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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095050/the-expressions-of-klotho-family-genes-in-human-ocular-tissues-and-in-anterior-lens-capsules-of-age-related-cataract
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Yu Zhang, Liya Wang, Zhong Wu, Xiaolin Yu, Xiaofeng Du, Xiaohua Li
PURPOSE: Klotho genes are expressed in limited tissues and have been found to be a pathogenic factor of age-related diseases in mammals, but their expressions and functions in human eyes are yet to be defined. This study was performed to investigate the expression of Klotho family genes in human ocular tissues and anterior lens capsules of age-related cataract. METHODS: Individual tissues were isolated from human eyeballs collected from Henan Eye Bank. Human anterior lens capsules were collected from cortical cataract patients during phacoemulsification with the informed consent...
January 17, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092513/automatic-nuclear-segmentation-using-multi-scale-radial-line-scanning-with-dynamic-programming
#2
Hongming Xu, Cheng Lu, Richard Berendt, Naresh Jha, Mrinal Mandal
In the diagnosis of various cancers by analyzing histological images, automatic nuclear segmentation is an important step. However, nuclear segmentation is a difficult problem because of overlapping nuclei, inhomogeneous staining, and presence of noisy pixels and other tissue components. In this paper, we present an automatic technique for nuclear segmentation in skin histological images. The proposed technique first applies a bank of generalized Laplacian of Gaussian (gLoG) kernels to detect nuclear seeds...
January 9, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081512/association-between-herpes-simplex-virus-types-1-and-2-with-cardiac-myxoma
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Maryam Sotoudeh Anvari, Moud Sabagh, Hamidreza Goodarzynejad, Shayan Ziaei, Mohammad Ali Boroumand, Leyla Pourgholi, Yaser Jenab, Kyomars Abbasi
Most cases of atrial myxoma are sporadic, and the exact etiology is unknown. We examined if herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1 and HSV-2 antigens and/or DNA could be detected in a cohort of Iranian patients with cardiac myxomas. From July 2004 to June 2014, among a total of 36,703 patients undergoing open heart surgeries, consecutive patients with cardiac myxoma who were treated by surgical excision at our center included in this study. Of 73 patients studied, 56% were female with a mean age of 54 years (ranging from 23 to 77 years)...
January 3, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069281/-effect-of-donor-graft-characteristics-on-clinical-outcomes-in-descemet-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty-dsaek
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G Ho Wang Yin, M Sampo, S Soare, L Hoffart
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of our study was to evaluate the progression of lamellar corneal grafts after endothelial keratoplasty by Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) and the effect of their characteristics on the clinical and functional results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective study in which 74 patients who had undergone endothelial keratoplasty by DSAEK were included. The corneal grafts were obtained from a French tissue bank and were delivered in a preservation medium containing a deturgescent agent (Corneajet(®) or Stemalpha 3(®))...
January 6, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069181/recommendations-for-practices-utilizing-gestational-carriers-a-committee-opinion
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(no author information available yet)
This document provides the latest recommendations for evaluation of gestational carriers and intended parents. It incorporates recent information from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Food and Drug Administration, and the American Association of Tissue Banks, with which all programs offering gestational carrier services must be thoroughly familiar. This document replaces the previous document of the same name, last published in 2015 (Fertil Steril 2015; 103:e1-8).
January 6, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060077/ethical-issues-in-transnational-eye-banking
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Dominique E Martin, Richard Kelly, Gary L A Jones, Heather Machin, Graeme A Pollock
PURPOSE: To review ethical issues that may arise in the setting of transnational eye banking activities, such as when exporting or importing corneal tissue for transplantation. METHODS: A principle-based normative analysis of potential common dilemmas in transnational eye banking activities was performed. RESULTS: Transnational activities in eye banking, like those in other fields involving procurement and use of medical products of human origin, may present a number of ethical issues for policy makers and professionals...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058525/the-visual-assessment-of-broth-cultures-for-tissue-bank-samples
#7
Kerry Varettas
The bioburden screening process of allograft musculoskeletal tissue samples received at the South Eastern Area Laboratory Services includes the routine use of solid agar and cooked meat (CM) broth media. CM has been routinely sub-cultured onto solid agar plates after aerobic incubation at 35 °C. This study will evaluate whether a visual assessment of CM can replace sub-culture by an in vitro inoculation and a prospective study. Eight challenge organisms were serially diluted and inoculated into CM. The average inoculum of 0...
January 5, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052061/integrated-genomic-characterization-of-oesophageal-carcinoma
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(no author information available yet)
Oesophageal cancers are prominent worldwide; however, there are few targeted therapies and survival rates for these cancers remain dismal. Here we performed a comprehensive molecular analysis of 164 carcinomas of the oesophagus derived from Western and Eastern populations. Beyond known histopathological and epidemiologic distinctions, molecular features differentiated oesophageal squamous cell carcinomas from oesophageal adenocarcinomas. Oesophageal squamous cell carcinomas resembled squamous carcinomas of other organs more than they did oesophageal adenocarcinomas...
January 4, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049891/development-of-cellular-and-tissue-based-products-for-retinal-regenerative-medicine
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Fumitaka Osakada
 Since the discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) generation, much progress has been made in the fields of medical and pharmaceutical research, such as cell transplantation therapy. We have generated retinal cells and tissues, including retinal pigment epithelia (RPE), from human iPSCs. The ability to produce iPSCs from patients allows for autologous transplantation without causing immune rejection. The autologous transplantation of iPSC-derived retinal pigment epithelial sheets to a patient with age-related macular degeneration was carried out in Japan in 2014 as a first-in-human clinical study...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048550/su-f-t-481-physics-evaluation-of-a-newly-released-incise%C3%A2-multileaf-collimator-for-cyberknife-m6%C3%A2-system
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L Wang, E Chin, A Lo
PURPOSE: This work reports the results of the physics evaluation of a newly released InCise™2 Multileaf Collimator (MLC) installed in our institution. METHODS: Beam property data was measured with unshielded diode and EBT2 films. The measurements included MLC leaf transmission, beam profiles, output factors and tissue-phantom ratios. MLC performance was evaluated for one month after commissioning. Weekly Garden Fence tests were performed for leaf / bank positioning in standard (A/P) and clinically relevant non-standard positions, before and after MLC driving exercises of 10+ minutes...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048349/we-h-bra-04-biological-geometries-for-the-monte-carlo-simulation-toolkit-topasnbio
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A McNamara, J Perl, P Piersimoni, J Ramos-Mendez, B Faddegon, K Held, H Paganetti, J Schuemann
PURPOSE: New advances in radiation therapy are most likely to come from the complex interface of physics, chemistry and biology. Computational simulations offer a powerful tool for quantitatively investigating radiation interactions with biological tissue and can thus help bridge the gap between physics and biology. The aim of TOPAS-nBio is to provide a comprehensive tool to generate advanced radiobiology simulations. METHODS: TOPAS wraps and extends the Geant4 Monte Carlo (MC) simulation toolkit...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045778/a-14-year-audit-and-analysis-of-human-skin-allograft-discards
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Jordan Spradbrow, Matthew Etchells, Robert Cartotto, Alison Halliday, Yulia Lin, Andrew Simor, Raj Visvalingam, Jeannie Callum
The objective of this study was to review the incidence of skin allograft discard and bacterial contamination due to donor bioburden at the Ontario Professional Firefighters Skin Bank over a 14-year period. We sought to determine whether modifications to our prerecovery donor preparation process have been effective in reducing skin bioburden and identify other potential risk factors of allograft contamination. A retrospective review of all skin donors (n = 259) processed from 2002 to 2015 was performed. Multivariate logistic regression was used to determine whether donor-related factors and procurement-related factors were significantly associated with microbial contamination predisinfection and discard secondary to contamination...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039621/establishment-and-characterization-of-caspian-horse-fibroblast-cell-bank-in-iran
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Abdolreza Daneshvar Amoli, Nazanin Mohebali, Parvaneh Farzaneh, Seyed Abolhassan Shahzadeh Fazeli, Laleh Nikfarjam, Sepideh Ashouri Movasagh, Zahra Moradmand, Meysam Ganjibakhsh, Ahmad Nasimian, Mehrnaz Izadpanah, Faezeh Vakhshiteh, Neda Sadat Gohari, Najmeh Sadat Masoudi, Maryam Farghadan, Shiva Mohamadi Moghanjoghi, Masoud Khalili, Kourosh J Khaledi
Caspian horse, a rare horse breed found in 1965 by Louise Firouz in northern Iran, is a small horse which is reported to be in danger of extinction in its original homeland. There seems to be a great need to prevent extinction of this valuable horse. In this study, 51 fibroblast cell lines from Caspian horse ear marginal tissue were successfully established by sampling 60 horses using primary explant technique. Cells were authenticated and growth curve was plotted. According to results obtained, population doubling time (PDT) was calculated 23 ± 0...
December 30, 2016: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039550/application-of-a-three-dimensional-graft-of-autologous-osteodifferentiated-adipose-stem-cells-in-patients-undergoing-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-clinical-proof-of-concept
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E Fomekong, D Dufrane, B Vande Berg, W André, N Aouassar, S Veriter, C Raftopoulos
BACKGROUND: The authors applied a scaffold-free osteogenic three-dimensional (3D) graft made of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (AMSCs) in patients undergoing minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MI-TLIF). METHODS: Three patients (two patients and one patient with 1 and 2 levels, respectively) with degenerative spondylolisthesis underwent MI-TLIF with 3D graft made of AMSCs. To obtain the AMSCs, fatty tissue was collected from the abdomen by lipoaspiration and differentiated afterwards in our Cell/Tissue bank...
December 30, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033432/association-between-endothelial-cell-density-and-transplant-suitability-of-corneal-tissue-with-type-1-and-type-2-diabetes
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Jordan A Margo, Wuqaas M Munir, Clayton H Brown, Caroline K Hoover
Importance: The rate of types 1 and 2 diabetes in the United States is increasing. The effect of diabetes on corneal donor tissue is unknown. Objectives: To determine the association between endothelial cell density and suitability for transplantation in cornea donors with type 1 or 2 diabetes and determine the effect of diabetes on technician-induced endothelial damage during cornea donor tissue processing. Design, Setting, and Participants: Donor information was obtained from the SightLife Eye Bank for donors from June 1, 2012, to June 30, 2015...
December 29, 2016: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018432/adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-viability-and-differentiating-features-for-orthopaedic-reparative-applications-banking-of-adipose-tissue
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Ilaria Roato, Daniela Alotto, Dimas Carolina Belisario, Stefania Casarin, Mara Fumagalli, Irene Cambieri, Raimondo Piana, Maurizio Stella, Riccardo Ferracini, Carlotta Castagnoli
Osteoarthritis is characterized by loss of articular cartilage also due to reduced chondrogenic activity of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from patients. Adipose tissue is an attractive source of MSCs (ATD-MSCs), representing an effective tool for reparative medicine, particularly for treatment of osteoarthritis, due to their chondrogenic and osteogenic differentiation capability. The treatment of symptomatic knee arthritis with ATD-MSCs proved effective with a single infusion, but multiple infusions could be also more efficacious...
2016: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017856/a-morphological-and-phylogenetic-investigation-into-divergence-among-sympatric-australian-southern-bull-kelps-durvillaea-potatorum-and-d-amatheiae-sp-nov
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Xénia A Weber, Graham J Edgar, Sam C Banks, Jonathan M Waters, Ceridwen I Fraser
Genetic analyses can reveal a wealth of hitherto undiscovered cryptic biodiversity. For co-occurring and morphologically similar species, the combination of molecular, ecological and morphological analyses provides an excellent opportunity for understanding some of the processes that can lead to divergence and speciation. The Australian endemic brown macroalga Durvillaea potatorum (Phaeophyceae) was examined with a combination of genetic and morphological approaches to confirm the presence of two separate species and to infer the processes that led to their divergence...
December 23, 2016: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012848/detection-of-sessile-serrated-adenomas-in-proximal-colon-using-wide-field-fluorescence-endoscopy
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Bishnu P Joshi, Zhenzhen Dai, Zhenghong Gao, Jeong Hoon Lee, Navin Ghimire, Jing Chen, Anoop Prabhu, Erik J Wamsteker, Richard S Kwon, Grace H Elta, Elena M Stoffel, Asha Pant, Tonya Kaltenbach, Roy M Soetikno, Henry D Appelman, Rork Kuick, D Kim Turgeon, Thomas D Wang
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Many cancers in the proximal colon develop via from sessile serrated adenomas (SSAs), which have flat, subtle features that are difficult to detect with conventional white-light colonoscopy. Many SSA cells have the V600E mutation in BRAF. We investigated whether this feature could be used with imaging methods to detect SSAs in patients. METHODS: We used phage display to identify a peptide that binds specifically to SSAs, using subtractive hybridization with HT29 colorectal cancer cells containing the V600E mutation in BRAF and Hs738...
December 21, 2016: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006962/molecular-insights-into-prolyl-and-lysyl-hydroxylation-of-fibrillar-collagens-in-health-and-disease
#19
Rutger A F Gjaltema, Ruud A Bank
Collagen is a macromolecule that has versatile roles in physiology, ranging from structural support to mediating cell signaling. Formation of mature collagen fibrils out of procollagen α-chains requires a variety of enzymes and chaperones in a complex process spanning both intracellular and extracellular post-translational modifications. These processes include modifications of amino acids, folding of procollagen α-chains into a triple-helical configuration and subsequent stabilization, facilitation of transportation out of the cell, cleavage of propeptides, aggregation, cross-link formation, and finally the formation of mature fibrils...
December 23, 2016: Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003808/microbiome-selection-could-spur-next-generation-plant-breeding-strategies
#20
Murali Gopal, Alka Gupta
"No plant is an island too…" Plants, though sessile, have developed a unique strategy to counter biotic and abiotic stresses by symbiotically co-evolving with microorganisms and tapping into their genome for this purpose. Soil is the bank of microbial diversity from which a plant selectively sources its microbiome to suit its needs. Besides soil, seeds, which carry the genetic blueprint of plants during trans-generational propagation, are home to diverse microbiota that acts as the principal source of microbial inoculum in crop cultivation...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
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