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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140906/nose-and-lips-graft-variants-a-subunit-anatomical-study
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Jérôme Duisit, Louis Maistriaux, Alexander Gerdom, Martial Vergauwen, Pierre Gianello, Catherine Behets, Benoît Lengelé
BACKGROUND: In the field of Vascularized Composite tissue Allotransplantation (VCA), the surgical design of facial subunit grafts is an evolving concept. The purpose of the present paper is to study the possibilities to divide the historical nose and lips face transplant into several morphological and functional subunit grafts, depending on their respective supply. METHODS: Our study was conducted in 20 adult cadavers. The facial artery and its branches were dissected bilaterally in 16 fresh and 4 embalmed heads...
November 11, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127819/morphological-response-of-a-cactus-to-cement-dust-pollution
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Juan Manuel E Drack, Diego P Vázquez
Cement dust from cement plants around the world has multiple negative effects on organisms and their environment. Cement's effects come from its strongly alkaline nature and high content of heavy metals. Previous studies on plants have documented that cement dust deposition can influence plant vegetative growth, the lipid and ionic composition of tissues, and foliar temperature. Here we evaluate the effects of cement dust coming from a plant in western Argentina on the morphology of the cactus Tephrocactus aoracanthus...
November 8, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127293/three-dimensional-printed-polylactic-acid-hydroxyapatite-composite-scaffolds-for-prefabricating-vascularized-tissue-engineered-bone-an-in-vivo-bioreactor-model
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Haifeng Zhang, Xiyuan Mao, Danyang Zhao, Wenbo Jiang, Zijing Du, Qingfeng Li, Chaohua Jiang, Dong Han
The repair of large bone defects with complex geometries remains a major clinical challenge. Here, we explored the feasibility of fabricating polylactic acid-hydroxyapatite (PLA-HA) composite scaffolds. These scaffolds were constructed from vascularized tissue engineered bone using an in vivo bioreactor (IVB) strategy with three-dimensional printing technology. Specifically, a rabbit model was established to prefabricate vascularized tissue engineered bone in two groups. An experimental group (EG) was designed using a tibial periosteum capsule filled with 3D printed (3DP) PLA-HA composite scaffolds seeded with bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) and crossed with a vascular bundle...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065466/collagen-based-medical-device-as-a-stem-cell-carrier-for-regenerative-medicine
#4
Léa Aubert, Marie Dubus, Hassan Rammal, Camille Bour, Céline Mongaret, Camille Boulagnon-Rombi, Roselyne Garnotel, Céline Schneider, Rachid Rahouadj, Cedric Laurent, Sophie C Gangloff, Frédéric Velard, Cedric Mauprivez, Halima Kerdjoudj
Maintenance of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) requires a tissue-specific microenvironment (i.e., niche), which is poorly represented by the typical plastic substrate used for two-dimensional growth of MSCs in a tissue culture flask. The objective of this study was to address the potential use of collagen-based medical devices (HEMOCOLLAGENE(®), Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France) as mimetic niche for MSCs with the ability to preserve human MSC stemness in vitro. With a chemical composition similar to type I collagen, HEMOCOLLAGENE(®) foam presented a porous and interconnected structure (>90%) and a relative low elastic modulus of around 60 kPa...
October 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065258/characterization-of-body-composition-and-definition-of-sarcopenia-in-patients-with-alcoholic-cirrhosis-a-computed-tomography-based-study
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Jaya Benjamin, Varsha Shasthry, Chetan Ramesh Kaal, Lovkesh Anand, Ankit Bhardwaj, Vanshja Pandit, Ankur Arora, Sasidharan Rajesh, Viniyendra Pamecha, Vikas Jain, Guresh Kumar, Anthony Loria, Puneet Puri, Yogendra Kumar Joshi, Shiv Kumar Sarin
BACKGROUND: Alterations in body composition (BC) as loss of fat and muscle mass (sarcopenia) are associated with poor outcome in alcoholic cirrhosis (ALC). Prevalence of sarcopenia depends upon the method of assessment. Computed Tomography (CT) is a gold standard tool for assessing BC. AIM: To characterize BC and define sarcopenia in ALC patients using CT. METHODS: Single slice CT images at L3 vertebrae of healthy controls (HC) - organ transplant donors and ALC patients were analysed to give cross-sectional area of five skeletal muscles normalized for height -skeletal muscle index (SMI; cm(2) /m(2) ), area of subcutaneous (SAT;cm(2) ) and visceral adipose tissue (VAT;cm(2) )...
November 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056925/host-microbiota-mutualism-in-metabolic-diseases
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Salvatore Fabbiano, Nicolas Suárez-Zamorano, Mirko Trajkovski
The intestinal microbiota is a plastic ecosystem that is shaped by environmental and genetic factors, interacting with virtually all tissues of the host. Many signals result from the interplay between the microbiota with its mammalian symbiont that can lead to altered metabolism. Disruptions in the microbial composition are associated with a number of comorbidities linked to the metabolic syndrome. Promoting the niche expansion of beneficial bacteria through diet and supplements can improve metabolic disorders...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054354/strategies-to-reduce-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-vascularized-composite-allotransplantation-of-the-limb
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REVIEW
Kavit R Amin, Jason K F Wong, James E Fildes
An important and often underinvestigated contributor to solid organ transplant rejection is ischemia reperfusion injury. This pathophysiological response releases damaging reactive oxygen species and cell stress signals that initiate inflammation, which has a critical role in priming the immune system for allorecognition. In time, this renders graft dysfunction and how this response is mediated in composite tissues remains unknown. Current protocols are drawn from solid organ transplantation with little scientific basis as to how this informs current hand transplantation practices...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047209/effects-of-cryopreservation-on-adipose-tissue-derived-microvascular-fragments
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Matthias W Laschke, Philipp Karschnia, Claudia Scheuer, Alexander Heß, Wolfgang Metzger, Michael D Menger
Adipose tissue-derived microvascular fragments (ad-MVF) are effective vascularization units for tissue engineering. They rapidly reassemble into new microvascular networks after seeding on scaffolds and subsequent in vivo implantation. Herein, we analyzed whether the vascularization capacity of ad-MVF is affected by cryopreservation. Ad-MVF were isolated from the epididymal fat pads of C57BL/6 mice and cryopreserved for 7 days to compare their morphology, viability, cellular composition and protein expression with freshly isolated control ad-MVF...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037855/nephrosphere-derived-cells-are-induced-to-multilineage-differentiation-when-cultured-on-human-decellularized-kidney-scaffolds
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Silvia Bombelli, Chiara Meregalli, Carla Scalia, Giorgio Bovo, Barbara Torsello, Sofia De Marco, Massimiliano Cadamuro, Paolo Viganò, Guido Strada, Giorgio Cattoretti, Cristina Bianchi, Roberto A Perego
In end-stage chronic kidney disease, the option of organ transplantation is limited because of the scarce availability of kidneys. The combination of stem cell research, regenerative medicine, and tissue engineering seems a promising approach to produce new transplantable kidneys. Currently, the possibility to repopulate naturally obtained scaffolds with cells of different sources is advancing. Our aim was to test, for the first time, whether the nephrosphere (NS) cells, composed by renal stem/progenitor-like cells, were able to repopulate different nephron portions of renal extracellular matrix scaffolds obtained after decellularization of human renal tissue slices...
October 14, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025654/3d-printing-hydrogel-with-graphene-oxide-is-functional-in-cartilage-protection-by-influencing-the-signal-pathway-of-rank-rankl-opg
#10
Zhong Cheng, Bolaky Landish, Zhang Chi, Cui Nannan, Du Jingyu, Lu Sen, Lin Xiangjin
3Dprinting is defined as the use of printing technology to deposit living cells, and biomaterials on a given /a substrate. Graphene oxide nanoparticles (GO-np) have been used as a delivery vehicle for small molecule drugs in order to investigate the state of GO-np within 3D tissue constructs in terms of a composite 3D printing scaffold, which in turn is relevant to the protection of cartilage. We transplanted rats with hydrogel/GO-np and hydrogel, which in turn showed that hydrogel/GO-np protected the tissue of cartilage by the signal pathway of Rank/Rankl/OPG...
January 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025216/assisted-salvage-of-ischemic-fasciocutaneous-flap-using-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-situ-revascularization
#11
Michael H Carstens, Mauricio Mendieta, Cecilia Pérez, Esperanza Villareal, Rodolfo Garcia
Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs) have been shown to produce vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and can increase perfusion in patients with critical limb ischemia. We will show that this concept can be applied to augment blood flow in zones of flap ischemia. We presented a case study of a 26-year-old man with a complex hand injury covered by a reverse radial perforator fasciocutaneous flap, which developed ischemic necrosis and was treated by debridement, transplantation of ASCs to enhance vascular support, and saline dressings...
July 1, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023899/visceral-adiposity-increases-risk-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-male-patients-with-cirrhosis-and-recurrence-after-liver-transplant
#12
Aldo J Montano-Loza, Vera C Mazurak, Maryam Ebadi, Judith Meza-Junco, Michael B Sawyer, Vickie E Baracos, Norman Kneteman
Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) is a metabolically active organ, associated with higher risk of malignancies. We aimed to evaluate if VAT is associated with the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients presenting with cirrhosis as well as HCC recurrence after liver transplantation (LT). Cirrhotic patients (n=678; 457 males) who were assessed for LT (289 with HCC) were evaluated for body composition analysis. Patients who underwent LT (n=247, 168 males) were subsequently evaluated for body composition, and 96 of these patients (78 males) had HCC...
October 10, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990426/gene-therapy-for-modulation-of-t-cell-mediated-immune-response-provoked-by-corneal-transplantation
#13
Marko Pastak, Veronika Kleff, Daniel Raphael Saban, Marta Czugala, Klaus-Peter Steuhl, Süleyman Ergün, Bernhard Singer, Thomas Armin Fuchsluger
Corneal transplantation (=keratoplasty) is the most common type of tissue replacement in the world. The increased rate of graft rejection after keratoplasty is a central problem for repeated transplantations and in inflamed host corneas. It has been shown that apoptosis of grafted epithelium has a role in corneal allograft rejection. Our study focused on the T cell response triggered in BALB/c mice after allogeneic corneal transplantation with and without anti-apoptotic p35-transduced epithelium. To restrict p35 expression to the epithelial cells we created modified allogeneic composite grafts...
October 7, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985877/intra-graft-injection-of-tacrolimus-promotes-survival-of-vascularized-composite-allotransplantation
#14
Radu Olariu, Julie Denoyelle, Franck M Leclère, Dzhuliya V Dzhonova, Thusitha Gajanayake, Yara Banz, Michael Hayoz, Mihai Constantinescu, Robert Rieben, Esther Vögelin, Adriano Taddeo
BACKGROUND: Immunosuppressive therapies derived from solid organ transplantation are effective in promoting survival of vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA), but they cause serious side effects that are difficult to justify for this non-life-saving procedure. Unlike solid organ transplantation, hand and face transplants offer the possibility of site-specific immunosuppression for reducing systemic exposure while increasing intra-graft concentrations of the drug. Therefore, in this study, we tested whether a single intra-graft injection tacrolimus could promote VCA survival...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978794/delivery-of-monocyte-lineage-cells-in-a-biomimetic-scaffold-enhances-tissue-repair
#15
Michael S Hu, Graham G Walmsley, Leandra A Barnes, Kipp Weiskopf, Robert C Rennert, Dominik Duscher, Michael Januszyk, Zeshaan N Maan, Wan Xing Hong, Alexander Tm Cheung, Tripp Leavitt, Clement D Marshall, Ryan C Ransom, Samir Malhotra, Alessandra L Moore, Jayakumar Rajadas, H Peter Lorenz, Irving L Weissman, Geoffrey C Gurtner, Michael T Longaker
The monocyte lineage is essential to normal wound healing. Macrophage inhibition or knockout in mice results in impaired wound healing through reduced neovascularization, granulation tissue formation, and reepithelialization. Numerous studies have either depleted macrophages or reduced their activity in the context of wound healing. Here, we demonstrate that by increasing the number of macrophages or monocytes in the wound site above physiologic levels via pullulan-collagen composite dermal hydrogel scaffold delivery, the rate of wound healing can be significantly accelerated in both wild-type and diabetic mice, with no adverse effect on the quality of repair...
October 5, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935952/application-of-bio-orthogonal-proteome-labeling-to-cell-transplantation-and-heterochronic-parabiosis
#16
Yan Liu, Michael J Conboy, Melod Mehdipour, Yutong Liu, Thanhtra P Tran, Aaron Blotnick, Prasanna Rajan, Thalie Cavalcante Santos, Irina M Conboy
Studies of heterochronic parabiosis demonstrated that with age, the composition of the circulatory milieu changes in ways that broadly inhibit tissue regenerative capacity. In addition, local tissue niches have age-specific influences on their resident stem cells. Here we use bio-orthogonal proteome labeling for detecting in vivo proteins present only in transplanted myoblasts, but not in host tissue, and proteins exclusive to one young mouse and transferred during parabiosis to its old partner. We use a transgenic mouse strain that ubiquitously expresses a modified tRNA methionine synthase, metRS, which preferentially incorporates the methionine surrogate azido-nor-leucine (ANL) into newly generated proteins...
September 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930779/inhibition-of-lymphatic-drainage-with-a-self-designed-surgical-approach-prolongs-the-vascularized-skin-allograft-survival-in-rats
#17
Jiaomiao Pei, Yang Li, Chen Chen, Xi Zhang, Shiping Wang, Yajuan Song, Bei Liu, Yingjun Su, Shuzhong Guo
Vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) is an emerging treatment for significant tissue defects. However, VCAs usually consist of multiple highly antigenic skin tissues. Previous studies have shown that the lymphatic system in skin plays important roles in the initiation of immune responses during acute rejection, by transporting T cells and antigen-presenting dendritic cells to regional lymph nodes. Therefore, we designed a new surgical treatment to inhibit lymphatic drainage of skin allografts and investigated whether this approach could promote the survival of allografts and suppress immunological events after transplantation...
September 19, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918936/intermittent-fasting-promotes-white-adipose-browning-and-decreases-obesity-by-shaping-the-gut%C3%A2-microbiota
#18
Guolin Li, Cen Xie, Siyu Lu, Robert G Nichols, Yuan Tian, Licen Li, Daxeshkumar Patel, Yinyan Ma, Chad N Brocker, Tingting Yan, Kristopher W Krausz, Rong Xiang, Oksana Gavrilova, Andrew D Patterson, Frank J Gonzalez
While activation of beige thermogenesis is a promising approach for treatment of obesity-associated diseases, there are currently no known pharmacological means of inducing beiging in humans. Intermittent fasting is an effective and natural strategy for weight control, but the mechanism for its efficacy is poorly understood. Here, we show that an every-other-day fasting (EODF) regimen selectively stimulates beige fat development within white adipose tissue and dramatically ameliorates obesity, insulin resistance, and hepatic steatosis...
October 3, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916449/bio-scaffolds-in-organ-regeneration-clinical-potential-and-current-challenges
#19
REVIEW
S Yesmin, M B Paget, H E Murray, R Downing
Cadaveric organ transplantation represents the definitive treatment option for end-stage disease but is restricted by the shortage of clinically-viable donor organs. This limitation has, in part, driven current research efforts for in vitro generation of transplantable tissue surrogates. Recent advances in organ reconstruction have been facilitated by the re-purposing of decellularized whole organs to serve as three-dimensional bio-scaffolds. Notably, studies in rodents indicate that such scaffolds retain native extracellular matrix components that provide appropriate biochemical, mechanical and physical stimuli for successful tissue/organ reconstruction...
September 12, 2017: Current Research in Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901186/recipient-adipose-derived-stem-cells-enhance-recipient-cell-engraftment-and-prolong-allotransplant-survival-in-a-miniature-swine-hind-limb-model
#20
Yur-Ren Kuo, Chien-Chang Chen, Yen-Chou Chen, Ching-Ming Chien
Donor mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) could prolong vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) survival in our previous studies. However, recipient adipose tissue is easier to harvest than donor tissue for preconditioning modulation. Hence, this study investigated the efficacy of recipient autologous adipose-derived stem cells (rADSCs) for VCA survival. The heterotopic hind-limb transplantation from female donor to male recipient was performed in outbred miniature swine. Group I ( n = 6) was untreated controls...
August 2017: Cell Transplantation
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