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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535615/mesenchimal-stem-cells-a-possible-role-in-the-pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-spondyloarthritis
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F M Perrotta, G Guerra, A De Socio, S Scriffignano, E Lubrano
Spondyloarthritis (SpAs) are a group of chronic inflammatory diseases that affect joints and enthesis with a possible involvement of other districts such as skin, eye and bowel. In SpAs, the inflammatory process could lead to both erosive damage (as in peripheral joint involvement of psoriatic arthritis), or bone formation (as in ankylosing spondylitis) with a reduction in function and quality of life. Recently, Mesenchimal stem cells (MSCs) transplant was used in different diseases, including autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, with the aim of repairing tissue damage, exploiting their regenerative capacity...
May 22, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535507/cardiac-cell-therapies-for-the-treatment-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-meta-analysis-from-mouse-studies
#2
Cajetan Immanuel Lang, Markus Wolfien, Anne Langenbach, Paula Müller, Olaf Wolkenhauer, Arash Yavari, Hüseyin Ince, Gustav Steinhoff, Bernd Joachim Krause, Robert David, Änne Glass
AIMS: Stem cell-based regenerative therapies for the treatment of ischemic myocardium are currently a subject of intensive investigation. A variety of cell populations have been demonstrated to be safe and to exert some positive effects in human Phase I and II clinical trials, however conclusive evidence of efficacy is still lacking. While the relevance of animal models for appropriate pre-clinical safety and efficacy testing with regard to application in Phase III studies continues to increase, concerns have been expressed regarding the validity of the mouse model to predict clinical results...
May 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535253/endothelial-glycocalyx-the-battleground-for-complications-of-sepsis-and-kidney-injury
#3
Jong Wook Song, Joseph Zullo, Mark Lipphardt, Matthew Dragovich, Frank X Zhang, Bingmei Fu, Michael S Goligorsky
After briefly discussing endothelial glycocalyx and its role in vascular physiology and renal disease, this overview focuses on its degradation very early in the course of microbial sepsis. We describe our recently proposed mechanism for glycocalyx degradation induced by exocytosis of lysosome-related organelles and release of their cargo. Notably, an intermediate in nitric oxide synthesis, NG-hydroxy-l-arginine, shows efficacy in curtailing exocytosis of these organelles and improvement in animal survival...
May 23, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535205/a-transcriptional-serenaid-the-role-of-noncoding-rnas-in-class-switch-recombination
#4
William T Yewdell, Jayanta Chaudhuri
During an immune response, activated B cells may undergo class switch recombination (CSR), a molecular rearrangement that allows B cells to switch from expressing IgM and IgD to a secondary antibody heavy chain isotype such as IgG, IgA, or IgE. Secondary antibody isotypes provide the adaptive immune system with distinct effector functions to optimally combat various pathogens. CSR occurs between repetitive DNA elements within the immunoglobulin heavy chain (Igh) locus, termed switch (S) regions, and requires the DNA modifying enzyme activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID)...
May 23, 2017: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535202/clinical-implications-of-hypothermic-ventricular-fibrillation-versus-beating-heart-technique-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass-for-pulmonary-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Ji-Hyun Lee, Ji-Eun Lee, Jungho Shin, In-Kyung Song, Hee-Soo Kim, Chong-Sung Kim, Woong-Han Kim, Jin-Tae Kim
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare the effects of hypothermic ventricular fibrillation and beating-heart techniques during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) on postoperative outcomes after simple pulmonary valve replacement in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the data of 47 patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot at a single institution, who received pulmonary valve replacement under the ventricular fibrillation or beating-heart technique without cardioplegic cardiac arrest during CPB between January 2005 and April 2015...
May 23, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535190/concomitant-repair-for-mild-aortic-insufficiency-and-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Shinichi Fukuhara, Hirohisa Ikegami, Antonio R Polanco, Jeremy J Song, Jiho Han, Koji Takeda, Paul A Kurlansky, Hiroo Takayama, Yoshifumi Naka
OBJECTIVES: Aortic insufficiency (AI) after continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) implantation has become a highly relevant subject. However, management of pre-existing mild AI is unknown. We examined the fate of pre-existing mild AI during CF-LVAD support. METHODS: From March 2004 to October 2015, 446 consecutive patients received CF-LVAD. Of these, 56 (12.6%) patients with pre-existing mild AI were identified. Outcomes were compared between patients who underwent repair [ n  = 41 (73...
May 23, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535128/low-and-high-let-ionizing-radiation-induces-delayed-homologous-recombination-that-persists-for-two-weeks-before-resolving
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Christopher P Allen, Hirokazu Hirakawa, Nakako Izumi Nakajima, Sophia Moore, Jingyi Nie, Neelam Sharma, Mayumi Sugiura, Yuko Hoki, Ryoko Araki, Masumi Abe, Ryuichi Okayasu, Akira Fujimori, Jac A Nickoloff
Genome instability is a hallmark of cancer cells and dysregulation or defects in DNA repair pathways cause genome instability and are linked to inherited cancer predisposition syndromes. Ionizing radiation can cause immediate effects such as mutation or cell death, observed within hours or a few days after irradiation. Ionizing radiation also induces delayed effects many cell generations after irradiation. Delayed effects include hypermutation, hyper-homologous recombination, chromosome instability and reduced clonogenic survival (delayed death)...
May 23, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535027/arsenite-binds-to-the-ring-finger-domain-of-fancl-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-and-inhibits-dna-interstrand-cross-link-repair
#8
Ji Jiang, Marina Bellani, Lin Li, Pengcheng Wang, Michael M Seidman, Yinsheng Wang
Human exposure to arsenic in drinking water is known to be associated with the development of bladder, lung, kidney, and skin cancers. The molecular mechanisms underlying the carcinogenic effects of arsenic species remain incompletely understood. DNA interstrand cross-links (ICLs) are among the most cytotoxic type of DNA lesions that block DNA replication and transcription, and these lesions can be induced by endogenous metabolism and by exposure to exogenous agents. Fanconi anemia (FA) is a congenital disorder manifested with elevated sensitivity toward DNA interstrand cross-linking agents...
May 23, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534951/contribution-of-methylglyoxal-to-delayed-healing-of-bone-injury-in-diabetes
#9
Takao Aikawa, Hidenori Matsubara, Shuhei Ugaji, Junichi Shirakawa, Ryoji Nagai, Seiichi Munesue, Ai Harashima, Yasuhiko Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
Patients with diabetes are vulnerable to delayed bone fracture healing or pseudoarthrosis. Chronic sustained hyperglycemia, reactive intermediate derivatives of glucose metabolism, such as methylglyoxal (MGO), and advanced glycation end‑products (AGEs) are implicated in diabetic complications. In the present study, it was examined whether MGO is able to cause disturbed bone healing in diabetes. Diabetes was induced in male mice by injection of streptozotocin (50 mg/kg) for 5 days. A bone defect (1.0‑mm diameter) was created in the left distal femur, and bone repair was assessed from an examination of computed tomography scans...
May 16, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534947/research-and-progress-on-clc%C3%A2-2-review
#10
Hongwei Wang, Minghui Xu, Qingjie Kong, Peng Sun, Fengyun Yan, Wenying Tian, Xin Wang
Chloride channel 2 (ClC-2) is one of the nine mammalian members of the ClC family. The present review discusses the molecular properties of ClC‑2, including CLCN2, ClC‑2 promoter and the structural properties of ClC‑2 protein; physiological properties; functional properties, including the regulation of cell volume. The effects of ClC‑2 on the digestive, respiratory, circulatory, nervous and optical systems are also discussed, in addition to the mechanisms involved in the regulation of ClC‑2. The review then discusses the diseases associated with ClC‑2, including degeneration of the retina, Sjögren's syndrome, age‑related cataracts, degeneration of the testes, azoospermia, lung cancer, constipation, repair of impaired intestinal mucosa barrier, leukemia, cystic fibrosis, leukoencephalopathy, epilepsy and diabetes mellitus...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534942/gene-expression-analysis-of-growth-factor-receptors-in-human-chondrocytes-in-monolayer-and-3d-pellet-cultures
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Anika Witt, Achim Salamon, Diana Boy, Doris Hansmann, Andreas Büttner, Andreas Wree, Rainer Bader, Anika Jonitz-Heincke
The main goal of cartilage repair is to create functional tissue by enhancing the in vitro conditions to more physiological in vivo conditions. Chondrogenic growth factors play an important role in influencing cartilage homeostasis. Insulin‑like growth factor (IGF)‑1 and transforming growth factor (TGF)‑β1 affect the expression of collagen type II (Col2) and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and, therefore, the targeted use of growth factors could make chondrogenic redifferentiation more efficient. In the present study, human chondrocytes were postmortally isolated from healthy articular cartilage and cultivated as monolayer or 3D pellet cultures either under normoxia or hypoxia and stimulated with IGF‑1 and/or TGF‑β1 to compare the impact of the different growth factors...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534757/tissue-engineering-and-regenerative-medicine-the-promise-the-challenges-the-future
#12
Leslie Mertz
Medical researchers increasingly regard tissue engineering and regenerative medicine as potential game changers when it comes to repairing damage from disease or injury and restoring function. To understand the progress made and challenges ahead for this combined field, IEEE Pulse sought out two experts: David F. Williams, former global president (2012-2015) of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society, and Roderic I. Pettigrew, founding director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) [1]...
May 2017: IEEE Pulse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534652/a-review-of-the-evidence-of-zolpidem-efficacy-in-neurological-disability-after-brain-damage-due-to-stroke-trauma-and-hypoxia-a-justification-of-further-clinical-trials
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J A Sutton, R P Clauss
During 15 years, 23 clinical reports and 6 studies have demonstrated associations between sub-sedative doses of zolpidem and recoveries from brain damage due to strokes, trauma and hypoxia. Clinical findings include unexpected awakenings from vegetative states and regressions of stroke symptoms after dosing that disappear during elimination and reappear on repeat dosing. Initially single-photon emission computed tomography scans showed improved perfusion within, around and distant from infarctions. Then positron emission tomography scans and electroencephalography detected renewed metabolic and neuronal activity...
May 23, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534301/effects-of-acetyl-l-carnitine-in-diabetic-neuropathy-and-other-geriatric-disorders
#14
REVIEW
G Sergi, S Pizzato, F Piovesan, C Trevisan, N Veronese, E Manzato
A long history of diabetes mellitus and increasing age are associated with the onset of diabetic neuropathy, a painful and highly disabling complication with a prevalence peaking at 50% among elderly diabetic patients. Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) is a molecule derived from the acetylation of carnitine in the mitochondria that has an essential role in energy production. It has recently been proposed as a therapy to improve the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy. ALC is widely distributed in mammalian tissues, including the brain, blood-brain barrier, brain neurons, and astrocytes...
May 22, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534258/closed-incision-prophylactic-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-patients-undergoing-major-complex-abdominal-wall-repair
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F E E de Vries, J J Atema, O Lapid, M C Obdeijn, M A Boermeester
PURPOSE: To evaluate if incisional prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy (pNPWT) reduces wound infections and other wound complications in high-risk patients undergoing major complex ventral abdominal wall repair. METHODS: Retrospective before-after comparison nested in a consecutive series of patients undergoing elective major complex abdominal wall repair. Starting January 2014, pNPWT was applied on the closed incisional wound for a minimum of 5 days. To minimize selection bias, we compared two periods of 14 months before and after January 2014...
May 23, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534256/crispr-cas9-mediated-correction-of-human-genetic-disease
#16
REVIEW
Ke Men, Xingmei Duan, Zhiyao He, Yang Yang, Shaohua Yao, Yuquan Wei
The clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated (Cas) protein 9 system (CRISPR/Cas9) provides a powerful tool for targeted genetic editing. Directed by programmable sequence-specific RNAs, this system introduces cleavage and double-stranded breaks at target sites precisely. Compared to previously developed targeted nucleases, the CRISPR/Cas9 system demonstrates several promising advantages, including simplicity, high specificity, and efficiency. Several broad genome-editing studies with the CRISPR/Cas9 system in different species in vivo and ex vivo have indicated its strong potential, raising hopes for therapeutic genome editing in clinical settings...
May 3, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534139/pulmonary-emphysema-cross-linking-with-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-vice-versa-a-non-usual-experimental-intervention-with-elastase-and-bleomycin
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Isabella Cattani-Cavalieri, Adriane Graça Reis, Emanuel Kennedy-Feitosa, Vanessa Pinho-Ribeiro, Manuella Lanzetti, Lycia Brito Gitirana, Bruna Romana-Souza, Luis Cristóvão Porto, Samuel Santos Valença
Elastase (PPE) is usually used for emphysema models, whereas bleomycin (BLM) is used for fibrosis models. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of BLM in PPE-induced emphysema, as well as the effect of PPE in BLM-induced fibrosis. C57BL/6 mice were divided into five groups: control, PPE, BLM, PPE + BLM, and BLM + PPE. Mice received saline, PPE (3 U/mouse), or BLM (20 U/kg) by intranasal instillation. Mice from the BLM and BLM + PPE groups received BLM on day 0 and saline or PPE on day 21, respectively...
May 23, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534077/white-matter-injury-in-the-preterm-infant-pathology-and-mechanisms
#18
REVIEW
Stephen A Back
The human preterm brain is particularly susceptible to cerebral white matter injury (WMI) that disrupts the normal progression of developmental myelination. Advances in the care of preterm infants have resulted in a sustained reduction in the severity of WMI that has shifted from more severe focal necrotic lesions to milder diffuse WMI. Nevertheless, WMI remains a global health problem and the most common cause of chronic neurological morbidity from cerebral palsy and diverse neurobehavioral disabilities. Diffuse WMI involves maturation-dependent vulnerability of the oligodendrocyte (OL) lineage with selective degeneration of late oligodendrocyte progenitors (preOLs) triggered by oxidative stress and other insults...
May 22, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533931/altered-expression-of-c-kit-and-nanog-in-a-rat-model-of-adriamycin-induced-chronic-heart-failure
#19
Shuo Li, Kang Guo, Junfang Wu, Zhikun Guo, Airong Li
A small number of cardiac stem cells that express the c-Kit and Nanog biomarkers can be differentiated into myocardial cells, which suggests that these stem cells may be able to repair damage and provide an internal reserve for tissue regeneration. It is unknown, however, whether the levels of myocardial stem cells are altered after heart failure (HF), and whether HF affects the myocardial regenerative ability. In this study, to address this question, we developed a rat model of chronic HF induced by Adriamycin, and examined the morphological changes in c-Kit and Nanog-expressing stem cells in heart tissue of normal and HF rats...
2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533827/endovascular-repair-of-an-unusually-complex-anastomotic-pseudoaneurysm-of-an-aorto-bisiliac-graft
#20
Mirko Trentadue, Giovanni Puppini, Simone Perandini, Luca Mezzetto, Gian Franco Veraldi, Stefania Montemezzi
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic pseudoaneurysm is an underestimated complication of aorto-iliac grafts. CASE REPORT: This case report describes an unusual presentation of a pseudoaneurysm with a particularly complex anatomy involving both the left iliac branches, which hindered the interpretation of diagnostic studies and therapeutic management in a patient with multiple comorbidities. CONCLUSIONS: The manuscript describes a successful management of such a complication by means of an elective endovascular approach...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
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