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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640712/detection-of-wellfleet-bay-virus-antibodies-in-sea-birds-of-the-northeastern-united-states
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Jennifer R Ballard, Randall Mickley, Justin D Brown, Nichola J Hill, Jonathan A Runstadler, Daniel E Clark, Julie C Ellis, Daniel G Mead, John R Fischer
Wellfleet Bay virus (WFBV) is a recently described orthomyxovirus isolated from the tissues of Common Eiders (Somateria mollissima) collected during recurrent mortality events on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA. Coastal Massachusetts is the only location where disease or mortality associated with this virus has been detected in wild birds, and a previous seroprevalence study found a significantly higher frequency of viral exposure in eiders from this location than from other areas sampled in North America. This suggests that coastal Massachusetts is an epicenter of WFBV exposure, but the reason for this is unknown...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636235/stem-cell-based-tooth-and-periodontal-regeneration
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Lei Hu, Yi Liu, Songlin Wang
Currently regeneration of tooth and periodontal damage still remains great challenge. Stem cell-based tissue engineering raised novel therapeutic strategies for tooth and periodontal repair. Stem cells for tooth and periodontal regeneration include dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs), periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs), stem cells from the dental apical papilla (SCAPs), and stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHEDs), dental follicle stem cells (DFSCs), dental epithelial stem cells (DESCs), bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs), adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs), embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)...
June 21, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620303/effect-of-genetic-variability-in-the-cyp4f2-cyp4f11-and-cyp4f12-genes-on-liver-mrna-levels-and-warfarin-response
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J E Zhang, Kathrin Klein, Andrea L Jorgensen, Ben Francis, Ana Alfirevic, Stephane Bourgeois, Panagiotis Deloukas, Ulrich M Zanger, Munir Pirmohamed
Genetic polymorphisms in the gene encoding cytochrome P450 (CYP) 4F2, a vitamin K oxidase, affect stable warfarin dose requirements and time to therapeutic INR. CYP4F2 is part of the CYP4F gene cluster, which is highly polymorphic and exhibits a high degree of linkage disequilibrium, making it difficult to define causal variants. Our objective was to examine the effect of genetic variability in the CYP4F gene cluster on expression of the individual CYP4F genes and warfarin response. mRNA levels of the CYP4F gene cluster were quantified in human liver samples (n = 149) obtained from a well-characterized liver bank and fine mapping of the CYP4F gene cluster encompassing CYP4F2, CYP4F11, and CYP4F12 was performed...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618946/a-comparative-proteomic-analysis-of-bile-for-biomarkers-of-cholangiocarcinoma
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Marut Laohaviroj, Jeremy Potriquet, Xinying Jia, Sutas Suttiprapa, Yaovalux Chamgramol, Chawalit Pairojkul, Paiboon Sithithaworn, Jason Mulvenna, Banchob Sripa
Cholangiocarcinoma is a primary malignant tumor of the bile duct epithelium. Cholangiocarcinoma is usually detected at an advanced stage when successful treatment is no longer possible. As the tumor originates from the bile duct epithelium, bile is an ideal source of tumor biomarkers for cholangiocarcinoma. In this study, we used a quantitative proteomics approach to identify potential tumor-associated proteins in the bile fluid of six cholangiocarcinoma patients. Three different gross-appearance tumor types were used in the analysis: mass-forming type ( n = 2), periductal infiltrating type ( n = 2), and intraductal growth type ( n = 2)...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617822/intronic-snp-in-esr1-encoding-human-estrogen-receptor-alpha-is-associated-with-brain-esr1-mrna-isoform-expression-and-behavioral-traits
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Julia K Pinsonneault, John T Frater, Benjamin Kompa, Roshan Mascarenhas, Danxin Wang, Wolfgang Sadee
Genetic variants of ESR1 have been implicated in multiple diseases, including behavioral disorders, but causative variants remain uncertain. We have searched for regulatory variants affecting ESR1 expression in human brain, measuring allelic ESR1 mRNA expression in human brain tissues with marker SNPs in exon4 representing ESR1-008 (or ESRα-36), and in the 3'UTR of ESR1-203, two main ESR1 isoforms in brain. In prefrontal cortex from subjects with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and controls (n = 35 each; Stanley Foundation brain bank), allelic ESR1 mRNA ratios deviated from unity up to tenfold at the exon4 marker SNP, with large allelic ratios observed primarily in bipolar and schizophrenic subjects...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616151/therapeutic-potential-of-dental-stem-cells
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Elna Paul Chalisserry, Seung Yun Nam, Sang Hyug Park, Sukumaran Anil
Stem cell biology has become an important field in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering therapy since the discovery and characterization of mesenchymal stem cells. Stem cell populations have also been isolated from human dental tissues, including dental pulp stem cells, stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth, stem cells from apical papilla, dental follicle progenitor cells, and periodontal ligament stem cells. Dental stem cells are relatively easily obtainable and exhibit high plasticity and multipotential capabilities...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605496/validation-of-microbiological-testing-in-cardiovascular-tissue-banks-results-of-a-quality-round-trial
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Theo M M H de By, Carl McDonald, Susanne Süßner, Jill Davies, Wee Ling Heng, Ramadan Jashari, Ad J J C Bogers, Pieter Petit
OBJECTIVES: Surgeons needing human cardiovascular tissue for implantation in their patients are confronted with cardiovascular tissue banks that use different methods to identify and decontaminate micro-organisms. To elucidate these differences, we compared the quality of processing methods in 20 tissue banks and 1 reference laboratory. We did this to validate the results for accepting or rejecting tissue. We included the decontamination methods used and the influence of antibiotic cocktails and residues with results and controls...
June 12, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602769/methodology-for-reliable-and-reproducible-cryopreservation-of-human-cervical-tissue
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James M Fox, Rebecca C Wiggins, John W J Moore, Christine Brewer, Alison C Andrew, Fabiola Martin
BACKGROUND: In order to conduct laboratory studies on donated cervical tissue at suitable times an effective and reliable cryopreservation protocol for cervical tissue is required. METHODS: An active freezing approach was devised utilising 10% dimethyl sulfoxide in foetal bovine serum as a cryoprotective agent with a cooling rate of 1 °C/min to -50 °C then 10 °C/min to -120 °C; a related thawing protocol was also optimised which would allow for the bio-banking of cervical tissue...
June 9, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597192/pre-banking-microbial-contamination-of-donor-conjunctiva-and-storage-medium-for-penetrating-keratoplasty
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Takenori Inomata, Koichi Ono, Tsuyoshi Matsuba, Tina Shiang, Antonio Di Zazzo, Satoru Nakatani, Masahiro Yamaguchi, Nobuyuki Ebihara, Akira Murakami
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to investigate the incidence of positive donor tissue cultures before transfer to preservation medium (Optisol™-GS) for penetrating keratoplasty, to verify the efficacy of antibiotics contained in Optisol™-GS by examining the drug susceptibility and to assess the relationship between the results of our microbial assessments as well as donor factors and the incidence of contamination. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, cross-sectional study using Juntendo Eye Bank records for all corneal transplantations...
June 8, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587664/characterization-of-tau-prion-seeding-activity-and-strains-from-formaldehyde-fixed-tissue
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Sarah K Kaufman, Talitha L Thomas, Kelly Del Tredici, Heiko Braak, Marc I Diamond
Tauopathies such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) feature progressive intraneuronal deposition of aggregated tau protein. The cause is unknown, but in experimental systems trans-cellular propagation of tau pathology resembles prion pathogenesis. Tau aggregate inoculation into mice produces transmissible pathology, and tau forms distinct strains, i.e. conformers that faithfully replicate and create predictable patterns of pathology in vivo. The prion model predicts that tau seed formation will anticipate neurofibrillary tau pathology...
June 7, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583200/high%C3%A2-quality-clinical%C3%A2-grade-human-embryonic-stem-cell-lines-derived-from-fresh-discarded-embryos
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Jinpei Ye, Nicola Bates, Despina Soteriou, Lisa Grady, Clare Edmond, Alex Ross, Alan Kerby, Philip A Lewis, Tope Adeniyi, Ronnie Wright, Kay V Poulton, Marcus Lowe, Susan J Kimber, Daniel R Brison
BACKGROUND: Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) hold tremendous promise for cell replacement therapies for a range of degenerative diseases. In order to provide cost-effective treatments affordable by public health systems, HLA-matched allogeneic tissue banks of the highest quality clinical-grade hESCs will be required. However only a small number of existing hESC lines are suitable for clinical use; they are limited by moral and ethical concerns and none of them apply Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards to the earliest and critical stages of gamete and embryo procurement...
June 5, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574496/optical-clearing-of-the-eye-using-the-see-deep-brain-technique
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B Hohberger, C Baumgart, A Bergua
PurposeTissue clearing has been used in anatomy for the first time in Germany over a century ago. Neuronal tissue, like cortex, was investigated in mice using a water-based optical clearing method termed See Deep Brain (SeeDB). However, although the eye belongs to the central nervous system, this histological technique was not applied in the eye up to date. We applied SeeDB for the visualization of intraocular structures.Patients and methodsFour eyes of cornea donors (two male, two female: 73-84 years) obtained from the Cornea Bank of the Department of Ophthalmology Erlangen, four chicken eyes and two mices' optic nerve were used...
June 2, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573389/effect-of-multiple-cycles-of-freeze-thawing-on-the-rna-quality-of-lung-cancer-tissues
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Keke Yu, Jie Xing, Jie Zhang, Ruiying Zhao, Ye Zhang, Lanxiang Zhao
RNA degradation is a major problem in tissue banking. We explored the effect of thawing flash-frozen biospecimens on the quality and integrity of RNA for genetic testing as well as for other cancer research studies. The histological quality of the frozen tumor sections was evaluated by using hematoxylin and eosin staining. RNA extraction from 60 lung cancer tissue samples subjected to various freeze/thaw cycles was performed using the RNeasy Plus isolation kit. RNA integrity was assessed by using an Agilent bioanalyzer to obtain RNA integrity numbers (RIN)...
June 1, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561655/fertility-cardiac-and-orthopedic-challenges-in-survivors-of-adult-and-childhood-sarcoma
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Emma R Lipshultz, Ginger E Holt, Ranjith Ramasamy, Raphael Yechieli, Steven E Lipshultz
The combination of cisplatin, doxorubicin, and methotrexate was established as the standard backbone of contemporary osteosarcoma therapy in 1986. Since then, however, further improving the survival of patients with osteosarcoma has been challenging-30% to 40% of patients with osteosarcoma still die of this disease. In addition, these patients often experience loss of fertility at a young age, short- and long-term treatment-related cardiotoxicity, and adverse orthopedic effects from surgical resection of the tumor or endoprosthetic reconstructions...
2017: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556026/preclinical-pilot-study-monitoring-topical-drug-penetration-and-dermal-bioavailability-of-a-peptidase-inhibitor-from-different-galenic-formulations-into-pig-dermis-using-cutaneous-microdialysis
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S R Quist, A Heimburg, U Bank, D Mahnkopf, G Koch, H Gollnick, M Täger, S Ansorge
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous microdialysis (CM) is an ex vivo technique that allows study of tissue chemistry, including bioavailability of actual tissue concentration of unbound drug in the interstitial fluid of the body. AIM: To test the penetration and dermal bioavailability of galenic formulations of the small-molecule IP10.C8, a dual-protease inhibitor of the dipeptidyl peptidase and aminopeptidase families. METHODS: Using CM, we tested the penetration and dermal bioavailability of IP10...
May 29, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552226/preparation-characterization-and-banking-of-clinical-grade-cells-for-neural-transplantation-scale-up-fingerprinting-and-genomic-stability-of-stem-cell-lines
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Ammar Natalwala, Tilo Kunath
Parkinson's disease is a complex and progressive neurodegenerative condition that is characterized by the severe loss of midbrain dopaminergic (mDA) neurons, which innervate the striatum. Cell transplantation therapies to rebuild this dopaminergic network have been attempted for over 30 years. The most promising outcomes were observed when human fetal mesencephalic tissue was used as the source of cells for transplantation. However, reliance on terminations for a Parkinson's therapy presents significant logistical and ethical hurdles...
2017: Progress in Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549883/a-non-iterative-multi-scale-approach-for-intensity-inhomogeneity-correction-in-mri
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Maryjo M George, S Kalaivani, M S Sudhakar
Intensity inhomogeneity is the prime obstacle for MR image processing like automatic segmentation, registration etc. This complication has strong dependence on the associated acquisition hardware and patient anatomy which recommends retrospective correction. In this paper, a new method is developed for correcting the intensity inhomogeneity using a non-iterative multi-scale approach that doesn't necessitate segmentation and any prior knowledge on the scanner or subject. The proposed algorithm extracts bias field at different scales using a Log-Gabor filter bank followed by smoothing operation...
May 24, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539465/utility-of-genomic-assessment-of-blood-derived-circulating-tumor-dna-ctdna-in-patients-with-advanced-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Maria Schwaederle, Sandip P Patel, Hatim Husain, Megumi Ikeda, Richard Lanman, Kimberly C Banks, AmirAli Talasaz, Lyudmila Bazhenova, Razelle Kurzrock
PURPOSE: Genomic alterations in blood-derived circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) from patients with non-small cell lung adenocarcinoma (NSCLC) were ascertained and correlated with clinical characteristics and therapeutic outcomes. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Comprehensive plasma ctDNA testing was performed in 88 consecutive patients; 34 also had tissue next generation sequencing; 29, other forms of genotyping; and 25 (28.4%) had no tissue molecular tests because of inadequate tissue or biopsy contraindications...
May 24, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536636/a-simple-and-effective-protocol-for-fast-isolation-of-human-tenon-s-fibroblasts-from-a-single-trabeculectomy-biopsy-a-comparison-of-cell-behaviour-in-different-culture-media
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Agata Przekora, Tomasz Zarnowski, Grazyna Ginalska
BACKGROUND: Human Tenon's fibroblasts (HTFs) play a crucial role in wound healing. They cause postoperative scarring of the filtering bleb and are thus responsible for trabeculectomy failure. This study aimed to find an effective and fast protocol for HTF isolation from trabeculectomy biopsies. The protocol was compared with the commonly recommended HTF isolation procedure, which uses Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium (DMEM). We used Eagle's minimum essential medium (EMEM) enriched with fibroblast growth factor (FGF), which selectively promoted the proliferation of HTF cells...
2017: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535711/applications-for-research-concerning-fetal-or-placental-tissue-and-expected-institutional-review-board-responses
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Lynn Borgatta, David Kaufman, Judith Parsells Kelly, David Babaian, Mary Banks
Proposals for research concerning fetal and/or placental tissue may be refused institutional review board (IRB) review, effectively preventing the research from occurring. We conducted an anonymous electronic survey of IRB chairs to determine their assessment of the likely response to research projects using fetal/placental tissue obtained from various procedures. We found that proposals concerning tissue obtained from diagnostic procedures or miscarriage were anticipated to be considered at most institutions...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics: JERHRE
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