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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926987/the-impact-of-non-lethal-single-dose-radiation-on-tumor-invasion-and-cytoskeletal-properties
#1
Tim Hohmann, Urszula Grabiec, Carolin Vogel, Chalid Ghadban, Stephan Ensminger, Matthias Bache, Dirk Vordermark, Faramarz Dehghani
Irradiation is the standard therapy for glioblastoma multiforme. Glioblastoma are highly resistant to radiotherapy and the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. To better understand the biological effects of irradiation on glioblastoma cells, we tested whether nonlethal irradiation influences the invasiveness, cell stiffness, and actin cytoskeleton properties. Two different glioblastoma cell lines were irradiated with 2 Gy and changes in mechanical and migratory properties and alterations in the actin structure were measured...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923597/targeting-demyelination-via-%C3%AE-secretases-promoting-sapp%C3%AE-release-to-enhance-remyelination-in-central-nervous-system
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Gemma Llufriu-Dabén, Alex Carrete, Elena Chierto, Jo Mailleux, Emeline Camand, Anne Simon, Tim Vanmierlo, Christiane Rose, Bernadette Allinquant, Jerome J A Hendriks, Charbel Massaad, Delphine Meffre, Mehrnaz Jafarian-Tehrani
Remyelination is an endogenous regenerative process of myelin repair in the central nervous system (CNS) with limited efficacy in demyelinating disorders. As strategies enhancing endogenous remyelination become a therapeutic challenge, we have focused our study on α-secretase-induced sAPPα release, a soluble endogenous protein with neuroprotective and neurotrophic properties. However, the role of sAPPα in remyelination is not known. Therefore, we investigated the remyelination potential of α-secretase-induced sAPPα release following CNS demyelination in mice...
September 15, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922779/targeting-the-myofibroblastic-cancer-associated-fibroblast-phenotype-through-inhibition-of-nox4
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Christopher J Hanley, Massimiliano Mellone, Kirsty Ford, Steve M Thirdborough, Toby Mellows, Steven J Frampton, David M Smith, Elena Harden, Cedric Szyndralewiez, Marc Bullock, Fergus Noble, Karwan A Moutasim, Emma V King, Pandurangan Vijayanand, Alex H Mirnezami, Timothy J Underwood, Christian H Ottensmeier, Gareth J Thomas
Background: Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are tumor-promoting and correlate with poor survival in many cancers, which has led to their emergence as potential therapeutic targets. However, effective methods to manipulate these cells clinically have yet to be developed. Methods: CAF accumulation and prognostic significance in head and neck cancer (oral, n = 260; oropharyngeal, n = 271), and colorectal cancer (n = 56) was analyzed using immunohistochemistry...
January 1, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921421/tissue-engineering-of-3d-organotypic-microtissues-by-acoustic-assembly
#4
Yuqing Zhu, Vahid Serpooshan, Sean Wu, Utkan Demirci, Pu Chen, Sinan Güven
There is a rapidly growing interest in generation of 3D organotypic microtissues with human physiologically relevant structure, function, and cell population in a wide range of applications including drug screening, in vitro physiological/pathological models, and regenerative medicine. Here, we provide a detailed procedure to generate structurally defined 3D organotypic microtissues from cells or cell spheroids using acoustic waves as a biocompatible and scaffold-free tissue engineering tool.
September 19, 2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917501/personalized-translational-epilepsy-research-novel-approaches-and-future-perspectives-part-i-clinical-and-network-analysis-approaches
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REVIEW
Felix Rosenow, Natascha van Alphen, Albert Becker, Andreas Chiocchetti, Ralf Deichmann, Thomas Deller, Thomas Freiman, Christine M Freitag, Johannes Gehrig, Anke M Hermsen, Peter Jedlicka, Christian Kell, Karl Martin Klein, Susanne Knake, Dimitri M Kullmann, Stefan Liebner, Braxton A Norwood, Diana Omigie, Karlheinz Plate, Andreas Reif, Philipp S Reif, Yvonne Reiss, Jochen Roeper, Michael W Ronellenfitsch, Stephanie Schorge, Gerhard Schratt, Stephan W Schwarzacher, Joachim P Steinbach, Adam Strzelczyk, Jochen Triesch, Marlies Wagner, Matthew C Walker, Frederic von Wegner, Sebastian Bauer
Despite the availability of more than 15 new "antiepileptic drugs", the proportion of patients with pharmacoresistant epilepsy has remained constant at about 20-30%. Furthermore, no disease-modifying treatments shown to prevent the development of epilepsy following an initial precipitating brain injury or to reverse established epilepsy have been identified to date. This is likely in part due to the polyetiologic nature of epilepsy, which in turn requires personalized medicine approaches. Recent advances in imaging, pathology, genetics and epigenetics have led to new pathophysiological concepts and the identification of monogenic causes of epilepsy...
September 13, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917498/personalized-translational-epilepsy-research-novel-approaches-and-future-perspectives-part-ii-experimental-and-translational-approaches
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REVIEW
Sebastian Bauer, Natascha van Alphen, Albert Becker, Andreas Chiocchetti, Ralf Deichmann, Thomas Deller, Thomas Freiman, Christine M Freitag, Johannes Gehrig, Anke M Hermsen, Peter Jedlicka, Christian Kell, Karl Martin Klein, Susanne Knake, Dimitri M Kullmann, Stefan Liebner, Braxton A Norwood, Diana Omigie, Karlheinz Plate, Andreas Reif, Philipp S Reif, Yvonne Reiss, Jochen Roeper, Michael W Ronellenfitsch, Stephanie Schorge, Gerhard Schratt, Stephan W Schwarzacher, Joachim P Steinbach, Adam Strzelczyk, Jochen Triesch, Marlies Wagner, Matthew C Walker, Frederic von Wegner, Felix Rosenow
Despite the availability of more than 15 new "antiepileptic drugs", the proportion of patients with pharmacoresistant epilepsy has remained constant at about 20-30%. Furthermore, no disease-modifying treatments shown to prevent the development of epilepsy following an initial precipitating brain injury or to reverse established epilepsy have been identified to date. This is likely in part due to the polyetiologic nature of epilepsy, which in turn requires personalized medicine approaches. Recent advances in imaging, pathology, genetics, and epigenetics have led to new pathophysiological concepts and the identification of monogenic causes of epilepsy...
September 13, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903346/glutathione-peroxidase-7-suppresses-cancer-cell-growth-and-is-hypermethylated-in-gastric-cancer
#7
Zheng Chen, Tianling Hu, Shoumin Zhu, Kenichi Mukaisho, Wael El-Rifai, Dun-Fa Peng
Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the most common cancers in the world, and remains the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Glutathione peroxidase 7 (GPX7) is a member of GPX family which is downregulated in some cancer types. In this study, we investigated the expression, regulation, and molecular function of GPX7 in gastric cancer using 2D and 3D in vitro models and de-identified human tissue samples. Quantitative real-time RT-PCR, immunofluorescence, Western blot, 3D organotypic cultures, and pyrosequencing assays were used...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902710/a-novel-method-of-organotypic-spinal-cord-slice-culture-in-rats
#8
Jing-Jie Liu, Ya-Juan Huang, Li Xiang, Feng Zhao, Sheng-Li Huang
This study was undertaken to establish a method for the culture of organotypic spinal cord slices. A long-term organotypic spinal cord slice culture was conducted from postnatal rats. Lumbar spinal cord was isolated, and meninges were removed from the spinal cord. The spinal cord was embedded in 4% agarose, and was sectioned by vibratome into slices. Then the slices were cultured on the surface of the membrane inserts, which were placed in six-well plates containing 1 ml of growth medium at 37°C in an incubator with 5% humidified carbon dioxide...
September 11, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900826/comparative-examination-of-temporal-glyoxalase-1-variations-following-perforant-pathway-transection-excitotoxicity-and-controlled-cortical-impact-injury
#9
Philipp Pieroh, Daniel-Christoph Wagner, Beat Alessandri, Mojgan Dabbagh Nazari, Angela Ehrlich, Chalid Ghadban, Constance Hobusch, Gerd Birkenmeier, Faramarz Dehghani
Following acute neuronal lesions, metabolic imbalance occurs, the rate of glycolysis increases, and methylglyoxal (MGO) forms, finally leading to metabolic dysfunction and inflammation. The glyoxalase system is the main detoxification system for MGO and is impaired following excitotoxicity and stroke. However, it is not known yet whether alterations of the glyoxalase system are also characteristic for other neuronal damage models. Neuronal damage was induced in organotypic hippocampal slice cultures by transection of perforant pathway (PPT; 5 min to 72 h) and N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA; 50 μM for 4 h) or in vivo after controlled cortical impact (CCI) injury (2 h to 14 days)...
September 12, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892653/saliva-derived-commensal-and-pathogenic-biofilms-in-a-human-gingiva-model
#10
J K Buskermolen, M M Janus, S Roffel, B P Krom, S Gibbs
In vitro models that closely mimic human host-microbiome interactions can be a powerful screening tool for antimicrobials and will hold great potential for drug validation and discovery. The aim of this study was to develop an organotypic oral mucosa model that could be exposed to in vitro cultured commensal and pathogenic biofilms in a standardized and scalable manner. The oral mucosa model consisted of a tissue-engineered human gingiva equivalent containing a multilayered differentiated gingiva epithelium (keratinocytes) grown on a collagen hydrogel, containing gingiva fibroblasts, which represented the lamina propria...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890293/epidermal-barrier-reaction-to-an-in-vitro-psoriatic-microenvironment
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Elena Donetti, Laura Cornaghi, Francesca Arnaboldi, Federica Ricceri, Leonardo Pescitelli, Martina Maiocchi, Francesco Carriero, Franz Baruffaldi Preis, Francesca Prignano
Keratinocytes (KCs) and Langerhans cells (LCs) contribute to create the epidermal barrier. To form a functional epidermis, KCs express filaggrin and Toll-like Receptors (TLRs). LCs are the first line of epidermal defence and can be activated by interleukin (IL)-17 and Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF)-alpha. In psoriasis, an alteration of TLR expression, a defective expression of filaggrin, and LC activation occur. In organotypic cultures of human skin we investigated the interplay between IL-17 and TNF-alpha on i) expression of filaggrin, TLR2, 7 and 9, and Nuclear Factor (NF)-kB localization by immunofluorescence and ii) LC ultrastructural features by transmission electron microscopy...
September 7, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883507/organotypic-pancreatoids-with-native-mesenchyme-develop-insulin-producing-endocrine-cells
#12
Marissa A Scavuzzo, Diane Yang, Malgorzata Borowiak
Replacement of lost beta cells in patients with diabetes has the potential to alleviate them of their disease, yet current protocols to make beta cells are inadequate for therapy. In vitro screens can reveal the signals necessary for endocrine maturation to improve beta cell production, however the complexities of in vivo development that lead to beta cell formation are lost in two-dimensional systems. Here, we create three-dimensional organotypic pancreatic cultures, named pancreatoids, composed of embryonic day 10...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872113/organotypic-hippocampal-slice-cultures-as-a-model-to-study-neuroprotection-and-invasiveness-of-tumor-cells
#13
Urszula Grabiec, Tim Hohmann, Niels Hammer, Faramarz Dehghani
In organotypic hippocampal slice cultures (OHSC), the morphological and functional characteristics of both neurons and glial cells are well preserved. This model is suitable for addressing different research questions that involve studies on neuroprotection, electrophysiological experiments on neurons, neuronal networks or tumor invasion. The hippocampal architecture and neuronal activity in multisynaptic circuits are well conserved in OHSC, even though the slicing procedure itself initially lesions and leads to formation of a glial scar...
August 27, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28848677/a-critical-analysis-of-the-available-in-vitro-and-ex-vivo-methods-to-study-retinal-angiogenesis
#14
REVIEW
A F Moleiro, G Conceição, A F Leite-Moreira, A Rocha-Sousa
Angiogenesis is a biological process with a central role in retinal diseases. The choice of the ideal method to study angiogenesis, particularly in the retina, remains a problem. Angiogenesis can be assessed through in vitro and in vivo studies. In spite of inherent limitations, in vitro studies are faster, easier to perform and quantify, and typically less expensive and allow the study of isolated angiogenesis steps. We performed a systematic review of PubMed searching for original articles that applied in vitro or ex vivo angiogenic retinal assays until May 2017, presenting the available assays and discussing their applicability, advantages, and disadvantages...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846832/induction-of-a-novel-isoform-of-the-lncrna-hotair-in-claudin-low-breast-cancer-cells-attached-to-extracellular-matrix
#15
Miao Li, Xi Li, Yan Zhuang, Erik K Flemington, Lin Zhen, Bin Shan
Elevated overexpression of the lncRNA HOTAIR mediates invasion and metastasis in breast cancer. In an apparent paradox, we observed low expression of HOTAIR in the invasive Claudin-low MDA-MB-231 and Hs578T cells in two-dimensional culture (2D). However, HOTAIR expression exhibited robust induction in laminin-rich extracellular matrix based three-dimensional organotypic culture (lrECM 3D) over that in 2D culture. Induction of HOTAIR required intact ECM signaling, namely integrin α2 and SRC kinase activity...
August 28, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842607/retinal-cell-death-dependent-reactive-proliferative-gliosis-in-the-mouse-retina
#16
Sheik Pran Babu Sardar Pasha, Robert Münch, Patrick Schäfer, Peter Oertel, Alex M Sykes, Yiqing Zhu, Mike O Karl
Neurodegeneration is a common starting point of reactive gliosis, which may have beneficial and detrimental consequences. It remains incompletely understood how distinctive pathologies and cell death processes differentially regulate glial responses. Müller glia (MG) in the retina are a prime model: Neurons are regenerated in some species, but in mammals there may be proliferative disorders and scarring. Here, we investigated the relationship between retinal damage and MG proliferation, which are both induced in a reproducible and temporal order in organotypic culture of EGF-treated mouse retina: Hypothermia pretreatment during eye dissection reduced neuronal cell death and MG proliferation; stab wounds increased both...
August 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842598/perfused-three-dimensional-organotypic-culture-of-human-cancer-cells-for-therapeutic-evaluation
#17
Xiao Wan, Steven Ball, Frances Willenbrock, Shaoyang Yeh, Nikola Vlahov, Delia Koennig, Marcus Green, Graham Brown, Sanjeeva Jeyaretna, Zhaohui Li, Zhanfeng Cui, Hua Ye, Eric O'Neill
Pharmaceutical research requires pre-clinical testing of new therapeutics using both in-vitro and in-vivo models. However, the species specificity of non-human in-vivo models and the inadequate recapitulation of physiological conditions in-vitro are intrinsic weaknesses. Here we show that perfusion is a vital factor for engineered human tissues to recapitulate key aspects of the tumour microenvironment. Organotypic culture and human tumour explants were allowed to grow long-term (14-35 days) and phenotypic features of perfused microtumours compared with those in the static culture...
August 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838810/the-activation-of-nmda-receptors-alters-the-structural-dynamics-of-the-spines-of-hippocampal-interneurons
#18
Marta Pérez-Rando, Esther Castillo-Gómez, María Bellés, Héctor Carceller, Juan Nácher
N-Methyl-d-Aspartate receptors (NMDARs) are present in both pyramidal neurons and interneurons of the hippocampus. These receptors play a key role in the structural plasticity of excitatory neurons, but to date little is known about their influence on the remodeling of interneurons. Among hippocampal interneurons, the somatostatin expressing cells in the CA1 stratum oriens are of special interest because of their functional importance and structural characteristics: they display dendritic spines, which change their density in response to different stimuli...
August 28, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836378/ethyl-pyruvate-does-not-require-microglia-for-mediating-neuroprotection-after-excitotoxic-injury
#19
Philipp Pieroh, Daniel-Christoph Wagner, Chalid Ghadban, Gerd Birkenmeier, Faramarz Dehghani
AIMS: Ethyl pyruvate (EP) mediates protective effects after neuronal injury. Besides a direct conservation of damaged neurons, the modulation of indigenous glial cells has been suggested as one important mechanism for EP-related neuroprotection. However, the specific contribution of glial cells is still unknown. METHODS: Organotypic hippocampal slice cultures (OHSC) were excitotoxically lesioned by 50 μmol/L N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA, for 4 hours) or left untreated...
August 23, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830948/flavivirus-infection-of-ixodes-scapularis-black-legged-tick-ex-vivo-organotypic-cultures-and-applications-for-disease-control
#20
Jeffrey M Grabowski, Konstantin A Tsetsarkin, Dan Long, Dana P Scott, Rebecca Rosenke, Tom G Schwan, Luwanika Mlera, Danielle K Offerdahl, Alexander G Pletnev, Marshall E Bloom
Ixodes scapularis ticks transmit many infectious agents that cause disease, including tick-borne flaviviruses (TBFVs). TBFV infections cause thousands of human encephalitis cases worldwide annually. In the United States, human TBFV infections with Powassan virus (POWV) are increasing and have a fatality rate of 10 to 30%. Additionally, Langat virus (LGTV) is a TBFV of low neurovirulence and is used as a model TBFV. TBFV replication and dissemination within I. scapularis organs are poorly characterized, and a deeper understanding of virus biology in this vector may inform effective countermeasures to reduce TBFV transmission...
August 22, 2017: MBio
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