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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654046/hypoxic-preconditioning-of-marrow-derived-progenitor-cells-as-a-source-for-the-generation-of-mature-schwann-cells
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Yat-Ping Tsui, Alan Kwan-Long Mung, Ying-Shing Chan, Daisy Kwok-Yan Shum, Graham Ka-Hon Shea
This manuscript describes a means to enrich for neural progenitors from the marrow stromal cell (MSC) population and thereafter to direct them to the mature Schwann cell fate. We subjected rat and human MSCs to transient hypoxic conditions (1% oxygen for 16 h) followed by expansion as neurospheres upon low-attachment substratum with epidermal growth factor (EGF)/basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) supplementation. Neurospheres were seeded onto poly-D-lysine/laminin-coated tissue culture plastic and cultured in a gliogenic cocktail containing β-Heregulin, bFGF, and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) to generate Schwann cell-like cells (SCLCs)...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653592/catalase-expression-impairs-oxidative-stress-mediated-signalling-in-trypanosoma-cruzi
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Anna Cláudia Guimarães Freire, Ceres Luciana Alves, Grazielle Ribeiro Goes, Bruno Carvalho Resende, Nilmar Silvio Moretti, Vinícius Santana Nunes, Pedro Henrique Nascimento Aguiar, Erich Birelli Tahara, Glória Regina Franco, Andréa Mara Macedo, Sérgio Danilo Junho Pena, Fernanda Ramos Gadelha, Alessandra Aparecida Guarneri, Sergio Schenkman, Leda Quercia Vieira, Carlos Renato Machado
Trypanosoma cruzi is exposed to oxidative stresses during its life cycle, and amongst the strategies employed by this parasite to deal with these situations sits a peculiar trypanothione-dependent antioxidant system. Remarkably, T. cruzi's antioxidant repertoire does not include catalase. In an attempt to shed light on what are the reasons by which this parasite lacks this enzyme, a T. cruzi cell line stably expressing catalase showed an increased resistance to hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) when compared with wild-type cells...
June 27, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653375/cardiac-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-qsm-for-heart-chamber-oxygenation
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Yan Wen, Thanh D Nguyen, Zhe Liu, Pascal Spincemaille, Dong Zhou, Alexey Dimov, Youngwook Kee, Kofi Deh, Jiwon Kim, Jonathan W Weinsaft, Yi Wang
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the feasibility of in vivo quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) in cardiac MRI and to show that mixed-venous oxygen saturation (SvO2 ) can be measured non-invasively using QSM. METHODS: Electrocardiographic-gated multi-echo 2D gradient echo data were collected at 1.5 T from 14 healthy volunteers during successive breath-holds. Phase wraps and fat chemical shift were removed using a graph-cut-based phase analysis and IDEAL in an iterative approach...
June 26, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653257/human-adipose-derived-stem-cell-spheroid-treated-with-photobiomodulation-irradiation-accelerates-tissue-regeneration-in-mouse-model-of-skin-flap-ischemia
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In-Su Park, Phil-Sang Chung, Jin Chul Ahn, Anais Leproux
Skin flap grafting is a form of transplantation widely used in plastic surgery. However, ischemia/reperfusion injury is the main factor which reduces the survival rate of flaps following grafting. We investigated whether photobiomodulation (PBM) precondition prior to human adipose-derived stromal cell (hASC) spheroid (PBM-spheroid) transplantation improved skin tissue functional recovery by the stimulation of angiogenesis and tissue regeneration in skin flap of mice. The LED had an emission wavelength peaked at 660 ± 20 nm (6 J/cm(2), 10 mW/cm(2))...
June 27, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651898/remote-ischaemic-preconditioning-in-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-ripcolt-trial-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-feasibility-study
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Francis P Robertson, Rup Goswami, Graham P Wright, Charles Imber, Dinesh Sharma, Massimo Malago, Barry J Fuller, Brian R Davidson
BACKGROUND: Ischaemia Reperfusion (IR) injury is a major cause of morbidity, mortality and graft loss following Orthotopic Liver Transplantation (OLT). Utilising marginal grafts, which are more susceptible to IR injury, makes this a key research goal. Remote Ischaemic Preconditioning (RIPC) has been shown to ameliorate hepatic IR injury in experimental models. Whether RIPC can reduce IR injury in human liver transplant recipients is unknown. METHODS: Forty patients undergoing liver transplantation were randomized to RIPC or a sham...
June 23, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649223/pretreatment-with-sodium-phenylbutyrate-alleviates-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-upregulating-dj-1-protein
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Rui-Xin Yang, Jie Lei, Bo-Dong Wang, Da-Yun Feng, Lu Huang, Yu-Qian Li, Tao Li, Gang Zhu, Chen Li, Fang-Fang Lu, Tie-Jian Nie, Guo-Dong Gao, Li Gao
Oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction play critical roles in ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. DJ-1 is an endogenous antioxidant that attenuates oxidative stress and maintains mitochondrial function, likely acting as a protector of I/R injury. In the present study, we explored the protective effect of a possible DJ-1 agonist, sodium phenylbutyrate (SPB), against I/R injury by protecting mitochondrial dysfunction via the upregulation of DJ-1 protein. Pretreatment with SPB upregulated the DJ-1 protein level and rescued the I/R injury-induced DJ-1 decrease about 50% both in vivo and in vitro...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649212/similarities-and-differences-between-individuals-seeking-treatment-for-gambling-problems-vs-alcohol-and-substance-use-problems-in-relation-to-the-progressive-model-of-self-stigma
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Belle Gavriel-Fried, Tal Rabayov
Aims: People with gambling as well as substance use problems who are exposed to public stigmatization may internalize and apply it to themselves through a mechanism known as self-stigma. This study implemented the Progressive Model for Self-Stigma which consists four sequential interrelated stages: awareness, agreement, application and harm on three groups of individuals with gambling, alcohol and other substance use problems. It explored whether the two guiding assumptions of this model (each stage is precondition for the following stage which are trickle-down in nature, and correlations between proximal stages should be larger than correlations between more distant stages) would differentiate people with gambling problems from those with alcohol and other substance use problems in terms of their patterns of self-stigma and in terms of the stages in the model...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647573/focal-adhesion-kinase-signaling-regulates-anti-inflammatory-function-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-induced-by-biomechanical-force
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Hyun Jung Lee, Miguel F Diaz, Adesuwa Ewere, Scott D Olson, Charles S Cox, Pamela L Wenzel
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) have tremendous potential for use in regenerative medicine due to their multipotency and immune cell regulatory functions. Biomimetic physical forces have been shown to direct differentiation and maturation of MSCs in tissue engineering applications; however, the effect of force on immunomodulatory activity of MSCs has been largely overlooked. Here we show in human bone marrow-derived MSCs that wall shear stress (WSS) equivalent to the fluid frictional force present in the adult arterial vasculature significantly enhances expression of four genes that mediate MSC immune regulatory function, PTGS2, HMOX1, IL1RN, and TNFAIP6...
June 21, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646450/microrna-changes-in-preconditioning-induced-neuroprotection
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REVIEW
Josh D Bell, Jang-Eun Cho, Rona G Giffard
Preconditioning is a paradigm in which sublethal stress-prior to a more injurious insult-induces protection against injury. In the central nervous system (CNS), preconditioning against ischemic stroke is induced by short durations of ischemia, brief seizures, exposure to anesthetics, and other stresses. Increasing evidence supports the contribution of microRNAs (miRNAs) to the pathogenesis of cerebral ischemia and ischemic tolerance induced by preconditioning. Studies investigating miRNA changes induced by preconditioning have to date identified 562 miRNAs that change expression levels after preconditioning, and 15% of these changes were reproduced in at least one additional study...
June 23, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644700/intermittent-ischemic-preconditioning-protects-against-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-and-extensive-hepatectomy-in-steatotic-rat-liver
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Nikolaos Sikalias, Theodore Karatzas, Konstantinos Alexiou, Lamprini Mountzalia, Maria Demonakou, Ioannis D Kostakis, Argyro Zacharioudaki, Apostolos Papalois, Gregory Kouraklis
BACKGROUND: Hepatic steatosis causes severe liver damage and has deleterious effects when associated with ischemia-reperfusion mechanisms. Ischemic preconditioning (IPC) protects lean liver against prolonged ischemia by improving micro-circulation and reducing lipid peroxidation. We investigated the effect of intermittent IPC on liver ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) and extensive hepatectomy in severe hepatic steatosis. METHODS: Severe hepatic steatosis was performed by 12-14 weeks of choline-free diet in 108 Wistar rats...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643349/a-qm-mm-study-of-the-catalytic-mechanism-of-sam-methyltransferase-rlmn-from-escherichia-coli
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Chenxiao Zhao, Lihua Dong, Yongjun Liu
RlmN is a radical S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) enzyme that catalyzes the C2 methylation of adenosine 2503 (A2503) in 23S rRNA and adenosine 37 (A37) in several Escherichia coli transfer RNAs (tRNA). The catalytic reaction of RlmN is distinctly different from that of typical SAM-dependent methyltransferases that employs an SN 2 mechanism, but follows a ping-pong mechanism which involves the intermediate methylation of a conserved cysteine residue. Recently, the x-ray structure of a key intermediate in the RlmN reaction has been reported, allowing us to perform combined quantum mechanics and molecular mechanics (QM/MM) calculations to delineate the reaction details of RlmN at atomic level...
June 23, 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642043/mitochondrial-cx43-an-important-component-of-cardiac-preconditioning
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REVIEW
Antonio Rodríguez-Sinovas, Marisol Ruiz-Meana, Amanda Denuc, David García-Dorado
Connexin 43 (Cx43) forms gap junction channels that are essential for the propagation of electrical depolarization in cardiomyocytes, but also with important roles in the pathophysiology of reperfusion injury. However, more recent studies have shown that Cx43 has also important functions independent from intercellular communication between adjacent cardiomyocytes. Some of these actions have been related to the presence of Cx43 in the mitochondria of these cells (mitoCx43). The functions of mitoCx43 have not been completely elucidated, but there is strong evidence indicating that mitoCx43 modulates mitochondrial respiration at respiratory complex I, production of radical oxygen species and ATP synthesis...
June 20, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642016/electrospun-vascular-scaffold-for-cellularized-small-diameter-blood-vessels-a-preclinical-large-animal-study
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Young Min Ju, Hyunhee Ahn, Juan Arenas-Herrera, Cheil Kim, Mehran Abolbashari, Anthony Atala, James J Yoo, Sang Jin Lee
The strategy of vascular tissue engineering is to create a vascular substitute by combining autologous vascular cells with a tubular-shaped biodegradable scaffold. We have previously developed a novel electrospun bilayered vascular scaffold that provides proper biological and biomechanical properties as well as structural configuration. In this study, we investigated the clinical feasibility of a cellularized vascular scaffold in a preclinical large animal model. We fabricated the cellularized vascular construct with autologous endothelial progenitor cell (EPC)-derived endothelial cells (ECs) and smooth muscle cells (SMCs) followed by a pulsatile bioreactor preconditioning...
June 19, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641827/isoflurane-and-the-coronary-steal-controversy-of-the-1980s-origin-resolution-and-legacy
#14
George J Crystal
Isoflurane was introduced for general clinical use in North America in 1981. Shortly thereafter, in 1983, a study suggested that the anesthetic was a potent coronary vasodilator that could cause coronary steal and myocardial ischemia in patients with coronary artery disease. Myocardial ischemia results from small-vessel dilation which leads to increased blood flow to well-perfused myocardium and decreased blood flow to myocardium with borderline perfusion. This action of isoflurane raised concerns and threatened its use...
April 2017: Journal of Anesthesia History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641654/-efficacy-and-safety-of-posaconazoleon-for-primary-antifungal-prophylaxis-against-invasive-fungal-disease-in-patients-with-stem-cell-transplantation
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Ya-Mei Wu, Yong-Bin Cao, Xiao-Hong Li, Li-Xin Xu, Bei Yan, Song-Wei Li, Hai-Tao Wang, Ya-Hui Gao, Tian-Tian Zhang, Ya-Qian Zhang, Li Wang, Xiao-Xiong Wu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy and clinical safety of posaconazoleon primary antifungal prophylaxis against invasive fungal disease (IFD) in patients with stem cell transplantation. METHODS: At the start from preconditioning regimen, 45 patients without IFD were administered with posaconazoleon until neutrophils greater than 0.5×10(9)/L, 35 patients treated with micafungin were enrolled in control group. The incidence, risk factors of IFD and side effects of medicines were evaluated...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641260/nested-conjugate-gradient-algorithm-with-nested-preconditioning-for-non-linear-image-restoration
#16
Deepak G Skariah, Muthuvel Arigovindan
We develop a novel optimization algorithm, which we call Nested Non-Linear Conjugate Gradient algorithm (NNCG), for image restoration based on quadratic data fitting and smooth non-quadratic regularization. The algorithm is constructed as a nesting of two conjugate gradient (CG) iterations. The outer iteration is constructed as a preconditioned non-linear CG algorithm; the preconditioning is performed by the inner CG iteration that is linear. The inner CG iteration, which performs preconditioning for outer CG iteration, itself is accelerated by an another FFT based non-iterative preconditioner...
June 19, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641256/a-novel-fast-tensor-based-preconditioner-for-image-restoration
#17
Mansoor Rezghi
Image restoration is one of the main parts of image processing. Mathematically, this problem can be modeled as a large scale structured ill-posed linear system. Ill-posedness of this problem results in low convergence rate of iterative solvers. For speeding up the convergence, preconditioning usually is used. Despite the existing preconditioners for image restoration which are constructed based on approximations of the blurring matrix, in this paper, we propose a novel preconditioner with a different viewpoint...
June 16, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639375/challenges-in-regenerating-the-diabetic-heart-a-comprehensive-review
#18
REVIEW
Venkata R Satthenapalli, Regis R Lamberts, Rajesh Katare
Stem cell therapy is one of the promising regenerative strategies developed to improve cardiac function in patients with ischemic heart diseases (IHD). However, this approach is limited in IHD patients with diabetes due to a progressive decline in the regenerative capacity of stem cells. This decline is mainly attributed to the metabolic memory incurred by diabetes on stem cell niche and their systemic cues. Understanding the molecular pathways involved in the diabetes-induced deterioration of stem cell function will be critical for developing new cardiac regeneration therapies...
June 22, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638224/inhibitory-effect-of-oxymatrine-on-hepatocyte-apoptosis-via-tlr4-pi3k-akt-gsk-3%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
#19
Xian Zhang, Wei Jiang, Ai-Ling Zhou, Min Zhao, Dao-Rong Jiang
AIM: To evaluate the effect of oxymatrine (OMT) on hepatocyte apoptosis in rats with lipopolysaccharide (LPS)/D-galactosamine (D-GalN)-induced acute liver failure (ALF). METHODS: LPS/D-GalN was used to establish a model of ALF in rats. To evaluate the effect of OMT, we assessed apoptosis by transmission electron microscopy, and the pathological changes in the liver by light microscopy with hematoxylin and eosin staining. An automated biochemical analyzer was used to measure serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST)...
June 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637593/remote-ischemic-preconditioning-of-transplant-recipients-to-reduce-graft-ischemia-and-reperfusion-injuries-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Waqas Farooqui, Hans Christian Pommergaard, Allan Rasmussen
BACKGROUND: Solid organ transplantation is an accepted treatment for end-stage solid organ diseases. During the procedure, ischemia and reperfusion injury may affect graft and patient outcomes. Remote ischemic preconditioning (rIC) has been shown to reduce ischemia and reperfusion injury and can be performed safely. Thus, rIC may potentially improve outcomes after solid organ transplantation. Traditionally, the focus of rIC has been on the donor. However, preconditioning the recipient may be a more suitable approach in transplant settings...
June 15, 2017: Transplantation Reviews
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