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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351444/activated-human-t-lymphocytes-inhibit-tgf%C3%AE-induced-fibroblast-to-myofibroblast-differentiation-via-prostaglandins-d2-and-e2
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Shannon H Lacy, Amali P Epa, Stephen J Pollock, Collynn F Woeller, Thomas H Thatcher, Richard P Phipps, Patricia J Sime
In pulmonary fibrosis (PF), fibroblasts and myofibroblasts proliferate and deposit excessive extracellular matrix in the interstitium, impairing normal lung function. As most forms of PF have a poor prognosis and limited treatment options, PF represents an urgent unmet need for novel, effective therapeutics. While the role of immune cells in lung fibrosis is unclear, recent studies suggest that T lymphocyte (T cell) activation may be impaired in PF patients. Further, we have previously shown that activated T cells can produce prostaglandins with anti-scarring potential...
December 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348469/treprostinil-inhibits-proliferation-and-extracellular-matrix-deposition-by-fibroblasts-through-camp-activation
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Christopher Lambers, Michael Roth, Peter Jaksch, Gabriella Muraközy, Michael Tamm, Walter Klepetko, Bahil Ghanim, Feng Zhao
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is characterized by peripheral lung fibrosis and increased interstitial extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition. In IPF, tumor growth factor (TGF)-β1 which is the major stimulus of ECM deposition, and platelet derived growth factor (PDGF)-BB is a potent stimulus of fibrosis. Thus, the effect of Treprostinil on TGF-ß1 and PDGF-induced fibroblast proliferation and ECM deposition was investigated. Human peripheral lung fibroblasts of seven IPF patients and five lung donors were stimulated by PDGF, or TGF-β1, or the combination...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346685/metabolic-flux-engineering-of-cembratrien-ol-production-in-both-the-glandular-trichome-and-leaf-mesophyll-in-nicotiana-tabacum
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Hongying Zhang, Songtao Zhang, Yongxia Yang, Hongfang Jia, Hong Cui
Cembratrien-ol synthase (CBTS) catalyses the first step in cembranoid biosynthesis, producing cembratrien-ols in plant trichomes. In our previous study, microarray transcriptomes between leaves with trichomes and leaves without trichomes showed that a NtCBTS2 gene was expressed exclusively and abundantly in trichomes. Here, two NtCBTS2 isogenes (NtCBTS2a and NtCBTS2b), derived from a diploid genome donor, N. sylvestris, were identified from N. tabacum. Both genes were expressed primarily in trichomes, with relatively decreased transcription in flowers and stems, faint expression in roots, and no expression was detected in leaves lacking trichomes...
January 15, 2018: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345064/tlr8-ligation-induces-apoptosis-of-monocytic-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells
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Yushe Dang, Zina J Rutnam, Gregory Dietsch, Hailing Lu, Yi Yang, Robert Hershberg, Mary L Disis
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) accumulate in tumors and the peripheral blood of cancer patients and demonstrate cancer-promoting activity across multiple tumor types. A limited number of agents are known to impact MDSC activity. TLR8 is expressed in myeloid cells. We investigated expression of TLR8 on MDSC and the effect of a TLR8 agonist, motolimod, on MDSC survival and function. TLR8 was highly expressed in monocytic MDSC (mMDSC) but absent in granulocytic MDSC (gMDSC). Treatment of human PBMC with motolimod reduced the levels of mMDSC in volunteers and cancer donors versus control (P < 0...
January 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345045/the-in-vitro-release-of-cytokines-and-growth-factors-from-fibrin-membranes-produced-through-horizontal-centrifugation
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E S Lourenço, C F A B Mourão, P E C Leite, J M Granjeiro, M D Calasans-Maia, G G Alves
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) membranes are biomaterials widely used for therapeutic purposes, and canonically produced through the processing of peripheral blood with fixed-angle rotor centrifuges. In this work, we evaluate the in vitro stability and release of cytokines and growth factors when these biomaterials are produced with a horizontal swing-out clinical centrifuge. Membranes produced from the blood of 14 donors were morphologically evaluated by scanning electron microscopy and fluorescence microscopy, and their stability was assessed by photographic recording after incubation in culture medium for up to 28 days...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344019/using-blood-donor-derived-abo-and-rhd-blood-groups-helps-to-detect-wrong-blood-in-tube-errors-in-recipients
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Christoffer Dellgren, Mark H Yazer, Ulrik Sprogøe
Background: Comparing the ABO and RhD group of a recipient's current pre-transfusion sample against their historical group is an important means of detecting wrong blood in tube (WBIT) errors. This study investigated the utility of using the donor ABO and RhD group as the historical check for recipients. Methods: A single database stores serological information on blood donors, pregnant women, and patients throughout southern Denmark. A donor ABO and RhD group can be the historical blood group should that donor later require a transfusion...
November 2017: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343314/cell-free-dna-the-role-in-pathophysiology-and-as-a-biomarker-in-kidney-diseases
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Peter Celec, Barbora Vlková, Lucia Lauková, Janka Bábíčková, Peter Boor
Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) is present in various body fluids and originates mostly from blood cells. In specific conditions, circulating cfDNA might be derived from tumours, donor organs after transplantation or from the foetus during pregnancy. The analysis of cfDNA is mainly used for genetic analyses of the source tissue -tumour, foetus or for the early detection of graft rejection. It might serve also as a nonspecific biomarker of tissue damage in critical care medicine. In kidney diseases, cfDNA increases during haemodialysis and indicates cell damage...
January 18, 2018: Expert Reviews in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343270/isolation-and-characterization-of-olfactory-ecto-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-eight-mammalian-genera
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Antoine D Veron, Cécile Bienboire-Frosini, François Feron, Elisa Codecasa, Arnaud Deveze, Dany Royer, Paul Watelet, Pietro Asproni, Kevin Sadelli, Camille Chabaud, Jean-Claude Stamegna, Joël Fagot, Michel Khrestchatisky, Alessandro Cozzi, François S Roman, Patrick Pageat, Manuel Mengoli, Stéphane D Girard
BACKGROUND: Stem cell-based therapies are an attractive option to promote regeneration and repair defective tissues and organs. Thanks to their multipotency, high proliferation rate and the lack of major ethical limitations, "olfactory ecto-mesenchymal stem cells" (OE-MSCs) have been described as a promising candidate to treat a variety of damaged tissues. Easily accessible in the nasal cavity of most mammals, these cells are highly suitable for autologous cell-based therapies and do not face issues associated with other stem cells...
January 17, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342893/qtl-mapping-for-fiber-quality-and-yield-traits-based-on-introgression-lines-derived-from-gossypium-hirsutum-%C3%A3-g-tomentosum
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Ayaz Ali Keerio, Chao Shen, Yichun Nie, Muhammad Mahmood Ahmed, Xianlong Zhang, Zhongxu Lin
The tetraploid species Gossypium hirsutum is cultivated widely throughout the world with high yield and moderate fiber quality, but its genetic basis is narrow. A set of 107 introgression lines (ILs) was developed with an interspecific cross using G. hirsutumacc. 4105 as the recurrent parent and G. tomentosum as the donor parent. A specific locus amplified fragment sequencing (SLAF-seq) strategy was used to obtain high-throughput single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers. In total, 3157 high-quality SNP markers were obtained and further used for identification of quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for fiber quality and yield traits evaluated in multiple environments...
January 14, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342853/structural-examination-of-halogen-bonded-co-crystals-of-tritopic-acceptors
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Stefan N L Andree, Abhijeet S Sinha, Christer B Aakeröy
A series of tritopic N-heterocyclic compounds containing electrostatically and geometrically equivalent binding sites were synthesized and subjected to systematic co-crystallizations with selected perfluoroiodoarenes in order to map out their structural landscapes. More than 70% of the attempted reactions produced a co-crystal as indicated by IR spectroscopy. Four new crystal structures are reported and in all of them, at least one potential binding site on the acceptor is left vacant. The absence of halogen bonds to all sites can be ascribed primarily due to deactivation of the σ-hole on the iodo-arene donors and partially due to steric hindrance...
January 13, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342362/stereospecific-syntheses-of-enaminonitriles-and-%C3%AE-enaminoesters-via-domino-ring-opening-cyclization-droc-of-activated-cyclopropanes-with-pronucleophilic-malononitriles
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Amrita Saha, Aditya Bhattacharyya, Ranadeep Talukdar, Manas K Ghorai
Two novel synthetic protocols for the syntheses of highly functionalized five-membered carbocyclic enaminonitriles and β-enaminoesters have been developed via domino ring-opening cyclization (DROC) and DROC/decarboxylative tautomerization of activated cyclopropanes with malononitrile pronucleophiles, respectively. Both of the efficient strategies (yield up to 93%) have been generalized with various donor-acceptor and acceptor cyclopropanes as well as with malononitrile derivatives. The stereospecific variants of the two SN2-type DROC strategies have also been developed by employing enantiopure donor-acceptor (DA) cyclopropanes to synthesize the corresponding nonracemic products with excellent stereoselectivities (dr up to >99:1, ee up to >99%)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342275/hot-spot-kif5a-mutations-cause-familial-als
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David Brenner, Rüstem Yilmaz, Kathrin Müller, Torsten Grehl, Susanne Petri, Thomas Meyer, Julian Grosskreutz, Patrick Weydt, Wolfgang Ruf, Christoph Neuwirth, Markus Weber, Susana Pinto, Kristl G Claeys, Berthold Schrank, Berit Jordan, Antje Knehr, Kornelia Günther, Annemarie Hübers, Daniel Zeller, Christian Kubisch, Sibylle Jablonka, Michael Sendtner, Thomas Klopstock, Mamede de Carvalho, Anne Sperfeld, Guntram Borck, Alexander E Volk, Johannes Dorst, Joachim Weis, Markus Otto, Joachim Schuster, Kelly Del Tredici, Heiko Braak, Karin M Danzer, Axel Freischmidt, Thomas Meitinger, Tim M Strom, Albert C Ludolph, Peter M Andersen, Jochen H Weishaupt
Heterozygous missense mutations in the N-terminal motor or coiled-coil domains of the kinesin family member 5A (KIF5A) gene cause monogenic spastic paraplegia (HSP10) and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2 (CMT2). Moreover, heterozygous de novo frame-shift mutations in the C-terminal domain of KIF5A are associated with neonatal intractable myoclonus, a neurodevelopmental syndrome. These findings, together with the observation that many of the disease genes associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis disrupt cytoskeletal function and intracellular transport, led us to hypothesize that mutations in KIF5A are also a cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...
January 12, 2018: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341396/pediatrics-and-donor-derived-disease-transmission-the-us-optn-experience
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Michael Green, Shandie Covington, Sarah Taranto, Marian G Michaels, Cameron Wolfe, Daniel R Kaul
PDDTE are tracked by the OPTN Ad Hoc DTAC. Specific evaluation of potential transmissions from pediatric deceased donors or the impact of donor-derived disease transmissions to pediatric organ recipients has not been previously undertaken. PDDTE reported to the DTAC between 2008 and 2013 were reviewed, characterized as proven, probable, possible, IWDT, unlikely, or excluded for both the whole event and each individual recipient. Pediatric donors and recipients were defined as being 0-17 years of age. Analysis was undertaken to characterize potential disease transmission from pediatric donors to adult or pediatric recipients and also to evaluate potential transmission from all donors to pediatric recipients...
January 17, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340128/hematological-reference-intervals-for-healthy-iranian-blood-donors
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Mahboubeh Rasouli, Mojgan Pourmokhtar, Shaghayegh Sarkardeh
Background: Development of locally-derived hematological reference intervals is necessary for improving the quality of health care and clinical trials. However hematological reference intervals are affected by several variables including age, gender and environmental factors. Therefore this study was conducted to determine the gender and age-specific hematological reference intervals of healthy Iranian blood donors. Materials and Methods: Selected hematological indices of 394 healthy blood donor volunteers, donating blood at Tehran Blood Transfusion Center were analyzed...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339270/proceedings-from-the-fourth-haploidentical-stem-cell-transplantation-symposium-haplo2016-san-diego-california-december-1-2016
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REVIEW
Monzr Al Malki, Richard Jones, Qing Ma, Dean Lee, Yair Reisner, Jeffrey S Miller, Peter Lang, Suradej Hongeng, Parameswaran Hari, Samuel Strober, Jianhua Yu, Richard Maziarz, Domenico Mavilio, Denis-Claude Roy, Chiara Bonini, Richard E Champlin, Ephraim J Fuchs, Stefan O Ciurea
The resurgence of haploidentical stem cell transplantation (HaploSCT) over the last decade is one of the most important advances in the field of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The modified platforms of T cell depletion either ex vivo (CD34+ selection, 'mega-dose' of purified CD34+ cells, or selective depletion of T-cells) or newer platforms of in vivo depletion of T cells, with either post-transplant high-dose cyclophosphamide (PTCy) or intensified immune suppression, have contributed to better outcomes, with survival that is similar to HLA-match donor transplantation...
January 12, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338716/donor-age-affects-proteome-composition-of-tenocyte-derived-engineered-tendon
#16
Agnieszka J Turlo, Yalda Ashraf Kharaz, Peter D Clegg, James Anderson, Mandy J Peffers
BACKGROUND: The concept of tissue engineering is to deliver to the injury site biological scaffolds carrying functional cells that will enhance healing response. The preferred cell source is autologous in order to reduce immune response in the treated individual. However, in elderly patients age-related changes in synthetic activity of the implanted cells and subsequent alterations in tissue protein content may affect therapeutic outcomes. In this study we investigated the effect of donor age on proteome composition of tenocyte-derived tendon tissue-engineered constructs...
January 16, 2018: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338309/oral-microbiota-reduce-wound-healing-capacity-of-epithelial-monolayers-irrespective-of-the-presence-of-5-fluorouracil
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Eline Vanlancker, Barbara Vanhoecke, Tom Sieprath, Janie Bourgeois, Annelore Beterams, Barbara De Moerloose, Winnok H De Vos, Tom Van de Wiele
Oral mucositis is still one of the most painful side effects of chemotherapeutic treatment and a mounting body of evidence suggests a key role for the oral microbiome in mucositis development. However, the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. In this work, we have investigated the interactions between the host, the microbiome, and chemotherapeutic treatments in more detail. The effect of 5-fluorouracil, commonly inducing mucositis, was assessed on a co-culture model that consists of an epithelial cell layer and a biofilm derived from oral microbiota from different types of samples (saliva, buccal swabs and tongue swabs) and donors (healthy individuals and patients suffering from mucositis)...
January 1, 2018: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338084/importance-of-b-cells-to-development-of-tregs-and-prolongation-of-tissue-allograft-survival-in-recipients-receiving-autologous-bone-marrow-transplantation
#18
Reginald M Gorczynski, Kaveh Farrokhi, Christopher Gorczynski, Hassan Sadozai, Fang Zhu, Ismat Khatri
We previously showed that congenic bone marrow transplantation (BMTx) post myeloablation augmented tissue allograft survival in association with increased Tregs of both host and bone marrow donor origin. Regulatory B cells (Bregs) can also modulate T cell immunity and B cells may be implicated in the development of Tregs. Accordingly, we explored the effect of B cell depletion in vivo on augmented graft survival post BMTx. C57BL/6 mice received BALB/c skin allografts followed 7d later by myeloablation using cyclophosphamide and busulphan...
January 16, 2018: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338033/intermittent-low-dose-carbon-monoxide-exposure-enhances-survival-and-dopaminergic-differentiation-of-human-neural-stem-cells
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Nanna Dreyer-Andersen, Ana Sofia Almeida, Pia Jensen, Morad Kamand, Justyna Okarmus, Tine Rosenberg, Stig Düring Friis, Alberto Martínez Serrano, Morten Blaabjerg, Bjarne Winther Kristensen, Troels Skrydstrup, Jan Bert Gramsbergen, Helena L A Vieira, Morten Meyer
Exploratory studies using human fetal tissue have suggested that intrastriatal transplantation of dopaminergic neurons may become a future treatment for patients with Parkinson's disease. However, the use of human fetal tissue is compromised by ethical, regulatory and practical concerns. Human stem cells constitute an alternative source of cells for transplantation in Parkinson's disease, but efficient protocols for controlled dopaminergic differentiation need to be developed. Short-term, low-level carbon monoxide (CO) exposure has been shown to affect signaling in several tissues, resulting in both protection and generation of reactive oxygen species...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337900/age-related-epigenetic-derangement-upon-reprogramming-and-differentiation-of-cells-from-the-elderly
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REVIEW
Francesco Ravaioli, Maria G Bacalini, Claudio Franceschi, Paolo Garagnani
Aging is a complex multi-layered phenomenon. The study of aging in humans is based on the use of biological material from hard-to-gather tissues and highly specific cohorts. The introduction of cell reprogramming techniques posed promising features for medical practice and basic research. Recently, a growing number of studies have been describing the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from old or centenarian biologic material. Nonetheless, Reprogramming techniques determine a profound remodelling on cell epigenetic architecture whose extent is still largely debated...
January 16, 2018: Genes
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