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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532102/islet-encapsulated-implantable-composite-hollow-fiber-membrane-based-device-a-bioartificial-pancreas
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Rohit S Teotia, Sachin Kadam, Atul Kumar Singh, Surendra Kumar Verma, Ashutosh Bahulekar, Sujata Kanetkar, Jayesh Bellare
Islets from xeno-sources and islet like clusters derived from autologus stem cells have emerged as alternatives to cadaveric pancreas used for treatment of type 1 diabetes. However, the immuno-isolation of these islets from the host immune system suffers from the issue of biocompatibility and hypoxia. To overcome the issues of immunobarrier biocompatibility, we developed a Polysulfone (Psf)/TPGS composite hollow fiber membrane (HFM) using a hollow fiber spinning pilot plant specially developed for this purpose...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532062/polylactide-and-polycaprolactone-based-substrates-enhance-angiogenic-potential-of-human-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-vitro-implications-for-cardiovascular-repair
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Małgorzata Sekuła, Patrycja Domalik-Pyzik, Anna Morawska-Chochół, Sylwia Bobis-Wozowicz, Elżbieta Karnas, Sylwia Noga, Dariusz Boruczkowski, Marta Adamiak, Zbigniew Madeja, Jan Chłopek, Ewa K Zuba-Surma
Recent approaches in tissue regeneration focus on combining innovative achievements of stem cell biology and biomaterial sciences to develop novel therapeutic strategies for patients. Growing recent evidence indicates that mesenchymal stem cells harvested from human umbilical cord Wharton's jelly (hUC-MSCs) are a new valuable source of cells for autologous as well as allogeneic therapies in humans. hUC-MSCs are multipotent, highly proliferating cells with prominent immunoregulatory activity. In this study, we evaluated the impact of widely used FDA approved poly(α-esters) including polylactide (PLA) and polycaprolactone (PCL) on selected biological properties of hUC-MSCs in vitro...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532021/nanosecond-laser-ablation-enhances-cellular-infiltration-in-a-hybrid-tissue-scaffold
#3
S Jahnavi, N Arthi, S Pallavi, C Selvaraju, G S Bhuvaneshwar, T V Kumary, R S Verma
Hybrid tissue engineered (HTE) scaffolds constituting polymeric nanofibers and biological tissues have attractive bio-mechanical properties. However, they suffer from small pore size due to dense overlapping nanofibers resulting in poor cellular infiltration. In this study, using nanosecond (ns) laser, we fabricated micro-scale features on Polycaprolactone (PCL)-Chitosan (CH) nanofiber layered bovine pericardium based Bio-Hybrid scaffold to achieve enhanced cellular adhesion and infiltration. The laser energy parameters such as fluence of 25J/cm(2), 0...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531936/in-reply-to-spinal-cord-injury-without-radiographic-abnormality-in-adults
#4
Rafael Martinez-Perez, Igor Paredes, Alfonso Lagares
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531935/spinal-cord-injury-without-radiographic-abnormality-in-adults
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G Lakshmi Prasad, Girish R Menon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531928/in-reply-to-ways-to-improve-outcomes-of-traumatic-acute-spinal-cord-injury-integrated-approaches-of-improved-prehospital-care-the-adoption-of-synergistic-medical-and-surgical-intervention-along-with-care-for-associated-systemic-injury-and-rehabilitation-and
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531927/ways-to-improve-outcomes-of-traumatic-acute-spinal-cord-injury-integrated-approaches-of-improved-prehospital-care-the-adoption-of-synergistic-medical-and-surgical-intervention-along-with-care-for-associated-systemic-injury-and-rehabilitation-and-social-inclusion
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531813/immunomodulatory-function-of-whole-human-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#8
Hao Zhang, Yanling Tao, Haihui Liu, Saisai Ren, Bin Zhang, Hu Chen
Bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) play a critical role in immune modulation. However, immunomodulatory function of whole human umbilical cord derived mesenchymal stem cells (UC-MSCs) remains unclear. In this study, UC-MSCs were separated from whole umbilical cord using a single enzyme digestion. UC-MSCs (CD73(+), CD90(+), CD105(+), and CD34(-), CD45(-), HLA-DR(-)) were differentiated into adipocytes, osteocytes and chondrocytes in vitro under specific stimulatory environments. UC-MSCs suppressed umbilical cord blood lymphocyte proliferation stimulated by mitogen, and ELISA showed that the secretion of INF-γ was downregulated, and the secretion of IL-4 was upregulated, with CD8(+) T cells markedly decreased and CD4(+) T cells changed lightly...
May 19, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531215/association-of-cord-blood-chemokines-and-other-biomarkers-with-neonatal-complications-following-intrauterine-inflammation
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Yoshikazu Otsubo, Kunio Hashimoto, Taro Kanbe, Muneichiro Sumi, Hiroyuki Moriuchi
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine inflammation has been associated with preterm birth and neonatal complications. Few reports have comprehensively investigated multiple cytokine profiles in cord blood and precisely identified surrogate markers for intrauterine inflammation. AIM: To identify the cytokines and surrogate markers associated with intrauterine inflammation and subsequent neonatal complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed cord blood samples from 135 patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit at Sasebo City General Hospital...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530069/-in-office-vocal-cord-injection-for-treatment-of-dysphonia
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Limor Benyamini, Faten Awwad, Ziv Gil, Jacob T Cohen
INTRODUCTION: Dysphonia significantly damages quality of life and employment opportunities. One of the common causes of hoarseness is glottic insufficiency, namely the lack of full adherence of the vocal cords during speech and swallowing. Correction is achieved by vocal cord medialization. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of vocal cord injection with carboxymethyl cellulose and hydroxyapatite under local anesthesia in the office, on the voice objectively, assessment by staff and patient satisfaction...
November 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530017/mechanical-stress-by-spasticity-accelerates-fracture-healing-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Naoyoshi Sakitani, Hiroyuki Iwasawa, Masato Nomura, Yasushi Miura, Hiroshi Kuroki, Junya Ozawa, Hideki Moriyama
Accelerated fracture healing in patients with spinal cord injuries (SCI) is often encountered in clinical practice. However, there is no distinct evidence in the accelerated fracture healing, and the mechanisms of accelerated fracture healing in SCI are poorly understood. We aimed to determine whether SCI accelerated fracture healing in morphology and strength, to characterize the healing process with SCI, and to clarify the factors responsible for accelerated fracture healing. In total, 39 male Wistar rats were randomly divided into healthy control without intervention, SCI only, fracture with SCI, botulinum toxin (BTX) A-treated fracture with SCI, and propranolol-treated fracture with SCI groups...
May 22, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529951/immunity-enhancement-in-immunocompromised-gastrointestinal-cancer-patients-with-allogeneic-umbilical-cord-blood-mononuclear-cell-transfusion
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Ying Qiu, Ruidong Zhao, Mark M Yun, Xia Han, Feiyu Yun, Bingchun Liu, Erxia Zhou, Xiaohui Ouyang, Sheng Yun
Objectives. In order to enhance the immunity of cancer patients to prevent relapse or to prolong survival time, umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells (UCMCs) were transplanted to cancer patients. Patients and Methods. UCMCs were transfused to 63 immunocompromised gastrointestinal cancer patients with nonmyeloablative (NMA) conditioning regimen. Results. The clinical study showed that the number of both T and B cells increased much more rapidly after transfusion of UCMCs than that of the control group without transplantation (p < 0...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529681/imaging-spectrum-of-spinal-dysraphism-on-magnetic-resonance-a-pictorial-review
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REVIEW
Jyoti Kumar, Muhammed Afsal, Anju Garg
Congenital malformations of spine and spinal cord are collectively termed as spinal dysraphism. It includes a heterogeneous group of anomalies which result from faulty closure of midline structures during development. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is now considered the imaging modality of choice for diagnosing these conditions. The purpose of this article is to review the normal development of spinal cord and spine and reviewing the MRI features of spinal dysraphism. Although imaging of spinal dysraphism is complicated, a systematic approach and correlation between neuro-radiological, clinical and developmental data helps in making the correct diagnosis...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529644/3-3-diindolylmethane-stimulates-exosomal-wnt11-autocrine-signaling-in-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-to-enhance-wound-healing
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Hui Shi, Xiao Xu, Bin Zhang, Jiahao Xu, Zhaoji Pan, Aihua Gong, Xu Zhang, Rong Li, Yaoxiang Sun, Yongmin Yan, Fei Mao, Hui Qian, Wenrong Xu
Human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hucMSCs) are suggested as a promising therapeutic tool in regenerative medicine, however, their efficacy requires improvement. Small molecules and drugs come up to be a convenient strategy in regulating stem cells fate and function. Here, we evaluated 3,3'-diindolylmethane (DIM), a natural small-molecule compound involved in the repairing effects of hucMSCs on a deep second-degree burn injury rat model. HucMSCs primed with 50 μM of DIM exhibited desirable repairing effects compared with untreated hucMSCs...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529474/mir-30b-attenuates-neuropathic-pain-by-regulating-voltage-gated-sodium-channel-nav1-3-in-rats
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Songxue Su, Jinping Shao, Qingzan Zhao, Xiuhua Ren, Weihua Cai, Lei Li, Qian Bai, Xuemei Chen, Bo Xu, Jian Wang, Jing Cao, Weidong Zang
Nav1.3 is a tetrodotoxin-sensitive isoform among voltage-gated sodium channels that are closely associated with neuropathic pain. It can be up-regulated following nerve injury, but its biological function remains uncertain. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous non-coding RNAs that can regulate post-transcriptional gene expression by binding with their target mRNAs. Using Target Scan software, we discovered that SCN3A is the major target of miR-30b, and we then determined whether miR-30b regulated the expression of Nav1...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529274/pleomorphic-adenoma-of-the-labial-gland-characterized-by-reticular-pattern-of-myoepithelial-cells-in-a-dog
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Mizuki Kuramochi, Takeshi Izawa, Shin Nishimura, Terumasa Shimada, Mitsuru Kuwamura, Jyoji Yamate
An 11-year-old female golden retriever dog had a mass at the right corner of the upper lip, which gradually increased in size and protruded into the oral cavity. The mass was removed surgically. The cut surface of the mass was smooth, whitish and solid, and covered by the oral mucosal membrane. Histopathologically, the mass consisted mainly of reticular pattern of short spindle cells that stained positively for cytokeratin AE1/AE3, α-smooth muscle actin and p63, suggestive of a myoepithelial cell phenotype...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529250/impact-of-jaw-position-accuracy-on-dose-variation-in-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-using-jaw-tracking
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Fumiyasu Matsubayashi, Yuki Koizumi, Ryo Takahashi, Minoru Yoshioka, Tomoharu Sato
The technique of jaw tracking can be used in volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). In this technique, jaw tracks apertures of the multi leaf collimator (MLC) during irradiation. It is reported that dose variation is occurred by the changing accuracy of MLC position in VMAT and IMRT. Though jaw moves dynamically in the irradiation by using this technique, the influence of the jaw position accuracy on dose variation is not examined. The purpose of this study is to verify the influence of jaw position accuracy on dose variation in VMAT using jaw tracking...
2017: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529158/evaluation-of-direct-and-cell-mediated-triple-gene-therapy-in-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
#18
Rustem Robertovich Islamov, Andrey Alexandrovich Izmailov, Mikhail Evgenyevich Sokolov, Philip Olegovich Fadeev, Farid Vagizovich Bashirov, Anton Alexandrovich Eremeev, Gulnara Ferdinantovna Shaymardanova, Maxim Michaylovich Shmarov, Boris Savelyevich Naroditskiy, Yuri Alexandrovich Chelyshev, Igor Aleksandrovich Lavrov, András Palotás
Current treatment options for spinal cord injury (SCI) are scarce. One of the most promising innovative approaches include gene-therapy, however no single gene has so far been shown to be of clinical relevance. This study investigates the efficacy of various combinations of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF), angiogenin (ANG) and neuronal cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) in rats. Multiple therapeutic genes were administered intrathecally either via adenoviral vectors or by using genetically modified human umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells (hUCBMCs)...
May 18, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528670/glycine-receptor-drug-discovery
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Joseph W Lynch, Yan Zhang, Sahil Talwar, Argel Estrada-Mondragon
Postsynaptic glycine receptor (GlyR) chloride channels mediate inhibitory neurotransmission in the spinal cord and brain stem, although presynaptic and extrasynaptic GlyRs are expressed more widely throughout the brain. In humans, GlyRs are assembled as homo- or heteromeric pentamers of α1-3 and β subunits. GlyR malfunctions have been linked to a range of neurological disorders including hyperekplexia, temporal lobe epilepsy, autism, breathing disorders, and chronic inflammatory pain. Although it is possible that GlyRs may eventually be clinically targeted for a variety of neurological disorders, most research to date has focused on developing GlyR-targeted treatments for chronic pain...
2017: Advances in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528380/the-rat-corticospinal-system-is-functionally-and-anatomically-segregated
#20
Rafael Olivares-Moreno, Yunuen Moreno-Lopez, Luis Concha, Guadalupe Martínez-Lorenzana, Miguel Condés-Lara, Matilde Cordero-Erausquin, Gerardo Rojas-Piloni
The descending corticospinal (CS) projection has been considered a key element for motor control, which results from direct and indirect modulation of spinal cord pre-motor interneurons in the intermediate gray matter of the spinal cord, which, in turn, influences motoneurons in the ventral horn. The CS tract (CST) is also involved in a selective and complex modulation of sensory information in the dorsal horn. However, little is known about the spinal network engaged by the CST and the organization of CS projections that may encode different cortical outputs to the spinal cord...
May 20, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
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