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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542418/effects-of-histatin-1-peptide-on-human-corneal-epithelial-cells
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Dhara Shah, Marwan Ali, Deepak Shukla, Sandeep Jain, Vinay Kumar Aakalu
PURPOSE: Ocular surface and corneal epithelial wounds are common and potentially debilitating problems. Ideal treatments for these injuries would promote epithelial healing without inflammation, infection and scarring. In addition the best treatments would be cost-efficient, effective, non-toxic and easily applied. Histatin-1 peptides have been shown to be safe and effective enhancers of epithelial wound healing in other model systems. We sought to determine whether histatin-1 peptides could enhance human corneal epithelial wound healing in vitro...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542370/upregulation-of-tlr4-via-pkc-activation-contributes-to-impaired-wound-healing-in-high-glucose-treated-kidney-proximal-tubular-cells
#2
Jianping Peng, Hang Zheng, Xia Wang, Zhixiang Cheng
Acute kidney injury (AKI) leads to a worse prognosis in diabetic patients compared with prognoses in non-diabetic patients, but whether and how diabetes affects kidney repair after AKI remains unknown. Here, we used scratch-wound healing and transwell migration models to examine whether and how wound healing is affected by high glucose levels in cultured kidney proximal tubular cells (RPTC). The results show that scratch-wound healing and transwell migration were significantly slower in high-glucose-treated kidney tubular cells (30 mM glucose) than in low-glucose-treated cells (5...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535522/restenosis-in-hemodialytic-fistulas-and-chronic-kidney-disease-associated-vascular-disease-two-pathologies-driven-by-metakaryotic-stem-cells
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Gianandrea Pasquinelli, William G Thilly, Elena V Gostjeva, Paola Todeschini, Giuseppe Cianciolo, Claudio Ronco, Gaetano La Manna
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) exacerbating vascular disease poses a major challenge to nephrology. Surgically placed vascular fistulas, as an aid to hemodialysis prior to kidney transplant, have extended many lives, while post-surgical restenosis closure of the fistula by smooth muscle cells affects many lives. When post-surgical restenosis is developed, palliative measures are almost always surgical: there are no effective drug treatments. In this study, we offer a testable hypothesis that effects of CKD on widely distributed vascular diseases and the phenomenon of fistula restenosis are both driven by the pathologic creation of non-dividing smooth muscle cells via asymmetric division of exponentially increasing metakaryotic stem cells...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534941/two-natural-eudesmane-type-sesquiterpenes-from-laggera-alata-inhibit-angiogenesis-and-suppress-breast-cancer-cell-migration-through-vegf-and-angiopoietin-2-mediated-signaling-pathways
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Ning Liang, Yaolan Li, Hau Yin Chung
Eudesmane-type sesquiterpenes are natural sesquiterpenes with anti-inflammatory properties, but their anti-angiogenic activities are not known. The present study demonstrated that 5α-hydroxycostic acid and hydroxyisocostic acid, two eudesmane-type sesquiterpenes (ETSs), isolated from the herb Laggera alata, possessed anti-angiogenic effects. Under non-toxic dosage, ETSs suppressed VEGF‑induced proliferation in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and vessel formation in zebrafish embryos. Moreover, ETSs inhibited VEGF-stimulated HUVEC migration, stress fibers and tube formation...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533933/negative-wound-pressure-therapy-is-safe-and-useful-in-pediatric-burn-patients
#5
Yanhan Ren, Philip Chang, Robert L Sheridan
INTRODUCTION: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) has proven to be a powerful tool in facilitating healing of difficult wounds of a variety of etiologies. The pediatric experience with NPWT has been limited due to concerns about vascular compression and pain associated with treatment. METHOD: A retrospective review was performed to evaluate the therapeutic effect of NPWT on children with difficult wounds due to burns or soft-tissue trauma. NPWT was instituted in the operating room under general anesthesia using a commercially available system...
2017: International Journal of Burns and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533662/cxcr7-cxcl12-axis-is-involved-in-lymph-node-and-liver-metastasis-of-gastric-carcinoma
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Qi Xin, Na Zhang, Hai-Bo Yu, Qin Zhang, Yan-Fen Cui, Chuan-Shan Zhang, Zhe Ma, Yan Yang, Wei Liu
AIM: To investigate the role of CXC chemokine receptor (CXCR)-7 and CXCL12 in lymph node and liver metastasis of gastric carcinoma. METHODS: In 160 cases of gastric cancer, the expression of CXCR7 and CXCL12 in tumor and matched tumor-adjacent non-cancer tissues, in the lymph nodes around the stomach and in the liver was detected using immunohistochemistry to analyze the relationship between CXCR7/CXCL12 expression and clinicopathological features and to determine whether CXCR7 and CXCL12 constitute a biological axis to promote lymph node and liver metastasis of gastric cancer...
May 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524000/the-effect-of-a-common-antibiotics-doxycycline-on-non-healing-chronic-wound
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Dixon H Xu, Ziwen Zhu, Yujiang Fang
Up to 25% of diabetic patients will develop a diabetic foot ulcer. Chronic wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers often fail to heal with conventional therapies. In recent years, it has been identified that chronic wounds are usually associated with elevated level of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). Doxycycline, a cheap tetracycline antibiotic, has been shown to inhibit MMPs both in vitro and in vivo independent of its antimicrobial property. In this review, we provide an overview of the roles of MMPs in the pathogenesis of chronic wounds and explore the potential application of doxycycline as a treatment option in managing chronic wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers...
May 18, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522411/halloysite-and-chitosan-oligosaccharide-nanocomposite-for-wound-healing
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Giuseppina Sandri, Carola Aguzzi, Silvia Rossi, Maria Cristina Bonferoni, Giovanna Bruni, Cinzia Boselli, Antonia Icaro Cornaglia, Federica Riva, Cesar Viseras, Carla Caramella, Franca Ferrari
Halloysite is a natural nanotubular clay mineral (HNTs, Halloysite Nano Tubes) chemically identical to kaolinite and, due to its good biocompatibility, is an attractive nanomaterial for a vast range of biological applications. Chitosan oligosaccharides are homo- or heterooligomers of N-acetylglucosamine and D-glucosamine, that accelerate wound healing by enhancing the functions of inflammatory and repairing cells. The aim of the work was the development of a nanocomposite based on HNTs and chitosan oligosaccharides, to be used as pour powder to enhance healing in the treatment of chronic wounds...
May 15, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520219/plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-type-1-as-a-regulator-of-fibrosis
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Reyhaneh Rabieian, Maryam Boshtam, Mahshid Zareei, Shirin Kouhpayeh, Aria Masoudifar, Hamed Mirzaei
Fibrosis is known as a frequent and irreversible pathological condition which is associated with organ failure. Tissue fibrosis is a central process in a variety of chronic progressive diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and persistent inflammation. This state could contribute to chronic injury and the initiation of tissue repair. Fibrotic disorders represent abnormal wound healing with defective matrix turnover and clearance that lead to excessive accumulation of extracellular matrix components. A variety of identified growth factors, cytokines, and persistently activated myofibroblasts have critical roles in the pathogenesis of fibrosis...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508517/on-demand-antimicrobial-treatment-with-antibiotic-loaded-porous-silicon-capped-with-a-ph-responsive-dual-plasma-polymer-barrier
#10
Roshan Bharath Vasani, Endre J Szili, Gayathri Rajeev, Nicolas Hans Voelcker
Chronic wounds are a major socio-economic problem. Bacterial infections in such wounds are a major contributor to lack of wound healing. An early indicator of wound infection is an increase in pH of the wound fluid. Herein, we describe the development of a pH-responsive drug delivery device that can potentially be used for wound decontamination in situ and on-demand in response to an increase in the pH of the wound environment. The device is based on a porous silicon film that provides a reservoir for encapsulation of an antibiotic within the pores...
May 16, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504325/therapeutic-ultrasound-for-venous-leg-ulcers
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REVIEW
Nicky Cullum, Zhenmi Liu
BACKGROUND: Venous leg ulcers are a type of chronic, recurring, complex wound that is more common in people aged over 65 years. Venous ulcers pose a significant burden to patients and healthcare systems. While compression therapy (such as bandages or stockings) is an effective first-line treatment, ultrasound may have a role to play in healing venous ulcers. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether venous leg ulcers treated with ultrasound heal more quickly than those not treated with ultrasound...
May 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494022/the-effect-of-biological-sealants-and-adhesive-treatments-on-matrix-metalloproteinase-expression-during-renal-injury-healing
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José Miguel Lloris-Carsí, Carlos Barrios, Beatriz Prieto-Moure, José Miguel Lloris-Cejalvo, Dolores Cejalvo-Lapeña
BACKGROUND: Renal injuries are relatively common in cases of abdominal trauma. Adhesives and sealants can be used to repair and preserve damaged organs. Using a rat model, this study explores the activity of different matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) during the healing of renal injuries treated by two biological adhesives (TachoSil and GelitaSpon) and a new synthetic elastic cyanoacrylate (Adhflex). METHODS: Renal traumatic injuries were experimentally induced in 90 male Wistar rats by a Stiefel Biopsy Punch in the anterior aspect of the left kidney...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491439/mycobacterial-panniculitis-caused-by-mycobacterium-thermoresistibile-in-a-cat
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Polina Vishkautsan, Krystle L Reagan, M Kevin Keel, Jane E Sykes
CASE SUMMARY: A domestic shorthair cat was evaluated for chronic, bilateral, ulcerative dermatitis affecting the inguinal region and lateral aspects of both pelvic limbs. Histopathologic examination of skin biopsies collected throughout the course of disease revealed chronic pyogranulomatous ulcerative dermatitis. Aerobic bacterial skin cultures yielded growth of a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Corynebacterium amycolatum. Upon referral the clinical findings were suggestive of a non-tuberculous Mycobacterium species infection...
July 2016: JFMS Open Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490191/proliferative-and-antioxidant-activity-of-symphytum-officinale-root-extract
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Ireneusz Sowa, Roman Paduch, Maciej Strzemski, Sylwia Zielińska, Ewelina Rydzik-Strzemska, Jan Sawicki, Ryszard Kocjan, Janusz Polkowski, Adam Matkowski, Michał Latalski, Magdalena Wójciak-Kosior
The root of Symphytum officinale L. is commonly used in folk medicine to promote the wound healing, reduce the inflammation and in the treatment of broken bones. The objective of our investigation was to analyse the extract from S. officinale in term of its antioxidant activity and the effect on cell viability and proliferation of human skin fibroblast (HSF). Moreover, the quantification of main phenolics and allantoin was conducted using HPLC-DAD method. Five compounds were found: rosmarinic, p-hydroxybenzoic, caffeic, chlorogenic and p-coumaric acid...
May 10, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482114/innovations-in-gene-and-growth-factor-delivery-systems-for-diabetic-wound-healing
#15
REVIEW
Ashang Luwang Laiva, Fergal J O'Brien, Michael B Keogh
The rise in lower extremity amputations (LEAs) due to non-healing of foot ulcers in diabetic patients calls for rapid improvement in effective treatment regimens. Administration of growth factors (GFs) are thought to offer an off-the-shelf treatment however, the dose- and time-dependent efficacy of the GFs together with the hostile environment of diabetic wound beds impose a major hindrance in the selection of an ideal route for GFs delivery. As an alternative, the delivery of therapeutic genes using viral and non-viral vectors, capable of transiently expressing the genes until the recovery of the wounded tissue offers promise...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475446/use-of-fat-transfer-to-treat-a-chronic-non-healing-post-radiation-ulcer-a-case-study
#16
A Mohan, S Singh
OBJECTIVE: Problematic wound healing and ulceration in radiation-damaged tissue is a surgical challenge. Clinical studies have shown that grafting fat tissue in an irradiated area can improve the quality of the skin and has regenerative effects. This case study describes how fat transfer led to the healing of a chronic ulcer resistant to other forms of treatment. CASE HISTORY: A 67-year-old lady with a chronic, non-healing ulcer in her leg had a squamous cell carcinoma excised, followed by radiotherapy...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473676/subcutaneous-mycosis-presenting-as-a-non-healing-left-calf-ulcer-in-an-immunocompromised-patient
#17
A S O Tang, K Y Yong, J Wong, H H Chua, L P Chew
This is a case report of subcutaneous mycosis presenting as a non-healing left calf ulcer in an immunocompromised patient. Traumatic inoculation of the causative agent is the most likely route of infection. The diagnosis requires a detailed history and high clinical suspicion, confirmed by histopathological examination. The management requires a multidisciplinary team approach involving surgeon, pathologist, physician sub-specialised in infectious disease, wound care nursing team as well as social support services...
April 2017: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471401/nanomedicine-strategies-to-target-tumor-associated-macrophages
#18
REVIEW
Karin Binnemars-Postma, Gert Storm, Jai Prakash
In recent years, the influence of the tumor microenvironment (TME) on cancer progression has been better understood. Macrophages, one of the most important cell types in the TME, exist in different subtypes, each of which has a different function. While classically activated M1 macrophages are involved in inflammatory and malignant processes, activated M2 macrophages are more involved in the wound-healing processes occurring in tumors. Tumor-associated macrophages (TAM) display M2 macrophage characteristics and support tumor growth and metastasis by matrix remodeling, neo-angiogenesis, and suppressing local immunity...
May 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469957/hbx-related-long-non-coding-rna-malat1-promotes-cell-metastasis-via-up-regulating-ltbp3-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#19
Zhouhua Hou, Xuwen Xu, Xiaoyu Fu, Shuhui Tao, Jiebin Zhou, Shuiping Liu, Deming Tan
Though it is widely known that hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) is involved in the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the underlying mechanisms are not entirely clear. In recent years, metastasis associated with lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (MALAT1), which is an oncogenic long non-coding RNA (lncRNA), has been proved to be associated with many kinds of tumors, including liver cancer. In this study, we demonstrated that MALAT1 was involved in the HBx-mediated hepatocarcinogenesis. Firstly, we found that expression of MALAT1 was strongly up-regulated in HCC tissues and was directly proportional to the expression of HBx...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469804/long-noncoding-rna-crnde-activates-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway-through-acting-as-a-molecular-sponge-of-microrna-136-in-human-breast-cancer
#20
Jinliang Huan, Li Xing, Qianhuang Lin, Hu Xui, Xianju Qin
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) serve critical roles in the tumorigenesis and development of multiple human malignancies. Herein, we aimed to explore the biological and clinical significance of lncRNA CRNDE in human breast cancer (BC). The expression of CRNDE in BC tissues and cell lines was detected, and the association between CRNDE expression and clinicopathologic features of BC patients was also analyzed. Novel targets of CRNDE were identified through a bioinformatics search and confirmed using a dual-luciferase reporter system...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
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