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Rasa Tamosiuniene, Olga Manouvakhova, Paul Mesange, Toshie Saito, Jin Qian, Mrinmoy Sanyal, Yu-Chun Lin, Linh P Nguyen, Amir Luria, Allen B Tu, Joshua M Sante, Marlene Rabinovitch, Desmond J Fitzgerald, Brian B Graham, Aida Habtezion, Norbert F Voelkel, Laure Aurelian, Mark R Nicolls
<u>Rationale:</u> Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PH) is a life-threatening condition associated with immune dysregulation and abnormal regulatory T cell (Treg) activity, but it is currently unknown whether and how abnormal Treg function differentially affects males and females. <u>Objective:</u> To evaluate whether and how Treg-deficiency differentially affects male and female rats in experimental PH. <u>Methods and Results:</u> Male and female athymic rnu/rnu rats, lacking Tregs, were treated with the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 (VEGFR2) inhibitor SU5416 or chronic hypoxia and evaluated for PH; some animals underwent Treg immune reconstitution (IR) before SU5416 administration...
March 15, 2018: Circulation Research
He Wang, Jianjia Li, Xiaoyi Zhang, Tingting Ning, Dandan Ma, Yihong Ge, Shuaimei Xu, Yilin Hao, Buling Wu
To seek a potential target for periodontal tissue regeneration, this study aimed to explore the role of Integrin alpha 5 (ITGA5) in human periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs). Transwell assay, Cell Counting Kit 8 (CCK8) assay, cell cycle assay, alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, alizarin red staining, and western blot were used to investigate the effects of ITGA5 on PDLSC migration, proliferation and osteogenic differentiation. The in vivo effect was investigated by nude mice subcutaneous transplantation with cell and hydroxyapatite/β-tricalcium phosphate (HA/β-TCP) complex...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Proteomics
Marjan Nokhbehsaim, Svenja Memmert, Anna Damanaki, Shanika Nanayakkara, Xiaoyan Zhou, Andreas Jäger, James Deschner
OBJECTIVES: Periodontopathogens induce immunoinflammatory responses characterized by the release of inflammatory mediators, e.g., interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, and IL-8. Ghrelin (GHRL) is an appetite hormone which mediates its effect via the functional receptor GHS-R1a. This study was to examine the effect of an inflammatory insult on GHS-R1a in human periodontal cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Periodontal ligament (PDL) cells and gingival fibroblasts (HGFs) were exposed to IL-1β in the presence and absence of GHRL...
March 14, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
Roshanak Derakhshandeh, Sonia Sanadhya, Kyu Lee Han, Haiyan Chen, Olga Goloubeva, Tonya J Webb, Rania H Younis
The search for stromal biomarkers in carcinoma patients is a challenge in the field. Semaphorin 4D (Sema4D), known for its various developmental, physiological and pathological effects, plays a role in pro and anti-inflammatory responses. It is expressed in many epithelial tumors including head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Recently, we found that HNSCC-associated Sema4D modulates an immune-suppressive, tumor-permissible environment by inducing the expansion of myeloid derived suppressor cells. The purpose of this study was to determine the value of Sema4D as a biomarker for the peri-tumoral stromal phenotype in human HNSCC...
February 16, 2018: Oncotarget
Vlad Ciobotaru, Nicolas Combes, Claire A Martin, Eloi Marijon, Eric Maupas, Augustin Bortone, Eric Bruguière, Jean-Benoit Thambo, Emmanuel Teiger, Pénélope Pujadas-Berthault, Julien Ternacle, Xavier Iriart
AIMS: To assess the predictive value of simulation based on 3D-printed models before left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) for peri-device leaks (PDL) and the impact on procedural outcomes compared to conventional imaging. METHODS AND RESULTS: 76 patients referred for LAAO with double disc device underwent construction of a 3D-printed LA model using flexible photopolymer resin. An implant simulation was performed retrospectively in Group 1 (55 patients), blinded to implanted device size, and prospectively in Group 2 (21 patients)...
March 13, 2018: EuroIntervention
Gary Hin-Fai Yam, Ericia Pei-Wen Teo, Melina Setiawan, Matthew J Lovatt, Nur Zahirah Binte M Yusoff, Matthias Fuest, Bee-Tin Goh, Jodhbir S Mehta
Corneal opacities are a leading cause of global blindness. They are conventionally treated by the transplantation of donor corneal tissue, which is, restricted by a worldwide donor material shortage and allograft rejection. Autologous adult stem cells with a potential to differentiate into corneal stromal keratocytes (CSKs) could offer a suitable choice of cells for regenerative cell therapy. Postnatal periodontal ligament (PDL) contains a population of adult stem cells, which has a similar embryological origin as CSK, that is cranial neural crest...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
M Wolf, M Ao, M B Chavez, T N Kolli, V Thumbigere-Math, K Becker, E Y Chu, A Jäger, M J Somerman, B L Foster
Previous studies revealed that cementum formation is tightly regulated by inorganic pyrophosphate (PPi ), a mineralization inhibitor. Local PPi concentrations are determined by regulators, including ectonucleotide pyrophosphatase/phosphodiesterase 1 (ENPP1), which increases PPi concentrations by adenosine triphosphate hydrolysis. Orthodontic forces stimulate alveolar bone remodelling, leading to orthodontic tooth movement (OTM). To better understand how disturbed mineral metabolism and the resulting altered periodontal structures affect OTM, we employed Enpp1 mutant mice that feature reduced PPi and increased cervical cementum in a model of OTM induced by a stretched closed-coil spring ligated between the maxillary left first molar and maxillary incisors...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Dental Research
Jun Yeong Park, Bok Won Park, Eun Byul Cho, Eun Joo Park, Kwang Ho Kim, Kwang Joong Kim
BACKGROUND: Diphenylcyclopropenone (DPCP) immunotherapy for viral warts has been used for many years, but no studies have analyzed the treatment effects of DPCP alone, without the use of conventional therapy before immunotherapy. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated clinical efficacy of DPCP monotherapy compared to cryotherapy and pulsed dye laser (PDL) therapy. We also assessed the impact of initial sensitization on clinical response. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of 250 patients with multiple viral warts between January 2008 and December 2015...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Sang-Joun Yu, Yoon Seon Lee, Han-Wool Choung, Yeoung-Hyun Park, Byung-Ock Kim, Joo-Cheol Park
Preameloblast-conditioned medium (PACM) has been reported as a potent dentin regenerative material, but its effects as a mixture on periodontal regeneration and the role of CPNE7 in PACM are not known. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the histologic and histomorphometric effects of preameloblast-conditioned medium (PACM) and CPNE7 on periodontal tissue healing in dogs. Seventy-two mandibular premolar roots from ten dogs were extracted and randomly divided into six groups (n = 12 each): (1) positive control group; (2) negative control group; (3) cementum-removed and PACM-treated group; (4) cementum-preserved and PACM-treated group; (5) CPNE7-inactivated PACM-treated group; and (6) recombinant CPNE7-treated group...
March 10, 2018: Journal of Molecular Histology
Georgia Ntali, Eva Kassi, Maria Alevizaki
Cancer immunotherapy has introduced a novel class of drugs known as immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs). They enhance antitumour immunity by blocking negative regulators (checkpoints) of T cell function that exist on both immune and tumour cells. ICIs targeting CTLA-4 and PD-1/PDL-1 have dramatically changed the outcome of patients with several advanced-stage malignancies but they may lead to a variety of inflammatory toxicities and autoimmune consequences. The main endocrine immune-related adverse events (IRAEs) include hypophysitis, primary thyroid dysfunction, adrenalitis and type 1 diabetes mellitus...
October 2017: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Daniela Atili Brandini, Marina Fuzette Amaral, Caio Vinícius Lourenço Debortoli, Sônia Regina Panzarini
The aim of this study is to evaluate the action of paramonochlorophenol associated with Furacin followed by calcium hydroxide (CH) dressing in the control of inflammatory root resorption in cases of immediate tooth replantation with delayed endodontic treatment. A total of 28 incisors of 3 male dogs were extracted and replanted after 15 minutes, and randomly divided into 3 groups: Group I (n = 8) - endodontic treatment was performed before the extraction and replantation; Group II (n = 10) - endodontic treatment was performed 30 days after replantation and the root canal was filled with CH dressing; Group III (n = 10) - endodontic treatment was performed 30 days after replantation and root canals received temporary medication of paramonochlorophenol-Furacin followed by CH dressing...
March 1, 2018: Brazilian Oral Research
Zamanzima Mazibuko, Sunaina Indermun, Mershen Govender, Pradeep Kumar, Lisa C Du Toit, Yahya E Choonara, Girish Modi, Dinesh Naidoo, Viness Pillay
PURPOSE: This study aimed to develop and analyse poly(DL-lactic acid)-methacrylic acid nanospheres bound to the chelating ligand diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA)  for the targeted delivery of amantadine in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). METHODS: The nanospheres were prepared by a double emulsion solvent evaporation technique statistically optimized employing a 3-Factor Box-Behnken experimental design. Analysis of the particle size, zeta potential, polydispersity (Pdl), morphology, drug entrapment and drug release kinetics were carried out...
2018: Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences: a Publication of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences
Daniela Pereira Catanzaro, Ever Elias Mena Laura, Tania M Cestari, Ricardo V N Arantes, Gustavo Pompermaier Garlet, Rumio Taga, Gerson Francisco de Assis
AIM: The effects of green tea on the modulation of vascularization during the progression of spontaneous periodontitis in long-term hyperglycemia in streptozotocin induced type-1 diabetic (T1D) rats were evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Wistar rats normoglycemic (NG) and T1D were divided in two control groups, which received water (NG-W and T1D-W) and two experimental groups that received green tea (NG-GT and T1D-GT). Periodontal structures were evaluated by microtomographic and histological analyzes...
March 3, 2018: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
Kaoru Washio, Yusuke Tsutsumi, Yuka Tsumanuma, Kosei Yano, Supreda Suphanantachat Srithanyarat, Ryo Takagi, Shizuko Ichinose, Walter Meinzer, Masayuki Yamato, Teruo Okano, Takao Hanawa, Isao Ishikawa
Osseointegrated implants have been recognized as being very reliable and having long term predictability. However, host-defense mechanisms against infection have been known to be impaired around a dental implant because of the lack of a periodontal ligament (PDL). The purpose of our experimental design was to produce cementum and PDL on the implant surface adopting cell sheet technology. To this aim we used PDL-derived cells, which contain multi-potential stem cells, as the cell source and we cultured them on an implant material constituted of commercially pure titanium treated with acid etching, blasting, and a calcium phosphate (CaP) coating to improve cell attachment...
March 1, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part A
Mohammadreza Nabavizadeh, Abbas Abbaszadegan, Afrooz Khodabakhsi, Shamseddin Ahzan, Davood Mehrabani
Statement of the Problem: Researchers always seek a new storage medium for avulsed teeth. Castor oil is a vegetable oil with several advantages such as antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, low toxicity, and glutathione preservation capability, low cost, and high availability. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the capacity of castor oil as a new storage medium in preserving the viability of periodontal ligament (PDL) cells compared to Hank's balanced salt solution (HBSS) and milk...
March 2018: Journal of Dentistry
Shuangshuang Ren, Yingfang Yao, He Zhang, Ruirui Fan, Yijun Yu, Jie Yang, Rui Zhang, Chao Liu, Weibin Sun, Leiying Miao
The periodontal ligament (PDL) is a specific connective tissue composed of organized and aligned collagenous fibers that fix the tooth root in the alveolar bone. The alignment of PDL fibers and their function have been neglected in the past, as many studies investigated the regeneration of the periodontium, including alveolar bone and cementum regeneration. In this study, we fabricated biodegradable aligned fibers (ε-caprolactone/collagen) by near-field electrospinning (NFE) to control the arrangement of human periodontal ligament stem cells (hPDLSCs), aiming to guide the oriented regeneration of the periodontal ligament...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology
Violette Dirix, Véronique Corbière, Chloé Wyndham-Thomas, Elodie Selis, Sabine Allard, Maya Hites, Laetitia Aerts, Thomas Giese, Françoise Mascart
BACKGROUND: The immune mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of tuberculosis (TB) need better understanding to improve TB management, as the disease still causes more than 1.5 million deaths annually. This study tested the hypothesis that a modulation of the proportions or activation status of APC during Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection may impact on the course of the disease. PROCEDURE: Proportions of circulating APC subsets and the expression of stimulatory (CD86), inhibitory (ILT-3, ILT-4, ILT-7), or apoptosis-inducing (PDL-1, PDL-2) molecules were analyzed in 2 independent cohorts, on blood monocytes and dendritic cell (DC) subsets from patients with active or latent TB infection (aTB /LTBI) and from uninfected subjects...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
D W Liu, J Li, L Guo, Q G Rong, Y H Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the stress distribution in the periodontal ligament (PDL) under different loading conditions at the stage of space closure by 3D finite element model of customized lingual appliances. METHODS: The 3D finite element model was used in ANSYS 11.0 to analyze the stress distribution in the PDL under the following loading conditions: (1) buccal sliding mechanics (0.75 N,1.00 N,1.50 N), (2) palatal sliding mechanics (0.75 N,1.00 N,1.50 N), (3) palatal-buccal combined sliding mechanics (buccal 1...
February 18, 2018: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
Hiroaki Tanaka, Tatsuro Tamura, Yoshihiro Okita, Mami Yoshii, Mao Tokumoto, Yukie Go, Chie Sakimura, Soichiro Hiramatsu, Junya Nishimura, Yoshihito Yamagoe, Masakazu Yashiro, Yuichiro Miki, Takahiro Toyokawa, Kazuya Muguruma, Kosei Hirakawa, Masaichi Ohira
There are many reports on the association between infiltrating immune cells andcancer prognosis. It is generally thought that cancer cells escape from the immune surveillance system in vivo. Cells associatedwith tumor immunosuppressive mechanisms include macrophages, regulatory T cells, bone marrow-derived immunosuppressive cells(MDSC), andneutrophils. These immunosuppressive cells enhance the production of TGF-b andIL -10 andthe expression of PDL-1 by cytokines producedby stromal cells such as cancer cells andfibroblasts, thereby inducing cytotoxic T cells lymphocytes(CTL)...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Chloe Constantinou, Savvas Papadopoulos, Eirini Karyda, Athanasios Alexopoulos, Niki Agnanti, Anna Batistatou, Haris Harisis
BACKGROUND/AIM: To explore the relationship between p53, p63, c-kit, Ki67, cMet, claudin7, CK5/6, CK17, AR, PTEN, EGFR, ALK, PDL-1 and c-MYC expression with the clinicopathological features of triple- negative breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Immunohistochemistry was performed in 84 triple-negative breast cancer samples. RESULTS: A statistically significant relationship between tumour grade and claudin-7 (p=0.004) and between protein p53 and positive lymph nodes (p=0...
March 2018: In Vivo
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