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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341328/histiocytosis-cutaneous-manifestations-of-hematopoietic-neoplasm-and-non-neoplastic-histiocytic-proliferations
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C M Luder, T M Nordmann, E Ramelyte, B Mühleisen, K Kerl, O Boyman, E Guenova, R Dummer
Histiocytoses are rare disorders characterized by the accumulation of cells derived from macrophages, dendritic cells, or monocytes in various tissues. There is a broad spectrum of disease manifestations with some subtypes commonly showing skin lesions while in others the skin is rarely involved. Here we describe cutaneous manifestations of histiocytoses belonging to the Langerhans group (L group), the group of cutaneous and mucocutaneous histiocytoses (C group) and the group of Rosai-Dorfman disease and related histiocytoses (R group) according to the current classification...
January 16, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341233/fate-uptake-and-distribution-of-nanoencapsulated-pesticides-in-soil-earthworm-systems-implications-for-environmental-risk-assessment
#2
Mohd Anuar Mohd Firdaus, Annika Agatz, Mark E Hodson, Omar S A Al-Khazrajy, Alistair B A Boxall
Nanopesticides are novel plant protection products offering numerous benefits. As nanoparticles behave differently from dissolved chemicals, environmental risks of these materials could differ from conventional pesticides. Here we used soil-earthworm systems to compare the fate and uptake of analytical grade bifenthrin to that of bifenthrin in traditional and nano-encapsulated formulations. Apparent sorption coefficients for bifenthrin in the nano-treatments were up to 3.8 times lower than in the non-nano treatments whereas dissipation half-lives of the nano-treatments were up to two time longer...
January 17, 2018: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339249/semifluorinated-alkane-based-systems-for-enhanced-corneal-penetration-of-poorly-soluble-drugs
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Priyanka Agarwal, Dieter Scherer, Bernhard Günther, Ilva D Rupenthal
Semifluorinated alkanes (SFAs) are amphiphilic liquids that can dissolve hydrophobic drugs to form clear solutions. This study evaluated the potential of two SFAs to act as vehicle for topical ocular drug delivery. After confirming ocular safety, an ex vivo corneal penetration model was developed to determine drug distribution and corneal bioavailability. Hydrophobic dye distribution in the different corneal layers was visualised under a confocal microscope. Corneal bioavailability of cyclosporine A (CsA) dissolved in perfluorobutylpentane (F4H5) or perfluorohexyloctane (F6H8) was compared to commercially available CsA ophthalmic emulsions, Restasis® and Ikervis®...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338190/cancer-cell-membrane-biomimetic-nanoprobes-with-two-photon-excitation-and-near-infrared-emission-for-intravital-tumor-fluorescence-imaging
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Yanlin Lv, Ming Liu, Yong Zhang, Xuefei Wang, Fan Zhang, Feng Li, Weier Bao, Jie Wang, Yuanlin Zhang, Wei Wei, Guanghui Ma, Liancheng Zhao, Zhiyuan Tian
Biomimetic fluorescent nanoprobes capable of emitting near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence (λmax ~720 nm) upon excitation of 800-nm light were developed. The key conjugated polymer enabled two-photon absorption (TPA) and Fӧrster resonance energy transfer (FRET) processes within the nanoprobes, which imparted the nanoprobes with ideal NIR-incoming-NIR-outgoing fluorescence features. The cancer cell membrane (CM) coating endowed these nanoprobes with perfect biocompatibility and highly specific targeting ability to homologous tumors...
January 16, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337248/immunohistochemical-characterization-of-epidermal-dendritic-like-cells-in-giant-mudskipper-periophthalmodon-schlosseri
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E R Lauriano, C Faggio, G Capillo, N Spanò, M Kuciel, M Aragona, S Pergolizzi
Giant Mudskipper, Periophthalmodon schlosseri (Pallas, 1770), is euryhaline, amphibious, and air-breathing fish. These fishes live in close association to mangrove forests and often spend over 90% of time out of water, in adjacent mudflats. They have developed morphological and physiological adaptations to satisfy their unique lifestyles. The skin is the primary interface between the body and the environment, and has a central role in host defence. The initiation of immune responses to antigens in the vertebrate skin has often been attributed to epidermal Langerhans'cells (LC) that are dendritic cells (DC), antigen-presenting cells (APC) which reside in the epidermis...
January 11, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337183/temporal-layering-of-signaling-effectors-drives-chromatin-remodeling-during-hair-follicle-stem-cell-lineage-progression
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Rene C Adam, Hanseul Yang, Yejing Ge, Wen-Hui Lien, Ping Wang, Yilin Zhao, Lisa Polak, John Levorse, Sanjeethan C Baksh, Deyou Zheng, Elaine Fuchs
Tissue regeneration relies on resident stem cells (SCs), whose activity and lineage choices are influenced by the microenvironment. Exploiting the synchronized, cyclical bouts of tissue regeneration in hair follicles (HFs), we investigate how microenvironment dynamics shape the emergence of stem cell lineages. Employing epigenetic and ChIP-seq profiling, we uncover how signal-dependent transcription factors couple spatiotemporal cues to chromatin dynamics, thereby choreographing stem cell lineages. Using enhancer-driven reporters, mutagenesis, and genetics, we show that simultaneous BMP-inhibitory and WNT signals set the stage for lineage choices by establishing chromatin platforms permissive for diversification...
January 9, 2018: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336663/lactobacillus-acidophilus-improves-intestinal-inflammation-in-an-acute-colitis-mouse-model-by-regulation-of-th17-and-treg-cell-balance-and-fibrosis-development
#7
Jin-Sil Park, JeongWon Choi, JooYeon Jhun, Ji Ye Kwon, Bo-In Lee, Chul Woo Yang, Sung-Hwan Park, Mi-La Cho
Disruption of the balance among the microbiota, epithelial cells, and resident immune cells in the intestine is involved in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Probiotics exert protective effects against IBD, and probiotic commensal Lactobacillus species are common inhabitants of the natural microbiota, especially in the gut. To investigate the effects of Lactobacillus acidophilus on the development of IBD, L. acidophilus was administered orally in mice with dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced colitis...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336030/the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-modulates-the-function-of-human-cd56bright-nk-cells
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Uriel Y Moreno-Nieves, David C Mundy, June Ho Shin, Kenric Tam, John B Sunwoo
Human natural killer (NK) cells are divided into two subsets: CD56bright and CD56dim NK cells, which differ in maturation, function and distribution. Mechanisms regulating NK cell functions are not completely understood. Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor, that binds to a variety of endogenous and exogenous molecules, and that has recently been shown to modulate the function and differentiation of immune cells. Here, we studied the expression of AhR and its involvement in the regulation of NK cell functions...
January 16, 2018: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334986/bridging-pro-inflammatory-signals-synaptic-transmission-and-protection-in-spinal-explants-in-vitro
#9
M Medelin, V Giacco, A Aldinucci, G Castronovo, E Bonechi, A Sibilla, M Tanturli, M Torcia, L Ballerini, F Cozzolino, C Ballerini
Multiple sclerosis is characterized by tissue atrophy involving the brain and the spinal cord, where reactive inflammation contributes to the neurodegenerative processes. Recently, the presence of synapse alterations induced by the inflammatory responses was suggested by experimental and clinical observations, in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis mouse model and in patients, respectively. Further knowledge on the interplay between pro-inflammatory agents, neuroglia and synaptic dysfunction is crucial to the design of unconventional protective molecules...
January 15, 2018: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334373/prevention-of-tuberculosis-in-rhesus-macaques-by-a-cytomegalovirus-based-vaccine
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Scott G Hansen, Daniel E Zak, Guangwu Xu, Julia C Ford, Emily E Marshall, Daniel Malouli, Roxanne M Gilbride, Colette M Hughes, Abigail B Ventura, Emily Ainslie, Kurt T Randall, Andrea N Selseth, Parker Rundstrom, Lauren Herlache, Matthew S Lewis, Haesun Park, Shannon L Planer, John M Turner, Miranda Fischer, Christina Armstrong, Robert C Zweig, Joseph Valvo, Jackie M Braun, Smitha Shankar, Lenette Lu, Andrew W Sylwester, Alfred W Legasse, Martin Messerle, Michael A Jarvis, Lynn M Amon, Alan Aderem, Galit Alter, Dominick J Laddy, Michele Stone, Aurelio Bonavia, Thomas G Evans, Michael K Axthelm, Klaus Früh, Paul T Edlefsen, Louis J Picker
Despite widespread use of the bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine, tuberculosis (TB) remains a leading cause of global mortality from a single infectious agent (Mycobacterium tuberculosis or Mtb). Here, over two independent Mtb challenge studies, we demonstrate that subcutaneous vaccination of rhesus macaques (RMs) with rhesus cytomegalovirus vectors encoding Mtb antigen inserts (hereafter referred to as RhCMV/TB)-which elicit and maintain highly effector-differentiated, circulating and tissue-resident Mtb-specific CD4+ and CD8+ memory T cell responses-can reduce the overall (pulmonary and extrapulmonary) extent of Mtb infection and disease by 68%, as compared to that in unvaccinated controls, after intrabronchial challenge with the Erdman strain of Mtb at ∼1 year after the first vaccination...
January 15, 2018: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333208/integrating-cadaver-needle-forces-into-a-haptic-robotic-simulator
#11
David F Pepley, Mary A Yovanoff, Katelin A Mirkin, Scarlett R Miller, David C Han, Jason Z Moore
Accurate force simulation is essential to haptic simulators for surgical training. Factors such as tissue inhomogeneity pose unique challenges for simulating needle forces. To aid in the development of haptic needle insertion simulators, a handheld force sensing syringe was created to measure the motion and forces of needle insertions. Five needle insertions were performed into the neck of a cadaver using the force sensing syringe. Based on these measurements a piecewise exponential needle force characterization, was implemented into a haptic central venous catheterization (CVC) simulator...
March 2018: Journal of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332936/tissue-specific-immunopathology-during-malaria-infection
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Cevayir Coban, Michelle Sue Jann Lee, Ken J Ishii
Systemic inflammation mediated by Plasmodium parasites is central to malaria disease and its complications. Plasmodium parasites reside in erythrocytes and can theoretically reach all host tissues via the circulation. However, actual interactions between parasitized erythrocytes and host tissues, along with the consequent damage and pathological changes, are limited locally to specific tissue sites. Such tissue specificity of the parasite can alter the outcome of malaria disease, determining whether acute or chronic complications occur...
January 15, 2018: Nature Reviews. Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332538/role-of-infiltrating-monocytes-in-the-development-of-radiation-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis
#13
Angela M Groves, Carl J Johnston, Jacqueline P Williams, Jacob N Finkelstein
Lung exposure to radiation induces an injury response that includes the release of cytokines and chemotactic mediators; these signals recruit immune cells to execute inflammatory and wound-healing processes. However, radiation alters the pulmonary microenvironment, dysregulating the immune responses and preventing a return to homeostasis. Importantly, dysregulation is observed as a chronic inflammation, which can progress into pneumonitis and promote pulmonary fibrosis; inflammatory monocytes, which are bone marrow derived and express CCR2, have been shown to migrate into the lung after radiation exposure...
January 13, 2018: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332331/egfr-mutations-and-tumor-metastases-in-patients-with-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-in-the-south-of-russia
#14
Oleg I Kit, Dmitry I Vodolazhsky, Natalia N Timoshkina, Lubov' Yu Vladimirova, Igor N Turkin, Ksenia A Kutsyn, Yaroslav S Enin, Svetlana B Panina, Vladimir Jurisic
PURPOSE: To assess the frequencies of somatic EGFR mutations in the tumor tissues of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) residing in the South of Russia (SR), and to define the relationship between genetic subtypes of NSCLC and the emergence of different types of metastases. METHODS: DNA was extracted from formalin-fixed parrafin embedded (FFPE) samples of 721 patients. A total of 29 somatic EGFR mutations were detected using commercial Therascreen EGFR RGQ PCR Kit...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331944/liver-sampling-a-vital-window-into-hbv-pathogenesis-on-the-path-to-functional-cure
#15
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Upkar S Gill, Laura J Pallett, Patrick T F Kennedy, Mala K Maini
In order to optimally refine the multiple emerging drug targets for hepatitis B virus (HBV), it is vital to evaluate virological and immunological changes at the site of infection. Traditionally liver biopsy has been the mainstay of HBV disease assessment, but with the emergence of non-invasive markers of liver fibrosis, there has been a move away from tissue sampling. Here we argue that liver biopsy remains an important tool, not only for the clinical assessment of HBV but also for research progress and evaluation of novel agents...
January 13, 2018: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331794/melatonin-suppresses-eosinophils-and-th17-cells-in-hamsters-treated-with-a-combination-of-human-liver-fluke-infection-and-a-chemical-carcinogen
#16
Wachanan Wongsena, Lakhanawan Charoensuk, Rungtiwa Dangtakot, Porntip Pinlaor, Kitti Intuyod, Somchai Pinlaor
BACKGROUND: The combination of Opisthorchis viverrini (OV) infection and chemical carcinogen induces cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) in hamsters via inflammation-mediated mechanisms. Thus, suppression of inflammatory cells at the initial stages of CCA development would be of benefit. We aimed to investigate whether IL-17-producing CD4+ T cells (Th17) and CD4+ Foxp3+ T cells (Treg) are involved in the early stages of CCA genesis and can be targeted for suppression by melatonin. METHODS: Inflammation, an initial stage of CCA development, was induced in hamsters by a combination of O...
July 26, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330711/boosting-tendon-repair-interplay-of-cells-growth-factors-and-scaffold-free-and-gel-based-carriers
#17
REVIEW
Zexing Yan, Heyong Yin, Michael Nerlich, Christian G Pfeifer, Denitsa Docheva
BACKGROUND: Tendons are dense connective tissues and critical components for the integrity and function of the musculoskeletal system. Tendons connect bone to muscle and transmit forces on which locomotion entirely depends. Due to trauma, overuse and age-related degeneration, many people suffer from acute or chronic tendon injuries. Owing to their hypovascularity and hypocellularity, tendinopathies remain a substantial challenge for both clinicians and researchers. Surgical treatment includes suture or transplantation of autograft, allograft or xenograft, and these serve as the most common technique for rescuing tendon injuries...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330297/characterization-and-evidence-of-the-mir-888-cluster-as-a-novel-cancer-network-in-prostate
#18
Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Garrison Glavich, Mary Pahuski, Aleena M Short, Oliver John Semmes, Lifang Yang, Vitold Galkin, Richard R Drake, Aurora Esquela-Kerscher
Prostate cancer afflicts 1 in 7 men and is the second leading cause of male cancer-related deaths in the United States. MicroRNAs (miRNAs), an extensive class of ~22 nucleotide non-coding RNAs, are often aberrantly expressed in tissues and fluids from prostate cancer patients but the mechanism of how specific miRNAs regulate prostate tumorigenesis and metastasis are poorly understood. Here, miR-888 was identified as a novel prostate factor that promotes proliferation and migration. miR-888 resides within a genomic cluster of 7 miRNA genes (mir-892c, mir-890, mir-888, mir-892a, mir-892b, mir-891b, mir-891a) on human chromosome Xq27...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329795/omega-3-fatty-acids-and-adipose-tissue-biology
#19
REVIEW
Ondrej Kuda, Martin Rossmeisl, Jan Kopecky
This review provides evidence for the importance of white and brown adipose tissue (i.e. WAT and BAT) function for the maintenance of healthy metabolic phenotype and its preservation in response to omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3 PUFA), namely in the context of diseased states linked to aberrant accumulation of body fat, systemic low-grade inflammation, dyslipidemia and insulin resistance. More specifically, the review deals with (i) the concept of immunometabolism, i.e. how adipose-resident immune cells and adipocytes affect each other and define the immune-metabolic interface; and (ii) the characteristic features of "healthy adipocytes" in WAT, which are relatively small fat cells endowed with a high capacity for mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation, triacylglycerol/fatty acid (TAG/FA) cycling and de novo lipogenesis (DNL)...
January 9, 2018: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328867/glioma-stem-cell-niches-in-human-glioblastoma-are-periarteriolar
#20
Vashendriya V V Hira, Diana A Aderetti, Cornelis J F van Noorden
Survival of primary brain tumor (glioblastoma) patients is seriously hampered by glioma stem cells (GSCs) that are distinct therapy-resistant self-replicating pluripotent cancer cells. GSCs reside in GSC niches, which are specific protective microenvironments in glioblastoma tumors. We have recently found that GSC niches are hypoxic periarteriolar, whereas in most studies, GSC niches are identified as hypoxic perivascular. The aim of this review is to critically evaluate the literature on perivascular GSC niches to establish whether these are periarteriolar, pericapillary, perivenular, and/or perilymphatic...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
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