain, eye, and ovary...
January 10, 2018: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
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