Martin Pravda

Martin Pravda
Contipro · R&D

PhD

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Publications (29)
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New studies have shown the great potential of the combination of in situ enzymatically cross-linked hydrogels based on tyramine derivative of hyaluronic acid (HA-TA) with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet lysate in regenerative medicine. This study describes how the presence of PRP and platelet lysate affects the kinetics of gelation, viscoel...
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Osteoarthritis is a highly prevalent musculoskeletal disorder characterized by degradation of cartilage and synovial fluid (SF). Platelet derivatives as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet lysate have great potential in the treatment of osteoarthritis because they contain a wide range of biologically active substances including growth factors (...
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Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders in the world. OA is often associated with the loss of viscoelastic and tribological properties of synovial fluid (SF) due to degradation of hyaluronic acid (HA) by reactive oxygen species (ROS) and hyaluronidases. Viscosupplementation is one of the ways how to effectively resto...
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Heart failure has a five-year mortality rate approaching 50%. Inducing angiogenesis following a myocardial infarction is hypothesized to reduce cardiomyocyte death and tissue damage, thereby preventing heart failure. Herein, a novel nano-in-gel delivery system for vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), composed of star-shaped polyglutamic acid-...
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The present paper explores the effect of viscosupplementation on the friction of articular cartilage depending on the rheology of viscosupplements. The experiments were realized on rotational rheometers and a tribometer in pin-on-plate configuration. Five commercially available viscosupplements and their mixtures with synovial fluid were tested. Th...
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Hyaluronic acid (HA) injections represent one of the most common methods for the treatment of osteoarthritis. However, the clinical results of this method are unambiguous mainly because the mechanism of action has not been clearly clarified yet. Viscosupplementation consists, inter alia, of the improvement of synovial fluid rheological properties b...
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Stromal-Derived Factor 1α (SDF) is an angiogenic, chemotactic protein with significant potential for applications in a range of clinical areas, including wound healing, myocardial infarction and orthopaedic regenerative approaches. The 26-min in vivo half-life of SDF, however, has limited its clinical translation to date. In this study, we investig...
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The incorporation of the RGD peptide (arginine-glycine-aspartate) into biomaterials has been proposed to promote cell adhesion to the matrix, which can influence and control cell behaviour and function. While many studies have utilised RGD modified biomaterials for cell delivery, few have examined its effect under the condition of reduced oxygen an...
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The 5-year mortality rate for heart failure borders on 50%. The main cause is an ischaemic cardiac event where blood supply to the tissue is lost and cell death occurs. Over time, this damage spreads and the heart is no longer able to pump efficiently. Increasing vascularisation of the affected area has been shown to reduce patient symptoms. The gr...
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The adverse immune responses to implantable biomedical devices is a general problem with important consequences for the functionality of implants. Immunomodulatory soft hydrogel-based interfaces between the implant and the host can attenuate these reactions. Moreover, encapsulation of the patient's own immune cells into these interfaces can lead to...
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The limited regenerative capacity of the heart after a myocardial infarct results in remodeling processes that can progress to congestive heart failure (CHF). Several strategies including mechanical stabilization of the weakened myocardium and regenerative approaches (specifically stem cell technologies)have evolved which aim to prevent CHF. Howeve...
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Injectable hydrogels that aim to mechanically stabilise the weakened left ventricle wall to restore cardiac function or to deliver stem cells in cardiac regenerative therapy have shown promising data. However, the clinical translation of hydrogel-based therapies has been limited due to difficulties injecting them through catheters. We have engineer...
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Macrophages play a critical role in the initial response to foreign materials in the body. As most biomaterial-based implantable devices would be treated as a foreign body by the immune system, there is a need for systems that can establish a favourable interaction between the implanted biomaterial and the host. Herein, we describe such a system th...
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Hydrogel scaffolds which bridge the lesion, together with stem cell therapy represent a promising approach for spinal cord injury (SCI) repair. In this study, a hydroxyphenyl derivative of hyaluronic acid (HA-PH) was modified with the integrin binding peptide RGD, and enzymatically crosslinked to obtain a soft injectable hydrogel. Moreover, additio...
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As an Extracellular Matrix (ECM) component, Hyaluronic acid (HA) plays a multi-faceted role in cell migration, proliferation and differentiation at micro level and system level events such as tissue water homeostasis. Among its biological functions, it is known to interact with cytokines and contribute to their retention in ECM microenvironment. In...
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The application of chondrocyte-seeded hydrogels, such as tyramine-substituted hyaluronan, is a highly promising strategy for damaged cartilage treatments. The rheological characteristics of hyaluronan-tyramine derivative scaffold were determined together with the hydrogel swelling, the water uptake, and the morphological characterization. The chond...
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The invention relates to voluminous nanofibrous materials based on hyaluronic acid, salts thereof or their derivatives, wherein the volumetric weight is within the range of 1 kg.m-3 to 100 kg.m-3. The preparation of such materials is conditioned especially by the relative humidity in the spinning chamber and the viscosity of the spinning solution....
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Hyaluronan-based tissue substitutes are promising materials in cartilage reconstruction surgery. Herein, the chondrogenesis of human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) in a hydrogel based on a tyramine derivative of hyaluronan crosslinked by hydrogen peroxidase (HA-TA) was evaluated. Human MSC seeded in the scaffold were incubated in standard chondrogeni...
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Aging skin typically shows changes such as a loss in tone and elasticity, hyperpigmentation, roughness and wrinkles caused by, among other factors, impaired hydration and barrier function. Wrinkling is associated with progressive atrophy of the dermis, as well as changes in architectural organization. Extracellular matrix dermis is mainly composed...
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Hyaluronan (HA) based hydrogels have been synthesized combining chemical modification of the polysaccharide by partial oxidation, reductive amination and 'click chemistry'. HA was oxidized by 4-acetamido-TEMPO-mediated reaction, using sodium hypochlorite as primary oxidant and NaBr in buffered pH, so that the produced aldehyde moieties (hemiacetals...
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In this work, we describe the correlation between chiral polymer structures, particularly alpha-helical and random coil conformations, and their efficiency as chiral resolving agents in crystallization processes. A set of chiral block copolymers based on polyethylene oxide with chiral glutamic acid oligopeptide segments (PEG(113)-b-(+)-(S)-Glu(20))...
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New intravenous conjugates of amphotericin B (AMB) with poly(ethylene glycols) (PEG) (M=5000, 10,000, 20,000) have been synthesized and characterised. The intermediate PEGs possess a 1,4-disubstituted benzene ring with aldehyde group at the end of the chain. The benzene ring is connected with PEG at its 4-position (with respect to the aldehyde grou...
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This paper reports on the synthesis, characterisation, and efficiency of a new intravenous conjugate of amphotericin B (AMB). Twelve molecules of AMB were attached to block copolymer poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(L-lysine) via pH-sensitive imine linkages. In vitro drug release studies demonstrated the conjugate (M(w)=26,700) to be relatively stable...
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The minireview is focused on novel findings concerning mechanism of action, lipid formulations, polymer conjugates, and structural modifications of amphotericin B.
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Thiobenzanilides substituted in thioacyl moiety with one or more hydroxy groups are interesting for their biological effects depending on the substitution pattern. New findings in mechanisms of action of 2-hydroxybenzanilides insert 2-hydroxybenzanilides and their analogues, e.g. substituted thiobenzanilides, among interesting compounds in the deve...

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