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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211272/effects-of-dimethyloxalylglycine-embedded-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-fiber-meshes-on-wound-healing-in-diabetic-rats
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Qiankun Zhang, Joung-Hwan Oh, Chan Ho Park, Jeong-Hwa Baek, Hyun-Mo Ryoo, Kyung Mi Woo
Impaired wound healing in diabetic patients is associated with altered inflammatory responses, poor angiogenesis, deficient extracellular matrix (ECM) component, and peripheral neuropathy. To develop a wound dressing that is capable of the controlled delivery of bioactive small molecules that can improve diabetic wound healing, dimethyloxalylglycine (DMOG)-embedded poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) fiber (PCLF/DMOG) meshes are fabricated by electrospinning, and the effects of the PCLF/DMOG meshes on wound healing in diabetic rats are evaluated...
February 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199184/biphasic-organo-bioceramic-fibrous-composite-as-a-biomimetic-extracellular-matrix-for-bone-tissue-regeneration
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Sanjay Kumar, James A Stokes Iii, Derrick Dean, Christian Rogers, Elijah Nyairo, Vinoy Thomas, Manoj K Mishra
In bone tissue engineering, the organo-ceramic composite, electrospun polycaprolactone/hydroxyapatite (PCL/HA) scaffold has the potential to support cell proliferation, migration, differentiation, and homeostasis. Here, we report the effect of PCL/HA scaffold in tissue regeneration using human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). We characterized the scaffold by fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), scanning electron microscope (SEM) and assessed its biocompatibility...
March 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199114/curcumin-loaded-blood-stable-polymeric-micelles-for-enhancing-therapeutic-effect-on-erythroleukemia
#3
Feirong Gong, Dan Chen, Xin Teng, Junhua Ge, Xianfeng Ning, Ya-Ling Shen, Jian Li, Shanfeng Wang
Curcumin has high potential in suppressing many types of cancer and overcoming multi-drug resistance in a multi-faceted manner by targeting diverse molecular targets. However, the rather low systemic bioavailability resulted from its extremely low aqueous solubility and rapid metabolism and excretion in vivo has hampered its application in cancer therapy. With the primary aim to increase the aqueous solubility of curcumin while retaining its stability in the blood circulation before it accesses the tumor site, here we report preparation of curcumin-loaded N-(tert-butoxycarbonyl)-L-phenylalanine end-capped methoxy-poly(ethylene glycol)-block-poly(ε-caprolactone) (mPEG-PCL-Phe(Boc)) micelles with high stability both in vitro and in vivo and anti-tumor efficacy...
February 15, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196394/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-a-triblock-copolymer-zno-nanoparticles-from-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-and-poly-acrylic-acid-as-a-potential-drug-delivery-carrier
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Lida Ahmadkhani, Ali Baghban, Shahram Mohammadpoor, Rovshan Khalilov, Abolfazl Akbarzadeh, Taras Kavetskyy, Siamak Saghfi, Aygun N Nasibova
Through the present paper, a triblock copolymer containing pH-responsive (polyacrylic acid-b-polycaprolactone -b-polyacrylic acid) (PAA-b-PCL-b-PAA) was synthesized by using the ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of ε-caprolactone (ε-CL) and the reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization of the acrylic acid methods, as the drug carrier. Blends of the nanocrystalline zinc oxide nanoparticles (n-ZnO) and triblock copolymer treated from the solution have been used to make the hybrid polymer-metal oxide for the preparation of the drug loaded nanocomposite...
February 14, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195700/discovery-and-characterization-of-a-potent-and-specific-peptide-ligand-targeting-endothelial-progenitor-cells-and-endothelial-cells-for-tissue-regeneration
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Dake Hao, Wenwu Xiao, Ruiwu Liu, Priyadarsini Kumar, YuanPei Li, Ping Zhou, Fuzheng Guo, Diana L Farmer, Kit S Lam, Fengshan Wang, Aijun Wang
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and endothelial cells (ECs) play a vital role in endothelialization and vascularization for tissue regeneration. Various EPC/EC targeting biomolecules have been investigated to improve tissue regeneration with limited success often due to their limited functional specificity and structural stability. One-Bead-One-Compound (OBOC) combinatorial technology is an ultra-high throughput chemical library synthesis and screening method suitable for ligand discovery against a wide range of biological targets, such as integrins...
February 14, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194932/functionalized-polymeric-membrane-with-enhanced-mechanical-and-biological-properties-to-control-the-degradation-of-magnesium-alloy
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Hoi Man Wong, Ying Zhao, Frankie K L Leung, Tingfei Xi, Zhixiong Zhang, Yufeng Zheng, Shuilin Wu, Keith D K Luk, Kenneth M C Cheung, Paul K Chu, Kelvin W K Yeung
To achieve enhanced biological response and controlled degradation of magnesium alloy, a modified biodegradable polymer coating called polycaprolactone (PCL) is fabricated by a thermal approach in which the heat treatment neither alters the chemical composition of the PCL membrane nor the rate of magnesium ion release, pH value, or weight loss, compared with the untreated sample. The changes in the crystallinity, hydrophilicity, and oxygen content of heat-treated PCL coating not only improve the mechanical adhesion strength between the coating and magnesium substrate but also enhance the biological properties...
February 14, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192917/simple-reagentless-quantification-of-total-bilirubin-in-blood-via-microfluidic-phototreatment-and-image-analysis
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Brandon L Thompson, Sarah L Wyckoff, Doris M Haverstick, James P Landers
Total bilirubin (T-Bil) is an important clinical diagnostic marker that is measured frequently by physicians to assist in the diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of multiple medical conditions. The work demonstrated here utilizes the 48-year-old mechanism of phototherapy that is commonly implemented in the treatment of infants with exaggerated physiologic and pathologic jaundice but adapts it to the microfluidic level for the ultimate purpose of total bilirubin quantitation. After acquisition of a small volume of blood (<10 μL) and through subsequent separation (plasma + red blood cells), a 3 μL plasma sample was imaged by a portable scanner and analyzed through a custom algorithm for color intensity...
February 13, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188335/posterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-skeletal-immature-children
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Ole Gade Sørensen, Peter Faunø, Svend Erik Christiansen, Martin Lind
PURPOSE: Rupture of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is a rare knee injury in children with open growth plates. The follow-up results of six patients with open physes treated with PCL reconstruction are presented. The objective is to evaluate the clinical outcomes of PCL reconstruction for six skeletally immature patients. METHODS: Between 2006 and 2010, six skeletally immature patients were treated with PCL reconstruction. At the time of surgery, the median age was 9 years (range 6-14)...
February 10, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187254/biodegradable-hybrid-stomatocyte-nanomotors-for-drug-delivery
#9
Yingfeng Tu, Fei Peng, Alain A M André, Yongjun Men, Mangala Srinivas, Daniela A Wilson
We report the self-assembly of a biodegradable platinum nanoparticle-loaded stomatocyte nanomotor containing both PEG-b-PCL and PEG-b-PS as a potential candidate for anticancer drug delivery. Well-defined stomatocyte structures could be formed even after incorporation of 50% PEG-b-PCL polymer. Demixing of the two polymers was expected at high percentage of semicrystalline poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL), resulting in PCL domain formation onto the membrane due to different properties of two polymers. The biodegradable motor system was further shown to move directionally with speeds up to 39 μm/s by converting chemical fuel, hydrogen peroxide, into mechanical motion as well as rapidly delivering the drug to the targeted cancer cell...
February 14, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185940/twisting-electrospun-nanofiber-fine-strips-into-functional-sutures-for-sustained-co-delivery-of-gentamicin-and-silver
#10
Shixuan Chen, Liangpeng Ge, Aubrey Mueller, Mark A Carlson, Matthew J Teusink, Franklin D Shuler, Jingwei Xie
Surgical site infections (SSIs) represent the most common nosocomial infection among surgical patients. In order to prevent SSIs in a sustained manner and lessen side effects, we developed a twisting method for generation of nanofiber-based sutures capable of simultaneous delivery of silver and gentamicin. The prepared sutures are composed of core-sheath nanofibers with gentamicin/pluronic F127 in the core and silver/PCL in the sheath produced by co-axial electrospinning. The diameters of obtained sutures range from ~ 80 μm to ~ 1...
February 6, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185905/a-preliminary-study-of-single-operator-cholangioscopy-for-diagnosing-pancreatic-cystic-lesions
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Chai Ning-Li, Feng Jia, Guo Yu-Hang, Li Hui-Kai, Ning Bo Wang, Xiangdong Wang, Wang Ying, Wang Yong-Hua, Zhai Ya-Qi, Linghu En-Qiang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Advances in imaging technology have improved the annual detection rate of pancreatic cystic lesions, but the preoperative diagnosis of pancreatic cystic lesions remains unclear. Thus, the usefulness of single operator cholangioscopy (SOC) as a diagnostic imaging tool for pancreatic cystic lesions is worth investigating. We performed an intracystic visual examination of pancreatic cystic lesions using SOC to determine the diagnostic value of SOC for pancreatic cystic lesions...
February 6, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183642/magnetic-nanoparticle-loaded-electrospun-polymeric-nanofibers-for-tissue-engineering
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Heng Zhang, JiYi Xia, XianLun Pang, Ming Zhao, BiQiong Wang, LingLin Yang, HaiSu Wan, JingBo Wu, ShaoZhi Fu
Magnetic nanoparticles have been one of the most attractive nanomaterials for various biomedical applications including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), diagnostic contrast enhancement, magnetic cell separation, and targeted drug delivery. Three-dimensional (3-D) fibrous scaffolds have broad application prospects in the biomedical field, such as drug delivery and tissue engineering. In this work, a novel three-dimensional composite membrane composed of the tri-block copolymer poly(ε-caprolactone)-poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL-PEG-PCL, PCEC) and magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (Fe3O4 NPs) were fabricated using electrospinning technology...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183640/preparation-characterization-and-drug-delivery-study-of-a-novel-nanobiopolymeric-multidrug-delivery-system
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Abbas Dadkhah Tehrani, Masoumeh Parsamanesh
New nanocarrier for codelivery of curcumin and doxorubicin as the anticancer drugs was synthesized using biocompatible and biodegradable materials. Firstly, an inclusion complex of amylose (Am) and curcumin (CUR) was formed through entrapment of curcumin into the amylose helices. Then the surface of amylose-curcumin (Am-CUR) complex was modified by polycaprolactone (PCL) via esterification reaction between hydroxyl functional groups of amylose and carbonyl groups of PCL. Finally, poly citric acid (PCA) reacted with terminal hydroxyl groups of PCL by esterification reaction...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183612/controlled-surface-morphology-and-hydrophilicity-of-polycaprolactone-toward-human-retinal-pigment-epithelium-cells
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Saleheh Shahmoradi, Fatemeh Yazdian, Fatemeh Tabandeh, Zahra-Soheila Soheili, Ashraf Sadat Hatamian Zarami, Mona Navaei-Nigjeh
Applying scaffolds as a bed to enhance cell proliferation and even differentiation is one of the treatment of retina diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) which deteriorating photoreceptors and finally happening blindness. In this study, aligned polycaprolactone (PCL) nanofibers were electrospun and at different conditions and their characteristics were measured by scanning electron microscope (SEM) and contact angle. Response surface methodology (RSM) was used to optimize the diameter of fabricated nanofibers...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183589/terbinafine-loaded-wound-dressing-for-chronic-superficial-fungal-infections
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Farnoush Asghari Paskiabi, Shahin Bonakdar, Mohammad Ali Shokrgozar, Mohammad Imani, Zahra Jahanshiri, Masoomeh Shams-Ghahfarokhi, Mehdi Razzaghi-Abyaneh
In spite of developing new drugs and modern formulations, the treatments of chronic fungal infections are still challenging. Fibrous wound dressings are new suggestions for the treatment of chronic superficial infections. In the present study, we formulated an antifungal agent, terbinafine hydrochloride (TFH), which is a hydrophobic drug, in wound dressings prepared by electrospun polycaprolactone, polycaprolactone/gelatin (50:50 w/w) and gelatin. To obtain more water-stable meshes, the preparations were treated by glutaraldehyde and their properties were determined before and after treatment...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179191/photosensitizer-mediated-mitochondria-targeting-nanosized-drug-carriers-subcellular-targeting-therapeutic-and-imaging-potentials
#16
Yeon Su Choi, Kiyoon Kwon, Kwonhyeok Yoon, Kang Moo Huh, Han Chang Kang
Mitochondria-targeting drug carriers have considerable potential because of the presence of many molecular drug targets in the mitochondria and their pivotal roles in cellular viability, metabolism, maintenance, and death. To compare the mitochondria-targeting abilities of triphenylphosphonium (TPP) and pheophorbide a (PhA) in nanoparticles (NPs), this study prepared mitochondria-targeting NPs using mixtures of methoxy poly(ethylene glycol)-(SS-PhA)2 [mPEG-(SS-PhA)2 or PPA] and TPP-b-poly(ε-caprolactone)-b-TPP [TPP-b-PCL-b-TPP or TPCL], which were designated PPAn-TPCL4-n (0≤n≤4) NPs...
February 6, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171812/immiscible-poly-lactic-acid-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-for-temporary-implants-compatibility-and-cytotoxicity
#17
Pablo F M Finotti, Lidiane C Costa, Ticiana S O Capote, Raquel M Scarel-Caminaga, Marcelo A Chinelatto
This manuscript focuses on the effect of the addition of a low molecular weight triblock copolymer derived from ε-caprolactone and tetrahydrofuran (CT) on the compatibility and cytotoxicity of immiscible poly(lactic acid) (PLA) and poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) blends. Binary and tertiary PLA/PCL blends were prepared by melt mixing in a twin-screw extruder and their morphological, mechanical and thermal behaviors were investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), tensile and Izod impact test, dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)...
January 31, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170157/combining-electrospinning-and-cell-sheet-technology-for-the-development-of-a-multiscale-tissue-engineered-ligament-construct-telc
#18
Cedryck Vaquette, P T Sudheesh Kumar, Eugen Bogdan Petcu, Saso Ivanovski
Ligament tissue rupture is a common sport injury. Although current treatment modalities can achieve appropriate reconstruction of the damaged ligament, they present significant drawbacks, mostly related to reduced tissue availability and pain associated with tissue harvesting. Stem cell based tissue regeneration combined with electrospun scaffolds represents a novel treatment method for torn ligaments. In this study, a low fiber density polycaprolactone (PCL) electrospun mesh and sheep mesenchymal stem cells (sMSCs) were used to develop tissue engineered ligament construct (TELC) in vitro...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169506/a-combinational-effect-of-bulk-and-surface-shape-memory-transitions-on-the-regulation-of-cell-alignment
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Koichiro Uto, Takao Aoyagi, Cole A DeForest, Allan S Hoffman, Mitsuhiro Ebara
A novel shape-memory cell culture platform has been designed that is capable of simultaneously tuning surface topography and dimensionality to manipulate cell alignment. By crosslinking poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) macromonomers of precisely designed nanoarchitectures, a shape-memory PCL with switching temperature near body temperature is successfully prepared. The temporary strain-fixed PCLs are prepared by processing through heating, stretching, and cooling about the switching temperature. Temporary nanowrinkles are also formed spontaneously during the strain-fixing process with magnitudes that are dependent on the applied strain...
February 7, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167301/non-invasive-tracking-of-injected-bone-marrow-mononuclear-cells-to-injury-and-implanted-biomaterials
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Richard P Tan, Bob S L Lee, Alex H P Chan, Sui Ching G Yuen, Juichien Hung, Steven G Wise, Martin K C Ng
: Biomaterial scaffolds enhancing the engraftment of transplanted bone-marrow mononuclear cells (BM-MNC) have enormous potential for tissue regeneration applications. However, development of appropriate materials is challenging given the precise microenvironments required to support BM-MNC engraftment and function. In this study, we have developed a non-invasive, real-time tracking model of injected BM-MNC engraftment to wounds and implanted biomaterial scaffolds. BM-MNCs, encoded with firefly luciferase and enhanced GFP reporter genes, were tail vein injected into subcutaneously wounded mice...
February 3, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
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