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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318336/are-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-protagonists-or-background-actors-in-patient-selection-for-cancer-immunotherapy
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Federica Zito Marino, Paolo Antonio Ascierto, Giulio Rossi, Stefania Staibano, Marco Montella, Daniela Russo, Roberto Alfano, Alessandro Morabito, Gerardo Botti, Renato Franco
Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) are frequently observed in several tumors, reflecting the dynamic process of ''cancer immunoediting''. Prognostic and predictive values of TILs have been demonstrated in different cancers, proving their pivotal role in clinical outcome. In recent years, new therapies targeting immune checkpoint inhibitors, especially CTLA-4 and PD-1/PDL-1 pathways, have been introduced into clinical practice. In this context, TILs may even have a possible utility as a predictive biomarker for immunotherapy response...
March 20, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302667/novel-device-for-application-of-continuous-mechanical-tensile-strain-to-mammalian-cells
#2
Satoshi Wada, Hiroyuki Kanzaki, Tsuyoshi Narimiya, Yoshiki Nakamura
During orthodontic tooth movement, the periodontal ligament (PDL) is exposed to continuous mechanical strain. However, many researchers have applied cyclic tensile strain, not continuous tensile strain, to PDL cells in vitro, because there has been no adequate device to apply continuous tensile strain to cultured cells. In this study, we contrived a novel device designed to apply continuous tensile strain to cells in culture. The continuous tensile strain was applied to human immortalized periodontal ligament cell line (HPL cells) and the cytoskeletal structures of HPL cells were examined by immunohistochemistry...
March 16, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289947/in-vivo-and-in-vitro-identification-of-endocannabinoid-signaling-in-periodontal-tissues-and-their-potential-role-in-local-pathophysiology
#3
Anna Konermann, Andreas Jäger, Stefanie A E Held, P Brossart, Anne Schmöle
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) with its binding receptors CB1 and CB2 impacts multiple pathophysiologies not only limited to neuronal psychoactivity. CB1 is assigned to cerebral neuron action, whereas CB2 is mainly expressed in different non-neuronal tissues and associated with immunosuppressive effects. Based on these tissue-selective CB receptor roles, it was the aim of this study to analyze potential expression in periodontal tissues under physiological conditions and inflammatory states. In vivo, CB receptor expression was investigated on human periodontal biopsies with or without bacterial inflammation and on rat maxillae with or without sterile inflammation...
March 14, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287599/a-versatile-method-of-patterning-proteins-and-cells
#4
Anil B Shrirao, Frank H Kung, Derek Yip, Bonnie L Firestein, Cheul H Cho, Ellen Townes-Anderson
Substrate and cell patterning techniques are widely used in cell biology to study cell-to-cell and cell-to-substrate interactions. Conventional patterning techniques work well only with simple shapes, small areas and selected bio-materials. This article describes a method to distribute cell suspensions as well as substrate solutions into complex, long, closed (dead-end) polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) microchannels using negative pressure. This method enables researchers to pattern multiple substrates including fibronectin, collagen, antibodies (Sal-1), poly-D-lysine (PDL), and laminin...
February 26, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285560/prospective-pilot-study-on-combined-use-of-pulsed-dye-laser-and-1-topical-rapamycin-for-treatment-of-non-facial-cutaneous-capillary-malformation
#5
Eun Jin Doh, Jungyoon Ohn, Min Ji Kim, Young Gull Kim, Soyun Cho
BACKGROUND: The regeneration or revascularization of blood vessels after pulsed dye laser (PDL) treatment is one of the causes of treatment failures of cutaneous capillary malformations (CM). Recently, topical administration of rapamycin was introduced as a possible adjunctive therapeutic option to minimize post-laser revascularization in facial CM. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the effect of combined use of 1% topical rapamycin with PDL compared to PDL alone in cutaneous CM of trunk or extremities and tried to identify the optimal duration of topical rapamycin application...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282516/f-spondin-negatively-regulates-dental-follicle-differentiation-through-the-inhibition-of-tgf-%C3%AE-activity
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Ai Orimoto, Misaki Kurokawa, Keisuke Handa, Masaki Ishikawa, Eisaku Nishida, Makoto Aino, Akio Mitani, Miho Ogawa, Takashi Tsuji, Masahiro Saito
OBJECTIVE: F-spondin is an extracellular matrix (ECM) protein that belongs to the thrombospondin type I repeat superfamily and is a negative regulator of bone mass. We have previously shown that f-spondin is specifically expressed in the dental follicle (DF), which gives rise to the periodontal ligament (PDL) during the tooth root formation stage. To investigate the molecular mechanism of PDL formation, we investigated the function of f-spondin in DF differentiation. DESIGN: The expression patterning of f-spondin in the developing tooth germ was compared with that of periodontal ligament-related genes, including runx2, type I collagen and periostin, by in situ hybridization analysis...
March 1, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272080/pulsed-dye-laser-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-warts-a-review-of-the-literature
#7
David Veitch, Georgios Kravvas, Firas Al-Niaimi
BACKGROUND: Warts or verrucae vulgaris are common cutaneous infections with currently no definitive curative treatments available. OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of pulsed dye laser (PDL) in the treatment of warts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search was performed using the PubMed and MEDLINE databases. A search using {(Wart[s], verruca or condylomata)} AND [(Pulsed dye laser)] was used. Forty-four articles were identified as relevant to this review...
March 7, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271636/proximity-labeling-of-interacting-proteins-application-of-bioid-as-a-discovery-tool
#8
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Peipei Li, Jingjing Li, Li Wang, Li-Jun Di
Protein performs biochemical functions by forming complexes, or protein-protein interactions (PPIs). Many different approaches, such as phage display and yeast hybridization etc. were developed to illustrate the PPIs, and disclose the composition and organization of protein complexes. However, none of these approaches are based on the real-time and in vivo PPI analysis. Proximity dependent labeling of interacting proteins (PDL) has recently been proposed by taking advantage of several enzymes, which are capable of attaching the known reactive groups to the nearby proteins covalently...
March 8, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269695/a-wirelessly-powered-homecage-with-animal-behavior-analysis-and-closed-loop-power-control
#9
Yaoyao Jia, Zheyuan Wang, Daniel Canales, Morgan Tinkler, Chia-Chun Hsu, Teresa E Madsen, S Abdollah Mirbozorgi, Donald Rainnie, Maysam Ghovanloo
This paper presents a new EnerCage-homecage system, EnerCage-HC2, for longitudinal electrophysiology data acquisition experiments on small freely moving animal subjects, such as rodents. EnerCage-HC2 is equipped with multi-coil wireless power transmission (WPT), closed-loop power control, bidirectional data communication via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), and Microsoft Kinect® based animal behavior tracking and analysis. The EnerCage-HC2 achieves a homogeneous power transfer efficiency (PTE) of 14% on average, with ~42 mW power delivered to the load (PDL) at a nominal height of 7 cm by the closed-loop power control mechanism...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269627/orthodontic-force-simulation-of-tooth-pdl-bone-complex-under-archwire-loading
#10
Xinwen Zhou, Zeyang Xia, Yangzhou Gan, Dongxia Zhang, Jing Xiong, Peng Fang, Guanglin Li, Qunfei Zhao
Orthodontic force simulation is very important for the guidance of clinical orthodontic treatment. Previous works were mainly conducted by directly loading the force on a single or a few teeth. However, in clinic, the orthodontic force is provided by loading orthodontic appliances, and there currently is no appropriate way to measure the force on the teeth provided by the loaded appliances. This study presents a method to simulate the orthodontic force of a whole Tooth-Periodontal Ligament-Bone Complex (TPBC) by directly loading the archwire to the dentition applying the finite element method...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269276/toward-a-distributed-free-floating-wireless-implantable-neural-recording-system
#11
Pyungwoo Yeon, Xingyuan Tong, Byunghun Lee, Abdollah Mirbozorgi, Bruce Ash, Helmut Eckhardt, Maysam Ghovanloo
To understand the complex correlations between neural networks across different regions in the brain and their functions at high spatiotemporal resolution, a tool is needed for obtaining long-term single unit activity (SUA) across the entire brain area. The concept and preliminary design of a distributed free-floating wireless implantable neural recording (FF-WINeR) system are presented, which can enabling SUA acquisition by dispersedly implanting tens to hundreds of untethered 1 mm3 neural recording probes, floating with the brain and operating wirelessly across the cortical surface...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268716/optimal-wireless-receiver-structure-for-omnidirectional-inductive-power-transmission-to-biomedical-implants
#12
Hesam Sadeghi Gougheri, Mehdi Kiani
In order to achieve omnidirectional inductive power transmission to biomedical implants, the use of several orthogonal coils in the receiver side (Rx) has been proposed in the past. In this paper, the optimal Rx structure for connecting three orthogonal Rx coils and the power management is found to achieve the maximum power delivered to the load (PDL) in the presence of any Rx coil tilting. Unlike previous works, in which a separate power management has been used for each coil to deliver power to the load, different resonant Rx structures for connecting three Rx coils to a single power management are studied...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258640/realistic-kinetic-loading-of-the-jaw-system-during-single-chewing-cycles-a-finite-element-study
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S E Martinez Choy, J Lenz, K Schweizerhof, M Schmitter, H J Schindler
Although knowledge of short-range kinetic interactions between antagonistic teeth during mastication is of essential importance for ensuring interference-free fixed dental reconstructions, little information is available. In this study, the forces on and displacements of the teeth during kinetic molar biting simulating the power stroke of a chewing cycle were investigated by use of a finite-element model that included all the essential components of the human masticatory system, including an elastic food bolus...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245286/sparc-and-the-n-propeptide-of-collagen-i-influence-fibroblast-proliferation-and-collagen-assembly-in-the-periodontal-ligament
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Emilie Moore Rosset, Jessica Trombetta-eSilva, Glenn Hepfer, Hai Yao, Amy Dodd Bradshaw
The periodontal ligament (PDL) is a fibrous connective tissue that anchors tooth cementum into alveolar bone. Secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC) is a collagen-binding matricellular protein known to influence collagen fiber assembly in the PDL. In contrast, functional properties of the N-propeptide of collagen I, encoded in exon 2 of the COL1A1 gene, are poorly understood. In this study, the PDL of collagen I exon 2-deleted (wt/ko), SPARC-null (ko/wt), and double transgenic (ko/ko) mice were evaluated in terms of cellularity, collagen area, fiber morphology, and extraction force and compared to WT (wt/wt) mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244186/cerebrospinal-fluid-levels-of-catecholamines-and-its-metabolites-in-parkinson-s-disease-effect-of-l-dopa-treatment-and-changes-in-levodopa-induced-dyskinesia
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A D Andersen, M Blaabjerg, M Binzer, A Kamal, H Thagesen, T W Kjaer, E Stenager, J B Gramsbergen
Levodopa (L-DOPA, L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine) is the most effective drug in the symptomatic treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD), but chronic use initiates a maladaptive process leading to L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia (LID). Risk factors for early onset LID include younger age, more severe disease at baseline and higher daily L-DOPA dose, but biomarkers to predict the risk of motor complications are not yet available. Here we investigated whether CSF levels of catecholamines and its metabolites are altered in PD patients with LID (PD-LID, n=8)) as compared to non-dyskinetic PD patients receiving L-DOPA (PD-L, n=6), or not receiving L-DOPA (PD-N, n=7) as well as non-PD controls (n=16)...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243299/assessment-of-the-role-of-no-cgmp-pathway-in-orthodontic-tooth-movement-using-pde5-inhibitors-an-animal-study
#16
Amir Hossein Mirhashemi, Mohammad Sadegh Ahmad Akhoundi, Rezvaneh Ghazanfari, Shahroo Etemad-Moghadam, Mojgan Alaeddini, Azam Khorshidian, Ahmad Reza Dehpour, Nafiseh Momeni
OBJECTIVES: Nitric oxide (NO) is a signaling molecule that mediates mechanical bone loading. Cyclic guanosine 3', 5' monophosphate (cGMP) is a NO-induced effector molecule. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of NO-cGMP pathway on orthodontic tooth movement (OTM) in rats by use of two phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors namely sildenafil and tadalafil as chemical tools. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-five male Wistar rats were divided into three equal groups (n=15) based on the substance they received...
November 2016: Journal of Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241862/transcriptome-analysis-of-lentil-lens-culinaris-medikus-in-response-to-seedling-drought-stress
#17
Dharmendra Singh, Chandan Kumar Singh, Jyoti Taunk, Ram Sewak Singh Tomar, Ashish Kumar Chaturvedi, Kishor Gaikwad, Madan Pal
BACKGROUND: Drought stress is one of the most harmful abiotic stresses in crop plants. As a moderately drought tolerant crop, lentil is a major crop in rainfed areas and a suitable candidate for drought stress tolerance research work. Screening for drought tolerance stress under hydroponic conditions at seedling stage with air exposure is an efficient technique to select genotypes with contrasting traits. Transcriptome analysis provides valuable resources, especially for lentil, as here the information on complete genome sequence is not available...
February 27, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239357/increased-cell-proliferation-and-gene-expression-of-genes-related-to-bone-remodeling-cell-adhesion-and-collagen-metabolism-in-the-periodontal-ligament-of-unopposed-molars-in-growing-rats
#18
Domna Dorotheou, Vassiliki Farsadaki, Marie-Luce Bochaton-Piallat, Catherine Giannopoulou, Thanos D Halazonetis, Stavros Kiliaridis
Tooth eruption, the process by which teeth emerge from within the alveolar bone into the oral cavity, is poorly understood. The post-emergent phase of tooth eruption continues throughout life, in particular, if teeth are not opposed by antagonists. The aim of the present study was to better understand the molecular processes underlying post-emergent tooth eruption. Toward this goal, we removed the crowns of the maxillary molars on one side of the mouth of 14 young rats and examined gene expression patterns in the periodontal ligaments (PDLs) of the ipsilateral and contralateral mandibular molars, 3 and 15 days later...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239033/hertwig-s-epithelial-root-sheath-cells-contribute-to-formation-of-periodontal-ligament-through-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-by-tgf-%C3%AE
#19
Satoshi Itaya, Kyoko Oka, Kayoko Ogata, Shougo Tamura, Michiko Kira-Tatsuoka, Naoki Fujiwara, Keishi Otsu, Eichi Tsuruga, Masao Ozaki, Hidemitsu Harada
In tooth root development, periodontal ligament (PDL) and cementum are formed by the coordination with the fragmentation of Hertwig's epithelial root sheath (HERS) and the differentiation of dental follicle mesenchymal cells. However, the function of the dental epithelial cells after HERS fragmentation in the PDL is not fully understood. Here, we found that TGF-β regulated HERS fragmentation via epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), and the fragmented epithelial cells differentiated into PDL fibroblastic cells with expressing of PDL extracellular matrix (ECM)...
2017: Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236443/repeatability-of-strain-magnitude-and-strain-rate-measurements-in-the-periodontal-ligament-using-fibre-bragg-gratings-an-ex-vivo-study-in-a-swine-model
#20
Dan L Romanyk, Raymond Guan, Paul W Major, Christopher R Dennison
Measurement of periodontal ligament (PDL) strain in an ex vivo or in vivo setting of a complete tooth-PDL-bone complex (TPBC) has yet to be achieved in the literature. The objective of this study was to investigate inter- and intra-TPBC PDL strain measurement using fibre Bragg grating (FBG) strain sensors. Second and third premolars from the left and the right side of four swine mandibles were removed to yield sixteen TPBC samples. Samples were secured in a miniature load-frame equipped with a digital actuator used to apply apical-directed displacement to the tooth...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
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