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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204738/the-association-between-myocardial-fibrosis-and-depressed-capillary-density-in-rat-model-of-left-ventricular-hypertrophy
#1
Ying Xiao, Yinjie Liu, Jiaming Liu, Y James Kang
Myocardial fibrogenesis is initiated once the coordination between oxygen supply and demand is disrupted in pressure overload-induced cardiac hypertrophy. Clinical observations showed that myocardial fibrosis did not evenly occur in the hypertrophic myocardium. The present study was undertaken to specifically address differential vulnerabilities to fibrogenesis of different regions in the myocardium subjected to pressure overload-induced hypertrophy. SD rats were divided into two groups, sham-operated control and ascending artery constriction-induced cardiac hypotrophy...
December 4, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174564/crispr-cas9-engineered-osteogenesis-imperfecta-type-v-leads-to-severe-skeletal-deformities-and-perinatal-lethality-in-mice
#2
Frank Rauch, Yeqing Geng, Lisa Lamplugh, Bahareh Hekmatnejad, Marie-Hélène Gaumond, Janice Penney, Yojiro Yamanaka, Pierre Moffatt
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) type V is caused by an autosomal dominant mutation in the IFITM5 gene, also known as BRIL. The c.-14C>T mutation in the 5'UTR of BRIL creates a novel translational start site adding 5 residues (MALEP) in frame with the natural coding of BRIL. A neomorphic function has been proposed for the MALEP-BRIL but the mechanisms at play are still unknown. In order to further understand the effects of MALEP-BRIL in vivo, we generated a knockin (KI) mouse model having the exact genetic -14C>T replica of patients with OI type V...
November 22, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163221/the-superficial-dermis-may-initiate-keloid-formation-histological-analysis-of-the-keloid-dermis-at-different-depths
#3
Hu Jiao, Tiran Zhang, Jincai Fan, Ran Xiao
Several studies have reported on certain aspects of the characteristics of different sites within a keloid lesion, but detailed studies on the keloid dermis at different depths within a keloid lesion are scarce. The aim of this study was to investigate the histology of the keloid dermis at different depths. This study included 19 keloid tissue samples that were collected from 19 patients and 19 normal skin samples, which were harvested from subjects without keloids or hypertrophic scar. Samples were studied by light microscopy using routine hematoxylin and eosin histochemical staining, and immunohistochemistry to detect CD20-positive B-lymphocytes and CD3-positive T-lymphocytes...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143574/investigating-the-preventive-effects-of-baicalin-and-gallocatechin-aginst-glyoxal-induced-cystatin-aggregation
#4
Aamir Sohail, Waseem Feeroze Bhat, Mohammad Furkan, Aaliya Shah, Bilqees Bano
Several mammalian proteins form pathological deposits under nonphysiological conditions that are associated with many degenerative diseases. Protein aggregation is associated with aging, as well as a variety of diseases, including cystic fibrosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. There is a lack of any potential anti-amyloidogenic agents and therapeutics till date. Polyphenols have been accredited with myriad biological effects. An analysis of the effects of natural agents like baicalin (BC) and gallocatechin (GC) on aggregation process can open new avenues for the treatment of protein misfolding diseases...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141687/autologous-adipose-derived-regenerative-cell-therapy-modulates-development-of-hypertrophic-scarring-in-a-red-duroc-porcine-model
#5
Philippe Foubert, Diana Zafra, Mike Liu, Rohit Rajoria, Damian Gutierrez, Mayer Tenenhaus, John K Fraser
BACKGROUND: Effective prevention and treatment of hypertrophic scars (HTSs), a common consequence of deep-partial thickness injury, remain a significant clinical challenge. Previous studies from our group have shown that autologous adipose-derived regenerative cells (ADRCs) represent a promising approach to improve wound healing and, thereby, impact HTS development. The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of local delivery of ADRCs immediately following deep-partial thickness cutaneous injury on HTS development in the red Duroc (RD) porcine model...
November 15, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141064/port-wine-stains-a-focused-review-on-their-management
#6
Katelyn Mariko Updyke, Amor Khachemoune
<p>Port-wine stain (PWS) is the second most common congenital vascular malformation characterized as ectatic capillaries and venules in the dermis that clinically appears as a deep red to purple patch on the skin. Typically, PWS progressively darken and may become hypertrophic or nodular without treatment. There are several treatment options available for PWS from topical antiangiogenic agents to laser therapies. Vascular-specific lasers are the gold standard in treating PWS and classically pulsed dye lasers are usually the treatment of choice...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067487/epigenetic-modifications-of-the-zfp-znf423-gene-control-murine-adipogenic-commitment-and-are-dysregulated-in-human-hypertrophic-obesity
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Michele Longo, Gregory A Raciti, Federica Zatterale, Luca Parrillo, Antonella Desiderio, Rosa Spinelli, Ann Hammarstedt, Shahram Hedjazifar, Jenny M Hoffmann, Cecilia Nigro, Paola Mirra, Francesca Fiory, Pietro Formisano, Claudia Miele, Ulf Smith, Francesco Beguinot
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Subcutaneous adipocyte hypertrophy is associated with insulin resistance and increased risk of type 2 diabetes, and predicts its future development independent of obesity. In humans, subcutaneous adipose tissue hypertrophy is a consequence of impaired adipocyte precursor cell recruitment into the adipogenic pathway rather than a lack of precursor cells. The zinc finger transcription factor known as zinc finger protein (ZFP) 423 has been identified as a major determinant of pre-adipocyte commitment and maintained white adipose cell function...
October 24, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055932/metastases-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-misdiagnosed-as-isolated-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#8
Assunta Greco, Roberto De Masi, Stefania Orlando, Antonio Metrangolo, Vittorio Zecca, Giancarlo Morciano, Antonella De Donno, Francesco Bagordo, Giancarlo Piccinni
At present, cardiac metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma is rarely mentioned in the literature. We report a hepatocellular carcinoma patient with cardiac metastasis misdiagnosed as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in 2011. Two years later, on presentation of syncope, an abnormal ventricular septal size was recorded by ultrasound scan, and was subsequently shown by magnetic resonance imaging to be a tumour lesion. A myocardial biopsy confirmed infiltration of hepatocellular carcinoma. This observation underlines the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma cardiac metastasis, manifested in its infiltrative form as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy...
October 16, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836195/transplanting-human-skin-grafts-onto-nude-mice-to-model-skin-scars
#9
Jie Ding, Edward E Tredget
Hypertrophic scar (HTS) is a common outcome of deep dermal wound healing mainly followed mechanical, chemical, and thermal injuries in the skin. Because of the lack of the most effective prevention and treatment, it is particularly important to establish an ideal dermal animal model for improving the understanding of the pathogenesis and exploring therapeutic approaches of HTS. Compared to other dermal fibrotic animal models in rabbits, red Duroc pigs, guinea pigs, rats, and mice, the approach that uses normal human split-thickness skin grafted onto nude or other immunodeficient mice which develop scars that resemble human HTS offers the advantages of lower cost, easier manipulation, and shorter research period...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793143/intraoperative-diagnosis-of-anderson-fabry-disease-in-patients-with-obstructive-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-undergoing-surgical-myectomy
#10
Franco Cecchi, Maria Iascone, Niccolò Maurizi, Laura Pezzoli, Irene Binaco, Elena Biagini, Maria Laura Fibbi, Iacopo Olivotto, Federico Pieruzzi, Ana Fruntelata, Lucian Dorobantu, Claudio Rapezzi, Paolo Ferrazzi
Importance: Diagnostic screening for Anderson-Fabry cardiomyopathy (AFC) is performed in the presence of specific clinical red flags in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) older than 25 years. However, left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) has been traditionally considered an exclusion criteria for AFC. Objective: To examine a series of patients diagnosed with HCM and severe basal LVOTO undergoing myectomy in whom the diagnosis of AFC was suspected by the cardiac surgeon intraoperatively and confirmed by histological and genetic examinations...
October 1, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763906/-effects-of-scar-excision-combined-with-negative-pressure-on-repair-of-hypertrophic-scar-in-burn-children
#11
J H Cai, H P Deng, Z A Shen, T J Sun, D J Li, D W Li, L X He, L Wang, X Jin
Objective: To explore the effects of scar excision combined with negative-pressure on repair of hypertrophic scar in burn children. Methods: From October 2010 to August 2016, 25 children with hypertrophic scar after deep burn were hospitalized, with scar course ranging from 3 months to 11 years and scar area ranging from 35 to 427 [83(51, 98)]cm(2). A total of 35 scars of 25 children were located in trunk (11 scars), upper limb (11 scars), and lower limb (13 scars). All children received scar excision operation and negative-pressure treatment (negative-pressure value ranged from -40 to -20 kPa), among which 6 cases received scar excision operation and negative-pressure treatment for two times for further removal of scars...
July 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754081/pulmonary-capillary-hemangiomatosis-and-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-in-a-persian-cat
#12
Tiffany L Jenkins, Ryan N Jennings
Pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis (PCH) and pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD) are rare causes of primary pulmonary hypertension in humans, and, in 2016, were reported in dogs. A 1-y-old, neutered male Persian cat was presented for autopsy after sudden death several hours after grooming. Grossly, the lungs were mottled red-to-pink, contained rubbery-to-firm nodular foci, and there was moderate-to-marked left-sided cardiomegaly and left atrial dilation, consistent with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Microscopically, there was multifocal to regionally extensive capillary proliferation within pulmonary alveolar septa and around respiratory bronchioles, with nodular aggregates of densely arranged capillaries that replaced pulmonary alveolar spaces...
November 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727221/scar-formation-following-excisional-and-burn-injuries-in-a-red-duroc-pig-model
#13
Britani N Blackstone, Jayne Y Kim, Kevin L McFarland, Chandan K Sen, Dorothy M Supp, J Kevin Bailey, Heather M Powell
Scar research is challenging because rodents do not naturally form excessive scars, and burn depth, size, and location cannot be controlled in human longitudinal studies. The female, red Duroc pig model has been shown to form robust scars with biological and anatomical similarities to human hypertrophic scars. To more closely mimic the mode of injury, recreate the complex chemical milieu of the burn wound environment and enhance scar development, an animal model of excessive burn-induced scarring was developed and compared with the more commonly used model, which involves excisional wounds created via dermatome...
August 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684219/elevated-plasma-levels-of-mir-29a-are-associated-with-hemolysis-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#14
Dimitrios Ntelios, Soultana Meditskou, Georgios Efthimiadis, Antonios Pitsis, Eleni Nikolakaki, Fotios Girtovitis, Despoina Parcharidou, Thomas Zegkos, Sofia Kouidou, Haralampos Karvounis, Georgios Tzimagiorgis
BACKGROUND: miR-29a is a small non-coding RNA that is known to repress collagen synthesis. Interestingly, elevated plasma miR-29a was reported to correlate with pronounced myocardial fibrosis in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The objective of this study was to elucidate the origin of plasma miR-29a, and evaluate its significance as a biomarker. METHODS: miR-29a expression was evaluated in plasma (n=50) and myocardial samples (n=4) from patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy using RT-qPCR...
July 4, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617563/regulatory-mechanism-of-mir-29-over-tgf-%C3%AE-1-and-col1-in-scar-cells
#15
S Bi, C Cao, L-L Chai, S-R Li, D-Y Yang
OBJECTIVE: To study the regulatory mechanism of miR-29 over TGF-β1 and COL1 in scar cells. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 5 clinical cases of hypertrophic scar (HS) skin and adjacent normal skin tissues were separated into fibroblast for primary culture and subculture before being observed morphologically and standard HE staining under an ordinary optical microscope. RT-PCR method was applied to test the expression level of miR-29, TGF-β1, and COL1 mRNA. ELISA method was applied to test the expression level of extracellular matrix COL1, fibronectin (FN) and α-SMA...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465251/danshen-injection-prevents-heart-failure-by-attenuating-post-infarct-remodeling
#16
Lingyan Wang, Jiahui Yu, Patrick Asare Fordjour, Xiaoxue Xing, Hui Gao, Yanyan Li, Lingyan Li, Yan Zhu, Xiumei Gao, Guanwei Fan
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Danshen Injection (DSI) is a traditional Chinese medicine extracted from Danshen, prepared from the dried root and rhizome of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge. Danshen is an ancient antipyretic traditional Chinese medicine which is mostly used to improve blood circulation and dispel blood stasis. Danshen decoction or liquor-fried Danshen (with grain-based liquor) which is cool in nature is traditionally used to 'cool the blood' and reduce the swelling of sores and abscesses...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384007/effect-of-chymase-activity-on-skin-thickness-in-the-clawn-miniature-pig-hypertrophic-scarring-model
#17
Shotaro Jimi, Hajime Matsumura
OBJECTIVE: The female red Duroc pig, a heavy and cumbersome animal, is routinely used as an animal model for hypertrophic scarring. Chymase, a chymotrypsin-like serine protease, plays an important role in skin fibrosis. This study aimed to create a lightweight pig hypertrophic scarring model using Clawn miniature pigs, and to investigate the role of chymase in hypertrophic scarring. METHODS: After creating four skin wounds (7.5 × 7.5 cm, depth = 0.15 cm) in each pig, skin biopsies were performed after 15, 30, 60, 90, 120, and 150 days...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293527/the-use-of-silgel-stc-se-a-topical-silicone-gel-for-the-treatment-and-reduction-of-hypertrophic-and-keloid-scars
#18
Sharon A Stewart, Greig M G Dougall, Erica M Tafuro
BACKGROUND: A single-center study assessing the efficacy of Nagor's Silgel STC-SE silicone gel to reduce the appearance of hypertrophic and keloid scars. METHODS: A 16-week controlled study of 36 patients with hypertrophic or keloid scars. The subjects were divided between 2 cohorts: one assessing recently healed scars (<6 mo) and other assessing older scars (6 mo to 2 y). The efficacy of Silgel STC-SE on the scar was evaluated by skin hydration, skin moisture evaporation, skin elasticity, basic scar measurements, subjective patient questionnaire data, and image analysis...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259957/photodynamic-inactivation-of-fibroblasts-and-inhibition-of-staphylococcus%C3%A2-epidermidis-adhesion-and-biofilm-formation-by-toluidine-blue-o
#19
Xin Li, Zizhong Liu, Houfang Liu, Xi Chen, Yue Liu, Honglue Tan
Treating skin and soft tissue infections of severe limb traumas can be challenging. Crucial concerns focus on inhibiting biofilm formation by antibiotic‑resistant bacteria, and preventing scar formation by fibroblastic hyperproliferation. The local use of toluidine blue O (TBO)‑mediated photodynamic therapy (PDT) may be a promising strategy for treating such lesions. The present study used Staphylococcus epidermidis (strain ATCC 35984) to assess the effects of TBO‑PDT on bacterial adherence and biofilm formation, using confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM), tissue culture plating (TCP) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
April 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256566/aberrant-epicardial-adipose-tissue-extracellular-matrix-remodeling-in-patients-with-severe-ischemic-cardiomyopathy-insight-from-comparative-quantitative-proteomics
#20
Ding-Sheng Jiang, Hao-Long Zeng, Rui Li, Bo Huo, Yun-Shu Su, Jing Fang, Qing Yang, Li-Gang Liu, Min Hu, Cai Cheng, Xue-Hai Zhu, Xin Yi, Xiang Wei
There is ample evidence indicating that epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) volume and thickness is positively associated with coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the exact pathological changes in the human EAT after myocardial ischemia remains largely unclear. In the current study, we applied a comparative quantitative proteomics to elucidate the altered biological processes in the EAT of ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) patients. A total of 1649 proteins were successfully quantified in our study, among which 165 proteins were significantly changed (ratio <0...
March 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
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