Mohammad Mirazul Islam

Mohammad Mirazul Islam
Schepens Eye Research Institute · Department of Ophthalmology

PhD

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Development of an artificial cornea can potentially fulfil the demand of donor corneas for transplantation as the number of donors is far less than needed to treat corneal blindness. Collagen-based artificial corneas stand out as a regenerative option, having promising clinical outcomes. Collagen crosslinked with chemical crosslinkers which modify...
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Gelatin based adhesives have been used in the last decades in different biomedical applications due to the excellent biocompatibility, easy processability, transparency, non-toxicity, and reasonable mechanical properties to mimic the extracellular matrix (ECM). Gelatin adhesives can be easily tuned to gain different viscoelastic and mechanical prop...
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Collagen scaffolds, one of the most used biomaterials in corneal tissue engineering, are frequently crosslinked to improve mechanical properties, enzyme tolerance, and thermal stability. Crosslinkers such as 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide hydrochloride (EDC) are compatible with tissues but provide low crosslinking density and reduce...
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The long-term survival of biomaterial implants is often hampered by surgery-induced inflammation that can lead to graft failure. Considering that most corneas receiving grafts are either pathological or inflamed before implantation, the risk of rejection is heightened. Here, we show that bioengineered, fully synthetic, and robust corneal implants c...
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Purpose To evaluate the effects of electron-beam (E-beam) irradiation on the human cornea and the potential for E-beam sterilization of Boston keratoprosthesis (BK) devices when pre-assembled with a donor cornea prior to sterilization. Methods Human donor corneas and corneas pre-assembled in BK devices were immersed in recombinant human serum albu...
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Inadequate supplies of donor corneas have evoked an escalating interest in corneal xenotransplantation. However, innate immune responses contribute significantly to the mechanism of xenograft rejection. We hypothesized that complement component C5 and TLR co-receptor CD14 inhibition would inhibit porcine cornea induced innate immune responses. Ther...
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Electron beam (E‐beam) irradiation is an attractive and efficient method for sterilizing clinically implantable medical devices made of natural and/or synthetic materials such as poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA). As ionizing irradiation can affect the physicochemical properties of PMMA, understanding the consequences of E‐beam sterilization on the...
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Purpose: To evaluate titanium (Ti) sputtering of the poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) stem of the Boston Keratoprosthesis (BK) as a method to enhance interfacial adhesion between the PMMA and the recipient corneal tissue. Methods: PMMA specimens were plasma treated with Ar/O2 and coated with Ti using a DC magnetron sputtering instrument. The top...
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Currently the only widely accepted corneal blindness treatment is human donor cornea transplantation. However, increasing shortage of donor corneas as well as high risk of rejection in some corneal diseases remain two major problems, which limit the success of corneal transplantation. Corneal neovascularization is considered as one of the main risk...
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Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) surface is covalently functionalized with L‐3,4‐dihydroxyphenylalanine (L‐DOPA) to form stable coating that significantly improves the biocompatibility of the PMMA. L‐DOPA‐functionalized PMMA also preserves the phenotypic characteristics of corneal fibroblast, supporting cellular adhesion, proliferation, and migrati...
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Currently, the only widely accepted corneal blindness treatment is to replace it by transplantation with a human donor cornea. However, increasing the shortage of donor corneas, as well as high risk of rejection in some corneal diseases, remain two major problems, which limit the success of corneal transplantation. Corneal neovascularization is con...
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The Boston keratoprosthesis (B‐KPro) is globally the most commonly implanted artificial cornea for patients with severe corneal diseases, particularly those with multiple allograft failures. Despite providing a good visual recovery, the poor adhesion between the poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA)‐made stem and the donor tissue poses a challenge, impa...
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To address the shortcomings associated with corneal transplants, substantial efforts have been focused on developing new modalities such as xenotransplantion. Xenogeneic corneas are anatomically and biomechanically similar to the human cornea, yet their applications require prior decellularization to remove the antigenic components to avoid rejecti...
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Activated T cells are known to promote fibrosis, a major complication limiting the range of polymeric hydrogels as artificial corneal implants. As T cells are activated by dendritic cells (DC), minimally activating hydrogels would be optimal. In this study, we evaluated the ability of a series of engineered (manufactured/fabricated) and natural col...
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Mankind has been always fascinated with the idea of restoring any damaged tissue or organ. Regarding corneal functional restoration, the French ophthalmologist Pellier de Quengsy was the first one proposing in 1789 a replacement of an opaque cornea using a piece of glass surrounded by a silver ring. However, the paradigm of corneal blindness treatm...
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The severe worldwide shortage of donor organs, and severe pathologies placing patients at high risk for rejecting conventional cornea transplantation, have left many corneal blind patients untreated. Following successful pre-clinical evaluation in mini-pigs, we tested a biomaterials-enabled pro-regeneration strategy to restore corneal integrity in...
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Extracellular vesicles (gold colour) in CLP-PEG implanted cornea.
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Statement of significance: Although biomaterials comprising full-length recombinant human collagen and extracted animal collagen have been evaluated and used clinically, these macromolecules provide only a limited number of functional groups amenable to chemical modification or crosslinking and are demanding to process. Synthetic, customizable ana...
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Purpose We fabricated and investigated polymeric scaffolds that can substitute for the conjunctival extracellular matrix to provide a substrate for autologous expansion of human conjunctival goblet cells in culture. Methods We fabricated two hydrogels and two silk films: (1) recombinant human collagen (RHC) hydrogel, (2) recombinant human collagen...
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To cope with the rapid evolution of the tissue engineering field, it is now essential to incorporate the use of on-site responsive scaffolds. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to find new ‘Intelligent’ biomaterials that can respond to the physicochemical changes in the microenvironment. In this present report, we have developed biocompatible st...
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Purpose To assess safety and efficacy of biosynthetic collagen-phosphorylcholine implants as corneal substitutes in patients with severe pathologies for whom human donor cornea transplantation carries a high risk of rejection. Methods Recombinant human collagen type III and 2-methacryloyloxyethyl-phosphorylcholine were fabricated into collagen-MPC...
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Biomaterials are now being used or evaluated clinically as implants to supplement the severe shortage of available human donor organs. To date, however, such implants have mainly been developed as scaffolds to promote the regeneration of failing organs due to old age or congenital malformations. In the real world, however, infection or immunologica...
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INTRODUCTION: Limbal Epithelial Stem Cell (LESC) deficiency is an orphan disease leading to corneal blindness. Tissue engineering has become a treatment modality for this condition, as cultivated limbal epithelial transplantation (CLET) can successfully regenerate the anterior cornea [1]. In CLET, a limbal biopsy is cultivated and transplanted with...
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Extracellular matrix proteins like collagen promote regeneration as implants in clinical studies. However, collagens are large and unwieldy proteins, making small functional peptide analogs potentially ideal substitutes. Self-assembling collagen-like-peptides conjugated with PEG-maleimide were assembled into hydrogels. When tested pre-clinically as...
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In this study, we derivatized type I collagen without altering its triple helical conformation to allow for facile hydrogel formation via the Michael addition of thiols to methacrylates without the addition of other crosslinking agents. This method provides the flexibility needed for the fabrication of injectable hydrogels or pre-fabricated implant...
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The increasing number of multidrug resistant bacteria has revitalized interest in seeking alternative sources for controlling bacterial infection. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), are amongst the most promising candidates due to their wide microbial spectrum of action. In this work, we report on the safety and efficacy of the incorporation of collagen...
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Purpose: To investigate in vitro the anti-Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)-1 properties of the collagen-based corneal substitute (CCS) incorporating the sustained delivery system for anti-infective peptide (AIP) LL37. Methods: AIP LL37 was encapsulated into silica nanoparticles (SiNPs) under magnetic stirring. SiNPs with LL37 were then introduced into th...
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The structural and optical properties of clinically biocompatible, cell-free hydrogels comprised of synthetically cross-linked and moulded recombinant human collagen type III (RHCIII) with and without the incorporation of 2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine (MPC) were assessed using transmission electron microscopy (TEM), x-ray scattering, spe...
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Corneas with severe pathologies have a high risk of rejection when conventionally grafted with human donor tissues. In this early observational study, we grafted bioengineered corneal implants made from recombinant human collagen and synthetic phosphorylcholine polymer into three patients for whom donor cornea transplantation carried a high risk of...
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The implant-host interface is a critical element in guiding tissue or organ regeneration. We previously developed hydrogels comprising interpenetrating networks of recombinant human collagen type III and 2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine (RHCIII-MPC) as substitutes of the corneal extracellular matrix that promote endogenous regeneration of c...
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The myocardium is unable to regenerate itself after infarct, resulting in scarring and thinning of the heart wall. Our objective was to develop a patch to buttress and bypass the scarred area, while allowing regeneration by incorporated cardiac stem/progenitor cells (CPCs). Polycaprolactone (PCL) was fabricated as both sheets by solvent casting, an...
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Type: Free Paper Purpose: To determine the feasibility of using synthetically produced collagen-phosphorylcholine hydrogels as corneal stroma substitutes in patients with persistent noninfectious corneal ulcers (NCU). Methods: Interpenetrating networks of recombinant human collagen type III and methacryloyloxyethyl-phosphorylcholine (MPC) were fa...
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We have previously shown that recombinant human collagen (RHC)-based hydrogels fabricated into cell-free corneal implants are able to induce regeneration of the corneas of 10 patients in a Phase 1 clinical study. At four years post-operative, all implants were stably integrated without the use of sustained immunosuppression. Corneal tissue and nerv...
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Purpose: To evaluate the potential utility of collagen-based corneal implants with anti-Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)-1 activity achieved through sustained release of LL-37, from incorporated nanoparticles, as compared with cell-based delivery from model human corneal epithelial cells (HCECs) transfected to produce endogenous LL-37. Methods: We tes...
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It has been brought to our attention very recently that we had an omission error in our methods section of the paper [1]. This is Section 3.4, which should have read as follows.
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A bi-functional epoxy-based cross-linker, 1,4-Butanediol diglycidyl ether (BDDGE), was investigated in the fabrication of collagen based corneal substitutes. Two synthetic strategies were explored in the preparation of the cross-linked collagen scaffolds. The lysine residues of Type 1 porcine collagen were directly cross-linked using l,4-Butanediol...
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Therapeutic biomolecules such as growth factors are essential for enhancing the regeneration of damaged tissues by inducing cell signaling activities such as cell migration, proliferation, and differentiation. Nevertheless, they have short half-lives in physiological conditions due to fast deactivation and degradation by enzymes and other physical...
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Human corneal transplantation to date suffers from the shortage of good-quality donor tissue, and in some conditions, allografting is contraindicated. A range of artificial replacements to donor allograft corneas have been developed. These range from keratoprostheses (KPro) that replace basic corneal functions of light transmission and protection t...
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Human recombinant collagen can be cross-linked with a variety of chemical cross-linking agents. Cross-linking methods can be tuned to confer collagen-based scaffolds with specific physical properties, improved antigenicity and thermal stability without impeding the ability of the material to integrate into the surrounding tissue and to promote rege...
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Purpose Our objective is to develop novel materials that support the regeneration of diseased or damaged corneas. Despite the promising clinical results that we previously reported on biosynthetic corneas, more robust and elastic materials are required to withstand the adverse host conditions faced for high risk transplantation in severely damaged...
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To fabricate donor corneal substitutes based on carbodiimide cross-linked porcine collagen, to study their in vitro and in vivo properties, and to elaborate new implantation techniques for the donor corneal collagen-based substitutes, this study had been performed. Bioengineered substitutes of corneal stroma (BSCS) were fabricated by cross-linking...

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