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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699384/preclinical-safety-evaluation-of-allogeneic-ips-cell-based-therapy-in-a-swine-model-of-myocardial-infarction
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Carolina Gálvez-Montón, Carolina Soler-Botija, Oriol Iborra-Egea, Idoia Diaz-Guemes, Mercè Martí, Olalla Iglesias-Garcia, Cristina Prat-Vidal, Verónica Crisóstomo, Aida Llucià-Valldeperas, Isaac Perea-Gil, Santiago Roura, Francisco Miguel Sanchez Margallo, Ángel Raya, Antoni Bayés-Genís
The combination of biomatrices and induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) derivatives to aid repair and myocardial scar formation may soon become a reality for cardiac regenerative medicine. However, the tumor risk associated to residual undifferentiated cells remains an important safety concern of iPSC-based therapies. This concern is not satisfactorily addressed in xenotransplantation, which require immune suppression of the transplanted animal. Here, we assessed the safety of transplanting undifferentiated iPSC in an allogeneic setting...
July 12, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679464/linoleic-la-and-linolenic-ala-acid-concentrations-in-follicular-fluid-of-prepubertal-goats-and-their-effect-on-oocyte-in-vitro-maturation-and-embryo-development
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Montserrat Roura, María G Catalá, Sandra Soto-Heras, Sondes Hammami, Dolors Izquierdo, Ali Fouladi-Nashta, Maria-Teresa Paramio
In this study we assessed the concentration of linoleic acid (LA) and linolenic acid (ALA) in follicular fluid of prepubertal goats according to follicle size (<3mm or ≥3mm) by gas chromatography and tested the addition of different LA and ALA (LA:ALA) concentration ratios (50:50, 100:50 and 200:50µM) to the IVM medium on embryo development, mitochondrial activity, ATP concentration and relative gene expression (RPL19, ribosomal protein L19; SLC2A1, facilitated glucose transporter 1; ATF4, activating transcription factor 4; GPX1, glutathione peroxidase 1; HSPA5, heat-shock protein family A 70 kDa; GAPDH, glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase; DNMT1, DNA methyltransferase 1; GCLC, glutamate-cysteine ligase catalytic subunit; SOD1, superoxide dismutase 1)...
July 6, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666409/end-stage-renal-disease-in-french-guiana-data-from-r-e-i-n-registry-south-american-or-french
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Dévi Rita Rochemont, Mohamed Meddeb, Raoul Roura, Cécile Couchoud, Mathieu Nacher, Célia Basurko
BACKGROUND: End-Stage renal disease (ESRD) causes considerable morbidity and mortality, and significantly alters patients' quality of life. There are very few published data on this problem in the French Overseas territories. The development of a registry on end stage renal disease in French Guiana in 2011 allowed to describe the magnitude of this problem in the region for the first time. METHODS: Using data from the French Renal Epidemiology and Information Network registry (R...
June 30, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649439/mechanisms-of-action-of-sacubitril-valsartan-on-cardiac-remodeling-a-systems-biology-approach
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Oriol Iborra-Egea, Carolina Gálvez-Montón, Santiago Roura, Isaac Perea-Gil, Cristina Prat-Vidal, Carolina Soler-Botija, Antoni Bayes-Genis
Sacubitril/Valsartan, proved superiority over other conventional heart failure management treatments, but its mechanisms of action remains obscure. In this study, we sought to explore the mechanistic details for Sacubitril/Valsartan in heart failure and post-myocardial infarction remodeling, using an in silico, systems biology approach. Myocardial transcriptome obtained in response to myocardial infarction in swine was analyzed to address post-infarction ventricular remodeling. Swine transcriptome hits were mapped to their human equivalents using Reciprocal Best (blast) Hits, Gene Name Correspondence, and InParanoid database...
2017: NPJ Systems Biology and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625274/beneficial-effects-of-melatonin-on-in-vitro-embryo-production-from-juvenile-goat-oocytes
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Sandra Soto-Heras, Montserrat Roura, Maria G Catalá, Irene Menéndez-Blanco, Dolors Izquierdo, Ali A Fouladi-Nashta, Maria T Paramio
Melatonin is a universal antioxidant that improves in vitro embryo production in several species. The aims of this study were to determine the melatonin concentration in the ovarian follicular fluid (FF) of juvenile goats and the effect of melatonin during in vitro maturation (IVM) on embryo development. The FF melatonin concentration was 0.57--1.07×10-9 M, increasing with follicular diameter. Oocytes were matured, fertilised and cultured under conventional conditions. Blastocyst development, embryo quality and levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reduced glutathione were assessed...
June 19, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620315/you-are-what-you-eat-a-genomic-analysis-of-the-gut-microbiome-of-captive-and-wild-octopus-vulgaris-paralarvae-and-their-zooplankton-prey
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Álvaro Roura, Stephen R Doyle, Manuel Nande, Jan M Strugnell
The common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) is an attractive species for aquaculture, however, several challenges inhibit sustainable commercial production. Little is known about the early paralarval stages in the wild, including diet and intestinal microbiota, which likely play a significant role in development and vitality of this important life stage. High throughput sequencing was used to characterize the gastrointestinal microbiome of wild O. vulgaris paralarvae collected from two different upwelling regions off the coast of North West Spain (n = 41) and Morocco (n = 35)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596735/diet-composition-and-variability-of-wild-octopus-vulgaris-and-alloteuthis-media-cephalopoda-paralarvae-a-metagenomic-approach
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Lorena Olmos-Pérez, Álvaro Roura, Graham J Pierce, Stéphane Boyer, Ángel F González
The high mortality of cephalopod early stages is the main bottleneck to grow them from paralarvae to adults in culture conditions, probably because the inadequacy of the diet that results in malnutrition. Since visual analysis of digestive tract contents of paralarvae provides little evidence of diet composition, the use of molecular tools, particularly next generation sequencing (NGS) platforms, offers an alternative to understand prey preferences and nutrient requirements of wild paralarvae. In this work, we aimed to determine the diet of paralarvae of the loliginid squid Alloteuthis media and to enhance the knowledge of the diet of recently hatched Octopus vulgaris paralarvae collected in different areas and seasons in an upwelling area (NW Spain)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557183/extracellular-vesicles-do-not-contribute-to-higher-circulating-levels-of-soluble-lrp1-in-idiopathic-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Santiago Roura, Carolina Gálvez-Montón, David de Gonzalo-Calvo, Ana Gámez Valero, Paloma Gastelurrutia, Elena Revuelta-López, Cristina Prat-Vidal, Carolina Soler-Botija, Aida Llucià-Valldeperas, Isaac Perea-Gil, Oriol Iborra-Egea, Francesc E Borràs, Josep Lupón, Vicenta Llorente-Cortés, Antoni Bayes-Genis
Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM) is a frequent cause of heart transplantation. Potentially valuable blood markers are being sought, and low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1 (LRP1) has been linked to the underlying molecular basis of the disease. This study compared circulating levels of soluble LRP1 (sLRP1) in IDCM patients and healthy controls and elucidated whether sLRP1 is exported out of the myocardium through extracellular vesicles (EVs) to gain a better understanding of the pathogenesis of the disease...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526098/first-description-of-bartonella-koehlerae-infection-in-a-spanish-dog-with-infective-endocarditis
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María-Dolores Tabar, Laura Altet, Ricardo G Maggi, Jaume Altimira, Xavier Roura
BACKGROUND: Bartonella koehlerae has been recently described as a new cat- and cat fleas-associated agent of culture-negative human endocarditis. It has been also encountered in one dog from Israel and six dogs from the USA, but other clinically relevant reports involving this bacterium are lacking. RESULTS: A 7-year-old intact male mixed dog presented with clinico-pathological signs consistent with mitral endocarditis and cutaneous hemangiosarcoma. Molecular studies revealed the presence of Bartonella koehlerae DNA in samples from blood and mitral valve tissue...
May 19, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524207/untangling-surface-oxygen-exchange-effects-in-yba2cu3o6-x-thin-films-by-electrical-conductivity-relaxation
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P Cayado, C F Sánchez-Valdés, A Stangl, M Coll, P Roura, A Palau, T Puig, X Obradors
The kinetics of oxygen incorporation (in-diffusion process) and excorporation (out-diffusion process), in YBa2Cu3O6+x (YBCO) epitaxial thin films prepared using the chemical solution deposition (CSD) methodology by the trifluoroacetate route, was investigated by electrical conductivity relaxation measurements. We show that the oxygenation kinetics of YBCO films is limited by the surface exchange process of oxygen molecules prior to bulk diffusion into the films. The analysis of the temperature and oxygen partial pressure influence on the oxygenation kinetics has drawn a consistent picture of the oxygen surface exchange process enabling us to define the most likely rate determining step...
May 31, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482713/preterm-labor-and-birth-management-recommendations-from-the-european-association-of-perinatal-medicine
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G C Di Renzo, L Cabero Roura, F Facchinetti, H Helmer, C Hubinont, B Jacobsson, J S Jørgensen, R F Lamont, A Mikhailov, N Papantoniou, V Radzinsky, A Shennan, Y Ville, Gha Visser, M Wielgos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 8, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474953/circumventing-heisenberg-s-uncertainty-principle-in-atom-interferometry-tests-of-the-equivalence-principle
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Albert Roura
Atom interferometry tests of universality of free fall based on the differential measurement of two different atomic species provide a useful complement to those based on macroscopic masses. However, when striving for the highest possible sensitivities, gravity gradients pose a serious challenge. Indeed, the relative initial position and velocity for the two species need to be controlled with extremely high accuracy, which can be rather demanding in practice and whose verification may require rather long integration times...
April 21, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474708/-molecular-mechanisms-of-insulin-resistance-an-update
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Citlaly Gutiérrez-Rodelo, Adriana Roura-Guiberna, Jesús Alberto Olivares-Reyes
The biological actions of insulin are initiated by activating its membrane receptor, which triggers multiple signaling pathways to mediate their biological actions. Due to the importance of metabolic regulation and promoting functions of cell growth and proliferation, insulin actions are highly regulated to promote proper metabolic functioning and energy balance. If these mechanisms are altered, this can lead to a condition known as insulin resistance, which is the consequence of a deficient insulin signaling caused by mutations or post-translational modifications of the receptor or effector molecules located downstream...
March 2017: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468789/intracoronary-administration-of-allogeneic-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-improves-myocardial-perfusion-but-not-left-ventricle-function-in-a-translational-model-of-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Joaquim Bobi, Núria Solanes, Rodrigo Fernández-Jiménez, Carlos Galán-Arriola, Ana Paula Dantas, Leticia Fernández-Friera, Carolina Gálvez-Montón, Elisabet Rigol-Monzó, Jaume Agüero, José Ramírez, Mercè Roqué, Antoni Bayés-Genís, Javier Sánchez-González, Ana García-Álvarez, Manel Sabaté, Santiago Roura, Borja Ibáñez, Montserrat Rigol
BACKGROUND: Autologous adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ATMSCs) therapy is a promising strategy to improve post-myocardial infarction outcomes. In a porcine model of acute myocardial infarction, we studied the long-term effects and the mechanisms involved in allogeneic ATMSCs administration on myocardial performance. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-eight pigs underwent 50 minutes of coronary occlusion; the study was completed in 33 pigs. After reperfusion, allogeneic ATMSCs or culture medium (vehicle) were intracoronarily administered...
May 3, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435096/improving-automated-multiple-sclerosis-lesion-segmentation-with-a-cascaded-3d-convolutional-neural-network-approach
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Sergi Valverde, Mariano Cabezas, Eloy Roura, Sandra González-Villà, Deborah Pareto, Joan C Vilanova, Lluís Ramió-Torrentà, Àlex Rovira, Arnau Oliver, Xavier Lladó
In this paper, we present a novel automated method for White Matter (WM) lesion segmentation of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patient images. Our approach is based on a cascade of two 3D patch-wise convolutional neural networks (CNN). The first network is trained to be more sensitive revealing possible candidate lesion voxels while the second network is trained to reduce the number of misclassified voxels coming from the first network. This cascaded CNN architecture tends to learn well from a small (n≤35) set of labeled data of the same MRI contrast, which can be very interesting in practice, given the difficulty to obtain manual label annotations and the large amount of available unlabeled Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) data...
April 19, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394230/advanced-mri-techniques-biomarkers-in-neuropsychiatric-lupus
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N Sarbu, P Toledano, A Calvo, E Roura, M I Sarbu, G Espinosa, X Lladó, R Cervera, N Bargalló
Objectives The objective of this study was to determine whether advanced MRI could provide biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis in neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus (NPSLE). Methods Our prospective study included 28 systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with primary central NPSLE, 22 patients without NPSLE and 20 healthy controls. We used visual scales to evaluate atrophy and white matter hyperintensities, voxel-based morphometry and Freesurfer to measure brain volume, plus diffusion-tensor imaging (DTI) to assess white matter (WM) and gray matter (GM) damage...
April 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369542/variable-endothelial-cell-function-restoration-after-initiation-of-two-antiretroviral-regimens-in-hiv-infected-individuals
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P Echeverría, E Gómez-Mora, S Roura, A Bonjoch, J Puig, N Pérez-Alvarez, A Bayés-Genís, B Clotet, J Blanco, E Negredo
Background: The effect of ART on endothelial cell function is incompletely characterized. Methods: We performed a 24 week prospective, case-control and comparative pilot study of ART-naive HIV-infected patients who started a darunavir- or rilpivirine-based regimen, matched with non-HIV-infected volunteers, to compare changes at week 24 from baseline in levels of circulating endothelial cells (CECs), endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and circulating angiogenic cells, as well as changes in immune-activation markers...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342568/erratum-to-%C3%A2-availability-of-resources-for-patients-with-wet-age-related-macular-degeneration-optimal-study%C3%A2-arch-soc-esp-oftalmol-88-8-2013-307-312
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R Casaroli-Marano, M Roura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 22, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298675/lactic-acid-as-potential-substitute-of-acetic-acid-for-dissolution-of-chitosan-preharvest-application-to-butterhead-lettuce
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María Gabriela Goñi, Bárbara Tomadoni, Sara Inés Roura, María Del Rosario Moreira
Chitosan must be dissolved in acid solution to activate its antimicrobial properties. The objectives of present study were to determine whether acetic and lactic acids used to dissolve chitosan would influence its effectiveness to control the native microflora of Butterhead lettuce at harvest and during postharvest storage (7-8 °C, 5 days). Chitosan was applied as a SINGLE DOSE (14, 10, 7, 3 or 0 days previous to harvest) or in SUCCESSIVE DOSES (at 14 + 10 + 7+3 + 0 days prior to harvest). Although chitosan in acetic acid showed antimicrobial activity, treated plants showed dried brown stains which significantly reduced sensorial quality...
March 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297585/electromechanical-conditioning-of-adult-progenitor-cells-improves-recovery-of-cardiac-function-after-myocardial-infarction
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Aida Llucià-Valldeperas, Carolina Soler-Botija, Carolina Gálvez-Montón, Santiago Roura, Cristina Prat-Vidal, Isaac Perea-Gil, Benjamin Sanchez, Ramon Bragos, Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Antoni Bayes-Genis
Cardiac cells are subjected to mechanical and electrical forces, which regulate gene expression and cellular function. Therefore, in vitro electromechanical stimuli could benefit further integration of therapeutic cells into the myocardium. Our goals were (a) to study the viability of a tissue-engineered construct with cardiac adipose tissue-derived progenitor cells (cardiac ATDPCs) and (b) to examine the effect of electromechanically stimulated cardiac ATDPCs within a myocardial infarction (MI) model in mice for the first time...
March 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
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