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Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506128/a-review-of-curcumin-as-a-biological-stain-and-as-a-self-visualizing-pharmaceutical-agent
#1
M Hope-Roberts, R W Horobin
Curcumin has been widely used to color textiles but, unlike other natural dyes such as hematoxylin or saffron, it rarely has been discussed as a biological stain. Aspects of the physicochemistry of curcumin relevant to biological staining and self-visualization, i.e., its acidic properties, lipophilicity, metal and pseudometal complexes, and optical properties, are summarized briefly here. Reports of staining of non-living biological specimens in sections and smears, both fixed and unfixed, including specimens embedded in resin, are summarized here...
May 16, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506085/long-term-exposure-to-a-continuous-900-mhz-electromagnetic-field-disrupts-cerebellar-morphology-in-young-adult-male-rats
#2
A Aslan, A İkinci, O Baş, O F Sönmez, H Kaya, E Odacı
The pathological effects of exposure to an electromagnetic field (EMF) during childhood and adolescence may be greater than those from exposure during adulthood. We investigated possible pathological changes in the cerebellum of adolescent rats exposed to 900 MHz EMF daily for 25 days. We used three groups of six 21-day-old male rats as follows: unexposed control group (Non-EG), sham-exposed group (Sham-EG) and an EMF-exposed group (EMF-EG). EMF-EG rats were exposed to EMF in an EMF cage for 1 h daily from postnatal days 21 through 46...
May 16, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506084/turmeric-old-spice-new-spice
#3
C J Cooksey
The history of chemical investigations into the yellow components of turmeric can be traced from 1815. Although the major yellow component of turmeric, curcumin, often is represented as a 1,3-diketone in the solid state and in nonaqueous solution, it exists in the enol form. The struggle to identify the chemical structure of curcumin continued for nearly a century and was complicated by the difficult purification of curcumin and by the presence of two additional yellow components. Food remains the main use for turmeric (old spice); its use as a dye has diminished since the 19th century, but it may have pharmaceutical uses (new spice)...
May 16, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498052/decreased-expression-of-mmp-9-in-cd8-cells-in-placenta-with-severe-preeclampsia
#4
M Orlovic, V Tomic, K Vukojevic, I Hudic, V Mandic, I Azinovic, D Soldo, M Kajic, V Soljic
We compared the number of CD4-positive (CD4(+)) and CD8-positive (CD8(+)) cells in severe and non-severe preeclampsia (PE), and in normal pregnancy. We also evaluated the expression of matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) in CD4(+) and CD8(+) cells. Immunohistochemistry for CD4(+) and CD8(+) was performed on the decidua basalis of 15 severe and 13 non-severe PE women and compared to decidual tissue of 19 normal pregnancies (control group). Co-expression of MMP-9 with CD8(+) and CD4(+) cells was determined by double immunofluorescence staining...
May 12, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443688/use-of-c-banding-for-identifying-radiation-induced-micronuclei
#5
S C de Lima, A Amaral, T de Salazar E Fernandes
Differentiation of micronuclei (MN) caused by ionizing radiation from those caused by chemicals is a crucial step for managing treatment of individuals exposed to radiation. MN in binucleated lymphocytes in peripheral blood are widely used as biomarkers for estimating dose of radiation, but they are not specific for ionizing radiation. MN induced by ionizing radiation originate predominantly as a result of chromosome breaks (clastogenic action), whereas MN caused by chemical agents are derived from the loss of entire chromosomes (aneugenic action)...
April 26, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426261/a-morphological-study-of-uterine-alterations-in-mice-due-to-exposure-to-cadmium
#6
M Sapmaz-Metin, Y Topcu-Tarladacalisir, I Kurt-Omurlu, B Karaoz Weller, S Unsal-Atan
We investigated the morphologic and molecular effects of exposure to cadmium (Cd) for 30 and 60 days on the uteri of mice. We assessed uterine morphometric measurements, eosinophilia, mast cell numbers, endometrial apoptosis, proliferation and estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) immunoreactivity. We examined vaginal smears that reflected the hormonal alterations in the female reproductive tract. Because the female reproductive tract exhibits different morphology at each stage of the estrous cycle, we sacrificed all animals at estrus to make appropriate comparisons...
April 20, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426256/effects-of-foeniculum-vulgare-essential-oil-compounds-fenchone-and-limonene-on-experimental-wound-healing
#7
I Keskin, Y Gunal, S Ayla, B Kolbasi, A Sakul, U Kilic, O Gok, K Koroglu, H Ozbek
We investigated the wound healing efficacy of the Foeniculum vulgare compounds, fenchone and limonene, using an excisional cutaneous wound model in rats. An excision wound was made on the back of the rat and fenchone and limonene were applied topically to the wounds once daily, separately or together, for 10 days. Tissue sections from the wounds were evaluated for histopathology. The healing potential was assessed by comparison to an untreated control group and an olive oil treated sham group. We scored wound healing based on epidermal regeneration, granulation tissue thickness and angiogenesis...
April 20, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426254/naringin-protects-viscera-from-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-regulating-the-nitric-oxide-level-in-a-rat-model
#8
A Cerkezkayabekir, F Sanal, E Bakar, E Ulucam, M Inan
We investigated the effects of naringin on small intestine, liver, kidney and lung recovery after ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury of the gut. Rats were divided randomly into four groups of eight. Group A was the sham control; group B was ischemic for 2 h; group C was ischemic for 2 h and re-perfused for 2 h (I/R); group D was treated with 50 mg/kg naringin after ischemia, then re-perfused for 2 h. Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) expressions were detected by immunolabeling...
April 20, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409694/immunohistochemical-localization-of-irisin-in-mole-rats-spalax-leucodon
#9
F M Gür, S Timurkaan, M H Yalcin, A Girgin, B Gençer Tarakçı
Irisin was first identified in skeletal muscle cells. It is an exercise protein that is secreted into the circulation; it causes conversion of white adipose tissue to brown adipose tissue. We investigated irisin immunoreactivity in mole rat (Spalax leucodon) tissues. We examined cerebellum, pituitary, heart, liver, pancreas, spleen, uterus, kidney and striated muscle in female adult mole rats. Tissues were processed, embedded in paraffin, sectioned at 5 μm and stained immunohistochemically for irisin. Irisin immunostaining was detected in the cytoplasm of stained cells; the cytoplasm of Purkinje cells was unstained...
April 14, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418749/an-improved-technique-for-obtaining-well-spread-metaphases-from-plants-with-numerous-large-chromosomes
#10
J M Rodríguez-Domínguez, L L Ríos-Lara, E Tapia-Campos, R Barba-Gonzalez
Preparations that contain well-spread metaphase chromosomes are critical for plant cytogenetic analyses including chromosome counts, banding procedures, in situ hybridization, karyotyping and construction of ideograms. Chromosome spreading is difficult for plants with large and numerous chromosomes. We report here a technique for obtaining cytoplasm-free, well-spread metaphases from two Amaryllidaceae species: Sprekelia formosissima (2n = 120) and Hymenocallis howardii (2n = 96). The technique has three main steps: 1) pretreatment to cause chromosome condensation, 2) dripping onto tilted slides coated with a thin layer of pure acetic acid and 3) application of steam and acetic acid to produce cytoplasmic hydrolysis, which spreads the chromosomes...
2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409689/effects-of-methoxychlor-on-igf-i-signaling-pathway-in-rat-ovary
#11
O Ozden-Akkaya, K Altunbas, A Yagcı
Follicular development and other ovarian functions are regulated by growth factors that can be affected by exogenous agents. Methoxychlor (MXC) is an organochloride pesticide that causes female infertility. We investigated how MXC affects the distribution of developing ovarian follicles in adult rats after treatment between embryonic day (E) 18 and postnatal day (PND) 7. We also measured insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) and its receptor, IGF-IR, expressions in ovarian follicles and investigated whether MXC changed the levels of IGF-I and IGF-IR in the ovary...
2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409653/constitutive-expression-of-il-22-in-the-human-intervertebral-disc-and-its-reduction-by-exposure-to-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-in-vitro
#12
H E Gruber, E Marrero, J A Ingram, G L Hoelscher, E N Hanley
The importance of cytokines in disc degeneration is well recognized. Little is known about IL-22 expression in the human intervertebral disc. We investigated IL-22 immuno-localization in disc tissue, and molecular expression and production of IL-22 by annulus cells cultured in three-dimensional (3D) culture. We examined human disc tissue using immunohistochemistry and we cultured isolated annulus cells in 3D to analyze IL-22 expression and production, and its receptor, IL-22R, in conditioned media. Ingenuity pathway analysis (IPA) also was used to identify significant gene expression networks within the molecular data...
2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402144/expression-and-localization-of-yap-and-taz-during-development-of-the-mandibular-first-molar-in-rats
#13
B Zhang, B Y Sun, Y W Ji, Y P Zhang, X X Wang, X Xu, Y Wen
Yes-associated protein (Yap) and transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif (Taz) are two downstream factors in the Hippo signaling pathway. Yap and Taz participate in regulating organ size, stem cell self-renewal, proliferation and differentiation. We investigated the spatial-temporal expression and relative expression levels of Yap and Taz using immunohistochemistry and real-time polymerase chain reaction. We found Yap and Taz in the oral epithelium and mesenchyme at embryonic (E) day 14.5 (E14.5) and E16...
2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318334/development-of-lactococcus-lactis-encoding-fluorescent-proteins-gfp-mcherry-and-irfp-regulated-by-the-nisin-controlled-gene-expression-system
#14
E Martinez-Jaramillo, R Garza-Morales, M J Loera-Arias, O Saucedo-Cardenas, R Montes-de-Oca-Luna, L R McNally, J G Gomez-Gutierrez
Fluorescent proteins are useful reporter molecules for a variety of biological systems. We present an alternative strategy for cloning reporter genes that are regulated by the nisin-controlled gene expression (NICE) system. Lactoccocus lactis was genetically engineered to express green fluorescent protein (GFP), mCherry or near-infrared fluorescent protein (iRFP). The reporter gene sequences were optimized to be expressed by L. lactis using inducible promoter pNis within the pNZ8048 vector. Expression of constructions that carry mCherry or GFP was observed by fluorescence microscopy 2 h after induction with nisin...
2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318327/pathologic-diagnosis-of-breast-cancer-patients-evolution-of-the-traditional-clinical-pathologic-paradigm-toward-precision-cancer-therapy
#15
B M Turner, D G Hicks
We present an updated account of breast cancer treatment and of progress toward "precision" cancer therapy; we focus on new developments in diagnostic molecular pathology and breast cancer that have emerged during the past 2 years. Increasing awareness of new prognostic and predictive methodologies, and introduction of next generation sequencing has increased understanding of both tumor biology and clinical behavior, which offers the possibility of more appropriate therapeutic choices. It remains unclear which of these testing methodologies provides the most informative and cost-effective actionable results for predictive and prognostic pathology...
2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318324/subchondral-bone-response-to-injected-adipose-derived-stromal-cells-for-treating-osteoarthritis-using-an-experimental-rabbit-model
#16
A Parrilli, G Giavaresi, A Ferrari, F Salamanna, G Desando, B Grigolo, L Martini, M Fini
Although articular cartilage is the target of osteoarthritis (OA), its deterioration is not always clearly associated with patient symptoms. Because a functional interaction between cartilage and bone is crucial, the pathophysiology of OA and its treatment strategy must focus also on subchondral bone. We investigated whether adipose-derived stromal cells (ASCs) injected into a joint at two different concentrations could prevent subchondral bone damage after the onset of mild OA in a rabbit model. We measured both volumetric and densitometric aspects of bone remodeling...
2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296553/a-comparative-study-of-oculomotor-trochlear-and-abducens-nerves-in-arabian-foals
#17
COMPARATIVE STUDY
D Bolat, D Yıldız, S Bahar, S Yürüker, F Kaymaz, C Ilgın, E Ü Bozkurt, S Karahan, S S Sabancı
We investigated the microscopic structure of transverse sections of the oculomotor, trochlear and abducens nerves of Arabian foals using stereological methods. Bilateral nerve pairs from 2-month-old female Arabian foals were analyzed. The tissues were embedded in plastic blocks, then 1 µm thick sections were cut and stained with osmium tetroxide and methylene blue-azure II. Stereology was performed using light microscopy. Morphometry showed that the right and left pairs of nerves were similar. The transverse sectional areas of the oculomotor, trochlear and abducens nerves were 1...
2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296552/enhanced-socs3-in-osteoarthiritis-may-limit-both-proliferation-and-inflammation
#18
T Gui, B S He, Q Gan, C Yang
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease that is characterized by localized inflammatory and secondary proliferative changes. Suppressor of cytokine signaling 3 (SOCS3) is elevated during OA development. We investigated the effects of this protein on human chondrocyte survival in OA and the inflammatory response together with the mechanisms of these effects. Small interfering RNA (siRNA) was used to knock down the expression of SOCS3 in interleukin(IL)-1β-induced primary human osteoarthritic chondrocytes...
2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296551/the-ameliorative-effects-of-vinpocetine-on-apoptosis-and-hsp-70-expression-in-testicular-torsion-in-rats
#19
M F Sönmez, Ş Ozdemir, M Guzel, E Kaymak
Vinpocetine is a potent antioxidant and free radical scavenger. We investigated the effects of vinpocetine on torsion/detorsion (T/D) induced testicular damage, HSP-70 expression and germ cell apoptosis in rats. Sixty Wistar albino adult male rats were divided into five groups of 12. The groups comprised a control group, a sham treated group, a T/D group, a vinpocetine treated group, and a T/D plus vinpocetine treated group. The left testis of each rat was subjected to unilateral torsion followed by detorsion after 2 h...
2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296550/protective-effects-of-salusin-%C3%AE-and-salusin-%C3%AE-on-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-damage-and-their-levels-in-ischemic-acute-renal-failure
#20
M Cakir, H Duzova, A Taslidere, G Orhan, F Ozyalin
Salusin-α and salusin-β are expressed in many tissues including the central nervous system, vessels and kidneys; they have been shown to decrease endoplasmic reticulum stress during heart ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) and to decrease apoptosis. We investigated the relation of salusin-α and salusin-β levels to acute ischemic renal failure. We also investigated whether these peptides are protective against renal I/R damage. Fifty-three rats were divided into six groups: control, I/R, I/R + salusin-α1, I/R + salusin-α10, I/R + salusin-β1 and I/R + salusin-β10...
2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
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