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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335550/preparation-of-biodegradable-and-elastic-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-co-lactide-copolymers-and-evaluation-as-a-localized-and-sustained-drug-delivery-carrier
#1
Ji Hoon Park, Bo Keun Lee, Seung Hun Park, Mal Geum Kim, Jin Woo Lee, Hye Yun Lee, Hai Bang Lee, Jae Ho Kim, Moon Suk Kim
To develop a biodegradable polymer possessing elasticity and flexibility, we synthesized MPEG-b-(PCL-co-PLA) copolymers (PCxLyA), which display specific rates of flexibility and elasticity. We synthesize the PCxLyA copolymers by ring-opening polymerization of ε-caprolactone and l-lactide. PCxLyA copolymers of various compositions were synthesized with 500,000 molecular weight. The PCxLyA copolymers mechanical properties were dependent on the mole ratio of the ε-caprolactone and l-lactide components. Cyclic tensile tests were carried out to investigate the resistance to creep of PCxLyA specimens after up to 20 deformation cycles to 50% elongation...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333611/transcendental-meditation-and-reduced-trauma-symptoms-in-female-inmates-a-randomized-controlled-study
#2
Sanford Nidich, Angela Seng, Blaze Compton, Tom O'connor, John W Salerno, Randi Nidich
CONTEXT: Compared with the general population, trauma experiences are higher among incarcerated women. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of Transcendental Meditation (TM) on trauma symptoms in female offenders. DESIGN: Twenty-two inmates at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, OR, with at least 4 months left of incarceration were enrolled in this randomized controlled pilot study. Subjects were randomly assigned to either the TM group (n = 11) or a wait-list control group (n = 11)...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332479/3d-tissue-formation-by-stacking-detachable-cell-sheets-formed-on-nanofiber-mesh
#3
Min Sung Kim, Byungjun Lee, Hong Nam Kim, Seokyoung Bang, Hee Seok Yang, Seong Min Kang, Kahp-Yang Suh, Suk-Hee Park, Noo Li Jeon
We present a novel approach for assembling 3D tissue by layer-by-layer stacking of cell sheets formed on aligned nanofiber mesh. A rigid frame was used to repeatedly collect aligned electrospun PCL (polycaprolactone) nanofiber to form a mesh structure with average distance between fibers 6.4 µm. When human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), human foreskin dermal fibroblasts, and skeletal muscle cells (C2C12) were cultured on the nanofiber mesh, they formed confluent monolayers and could be handled as continuous cell sheets with areas 3 × 3 cm(2) or larger...
March 23, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330282/in-vitro-cytotoxicity-and-antibacterial-activity-of-silver-coated-electrospun-polycaprolactone-gelatine-nanofibrous-scaffolds
#4
Mim Mim Lim, Naznin Sultana
The development of nano-sized scaffolds with antibacterial properties that mimic the architecture of tissue is one of the challenges in tissue engineering. In this study, polycaprolactone (PCL) and PCL/gelatine (Ge) (70:30) nanofibrous scaffolds were fabricated using a less toxic and common solvent, formic acid and an electrospinning technique. Nanofibrous scaffolds were coated with silver (Ag) in different concentrations of silver nitrate (AgNO3) aqueous solution (1.25, 2.5, 5, and 10 %) by using dipping method, drying and followed by ultraviolet (UV) photoreduction...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327272/effects-of-electrospun-scaffolds-of-di-o-butyrylchitin-and-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-on-wound-healing
#5
Jacek Drobnik, Izabella Krucinska, Agnieszka Komisarczyk, Stanislaw Sporny, Alicja Szczepanowska, Joanna Ciosek
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine the usefulness of electrospun dibutyrylchitin (DBC) or poly (ε-Caprolactone [PCL]), in wound treatment. We investigated the mechanisms of action of these polymers on wound healing. METHODS: We synthesized DBC, a newly identified ester derivative of chitin, using a patented method comprising the substitution of butyryl groups at positions C-3 and C-6 in chitin molecules. We confirmed the double substitution by the butyric groups using infrared spectrometry...
April 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324629/electrospun-nerve-guide-scaffold-of-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-collagen-nano-bioglass-an-in-vitro-study-in-peripheral-nerve-tissue-engineering
#6
Forouzan Mohamadi, Somayeh Ebrahimi-Barough, Mohammad Reza Nourani, Mohammad Ali Derakhshan, Vahabodin Goodarzi, Mohammad Sadegh Nazockdast, Mehdi Farokhi, Roksana Tajerian, Reza Faridi Majidi, Jafar Ai
In among of various methods, nerve tissue engineering (NTE) is one of the applicable methods to reconstruct damaged nerve tissues. Electrospinning technique and biomaterials are often considered to fabricate fibrous tissue engineered conduits which have great similarity to the extracellular matrix on fiber structure. Polymer blending is one of the most effective methods for production of new materials with outstanding features. In this research, conduit structures as main part of the peripheral nerve regeneration based on polymer blend nanocomposites PCL/Collagen/NBG (poly (ε-caprolactone)/Collagen/nano bioglass) were manufactured by electrospinning technique...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323118/mixed-poly-vinyl-pyrrolidone-based-drug-loaded-nanomicelles-shows-enhanced-efficacy-against-pancreatic-cancer-cell-lines
#7
Anisha Veeren, Archana Bhaw-Luximon, Debabrata Mukhopadhyay, Dhanjay Jhurry
We report in this paper on the enhanced efficacy of a physical mixture of two single anti-cancer loaded nanomicelles against PANC-1 and BxPC-3. Poly(vinyl pyrrolidone-b-polycaprolactone) (PVP-b-PCL) and poly(vinyl pyrrolidone-b-poly(dioxanone-co-methyl dioxanone)) (PVP-b-P(DX-co-MeDX)) were synthesized and successfully loaded with various anti-cancer drugs - gemcitabine (GEM), doxorubicin.HCl (DOX.HCl), doxorubicin.NH2 (DOX), 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and paclitaxel (PTX). Spherical micelles of size 160-477 nm were obtained as characterized by DLS while sizes determined by TEM were in the range 140-250 nm...
March 18, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318155/-biomineralization-of-electrospun-polycaprolactone-guided-bone-regeneration-membrane
#8
Deng Xia, Bai Shi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the biomineralization of the tissue-engineering electrospun polycaprolactone (PCL) scaffold and its potential use for guided bone regeneration (GBR) membranes. METHODS: PCL ultrafinefiber scaffolds were fabricated by electrospinning and then immersed in supersaturated calcification solution (SCS) for biomineralization investigation. The electrospun PCL scaffolds and the calcium phosphate coating were identified by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)...
December 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316239/facile-preparation-of-titanium-iv-immobilized-hierarchically-porous-hybrid-monoliths
#9
Haiyang Zhang, Junjie Ou, Yating Yao, Hongwei Wang, Zhongshan Liu, Yinmao Wei, Mingliang Ye
Hierarchically porous materials have become a key feature of biological materials and have been widely applied for adsorption or catalysis. Herein, we presented a new approach to directly prepare a phosphate-functionalized hierarchically porous hybrid monolith (HPHM), which simultaneously contained mesopores and macropores. The design was based on the copolymerization of polyhedral oligomeric vinylsilsesquioxanes (vinylPOSS) and vinylphosphonic acid (VPA) by adding degradable polycaprolactone (PCL) additive...
March 18, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314900/bony-landmark-between-the-attachment-of-the-medial-meniscus-posterior-root-and-the-posterior-cruciate-ligament-ct-and-mr-imaging-assessment
#10
Masataka Fujii, Takayuki Furumatsu, Shinichi Miyazawa, Yuya Kodama, Tomohito Hino, Yusuke Kamatsuki, Toshifumi Ozaki
OBJECTIVES: (1) To reveal the prevalence of the bony recess (posterior dimple) and (2) to determine the position of the posterior dimple on the tibial plateau using three-dimensional computed tomography (3DCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, a retrospective review of 112 patients was performed to identify the posterior dimple and to evaluate its position on 3DCT. Magnetic resonance images (MRIs) were also used to determine the positional relationship among the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), medial meniscus posterior insertion (MMPI), and posterior dimple...
March 18, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314138/depression-and-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-in-individuals-with-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-a-cross-sectional-survey
#11
Shruti Chaturvedi, Marianne Clancy, Nicole Schaefer, Olalekan Oluwole, Keith R McCrae
INTRODUCTION: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is characterized by frequent severe bleeding, particularly epistaxis, and life-threatening complications including stroke, brain abscess and heart failure. The psychological impact of HHT is not known. We conducted this cross sectional study to determine the prevalence of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to HHT. METHODS: A survey tool comprising demographic and clinical information and two validated self-administered questionnaires, the PTSD checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5) and Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), was distributed to individuals with HHT...
March 9, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301223/antitumor-effect-of-nanoparticle-131-i-labeled-arginine-glycine-aspartate-bovine-serum-albumin-polycaprolactone-in-lung-cancer
#12
Hui Ming, Lei Fang, Jingmei Gao, Chengxia Li, Yanhui Ji, Yiming Shen, Yiming Hu, Ning Li, Jin Chang, Wei Li, Jian Tan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study is to investigate the biologic effects of internal irradiation and the therapeutic effectiveness of (131)I-labeled arginine-glycine-aspartate (RGD)-bovine serum albumin (BSA)-polycaprolactone (PCL) ((131)I-RGD-BSA-PCL) in murine lung cancer models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The target binding and cellular uptake of NCI-H460 lung cancer cells overexpressing integrin αvβ3 were observed by confocal microscopy. Flow cytometry was used to assay apoptosis...
March 16, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301192/item-ordering-and-computerized-classification-tests-with-cluster-based-scoring-an-investigation-of-the-countdown-method
#13
Matthew D Finkelman, Sarah R Lowe, Wonsuk Kim, Oliver Gruebner, Niels Smits, Sandro Galea
The countdown method is a well-known approach to reducing the average length of screening instruments that are presented by computer. In the countdown method, testing is terminated once the result of the screener ("positive" or "negative") has been unambiguously determined from prior answers. Previous research has examined whether presenting dichotomously scored items in order from "least to most frequently endorsed" or "most to least frequently endorsed" is more efficient when the countdown method is used...
March 16, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300463/preparation-of-dexamethasone-ophthalmic-implants-a-comparative-study-of-in-vitro-release-profiles
#14
Ana I Prata, Patrícia Coimbra, M Eugénia Pina
Diseases affecting the posterior segment of the eye are the most common cause of visual disorders in industrialized countries. This scenario has encouraged the development of new treatment modalities for these diseases, such as drug loaded implants with prolonged drug release. The aim of the present work was to create a polymeric based biodegradable ophthalmic implant for the delivery of dexamethasone. For this purpose, we prepared and compared the in vitro release profiles of dexamethasone ophthalmic implants produced by two methods: melting casting and solvent casting...
March 16, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299922/fabrication-of-electrospun-mucoadhesive-membranes-for-therapeutic-applications-in-oral-medicine
#15
Martin E Santocildes-Romero, Lucie Hadley, Katharina H Clitherow, Jens Hansen, Craig Murdoch, Helen E Colley, Martin Thornhill, Paul V Hatton
Oral mucosal lesions are related to several etiologies including trauma, infection, and immunologic and neoplastic diseases. Their prevalence varies greatly depending on ethnicity, gender and exposure to risk factors. Currently, most oral mucosal lesions are treated with creams, mouthwashes or gels containing suitable drugs. However, topical medications may be relatively ineffective as they are removed rapidly from oral surfaces, limiting drug contact times. Systemic medications might be more effective, but are associated with unacceptable off-target side effects...
March 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299413/apolipoprotein-e-the-resilience-gene
#16
Lisa M James, Brian E Engdahl, Apostolos P Georgopoulos
The apolipoprotein E (apoE) gene has been implicated in various conditions, most notably Alzheimer's disease and coronary artery disease. A predisposing role of the apoE4 isoform and a protective role of apoE2 isoform in those diseases have been documented. Here we investigated the role of apoE in resilience to trauma. Three hundred and forty-three US veterans were genotyped for apoE and were assessed for their lifetime trauma exposure (trauma score, T) and severity of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms (PCL)...
March 15, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298310/atypical-centrioles-are-present-in-tribolium-sperm
#17
E L Fishman, Kyoung Jo, Andrew Ha, Rachel Royfman, Ashtyn Zinn, Malathi Krishnamurthy, Tomer Avidor-Reiss
Typical centrioles are made of microtubules organized in ninefold symmetry. Most animal somatic cells have two centrioles for normal cell division and function. These centrioles originate from the zygote, but because the oocyte does not provide any centrioles, it is surprising that the zygotes of many animals are thought to inherit only one centriole from the sperm. Recently, in the sperm of Drosophila melanogaster, we discovered a second centriolar structure, the proximal centriole-like structure (PCL), which functions in the zygote...
March 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295875/enhancing-the-mechanical-properties-of-electrospun-nanofiber-mats-through-controllable-welding-at-the-cross-points
#18
Haoxuan Li, Chunlei Zhu, Jiajia Xue, Qinfei Ke, Younan Xia
This communication describes a simple and effective method for welding electrospun nanofibers at the cross points to enhance the mechanical properties of their nonwoven mats. The welding is achieved by placing a nonwoven mat of the nanofibers in a capped vial with the vapor of a proper solvent. For polycaprolactone (PCL) nanofibers, the solvent is dichloromethane (DCM). The welding can be managed in a controllable fashion by simply varying the partial pressure of DCM and/or the exposure time. Relative to the pristine nanofiber mat, the mechanical strength of the welded PCL nanofiber mat can be increased by as much as 200%...
March 10, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295800/self-rolled-porous-hollow-tubes-made-up-of-biodegradable-polymers
#19
Ling Peng, Jian Zhu, Seema Agarwal
A tubular highly porous scaffold of polylactide (PLA) and poly-ε-caprolactone (PCL) is fabricated by self-rolling of a 2D fibrous bilayer of PLA and PCL in water without use of any classical thermo-/pH-responsive polymers. The self-rolling and diameter of the tube are dependent upon the bilayer thickness and temperature. A 75 µm thick 2D bilayer (PLA = 25 µm; PCL = 50 µm) rolls to a hollow tube of diameter around 0.41 mm with multilayered wall at 40 °C within 5 min. The tubes keep their form and size in water at all temperatures once they are formed...
March 15, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294979/evaluation-of-stability-of-amylose-inclusion-complexes-depending-on-guest-polymers-and-their-application-to-supramolecular-polymeric-materials
#20
Tomonari Tanaka, Atsushi Tsutsui, Kazuya Tanaka, Kazuya Yamamoto, Jun-Ichi Kadokawa
This paper describes the evaluation of the stability of amylose-polymer inclusion complexes under solution state in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) depending on guest polymers. The three complexes were prepared by the vine-twining polymerization method using polytetrahydrofuran (PTHF), poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL), and poly(l-lactide) (PLLA) as guest polymers. The stability investigation was conducted at desired temperatures (25, 30, 40, 60 °C) in DMSO solutions of the complexes. Consequently, the amylose-PTHF inclusion complex was dissociated at 25 °C, while the other complexes were stable under the same conditions...
March 15, 2017: Biomolecules
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