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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339010/effects-of-different-cellulose-membranes-regenerated-from-styela-clava-tunics-on-wound-healing
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Sung Hwa Song, Keum Yong Seong, Ji Eun Kim, Jun Go, Eun Kyoung Koh, Ji Eun Sung, Hong Joo Son, Young Jin Jung, Hye Sung Kim, Jin Tae Hong, Dae Youn Hwang
The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effects of three different cellulose membranes (CMs) manufactured from Styela clava tunics (SCTs) on the healing of cutaneous wounds. We examined the physical properties and therapeutic effects of three CMs regenerated from SCTs (referred to as SCT‑ CMs), including normal CM (SCT‑CM), freeze-dried SCT‑CM (FSCT‑CM) and sodium alginate-supplemented SCT‑CM (ASCT‑CM) on skin regeneration and angiogenesis using Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. FSCT‑CM exhibited an outstanding interlayered structure, a high tensile strength (1...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318445/new-cms-clinical-decision-support-regulations-a-potential-opportunity-with-major-challenges
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Keith Hentel, Andrew Menard, Ramin Khorasani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267873/changes-in-ppar%C3%AE-expression-in-a-rat-model-of-stress-induced-depression
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Keng-Fan Liu, Yingxiao Li, Kai-Chung Cheng, Chao Chin Hsu, Juei-Tang Cheng, Wen-Huang Peng
Depression is a common mental disorder that has been linked to a decrease in the expression of serotonin and/or the serotonin transporter in the brain. Antidepressants that target the monoaminergic system are widely used in the clinical setting. PPARδ overexpression or activation is thought to improve depression-like behaviors in rodents. The present study was designed to characterize the changes in PPARδ expression in the hippocampus in rats with stress-induced depression. We used an unpredictable chronic mild stress (CMS) model in rats to study the role of PPARδ in the hippocampus...
March 7, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266623/commensal-gut-bacteria-modulate-phosphorylation-dependent-ppar%C3%AE-transcriptional-activity-in-human-intestinal-epithelial-cells
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Malgorzata Nepelska, Tomas de Wouters, Elsa Jacouton, Fabienne Béguet-Crespel, Nicolas Lapaque, Joël Doré, Velmurugesan Arulampalam, Hervé M Blottière
In healthy subjects, the intestinal microbiota interacts with the host's epithelium, regulating gene expression to the benefit of both, host and microbiota. The underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood, however. Although many gut bacteria are not yet cultured, constantly growing culture collections have been established. We selected 57 representative commensal bacterial strains to study bacteria-host interactions, focusing on PPARγ, a key nuclear receptor in colonocytes linking metabolism and inflammation to the microbiota...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249764/dgat1-and-dgat2-regulate-enterocyte-triacylglycerol-distribution-and-alter-proteins-associated-with-cytoplasmic-lipid-droplets-in-response-to-dietary-fat
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Yu-Han Hung, Alicia L Carreiro, Kimberly K Buhman
Enterocytes, the absorptive cells of the small intestine, mediate efficient absorption of dietary fat (triacylglycerol, TAG). The digestive products of dietary fat are taken up by enterocytes, re-esterified into TAG, and packaged on chylomicrons (CMs) for secretion into blood or temporarily stored within cytoplasmic lipid droplets (CLDs). Altered enterocyte TAG distribution impacts susceptibility to high fat diet associated diseases, but molecular mechanisms directing TAG toward these fates are unclear. Two enzymes, acyl CoA: diacylglycerol acyltransferase 1 (Dgat1) and Dgat2, catalyze the final, committed step of TAG synthesis within enterocytes...
February 27, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246128/a-comprehensive-talen-based-knockout-library-for-generating-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-based-models-for-cardiovascular-diseases
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Ioannis Karakikes, Vittavat Termglinchan, Diana A Cepeda, Jaecheol Lee, Sebastian Diecke, Ayal Hendel, Ilanit Itzhaki, Mohamed Ameen, Rajani Shrestha, Haodi Wu, Ning Ma, Ning-Yi Shao, Timon Seeger, Nicole A Woo, Kitchener D Wilson, Elena Matsa, Matthew H Porteus, Vittorio Sebastiano, Joseph C Wu
Rationale: Targeted genetic engineering using programmable nucleases such as transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs) is a valuable tool for precise, site-specific genetic modification in the human genome. Objective: The emergence of novel technologies such as human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and nuclease-mediated genome editing represent a unique opportunity for studying cardiovascular diseases in vitro. Methods and Results: By incorporating extensive literature and database searches, we designed a collection of TALEN constructs to knockout (KO) eighty-eight human genes that are associated with cardiomyopathies and congenital heart diseases...
February 28, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245924/resolving-heart-regeneration-by-replacement-histone-profiling
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Joseph Aaron Goldman, Guray Kuzu, Nutishia Lee, Jaclyn Karasik, Matthew Gemberling, Matthew J Foglia, Ravi Karra, Amy L Dickson, Fei Sun, Michael Y Tolstorukov, Kenneth D Poss
Chromatin regulation is a principal mechanism governing animal development, yet it is unclear to what extent structural changes in chromatin underlie tissue regeneration. Non-mammalian vertebrates such as zebrafish activate cardiomyocyte (CM) division after tissue damage to regenerate lost heart muscle. Here, we generated transgenic zebrafish expressing a biotinylatable H3.3 histone variant in CMs and derived cell-type-specific profiles of histone replacement. We identified an emerging program of putative enhancers that revise H3...
February 27, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244821/regulation-of-the-microenvironment-for-cardiac-tissue-engineering
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Maureen Wanjare, Ngan F Huang
The microenvironment of myocardium plays an important role in the fate and function of cardiomyocytes (CMs). Cardiovascular tissue engineering strategies commonly utilize stem cell sources in conjunction with microenvironmental cues that often include biochemical, electrical, spatial and biomechanical factors. Microenvironmental stimulation of CMs, in addition to the incorporation of intercellular interactions from non-CMs, results in the generation of engineered cardiac constructs. Current studies suggest that use of these factors when engineering cardiac constructs improve cardiac function when implanted in vivo...
March 2017: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215635/mechanical-stimulation-promote-the-osteogenic-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-through-epigenetic-regulation-of-sonic-hedgehog
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Chuandong Wang, Shengzhou Shan, Chenglong Wang, Jing Wang, Jiao Li, Guoli Hu, Kerong Dai, Qingfeng Li, Xiaoling Zhang
Mechanical unloading leads to bone loss and disuse osteoporosis partly due to impaired osteoblastogenesis of bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs). However, the underlying molecular mechanisms of this phenomenon are not fully understood. In this study, we demonstrated that cyclic mechanical stretch (CMS) promotes osteoblastogenesis of BMSCs both in vivo and in vitro. Besides, we found that Hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway was activated in this process. Inhibition of which by either knockdown of Sonic hedgehog (Shh) or treating BMSCs with Hh inhibitors attenuated the osteogenic effect of CMS on BMSCs, suggesting that Hh signaling pathway acts as an endogenous mediator of mechanical stimuli on BMSCs...
March 15, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208711/antidepressant-effects-of-aripiprazole-augmentation-for-cilostazol-treated-mice-exposed-to-chronic-mild-stress-after-ischemic-stroke
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Yu Ri Kim, Ha Neui Kim, Ki Whan Hong, Hwa Kyoung Shin, Byung Tae Choi
The aim of this study was to determine the effects and underlying mechanism of aripiprazole (APZ) augmentation for cilostazol (CLS)-treated post-ischemic stroke mice that were exposed to chronic mild stress (CMS). Compared to treatment with either APZ or CLS alone, the combined treatment resulted in a greater reduction in depressive behaviors, including anhedonia, despair-like behaviors, and memory impairments. This treatment also significantly reduced atrophic changes in the striatum, cortex, and midbrain of CMS-treated ischemic mice, and inhibited neuronal cell apoptosis, particularly in the striatum and the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202772/high-throughput-screening-of-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-cardiotoxicity-with-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Arun Sharma, Paul W Burridge, Wesley L McKeithan, Ricardo Serrano, Praveen Shukla, Nazish Sayed, Jared M Churko, Tomoya Kitani, Haodi Wu, Alexandra Holmström, Elena Matsa, Yuan Zhang, Anusha Kumar, Alice C Fan, Juan C Del Álamo, Sean M Wu, Javid J Moslehi, Mark Mercola, Joseph C Wu
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), despite their efficacy as anticancer therapeutics, are associated with cardiovascular side effects ranging from induced arrhythmias to heart failure. We used human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs), generated from 11 healthy individuals and 2 patients receiving cancer treatment, to screen U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved TKIs for cardiotoxicities by measuring alterations in cardiomyocyte viability, contractility, electrophysiology, calcium handling, and signaling...
February 15, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185898/sirt2-inhibition-modulate-glutamate-and-serotonin-systems-in-the-prefrontal-cortex-and-induces-antidepressant-like-action
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Mercedes Erburu, Irene Muñoz-Cobo, Teresa Diaz-Perdigon, Paolo Mellini, Takayoshi Suzuki, Elena Puerta, Rosa M Tordera
Growing evidence suggests that changes in histone acetylation in specific sites of the chromatin modulate neuronal plasticity and contribute to antidepressant-like action. Sirtuin 2 (SIRT2) is a class III NAD(+)-dependent histone deacetylase involved in transcriptional repression of genes regulating synaptic plasticity. Importantly, a key role for the glutamate system in prefrontal cortex (PFC) synaptic plasticity changes induced by antidepressants has been suggested. Here, we asked whether SIRT2 could be a pharmacological target for depression therapy...
February 6, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139119/proteomic-analysis-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cell-cardiomyogenesis-revealed-altered-expression-of-metabolic-enzymes-and-pdlim5-isoforms
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Sarah A Konze, Sebastian Werneburg, Astrid Oberbeck, Ruth Olmer, Henning Kempf, Monica Jara-Avaca, Andreas Pich, Robert Zweigerdt, Falk F R Buettner
Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs), both embryonic (hESCs) and induced (hiPSCs), can be differentiated into derivatives of the three germ layers and are promising tools in regenerative medicine. Cardiovascular diseases are the top-ranking cause of premature death worldwide, and cell replacement therapies based on in vitro differentiated cardiomyocytes might provide a promising perspective to cure patients in the future. The molecular processes during hPSC cardiomyogenesis are far from being fully understood, and we thus have focused here on characterizing the proteome along hESC in vitro differentiation into cardiomyocytes (CMs)...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130338/exosomes-from-pediatric-dilated-cardiomyopathy-patients-modulate-a-pathological-response-in-cardiomyocytes
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Xuan Jiang, Juliana Sucharov, Brian L Stauffer, Shelley D Miyamoto, Carmen C Sucharov
Stimulation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) and β-adrenergic receptors plays an important role in adult heart failure (HF). Despite the demonstrated benefits of RAAS inhibition and β-adrenergic receptor blockade in adult HF patients, no substantial improvement in survival rate has been observed in children with HF. This suggests that the underlying disease mechanism is uniquely regulated in pediatric HF. Here, we show that treatment of human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CMs) and neonatal rat ventricular myocytes (NRVMs) with serum from pediatric dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) patients induces pathologic changes in gene expression, which occurs independently of the RAAS and adrenergic systems, suggesting that serum circulating factors play an important role in cardiac remodeling...
January 27, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126596/role-of-biphasic-calcium-phosphate-ceramic-mediated-secretion-of-signaling-molecules-by-macrophages-in-migration-and-osteoblastic-differentiation-of-mscs
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Jing Wang, Dan Liu, Bo Guo, Xiao Yang, Xuening Chen, Xiangdong Zhu, Yujiang Fan, Xingdong Zhang
The inflammatory reaction initiates fracture healing and could play a role in the osteoinductive effect of calcium phosphate (CaP) ceramics, which has been widely confirmed; however, the underlying mechanism has not been fully elucidated. In this study, various signaling molecules from macrophages under the stimulation of osteoinductive biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP) ceramic and its degradation products were examined and evaluated for their influence on the migration and osteoblastic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)...
January 23, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125473/proposed-regulations-for-long-term-care-omit-nurse-staffing-mandates
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Dalia Sofer
Setting staffing ratios would be 'challenging,' says the CMS.
February 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102988/medicaid-program-the-use-of-new-or-increased-pass-through-payments-in-medicaid-managed-care-delivery-systems-final-rule
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(no author information available yet)
This rule finalizes changes to the pass-through payment transition periods and the maximum amount of pass-through payments permitted annually during the transition periods under Medicaid managed care contract(s) and rate certification(s). This final rule prevents increases in pass-through payments and the addition of new pass-through payments beyond those in place when the pass-through payment transition periods were established, in the final Medicaid managed care regulations effective July 5, 2016.
January 18, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072465/splicing-regulation-and-dysregulation-of-cholinergic-genes-expressed-at-the-neuromuscular-junction
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REVIEW
Kinji Ohno, Mohammad Alinoor Rahman, Mohammad Nazim, Farhana Nasrin, Yingni Lin, Jun-Ichi Takeda, Akio Masuda
We humans have evolved by acquiring diversity of alternative RNA metabolisms including alternative means of splicing and transcribing non-coding genes, and not by acquiring new coding genes. Tissue-specific and developmental stage-specific alternative RNA splicing is achieved by tightly regulated spatiotemporal regulation of expressions and activations of RNA-binding proteins that recognize their cognate splicing cis-elements on nascent RNA transcripts. Genes expressed at the neuromuscular junction (NMJ) are also alternatively spliced...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054037/gene-expression-alterations-in-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex-and-blood-cells-in-a-mouse-model-of-depression-during-menopause
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Shigeo Miyata, Masashi Kurachi, Noriko Sakurai, Yuchio Yanagawa, Yasuki Ishizaki, Masahiko Mikuni, Masato Fukuda
AIMS: The prevalence of major depressive disorder (MDD) is higher in women than in men, and this may be due to the decline in estrogen levels that occurs during the menopausal transition. We studied the biological alterations in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), which is a region that is highly implicated in the neurobiology of MDD, and the blood cells (BCs) of ovariectomized (OVX) mice subjected to chronic mild stress (CMS), which represents a mouse model of depression during menopause...
December 2016: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042345/biomimetic-microstructure-morphology-in-electrospun-fiber-mats-is-critical-for-maintaining-healthy-cardiomyocyte-phenotype
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Rutwik Rath, Jung Bok Lee, Truc-Linh Tran, Sean F Lenihan, Cristi L Galindo, Yan Ru Su, Tarek Absi, Leon M Bellan, Douglas B Sawyer, Hak-Joon Sung
Despite recent advances in biomimetic substrates, there is still only limited understanding of how the extracellular matrix (ECM) functions in the maintenance of cardiomyocyte (CM) phenotype. In this study, we designed electrospun substrates inspired by morphologic features of non-failing and failing human heart ECM, and examined how these substrates regulate phenotypes of adult and neonatal rat ventricular CMs (ARVM and NRVM, respectively). We found that poly(ε-caprolactone) fiber substrates designed to mimic the organized ECM of a non-failing human heart maintained healthy CM phenotype (evidenced by cell morphology, organized actin/myomesin bands and expression of β-MYH7 and SCN5A...
March 2016: Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering
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