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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031226/ectopic-vascularized-bone-formation-by-human-mesenchymal-stem-cell-microtissues-in-a-biocomposite-scaffold
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Rajan Narayan, Tarun Agarwal, Debasish Mishra, Somnath Maji, Sujata Mohanty, Asok Mukhopadhyay, Tapas Kumar Maiti
Three-dimensional multicellular human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (hBM-MSCs) are showing a great promise in the repair of bone tissue due to its osteogenic differentiation potential, mimicking in vivo microenvironment and immunomodulatory property. In the present study, the potential of hBM-MSC microtissues (MTs) in combination with a biocomposite material to form vascularized bone-like tissue at an ectopic site in an immunocompromised mouse was evaluated. The scaffold was fabricated using gelatin, carboxymethyl cellulose, polyvinyl alcohol and nano-hydroxyapatite (GCnHP) by the freeze-drying method...
October 5, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029316/the-need-for-and-the-role-of-the-toxicological-chemist-in-the-design-of-safer-chemicals
#2
Stephen C DeVito
During the past several decades there has been an ever increasing emphasis for designers of new commercial (non-pharmaceutical) chemicals to include considerations of the potential impacts a planned chemical may have on human health and the environment as part of the design of the chemical, and to design chemicals such that they possess the desired use efficacy while minimizing threats to human health and the environment. Achievement of this goal would be facilitated by the availability of individuals specifically and formally trained to design such chemicals...
September 18, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029305/large-scale-automated-sleep-staging
#3
Haoqi Sun, Jian Jia, Balaji Goparaju, Guang-Bin Huang, Olga Sourina, Matt Travis Bianchi, M Brandon Westover
Study Objectives: Automated sleep staging has been previously limited by a combination of clinical and physiological heterogeneity. Both factors are in principle addressable with large data sets that enable robust calibration. However, the impact of sample size remains uncertain. The objectives are to investigate the extent to which machine learning methods can approximate the performance of human scorers when supplied with sufficient training cases and to investigate how staging performance depends on the number of training patients, contextual information, model complexity, and imbalance between sleep stage proportions...
September 26, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029236/first-in-human-experience-with-complete-integration-of-neuromodulation-device-within-a-customized-cranial-implant
#4
Chad R Gordon, Gabriel F Santiago, Judy Huang, Gregory K Bergey, Shuya Liu, Mehran Armand, Henry Brem, William S Anderson
BACKGROUND: Neuromodulation devices have the potential to transform modern day treatments for patients with medicine-resistant neurological disease. For instance, the NeuroPace System (NeuroPace Inc, Mountain View, California) is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved device developed for closed-loop direct brain neurostimulation in the setting of drug-resistant focal epilepsy. However, current methods require placement either above or below the skull in nonanatomic locations. This type of positioning has several drawbacks including visible deformities and scalp pressure from underneath leading to eventual wound healing difficulties, micromotion of hardware with infection, and extrusion leading to premature explantation...
October 6, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028535/baicalin-and-its-metabolites-suppresses-gluconeogenesis-through-activation-of-ampk-or-akt-in-insulin-resistant-hepg-2-cells
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Tao Wang, Hongmei Jiang, Shijie Cao, Qian Chen, Mingyuan Cui, Zhijie Wang, Dandan Li, Jing Zhou, Tao Wang, Feng Qiu, Ning Kang
Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi (S. baicalensis), as a traditional Chinese herbal medicine, is an important component of several famous Chinese medicinal formulas for treating patients with diabetes mellitus. Baicalin (BG), a main bioactive component of S. baicalensis, has been reported to have antidiabetic effects. However, pharmacokinetic studies have indicated that BG has poor oral bioavailability. Therefore, it is hard to explain the pharmacological effects of BG in vivo. Interestingly, several reports show that BG is extensively metabolized in rats and humans...
September 23, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028361/new-findings-on-biological-actions-and-clinical-applications-of-royal-jelly-a-review
#6
Mozafar Khazaei, Atefe Ansarian, Elham Ghanbari
Royal jelly (RJ) is a natural bee product with great potential for use in medicine. The chemical composition of RJ indicates the presence of various bioactive substances including 10-hydroxydecanoic acid and 24-methylenecholesterol. In addition, a number of biological and pharmacological activities of RJ have been documented. The aim of this study was to review the biological and medical effects of RJ. The search was conducted in articles from electronic and scientific literature databases such as Pub Med, Science Direct, Scopus, Medline, and ISI Web of Science published from 1990 to 2017 using keywords of pharmacological, biological, and clinical effects and royal jelly...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027762/fresh-noncultured-endothelial-progenitor-cells-improve-neonatal-lung-hyperoxia-induced-alveolar-injury
#7
Alexandra B Firsova, A Daniel Bird, Degu Abebe, Judy Ng, Richard Mollard, Timothy J Cole
Treatment of preterm human infants with high oxygen can result in disrupted lung alveolar and vascular development. Local or systemic administration of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) is reported to remedy such disruption in animal models. In this study, the effects of both fresh (enriched for KDR) and cultured bone marrow (BM)-derived cell populations with EPC characteristics were examined following hyperoxia in neonatal mouse lungs. Intraperitoneal injection of fresh EPCs into five-day-old mice treated with 90% oxygen resulted in full recovery of hyperoxia-induced alveolar disruption by 56 days of age...
October 13, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027470/next-generation-sequencing-applications-for-cardiovascular-disease
#8
Samira Kalayinia, Hamidreza Goodarzynejad, Majid Maleki, Nejat Mahdieh
The Human Genome Project (HGP), as the primary sequencing of the human genome, lasted more than one decade to be completed using the traditional Sanger's method. At present, next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology could provide the genome sequence data in hours. NGS has also decreased the expense of sequencing; therefore, nowadays it is possible to carry out both whole-genome (WGS) and whole-exome sequencing (WES) for the variations detection in patients with rare genetic diseases as well as complex disorders such as common cardiovascular diseases (CVDs)...
October 13, 2017: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027451/-enhancing-the-ability-of-autophagy-and-proliferation-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-interleukin-8-through-akt-stat3-pathway-in-hypoxic-environment
#9
Lei Shen, Shanqiang Zhang, Xiaodong Zhang, Yuting Zhang, Liping Xie, Yang Jiang, Yong Ma, Guofeng Li
To study the effects and mechanisms of interleukin-8 (IL-8) on the proliferation and autophagy of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSC) under hypoxic condition. In the hypoxia model, we set the non-stimulated hBMSC as the hypoxia control group; the hBMSC stimulated by 100 μmol/L human IL-8 as the IL-8 group; the hBMSC stimulated by 50 μmol/L MK2206 (Akt protein inhibitor) and 100μmol/L IL-8 as the Akt inhibitor group; and the normal cultured hBMSC as the normal control group. The experiments of EdU cell proliferation and TUNEL apoptosis were respectively used to detect the number of positive cells that were labeled by EdU and apoptosis in each group, and Western blotting and ELISA were used respectively to detect the expression of autophagy protein (LC-3), Akt/STAT3 and other proteins in each group...
October 25, 2016: Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao, Chinese Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027246/medicinal-attributes-of-thienopyrimidine-based-scaffold-targeting-tyrosine-kinases-and-their-potential-anticancer-activities
#10
Amna Ghith, Nasser S M Ismail, Khairia Youssef, Khaled A M Abouzid
Thienopyrimidines (TP), comprising a thiophene ring fused with pyrimidine, are famous bioisosteres to purines, an essential part of the human metabolome. This scaffold has become an interesting structural element in the development of pharmaceutical compounds, due to their wide spectrum applications as cytotoxic agents against different types of human cancer cell lines, cGMP phosphodiesterase inhibitors, and anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial agents. The structural similarity of this scaffold with adenine made it an excellent moiety to be used in the design of kinase inhibitors...
October 13, 2017: Archiv der Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027130/quality-issues-identified-during-the-evaluation-of-biosimilars-by-the-european-medicines-agency-s-committee-for-medicinal-products-for-human-use
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Mark Cilia, Sol Ruiz, Peter Richardson, Tomas Salmonson, Anthony Serracino-Inglott, Francesca Wirth, John Joseph Borg
The aim of this study was to identify trends in deficiencies raised during the EU evaluation of the quality part of dossiers for marketing authorisation applications of biosimilar medicinal products. All adopted day 120 list of questions on the quality module of 22 marketing authorisation applications for biosimilars submitted to the European Medicines Agency and concluded by the end of October 2015 was analysed. Frequencies of common deficiencies identified were calculated and summarised descriptions included...
October 12, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026857/repellency-effect-of-essential-oils-of-some-native-plants-and-synthetic-repellents-against-human-flea-pulex-irritans-siphonaptera-pulicidae
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Mohammad Bagher Ghavami, Fahimeh Poorrastgoo, Behrooz Taghiloo, Jamshid Mohammadi
BACKGROUND: Fleas are important vectors of human and animal disease, and control measures for protection against their bites and flea-borne diseases are necessary. METHODS: The essential oils (EOs) of four native medicinal plants, Ziziphora tenuiore, Myrtus communis, Achillea wilhelmsii and Mentha piperita were isolated by hydrodistillation technique and analyzed by GC-MC. The repellent activity of EOs and synthetic compounds, DEET and permethrin, were assayed on human subjects against field collected fleas...
March 2017: Journal of Arthropod-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025894/nascent-rna-sequencing-reveals-a-dynamic-global-transcriptional-response-at-genes-and-enhancers-to-the-natural-medicinal-compound-celastrol
#13
Noah Dukler, Gregory T Booth, Yi-Fei Huang, Nathaniel Tippens, Colin T Waters, Charles G Danko, John T Lis, Adam Siepel
Most studies of responses to transcriptional stimuli measure changes in cellular mRNA concentrations. By sequencing nascent RNA instead, it is possible to detect changes in transcription in minutes rather than hours and thereby distinguish primary from secondary responses to regulatory signals. Here, we describe the use of PRO-seq to characterize the immediate transcriptional response in human cells to celastrol, a compound derived from traditional Chinese medicine that has potent anti-inflammatory, tumor-inhibitory, and obesity-controlling effects...
October 12, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025705/differentiation-evaluation-and-application-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-endothelial-cells
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Yang Lin, Chang-Hyun Gil, Mervin C Yoder
The emergence of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology paves the way to generate large numbers of patient-specific endothelial cells (ECs) that can be potentially delivered for regenerative medicine in patients with cardiovascular disease. In the last decade, numerous protocols that differentiate EC from iPSC have been developed by many groups. In this review, we will discuss several common strategies that have been optimized for human iPSC-EC differentiation and subsequent studies that have evaluated the potential of human iPSC-EC as a cell therapy or as a tool in disease modeling...
October 12, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025642/engineered-chimeric-peptides-with-antimicrobial-and-titanium-binding-functions-to-inhibit-biofilm-formation-on-ti-implants
#15
Hongjuan Geng, Yang Yuan, Aidina Adayi, Xu Zhang, Xin Song, Lei Gong, Xi Zhang, Ping Gao
Titanium (Ti) implants have been commonly used in oral medicine. However, despite their widespread clinical application, these implants are susceptible to failure induced by microbial infection due to bacterial biofilm formation. Immobilization of chimeric peptides with antibacterial properties on the Ti surface may be a promising antimicrobial approach to inhibit biofilm formation. Here, chimeric peptides were designed by connecting three sequences (hBD-3-1/2/3) derived from human β-defensin-3 (hBD-3) with Ti-binding peptide-l (TBP-l: RKLPDAGPMHTW) via a triple glycine (G) linker to modify Ti surfaces...
January 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025360/best-practice-of-identification-and-proteomic-analysis-of-extracellular-vesicles-in-human-health-and-disease
#16
Barbara W Sódar, Árpád Kovács, Tamás Visnovitz, Éva Pállinger, Károly Vékey, Gabriella Pocsfalvi, Lilla Turiák, Edit I Buzás
Extracellular vesicles are emerging sources of biomarkers for modern preventive and precision medicine. Extracellular vesicles in body fluids offer a unique opportunity for integrative biomarker approaches due to their complex biocargo that includes proteins, lipids, nucleic acids and metabolites. Mass spectrometry-based proteomics data suggest that a significant portion of human proteins are sorted into extracellular vesicles and amenable for biomarker discovery schemes. Areas covered: this review focuses on key aspects of isolation, quality control and subsequent analysis of blood plasma- and conditioned medium-derived extracellular vesicle proteins, and summarizes the current state-of-the-art in the field...
October 13, 2017: Expert Review of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025293/berberine-induces-apoptotic-cell-death-via-activation-of-caspase-3-and-8-in-hl-60-human-leukemia-cells-nuclear-localization-and-structure-activity-relationships
#17
Shinya Okubo, Takuhiro Uto, Aya Goto, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Nishioku, Katsushi Yamada, Yukihiro Shoyama
Berberine (BBR), an isoquinoline alkaloid, is a well-known bioactive compound contained in medicinal plants used in traditional and folk medicines. In this study, we investigated the subcellular localization and the apoptotic mechanisms of BBR were elucidated. First, we confirmed the incorporation of BBR into the cell visually. BBR showed antiproliferative activity and promptly localized to the nucleus from 5[Formula: see text]min to 15[Formula: see text]min after BBR treatment in HL-60 human promyelocytic leukemia cells...
2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025019/differing-molecular-response-of-young-and-advanced-maternal-age-human-oocytes-to-ivm
#18
J M Reyes, E Silva, J L Chitwood, W B Schoolcraft, R L Krisher, P J Ross
STUDY QUESTION: What effect does maternal age have on the human oocyte's molecular response to in vitro oocyte maturation? SUMMARY ANSWER: Although polyadenylated transcript abundance is similar between young and advanced maternal age (AMA) germinal vesicle (GV) oocytes, metaphase II (MII) oocytes exhibit a divergent transcriptome resulting from a differential response to in vitro oocyte maturation. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Microarray studies considering maternal age or maturation stage have shown that either of these factors will affect oocyte polyadenylated transcript abundance in human oocytes...
September 15, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024631/luteoloside-induces-g0-g1-arrest-and-pro-death-autophagy-through-the-ros-mediated-akt-mtor-p70s6k-signalling-pathway-in-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cell-lines
#19
Menglu Zhou, Shuying Shen, Xin Zhao, Xingguo Gong
Autophagy has attracted a great deal of interest in tumour therapy research in recent years. However, the anticancer effect of luteoloside, a naturally occurring flavonoid isolated from the medicinal plant Gentiana macrophylla, on autophagy remains poorly understood in human lung cells. In the present study, we have investigated the anticancer effects of luteoloside on non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells and demonstrated that luteoloside effectively inhibited cancer cell proliferation, inducing G0/G1phase arrest associated with reduced expression of CyclinE, CyclinD1 and CDK4; we further found that treatment with luteoloside did not strongly result in apoptotic cell death in NSCLC (A549 and H292) cells...
October 9, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024560/enhanced-stem-cell-differentiation-and-immunopurification-of-genome-engineered-human-retinal-ganglion-cells
#20
Valentin M Sluch, Xitiz Chamling, Melissa M Liu, Cynthia A Berlinicke, Jie Cheng, Katherine L Mitchell, Derek S Welsbie, Donald J Zack
Human pluripotent stem cells have the potential to promote biological studies and accelerate drug discovery efforts by making possible direct experimentation on a variety of human cell types of interest. However, stem cell cultures are generally heterogeneous and efficient differentiation and purification protocols are often lacking. Here, we describe the generation of clustered regularly-interspaced short palindromic repeats(CRISPR)-Cas9 engineered reporter knock-in embryonic stem cell lines in which tdTomato and a unique cell-surface protein, THY1...
October 10, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
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