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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640954/the-ussing-chamber-assay-to-study-drug-metabolism-and-transport-in-the-human-intestine
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Beatrice Kisser, Eva Mangelsen, Caroline Wingolf, Lars Ivo Partecke, Claus-Dieter Heidecke, Christer Tannergren, Stefan Oswald, Markus Keiser
The Ussing chamber is an old but still powerful technique originally designed to study the vectorial transport of ions through frog skin. This technique is also used to investigate the transport of chemical agents through the intestinal barrier as well as drug metabolism in enterocytes, both of which are key determinants for the bioavailability of orally administered drugs. More contemporary model systems, such as Caco-2 cell monolayers or stably transfected cells, are more limited in their use compared to the Ussing chamber because of differences in expression rates of transporter proteins and/or metabolizing enzymes...
June 22, 2017: Current Protocols in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635132/the-fabrication-of-iron-oxide-nanoparticle-nanofiber-composites-by-electrospinning-and-their-applications-in-tissue-engineering
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Chris J Mortimer, Chris J Wright
This paper reviews the use of iron oxide nanoparticle-nanofiber composites in tissue engineering with a focus on the electrospinning technique. Electrospinning is an established method of scaffold fabrication offering a number of key advantages which include its facile nature, with electrospun materials offering a high surface area to volume ratio, potential for the release of drugs and antimicrobials, controllable fiber diameters and high porosity and permeability. A number of different techniques for the preparation of iron oxide nanoparticles including their functionalization are discussed along with their applications in the biomedical field...
June 21, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631635/cytocentrifuged-biopsy-fixative-preparation-a-simple-cost-effective-technique-facilitating-microscopic-diagnosis-of-lumen-dwelling-intestinal-parasites
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Prashant Joshi, Prasenjit Das, Venkateswaran Iyer, Siddharth Datta Gupta
OBJECTIVE: Direct microscopic visualization is the most specific method for detecting intestinal parasites and is commonly achieved by stool examination or mucosal biopsy. However, postfixation, the intestinal biopsy fragment is often curled, and the entire surface of the biopsied mucosa is seldom viewed microscopically. Tissue processing further distorts morphology of the organisms and causes diagnostic difficulties. Examining multiple sections for parasite detection is time-consuming and often requires aid of special stains and/or immunohistochemistry...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629927/quick-freeze-deep-etch-electron-microscopy-visualization-of-the-mouse-posterior-pole
#4
Ebraheim N Ismail, Jeffrey W Ruberti, Goldis Malek
The mouse is one of the most commonly used mammalian systems to study human diseases. In particular it has been an invaluable tool to model a multitude of ocular pathologies affecting the posterior pole. The aim of this study was to create a comprehensive map of the ultrastructure of the mouse posterior pole using the quick-freeze/deep-etch method (QFDE). QFDE can produce detailed three-dimensional images of tissue structure and macromolecular moieties, without many of the artifacts introduced by structure-altering post-processing methods necessary to perform conventional transmission electron microscopy (cTEM)...
June 16, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629081/optimized-composition-of-nanocomposite-scaffolds-formed-from-silk-fibroin-and-nano-tio2-for-bone-tissue-engineering
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N Johari, H R Madaah Hosseini, A Samadikuchaksaraei
Natural silk fibroin (SF) polymer has biomedical and mechanical properties as a biomaterial for bone tissue engineering scaffolds. Freeze-dried porous nanocomposite scaffolds were prepared from silk fibroin and titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles as a bioactive reinforcing agent by a phase separation method. In order to fabricate SF/TiO2 scaffolds, 5, 10, 15 and 20wt% of the TiO2 were added to the SF. The phase structure, functional groups and morphology of the scaffolds were evaluated using X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy techniques, respectively...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629070/fabrication-of-chitosan-graphene-oxide-polymer-nanofiber-and-its-biocompatibility-for-cartilage-tissue-engineering
#6
Lei Cao, Fei Zhang, Qiugen Wang, Xiaofeng Wu
In this work, Chitosan/Poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA)/graphene oxide (GO) composite nanofibers were fabricated by electrospinning technique. The prepared nanofibers were characterized by using various spectroscopic and microscopic techniques. FESEM images have confirmed the uniform distributions of graphene oxide nanosheets in the nanofibers with self-assembly with chitosan/PVA chains. Additionally, the results of raman spectra confirmed the existence of GO sheets in the nanofibers. The tensile strength experiments revealed that the incorporation of GO increased the mechanical properties of nanofibers...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629003/a-simple-semi-quantitative-approach-studying-the-in-vivo-degradation-of-regenerated-silk-fibroin-scaffolds-with-different-pore-sizes
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Yongwei Guo, Zhongchun Chen, Jianchuan Wen, Minghui Jia, Zhengzhong Shao, Xia Zhao
The biocompatibility and in vivo degradation rate of biomaterials represent critical control points in the long-term success of scaffolds for tissue restoration. In this study, new three-dimensional (3D) regenerated silk fibroin scaffolds (RSFs) were prepared by the freezing-defrosting procedure, and then were implanted beneath the dorsal skin of rats. This study aims to develop a kinetic semi-quantitative approach to assess in vivo degradation rate and biocompatibility of this kind of RSFs with different pore sizes for the first time, and to evaluate the relationship between the biodegradation and tissue responses by measuring the thickness of residual scaffolds, fibrous capsules and infiltrated tissues through integrated techniques of histology, optical imaging and image analysis...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629002/a-facile-synthesis-method-of-hydroxyethyl-cellulose-silver-nanoparticle-scaffolds-for-skin-tissue-engineering-applications
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Farah Hanani Zulkifli, Fathima Shahitha Jahir Hussain, Senait Sileshi Zeyohannes, Mohammad Syaiful Bahari Abdull Rasad, Mashitah M Yusuff
Green porous and ecofriendly scaffolds have been considered as one of the potent candidates for tissue engineering substitutes. The objective of this study is to investigate the biocompatibility of hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC)/silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), prepared by the green synthesis method as a potential host material for skin tissue applications. The substrates which contained varied concentrations of AgNO3 (0.4%-1.6%) were formed in the presence of HEC, were dissolved in a single step in water. The presence of AgNPs was confirmed visually by the change of color from colorless to dark brown, and was fabricated via freeze-drying technique...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628219/application-of-swath-proteomics-to-mouse-biology
#9
Yibo Wu, Evan G Williams, Ruedi Aebersold
The quantitative measurement of the proteome has been shown to yield new insights into physiology and cell biology that cannot be determined from the genome and transcriptome because the quantitative relationship between transcriptome and proteome is complex. MS-based proteomics techniques, such as SWATH-MS, have recently advanced to the point at which they may be reliably applied by biologists who are not specialists in mass spectrometry. Here we provide standard protocols for preparation of tissue samples for input into the SWATH-MS analytical pipeline...
June 19, 2017: Current Protocols in Mouse Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627416/a-combined-application-of-tunable-diode-laser-absorption-spectroscopy-and-isothermal-micro-calorimetry-for-calorespirometric-analysis
#10
David Brueckner, Anna Solokhina, Stephan Krähenbühl, Olivier Braissant
Calorespirometry is the simultaneous analysis of the rate of heat emission (Rq), O2 consumption (RO2) and CO2 production (RCO2) by living systems such as tissues or organism cultures. The analysis provides useful knowledge about thermodynamic parameters relevant for e.g. biotechnology where parameter based yield maximization (fermentation) is relevant. The determination of metabolism related heat emission is easy and normally done by a calorimeter. However, measuring the amount of consumed O2 and produced CO2 can be more challenging, as additional preparation or instrumentation might be needed...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625076/the-one-abutment-one-time-protocol-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Momen A Atieh, Andrew Tawse-Smith, Nabeel H M Alsabeeha, Sunyoung Ma, Warwick J Duncan
BACKGROUND: The use of definitive abutments (DAs) at the time of implant placement has been introduced to overcome the limitations of dis/reconnection of healing / provisional abutments (PAs). With little and inconsistent information in the literature regarding the effectiveness of using DAs, the aim of this systematic review was to examine marginal bone and soft tissue level changes, technical and biological complications and implant failure associated with the use of DAs and PAs. METHODS: This systematic review was prepared according to the guidelines of Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620318/extraction-protocols-for-individual-zebrafish-s-ventricle-myosin-and-skeletal-muscle-actin-for-in-vitro-motility-assays
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Lisa-Mareike Scheid, Cornelia Weber, Nasrin Bopp, Matias Mosqueira, Rainer H A Fink
The in vitro motility assay (IVMA) is a technique that enables the measurement of the interaction between actin and myosin providing a relatively simple model to understand the mechanical muscle function. For actin-myosin IVMA, myosin is immobilized in a measurement chamber, where it converts chemical energy provided by ATP hydrolysis into mechanical energy. The result is the movement of fluorescently labeled actin filaments that can be recorded microscopically and analyzed quantitatively. Resulting sliding speeds and patterns help to characterize the underlying actin-myosin interaction that can be affected by different factors such as mutations or active compounds...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615811/adipokine-concentrations-in-lipoaspirates-may-have-a-role-in-wound-healing
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Christian Herold, Stefan Engeli, Bibiana Beckmann, Peter M Vogt, Hans-Oliver Rennekampff
OBJECTIVES: In addition to its use as a volume filler, fat grafting may have a potential role in wound healing based on the concentration of growth factors in the lipoaspirate. In this study, we compare the quantitative and qualitative concentration of the various growth factors and adipokines using the Shippert or the Coleman techniques to prepare the lipoaspirate. METHODS: We measured leptin, adiponectin and the growth factors, i.e., acidic fibroblast growth factor (aFGF), basic FGF (bFGF), keratinocyte growth factor (KGF), bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) by ELISA in solid and liquid fractions obtained with both techniques in human fat obtained with Coleman technique and Shippert technique...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614276/wrist-arthrodesis-with-femoral-head-structural-allograft-after-failed-total-wrist-arthroplasty
#14
Louis C Grandizio, Steven Maschke
The failed total wrist arthroplasty represents a challenging reconstructive problem for the upper extremity surgeon. Bone loss, poor bone quality, and soft tissue defects all present technical challenges when considering revision procedures. Our purpose is to describe a technique for wrist arthrodesis after failed total wrist arthroplasty utilizing fresh-frozen femoral head allograft and dorsal plate fixation. We describe a simple method of allograft preparation for this procedure, as graft preparation and implantation can be time consuming and technically challenging...
June 13, 2017: Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612523/-protective-effects-of-intraventricular-transplanted-human-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-damages-in-rats
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Xue Fan, Xiao-Hong Bai, Juan Chen, Qian Wan, Qiang Chen, De-Zhi Mu
OBJECTIVES: To determine the therapeutic effect and protective mechanism of human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSCs) on newborn rats with hypoxia ischemic brain damage (HIBD). METHODS: Umbilical cord (3-4 cm) was collected from a healthy male infant for preparation of hUC-MSCs using explants technique. The hUC-MSCs were cultured and labeled with BrdU. The differentiation function of MSCs was identified. Healthy SPF grade neonatal SD rats were randomly divided into sham (n =30), HIBD (n =36) and hUC-MSCs treated HIBD (n =32) groups...
March 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609725/new-insights-on-mitochondrial-heterogeneity-observed-in-prepared-mitochondrial-samples-following-a-method-for-freeze-fracture-and-scanning-electron-microscopy
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Julie A MacDonald, William H Fowle, Dori C Woods PhD
Mitochondria are dynamic intracellular organelles with diverse roles in tissue- and cell type-specific processes, extending beyond bioenergetics. In keeping with this array of functions, mitochondria are described as heterogeneous both between and within tissue types based on multiple parameters, including a broad spectrum of morphological features, and new research points toward a need for the evaluation of mitochondria as isolated organelles. Although transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is commonly used for the evaluation of mitochondria in tissues and renders mitochondrial structures in ultra-thin sections in two-dimensions, additional information regarding complex features within these organelles can be ascertained using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), which allows for analysis of phenotypic differences in three-dimensions...
June 1, 2017: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608202/zymography-as-a-research-tool-in-the-study-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-inhibitors
#17
Zongli Ren, Juanjuan Chen, Raouf A Khalil
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are proteolytic enzymes that degrade various components of the extracellular matrix (ECM) and play a role in tissue remodeling. Changes in MMPs have been observed in cancer, connective tissue disorders, and vascular disease, and both endogenous tissue inhibitors of MMPs (TIMPs) and synthetic MMP inhibitors (MMPIs) have been evaluated as modulators of MMP activity in various biological systems. Zymography is a simple technique that is commonly used to assess MMP activity and the efficacy of MMPIs...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605368/murine-short-axis-ventricular-heart-slices-for-electrophysiological-studies
#18
Gabriel Peinkofer, Juergen Hescheler, Marcel Halbach
Murine cardiomyocytes have been extensively used for in vitro studies of cardiac physiology and new therapeutic strategies. However, multicellular preparations of dissociated cardiomyocytes are not representative of the complex in vivo structure of cardiomyocytes, non-myocytes and extracellular matrix, which influences both mechanical and electrophysiological properties of the heart. Here we describe a technique to prepare viable ventricular slices of adult mouse hearts with a preserved in vivo like tissue structure, and demonstrate their suitability for electrophysiological recordings...
June 4, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604549/transverse-cervical-artery-perforator-flap-standardized-surgical-technique-and-multiple-reconstructive-opportunity-in-head-and-neck-surgery
#19
Nicola Luca, Maria Josè Santana, Bianca Maria Festa, Fabio Collurà, Stefano Righini
The main purpose of head and neck reconstructive surgery is to provide anatomic restoration of the demolited region and to provide preservation and recovery of function. The anatomical investigations conducted over the years has enabled a detailed knowledge of human body vascularization, giving the opportunity to design and harvest more and more versatile and refined flaps, with increasingly satisfactory results. Even if in the last 2 decades free flaps have been considered a reconstructive criterion standard, they still determine a great physical impact for the patient and require a certain surgical experience...
June 9, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604361/synthetic-scaffolds-with-full-pore-interconnectivity-for-bone-regeneration-prepared-by-supercritical-foaming-using-advanced-biofunctional-plasticizers
#20
Aurelio Salerno, Sara Diéguez, Luis Diaz-Gomez, Jose Luis Gomez-Amoza, Beatriz Magariños, Angel Concheiro, Concepcion Domingo, Carmen Alvarez-Lorenzo, Carlos A García-González
Supercritical foaming allows for the solvent-free processing of synthetic scaffolds for bone regeneration. However, the control on the pore interconnectivity and throat pore size with this technique still needs to be improved. The use of plasticizers may help to overcome these limitations. Eugenol, a GRAS natural compound extracted from plants, is proposed in this work as an advanced plasticizer with bioactive properties. Eugenol-containing poly(ɛ-caprolactone) (PCL) scaffolds were obtained by supercritical foaming (20...
June 12, 2017: Biofabrication
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