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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351440/jq1-is-a-potential-therapeutic-option-for-copd-patients-with-agrin-overexpression
#1
Zhen Xiao, Jing Shu, Feng Zhou, Yong Han
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is one of the leading cause of morbidity and death worldwide. It is characterized by chronic pulmonary inflammation and obstructed airflow from the lungs. To date, there is no effective treatments for COPD. The activation of Agrin (AGRN) - YAP pathway can promote heart regeneration. Since Agrin can only induce mild cardiomyocyte (CM) proliferation compare to ERBB2 pathway activation, it might exert pleiotropic effects, such as mitigation of innate inflammation, immune response and fibrosis...
December 28, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351389/proliferation-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-mediated-by-yap-and-taz-contributes-to-liver-repair-and-regeneration-after-liver-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#2
Takanori Konishi, Rebecca M Schuster, Alex B Lentsch
Yes-associated protein (YAP) and transcriptional co-activator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ) are key regulators of cell proliferation and organ size, however, their physiological contribution after liver injury has not been fully understood. In this study, we sought to determine the role of YAP and TAZ during liver recovery after ischemia-reperfusion (I/R). A murine model of partial (70%) I/R was used to induce liver injury and study the reparative and regenerative response. After liver injury, there was marked activation and proliferation of hepatic stellate cells...
January 11, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351052/particulate-coral-hydroxyapatite-sheltered-by-titanium-mesh-for-localized-alveolar-rehabilitation-after-onlay-graft-failure-a-case-report
#3
Miao Zhou, Shuyi Li, Hendrik Terheyden, Shuaishuai Cao, Yuejuan Che, Yuanming Geng
Reconstruction of bone loss in the alveolar ridge has long been challenging. Autologous bone grafts are considered as the "golden standard", while little research has focused on how to repair pronounced alveolar bone defects after autologous bone graft failure. The aim of this study was to detail a method based on the titanium mesh technique coupled with particulate coral hydroxyapatite to solve the Onlay graft failure. With bone deficiency in the #11 and #24- #25 regions, we harvested two autologous bone blocks for reconstruction...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350831/randomized-trial-on-extended-versus-modified-right-lobe-grafts-in-live-donor-liver-transplantation
#4
Christi Titus Varghese, Viju Kumar Bharathan, Unnikrishnan Gopalakrishnan, Dinesh Balakrishnan, Ramachandran N Menon, Othiyil Vayoth Sudheer, Puneet Dhar, Sudhindran Surendran
Despite advances in the practice of live donor liver transplantation (LDLT), the optimum surgical approach with respect to the middle hepatic vein (MHV) in right lobe LDLT remains undefined. We designed a randomized trial to compare the early postoperative outcomes in recipients and donors between extended right lobe grafts (ERG: transection plane was maintained to the left of MHV, and division of MHV performed beyond the segment VIII vein) and modified right lobe grafts (MRG: transection plane was maintained to the right of MHV, the segment V and VIII drainage was reconstructed using a conduit of recipient portal vein)...
January 19, 2018: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350802/cellular-reprogramming-a-new-way-to-understand-aging-mechanisms
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Burcu Yener Ilce, Umut Cagin, Acelya Yilmazer
Increased life expectancy, due to the rise in life quality and the decline in mortality rates, is leading to a society in which the population aged 60 and over is growing more rapidly than the entire population. Although various models and model organisms have been employed to investigate the mechanism of aging, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are useful candidates to study human aging and age-related human diseases. This work discusses how iPSCs can be used as an alternative to the model organisms such as yeast, Caenorhabditis elegans, Drosophila melanogaster, or the mouse...
January 19, 2018: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350750/the-hepatoprotective-effect-of-selenium-enriched-yeast-and-gum-arabic-combination-on-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-chronic-liver-injury-in-rats
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Mohammed Hamid, Yassin Abdulrahim, Dandan Liu, Gang Qian, Alamzeb Khan, Kehe Huang
The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of selenium-enriched yeast (SY) and Gum Arabic (GA) have been reported. This study aimed to determine the hepatoprotective effect of SY and GA combination on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4 )-induced chronic liver injury in rats and to explore their synergistic mechanisms of action. Forty adult male Wistar rats randomly allotted to 5 groups: (A) worked as control, (B) was administered CCl4 , (C-E) were fed daily by GA, SY, and GA+SY respectively after mixing with basal diet, following CCl4 -intoxication...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350587/recent-advances-in-3d-bioprinting-for-the-regeneration-of-functional-cartilage
#7
Ji Xiongfa, Zhu Hao, Zhao Liming, Xiao Jun
The field of regeneration for functional cartilage has progressed tremendously. Conventional approaches for regenerating the damaged tissue based on integrated manufacturing are limited by their inability to produce precise and customized biomimetic tissues. On the other hand, 3D bioprinting is a promising technique with increased versatility because it can co-deliver cells and biomaterials with proper compositions and spatial distributions. In the present article, we review recent progress in the complete 3D printing process involved in functional cartilage regeneration, including printing techniques, biomaterials and cells...
January 19, 2018: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350475/water-deficit-disrupts-male-gametophyte-development-in-quercus-ilex
#8
Olga Bykova, Jean-Marc Limousin, Jean-Marc Ourcival, Isabelle Chuine
Tree species distribution, and hence forest biodiversity, rely on the reproductive capacity of trees which is currently affected by climate change. Drought-induced pollen sterility could increase as a consequence of more intense and more frequent droughts projected for temperate and Mediterranean regions and threaten the sexual regeneration of trees in these regions. To evaluate this possibility, we examined the effect of long-term partial rainfall exclusion (-27% of precipitation) on male reproductive development in holm oak, Quercus ilex, one of the most important and widespread tree species of the Mediterranean region...
January 19, 2018: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350101/biomimetic-composite-scaffold-sis-mbg-exhibits-high-osteogenic-and-angiogenic-capacity
#9
Tingfang Sun, Man Liu, Sheng Yao, Yanhui Ji, Zekang Xiong, Kai Tang, Kaifang Chen, Hu Yang, Xiao-Dong Guo
Biomaterials with excellent osteogenic and angiogenic activities are desirable to repair massive bone defects. Decellularized matrix from porcine small intestinal submucosa (SIS) has attracted particular attention for tissue regeneration because it has strong angiogenic effects and retains plentiful bioactive components. However, it has inferior osteoinductivity and osteoconductivity. In this study, we developed porous composite of SIS combined with mesoporous bioactive glass (SIS/MBG) with the goal of improving the mechanical and biological properties...
January 19, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349931/biomimetic-architectures-for-peripheral-nerve-repair-a-review-of-biofabrication-strategies
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REVIEW
Paul A Wieringa, Ana Rita Gonçalves de Pinho, Silvestro Micera, Richard J A van Wezel, Lorenzo Moroni
Biofabrication techniques have endeavored to improve the regeneration of the peripheral nervous system (PNS), but nothing has surpassed the performance of current clinical practices. However, these current approaches have intrinsic limitations that compromise patient care. The "gold standard" autograft provides the best outcomes but requires suitable donor material, while implantable hollow nerve guide conduits (NGCs) can only repair small nerve defects. This review places emphasis on approaches that create structural cues within a hollow NGC lumen in order to match or exceed the regenerative performance of the autograft...
January 19, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348641/refined-control-of-cell-stemness-allowed-animal-evolution-in-the-oxic-realm
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REVIEW
Emma U Hammarlund, Kristoffer von Stedingk, Sven Påhlman
Animal diversification on Earth has long been presumed to be associated with the increasing extent of oxic niches. Here, we challenge that view. We start with the fact that hypoxia (<1-3% O2) maintains cellular immaturity (stemness), whereas adult stem cells continuously-and paradoxically-regenerate animal tissue in oxygenated settings. Novel insights from tumour biology illuminate how cell stemness nevertheless can be achieved through the action of oxygen-sensing transcription factors in oxygenated, regenerating tissue...
January 18, 2018: Nature Ecology & Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348578/a-matter-of-life-and-death-stem-cell-survival-in-tissue-regeneration-and-tumour-formation
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REVIEW
Despina Soteriou, Yaron Fuchs
In recent years, great strides have been made in our understanding of how stem cells (SCs) govern tissue homeostasis and regeneration. The inherent longevity of SCs raises the possibility that the unique protective mechanisms in these cells might also be involved in tumorigenesis. In this Opinion article, we discuss how SCs are protected throughout their lifespan, focusing on quiescent behaviour, DNA damage response and programmed cell death. We briefly examine the roles of adult SCs and progenitors in tissue repair and tumorigenesis and explore how signals released from dying or dormant cells influence the function of healthy or aberrant SCs...
January 19, 2018: Nature Reviews. Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348535/umbilical-cord-extracts-improve-osteoporotic-abnormalities-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-promote-their-therapeutic-effects-on-ovariectomised-rats
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Akira Saito, Kanna Nagaishi, Kousuke Iba, Yuka Mizue, Takako Chikenji, Miho Otani, Masako Nakano, Kazusa Oyama, Toshihiko Yamashita, Mineko Fujimiya
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) are the most valuable source of autologous cells for transplantation and tissue regeneration to treat osteoporosis. Although BM-MSCs are the primary cells responsible for maintaining bone metabolism and homeostasis, their regenerative ability may be attenuated in postmenopausal osteoporosis patients. Therefore, we first examined potential abnormalities of BM-MSCs in an oestrogen-deficient rat model constructed by ovariectomy (OVX-MSCs). Cell proliferation, mobilisation, and regulation of osteoclasts were downregulated in OVX-MSCs...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348519/guanylate-binding-protein-1-inhibits-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-derived-from-bone-marrow
#14
Shi Bai, Zhixiang Mu, Yuanding Huang, Ping Ji
Guanylate Binding Proteins (GBPs) are a group of cytokine-inducible large guanosine triphosphatase. Previous studies have shown high expression of GBP1 in circulating monocytes of premenopausal subjects was correlated to extremely low peak bone mass, which is considered as an important determinant of osteoporosis. However, whether GBPs play a role in regulation of osteogenesis of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) remains largely unknown. In the present study, we found that mRNA expression of GBP1 was highest among all the GBPs, and it was dramatically downregulated during osteogenic differentiation of human MSCs derived from bone marrow (hBM-MSCs)...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348441/sdf1-gradient-associates-with-the-distribution-of-c-kit-cardiac-cells-in-the-heart
#15
Outi Renko, Anna-Maria Tolonen, Jaana Rysä, Johanna Magga, Erja Mustonen, Heikki Ruskoaho, Raisa Serpi
Identification of the adult cardiac stem cells (CSCs) has offered new therapeutic possibilities for treating ischemic myocardium. CSCs positive for the cell surface antigen c-Kit are known as the primary source for cardiac regeneration. Accumulating evidence shows that chemokines play important roles in stem cell homing. Here we investigated molecular targets to be utilized in modulating the mobility of endogenous CSCs. In a four week follow-up after experimental acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with ligation of the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery of Sprague-Dawley rats c-Kit+ CSCs redistributed in the heart...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348261/complement-receptor-c5ar1-plays-an-evolutionarily-conserved-role-in-successful-cardiac-regeneration
#16
Niranjana Natarajan, Yamen Abbas, Donald M Bryant, Juan Manuel Gonzalez-Rosa, Michka Sharpe, Aysu Uygur, Lucas H Cocco-Delgado, Nhi Ngoc Ho, Norma P Gerard, Craig J Gerard, Calum A Macrae, Caroline E Burns, C Geoffrey Burns, Jessica L Whited, Richard T Lee
Background -Defining conserved molecular pathways in animal models of successful cardiac regeneration could yield insight into why adult mammals have inadequate cardiac regeneration after injury. Insight into the transcriptomic landscape of early cardiac regeneration from model organisms will shed light on evolutionarily conserved pathways in successful cardiac regeneration. Methods -Here we describe a cross-species transcriptomic screen in three model organisms for cardiac regeneration -axolotl, neonatal mice and zebrafish...
January 18, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348199/origins-of-low-symmetry-phases-in-asymmetric-diblock-copolymer-melts
#17
Kyungtae Kim, Akash Arora, Ronald M Lewis, Meijiao Liu, Weihua Li, An-Chang Shi, Kevin D Dorfman, Frank S Bates
Cooling disordered compositionally asymmetric diblock copolymers leads to the formation of nearly spherical particles, each containing hundreds of molecules, which crystallize upon cooling below the order-disorder transition temperature (TODT). Self-consistent field theory (SCFT) reveals that dispersity in the block degrees of polymerization stabilizes various Frank-Kasper phases, including the C14 and C15 Laves phases, which have been accessed experimentally in low-molar-mass poly(isoprene)-b-poly(lactide) (PI-PLA) diblock copolymers using thermal processing strategies...
January 18, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347847/combining-cell-and-gene-therapy-to-advance-cardiac-regeneration
#18
Pina Marotta, Eleonora Cianflone, Iolanda Aquila, Carla Vicinanza, Mariangela Scalise, Fabiola Marino, Teresa Mancuso, Michele Torella, Ciro Indolfi, Daniele Torella
The characterization of multipotent endogenous cardiac stem cells (eCSCs) and the breakthroughs of somatic cell reprogramming to boost cardiomyocyte replacement have fostered the prospect of achieving functional heart repair/regeneration. Areas covered: Allogeneic CSC therapy through its paracrine stimulation of the endogenous resident reparative/regenerative process produces functional meaningful myocardial regeneration in pre-clinical porcine myocardial infarction models and is currently tested in the first-in-man human trial...
January 19, 2018: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347394/linking-biological-and-physical-aging-dynamical-scaling-of-multicellular-regeneration
#19
Yuting Lou, Jufeng Xia, Wei Tang, Yu Chen
The fight against biological aging (bio-aging) is long-standing, with the focus of intense research aimed at maintaining high rates of tissue regeneration to promote health and longevity. Nevertheless, there are overwhelming complexities associated with the quantitative analysis of aging. In this study, we sought to quantify bio-aging based on physical aging, by mapping instances of multicellular regeneration to the relaxation of physical systems. An experiment of delayed wound healing assays was devised to obtain delay-dependent healing data...
December 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347377/edge-instability-in-incompressible-planar-active-fluids
#20
David Nesbitt, Gunnar Pruessner, Chiu Fan Lee
Interfacial instability is highly relevant to many important biological processes. A key example arises in wound healing experiments, which observe that an epithelial layer with an initially straight edge does not heal uniformly. We consider the phenomenon in the context of active fluids. Improving upon the approximation used by Zimmermann, Basan, and Levine [Eur. Phys. J.: Spec. Top. 223, 1259 (2014)1951-635510.1140/epjst/e2014-02189-7], we perform a linear stability analysis on a two-dimensional incompressible hydrodynamic model of an active fluid with an open interface...
December 2017: Physical Review. E
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