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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629079/silver-doped-resorbable-tricalcium-phosphate-scaffolds-for-bone-graft-applications
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Sean Hoover, Solaiman Tarafder, Amit Bandyopadhyay, Susmita Bose
Bone graft procedures, in particular maxillofacial repair, account for half of the orthopedic procedures done in the US each year. Infection is a major issue in surgery, and should be of primary concern when engineering biomaterials. Silver is of renewed importance today, as it has the ability to potentiate antibiotics against resistant bacterial strains. In order to reduce long term infection risks, it is necessary for the scaffold to maintain a silver ion release for the length of the healing process. In this study, silver doped porous β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) scaffolds were engineered using liquid porogen based method with the goal of meeting these requirements...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629047/two-phase-electrospinning-to-incorporate-growth-factors-loaded-chitosan-nanoparticles-into-electrospun-fibrous-scaffolds-for-bioactivity-retention-and-cartilage-regeneration
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Chongyang Wang, Wenxiu Hou, Xuran Guo, Juehong Li, Tu Hu, Manle Qiu, Shen Liu, Xiumei Mo, Xudong Liu
Growth factor is an essential ingredient to regulate mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) chondrogenic differentiation in cartilage tissue engineering. However, non-osteochondral specification, short plasma half time and bioactivity loss restrict growth factor's application. Thus, novel chondrogenic growth factors, specifically target osteochondral lineage cells, that can be sustained release and bioactivity protected to exert functions continually and effectively have attracted increasing researchers' interest. To achieve these goals, chitosan nanoparticles and electrospun fiber scaffolds were used as dual release system to sustain release Nel-like molecule-1 (Nell-1) growth factor and protect bioactivity, then the effect and mechanism of Nell-1 on inducing human bone MSCs (hBMSCs) differentiate toward chondrocytes were investigated...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621452/osteogenic-commitment-and-differentiation-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-stimulation
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Viviana Costa, Valeria Carina, Simona Fontana, Angela De Luca, Francesca Monteleone, Stefania Pagani, Maria Sartori, Stefania Setti, Cesare Faldini, Riccardo Alessandro, Milena Fini, Gianluca Giavaresi
Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) as an adjuvant therapy in in vitro and in vivo bone engineering has proven to be extremely useful. The present study aimed at investigating the effect of 30 mW/cm(2) LIPUS stimulation on commercially available human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) cultured in basal or osteogenic medium at different experimental time points (7d, 14d, 21d). The hypothesis was that LIPUS would improve the osteogenic differentiation of hMSC and guarantying the maintenance of osteogenic committed fraction, as demonstrated by cell vitality and proteomic analysis...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614918/the-significance-of-sdf-1alpha-cxcr4-axis-in-in-vivo-angiogenic-ability-of-human-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells
#4
Yoon-Kyung Bae, Gee-Hye Kim, Jae Cheoun Lee, Byoung-Moo Seo, Kyeung-Min Joo, Gene Lee, Hyun Nam
Periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) are multipotent stem cells derived from periodontium and have mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-like characteristics. Recently, the perivascular region was recognized as the developmental origin of MSCs, which suggests the in vivo angiogenic potential of PDLSCs. In this study, we investigated whether PDLSCs could be a potential source of perivascular cells, which could contribute to in vivo angiogenesis. PDLSCs exhibited typical MSC-like characteristics such as the expression pattern of surface markers (CD29, CD44, CD73, and CD105) and differentiation potentials (osteogenic and adipogenic differentiation)...
June 14, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610481/efficacy-of-humanized-mesenchymal-stem-cell-cultures-for-bone-tissue-engineering-a-systematic-review-with-a-focus-on-platelet-derivatives
#5
Siddharth Shanbhag, Andreas Stavropoulos, Salwa Suliman, Tor Hervig, Kamal Mustafa
Fetal bovine serum (FBS) is the most commonly used supplement for ex vivo expansion of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) for bone tissue engineering applications. However, from a clinical standpoint, it is important to substitute animal-derived products according to current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) guidelines. Humanized alternatives to FBS include three categories of products: human serum (HS), human platelet-derivatives (HPD) - including platelet lysate (PL) or releasate (PR), produced by freeze-/thawing or chemical activation of platelet concentrates, respectively; and chemically-defined media (CDM)...
June 13, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602855/effects-of-substrate-stiffness-on-the-tenoinduction-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#6
Anowarul Islam, Thomas Mbimba, Mousa Younesi, Ozan Akkus
Extracellular matrix modulus plays an important role in regulating cell morphology, proliferation and differentiation during regular and diseased states. Although the effects of substrate topography and modulus on MSC differentiation are well known with respect to osteogenesis and adipogenesis, there has been relatively little investigation on the effects of this phenomenon on tenogenesis. Furthermore, relative roles of topographical factors (matrix alignment vs. matrix modulus) in inducing tenogenic differentiation is not well understood...
June 5, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602697/gsk3-inhibitor-ar-a014418-promotes-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-via-erk-and-mtorc2-akt-signaling-pathway
#7
Min Zhang, Ping Zhang, Yunsong Liu, Yongsheng Zhou
Small molecule-based bone tissue engineering is emerging as a promising strategy for bone defects restoration. In this study, we intended to identify the roles and mechanisms of AR-A014418, a highly selective inhibitor of GSK3, on the osteogenic differentiation. We found that AR-A014418 exhibited a dose-dependent effect on osteogenic differentiation of human adipose-derived stem cells (hASCs). hASCs treated with AR-A014418 showed higher activity of ERK and mTORC2/Akt signaling. Administration of ERK inhibitor U0126 or knockdown of RICTOR by siRNA attenuated AR-A014418 induced osteogenic differentiation of hASCs...
June 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601970/suppressing-the-crispr-cas-adaptive-immune-system-in-bacterial-infections
#8
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P Gholizadeh, M Aghazadeh, M Asgharzadeh, H S Kafil
Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) coupled with CRISPR-associated (Cas) proteins (CRISPR/Cas) are the adaptive immune system of eubacteria and archaebacteria. This system provides protection of bacteria against invading foreign DNA, such as transposons, bacteriophages and plasmids. Three-stage processes in this system for immunity against foreign DNAs are defined as adaptation, expression and interference. Recent studies suggested a correlation between the interfering of the CRISPR/Cas locus, acquisition of antibiotic resistance and pathogenicity island...
June 11, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598857/sdf-1-overexpression-by-mesenchymal-stem-cells-enhances-gap-43-positive-axonal-growth-following-spinal-cord-injury
#9
Andrew Nathaniel Stewart, Jessica Jane Matyas, Ryan Matthew Welchko, Alison Delanie Goldsmith, Sarah Elizabeth Zeiler, Ute Hochgeschwender, Ming Lu, Zhenhong Nan, Julien Rossignol, Gary Leo Dunbar
PURPOSE: Utilizing genetic overexpression of trophic molecules in cell populations has been a promising strategy to develop cell replacement therapies for spinal cord injury (SCI). Over-expressing the chemokine, stromal derived factor-1 (SDF-1α), which has chemotactic effects on many cells of the nervous system, offers a promising strategy to promote axonal regrowth following SCI. The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of human SDF-1α, when overexpressed by mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), on axonal growth and motor behavior in a contusive rat model of SCI...
June 6, 2017: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598615/induction-of-slug-by-chronic-exposure-to-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes-promotes-tumor-formation-and-metastasis
#10
Peng Wang, Maria Voronkova, Sudjit Luanpitpong, Xiaoqing He, Heimo Riedel, Cerasela Zoica Dinu, Liying Wang, Yon Rojanasakul
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) represent a major class of engineered nanomaterials that are being used in diverse fields. However, their use has increasingly become a concern because of their carcinogenic potential. Accumulating evidence has demonstrated that certain types of CNTs are carcinogenic or tumor-promoting in animal models. However, the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms are unclear. Here we report that chronic exposure to single-walled (SW) CNTs results in the induction of Slug, a key transcription factor to induce epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), in human lung epithelial cells...
June 9, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597211/characterization-and-use-of-equine-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-equine-cartilage-engineering-study-of-their-hyaline-cartilage-forming-potential-when-cultured-under-hypoxia-within-a-biomaterial-in-the-presence-of-bmp-2-and-tgf-%C3%A3-1
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Thomas Branly, Lélia Bertoni, Romain Contentin, Rodolphe Rakic, Tangni Gomez-Leduc, Mélanie Desancé, Magalie Hervieu, Florence Legendre, Sandrine Jacquet, Fabrice Audigié, Jean-Marie Denoix, Magali Demoor, Philippe Galéra
Articular cartilage presents a poor capacity for self-repair. Its structure-function are frequently disrupted or damaged upon physical trauma or osteoarthritis in humans. Similar musculoskeletal disorders also affect horses and are the leading cause of poor performance or early retirement of sport- and racehorses. To develop a therapeutic solution for horses, we tested the autologous chondrocyte implantation technique developed on human bone marrow (BM) mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on horse BM-MSCs. This technique involves BM-MSC chondrogenesis using a combinatory approach based on the association of 3D-culture in collagen sponges, under hypoxia in the presence of chondrogenic factors (BMP-2 + TGF-β1) and siRNA to knockdown collagen I and HtrA1...
June 9, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595424/animal-models-of-meningiomas
#12
Christian Mawrin
Meningiomas are frequent intracranial and intraspinal tumors. They are tumors of the elderly, and meningioma growth at certain localizations, as well as recurrent tumors or primary aggressive biology may pose a therapeutic challenge. To understand the growth characteristics of meningiomas, animal models can provide insights both from a biological and therapeutical point of view. Using genetically-engineered mouse models (GEMM), it has been proven that alterations of the neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) gene are key steps for benign meningioma development...
June 4, 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593699/angiogenic-potential-of-human-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-and-circulating-mononuclear-cell-co-cultures-is-reflected-in-the-expression-profiles-of-proangiogenic-factors-leading-to-endothelial-cell-and-pericyte-differentiation
#13
Katriina Joensuu, Liina Uusitalo-Kylmälä, Teuvo A Hentunen, Terhi J Heino
Endothelial progenitors found among the peripheral blood (PB) mononuclear cells (MNCs) are interesting cells for their angiogenic properties. Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) in turn can produce proangiogenic factors as well as differentiate into mural pericytes, making MSCs and MNCs an attractive co-culture setup for regenerative medicine. In this study, we co-cultured human bone marrow-derived MSCs and PB-derived MNCs in basal or osteoblastic medium without exogenously supplied growth factors to demonstrate endothelial cell, pericyte and osteoblastic differentiation...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588623/angiogenic-capacity-of-dental-pulp-stem-cell-regulated-by-sdf-1%C3%AE-cxcr4-axis
#14
Hyun Nam, Gee-Hye Kim, Yoon-Kyung Bae, Da-Eun Jeong, Kyeung-Min Joo, Kyunghoon Lee, Sun-Ho Lee
Previously, the perivascular characteristics of dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) were reported, which suggested the potential application of DPSCs as perivascular cell source. In this study, we investigated whether DPSCs had angiogenic capacity by coinjection with human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) in vivo; in addition, we determined the role of stromal cell-derived factor 1-α (SDF-1α) and C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4) axis in the mutual interaction between DPSCs and HUVECs. Primarily isolated DPSCs showed mesenchymal stem cell- (MSC-) like characteristics...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587495/allele-specific-interaction-between-glutathione-peroxidase-1-and-manganese-superoxide-dismutase-affects-the-levels-of-bcl-2-sirt3-and-e-cadherin
#15
Dede N Ekoue, Soumen Bera, Emmanuel Ansong, Peter C Hart, Sofia Zaichick, Frederick E Domann, Marcelo G Bonini, Alan M Diamond
Manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) is a mitochondrial resident enzyme that reduces superoxide to hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), which can be further reduced to water by glutathione peroxidase (GPX1). Data from human studies has indicated that common polymorphisms in both of these proteins are associated with the risk of several cancers, including breast cancer. Moreover, polymorphisms in MnSOD and GPX1 were shown to interact to increase the risk of breast cancer. To gain an understanding of the molecular mechanisms behind these observations, we engineered human MCF-7 breast cancer cells to exclusively express GPX1 and/or MnSOD alleles and investigated the consequences on the expression of several proteins associated with cancer etiology...
June 6, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586547/pcl-ha-microscaffolds-for-in-vitro-modular-bone-tissue-engineering
#16
Alessandra Totaro, Aurelio Salerno, Giorgia Imparato, Concepción Domingo, Francesco Urciuolo, Paolo Antonio Netti
The evolution of microscaffolds and bone-bioactive surfaces is a pivotal point in modular bone tissue engineering. In this study, the design and fabrication of porous polycaprolactone (PCL) microscaffolds functionalized with hydroxyapatite (HA) nanoparticles by means of a bio-safe and versatile thermally-induced phase separation process is reported. The ability of the as-prepared nanocomposite microscaffolds to support the adhesion, growth and osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) in standard and osteogenic media and using dynamic seeding/culture conditions was investigated...
June 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586042/effects-of-cryopreservation-on-excretory-function-cellular-adhesion-molecules-and-vessel-lumen-formation-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
#17
Guoping Cai, Binbin Lai, Huaxing Hong, Peng Lin, Weifu Chen, Zhong Zhu, Haixiao Chen
Cryopreservation is widely used in regenerative medicine for tissue preservation. In the present study, the effects of cryopreservation on excretory function, cellular adhesion molecules and vessel lumen formation in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were investigated. After 0, 4, 8, 12 or 24 weeks of cryopreservation in liquid nitrogen, the HUVECs were thawed. The excretory functions markers (endothelin‑1, prostaglandin E1, von Willebrand factor and nitric oxide) of HUVECs were measured by ELISA assay...
July 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569420/rhodopsin-t17m-mutant-inhibits-complement-c3-secretion-in-retinal-pigment-epithelium-via-ros-induced-downregulation-of-twist1
#18
Siqi Xiong, Yixin Yu, Xiaoyun Zhou, Xiaobo Xia, Haibo Jiang
Rhodopsin mutations cause autosomal dominant form of retinitis pigmentosa (RP). T17M rhodopsin predisposes cells to endoplasmic reticulum stress induced apoptosis. However, the pathogenic role of T17M rhodopsin in RP is not completely understood. Complement C3 has a protective role in RP pathogenesis. This study aimed to investigate whether T17M rhodopsin regulates C3 secretion in retinal pigment epithelium. The human retinal pigment epithelial cell line (ARPE-19) was engineered to overexpress wide-type (WT) and T17M rhodopsin...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567441/versatility-of-chitosan-based-biomaterials-and-their-use-as-scaffolds-for-tissue-regeneration
#19
REVIEW
José Carlos Viana Ribeiro, Rodrigo Silveira Vieira, Iracema Matos Melo, Vilana Maria Adriano Araújo, Vilma Lima
Chitosan is a naturally occurring polysaccharide obtained from chitin, present in abundance in the exoskeletons of crustaceans and insects. It has aroused great interest as a biomaterial for tissue engineering on account of its biocompatibility and biodegradation and its affinity for biomolecules. A significant number of research groups have investigated the application of chitosan as scaffolds for tissue regeneration. However, there is a wide variability in terms of physicochemical characteristics of chitosan used in some studies and its combinations with other biomaterials, making it difficult to compare results and standardize its properties...
2017: TheScientificWorldJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561036/review-of-techniques-and-studies-characterizing-the-release-of-carbon-nanotubes-from-nanocomposites-implications-for-exposure-and-human-health-risk-assessment
#20
REVIEW
Michael Kovochich, Cha-Chen David Fung, Raghavendhran Avanasi, Amy K Madl
Composites made with engineered nanomaterials (nanocomposites) have a wide range of applications, from use in basic consumer goods to critical national defense technologies. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are a popular addition in nanocomposites because of their enhanced mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties. Concerns have been raised, though, regarding potential exposure and health risks from nanocomposites containing CNTs because of comparisons to other high aspect ratio fibers. Assessing the factors affecting CNT release from composites is therefore paramount for understanding potential exposure scenarios that may occur during product handling and manipulation...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology
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