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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634611/micro-and-nano-patterned-conductive-graphene-peg-hybrid-scaffolds-for-cardiac-tissue-engineering
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Alec S T Smith, Hyok Yoo, Hyunjung Yi, Eun Hyun Ahn, Justin H Lee, Guozheng Shao, Ekaterina Nagornyak, Michael A Laflamme, Charles E Murry, Deok-Ho Kim
A lack of electrical conductivity and structural organization in currently available biomaterial scaffolds limits their utility for generating physiologically representative models of functional cardiac tissue. Here we report on the development of scalable, graphene-functionalized topographies with anisotropic electrical conductivity for engineering the structural and functional phenotypes of macroscopic cardiac tissue constructs. Guided by anisotropic electroconductive and topographic cues, the tissue constructs displayed structural property enhancement in myofibrils and sarcomeres, and exhibited significant increases in the expression of cell-cell coupling and calcium handling proteins, as well as in action potential duration and peak calcium release...
June 21, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633526/reduced-graphene-oxide-poly-acrylic-acid-aerogels-as-a-three-dimensional-replacement-for-metal-foil-current-collectors-in-lithium-ion-batteries
#2
Han Xiao, Joshua P Pender, Mackenzie Meece-Rayle, J Pedro de Souza, Kyle C Klavetter, Heonjoo Ha, Jie Lin, Adam Heller, Christopher J Ellison, Charles Buddie Mullins
We report the synthesis and properties of a low-density (~5 mg/cm3) and highly-porous (99.6% void space) three-dimensional reduced graphene oxide (rGO)/poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) nanocomposite aerogel as the scaffold for cathode materials in lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). The rGO-PAA is both simple and starts from readily-available graphite and PAA thereby providing a scalable fabrication procedure. The scaffold can support as much as a 75 mg/cm2 loading of LiFePO4 (LFP) in a ~ 430 µm thick layer, and the porosity of the aerogel is tunable by compression; the flexible aerogel can be compressed 30-fold (i...
June 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631614/3d-printed-bioceramic-scaffolds-with-antibacterial-and-osteogenic-activity
#3
Yongliang Zhang, Dong Zhai, Mengchi Xu, Qingqiang Yao, Huiying Zhu, Jiang Chang, Chengtie Wu
Bacterial infection poses a significant risk with the wide application of bone graft materials. Designing bone grafts with good antibacterial performance and excellent bone-forming activity is of particular significance for bone tissue engineering. In our study, a 3D printing method was used to prepare β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) bioceramic scaffolds. Silver (Ag) nanoparticles were uniformly dispersed on graphene oxide (GO) to form a homogeneous nanocomposite (named Ag@GO) with different Ag-to-graphene oxide mass ratios, with this being synthesized via the liquid chemical reduction approach...
June 20, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629024/electrospun-silk-fibroin-scaffolds-coated-with-reduced-graphene-promote-neurite-outgrowth-of-pc-12-cells-under-electrical-stimulation
#4
Salvador Aznar-Cervantes, Ana Pagán, Jose G Martínez, Antonia Bernabeu-Esclapez, Toribio F Otero, Luis Meseguer-Olmo, Juan I Paredes, Jose L Cenis
Novel approaches to neural research require biocompatible materials capable to act as electrode structures or scaffolds for tissue engineering in order to stimulate or restore the functionality of damaged tissues. This work offers promising results that indicate the potential use of electrospun silk fibroin (SF) scaffolds coated with reduced graphene oxide (rGO) in this sense. The coated material becomes conductor and electroactive. A complete characterisation of SF/rGO scaffolds is provided in terms of electrochemistry, mechanical behaviour and chemical conformation of fibroin...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607818/physical-and-electrical-characterization-of-texaspeg-an-electrically-conductive-neuronal-scaffold
#5
William K A Sikkema, Andrew B Metzger, Tuo Wang, James M Tour
BACKGROUND: Graphene and its derivatives have been shown to be biocompatible and electrically active materials upon which neurons readily grow. The fusogen poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) has been shown to improve outcomes after cervical and dorsal spinal cord transection. The long and narrow PEGylated graphene nanoribbon stacks (PEG-GNRs) with their 5 μm × 200 nm × 10 nm dimensions can provide a scaffold upon which neurons can grow and fuse. We disclose here the extensive characterization data for the PEG-GNRs...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607223/graphene-oxide-improves-the-biocompatibility-of-collagen-membranes-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-human-primary-gingival-fibroblasts
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Patrizia De Marco, Susi Zara, Marianna De Colli, Milena Radunovic, Vladimir Lazovic, Valeria Ettorre, Antonello Di Crescenzo, Adriano Piattelli, Amelia Cataldi, Antonella Fontana
Commercial collagen membranes are used in oral surgical procedures as scaffolds for bone deposition in guided bone regeneration. Here, we have enriched them with graphene oxide (GO) via a simple non-covalent functionalization and exploiting the capacity of oxygenated carbon functional moieties of GO to interact through hydrogen bonding with collagene. In the present paper, the GO-coated membranes have been characterized in terms of stability, nano-roughness, biocompatibility and induction of inflammatory response towards HGFs cells...
June 13, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579877/the-application-of-graphene-oxidized-combining-with-decellularized-scaffold-to-repair-of-sciatic-nerve-injury-in-rats
#7
Qiaoling Wang, Jinlong Chen, Qingfei Niu, Xiumei Fu, Xiaohong Sun, Xiaojie Tong
This paper combined the decellularized scaffold of sciatic nerve of rats with graphene oxidized (GO), studied and facilitated the regeneration of sciatic nerve of rats, and provided the basis for the clinical application of nanomaterials. GO was prepared through improving Hammer's Method. Fourier Infrared Spectrum was used to scan and detect the functional groups in GO of sample by using the pellet method, the microcosmic morphological appearance of GO was observed by using the scanning electron microscope...
May 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579435/graphene-nanoparticles-as-osteoinductive-and-osteoconductive-platform-for-stem-cell-and-bone-regeneration
#8
Hoda Elkhenany, Shawn Bourdo, Silke Hecht, Robert Donnell, David Gerard, Ramadan Abdelwahed, Andersen Lafont, Karrer Alghazali, Fumiya Watanabe, Alexandru S Biris, David Anderson, Madhu Dhar
The potential of graphene-based nanoparticles (GNPs) has recently gained significant attention in biomedicine, especially in tissue engineering. In this study, we investigated the osteoinductive and osteoconductive effects of low oxygen content graphene (LOG) nanoparticles on adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in vitro and in vivo. We showed that adult goat MSCs were viable in the presence of 0.1 mg/mL LOG and retained their stem cell properties. A 3D scaffold made from agarose was used to encapsulate MSCs and LOG nanoparticles...
June 1, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556473/flyweight-superelastic-electrically-conductive-and-flame-retardant-3d-multi-nanolayer-graphene-ceramic-metamaterial
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Qiangqiang Zhang, Dong Lin, Biwei Deng, Xiang Xu, Qiong Nian, Shengyu Jin, Kevin D Leedy, Hui Li, Gary J Cheng
A ceramic/graphene metamaterial (GCM) with microstructure-derived superelasticity and structural robustness is achieved by designing hierarchical honeycomb microstructures, which are composited with two brittle constituents (graphene and ceramic) assembled in multi-nanolayer cellular walls. Attributed to the designed microstructure, well-interconnected scaffolds, chemically bonded interface, and coupled strengthening effect between the graphene framework and the nanolayers of the Al2 O3 ceramic (NAC), the GCM demonstrates a sequence of multifunctional properties simultaneously that have not been reported for ceramics and ceramics-matrix-composite structures, such as flyweight density, 80% reversible compressibility, high fatigue resistance, high electrical conductivity, and excellent thermal-insulation/flame-retardant performance simultaneously...
May 29, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549588/graphene-modified-titanium-alloy-promote-the-adhesion-proliferation-and-osteogenic-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-stromal-cells
#10
Kewen Li, Jinhong Yan, Chunhui Wang, Long Bi, Qi Zhang, Yisheng Han
We studied the effects of graphene coating on improving the biological activity of a titanium alloy (Ti6Al4V) widely used in hip and knee joint replacements. The experiments included immunofluorescence staining for observing cellular adhesion, Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) for evaluating cellular proliferation and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) for detecting the differentiation of bone marrow stromal cells on different scaffolds. The results showed that G-Ti6Al4V exhibited a higher mean integrated optical density (IOD) for vinculin and resulted in a higher cell proliferation rate and higher osteoblast-specific gene transcription levels...
May 23, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545299/designing-pseudocapacitance-for-nb2o5-carbide-derived-carbon-electrodes-and-hybrid-devices
#11
Chun-Han Lai, David Ashby, Melissa K Moz, Yury Gogotsi, Laurent Pilon, Bruce S Dunn
Composite structures for electrochemical energy storage are prepared based on using the high rate lithium-ion insertion properties of Nb2O5. The Nb2O5 anchored on reduced graphene oxide (rGO) by hydrothermal synthesis to improve charge transfer properties and, by controlling surface charge, the resulting Nb2O5-rGO particles are attached to a high surface area carbide-derived carbon scaffold without blocking its exfoliated layers. The electrochemical results are analyzed using a recently published multi-scale physics model that provides significant insights regarding charge storage kinetics...
May 25, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541125/electrically-conductive-borate-based-bioactive-glass-scaffolds-for-bone-tissue-engineering-applications
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Mert Turk, Aylin M Deliormanlı
In this study, electrically conductive, borate-based, porous 13-93B3 bioactive glass composite scaffolds were prepared using a polymer foam replication technique. For this purpose, a slurry containing 40 vol% glass particles and 0-10 wt% graphene nanoplatelets was prepared by dispersing the particles in ethanol in the presence of ethyl cellulose. Composite scaffolds were subjected to a controlled heat treatment, in air atmosphere, to decompose the foam and sinter the glass particles into a dense network...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520218/lithium-bond-chemistry-in-lithium-sulfur-batteries
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Ting-Zheng Hou, Wen-Tao Xu, Xiang Chen, Hong-Jie Peng, Jia-Qi Huang, Qiang Zhang
Lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery is a promising high-energy-density energy storage system. The strong anchoring of intermediates is widely accepted to retard the shuttle of polysulfides in a working battery. However, the understanding of the intrinsic chemistry is still deficient. Inspired by the concept of hydrogen bond, herein we focus on the Li bond chemistry in Li-S batteries through sophisticated quantum chemical calculations, in combination with 7Li nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Identified as Li bond, the strong dipole-dipole interaction between Li polysulfides and Li-S cathode materials originates from the electron-rich donors (e...
May 18, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501710/carbon-nanotube-graphene-and-boron-nitride-nanotube-reinforced-bioactive-ceramics-for-bone-repair
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REVIEW
Chengde Gao, Pei Feng, Shuping Peng, Cijun Shuai
The high brittleness and low strength of bioactive ceramics severely restricted their applications in bone repair despite they have been regarded as the most promising biomaterials. In the last few years, low-dimensional nanomaterials (LDNs), including carbon nanotubes, graphene and boron nitride nanotubes, have gained increasing attention owing to the favorable biocompatibility, large surface specific area and super mechanical properties, which makes LDNs potential nanofillers in reinforcing bioactive ceramics...
May 10, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495017/graphene-for-the-development-of-the-next-generation-of-biocomposites-for-dental-and-medical-applications
#15
REVIEW
Han Xie, Tong Cao, Francisco Javier Rodríguez-Lozano, Emma Kim Luong-Van, Vinicius Rosa
OBJECTIVE: Graphene and its derivatives, graphene oxide (GO) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO), are 2D carbon-based materials with remarkable physical, chemical and biological properties. Graphene sheets have high specific surface area and mechanical strength. Moreover, they have been shown to influence the differentiation of stem cells and to improve properties of biomaterials. METHODS: Here, we present the recent achievements on the use of graphene and its derivatives to improve properties and enhance bioactivity of biomaterials...
May 8, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474863/freestanding-gold-graphene-oxide-manganese-oxide-microsupercapacitor-displaying-high-areal-energy-density
#16
Ahiud Morag, James Y Becker, Raz Jelinek
Microsupercapacitors are touted as one of the promising "next frontiers" in energy-storage research and applications. Despite their potential, significant challenges still exist in terms of physical properties and electrochemical performance, particularly attaining high energy density, stability, ease of synthesis, and feasibility of large-scale production. We present new freestanding microporous electrodes comprising self-assembled scaffold of gold and reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nanowires coated with MnO2 ...
May 5, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464356/facile-assembly-of-3d-porous-reduced-graphene-oxide-ultrathin-mno2-nanosheets-s-aerogels-as-efficient-polysulfide-adsorption-sites-for-high-performance-lithium-sulfur-batteries
#17
Xiaojun Zhao, Hui Wang, Gaohong Zhai, Gang Wang
Rechargeable lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries are receiving much attention due to their high specific capacity, low cost, and environmental friendliness. Nonetheless, fast capacity decay and low specific capacity still limit their practical implementation. Herein, we report a facile strategy to overcome these challenges by the design and fabrication of 3D porous reduced graphene oxide/ultrathin MnO2 nanosheets-S aerogel (rGM-SA) composites for Li-S batteries. By a simple solvothermal reaction process, nanosized S atoms are homogeneously decorated into the 3D scaffold formed by reduced graphene oxide (rGO) and MnO2 nanosheets, which can form the homogeneous rGM-SA composites...
May 23, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442269/enhanced-adhesion-and-in-situ-photothermal-ablation-of-cancer-cells-in-surface-functionalized-electrospun-microfiber-scaffold-with-graphene-oxide
#18
Nicolò Mauro, Cinzia Scialabba, Giovanna Pitarresi, Gaetano Giammona
The physicochemical characteristics of a biomaterial surface highly affect the interaction with living cells. Recently, much attention has been focused on the adhesion properties of functional biomaterials toward cancer cells, since is expected to control metastatic spread of a tumor, which is related to good probability containing the progression of disease burden. Here, we designed an implantable poly(caprolactone)-based electrospun microfiber scaffold, henceforth PCLMF-GO, to simultaneously capture and kill cancer cells by tuning physicochemical features of the hybrid surface through nitrogen plasma activation and hetero-phase graphene oxide (GO) covalent functionalization...
April 23, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433056/discriminative-sensing-of-dopa-enantiomers-by-cyclodextrin-anchored-graphene-nanohybrids
#19
Salih Ates, Erhan Zor, Ilker Akin, Haluk Bingol, Sabri Alpaydin, Emine G Akgemci
Discriminative sensing of chiral species with a convenient and robust system is a challenge in chemistry, pharmaceutics and particularly in biomedical science. Advanced nanohybrid materials for discrimination of these biologically active molecules can be developed by combination of individual obvious advantages of different molecular scaffolds. Herein, we report on the comparison of the performance of cyclodextrin functionalized graphene derivatives (x-CD/rGO, x: α-, β-, γ-) for discrimination of DOPA enantiomers...
June 1, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425470/graphene-oxide-as-an-interface-phase-between-polyetheretherketone-and-hydroxyapatite-for-tissue-engineering-scaffolds
#20
Shuping Peng, Pei Feng, Ping Wu, Wei Huang, Youwen Yang, Wang Guo, Chengde Gao, Cijun Shuai
The poor bonding strength between biopolymer and bioceramic has remained an unsolved issue. In this study, graphene oxide (GO) was introduced as an interface phase to improve the interfacial bonding between polyetheretherketone (PEEK) and hydroxyapatite (HAP) for tissue engineering scaffolds. On the one hand, the conjugated structure of GO could form strong π-π stacking interaction with the benzene rings in PEEK. On the other hand, GO with a negatively charge resulting from oxygen functional groups could adsorb the positively charged calcium atoms (C sites) of HAP...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
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