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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434127/intranasal-vitamin-a-is-beneficial-in-post-infectious-olfactory-loss
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Thomas Hummel, Katherine L Whitcroft, Gina Rueter, Antje Haehner
Vitamin A plays a decisive role in the regeneration of olfactory receptor neurons. In this retrospective study we investigated the effectiveness of topical vitamin A in patients with post-infectious and posttraumatic smell disorders. Retrospective cohort. A total of 170 patients (age range 18-70 years, mean age 52 years) participated. Forty-six patients were treated with smell training only. The remaining 124 patients received smell training and topical vitamin A. Olfactory function was assessed using the Sniffin' Sticks test kit, a validated technique to measure odor thresholds, discrimination and identification...
April 22, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434038/emerging-potential-of-gene-silencing-approaches-targeting-anti-chondrogenic-factors-for-cell-based-cartilage-repair
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REVIEW
Andrea Lolli, Letizia Penolazzi, Roberto Narcisi, Gerjo J V M van Osch, Roberta Piva
The field of cartilage repair has exponentially been growing over the past decade. Here, we discuss the possibility to achieve satisfactory regeneration of articular cartilage by means of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) depleted of anti-chondrogenic factors and implanted in the site of injury. Different types of molecules including transcription factors, transcriptional co-regulators, secreted proteins, and microRNAs have recently been identified as negative modulators of chondroprogenitor differentiation and chondrocyte function...
April 22, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433997/argon-delays-initiation-of-liver-regeneration-after-partial-hepatectomy-in-rats
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Tom Florian Ulmer, Athanassious Fragoulis, Henriette Dohmeier, Andreas Kroh, Anne Andert, Christian Stoppe, Hamid Alizai, Christian Klink, Mark Coburn, Ulf Peter Neumann
BACKGROUND: The liver can heal up to restitutio ad integrum following damage resulting from various causes. Different studies have demonstrated the protective effect of argon on various cells and organs. To the best of our knowledge, the organ-protective effects of the noble gas argon on the liver have not yet been investigated, although argon appears to influence signal paths that are well-known mediators of liver regeneration. We hypothesized that argon inhalation prior to partial hepatectomy (70%) has a positive effect on the initiation of liver regeneration in rats...
April 22, 2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433914/accumulation-of-sugar-from-pulp-and-xylitol-from-xylose-by-pyruvate-decarboxylase-negative-white-rot-fungus-phlebia-sp-mg-60
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Taku Tsuyama, Megumi Yamaguchi, Ichiro Kamei
Phlebia sp. MG-60 is a white-rot fungus that produces ethanol with high efficiency from lignocellulosic biomass without additional enzymes. Through engineering of this powerful metabolic pathway for fermentation in Phlebia sp. MG-60, chemical compounds other than ethanol could be produced. Here, we demonstrate sugar accumulation from unbleached hardwood kraft pulp and conversion of xylose to xylitol by pyruvate decarboxylase (pdc)-negative Phlebia sp. MG-60. We isolated Phlebia sp. strain MG-60-P2 from protoplasts to unify the protoplast phenotypes of the regenerated strains...
April 7, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433788/regulation-of-human-nucleus-pulposus-cells-by-peptide-coupled-substrates
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Devin T Bridgen, Bailey V Fearing, Liufang Jing, Johannah Sanchez-Adams, Megan C Cohan, Farshid Guilak, Jun Chen, Lori A Setton
Nucleus pulposus (NP) cells are derived from the notochord and differ from neighboring cells of the intervertebral disc in phenotypic marker expression and morphology. Adult human NP cells lose this phenotype and morphology with age in a pattern that contributes to progressive disc degeneration and pathology. Select laminin-mimetic peptide ligands and substrate stiffnesses were examined for their ability to regulate human NP cell phenotype and biosynthesis through the expression of NP-specific markers aggrecan, N-cadherin, collagen types I and II, and GLUT1...
April 19, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433437/optimal-ultrasound-exposure-conditions-for-maximizing-c2c12-muscle-cell-proliferation-and-differentiation
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Alice Rita Salgarella, Andrea Cafarelli, Leonardo Ricotti, Lorenzo Capineri, Paolo Dario, Arianna Menciassi
Described here is an in vitro systematic investigation of the effects on C2C12 myoblasts of exposure to finely controlled and repeatable low-intensity pulsed ultrasound of different frequencies (500 kHz, 1 MHz, 3 MHz and 5 MHz) and different intensities (250, 500 and 1000 mW/cm(2)). An in-house stimulation system and an ultrasound-transparent cell culture well minimized reflections and attenuations, allowing precise control of ultrasound delivery. Results indicated that a 3 MHz stimulation at 1 W/cm(2) intensity maximized cell proliferation in comparison with the other exposure conditions and untreated controls...
April 19, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433173/dye-adsorption-and-photo-induced-recycling-of-hydroxypropyl-cellulose-molybdenum-disulfide-composite-hydrogels
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Pengpeng Chen, Xiaoyan Liu, Rundong Jin, Wangyan Nie, Yifeng Zhou
A novel environmental friendly dye adsorbent composited of hydroxypropyl cellulose (HPC) and molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) were fabricated, which can be recycled and reused by illumination due to the photo-catalytic properties of MoS2. In order to promote a more homogeneous dispersion of MoS2 nanosheets in HPC, MoS2 was functionalized with HPC chains through esterification. The successful functionalization of MoS2 was confirmed by FTIR, XRD, XPS characterizations. The morphologies of the HPC and HPC-MoS2/HPC hydrogels were compared by SEM...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433149/fabrication-and-evaluation-of-thermosensitive-chitosan-collagen-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-glycerophosphate-hydrogels-for-tissue-regeneration
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Qifeng Dang, Kai Liu, Zhenzhen Zhang, Chengsheng Liu, Xi Liu, Ying Xin, Xiaoyu Cheng, Tao Xu, Dongsu Cha, Bing Fan
Thermosensitive hydrogels whose physiological properties are similar to extracellular matrix have been extensively used for tissue regeneration. Polysaccharides and proteins, as biocompatible substrates similar to bio-macromolecules that could be recognized by human body, are two preferred polymers for fabrication of such hydrogels. A series of novel thermosensitive hydrogels (CS-ASC-HGs) containing chitosan (CS) and acid-soluble collagen (ASC) were thus prepared, in the presence of α, β-glycerophosphate, to mimic extracellular microenvironment for tissue regeneration...
July 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432749/motor-nerve-excitability-after-childhood-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
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Judith Drenthen, Joyce Roodbol, Ellen M Maathuis, Coriene E Catsman-Berrevoets, Joleen H Blok, Marie-Claire Y de Wit, Bart C Jacobs
OBJECTIVE: To determine the residual motor nerve dysfunction after pediatric Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). METHODS: Observational cross-sectional cohort study in patients who previously developed GBS during childhood (<18 years). Ulnar motor nerve dysfunction was defined by compound motor action potential (CMAP) scan in patients after a follow-up of at least one year compared with age-matched healthy controls, in relation to clinical course and outcome. RESULTS: Thirty-seven persons previously diagnosed with GBS in childhood were included with a mean age at current examination of 20...
April 21, 2017: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432663/the-vascular-wall-a-plastic-hub-of-activity-in-cardiovascular-homeostasis-and-disease
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REVIEW
Cassandra P Awgulewitsch, Linh T Trinh, Antonis K Hatzopoulos
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to summarize recent findings regarding the plasticity and fate switching among somatic and progenitor cells residing in the vascular wall of blood vessels in health and disease. RECENT FINDINGS: Cell lineage tracing methods have identified multiple origins of stem cells, macrophages, and matrix-producing cells that become mobilized after acute or chronic injury of cardiovascular tissues. These studies also revealed that in the disease environment, resident somatic cells become plastic, thereby changing their stereotypical identities to adopt proinflammatory and profibrotic phenotypes...
June 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432214/a-microrna-mrna-expression-network-during-oral-siphon-regeneration-in-ciona
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Elijah J Spina, Elmer Guzman, Hongjun Zhou, Kenneth S Kosik, William C Smith
Here we present a parallel study of mRNA and microRNA expression during oral siphon (OS) regeneration in Ciona robusta, and the derived network of their interactions. In the process of identifying 248 mRNAs and 15 microRNAs as differentially expressed (DE), we also identified 57 novel microRNAs, several of which are among the most highly DE. Analysis of functional categories identified enriched transcripts related to stress responses and apoptosis at the wound healing stage, signaling pathways including Wnt and TGF-β during early regrowth, and negative regulation of extracellular proteases in late stage regeneration...
April 21, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432078/effect-of-4-5-6-7-8-tetrahydro-5-5-8-8-tetramethyl-2-naphthalenyl-carbamoyl-benzoic-acid-am80-on-alveolar-regeneration-in-adiponectin-deficient-mice-showing-a-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-like-pathophysiology
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Hitomi Sakai, Michiko Horiguchi, Tomomi Akita, Chihiro Ozawa, Mai Hirokawa, Yuki Oiso, Harumi Kumagai, Yoshito Takeda, Isao Tachibana, Norikazu Maeda, Chikamasa Yamashita
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an intractable pulmonary disease that causes widespread and irreversible alveolar collapse. Although COPD occurs worldwide, only symptomatic therapy is currently available. The objective of the present study was the development of therapeutic agents to eradicate COPD. Therefore, we focused on 4-[(5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-5,5,8,8-tetramethyl-2-naphthalenyl) carbamoyl] benzoic acid (Am80), which is a derivative of all-trans retinoic acid. We evaluated the effects of Am80 on alveolar repair in a novel COPD model of adiponectin-deficient mice...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432027/introduction-to-neuroscience-letters-special-issue-plasticity-and-regeneration-after-spinal-cord-injury
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EDITORIAL
Paul Lu, Mark H Tuszynski
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April 18, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432001/in-vivo-and-in-vitro-study-of-osteogenic-potency-of-endothelin-1-on-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Long-Wei Hu, Xiao Wang, Xin-Qun Jiang, Li-Qun Xu, Hong-Ya Pan
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) are a major source of osteoblasts and are crucial for bone remolding and repair and thus they are widely used for tissue engineering applications. Tissue engineering in combination with gene therapy is considered as a promising approach in new bone regeneration. Endothelin-1(EDN-1)is produced by vascular endothelial cells which plays an important role during bone development. However, its role in BMSCs remains largely unknown. We established EDN-1 overexpressed BMSCs, proliferation ability and osteogenesis differentiation were detected respectively...
April 18, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431919/influence-of-scaffold-design-on-host-immune-and-stem-cell-responses
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REVIEW
Ashwin Nair, Liping Tang
The combined culture of isolated stem cells in tissue engineering scaffolds represents a popular strategy for the regeneration of specialized tissues. Despite of improved outcomes in some tissues, this stem cell-seeded tissue engineering strategy has not led to significant tissue regeneration as expected. The lower-than-expected outcome may be caused by overwhelming immune responses to scaffold materials and poor survival of seeded stem cells following implantation. This review is aimed at summarizing the success and failure of this strategy and also shedding some light on new directions to design scaffolds for promoting regenerative responses via autologous stem cells...
April 18, 2017: Seminars in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431333/regeneration-and-health-a-structured-rapid-literature-review
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REVIEW
G McCartney, W Hearty, M Taulbut, R Mitchell, R Dryden, C Collins
OBJECTIVE: To identify and synthesise what is known about the impacts of regeneration on health, health inequalities and their socio-economic determinants. STUDY DESIGN: Rapid, structured literature review. METHODS: A rapid, structured approach was undertaken to identifying relevant studies involving a search of peer-reviewed literature databases, an Internet search to identify relevant grey literature, and a review of articles citing two key systematic reviews...
April 17, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430402/a-removable-virus-vector-suitable-for-plant-genome-editing
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Tetsuya Chujo, Manabu Yoshikawa, Hirotaka Ariga, Masaki Endo, Seiichi Toki, Kazuhiro Ishibashi
Plant genome editing is achieved by expression of sequence-specific nucleases (SSNs). RNA virus vector-mediated expression of SSNs is a promising approach for transgene integration-free targeted mutagenesis in plants. However, removal of virus vectors from infected plants is challenging because no antiviral drugs against plant viruses are available. Here, we developed a removable RNA virus vector that carries the target site of tobacco microRNA398 (miR398) whose expression is induced during shoot regeneration...
April 21, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430345/healing-response-of-rat-pulp-treated-with-an-injectable-keratin-hydrogel
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Lavanya Ajay Sharma, Robert M Love, Mohammad A Ali, Ajay Sharma, Soraia Macari, Avadhoot Avadhani, George J Dias
BACKGROUND: Keratin has shown promising outcomes as a biomaterial due to its inherent bioactivity, biocompatibility and regenerative effects. The effect of keratin on repair and regeneration of dental tissues has never been studied before. Current therapies to treat pulp tissues involve its replacement with inert, synthetic materials that do not have a proper biological function, leading to failure and tooth loss. This study aimed to develop a biocompatible keratin hydrogel (KH) suitable for pulp therapies...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429856/glycosyltransferase-cascades-for-natural-product-glycosylation-use-of-plant-instead-of-bacterial-sucrose-synthases-improves-the-udp-glucose-recycling-from-sucrose-and-udp
#19
Alexander Gutmann, Alexander Lepak, Margo Diricks, Tom Desmet, Bernd Nidetzky
Natural product glycosylations by Leloir glycosyltransferases (GTs) require expensive nucleotide-activated sugars as substrates. Sucrose synthase (SuSy) converts sucrose and uridine 5'-diphosphate (UDP) into UDP-glucose. Coupling of SuSy and GT reactions in one-pot cascade transformations creates a UDP cycle, which regenerates the UDP-glucose continuously and so makes it an expedient donor for glucoside production. Here we compare SuSys with divergent kinetic characteristics for UDP-glucose recycling in the synthesis of the natural C-glucoside nothofagin...
April 21, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429571/melatonin-antagonizes-interleukin-18-mediated-inhibition-on-neural-stem-cell-proliferation-and-differentiation
#20
Zheng Li, Xingye Li, Matthew T V Chan, William Ka Kei Wu, DunXian Tan, Jianxiong Shen
Neural stem cells (NSCs) are self-renewing, pluripotent and undifferentiated cells which have the potential to differentiate into neurons, oligodendrocytes and astrocytes. NSC therapy for tissue regeneration, thus, gains popularity. However, the low survivals rate of the transplanted cell impedes its utilities. In this study, we tested whether melatonin, a potent antioxidant, could promote the NSC proliferation and neuronal differentiation, especially, in the presence of the pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-18 (IL-18)...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
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