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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190551/proliferation-of-canine-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-different-nanomaterial-based-thin-film-scaffolds
#1
Kinsuk Das, Bhabesh Mili, Madhusoodan A P, Abhishek Chandra Saxena, Ajay Kumar, Praveen Singh, Med Ram Verma, Mihir Sarkar, Sadhan Bag
Stem cell niche research uses nanotechnologies to mimic the extra-cellular microenvironment to promote proliferation and differentiation. The aim of designing different scaffolds is to simulate the best structural and environmental pattern for extracellular matrix. This experiment was designed to study the proliferative behaviour of canine bone marrow deriver mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on different nanomaterial based thin film scaffolds of carbon nanotubes (CNT), chitosan and poly ε-caprolactone. Similar number of cells was seeded on the scaffolds and standard cell culture flask, taken as control...
February 6, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209368/correlation-of-micro-vessel-density-and-c-myc-expression-in-breast-tumor-of-mice-following-mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy
#2
Maryam Adelipour, Fatemeh Babaei, Mohammadreza Mirzababaei, Abdolamir Allameh
Stem cell therapy for degenerative diseases has been established; however there are controversies over the treatment of solid tumors with stem cell transplantation. In the present study, the anti-tumor action of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has been examined in a mouse model of breast cancer with emphasize on tumor growth, angiogenesis and c-Myc expression in breast tumors. For this purpose, MSCs were isolated from bone marrow of Balb/c mice and characterized. A Balb/c mouse model of breast cancer was developed and subjected to cell therapy intra venous (I...
January 30, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187870/the-unique-organization-of-filamentous-actin-in-the-medullary-canal-of-the-medulla-oblongata
#3
Bai-Hong Tan, Chun-Yan Guo, Tian-Qing Xiong, Ling-Meng Chen, Yan-Chao Li
In the central canal, F-actin is predominantly localized in the apical region, forming a ring-like structure around the circumference of the lumen. However, an exception is found in the medulla oblongata, where the apical F-actin becomes interrupted in the ventral aspect of the canal. To clarify the precise localization of F-actin, the fluorescence signals for F-actin were converted to the peroxidase/DAB reaction products in this study by a phalloidin-based ultrastructural technique, which demonstrated that F-actin is located mainly in the microvilli and terminal webs in the ependymocytes...
January 24, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162243/seasonal-morphophysiological-variations-in-the-prostatic-complex-of-the-tarabul-s-gerbil-gerbillus-tarabuli
#4
Arezki Kheddache, Elara N'tima Moudilou, Yamina Zatra, Naouel Aknoun-Sail, Zaina Amirat, Jean-Marie Exbrayat, Farida Khammar
Gerbillus tarabuli is a nocturnal Saharan rodent which has an annual reproductive cycle characterized by the reproductive activity in spring and a long phase of sexual quiescence in other seasons. We describe the morphology and hormonal regulation of the prostatic complex of this rodent in the two periods, based on anatomical, histological, morphometric, and immunohistochemical analyses. The organisation of this prostatic complex is similar to that reported for Meriones unguiculatus, but different from the prostate of Psammomys obesus, the rat, and the mouse...
January 19, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109546/influence-of-feeding-habits-in-the-endocrine-pancreas-of-insectivore-bat-pteronotus-personatus-and-nectarivore-bat-anoura-geoffroyi-a-comparative-stereological-and-immunohistochemical-study
#5
Clarice Machado-Santos, Júlio Cesar Fraulob Aquino, Patrício Adriano da Rocha, Marcelo Abidu-Figueiredo, Lycia de Brito-Gitirana, Armando Sales
Pteronotus personatus as an insectivore bat and has a diet that consists of a high protein diet, whereas the diet of Anoura geoffroyi, a predominantly nectarivore bat, is rich in simple sugars like sucrose, glucose and fructose. Considering that diet influences the activation of different pathways, which may influence morphological adaptations in the gastrointestinal system, the aim of this study was to compare the morphology of the endocrine pancreas in P. personatus and A. geoffroyi. For this, histological, stereological and immunohistochemical methods were used...
January 16, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087142/ultrastructural-characteristics-of-the-mature-spermatozoon-of-the-digenean-sclerodistomum-italicum-stossich-1893-hemiuroidea-sclerodistomidae-intestinal-parasite-of-hypocanthus-amia-teleostei-carangidae
#6
Papa Ibnou Ndiaye, Yann Quilichini, Adji Mama Marigo, Cheikh Tidiane Bâ, Vasyl V Tkach, Bernard Marchand
The mature spermatozoon of Sclerodistomum italicum is filiform, tapered at both ends and shows the following features: 2 axonemes of the 9+"1" pattern of the Trepaxonemata, mitochondrion, nucleus and parallel cortical microtubules. The specific features of the spermatozoon of S. italicum include the simultaneous presence of two types of extramembranous ornamentations, the presence of short cortical microtubules in the anterior part of the spermatozoon and the presence of only one bundle of cortical microtubules in the median part of the spermatozoon...
December 30, 2016: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073590/objective-detection-of-apoptosis-in-rat-renal-tissue-sections-using-light-microscopy-and-free-image-analysis-software-with-subsequent-machine-learning-detection-of-apoptosis-in-renal-tissue
#7
Nayana Damiani Macedo, Aline Rodrigues Buzin, Isabela Bastos Binotti Abreu de Araujo, Breno Valentim Nogueira, Tadeu Uggere de Andrade, Denise Coutinho Endringer, Dominik Lenz
OBJECTIVE: The current study proposes an automated machine learning approach for the quantification of cells in cell death pathways according to DNA fragmentation. METHODS: A total of 17 images of kidney histological slide samples from male Wistar rats were used. The slides were photographed using an Axio Zeiss Vert.A1 microscope with a 40x objective lens coupled with an Axio Cam MRC Zeiss camera and Zen 2012 software. The images were analyzed using CellProfiler (version 2...
December 28, 2016: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088324/protective-effect-of-sugar-cane-extract-against-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-colonic-inflammation-in-mice
#8
Bin Wang, Yansen Li, Masami Mizu, Toma Furuta, ChunMei Li
Sugar cane extract (SCE) exhibits various biological effects and has been reported to enhance animal growth performance. However, the effect of SCE on inflammation in animals is still obscure. To study the effects and underlying mechanism of SCE on dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colonic inflammation, forty female ICR mice (26.63±0.19g, 6-week-old) were assigned into four groups: a control group (Cont), a DSS-challenged group (DSS), a SCE-supplemented group (SCE), and a DSS+SCE group (DSS+SCE). Mice in Cont group and DSS group were fed basic diet and other mice received 1% SCE supplemented in basic diet from 6-week to 8-week-old...
December 26, 2016: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049551/beta-catenin-can-induce-hair-follicle-stem-cell-differentiation-into-transit-amplifying-cells-through-c-myc-activation
#9
Qiong Shen, Weirong Yu, Yong Fang, Min Yao, Penggao Yang
Hair follicle stem cells play important roles in maintaining homeostasis and skin tissue self-renewal. Transit-amplifying cells represent the transition of cells from hair follicle stem cells into differentiated epidermal cells. Thus far, the signaling pathway and the molecular biological mechanism that regulate the proliferation and differentiation of hair follicle stem cells remain unclear. In this paper, we studied the relationship between β-catenin and c-myc during the process of the differentiation of hair follicle stem cells into transit-amplifying cells...
December 21, 2016: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041835/comparison-of-cardiac-stem-cell-sheets-detached-by-versene-solution-and-from-thermoresponsive-dishes-reveals-similar-properties-of-constructs
#10
Konstantin V Dergilev, Pavel I Makarevich, Zoya I Tsokolaeva, Maria A Boldyreva, Irina B Beloglazova, Ekaterina S Zubkova, Mikhail Yu Menshikov, Yelena V Parfyonova
Cell sheets (CS) from c-kit+ cardiac stem cell (CSC) hold a potential for application in regenerative medicine. However, manufacture of CS may require thermoresponsive dishes, which increases cost and puts one in dependence on specific materials. Alternative approaches were established recently and we conducted a short study to compare approaches for detachment of CS from c-kit+ CSC. Our in-house developed method using chelation by Versene solution was compared to UpCell™ thermoresponsive plates in terms of CSC proliferation, viability, gap junction formation and engraftment in a model of myocardial infarction...
December 16, 2016: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011039/the-direction-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-the-chondrogenic-lineage-is-influenced-by-the-features-of-hydrogel-carriers
#11
A Hansson, A Wenger, H Barreto Henriksson, S Li, B R Johansson, H Brisby
Low back pain is a major public health issue in the Western world, one main cause is believed to be intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration. To halt/diminish IVD degeneration, cell therapy using different biomaterials e.g. hydrogels as cell carriers has been suggested. In this study, two different hydrogels were examined (in vitro) as potential cell carriers for human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) intended for IVD transplantation. The aim was to investigate cell-survival and chondrogenic differentiation of hMSCs when cultured in hydrogels Puramatrix(®) or Hydromatrix(®) and potential effects of stimulation with growth hormone (GH)...
December 13, 2016: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007425/different-golgi-ultrastructure-across-species-and-tissues-implications-under-functional-and-pathological-conditions-and-an-attempt-at-classification
#12
REVIEW
Alexander A Mironov, Irina S Sesorova, Elena V Seliverstova, Galina V Beznoussenko
The Golgi complex (GC) is the central station of the secretory pathway, through which several paths of intracellular transport are connected. The main function of the GC is glycosylation of proteins and lipids, and their subsequent sorting. The structure of the GC is extremely complicated, although in general it is unbelievably similar across different cells types and under different functional and pathological conditions. However, there are also a lot of differences between the GCs in different cells and under different normal and pathological conditions...
December 10, 2016: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011040/cranial-nerves-in-the-australian-lungfish-neoceratodus-forsteri-and-in-fossil-relatives-osteichthyes-dipnoi
#13
A Kemp
Three systems, two sensory and one protective, are present in the skin of the living Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri, and in fossil lungfish, and the arrangement and innervation of the sense organs is peculiar to lungfish. Peripheral branches of nerves that innervate the sense organs are slender and unprotected, and form before any skeletal structures appear. When the olfactory capsule develops, it traps some of the anterior branches of cranial nerve V, which emerged from the chondrocranium from the lateral sphenotic foramen...
December 9, 2016: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034554/biological-characters-of-human-dermal-fibroblasts-derived-from-foreskin-of-male-infertile-patients
#14
Fang Fang, Ke Ni, Yiting Cai, Zhen Ye, Jin Shang, Shiliang Shen, Chengliang Xiong
Dermal fibroblasts play a vital role in maintaining skin function. They not only synthesize and secrete extracellular matrix molecules, but also produce a complex mixture of bioactive factors, which both contribute to immune regulation and wound healing. Fibroblasts isolated from skin tissue exhibit wide range of potentials, especially in regenerative medicine. The use of fibroblast cultures for medical purposes requires standardization of cell preparations. To achieve this, we isolated and characterized dermal fibroblasts from human foreskin with a standardized method...
December 8, 2016: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939404/proliferation-and-apoptosis-in-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-of-lactating-cows-with-different-genetic-merit-for-milk-yield
#15
Monica Colitti, Nataliya Pošćić, Bruno Stefanon
The aim of this study was to investigate the adipocyte size and fate in subcutaneous fat (scAT) of cows diverging for genetic merit at mid lactation stage, when anabolic activity increases and animals are in a state of positive energy balance. Twenty mid lactation cows (180±20days in milk) grouped according to the Estimated Breeding Values (EBV) for milk yield in plus (EBVp) and minus (EBVm) variants were selected. Average of adipocytes area, proliferation and apoptotic labelling index as well as DLK-1 expression, a marker of pre-adipocytes, were immunohistochemically evaluated in scAT biopsies...
November 24, 2016: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837912/cold-inducible-rna-binding-protein-in-mouse-mammary-gland-development
#16
Daniel A Lujan, Selina Garcia, Jennifer Vanderhoof, Joshua Sifuentes, Yekaterina Brandt, Yuehan Wu, Xun Guo, Therese Mitchell, Tamara Howard, Helen J Hathaway, Rebecca S Hartley
RNA binding proteins (RBPs) regulate gene expression by controlling mRNA export, translation, and stability. When altered, some RBPs allow cancer cells to grow, survive, and metastasize. Cold-inducible RNA binding protein (CIRP) is overexpressed in a subset of breast cancers, induces proliferation in breast cancer cell lines, and inhibits apoptosis. Although studies have begun to examine the role of CIRP in breast and other cancers, its role in normal breast development has not been assessed. We generated a transgenic mouse model overexpressing human CIRP in the mammary epithelium to ask if it plays a role in mammary gland development...
December 2016: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823763/structure-of-neuro-endocrine-and-neuro-epithelial-interactions-in-human-foetal-pancreas
#17
Yuliya Krivova, Alexandra Proshchina, Valeriy Barabanov, Olga Leonova, Sergey Saveliev
In the pancreas of many mammals including humans, endocrine islet cells can be integrated with the nervous system components into neuro-insular complexes. The mechanism of the formation of such complexes is not clearly understood. The present study evaluated the interactions between the nervous system components, epithelial cells and endocrine cells in the human pancreas. Foetal pancreas, gestational age 19-23 weeks (13 cases) and 30-34 weeks (7 cases), were studied using double immunohistochemical labeling with neural markers (S100 protein and beta III tubulin), epithelial marker (cytokeratin 19 (CK19)) and antibodies to insulin and glucagon...
December 2016: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823762/alterations-in-oviductal-cilia-morphology-and-reduced-expression-of-axonemal-dynein-in-diabetic-nod-mice
#18
Stephanie L Shorter, Ahmad J H Albaghdadi, Frederick W K Kan
In the present study, we examined the morphology of cilia and expression of the dynein intermediate chain 2 (DNAI2) in the oviduct of non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice. Results obtained with immunohistochemistry showed that DNAI2 expression was reduced in oviducts of diabetic NOD (dNOD) mice, as compared to that observed in the normoglycemic NOD (cNOD) group, especially in the acyclic dNOD mice. Oviductal cilia of dNOD mice appeared to be reduced in number. Results obtained with Western blot analysis revealed that the expression of DNAI2 protein was significantly less in oviducts of dNOD mice as compared to that of cNOD mice corroborating the results obtained with immunohistochemistry...
December 2016: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751517/combined-effect-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-nitric-oxide-inducer-on-injured-gastric-mucosa-in-a-rat-model
#19
REVIEW
Laila Rashed, Doaa Mostafa Gharib, Rania Elsayed Hussein, Ola Tork, Azza Abusree
AIM: To study the effect of intravenous injection of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs), alone and combined with NO inducer in gastric ulcer healing in a rat model. METHODS: Rats were divided into controls, gastric ulcer, gastric ulcer receiving mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), gastric ulcer receiving NO inducer (l-Arginine), gastric ulcer receiving MSCs plus NO inducer (l-Arginine) groups. MSCs were given in a dose of (10(6)cells) by intravenous injection...
December 2016: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720425/sperm-head-shaping-in-ratites-new-insights-yet-more-questions
#20
Lizette du Plessis, John T Soley
Head shaping in mammalian sperm is regulated by a number of factors including acrosome formation, nuclear condensation and the action of the microtubular manchette. A role has also been suggested for the attendant Sertoli cells and the perinuclear theca (PT). In comparison, relatively little information is available on this topic in birds and the presence of a PT per se has not been described in this vertebrate order. This study revealed that a similar combination of factors contributed to head shaping in the ostrich, emu and rhea, although the Sertoli cells seem to play a limited role in ratites...
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