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J Diabetes ; 16(4): e13545, 2024 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38599852

RESUMO

Although pancreas and islet cell transplantation are the only ways to prevent the late complications of insulin-dependent diabetes, a shortage of donors is a major obstacle to tissue and organ transplantation. Stem cell therapy is an effective treatment for diabetes and other pancreatic-related diseases, which can be achieved by inducing their differentiation into insulin-secreting cells. The liver is considered an ideal source of pancreatic cells due to its similar developmental origin and strong regenerative ability as the pancreas. This article reviews the traditional and emerging strategies using hepatocytes for pancreatic regenerative medicine and evaluates their advantages and challenges. Gene reprogramming and chemical reprogramming technologies are traditional strategies with potential to improve the efficiency and specificity of cell reprogramming and promote the transformation of hepatocytes into islet cells. At the same time, organoid technology, as an emerging strategy, has received extensive attention. Biomaterials provide a three-dimensional culture microenvironment for cells, which helps improve cell survival and differentiation efficiency. In addition, clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/Cas9 gene editing technology has brought new opportunities and challenges to the development of organoid technology.


Assuntos
Sistemas CRISPR-Cas , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 1 , Humanos , Medicina Regenerativa , Pâncreas , Hepatócitos
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Biol Open ; 13(4)2024 Apr 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38592154

RESUMO

Each year, the European Summer School on Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (SCSS) attracts early-career researchers and actively practicing clinicians who specialise in stem cell and regenerative biology. The 16th edition of this influential course took place from 12th to 19th September 2023 on the charming Greek island of Spetses. Focusing on important concepts and recent advances in stem cells, the distinguished faculty included experts spanning the spectrum from fundamental research to clinical trials to market-approved therapies. Alongside an academically intensive programme that bridges the various contexts of stem cell research, delegates were encouraged to critically address relevant questions in stem cell biology and medicine, including broader societal implications. Here, we present a comprehensive overview and key highlights from the SCSS 2023.


Assuntos
Medicina Regenerativa , Células-Tronco , Humanos , Pesquisadores , Estações do Ano
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J Transl Med ; 22(1): 336, 2024 Apr 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38589876

RESUMO

Melanocytes are dendritic cells localized in skin, eyes, hair follicles, ears, heart and central nervous system. They are characterized by the presence of melanosomes enriched in melanin which are responsible for skin, eye and hair pigmentation. They also have different functions in photoprotection, immunity and sound perception. Melanocyte dysfunction can cause pigmentary disorders, hearing and vision impairments or increased cancer susceptibility. This review focuses on the role of melanocytes in homeostasis and disease, before discussing their potential in regenerative medicine applications, such as for disease modeling, drug testing or therapy development using stem cell technologies, tissue engineering and extracellular vesicles.


Assuntos
Melanócitos , Medicina Regenerativa , Pigmentação/fisiologia , Melaninas/fisiologia , Folículo Piloso/fisiologia
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ACS Appl Bio Mater ; 7(4): 2128-2139, 2024 Apr 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38568170

RESUMO

Cancer research has made significant progress in recent years, and extracellular vesicles (EVs) based cancer investigation reveals several facts about cancer. Exosomes are a subpopulation of EVs. In the present decade, exosomes is mostly highlighted for cancer theranostic research. Tumor cell derived exosomes (TEXs) promote cancer but there are multiple sources of exosomes that can be used as cancer therapeutic agents (plant exosomes, stem cell-derived exosomes, modified or synthetic exosomes). Stem cells based regenerative medicine faces numerous challenges, such as promote tumor development, cellular reprogramming etc., and therefore addressing these complications becomes essential. Stem cell-derived exosomes serves as an answer to these problems and offers a better solution. Global research indicates that stem cell-derived exosomes also play a dual role in the cellular system by either inhibiting or promoting cancer. Modified exosomes which are genetically engineered exosomes or surface modified exosomes to increase the efficacy of the therapeutic properties can also be considered to target the above concerns. However, the difficulties associated with the exosomes include variations in exosomes heterogenity, isolation protocols, large scale production, etc., and these have to be managed effectively. In this review, we explore exosomes biogenesis, multiple stem cell-derived exosome sources, drug delivery, modified stem cells exosomes, clinical trial of stem cells exosomes, and the related challenges in this domain and future orientation. This article may encourage researchers to explore stem cell-derived exosomes and develop an effective and affordable cancer therapeutic solution.


Assuntos
Exossomos , Vesículas Extracelulares , Neoplasias , Humanos , Exossomos/metabolismo , Medicina Regenerativa/métodos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Células-Tronco
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Cells ; 13(7)2024 Mar 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38607008

RESUMO

PURPOSE OF THIS REVIEW: Manipulating or re-engineering the damaged human spinal cord to achieve neuro-recovery is one of the foremost challenges of modern science. Addressing the restricted permission of neural cells and topographically organised neural tissue for self-renewal and spontaneous regeneration, respectively, is not straightforward, as exemplified by rare instances of translational success. This review assembles an understanding of advances in nanomedicine for spinal cord injury (SCI) and related clinical indications of relevance to attempts to design, engineer, and target nanotechnologies to multiple molecular networks. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent research provides a new understanding of the health benefits and regulatory landscape of nanomedicines based on a background of advances in mRNA-based nanocarrier vaccines and quantum dot-based optical imaging. In relation to spinal cord pathology, the extant literature details promising advances in nanoneuropharmacology and regenerative medicine that inform the present understanding of the nanoparticle (NP) biocompatibility-neurotoxicity relationship. In this review, the conceptual bases of nanotechnology and nanomaterial chemistry covering organic and inorganic particles of sizes generally less than 100 nm in diameter will be addressed. Regarding the centrally active nanotechnologies selected for this review, attention is paid to NP physico-chemistry, functionalisation, delivery, biocompatibility, biodistribution, toxicology, and key molecular targets and biological effects intrinsic to and beyond the spinal cord parenchyma. SUMMARY: The advance of nanotechnologies for the treatment of refractory spinal cord pathologies requires an in-depth understanding of neurobiological and topographical principles and a consideration of additional complexities involving the research's translational and regulatory landscapes.


Assuntos
Nanomedicina , Traumatismos da Medula Espinal , Humanos , Distribuição Tecidual , Traumatismos da Medula Espinal/tratamento farmacológico , Traumatismos da Medula Espinal/patologia , Medicina Regenerativa
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Int J Mol Sci ; 25(7)2024 Apr 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38612784

RESUMO

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a linear, anionic, non-sulfated glycosaminoglycan occurring in almost all body tissues and fluids of vertebrates including humans. It is a main component of the extracellular matrix and, thanks to its high water-holding capacity, plays a major role in tissue hydration and osmotic pressure maintenance, but it is also involved in cell proliferation, differentiation and migration, inflammation, immunomodulation, and angiogenesis. Based on multiple physiological effects on tissue repair and reconstruction processes, HA has found extensive application in regenerative medicine. In recent years, nanotechnological research has been applied to HA in order to improve its regenerative potential, developing nanomedical formulations containing HA as the main component of multifunctional hydrogels systems, or as core component or coating/functionalizing element of nanoconstructs. This review offers an overview of the various uses of HA in regenerative medicine aimed at designing innovative nanostructured devices to be applied in various fields such as orthopedics, dermatology, and neurology.


Assuntos
Ácido Hialurônico , Nanoestruturas , Humanos , Animais , Medicina Regenerativa , Nanotecnologia , Inflamação , Nanoestruturas/uso terapêutico
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Rev. argent. cir. plást ; 30(1): 60-71, 20240000. fig
Artigo em Espanhol | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1551435

RESUMO

Se revisan los nuevos conocimientos sobre la matriz extracelular (MEC), que han permitido descubrir su importante rol en la cicatrización de las heridas cutáneas. Se describen sus características morfofisiológicas y cómo interviene en la curación de las heridas cutáneas. Se presentan cuatro casos clínicos en los que se aplicó este enfoque terapéutico: los sustitutos de piel y la "cura húmeda"


We review the new knowledge about the extracellular ma-trix (ECM) that has allowed us to discover its important role in the healing of cutaneous wounds. The morpho-physiological characteristics of ECM and its role in the healing of cutaneous wounds are described. Four clinical cases are presented where this therapeutic approach was applied: the skin substitutes and the "moist wound healing".


Assuntos
Humanos , Masculino , Feminino , Cicatrização , Queimaduras/terapia , Pele Artificial , Medicina Regenerativa , Matriz Extracelular
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Regen Med ; 19(3): 135-143, 2024 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38440898

RESUMO

Many vascular disorders arise as a result of dysfunctional smooth muscle cells. Tissue engineering strategies have evolved as key approaches to generate functional vascular smooth muscle cells for use in cell-based precision and personalized regenerative medicine approaches. This article highlights some of the challenges that exist in the field and presents some of the prospects for translating research advancements into therapeutic modalities. The article emphasizes the need for better developing synergetic intracellular and extracellular cues in the processes to generate functional vascular smooth muscle cells from different stem cell sources for use in tissue engineering strategies.


This paper explores the potential of engineering smooth muscle tissues to treat vascular diseases, focusing on challenges like sourcing the right cells and creating supportive environments for cell growth. It highlights advances in materials that mimic the body's conditions and the use of 3D fabrication methods for creating complex structures. Additionally, it discusses the significance of mitochondrial function in blood vessel muscle cells. The research emphasizes interdisciplinary efforts and personalized treatments as key to developing effective therapies. The goal is to engineer lab-grown tissues that can repair or replace damaged blood vessels, offering hope for addressing major health challenges associated with vascular diseases.


Assuntos
Músculo Liso , Engenharia Tecidual , Células-Tronco , Miócitos de Músculo Liso , Medicina Regenerativa
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Biomolecules ; 14(3)2024 Mar 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38540750

RESUMO

Pulpitis is a common and frequent disease in dental clinics. Although vital pulp therapy and root canal treatment can stop the progression of inflammation, they do not allow for genuine structural regeneration and functional reconstruction of the pulp-dentin complex. In recent years, with the development of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, research on stem cell-based regenerative endodontic therapy (RET) has achieved satisfactory preliminary results, significantly enhancing its clinical translational prospects. As one of the crucial paracrine effectors, the roles and functions of exosomes in pulp-dentin complex regeneration have gained considerable attention. Due to their advantages of cost-effectiveness, extensive sources, favorable biocompatibility, and high safety, exosomes are considered promising therapeutic tools to promote dental pulp regeneration. Accordingly, in this article, we first focus on the biological properties of exosomes, including their biogenesis, uptake, isolation, and characterization. Then, from the perspectives of cell proliferation, migration, odontogenesis, angiogenesis, and neurogenesis, we aim to reveal the roles and mechanisms of exosomes involved in regenerative endodontics. Lastly, immense efforts are made to illustrate the clinical strategies and influencing factors of exosomes applied in dental pulp regeneration, such as types of parental cells, culture conditions of parent cells, exosome concentrations, and scaffold materials, in an attempt to lay a solid foundation for exploring and facilitating the therapeutic strategy of exosome-based regenerative endodontic procedures.


Assuntos
Exossomos , Endodontia Regenerativa , Endodontia Regenerativa/métodos , Polpa Dentária , Regeneração , Medicina Regenerativa
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São Paulo; s.n; 20240301. 95 p.
Tese em Português | LILACS, BBO - Odontologia | ID: biblio-1532371

RESUMO

A periodontite é uma doença inflamatória crônica multifactorial caracterizada pela destruição progressiva do aparelho de suporte periodontal. Atualmente, as técnicas convencionais para regeneração desses tecidos periodontais perdidos tiveram sucesso limitado. A tecnologia de membranas de células usando células-tronco mesenquimais apareceu como uma estratégia promissora na medicina regenerativa periodontal. Embora estudos recentes tenham mostrado o papel das membranas de células-tronco mesenquimais (MSCSs) no aumento dos tecidos de suporte dentário e ósseo, não há uma revisão sistemática focada especificamente na avaliação da regeneração periodontal em modelos animais ortotópicos. Esta revisão tem como objetivo avaliar o potencial das MSCSs na regeneração periodontal em comparação ao controle, em modelos animais experimentais. Estudos pré-clínicos em defeitos periodontais de modelos animais foram considerados elegíveis. A busca eletrônica incluiu as bases de dados MEDLINE, Web of Science, EMBASE e LILACS. Além disso, uma busca manual avaliou as revistas científicas na área de periodontia/regeneração. A revisão sistemática foi conduzida de acordo com as diretrizes de Preferred Reporting Item for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses statement guidelines. A ferramenta do Centro de Revisão Sistemática para Experimentação com Animais de Laboratório (SYRCLE) foi usada para avaliar o risco de viés. Dos 3989 estudos obtidos a partir da busca no banco de dados eletrônicos foram incluídos 17 artigos. Foram empregados MSCSs autólogos, alógenos e xenógenos para melhorar a regeneração periodontal. Estes incluíram MSCSs do folículo dentário (DF), MSCSs do ligamento periodontal (PDL), MSCSs da polpa dentária (DP), MSCSs da medula óssea (BM), MSCSs periosteais alveolares (AP) e MSCSs gengivais (G). Em relação ao protocolo de indução de células, a maioria dos estudos utilizou ácido ascórbico (52,94%), outros utilizaram placas de cultura com polímero termo responsivo (47,06%). Os efeitos adversos, em relação à utilização das MSCSs no sítio doador, não foram identificados na maioria dos estudos, mesmo com o uso adjunto de scaffolds, membranas ou ambos. Meta-análise não foi considerada devido a heterogeneidades metodológicas. PDL-MSCSs demonstrou ser superior para aumento da regeneração periodontal em comparação ao controle, mas em um microambiente inflamatório induzido, DF-MSCSs foram melhores. Os DF-MSCSs parecem estar relacionados à espessura do cemento e dimensão periodontal. Além disso, DP-MSCSs e BM-MSCSs mostraram resultados melhores em comparação com o controle. Em contraste, AP-MSCSs não foram associados a melhorias na regeneração periodontal. A avaliação do risco de viés com a ferramenta da SYRCLE revelou que 44,12% dos estudos apresentavam baixo risco de viés, 55,29% foram incertos e 0,59%, alto risco. A presente revisão sistemática mostrou que as MSCSs podem aumentar a regeneração periodontal em modelos animais de defeito periodontal, fornecendo uma estratégia promissora para aumentar a regeneração periodontal.


Assuntos
Periodontite , Engenharia Tecidual , Medicina Regenerativa , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais , Revisão Sistemática , Animais
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Eur J Med Res ; 29(1): 163, 2024 Mar 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38475865

RESUMO

Enterocystoplasty is the most commonly used treatment for bladder reconstruction. However, it has some major complications. In this study, we systematically reviewed the alternative techniques for enterocystoplasty using different scaffolds. A comprehensive search was conducted in PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library, and a total of 10 studies were included in this study. Five different scaffolds were evaluated, including small intestinal submucosa (SIS), biodegradable scaffolds seeded with autologous bladder muscle and urothelial cells, dura mater, human cadaveric bladder acellular matrix graft, and bovine pericardium. The overall results revealed that bladder reconstruction using regenerative medicine is an excellent alternative method to enterocystoplasty regarding the improvement of bladder capacity, bladder compliance, and maximum detrusor pressure; however, more large-scale studies are required.


Assuntos
Procedimentos de Cirurgia Plástica , Medicina Regenerativa , Humanos , Animais , Bovinos , Bexiga Urinária/fisiologia , Bexiga Urinária/cirurgia , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Urológicos/métodos , Músculos
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Methods Mol Biol ; 2783: 3-11, 2024.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38478222

RESUMO

Human adipose-derived stromal/stem cells (hASCs) are a promising source of adult stem cells used in numerous applications in regenerative medicine. We present the protocols from our laboratory for isolating and expanding hASCs. The isolation of hASCs involves the enzymatic digestion of adipose tissue and subsequent culturing of the isolated cells.


Assuntos
Células-Tronco Mesenquimais , Adulto , Humanos , Adipócitos , Tecido Adiposo , Células Estromais , Medicina Regenerativa , Diferenciação Celular
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Regen Med ; 19(3): 119-133, 2024 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38449425

RESUMO

Aim: This study aimed to evaluate the trends in organoid culture research within the field of regenerative medicine from 2002 to 2022. Methods: The worldwide distribution of organoid research in regenerative medicine articles indexed in the Scopus database was analyzed. Result: A total of 840 documents were analyzed, averaging 42 publications annually. The USA (n = 296) led in publications, followed by China (n = 127), Japan (n = 91) and the UK (n = 75). Since 2011, research has surged, particularly in China, which emerged as a prominent center. Conclusion: The findings highlight significant growth in organoid research, promising future organ transplantation. Research trends integrate tissue engineering, gene modification and induced pluripotent stem cell technologies, reflecting a move toward personalized medicine.


Assuntos
Células-Tronco Pluripotentes Induzidas , Medicina Regenerativa , Organoides , Engenharia Tecidual , Bibliometria
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J Mater Chem B ; 12(12): 2985-3005, 2024 Mar 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38436200

RESUMO

While three-dimensional (3D) printing excels at fabricating static constructs, it fails to emulate the dynamic behavior of native tissues or the temporal programmability desired for medical devices. Four-dimensional (4D) printing is an advanced additive manufacturing technology capable of fabricating constructs that can undergo pre-programmed changes in shape, property, or functionality when exposed to specific stimuli. In this Perspective, we summarize the advances in materials chemistry, 3D printing strategies, and post-printing methodologies that collectively facilitate the realization of temporal dynamics within 4D-printed soft materials (hydrogels, shape-memory polymers, liquid crystalline elastomers), ceramics, and metals. We also discuss and present insights about the diverse biomedical applications of 4D printing, including tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, drug delivery, in vitro models, and medical devices. Finally, we discuss the current challenges and emphasize the importance of an application-driven design approach to enable the clinical translation and widespread adoption of 4D printing.


Assuntos
Medicina Regenerativa , Engenharia Tecidual , Engenharia Tecidual/métodos , Elastômeros , Impressão Tridimensional , Impressão
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Theranostics ; 14(5): 2099-2126, 2024.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38505616

RESUMO

Exosomes, which are small vesicles enclosed by a lipid bilayer and released by many cell types, are widely dispersed and have garnered increased attention in the field of regenerative medicine due to their ability to serve as indicators of diseases and agents with therapeutic potential. Exosomes play a crucial role in mediating intercellular communication through the transfer of many biomolecules, including proteins, lipids, RNA, and other molecular constituents, between cells. The targeted transport of proteins and nucleic acids to specific cells has the potential to enhance or impair specific biological functions. Exosomes have many applications, and they can be used alone or in combination with other therapeutic approaches. The examination of the unique attributes and many functions of these factors has emerged as a prominent field of study in the realm of biomedical research. This manuscript summarizes the origins and properties of exosomes, including their structural, biological, physical, and chemical aspects. This paper offers a complete examination of recent progress in tissue repair and regenerative medicine, emphasizing the possible implications of these methods in forthcoming tissue regeneration attempts.


Assuntos
Exossomos , Exossomos/metabolismo , Materiais Biocompatíveis , Medicina Regenerativa/métodos , Cicatrização , Comunicação Celular
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Cell Transplant ; 33: 9636897241235460, 2024.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38506426

RESUMO

This article presents a comprehensive review of the factors influencing the efficacy of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) transplantation and its association with platelet concentrates (PCs). It focuses on investigating the impact of PCs' composition, the age and health status of platelet donors, application methods, and environmental factors on the outcomes of relevant treatments. In addition, it delves into the strategies and mechanisms for optimizing MSCs transplantation with PCs, encompassing preconditioning and combined therapies. Furthermore, it provides an in-depth exploration of the signaling pathways and proteomic characteristics associated with preconditioning and emphasizes the efficacy and specific effects of combined therapy. The article also introduces the latest advancements in the application of biomaterials for optimizing regenerative medical strategies, stimulating scholarly discourse on this subject. Through this comprehensive review, the primary goal is to facilitate a more profound comprehension of the factors influencing treatment outcomes, as well as the strategies and mechanisms for optimizing MSCs transplantation and the application of biomaterials in regenerative medicine, offering theoretical guidance and practical references for related research and clinical practice.


Assuntos
Transplante de Células-Tronco Mesenquimais , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais , Proteômica , Medicina Regenerativa , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Materiais Biocompatíveis/farmacologia
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Int J Mol Sci ; 25(6)2024 Mar 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38542191

RESUMO

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a remarkably multifaceted biomacromolecule, playing a role in regulating myriad biological processes such as wound healing, tissue regeneration, anti-inflammation, and immunomodulation. Crosslinked high- and low-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid hydrogels achieve higher molar concentrations, display slower degradation, and allow optimal tissue product diffusion, while harnessing the synergistic contribution of different-molecular-weight hyaluronans. A recent innovation in the world of hyaluronic acid synthesis is represented by NAHYCO® Hybrid Technology, a thermal process leading to hybrid cooperative hyaluronic acid complexes (HCC). This review summarizes the current literature on the in vitro studies and in vivo applications of HCC, from facial and body rejuvenation to future perspectives in skin wound healing, dermatology, and genitourinary pathologies.


Assuntos
Ácido Hialurônico , Medicina Regenerativa , Injeções Intradérmicas , Cicatrização , Hidrogéis/uso terapêutico
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Commun Biol ; 7(1): 378, 2024 Mar 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38548821

RESUMO

A defining feature of biology is the use of a multiscale architecture, ranging from molecular networks to cells, tissues, organs, whole bodies, and swarms. Crucially however, biology is not only nested structurally, but also functionally: each level is able to solve problems in distinct problem spaces, such as physiological, morphological, and behavioral state space. Percolating adaptive functionality from one level of competent subunits to a higher functional level of organization requires collective dynamics: multiple components must work together to achieve specific outcomes. Here we overview a number of biological examples at different scales which highlight the ability of cellular material to make decisions that implement cooperation toward specific homeodynamic endpoints, and implement collective intelligence by solving problems at the cell, tissue, and whole-organism levels. We explore the hypothesis that collective intelligence is not only the province of groups of animals, and that an important symmetry exists between the behavioral science of swarms and the competencies of cells and other biological systems at different scales. We then briefly outline the implications of this approach, and the possible impact of tools from the field of diverse intelligence for regenerative medicine and synthetic bioengineering.


Assuntos
Inteligência , Resolução de Problemas , Animais , Inteligência/fisiologia , Bioengenharia , Medicina Regenerativa , Biologia
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ACS Appl Bio Mater ; 7(4): 2283-2298, 2024 Apr 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38467474

RESUMO

Biotechnology and its allied sectors, such as tissue culture, regenerative medicine, and personalized medicine, primarily rely upon extensive studies on cellular behavior and their molecular pathways for generating essential knowledge and innovative strategies for human survival. Most such studies are performed on flat, adherent, plastic-based surfaces and use nanofiber and hydrogel-like soft matrices from the past few decades. However, such static culture conditions cannot mimic the immediate cellular microenvironment, where they perceive or generate a myriad of different mechanical forces that substantially affect their downstream molecular pathways. Including such mechanical forces, still limited to specialized laboratories, using a few commercially available or noncommercial technologies are gathering increasing attention worldwide. However, large-scale consideration and adaptation by developing nations have yet to be achieved due to the lack of a cost-effective, reliable, and accessible solution. Moreover, investigations on cellular response upon uniaxial mechanical stretch cycles under more in vivo mimetic conditions are yet to be studied comprehensively. In order to tackle these obstacles, we have prepared a compact, 3D-printed device using a microcontroller, batteries, sensors, and a stepper motor assembly that operates wirelessly and provides cyclic mechanical attrition to any thin substrate. We have fabricated water-stable and stretchable nanofiber substrates with different fiber orientations by using the electrospinning technique to investigate the impact of mechanical stretch cycles on the morphology and orientation of C2C12 myoblast-like cells. Additionally, we have examined the uptake and distribution properties of BSA-epirubicin nanoparticles within cells under mechanical stimulation, which could act as fluorescently active drug-delivery agents for future therapeutic applications. Consequently, our research offers a comprehensive analysis of cellular behavior when cells are subjected to uniaxial stretching on various nanofiber mat architectures. Furthermore, we present a cost-effective alternative solution that addresses the long-standing requirement for a compact, user-friendly, and tunable device, enabling more insightful outcomes in mechanobiology.


Assuntos
Nanofibras , Humanos , Nanofibras/química , Biofísica , Medicina Regenerativa
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