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Hyun-Min Seo, Jung-In Kim, Han-Saem Kim, Young-Jun Choi, Won-Serk Kim
BACKGROUND: Rosacea treatments including oral/topical medications and laser therapy are numerous but unsatisfactory. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of the dual wavelength long-pulsed 755-nm alexandrite/1,064-nm neodymium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser (LPAN) with that of 585-nm pulsed dye laser (PDL) for rosacea. METHODS: This was a randomized, single-blinded, comparative study. Full face received four consecutive monthly treatments with LPAN or PDL, followed-up for 6 months after the last treatment...
October 2016: Annals of Dermatology
Nisa Gul Amuk, Gökmen Kurt, Yusuf Baran, Volkan Seyrantepe, Melis Kartal Yandim, Aysun Adan, Secil Akyildiz Demir, Yagmur Kiraz, Mehmet Fatih Sonmez
AIM: The aim of this study is to evaluate and compare therapeutic effects of mesenchymal stem cell (MSCs) and osteoprotegerin (OPG) gene transfer applications on inhibition and/or repair of orthodontically induced inflammatory root resorption (OIIRR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty Wistar rats were divided into four groups as untreated group (negative control), treated with orthodontic appliance group (positive control), MSCs injection group, and OPG transfected MSCs [gene therapy (GT) group]...
October 12, 2016: European Journal of Orthodontics
H Zhang, Y-L Ye, M-X Li, S-B Ye, W-R Huang, T-T Cai, J He, J-Y Peng, T-H Duan, J Cui, X-S Zhang, F-J Zhou, R-F Wang, J Li
The accumulation of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) has been observed in solid tumors and is correlated with tumor progression; however, the underlying mechanism is still poorly understood. In this study, we identified a mechanism by which tumor cells induce MDSC accumulation and expansion in the bladder cancer (BC) microenvironment via CXCL2/MIF-CXCR2 signaling. Elevated expression of CXCL2 and MIF and an increased number of CD33(+) MDSCs were detected in BC tissues, and these increases were significantly associated with advanced disease stage and poor patient prognosis (P<0...
October 10, 2016: Oncogene
Marie de Bourayne, Yann Gallais, Zeina El Ali, Philippe Rousseau, Marie-Hélène Damiens, Claude Cochet, Odile Filhol, Sylvie Chollet-Martin, Marc Pallardy, Saadia Kerdine-Römer
Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) represents a severe health problem with increasing worldwide prevalence. It is a T-cell-mediated inflammatory skin disease caused by chemicals present in the daily or professional environment. NiSO4 and 2,4-dinitrochlorobenzene (DNCB) are 2 chemicals involved in ACD. These contact sensitizers are known to induce an up-regulation of phenotypic markers and cytokine secretion in dendritic cells (DCs; professional APCs), leading to the generation of CD8(+) Tc1/Tc17 and CD4(+) Th1/Th17 effector T cells...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
Alessia Mennitto, Paolo Grassi, Raffaele Ratta, Elena Verzoni, Michele Prisciandaro, Giuseppe Procopio
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is considered an immunogenic tumor with a prominent dysfunctional immune cell infiltrate, unable to control tumor growth. Cytokine-based immunotherapies, including interferon-α and interleukin-2, have been used for the treatment of metastatic RCC (mRCC). Long-term responses and complete remissions were observed, but durable clinical benefit efficacy in the overall population was limited and associated with significant toxicity. As a consequence, new generation agents targeting the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathways replaced interferon alpha (IFN-α)...
October 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Urology
Shuji Oishi, Yasuhiro Shimizu, Jun Hosomichi, Yoichiro Kuma, Hideyuki Maeda, Hisashi Nagai, Risa Usumi-Fujita, Sawa Kaneko, Naoki Shibutani, Jun-Ichi Suzuki, Ken-Ichi Yoshida, Takashi Ono
Intermittent hypoxia (IH) recapitulates morphological changes in the maxillofacial bones in children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Recently, we found that IH increased bone mineral density (BMD) in the inter-radicular alveolar bone (reflecting enhanced osteogenesis) in the mandibular first molar (M1) region in the growing rats, but the underlying mechanism remains unknown. In this study, we focused on the hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) pathway to assess the effect of IH by testing the null hypothesis of no significant differences in the mRNA-expression levels of relevant factors associated with the HIF pathway, between control rats and growing rats with IH...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
Lishu Feng, Yimei Zhang, Xiaoxing Kou, Ruili Yang, Dawei Liu, Xuedong Wang, Yang Song, Haifeng Cao, Danqing He, Yehua Gan, Yanheng Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To examine the role of cadherin-11, an integral membrane adhesion molecule, in periodontal ligament cells (PDLCs) under mechanical stimulation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human PDLCs were cultured and subjected to mechanical stress. Cadherin-11 expression and cell morphology of PDLCs were investigated via immunofluorescence staining. The mRNA and protein expressions of cadherin-11 and type I collagen (Col-I) of PDLCs were evaluated by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction and Western blot, respectively...
September 30, 2016: Angle Orthodontist
Charlotte Rombouts, Charlotte Jeanneau, Josette Camilleri, Patrick Laurent, Imad About
Adequate revascularization is a prerequisite for successful healing of periodontal bone defects. This study characterized three different xenogeneic bone grafting materials: Gen-Os of equine and porcine origins, and anorganic Bio-Oss. We also investigated their angiogenic potential. All materials were composed of poorly crystalline calcium oxide phosphate, with Bio-Oss exhibiting a carbonated phase and larger particle size and both Gen-Os showing the presence of collagen. Both Gen-Os materials significantly enhanced vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) secretion by PDL cells...
September 29, 2016: Dental Materials Journal
B Issaranggun Na Ayuthaya, P Satravaha, P Pavasant
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The cytokine interleukin 12 (IL-12) has been implicated as a potent stimulator of tissue degradation in the pathogenesis of several inflammatory diseases, including periodontitis. In patients with periodontitis, an increased level of IL-12 is found in serum and gingival crevicular fluid. As inflammatory cytokines have been demonstrated to induce activation of the immunomodulatory properties of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), this study aimed to investigate the influence of IL-12 on these properties in human periodontal ligament (hPDL) cells...
September 24, 2016: Journal of Periodontal Research
Makbule Bilge Akbulut, Pembegul Uyar Arpaci, Ayce Unverdi Eldeniz
The aim of this study was to evaluate the adhesion of periodontal ligament fibroblasts (PDLs) on newly proposed root repair materials [Biodentine, MM-MTA, polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) bone cement, and SDR], in comparison with contemporary root repair materials [IRM, Dyract compomer, ProRoot MTA (PMTA), and Vitrebond]. Five discs from each material were fabricated in sterile Teflon molds, and the specimens were aged and prewetted in cell culture media for 96 hours. Three material discs were used for scanning electron microscopy (SEM) for the assessment of the attachment, density, and morphological changes in the PDLs, while two samples were used for energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDX) to determine the elemental composition of the materials...
September 20, 2016: Microscopy Research and Technique
Mathieu Lemaitre, Paul Monsarrat, Vincent Blasco-Baque, Pascale Loubières, Rémy Burcelin, Louis Casteilla, Valérie Planat-Bénard, Philippe Kémoun
: : Current treatment of periodontitis is still associated with a high degree of variability in clinical outcomes. Recent advances in regenerative medicine by mesenchymal cells, including adipose stromal cells (ASC) have paved the way to improved periodontal regeneration (PD) but little is known about the biological processes involved. Here, we aimed to use syngeneic ASCs for periodontal regeneration in a new, relevant, bacteria-induced periodontitis model in mice. Periodontal defects were induced in female C57BL6/J mice by oral gavage with periodontal pathogens...
September 16, 2016: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
Toshiko Kamata, Akane Suzuki, Naoko Mise, Fumie Ihara, Mariko Takami, Yuji Makita, Atsushi Horinaka, Kazuaki Harada, Naoki Kunii, Shigetoshi Yoshida, Ichiro Yoshino, Toshinori Nakayama, Shinichiro Motohashi
The role of invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells in antitumor immunity has been studied extensively, and clinical trials in patients with advanced cancer have revealed a prolonged survival in some cases. In recent years, humanized blocking antibodies against co-stimulatory molecules such as PD-1 have been developed. The enhancement of T cell function is reported to improve antitumor immunity, leading to positive clinical effects. However, there are limited data on the role of PD-1/programmed death ligand (PDL) molecules in human iNKT cells...
September 15, 2016: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
Jinghui Zou, Yu Yu, Xinliang Zhang
We design and demonstrate a two-dimensional grating coupler (2D GC) with a low polarization dependent loss (PDL) based on the silicon-on-insulator (SOI) platform. Using a grating cell consisting of five cylinders and carefully optimizing the distances between the cylinders, a maximum PDL of 0.25 dB covering the C-band is realized, which is 1.25 dB better than a conventional 2D GC with a single cylinder etching pattern fabricated on the same SOI wafer.
September 15, 2016: Optics Letters
Youngjune Jang, Hyoung-Taek Hong, Heoung-Jae Chun, Byoung-Duck Roh
INTRODUCTION: Dentoalveolar ankylosis necessarily accompanies the loss of periodontal ligament (PDL), which might alter the biomechanical response of the tooth. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of dentoalveolar ankylosis on a single-rooted tooth and the surrounding alveolar bone structures in the biomechanical standpoint. METHODS: A basic model of an intact maxillary central incisor and the surrounding bone structures was chosen for the numeric analysis...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Endodontics
Patrick R Schmidlin, Masako Fujioka-Kobayashi, Heinz-Dieter Mueller, Anton Sculean, Adrian Lussi, Richard J Miron
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to examine morphological changes of dentin surfaces following air polishing or amino acid buffered hypochlorite solution application and to assess their influence on periodontal ligament (PDL) cell survival, attachment, and spreading to dentin discs in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bovine dentin discs were treated with either (i) Classic, (ii) Plus, or (iii) Perio powder (EMS). Furthermore, Perisolv® a hypochlorite solution buffered with various amino acids was investigated...
September 5, 2016: Clinical Oral Investigations
Diana María Escobar-García, Eva Aguirre-López, Verónica Méndez-González, Amaury Pozos-Guillén
Objective. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cytotoxicity and cellular adhesion of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) and Biodentine (BD) on periodontal ligament fibroblasts (PDL). Methods. PDL cells were obtained from nonerupted third molars and cultured; MTS cellular profusion test was carried out in two groups: MTA and BD, with respective controls at different time periods. Also, the LIVE/DEAD assay was performed at 24 h. For evaluation of cellular adhesion, immunocytochemistry was conducted to discern the expression of Integrin β1 and Vinculin at 12 h and 24 h...
2016: BioMed Research International
Megan S Lim
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September 1, 2016: Blood
Amir Hossein Mirhashemi, Mohammad Sadegh Ahmad Akhoundi, Sedigheh Sheikhzadeh, Nafiseh Momeni, Ahmadreza Dehpour, Mojgan Alaeddini, Yasaman Kheirandish, Homa Farhadifard, Elahe Ansari
OBJECTIVES: Fluoxetine is a selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI) widely used for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of fluoxetine on orthodontic tooth movement (OTM) in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-five male Wistar rats were randomly divided into three groups namely the control group (no medication), saline and fluoxetine dissolved in saline. In all groups, nickel titanium closed-coil spring was used between the left maxillary central incisor and first molar to exert 60g force at 2mm activation...
December 2015: Journal of Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Richard Uhlir, Virginia Mayo, Pei Hua Lin, Si Chen, Yan-Ting Lee, Garland Hershey, Feng-Chang Lin, Ching-Chang Ko
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the biomechanical properties of the bovine periodontal ligament (PDL) in postmortem sections and to apply these properties to study orthodontic tooth intrusion using finite element analysis (FEA). We hypothesized that PDL's property inherited heterogeneous (anatomical dependency) and nonlinear stress-strain behavior that could aid FEA to delineate force vectors with various rectangular archwires. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A dynamic mechanical analyzer was used to quantify the stress-strain behavior of bovine PDL...
August 19, 2016: Angle Orthodontist
Bahareh Ghane-Motlagh, Taraneh Javanbakht, Fatemeh Shoghi, Kevin J Wilkinson, Richard Martel, Mohamad Sawan
Silicon micromachined neural electrode arrays, which act as an interface between bioelectronic devices and neural tissues, play an important role in chronic implants, in vivo. The biological compatibility of chronic microelectrode arrays (MEA) is an essential factor that must be taken into account in their design and fabrication. In order to improve biocompatibility of the MEAs, the surface of the electrodes was coated with polyethylene glycol (PEG) and parylene-C, which are biocompatible polymers. An in vitro study was performed to test the capacity of poly-d-lysine (PDL) to improve neural-cell adhesion and proliferation...
November 1, 2016: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
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