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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29505551/dietary-factors-and-mucosal-immune-response-in-celiac-disease-patients-having-persistent-symptoms-despite-a-gluten-free-diet
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Pilvi Laurikka, Katri Lindfors, Mikko Oittinen, Heini Huhtala, Teea Salmi, Marja-Leena Lähdeaho, Tuire Ilus, Markku Mäki, Katri Kaukinen, Kalle Kurppa
GOALS: The aim of this study was to investigate the role of dietary factors, distinct small-bowel mucosal immune cell types, and epithelial integrity in the perpetuation of gastrointestinal symptoms in treated celiac disease patients. BACKGROUND: For unexplained reasons, many celiac disease patients suffer from persistent symptoms, despite a strict gluten-free diet (GFD) and recovered intestinal mucosa. STUDY: We compared clinical and serological data and mucosal recovery in 22 asymptomatic and 25 symptomatic celiac patients on a long-term GFD...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449071/do-the-morphological-and-functional-traits-of-free-living-marine-nematodes-mirror-taxonomical-diversity
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F Semprucci, L Cesaroni, L Guidi, M Balsamo
The taxonomical structure and diversity of nematode assemblages are the main attributes analyzed in ecology, but nematode adaptations to their habitats are still understudied. Accordingly, a survey on some known and other newly proposed morpho-functional traits was carried out in order to: determine if the morpho-functional diversity of nematodes mirrors their taxonomical diversity; and assess potential nematode adaptations to sediment type and hydrodynamic stress. Morpho-functional traits were investigated both singularly and together and showed significant differences related to these environmental factors...
February 7, 2018: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444961/no-inferiority-of-tonbridge-thrombectomy-device-for-acute-thrombus-retrial-compared-with-solitaire-device-an-experimental-evaluation-with-a-canine-distal-external-carotid-maxillary-artery-occlusion-model
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Geng Zhou, Ming-Hua Li, Hai-Tao Lu, Jiang-Shan Deng, Yu-Wu Zhao, Yi Xiang J Wang, Yue-Qi Zhu
INTRODUCTION: Mechanical thrombectomy (MT) has been widely accepted as a safe and effective treatment for acute ischemic stroke (AIS). Development of stent retriever devices has been intensively developed over the past two decades. In this study, we compared the effectiveness and safety of a new thrombectomy device with Solitaire FR for the treatment of AIS models. METHODS: Mechanical performance of stent retrievers was tested in vitro. Thrombin-induced thrombus was pre-injected into the right distal external carotid-maxillary artery in 18 dogs to create an acute thrombus occlusion model, and these animals were divided into a Tonbridge group (n=9, with Tonbridge stent Tonbridge Medical Technology) and a Solitaire group as control (n=9, with Solitaire stent, ev3 Neurovascular)...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438205/evaluation-of-postoperative-stability-after-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-of-zygomaticomaxillary-complex-fractures-using-cone-beam-computed-tomography-analysis
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Hyo-Jung Kim, Kyung-Hwan Bang, Eun-Ji Park, Yeong-Cheol Cho, Iel-Yong Sung, Jang-Ho Son
The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the amount of fracture displacement affects postoperative stability of isolated zygomaticomaxillary complex fractures and to determine whether the 1-point fixation method is as stable as 2- or 3-point fixation methods. The authors investigated 14 patients with 1-point fixation in the zygomaticomaxillary area (group A), 14 patients with 2-point fixation in the zygomaticomaxillary and frontozygomatic area (group B), and 13 patients with 3-point fixation in the zygomaticomaxillary, frontozygomatic, and infraorbital rim area (group C)...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436597/the-interplay-of-bmp4-and-il%C3%A2-7-regulates-the-apoptosis-of-intestinal-intraepithelial-lymphocytes-under-conditions-of-ischemia%C3%AC-reperfusion
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Binyu Luo, Kang Chen, Qi Feng, Weidong Xiao, Dan Ma, Hua Yang, Chaojun Zhang
The number and function of intestinal intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs) have been found to be significantly reduced following induction of acute intestinal mucosal damage via intestinal ischemia̸reperfusion (I̸R). However, the mechanism underlying this reduction remains unclear. Therefore, it was hypothesized that the interplay of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)4 and interleukin (IL)‑7 regulates IEL function and number. Recent studies have demonstrated that the different components of the BMP2̸4 signaling pathway are expressed in intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) via the activation of nuclear factor (NF)‑κB...
February 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395992/bioabsorbable-plates-versus-metal-miniplate-systems-for-use-in-endoscope-assisted-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-of-mandibular-subcondylar-fractures
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Dong-Yul Kim, Iel-Yong Sung, Yeong-Cheol Cho, Eun-Ji Park, Jang-Ho Son
PURPOSE: To compare bioabsorbable plates with metal miniplate systems for use in endoscope-assisted open reduction and internal fixation (EAORIF) of mandibular subcondylar fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included patients with mandibular subcondylar fractures treated with EAORIF using bioabsorbable unsintered hydroxyapatite/poly l-lactide composite plates or titanium miniplate systems. The outcome variables included preoperative fracture conditions, postoperative stability during fracture healing, and complications during the follow-up period...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346345/the-cytosolic-sensor-sting-is-required-for-intestinal-homeostasis-and-control-of-inflammation
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M C C Canesso, L Lemos, T C Neves, F M Marim, T B R Castro, É S Veloso, C P Queiroz, J Ahn, H C Santiago, F S Martins, J Alves-Silva, E Ferreira, D C Cara, A T Vieira, G N Barber, S C Oliveira, A M C Faria
STING (stimulator of interferon genes) is a cytosolic sensor for cyclic dinucleotides and also an adaptor molecule for intracellular DNA receptors. Although STING has important functions in the host defense against pathogens and in autoimmune diseases, its physiological relevance in intestinal homeostasis is largely unknown. In this study, we show that STING-/- mice presented defective protective mechanisms of intestinal mucosa, including decreased number of goblet cells, diminished mucus production, and lower levels of secretory IgA, when compared with wild-type (WT) mice...
December 20, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316388/higher-order-extended-lagrangian-born-oppenheimer-molecular-dynamics-for-classical-polarizable-models
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Alex Albaugh, Teresa Head-Gordon, Anders M N Niklasson
Generalized extended Lagrangian Born-Oppenheimer molecular dynamics (XLBOMD) methods provide a framework for fast iteration-free simulations of models that normally require expensive electronic ground state optimizations prior to the force evaluations at every time step. XLBOMD uses dynamically driven auxiliary degrees of freedom that fluctuate about a variationally optimized ground state of an approximate "shadow" potential which approximates the true reference potential. While the requirements for such shadow potentials are well understood, constructing such potentials in practice has previously been ad hoc, and in this work, we present a systematic development of XLBOMD shadow potentials that match the reference potential to any order...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304073/tissue-type-plasminogen-activator-contributes-to-remodeling-of-the-rat-ductus-arteriosus
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Junichi Saito, Utako Yokoyama, Naoki Nicho, Yun-Wen Zheng, Yasuhiro Ichikawa, Satoko Ito, Masanari Umemura, Takayuki Fujita, Shuichi Ito, Hideki Taniguchi, Toshihide Asou, Munetaka Masuda, Yoshihiro Ishikawa
AIMS: The ductus arteriosus (DA) closes after birth to adapt to the robust changes in hemodynamics, which require intimal thickening (IT) to occur. The smooth muscle cells of the DA have been reported to play important roles in IT formation. However, the roles of the endothelial cells (ECs) have not been fully investigated. We herein focused on tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA), which is a DA EC dominant gene, and investigated its contribution to IT formation in the DA. METHODS AND RESULTS: ECs from the DA and aorta were isolated from fetal rats using fluorescence-activated cell sorting...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289834/differential-ratios-of-fish-corn-oil-ameliorated-the-colon-carcinoma-in-rat-by-altering-intestinal-intraepithelial-cd8-t-lymphocytes-dendritic-cells-population-and-modulating-the-intracellular-cytokines
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Renuka, Navneet Agnihotri, Archana Bhatnagar
Intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs) impart a crucial role in maintaining intestinal homeostasis, yet their role in colon cancer pathogenesis remains unknown. Here, we posited that the modulation of intestinal immune response via dietary interventions might be an implacable strategy in restraining colon carcinoma. In the above context, we studied the effect of differential ratios of fish oil (FO) and corn oil (CO) on the gut immune response in experimentally induced colon cancer. Male Wistar rats were divided into six groups: Group I obtained purified diet while Groups II and III were fed on the diet supplemented with differential ratios of FO and CO i...
February 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277911/role-of-fetal-nutrient-restriction-and-postnatal-catch-up-growth-on-structural-and-mechanical-alterations-of-rat-aorta
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Perla Y Gutiérrez-Arzapalo, Pilar Rodríguez-Rodríguez, David Ramiro-Cortijo, Ángel L López de Pablo, María Rosario López-Giménez, Luis Condezo-Hoyos, Stephen E Greenwald, Maria Del Carmen González, Silvia M Arribas
KEY POINTS: Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), induced by maternal undernutrition, leads to impaired aortic development. This is followed by hypertrophic remodelling associated with accelerated growth during lactation. Fetal nutrient restriction is associated with increased aortic compliance at birth and at weaning, but not in adult animals. This mechanical alteration may be related to a decreased perinatal collagen deposition. Aortic elastin scaffolds purified from young male and female IUGR animals also exhibit increased compliance, only maintained in adult IUGR females...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242771/sentinels-at-the-frontline-the-role-of-intraepithelial-lymphocytes-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Madeleine D Hu, Karen L Edelblum
Purpose of review: Intestinal mucosal immunity is tightly regulated to ensure effective host defense against invasive microorganisms while limiting the potential for aberrant damage. In inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), an imbalance between effector and regulatory T cell populations results in an uncontrolled inflammatory response to commensal bacteria. Intraepithelial lymphocytes (IEL) are perfectly positioned within the intestinal epithelium to provide the first line of mucosal defense against luminal microbes or rapidly respond to epithelial injury...
December 2017: Current Pharmacology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222090/gpr55-regulates-intraepithelial-lymphocyte-migration-dynamics-and-susceptibility-to-intestinal-damage
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Hayakazu Sumida, Erick Lu, Hsin Chen, Qiyun Yang, Ken Mackie, Jason G Cyster
Intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs) of the small intestine are intimately associated with the epithelial cells. Yet, the factors controlling their migration and interaction dynamics are poorly understood. We demonstrate that GPR55, a receptor that mediates migration inhibition in response to lysophosphatidylinositol (LPI), negatively regulates T cell receptor γδ (TCRγδ) IEL accumulation in the small intestine. Intravital imaging studies show that GPR55-deficient IELs migrate faster and interact more extensively with epithelial cells...
December 8, 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221933/intestinal-intraepithelial-lymphocytes-sentinels-of-the-mucosal-barrier
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REVIEW
Danyvid Olivares-Villagómez, Luc Van Kaer
Intestinal intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs) are a large and diverse population of lymphoid cells that reside between the intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) that form the intestinal mucosal barrier. Although IEL biology has traditionally focused on T cells, recent studies have identified several subsets of T cell receptor (TCR)-negative IELs with intriguing properties. New insight into the development, homeostasis, and functions of distinct IEL subsets has recently been provided. Additional studies have revealed intricate interactions between different IEL subsets, reciprocal interactions between IELs and IECs, and communication of IELs with immune cells that reside outside the intestinal epithelium...
December 5, 2017: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204051/intestinal-epithelium-intraepithelial-lymphocytes-and-the-gut-microbiota-key-players-in-the-pathogenesis-of-celiac-disease
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REVIEW
Bożena Cukrowska, Agnieszka Sowińska, Joanna Beata Bierła, Elżbieta Czarnowska, Anna Rybak, Urszula Grzybowska-Chlebowczyk
Celiac disease (CD) is a chronic immune-mediated disorder triggered by the ingestion of gluten in genetically predisposed individuals. Before activating the immune system, gluten peptides are transferred by the epithelial barrier to the mucosal lamina propria, where they are deamidated by intestinal tissue transglutaminase 2. As a result, they strongly bind to human leucocyte antigens (HLAs), especially HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8, expressed on antigen-presenting cells. This induces an inflammatory response, which results in small bowel enteropathy...
November 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200953/effects-of-osteogenic-conditioned-medium-from-human-periosteum-derived-cells-on-osteoclast-differentiation
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Hyun-Chang Park, Young-Bum Son, Sung-Lim Lee, Gyu-Jin Rho, Young-Hoon Kang, Bong-Wook Park, Sung-Hoon Byun, Sun-Chul Hwang, In-Ae Cho, Yeong-Cheol Cho, Iel-Yong Sung, Dong Kyun Woo, June-Ho Byun
Stem/progenitor cell-based regenerative medicine using the osteoblast differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is regarded as a promising approach for the therapeutic treatment of various bone defects. The effects of the osteogenic differentiation of stem/progenitor cells on osteoclast differentiation may have important implications for use in therapy. However, there is little data regarding the expression of osteoclastogenic proteins during osteoblastic differentiation of human periosteum-derived cells (hPDCs) and whether factors expressed during this process can modulate osteoclastogenesis...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161588/intestinal-flossing-keeps-pathogens-at-bay
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REVIEW
Mirela Kuka, Matteo Iannacone
Intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs) are tissue-resident immune cells that surveil the intestine and provide the first line of defense against pathogens. Reporting in Cell, van Konijnenburg et al. (2017) combine high-resolution microscopy and intersectional genetic tools to provide a detailed characterization of IEL dynamics in response to both commensal and pathogenic microorganisms.
November 20, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122814/non-endoplasmic-reticulum-based-calr-calreticulin-can-coordinate-heterocellular-calcium-signaling-and-vascular-function
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Lauren A Biwer, Miranda E Good, Kwangseok Hong, Rahul K Patel, Neha Agrawal, Robin Looft-Wilson, Swapnil K Sonkusare, Brant E Isakson
OBJECTIVE: In resistance arteries, endothelial cell (EC) extensions can make contact with smooth muscle cells, forming myoendothelial junction at holes in the internal elastic lamina (HIEL). At these HIEL, calcium signaling is tightly regulated. Because Calr (calreticulin) can buffer ≈50% of endoplasmic reticulum calcium and is expressed throughout IEL holes in small arteries, the only place where myoendothelial junctions form, we investigated the effect of EC-specific Calr deletion on calcium signaling and vascular function...
January 2018: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082591/the-involvement-of-histone-methylation-in-osteoblastic-differentiation-of-human-periosteum-derived-cells-cultured-in-vitro-under-hypoxic-conditions
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Dae-Kwan Yoon, Ji-Sung Park, Gyu-Jin Rho, Hyeon-Jeong Lee, Iel-Yong Sung, Jang-Ho Son, Bong-Wook Park, Young-Hoon Kang, Sung-Hoon Byun, Sun-Chul Hwang, Dong Kyun Woo, Yeong-Cheol Cho, June-Ho Byun
Although oxygen concentrations affect the growth and function of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), the impact of hypoxia on osteoblastic differentiation is not understood. Likewise, the effect of hypoxia-induced epigenetic changes on osteoblastic differentiation of MSCs is unknown. The aim of this study was to examine the in vitro hypoxic response of human periosteum-derived cells (hPDCs). Hypoxia resulted in greater proliferation of hPDCs as compared with those cultured in normoxia. Further, hypoxic conditions yielded decreased expression of apoptosis- and senescence-associated genes by hPDCs...
October 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079467/toxoplasma-gondii-infection-causes-structural-changes-in-the-jejunum-of-rats-infected-with-different-inoculum-doses
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Suellen Laís Vicentino-Vieira, Marcelo Biondaro Góis, Aline Rosa Trevizan, Lainy Leiny de Lima, Elen Paula Leatte, Gessilda de Alcântara Nogueira de Melo, João Luiz Garcia, Eduardo José de Almeida Araújo, Débora de Mello Gonçales Sant'Ana
AIM: To evaluate the mucosal tunic and submucosal plexus of the jejunum of rats infected with different inoculum doses of Toxoplasma gondii. MAIN METHODS: Rats were infected with different inoculum doses (50, 500, 1000 and 5000 oocysts) of the T. gondii for 30days, while a control group (CG) received saline solution. Blood and feces were collected before euthanasia for analysis of blood and fecal leukocytes (LEs). Histological analysis of the mucosa, submucosa, villi, crypts and enterocytes were performed...
December 15, 2017: Life Sciences
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