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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823837/ultrastructure-of-the-larval-midgut-of-bittacus-planus-mecoptera-bittacidae-and-neopanorpa-longiprocessa-mecoptera-panorpidae
#1
Lu Liu, Bao-Zhen Hua
Bittacidae and Panorpidae are the two largest families in Mecoptera. The larvae of Bittacidae are different from those of Panorpidae in external morphology and habits, and have an interesting habit of spraying the body surface with soil through the anus. However, it remains unknown to date whether the larval midguts are different in structure between the two families. Here the ultrastructure of the larval midguts of the hangingfly Bittacus planus Cheng and the scorpionfly Neopanorpa longiprocessa Hua & Chou were compared using light, scanning, and transmission electron microscopy...
August 8, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789814/colocalization-of-metastasis-associated-proteins-1-2-and-estrogen-receptor-alpha-in-rat-epididymis
#2
Pang Cheng, Jie Zhao, Huilian Qiao, He Ma, Binfang Ma, Jinhua Wei, Yunqing Li, Zhen Li
It has been suggested that metastasis-associated proteins 1 and 2 (MTA1 and MTA2) are capable of suppressing estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) transactivation activity in breast cancer cells. ERα, which is present in the epididymis, is a crucial mediator of maintaining the luminal environment necessary for proper sperm maturation and function. The present study was undertaken to analyze the expression profile of both MTA1 and MTA2 in the epididymis of rats and to ascertain whether MTA1/2 colocalizes with ERα in the epididymis and primary cultured epididymal epithelial cells...
July 29, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780992/functional-morphology-of-the-olfactory-mucosa-and-olfactory-bulb-in-fossorial-rodents-the-east-african-root-rat-tachyoryctes-splendens-and-the-naked-mole-rat-heterocephalus-glaber
#3
P N Onyono, B M Kavoi, S G Kiama, A N Makanya
Optimal functioning of the olfactory system is critical for survival of fossorial rodents in their subterranean lifestyle. This study examines the structure of the olfactory mucosa and olfactory bulb of two fossorial rodents exhibiting distinct social behaviors, the East African root rat and the naked mole rat. The social naked mole rat displayed simpler ethmoturbinates consisting of dorsomedial and broad discoid/flaplike parts that projected rostrally from the ethmoid bone. In the solitary root rat however, the ethmoturbinates were highly complex and exhibited elaborate branching which greatly increased the olfactory surface area...
July 28, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764928/tissue-engineering-dentin-pulp-complex-regeneration-approaches-a-review
#4
REVIEW
Batool Hashemi-Beni, Maryam Khoroushi, Mohammad Reza Foroughi, Saeed Karbasi, Abbas Ali Khademi
Dental pulp is a highly specialized tissue that preserves teeth. It is important to maintain the capabilities of dental pulp before a pulpectomy by creating a local restoration of the dentin-pulp complex from residual dental pulp. The articles identified were selected by two reviewers based on entry and exit criteria. All relevant articles indexed in PubMed, Springer, Science Direct, and Scopus with no limitations from 1961 to 2016 were searched. Factors investigated in the selected articles included the following key words: Dentin-Pulp Complex, Regeneration, Tissue Engineering, Scaffold, Stem Cell, and Growth Factors...
July 25, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756875/glycopattern-analysis-of-acidic-secretion-in-the-intestine-of-the-red-eared-slender-turtle-trachemys-scripta-elegans-testudines-emydidae
#5
Giovanni Scillitani, Donatella Mentino, Maria Mastrodonato
The secretion of the goblet cells in the intestine of Trachemys scripta elegans was studied in situ by histochemical methods to analyze the diversity of sugar chains, with particular regard to the acidic glycans. Conventional histochemical stains (Periodic acid-Schiff, Alcian Blue pH 2.5, High Iron Diamine) and binding with ten FITC-labelled lectins combined with chemical and enzymatic pre-treatments were used to characterize the oligosaccharidic chains. The intestine can be divided into three regions, i.e...
July 23, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720305/ecto-5-nucleotidase-cd73-regulates-bone-formation-and-remodeling-during-intramembranous-bone-repair-in-aging-mice
#6
Vivian Bradaschia-Correa, Anne M Josephson, Alexander J Egol, Matthew M Mizrahi, Kevin Leclerc, Jason Huo, Bruce N Cronstein, Philipp Leucht
Ecto-5'-nucleotidase (CD73) generates adenosine, an osteoblast activator and key regulator of skeletal growth. It is unknown, however, if CD73 regulates osteogenic differentiation during fracture healing in adulthood, and in particular how CD73 activity regulates intramembranous bone repair in the elderly. Monocortical tibial defects were created in 46-52-week-old wild type (WT) and CD73 knock-out mice (CD73(-/-)) mice. Injury repair was analyzed at post-operative days 5, 7, 14 and 21 by micro-computed tomography (micro-CT), histomorphometry, proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) immunostaining, alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) histochemistry...
July 4, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732559/socs-1-is-involved-in-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-apoptosis-in-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells
#7
Chunyang Du, Fang Yao, Yunzhuo Ren, Yunxia Du, Jinying Wei, Haijiang Wu, Huijun Duan, Yonghong Shi
Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) is suggested to induce mitochondrial dysfunction and apoptosis of renal tubular epithelial cells that possibly exacerbates renal function in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Here we investigated whether suppressor of cytokine signaling-1 (SOCS-1), an inhibitor of cytokine signaling, was involved in TNF-α-induced human renal tubular epithelial cells (HKCs) oxidative stress and apoptosis. TNF-α promoted the protein and mRNA expression of SOCS-1 in a time and dose dependent manner, along with increased cell apoptosis and activation of apoptosis signal regulating kinase-1(ASK1) in HKCs...
June 30, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669519/ex-vivo-models-of-the-retinal-pigment-epithelium-rpe-in-long-term-culture-faithfully-recapitulate-key-structural-and-physiological-features-of-native-rpe
#8
Savannah A Lynn, Gareth Ward, Eloise Keeling, Jenny A Scott, Angela J Cree, David A Johnston, Anton Page, Enrique Cuan-Urquizo, Atul Bhaskar, Martin C Grossel, David A Tumbarello, Tracey A Newman, Andrew J Lotery, J Arjuna Ratnayaka
The Retinal Pigment Epithelium (RPE) forms the primary site of pathology in several blinding retinopathies. RPE cultures are being continuously refined so that dynamic disease processes in this important monolayer can be faithfully studied outside the eye over longer periods. The RPE substrate, which mimics the supportive Bruch's membrane (BrM), plays a key role in determining how well in-vitro cultures recapitulate native RPE cells. Here, we evaluate how two different types of BrM substrates; (1) a commercially-available polyester transwell membrane, and (2) a novel electrospun scaffold developed in our laboratory, could support the generation of realistic RPE tissues in culture...
June 19, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684045/effect-of-monocytes-macrophages-on-the-osteogenic-differentiation-of-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-in-3d-co-culture-spheroids
#9
Hongbo Tang, Yang Zhang, John A Jansen, Jeroen J J P van den Beucken
This study aimed to investigate the distinctive roles of the monocytes and macrophages on osteogenic differentiation of adipose-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (ADMSCs) in 3D spheroid co-cultures. We hypothesized that monocytes or macrophages (subtypes pro-inflammatory M1 and pro-wound healing M2) would affect the osteogenic differentiation of ADMSCs in 3D spheroids and that cell-cell interactions between monocytes/macrophages and ADMSCs play an important role in the osteogenic differentiation process of ADMSCs...
June 15, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610826/structural-ultrastructural-and-immunohistochemical-evidence-of-testosterone-effects-and-its-ablation-on-the-bulbourethal-gland-of-the-artibeus-planirostris-bat-chiroptera-mammalia
#10
Cíntia C I Puga, Mateus R Beguelini, Eliana Morielle-Versute, Patricia S L Vilamaior, Sebastião R Taboga
This study evaluated the effects of testosterone in the bulbourethral glands (BG) of the bat, Artibeus planirostris, by performing castration and posterior hormonal supplementation of the animals. The results showed a decrease in testosterone levels in animals 15days after castration, which induced a small reduction in epithelium height, percentage of AR+ cells, and an increase in the amount of basal cells. This reduction became more severe in groups castrated for longer periods (19 and 22days), where there was also an increase in apoptotic cells...
June 10, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606650/low-level-laser-therapy-accelerates-the-extracellular-matrix-reorganization-of-inflamed-tendon
#11
Flávia Da Ré Guerra, Cristiano Pedrozo Vieira, Petrus Pires Marques, Letícia Prado Oliveira, Edson Rosa Pimentel
In tendon lesions, inflammation indicates the beginning of tissue repair and influences cell proliferation and the remodeling of the extracellular matrix (ECM). Low level laser (LLL) therapy has been an important method to induce tissue repair, and several studies have sought to better understand the therapeutic possibilities of this modality. This study analyzed the effect of LLL on the ECM of rat tendons during the early phase of the inflammatory process. Wistar rats received an intratendinous application of carrageenan adjacent to the osteotendinous region in the right paw...
June 3, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499755/biological-characteristics-and-karyotiping-of-a-new-isolation-method-for-human-adipose-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-vitro
#12
Jun Li, Haisen Huang, Ximing Xu
OBJECTIVE: A new method was presented to prepare clinical-grade human adipose-derived stromal stem cells (ASCs) and its safety in vitro, such as biological characteristics and genetic features alteration were investigated. METHODS: The morphology of the ASCs which were cultured in vitro using serum-free medium was observed. Cell cycle and CD markers profile were tested by flow cytometry, while karyotype was analyzed by the chromosome G-banding technology. Growth factors expression was tested by ELISA and tumor-related genes were analyzed by the real-time PCR, respectively...
June 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476205/therapeutic-efficacy-of-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-transplantation-against-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
#13
Sohair R Fahmy, Amel M Soliman, Mervat El Ansary, Samah Abd Elhamid, Heba Mohsen
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common clinical problem raising the urgent needs to develop new strategies for treatment. The present study investigated the therapeutic potential of human umbilical cord - mesenchymal stem cells (HUC-MSCs) transplantation against renal ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI) in rats. METHODS: Twenty four male Wistar rats were assigned into two main groups, sham group (control group) and I/R group. I/R group was injected in the tail vein with either phosphate buffer saline (PBS) or HUC-MSCs...
June 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465022/structural-characteristics-of-gonadal-development-and-hermaphroditic-phenomenon-in-freshwater-pearl-mussel-sinohyriopisis-schlegelii-hyriopisis-schlegelii
#14
Di Wu, Jianwu Shi, Kou Peng, Junqing Sheng, Junhua Wang, Binhua Wang, Yijiang Hong
The period of gonads development was first studied from one to five years in the freshwater pearl mussel Hyriopisis schlegelii. It lasted for 36 months and was divided into three main stages: initiation of gonad formation, a stable growth phase, and a reproductive cell development phase. Each reproductive cycle consisted of five stages: proliferative stage (from late January to late February), growth stage (from late February to late March), maturation stage, spawning stage (from early April to late October) and recovery stage (from early November to late January)...
June 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457531/spatial-development-of-gingival-fibroblasts-and-dental-pulp-cells-effect-of-extracellular-matrix
#15
Gili Kaufman, Drago Skrtic
Cells sensing changes in their microenvironmental stiffness and composition alter their responses, accordingly. This study determines whether gingival fibroblasts (GFs) and dental pulp mesenchymal stem cells (DPMSCs) support the formation of continuous layers in vitro by mimicking the stiffness and protein composition of their native extracellular matrix (ECM). Immortalized cells were incubated with (i) 0-100% Matrigel-ECM (M-ECM) for 7-28d, and with (ii) collagen and fibrin matrices for 14d. Cultures were analyzed by phase-contrast, fluorescence and confocal microscopies...
June 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442143/polypropylene-mesh-seeded-with-fibroblasts-a-new-approach-for-the-repair-of-abdominal-wall-defects-in-rats
#16
A Mohsina, Naveen Kumar, A K Sharma, Sameer Shrivastava, Dayamon D Mathew, V Remya, Sonal, S K Maiti, Kiranjeet Singh, K P Singh
PURPOSE: The purpose of study was to develop bioengineered scaffolds by seeding primary mouse embryo fibroblast cells (p-MEF) on polypropylene mesh and to test its efficacy for the repair of abdominal wall defects in rats. METHODS: The study was conducted on 18 clinically healthy adult Wistar rats of either sex. The animals were randomly divided into two equal groups having nine animals in each group. In both the groups a 20mm×20mm size full thickness muscle defect was created under xylazine and ketamine anesthesia in the mid-ventral abdominal wall...
June 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420489/mast-cells-emerge-as-mediators-of-atherosclerosis-special-emphasis-on-il-37-inhibition
#17
REVIEW
Pio Conti, Gianfranco Lessiani, Spyridon K Kritas, Gianpaolo Ronconi, Aessandro Caraffa, Theoharis C Theoharides
In atherosclerosis lipoproteins stimulate the innate immune response, leading to the release of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines. Hypercholesterolemia may activate the synthesis and release of inflammatory cytokines such as IL-1, which induces TNF release in mast cells (MCs). IL-1 and IL-1 family members orchestrate a broadening list of inflammatory diseases, including atherosclerosis. MCs are implicated in the pathophysiology of several diseases including allergy and inflammation. Activated MCs, located perivascularly, contribute to inflammation in atherosclerosis by producing inflammatory cytokines...
June 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410798/protective-role-of-coq10-or-l-carnitine-on-the-integrity-of-the-myocardium-in-doxorubicin-induced-toxicity
#18
Hesham N Mustafa, Gehan A Hegazy, Sally A El Awdan, Marawan AbdelBaset
Doxorubicin (DOX) is a chemotherapeutic agent used for treatment of different cancers and its clinical usage is hindered by the oxidative injury-related cardiotoxicity. This work aims to declare if the harmful effects of DOX on heart can be alleviated with the use of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) or L-carnitine. The study was performed on seventy two female Wistar albino rats divided into six groups, 12 animals each: Control group; DOX group (10mg/kg); CoQ10 group (200mg/kg); L-carnitine group (100mg/kg); DOX+CoQ10 group; DOX+L-carnitine group...
June 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395914/structurally-and-functionally-characterized-in-vitro-model-of-rabbit-vocal-fold-epithelium
#19
Masanobu Mizuta, Takashi Kurita, Emily E Kimball, Bernard Rousseau
In this paper, we describe a method for primary culture of a well differentiated electrically tight rabbit vocal fold epithelial cell multilayer and the measurement of transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER) for the evaluation of epithelial barrier function in vitro. Rabbit larynges were harvested and enzymatically treated to isolate vocal fold epithelial cells and to establish primary culture. Vocal fold epithelial cells were co-cultured with mitomycin C-treated feeder cells on collagen-coated plates...
June 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366535/aspiration-and-cytological-evaluation-of-idiopathic-bone-cavities-of-the-jaw
#20
Elena Riet Correa Rivero, Felipe Perozzo Daltoé, Fernanda Weber Mello, Carlos Eduardo Chrzanowski Pereira de Souza, Liliane Janete Grando
The idiopathic bone cavity (IBC) is an intraosseous pseudocyst devoid of epithelial lining. Clinically, IBCs of the jaw are asymptomatic and normally found in routine radiographic exams. Although the literature regarding the content of IBCs is controversial, the final diagnosis is usually aided by the discovery of an empty cavity upon surgical exploration. The aim of this study was to perform cytological and histological analysis of IBC contents. Cytological analysis of nine cases of IBC was performed after puncture and processed by the cell block technique...
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