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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454159/an-aligned-porous-electrospun-fibrous-membrane-with-controlled-drug-delivery-an-efficient-strategy-to-accelerate-diabetic-wound-healing-with-improved-angiogenesis
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Xiaozhi Ren, Yiming Han, Jie Wang, Yuqi Jiang, Zhengfang Yi, He Xu, Qinfei Ke
A chronic wound in diabetic patients is usually characterized by poor angiogenesis and delayed wound closure. The exploration of efficient strategy to significantly improve angiogenesis in the diabetic wound bed and thereby accelerate wound healing is still a significant challenge. Herein, we reported a kind of aligned porous poly (L-lactic acid) (PLLA) electrospun fibrous membranes containing dimethyloxalylglycine (DMOG)-loaded mesoporous silica nanoparticles (DS) for diabetic wound healing. The PLLA electrospun fibers aligned in a single direction and there were ellipse-shaped nano-pores in situ generated onto the surface of fibers, while the DS were well distributed in the fibers and the DMOG as well as Si ion could be controlled released from the nanopores on the fibers...
February 14, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454091/anlotinib-inhibits-angiogenesis-via-suppressing-the-activation-of-vegfr2-pdgfr%C3%AE-and-fgfr1
#2
Binyan Lin, Xiuming Song, Dawei Yang, Dongsheng Bai, Yuyuan Yao, Na Lu
Tumor cells recruit vascular endothelial cells and circulating endothelial progenitor cells to form new vessels to support their own growth and metastasis. VEGF, PDGF-BB and FGF-2 are three major pro-angiogenic factors and applied to promote angiogenesis. In this research, we demonstrated that anlotinib, a potent multi-tyrosine kinases inhibitor (TKI), showed a significant inhibitory effect on VEGF/PDGF-BB/FGF-2-induced angiogenesis in vitro and in vivo. Wound healing assay, chamber directional migration assay and tube formation assay indicated that anlotinib inhibited VEGF/PDGF-BB/FGF-2-induced cell migration and formation of capillary-like tubes in endothelial cells...
February 14, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453719/microrna-411-promoted-the-osteosarcoma-progression-by-suppressing-mtss1-expression
#3
Zhange Yu, Ning Xu, Weiliang Yang, Yang Liu, Feng Yan
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play crucial roles in the progression of different tumors. In our study, we investigated the expression and roles of miR-411 in human osteosarcoma. In this study, we first confirmed that the miR-411 expression was higher in the serum of patients with osteosarcoma than in the serum of healthy volunteers. In addition, we found that the miR-411 expression was upregulated in the osteosarcoma tissues compared to that in the matched normal bone tissues. We also demonstrated that the miR-411 expression was upregulated in the four osteosarcoma cell lines...
February 16, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453521/safety-and-feasibility-of-breast-lesion-localization-using-magnetic-seeds-magseed-a-multi-centre-open-label-cohort-study
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James R Harvey, Yit Lim, John Murphy, Miles Howe, Julie Morris, Amit Goyal, Anthony J Maxwell
PURPOSE: Wire localization has several disadvantages, notably wire migration and difficulty scheduling the procedure close to surgery. Radioactive seed localization overcomes these disadvantages, but implementation is limited due to radiation safety requirements. Magnetic seeds potentially offer the logistical benefits and transcutaneous detection equivalence of a radioactive seed, with easier implementation. This study was designed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of using magnetic seeds for breast lesion localization...
February 16, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453401/endothelial-smoothened-dependent-hedgehog-signaling-is-not-required-for-sonic-hedgehog-induced-angiogenesis-or-ischemic-tissue-repair
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Rajesh Gupta, Alexander R Mackie, Sol Misener, Lijun Liu, Douglas W Losordo, Raj Kishore
Sonic Hedgehog (Shh) signaling induces neovascularization and angiogenesis. It is not known whether the hedgehog signaling pathway in endothelial cells is essential to angiogenesis. Smoothened (Smo) transduces hedgehog signaling across the cell membrane. This study assessed whether endothelial Smoothened-dependent Shh signaling is required for Shh-mediated angiogenesis and ischemic tissue repair. Endothelial-specific smoothened knockout mice, eSmo Null were created using Cre-lox recombination system. eSmo Null mice had no observable phenotype at baseline and showed normal cardiac function...
February 16, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453059/lessons-learned-from-research-and-surveillance-directed-at-highly-pathogenic-influenza-a-viruses-in-wild-birds-inhabiting-north-america
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REVIEW
Andrew M Ramey, Thomas J DeLiberto, Yohannes Berhane, David E Swayne, David E Stallknecht
Following detections of highly pathogenic (HP) influenza A viruses (IAVs) in wild birds inhabiting East Asia after the turn of the millennium, the intensity of sampling of wild birds for IAVs increased throughout much of North America. The objectives for many research and surveillance efforts were directed towards detecting Eurasian origin HP IAVs and understanding the potential of such viruses to be maintained and dispersed by wild birds. In this review, we highlight five important lessons learned from research and surveillance directed at HP IAVs in wild birds inhabiting North America: (1) Wild birds may disperse IAVs between North America and adjacent regions via migration, (2) HP IAVs can be introduced to wild birds in North America, (3) HP IAVs may cross the wild bird-poultry interface in North America, (4) The probability of encountering and detecting a specific virus may be low, and (5) Population immunity of wild birds may influence HP IAV outbreaks in North America...
February 13, 2018: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452418/phf20-collaborates-with-parp1-to-promote-stemness-and-aggressiveness-of-neuroblastoma-cells-through-activation-of-sox2-and-oct4
#7
Wenyong Long, Wei Zhao, Bo Ning, Jing Huang, Junjun Chu, Linfeng Li, Qianquan Ma, Changsheng Xing, Helen Y Wang, Qing Liu, Rong-Fu Wang
The differentiation status of neuroblastoma (NB) strongly correlates with its clinical outcomes; however, the molecular mechanisms driving maintenance of stemness and differentiation remain poorly understood. Here, we show that plant homeodomain finger-containing protein 20 (PHF20) functions as a critical epigenetic regulator in sustaining stem cell-like phenotype of NB by using CRISPR/Cas9-based targeted knockout (KO) for high-throughput screening of gene function in NB cell differentiation. Expression of PHF20 in NB was significantly associated with high aggressiveness of the tumor and poor outcomes for NB patients...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452155/comparative-developmental-biology-of-the-cardiac-inflow-tract
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REVIEW
Rita Carmona, Laura Ariza, Ana Cañete, Ramón Muñoz-Chápuli
The vertebrate heart receives the blood through the cardiac inflow tract. This area has experienced profound changes along the evolution of vertebrates; changes that have a reflection in the cardiac ontogeny. The development of the inflow tract involves dynamic changes due to the progressive addition of tissue derived from the secondary heart field. The inflow tract is the site where oxygenated blood coming from lungs is received separately from the systemic return, where the cardiac pacemaker is established and where the proepicardium develops...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452151/does-reduced-mastication-influence-cognitive-and-systemic-health-during-aging
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REVIEW
Sophie Miquel, Marcelo Aspiras, Jon E L Day
There is a growing body of literature which suggests that oral health and mastication can influence cognitive and systemic health during aging. However, it is currently unclear whether oral health, masticatory efficiency, cognitive health and systemic health merely deteriorate independently with age, or whether mechanisms exist linking mastication to cognitive and systemic health directly. The aim of this paper is to review the extent to which reduced mastication influences cognitive and systemic health during aging because this knowledge may underpin future interventions that improve quality of life...
February 13, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449939/innovative-approaches-to-genome-editing-in-avian-species
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REVIEW
Caitlin A Cooper, Timothy J Doran, Arjun Challagulla, Mark L V Tizard, Kristie A Jenkins
The tools available for genome engineering have significantly improved over the last 5 years, allowing scientist to make precise edits to the genome. Along with the development of these new genome editing tools has come advancements in technologies used to deliver them. In mammals genome engineering tools are typically delivered into in vitro fertilized single cell embryos which are subsequently cultured and then implanted into a recipient animal. In avian species this is not possible, so other methods have been developed for genome engineering in birds...
2018: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449544/peak1-acting-as-a-tumor-promoter-in-colorectal-cancer-is-regulated-by-the-egfr-kras-signaling-axis-and-mir-181d
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Lanlan Huang, Chuangyu Wen, Xiangling Yang, Qiong Lou, Xiaoyan Wang, Jia Che, Junxiong Chen, Zihuan Yang, Xiaojian Wu, Meijin Huang, Ping Lan, Lei Wang, Aikichi Iwamoto, Jianping Wang, Huanliang Liu
PEAK1 is upregulated in multiple human malignancies and has been associated with tumor invasion and metastasis, but little is known about the role of PEAK1 in colorectal cancer (CRC) progression. We investigated the expression pattern, function and regulatory mechanisms of PEAK1 in CRC. Here, we found that PEAK1 is overexpressed in CRC tissues and that high PEAK1 expression predicts poor survival in colon cancer but not rectal cancer. Functionally, silencing PEAK1 inhibits cell proliferation, migration, and invasion in vitro and inhibits the growth of tumor xenografts in nude mice...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449527/tr-4-nuclear-receptor-suppresses-hcc-cell-invasion-via-downregulating-the-epha2-expression
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Ren'an Jin, Hui Lin, Gonghui Li, Junjie Xu, Liang Shi, Chawnshang Chang, Xiujun Cai
Early studies indicated that testicular nuclear receptor 4 (TR 4 ) could function as a suppressor in the transcriptional regulation of the HBV core gene expression, which might then influence the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The direct linkage between TR 4 and HCC progression, however, remained unclear. Here, via a human clinical sample survey, we found that 13 of the 18 HCC patients studied had lower TR 4 expression in metastatic lesions than in matched primary HCC lesions, suggesting that TR 4 may play a negative role in HCC metastasis...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448647/preparation-and-visible-light-driven-photocatalytic-properties-of-cus-reduced-graphene-oxide-composites
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Ya-Jun Xing, Yong Shen, Xiao-Sai Hu, Sheng-Nan Chen
The CuS/RGO composites were prepared using a facile one-step solvothermal method. The asobtained samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectra, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Brunner-Emmet-Teller (BET) measurements and UV-Vis spectrophotometry. The results showed that the CuS particles were uniformly dispersed on the surface of RGO and electronic migration effect existed between RGO and CuS. The photocatalytic activity of CuS/RGO composites was evaluated by the degradation of Cationic blue SD-BL, Cationic red X-5GN, Direct blue 86, Reactive blue KN-R, Methylene blue and Rhodamine B under visible light irradiation...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448029/microrna-874-inhibits-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-remodeling-in-human-fetal-airway-smooth-muscle-cells-by-targeting-stat3
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Meihua Sun, Yuanyuan Huang, Feng Li, Haibo Li, Bo Zhang, Lianhua Jin
Pro-inflammatory cytokines-induced airway remodeling was a significant feature of asthma disease. The aim of the present study was to explore the functional significance of miR-874 in tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α-treated human fetal airway smooth muscle (fASM) cells. Here, we found that TNF-α treatment significantly down-regulated the expression of miR-874 in fASM cells. MiR-874 overexpression markedly inhibited cell viability and migration, suppressed the expression of PCNA and Ki67, reduced the expression of collagen I and collagen III, decreased the expression and activity of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 and MMP-2, and induced an obvious elevation of tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs)...
February 12, 2018: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447953/dendrite-growth-and-the-effect-of-ectopic-rheb-expression-on-cortical-neurons
#15
Aidan M Sokolov, Caitlin M Seluzicki, Mary C Morton, David M Feliciano
Ras homology enriched in brain (Rheb) is a GTPase that activates the protein kinase mammalian Target of Rapamycin (mTOR). Rheb mutations cause intellectual delay and megalencephaly. mTOR hyperactivation causes a constellation of neurodevelopmental disorders called "mTOR-opathies" that are frequently accompanied by hyperexcitable cortical malformations. Cortical malformations within the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) and somatosensory cortex (SSC) frequently colocalize with hyperexcitability. Although Rheb and mTOR are implicated in the formation of cortical lesions, seizure activity, and defects in neuronal migration, the contribution of Rheb to changes in neuron size and dendrite morphology is not well established...
February 12, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447213/delineating-and-identifying-long-term-changes-in-the-whooping-crane-grus-americana-migration-corridor
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Aaron T Pearse, Matt Rabbe, Lara M Juliusson, Mark T Bidwell, Lea Craig-Moore, David A Brandt, Wade Harrell
Defining and identifying changes to seasonal ranges of migratory species is required for effective conservation. Historic sightings of migrating whooping cranes (Grus americana) have served as sole source of information to define a migration corridor in the Great Plains of North America (i.e., Canadian Prairies and United States Great Plains) for this endangered species. We updated this effort using past opportunistic sightings from 1942-2016 (n = 5,055) and more recent (2010-2016) location data from 58 telemetered birds (n = 4,423) to delineate migration corridors that included 50%, 75%, and 95% core areas...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446853/preclinical-characterization-of-anlotinib-a-highly-potent-and-selective-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-2-inhibitor
#17
Chengying Xie, Xiaozhe Wan, Haitian Quan, Mingyue Zheng, Li Fu, Yun Li, Liguang Lou
Abrogating tumor angiogenesis by inhibiting vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 (VEGFR2) has been established as a therapeutic strategy for treating cancer. However, because of their low selectivity, most small molecule inhibitors of VEGFR2 tyrosine kinase exhibit unexpected adverse effects and limited anti-cancer efficacy. In this study, we detailed the pharmacologic properties of anlotinib, a highly potent and selective VEGFR2 inhibitor, in preclinical models. Anlotinib occupied the ATP-binding pocket of the VEGFR2 tyrosine kinase and showed high selectivity and inhibitory potency (IC 50 < 1 nM) for VEGFR2 relative to other tyrosine kinases...
February 15, 2018: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446737/gene-modified-mesenchymal-stem-cell-based-therapy-in-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#18
Hongbo Xu, Cheng Chen, Linkun Hu, Jianquan Hou
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common syndrome in the clinic and has become a worldwide public health problem. Renal ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) is the most common cause of AKI. So far, effective treatment is still lacking for renal IRI, resulting in a high mortality rate of AKI. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), considered as a promising candidate for tissue repair and regenerative medicine have aroused an increasing concern in recent years for the capacity of self-renewal and multi-lineage differentiation...
February 13, 2018: Current Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446455/uncultivated-stromal-vascular-fraction-is-equivalent-to-adipose-derived-stem-and-stromal-cells-on-porous-polyurethrane-scaffolds-forming-adipose-tissue-in-vivo
#19
Michael Griessl, Anna-Maria Buchberger, Sybille Regn, Kilian Kreutzer, Katharina Storck
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To find an alternative approach to contemporary techniques in tissue augmentation and reconstruction, tissue engineering strategies aim to involve adipose-derived stem and stromal cells (ASCs) harboring a strong differentiation potential into various tissue types such as bone, cartilage, and fat. STUDY DESIGN: Animal research. METHODS: The stromal vascular fraction (SVF) was used directly as a cell source to provide a potential alternative to contemporary ASC-based adipose tissue engineering...
February 15, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446300/mineralogical-evidence-of-galvanic-corrosion-in-drinking-water-lead-pipe-joints
#20
Michael K DeSantis, Simoni Triantafyllidou, Michael Schock, Darren A Lytle
Galvanic corrosion as a mechanism of toxic lead release into drinking water has been under scientific debate in the U.S. for over 30 years. Visual and mineralogical analysis of 28 lead pipe joints, excavated after 60+ years from 8 U.S. water utilities, provided the first direct view of three distinct galvanic corrosion patterns in practice: (1) no evidence of galvanic corrosion; (2) galvanic corrosion with lead cathode; (3) galvanic corrosion with lead anode. Pattern 3 is consistent with empirical galvanic series (lead→brass→copper in order of increasing nobility) and poses the greatest risk of Pb exposure...
February 15, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
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