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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107558/esrp1-mutations-cause-hearing-loss-due-to-defects-in-alternative-splicing-that-disrupt-cochlear-development
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Alex M Rohacek, Thomas W Bebee, Richard K Tilton, Caleb M Radens, Chris McDermott-Roe, Natoya Peart, Maninder Kaur, Michael Zaykaner, Benjamin Cieply, Kiran Musunuru, Yoseph Barash, John A Germiller, Ian D Krantz, Russ P Carstens, Douglas J Epstein
Alternative splicing contributes to gene expression dynamics in many tissues, yet its role in auditory development remains unclear. We performed whole-exome sequencing in individuals with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and identified pathogenic mutations in Epithelial Splicing-Regulatory Protein 1 (ESRP1). Patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells showed alternative splicing defects that were restored upon repair of an ESRP1 mutant allele. To determine how ESRP1 mutations cause hearing loss, we evaluated Esrp1(-/-) mouse embryos and uncovered alterations in cochlear morphogenesis, auditory hair cell differentiation, and cell fate specification...
November 6, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069444/grain-yield-and-quality-responses-of-wheat-expressing-a-barley-sucrose-transporter-to-combined-climate-change-factors
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Heiko Weichert, Petra Högy, Isabel Mora-Ramirez, Jörg Fuchs, Kai Eggert, Peter Koehler, Winfriede Weschke, Andreas Fangmeier, Hans Weber
Crop yield stability must be ensured under future climate conditions such as elevated CO 2 and high temperatures. We tested 'HOSUT', a winter wheat line expressing a grain-targeted sucrose transporter of barley in response to combinations of CO 2 enrichment, a heat wave, and high nitrogen fertilization. Compared with wild-type Certo, HOSUT had a superior performance for grain yield, aboveground biomass, and ears per plant, obviously due to transgene activity in developing grains and young vegetative sinks. HOSUT grains were larger and contained more endosperm cells...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058774/mesoderm-specific-transcript-localization-in-the-er-and-er-lipid-droplet-interface-supports-a-role-in-adipocyte-hypertrophy
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Igor Prudovsky, Rea P Anunciado-Koza, Chester G Jacobs, Doreen Kacer, Matthew E Siviski, Robert A Koza
Highly variable expression of mesoderm specific transcript (Mest) in adipose tissue among genetically homogeneous mice fed an obesogenic diet, and its positive association with fat mass expansion, suggests that Mest is an epigenetic determinant for the development of obesity. Although the mechanisms by which MEST augments fat accumulation in adipocytes have not been elucidated, it has sequence homology and catalytic peptide motifs which suggests that it functions as an epoxide hydrolase or as a glycerol- or acylglycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055244/a-pilot-study-comparing-mechanical-properties-of-tissue-engineered-cartilages-and-various-endogenous-cartilages
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Andrew K Pappa, Sajjad Soleimani, Montserrat Caballero, Alexandra E Halevi, John A van Aalst
BACKGROUND: Mechanical properties of tissue-engineered cartilage and a variety of endogenous cartilage were measured. The main goal was to evaluate if the tissue-engineered cartilage have similar mechanical characteristics to be replaced with rib cartilage in microtia reconstruction. Such study lays the foundation for future human clinical trials for microtia reconstruction. METHOD: Atomic force microscopy and compression testing were used to measure the viscoelasticity of tissue-engineered cartilage (stem cell seeded on Poly lactic co-glycolytic acid nanofibers and Pellet) and endogenous cartilage: conchal bowl, microtic ears, preauricular remnants, and rib...
October 10, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049142/13-93b3-bioactive-glass-a-new-scaffold-for-transplantation-of-stem-cell-derived-chondrocytes
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Kivanc Gunhan, Serkan Bariskan, Uzdan Uz, Seda Vatansever, Mujde Kivanc
Research using animal models gives human trials hope for recovery in many fields of regenerative medicine, although they are sometimes poor predictors for human experiences. Our goal was to investigate whether rat chondrocytes, differentiated from adipose-derived stem cells, could be transplanted using a new, easily shaped, bioactive glass scaffold, and to show the immunohistochemical results. Intraperitoneal and retroperitoneal adipose tissue was extracted from 6 male Wistar albino type rats. The fatty tissue samples were fragmented and incubated...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038460/a-novel-immunohistochemical-score-to-predict-early-mortality-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patients-based-on-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-expression
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Abhishek Mangaonkar, Ashis Kumar Mondal, Sadanand Fulzule, Chetan Pundkar, Eun Jeong Park, Anand Jillella, Vamsi Kota, Hongyan Xu, Natasha M Savage, Huidong Shi, David Munn, Ravindra Kolhe
Indoleamine 2,3 dioxygenase-1 (IDO-1) is an enzyme in the kynurenine pathway which augments tumor-induced immune tolerance. Previous studies in childhood acute myeloid leukemia (AML) have shown a negative correlation of IDO-1 mRNA expression with outcomes. The aim of our study was to develop a practical and objective immunohistochemical technique to quantify IDO-1 expression on diagnostic bone marrow biopsies of AML patients in order to facilitate its use in routine clinical practice. IDO-1 mRNA was extracted from diagnostic bone marrow specimens from 29 AML patients...
October 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037987/rna-methylation-regulates-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cell-development
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Jason Ear, Shuo Lin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 20, 2017: Journal of Genetics and Genomics, Yi Chuan Xue Bao
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988244/evolution-of-sound-source-localization-circuits-in-the-nonmammalian-vertebrate-brainstem
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Peggy L Walton, Jakob Christensen-Dalsgaard, Catherine E Carr
The earliest vertebrate ears likely subserved a gravistatic function for orientation in the aquatic environment. However, in addition to detecting acceleration created by the animal's own movements, the otolithic end organs that detect linear acceleration would have responded to particle movement created by external sources. The potential to identify and localize these external sources may have been a major selection force in the evolution of the early vertebrate ear and in the processing of sound in the central nervous system...
2017: Brain, Behavior and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973660/high-susceptibility-of-lrig1-sebaceous-stem-cells-to-tcdd-in-mice
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F Fontao, L Barnes, G Kaya, J H Saurat, O Sorg
We have previously shown that CYP1A1 was highly induced for a long period of time in a patient who had been poisoned by 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), a compound known to activate the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR). During that period of time no sebaceous glands could be observed in the skin of this patient. In the present study, starting from observations in the patient exposed to TCDD, we analysed the seboatrophy induced by dioxins in mice. We observed a very different pattern of AhR and CYP1A1 immunostaining in skin biopsies of the patient...
August 30, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971562/aging-adult-porcine-fibroblasts-can-support-nuclear-transfer-and-transcription-factor-mediated-reprogramming
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Xia Li, Pengfei Zhang, Shaoshuai Jiang, Biao Ding, Xiaoyuan Zuo, Yunsheng Li, Zubing Cao, Yunhai Zhang
Somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) technology are two classical reprogramming methods. Donor cell types can affect the reprogramming results in the above two methods. We here used porcine embryonic fibroblasts (PEFs) and adult porcine ear skin fibroblasts (APEFs) and adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) as donor cells for SCNT and source cells for iPSCs to study their in vitro developmental capability and colony-formation efficiency, respectively. For SCNT, fusion and cleavage rate has no significant difference among PEFs, ADSCs and APEFs...
October 3, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952134/molecular-mechanisms-underlying-gliomas-and-glioblastoma-pathogenesis-revealed-by-bioinformatics-analysis-of-microarray-data
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Basavaraj Vastrad, Chanabasayya Vastrad, Ashok Godavarthi, Raghu Chandrashekar
The aim of this study was to identify key genes associated with gliomas and glioblastoma and to explore the related signaling pathways. Gene expression profiles of three glioma stem cell line samples, three normal astrocyte samples, three astrocyte overexpressing 4 iPSC-inducing and oncogenic factors (myc(T58A), OCT-4, p53DD, and H-Ras(G12V)) samples, three astrocyte overexpressing 7 iPSC-inducing and oncogenic factors (OCT4, H-Ras(G12V), myc(T58A), p53DD, cyclin D1, CDK4(RC24) and hTERT) samples and three glioblastoma cell line samples were downloaded from the ArrayExpress database (accession: E-MTAB-4771)...
September 26, 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946717/effects-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-on-the-survival-of-rabbit-ear-composite-grafts
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Chae Min Kim, Joo Hyun Oh, Yeo Reum Jeon, Eun Hye Kang, Dae Hyun Lew
BACKGROUND: Composite grafts are frequently used for facial reconstruction. However, the unpredictability of the results and difficulties with large defects are disadvantages. Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) express several cytokines, and increase the survival of random flaps and fat grafts owing to their angiogenic potential. METHODS: This study investigated composite graft survival after ADSC injection. Circular chondrocutaneous composite tissues, 2 cm in diameter, from 15 New Zealand white rabbits were used...
September 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938423/igfbp4-is-required-for-adipogenesis-and-influences-the-distribution-of-adipose-depots
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David E Maridas, Victoria E DeMambro, Phuong T Le, Subburaman Mohan, Clifford J Rosen
Insulinlike growth factor (IGF) I induces adipogenesis in vitro. IGF-binding protein 4 (IGFBP4) is highly expressed in adipocytes and osteoblasts and is inhibitory of IGFs in vitro. We previously reported that Igfbp4 null mice (Igfbp4-/-) had decreased fat proportions at 8 and 16 weeks of age. However, the mechanism leading to the reduced adiposity remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to elucidate how IGFBP4 mediates adipose tissue development in vivo. Our results showed that inguinal and gonadal white adipose tissue (gWAT) from Igfbp4-/- mice had decreased weights and Pparγ expression...
October 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931161/probing-behavior-of-dichelops-furcatus-f-heteroptera-pentatomidae-on-wheat-plants-characterized-by-electropenetrography-epg-and-histological-studies
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Tiago Lucini, Antônio Ricardo Panizzi
The stink bug Dichelops furcatus (F.) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) has increased in abundance in recent years on the wheat, Triticum aestivum L., crop cultivated in the southern region of Brazil. To investigate the probing (stylet penetration) behaviors and nonprobing behaviors of D. furcatus on wheat plants, the electrical penetration graph or electropenetrography (EPG) technique was applied. Nine EPG waveforms (types/subtypes) were identified and described on stem and on ear head of wheat plants, as follows: Z, Np, Df1a, Df1b, Df2, Df3a, Df3b, Df4a, and Df4b...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922323/face-graft-scaffold-production-in-a-rat-model
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Jérôme Duisit, Hadrien Amiel, Giuseppe Orlando, Adeline Dedriche, Catherine Behets, Pierre Gianello, Benoît Lengelé
BACKGROUND: As a route towards face bioengineering, our group previously reported the production of a complete scaffold production by perfusion-decellularization of a porcine ear subunit graft and partial recellularization. In order to extend the scaffold to the whole face and to down-scale it, we applied our findings to a rodent hemi-facial graft model. METHODS: After euthanasia, seven full-thickness rat hemi-face grafts were harvested with the CCA and the EJV as pedicle, and cannulated...
September 14, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906326/tissue-engineering-strategies-for-auricular-reconstruction
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Michael J Schroeder, Mark S Lloyd
Simulating natural characteristics and aesthetics in reconstructed ears has provided a complex 3-dimensional puzzle for those treating patients with microtia. Costochondral grafts remain the gold standard for autologous reconstruction. However, other options such as Medpor and prosthetics are indicated depending on patient circumstances and personal choice. Research into tissue engineering offers an alternative method to a traditional surgical approach that may reduce donor-site morbidity. However, tissue engineering for microtia reconstruction brings new challenges such as cell sourcing, promotion of chondrogenesis, scaffold vascularization, and prevention of scaffold contraction...
November 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875515/osteogenesis-for-postoperative-temporal-bone-defects-using-human-ear-adipose-derived-stromal-cells-and-tissue-engineering-an-animal-model-study
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Yeon Ju Kim, Seung Gu Park, Beomyong Shin, Jangho Kim, Seung Won Kim, Oak-Sung Choo, Xiang Yun Yin, Byoung Hyun Min, Yun-Hoon Choung
Mastoidectomy, the removal of infected mastoid bones, is a common surgical procedure for the treatment of chronic otitis media. Persistent and recurrent otorrhea and accumulation of keratin debris following open cavity mastoidectomy are still bothersome issues for both patients and otologists. In this study, we used human ear adipose-derived stromal cells (hEASCs) in combination with polycaprolactone (PCL) scaffolds and osteogenic differentiation medium (ODM) to regenerate temporal bone defects. The hEASCs showed stem cell phenotypes, and these characteristics were maintained up to passage 5...
December 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864419/epiphycan-is-specifically-expressed-in-cochlear-supporting-cells-and-is-necessary-for-normal-hearing
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Yukiko Hanada, Yukiko Nakamura, Yusuke Ishida, Yasumitsu Takimoto, Manabu Taniguchi, Yoshiyuki Ozono, Yoshihisa Koyama, Tetsuo Morihana, Takao Imai, Yumi Ota, Takashi Sato, Hidenori Inohara, Shoichi Shimada
The study of inner ear specific transcripts has revealed novel information about hereditary hearing loss and a mechanism of normal hearing. In this study, by analyzing a published cDNA library, we focused on Epiphycan (Epyc), a member of the small leucine-rich repeat proteoglycan family, whose transcript is enriched in the inner ear. Epyc mRNA was expressed abundantly and specifically in adult mice cochleae and was localized in supporting cells within the organ of Corti of both neonatal and adult mice. To examine the function of Epyc, we generated Epyc knockout (KO) mice using the CRISPR/Cas9 system...
October 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821457/spontaneous-mutation-of-dock7-results-in-lower-trabecular-bone-mass-and-impaired-periosteal-expansion-in-aged-female-misty-mice
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Phuong T Le, Kathleen A Bishop, David E Maridas, Katherine J Motyl, Daniel J Brooks, Kenichi Nagano, Roland Baron, Mary L Bouxsein, Clifford J Rosen
Misty mice (m/m) have a loss of function mutation in Dock7 gene, a guanine nucleotide exchange factor, resulting in low bone mineral density, uncoupled bone remodeling and reduced bone formation. Dock7 has been identified as a modulator of osteoblast number and in vitro osteogenic differentiation in calvarial osteoblast culture. In addition, m/m exhibit reduced preformed brown adipose tissue innervation and temperature as well as compensatory increase in beige adipocyte markers. While the low bone mineral density phenotype is in part due to higher sympathetic nervous system (SNS) drive in young mice, it is unclear what effect aging would have in mice homozygous for the mutation in the Dock7 gene...
December 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814279/musashi-1-is-the-candidate-of-the-regulator-of-hair-cell-progenitors-during-inner-ear-regeneration
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Takahiro Wakasaki, Hiroaki Niiro, Siamak Jabbarzadeh-Tabrizi, Mitsuru Ohashi, Takashi Kimitsuki, Takashi Nakagawa, Shizuo Komune, Koichi Akashi
BACKGROUND: Hair cell loss in the cochlea is caused by ototoxic drugs, aging, and environmental stresses and could potentially lead to devastating pathophysiological effects. In adult mammals, hair cell loss is irreversible and may result in hearing and balance deficits. In contrast, nonmammalian vertebrates, including birds, can regenerate hair cells through differentiation of supporting cells and restore inner ear function, suggesting that hair cell progenitors are present in the population of supporting cells...
August 16, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
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