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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155091/dynamic-molecular-events-associated-to-plasmodium-berghei-gametogenesis-through-proteomic-approach
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Carlos H S Garcia, Delphine Depoix, Rayner M L Queiroz, Jaques M F Souza, Wagner Fontes, Marcelo V de Sousa, Marlon D M Santos, Paulo C Carvalho, Philippe Grellier, Sébastien Charneau
Plasmodium mature sexual cycle occurs in the vector mosquitoes and ensures the transmission to a new host. Gametogenesis takes place within minutes in the vector midgut. Gametocytes have to complete a deep nuclear reorganization, quick differentiation, and in the case of male gametocytes, intracytoplasmic flagellum assembly that results in free-swimming microgametes required for macrogamete fertilization. In efforts to improve our knowledge of molecular mechanisms involved in gamete morphogenesis, we carried out a nanoLC/MSMS based quantitative proteomic analysis throughout the xanthurenic acid-induced gametogenesis of the rodent parasite P...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143182/noncoding-rnas-in-the-regulation-of-pluripotency-and-reprogramming
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Vladimir V Sherstyuk, Sergey P Medvedev, Suren M Zakian
Pluripotent stem cells have great potential for developmental biology and regenerative medicine. Embryonic stem cells, which are obtained from blastocysts, and induced pluripotent stem cells, which are generated by the reprogramming of somatic cells, are two main types of pluripotent cells. It is important to understand the regulatory network that controls the pluripotency state and reprogramming process. Various types of noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) have emerged as substantial components of regulatory networks...
November 15, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138509/non-thermal-atmospheric-plasma-ameliorates-imiquimod-induced-psoriasis-like-skin-inflammation-in-mice-through-inhibition-of-immune-responses-and-up-regulation-of-pd-l1-expression
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Yun Sang Lee, Myung-Hoon Lee, Hang-Jun Kim, Ho-Ryun Won, Chul-Ho Kim
Plasma medicine is an emerging novel therapeutic field. It has been reported that plasma can kill bacteria, promote wound healing and induce apoptosis of tumor cells. However, the effects of plasma on immune cells and immune related skin diseases have not been well studied. In this study, we demonstrated that non-thermal atmospheric plasma (NTP) treatment could inhibit psoriasis-like skin inflammation in mice. NTP treatment in imiquimod-induced psoriasis-like mouse skin inhibited increases in epithelial cell thickness and expression of pro-inflammatory molecules compared to ones without the NTP treatment...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137857/matricellular-proteins-and-survival-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Sirio Fiorino, Maria Letizia Bacchi-Reggiani, Chiara Birtolo, Giorgia Acquaviva, Michela Visani, Adele Fornelli, Michele Masetti, Andrea Tura, Stefano Sbrignadello, Fabio Grizzi, Federica Patrinicola, Matteo Zanello, Laura Mastrangelo, Raffaele Lombardi, Claudia Benini, Luca Di Tommaso, Arrigo Bondi, Francesco Monetti, Elena Siopis, Paolo Emilio Orlandi, Michele Imbriani, Carlo Fabbri, Silvia Giovanelli, Andrea Domanico, Esterita Accogli, Salomone Di Saverio, Daniela Grifoni, Vincenzo Cennamo, Paolo Leandri, Elio Jovine, Dario de Biase
Extracellular matrix (ECM) plays a fundamental role in tissue architecture and homeostasis and modulates cell functions through a complex interaction between cell surface receptors, hormones, several bioeffector molecules, and structural proteins like collagen. These components are secreted into ECM and all together contribute to regulate several cellular activities including differentiation, apoptosis, proliferation, and migration. The so-called "matricellular" proteins (MPs) have recently emerged as important regulators of ECM functions...
November 4, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122279/stem-cell-based-bone-regeneration-in-diseased-microenvironments-challenges-and-solutions
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Bing-Dong Sui, Cheng-Hu Hu, An-Qi Liu, Chen-Xi Zheng, Kun Xuan, Yan Jin
Restoration of extensive bone loss and defects remain as an unfulfilled challenge in modern medicine. Given the critical contributions to bone homeostasis and diseases, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have shown great promise to jumpstart and facilitate bone healing, with immense regenerative potential in both pharmacology-based endogenous MSC rescue/mobilization in skeletal diseases and emerging application of MSC transplantation in bone tissue engineering and cytotherapy. However, efficacy of MSC-based bone regeneration was not always achieved; particularly, fulfillment of MSC-mediated bone healing in diseased microenvironments of host comorbidities remains as a major challenge...
October 30, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121217/effect-of-ulipristal-acetate-and-mifepristone-at-emergency-contraception-dose-on-the-embryo-endometrial-attachment-using-an-in-vitro-human-trophoblastic-spheroid-and-endometrial-cell-co-culture-model
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Hang-Wun Raymond Li, Ying-Xing Li, Tian-Tian Li, Hongjie Fan, Ernest Hung-Yu Ng, William Shu-Biu Yeung, Pak-Chung Ho, Kai-Fai Lee
STUDY QUESTION: Do both ulipristal acetate (UPA) and mifepristone inhibit embryo-endometrial attachment at concentrations corresponding to the emergency contraception (EC) dose? SUMMARY ANSWER: Both UPA and mifepristone at concentrations corresponding to the EC dose do not have an inhibitory effect on embryo implantation, although mifepristone at a higher concentration appeared to have such an effect. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Levonorgestrel is commonly used for EC, but it only acts through inhibition of ovulation...
November 7, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111891/regenerative-medicine-in-india-trends-and-challenges-in-innovation-and-regulation
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Shashank S Tiwari, Sujatha Raman, Paul Martin
The government of India has heavily promoted research and development in regenerative medicine together with domestic innovation and business development initiatives. Together, these promise a revolution in healthcare and public empowerment in India. Several national and transnational linkages have emerged to develop innovative capacity, most prominently in stem cell and cord blood banking, as well as in gene therapy, tissue engineering, biomaterials and 3D printing. However, challenges remain of achieving regulatory oversight, viable outputs and equitable impacts...
November 7, 2017: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110978/mumps-an-emergency-medicine-focused-update
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Chelsea Bockelman, Thomas C Frawley, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Mumps is a Paramyxoviridae virus. This disease was rampant prior to introduction of the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, resulting in decreased incidence. This disease has demonstrated several outbreaks. OBJECTIVE: This review provides a focused evaluation of mumps, an update on outbreaks, management recommendations, and ways to decrease transmission. DISCUSSION: Clusters of mumps outbreaks continue to occur. The virus is a paramyxovirus, a single-stranded RNA virus...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069341/epigenetics-and-precision-medicine-in-cardiovascular-patients-from-basic-concepts-to-the-clinical-arena
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Sarah Costantino, Peter Libby, Raj Kishore, Jean-Claude Tardif, Assam El-Osta, Francesco Paneni
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) remain the leading cause of mortality worldwide and also inflict major burdens on morbidity, quality of life, and societal costs. Considering that CVD preventive medications improve vascular outcomes in less than half of patients (often relative risk reductions range from 12% to 20% compared with placebo), precision medicine offers an attractive approach to refine the targeting of CVD medications to responsive individuals in a population and thus allocate resources more wisely and effectively...
October 23, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068566/scaffold-based-microrna-therapies-in-regenerative-medicine-and-cancer
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REVIEW
Caroline M Curtin, Irene Mencía Castaño, Fergal J O'Brien
microRNA-based therapies are an advantageous strategy with applications in both regenerative medicine (RM) and cancer treatments. microRNAs (miRNAs) are an evolutionary conserved class of small RNA molecules that modulate up to one third of the human nonprotein coding genome. Thus, synthetic miRNA activators and inhibitors hold immense potential to finely balance gene expression and reestablish tissue health. Ongoing industry-sponsored clinical trials inspire a new miRNA therapeutics era, but progress largely relies on the development of safe and efficient delivery systems...
October 25, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062539/patient-organization-involvement-and-the-challenge-of-securing-access-to-treatments-for-rare-diseases-report-of-a-policy-engagement-workshop
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Koichi Mikami, Steve Sturdy
PLAIN ENGLISH SUMMARY: Patients with rare diseases often help to develop new treatments for their conditions. But once developed, those treatments are sometimes priced too high for many patients to access them. We became aware that this is a problem in the course of a social science research project that examines the place of rare diseases in health policy. We therefore organized a two-day workshop to try and understand why this problem occurs and what might be done about it. The people who participated in our workshop were: representatives of rare disease patient organizations, experts in matters of drug regulation and assessment of new health technologies, consultants involved with companies producing treatments for rare diseases, and social scientists researching related issues...
2017: Res Involv Engagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052350/platelet-lysate-activates-quiescent-cell-proliferation-and-reprogramming-in-human-articular-cartilage-involvement-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1
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Van Thi Nguyen, Ranieri Cancedda, Fiorella Descalzi
The idea of rescuing the body self-repair capability lost during evolution is progressively gaining ground in Regenerative Medicine. In particular, growth factors and bioactive molecules derived from activated platelets emerged as promising therapeutic agents acting as trigger for repair of tissue lesions and restoration of tissue functions. Aim of this study was to assess the potential of a Platelet Lysate (PL) for human articular cartilage repair considering its activity on progenitor cells and differentiated chondrocytes...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036883/microrna-34a-a-versatile-regulator-of-myriads-of-targets-in-different-cancers
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REVIEW
Ammad Ahmad Farooqi, Sobia Tabassum, Aamir Ahmad
MicroRNA-34a (miR-34a) is a tumor suppressor that has attracted considerable attention in recent years. It modulates cancer cell invasion, metastasis, and drug resistance, and has also been evaluated as a diagnostic and/or prognostic biomarker. A number of targets of miR-34a have been identified, including some other non-coding RNAs, and it is believed that the modulation of these myriads of targets underlines the versatile role of miR-34a in cancer progression and pathogenesis. Seemingly appealing results from preclinical studies have advocated the testing of miR-34a in clinical trials...
October 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033026/economic-impact-of-rapid-diagnostic-methods-in-clinical-microbiology-price-of-the-test-or-overall-clinical-impact
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Rafael Cantón, Elia Gómez G de la Pedrosa
The need to reduce the time it takes to establish a microbiological diagnosis and the emergence of new molecular microbiology and proteomic technologies has fuelled the development of rapid and point-of-care techniques, as well as the so-called point-of-care laboratories. These laboratories are responsible for conducting both techniques partially to response to the outsourcing of the conventional hospital laboratories. Their introduction has not always been accompanied with economic studies that address their cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit and cost-utility, but rather tend to be limited to the unit price of the test...
October 13, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992874/poisoning-after-ingestion-of-spartium-junceum-seeds-dose-dependent-effects-in-three-boys
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Nuria Giménez, Noemí Magro, Nuria Cortés, Raimon Guitart
BACKGROUND: Spanish broom (Spartium junceum L.) is an ornamental, medicinal, and potentially poisonous plant. CASE REPORT: Three children, aged 5-6 years, were accidentally poisoned from ingesting a variable number of seeds of Spanish broom. This plant contains several quinolizidine alkaloids as cytisine, which act as an agonist of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. The potential danger varies, depending on the dose. After having ingested one to two seeds, one of the boys was asymptomatic...
September 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989294/what-are-the-educational-and-curriculum-needs-for-emergency-medical-technicians-in-taiwan-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Yu-Tung Chang, Kuang-Chau Tsai, Brett Williams
PURPOSE: The development of emergency medical services (EMS) training in Taiwan is in a transitional phase because of increasing demand for, and advancements in, clinical skill sets. The aim of this study is to review the current literature to compare the key factors of EMS training and education development in different countries in order to provide a new curricula blueprint for the Taiwanese EMS training system. METHOD: The method follows Arksey and O'Malley's six stages of scoping review...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988828/epigenetics-and-cardiovascular-regenerative-medicine-in-the-elderly
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REVIEW
Sarah Costantino, Giovanni G Camici, Shafeeq Ahmed Mohammed, Massimo Volpe, Thomas F Lüscher, Francesco Paneni
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a recognized age-dependent condition whose incidence is set to increase due to the gradual aging of the population. Moreover, ischemic cardiovascular diseases (i.e. stroke, myocardial infarction, critical limb ischemia) requiring blood vessel growth are associated with a worse outcome in elderly patients. Therefore, understanding the molecular cues regulating the vascular repair process is of paramount importance to prevent undesirable cardiovascular complications in this setting...
September 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985560/ferroptosis-a-regulated-cell-death-nexus-linking-metabolism-redox-biology-and-disease
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REVIEW
Brent R Stockwell, José Pedro Friedmann Angeli, Hülya Bayir, Ashley I Bush, Marcus Conrad, Scott J Dixon, Simone Fulda, Sergio Gascón, Stavroula K Hatzios, Valerian E Kagan, Kay Noel, Xuejun Jiang, Andreas Linkermann, Maureen E Murphy, Michael Overholtzer, Atsushi Oyagi, Gabriela C Pagnussat, Jason Park, Qitao Ran, Craig S Rosenfeld, Konstantin Salnikow, Daolin Tang, Frank M Torti, Suzy V Torti, Shinya Toyokuni, K A Woerpel, Donna D Zhang
Ferroptosis is a form of regulated cell death characterized by the iron-dependent accumulation of lipid hydroperoxides to lethal levels. Emerging evidence suggests that ferroptosis represents an ancient vulnerability caused by the incorporation of polyunsaturated fatty acids into cellular membranes, and cells have developed complex systems that exploit and defend against this vulnerability in different contexts. The sensitivity to ferroptosis is tightly linked to numerous biological processes, including amino acid, iron, and polyunsaturated fatty acid metabolism, and the biosynthesis of glutathione, phospholipids, NADPH, and coenzyme Q10...
October 5, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979901/approaches-to-augment-vascularisation-and-regeneration-of-the-adult-heart-via-the-reactivated-epicardium
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REVIEW
Owen J Duffey, Nicola Smart
Survival rates following myocardial infarction have increased in recent years but current treatments for post-infarction recovery are inadequate and cannot induce regeneration of damaged hearts. Regenerative medicine could provide disease-reversing treatments by harnessing modern concepts in cell and developmental biology. A recently-established paradigm in regenerative medicine is that regeneration of a tissue can be achieved by reactivation of the coordinated developmental processes that originally formed the tissue...
December 30, 2016: Global Cardiology Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976822/accelerating-regenerative-medicine-the-japanese-experiment-in-ethics-and-regulation
#20
Tamra Lysaght
In 2014, the Japanese National Diet introduced new laws aimed at promoting the clinical translation of stem cells and regenerative medicine. The basic action of these laws is to allow the early introduction of regenerative medicine products into the Japanese market through an accelerated approval process, while providing patients with access to certain types of stem cell and cell-based therapies in the context of private clinical practice. While this framework appears to offer enormous opportunities for the translation of stem cell science, it raises ethical challenges that have not yet been fully explored...
September 2017: Regenerative Medicine
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