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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806761/transcriptome-analysis-of-pdgfr%C3%AE-cells-identifies-t-type-ca2-channel-cacna1g-as-a-new-pathological-marker-for-pdgfr%C3%AE-cell-hyperplasia
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Se Eun Ha, Moon Young Lee, Masaaki Kurahashi, Lai Wei, Brian G Jorgensen, Chanjae Park, Paul J Park, Doug Redelman, Kent C Sasse, Laren S Becker, Kenton M Sanders, Seungil Ro
Platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFRα)+ cells are distributed into distinct morphological groups within the serosal, muscular, and submucosal layers as well as the myenteric and deep muscular plexi. PDGFRα+ cells directly interact with interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) and smooth muscle cells (SMC) in gastrointestinal smooth muscle tissue. These three cell types, SMC, ICC, and PDGFRα+ cells (SIP cells), form an electrical syncytium, which dynamically regulates gastrointestinal motility. We have previously reported the transcriptomes of SMC and ICC...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805598/screening-frequency-and-histologic-type-influence-the-efficacy-of-cervical-cancer-screening-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Ying-Cheng Chiang, Yun-Yuan Chen, Shu-Feng Hsieh, Chun-Ju Chiang, San-Lin You, Wen-Fang Cheng, Mei-Shu Lai, Chi-An Chen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of age, screening interval, and histologic type on the effect of Pap smears in cervical cancer screening. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were retrieved from the Taiwan National Cancer Registry and Cervical Cancer Screening Registration System for the period from 2002 to 2010. Age, Pap smear interval, FIGO stage, and histology were further analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 12,294 women with cervical cancer were enrolled, including 10,040 with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), 1720 with adenocarcinoma (ADC), 401 with adenosquamous carcinoma (ASC), and 133 with small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (SMC)...
August 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799447/a-higher-volume-of-fibrotic-tissue-on-virtual-histology-prior-to-coronary-stent-implantation-predisposes-to-more-pronounced-neointima-proliferation
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Steven Haine, Kristien Wouters, Hielko Miljoen, Tom Vandendriessche, Marc Claeys, Johan Bosmans, Christiaan Vrints
BACKGROUND: Since neointima smooth muscle cells (SMC) mainly originate from the vessel wall, we investigated whether atherosclerotic plaque composition influences subsequent in-stent neointima proliferation and restenosis. METHODS: We performed intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) with virtual histology in 98 patients prior to elective bare-metal stent (BMS) implantation in de novo coronary artery lesions. Virtual histology variables pre-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were related to in-stent neointima proliferation six months after implantation assessed as late luminal loss of 0...
August 11, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797896/predictors-of-mortality-in-adults-with-sickle-cell-disease-admitted-to-intensive-care-unit-in-bahrain
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Sana Abdulaaziz Al Khawaja, Zainab Mahdi Ateya, Ridha Abdulla Al Hammam
OBJECTIVE: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the most common genetic blood disorders in Bahrain. However, there is a paucity of data regarding the clinical presentation of SCD patients who require ICU admission. This study aimed to describe the epidemiological data of SCD patients admitted to the ICU and to identify predictors of mortality in order to help intensivists identify patients at most risk. METHOD: This study used a retrospective, descriptive, and correlational design...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797263/measuring-the-impact-of-seasonal-malaria-chemoprevention-as-part-of-routine-malaria-control-in-kita-mali
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Fatou Diawara, Laura C Steinhardt, Almahamoudou Mahamar, Tiangoua Traore, Daouda T Kone, Halimatou Diawara, Beh Kamate, Diakalia Kone, Mouctar Diallo, Aboubacar Sadou, Jules Mihigo, Issaka Sagara, Abdoulaye A Djimde, Erin Eckert, Alassane Dicko
BACKGROUND: Seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) is a new strategy recommended by WHO in areas of highly seasonal transmission in March 2012. Although randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have shown SMC to be highly effective, evidence and experience from routine implementation of SMC are limited. METHODS: A non-randomized pragmatic trial with pre-post design was used, with one intervention district (Kita), where four rounds of SMC with sulfadoxine + amodiaquine (SP + AQ) took place in August-November 2014, and one comparison district (Bafoulabe)...
August 10, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797087/a-comparison-of-monte-carlo-based-bayesian-parameter-estimation-methods-for-stochastic-models-of-genetic-networks
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Inés P Mariño, Alexey Zaikin, Joaquín Míguez
We compare three state-of-the-art Bayesian inference methods for the estimation of the unknown parameters in a stochastic model of a genetic network. In particular, we introduce a stochastic version of the paradigmatic synthetic multicellular clock model proposed by Ullner et al., 2007. By introducing dynamical noise in the model and assuming that the partial observations of the system are contaminated by additive noise, we enable a principled mechanism to represent experimental uncertainties in the synthesis of the multicellular system and pave the way for the design of probabilistic methods for the estimation of any unknowns in the model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797033/a-shh-foxf1-bmp4-signaling-axis-regulating-growth-and-differentiation-of-epithelial-and-mesenchymal-tissues-in-ureter-development
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Tobias Bohnenpoll, Anna B Wittern, Tamrat M Mamo, Anna-Carina Weiss, Carsten Rudat, Marc-Jens Kleppa, Karin Schuster-Gossler, Irina Wojahn, Timo H-W Lüdtke, Mark-Oliver Trowe, Andreas Kispert
The differentiated cell types of the epithelial and mesenchymal tissue compartments of the mature ureter of the mouse arise in a precise temporal and spatial sequence from uncommitted precursor cells of the distal ureteric bud epithelium and its surrounding mesenchyme. Previous genetic efforts identified a member of the Hedgehog (HH) family of secreted proteins, Sonic hedgehog (SHH) as a crucial epithelial signal for growth and differentiation of the ureteric mesenchyme. Here, we used conditional loss- and gain-of-function experiments of the unique HH signal transducer Smoothened (SMO) to further characterize the cellular functions and unravel the effector genes of HH signaling in ureter development...
August 10, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794400/tbx18-positive-cells-differentiated-from-murine-es-cells-serve-as-proepicardial-progenitors-to-give-rise-to-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-and-fibroblasts
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Nobuhito Ikeda, Natsumi Nakazawa, Yasutaka Kurata, Hisako Yaura, Fikri Taufiq, Hiroyuki Minato, Akio Yoshida, Haruaki Ninomiya, Yuji Nakayama, Masanari Kuwabara, Yasuaki Shirayoshi, Ichiro Hisatome
Proepicardium (PE) cells generate cardiac fibroblasts, smooth muscle cells (SMCs) and endothelial cells that form coronary arteries. T-box18 (Tbx18) is a well-known marker of PE cells and epicardium. We examined whether Tbx18-positive cells differentiated from murine embryonic stem (ES) cells serve as PE progenitors to give rise to vascular SMCs and fibroblasts. To collect Tbx18-positive cells, we established Tbx18-EGFP knock-in mouse ES cells using the CRISPR/Cas9 system. We harvested the Tbx18-EGFP-positive cells on day 8, 10 and 14 after the initiation of differentiation; Tbx18 mRNA was enriched on day 8 to 14 and Snai2 mRNA was enriched on day 8 and 10, indicating successful collection of Tbx18-positive cells...
2017: Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791821/il-22-modulates-inflammatory-properties-of-human-primary-aortic-smooth-muscle-cells
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Paulina Gorzelak-Pabis, Maciej Chałubiński, Katarzyna Wojdan, Emilia Łuczak, Maciej Borowiec, Marlena Broncel
BACKGROUND: IL-22 is expressed at barrier surfaces, which suggests its critical role in the maintenance of normal barrier homeostasis and tissue repair. IL-22 can both promote pathological inflammation and prevent the destruction of tissues. The functional outcomes of IL-22 on vascular smooth muscle cells, which are shown to regulate immune processes within the vascular wall and which are involved in certain pathologies, have not been analyzed. OBJECTIVES: The effect of IL-22 on the expression of novel antiand pro-inflammatory and barrier disrupting cytokines, apoptosis and the expression of adhesive molecules in human primary aortic smooth muscle cells (AoSMC) was investigated...
May 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790933/mechanisms-of-smooth-muscle-cell-differentiation-are-distinctly-altered-in-thoracic-aortic-aneurysms-associated-with-bicuspid-or-tricuspid-aortic-valves
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Elena Ignatieva, Daria Kostina, Olga Irtyuga, Vladimir Uspensky, Alexey Golovkin, Natalia Gavriliuk, Olga Moiseeva, Anna Kostareva, Anna Malashicheva
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of thoracic aortic aneurysm are not clear and therapeutic approaches are mostly absent. Thoracic aortic aneurysm is associated with defective differentiation of smooth muscle cells (SMC) of aortic wall. Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) comparing to tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) significantly predisposes to a risk of thoracic aortic aneurysms. It has been suggested recently that BAV-associated aortopathies represent a separate pathology comparing to TAV-associated dilations. The only proven candidate gene that has been associated with BAV remains NOTCH1...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783581/high-doses-of-s-methylcysteine-cause-hypoxia-induced-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis-accompanied-by-engulfment-of-mitochondaria-by-nucleus
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Mohammed A El-Magd, Walied S Abdo, Mustafa El-Maddaway, Nasr M Nasr, Rasha A Gaber, Eman S El-Shetry, Ayman A Saleh, Faisal Abdulrahman Ali Alzahrani, Doaa H Abdelhady
Despite its important role as a medicinal plant, some studies reported a toxic effect for garlic (Allium sativum) when given in higher doses. Herein, we investigated the possible cardiotoxic effects of high doses of S-methylcysteine (SMC), a water soluble organosulfur compound present in garlic. Rats were orally administered SMC at a low dose (50mg), high dose (150mg) and very high dose (300mg)/kg body weight, or saline (control) for 10days. High and very high doses of SMC resulted in a significant increase in serum cardiac injury biomarkers [aspartate transaminase (AST), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), creatine kinase (CK) and cardiac troponin T (cTnT)], as well as oxidative stress marker nitric oxide (NO) concentration in heart and a significant decrease in cardiac superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity...
August 4, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783007/influence-of-the-chain-length-of-surfactant-in-the-modification-of-zeolites-and-clays-removal-of-atrazine-from-water-solutions
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Helen Paola Toledo-Jaldin, Alien Blanco-Flores, Víctor Sánchez-Mendieta, Osnieski Martín-Hernández
Removal potentials of a surfactant modified zeolite (SMZ) and clay (SMC) for atrazine adsorption were evaluated. Materials were modified with hexadecyl trimethyl ammonium bromide (HDTMA) and benzyl octadecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride (BODA) considering the critical miscelar concentration (CMC) of each one (0.94 and 0.041 meq/L, respectively). The influence of the surfactant was analyzed in detail, particularly the formation of surfactant layers (complete or partial) connected with the length of the surfactant tail (16 and 18 methyl groups or number of carbons in the chain)...
August 7, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782271/comparison-of-nitrergic-signaling-in-circular-and-longitudinal-smooth-muscle-of-murine-ileum
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B Voussen, K Beck, N Mauro, J Keppler, A Friebe
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal (GI) motility originates from coordinated movements of circular (CM) and longitudinal (LM) smooth muscle. How the two muscle layers react individually to nitrergic input and how they integrate nitrergic signaling is not thoroughly understood. METHODS: We used immunohistochemistry to unveil expression of NO-sensitive guanylyl cyclase (NO-GC) in the ileum. For functional analyses, we measured tone of ileal CM and spontaneous contractions in both ileal muscle layers from mice lacking NO-GC globally (GCKO) and specifically in smooth muscle cells (SMC-GCKO)...
August 7, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772660/the-effect-of-different-storage-media-on-color-stability-of-self-adhesive-composite-resin-cements-for-up-to-one-year
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Anja Liebermann, Malgorzata Roos, Bogna Stawarczyk
The aim of this study was to analyze the long-term color stability of eight self-adhesive composite resin cements (SACRCs) after storage in diverse media for up to one year. 480 discs (diameter: 12 mm/thickness: 1.0 ± 0.05 mm) were fabricated (n = 60/SACRC): (1) BeautyCem (BEA); (2) Bifix SE (BIF); (3) Clearfil SA Cement Automix (CLE); (4) RelyX Unicem 2 Automix (RXU); (5) SeT (SET); (6) SmartCem 2 (SMC); (7) SoloCem (SOC); and (8) SpeedCEM (SPC). After polishing, specimens were immersed in (a) red wine (RW); (b) curry-solution (CU); (c) cress-solution (CR); and (d) distilled water (DW) at 37 °C and measured after 7, 28, 90, 180, and 365 days for color differences (ΔE) and water absorption (WA)...
March 16, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765884/enhanced-expression-of-natriuretic-peptide-receptor-a-and-b-in-neutrophils-of-culprit-lesions-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Masashi Nakagawa, Takahiko Naruko, Kenichi Sugioka, Chizuko Kitabayashi, Nobuyuki Shirai, Masahiko Takagi, Minoru Yoshiyama, Masahiko Ohsawa, Makiko Ueda
Natriuretic peptides and their specific receptors have been suggested to have regulatory effects on smooth muscle cell (SMC) growth and inflammatory cell reactions. However, the roles of natriuretic peptide receptor A (NPR‑A) and B (NPR‑B) in unstable plaques remain to be studied in detail. Frozen sections from 82 coronary artery segments were used. These segments were obtained at autopsy from 13 patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI; 7 ruptured and 6 eroded plaques) and from 30 patients with non‑cardiovascular diseases...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759157/mtor-notch3-signaling-mediates-pulmonary-hypertension-in-hypoxia-exposed-neonatal-rats-independent-of-changes-in-autophagy
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Julijana Ivanovska, Sparsh Shah, Mathew J Wong, Crystal Kantores, Amish Jain, Martin Post, Behzad Yeganeh, Robert P Jankov
BACKGROUND/AIM: Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a pivotal regulator of cell proliferation, survival, and autophagy. Autophagy is increased in adult experimental chronic pulmonary hypertension (PHT), but its contributory role to pulmonary vascular disease remains uncertain and has yet to be explored in the neonatal animal. Notch is a major pro-proliferative pathway activated by mTOR. A direct relationship between autophagy and Notch signaling has not been previously explored. Our aim was to examine changes in mTOR-, Notch-, and autophagy-related pathways and the therapeutic effects of autophagy modulators in experimental chronic neonatal PHT secondary to chronic hypoxia...
July 31, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756144/blood-oxygenation-level-dependent-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-early-days-correlation-between-passive-activation-and-motor-recovery-after-unilateral-striatocapsular-cerebral-infarction
#17
Long-Jiang Zhou, Wei Wang, Yi Zhao, Chun-Feng Liu, Xin-Jiang Zhang, Zhen-Sheng Liu, Hua-Dong Li
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the correlation between the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) pattern and the motor function recovery of an affected limb during the passive movement of the affected limb at an early stage of the striatocapsular infarction (SCI). METHODS: A total of 17 patients with an acute stage of SCI and 3 healthy volunteers as controls were included in this study. fMRI scans of passive movement were performed on the affected limbs of stroke patients within 1 week of onset...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753475/presenilin-1-mutation-decreases-both-calcium-and-contractile-responses-in-cerebral-arteries
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Xavier Toussay, Jean-Luc Morel, Nathalie Biendon, Lolita Rotureau, François-Pierre Legeron, Marie-Charlotte Boutonnet, Yoon H Cho, Nathalie Macrez
Mutations or upregulation in presenilin 1 (PS1) gene are found in familial early-onset Alzheimer's disease or sporadic late-onset Alzheimer's disease, respectively. PS1 has been essentially studied in neurons and its mutation was shown to alter intracellular calcium (Ca(2+)) signals. Here, we showed that PS1 is expressed in smooth muscle cells (SMCs) of mouse cerebral arteries, and we assessed the effects of the deletion of exon 9 of PS1 (PS1dE9) on Ca(2+) signals and contractile responses of vascular SMC. Agonist-induced contraction of cerebral vessels was significantly decreased in PS1dE9 both in vivo and ex vivo...
June 24, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747783/engineering-the-geometrical-shape-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-through-defined-cyclic-stretch-regimens
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Brandan Walters, Tatiana Uynuk-Ool, Miriam Rothdiener, Julian Palm, Melanie L Hart, Jan P Stegemann, Bernd Rolauffs
Stem cells have been predicted to improve disease outcomes and patient lives. Steering stem cell fate - through controlling cell shape - may substantially accelerate progress towards this goal. As mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are continuously exposed in vivo to a dynamically changing biomechanical environment, we hypothesized that exogenous forces can be applied for engineering a variety of significantly different MSC shapes. We applied specific cyclic stretch regimens to human MSCs and quantitatively measured the resulting cell shape, alignment, and expression of smooth muscle (SMC) differentiation markers, as those have been associated with elongated morphology...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747676/uremia-does-not-affect-neointima-formation-in-mice
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Annemarie Aarup, Carsten H Nielsen, Line S Bisgaard, Ilze Bot, Henrik H El-Ali, Andreas Kjaer, Lars B Nielsen, Tanja X Pedersen
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is a major complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD leads to uremia, which modulates the phenotype of aortic smooth muscle cells (SMCs). Phenotypic modulation of SMCs plays a key role in accelerating atherosclerosis. We investigated the hypothesis that uremia potentiates neointima formation in response to vascular injury in mice. Carotid wire injury was performed on C57BL/6 wt and apolipoprotein E knockout (Apoe (-/-)) mice two weeks after induction of uremia by 5/6 nephrectomy...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
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