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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899007/the-spectrum-of-structural-and-functional-network-alterations-in-malformations-of-cortical-development
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Seok-Jun Hong, Boris C Bernhardt, Ravnoor S Gill, Neda Bernasconi, Andrea Bernasconi
Neuroimaging studies of malformations of cortical development have mainly focused on the characterization of the primary lesional substrate, while whole-brain investigations remain scarce. Our purpose was to assess large-scale brain organization in prevalent cortical malformations. Based on experimental evidence suggesting that distributed effects of focal insults are modulated by stages of brain development, we postulated differential patterns of network anomalies across subtypes of malformations. We studied a cohort of patients with focal cortical dysplasia type II (n = 63), subcortical nodular heterotopia (n = 44), and polymicrogyria (n = 34), and compared them to 82 age- and sex-matched controls...
August 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893946/a-radial-axis-defined-by-semaphorin-to-neuropilin-signaling-controls-pancreatic-islet-morphogenesis
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Philip T Pauerstein, Krissie Tellez, Kirk B Willmarth, Keon Min Park, Brian Hsueh, H Efsun Arda, Xueying Gu, Haig Aghajanian, Karl Deisseroth, Jonathan A Epstein, Seung K Kim
The islets of Langerhans are endocrine organs characteristically dispersed throughout the pancreas. During development, endocrine progenitors delaminate, migrate radially, and cluster to form islets. Despite the distinctive distribution of islets, spatially localized signals that control islet morphogenesis have not been discovered. Here we identify a radial signaling axis that instructs developing islet cells to disperse throughout the pancreas. A screen of pancreatic extracellular signals identified factors that stimulated islet cell development...
September 11, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890854/quantitative-comparison-of-the-spreading-and-invasion-of-radial-growth-phase-and-metastatic-melanoma-cells-in-a-three-dimensional-human-skin-equivalent-model
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Parvathi Haridas, Jacqui A McGovern, Sean D L McElwain, Matthew J Simpson
BACKGROUND: Standard two-dimensional (2D) cell migration assays do not provide information about vertical invasion processes, which are critical for melanoma progression. We provide information about three-dimensional (3D) melanoma cell migration, proliferation and invasion in a 3D melanoma skin equivalent (MSE) model. In particular, we pay careful attention to compare the structure of the tissues in the MSE with similarly-prepared 3D human skin equivalent (HSE) models. The HSE model is identically prepared to the MSE model except that melanoma cells are omitted...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887860/regulation-of-radial-glial-process-growth-by-glutamate-via-mglur5-trpc3-and-neuregulin-erbb4
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Lauri M Louhivuori, Pauli M Turunen, Verna Louhivuori, Venkatram Yellapragada, Tommy Nordström, Per Uhlén, Karl E Åkerman
Radial glial cells play an essential role through their function as guides for neuronal migration during development. Disruption of metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5) function retards the growth of radial glial processes in vitro. Neuregulins (NRG) are activated by proteolytic cleavage and regulate (radial) glial maintenance via ErbB3/ErbB4 receptors. We show here that blocking ErbB4 disrupts radial process extension. Soluble NRG acting on ErbB4 receptors is able to promote radial process extension in particular where process elongation has been impeded by blockade of mGluR5, the nonselective cation channel canonical transient receptor potential 3 (TRPC3), or matrix metalloproteases (MMP)...
September 9, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872453/allium-stents-a-novel-solution-for-the-management-of-upper-and-lower-urinary-tract-strictures
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Zaher Bahouth, Boaz Moskovitz, Sarel Halachmi, Ofer Nativ
Stents are widely use in endoscopic urological procedures. One of the most important indications is the treatment of urinary tract strictures. Allium(™) Medical has introduced several types of stents for the treatment of different types of urinary tract strictures, based on anatomic location. All the stents are made of nitinol and coated with a co-polymer that reduces encrustations. These stents are self-expandable and have a large caliber and a high radial force. They have different shapes, designed especially for the treatment of each type of stricture...
August 22, 2017: Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870992/cell-migration-intercalation-and-growth-regulates-mammalian-cochlear-extension
#6
Elizabeth Carroll Driver, Amy Northrop, Matthew W Kelley
Developmental remodeling of the sensory epithelium of the cochlea is required for the formation of an elongated, tonotopically organized auditory organ, but the cellular processes that mediate these events are largely unknown. Therefore, we used both morphological assessments of cellular rearrangements and time-lapse imaging to visualize cochlear remodeling. Analysis of cell redistribution showed that the cochlea extends through a combination of radial intercalation and cell growth. Live imaging demonstrated that concomitant cellular intercalation results in a brief period of epithelial convergence, although subsequent changes in cell size lead to medial-lateral spreading...
September 4, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852390/putative-adult-neurogenesis-in-two-domestic-pigeon-breeds-columba-livia-domestica-racing-homer-versus-utility-carneau-pigeons
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Pedzisai Mazengenya, Adhil Bhagwandin, Pilani Nkomozepi, Paul R Manger, Amadi O Ihunwo
Generation of neurons in the brains of adult birds has been studied extensively in the telencephalon of song birds and few studies are reported on the distribution of PCNA and DCX in the telencephalon of adult non-song learning birds. We report here on adult neurogenesis throughout the brains of two breeds of adult domestic pigeons (Columba livia domestica), the racing homer and utility carneau using endogenous immunohistochemical markers proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) for proliferating cells and doublecortin (DCX) for immature and migrating neurons...
July 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836069/enhanced-expression-of-pafah1b1-causes-over-migration-of-cerebral-cortical-neurons-into-the-marginal-zone
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Kei-Ichi Katayama, Kanehiro Hayashi, Seika Inoue, Kazushige Sakaguchi, Kazunori Nakajima
Mutations of PAFAH1B1 cause classical lissencephaly in humans. In addition, duplications and triplications of PAFAH1B1 are found in individuals with intellectual disability and other neurological disorders suggesting that proper brain development is highly sensitive to the PAFAH1B1 dosage. To examine the effect of PAFAH1B1 over-dosage in neural development, especially in migration of neurons and layer formation during cerebral cortical development, we overexpressed Pafah1b1 in migrating neurons in the mouse embryonic cortex using in utero electroporation...
August 23, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833685/drebrin-e-regulates-neuroblast-proliferation-and-chain-migration-in-the-adult-brain
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Yuki Kajita, Nobuhiko Kojima, Noriko Koganezawa, Hiroyuki Yamazaki, Kenji Sakimura, Tomoaki Shirao
F-actin-binding protein drebrin has two major isoforms: drebrin A and drebrin E. Drebrin A is the major isoform in the adult brain and is highly concentrated in dendritic spines, regulating spine morphology and synaptic plasticity. Conversely, drebrin E is the major isoform in the embryonic brain and regulates neuronal morphological differentiation, but it is also expressed in neurogenic regions of the adult brain. The subventricular zone (SVZ) is one of the brain regions where adult neurogenesis occurs. Neuroblasts migrate to the olfactory bulb (OB) and integrate into existing neuronal networks, after which drebrin expression changes from E to A, suggesting that drebrin E plays a specific role in neuroblasts in the adult brain...
August 22, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819519/simultaneous-ipsilateral-fractures-of-distal-and-proximal-ends-of-the-radius
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Khalid Ibn El Kadi, Mounir Benabid, Sarr Saliou, Oussama El Assil, Amine Marzouki, Kamal Lahrach, Fawzi Boutayeb
We treated a patient with a rare combination of ipsilateral fractures of the distal and proximal ends of the radius. A man aged 42 years had simultaneous fractures of the distal and proximal ends of the radius (radial neck) following a roadside accident. The distal end fracture of the radius was treated with surgical reduction and T-plate volar fixation, and the undisplaced radial neck fracture was treated by an above elbow splintage for 2 weeks. The elbow mobilization was started at 2 weeks. The distal radius was protected for another 4 weeks in a below elbow functional brace...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814342/septal-contributions-to-olfactory-bulb-interneuron-diversity-in-the-embryonic-mouse-telencephalon-role-of-the-homeobox-gene-gsx2
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Shenyue Qin, Stephanie M Ware, Ronald R Waclaw, Kenneth Campbell
BACKGROUND: Olfactory bulb (OB) interneurons are known to represent diverse neuronal subtypes, which are thought to originate from a number of telencephalic regions including the embryonic dorsal lateral ganglionic eminence (dLGE) and septum. These cells migrate rostrally toward the OB, where they then radially migrate to populate different OB layers including the granule cell layer (GCL) and the outer glomerular layer (GL). Although previous studies have attempted to investigate regional contributions to OB interneuron diversity, few genetic tools have been used to address this question at embryonic time points when the earliest populations are specified...
August 16, 2017: Neural Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809638/-four-corner-arthrodesis-of-the-wrist-with-dorsal-circular-plate-a-retrospective-monocentric-study
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T Zatrapa, D Veigl, J Pech, I Landor, M Šimková
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Our study aimed to evaluate a group of patients who in the period from 2005 to 2014 underwent a four-corner arthrodesis of the wrist in our department. We also wanted to verify the hypothesis as to whether the use of conventional dorsal plate without the application of bone grafts leads to comparable results as the use of dorsal locking plates and routine application of bone grafts. MATERIAL AND METHODS Throughout the years 2005 to 2014 the four-corner arthrodesis of the wrist was performed in our department in a total of 62 patients, in two cases bilaterally...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807010/angiogenic-potency-evaluation-of-cell-therapy-candidates-by-a-novel-application-of-the-in-vitro-aortic-ring-assay
#13
Farwah Iqbal, Peter Szaraz, Matthew Librach, Andrée Gauthier-Fisher, Clifford L Librach
BACKGROUND: Due to limitations of current angiogenesis assays, we aimed to develop a novel application of the rat aortic ring assay to assess the angiogenic potential of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). First-trimester human umbilical cord-derived perivascular cells (FTM HUCPVCs) have multipotent characteristics and previously demonstrated angiogenic potential. We compared the effect of this young source of MSCs and adult bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) on ex vivo aortic endothelial network formation...
August 14, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797690/stem-cells-distribution-cellular-proliferation-and-migration-in-the-adult-austrolebias-charrua-brain
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Maximiliano Torres-Pérez, Juan Carlos Rosillo, Ines Berrosteguieta, Silvia Olivera-Bravo, Gabriela Casanova, José Manuel García-Verdugo, Anabel Sonia Fernández
Our previous studies demonstrated that Austrolebias charrua annual fish is an excellent model to study adult brain cell proliferation and neurogenesis due to the presence of active and fast neurogenesis in several regions during its short lifespan. Our main goal was to identify and localize the cells that compose the neurogenic areas throughout the Austrolebias brain. To do this, we used two thymidine halogenated analogs to detect cell proliferation at different survival times: 5-chloro-2́-deoxyuridine (CldU) at 1 day and 5-iodo-2́-deoxyuridine (IdU) at 30 days...
August 7, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777535/electrospun-nanofibers-new-concepts-materials-and-applications
#15
Jiajia Xue, Jingwei Xie, Wenying Liu, Younan Xia
Electrospinning is a simple and versatile technique that relies on the electrostatic repulsion between surface charges to continuously draw nanofibers from a viscoelastic fluid. It has been applied to successfully produce nanofibers, with diameters down to tens of nanometers, from a rich variety of materials, including polymers, ceramics, small molecules, and their combinations. In addition to solid nanofibers with a smooth surface, electrospinning has also been adapted to generate nanofibers with a number of secondary structures, including those characterized by a porous, hollow, or core-sheath structure...
August 4, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759840/an-experimental-canine-patent-ductus-arteriosus-occlusion-device-based-on-shape-memory-polymer-foam-in-a-nitinol-cage
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Mark A Wierzbicki, Sarah B Raines, Sonya G Gordon, John C Criscione, Ashley B Saunders, Scott Birch, Bradley Due, Brandis Keller, Landon D Nash, Matthew W Miller, Duncan J Maitland
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a congenital cardiovascular defect in which a fetal connection between the aorta and pulmonary artery does not spontaneously close shortly after birth. If left uncorrected serious complications and even death can occur. Surgical ligation is the traditional treatment method; however, it is an invasive procedure, that motivates development of a minimally invasive option. Shape memory polymer (SMP) foams are unique materials that hold promise in the field of minimally invasive occlusion devices...
July 25, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753616/regeneration-of-the-digestive-system-in-the-crinoid-himerometra-robustipinna-occurs-by-transdifferentiation-of-neurosecretory-like-cells
#17
Nadezhda V Kalacheva, Marina G Eliseikina, Lidia T Frolova, Igor Yu Dolmatov
The structure and regeneration of the digestive system in the crinoid Himerometra robustipinna (Carpenter, 1881) were studied. The gut comprises a spiral tube forming radial lateral processes, which gives it a five-lobed shape. The digestive tube consists of three segments: esophagus, intestine, and rectum. The epithelia of these segments have different cell compositions. Regeneration of the gut after autotomy of the visceral mass progresses very rapidly. Within 6 h after autotomy, an aggregation consisting of amoebocytes, coelomic epithelial cells and juxtaligamental cells (neurosecretory neurons) forms on the inner surface of the skeletal calyx...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739273/analysis-of-packing-microstructure-and-wall-effects-in-a-narrow-bore-ultrahigh-pressure-liquid-chromatography-column-using-focused-ion-beam-scanning-electron-microscopy
#18
Arved E Reising, Sabine Schlabach, Vasili Baranau, Daniela Stoeckel, Ulrich Tallarek
Column wall effects are well recognized as major limiting factor in achieving high separation efficiency in HPLC. This is especially important for modern analytical columns packed with small particles, where wall effects dominate the band broadening. Detailed knowledge about the packing microstructure of packed analytical columns has so far not been acquired. Here, we present the first three-dimensional reconstruction protocol for these columns utilizing focused ion-beam scanning electron microscopy (FIB-SEM) on a commercial 2...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730857/controversies-in-complex-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-radial-versus-femoral
#19
Ian C Gilchrist, Stephen O Awuor, Rhian E Davies, Anene C Ukaigwe
Evolution in the technology used in the cardiac catheterization laboratory has permitted a migration from the femoral to radial artery access for many interventional procedures while concurrently improving outcomes. As a disruptive technology, transradial access has been associated with several controversies including a dichotomous relationship with femoral access. Areas covered: Several different patient subsets along with perceived technical challenges in interventional cardiology are reviewed with regard to the issue of access site...
July 27, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720200/influence-of-erythrocyte-aggregation-on-radial-migration-of-platelet-sized-spherical-particles-in-shear-flow
#20
Cyrille Guilbert, Boris Chayer, Louise Allard, François T H Yu, Guy Cloutier
Blood platelets when activated are involved in the mechanisms of hemostasis and thrombosis, and their migration toward injured vascular endothelium necessitates interaction with red blood cells (RBCs). Rheology co-factors such as a high hematocrit and a high shear rate are known to promote platelet mass transport toward the vessel wall. Hemodynamic conditions promoting RBC aggregation may also favor platelet migration, particularly in the venous system at low shear rates. The aim of this study was to confirm experimentally the impact of RBC aggregation on platelet-sized micro particle migration in a Couette flow apparatus...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
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