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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330172/effects-of-penicillium-chrysogenum-var-halophenolicum-on-kraft-lignin-color-stabilization-and-cytotoxicity-evaluation
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Marlene Remédios, Filomena A Carvalho, Francisco J Enguita, Carlos Cardoso, Ivo C Martins, Nuno C Santos, Ana Lúcia Leitão
Wood industries and agricultural crops generate an inexhaustible supply of by-products like lignin, which constitutes an environmental problem. Increasing efforts have been done to find new applications for lignin. One of them is as a food additive, but its chemical nature makes it sensitive to browning which constitutes a major drawback for this type of lignin application. In the present study we are documenting how color stabilization of a commercial kraft lignin was achieved after the treatment with Penicillium chrysogenum var...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326930/effects-of-jwh015-in-cytokine-secretion-in-primary-human-keratinocytes-and-fibroblasts-and-its-suitability-for-topical-transdermal-delivery
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Alicia Bort, Perla A Alvarado-Vazquez, Carolina Moracho-Vilrriales, Kristopher G Virga, Giuseppe Gumina, Alfonso Romero-Sandoval, Scott Asbill
Background JWH015 is a cannabinoid (CB) receptor type 2 agonist that produces immunomodulatory effects. Since skin cells play a key role in inflammatory conditions and tissue repair, we investigated the ability of JWH015 to promote an anti-inflammatory and pro-wound healing phenotype in human primary skin cells. Methods Human primary keratinocytes and fibroblasts were stimulated with lipopolysaccharide. The mRNA expression of cannabinoid receptors was determined using RT-PCR. The effects of JWH015 (0.05, 0...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324485/maintenance-of-human-embryonic-stem-cells-by-sphingosine-1-phosphate-and-platelet-derived-growth-factor
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Raymond C B Wong, Martin F Pera, Alice Pébay
Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) have historically been cultivated on feeder layers of primary mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEF) in a medium supplemented with fetal calf serum (FCS). However, serum contains a wide variety of biologically active compounds that might adversely affect hESC growth and differentiation. Thus, cultivation of stem cells in FCS complicates experimental approaches to define the intracellular mechanisms required for hESC maintenance. This chapter describes the serum-free maintenance of hESCs in culture by addition of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)...
March 22, 2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324013/acute-parathyroid-hormone-injection-increases-c-terminal-but-not-intact-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-levels
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V M Knab, B Corbin, O Andrukhova, J M Hum, P Ni, S Rabadi, A Maeda, K E White, R G Erben, H Jüppner, M Christov
The acute effects of PTH on FGF23 in vivo are not well understood. After a single s.c. PTH(1-34) injection (50nmol/kg) in mice, FGF23 levels were assessed in plasma using assays that measure either intact alone (iFGF23) or intact/C-terminal FGF23 (cFGF23). Furthermore, FGF23 mRNA and protein levels were assessed in bone. In addition, we examined the effects of PTH treatment on FGF23 production in vitro using differentiated calvarial osteocyte-like cells. cFGF23 levels increased by 3-5-fold within two hours following PTH injection, which returned to baseline by 4 hours...
January 23, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321779/transfection-of-bovine-fetal-fibroblast-with-polyethylenimine-pei-nanoparticles-effect-of-particle-size-and-presence-of-fetal-bovine-serum-on-transgene-delivery-and-cytotoxicity
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D O Forcato, A E Fili, F E Alustiza, J M Lázaro Martínez, S Bongiovanni Abel, M F Olmos Nicotra, A P Alessio, N Rodríguez, C Barbero, P Bosch
The development of efficient transfection protocols for livestock cells is crucial for implementation of cell-based transgenic methods to produce genetically modified animals. We synthetized fully deacylated linear 22, 87 and 217 kDa polyethylenimine (PEI) nanoparticles and compared their transfection efficiency and cytotoxicity to commercial branched 25 kDa PEI and linear 58 kDa poly(allylamine) hydrochloride. We studied the effect of PEI size and presence of serum on transfection efficiency on primary cultures of bovine fetal fibroblasts and established cells lines (HEK 293 and Hep G2)...
March 20, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319088/reference-component-analysis-of-single-cell-transcriptomes-elucidates-cellular-heterogeneity-in-human-colorectal-tumors
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Huipeng Li, Elise T Courtois, Debarka Sengupta, Yuliana Tan, Kok Hao Chen, Jolene Jie Lin Goh, Say Li Kong, Clarinda Chua, Lim Kiat Hon, Wah Siew Tan, Mark Wong, Paul Jongjoon Choi, Lawrence J K Wee, Axel M Hillmer, Iain Beehuat Tan, Paul Robson, Shyam Prabhakar
Intratumoral heterogeneity is a major obstacle to cancer treatment and a significant confounding factor in bulk-tumor profiling. We performed an unbiased analysis of transcriptional heterogeneity in colorectal tumors and their microenvironments using single-cell RNA-seq from 11 primary colorectal tumors and matched normal mucosa. To robustly cluster single-cell transcriptomes, we developed reference component analysis (RCA), an algorithm that substantially improves clustering accuracy. Using RCA, we identified two distinct subtypes of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs)...
March 20, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317948/local-remodeling-of-synthetic-extracellular-matrix-microenvironments-by-co-cultured-endometrial-epithelial-and-stromal-cells-enables-long-term-dynamic-physiological-function
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Christi D Cook, Abby S Hill, Margaret Guo, Linda Stockdale, Julia P Papps, Keith B Isaacson, Douglas A Lauffenburger, Linda G Griffith
Mucosal barrier tissues, comprising a layer of tightly-bonded epithelial cells in intimate molecular communication with an underlying matrix-rich stroma containing fibroblasts and immune cells, are prominent targets for drugs against infection, chronic inflammation, and other disease processes. Although human in vitro models of such barriers are needed for mechanistic studies and drug development, differences in extracellular matrix (ECM) needs of epithelial and stromal cells hinder efforts to create such models...
March 20, 2017: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317173/extracellular-matrix-in-the-cns-induced-by-neuropathogenic-viral-infection
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Rihito Watanabe, Masatoshi Kakizaki
During the early phase of infection with an extremely neurovirulent murine coronavirus, cl-2, the ER-TR7 antigen (ERag)-positive fibers (ERfibs) associated with laminin and collagen III show a rapid increase in expression levels in the meninges, followed by an appearance of the antigens in the ventricle and brain parenchyma. Then, cl-2 invades the ventricle and ventricular wall along the newly assembled ERfibs after infection, using them as a pathway from the meninges, the initial site of infection. In the lymph nodes and spleen, ERag is mainly produced by fibroblastic reticular cells (FRCs), which play a key role in nursing the ERfibs to form a fibroblastic reticular network (FRN)...
March 20, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315522/human-cardiac-fibroblasts-adaptive-responses-to-controlled-combined-mechanical-strain-and-oxygen-changes-in-vitro
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Giovanni Stefano Ugolini, Andrea Pavesi, Marco Rasponi, Gianfranco Beniamino Fiore, Roger Kamm, Monica Soncini
Upon cardiac pathological conditions such as ischemia, microenvironmental changes instruct a series of cellular responses that trigger cardiac fibroblasts-mediated tissue adaptation and inflammation. A comprehensive model of how early environmental changes may induce cardiac fibroblasts (CF) pathological responses is far from being elucidated, partly due to the lack of approaches involving complex and simultaneous environmental stimulation. Here, we provide a first analysis of human primary CF behavior by means of a multi-stimulus microdevice for combined application of cyclic mechanical strain and controlled oxygen tension...
March 18, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314260/induction-of-apoptosis-in-human-oral-keratinocyte-by-doxorubicin
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Hiroshi Sakagami, Noriyuki Okudaira, Yoshiko Masuda, Osamu Amano, Satoshi Yokose, Yumiko Kanda, Madoka Suguro, Takenori Natori, Hiroshi Oizumi, Takaaki Oizumi
BACKGROUND/AIM: We have previously reported that doxorubicin (DXR) showed much higher cytotoxicity against human oral squamous cell carcinoma cell lines compared to normal human mesenchymal normal oral cells (gingival fibroblast, periodontal ligament fibroblast, pulp cell), yielding high tumor-specificity. However, we unexpectedly found that doxorubicin showed potent cytotoxicity against human normal oral keratinocytes and primary gingival epithelial cells. In the present study, we investigated the reproducibility, underlining mechanisms and generality of this unexpected finding...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306143/mutant-eif2b-leads-to-impaired-mitochondrial-oxidative-phosphorylation-in-vanishing-white-matter-disease
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Gali Raini, Reut Sharet, Melisa Herrero, Andrea Atzmon, Anjana Shenoy, Tamar Geiger, Orna Elroy-Stein
Eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2B (eIF2B) is a master regulator of protein synthesis under normal and stress conditions. Mutations in any of the five genes encoding its subunits lead to Vanishing White Matter (VWM) disease, a recessive genetic deadly illness caused by progressive loss of white matter in the brain. In the current study we used fibroblasts, which are not involved in the disease, to demonstrate the involvement of eIF2B in mitochondrial function and abundance. Mass-spectrometry of total proteome of mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) isolated from Eif2b5(R132H/R132H) mice revealed unbalanced stoichiometry of proteins involved in oxidative phosphorylation and of mitochondrial translation machinery components, among others...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303927/efficient-generation-of-chemically-induced-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-human-dermal-fibroblasts
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Pei-Lun Lai, Hsuan Lin, Shang-Fu Chen, Shang-Chih Yang, Kuo-Hsuan Hung, Ching-Fang Chang, Hsiang-Yi Chang, Frank Leigh Lu, Yi-Hsuan Lee, Yu-Chuan Liu, Hsiao-Chun Huang, Jean Lu
Human mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent and currently undergoing hundreds of clinical trials for disease treatments. To date, no studies have generated induced MSCs from skin fibroblasts with chemicals or growth factors. Here, we established the first chemical method to convert primary human dermal fibroblasts into multipotent, induced MSC-like cells (iMSCs). The conversion method uses a defined cocktail of small molecules and growth factors, and it can achieve efficient conversion with an average rate of 38% in 6 days...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300644/the-connective-tissue-phenotype-of-glaucomatous-cupping-in-the-monkey-eye-clinical-and-research-implications
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REVIEW
Hongli Yang, Juan Reynaud, Howard Lockwood, Galen Williams, Christy Hardin, Luke Reyes, Cheri Stowell, Stuart K Gardiner, Claude F Burgoyne
In a series of previous publications we have proposed a framework for conceptualizing the optic nerve head (ONH) as a biomechanical structure. That framework proposes important roles for intraocular pressure (IOP), IOP-related stress and strain, cerebrospinal fluid pressure (CSFp), systemic and ocular determinants of blood flow, inflammation, auto-immunity, genetics, and other non-IOP related risk factors in the physiology of ONH aging and the pathophysiology of glaucomatous damage to the ONH. The present report summarizes 20 years of technique development and study results pertinent to the characterization of ONH connective tissue deformation and remodeling in the unilateral monkey experimental glaucoma (EG) model...
March 12, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298363/mutual-interaction-between-endothelial-cells-and-mural-cells-enhances-bmp9-signaling-in-endothelial-cells
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Yuki Tachida, Nanae Izumi, Toyo Sakurai, Hideki Kobayashi
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is characterized by the formation of abnormal vascular networks and caused by the mutation of genes involved in BMP9 signaling. It is also known that the interaction between endothelial cells (ECs) and mural cells (MCs) is critical to maintain vessel integrity. However, it has not yet fully been uncovered whether the EC-MC interaction affects BMP9 signaling or not. To elucidate this point, we analyzed BMP9 signaling in a co-culture of several types of human primary culture ECs and MCs...
March 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298360/stimulation-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-by-metabolic-acidosis-requires-osteoblastic-intracellular-calcium-signaling-and-prostaglandin-synthesis
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Nancy S Krieger, David A Bushinsky
Serum fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) increases progressively in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is associated with increased mortality. FGF23 is synthesized in osteoblasts and osteocytes; however, the factors regulating its production are not clear. Patients with CKD have decreased renal acid excretion leading to metabolic acidosis (MET). During MET, acid is buffered by bone with release of mineral calcium (Ca) and phosphate (P). MET increases intracellular Ca signaling and cyclooxygenase 2 (COX2)-induced prostaglandin production in the osteoblast leading to decreased bone formation and increased bone resorption...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294327/fibroblast-dynamics-as-an-in-vitro-screening-platform-for-anti-fibrotic-drugs-in-primary-myelofibrosis
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Ciprian Tomuleasa, Sonia Selicean, Grigore Gafencu, Bobe Petrushev, Laura Pop, Cristian Berce, Anca Jurj, Adrian Trifa, Ana-Maria Rosu, Sergiu Pasca, Lorand Magdo, Mihnea Zdrenghea, Delia Dima, Alina Tanase, Ioana Frinc, Anca Bojan, Ioana Berindan- Neagoe, Gabriel Ghiaur, Stefan O Ciurea
Although the cause for bone marrow fibrosis in patients with myelofibrosis remains controversial, it has been hypothesized that it is caused by extensive fibroblast proliferation under the influence of cytokines generated by the malignant megakaryocytes. Moreover, there is no known drug therapy which could reverse the process. We studied the fibroblasts in a novel system using the hanging drop method, evaluated whether the fibroblasts obtain from patients are part of the malignant clone of not and, using this system, we screen a large library of FDA-approved drugs to identify potential drugs candidates that might be useful in the treatment of this disease, specifically which would inhibit fibroblast proliferation and the development of bone marrow fibrosis...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294324/blocking-fibrotic-signaling-in-fibroblasts-from-patients-with-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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REVIEW
Yoshiaki Yamanaka, Anne Gingery, Gosuke Oki, Tai-Hua Yang, Chunfeng Zhao, Peter C Amadio
Fibrosis of the subsynovial connective tissue (SSCT) in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) patients is increasingly recognized as an important aspect of CTS pathophysiology. In this study, we evaluated the effect of blocking profibrotic pathways in fibroblasts from the SSCT in CTS patients. Fibroblasts were stimulated with transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1), and then treated either with a specific fibrosis pathway inhibitor targeting TGF-β receptor type 1 (TβRI), platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR), epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) or vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR)...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293547/proinflammatory-response-induced-by-newcastle-disease-virus-in-tumor-and-normal-cells
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Teridah Ernala Ginting, Jeremiah Suryatenggara, Salomo Christian, George Mathew
PURPOSE: To investigate the specific role of immune responses induced by lentogenic Newcastle disease virus (NDV) for its antitumor effect. MATERIALS AND METHODS: NDV LaSota strain was used to infect the following human cells: non-small cell lung carcinoma (A549), glioblastoma (U87MG and T98G), mammary gland adenocarcinoma (MCF7 and MDA-MB-453), hepatocellular carcinoma (Huh7), transformed embryonic kidney cells (HEK293), primary monocytes, lung fibroblast (HF19), skin fibroblast (NB1RGB) and rat astroglia (RCR-1) at 0...
2017: Oncolytic Virotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293507/soluble-epoxide-hydrolase-inhibition-and-epoxyeicosatrienoic-acid-treatment-improve-vascularization-of-engineered-skin-substitutes
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Dorothy M Supp, Jennifer M Hahn, Kevin L McFarland, Kelly A Combs, Kin Sing Stephen Lee, Bora Inceoglu, Debin Wan, Steven T Boyce, Bruce D Hammock
BACKGROUND: Autologous engineered skin substitutes comprised of keratinocytes, fibroblasts, and biopolymers can serve as an adjunctive treatment for excised burns. However, engineered skin lacks a vascular plexus at the time of grafting, leading to slower vascularization and reduced rates of engraftment compared with autograft. Hypothetically, vascularization of engineered skin grafts can be improved by treatment with proangiogenic agents at the time of grafting. Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) are cytochrome P450 metabolites of arachidonic acid that are inactivated by soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH)...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292674/the-anti-oxidant-effects-of-melatonin-derivatives-on-human-gingival-fibroblasts
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Chawapon Phiphatwatcharaded, Ploenthip Puthongking, Ponlatham Chaiyarit, Nutjaree Pratheepawanit Johns, Sumon Sakolchai, Pramote Mahakunakorn
OBJECTIVES: Aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the anti-oxidant activity of indole ring modified melatonin derivatives as compared with melatonin in primary human gingival fibroblast (HGF) cells. METHODS: Anti-oxidant activity of melatonin (MLT), acetyl-melatonin (AMLT) and benzoyl-melatonin (BMLT) was evaluated by5 standard methods as follows: 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH); ferric ion reducing antioxidant power (FRAP); superoxide anion scavenging; nitric oxide (NO) scavenging; and thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARs)...
March 7, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
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