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Radial migration

A Gupta, H J H Clercx, F Toschi
Particle-laden turbulent flows occur in a variety of industrial applications as well as in naturally occurring flows. While the numerical simulation of such flows has seen significant advances in recent years, it still remains a challenging problem. Many studies investigated the rheology of dense suspensions in laminar flows as well as the dynamics of point-particles in turbulence. Here we employ a fully-resolved numerical simulation based on a lattice Boltzmann scheme, to investigate turbulent flow with large neutrally buoyant particles in a pipe flow at low Reynolds number and in dilute regimes...
March 21, 2018: European Physical Journal. E, Soft Matter
Maud Martin, Alexandra Veloso, Jingchao Wu, Eugene A Katrukha, Anna Akhmanova
Microtubules control different aspects of cell polarization. In cells with a radial microtubule system, a pivotal role in setting up asymmetry is attributed to the relative positioning of the centrosome and the nucleus. Here, we show that centrosome loss had no effect on the ability of endothelial cells to polarize and move in 2D and 3D environments. In contrast, non-centrosomal microtubules stabilized by the microtubule minus-end-binding protein CAMSAP2 were required for directional migration on 2D substrates and for the establishment of polarized cell morphology in soft 3D matrices...
March 16, 2018: ELife
Julia N Bailey, Laurence de Nijs, Dongsheng Bai, Toshimitsu Suzuki, Hiroyuki Miyamoto, Miyabi Tanaka, Christopher Patterson, Yu-Chen Lin, Marco T Medina, María E Alonso, José M Serratosa, Reyna M Durón, Viet H Nguyen, Jenny E Wight, Iris E Martínez-Juárez, Adriana Ochoa, Aurelio Jara-Prado, Laura Guilhoto, Yolly Molina, Elsa M Yacubian, Minerva López-Ruiz, Yushi Inoue, Sunao Kaneko, Shinichi Hirose, Makiko Osawa, Hirokazu Oguni, Shinji Fujimoto, Thierry M Grisar, John M Stern, Kazuhiro Yamakawa, Bernard Lakaye, Antonio V Delgado-Escueta
BACKGROUND: In juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, data are limited on the genetic basis of networks promoting convulsions with diffuse polyspikes on electroencephalography (EEG) and the subtle microscopic brain dysplasia called microdysgenesis. METHODS: Using Sanger sequencing, we sequenced the exomes of six members of a large family affected with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy and confirmed cosegregation in all 37 family members. We screened an additional 310 patients with this disorder for variants on DNA melting-curve analysis and targeted real-time DNA sequencing of the gene encoding intestinal-cell kinase ( ICK)...
March 15, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
Miguel Arocena, Jorge M Pérez Zerpa, Andrés Di Paolo, Pedro A Aguilera, José Sotelo-Silveira
Cell migration involves the precise coordination between extension at the front of the cell and retraction at the rear. This coordination is particularly evident in fast moving cells such as fish keratocytes, where it leads to highly stable gliding motion, propelled at the front by broad, 0.1-0-2 μm thick lamellipodia. Transient uncoupling between extension and retraction can occur if the rear is temporarily stuck, which might eventually lead to cell shape instabilities. We have frequently observed in fish keratocytes the presence of lamellipodial radial wrinkles, detected by confocal, scanning electron and side-view microscopy as folds in the lamellipodium up to 2 μm in height...
March 9, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Qingwen Dai, Wei Huang, Xiaolei Wang, Michael M Khonsari
The interfacial phenomenon associated with the ringlike motion of a liquid droplet subjected to an omnidirectional thermal gradient is investigated. An experimentally verified model is proposed for estimating the droplet's migration velocity. It is shown that the unbalanced interfacial tension acting on the liquid in the radial direction provides the necessary propulsion for the migration while the internal force acting on the adjoining liquid contributes to the equilibrium condition in the circumferential direction...
March 12, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
Rosa de Hoz, Ana I Ramírez, Rosa González-Martín, Daniel Ajoy, Blanca Rojas, Elena Salobrar-Garcia, Francisco J Valiente-Soriano, Marcelino Avilés-Trigueros, Maria P Villegas-Pérez, Manuel Vidal-Sanz, Alberto Triviño, José M Ramírez, Juan J Salazar
The immune system plays an important role in glaucomatous neurodegeneration. Retinal microglial reactivation associated with ganglion cell loss could reportedly contribute to the glaucoma progression. Recently we have described signs of microglia activation both in contralateral and ocular hypertension (OHT) eyes involving all retinal layers 15 days after OHT laser induction in mice. However, no works available have analyzed the microglial activation at earliest time points after OHT induction (24 h) in this experimental model...
March 9, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
Fu-Sheng Chou, Pei-Shan Wang
Neuronal migration during fetal brain development is a well-coordinated process between the migrating neurons and their substrates, the basal processes of the radial glial cells (RGCs). The progeny-progenitor relationship between the migrating neurons and the RGCs in the developing fetal brain may make interpretations of the results difficult, because the variable in question may affect both the RGCs and the migrating neurons in different ways. A transplantation assay combining migrating cells and the scaffolding tissue from two different sources may circumvent this issue...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Natalya A Gloushankova, Svetlana N Rubtsova, Irina Y Zhitnyak
The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays an important role in development and cancer progression. Upon EMT, epithelial cells lose stable cell-cell adhesions and reorganize their cytoskeleton to acquire migratory activity. Recent data demonstrated that EMT drives cancer cells from the epithelial state to a hybrid epithelial/mesenchymal phenotype with retention of some epithelial markers (in particular, E-cadherin), which is important for cancer cell dissemination. In vitro studies of the effect of growth factors (in particular, epidermal growth factor (EGF)) on cultured cells can be highly advantageous for understanding the details of the early stages of EMT...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Ahmad Oryan, Mohamadreza Baghaban Eslaminejad, Amir Kamali, Samaneh Hosseini, Forough Azam Sayahpour, Hossein Baharvand
Critical-sized bone defects constitute a major health issue in orthopedics and usually cause mal-unions due to an inadequate number of migrated progenitor cells into the defect site or their incomplete differentiation into osteogenic precursor cells. The current study aimed to develop an optimized osteoinductive and angiogenic scaffold by incorporation of strontium (Sr) and bioglass (BG) into gelatin/nano-hydroxyapatite (G/nHAp) seeded with bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells to enhance bone regeneration. The scaffolds were fabricated by a freeze-drying technique and characterized in terms of morphology, structure, porosity and degradation rate...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
Nafiseh Sanjarani Vahed, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Mojtaba Masoudi, Mehregan Ebrahimi
The embryonic and early larval development of laboratory reared Zagros tooth-carp, Aphanius vladykovi Coad, 1988, are described and illustrated. Development and embryogenesis start with the external fertilization of sticky, transparent and spherical telolecithal/macrolecithal eggs with a mean diameter of 1.61± 0.12 mm and it continues with meroblastic/radial cleavage, blastulation/blastula formation, epibolic cell migration during gastrulation and organogenesis resulting in a newly hatched larvae of 5.23 ± 0...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Morphology
Yanling Zhu, Yang Qiu, Mengjia Chen, Yi Zhang, Li Cao, Zhida Su, Yimin Yuan, Aijun Huang, Yinyan Pu, Cheng He
The neural stem cells (NSCs) of the subventricular zone (SVZ) reside within a specialized niche critical for neurogenesis. Hemopexin, a plasma glycoprotein, has been extensively studied as a heme scavenger at the systemic level. However, little is known about its function in the central nervous system, especially in neurogenesis. In the present study, we demonstrate that deletion of hemopexin leads to neurogenic abnormalities in the SVZ/olfactory bulb (OB) pathway. The lateral ventricle is enlarged in hemopexin-deficient mice, and more apoptosis was observed in Dcx+ cells...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Catherine H H Hor, Eyleen L K Goh
Radial migration of cortical projection neurons is a prerequisite for shaping a distinct multilayered cerebral cortex during mammalian corticogenesis. Members of Rab GTPases family were reported to regulate radial migration. Here, in vivo conditional knockout or in utero knockdown (KD) of Rab23 in mice neocortex causes aberrant polarity and halted migration of cortical projection neurons. Further investigation of the underlying mechanism reveals down-regulation of N-cadherin in the Rab23-deficient neurons, which is a cell adhesion protein previously known to modulate radial migration...
February 6, 2018: Cerebral Cortex
Min Xu, Xiaoning Han, Rui Liu, Yanjun Li, Cui Qi, Zhongzhou Yang, Chunjie Zhao, Jun Gao
3-Phosphoinositide-dependent protein kinase-1 (PDK1) is crucial for the development of the dentate gyrus (DG), the first gateway receiving afferent inputs from the entorhinal cortex. However, the role of PDK1 in DG development is unclear. In the present study, by crossing Pdk1fl/fl mice with the Emx1-cre line, we identified that the ablation of PDK1 disrupted the development of DG via decreasing the proliferation, and increasing the differentiation of dentate neural progenitor cells, downregulating AKT activity and upregulating GSK3β signaling...
February 6, 2018: Cerebral Cortex
Tong Wu, Jiajia Xue, Haoxuan Li, Chunlei Zhu, Xiumei Mo, Younan Xia
Scaffolds functionalized with circular gradients of active proteins are attractive for tissue regeneration due to their enhanced capability to accelerate cell migration and/or promote neurite extension in a radial fashion. Here we report a general method for generating circular gradients of active proteins on scaffolds comprised of radially aligned nanofibers. In a typical process, the scaffold, with its central portion raised using a copper wire to take a cone shape, was placed in a container (upright or up-side-down), followed by dropwise addition of a bovine serum albumin (BSA) solution into the container...
February 8, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
J Eli Robins, Ihab Ragai, Dean J Yamaguchi
OBJECTIVE: Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are used in patients at risk for pulmonary embolism who cannot be anticoagulated. Unfortunately, these filters are not without risk, and complications include perforation, migration, and filter fracture. The most prevalent complication is filter perforation of the IVC, with incidence varying among filter models. To our knowledge, the mechanical properties of IVC filters have not been evaluated and are not readily available through the manufacturer...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
F Lecouvet, T Van Haver, S Acid, V Perlepe, T Kirchgesner, B Vande Berg, P Triqueneaux, M-L Denis, E Thienpont, J Malghem
This article characterizes common meniscal pathologies, reviews magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) diagnostic criteria for meniscal tears, and identifies difficult-to-detect tears and fragments and the best MRI sequences and practices for recognizing these lesions. These difficult-to-diagnose meniscal lesions that radiologists should consider include tears, meniscocapsular separation lesions, and displaced meniscal fragments. Meniscus tears are either vertical, which are generally associated with traumatic injury, horizontal, which are associated with degenerative injury, or combinations of both...
January 27, 2018: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
Keiu Kask, Laura Tikker, Katrin Ruisu, Sirje Lulla, Eva-Maria Oja, Riho Meier, Raivo Raid, Teet Velling, Tambet Tõnissoo, Margus Pooga
Autosomal recessive disorders such as Fukuyama congenital muscular dystrophy, Walker-Warburg syndrome, and the muscle-eye-brain disease are characterized by defects in the development of patient's brain, eyes, and skeletal muscles. These syndromes are accompanied by brain malformations like type II lissencephaly in the cerebral cortex with characteristic overmigrations of neurons through the breaches of the pial basement membrane. The signaling pathways activated by laminin receptors, dystroglycan and integrins, control the integrity of the basement membrane, and their malfunctioning may underlie the pathologies found in the rise of defects reminiscent of these syndromes...
January 30, 2018: Developmental Neurobiology
Aisha Harun, Rachel M Kruer, Andrew Lee, Kofi Boahene, Patrick J Byrne, Jeremy D Richmon
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to review the feasibility of local bivalirudin injection for adjunct treatment of venous congestion of head and neck reconstructive flaps. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of patients who underwent bivalirudin treatment for venous congestion of head and neck reconstructive flaps in a single institution from September 1, 2012 to September 1, 2015 was undertaken. Individuals were treated with variable number of intradermal injections directly into the flap followed by a small skin incision to allow extended passive bleeding...
January 18, 2018: Microsurgery
Johana Tello Velasquez, James A St John, Lynn Nazareth, Jenny A K Ekberg
Lamellipodia in Schwann cells (SCs) are crucial for myelination, but their other biological functions remain largely uncharacterised. Two types of lamellipodia exist in SCs: axial lamellipodia at the outermost edge of the cell processes, and radial lamellipodia appearing peripherally along the entire cell. We have previously shown that radial lamellipodia on olfactory glia (olfactory ensheathing cells; OECs) promote cell-cell adhesion, contact-mediated migration and phagocytosis. Here we have investigated whether lamellipodia in SCs have similar roles...
January 11, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
Vladimir Vujanovic, Seon Hwa Kim
Sphaerodes mycoparasitica Vuj. is a Fusarium-specific mycoparasite. Some recent discoveries recognize its biotrophic polyphagous lifestyle as an interesting biocontrol property against a broad spectrum of mycotoxigenic Fusarium hosts. Secondary metabolites such as mycotoxins produced by Fusarium spp. may play an important role in the signaling process, allowing an early mycoparasite-host recognition. A multiple-paper-disc assay has been conducted to test S. mycoparasitica hyphal adaptability to filtrates of 12 Fusarium spp...
November 17, 2017: Mycologia
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