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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427322/dental-pulp-pluripotent-like-stem-cells-dppsc-a-new-stem-cell-population-with-chromosomal-stability-and-osteogenic-capacity-for-biomaterials-evaluation
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Raquel Núñez-Toldrà, Ester Martínez-Sarrà, Carlos Gil-Recio, Miguel Ángel Carrasco, Ashraf Al Madhoun, Sheyla Montori, Maher Atari
BACKGROUND: Biomaterials are widely used to regenerate or substitute bone tissue. In order to evaluate their potential use for clinical applications, these need to be tested and evaluated in vitro with cell culture models. Frequently, immortalized osteoblastic cell lines are used in these studies. However, their uncontrolled proliferation rate, phenotypic changes or aberrations in mitotic processes limits their use in long-term investigations. Recently, we described a new pluripotent-like subpopulation of dental pulp stem cells derived from the third molars (DPPSC) that shows genetic stability and shares some pluripotent characteristics with embryonic stem cells...
April 21, 2017: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423190/the-clinical-utility-of-genome-wide-non-invasive-prenatal-screening
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Francesco Fiorentino, Sara Bono, Francesca Pizzuti, Sara Duca, Arianna Polverari, Monica Faieta, Marina Baldi, Laura Diano, Francesca Spinella
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we expanded conventional cell-free fetal DNA(cfDNA)-based non-invasive prenatal testing(NIPT) to cover the entire genome. We aimed to compare the performance of the two test in a large general population of pregnant women, in order to assess the clinical utility of the genome-wide screening. METHOD: Genome-wide cfDNA analysis was offered to 12.114 pregnant women undergoing NIPT for common fetal aneuploidy. Sequencing data were analyzed using an algorithm optimized to identify aneuploidies and subchromosomal aberrations...
April 17, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423035/genetic-profiling-of-putative-breast-cancer-stem-cells-from-malignant-pleural-effusions
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Verena Tiran, Stefanie Stanzer, Ellen Heitzer, Michael Meilinger, Christopher Rossmann, Sigurd Lax, Oleksiy Tsybrovskyy, Nadia Dandachi, Marija Balic
A common symptom during late stage breast cancer disease is pleural effusion, which is related to poor prognosis. Malignant cells can be detected in pleural effusions indicating metastatic spread from the primary tumor site. Pleural effusions have been shown to be a useful source for studying metastasis and for isolating cells with putative cancer stem cell (CSC) properties. For the present study, pleural effusion aspirates from 17 metastatic breast cancer patients were processed to propagate CSCs in vitro...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418084/epstein-barr-virus-infection-induces-genome-wide-de-novo-dna-methylation-in-non-neoplastic-gastric-epithelial-cells
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Keisuke Matsusaka, Sayaka Funata, Masaki Fukuyo, Yasuyuki Seto, Hiroyuki Aburatani, Masashi Fukayama, Atsushi Kaneda
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-positive gastric cancer (GC) shows a higher DNA methylation epigenotype. EBV infection can causally induce genome-wide aberrant DNA methylation, as previously demonstrated by in vitro infection experiments in the low-methylation GC cell line MKN7. However, whether EBV exerts DNA methylation remodelling properties in non-neoplastic epithelial cells remains unclear. We here performed post-infection time-series DNA methylation analyses using the immortalised normal gastric epithelial cell line, GES1...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407166/evaluation-of-the-true-wavefront-aberrations-in-eyes-implanted-with-a-rotationally-asymmetric-multifocal-intraocular-lens
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Vyas Akondi, Pablo Pérez-Merino, Eduardo Martinez-Enriquez, Carlos Dorronsoro, Nicolás Alejandre, Ignacio Jiménez-Alfaro, Susana Marcos
PURPOSE: Standard evaluation of aberrations from wavefront slope measurements in patients implanted with a rotationally asymmetric multifocal intraocular lens (IOL), the Lentis Mplus (Oculentis GmbH, Berlin, Germany), results in large magnitude primary vertical coma, which is attributed to the intrinsic IOL design. The new proposed method analyzes aberrometry data, allowing disentangling the IOL power pupillary distribution from the true higher order aberrations of the eye. METHODS: The new method of wavefront reconstruction uses retinal spots obtained at both the near and far foci...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396804/impact-of-treatment-decentration-on-higher-order-aberrations-after-smile
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Ying Yu, Wenwen Zhang, Xinliang Cheng, Jianru Cai, Hui Chen
Purpose. To evaluate decentration following femtosecond laser small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) and sub-Bowman keratomileusis (SBK) and its impact on higher-order aberrations (HOAs). Methods. Prospective, nonrandom, and comparison study. There were 96 eyes of 52 patients who received SMILE and 96 eyes of 49 patients who received SBK in this study. Decentration was calculated 6 months after surgery with Pentacam. HOAs and visual acuity after the surgery were examined for patients in both groups before and 6 months after surgery...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396582/a-pair-of-maternal-chromosomes-derived-from-meiotic-nondisjunction-in-trisomy-21-affects-nuclear-architecture-and-transcriptional-regulation
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Sayaka Omori, Hideyuki Tanabe, Kimihiko Banno, Ayumi Tsuji, Nobutoshi Nawa, Katsuya Hirata, Keiji Kawatani, Chikara Kokubu, Junji Takeda, Hidetoshi Taniguchi, Hitomi Arahori, Kazuko Wada, Yasuji Kitabatake, Keiichi Ozono
Eukaryotic genomes are organised into complex higher-order structures within the nucleus, and the three-dimensional arrangement of chromosomes is functionally important for global gene regulation. The existence of supernumerary chromosome 21 in Down syndrome may perturb the nuclear architecture at different levels, which is normally optimised to maintain the physiological balance of gene expression. However, it has not been clearly elucidated whether and how aberrant configuration of chromosomes affects gene activities...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393038/single-step-transepithelial-photorefractive-keratectomy-in-high-myopia-qualitative-and-quantitative-visual-functions
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Soheil Adib-Moghaddam, Saeed Soleyman-Jahi, Fatemeh Adili-Aghdam, Samuel Arba Mosquera, Niloofar Hoorshad, Salar Tofighi
AIM: To investigate quantitative and qualitative optical outcomes of single-step transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy (TransPRK) in high myopia. METHODS: In a prospective interventional case-series, 30 eyes with high myopia (-6.00 to -8.75 D) with (up to -3.00 D) or without astigmatism were enrolled from Bina Eye Hospital, Tehran, Iran. One-step TransPRK was performed with aberration-free aspherical optimized profile and SCHWIND AMARIS 500 laser. One-year follow-up results for refraction, visual acuities, vector analysis, ocular wave-front (OWF) and corneal wave-front (CWF) higher order aberrations (HOA), contrast sensitivity (CS), and post-operative haze were assessed...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392146/a-small-molecule-inhibitor-of-bax-and-bak-oligomerization-prevents-genotoxic-cell-death-and-promotes-neuroprotection
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Xin Niu, Hetal Brahmbhatt, Philipp Mergenthaler, Zhi Zhang, Jing Sang, Michael Daude, Fabian G R Ehlert, Wibke E Diederich, Eve Wong, Weijia Zhu, Justin Pogmore, Jyoti P Nandy, Maragani Satyanarayana, Ravi K Jimmidi, Prabhat Arya, Brian Leber, Jialing Lin, Carsten Culmsee, Jing Yi, David W Andrews
Aberrant apoptosis can lead to acute or chronic degenerative diseases. Mitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization (MOMP) triggered by the oligomerization of the Bcl-2 family proteins Bax/Bak is an irreversible step leading to execution of apoptosis. Here, we describe the discovery of small-molecule inhibitors of Bax/Bak oligomerization that prevent MOMP. We demonstrate that these molecules disrupt multiple, but not all, interactions between Bax dimer interfaces thereby interfering with the formation of higher-order oligomers in the MOM, but not recruitment of Bax to the MOM...
April 20, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388896/comparison-of-ocular-higher-order-aberrations-after-smile-and-wavefront-guided-femtosecond-lasik-for-myopia
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Xiaoqin Chen, Yan Wang, Jiamei Zhang, Shun-Nan Yang, Xiaojing Li, Lin Zhang
BACKGROUND: To compare changes in higher-order aberrations (HOAs) following small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) and wavefront-guided femtosecond laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (WFG FS-LASIK), and to investigate correlations between preoperative spherical equivalence (SE) and components of HOAs affecting visual quality. METHODS: Sixty-five myopic eyes from 38 patients were enrolled in the study retrospectively, either having undergone SMILE or WFG FS-LASIK...
April 7, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384718/micrometric-control-of-the-optics-of-the-human-eye-environment-or-genes
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Juan Tabernero, Lucía Hervella, Antonio Benito, Lucía Colodro-Conde, Juan R Ordoñana, Marcos Ruiz-Sanchez, José María Marín, Pablo Artal
Purpose: The human eye has typically more optical aberrations than conventional artificial optical systems. While the lower order modes (defocus and astigmatism) are well studied, our purpose is to explore the influence of genes versus the environment on the higher order aberrations of the optical components of the eye. Methods: We have performed a classical twin study in a sample from the Region of Murcia (Spain). Optical aberrations using a Hartmann-Shack sensor (AOnEye Voptica SL, Murcia, Spain) and corneal aberrations (using corneal topography data) were measured in 138 eyes corresponding to 69 twins; 36 monozygotic (MZ) and 33 dizygotic (DZ) pairs (age 55 years, SD 7 years)...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379654/corneal-collagen-crosslinking-for-post-lasik-ectasia-an-australian-study
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Jessica Y Tong, Deepa Viswanathan, Christopher Hodge, Gerard Sutton, Colin Chan, John J Males
PURPOSE: Post laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) ectasia is a rare and unpredictable complication after LASIK. Corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) has emerged as a promising technique to address this complication. Our study evaluates the long-term efficacy of CXL for post-LASIK ectasia in an Australian setting. DESIGN: Retrospective review of post-LASIK ectasia patients referred to and treated at 3 corneal refractive surgery institutions in Sydney, Australia...
March 29, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366363/comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-between-wavefront-optimized-versus-corneal-wavefront-guided-transepithelial-photorefractive-keratectomy-for-myopic-astigmatism
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Ikhyun Jun, David Sung Yong Kang, Jerry Tan, Jin Young Choi, Woon Heo, Joo Young Kim, Min Goo Lee, Eung Kweon Kim, Kyoung Yul Seo, Tae-Im Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate and compare the clinical outcomes, including visual acuity, refractive errors, and aberrations, between aberration-free transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and corneal wavefront-guided transepithelial PRK in eyes with myopic astigmatism. SETTING: Yonsei University College of Medicine and Eyereum Eye Clinic, Seoul, South Korea. DESIGN: Retrospective comparative case series. METHODS: Patients with myopic astigmatism were treated with aberration-free transepithelial PRK or corneal wavefront-guided transepithelial PRK using a 1050 Hz high-repetition excimer laser...
February 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363014/chromosomal-aberrations-in-large-japanese-field-mice-apodemus-speciosus-captured-near-fukushima-dai-ichi-nuclear-power-plant
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Taiki Kawagoshi, Naoko Shiomi, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Yoshito Watanabe, Shoichi Fuma, Kazutaka Doi, Isao Kawaguchi, Masanari Aoki, Masahide Kubota, Yoshiaki Furuhata, Yusaku Shigemura, Masahiko Mizoguchi, Fumio Yamada, Morihiko Tomozawa, Shinsuke H Sakamoto, Satoshi Yoshida, Yoshihisa Kubota
Since the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident, radiation effects on nonhuman biota in the contaminated areas have been a major concern. Here, we analyzed the frequencies of chromosomal aberrations (translocations and dicentrics) in the splenic lymphocytes of large Japanese field mice (Apodemus speciosus) inhabiting Fukushima Prefecture. A. speciosus chromosomes 1, 2, and 5 were flow-sorted in order to develop A. speciosus chromosome-specific painting probes, and FISH (fluorescence in situ hybridization) was performed using these painting probes to detect the translocations and dicentrics...
April 18, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361378/evaluation-of-corneal-topographic-changes-and-surgically-induced-astigmatism-after-transconjunctival-27-gauge-microincision-vitrectomy-surgery
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Kemal Tekin, Kenan Sonmez, Merve Inanc, Kubra Ozdemir, Yasin Sakir Goker, Pelin Yilmazbas
PURPOSE: To evaluate the corneal topographic changes and postvitrectomy astigmatism after 27-gauge (g) microincision vitrectomy surgery (MIVS) by using Pentacam HR-Scheimpflug imaging system. METHODS: This prospective descriptive study included 30 eyes of 30 patients who underwent 27-g MIVS. All eyes underwent a Pentacam HR examination preoperatively and on the first week, first month and third month postoperatively. The power of the corneal astigmatism, mean keratometry (K m), K 1 and K 2 values and corneal asphericity (Q value) values for the both front and back surfaces of the cornea, index of surface variance (ISV), index of vertical asymmetry (IVA), index of height asymmetry (IHA), index of height decentration (IHD) and higher-order aberrations including coma, trefoil, spherical aberration, higher-order root-mean-square and total RMS were recorded...
March 30, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349503/comparison-of-visual-and-refractive-results-after-transepithelial-and-mechanical-photorefractive-keratectomy-in-myopia
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Yusuf Yildirim, Onur Olcucu, Nese Alagoz, Alper Agca, Yalcin Karakucuk, Ahmet Demirok
PURPOSE: To compare postoperative visual outcomes and higher-order aberrations (HOAs) following transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy (t-PRK) and mechanical photorefractive keratectomy (m-PRK). METHODS: The medical records of patients who underwent photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) were retrospectively evaluated. Forty-five patients were treated with m-PRK, and 45 were treated with t-PRK. Visual acuity, subjective manifest refraction, and corneal topography were analyzed before surgery and 12 months after surgery for both groups...
March 27, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337058/comparison-of-microkeratome-assisted-sub-bowman-keratomileusis-with-photorefractive-keratectomy
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Talal A Althomali
PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes of photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and thin-flap Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis/sub-Bowman keratomileusis (SBK) with intended flap thicknesses of 100 μm using the One Use-Plus SBK microkeratome. METHODS: Ninety-eight eyes of 52 subjects with myopic manifest refraction spherical equivalent (MRSE) of up to -5 diopters (D), a stable refraction for 1 year and a corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA) of at least 20/20 in each eye which had undergone SBK or PRK were reviewed retrospectively...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336402/post-operative-efficacy-predictability-safety-and-visual-quality-of-laser-corneal-refractive-surgery-a-network-meta-analysis
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Daizong Wen, Colm McAlinden, Ian Flitcroft, Ruixue Tu, Qinmei Wang, Jorge Alió, John Marshall, Yingying Huang, Benhao Song, Liang Hu, Yune Zhao, Senmiao Zhu, Rongrong Gao, Fangjun Bao, Ayong Yu, Ye Yu, Hengli Lian, Jinhai Huang
PURPOSE: To compare the post-operative efficacy, predictability, safety and visual quality of all major forms of laser corneal refractive surgeries for correcting myopia. DESIGN: Systematic review and network meta-analysis. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library and the US trial registry was conducted up to November 2015. Randomized controlled trials (RCT) reporting in accordance with the eligibility criteria were included in this review...
March 20, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336222/evaluation-of-the-shifting-of-the-line-of-sight-and-higher-order-aberrations-of-eyes-with-keratoconus-after-corneal-cross-linking
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Pinar Kosekahya, Mustafa Koc, Kemal Tekin, Murat Uzel, Cemile Ucgul Atilgan, Mehtap Caglayan, Pelin Yilmazbas
AIM: To evaluate changes in the coordinates of the line of sight (LoS) and higher order aberrations (HOAs) of eyes with keratoconus, following corneal cross-linking (CXL). METHODS: All patients (93 eyes) underwent detailed ophthalmologic examination and Pentacam HR measurements at baseline and at 3, 6, and 12 months after corneal CXL. LoS coordinates on the horizontal (x) and vertical (y) axes, vertical coma, vertical trefoil, spherical aberration, total root-mean square (RMS), and HOA-RMS values were recorded along with visual acuity and topographical parameters...
March 20, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332309/effects-of-mir-145-5p-through-nras-on-the-cell-proliferation-apoptosis-migration-and-invasion-in-melanoma-by-inhibiting-mapk-and-pi3k-akt-pathways
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Sha Liu, Guozhen Gao, Dexiong Yan, Xiangjun Chen, Xingwei Yao, Shuzhong Guo, Guirong Li, Yu Zhao
We aimed to detect the effects of miR-145-5p on the cell proliferation, apoptosis, migration, and invasion in NRAS-mutant, BRAF-mutant, and wild-type melanoma cells, in order to figure out the potential mechanisms and provide a novel therapeutic target of melanoma. RT-qPCR and western blot were used to detect the expression of miR-145-5p and NRAS in melanoma tumor tissues and cells, respectively. Luciferase assay was performed to determine whether miR-145-5p directly targeted NRAS. After transfecting miR-145-5p mimics, miR-145-5p inhibitors, NRAS cDNA and NRAS siRNA into CHL-1, VMM917 and SK-mel-28 cells, functional assays were used to detect the proliferation, apoptosis, invasion and migration, including MTT, flow cytometry, Transwell and wound healing assays...
April 2017: Cancer Medicine
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