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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937213/the-structural-basis-of-polydopamine-film-formation-probing-5-6-dihydroxyindole-based-eumelanin-type-units-and-the-porphyrin-issue
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Maria Laura Alfieri, Raffaella Micillo, Lucia Panzella, Orlando Crescenzi, Stefano Luigi Luigi Oscurato, Pasqualino Maddalena, Alessandra Napolitano, Vincent Ball, Marco d'Ischia
The role of 5,6-dihydroxyindole (DHI)-based oligomers, including porphyrin-like tetramers, in polydopamine (PDA) film formation was addressed by a comparative structural investigation against model polymers from DHI and its 2,7'-dimer. MALDI-MS data showed that: a) PDA is structurally different from DHI melanin and does not contain species compatible with DHI-based oligomers as primary building blocks; b) PDA films and precipitate display a single main peak at m/z 402 in common; c) no species matching the range of m/z values expected for cyclic porphyrin-type tetramers was detected in DHI melanin produced in the presence or in the absence of folic acid (FA) as templating agent, nor by oxidation of the 2,7'-dimer of DHI as putative precursor...
September 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936291/casein-phosphopeptide-amorphous-calcium-phosphate-effects-on-brackets-shear-bond-strength-and-enamel-damage
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Roya Naseh, Farnoosh Fallahzadeh, Mohammad Atai, Omid Mortezai, Raheleh Setayeshrad
BACKGROUND: The aim of study was to evaluate the application of casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP) and fluoride regarding their effect on the shear bond strength (SBS), bond failure pattern of brackets using the adhesive remnant index (ARI) and assessing the quality of enamel surface using the enamel damage index (EDI). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty extracted premolar teeth were randomly divided into four groups regarding pretreatment application of CPP-ACP and fluoride...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935121/treatment-of-acute-ocular-chemical-burns
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REVIEW
Namrata Sharma, Manpreet Kaur, Tushar Agarwal, Virender S Sangwan, Rasik B Vajpayee
Ocular chemical burns are an ophthalmic emergency and are responsible for 11.5% to 22.1% of ocular injuries. Immediate copious irrigation is universally recommended in acute ocular burns to remove the offending agent and minimize damage. Conventional medical therapy consists of the use of agents that promote epithelialization, minimize inflammation, and prevent cicatricial complications. Biological fluids such as autologous serum, umbilical cord blood serum, platelet-rich plasma, and amniotic membrane suspension are a rich source of growth factors and promote healing when used as adjuncts to conventional therapy...
September 18, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934541/contact-dermatitis-reaction-to-2-octyl-cyanoacrylate-following-3-orthopedic-procedures
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Nicholas H Lake, Brian T Barlow, James E Toledano, Johannah Valentine, Lucas S McDonald
Two-octyl cyanoacrylate is a popular skin adhesive used for closing surgical incisions. Since Food and Drug Administration approval in 1998, the few reports of adverse reactions following its use have primarily been limited to the nonorthopedic literature. The authors present a case series of contact dermatitis associated with 2-octyl cyanoacrylate following orthopedic surgery and a review of the literature on the diagnosis and treatment of this complication. All 3 patients presented with blistering around their incisions within 2 weeks of surgery and responded to treatment involving removal of the offending agent and use of oral diphenhydramine and hydroxyzine and topical triamcinolone...
September 21, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934123/the-innate-and-adaptive-immune-system-as-targets-for-biologic-therapies-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Grainne Holleran, Loris Lopetuso, Valentina Petito, Cristina Graziani, Gianluca Ianiro, Deirdre McNamara, Antonio Gasbarrini, Franco Scaldaferri
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an immune-mediated inflammatory condition causing inflammation of gastrointestinal and systemic cells, with an increasing prevalence worldwide. Many factors are known to trigger and maintain inflammation in IBD including the innate and adaptive immune systems, genetics, the gastrointestinal microbiome and several environmental factors. Our knowledge of the involvement of the immune system in the pathophysiology of IBD has advanced rapidly over the last two decades, leading to the development of several immune-targeted treatments with a biological source, known as biologic agents...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933732/the-bioactivity-and-photocatalytic-properties-of-titania-nanotube-coatings-produced-with-the-use-of-the-low-potential-anodization-of-ti6al4v-alloy-surface
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Aleksandra Radtke, Adrian Topolski, Tomasz Jędrzejewski, Wiesław Kozak, Beata Sadowska, Marzena Więckowska-Szakiel, Magdalena Szubka, Ewa Talik, Lars Pleth Nielsen, Piotr Piszczek
Titania nanotube (TNT) coatings were produced using low-potential anodic oxidation of Ti6Al4V substrates in the potential range 3-20 V. They were analysed by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The wettability was estimated by measuring the contact angle when applying water droplets. The bioactivity of the TNT coatings was established on the basis of the biointegration assay (L929 murine fibroblasts adhesion and proliferation) and antibacterial tests against Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 29213)...
July 26, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933216/dexamethasone-attenuates-the-enhanced-rewarding-effects-of-cocaine-following-experimental-traumatic-brain-injury
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Steven F Merkel, Allison M Andrews, Evan M Lutton, Roshanak Razmpour, Lee Anne Cannella, Servio H Ramirez
Clinical studies have identified traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a risk factor for the development of cocaine dependence. This claim is supported by our recent preclinical studies showing enhancement of the rewarding effects of cocaine in mice sustaining moderate controlled cortical impact (CCI) injury during adolescence. Here we test the efficacy of dexamethasone, an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid, to attenuate augmentation of the behavioral response to cocaine observed in CCI-TBI animals using the conditioned place preference (CPP) assay...
July 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932151/influence-of-irrigating-agents-on-fiber-postpush-out-bond-strength-to-radicular-dentin-sections-with-the-different-adhesive-system
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Satheesh B Haralur, Asim Nasser A Alasabi, Sultan A Abohathrah Al Qahtani, Saeed Musleh S Alqahtani
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of irrigating agents on push-out bond strength of resin postcemented with various adhesive systems at different radicular dentin sections. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty single-rooted premolar teeth were root canal treated, subsequently decorated at cementoenamel junction. The endodontic postspace was irrigated with 5.25% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) and 17% ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) for Group A (n = 30) and Group B (n = 30), respectively...
July 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931539/detachment-induced-e-cadherin-expression-promotes-3d-tumor-spheroid-formation-but-inhibits-tumor-formation-and-metastasis-of-lung-cancer-cells
#9
Phattrakorn Powan, Sudjit Luanpitpong, Xiaoqing He, Yon Rojanasakul, Pithi Chanvorachote
The interconversion between epithelial and mesenchymal is proposed to be a key machinery responsible for metastasis-related deaths. Likewise, cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been proposed to be a key driver of tumor metastasis. However, the linkage between the two events and their control mechanisms are unclear. We used a 3D tumor spheroid assay and other CSC-indicating assays to investigate the role of E-cadherin in CSC regulation and its association to epithelial to mesenchymal transition in lung cancer cells...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929793/stainless-steel-and-polyethylene-surfaces-functionalized-with-silver-nanoparticles
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José Fq Fialho, Emiliane Aa Naves, Patrícia C Bernardes, Deusmaque C Ferreira, Letícia D Dos Anjos, Rogério V Gelamo, João Pn de Sá, Nélio J de Andrade
The antimicrobial effects of a stainless steel surface and a polyethylene surface functionalized with silver nanoparticles on the adhesion of different bacteria and the changes in physical and chemical characteristics of these surfaces that influence biofilm formation were evaluated. The functionalized surfaces of polyethylene and stainless steel were more hydrophobic than the control ones. The bacterial surfaces were hydrophilic. The adhesion of all bacteria was thermodynamically favorable (ΔGadhesion<0) on all surfaces functionalized and control...
January 1, 2017: Food Science and Technology International, Ciencia y Tecnología de Los Alimentos Internacional
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927922/retrospective-clinical-evaluation-of-ceramic-onlays-placed-by-dental-students
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Jennifer J Archibald, Gildo Coelho Santos, Maria Jacinta Moraes Coelho Santos
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Indirect restorations with partial or complete occlusal surface coverage have been recommended to restore teeth with weakened walls in order to prevent cusp fracture. The success of these restorations when performed by dental students is unknown. PURPOSE: The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the clinical performance of adhesively bonded ceramic onlay restorations placed by third- and fourth-year dental students. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty-five ceramic onlays were placed in patients between 2009 and 2015...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927608/preparation-and-characterizations-of-a-chitosan-based-medium-density-fiberboard-adhesive-with-high-bonding-strength-and-water-resistance
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Xiaodi Ji, Bin Li, Bingnan Yuan, Minghui Guo
An efficient method was developed for preparing medium-density fiberboard (MDF) adhesives with high performance, using chitosan as the main component and glutaraldehyde as a crosslinking agent. The effects of glutaraldehyde content on the bonding strength and water resistance were investigated. The results indicated that the optimum internal bonding strength (IB, 1.22MPa), modulus of elasticity (MOE, 3162.69MPa), modulus of rupture (MOR, 29.10MPa), water absorption (WA, 22.23%) and thickness swell (TS, 26.17%) of the MDF complied with the requirement of the Chinese national standard for MDF...
November 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923539/efficient-vegf-targeting-delivery-of-dox-using-bevacizumab-conjugated-sio2-ldh-for-anti-neuroblastoma-therapy
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Rongrong Zhu, Zhaoqi Wang, Peng Liang, Xiaolie He, Xizhen Zhuang, Ruiqi Huang, Mei Wang, Qigang Wang, Yechang Qian, Shilong Wang
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays an important role in angiogenesis and is highly expressed in carcinoma, which make it an important target for tumor targeting therapy. Neuroblastoma is the main cause for cancer-related death in children. Like most solid tumors, it is also accompanied with the overexpression of VEGF. Doxorubicin Hydrochloride (DOX), a typical chemotherapeutic agent, exhibits efficient anticancer activities for various cancers. However, DOX, without targeting ability, usually causes severe damage to normal tissues...
September 15, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922840/quantification-of-agrobacterium-tumefaciens-c58-attachment-to-arabidopsis-thaliana-roots
#14
Anna Petrovicheva, Jessica Joyner, Theodore R Muth
Agrobacterium tumefaciens is the causal agent of crown gall disease and is a vector for DNA transfer in transgenic plants. The transformation process by A. tumefaciens has been widely studied, but the attachment stage has not been well characterized. Most measurements of attachment have used microscopy and colony counting, both of which are labor and time intensive. To reduce the time and effort required to analyze bacteria attaching to plant tissues, we developed a quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) assay to quantify attached A...
October 2, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922716/quaternary-ammonium-groups-modified-starch-microspheres-for-instant-hemorrhage-control
#15
Fangping Chen, Xiaoyan Cao, Junxia Yu, Huantong Su, Shuda Wei, Hua Hong, Changsheng Liu
Instant rapid hemostasis is crucial not only for decreasing mortality in these conditions, but also for optimal recovery. The hemostatic agents on the market suffer from inefficiency hemostasis, nondegradability, high cost and potential safety issues. It is necessary to develop a hemostatic agent with rapid hemostatic performance, potent biodegradation and improved biocompatibility. The aim of this work was to develop a novel type of cationic modified starch microspheres (CS) and investigate its hemostatic performance...
August 24, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922615/the-impact-of-incorporating-antimicrobials-into-implant-surfaces
#16
N J Hickok, I M Shapiro, A F Chen
With the increase in numbers of joint replacements, spinal surgeries, and dental implantations, there is an urgent need to combat implant-associated infection. In addition to stringent sterile techniques, an efficacious way to prevent this destructive complication is to create new implants with antimicrobial properties. Specifically, these implants must be active in the dental implant environment where the implant is bathed in the glycoprotein-rich salivary fluids that enhance bacterial adhesion, and propagation, and biofilm formation...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920928/targeting-tumor-multicellular-aggregation-through-igpr-1-inhibits-colon-cancer-growth-and-improves-chemotherapy
#17
N Woolf, B E Pearson, P A Bondzie, R D Meyer, M Lavaei, A C Belkina, V Chitalia, N Rahimi
Adhesion to extracellular matrix (ECM) is crucially important for survival of normal epithelial cells as detachment from ECM triggers specific apoptosis known as anoikis. As tumor cells lose the requirement for anchorage to ECM, they rely on cell-cell adhesion 'multicellular aggregation' for survival. Multicellular aggregation of tumor cells also significantly determines the sensitivity of tumor cells to the cytotoxic effects of chemotherapeutics. In this report, we demonstrate that expression of immunoglobulin containing and proline-rich receptor-1 (IGPR-1) is upregulated in human primary colon cancer...
September 18, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920714/expansible-thermal-gelling-foam-aerosol-for-vaginal-drug-delivery
#18
Liling Mei, Jintian Chen, Siqin Yu, Ying Huang, Yecheng Xie, Hui Wang, Xin Pan, Chuanbin Wu
Vaginal delivery of antimicrobial drugs is the most effective method for the local treatment of the vaginal infections. However, current vaginal drug delivery systems (VDDS), including gel, lotion, aerosol and cream, are suffering from low penetration in the deep vaginal rugae and easy elimination by self-cleaning of vaginal canal. To address these issues, a foam aerosol based on the thermal transformation was designed to improve penetration efficiency and achieve the extended retention. The expansible thermal gelling foam aerosol (ETGFA) consisting of thermal sensitive matrix, silver nanoparticle, adhesive agent and propellant, was optimized by evaluations of precursor viscosity, foam expansion, thermal gelation, gel adhesiveness, antimicrobial effects and tissue irritation...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919455/is-there-a-role-for-il-17-in-the-pathogenesis-of-systemic-sclerosis
#19
REVIEW
Carlo Chizzolini, Aleksandra Maria Dufour, Nicolò Costantino Brembilla
In systemic sclerosis (SSc) immuno-inflammatory events are central to disease development. Amongst other mediators of inflammation, interleukin 17 (IL-17) and Th17 cells have been reported to be increased in the peripheral blood and target organs including involved skin in SSc. They participate and amplify inflammatory responses by inducing the production of cytokines such as IL-6, chemokines such as CCL2 and CXCL8 (IL-8), matrix metalloproteinases-1, -2, -9 and the expression of adhesion molecules in stromal cells including fibroblasts and endothelial cells...
September 15, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916464/adhesion-procedure-for-cad-cam-resin-crown-bonding-reduction-of-bond-strengths-due-to-artificial-saliva-contamination
#20
Asuka Kawaguchi-Uemura, Atsushi Mine, Mariko Matsumoto, Yuko Tajiri, Mami Higashi, Tomoshige Kabetani, Ryosuke Hagino, Dai Imai, Takuya Minamino, Jiro Miura, Hirofumi Yatani
PURPOSE: The present study aimed to elucidate how saliva contamination affects microtensile bond strength of resin cement to CAD/CAM resin blocks and identify a decontamination method that can restore original bond strength. METHODS: The KATANA AVENCIA block (Kuraray Noritake Dental) was sandblasted on the adherend surface (P-Co group). Then, the block was contaminated with artificial saliva (Saliveht Aerosol, Teijin). Air dry (N-Co), sandblasting (Sb) and phosphate acid cleaning (AT) groups were prepared...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
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