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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301847/enhancement-of-healing-of-long-tubular-bone-defects-in-rabbits-using-a-mixture-of-atelocollagen-gel-and-bone-marrow-aspirate-concentrate
#1
Ho Youn Park, Asode Ananthram Shetty, Jang Mook Kim, Young Ju Kim, Jae-Deog Jang, Nam Yong Choi, Jae Ho Lee, Seok Jung Kim
We evaluated the bone-forming potential of a mixture of atelocollagen and bone marrow aspirate concentrate which was transplanted into bone defects. Radial shaft defects of about 10 mm in size were created in 30 New Zealand white rabbits. Ten rabbits in the control group were not treated further, 10 rabbits in the first experimental group (E1) received an atelocollagen injection, and 10 rabbits in the second experimental group (E2) received an injection of a mixture of atelocollagen and bone marrow aspirate concentrate...
March 17, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291964/application-of-a-parallelizable-perfusion-bioreactor-for-physiologic-3d-cell-culture
#2
Dominik Egger, Sarah Spitz, Monica Fischer, Stephan Handschuh, Martin Glösmann, Benedikt Friemert, Monika Egerbacher, Cornelia Kasper
It is crucial but challenging to keep physiologic conditions during the cultivation of 3D cell scaffold constructs for the optimization of 3D cell culture processes. Therefore, we demonstrate the benefits of a recently developed miniaturized perfusion bioreactor together with a specialized incubator system that allows for the cultivation of multiple samples while screening different conditions. Hence, a decellularized bone matrix was tested towards its suitability for 3D osteogenic differentiation under flow perfusion conditions...
March 15, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273665/vascular-pathology-of-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-of-rat-small-intestine
#3
Alina E Gordeeva, Mars G Sharapov, Irina V Tikhonova, Nikolay K Chemeris, Evgeniy E Fesenko, Vladimir I Novoselov, Andrey A Temnov
Ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury of the small intestine caused by occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery affects the intestinal tissue as well as components of the blood circulatory system from the microvasculature to mesenteric vessels. The aim of this work was to study the correlation between the dynamics of destruction development in the intestinal tissue, microvasculature, and mesenteric vessels in I/R of the small intestine. The microvasculature was analyzed by whole-organ continuous monitoring of the intestinal mucosal blood perfusion by laser Doppler flowmetry during the entire I/R...
March 9, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222422/impact-of-diet-and-or-exercise-intervention-on-infrapatellar-fat-pad-morphology-secondary-analysis-from-the-intensive-diet-and-exercise-for-arthritis-idea-trial
#4
Aarón Leonardo Pogacnik Murillo, Felix Eckstein, Wolfgang Wirth, Daniel Beavers, Richard F Loeser, Barbara J Nicklas, Shannon L Mihalko, Gary D Miller, David J Hunter, Stephen P Messier
OBJECTIVES: The infrapatellar fat pad (IPFP) represents intra-articular adipose tissue that may contribute to intra-articular inflammation and pain by secretion of proinflammatory cytokines. Here we examined the impact of weight loss by diet and/or exercise interventions on the IPFP volume. METHODS: Intensive Diet and Exercise for Arthritis (IDEA) was a single-blinded, single-center, 18-month, prospective, randomized controlled trial that enrolled 454 overweight and obese older adults with knee pain and radiographic osteoarthritis...
February 22, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183087/development-of-the-human-biceps-brachii-tendon-and-coracoglenoid-ligament-7th-12th-week-of-development
#5
Crótida de la Cuadra-Blanco, Luis A Arráez-Aybar, Jorge A Murillo-González, Manuel E Herrera-Lara, Juan A Mérida-Velasco, José R Mérida-Velasco
The goal of this study is to clarify the development of the long head of the biceps brachii tendon (LHBT) and to verify the existence and development of the coracoglenoid ligament. Histological preparations of 22 human embryos (7-8 weeks of development) and 43 human fetuses (9-12 weeks of development) were studied bilaterally using a conventional optical microscope. The articular interzone gives rise to the LHBT, glenoid labrum, and articular capsule. During the fetal period, it was observed that in 50 cases (58%), the LHBT originated from both the glenoid labrum and the scapula, while in 36 cases (42%), it originated only from the glenoid labrum...
February 10, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118642/methotrexate-induces-apoptosis-of-postpartum-placental-cytotrophoblasts
#6
Hao Yan, Zhihua Li, Zhonghai Yan, Xiuying Li, Xiaomei Li, Lin Yu, Chunhong Su, Dunjin Chen
BACKGROUND: Though methotrexate (MTX) is known to inhibit proliferation of trophoblasts derived from ectopic and intrauterine pregnancies, its action on trophoblasts derived from postpartum placenta remains questionable. This study was designed to ascertain the efficacy of MTX in inducing cell death of postpartum placental cytotrophoblasts (PPTC). METHODOLOGY: Primary human cytotrophoblasts were isolated from placentae of 1st and 2nd trimester intrauterine pregnancies and from postpartum placentae...
January 25, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118635/the-effect-of-autologous-platelet-rich-plasma-on-bone-regeneration-by-autologous-mesenchymal-stem-cells-loaded-onto-allogeneic-cancellous-bone-granules
#7
Min Wook Joo, Seung Jae Chung, Seung Han Shin, Yang-Guk Chung
To develop a clinically effective bone regeneration strategy, we compared bone regeneration using allogeneic cancellous bone granule scaffolds loaded with autologous bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSC) with or without autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Critical-sized segmental bone defects were made at the mid-shaft of both radiuses in 41 New Zealand White rabbits. Small-sized allogeneic cancellous bone granules (300-700 μm in diameter) loaded with BM-MSC were implanted on one side, and PRP was added...
January 25, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052271/establishment-and-characterization-of-an-sv40-large-t-antigen-transduced-porcine-colonic-epithelial-cell-line
#8
Bastian Kaiser, Martina Böttner, Thilo Wedel, Ronald M Brunner, Tom Goldammer, Szilvia Lesko, Gotthold Gäbel, Alexander Gleich, Helga Pfannkuche
Continuous cell lines have become indispensable tools that have enabled investigations into cellular mechanisms by increasing experimental reproducibility and sample availability, and decreasing the use of experimental animals. To facilitate studies of epithelial barrier function of the porcine colon, we aimed to establish an epithelial cell line with an extended replicative capacity. Cells were isolated from the proximal colon of a 3-week-old piglet and transduced using a recombinant retroviral vector construct containing the simian virus 40 large T antigen (SV40 TAg)...
January 5, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030865/recent-advances-in-decellularization-and-recellularization-for-tissue-engineered-liver-grafts
#9
Yujia Wang, Clara T Nicolas, Harvey S Chen, Jeffery J Ross, Silvana B De Lorenzo, Scott L Nyberg
Liver transplantation from deceased or living human donors remains the only proven option for patients with end-stage liver disease. However, the shortage of donor organs is a significant clinical concern that has led to the pursuit of tissue-engineered liver grafts generated from decellularized liver extracellular matrix and functional cells. Investigative efforts on optimizing both liver decellularization and recellularization protocols have been made in recent decades. In the current review, we briefly summarize these advances, including the generation of high-quality liver extracellular matrix scaffolds, evaluation criteria for quality control, modification of matrix for enhanced properties, and reseeding strategies...
December 29, 2016: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030857/new-description-of-telocyte-sheaths-in-the-bovine-uterine-tube-an-immunohistochemical-and-scanning-microscopic-study
#10
Hanan H Abd-Elhafeez, Soha A Soliman
Telocytes are a special type of interstitial cells characterized by distinctive cellular extensions with alternating thin segments (podomers) and dilations (podoms). Telocytes establish contact with various cells and structures, but their role in the regulation of the function of many cell types is still obscure. The aim of the current study was to investigate the morphology, histochemistry, and immunohistochemistry of telocytes, and their distribution, organization, and morphometric measurements in different layers of the adult bovine uterine tube...
December 29, 2016: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214899/therapeutic-targeting-of-epithelial-plasticity-programs-focus-on-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#11
Reem Malek, Hailun Wang, Kekoa Taparra, Phuoc T Tran
Mounting data points to epithelial plasticity programs such as the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) as clinically relevant therapeutic targets for the treatment of malignant tumors. In addition to the widely realized role of EMT in increasing cancer cell invasiveness during cancer metastasis, the EMT has also been implicated in allowing cancer cells to avoid tumor suppressor pathways during early tumorigenesis. In addition, data linking EMT to innate and acquired treatment resistance further points towards the desire to develop pharmacological therapies to target epithelial plasticity in cancer...
2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214895/development-of-cancer-vaccines-targeting-brachyury-a-transcription-factor-associated-with-tumor-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#12
Duane H Hamilton, Justin M David, Charli Dominguez, Claudia Palena
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is recognized as a relevant process during the progression of carcinomas towards metastatic disease. Epithelial cancer cells undergoing an EMT program may acquire mesenchymal features, motility, invasiveness, and resistance to a variety of anticancer therapeutics. Preventing or reverting the EMT process in carcinomas has the potential to minimize tumor dissemination and the emergence of therapeutic resistance. One of the strategies currently under investigation to target tumor cells undergoing EMT is the generation of a sustained immune response directed against an essential molecular driver of the process...
2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214893/the-role-of-netrins-and-their-receptors-in-epithelial-mesenchymal-plasticity-during-development
#13
Michael J Murray
Transitions between mesenchymal and epithelial cells are underpinned by changes in motility, adhesion, and polarity. Netrins and their receptors can control each of these cellular properties, and are emerging as important regulators of epithelial mesenchymal plasticity (EMP). Netrins were first identified in the worm Caenorhabditis elegans as secreted chemoattractants/repellents that could guide migrating mesodermal cells and axonal growth cones. Orthologues were subsequently found to play conserved roles in vertebrates and in the vinegar fly Drosophila...
2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214883/return-of-emt-to-the-land-downunder-temtia-vii-melbourne-2015
#14
Donald F Newgreen, Erik W Thompson
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2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214877/the-role-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#15
Jo-Maree Courtney, Patricia L Spafford
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of mortality worldwide, and there is currently no treatment that can halt the progression of the disease. Over the last decade there has been increasing interest in the idea that epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) may be active in COPD. Here we review the evidence for EMT in COPD as well as the current progress being made on understanding the drivers and mechanisms involved. Finally, we discuss the potential benefits that understanding EMT may bring to the field of chronic respiratory disease...
2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214876/the-snail-family-in-normal-and-malignant-haematopoiesis
#16
Catherine L Carmichael, Jody J Haigh
Snail family proteins are key inducers of the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), a critical process required for normal embryonic development. They have also been strongly implicated in regulating the EMT-like processes required for tumour cell invasion, migration, and metastasis. Whether these proteins also contribute to normal blood cell development, however, remains to be clearly defined. Increasing evidence supports a role for the Snail family in regulating cell survival, migration, and differentiation within the haematopoietic system, as well as potentially an oncogenic role in the malignant transformation of haematopoietic stem cells...
2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214862/differential-clonal-expansion-in-an-invading-cell-population-clonal-advantage-or-dumb-luck
#17
Donald F Newgreen, Dongcheng Zhang, Bevan L Cheeseman, Benjamin J Binder, Kerry A Landman
In neoplastic cell growth, clones and subclones are variable both in size and mutational spectrum. The largest of these clones are believed to represent those cells with mutations that make them the most "fit," in a Darwinian sense, for expansion in their microenvironment. Thus, the degree of quantitative clonal expansion is regarded as being determined by innate qualitative differences between the cells that originate each clone. Here, using a combination of mathematical modelling and clonal labelling experiments applied to the developmental model system of the forming enteric nervous system, we describe how cells which are qualitatively identical may consistently produce clones of dramatically different sizes: most clones are very small while a few clones we term "superstars" contribute most of the cells to the final population...
2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125805/characterization-of-an-acellular-scaffold-for-a-tissue-engineering-approach-to-the-nipple-areolar-complex-reconstruction
#18
Nicholas C Pashos, Michelle E Scarritt, Zachary R Eagle, Jeffrey M Gimble, Abigail E Chaffin, Bruce A Bunnell
A significant number of patients undergo mastectomies and breast reconstructions every year using many surgical-based techniques to reconstruct the nipple-areolar complex (NAC). Described herein is a tissue engineering approach that may permit a human NAC onlay graft during breast reconstruction procedures. By applying decellularization, which is the removal of cellular components from tissue, to an intact whole donor NAC, the extracellular matrix (ECM) structure of the NAC is preserved. This creates a biologically derived scaffold for cells to repopulate and regenerate the NAC...
2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27838687/congenital-bilateral-absence-of-the-radial-artery-a-very-rare-variation-in-humans-phylogenetic-and-ontogenetic-aspects
#19
Bettina Pretterklieber, Gerda Martschini, Michael L Pretterklieber
In an 80-year-old Caucasian woman, both radial arteries were found to be replaced by an enlarged anterior interosseous artery. Additionally, the right forearm revealed a persistent median artery which formed the superficial palmar arch together with the ulnar artery. In both hands, the replaced radial artery was connected only to the deep but not the superficial palmar arch. In clinical practice, lack of an arterial pulse on the radial aspect of the wrist joint may indicate the presence of this anatomic variation...
2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802444/tissue-derived-signals-for-mesenchymal-stem-cell-stimulation-role-of-cardiac-and-umbilical-cord-microenvironments
#20
Anny Waloski Robert, Andressa Vaz Schittini, Fabricio Klerynton Marchini, Michel Batista, Marise Brenner Affonso Da Costa, Alexandra Cristina Senegaglia, Paulo Roberto Slud Brofman, Ana Paula Ressetti Abud, Marco Augusto Stimamiglio
The tissue microenvironment regulates such stem cell behaviors as self-renewal and differentiation. Attempts to mimic components of these microenvironments could provide new strategies for culturing and directing the behavior of stem cells. The aim of the present study was to mimic cardiac and umbilical cord tissue microenvironments in vitro and compare the resulting bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell (BM-MSC) behaviors. We generated tissue microenvironments using conditioned medium (CM) and extracellular matrix (ECM) samples obtained from human heart and umbilical cord tissue explant cultures and by tissue decellularization...
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