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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524719/polyester-based-microdisc-systems-for-sustained-release-of-neuroprotective-phosphine-borane-complexes
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David A Janus, Christopher J Lieven, Megan E Crowe, Leonard A Levin
Phosphine-borane complexes are recently developed redox-active drugs that are neuroprotective in models of optic nerve injury and radioprotective in endothelial cells. However, a single dose of these compounds is short-lived, necessitating development of sustained-release formulations of these novel molecules. We screened a library of biodegradable co- and non-block polyester polymer systems for release of incorporated phosphine-borane complexes to evaluate them as drug delivery systems for use in chronic disease...
May 19, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521281/functional-connectivity-in-incarcerated-male-adolescents-with-psychopathic-traits
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Sandra Thijssen, Kent A Kiehl
The present study examined the association between psychopathic traits and functional connectivity in 177 incarcerated male adolescents. We hypothesized that psychopathic symptoms would be associated with functional connectivity within networks encompassing limbic and paralimbic regions, such as the default mode (DMN), salience networks (SN), and executive control network (ECN). The present sample was drawn from the Southwest Advanced Neuroimaging Cohort, Youth sample, and from research at a youth detention facility in Wisconsin...
May 11, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520436/controlling-structure-and-function-of-polymeric-drug-delivery-nanoparticles-using-microfluidics
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Aman Bains, Yimeng Cao, Sundiata Kly, Jeremy E Wulff, Matthew G Moffitt
We demonstrate control of multiscale structure and drug delivery function for paclitaxel (PAX)-loaded polycaprolactone-block-poly(ethylene oxide) (PCL-b-PEO) polymeric nanoparticles (PNPs) via synthesis and flow-directed shear processing in a two-phase gas-liquid microfluidic reactor. This strategy takes a page from the engineering of commodity plastics, where processing rather than polymer chemistry provides an experimental handle on properties and function. PNPs formed from copolymers with three different PCL block lengths show sizes, morphologies, and loading efficiencies that depend on both the PCL block length and the microfluidic flow rate...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514016/self-adjusting-polymeric-multilayered-roll-that-can-keep-the-shapes-of-the-blood-vessel-scaffolds-during-biodegradation
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Shiyu Cheng, Yu Jin, Nuoxin Wang, Feng Cao, Wei Zhang, Wei Bai, Wenfu Zheng, Xingyu Jiang
A self-adjusting, blood vessel-mimicking, multilayered tubular structure with two polymers, poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) and poly(dl-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA), can keep the shape of the scaffold during biodegradation. The inner (PCL) layer of the tube can expand whereas the outer (PLGA) layers will shrink to maintain the stability of the shape and the inner space of the tubular shape both in vitro and in vivo over months. This approach can be generally useful for making scaffolds that require the maintenance of a defined shape, based on FDA-approved materials...
May 17, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513544/morphogenetically-active-barrier-membrane-for-guided-bone-regeneration-based-on-amorphous-polyphosphate
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Xiaohong Wang, Maximilian Ackermann, Meik Neufurth, Shunfeng Wang, Heinz C Schröder, Werner E G Müller
We describe a novel regeneratively-active barrier membrane which consists of a durable electrospun poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) net covered with a morphogenetically-active biohybrid material composed of collagen and inorganic polyphosphate (polyP). The patch-like fibrous collagen structures are decorated with small amorphous polyP nanoparticles (50 nm) formed by precipitation of this energy-rich and enzyme-degradable (alkaline phosphatase) polymer in the presence of calcium ions. The fabricated PCL-polyP/collagen hybrid mats are characterized by advantageous biomechanical properties, such as enhanced flexibility and stretchability with almost unaltered tensile strength of the PCL net...
May 17, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512793/5-azacytidine-mediated-hmsc-behaviour-on-electrospun-scaffolds-for-skeletal-muscle-regeneration
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Ines Fasolino, Vincenzo Guarino, Valentina Cirillo, Luigi Ambrosio
Incomplete regeneration after trauma or muscular dysfunction is a common problem in muscle replacement therapies. Recent approaches in tissue engineering allow for the replication of skeletal muscle structure and function in vitro and in vivo by molecular therapies and implantable scaffolds which properly address muscle cells towards myotube differentiation and maturation. Here, we investigate the in vitro response of human Mesenchymal Stem Cells (hMSC) on electrospun fibres made of Polycaprolactone (PCL) in the presence of 5-azacytidine (5-AZA) to evaluate how fibrous network may influence the therapeutic effect of drug during in vitro myogenesis...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512018/nanoencapsulation-of-a-glucocorticoid-improves-barrier-function-and-anti-inflammatory-effect-on-monolayers-of-pulmonary-epithelial-cell-lines
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Lucas A Rigo, Cristiane S Carvalho-Wodarz, Adriana R Pohlmann, Silvia S Guterres, Nicole Schneider-Daum, Claus-Michael Lehr, Ruy C R Beck
The anti-inflammatory effect of polymeric deflazacort nanocapsules (NC-DFZ) was investigated, and possible improvement of epithelial barrier function using filter grown monolayers of A549 and Calu-3 using as models was assessed. NC prepared from poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) had a mean size around 200 nm, slightly negative zeta potential (∼ - 8 mV), and low polydispersity index (< 0.10). Encapsulation of DFZ had an efficiency of 85%. No cytotoxic effects were observed at particle concentration of 9.85 x 10(11) NC/ml, which was therefore chosen to evaluate the effect of NC-DFZ at 1% (w/v) of PCL and 0...
May 13, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511234/indications-results-and-clinical-impact-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-eus-guided-sampling-in-gastroenterology-european-society-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-esge-clinical-guideline-updated-january-2017
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Jean-Marc Dumonceau, Pierre H Deprez, Christian Jenssen, Julio Iglesias-Garcia, Alberto Larghi, Geoffroy Vanbiervliet, Guruprasad P Aithal, Paolo G Arcidiacono, Pedro Bastos, Silvia Carrara, László Czakó, Gloria Fernández-Esparrach, Paul Fockens, Àngels Ginès, Roald F Havre, Cesare Hassan, Peter Vilmann, Jeanin E van Hooft, Marcin Polkowski
For pancreatic solid lesions, ESGE recommends performing endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided sampling as first-line procedure when a pathological diagnosis is required. Alternatively, percutaneous sampling may be considered in metastatic disease.Strong recommendation, moderate quality evidence.In the case of negative or inconclusive results and a high degree of suspicion of malignant disease, ESGE suggests re-evaluating the pathology slides, repeating EUS-guided sampling, or surgery.Weak recommendation, low quality evidence...
May 16, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509522/construction-of-a-three-dimensional-in-vitro-skin-model-on-polycaprolactone-fibers
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Qi Liu, Ru-Zhi Zhang, Bin Xu
BACKGROUND: To observe the morphological characteristics and the biological properties of human epidermal cells when cultured at an air-liquid interface in polycaprolactone (PCL) fibers as a three-dimensional scaffold for tissue engineering. METHODS: In this study, the melanocytes and keratinocytes were obtained from human scalp skin, seeded onto a PCL film, and cocultured for 2 weeks to construct a three-dimensional (3D) skin model. The cells were then characterized by hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining, by immunohistochemical staining with antibodies to cytokeratin 15 (CK15), Ki-67, CD34, CD200 and HMB45 and by transmission electron microscopy...
May 16, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508951/magnesium-ions-enhance-infiltration-of-osteoblasts-in-scaffolds-via-increasing-cell-motility
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Ki-Jung Kim, Sunkyung Choi, Yong Sang Cho, Seok-Jo Yang, Young-Sam Cho, Kee K Kim
Magnesium (Mg) ions are the most abundant intracellular divalent cations and play a pivotal role in numerous cellular processes. Biodegradable Mg-containing materials, including scaffolds, are promising candidates for orthopedic applications. Here, we investigated the effect of Mg ions on the cellular properties of osteoblasts. Cytotoxicity tests on osteoblasts confirmed that no cytotoxic effects were found up to a supplementing Mg ion concentration of 10 mM. Mg ions at a concentration of 5 mM increased the migration and invasiveness of osteoblasts...
June 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508925/using-maldi-tof-ms-imaging-and-lc-hrms-for-the-investigation-of-the-degradation-of-polycaprolactone-diol-exposed-to-different-wastewater-treatments
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Daniel Rivas, Bozo Zonja, Peter Eichhorn, Antoni Ginebreda, Sandra Pérez, Damià Barceló
Polymers are used in high amounts in a wide range of applications from biomedicine to industry. Because of the growing awareness of the increasing amounts of plastic wastes in the aquatic environment during recent years, the evaluation of their biodegradability deserves special attention. In the past, most efforts were dedicated to studying the biodegradation of polyesters in soil and compost, while very little research has been conducted on their fate in wastewater. Here, we assessed the ability of bacterial communities residing in the aerobic and denitrification tank from a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) to degrade the polymeric ester polycaprolactone diol (PCLD; average molecular weight of 1250 Da)...
May 16, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508471/needleless-emulsion-electrospinning-for-the-regulated-delivery-of-susceptible-proteins
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Matej Buzgo, Eva Filova, Andrea Mickova Staffa, Michala Rampichova, Miroslav Doupnik, Karolina Vocetkova, Vera Lukasova, Radka Kolcun, David Lukas, Alois Necas, Evzen Amler
In the present work, we developed a novel needleless emulsion electrospinning technique which improves the production rate of the core/shell production process. The nanofibers are based on PCL as a continuous phase combined with a droplet phase based on Pluronic F-68 (PF-68). The PCL-PF-68 nanofibers show a time-regulated release of active molecules. Needleless emulsion electrospinning was used to encapsulate diverse set of compounds to the core phase (i.e. 5-DTAF-PF68, horseradish peroxidase (HRP), TRITC-dextran, insulin growth factor I (IGF-I), transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF))...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507781/isolated-posterior-cruciate-ligament-tears-an-update-of-management
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Alfonso Vaquero-Picado, E Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
Isolated posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tears are much less frequent than anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears.Abrupt posterior tibial translation (such as dashboard impact), falls in hyperflexion and direct hyperextension trauma are the most frequent mechanisms of production.The anterolateral bundle represents two-thirds of PCL mass and is reconstructed in single-bundle techniques.The PCL has an intrinsic capability for healing. This is the reason why, nowadays, the majority of isolated PCL tears are managed non-operatively, with rehabilitation and bracing...
April 2017: EFORT Open Rev
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507436/design-of-polyaspartic-acid-peptide-poly-ethylene-glycol-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-nanoparticles-as-a-carrier-of-hydrophobic-drugs-targeting-cancer-metastasized-to-bone
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Jinsong Liu, Youyun Zeng, Shuai Shi, Lihua Xu, Hualin Zhang, Janak L Pathak, Yihuai Pan
Treatment of cancer metastasized to bone is still a challenge due to hydrophobicity, instability, and lack of target specificity of anticancer drugs. Poly (ethylene glycol)-poly (ε-caprolactone) polymer (PEG-PCL) is an effective, biodegradable, and biocompatible hydrophobic drug carrier, but lacks bone specificity. Polyaspartic acid with eight peptide sequences, that is, (Asp)8, has a strong affinity to bone surface. The aim of this study was to synthesize (Asp)8-PEG-PCL nanoparticles as a bone-specific carrier of hydrophobic drugs to treat cancer metastasized to bone...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507069/saers-is-responsive-to-cellular-respiratory-status-and-regulates-fermentative-biofilm-formation-in-staphylococcus-aureus
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Ameya A Mashruwala, Casey M Gries, Tyler D Scherr, Tammy Kielian, Jeffrey M Boyd
Biofilms are multicellular communities of microorganisms living as a quorum rather than as individual cells. The bacterial human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus uses oxygen as a terminal electron acceptor during respiration. Infected human tissues are hypoxic or anoxic. We recently reported that impaired respiration elicits a programmed cell lysis (PCL) phenomenon in S. aureus leading to the release of cellular polymers that are utilized to form biofilms. PCL is dependent upon the AtlA murein hydrolase and is regulated, in part, by the SrrAB two-component regulatory system (TCRS)...
May 15, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500938/importance-of-crystallinity-of-anchoring-block-of-semi-solid-amphiphilic-triblock-copolymers-in-stabilization-of-silicone-nanoemulsions
#16
Trang Huyen Le Kim, Hwiseok Jun, Yoon Sung Nam
Polymer emulsifiers solidified at the interface between oil and water can provide exceptional dispersion stability to emulsions due to the formation of unique semi-solid interphase. Our recent works showed that the structural stability of paraffin-in-water emulsions highly depends on the oil wettability of hydrophobic block of methoxy poly(ethylene glycol)-block-poly(ε-caprolactone) (mPEG-b-PCL). Here we investigate the effects of the crystallinity of hydrophobic block of triblock copolymer-based emulsifiers, PCLL-b-PEG-b-PCLL, on the colloidal properties of silicone oil-in-water nanoemulsions...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499200/interactions-of-mussel-inspired-polymeric-nanoparticles-with-gastric-mucin-implications-for-gastro-retentive-drug-delivery
#17
Suhair Sunoqrot, Lina Hasan, Aya Alsadi, Rania Hamed, Ola Tarawneh
Mussel-inspired polydopamine (pD) coatings have several unique characteristics such as durability, versatility, and robustness. In this study, we have designed pD-coated nanoparticles (NPs) of methoxy polyethylene glycol-b-poly(ε-caprolactone) (mPEG-PCL@pD) as prospective nanoscale mucoadhesive platforms for gastro-retentive drug delivery. Successful pD coating on the NPs was confirmed by Transmission Electron Microscopy and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy. Mucoadhesion of pD-coated NPs was investigated in vitro using commercially available mucin under stomach lumen-mimetic conditions...
May 3, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495623/polycaprolactone-nanocomposite-reinforced-by-bioresource-starch-based-nanoparticles
#18
Junjun Kong, Yancun Yu, XiaoPeng Pei, Changyu Han, Ying Tan, Lisong Dong
Biodegradable polymer nanocomposites with bioresource starch-based nanoparticles (SNPs) as reinforcing fillers for polycaprolactone (PCL) were prepared by melt blending. Scanning electron microscopy observation revealed that SNPs as spherical particles were evenly dispersed in the PCL matrix without any aggregation even with the content of SNPs increasing to 10wt% in the nanocomposite. Consequently, the rheological performances of PCL have been improved efficaciously after incorporation with SNPs as well as mechanical properties, especially with a percolation network structure of SNPs in the PCL matrix formed...
May 8, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494804/validity-of-the-posttraumatic-stress-disorders-ptsd-checklist-in-pregnant-women
#19
Bizu Gelaye, Yinnan Zheng, Maria Elena Medina-Mora, Marta B Rondon, Sixto E Sánchez, Michelle A Williams
BACKGROUND: The PTSD Checklist-civilian (PCL-C) is one of the most commonly used self-report measures of PTSD symptoms, however, little is known about its validity when used in pregnancy. This study aims to evaluate the reliability and validity of the PCL-C as a screen for detecting PTSD symptoms among pregnant women. METHODS: A total of 3372 pregnant women who attended their first prenatal care visit in Lima, Peru participated in the study. We assessed the reliability of the PCL-C items using Cronbach's alpha...
May 12, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494049/assessment-of-adhesion-and-proliferation-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-polymer-matrices-with-rhgh
#20
Alexandre da Silveira Gerzson, Denise Cantarelli Machado, Daniel Rodrigo Marinovic, Rogério Miranda Pagnoncelli
PURPOSE: Biomaterials, as an alternative to autogenous bone and other biologic tissues, have been widely used in oral and maxillofacial surgery. In this context, a biomaterial that functions as a scaffold (osteoconductor), combined with a growth factor (osteoinductor), would be of great interest for clinical application. Biodegradable polymers used for slow drug release have been investigated, demonstrating good results and interesting potential. Growth hormone (GH) may be released by incorporating it into these polymers...
May 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
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