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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879289


Cryogels are a type of hydrogel material which are fabricated by cryopolymerization at subzero temperature. Due to their unique macroporous structure, shape memory properties and injectability, cryogels have gained significant interest in the fields of tissue engineering for encouraging the repair and regeneration of injured tissues. In this review, the basic concepts relevant to cryogels are introduced, and then the fabrication principle, the process parameters and the unique properties of cryogel are discussed. Next, the latest advances of cryogels as three-dimensional scaffold for various tissue engineering applications are given. Finally, this review summarizes the current limitations of cryogels, and strategies to further improve their properties for tissue engineering. The purpose of this article is to provide a reference guide for the researchers in related fields.

Cryogels , Porosity , Tissue Engineering , Tissue Scaffolds
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-878420


Oromaxillofacial hard tissue defects is still a difficult problem in clinical treatment. Regeneration of oromaxillofacial hard tissue based on tissue engineering technology has a good clinical application prospect. The functional modification of scaffolds is one of key factors that influence the outcome of tissue regeneration. The biomimetic design of biomaterials through simulating the natural structure and composition of oromaxillofacial hard tissue has gradually become a research hotspot due to its advantages of simplicity and efficiency. In this article, the biomimetic modification of biomaterials for oromaxillofacial hard tissue regeneration is reviewed, expecting to provide a new idea for the treatment of oromaxillofacial hard tissue defect.

Biocompatible Materials , Biomimetics , Bone Regeneration , Dental Implants , Tissue Engineering , Tissue Scaffolds
Rev. Fac. Odontol. (B.Aires) ; 36(83): 67-74, 2021. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1343747


El presente trabajo de investigación tiene como objetivo principal el aislar, expandir y caracterizar inmunofenotípicamente células madre mesenquimales de la pulpa dental humana, según los criterios mínimos propuestos por The International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT), como así también establecer la puesta a punto de las técnicas y protocolos de procedimientos para tal fin. Los cultivos fueron permanentemente monitoreados mediante microscopio invertido con contraste de fase y la inmunotipificación fue realizada por citometría de flujo (AU)

Humans , Male , Female , Tissue Engineering , Dental Pulp , Adult Stem Cells , Mesenchymal Stem Cells , Phenotype , Argentina , Schools, Dental , Cell Culture Techniques , Regenerative Medicine
Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 54(9): e11055, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1278585


Because bone-associated diseases are increasing, a variety of tissue engineering approaches with bone regeneration purposes have been proposed over the last years. Bone tissue provides a number of important physiological and structural functions in the human body, being essential for hematopoietic maintenance and for providing support and protection of vital organs. Therefore, efforts to develop the ideal scaffold which is able to guide the bone regeneration processes is a relevant target for tissue engineering researchers. Several techniques have been used for scaffolding approaches, such as diverse types of biomaterials. On the other hand, metallic biomaterials are widely used as support devices in dentistry and orthopedics, constituting an important complement for the scaffolds. Hence, the aim of this review is to provide an overview of the degradable biomaterials and metal biomaterials proposed for bone regeneration in the orthopedic and dentistry fields in the last years.

Humans , Orthopedics , Biocompatible Materials , Bone Regeneration , Tissue Engineering , Dentistry , Tissue Scaffolds
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880868


Mineralized tissue regeneration is an important and challenging part of the field of tissue engineering and regeneration. At present, autograft harvest procedures may cause secondary trauma to patients, while bone scaffold materials lack osteogenic activity, resulting in a limited application. Loaded with osteogenic induction growth factor can improve the osteoinductive performance of bone graft, but the explosive release of growth factor may also cause side effects. In this study, we innovatively used platelet-rich fibrin (PRF)-modified bone scaffolds (Bio-Oss

Autografts , Bone Regeneration , Cell Differentiation , Humans , Mesenchymal Stem Cells , Osteogenesis , Tissue Engineering , Tissue Scaffolds
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879964


Temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis (TMJOA) is mainly manifested as perforation of temporomandibular joint disc (TMJD) and destruction of condylar osteochondral complex (COCC). In recent years, tissue engineering technology has become one of the effective strategies in repairing this damage. With the development of scaffold material technology, composite scaffolds have become an important means to optimize the performance of scaffolds with the combined advantages of natural materials and synthetic materials. The gelling method with the minimally invasive concept can greatly solve the problems of surgical trauma and material anastomosis, which is beneficial to the clinical transformation of temporomandibular joint tissue engineering. Extracellular matrix scaffolds technology can solve the problem of scaffold source and maximize the simulation of the extracellular environment, which provides an important means for the transformation of temporo joint tissue engineering to animal level. Due to the limitation of the source and amplification of costal chondrocytes, the use of mesenchymal stem cells from different sources has been widely used for temporomandibular joint tissue engineering. The fibrochondral stem cells isolated from surface layer of articular cartilage may provide one more suitable cell source. Transforming growth factor β superfamily, due to its osteochondrogenesis activity has been widely used in tissue engineering, and platelet-rich derivative as a convenient preparation of compound biological factor, gradually get used in temporomandibular joint tissue engineering. With the deepening of research on extracellular microenvironment and mechanical stimulation, mesenchymal stem cells, exosomes and stress stimulation are increasingly being used to regulate the extracellular microenvironment. In the future, the combination of complex bioactive factors and certain stress stimulation may become a trend in the temporomandibular joint tissue engineering research. In this article, the progress on tissue engineering in repairing COCC and TMJD, especially in scaffold materials, seed cells and bioactive factors, are reviewed, so as to provide information for future research design and clinical intervention.

Animals , Mesenchymal Stem Cells , Temporomandibular Joint/surgery , Temporomandibular Joint Disc/surgery , Tissue Engineering , Tissue Scaffolds
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879449


In the process of repairing of bone defects, bone scaffold materials need to be implanted to restore the corresponding tissue structure at the injury. At present, the repair materials used for bone defects mainly include autogenous bone, allogeneic bone, metal materials, bioceramics, polymer materials and various composite materials. Different materials have demonstrated strong reconstruction ability in bone repair, but the ideal bone implants in the clinic are still yet to be established. Except for autogenous bone, other materials used in bone defect repair are unable to perfectly balance biocompatibility, bone formation, bone conduction and osteoinduction. Combining the latest advances in materials sciences and clinical application, we believe that composite materials supplementedwith Chinese medicine, tissue cells, cytokines, trace elements, etc. and manufactured using advanced technologies such as additive manufacturing technology may have ideal bone repair performance, and may have profound significance in clinical repair of bone defects of special type. This article reviewed to the domestic and foreign literature in recent years, and elaborates the current status of bone defect repair materials in clinical application and basic research in regard to the advantages, clinical options, shortcomings, and how to improve the autogenous bone, allogeneic bone and artificial bone materials, in order to provide a theoretical basis for clinical management of bone defects.

Acrylic Resins , Biocompatible Materials , Bone Substitutes , Bone and Bones , Osteogenesis , Tissue Engineering , Tissue Scaffolds
Medicentro (Villa Clara) ; 24(4): 785-804, oct.-dic. 2020.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1143246


RESUMEN Introducción: los avances científico-técnicos en el campo de la Biología celular y molecular han permitido restaurar y mejorar la función de órganos y tejidos lesionados por ciertas enfermedades y traumatismos. La Ingeniería de tejido se define como el uso de los principios y métodos de la Ingeniería, la Biología y la Bioquímica, los cuales están orientados a la comprensión de la estructura y la función de los tejidos normales y patológicos, y al consecuente desarrollo de sustitutos biológicos para restaurar, mantener o mejorar su función. Objetivo: realizar un acercamiento a algunos aspectos de la Biología celular y molecular vinculada con la Ingeniería tisular ósea. Métodos: se realizó una búsqueda bibliográfica en SciELO Cuba y en Google académico durante el período de 1 de marzo al 28 de abril de 2018. Se evaluaron 134 artículos y el estudio se circunscribió a los 25 artículos que se enfocaban en estas temáticas de manera integral. Conclusiones: se ofreció una visión general de los avances que se han obtenido en la Biología celular y molecular, y en particular a: la aplicación de los factores de crecimiento en la Ingeniería del tejido óseo, así como sus futuras perspectivas. Se concluyó que es fundamental consolidar una base apropiada de conocimientos sobre la Biología celular y molecular y el desarrollo actual de la Ingeniería del tejido óseo.

ABSTRACT Introduction: scientific and technical advances in the field of cellular and molecular biology have allowed restoring and improving the function of organs and tissues injured by certain diseases and trauma. Tissue engineering is defined as the use of the principles and methods of Engineering, Biology and Biochemistry, which are aimed at understanding the structure and function of normal and pathological tissues, and the consequent development of biological substitutes to restore, maintain or improve their function. Objective: to carry out an approach to some aspects of cellular and molecular biology related to bone tissue engineering. Methods: a bibliographic review was carried out in SciELO Cuba and Google Scholar from March 1 to April 28, 2018. A number of 134 articles were evaluated and the study was limited to 25 articles that focused on these topics in an integral way. Conclusions: an overview of the advances that have been obtained in cellular and molecular biology was offered, particularly to the application of growth factors in bone tissue engineering, as well as its future perspectives. We concluded that it is essential to consolidate an appropriate knowledge base on cellular and molecular biology and the current development of bone tissue engineering.

Tissue Engineering , Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins , Regenerative Medicine , Placenta Growth Factor
J. oral res. (Impresa) ; 9(6): 522-531, dic. 31, 2020. ilus, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1178951


Three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting of cells is an emerging area of research but has not been explored yet in the context of periodontal tissue engineering. Objetive: This study reports on the optimization of the 3D bioprinting scaffolds and tissues used that could be applied clinically to seniors for the regenerative purpose to meet individual patient treatment needs. Material and Methods: We methodically explored the printability of various tissues (dentin pulp stem/progenitor cells, periodontal ligament stem/progenitor cells, alveolar bone stem/progenitor cells, advanced platelet-rich fibrin and injected platelet-rich fibrin) and scaffolds using 3D printers pertaining only to periodontal defects. The influence of different printing parameters with the help of scaffold to promote periodontal regeneration and to replace the lost structure has been evaluated. Results: This systematic evaluation enabled the selection of the most suited printing conditions for achieving high printing resolution, dimensional stability, and cell viability for 3D bioprinting of periodontal ligament cells. Conclusion: The optimized bioprinting system is the first step towards the reproducible manufacturing of cell laden, space maintaining scaffolds for the treatment of periodontal lesions.

La bioimpresión tridimensional (3D) de células es un área emergente de investigación, pero aún no se ha explorado en el contexto de la ingeniería de tejidos periodontales. Objetivo: Este estudio informa sobre la optimización de los tejidos y andamios de bioimpresión 3D utilizados que podrían aplicarse a personas mayores en el entorno clínico con fines regenerativos para satisfacer las necesidades de tratamiento de cada paciente. Material y Métodos: Exploramos metódicamente la capacidad de impresión de varios tejidos (células madre / progenitoras de la pulpa de dentina, células madre / progenitoras del ligamento periodontal, células madre / progenitoras de hueso alveolar, fibrina rica en plaquetas avanzada y fibrina rica en plaquetas inyectada) y andamios utilizando impresoras 3D que pertenecen solo a defectos periodontales. Se ha evaluado la influencia de diferentes parámetros de impresión con la ayuda de andamios para promover la regeneración periodontal y reemplazar la estructura perdida. Resultados: Esta evaluación sistemática permitió la selección de las condiciones de impresión más adecuadas para lograr una alta resolución de impresión, estabilidad dimensional y viabilidad celular para la bioimpresión 3D de células del ligamento periodontal. Conclusión: El sistema de bioimpresión optimizado es el primer paso hacia la fabricación reproducible de andamios de mantenimiento de espacio cargados de células para el tratamiento de lesiones periodontales

Humans , Tissue Engineering/methods , Bioprinting/methods , Printing, Three-Dimensional , Periodontal Diseases/therapy , Regeneration , Stem Cells
Medicina (B.Aires) ; 80(6): 696-702, dic. 2020. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1250293


Resumen La terapia celular y la medicina regenerativa son áreas en gran desarrollo en la investigación biomédica. En la mayoría de los tejidos existen mecanismos de auto-reparación llevados a cabo, principalmente, por células madre o progenitoras residentes con capacidad para diferenciarse y reemplazar a las células dañadas o para secretar factores tróficos que induzcan el proceso regenerativo. Dado que estos mecanismos de reparación no siempre son suficientes, se postula que la terapia celular puede contribuir a la regeneración de los tejidos sometidos a injuria. Las células madre/estromales mesenquimales (MSCs, del inglés Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells) son un tipo de progenitor adulto multipotente, que tienen la capacidad de expandirse in vitro con facilidad cuando son aisladas de su nicho in vivo, migrar selectivamente a los tejidos lesionados, modular y evadir el sistema inmunológico, y secretar factores tróficos que ayudan a la reparación tisular. Asimismo, la fácil manipulación ex vivo permitiría también usarlas como vehículos de genes terapéuticos. Las principales fuentes de obtención son la médula ósea, el tejido adiposo y cordón umbilical. Los numerosos estudios pre-clínicos y clínicos han demostrado que las MSCs parecieran ser seguras tanto para uso autólogo como alogénico. En este trabajo se resumen las propiedades de las MSCs y su potencial terapéutico para una amplia gama de enfermedades, también presentamos los distintos ensayos clínicos avanzados que las posicionan en el ámbito biomédico como una herramienta interesante para la regeneración de tejidos y el tratamiento de enfermedades inflamatorias.

Abstract Cell therapy and regenerative medicine are currently active areas for biomedical research. In most tissues, there are self-repair mechanisms carried out mainly by resident stem cells that can differentiate and replace dead cells or secrete trophic factors that stimulate the regenerative process. These mechanisms often fail in degenerative diseases; thus it is postulated that exogenous cell therapy can contribute to tissue regeneration and repair. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent adult stem/progenitor cells, which could be easily expanded in vitro and have the ability to selectively migrate toward injured tissues, evade the immune system recognition, and secrete trophic factors to support tissue repair. Furthermore, MSCs could be engineered for the delivery of therapeutic genes. The main sources for MSCs are bone marrow, adipose tissue, and umbilical cord. A number of pre-clinical and clinical studies have shown that MSCs therapy is safe for both autologous and allogeneic uses. This review summarizes information about the properties of MSCs and their therapeutic potential for a broad spectrum of diseases. We also present here the last data about clinical trials that position the use of MSCs as an interesting tool for tissue regeneration and the treatment of inflammatory diseases.

Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplantation , Mesenchymal Stem Cells , Tissue Engineering , Regenerative Medicine
Int. j. morphol ; 38(6): 1742-1750, Dec. 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1134507


SUMMARY: Mesenchymal stem cells are present in adult tissues such as the human dental pulp. They are pluripotent and can differentiate into various specialized cell types in vitro through appropriate stimuli. Ameloblasts produce human tooth enamel only during embryonic development before tooth eruption, so endogenous regeneration is not possible. Various efforts have been aimed at generating natural or artificial substitutes for dental enamel with properties similar to the specific components of said tissue. The purpose of this study was to induce human dental pulp stem cells to produce enamel proteins using extracellular matrix derived from the rat tail tendon and pigskin. Primary cultures of human dental pulp stem cells were established and characterized by RT-PCR and immunofluorescence, using mesenchymal cell markers such as CD14, CD40, CD44, CD105, and STRO-1. The cells were then incubated with the extracellular matrix for fourteen days and labeled with specific antibodies to detect the expression of dental enamel proteins such as amelogenin, ameloblastin, enamelisin, tuftelin, and parvalbumin, characteristics of the phenotype of ameloblasts. This work demonstrated a positive effect of the extracellular matrix to induce the expression of enamel proteins in the stem cells of the human dental pulp.

RESUMEN: Las células madre mesenquimales están presentes en los tejidos adultos como la pulpa dental humana. Son pluripotentes y pueden diferenciarse en varios tipos de células especializadas in vitro a través de estímulos adecuados. Los ameloblastos producen esmalte dental humano sólo durante el desarrollo embrionario antes de la erupción dental, por lo que no es posible su regeneración endógena. Varios esfuerzos se han orientado a generar sustitutos naturales o artificiales de esmalte dental con propiedades similares a los componentes específicos de este tejido. El propósito de este estudio fue inducir células madre de pulpa dental humana para producir proteínas del esmalte dental a través del estímulo de matriz extracelular derivada del tendón de la cola de rata y piel de cerdo. Se establecieron cultivos primarios de células madre de pulpa dental humana y se caracterizaron por RT-PCR e inmunofluorescencia utilizando marcadores de células mesenquimales como CD14, CD40, CD44, CD105 y STRO-1. Posteriormente, las células se incubaron con matriz extracelular durante un período de catorce días y se marcaron con anticuerpos específicos para detectar la expresión de proteínas de esmalte dental como amelogenina, ameloblastina, enamelisina, tuftelina y parvalbúmina, las cuales son características del fenotipo de ameloblastos. Este trabajo demostró el efecto positivo que tiene el empleo de la matriz extracelular para inducir la expresión de proteínas de esmalte en las células pluripotenciales de la pulpa dental humana.

Humans , Stem Cells , Dental Enamel Proteins , Dental Pulp , Extracellular Matrix , Immunophenotyping , Fluorescent Antibody Technique , Cell Culture Techniques , Tissue Engineering
Rev. Fac. Med. (Bogotá) ; 68(4): 603-607, oct.-dic. 2020. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, COLNAL | ID: biblio-1149562


Resumen La impresión 3D es una tecnología interesante en constante evolución. También conocida como manufactura aditiva, consiste en la conversión de diseños digitales a modelos físicos mediante la adición de capas sucesivas de material. En años recientes, y tras el vencimiento de múltiples patentes, diversos campos de las ciencias de la salud se han interesado en sus posibles usos, siendo la cirugía plástica una de las especialidades médicas que más ha aprovechado sus ventajas y aplicaciones, en especial la capacidad de crear dispositivos altamente personalizados a costos accesibles. Teniendo en cuenta lo anterior, el objetivo del presente artículo es describir los usos de la impresión 3D en cirugía plástica reconstructiva a partir de una revisión de la literatura. Las principales aplicaciones de la impresión 3D descritas en la literatura incluyen su capacidad para crear modelos anatómicos basados en estudios de imagen de pacientes, que a su vez permiten planificar procedimientos quirúrgicos, fabricar implantes y prótesis personalizadas, crear instrumental quirúrgico para usos específicos y usar biotintas en ingeniería tisular. La impresión 3D es una tecnología prometedora con el potencial de implementar cambios positivos en la práctica de la cirugía plástica reconstructiva en el corto y mediano plazo.

Abstract 3D printing is an interesting technology in constant evolution. Also known as additive manufacturing, it consists of the conversion of digital designs into physical models by successively adding material layer by layer. In recent years, and after the expiration of multiple patents, several fields of health sciences have approached this type of technology, plastic surgery being one of the medical specialties that has taken advantage of its benefits and applications, especially the ability to create highly customized devices at low costs. With this in mind, the objective of this work is to describe the uses of 3D printing in reconstructive plastic surgery based on a literature review. The main applications of 3D printing described in the literature include its ability to create anatomical models based on patient imaging studies, which in turn allow planning surgical procedures, manufacturing custom implants and prostheses, creating surgical or instrumental simulators, and using bioinks in tissue engineering. 3D printing is a promising technology with the potential to cause positive changes in the field of reconstructive plastic surgery in the short and medium term.

Humans , Surgery, Plastic , Tissue Scaffolds , Tissue Engineering , Bioprinting
Rev. colomb. cardiol ; 27(4): 294-302, jul.-ago. 2020. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, COLNAL | ID: biblio-1289228


Resumen Objetivo: describir el estado del arte del marcapasos biológico y las perspectivas para crear tejido cardíaco de marcapasos utilizando modernas tecnologías genéticas y de ingeniería de tejidos. Métodos: revisión sistemática de la literatura. Resultados: los marcapasos se han convertido en el tratamiento primordial para cierto tipo de arritmias o bloqueos avanzados sintomáticos. Somos testigos de mejoras continuas en la tecnología del dispositivo, con avances en el diseño del cable, el tamaño del generador, la longevidad de la batería y los algoritmos de software que se han traducido en dispositivos más pequeños con funcionalidad mejorada. En la actualidad existen muchos sistemas implantables de cardioestimulación capaces de reemplazar la función de los marcapasos fisiológicos (seno y nódulos aurículo-ventriculares) que incluyen los recientemente desarrollados marcapasos secuenciales y autoprogramables. En la última década la investigación ha confirmado que el marcapasos biológico se puede crear mediante la terapia génica y la terapia celular. Hoy existen dos enfoques para construir marcapasos biológicos: uno es para introducir genes de marcapasos en células madre mesenquimales, y el otro es para inducir células madre pluripotentes en las células del nódulo sinoauricular. Conclusiones: los marcapasos biológicos, actualmente en la etapa preclínica, podrían ser una alternativa a los dispositivos electrónicos para pacientes seleccionados en el futuro.

Abstract Objective: To describe the state of the art of biological pacemakers and the perspectives for creating cardiac pacing tissue using modern genetic and tissue engineering technologies. Methods: A systematic review of the literature. Results: Pacemakers have become the first line treatment for certain types of arrhythmias and advanced symptomatic blocks. We are witnessing continuous improvements in the technology of the device, with advances in the design of the cable, the size of the generator, the longevity of the battery, as well as the software algorithms that have led to smaller devices with improved functions. There are currently many cardiac stimulation implantable systems capable of replacing the function of physiological pacemakers systems (sinus and atrial-ventricular nodes) that include the recently developed sequential and self-programmable pacemakers. In the last ten years or so, studies have confirmed that biological pacemakers can be created using gene therapy and cell therapy. There are currently to main efforts to construct biological pacemakers. One is to introduce pacemaker genes in mesenchymal stem cells, and the other is to introduce pluripotent stem cells in cells of the sinoatrial node. Conclusions: Biological pacemakers, currently in the pre-clinical stage, could be an alternative to the electronic devices for selected patients in the future.

Humans , Pacemaker, Artificial , Stem Cells , Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy , Genetic Therapy , Tissue Engineering
Arq. bras. med. vet. zootec. (Online) ; 72(3): 647-654, May-June, 2020. ilus, tab, graf
Article in English | ID: biblio-1128504


The elastic cartilage is composed by chondroblasts and chondrocytes, extracellular matrix and surrounded by perichondrium. It has a low regeneration capacity and is a challenge in surgical repair. One of obstacles in engineering a structurally sound and long-lasting tissue is selecting the most appropriate scaffold material. One of the techniques for obtaining biomaterials from animal tissues is the decellularization that decreases antigenicity. In this work, alkaline solution was used in bovine ear elastic cartilages to evaluate the decellularization and the architecture of the extracellular matrix. The cartilages were treated in alkaline solution (pH13) for 72 hours and lyophilized to be compared with untreated cartilages by histological analysis (hematoxylin-eosin, Masson's trichrome and Verhoeff slides). Areas of interest for cell counting and elastic fiber quantification were delineated, and the distribution of collagen and elastic fibers and the presence of non-fibrous proteins were observed. The results demonstrated that the alkaline solution caused 90% decellularization in the middle and 13% in the peripheral region, and maintenance of the histological characteristics of the collagen and elastic fibers and non-fibrous protein removal. It was concluded that the alkaline solution was efficient in the decellularization and removal of non-fibrous proteins from the elastic cartilages of the bovine ear.(AU)

A cartilagem elástica é composta por condroblastos e condrócitos, matriz extracelular e envolta por pericôndrio. Possui uma baixa capacidade de regeneração e é um desafio em reparos cirúrgicos. Um dos obstáculos na engenharia de tecido estruturalmente sólido e de longa duração é a seleção do material de arcabouço mais adequado. Uma das técnicas para obtenção de biomateriais oriundos de tecidos animais é a descelularização, que diminui a antigenicidade. Neste trabalho, foi utilizada solução alcalina em cartilagem elástica auricular bovina para avaliar a descelularização e a arquitetura da matriz extracelular. As cartilagens foram tratadas em solução alcalina (pH13) durante 72 horas e liofilizadas, e comparadas com cartilagens não tratadas por análise histológica (hematoxilina-eosina, tricrômio de Masson e Verhoeff). Foram determinadas as áreas de interesse para contagem celular e quantificação de fibras elásticas, observada a distribuição de colágeno e fibras elásticas e a presença de proteínas não fibrosas. Os resultados demonstraram que a solução alcalina causou 90% de descelularização na região central e 13% na região periférica, manutenção das características histológicas do colágeno e fibras elásticas e remoção das proteínas não fibrosas. Concluiu-se que a solução alcalina foi eficiente na descelularização e retirada de proteínas não fibrosas de cartilagens elásticas da orelha de bovinos.(AU)

Biocompatible Materials , Chondrocytes , Tissue Engineering/veterinary , Elastic Cartilage , Extracellular Matrix , Cattle , Cartilage , Eosine Yellowish-(YS) , Alkalies
Rev. chil. neuro-psiquiatr ; 58(1): 50-60, mar. 2020.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1115470


Resumen Introducción: Este artículo presenta avances de la medicina regenerativa y la ingeniería de tejidos orientados a la regeneración de neuronas, de axones y nervios. Revisamos las técnicas que existen actualmente, las más utilizas o prometedoras, en la búsqueda de avances para regenerar este tipo de tejidos. Objetivo: Con esta revisión queremos describir el conocimiento actual sobre la medicina regenerativa y la ingeniería de tejidos orientados a la reparación de tejidos nerviosos. Metodología: Para desarrollar esta revisión se realizó una búsqueda de artículos entre los años 2007 y el 2018, la búsqueda se restringió a los artículos que incluyeran dentro de sus palabras clave; Ingeniería tisular, Enfermedades Neurodegenerativas, Medicina regenerativa, Regeneración axonal, Regeneración neuronal, Regeneración tisular. Con el fin de seleccionar los artículos más adecuados, se realizó una búsqueda exhaustiva en bases de datos como Springer, Medline Ebsco y Science direct. Conclusiones: Se mencionan técnicas como implantación de injertos, terapia celular y terapia molecular e implantación de andamios 3D para regeneración de neuronas, axones y nervios; a partir de esta revisión pudimos observar que estas técnicas en su mayoría funcionan mejor cuando se combinan, aprovechando las ventajas de cada una para promover la regeneración de los diferentes tejidos nerviosos.

Introduction: This article presents advances in regenerative medicine aimed at the regeneration of nervous and neuronal tissue, focusing on regeneration of neurons, axons and nerve regeneration. We will review the techniques that currently exist, the most used or promising, in the search of advances to regenerate this type of tissues. Objective: With this review we want to describe the current knowledge about regenerative medicine and tissue engineering oriented to nerve tissue repair. Methodology: To carry out this review, a search of articles was carried out between 2007 and 2018, the search was restricted to the articles that they included within their keywords; Tissue Engineering, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Regenerative Medicine, Axonal Regeneration, Neuronal Regeneration, Tissue Regeneration. We will mention about techniques such as implantation. Conclusions: with this review we could observe that most of the mentioned techniques work better when combined, taking advantage of each one to promote a greater regeneration of the different tissues.

Axons , Neurodegenerative Diseases , Tissue Engineering , Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy , Nerve Tissue , Neurons
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-828206


As a new potential bone graft material, tissue engineered bone effectively compensates for the defects of today's bone repair materials. Meanwhile, mesoporous silica nanomaterials(MSNs) have been widely recognized due to their large specific surface area, good biocompatibility, and capability of further processing and modification. They have promising application prospects in bone tissue engineering. For the basic scientific research results that have been carried out in the early stage, the basic characteristics of mesoporous silica nano biomaterials and their application advantages, research status and development prospects in bone tissue engineering are reviewed. As for the research status, there are two aspects--as a carrier or as a component of engineering scaffolds. For the first aspect, different kinds of loaded drugs and different loading methods are reviewed. For the second, microstructure and mechanical properties of various complex scaffolds containing MSNs and the molecular and cellular behavior of seeded cells on these scaffolds are reviewed. The research of MSNs in bone cements and metal ions doped MSNs in bone tissue engineering are also included. The future development of MSNs in bone tissue engineering is also discussed.

Bone and Bones , Nanoparticles , Porosity , Silicon Dioxide , Tissue Engineering
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-828181


Tissue engineering technology and stem cell research based on tissue engineering have made great progresses in overcoming the problems of tissue and organ damage, functional loss and surgical complications. Traditional method is to use biological substitute materials to repair tissues, while tissue engineering technology focuses on combining seed cells with biological materials to form biological tissues with the same structure and function as its own to repair tissue defects. The advantage is that such tissue engineering organs and tissues can solve the problem that the donor material is limited, and effectively reduce complications. The purpose of tissue engineering is to find suitable seed cells and biomaterials which can replace the biological function of original tissue and build suitable microenvironment . This paper mainly describes current technologies of tissue engineering in various fields of urology, and discusses the future trend of tissue engineering technology in the treatment of complex urinary diseases. The results of this study show that although there are relatively few clinical trials, the good results of the existing studies on animal models reveal a bright future of tissue engineering technology for the treatment of various urinary diseases.

Animals , Biocompatible Materials , Humans , Tissue Engineering , Tissue Scaffolds , Urology
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-828180


Bladder has many important functions as a urine storage and voiding organ. Bladder injury caused by various pathological factors may need bladder reconstruction. Currently the standard procedure for bladder reconstruction is gastrointestinal replacement. However, due to the significant difference in their structure and function, intestinal segment replacement may lead to complications such as hematuria, dysuria, calculi and tumor. With the recent advance in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, new techniques have emerged for the repair of bladder defects. This paper reviews the recent progress in three aspects of urinary bladder tissue engineering, i.e., seeding cells, scaffolds and growth factors.

Humans , Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins , Regenerative Medicine , Tissue Engineering , Tissue Scaffolds , Urinary Bladder
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-828179


Three dimensional (3D) bioprinting is a new biological tissue engineering technology in recent years. The development of 3D bioprinting is conducive to solving the current problems of clinical tissue and organ repairing. This article provides a review about the clinical and research status of 3D bioprinting and urinary system reconstruction. Furthermore, the feasibility and clinical value of 3D bioprinting in urinary system reconstruction will be also discussed.

Bioprinting , Humans , Printing, Three-Dimensional , Tissue Engineering , Urinary Tract