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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729543/evaluation-of-atm-heterozygous-mutations-underlying-individual-differences-in-radiosensitivity-using-genome-editing-in-human-cultured-cells
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Ekaterina Royba, Tatsuo Miyamoto, Silvia Natsuko Akutsu, Kosuke Hosoba, Hiroshi Tauchi, Yoshiki Kudo, Satoshi Tashiro, Takashi Yamamoto, Shinya Matsuura
Ionizing radiation (IR) induces DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs), which are an initial step towards chromosomal aberrations and cell death. It has been suggested that there are individual differences in radiosensitivity within human populations, and that the variations in DNA repair genes might determine this heterogeneity. However, it is difficult to quantify the effect of genetic variants on the individual differences in radiosensitivity, since confounding factors such as smoking and the diverse genetic backgrounds within human populations affect radiosensitivity...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729173/bisphenol-a-impairs-decidualization-of-human-uterine-stromal-fibroblasts
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Mark R Olson, Renwei Su, Jodi A Flaws, Asgerally T Fazleabas
This study examined the effect of bisphenol A (BPA) exposure on human uterine stromal fibroblast cells (HuF) undergoing decidualization. HuF cells were isolated and cultured for eight days in the presence of a decidualization-inducing cocktail, while concurrently exposed to physiological and supra-physiologic doses of BPA (1ng/mL, 10ng/mL, 0.5μg/mL, 10μg/mL and 20μg/mL). Decidualization markers, steroid hormone receptors and cell cycle gene expression were detected by qRT-PCR and cellular proliferation was assessed by KI-67 immunofluorescent staining and MTS assay...
July 17, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726666/-pathomorphological-changes-under-latent-mastoiditis
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Kh Chitadze, T Jorbenadze, M Adamia
In our opinion it is caused by incomplete awareness of the distribution of pathological process and the character of morphological changes in the patients. In this regard, we studied structural changes in the soft and bone tissue taken from various cavities of the middle ear system. Operating material was formed in paraffin after the fixation and proper processing. We proceed with decalcification of bone tissues in 15-20% nitric acid. We painted 5-6 mm thick peels prepared on the rotating microtome with hematoxylin and eosin...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724751/tomo-seq-identifies-sox9-as-a-key-regulator-of-cardiac-fibrosis-during-ischemic-injury
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Grégory P A Lacraz, Jan Philipp Junker, Monika M Gladka, Bas Molenaar, Koen T Scholman, Marta Vigil-Garcia, Danielle Versteeg, Hesther de Ruiter, Marit W Vermunt, Menno P Creyghton, Manon M H Huibers, Nicolaas de Jonge, Alexander van Oudenaarden, Eva van Rooij
Background -Cardiac ischemic injury induces a pathological remodeling response, which can ultimately lead to heart failure. Detailed mechanistic insights into molecular signaling pathways relevant for different aspects of cardiac remodeling will support the identification of novel therapeutic targets. Methods -While genome-wide transcriptome analysis on diseased tissues has greatly advanced our understanding of the regulatory networks that drive pathological changes in the heart, this approach has been disadvantaged by the fact that the signals are derived from tissue homogenates...
July 19, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723669/multicomponent-analysis-of-the-tumour-microenvironment-reveals-low-cd8-t-cell-number-low-stromal-caveolin-1-and-high-tenascin-c-and-their-combination-as-significant-prognostic-markers-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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David Onion, Mark Isherwood, Naveen Shridhar, Mikalena Xenophontos, Madeleine L Craze, Laura J Day, María A García-Márquez, Robert G Pineda, Alexander M Reece-Smith, John H Saunders, John P Duffy, Richard H Argent
The complex interplay of the tumour microenvironment (TME) and its role in disease progression and response to therapy is poorly understood. The majority of studies to date focus on individual components or molecules within the TME and so lack the power correlative analysis. Here we have performed a multi-parameter analysis of the TME in 62 resectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) specimens detailing number and location of immune infiltrate, assessing markers of cancer-associated fibroblasts, caveolin-1 and tenascin-C, and correlating with clinicopathological details, as well as markers of disease progression such as epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721991/angiogenesis-concept-in-odontogenic-keratocyst-a-comparative-study
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Donia Sadri, Fatemeh Shahsavari, Sareh Farhadi, Zahra Shahabi, Zahra Mehran
CONTEXT: Recent reports have indicated that angiogenesis possibly affects the biologic behavior of the lesions. AIM: Given the different clinical behaviors of odontogenic keratocyst (OKC), the present study was undertaken to evaluate the concept of angiogenesis in pathogenesis and clinical behavior of OKC. SETTING AND DESIGN: This experimental study was carried out on 22 and 24 samples of OKCs and dentigerous cysts (DCs), respectively. METHODS: Immunohistochemical staining was approached using CD34 and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antibodies...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720606/re-using-blood-products-as-an-alternative-supplement-in-the-optimisation-of-clinical-grade-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-culture
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J Phetfong, T Tawonsawatruk, K Seenprachawong, A Srisarin, C Isarankura-Na-Ayudhya, A Supokawej
OBJECTIVES: Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSCs) are a promising strategy for orthopaedic applications, particularly in bone repair. Ex vivo expansion of ADMSCs is required to obtain sufficient cell numbers. Xenogenic supplements should be avoided in order to minimise the risk of infections and immunological reactions. Human platelet lysate and human plasma may be an excellent material source for ADMSC expansion. In the present study, use of blood products after their recommended transfusion date to prepare human platelet lysate (HPL) and human plasma (Hplasma) was evaluated for in vitro culture expansion and osteogenesis of ADMSCs...
July 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719319/phosphoproteome-of-toxoplasma-gondii-infected-host-cells-reveals-specific-cellular-processes-predominating-in-different-phases-of-infection
#8
Cheng He, Ai-Yuan Chen, Hai-Xia Wei, Xiao-Shuang Feng, Hong-Juan Peng
The invasion of Toxoplasma gondii tachyzoites into the host cell results in extensive host cell signaling activation/deactivation that is usually regulated by the phosphorylation/dephosphorylation. To elucidate how T. gondii regulates host cell signal transduction, the comparative phosphoproteome of stable isotope labeling with amino acids in cell culture-labeled human foreskin fibroblast cells was analyzed. The cells were grouped (Light [L], Medium [M], and Heavy [H] groups) based on the labeling isotope weight and were infected with T...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717200/genome-wide-rna-sequencing-analysis-identifies-a-distinct-fibrosis-gene-signature-in-the-conjunctiva-after-glaucoma-surgery
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Cynthia Yu-Wai-Man, Nicholas Owen, Jonathan Lees, Aristides D Tagalakis, Stephen L Hart, Andrew R Webster, Christine A Orengo, Peng T Khaw
Fibrosis-related events play a part in most blinding diseases worldwide. However, little is known about the mechanisms driving this complex multifactorial disease. Here we have carried out the first genome-wide RNA-Sequencing study in human conjunctival fibrosis. We isolated 10 primary fibrotic and 7 non-fibrotic conjunctival fibroblast cell lines from patients with and without previous glaucoma surgery, respectively. The patients were matched for ethnicity and age. We identified 246 genes that were differentially expressed by over two-fold and p < 0...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716465/fibroblast-like-synoviocyte-mechanosensitivity-to-fluid-shear-is-modulated-by-interleukin-1%C3%AE
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Eben G Estell, Lance A Murphy, Amy M Silverstein, Andrea R Tan, Roshan P Shah, Gerard A Ateshian, Clark T Hung
Fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) reside in the synovial membrane of diarthrodial joints and are exposed to a dynamic fluid environment that presents both physical and chemical stimuli. The ability of FLS to sense and respond to these stimuli plays a key role in their normal function, and is implicated in the alterations to function that occur in osteoarthritis (OA). The present work characterizes the response of FLS to fluid flow-induced shear stress via real-time calcium imaging, and tests the hypothesis that this response is modulated by interleukin-1α (IL-1α), a cytokine elevated in OA...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715559/interferon-%C3%AE-treatment-of-human-laryngotracheal-stenosis-derived-fibroblasts
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Kevin Motz, Idris Samad, Linda X Yin, Michael K Murphy, Madhavi Duvvuri, Dacheng Ding, Alexander T Hillel
Importance: Laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS) is a fibroproliferative disorder of the glottis, subglottis, and trachea. In models of fibrosis from other organ systems, the CD4+ T-cell response has been shown to regulate extracellular matrix deposition. Specifically, helper T cell 2 (TH2) promotes fibrosis, whereas TH1 and associated cytokines have been shown to be antifibrotic. However, this antifibrotic effect of the TH1 response has not been demonstrated in LTS. Objective: To determine whether the TH1 cytokine interferon-γ inhibits the function of LTS-derived fibroblasts in vitro...
July 13, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713871/immune-dysfunctionality-of-replicative-senescent-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-is-corrected-by-ifn%C3%AE-priming
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Raghavan Chinnadurai, Devi Rajan, Spencer Ng, Kenneth McCullough, Dalia Arafat, Edmund K Waller, Larry J Anderson, Greg Gibson, Jacques Galipeau
Industrial-scale expansion of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) is often used in clinical trials, and the effect of replicative senescence on MSC functionality is of mechanistic interest. Senescent MSCs exhibit cell-cycle arrest, cellular hypertrophy, and express the senescent marker β-galactosidase. Although both fit and senescent MSCs display intact lung-homing properties in vivo, senescent MSCs acquire a significant defect in inhibiting T-cell proliferation and cytokine secretion in vitro. IFNγ does not upregulate HLA-DR on senescent MSCs, whereas its silencing did not reverse fit MSCs' immunosuppressive properties...
April 25, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710602/eldecalcitol-ed-71-an-analog-of-1%C3%AE-25-oh-2d3-inhibits-the-growth-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma-scc-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-by-down-regulating-expression-of-heparin-binding-protein-17-fibroblast-growth-factor-binding-protein-1-hbp17-fgfbp-1-and-fgf-2
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T Shintani, F Takatsu, S N Z Rosli, E Usui, A Hamada, K Sumi, Y Hayashido, S Toratani, Tetsuji Okamoto
Heparin-binding protein 17 (HBp17)/fibroblast growth factor-binding protein-1 (FGFBP-1) was first purified from medium conditioned by A431 cells for its capacity to bind to fibroblast growth factors 1 and 2 (FGF-1 and -2). Among FGF family members, FGF-2 is a potent mitogen for various cell types, including vascular endothelial cells, fibroblasts, and cancer cells such as oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cells. Besides being well known in bone metabolism, the active form of vitamin D3, i.e., 1α,25(OH)2D3 (1,25D3), was reported to have protective effects for heart disease and cancer...
July 14, 2017: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708037/greater-sensitivity-of-oral-fibroblasts-to-smoked-vs-smokeless-tobacco
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Thomas E Lallier, John T Moylan, Erin Maturin
OBJECTIVE: Smokers have an increased incidence and severity of periodontal disease. While cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemical components that could affect periodontal tissues, less is understood about the effect of smokeless tobacco. Therefore, this study compared the effects of cigarette smoke extract (CSE) to smokeless tobacco extract (STE) on cell survival and motility of periodontal ligament (PDL) and gingival fibroblasts in vitro. METHODS: PDL and gingival fibroblasts were exposed to varying concentrations of CSE, STE or nicotine alone...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707665/-human-selenium-containing-single-chain-variable-fragment-with-glutathione-peroxidase-activity-protects-nih3t3-fibroblast-against-oxidative-damage
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R Huo, L Yang, T G Zhang, J Y Wei
Ultraviolet B (UVB medium wave, 280-315 nm) induces cellular oxidative damage and apoptosis by producing reactive oxygen species (ROS). Glutathione peroxidase functions as an antioxidant by catalyzing the reduction of hydrogen peroxide, the more important member of reactive oxygen species. A human selenium-containing single-chain variable fragment (se-scFv-B3) with glutathione peroxidase activity of 1288 U/μmol was generated and investigated for its antioxidant effects in UVB-induced oxidative damage model...
May 2017: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705796/tracking-adventitial-fibroblast-contribution-to-disease-a-review-of-current-methods-to-identify-resident-fibroblasts
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Jill T Kuwabara, Michelle D Tallquist
Cells present in the adventitia, or outermost layer of the blood vessel, contribute to the progression of vascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, and aortic dissection. The adventitial fibroblast of the aorta is the prototypic perivascular fibroblast, but the adventitia is composed of multiple distinct cell populations. Therefore, methods for uniquely identifying the fibroblast are critical for a better understanding of how these cells contribute to disease processes. A popular method for distinguishing adventitial cell types relies on the use of genetic tools in the mouse to trace and manipulate these cells...
July 13, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700752/role-of-a-novel-immune-modulating-ddr2-expressing-population-in-silica-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Lindsay T McDonald, Sara D Johnson, Dayvia L Russell, M Rita I Young, Amanda C LaRue
Micro-injuries associated with chronic inhaled particle exposures are linked with activation of the immune response and are thought to contribute to progression of fibrotic disease. In the pulmonary environment, we have previously demonstrated a heterogeneous population of circulating fibroblast precursors (CFPs), which are defined by expression of the pan-leukocyte marker CD45 and the collagen receptor, discoidin domain receptor-2 (DDR2). This population is derived from the hematopoietic stem cell, expresses collagen, and has a fibroblastic morphology in vitro...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696795/decoy-receptor-3-down-regulates-centrosomal-protein-70%C3%A2-kda-specifically-in-rheumatoid-synovial-fibroblasts
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Koji Fukuda, Yasushi Miura, Toshihisa Maeda, Shinya Hayashi, Ryosuke Kuroda
OBJECTIVES: Decoy receptor 3 (DcR3) competitively binds to Fas ligand, lymphotoxin-related inducible ligand that competes for glycoprotein D binding to herpes virus entry mediator on T cells (LIGHT) and TNF-like ligand 1A (TL1A), thereby preventing their effects. Using a microarray assay, we previously newly identified centrosomal protein 70 kDa (CEP70) as one of the genes whose expression in fibroblast-like synoviocytes from patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA-FLS) is reduced by DcR3...
July 11, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692737/an-ilomastat-cd-eye-drop-formulation-to-treat-ocular-scarring
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Abeer H A Mohamed-Ahmed, Alastair Lockwood, He Li, Maryse Bailly, Peng T Khaw, Steve Brocchini
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to develop a topical matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor preparation for antiscarring therapy. Methods: The broad spectrum matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor ilomastat was formulated using 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin in aqueous solution. In vitro activity of ilomastat-cyclodextrin (ilomastat-CD) was examined using fibroblasts seeded in collagen. Permeation of ilomastat-CD eye drop through pig eye conjunctiva was confirmed using Franz diffusion cells...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692601/recurrent-braf-gene-rearrangements-in-myxoinflammatory-fibroblastic-sarcomas-but-not-hemosiderotic-fibrolipomatous-tumors
#20
Yu-Chien Kao, Valentina Ranucci, Lei Zhang, Yun-Shao Sung, Edward A Athanasian, David Swanson, Brendan C Dickson, Cristina R Antonescu
Myxoinflammatory fibroblastic sarcoma (MIFS) is a low grade soft tissue sarcoma with a predilection for acral sites, being associated with a high rate of local recurrence but very infrequent distant metastases. Although a t(1;10) translocation resulting in TGFBR3-MGEA5 fusion has been reported as a recurrent genetic event in MIFS, this abnormality is seen only in a subset of cases. As no studies to date have investigated the spectrum of alternative genetic alterations in TGFBR3-MGEA5 fusion negative MIFS, we undertook a genetic analysis of this particular cohort for further molecular classification...
July 7, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
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