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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088129/in-vitro-eye-irritation-testing-using-the-open-source-reconstructed-hemicornea-a-ring-trial
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Karsten R Mewes, Maria Engelke, Michaela Zorn-Kruppa, Melinda Bartok, Rashmi Tandon, Johanna M Brandner, Dirk Petersohn
Aim of the present ring trial was to prove whether two new methodological approaches for the in vitro classification of eye irritating chemicals can be reliably transferred from the developers' laboratories to other sites.Both test methods are based on the well-established open source reconstructed 3D hemicornea models. In the first approach, the initial depth of injury in the hemicornea model after chemical treatment is derived from the quantitative analysis of histological sections. In the second approach tissue viability, as a measure for corneal damage after chemical treatment, is analyzed separately for epithelium and stroma of the hemicornea model...
January 14, 2017: ALTEX
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079980/induction-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-differentiation-in-the-absence-of-soluble-inducer-for-cutaneous-wound-regeneration-by-a-chitin-nanofibers-based-hydrogel
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Kangquan Shou, Yao Huang, Baiwen Qi, Xiang Hu, Zhanjun Ma, Ang Lu, Chao Jian, Lina Zhang, Aixi Yu
Transplantation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) has been considered as a promising strategy for wound healing. However, poor viability of engrafted BMSCs and limited capabilities of differentiation into the desired cell types in wounds often hinder their application. Few studies report the induction of BMSCs differentiation into the skin regeneration related cell types using natural biopolymer, e.g., chitin and its derivative. Here we utilized a chitin nanofibers(CNFs) hydrogel as a directive cue to induce BMSCs differentiation for enhancing cutaneous wound regeneration in the absence of cell-differentiating factors...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079401/hemo2life-as-a-protective-additive-to-celsior-solution-for-static-storage-of-donor-hearts-prior-to-transplantation
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Elaine S Teh, Franck Zal, Valérie Polard, Philippe Menasché, David J Chambers
BACKGROUND: Prior to heart transplantation, static storage of donor hearts is currently limited to 4-5 h, despite profound hypothermia (4-8 °C). Because heart transplantation is an emergency procedure, improved protection to extend safe storage duration would be advantageous. We investigated whether the naturally respiratory pigment HEMO2life(®), which is effective at hypothermia for the passive release of oxygen via oxygen gradient, could improve long-term preservation. METHODS: Isolated Langendorff-perfused rat hearts (n = 12/group) were equilibrated (20 min) and function (left ventricular developed pressure: LVDP) measured by intraventricular balloon before arrest with cold (7...
January 12, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076466/ozone-therapy-as-an-adjuvant-for-endondontic-protocols-microbiological-ex-vivo-study-and-citotoxicity-analyses
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Carlos Goes Nogales, Marina Beloti Ferreira, Antonio Fernando Montemor, Maria Filomena de Andrade Rodrigues, José Luiz Lage-Marques, João Humberto Antoniazzi
Objectives: This study evaluated the antimicrobial efficacy of ozone therapy in teeth contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus faecalis, and Staphylococcus aureus using a mono-species biofilm model. Parallel to this, the study aimed to evaluate the cytotoxicity of ozone for human gingival fibroblasts. Material and Methods: One hundred and eighty single-root teeth were contaminated with a mono-species biofilm of Enterococcus faecalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Staphylococcus aureus...
November 2016: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074342/the-presence-of-modified-nucleosides-in-extracellular-fluids-leads-to-the-specific-incorporation-of-5-chlorocytidine-into-rna-and-modulates-the-transcription-and-translation
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Caroline Noyon, Thierry Roumeguère, Cédric Delporte, Damien Dufour, Melissa Cortese, Jean-Marc Desmet, Christophe Lelubre, Alexandre Rousseau, Philippe Poelvoorde, Jean Nève, Luc Vanhamme, Karim Zouaoui Boudjeltia, Pierre Van Antwerpen
Myeloperoxidase (MPO) is able to promote several kinds of damage and is involved in mechanisms leading to various diseases such as atherosclerosis or cancers. An example of these damages is the chlorination of nucleic acids, which is considered as a specific marker of the MPO activity. Since 5-chlorocytidine has been recently shown in healthy donor plasmas, this study aimed at discovering if these circulating modified nucleosides could be incorporated into RNA and DNA and if their presence impacts the ability of enzymes involved in the incorporation, transcription, and translation processes...
January 10, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073537/role-of-resting-cysts-in-chilean-alexandrium-catenella-dinoflagellate-blooms-revisited
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Jorge I Mardones, Chris Bolch, Leonardo Guzmán, Javier Paredes, Daniel Varela, Gustaaf M Hallegraeff
The detection of sparse Alexandrium catenella-resting cysts in sediments of southern Chilean fjords has cast doubts on their importance in the recurrence of massive toxic dinoflagellate blooms in the region. The role of resting cysts and the existence of different regional Chilean populations was studied by culturing and genetic approaches to define: (1) cyst production; (2) dormancy period; (3) excystment success; (4) offspring viability and (5) strain mating compatibility. This study newly revealed a short cyst dormancy (minimum 69 days), the role of key abiotic factors (in decreasing order salinity, irradiance, temperature and nutrients) controlling cyst germination (max...
May 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068182/improvement-of-antibacterial-efficacy-through-synergistic-effect-in-photodynamic-therapy-based-on-thiazinium-chromophores-against-planktonic-and-biofilm-associated-periodontopathogens
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Eva-Maria Decker, Valentin Bartha, Christiane von Ohle
OBJECTIVE: Aim of the study was to improve the antibacterial efficacy of toluidine blue (TBO)/methylene blue (MB)-mediated photodynamic systems with light-emitting diode (LED) or laser irradiation administered to planktonic and biofilm-associated periodontopathogens. BACKGROUND DATA: Antibacterial photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a common, noninvasive adjunctive clinical method to inactivate microorganisms. So far, the disadvantage of this method has been its limited effectiveness in eliminating pathogens...
January 9, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065676/rhamnolipids-from-non-pathogenic-burkholderia-thailandensis-e264-physicochemical-characterization-antimicrobial-and-antibiofilm-efficacy-against-oral-hygiene-related-pathogens
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Mohamed Elshikh, Scott Funston, Alif Chebbi, Syed Ahmed, Roger Marchant, Ibrahim M Banat
Biosurfactants are naturally occurring surface active compounds that have mainly been exploited for environmental applications and consumer products, with their biomedical efficacy an emerging area of research. Rhamnolipids area major group of biosurfactants that have been reported for their antimicrobial and antibiofilm efficacy. One of the main limiting factors for scaled up production and downstream applications of rhamnolipids is the fact that they are predominantly produced from the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
January 5, 2017: New Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065294/biological-conservation-of-giant-limpets-the-implications-of-large-size
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F Espinosa, G A Rivera-Ingraham
Patellogastropods, also known as true limpets, are distributed throughout the world and constitute key species in coastal ecosystems. Some limpet species achieve remarkable sizes, which in the most extreme cases can surpass 35cm in shell length. In this review, we focus on giant limpets, which are defined as those with a maximum shell size surpassing 10cm. According to the scientific literature, there are a total of 14 species across five genera that reach these larger sizes. Four of these species are threatened or in danger of extinction...
2017: Advances in Marine Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063960/effect-of-trehalose-as-an-additive-to-dimethyl-sulfoxide-solutions-on-ice-formation-cellular-viability-and-metabolism
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Jason Solocinski, Quinn Osgood, Mian Wang, Aaron Connolly, Michael A Menze, Nilay Chakraborty
Cryopreservation is the only established method for long-term preservation of cells and cellular material. This technique involves preservation of cells and cellular components in the presence of cryoprotective agents (CPAs) at liquid nitrogen temperatures (-196 °C). The organic solvent dimethyl sulfoxide (Me2SO) is one of the most commonly utilized CPAs and has been used with various levels of success depending on the type of cells. In recent years, to improve cryogenic outcomes, the non-reducing disaccharide trehalose has been used as an additive to Me2SO-based freezing solutions...
January 4, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063664/hesperetin-etoposide-combinations-induce-cytotoxicity-in-u2os-cells-implications-on-therapeutic-developments-for-osteosarcoma
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Laura Coutinho, Helena Oliveira, Ana Rita Pacheco, Luis Almeida, Francisco Pimentel, Conceição Santos, José Miguel P Ferreira de Oliveira
Osteosarcoma chemotherapy has improved survival rates, however, chemoresistance and drug toxicity still limit therapy. Drug combinations may overcome these limitations by allowing fewer chemoresistant cells to survive. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cytotoxic potential of hesperetin to osteosarcoma and to analyze the cell cycle effects of combinations of hesperetin with chemotherapeutic agents. For this, the U2OS human osteosarcoma cell line was exposed to hesperetin or hesperetin combined with etoposide or doxorubicin in defined proportions...
December 28, 2016: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060956/technical-insights-into-highly-sensitive-isolation-and-molecular-characterization-of-fixed-and-live-circulating-tumor-cells-for-early-detection-of-tumor-invasion
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Sophie Laget, Lucile Broncy, Katia Hormigos, Dalia M Dhingra, Fatima BenMohamed, Thierry Capiod, Magne Osteras, Laurent Farinelli, Stephen Jackson, Patrizia Paterlini-Bréchot
Circulating Tumor Cells (CTC) and Circulating Tumor Microemboli (CTM) are Circulating Rare Cells (CRC) which herald tumor invasion and are expected to provide an opportunity to improve the management of cancer patients. An unsolved technical issue in the CTC field is how to obtain highly sensitive and unbiased collection of these fragile and heterogeneous cells, in both live and fixed form, for their molecular study when they are extremely rare, particularly at the beginning of the invasion process. We report on a new protocol to enrich from blood live CTC using ISET® (Isolation by SizE of Tumor/Trophoblastic Cells), an open system originally developed for marker-independent isolation of fixed tumor cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060848/mitigating-future-avian-malaria-threats-to-hawaiian-forest-birds-from-climate-change
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Wei Liao, Carter T Atkinson, Dennis A LaPointe, Michael D Samuel
Avian malaria, transmitted by Culex quinquefasciatus mosquitoes in the Hawaiian Islands, has been a primary contributor to population range limitations, declines, and extinctions for many endemic Hawaiian honeycreepers. Avian malaria is strongly influenced by climate; therefore, predicted future changes are expected to expand transmission into higher elevations and intensify and lengthen existing transmission periods at lower elevations, leading to further population declines and potential extinction of highly susceptible honeycreepers in mid- and high-elevation forests...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060302/a-platform-of-anti-biofilm-assays-suited-to-the-exploration-of-natural-compound-libraries
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Malena E Skogman, Pia M Vuorela, Adyary Fallarero
Biofilms are regarded as one of the most challenging topics of modern biomedicine, and they are potentially responsible for over 80% of antibiotic-tolerant infections. Biofilms have displayed an exceptionally high tolerance for chemotherapy, which is thought to be multifactorial. For instance, the matrix provides a physical barrier that decreases the penetration of antibiotics into the biofilm. Also, cells within the biofilms are phenotypically diverse. Likely, biofilm resilience arises from a combination of these and other, yet unknown, mechanisms...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057483/the-bioink-a-comprehensive-review-on-bioprintable-materials
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Monika Hospodiuk, Madhuri Dey, Donna Sosnoski, Ibrahim T Ozbolat
This paper discusses "bioink", bioprintable materials used in three dimensional (3D) bioprinting processes, where cells and other biologics are deposited in a spatially controlled pattern to fabricate living tissues and organs. It presents the first comprehensive review of existing bioink types including hydrogels, cell aggregates, microcarriers and decellularized matrix components used in extrusion-, droplet- and laser-based bioprinting processes. A detailed comparison of these bioink materials is conducted in terms of supporting bioprinting modalities and bioprintability, cell viability and proliferation, biomimicry, resolution, affordability, scalability, practicality, mechanical and structural integrity, bioprinting and post-bioprinting maturation times, tissue fusion and formation post-implantation, degradation characteristics, commercial availability, immune-compatibility, and application areas...
January 2, 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056713/three-dimensional-printed-bone-scaffolds-the-role-of-nano-micro-hydroxyapatite-particles-on-the-adhesion-and-differentiation-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Marco Domingos, Antonio Gloria, Jorge Coelho, Paulo Bartolo, Joaquim Ciurana
Bone tissue engineering is strongly dependent on the use of three-dimensional scaffolds that can act as templates to accommodate cells and support tissue ingrowth. Despite its wide application in tissue engineering research, polycaprolactone presents a very limited ability to induce adhesion, proliferation and osteogenic cell differentiation. To overcome some of these limitations, different calcium phosphates, such as hydroxyapatite and tricalcium phosphate, have been employed with relative success. This work investigates the influence of nano-hydroxyapatite and micro-hydroxyapatite (nHA and mHA, respectively) particles on the in vitro biomechanical performance of polycaprolactone/hydroxyapatite scaffolds...
December 1, 2016: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056422/propofol-inhibits-lps-induced-apoptosis-in-lung-epithelial-cell-line-beas-2b
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Xiang Lv, Xuhui Zhou, Jia Yan, Jue Jiang, Hong Jiang
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) plays an important role in lung endothelial apoptosis which is crucial for lung fibrogenesis in ARDS progression. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) has been reported to be involved in LPS-induced lung epithelial cell apoptosis. Propofol is a commonly used intravenous anesthetic agent in clinic and it could attenuate LPS-induced epithelial cells oxidation and apoptosis. However, the mechanisms are still obscure. In this study, we examined whether and how propofol attenuates LPS-induced oxidation and apoptosis in BEAS-2B cells...
January 2, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056055/hdac-and-proteasome-inhibitors-synergize-to-activate-pro-apoptotic-factors-in-synovial-sarcoma
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Aimée N Laporte, Jared J Barrott, Ren Jie Yao, Neal M Poulin, Bertha A Brodin, Kevin B Jones, T Michael Underhill, Torsten O Nielsen
Conventional cytotoxic therapies for synovial sarcoma provide limited benefit, and no drugs specifically targeting its driving SS18-SSX fusion oncoprotein are currently available. Patients remain at high risk for early and late metastasis. A high-throughput drug screen consisting of over 900 tool compounds and epigenetic modifiers, representing over 100 drug classes, was undertaken in a panel of synovial sarcoma cell lines to uncover novel sensitizing agents and targetable pathways. Top scoring drug categories were found to be HDAC inhibitors and proteasomal targeting agents...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046617/tu-ab-bra-12-quality-assurance-of-an-integrated-magnetic-resonance-image-guided-adaptive-radiotherapy-machine-using-cherenkov-imaging
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J Andreozzi, K Mooney, P Bruza, A Curcuru, S Saunders, D Gladstone, B Pogue, O Green
PURPOSE: To investigate the viability of using Cherenkov imaging as a fast and robust method for quality assurance tests in the presence of a magnetic field, where other instruments can be limited. METHODS: Water tank measurements were acquired from a clinically utilized adaptive magnetic resonance image guided radiation therapy (MR-IGRT) machine with three multileaf-collimator equipped 60Co sources. Cherenkov imaging used an intensified charge coupled device (ICCD) camera placed 3...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046427/su-g-jep3-13-use-of-volumetric-indices-to-study-the-viability-of-respiratory-gating-in-conjunction-with-abdominal-compression-in-the-management-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-tumors-using-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-under-the-conditions-of-controlled
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H Malhotra, J Gomez
PURPOSE: AAPM TG-76 report advises lung patients experiencing tumor motion >5mm to use some form of motion management with even smaller limit for complex/special procedures like SBRT. Generally, either respiratory gating or abdominal compression is used for motion management. In this retrospective study, we are using an innovative index, Volumetric Indices (VI) = (GTVnn AND GTV50+ Xmm)/(GTVnn) to quantify how much of the tumor remains within 1, 2, and 3mm margins throughout the breathing cycle using GTV50+ Xmm margin on GTV50 [nn=0,10,20,…90]...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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