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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332130/cerebrospinal-fluid-pressure-revisiting-factors-influencing-optic-nerve-head-biomechanics
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Yi Hua, Andrew P Voorhees, Ian A Sigal
Purpose: To model the sensitivity of the optic nerve head (ONH) biomechanical environment to acute variations in IOP, cerebrospinal fluid pressure (CSFP), and central retinal artery blood pressure (BP). Methods: We extended a previously published numerical model of the ONH to include 24 factors representing tissue anatomy and mechanical properties, all three pressures, and constraints on the optic nerve (CON). A total of 8340 models were studied to predict factor influences on 98 responses in a two-step process: a fractional factorial screening analysis to identify the 16 most influential factors, followed by a response surface methodology to predict factor effects in detail...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331242/species-specific-response-to-sulfide-intrusion-in-native-and-exotic-mediterranean-seagrasses-under-stress
#2
Eugenia T Apostolaki, Marianne Holmer, Veronica Santinelli, Ioannis Karakassis
We explored the sulfur dynamics and the relationships between sediment sulfur and nutrient pools, seagrass structural and physiological variables and sulfide intrusion in native (Posidonia oceanica, Cymodocea nodosa) and exotic (Halophila stipulacea) Mediterranean seagrasses at six sites affected by cumulative anthropogenic pressures to understand the factors controlling sulfide intrusion in seagrass. Sensitive indicators of seagrass stress (leaf TN, δ15N, TS, Fsulfide) were increased at several sites, implying that seagrasses are under pressure...
December 25, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330730/scaffold-free-tissue-engineering-for-injured-joint-surface-restoration
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REVIEW
Kazunori Shimomura, Wataru Ando, Hiromichi Fujie, David A Hart, Hideki Yoshikawa, Norimasa Nakamura
Articular cartilage does not heal spontaneously due to its limited healing capacity, and thus effective treatments for cartilage injuries has remained challenging. Since the first report by Brittberg et al. in 1994, autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) has been introduced into the clinic. Recently, as an alternative for chondrocyte-based therapy, mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-based therapy has received considerable research attention because of the relative ease in handling for tissue harvest, and subsequent cell expansion and differentiation...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330268/pelvic-and-buttock-hypoplasia-reconstructed-with-anatomical-breast-implants
#4
Felicity Page, Ayad Harb, Garth Titley
Radiation therapy is used in the management of a number of childhood cancers and can have significant effects on skeletal growth. We present the case of a 35-year-old woman who developed a hypoplastic pelvis and buttocks following radiotherapy for rhabdomyosarcoma of the vagina at the age of 2. At the age of 25, the patient underwent bilateral buttock augmentation with a two-stage reconstruction using tissue expansion followed by definitive augmentation with anatomical breast implant insertion. The patient continues to have a satisfactory outcome 10 years following reconstruction, having undergone a single uplift procedure and exchange of implants through the original incision 9 years postoperatively...
January 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327082/evaluation-of-committed-and-primitive-cord-blood-progenitors-after-expansion-on-adipose-stromal-cells
#5
E R Andreeva, I V Andrianova, A N Gornostaeva, B Sh Gogiya, L B Buravkova
Umbilical cord blood mononuclear fraction is a valuable source of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (CB HSPCs). The rarity of this population is a serious limitation of its application in cell therapy. Ex vivo expansion enables to significantly amplify the number of hematopoietic precursors of different commitment. Here, we expand CB MNCs in co-culture with human adipose tissue-derived stromal cells (ASCs) to enrich HSPCs and describe phenotypic features of newly formed hematopoietic populations. The CD34+-HSPCs demonstrated 6-fold enrichment with 9000 CFUs per 50 × 103 HSPCs on average...
January 11, 2018: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325021/oligonucleotides-targeting-tcf4-triplet-repeat-expansion-inhibit-rna-foci-and-mis-splicing-in-fuchs-dystrophy
#6
Jiaxin Hu, Ziye Rong, Xin Gong, Zhengyang Zhou, Vivek K Sharma, Chao Xing, Jonathan K Watts, David R Corey, V Vinod Mootha
Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) is the most common repeat expansion disorder. FECD impacts 4% of United States population and is the leading indication for corneal transplantation. Most cases are caused by an expanded intronic CUG tract in the TCF4 gene that forms nuclear foci, sequesters splicing factors, and impairs splicing. We investigated the sense and antisense RNA landscape at the FECD gene and find that the sense expanded repeat transcript is the predominant species in patient corneas. In patient tissue, sense foci number were negatively correlated with age and showed no correlation with sex...
January 8, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322847/tissue-expanders-with-a-focus-on-extremity-reconstruction
#7
Abdul R Arain, Keegan Cole, Christopher Sullivan, Samik Banerjee, Jillian Kazley, Richard L Uhl
Acute traumatic or surgical wounds that cannot be primarily closed often cause substantial morbidity and mortality. This often leads to increased costs from higher material expenses, more involved nursing care, and longer hospital stays. Advancements in soft tissue expansion has made it a popular alternative to facilitate early closure without the need for more complicated plastic surgical procedures. Areas Covered: In this review, we briefly elaborate on the history and biomechanics of tissue expansion and provide comprehensive descriptions of traditional internal tissue expanders and a variety of contemporary external tissue expanders...
January 11, 2018: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320711/anatomical-physiological-and-functional-diversity-of-adipose-tissue
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REVIEW
Rachel K Zwick, Christian F Guerrero-Juarez, Valerie Horsley, Maksim V Plikus
Adipose tissue depots can exist in close association with other organs, where they assume diverse, often non-traditional functions. In stem cell-rich skin, bone marrow, and mammary glands, adipocytes signal to and modulate organ regeneration and remodeling. Skin adipocytes and their progenitors signal to hair follicles, promoting epithelial stem cell quiescence and activation, respectively. Hair follicles signal back to adipocyte progenitors, inducing their expansion and regeneration, as in skin scars. In mammary glands and heart, adipocytes supply lipids to neighboring cells for nutritional and metabolic functions, respectively...
January 9, 2018: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320484/brain-growth-in-the-nicu-critical-periods-of-tissue-specific-expansion
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Lillian G Matthews, Brian H Walsh, Clare Knutsen, Jeffrey J Neil, Christopher D Smyser, Cynthia E Rogers, Terrie E Inder
OBJECTIVE: To examine using serial MRI, total and tissue-specific brain growth in VPT infants during the period that coincides with the early and late stages of the third trimester. METHODS: Structural MRI scans were collected from two prospective cohorts of VPT infants (≤30 weeks' gestation). 51 MRI scans from 18 VPT subjects were available for volumetric analysis. Brain tissue was classified into cerebrospinal fluid, cortical grey matter, myelinated and unmyelinated white matter, deep nuclear grey matter, and cerebellum...
January 10, 2018: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319535/scalable-and-physiologically-relevant-microenvironments-for-human-pluripotent-stem-cell-expansion-and-differentiation
#10
Qiang Li, Haishuang Lin, Qian Du, Kan Liu, Ou Wang, Catelyn Antionette Evans, Hannah Marie Christian, Chi Zhang, Yuguo Lei
Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) are required in large numbers for various biomedical applications. However, the scalable and cost-effective culturing of high quality hPSCs and their derivatives remains very challenging. Here, we report a novel and physiologically relevant 3D culture system (called the AlgTube cell culture system) for hPSC expansion and differentiation. With this system, cells are processed into and cultured in microscale alginate hydrogel tubes that are suspended in the cell culture medium in a culture vessel...
January 10, 2018: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319231/temporal-and-spatial-expression-of-insulin-like-peptide-insl5a-and-insl5b-paralog-genes-during-the-embryogenesis-of-danio-rerio
#11
Massimo Venditti, Aldo Donizetti, Marcella Fiengo, Chiara Fasano, Alessandra Santillo, Francesco Aniello, Sergio Minucci
Relaxin (RLN) and insulin (INSL)-like peptides are member of the INSL/RLN superfamily, which are encoded by seven genes in humans and can activate the G-protein coupled receptor RXFP 1-4. These peptides evolved from a common ancestor, RLN3-like gene. Two rounds of whole genome duplication (WGD) in early vertebrate evolution, together with an additional WGD in the teleost lineage, caused an expansion of RLN genes set in the genome of Danio rerio. In particular, six RLN genes are present: a single copy of rln and insl3 genes, and two paralogs for the rln3 gene (rln3a and rln3b), and the insl5 gene (insl5a and insl5b)...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318744/immunoisolating-poly-ethylene-glycol-based-capsules-support-ovarian-tissue-survival-to-restore-endocrine-function
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James R Day, Anu David, Alexa L Cichon, Tanay Kulkarni, Marilia Cascalho, Ariella Shikanov
A common irreversible adverse effect of life-saving anticancer treatments is loss of gonadal endocrine function and fertility, calling for a need to focus on post-treatment quality of life. Here, we investigated the use of poly(ethylene glycol)-vinyl sulfone based capsules to support syngeneic donor ovarian tissue for restoration of endocrine function in mice. We designed a dual immunoisolating capsule (PEG-Dual) by tuning the physical properties of the PEG hydrogels and combining proteolytically degradable (PEG-PD) and non-degradable (PEG-NPD) layers to meet the numerous requirements for encapsulation and immunoisolation of ovarian tissue, such as nutrient diffusion and tissue expansion...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318389/myogenic-potential-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-isolated-from-porcine-adipose-tissue
#13
Derek J Milner, Massimo Bionaz, Elisa Monaco, Jo Ann Cameron, Matthew B Wheeler
Advances in stem cell biology and materials science have provided a basis for developing tissue engineering methods to repair muscle injury. Among stem cell populations with potential to aid muscle repair, adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASC) hold great promise. To evaluate the possibility of using porcine ASC for muscle regeneration studies, we co-cultured porcine ASC with murine C2C12 myoblasts. These experiments demonstrated that porcine ASC display significant myogenic potential. Co-culture of ASC expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP) with C2C12 cells resulted in GFP+ myotube formation, indicating fusion of ASC with myoblasts to form myotubes...
January 9, 2018: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317369/mesenchymal-stem-cell-derived-extracellular-matrix-enhances-chondrogenic-phenotype-of-and-cartilage-formation-by-encapsulated-chondrocytes-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#14
Yuanheng Yang, Hang Lin, He Shen, Bing Wang, Guanghua Lei, Rocky S Tuan
Mesenchymal stem cell derived extracellular matrix (MSC-ECM) is a natural biomaterial with robust bioactivity and good biocompatibility, and has been studied as a scaffold for tissue engineering. In this investigation, we tested the applicability of using decellularized human bone marrow derived MSC-ECM (hBMSC-ECM) as a culture substrate for chondrocyte expansion in vitro, as well as a scaffold for chondrocyte-based cartilage repair. hBMSC-ECM deposited by hBMSCs cultured on tissue culture plastic (TCP) was harvested, and then subjected to a decellularization process to remove hBMSCs...
January 6, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315893/mechanisms-regulating-expansion-of-cd8-t-cells-during-hiv-1-infection
#15
REVIEW
A Nasi, F Chiodi
Abnormal immune activation and expansion of CD8+ T cells, especially of memory and effector phenotypes, take place during HIV-1 infection, and these abnormal features persist during administration of antiretroviral therapy (ART) to infected patients. The molecular mechanisms for CD8+ T-cell expansion remain poorly characterized. In this article, we review the literature addressing features of CD8+ T-cell immune pathology and present an integrated view on the mechanisms leading to abnormal CD8+ T-cell expansion during HIV-1 infection...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315518/hyaluronan-binding-by-cd44-reduces-the-memory-potential-of-activated-murine-cd8-t-cells
#16
Sally S M Lee-Sayer, Nina Maeshima, Meghan N Dougan, Anita Dahiya, Arif A Arif, Manisha Dosanjh, Christopher A Maxwell, Pauline Johnson
Expansion and death of effector CD8 T cells are regulated to limit immunopathology and cells that escape contraction go on to generate immunological memory. CD44, a receptor for the extracellular matrix component hyaluronan, is a marker of activated and memory T cells. Here, we show with a murine model that the increase in CD44 expression and hyaluronan binding induced upon CD8 T cell activation was proportional to the strength of TCR engagement, thereby identifying the most strongly activated T cells. When CD44-/- and CD44+/+ OT-I CD8 T cells were adoptively transferred into mice challenged with Listeria-OVA, there was a slight increase in the percentage of CD44+/+ cells at the effector site...
January 8, 2018: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313104/-imaging-and-biopsy-of-soft-tissue-tumors
#17
L Fenzl, K Bubel, M Mehrmann, G Schneider
Soft tissue tumors represent a special challenge in interdisciplinary cooperation. Malignant tumors require a multimodal therapy concept so that patient treatment in a specialized tumor center is recommended. The task of the surgeon in close cooperation with the radiologist is the resection of the tumor in sano with the required safety margin. The aim of diagnostic imaging is to describe the primary expansion of the tumor size and a possible tumor infiltration of adjacent compartments. The most important diagnostic imaging for this purpose is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), especially T1-weighted fat-suppressed gadolinium-enhanced sequences...
January 8, 2018: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311694/intravital-mucosal-imaging-of-cd8-resident-memory-t-cells-shows-tissue-autonomous-recall-responses-that-amplify-secondary-memory
#18
Lalit K Beura, Jason S Mitchell, Emily A Thompson, Jason M Schenkel, Javed Mohammed, Sathi Wijeyesinghe, Raissa Fonseca, Brandon J Burbach, Heather D Hickman, Vaiva Vezys, Brian T Fife, David Masopust
CD8+ T cell immunosurveillance dynamics influence the outcome of intracellular infections and cancer. Here we used two-photon intravital microscopy to visualize the responses of CD8+ resident memory T cells (TRM cells) within the reproductive tracts of live female mice. We found that mucosal TRM cells were highly motile, but paused and underwent in situ division after local antigen challenge. TRM cell reactivation triggered the recruitment of recirculating memory T cells that underwent antigen-independent TRM cell differentiation in situ...
January 8, 2018: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311647/-pro-renin-receptor-is-involved-in-mesangial-fibrosis-and-matrix-expansion
#19
Kaori Narumi, Emiko Sato, Takuo Hirose, Tae Yamamoto, Takashi Nakamichi, Mariko Miyazaki, Hiroshi Sato, Sadayoshi Ito
(Pro)renin receptor [(P)RR] is expressed in the kidney and is involved in renal injury. Although (P)RR is activated by indoxyl sulfate (IS) and may be related to renal injury, the details remain unclear. We used mouse mesangial cell line SV40 MES13 to investigate the association of (P)RR with mesangial fibrosis or expansion. Furthermore, we examined the correlation between serum soluble (P)RR [s(P)RR] and various laboratory data including serum IS, a uremic toxin that induces renal fibrosis through (P)RR, and pathological indices in chronic kidney disease and particularly in IgA nephropathy patients...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307115/bioinformatic-analyses-of-zona-pellucida-genes-in-vertebrates-and-their-expression-in-nile-tilapia
#20
Tianli Wu, Yunying Cheng, Zhilong Liu, Wenjing Tao, Shuqing Zheng, Deshou Wang
Zona pellucida (ZP) genes encode ZP glycoproteins which constitute the coat surrounding oocytes and early embryos. Genome-wide identification of ZP genes is still lacking in vertebrates, especially in fish species. Herein, we conducted bioinformatic analyses of the ZP genes of the Nile tilapia and other vertebrates. Totally 16, 9, 17, 27, 21, 20, 26, 19, 14,11, 24, 17, 9, 18, 8, 11, 9, 8, 5, and 4 ZP genes belonging to 5 subfamilies (ZPA, ZPB, ZPC, ZPD, and ZPAX) were found in the sea lamprey, elephant shark, coelacanth, spotted gar, zebrafish, medaka, stickleback, Nile tilapia, Amazon molly, platyfish, seahorse, Northern snakehead, cavefish, tetraodon, clawed frog, turtle, chicken, platypus, kangaroo rat, and human genomes, respectively...
January 6, 2018: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
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