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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429415/rod-shaped-neural-units-for-aligned-3d-neural-network-connection
#1
Midori Kato-Negishi, Hiroaki Onoe, Akane Ito, Shoji Takeuchi
This paper proposes neural tissue units with aligned nerve fibers (called rod-shaped neural units) that connect neural networks with aligned neurons. To make the proposed units, 3D fiber-shaped neural tissues covered with a calcium alginate hydrogel layer are prepared with a microfluidic system and are cut in an accurate and reproducible manner. These units have aligned nerve fibers inside the hydrogel layer and connectable points on both ends. By connecting the units with a poly(dimethylsiloxane) guide, 3D neural tissues can be constructed and maintained for more than two weeks of culture...
April 21, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427436/a-3d-in-vitro-model-of-the-human-breast-duct-a-method-to-unravel-myoepithelial-luminal-interactions-in-the-progression-of-breast-cancer
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Edward P Carter, James A Gopsill, Jennifer J Gomm, J Louise Jones, Richard P Grose
BACKGROUND: 3D modelling fulfils a critical role in research, allowing for complex cell behaviour and interactions to be studied in physiomimetic conditions. With tissue banks becoming established for a number of cancers, researchers now have access to primary patient cells, providing the perfect building blocks to recreate and interrogate intricate cellular systems in the laboratory. The ducts of the human breast are composed of an inner layer of luminal cells supported by an outer layer of myoepithelial cells...
April 21, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426555/creating-artificial-lymphoid-tissues-to-study-immunity-and-hematological-malignancies
#3
Shivem B Shah, Ankur Singh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The specialized microenvironments of lymphoid tissue affect immune cell function and progression of disease. However, current animal models are low throughput and a large number of human diseases are difficult to model in animals. Animal models are less amenable to manipulation of tissue niche components, signalling pathways, epigenetics, and genome editing than ex vivo models. On the other hand, conventional 2D cultures lack the physiological relevance to study precise microenvironmental interactions...
April 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415476/cellular-compatibility-of-nanocomposite-scaffolds-based-on-hydroxyapatite-entrapped-in-cellulose-network-for-bone-repair
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Faranak Beladi, Samaneh Saber-Samandari, Saeed Saber-Samandari
In the past few decades, artificial graft materials for bone tissue engineering have gained much importance. In this study, novel porous 3D nanocomposite scaffolds composed of polyacrylamide grafted cellulose and hydroxyapatite were proposed. They were characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), and X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD). The swelling behavior of the scaffolds was examined in both water and phosphate buffer saline (PBS) solution...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409653/constitutive-expression-of-il-22-in-the-human-intervertebral-disc-and-its-reduction-by-exposure-to-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-in-vitro
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H E Gruber, E Marrero, J A Ingram, G L Hoelscher, E N Hanley
The importance of cytokines in disc degeneration is well recognized. Little is known about IL-22 expression in the human intervertebral disc. We investigated IL-22 immuno-localization in disc tissue, and molecular expression and production of IL-22 by annulus cells cultured in three-dimensional (3D) culture. We examined human disc tissue using immunohistochemistry and we cultured isolated annulus cells in 3D to analyze IL-22 expression and production, and its receptor, IL-22R, in conditioned media. Ingenuity pathway analysis (IPA) also was used to identify significant gene expression networks within the molecular data...
2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405259/a549-and-mrc-5-cell-aggregation-in-a-microfluidic-lab-on-a-chip-system
#6
A Zuchowska, E Jastrzebska, K Zukowski, M Chudy, A Dybko, Z Brzozka
In this paper, we present a culture of A549 and MRC-5 spheroids in a microfluidic system. The aim of our work was to develop a good lung cancer model for the evaluation of drug cytotoxicity. Our research was focused on determining the progress of cell aggregation depending on such factors as the depth of culture microwells in the microdevices, a different flow rate of the introduced cell suspensions, and the addition of collagen to cell suspensions. We showed that these factors had a significant influence on spheroid formation...
March 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403748/a-cost-effective-method-of-atelo-collagen-type-1-3-col1-3-isolation-from-human-placenta-and-its-in-vitro-characterization-in-2d-and-3d-cell-culture-applications
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Johannes Hackethal, Severin Mühleder, Alexandra Hofer, Karl Heinrich Schneider, Johanna Prüller, Simone Hennerbichler, Johann Eibl, Heinz Redl, Andreas Herbert Teuschl
Pepsin-solubilized atelocollagen can be used to form highly complex three-dimensional matrices for a broad spectrum of tissue engineering applications. Moreover, it has a long history as a favorable biomaterial in pharmaceutical and medical industries. So far, the main sources for these approaches are collagens from xenogenic sources. Yet, these non-human collagens carry a risk of provoking immune reactions in patients. Here, we describe an effective method of isolating atelocollagen type 1/3 (COL1/3) from human placenta...
April 12, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401807/biophysical-stimulation-for-engineering-functional-skeletal-muscle
#8
Sarah Somers, Alexander Spector, Douglas DiGirolamo, Warren L Grayson
Tissue engineering is a promising therapeutic strategy to regenerate skeletal muscle. However, ex vivo cultivation methods typically result in a low differentiation efficiency of stem cells as well as grafts that resemble the native tissues morphologically, but lack contractile function. The application of biomimetic tensile strain provides a potent stimulus for enhancing myogenic differentiation and engineering functional skeletal muscle grafts. We reviewed integrin-dependent mechanisms that potentially link mechanotransduction pathways to the upregulation of myogenic genes...
April 12, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401805/an-engineered-multiphase-3d-microenvironment-to-ensure-the-controlled-delivery-of-cyclic-strain-and-hgdf-5-for-the-tenogenic-commitment-of-hbmscs
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Marco Govoni, Anna Berardi, Claudio Muscari, Roberta Campardelli, Francesca Bonafè, Carlo Guarnieri, Ernesto Reverchon, Emanuele Giordano, Nicola Maffulli, Giovanna Della Porta
At present, injuries or rupture of tendons are treated by surgical repair or conservative approaches with unpredictable clinical outcome. Alternative strategies to repair tendon defects without the undesirable side effects associated with the current options are needed. With this in mind, a tissue engineering approach has gained considerable attention as a promising strategy. Here, we investigated a synthetic 3D microenvironment able to interact with stem cells and inducing, via coupled biochemical and physical signals, their early commitment towards the tenogenic lineage...
April 12, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398656/a-biomimetic-hydrogel-functionalized-with-adipose-ecm-components-as-a-microenvironment-for-the-3d-culture-of-human-and-murine-adipocytes
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Fiona Louis, Pauline Pannetier, Zied Souguir, Didier Le Cerf, Philippe Valet, Jean-Pierre Vannier, Guillaume Vidal, Elise Demange
The lack of relevant in vitro models for adipose tissue makes necessary the development of a more physiological environment providing spatial and chemical cues for the effective maturation of adipocytes. We developed a biofunctionalized hydrogel with components of adipose extracellular matrix: collagen I, collagen VI and the cell binding domain of fibronectin and we compared it to usual 2D cultures on plastic plates. This scaffold allowed 3D culture of mature adipocytes from the preadipocytes cell lines 3T3-L1 and 3T3-F442A, as well as primary Human White Preadipocytes (HWP), acquiring in vivo-like organization, with spheroid shaped adipocytes forming multicellular aggregates...
April 11, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396709/human-ipsc-derived-myocardium-on-chip-with-capillary-like-flow-for-personalized-medicine
#11
Bradley W Ellis, Aylin Acun, U Isik Can, Pinar Zorlutuna
The heart wall tissue, or the myocardium, is one of the main targets in cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment. Animal models have not been sufficient in mimicking the human myocardium as evident by the very low clinical translation rates of cardiovascular drugs. Additionally, current in vitro models of the human myocardium possess several shortcomings such as lack of physiologically relevant co-culture of myocardial cells, lack of a 3D biomimetic environment, and the use of non-human cells. In this study, we address these shortcomings through the design and manufacture of a myocardium-on-chip (MOC) using 3D cell-laden hydrogel constructs and human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) derived myocardial cells...
March 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396609/in-vitro-biomimetic-platforms-featuring-a-perfusion-system-and-3d-spheroid-culture-promote-the-construction-of-tissue-engineered-corneal-endothelial-layers
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Shanyi Li, Yuting Han, Hao Lei, Yingxin Zeng, Zekai Cui, Qiaolang Zeng, Deliang Zhu, Ruiling Lian, Jun Zhang, Zhe Chen, Jiansu Chen
Corneal endothelial cells (CECs) are very important for the maintenance of corneal transparency. However, in vitro, CECs display limited proliferation and loss of phenotype via endothelial to mesenchymal transformation (EMT) and cellular senescence. In this study, we demonstrate that continuous supplementary nutrition using a perfusion culture bioreactor and three-dimensional (3D) spheroid culture can be used to improve CEC expansion in culture and to construct a tissue-engineered CEC layer. Compared with static culture, perfusion-derived CECs exhibited an increased proliferative ability as well as formed close cell-cell contact junctions and numerous surface microvilli...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396597/photoreceptor-outer-segment-like-structures-in-long-term-3d-retinas-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Karl J Wahlin, Julien A Maruotti, Srinivasa R Sripathi, John Ball, Juan M Angueyra, Catherine Kim, Rhonda Grebe, Wei Li, Bryan W Jones, Donald J Zack
The retinal degenerative diseases, which together constitute a leading cause of hereditary blindness worldwide, are largely untreatable. Development of reliable methods to culture complex retinal tissues from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) could offer a means to study human retinal development, provide a platform to investigate the mechanisms of retinal degeneration and screen for neuroprotective compounds, and provide the basis for cell-based therapeutic strategies. In this study, we describe an in vitro method by which hPSCs can be differentiated into 3D retinas with at least some important features reminiscent of a mature retina, including exuberant outgrowth of outer segment-like structures and synaptic ribbons, photoreceptor neurotransmitter expression, and membrane conductances and synaptic vesicle release properties consistent with possible photoreceptor synaptic function...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393762/engineering-a-functional-three-dimensional-human-cardiac-tissue-model-for-drug-toxicity-screening
#14
Hong Fang Lu, Meng Leong, Tze Lim, Ying Ping Chua, Jia Kai Lim, Chan Du, Andrew C A Wan
Cardiotoxicity is one of the major reasons for clinical drug attrition. In vitro tissue models that can provide efficient and accurate drug toxicity screening are highly desired for preclinical drug development and personalized therapy. Here, we report the fabrication and characterization of a human cardiac tissue model for high throughput drug toxicity studies. Cardiac tissues were fabricated via cellular self-assembly of human transgene-free iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes in pre-fabricated polydimethylsiloxane molds...
April 10, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393760/direct-ink-writing-of-silica-bonded-calcite-scaffolds-from-preceramic-polymers-and-fillers
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Laura Fiocco, Hamada Elsayed, Denis Badocco, Paolo Pastore, Devis Bellucci, Valeria Cannillo, Rainer Detsch, Aldo Boccaccini, Enrico Bernardo
Silica-bonded calcite scaffolds have been successfully 3D-printed by direct ink writing, starting from a paste comprising a silicone polymer and calcite powders, calibrated in order to match a SiO2/CaCO3 weight balance of 35/65. The scaffolds, fabricated with two slightly different geometries, were first cross-linked at 350 °C, then fired at 600 °C, in air. The low temperature adopted for the conversion of the polymer into amorphous silica, by thermo-oxidative decomposition, prevented the decomposition of calcite...
April 10, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391683/free-epoxide-content-mediates-encapsulated-cell-viability-and-activity-through-protein-interactions-in-a-thermoresponsive-in-situ-forming-hydrogel
#16
Meryem O Pehlivaner Kara, Adam K Ekenseair
The development of synthetic and well-defined extracellular matrices that are free of xenogeneic components and are capable of inducing desired cellular responses holds great potential for use in vitro as 3D cell culture environments and in vivo as scaffolds for tissue regeneration. In this study, the impact of free and partially occupied epoxide groups on the viability, activity, and behavior of rat fibroblasts encapsulated in thermoresponsive hydrogels based on poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (pNiPAAm) was investigated...
April 20, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391362/stem-cell-derived-organoids-and-their-application-for-medical-research-and-patient-treatment
#17
REVIEW
Sina Bartfeld, Hans Clevers
3D culture has allowed the initiation and expansion of organ-like structures, called organoids, from either tissue-resident adult stem cells or pluripotent stem cells. Today, organoids can be grown to resemble a wide variety of organs, exhibiting remarkable similarity to their in vivo counterparts. As successful organoid generation is possible from virtually every patient, organoids hold a great promise for medical research and the development of new treatments. They have already found their way into the clinic, enabling personalized medicine in small patient trials...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389072/the-characteristics-of-mineral-trioxide-aggregate-polycaprolactone-3-dimensional-scaffold-with-osteogenesis-properties-for-tissue-regeneration
#18
Yung-Cheng Chiu, Hsin-Yuan Fang, Tuan-Ti Hsu, Cheng-Yao Lin, Ming-You Shie
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to investigate whether the mineral trioxide aggregate/polycaprolactone (MTA/PCL) hybrid 3-dimensional (3D) scaffold supplies a suitable microenvironment for the osteogenic differentiation of human dental pulp cells (hDPCs) and to further consider the effect of the MTA/PCL composite on the biological performance of hybrid scaffolds. METHODS: MTA was suspended in absolute alcohol and dropped slowly into PCL that was generated with the printable MTA-matrix...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388499/microfluidic-enhanced-3d-bioprinting-of-aligned-myoblast-laden-hydrogels-leads-to-functionally-organized-myofibers-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo
#19
Marco Costantini, Stefano Testa, Pamela Mozetic, Andrea Barbetta, Claudia Fuoco, Ersilia Fornetti, Francesco Tamiro, Sergio Bernardini, Jakub Jaroszewicz, Wojciech Święszkowski, Marcella Trombetta, Luisa Castagnoli, Dror Seliktar, Piotr Garstecki, Gianni Cesareni, Stefano Cannata, Alberto Rainer, Cesare Gargioli
We present a new strategy for the fabrication of artificial skeletal muscle tissue with functional morphologies based on an innovative 3D bioprinting approach. The methodology is based on a microfluidic printing head coupled to a co-axial needle extruder for high-resolution 3D bioprinting of hydrogel fibers laden with muscle precursor cells (C2C12). To promote myogenic differentiation, we formulated a tailored bioink with a photocurable semi-synthetic biopolymer (PEG-Fibrinogen) encapsulating cells into 3D constructs composed of aligned hydrogel fibers...
March 23, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386854/layer-by-layer-bioassembly-of-cellularized-polylactic-acid-porous-membranes-for-bone-tissue-engineering
#20
Vera Guduric, Carole Metz, Robin Siadous, Reine Bareille, Riccardo Levato, Elisabeth Engel, Jean-Christophe Fricain, Raphaël Devillard, Ognjan Luzanin, Sylvain Catros
The conventional tissue engineering is based on seeding of macroporous scaffold on its surface ("top-down" approach). The main limitation is poor cell viability in the middle of the scaffold due to poor diffusion of oxygen and nutrients and insufficient vascularization. Layer-by-Layer (LBL) bioassembly is based on "bottom-up" approach, which considers assembly of small cellularized blocks. The aim of this work was to evaluate proliferation and differentiation of human bone marrow stromal cells (HBMSCs) and endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) in two and three dimensions (2D, 3D) using a LBL assembly of polylactic acid (PLA) scaffolds fabricated by 3D printing...
May 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
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