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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344157/expression-and-clinical-significance-of-programmed-death-1-on-lymphocytes-and-programmed-death-ligand-1-on-monocytes-in-the-peripheral-blood-of-patients-with-cervical-cancer
#1
Ying Zhang, Weipei Zhu, Xueguang Zhang, Qiuxia Qu, Liyuan Zhang
The programmed death-1 (PD-1) signaling pathway serves a critical role in immune regulation and tolerance by suppressing the activation and proliferation of T cells. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of PD-1 and programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) on the development of cervical carcinoma and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). A total of 40 healthy controls (HC), 40 patients with CIN and 66 newly diagnosed cervical cancer patients were recruited. The expression level of PD-1 expression on peripheral cluster of differentiation (CD)4+ and CD8+ T cells and PD-L1 on monocytes was analyzed by flow cytometry...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334181/donor-variability-in-growth-kinetics-of-healthy-hmscs-using-manual-processing-considerations-for-manufacture-of-cell-therapies
#2
Giulia Detela, Owen W Bain, Hae-Won Kim, David J Williams, Chris Mason, Anthony Mathur, Ivan B Wall
Human mesenchymal stromal cells (hMSCs) are excellent candidates for cell therapy but their expansion to desired clinical quantities can be compromised by ex vivo processing, due to differences between donor material and process variation. The aim of this article was to characterize growth kinetics of healthy baseline "reference" hMSCs using typical manual processing. Bone-marrow derived hMSCs from ten donors were isolated based on plastic adherence, expanded and analyzed for their growth kinetics until passage 4...
January 15, 2018: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331511/maresin-1-regulates-autophagy-and-inflammation-in-human-periodontal-ligament-cells-through-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-under-inflammatory-conditions
#3
Li Du, Yucheng Li, Weifeng Liu
OBJECTIVE: Accumulating lines of evidence suggest that maresin 1 (MaR-1) exerts anti-inflammatory effects in many cell types and plays beneficial roles in inflammatory disease, such as peritonitis and colitis. Moreover, it has been demonstrated that MaR-1 play protective roles against localized aggressive periodontitis. However, the function and mechanism of MaR-1 in human periodontal ligament cells (PDL) cells from periodontitis are poorly understood. The present study aimed to clarify the effects and molecular mechanism of MaR-1 in PDL cell survival and inflammation...
December 23, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330364/polypharmacy-through-phage-display-selection-of-glucagon-and-glp-1-receptor-co-agonists-from-a-phage-displayed-peptide-library
#4
Anna Demartis, Armin Lahm, Licia Tomei, Elisa Beghetto, Valentina Di Biasio, Federica Orvieto, Francesco Frattolillo, Paul E Carrington, Sheena Mumick, Brian Hawes, Elisabetta Bianchi, Anandan Palani, Antonello Pessi
A promising emerging area for the treatment of obesity and diabetes is combinatorial hormone therapy, where single-molecule peptides are rationally designed to integrate the complementary actions of multiple endogenous metabolically-related hormones. We describe here a proof-of-concept study on developing unimolecular polypharmacy agents through the use of selection methods based on phage-displayed peptide libraries (PDL). Co-agonists of the glucagon (GCG) and GLP-1 receptors were identified from a PDL sequentially selected on GCGR- and GLP1R-overexpressing cells...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321652/innate-ifn-%C3%AE-ameliorates-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-and-promotes-myeloid-expansion-and-pdl-1-expression
#5
Madeleine P J White, Gill Webster, Faith Leonard, Anne Camille La Flamme
The innate immune system plays a central role in the immune-mediated pathology of multiple sclerosis, and is a therapeutic target for progressive disease. Recently, it has been demonstrated that MIS416, a novel immunomodulatory microparticle that activates NOD-2 and TLR-9-signaling, has disease-modifying activity in multiple sclerosis models. This activity is dependent on innate IFN-γ; however, the precise immune regulatory mechanisms amplified by MIS416 have not previously been determined. Using the experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis model, MIS416 treatment was associated with IFN-γ-dependant expansion of Treg number and increased suppressive function; however, these cells did not account for disease reduction...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313816/osteopontin-regulates-dentin-and-alveolar-bone-development-and-mineralization
#6
B L Foster, M Ao, C R Salmon, M B Chavez, T N Kolli, A B Tran, E Y Chu, K R Kantovitz, M Yadav, S Narisawa, J L Millán, F H Nociti, M J Somerman
The periodontal complex is essential for tooth attachment and function and includes the mineralized tissues, cementum and alveolar bone, separated by the unmineralized periodontal ligament (PDL). To gain insights into factors regulating cementum-PDL and bone-PDL borders and protecting against ectopic calcification within the PDL, we employed a proteomic approach to analyze PDL tissue from progressive ankylosis knock-out (Ank-/-) mice, featuring reduced PPi, rapid cementogenesis, and excessive acellular cementum...
December 4, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311578/promoting-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-driven-biomineralization-and-periodontal-regeneration-in-rats-with-maxillary-molar-defects-using-injectable-bmp-6-hydrogel
#7
Ke-Hung Chien, Yuh-Lih Chang, Mong-Lien Wang, Jen-Hua Chuang, Ya-Chi Yang, Ming-Cheng Tai, Chien-Ying Wang, Yung-Yang Liu, Hsin-Yang Li, Jiang-Torng Chen, Shou-Yen Kao, Hen-Li Chen, Wen-Liang Lo
Periodontal disease may cause considerable destruction of alveolar bone, periodontal ligaments (PDLs) and cementum and even lead to progressive oral dysfunction. Periodontal tissue regeneration is the ultimate goal of periodontal disease treatment to reconstruct both structures and functions. However, the regenerative efficiency is low, possibly due to the lack of a proper periodontal microenvironment. In this study, we applied an injectable and thermosensitive chitosan/gelatin/glycerol phosphate hydrogel to provide a 3D environment for transplanted stem cells and to enhance stem cell delivery and engraftment...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308884/palladium-complexes-of-n-n-bis-2-aminoethyl-oxamide-h2l-structural-pdiil-pdii2l2-and-pdivlcl2-electrochemical-dynamic-1h-nmr-and-cytotoxicity-studies
#8
Sergey P Gavrish, Yaroslaw D Lampeka, Maria V Babak, Vladimir B Arion
The monomeric (PdL·2H2O) and dimeric (Pd2L2·7H2O) palladium(II) complexes of N,N'-bis(2-aminoethyl)oxamide (H2L) were isolated, and their structures were established by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Both compounds display identical cis-(2Namide + 2Namine) coordination environments of the metal ion. The dimer, representing a combination of two PdL species with an open lateral chelate ring, has an "open clamshell"-like structure. The intramolecular metal-metal separation in Pd2L2 (3.215 Å) is slightly shorter than the sum of the van der Waals radii of the palladium(II) atoms...
January 8, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304428/approach-towards-the-porous-fibrous-structure-of-the-periodontal-ligament-using-micro-computerized-tomography-and-finite-element-analysis
#9
J Ortún-Terrazas, J Cegoñino, U Santana-Penín, U Santana-Mora, A Pérez Del Palomar
The periodontal ligament (PDL) is a porous and fibrous soft tissue situated around the tooth, which plays a key role in the transmission of loads from the tooth to the alveolar bone of the mandible. Although several studies have tried to characterize its mechanical properties, the behaviour of this tissue is not clear yet. In this study, a new simulation methodology based on a material model which considers the contribution of porous and fibrous structure with different material model formulations depending on the effort direction is proposed...
December 28, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287661/time-dependent-behavior-of-porcine-periodontal-ligament-a-combined-experimental-numeric-in-vitro-study
#10
Thomas Johannes Knaup, Cornelius Dirk, Susanne Reimann, Ludger Keilig, Meike Eschbach, Heike Korbmacher-Steiner, Christoph Bourauel
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to analyze the time-dependent in-vitro behavior of the periodontal ligament (PDL) by determining the material parameters using specimens of porcine jawbone. Time-dependent material parameters to be determined were expected to complement the results from earlier biomechanical studies. METHODS: Five mandibular deciduous porcine premolars were analyzed in a combined experimental-numeric study. After selecting suitable specimens (excluding root resorption) and preparing the measurement system, the specimens were deflected by a distance of 0...
January 2018: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284947/an-in-vitro-comparison-of-coconut-water-milk-and-saline-in-maintaining-periodontal-ligament-cell-viability
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Vivian Flourish D'Costa, Madhu Keshava Bangera, Shravan Kini, Shakkira Moosa Kutty, Mallikarjuna Ragher
Background and Objectives: Two of the most critical factors affecting the prognosis of an avulsed tooth after replantation are extraoral dry time and the storage media in which the tooth is placed before treatment is rendered. The present study is undertaken to evaluate the periodontal ligament (PDL) cell viability after storage of teeth in different storage media, namely, coconut water, milk, and saline. Materials and Methods: Forty sound human premolars undergoing extraction for orthodontic purpose were selected...
November 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282183/techniques-for-optimizing-surgical-scars-part-2-hypertrophic-scars-and-keloids
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Kathryn Potter, Sailesh Konda, Vicky Zhen Ren, Apphia Lihan Wang, Aditya Srinivasan, Suneel Chilukuri
Surgical management of benign or malignant cutaneous tumors may result in noticeable scars that are of great concern to patients, regardless of sex, age, or ethnicity. Techniques to optimize surgical scars are discussed in this three-part review. Part 2 focuses on scar revision for hypertrophic and keloids scars. Scar revision options for hypertrophic and keloid scars include corticosteroids, bleomycin, fluorouracil, verapamil, avotermin, hydrogel scaffold, nonablative fractional lasers, ablative and fractional ablative lasers, pulsed dye laser (PDL), flurandrenolide tape, imiquimod, onion extract, silicone, and scar massage...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249849/optimal-design-of-a-resonance-based-voltage-boosting-rectifier-for-wireless-power-transmission
#13
Jaemyung Lim, Byunghun Lee, Maysam Ghovanloo
This paper presents the design procedure for a new multi-cycle resonance-based voltage boosting rectifier (MCRR) capable of delivering a desired amount of power to the load (PDL) at a designated high voltage (HV) through a loosely-coupled inductive link. This is achieved by shorting the receiver (Rx) LC-tank for several cycles to harvest and accumulate the wireless energy in the RX inductor before boosting the voltage by breaking the loop and transferring the energy to the load in a quarter cycle. By optimizing the geometries of the transmitter (Tx) and Rx coils and the number of cycles, N, for energy harvesting, through an iterative design procedure, the MCRR can achieve the highest PDL under a given set of design constraints...
February 2018: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247433/emla-cream-does-not-influence-efficacy-and-pain-reduction-during-pulsed-dye-laser-treatment-of-port-wine-stain-a-prospective-side-by-side-comparison
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Wenxin Yu, Tianyou Wang, Jiafang Zhu, Yajing Qiu, Hui Chen, Yunbo Jin, Xi Yang, Xiaojie Hu, Lei Chang, Yijie Chen, Gang Ma, Xiaoxi Lin
EMLA cream was developed to reduce pain during pulsed-dye laser (PDL) treatment; however, no standard assessment for the therapeutic outcomes of PDL with EMLA creams thus far available. This comparative, prospective clinical trial evaluates laser efficacy and pain reduction during PDL treatment with EMLA cream for local topical anesthesia. Nineteen patients with untreated port-wine stain (PWS) were treated using PDL and examined in this study. Treatment specifications included Vbeam® PDL (Candela Corp.), 595-nm wavelength, 9 J/cm2 radiant exposure, 0...
December 15, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246373/periodontal-blood-flow-protects-the-alveolar-bone-from-thermal-injury-during-thermoplasticized-obturation-a-finite-element-analysis-study
#15
Rong Cen, Renqing Wang, Gary S P Cheung
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to investigate the heat transfer during thermoplastic obturation and the cooling capacity of blood flow in the periodontal ligament (PDL) using finite element analysis (FEA). METHODS: A 3-dimensional digital tooth model was constructed based on micro-computed tomographic scanning of a mandibular first molar after chemomechanical preparation in vitro. A layer of PDL with or without simulated blood flow was built on the root portion of the tooth in software...
January 2018: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235192/influence-of-implant-position-in-implant-assisted-removable-partial-denture-a-three-dimensional-finite-element-analysis
#16
Octavi Ortiz-Puigpelat, Aida Lázaro-Abdulkarim, Javier-María de Medrano-Reñé, Jordi Gargallo-Albiol, Josep Cabratosa-Termes, Federico Hernández-Alfaro
PURPOSE: To determine the ideal position of a dental implant to assist a posterior extended partial removable dental prosthesis (PRDP), through stress values, displacement values, and deformation of periodontal ligament (PDL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A finite element analysis of different implant positions was analyzed using a 3D mandible model from a human patient. Test models were created: model A (implant in second molar area), model B (implant in the first molar area), and model C (implant in premolar area)...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229458/the-effects-of-irrigants-on-the-survival-of-human-stem-cells-of-the-apical-papilla-including-endocyn
#17
Mark B Scott, Gregory S Zilinski, Timothy C Kirkpatrick, Van T Himel, Kent A Sabey, Thomas E Lallier
INTRODUCTION: Endocyn, a pH-neutral solution of hypochlorous acid and hypochlorite has been developed for use as an endodontic irrigant. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of Endocyn on human periodontal ligament (PDL) fibroblasts, rat osteosarcoma cells (UMR-106), and stem cells of the apical papilla (SCAP) compared with other commonly used endodontic irrigants. METHODS: To determine cytotoxicity, cells were exposed to various concentrations of Endocyn, 6% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl), 17% EDTA, and 2% chlorhexidine for 10 minutes, 1 hour, or 24 hours...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228684/atorvastatin-downregulates-co-inhibitory-receptor-expression-by-targeting-ras-activated-mtor-signalling
#18
Isobel Okoye, Afshin Namdar, Lai Xu, Nicole Crux, Shokrollah Elahi
Regulation of T cell function in the steady state is mediated by co-inhibitory receptors or immune checkpoints such as PD-1, CTLA-4, TIM-3 and LAG-3. Persistent antigen stimulation, during chronic viral infections and cancer, results in sustained expression of multiple co-inhibitory receptors and subsequently poor effector T cell function. Immune checkpoint blockade using monoclonal antibodies against PD-1, PDL-1 and CTLA-4 has been implemented as an immunotherapy strategy- resulting in restoration of T cell function and reduction of viral load or tumour growth...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224036/laser-advances-in-the-treatment-of-burn-and-traumatic-scars
#19
Shilpi Khetarpal, Urvashi Kaw, Jeffrey S Dover, Kenneth A Arndt
The realm of scar management is constantly changing. Many factors need to be considered when developing a comprehensive treatment plan, including the nature of the scar and the patient. Scar characteristics can be divided by color, scar type and thickness, and body location. Topical and intralesional agents and light- and laserbased treatments can be used to revitalize and restore damaged skin in atrophic and hypertrophic scars. The most commonly used lasers are the pulsed-dye laser (PDL) and fractional lasers...
December 2017: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218844/predictors-of-hepatotoxicity-and-pancreatitis-in-children-and-adolescents-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-treated-according-to-contemporary-regimens
#20
Christopher C Denton, Yasmin A Rawlins, Matthew J Oberley, Deepa Bhojwani, Etan Orgel
BACKGROUND: Hepatotoxicity and pancreatitis are common treatment-related toxicities (TRTs) during contemporary treatment regimens for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Limited detailed data from Children's Oncology Group (COG) regimens has been previously reported to enable identification of patient and treatment risk factors for these toxicities and their impact on outcomes. PROCEDURE: We analyzed a retrospective pediatric ALL cohort treated at a single institution according to COG regimens from 2008 to 2015...
December 8, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
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