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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448963/paradoxical-aging-in-hiv-immune-senescence-of-b-cells-is-most-prominent-in-young-age
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Stefano Rinaldi, Suresh Pallikkuth, Varghese K George, Lesley R de Armas, Rajendra Pahwa, Celeste M Sanchez, Maria Fernanda Pallin, Li Pan, Nicola Cotugno, Gordon Dickinson, Allan Rodriguez, Margaret Fischl, Maria Alcaide, Louis Gonzalez, Paolo Palma, Savita Pahwa
Combination antiretroviral therapies (cART)can lead to normal life expectancy in HIV-infected persons, and people aged >50 yrs represent the fastest growing HIV group. Although HIV and aging are independently associated with impaired humoral immunity, immune status in people aging with HIV is relatively unexplored. In this study influenza vaccination was used to probe age associated perturbations in the B cell compartment of HIV-negative "healthy controls" (HC) and virologically controlled HIV-infected participants on cART (HIV) (n=124), grouped by age as young (<40 yrs), middle-aged (40-59yrs) or old (>60 yrs)...
April 27, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448819/construction-of-three-dimensional-vascularized-functional-human-liver-tissue-using-a-layer-by-layer-cell-coating-technique
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Kazuki Sasaki, Takami Akagi, Tadafumi Asaoka, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yasunari Fukuda, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Daisaku Yamada, Takehiro Noda, Hiroshi Wada, Kunihito Gotoh, Koichi Kawamoto, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori, Mitsuru Akashi
The creation of artificial liver tissue is an active area of research due to the shortage of donors for liver transplantation. Here we investigated whether a simple and efficient cell coating technique developed in our laboratory could be used to generate functional vascularized liver tissue. This technique creates three-dimensional tissue by loading cells sterically onto other cells that have been coated with layer-by-layer (LbL) nanofilms of fibronectin and gelatin, two extracellular matrix proteins. We used this technique to construct homogenous, dense, well-vascularized liver tissue from cryopreserved human primary hepatocytes, human umbilical vein endothelial cells, and normal human dermal fibroblasts...
February 28, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448636/successful-vitrification-of-pronuclear-stage-pig-embryos-with-a-novel-cryoprotective-agent-carboxylated-%C3%AE%C2%B5-poly-l-lysine
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Maki Kamoshita, Tsubasa Kato, Katsuyoshi Fujiwara, Takafumi Namiki, Kazuaki Matsumura, Suong-Hyu Hyon, Junya Ito, Naomi Kashiwazaki
Vitrification is a powerful tool for the efficient production of offspring derived from cryopreserved oocytes or embryos in mammalian species including domestic animals. Genome editing technologies such as transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs) and clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/ CRISPR-associated (Cas)9 are now available even for domestic species, suggesting that the vitrification of embryos at the pronuclear stage (PN) will be more important because they could provide genomic host cells to be targeted by TALENs or CRISPR/Cas9...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448594/novel-in-natural-infection-subdominant-hiv-1-cd8-t-cell-epitopes-revealed-in-human-recipients-of-conserved-region-t-cell-vaccines
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Nicola Borthwick, Zhansong Lin, Tomohiro Akahoshi, Anuska Llano, Sandra Silva-Arrieta, Tina Ahmed, Lucy Dorrell, Christian Brander, Hayato Murakoshi, Masafumi Takiguchi, Tomáš Hanke
BACKGROUND: Fine definition of targeted CD8+ T-cell epitopes and their human leucocyte antigen (HLA) class I restriction informs iterative improvements of HIV-1 T-cell vaccine designs and may predict early vaccine success or failure. Here, lymphocytes from volunteers, who had received candidate HIVconsv vaccines expressing conserved sub-protein regions of HIV-1, were used to define the optimum-length target epitopes and their HLA restriction. In HIV-1-positive patients, CD8+ T-cell responses predominantly recognize immunodominant, but hypervariable and therefore less protective epitopes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445366/biomechanical-integrity-in-craniofacial-surgery-calvarial-reconstruction-in-favorable-and-infected-defects-with-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2
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Zoe M MacIsaac, Sarah E Henderson, Sameer Shakir, Sanjay Naran, Darren M Smith, Liliana Camison, James J Cray, Alejandro J Almarza, Gregory M Cooper, Joseph E Losee
BACKGROUND: The limitations of autologous and alloplastic reconstruction for craniofacial bone defects have created a clinical need for viable tissue-engineering strategies. Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) has shown promise in this setting. The aim of this study was to determine the long-term biomechanical properties of rhBMP-2-mediated calvarial reconstruction. METHODS: Twelve-week-old New Zealand White rabbits underwent subtotal calvarectomy...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442066/characterisation-and-cryopreservation-of-the-ovarian-preantral-follicle-population-from-spix-s-yellow-toothed-cavies-galea-spixii-wagler-1831
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Érica C G Praxedes, Gabriela L Lima, Andréia M Silva, Carlos A C Apolinário, José A B Bezerra, Ana L P Souza, Moacir F Oliveira, Ana P R Rodrigues, Alexandre R Silva
The aim of the present study was to characterise the ovarian preantral follicle (PF) population and to establish a solid surface vitrification (SSV) process using dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) as a cryoprotectant for preservation of ovarian tissue from yellow-toothed cavies (Galea spixii). Ovaries were fixed for PF population analysis or were subjected to the SSV process. The mean (± s.e.m.) PF population per ovarian pair was estimated to be 416.0±342.8. There were 140.0±56.0 (63.4%) and 125.0±58.0 (64.0%) primary follicles on the right and left ovaries, respectively...
March 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442049/prion-protein-2-dublet-gene-prnd-role-in-ovine-semen-capacitation-cryopreservation-and-fertility
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L M Ferreira, M Garcia-Herreros, A Domingos, C C Marques, P Mesquita, J P Barbas, M C Baptista, J Pimenta, A E M Horta, J A M Prates, R M L N Pereira
The aim of the present study was to examine the role of Doppel protein in the capacitation process and fertilising ability of both fresh and frozen-thawed (FT) spermatozoa from rams carrying different prion protein 2 (dublet) (PRND) gene polymorphisms. The detection efficacy of new anti-Doppel monoclonal antibodies and PRND mRNA quantification were also explored in ovine spermatozoa. Three different genotypes (AA, GA, GG) were identified for codon 26 of ovine PRND-c.78G>A. Using flow cytometry, a higher fluorescence was detected in fresh compared with FT sperm samples incubated with anti-Doppel primary and fluorescein isothiocyanate-conjugated secondary antibodies (P<0...
April 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438562/first-successful-vitrification-of-salmonid-ovarian-tissue
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Jelena Lujić, Zoran Marinović, Simona Sušnik Bajec, Ida Djurdjevič, Eszter Kása, Béla Urbányi, Ákos Horváth
Due to a lack of cryopreservation protocols for fish eggs and embryos, alternative techniques which will enable storage of female genetic resources are crucial for future development of reproduction management in conservation biology and aquaculture. Experiments were conducted to develop an optimal vitrification protocol for cryopreservation of brown trout Salmo trutta juvenile ovarian tissue. Needle immersed vitrification (NIV) method was used where ovaries were pinned on an acupuncture needle, passaged through equilibration and vitrification solutions containing different combinations and concentrations of methanol (MeOH), propylene glycol (PG) and dimethyl sulfoxide (Me2SO) and subsequently plunged into liquid nitrogen...
April 21, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438561/cryopreservation-of-oil-palm-elaeis-guineensis-jacq
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Jaime A Teixeira da Silva, Florent Engelmann
Oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.), a tropical plant, is the leading source of edible oil. This review deals with the cryopreservation of oil palm as a way to preserve this important tropical germplasm. Somatic embryos have been the most popular source of material for cryopreservation as they are propagules that are effectively produced during micropropagation. In contrast, fewer studies exist on the cryopreservation of pollen, zygotic embryos, seeds, kernels and embryogenic cell suspensions. This review highlights the ideal protocols, in detail, in a bid to offer guidance for further advances in oil palm cryopreservation...
April 21, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438408/spray-dried-human-and-chimpanzee-adenoviral-vectored-vaccines-are-thermally-stable-and-immunogenic-in-vivo
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Sam Afkhami, Daniel A LeClair, Siamak Haddadi, Rocky Lai, Steven P Toniolo, Hildegund C Ertl, Emily D Cranston, Michael R Thompson, Zhou Xing
Cold chain-free vaccine technologies are needed to ensure effective vaccine delivery and coverage, particularly in resource-poor countries. However, the immunogenicity and thermostability of spray dried live viral vector-based vaccines such as recombinant adenoviral-vectored vaccines remain to be investigated. To address this issue, we have spray dried human adenoviral (AdHu5)- and chimpanzee adenoviral (AdCh68)-vectored tuberculosis vaccines in a mannitol and dextran matrix. Spray dried powders containing these two vaccines display the morphologic and chemical properties desired for long-term thermostability and vaccination...
April 21, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438181/efficient-vitrification-of-mouse-embryos-using-the-kitasato-vitrification-system-as-a-novel-vitrification-device
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Kenji Momozawa, Atsushi Matsuzawa, Yukio Tokunaga, Shiori Abe, Yumi Koyanagi, Miho Kurita, Marina Nakano, Takao Miyake
BACKGROUND: Currently, the cryopreservation of embryos and oocytes is essential for assisted reproductive technology (ART) laboratories worldwide. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the Kitasato Vitrification System (KVS) as a vitrification device for the cryopreservation of mouse embryos to determine whether this novel device can be adapted to the field of ART. METHODS: In Experiment 1, blastocysts were vitrified using the KVS. Vitrified blastocysts were warmed and subsequently cultured for 72 h...
April 24, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437592/cover-image-volume-232-number-8-august-2017
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Anjali Somal, Irfan A Bhat, Indu B, Anuj P Singh, Bibhudatta S K Panda, Perumal A Desingu, Sriti Pandey, Mukesh K Bharti, Amar Pal, Guttula Saikumar, Vikash Chandra, Guttula Taru Sharma
Cover: The cover image, by Guttula Taru Sharma et al., is based on the Original Research Article Impact of Cryopreservation on Caprine Fetal Adnexa Derived Stem Cells and Its Evaluation for Growth Kinetics, Phenotypic Characterization, and Wound Healing Potential in Xenogenic Rat Model, DOI: 10.1002/jcp.25731.
August 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434980/thaw-and-use-target-cells-pre-labeled-with-calcein-am-for-antibody-dependent-cell-mediated-cytotoxicity-assays
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Shan Chung, Van Nguyen, Yuwen Linda Lin, Lynn Kamen, An Song
In vitro antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) assays are routinely performed to support the research and development of therapeutic antibodies. In ADCC assays, target cells bound by the antibodies are lysed by activated effector cells following interactions between the Fc region of the bound antibody and Fcγ receptors on effector cells. Target cell lysis is typically measured by quantification of released endogenous enzymes, e.g., lactate dehydrogenase, or measurement of released exogenous labels, e...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434910/the-composition-and-biomechanical-properties-of-human-cryopreserved-aortas-pulmonary-trunks-and-aortic-and-pulmonary-cusps
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Tereza Kubíková, Petra Kochová, Jan Brázdil, Jaroslav Špatenka, Jan Burkert, Milena Králíčková, Zbyněk Tonar
Human cryopreserved allografts of pulmonary and aortic heart valves, aortas and pulmonary trunks are used for valve replacement. However, it is unknown how the composition of these allografts relate to their mechanical properties. Our aims were to correlate the histological compositions and passive mechanical properties of aortic and pulmonary valves and to observe the microcracks of aortas and pulmonary trunks. The following parameters were quantified: ultimate stress; ultimate strain; Young's modulus of elasticity; valve cusp wall thickness; pulmonary and aortic intima-media thickness; area fraction of elastin, collagen and calcification; and length density of elastic fibres...
April 20, 2017: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433605/stability-of-patient-specific-features-of-altered-dna-replication-timing-in-xenografts-of-primary-human-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Takayo Sasaki, Juan Carlos Rivera-Mulia, Daniel Vera, Jared Zimmerman, Sunny Das, Michelle Padget, Naoto Nakamichi, Bill H Chang, Jeff Tyner, Brian J Druker, Andrew P Weng, Curt I Civin, Connie J Eaves, David M Gilbert
Genome-wide DNA replication timing (RT) profiles reflect the global 3D chromosome architecture of cells. They also provide a comprehensive and unique megabase-scale picture of the cellular epigenetic state. Thus normal differentiation involves reproducible changes in RT and transformation generally perturbs these, although the potential effects of altered RT on the properties of transformed cells remain largely unknown. A major challenge to interrogating these issues in human acute lymphoid leukemia (ALL) is the low proliferative activity of most of the cells, which may be further reduced in cryopreserved samples and difficult to overcome in vitro...
April 19, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433373/preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-for-aneuploidy-testing-in-women-older-than-44-years-a-multicenter-experience
#16
Filippo Maria Ubaldi, Danilo Cimadomo, Antonio Capalbo, Alberto Vaiarelli, Laura Buffo, Elisabetta Trabucco, Susanna Ferrero, Elena Albani, Laura Rienzi, Paolo E Levi Setti
OBJECTIVE: To report laboratory and clinical outcomes in preimplantation genetic diagnosis for aneuploidies (PGD-A) cycles for women 44 to 47 years old. DESIGN: Multicenter, longitudinal, observational study. SETTING: In vitro fertilization (IVF) centers. PATIENT(S): One hundred and thirty-seven women aged 44.7 ± 0.7 years (range: 44.0-46.7) undergoing 150 PGD-A cycles during April 2013 to January 2016. INTERVENTION(S): Quantitative polymerase chain reaction-based PGD-A on trophectoderm biopsies and cryopreserved euploid single-embryo transfer (SET)...
April 19, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433369/fertility-preservation-and-refreezing-of-transplanted-ovarian-tissue-a-potential-new-way-of-managing-patients-with-low-risk-of-malignant-cell-recurrence
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Stine Gry Kristensen, Veronica Giorgione, Peter Humaidan, Birgit Alsbjerg, Anne-Mette Bay Bjørn, Erik Ernst, Claus Yding Andersen
OBJECTIVE: To report the first successful refreezing of ovarian tissue recovered more than 3 years after transplantation in a woman previously treated for early-stage ovarian cancer. DESIGN: Evaluation of cryopreserved and grafted ovarian tissue. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENT(S): A 23-year-old woman diagnosed with stage 1C ovarian mucinous cystadenocarcinoma. INTERVENTION(S): The patient underwent ovarian tissue cryopreservation for fertility preservation and subsequent heterotopic transplantation for fertility restoration 9 years after freezing...
April 19, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433367/abnormal-implantation-after-fresh-and-frozen-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization-cycles
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Erica T Wang, Anupama S Q Kathiresan, Catherine Bresee, Naomi Greene, Carolyn Alexander, Margareta D Pisarska
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether fresh embryo transfers are at a higher risk of abnormal implantation compared with frozen embryo transfers while accounting for the embryo stage at transfer. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): We used data from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies to identify all fresh and frozen autologous IVF cycles from 2004-2013 resulting in a positive pregnancy test...
April 19, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431864/toward-an-integrative-and-predictive-sperm-quality-analysis-in-bos-taurus
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J L Yániz, C Soler, C Alquézar-Baeta, P Santolaria
There is a need to develop more integrative sperm quality analysis methods, enabling researchers to evaluate different parameters simultaneously cell by cell. In this work, we present a new multi-parametric fluorescent test able to discriminate different sperm subpopulations based on their labeling pattern and motility characteristics. Cryopreserved semen samples from 20 Holstein bulls were used in the study. Analyses of sperm motility using computer-assisted sperm analysis (CASA-mot), membrane integrity by acridine orange-propidium iodide combination and multi-parametric by the ISAS(®)3Fun kit, were performed...
March 31, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431155/motoring-through-the-role-of-kinesin-superfamily-proteins-in-female-meiosis
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Nicole J Camlin, Eileen A McLaughlin, Janet E Holt
BACKGROUND: The kinesin motor protein family consists of 14 distinct subclasses and 45 kinesin proteins in humans. A large number of these proteins, or their orthologues, have been shown to possess essential function(s) in both the mitotic and the meiotic cell cycle. Kinesins have important roles in chromosome separation, microtubule dynamics, spindle formation, cytokinesis and cell cycle progression. This article contains a review of the literature with respect to the role of kinesin motor proteins in female meiosis in model species...
April 18, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
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