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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550171/%C3%AE-adrenergic-receptor-stimulation-inhibits-proarrhythmic-alternans-in-post-infarction-border-zone-cardiomyocytes-a-computational-analysis
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Jakub Tomek, Blanca Rodriguez, Gil Bub, Jordi Heijman
The border zone (BZ) of viable myocardium adjacent to an infarct undergoes extensive autonomic and electrical remodelling and is prone to repolarisation alternans-induced cardiac arrhythmias. BZ remodelling processes may promote or inhibit calcium and/or repolarisation alternans and may differentially affect ventricular arrhythmogenesis. Here, we employed a detailed computational model of the canine ventricular cardiomyocyte to study the determinants of alternans in the BZ and their regulation by β-adrenergic receptor (βAR) stimulation...
May 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548701/microtubules-regulate-brush-border-formation
#2
Facundo M Tonucci, Anabela Ferretti, Evangelina Almada, Pamela Cribb, Rodrigo Vena, Florencia Hidalgo, Cristián Favre, Matt J Tyska, Irina Kaverina, M Cecilia Larocca
Most epithelial cells contain apical membrane structures associated to bundles of actin filaments, which constitute the brush border. Whereas microtubule participation in the maintenance of the brush border identity has been characterized, their contribution to de novo microvilli organization remained elusive. Hereby, using a cell model of individual enterocyte polarization, we found that nocodazole induced microtubule depolymerization prevented the de novo brush border formation. Microtubule participation in brush border actin organization was confirmed in polarized kidney tubule MDCK cells...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545475/urinary-neprilysin-in-the-critically-ill-patient
#3
Sahra Pajenda, Karl Mechtler, Ludwig Wagner
BACKGROUND: Critically ill patients in intensive care face hazardous conditions. Among these, acute kidney injury (AKI) is frequently seen as a result of sepsis. Early diagnosis of kidney injury is of the utmost importance in the guidance of interventions or avoidance of treatment-induced kidney injury. On these grounds, we searched for markers that could indicate proximal tubular cell injury. METHODS: Urine samples of 90 patients admitted to the intensive or intermediate care unit were collected over 2 to 5 days...
May 25, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544612/ecology-adaptation-and-function-of-methane-sulfidic-spring-water-biofilm-microorganisms-including-a-strain-of-anaerobic-fungus-mucor-hiemalis
#4
Enamul Hoque, Johannes Fritscher
Ecological aspects, adaptation, and some functions of a special biofilm and its unique key anaerobic fungus Mucor hiemalis strain EH11 isolated from a pristine spring (Künzing, Bavaria, Germany) are described. The spring's pure nature is characterized by, for example, bubbling methane, marine-salinity, mild hydrothermal (~19.1°C), sulfidic, and reductive-anoxic (Eh : -241 to -253 mV, O2 : ≤ 0.1 mg/L) conditions. It is geoecologically located at the border zone between Bavarian Forest (crystalline rocky mountains) and the moor-like Danube River valley, where geological displacements bring the spring's water from the deeper layers of former marine sources up to the surface...
May 24, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534288/physicochemical-and-biological-characterization-of-sustained-isopropyl-unoprostone-release-device-made-of-poly-ethyleneglycol-dimethacrylates
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Nobuhiro Nagai, Yasuko Izumida, Yoshimasa Yamazaki, Hirokazu Kaji, Junichi Kawasaki, Matsuhiko Nishizawa, Toshiaki Abe
Transscleral drug delivery is becoming increasingly popular to manage posterior eye diseases. To evaluate the clinical application of a transscleral, sustained, unoprostone (UNO)-release device (URD) constructed of photopolymerized tri(ethyleneglycol) dimethacrylate and poly(ethyleneglycol) dimethacrylate, we evaluated physicochemical and biological properties of this device. The URD consists of a drug-impermeable reservoir and a semi-permeable cover. The in vitro release rate of UNO from the URD increased with increasing temperatures from 20 to 45 °C...
July 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533794/boron-supply-enhances-aluminum-tolerance-in-root-border-cells-of-pea-pisum-sativum-by-interacting-with-cell-wall-pectins
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Xue Wen Li, Jia You Liu, Jing Fang, Lin Tao, Ren Fang Shen, Ya Lin Li, Hong Dong Xiao, Ying Ming Feng, Hai Xiang Wen, Jia Hua Guan, Li Shu Wu, Yong Ming He, Heiner E Goldbach, Min Yu
Aluminum (Al) toxicity is the primary factor limiting crop growth in acidic soils. Boron (B) alleviates Al toxicity in plants, which is mainly considered to be due to the formation of Rhamnogalacturonan II-B (RGII-B) complexes, which helps to stabilize the cytoskeleton. It is unclear yet whether this is due to the increasing of net negative charges and/or further mechanisms. Kinetics of Al accumulation and adsorption were investigated using entire cells, cell wall and pectin of root border cells (RBCs) of pea (Pisum sativum), to reveal the mechanism of B in interacting with alkali-soluble and chelator-soluble pectin for an increased Al tolerance in RBCs...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533409/inducible-ctcf-insulator-delays-the-igh-3-regulatory-region-mediated-activation-of-germline-promoters-and-alters-class-switching
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Fatima-Zohra Braikia, Chloé Oudinet, Dania Haddad, Zeliha Oruc, Domenico Orlando, Audrey Dauba, Marc Le Bert, Ahmed Amine Khamlichi
Class switch recombination (CSR) plays an important role in adaptive immune response by enabling mature B cells to switch from IgM expression to the expression of downstream isotypes. CSR is preceded by inducible germline (GL) transcription of the constant genes and is controlled by the 3' regulatory region (3'RR) in a stimulus-dependent manner. Why the 3'RR-mediated up-regulation of GL transcription is delayed to the mature B-cell stage is presently unknown. Here we show that mice devoid of an inducible CTCF binding element, located in the α constant gene, display a marked isotype-specific increase of GL transcription in developing and resting splenic B cells and altered CSR in activated B cells...
May 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531196/co-inheritance-of-glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-deficiency-mutations-and-hemoglobin-e-in-a-kachin-population-in-a-malaria-endemic-region-of-southeast-asia
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Zeshuai Deng, Fang Yang, Yao Bai, Lijun He, Qing Li, Yanrui Wu, Lan Luo, Hong Li, Limei Ma, Zhaoqing Yang, Yongshu He, Liwang Cui
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency and hemoglobin E (HbE, β26 Glu-Lys) are two common red cell disorders in Southeast Asia. G6PD deficiency produces hemolytic anemia, which can be triggered by certain drugs or infections. HbE is asymptomatic or is manifested as microcytic, minimally hemolytic anemia. The association between G6PD deficiency and HbE is little understood. This study aimed to investigate G6PD deficiency and HbE in a Kachin ethnic group in the China-Myanmar border area. G6PD enzyme activity was measured using a quantitative G6PD assay, G6PD variants genotyped by the SNaPshot assay, and an HbE gene mutation identified by an amplification refractory mutation system and subsequently confirmed by using a reverse dot blot hybridization assay from 100 unrelated individuals in the study area...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523326/hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-associated-with-thyroid-adenoma-with-h%C3%A3-rthle-cells-case-report
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Mihaela Stanciu, Liana Gabriela Bera, Mihaela Popescu, Florin Grosu, Florina Ligia Popa
Chronic thyroiditis may present a focal lesion, often-palpable abnormality, simulating nodular disease. The number and morphology of the Hürthle cells (HC) vary in the thyroid aspirate. Distinguishing between neoplastic and non-neoplastic HC lesions is difficult when using the fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). We present the case of a 46-year-old female with a large right nodular goiter and hypothyroidism and high titer of anti-thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPO). The thyroid ultrasound showed a large well-defined nodule (more than 6...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516571/fsoca-induced-switchable-footpad-skin-optical-clearing-window-for-blood-flow-and-cell-imaging-in%C3%A2-vivo
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Rui Shi, Wei Feng, Chao Zhang, Zhihong Zhang, Dan Zhu
The mouse footpad for its feature of hairlessness provides an available window for imaging vascular and cellular structure and function in vivo. Unfortunately, the strong scattering of its skin limits the penetration of light and reduces the imaging contrast and depth. Herein, an innovative footpad skin optical clearing agent (FSOCA) was developed to make the footpad skin transparent quickly by topical application. The results demonstrate that FSOCA treatment not only allowed the cutaneous blood vessels and blood flow distribution to be monitored by laser speckle contrast imaging technique with higher contrast, but also permitted the fluorescent cells to be imaged by laser scanning confocal microscopy with higher fluorescence signal intensity and larger imaging depth...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514968/further-evaluation-of-the-nwf-filter-for-the-purification-of-plasmodium-vivax-infected-erythrocytes
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Jiangyan Li, Zhiyong Tao, Qian Li, Awtum Brashear, Ying Wang, Hui Xia, Qiang Fang, Liwang Cui
BACKGROUND: Isolation of Plasmodium-infected red blood cells (iRBCs) from clinical blood samples is often required for experiments, such as ex vivo drug assays, in vitro invasion assays and genome sequencing. Current methods for removing white blood cells (WBCs) from malaria-infected blood are time-consuming or costly. A prototype non-woven fabric (NWF) filter was developed for the purification of iRBCs, which showed great efficiency for removing WBCs in a pilot study. Previous work was performed with prototype filters optimized for processing 5-10 mL of blood...
May 17, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512643/diagnostic-and-research-aspects-of-small-intestinal-disaccharidases-in-coeliac-disease
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REVIEW
Tanja Šuligoj, Paul J Ciclitira, Borut Božič
Disaccharidases (DS) are brush border enzymes embedded in the microvillous membrane of small intestinal enterocytes. In untreated coeliac disease (CD), a general decrease of DS activities is seen. This manuscript reviews different aspects of DS activities in CD: their utility in the diagnosis and their application to in vitro toxicity testing. The latter has never been established in CD research. However, with the recent advances in small intestinal organoid techniques, DS might be employed as a biomarker for in vitro studies...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511524/basaloid-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-tongue-a-report-with-emphasis-on-immunohistochemistry
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Karuna Kumari, Vanishree C Haragannavar, K Vineeth Kumar, Kavitha Prasad, Shwetha Nambiar
Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma (BSCC) is a rare entity with its histopathological distinction from conventional squamous cell carcinoma. It is frequently considered a high-grade carcinoma with poor prognosis because of higher rate of distant metastases. Here by, we are reporting a case of 39-year-old male with an ulcer on the left lateral border of the tongue since a month. Histopathological examination of incisional biopsy revealed basaloid tumour cell islands accompanied by component of well differentiated squamous cell carcinoma...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511389/variability-of-iron-load-in-patients-of-sickle-cell-anaemia-hbss-a-study-from-eastern-india
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Pranati Mohanty, Rabindra Kumar Jena, Sudha Sethy
INTRODUCTION: Sickle Cell Anaemia (SCA) is one of the commonest haemoglobinopathies due to a point mutation (A→T) of the β-globin gene. Out of five haplotypes, the Arab-Indian haplotype present in India is one of the least severe phenotype and least studied also. It is characterized by lifelong haemolytic anaemia requiring red cell transfusion leading to iron overload. In contrast, there is very high incidence of deficiency of iron, folic acid and vitamin B12. AIM: Our objective was to access the Iron status of SCA patients and to find its correlation with various parameters like red cell transfusion, haemolysis and serum hepcidin...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507823/cells-tile-a-flat-plane-by-controlling-geometries-during-morphogenesis-of-pyropia-thalli
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Kai Xu, Yan Xu, Dehua Ji, Ting Chen, Changsheng Chen, Chaotian Xie
BACKGROUND: Pyropia haitanensis thalli, which are made of a single layer of polygonal cells, are a perfect model for studying the morphogenesis of multi-celled organisms because their cell proliferation process is an excellent example of the manner in which cells control their geometry to create a two-dimensional plane. METHODS: Cellular geometries of thalli at different stages of growth revealed by light microscope analysis. RESULTS: This study showed the cell division transect the middle of the selected paired-sides to divide the cell into two equal portions, thus resulting in cell sides ≥4 and keeping the average number of cell sides at approximately six even as the thallus continued to grow, such that more than 90% of the cells in thalli longer than 0...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504874/cranioplasty-with-adipose-derived-stem-cells-beta-tricalcium-phosphate-granules-and-supporting-mesh-six-year-clinical-follow-up-results
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Tuomo Thesleff, Kai Lehtimäki, Tero Niskakangas, Sanna Huovinen, Bettina Mannerström, Susanna Miettinen, Riitta Seppänen-Kaijansinkko, Juha Öhman
Several alternative techniques exist to reconstruct skull defects. The complication rate of the cranioplasty procedure is high and the search for optimal materials and techniques continues. To report long-term results of patients who have received a cranioplasty using autologous adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) seeded on beta-tricalcium phosphate (betaTCP) granules. Between 10/2008 and 3/2010, five cranioplasties were performed (four females, one male; average age 62.0 years) using ASCs, betaTCP granules and titanium or resorbable meshes...
May 15, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502796/in-vivo-reprogramming-for-heart-regeneration-a-glance-at-efficiency-environmental-impacts-challenges-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Behnam Ebrahimi
Replacing dying or diseased cells of a tissue with new ones that are converted from patient's own cells is an attractive strategy in regenerative medicine. In vivo reprogramming is a novel strategy that can circumvent the hurdles of autologous/allogeneic cell injection therapies. Interestingly, studies have demonstrated that direct injection of cardiac transcription factors or specific miRNAs into the infarct border zone of murine hearts following myocardial infarction converts resident cardiac fibroblasts into functional cardiomyocytes...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494961/rolling-adhesion-of-schizont-stage-malaria-infected-red-blood-cells-in-shear-flow
#18
Anil K Dasanna, Christine Lansche, Michael Lanzer, Ulrich S Schwarz
To avoid clearance by the spleen, red blood cells infected with the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum (iRBCs) adhere to the vascular endothelium through adhesive protrusions called "knobs" that the parasite induces on the surface of the host cell. However, the detailed relation between the developing knob structure and the resulting movement in shear flow is not known. Using flow chamber experiments on endothelial monolayers and tracking of the parasite inside the infected host cell, we find that trophozoites (intermediate-stage iRBCs) tend to flip due to their biconcave shape, whereas schizonts (late-stage iRBCs) tend to roll due to their almost spherical shape...
May 9, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494215/potential-ultrastructure-predicting-factors-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-hcv-infected-patients
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Soheir S Mansy, Eman El-Ahwany, Soheir Mahmoud, Sara Hassan, Mohammed I Seleem, Amr Abdelaal, Ahmed H Helmy, Mona K Zoheiry, Ahmed S AbdelFattah, Moataz H Hassanein
Hepatitis C virus represents one of the rising causes of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Although the early diagnosis of HCC is vital for successful curative treatment, the majority of lesions are diagnosed in an irredeemable phase. This work deals with a comparative ultrastructural study of experimentally gradually induced HCC, surgically resected HCC, and potential premalignant lesions from HCV-infected patients, with the prospect to detect cellular criteria denoting premalignant transformation. Among the main detected pathological changes which are postulated to precede frank HCC: failure of normal hepatocyte regeneration with star shape clonal fragmentation, frequent elucidation of hepatic progenitor cells and Hering canals, hepatocytes of different electron density loaded with small sized rounded monotonous mitochondria, increase junctional complexes bordering bile canaliculi and in between hepatocyte membranes, abundant cellular proteinaceous material with hypertrophied or vesiculated rough endoplasmic reticulum (RER), sequestrated nucleus with proteinaceous granular material or hypertrophied RER, formation of lipolysosomes, large autophagosomes, and micro-vesicular fat deposition...
May 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493993/mechanism-of-down-regulation-of-na-h-exchanger-2-in-experimental-colitis
#20
Amal Ali Soleiman, Farook Thameem, Islam Khan
BACKGROUND: The Na-H exchanger [NHE] performs an electroneutral uptake of NaCl and water from the lumen of the gastrointestinal tract. There are several distinct NHE isoforms, some of which show an altered expression in the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). In this study, we examined a role of NHE-2 in experimental colitis. METHODS: Colitis was induced in male Sprague-Dawley rats by intra-rectal administration of trinitrobenzenesulphonic acid (TNBS). On day 6 post-TNBS, the animals were sacrificed, colonic and ileal segments were taken out, cleaned with phosphate buffered saline and used in this study...
2017: PloS One
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