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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937677/synthesis-and-materialization-of-a-reaction-diffusion-french-flag-pattern
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Anton S Zadorin, Yannick Rondelez, Guillaume Gines, Vadim Dilhas, Georg Urtel, Adrian Zambrano, Jean-Christophe Galas, André Estevez-Torres
During embryo development, patterns of protein concentration appear in response to morphogen gradients. These patterns provide spatial and chemical information that directs the fate of the underlying cells. Here, we emulate this process within non-living matter and demonstrate the autonomous structuration of a synthetic material. First, we use DNA-based reaction networks to synthesize a French flag, an archetypal pattern composed of three chemically distinct zones with sharp borders whose synthetic analogue has remained elusive...
October 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932055/eosinophilic-ulcer-of-the-tongue-masquerading-as-malignant-ulcer-an-unexplored-distinct-pathology
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Kunal Sah, Sunira Chandra, Anil Singh, Shweta Singh
Eosinophilic ulcer (EU) is a rare self-limiting chronic benign ulcerative lesion of the oral mucosa often misdiagnosed as oral malignancy. Its etiopathogenesis is ambiguous, but trauma plays an important role in the development. Microscopically, it is characterized by a polymorphic inflammatory infiltrate with a prominent eosinophilic component and large mononuclear cells extending deep into the submucosa, underlying muscle and salivary glands. We discuss a case of EU in a 55-year-old male, which presented with a symptomatic nonhealing ulcer on the right lateral border of the tongue and was further clinically misdiagnosed as malignant ulcer...
May 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931551/endoplasmic-reticulum-membrane-protein-complex-subunit-10-emc10-is-a-bone-marrow-derived-angiogenic-growth-factor-promoting-tissue-repair-after-myocardial-infarction
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Marc R Reboll, Mortimer Korf-Klingebiel, Stefanie Klede, Felix Polten, Eva Brinkmann, Ines Reimann, Hans-Joachim Schönfeld, Maria Bobadilla, Jan Faix, George Kensah, Ina Gruh, Michael Klintschar, Matthias Gaestel, Hans W Niessen, Andreas Pich, Johann Bauersachs, Joseph A Gogos, Yong Wang, Kai C Wollert
Background -Clinical trials of bone marrow cell (BMC)-based therapies after acute myocardial infarction (MI) have produced mostly neutral results. Treatment with specific BMC-derived secreted proteins may provide an alternative biologic approach to improving tissue repair and heart function after MI. We recently performed a bioinformatic secretome analysis in BMCs from patients with acute MI and discovered a poorly characterized secreted protein, endoplasmic reticulum membrane protein complex subunit 10 (EMC10), showing activity in an angiogenic screen...
September 20, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931466/1-alpha-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-up-regulates-the-expression-of-2-types-of-human-intestinal-alkaline-phosphatase-alternative-splicing-variants-in-caco-2-cells-and-may-be-an-important-regulator-of-their-expression-in-gut-homeostasis
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Seiko Noda, Asako Yamada, Kanae Nakaoka, Masae Goseki-Sone
Vitamin D insufficiency is associated with a greater risk of osteoporosis and also influences skeletal muscle functions, differentiation, and development. The principal function of vitamin D in calcium homeostasis is to increase the absorption of calcium from the intestine, and the level of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, a differentiation marker for intestinal epithelial cells, is regulated by vitamin D. Intestinal-type ALP is expressed at a high concentration in the brush border membrane of intestinal epithelial cells, and is known to be affected by several kinds of nutrients...
August 4, 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931019/the-role-of-backward-cell-migration-in-two-hit-mutants-production-in-the-stem-cell-niche
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Audrey Bollas, Leili Shahriyari
It has been discovered that there are two stem cell groups in the intestinal crypts: central stem cells (CeSCs), which are at the very bottom of the crypt, and border stem cells (BSCs), which are located between CeSCs and transit amplifying cells (TAs). Moreover, backward cell migration from BSCs to CeSCs has been observed. Recently, a bi-compartmental stochastic model, which includes CeSCs and BSCs, has been developed to investigate the probability of two-hit mutant production in the stem cell niche. In this project, we improve this stochastic model by adding the probability of backward cell migration to the model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929043/supraventricular-tachycardia-and-tricuspid-regurgitation-in-the-setting-of-misplaced-implantable-port-catheter-tip
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Ahmad Awan, Bisma Ahsan, Hasan Iftikhar, Akbar Khan, Fasil Tiruneh, Yididia Bekele, Ankit Mahajan, Ahmed A Awan
We present the case of a 31-year-old female with a past medical history of B-cell leukemia, on maintenance chemotherapy administered via centrally placed implantable catheter port, who presented to the emergency room with fever, chills, and generalized body pain of one day's duration. After initial workup, the patient was admitted to the intensive care unit and managed for severe sepsis. The patient was found to have a new-onset 3/6 holosystolic murmur at the left lower sternal border. Furthermore, she developed an episode of supraventricular tachycardia that responded to adenosine...
July 11, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928157/alteration-of-cholinergic-anti-inflammatory-pathway-in-rat-with-ischemic-cardiomyopathy-modified-electrophysiological-function-of-heart
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Shu-Jie Wu, Yue-Chun Li, Zhe-Wei Shi, Zhong-Hao Lin, Zhi-Heng Rao, Si-Chao Tai, Mao-Ping Chu, Lei Li, Jia-Feng Lin
BACKGROUND: With chronic ischemia after myocardial infarction, the resulting scar tissue result in electrical and structural remodeling vulnerable to an arrhythmogenic substrate. The cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway elicited by vagal nerve via α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (α7-nAChR) can modulate local and systemic inflammatory responses. Here, we aimed to clarify a novel mechanism for the antiarrhythmogenic properties of vagal nerve during the ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM)...
September 19, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928129/new-advances-and-challenges-of-targeting-cancer-stem-cells
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Nurmaa K Dashzeveg, Rokana Taftaf, Erika K Ramos, Luke Torre-Healy, Anastasia Chumakova, Daniel J Silver, Tyler J Alban, Maksim Sinyuk, Praveena S Thiagarajan, Awad M Jarrar, Soumya M Turaga, Caner Saygin, Erin Mulkearns-Hubert, Masahiro Hitomi, Jeremy N Rich, Stanton L Gerson, Justin D Lathia, Huiping Liu
The second International Cancer Stem Cell Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 20-23, 2016, convened 330 attendees from academic, industrial, and clinical organizations. It featured a debate on the concepts and challenges of the cancer stem cells (CSC) as well as CSC-centered scientific sessions on clinical trials, genetics and epigenetics, tumor microenvironment, immune suppression, metastasis, therapeutic resistance, and emerging novel concepts. The conference hosted 35 renowned speakers, 100 posters, 20 short talks, and a preconference workshop...
September 19, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923791/gja1-20k-arranges-actin-to-guide-cx43-delivery-to-cardiac-intercalated-discs
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Wassim A Basheer, Shaohua Xiao, Irina Epifantseva, Ying Fu, Andre G Kleber, TingTing Hong, Robin M Shaw
Rationale: Delivery of connexin 43 (Cx43) to the intercalated disc is a continuous and rapid process critical for intercellular coupling. By a pathway of targeted delivery involving microtubule highways, vesicles of Cx43 hemichannels are efficiently trafficked to adherens junctions at intercalated discs. It has also been identified that actin provides rest stops for Cx43 forward trafficking, and that Cx43 has a 20kDa internally translated small C-terminus isoform (GJA1-20k) which is required for full-length Cx43 trafficking, but by an unknown mechanism...
September 18, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920944/the-dosage-dependent-effect-exerted-by-the-nm23-h1-h2-homolog-ndk-1-on-distal-tip-cell-migration-in-c-elegans
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Zsolt Farkas, Luca Fancsalszky, Éva Saskői, Alexandra Gráf, Krisztián Tárnok, Anil Mehta, Krisztina Takács-Vellai
Abnormal regulation of cell migration and altered rearrangement of the cytoskeleton are fundamental properties of metastatic cells. The first identified metastasis suppressor NM23-H1, which displays nucleoside-diphosphate kinase (NDPK) activity is involved in these processes. NM23-H1 inhibits the migratory and invasive potential of some cancer cells. Correspondingly, numerous invasive cancer cell lines (eg, breast, colon, oral, hepatocellular carcinoma, and melanoma) display low endogenous NM23 levels. In this review, we summarize mechanisms, which are linked to the anti-metastatic activity of NM23...
September 18, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914456/ovarian-structure-and-oogenesis-of-the-extremophile-viviparous-teleost-poecilia-mexicana-poeciliidae-from-an-active-sulfur-spring-cave-in-southern-mexico
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Aarón Torres-Martínez, Arlette Hernández-Franyutti, Mari Carmen Uribe, Wilfrido Miguel Contreras-Sánchez
The structure of the ovary and oogenesis of Poecilia mexicana from an active sulfur spring cave is documented. Poecilia mexicana is the only poeciliid adapted to a subterranean environment with high hydrogen sulfide levels and extreme hypoxic conditions. Twenty females were captured throughout one year at Cueva del Azufre, located in the State of Tabasco in Southern Mexico. Ovaries were processed with histological techniques. P. mexicana has a single, ovoid ovary with ovigerous lamella that project to the ovarian lumen...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912121/cortical-bone-stem-cell-therapy-preserves-cardiac-structure-and-function-after-myocardial-infarction
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Thomas E Sharp, Giana J Schena, Alexander R Hoachlandr-Hobby, Timothy Starosta, Remus M Berretta, Markus Wallner, Giulia Borghetti, Polina Gross, Daohai Yu, Jaslyn Johnson, Eric A Feldsott, Danielle M Trappanese, Amir Toib, Joseph E Rabinowitz, Jon C George, Hajime Kubo, Sadia Mohsin, Steven R Houser
Rationale: Cortical bone stem cells (CBSCs) have been shown to reduce ventricular remodeling and improve cardiac function in a murine myocardial infarction (MI) model. These effects were superior to other stem cell types that have been used in recent early stage clinical trials. However, CBSC efficacy has not been tested in a preclinical large animal model using approaches that could be applied to patients. Objective: To determine if post-MI transendocardial injection of allogeneic CBSCs reduces pathological structural and functional remodeling and prevents the development of heart failure in a swine MI model...
September 14, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903039/polyploidy-and-the-cellular-and-areal-diversity-of-rat-cortical-layer-5-pyramidal-neurons
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Johanna Sigl-Glöckner, Michael Brecht
In many species, polyploidy, in which an increase in nuclear DNA content is accompanied by an increase in cell size, contributes to cellular diversity. In the rat visual cortex, most neurons are small and homogeneous in size, while layer 5 cells are heterogeneous, containing some very large neurons. To measure DNA content, we quantified nuclear chromocenters and integrated DNA/DAPI fluorescence. The results suggest that most cortical neurons, non-neuronal cells, parvalbumin-positive interneurons, and large entorhinal layer 2 stellate projection neurons are diploid...
September 12, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895768/protective-effects-of-taurine-against-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats-by-inhibition-of-gelatinases-mmp-2-and-mmp-9-and-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signaling
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Z Cavdar, C Ural, A Celik, S Arslan, G Terzioglu, S Ozbal, S Yildiz, U B Ergur, E Guneli, T Camsari, G Akdogan
Dysregulated expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) is closely associated with the pathogenesis of renal ischemia/reperfusion injury (I/R). The production of excessive reactive oxygen species (ROS) causes tissue damage. Increased ROS production causes activation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling, which participates in gene regulation of MMPs, especially MMP-2 and MMP-9 (gelatinases). Taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid) in mammalian cells functions in bile acid conjugation, maintenance of calcium homeostasis, osmoregulation, membrane stabilization, and antioxidation, antiinflammatory, and antiapoptotic action...
September 12, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887206/reproducibility-and-relative-stability-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging-indices-of-tumor-vascular-physiology-over-a-period-of-24h-in-a-rat-9l-gliosarcoma-model
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Tavarekere N Nagaraja, Rasha Elmghirbi, Stephen L Brown, Lonni R Schultz, Ian Y Lee, Kelly A Keenan, Swayamprava Panda, Glauber Cabral, Tom Mikkelsen, James R Ewing
PURPOSE: The objective was to study temporal changes in tumor vascular physiological indices in a period of 24h in a 9L gliosarcoma rat model. METHODS: Fischer-344 rats (N=14) were orthotopically implanted with 9L cells. At 2weeks post-implantation, they were imaged twice in a 24h interval using dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI). Data-driven model-selection-based analysis was used to segment tumor regions with varying vascular permeability characteristics...
September 5, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884821/associations-between-intratumoral-and-peritumoral-m2-macrophage-counts-and-cervical-squamous-cell-carcinoma-invasion-patterns
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Yuan Li, Gaosheng Huang, Shaohua Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To study the correlation between M2 tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) and invasion patterns in cervical squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) tissues. METHODS: In the present observational study, two commercial SCC tissue microarrays were evaluated by immunohistochemical analysis between January 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016. CD163-positive cells in a cervical SCC tissue microarray were identified. Tissue samples were stratified into groups based on a pushing border pattern (PBP), a diffuse infiltration pattern (DIP), or non-tumorous tissues included as a control group; M2 TAM numbers and distributions were compared...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882822/both-nherf3-and-nherf2-are-necessary-for-multiple-aspects-of-acute-regulation-of-nhe3-by-elevated-ca-2-cgmp-and-lysophosphatidic-acid
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Leela Rani Avula, Tiane Chen, Olga Kovbasnjuk, Mark Donowitz
The intestinal epithelial brush border Na(+)/H(+) exchanger NHE3 accounts for a large component of intestinal Na absorption. NHE3 is regulated during digestion by signaling complexes on its C-terminus that include the four multi-PDZ domain containing NHERF family proteins. Because the roles of each NHERF appear to vary based on the cell model or intestinal segment studied and because of our recent finding that a NHERF3-NHERF2 heterodimer appears important for NHE3 regulation in Caco-2 cells, we examined the role of NHERF3 and NHERF2 in homozygous C57BL/6 NHERF2 and NHERF3 KO mouse jejunum...
September 7, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882402/visceral-endoderm-and-the-primitive-streak-interact-to-build-the-fetal-placental-interface-of-the-mouse-gastrula
#18
Adriana M Rodriguez, Karen M Downs
Hypoblast/visceral endoderm assists in amniote nutrition, axial positioning and formation of the gut. Here, we provide evidence, currently limited to humans and non-human primates, that hypoblast is a purveyor of extraembryonic mesoderm in the mouse gastrula. Fate mapping a unique segment of axial extraembryonic visceral endoderm associated with the allantoic component of the primitive streak, and referred to as the "AX", revealed that visceral endoderm supplies the placentae with extraembryonic mesoderm. Exfoliation of the AX was dependent upon contact with the primitive streak, which modulated Hedgehog signaling...
September 4, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874625/a-rare-case-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-a-proliferating-trichilemmal-tumour
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Bruno Di Pace, Vincenzo Verdura, Marina Concilio, Carlo Baldi, Pio Zeppa, Giovanni Francesco Nicoletti, Corrado Rubino
INTRODUCTION: Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) includes several subtypes and these can be classified according to their clinical behaviours from the least invasive to the most aggressive. Moreover, it is appropriate to analyse their clinicalpathological patterns 1. In light of its wide histopathological variability, we encountered a rare malignant cutaneous lesion: a SCC of a proliferating trichilemmal tumour (PTT) nature. CASE REPORT: We describe the clinical and pathologic findings of an 82-year-old woman, who developed a SCC with areas of trichilemmal differentiation...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871936/xanthoma-like-skin-changes-in-an-elderly-woman-with-a-normal-lipid-profile
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Piotr Nockowski, Zdzisław Woźniak, Adam Reich, Joanna Maj
Dear Editor, An 83-year-old woman developed yellow-brownish infiltrates, nodules, and tumors mimicking xanthomas, mostly involving the periorbital and chest area within three months (Figure 1). She had no abnormalities in serum cholesterol or triglycerides levels. A detailed laboratory analysis revealed the presence of mild monoclonal gammopathy with a presence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) kappa light chains; however, according to hematologist consultation, it did not require medical intervention. Imaging assessment and ultrasound examination did not show any specific involvement of internal organs...
July 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
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