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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093848/one-mutation-two-distinct-disease-variants-unravelling-the-impact-of-transthyretin-amyloid-fibril-composition
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REVIEW
O B Suhr, E Lundgren, P Westermark
Although hereditary transthyretin (h-ATTR) amyloidosis is a monogenetic disease, a large variation in its phenotype has been observed. The common hypothesis of amyloid fibril formation involves dissociation of the transthyretin (TTR) tetramer into monomers that after misfolding reassemble into amyloid fibrils. This notion is partly challenged by the finding of two distinct types of amyloid fibrils. One of these, type A, consists of C-terminal ATTR fragments and full-length TTR, whereas the other, type B, consists only of full-length TTR...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092777/controlling-the-3d-architecture-of-self-lifting-auto-generated-tissue-equivalents-slates-for-optimized-corneal-graft-composition-and-stability
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Ricardo M Gouveia, Elena González-Andrades, Juan C Cardona, Carmen González-Gallardo, Ana M Ionescu, Ingrid Garzon, Miguel Alaminos, Miguel González-Andrades, Che J Connon
Ideally, biomaterials designed to play specific physical and physiological roles in vivo should comprise components and microarchitectures analogous to those of the native tissues they intend to replace. For that, implantable biomaterials need to be carefully designed to have the correct structural and compositional properties, which consequently impart their bio-function. In this study, we showed that the control of such properties can be defined from the bottom-up, using smart surface templates to modulate the structure, composition, and bio-mechanics of human transplantable tissues...
December 23, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076994/adapted-dexamethasone-delivery-polyethylene-oxide-and-poly-%C3%A9-caprolactone-construct-promote-mesenchymal-stem-cells-chondrogenesis
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Armaghan Ghiaee, Faeze Pournaqi, Saeid Vakilian, Abdolah Mohammadi-Sangcheshmeh, Abdolreza Ardeshirylajimi
Issues associated with tissue transplantation and shortage of donors has always been a concern, whereas tissue engineering has provided the hopeful opportunities. The aim of this study was to investigate the chondrogenic differentiation potential of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in the presence of embedded Dexamethasone into electrospun Poly(ethyleneoxide) nanofibers composited with Poly(ɛ-caprolactone) nanofibers. Electrospun-fabricated scaffolds were characterized by SEM, tensile, contact angle, release profile, MTT assay, and chonderogenic differentiation of stem cells...
January 12, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075034/abdominal-lean-muscle-is-associated-with-lower-mortality-among-kidney-waitlist-candidates
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Jayme E Locke, J Jeff Carr, Sangeeta Nair, James G Terry, Rhiannon D Reed, Grant D Smith, Dorry L Segev, Vineeta Kumar, Cora E Lewis
Morphometric assessments, such as muscle density and body fat distribution, have emerged as strong predictors of cardiovascular risk and post-operative morbidity and mortality. To date, no study has examined morphometric mortality risk prediction among kidney transplant (KT) candidates. KT candidates, waitlisted 2008-2009 were identified (n=96) and followed to the earliest of transplant, death, or administrative end of study. Morphometric measures, including abdominal adipose tissue, paraspinous and psoas muscle composition, and aortic calcification were measured from CTs...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074434/lessons-learned-from-the-world-s-first-successful-penis-allotransplantation
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REVIEW
Andre van der Merwe, Amir Zarrabi, Alexander Zühlke, Nicola Barsdorf, Rafique Moosa
We performed a successful penis allotransplantation on 11 December 2014. Sharing the lessons learned might help more patients in need to be treated this way. We divided the project into manageable segments that was each overseen by an expert. The ethical review and conduct paved the way for a publically acceptable and successful project. Screening for a psychological stable recipient is important. The most difficult part of the project was finding a donor penis. This was successfully negotiated with the family of a brain dead donor by creating a neo-phallus for the donor, thereby maintaining the dignity of the donor...
February 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069498/poly-glycerol-sebacate-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-blend-nanofibrous-scaffold-as-intrinsic-bio-and-immunocompatible-system-for-corneal-repair
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Sahar Salehi, Marta Czugala, Piotr Stafiej, Mohammadhossein Fathi, Thomas Bahners, Jochen S Gutmann, Bernhard B Singer, Thomas A Fuchsluger
: A major challenge in corneal tissue engineering and lamellar corneal transplantation is to develop synthetic scaffolds able to simulate the optical and mechanical properties of the native cornea. As a carrier, the graft scaffolds should provide the basis for anchorage, repair and regeneration. Although quite a number of scaffolds have been engineered to date, they have not been able to simultaneously recapitulate chemical, mechanical, and structural properties of the corneal extracellular matrix (ECM)...
January 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069067/end-stage-cystic-fibrosis-lung-disease-is-characterised-by-a-diverse-inflammatory-pattern-an-immunohistochemical-analysis
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Elise J Lammertyn, Elly Vandermeulen, Hannelore Bellon, Stephanie Everaerts, Stijn E Verleden, Kathleen Van Den Eynde, Ken R Bracke, Guy G Brusselle, Pieter C Goeminne, Erik K Verbeken, Bart M Vanaudenaerde, Lieven J Dupont
BACKGROUND: Cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease is characterised by vigorous airway inflammation eventually resulting in severe lung damage. This study aimed to describe the diversity of the inflammatory pattern in end-stage CF lungs by evaluating and quantifying which components of the innate and adaptive immunity are involved, and by assessing whether this is gender-specific. METHODS: CF explant lung tissue (n = 20) collected at time of transplantation and control tissue (n = 22) was sectioned (9 μm) and stained for neutrophils, eosinophils, mast cells, dendritic cells, macrophages, CD4 T cells, cytotoxic T cells and B cells...
January 10, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058213/face-transplantation-anesthetic-challenges
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REVIEW
Aparna Dalal
Face transplantation is a complex vascular composite allotransplantation (VCA) surgery. It involves multiple types of tissue, such as bone, muscles, blood vessels, nerves to be transferred from the donor to the recipient as one unit. VCAs were added to the definition of organs covered by the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Final Rule and National Organ Transplant Act. Prior to harvest of the face from the donor, a tracheostomy is usually performed. The osteotomies and dissection of the midface bony skeleton may involve severe hemorrhagic blood loss often requiring transfusion of blood products...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042926/the-potential-impact-of-gut-microbiota-on-your-health-current-status-and-future-challenges
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Stitaya Sirisinha
Our health and probably also our behaviors and mood depend not only on what we eat or what we do (lifestyle behaviors), but also on what we host. It is well established for decades that all vertebrates including humans are colonized by a wide array of bacteria, fungi, eukaryotic parasites and viruses, and that, at steady state (homeostasis), this community of microbes establishes a friendly mutual relationship with the host. The term microbiota was originally meant to represent an ecological community of commensals and potentially pathogenic microbes that live within our bodies, but it is now used interchangeably with the term microbiome which was initially meant to represent a collective genome of the microbiota...
December 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029476/a-murine-model-of-orthotopic-periorbital-subunit-transplantation
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Bowen Gao, Bin Li, Xinxin Li, Jinhong Bae, Kaiyan Xiao, Qingfeng Li, Hainan Zhu
BACKGROUND: Conventional reconstructive methods fail to achieve satisfactory results in total eyelid defect cases. Vascularized composite tissue allotransplantation might provide both good appearance and function for these patients. We developed an orthotopic periorbital transplantation model in rats to facilitate further experimentation in this field. METHODS: In anatomical studies, the vascular distribution to and innervation of the periorbital unit were identified and recorded...
October 28, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024304/nasal-unit-transplantation-a-cadaveric-anatomical-feasibility-study
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Amir H Dorafshar, Gerhard S Mundinger, Brent Robinson, Sami Tuffaha, Gerald Brandacher, Patrick Byrne, Robert L Walton
Background The science and technical acumen in the field of vascularized composite allotransplantation has progressed rapidly over the past 15 years, and transplantation of specialized units of the face, such as the nose, appears possible. No study to date has evaluated the technical feasibility of isolated nasal unit transplantation (NUT). In this study, we explore the anatomy and technical specifics of NUT. Methods In this study, four fresh cadaver heads were studied. Bilateral vascular pedicle dissections were performed in each cadaver...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003109/bilateral-hand-transplantation-supporting-the-patient-s-choice
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M Dumont, L Sann, A Gazarian
Bilateral hand transplantation, as a fairly new reconstructive option for amputees, raises major ethical questions. This article, which is based on the reflections arising from the rich experience of Lyon's team in this field, addresses the topic of supporting the patient in his choice for or against this procedure. How should autonomy be understood in this particular setting? The developing field of composite tissue allotransplantation needs to establish a common thinking on this subject. The article emphasises that, even if it is their right to decide, patients have to be carefully supported to help them make the most consolidated choice possible in this challenging procedure...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997448/the-retroauricular-approach-to-the-facial-nerve-trunk
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Jordan W Swanson, Jason W Yu, Jesse A Taylor, Stephen Kovach, Suhail Kanchwala, Laurent Lantieri
BACKGROUND: Exposure of the common trunk of the facial nerve has traditionally been approached based on principles of parotidectomy, which is associated with high rates of facial nerve palsy and landmarks that may be unreliable. On the basis of experience gained with vascularized composite allotransplantation of the face, the authors propose a retroauricular approach that may be more time-effective and safe. METHODS: In the proposed retroauricular facial nerve approach, an incision is made posterior to the ear in the retroauricular sulcus, and dissection proceeds anteriorly to the mastoid fascia to the base of the conchal bowl...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995751/3d-bioprinting-for-organ-regeneration
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Haitao Cui, Margaret Nowicki, John P Fisher, Lijie Grace Zhang
Regenerative medicine holds the promise of engineering functional tissues or organs to heal or replace abnormal and necrotic tissues/organs, offering hope for filling the gap between organ shortage and transplantation needs. Three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting is evolving into an unparalleled biomanufacturing technology due to its high-integration potential for patient-specific designs, precise and rapid manufacturing capabilities with high resolution, and unprecedented versatility. It enables precise control over multiple compositions, spatial distributions, and architectural accuracy/complexity, therefore achieving effective recapitulation of microstructure, architecture, mechanical properties, and biological functions of target tissues and organs...
December 20, 2016: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988214/characterization-of-glomerular-extracellular-matrix%C3%A2-by-proteomic-analysis-of-laser-captured-microdissected-glomeruli
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Liliane Hobeika, Michelle T Barati, Dawn J Caster, Kenneth R McLeish, Michael L Merchant
Abnormal extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling is a prominent feature of many glomerular diseases and is a final common pathway of glomerular injury. However, changes in ECM composition accompanying disease-related remodeling are unknown. The physical properties of ECM create challenges for characterization of composition using standard protein extraction techniques, as the insoluble components of ECM are frequently discarded and many ECM proteins are in low abundance compared to other cell proteins. Prior proteomic studies defining normal ECM composition used a large number of glomeruli isolated from human kidneys retrieved for transplantation or by nephrectomy for cancer...
February 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942578/three-dimensional-printing-of-bone-extracellular-matrix-for-craniofacial-regeneration
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Ben P Hung, Bilal A Naved, Ethan L Nyberg, Miguel Dias, Christina A Holmes, Jennifer H Elisseeff, Amir H Dorafshar, Warren L Grayson
Tissue-engineered approaches to regenerate bone in the craniomaxillofacial region utilize biomaterial scaffolds to provide structural and biological cues to stem cells to stimulate osteogenic differentiation. Bioactive scaffolds are typically comprised of natural components but often lack the manufacturability of synthetic materials. To circumvent this trade-off, we 3D printed materials comprised of decellularized bone (DCB) matrix particles combined with polycaprolactone (PCL) to create novel hybrid DCB:PCL scaffolds for bone regeneration...
October 10, 2016: ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931590/cytotoxic-t-lymphocyte-associated-protein-4-acts-on-local-draining-lymph-nodes-in-the-allogeneic-abdominal-skin-flap-of-a-rat-model-to-extend-its-survival
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G Ma, J Pei, Y Li, Y Han, D Liu
BACKGROUND: Early acute allograft rejection is the result of immune cells mainly composed of thymocyte (T) cells, which are activated, mature, and differentiate in lymphoid tissue. METHODS: Cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated protein 4 immunoglobulin (CTLA4-Ig) competitively suppresses the cluster of differentiation 28/CTLA4-B7 costimulatory signaling pathway and alters the ratio of T helper 1 to T helper 2, leading to the inhibition of T cell activation. RESULTS: We used lentivirus-packed CTLA4-Ig to infect the local draining lymph nodes of the allograft skin flap in a rat model, which effectively extended the survival of the allograft...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879599/total-human-eye-allotransplantation-developing-surgical-protocols-for-donor-and-recipient-procedures
#18
Edward H Davidson, Eric W Wang, Jenny Y Yu, Juan C Fernandez-Miranda, Dawn J Wang, Nikisha Richards, Maxine Miller, Joel S Schuman, Kia M Washington
BACKGROUND: Vascularized composite allotransplantation of the eye is an appealing, novel method for reconstruction of the nonfunctioning eye. The authors' group has established the first orthotopic model for eye transplantation in the rat. With advancements in immunomodulation strategies together with new therapies in neuroregeneration, parallel development of human surgical protocols is vital for ensuring momentum toward eye transplantation in actual patients. METHODS: Cadaveric donor tissue harvest (n = 8) was performed with orbital exenteration, combined open craniotomy, and endonasal approach to ligate the ophthalmic artery with a cuff of paraclival internal carotid artery, for transection of the optic nerve at the optic chiasm and transection of cranial nerves III to VI and the superior ophthalmic vein at the cavernous sinus...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873528/transplantation-of-vascularized-composite-allografts-review-of-current-knowledge
#19
M Molitor
Transplantation in reconstructive surgery has been performed for more than 20 years, although the official beginning of these procedures is considered the first successful transplantation of the hand in 1998. The original name "Composite Tissue Transplantation" has been used less frequently; more common is the term "Vascularized Composite Allotransplant", which better describes the basis of the procedure. There have been so far approximately 180 transplantations performed, the exact number is difficult to find...
2016: Acta Chirurgiae Plasticae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859633/visceral-fat-is-strongly-associated-with-post-transplant-diabetes-mellitus-and-glucose-metabolism-1%C3%A2-year-after-kidney-transplantation
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Marit Elizabeth von Düring, Trond Jenssen, Jens Bollerslev, Anders Åsberg, Kristin Godang, Anders Hartmann
Body composition after kidney transplantation is linked to glucose metabolism, and impaired glucose metabolism is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events and death. One year after transplantation, we examined 150 patients for post-transplant diabetes performing oral glucose tolerance tests and body composition measurements including visceral adipose tissue (VAT) content from dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scans. We found that glucose metabolism was generally improved over the first year post-transplant, and that the levels of VAT and percentage VAT of total body fat mass (VAT%totBFM ) were lowest in those with normal glucose tolerance and highest in those with post-transplant diabetes mellitus...
January 2017: Clinical Transplantation
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