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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332167/controlled-release-of-vanadium-from-a-composite-scaffold-stimulates-mesenchymal-stem-cell-osteochondrogenesis
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S D Schussler, K Uske, P Marwah, F W Kemp, J D Bogden, S S Lin, Treena Livingston Arinzeh
Large bone defects often require the use of autograft, allograft, or synthetic bone graft augmentation; however, these treatments can result in delayed osseous integration. A tissue engineering strategy would be the use of a scaffold that could promote the normal fracture healing process of endochondral ossification, where an intermediate cartilage phase is later transformed to bone. This study investigated vanadyl acetylacetonate (VAC), an insulin mimetic, combined with a fibrous composite scaffold, consisting of polycaprolactone with nanoparticles of hydroxyapatite and beta-tricalcium phosphate, as a potential bone tissue engineering scaffold...
March 22, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328642/can-we-preserve-the-urethral-plate-in-proximal-hypospadias-repair
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Smail Acimi, Mohammed Ali Acimi
PURPOSE: To know the limits of the preservation of the urethral plate in the correction of the curvature associated with proximal hypospadias. METHODS: From January 2002 to January 2015, we treated 224 patients of proximal hypospadias. In 182 cases, we used of the lateral pictures taken during the successive saline erection tests to measure the correction obtained after each stage. RESULTS: The analysis of the lateral pictures taken at the successive saline erection tests clearly demonstrated that release of the skin and dartos fascia provides an important correction of the chordee...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328636/mercedes-flap-with-releasing-incisions-for-scalp-defects
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Francisco Russo
INTRODUCTION: The reconstruction of scalp defects is surgically challenging due to the limited distensibility in the area. OBJECTIVES: To describe a new variant of the Mercedes flap with releasing incisions for the reconstruction of medium-sized scalp defects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pigs' feet were used as the experimental model for the design of this new variant. Different designs were created, and the best result was achieved by measuring the tension of the edges using tensiometers...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328078/cell-fixation-by-light-triggered-release-of-glutaraldehyde
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Korwin M Schelkle, Christopher Schmid, Klaus Yserentant, Markus Bender, Irene Wacker, Martin Petzoldt, Manuel Hamburger, Dirk-Peter Herten, Richard Wombacher, Rasmus R Schröder, Uwe H F Bunz
Chemical fixation of living cells for microscopy is commonly achieved by crosslinking of intracellular proteins with dialdehydes prior to examination. We herein report a photocleavable protecting group for glutaraldehyde that results in a light-triggered and membrane-permeable fixative, which is nontoxic prior to photocleavage. Lipophilic ester groups allow for diffusion across the cell membrane and intracellular accumulation after enzymatic hydrolysis. Irradiation with UV light releases glutaraldehyde. The in situ generated fixative crosslinks intracellular proteins and preserves and stabilizes the cell so that it is ready for microscopy...
March 22, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326967/development-and-validation-of-a-remote-home-safety-protocol
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Sergio Romero, Mi Jung Lee, Ivana Simic, Charles Levy, Jon Sanford
AIM: Environmental assessments and subsequent modifications conducted by healthcare professionals can enhance home safety and promote independent living. However, travel time, expense and the availability of qualified professionals can limit the broad application of this intervention. Remote technology has the potential to increase access to home safety evaluations. PURPOSE: This study describes the development and validation of a remote home safety protocol that can be used by a caregiver of an elderly person to video-record their home environment for later viewing and evaluation by a trained professional...
March 22, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325595/plant-soaking-decomposition-as-well-as-nitrogen-and-phosphorous-release-in-the-water-level-fluctuation-zone-of-the-three-gorges-reservoir
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Liwe Xiao, Bo Zhu, Mathieu Nsenga Kumwimba, Shiwei Jiang
The operating scheme of the Three Gorges Reservoir results in a summer drought in the water-level fluctuation zone during which plants grow vigorously. In the winter inundation season, soaking plants may decompose and release nutrients resulting in water quality deterioration. This study quantifies the contributions of the underwater decomposition of nine dominant plant species in the water-level fluctuation zone to nutrient release. The in-situ litterbag technique was used to study for soaking decomposition over 200days...
March 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320279/plasticity-of-central-and-peripheral-sources-of-noradrenaline-in-rats-during-ontogenesis
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N S Bondarenko, L K Dilmukhametova, A Yu Kurina, A R Murtazina, A Ya Sapronova, A P Sysoeva, M V Ugrumov
The morphogenesis of individual organs and the whole organism occurs under the control of intercellular chemical signals mainly during the perinatal period of ontogenesis in rodents. In this study, we tested our hypothesis that the biologically active concentration of noradrenaline (NA) in blood in perinatal ontogenesis of rats is maintained due to humoral interaction between its central and peripheral sources based on their plasticity. As one of the mechanisms of plasticity, we examined changes in the secretory activity (spontaneous and stimulated release of NA) of NA-producing organs under deficiency of its synthesis in the brain...
March 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319884/sodium-chlorate-induces-dna-damage-and-dna-protein-cross-linking-in-rat-intestine-a-dose-dependent-study
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Shaikh Nisar Ali, Fariheen Aisha Ansari, Hussain Arif, Riaz Mahmood
Sodium chlorate (NaClO3) is widely used in paper and pulp industries and as a non-selective herbicide. It is also a major by-product generated upon disinfection of drinking water by chlorine dioxide. In this study, we have investigated the genotoxicity of NaClO3 on the small intestine of rats. Adult male rats were divided into 5 groups: one control and four NaClO3 treated groups. The NaClO3 treated groups were given a single acute oral dose of NaClO3 (100, 250, 500 and 750 mg/kg body weight) and sacrificed 24 h later...
March 8, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318932/patellar-instability-treated-with-distal-femoral-osteotomy
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Ishaan Swarup, Osama Elattar, S Robert Rozbruch
BACKGROUND: Patellar instability can cause significant disability in both pediatric and adult patients, and it is associated with several factors including genu valgum. In this study, we describe the role of a lateral opening wedge distal femoral osteotomy (DFO) combined with lateral retinacular release in addressing genu valgum with associated patellar instability. The rationale for this approach is to medialize the patellar tendon insertion and decrease the Q angle with DFO. METHODS: A consecutive series of patients were studied, and our outcomes of interest included improvements in radiographic measures and patient outcomes...
March 17, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318589/evaluation-of-prostaglandin-f2%C3%AE-versus-prostaglandin-f2%C3%AE-plus-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-as-presynch-methods-preceding-an-ovsynch-in-lactating-dairy-cows-a-meta-analysis
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S Borchardt, P Haimerl, A Pohl, W Heuwieser
Presynchronization of cows with 2 injections of prostaglandin administered 14 d apart (Presynch-Ovsynch) is a widely adopted procedure to increase pregnancy per artificial insemination (P/AI) at first service. Recently, a presynchronization protocol including GnRH and PGF2α (Double-Ovsynch; GnRH, 7 d, PGF2α, 3 d, GnRH) followed 7 d later by an Ovsynch protocol was introduced to overcome the limitations of PGF2α-based protocols for presynchronization of anovular cows and to precisely set up cows on d 7 of the estrous cycle when the Ovsynch is initiated...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316078/5-ht3a-driven-gfp-delineates-gustatory-fibers-innervating-sour-responsive-taste-cells-a-labeled-line-for-sour-taste
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J M Stratford, E D Larson, R Yang, E Salcedo, T E Finger
Taste buds contain multiple cell types with each type expressing receptors and transduction components for a subset of taste qualities. The sour sensing cells, Type III cells, release serotonin (5-HT) in response to the presence of sour (acidic) tastants and this released 5-HT activates 5-HT3 receptors on the gustatory nerves. We show here, using 5-HT3A GFP mice, that 5-HT3 -expressing nerve fibers preferentially contact and receive synaptic contact from Type III taste cells. Further, these 5-HT3 -expressing nerve fibers terminate in a restricted central-lateral portion of the nucleus of the solitary tract (nTS) - the same area that shows increased c-Fos expression upon presentation of a sour tastant (30 mM citric acid)...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314890/diagnostic-findings-caused-by-cutting-of-the-iliotibial-tract-and-anterolateral-ligament-in-an-acl-intact-knee-using-a-standardized-and-automated-clinical-knee-examination
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Timothy Lording, Shaun K Stinton, Philippe Neyret, Thomas P Branch
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the separate contribution of the two definitions of the anterolateral ligament (ALL), the mid-third lateral capsular ligament (MTLCL) and deep capsule-osseous layer of the iliotibial tract (dcITT) in addition to the superficial iliotibial tract (sITT) to the control of tibial motion with respect to the femur during the application of force/torque seen during the three tests of the standard clinical knee examination (AP Lachman test, tibial axial rotation test and varus-valgus stress test)...
March 17, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303403/hypocretin-orexin-and-plastic-adaptations-associated-with-drug-abuse
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Corey Baimel, Stephanie L Borgland
Dopamine neurons in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) are a critical part of the neural circuits that underlie reward learning and motivation. Dopamine neurons send dense projections throughout the brain and recent observations suggest that both the intrinsic properties and the functional output of dopamine neurons are dependent on projection target and are subject to neuromodulatory influences. Lateral hypothalamic hypocretin (also termed orexin) neurons project to the VTA and contain both hypocretin and dynorphin peptides in the same dense core vesicles suggesting they may be co-released...
March 17, 2017: Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301846/programming-of-the-hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal-axis-by-very-preterm-birth
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Martijn J J Finken, Bibian van der Voorn, Jonneke J Hollanders, Charlotte A Ruys, Marita de Waard, Johannes B van Goudoever, Joost Rotteveel
BACKGROUND: Many very preterm (i.e., <32 weeks of gestation) newborns fail to mount an adequate adrenocortical response to stress or illness, termed relative adrenal insufficiency. Conversely, later in life these infants show features of increased glucocorticoid bioactivity, such as abdominal adiposity, insulin resistance, raised blood pressure, shorter stature and internalizing problem behavior. SUMMARY: Studies suggested that very preterm newborns have impairments along multiple levels of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis...
March 17, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299776/toll-like-receptors-elicit-different-recruitment-kinetics-of-monocytes-and-neutrophils-in-mouse-acute-inflammation
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Beat A Imhof, Stephane Jemelin, Yalin Emre
Leukocyte recruitment is an important process in combatting pathogens. The largest class of circulating leukocytes are neutrophils, which rapidly invade inflamed tissue, followed by inflammatory Ly6C(+) monocytes. Ly6C(low) monocytes patrol the endothelial wall routinely in the steady state. We recently reported early luminal recruitment of Ly6C(low) monocytes, which preceded and orchestrated neutrophil arrival and extravasation in response to TLR7/8-mediated vascular inflammation. Here we dissected the kinetics of recruitment of monocytes and neutrophils and examined the dynamics of Ly6C(low) monocytes in response to several other Toll-like receptor (TLR) agonists, using intravital confocal microscopy...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299639/age-related-changes-in-central-effects-of-corticotropin-releasing-factor-crf-suggest-a-role-for-this-mediator-in-aging-anorexia-and-cachexia
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Judit Tenk, Ildikó Rostás, Nóra Füredi, Alexandra Mikó, Margit Solymár, Szilvia Soós, Balázs Gaszner, Diana Feller, Miklós Székely, Erika Pétervári, Márta Balaskó
Hypothalamic corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) lays downstream to catabolic melanocortins and at least partly mediates their catabolic effects. Age-related changes in the melanocortin system (weak responsiveness in middle-aged and a strong one in old rats) have been shown to contribute to middle-aged obesity and later to aging anorexia and cachexia of old age groups. We hypothesized that catabolic (anorexigenic and hypermetabolic) CRF effects vary with aging similarly to those of melanocortins. Thus, we aimed to test whether age-related variations of CRF effects may also contribute to middle-aged obesity and aging anorexia leading to weight loss of old age groups...
February 2017: Geroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297351/output-factor-comparison-of-monte-carlo-and-measurement-for-varian-truebeam-6-mv-and-10-mv-flattening-filter-free-stereotactic-radiosurgery-system
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Jason Y Cheng, Holly Ning, Barbara C Arora, Ying Zhuge, Robert W Miller
The dose measurements of the small field sizes, such as conical collimators used in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), are a significant challenge due to many factors including source occlusion, detector size limitation, and lack of lateral electronic equilibrium. One useful tool in dealing with the small field effect is Monte Carlo (MC) simulation. In this study, we report a comparison of Monte Carlo simulations and measurements of output factors for the Varian SRS system with conical collimators for energies of 6 MV flattening filter-free (6 MV) and 10 MV flattening filter-free (10 MV) on the TrueBeam accelerator...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296518/effect-of-platelet-rich-plasma-on-rat-achilles-tendon-healing-is-related-to-microbiota
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Franciele Dietrich, Malin Hammerman, Parmis Blomgran, Love Tätting, Vinicius Faccin Bampi, Jefferson Braga Silva, Per Aspenberg
Background and purpose - In 3 papers in Acta Orthopaedica 10 years ago, we described that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) improves tendon healing in a rat Achilles transection model. Later, we found that microtrauma has similar effects, probably acting via inflammation. This raised the suspicion that the effect ascribed to growth factors within PRP could instead be due to unspecific influences on inflammation. While testing this hypothesis, we noted that the effect seemed to be related to the microbiota. Material and methods - We tried to reproduce our old findings with local injection of PRP 6 h after tendon transection, followed by mechanical testing after 11 days...
March 15, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296078/botulinum-neurotoxin-type-b-uses-a-distinct-entry-pathway-mediated-by-cdc42-into-intestinal-cells-versus-neuronal-cells
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Chloé Connan, Marie Voillequin, Carolina Varela Chavez, Christelle Mazuet, Christian Leveque, Sandrine Vitry, Alain Vandewalle, Michel R Popoff
Botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) are responsible for severe flaccid paralysis by inhibiting the release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junctions. BoNT/B most often induces mild forms of botulism with predominant dysautonomic symptoms. In food borne botulism and botulism by intestinal colonization such as infant botulism, which are the most frequent naturally acquired forms of botulism, the digestive tract is the main entry route of BoNTs into the organism. We previously showed that BoNT/B translocates through mouse intestinal barrier by an endocytosis-dependent mechanism and subsequently targets neuronal cells, mainly cholinergic neurons, in the intestinal mucosa and musculosa...
March 11, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295274/kisspeptin-innervation-of-the-hypothalamic-paraventricular-nucleus-sexual-dimorphism-and-effect-of-estrous-cycle-in-female-mice
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Marilena Marraudino, Dèsirèe Miceli, Alice Farinetti, Giovanna Ponti, GianCarlo Panzica, Stefano Gotti
The hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) is the major autonomic output area of the hypothalamus and a critical regulatory center for energy homeostasis. The organism's energetic balance is very important for both the regular onset of puberty and regulation of fertility. Several studies have suggested a relationship among neural circuits controlling food intake, energy homeostasis and the kisspeptin peptide. The kisspeptin system is clustered in two main groups of cell bodies [the anterior ventral periventricular region (AVPV) and the arcuate nucleus (ARC)] projecting mainly to gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons and to a few other locations, including the PVN...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
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