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The ability to print and pattern all the components that make up a tissue (cells and matrix materials) in three dimensions to generate structures similar to tissues is an exciting prospect of bioprinting. However, the majority of the matrix materials used so far for bioprinting cannot represent the complexity of natural extracellular matrix (ECM) and thus(More)
Regenerative medicine is targeted to improve, restore or replace damaged tissues or organs using a combination of cells, materials and growth factors. Both tissue engineering and developmental biology currently deal with the process of tissue self-assembly and extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition. In this investigation, additive manufacturing (AM) with a(More)
Engineered adipose tissue constructs that are capable of reconstructing soft tissue with adequate volume would be worthwhile in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Tissue printing offers the possibility of fabricating anatomically relevant tissue constructs by delivering suitable matrix materials and living cells. Here, we devise a biomimetic approach for(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory autoimmune disease of unclear etiology. This study was conducted to identify critical factors involved in the synovial hyperplasia in RA pathology. We applied cDNA microarray analysis to profile the gene expressions of RA fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLSs) from patients with RA. We found that the MLN51(More)
One of the characteristic features of the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis is synovial hyperplasia. We have reported previously that metastatic lymph node 51 (MLN51) and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) are involved in the proliferation of fibroblast-like synoviocytes in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis. In this study,(More)
Due to the numerous advantages of nanofibers, there is a strong demand in various fields for nanofibrous structures fabricated by electrospinning. However, the process is currently beset by troublesome limitations with respect to geometric and morphological control of electrospun nanofibrous mats. This study presents a direct-write electrospinning process(More)
Stem cell therapy is a promising therapeutic method for the treatment of ischemic heart diseases; however, some challenges prohibit the efficacy after cell delivery due to hostile microenvironment of the injured myocardium. 3D printed pre-vascularized stem cell patch can enhance the therapeutic efficacy for cardiac repair through promotion of rapid(More)
Three-dimensional (3D) tissue/organ printing is a major aspect of recent innovation in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. 3D tissue/organ printing aims to create 3D living tissue/organ analogues, and have evolved along with advances in 3D printing techniques. A diverse range of computer-aided 3D printing techniques have been applied(More)
3D printing technique is the most sophisticated technique to produce scaffolds with tailorable physical properties. But, these scaffolds often suffer from limited biological functionality as they are typically made from synthetic materials. Cell-laid mineralized ECM was shown to be potential for improving the cellular responses and drive osteogenesis of(More)
The cytokine inducible SH2-domain protein (CISH) is a well-known STAT5 target gene, but its role in the immune system remains uncertain. In this study, we found that CISH is predominantly induced during dendritic cell (DC) development from mouse bone marrow (BM) cells and plays a crucial role in type 1 DC development and DC-mediated CTL activation. CISH(More)