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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230777/cryptomphalus-aspersa-mollusc-egg-extract-promotes-regenerative-effects-in-human-dermal-papilla-stem-cells
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María Teresa Alameda, Esther Morel, Concepción Parrado, Salvador González, Ángeles Juarranz
The aim of this study was to test, by an in vitro approach, whether a natural extract derived from eggs of the mollusc Cryptomphalus aspersa (e-CAF) that seems to present regenerative properties, can enhance the mobilization of human hair dermal papilla cells (HHDPCs) and play a role on tissue repair and regeneration. We have tested HHDPCs proliferation by the 3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium-bromide (MTT) assay; cell migration by using a wound healing assay, as well as the modulation of the expression of cytoskeletal (F-actin and vimentin) and cell adhesion to the extracellular matrix (ECM) (vinculin and P-FAK) proteins...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228557/surfactant-protein-a-inhibits-growth-and-adherence-of-uropathogenic-escherichia-coli-to-protect-the-bladder-from-infection
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Jiro Hashimoto, Motoko Takahashi, Atsushi Saito, Masaki Murata, Yuichiro Kurimura, Chiaki Nishitani, Rina Takamiya, Yasuaki Uehara, Yoshihiro Hasegawa, Yoshiki Hiyama, Norimasa Sawada, Satoshi Takahashi, Naoya Masumori, Yoshio Kuroki, Shigeru Ariki
Surfactant protein A (SP-A) is a multifunctional host defense collectin that was first identified as a component of pulmonary surfactant. Although SP-A is also expressed in various tissues, including the urinary tract, its innate immune functions in nonpulmonary tissues are poorly understood. In this study, we demonstrated that adherence of uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) to the bladder was enhanced in SP-A-deficient mice, which suggests that SP-A plays an important role in innate immunity against UPEC...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226915/miniaturized-force-torque-sensor-for-in-vivo-measurements-of-tissue-characteristics
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M Hessinger, T Pilic, R Werthschutzky, P P Pott, M Hessinger, T Pilic, R Werthschutzky, P P Pott, R Werthschutzky, M Hessinger, T Pilic, P P Pott
This paper presents the development of a surgical instrument to measure interaction forces/torques with organic tissue during operation. The focus is on the design progress of the sensor element, consisting of a spoke wheel deformation element with a diameter of 12 mm and eight inhomogeneous doped piezoresistive silicon strain gauges on an integrated full-bridge assembly with an edge length of 500 μm. The silicon chips are contacted to flex-circuits via flip chip and bonded on the substrate with a single component adhesive...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224971/biofabrication-of-bundles-of-poly-lactic-acid-collagen-blends-mimicking-the-fascicles-of-the-human-achille-tendon
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Alberto Sensini, Chiara Gualandi, Luca Cristofolini, Gianluca Tozzi, Manuela Dicarlo, Gabriella Teti, Monica Mattioli-Belmonte, Maria Letizia Focarete
Electrospinning is a promising technique for the production of scaffolds aimed at the regeneration of soft tissues. The aim of this work was to develop electrospun bundles mimicking the architecture and mechanical properties of the fascicles of the human Achille tendon. Two different blends of poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA) and collagen (Coll) were tested, PLLA/Coll-75/25 and PLLA/Coll-50/50, and compared with bundles of pure PLLA. First, a complete physico-chemical characterization was performed on non-woven mats made of randomly arranged fibers...
February 22, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224918/remodeling-of-pectin-and-hemicelluloses-in-tomato-pericarp-during-fruit-growth
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Fabienne Guillon, Adeline Moïse, Bernard Quemener, Brigitte Bouchet, Marie-Françoise Devaux, Camille Alvarado, Marc Lahaye
Tomato fruit texture depends on histology and cell wall architecture, both under genetic and developmental controls. If ripening related cell wall modifications have been well documented with regard to softening, little is known about cell wall construction during early fruit development. Identification of key events and their kinetics with regard to tissue architecture and cell wall development can provide new insights on early phases of texture elaboration. In this study, changes in pectin and hemicellulose chemical characteristics and location were investigated in the pericarp tissue of tomato (Solanum lycopersicon var Levovil) at four stages of development (7, 14 and 21day after anthesis (DPA) and mature green stages)...
April 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224625/the-effects-of-venous-ensheathment-on-facial-nerve-repair-in-the-rat
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Pei Chen, Christopher J Knox, Linli Yao, Chunli Li, Tessa A Hadlock
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the protective effect of autologous venous ensheathment on sutured rat facial nerve and to test whether the ensheathment could improve the functional recovery of repaired nerve and accuracy of axonal growth. STUDY DESIGN: In vivo study. METHODS: Forty-six rats were examined, with six rats serving as normal controls and 40 receiving facial nerve transection and suture repair (SR) or transection and suture repair with an additional venous ensheathment (VE)...
February 22, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224209/-suture-techniques-and-material-in-surgery-of-flexor-tendons
#7
T Pillukat, R Fuhrmann, J Windolf, J van Schoonhoven
Adhesions and scar formation between flexor tendons and the surrounding tissue are only contemporarily avoidable by movement of flexor tendons. Concepts with active follow-up protocols are more favorable than passive mobilization. The main risks of flexor tendon repair are rupture of the tendon suture, insidious gap formation and resistance to tendon gliding within the tendon sheath. Currently, there is no consensus with respect to the optimal suture technique or suture material. Nevertheless, there are some principles worth paying attention to, such as using stronger suture material, blocking stitches, suture techniques with four or more strands as well as circular running sutures...
February 21, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223334/corneal-surface-glycosylation-is-modulated-by-il-1r-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-challenge-but-is-insufficient-for-inhibiting-bacterial-binding
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Amber L Jolly, Paresh Agarwal, Matteo M E Metruccio, David R Spiciarich, David J Evans, Carolyn R Bertozzi, Suzanne M J Fleiszig
Cell surface glycosylation is thought to be involved in barrier function against microbes at mucosal surfaces. Previously we showed that the epithelium of healthy mouse corneas becomes vulnerable to P. aeruginosa adhesion if it lacks the innate defense protein MyD88 (myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88), or after superficial injury by blotting with tissue paper. Here we explored their effect on corneal surface glycosylation using a metabolic label, tetra-acetylated N-azidoacetylgalactosamine (Ac4GalNAz)...
February 21, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223310/overexpression-of-vitamin-d-receptor-mrna-correlates-with-poor-prognosis-in-ptc
#9
June Young Choi, Jin Wook Yi, Joon-Hyop Lee, Ra-Yeong Song, Hyeong Won Yu, Hyungju Kwon, Young Jun Chai, Su-Jin Kim, Kyu Eun Lee
The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between vitamin D receptor (VDR) mRNA expression and prognosis in papillary thyroid cancer. RNA sequencing and somatic mutation data from TCGA (the Cancer Genome Atlas) were analyzed. VDR mRNA expression was compared to clinicopathologic variables by linear regression. Tree-based classification was applied to find VDR cutoff and patients were split into low and high VDR group. Logistic regression, Kaplan-Meier analysis, differentially expressed gene (DEG) test, and pathway analysis were performed to assess differences between groups...
February 21, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223250/dorsal-cervical-spinal-cord-herniation-precipitated-by-kyphosis-deformity-correction-for-spinal-cord-tethering
#10
Robert S Heller, Steven W Hwang, Ron I Riesenburger
INTRODUCTION: Cervical spinal cord herniation (SCH) is a rare clinical entity. Reported following prior intradural surgery or surgery complicated by durotomy, patients return several months to years later with symptoms of worsening myelopathy. Herein is presented a case of a 51-year old female with SCH in the cervical spine following kyphosis deformity correction CASE DESCRIPTION: A 51-year old female presented to the Neurosurgery clinic with worsening cervical myelopathy due to cervical spinal cord tethering and adhesions from prior intradural surgery for Chiari malformation...
February 18, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223221/the-atheroma-plaque-secretome-stimulates-the-mobilization-of-endothelial-progenitor-cells-ex-vivo
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Francisco M Vega, Violette Gautier, Cecilia M Fernandez-Ponce, Mª Jesús Extremera, A F Maarten Altelaar, Jaime Millan, Juan C Tellez, Jose A Hernandez-Campos, Rosario Conejero, Jorge Bolivar, Ricardo Pardal, Francisco J Garcia-Cózar, Enrique Aguado, Albert J R Heck, Mª Carmen Duran-Ruiz
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) constitute a promising alternative in cardiovascular regenerative medicine due to their assigned role in angiogenesis and vascular repair. In response to injury, EPCs promote vascular remodeling by replacement of damaged endothelial cells and/or by secreting angiogenic factors over the damaged tissue. Nevertheless, such mechanisms need to be further characterized. In the current approach we have evaluated the initial response of early EPCs (eEPCs) from healthy individuals after direct contact with the factors released by carotid arteries complicated with atherosclerotic plaques (AP), in order to understand the mechanisms underlying the neovascularization and remodeling properties assigned to these cells...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223209/langmuir-schaefer-film-deposition-onto-honeycomb-porous-films-for-retinal-tissue-engineering
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Maria Teresa Calejo, Tanja Ilmarinen, Elina Vuorimaa-Laukkanen, Elina Talvitie, Hanna M Hakola, Heli Skottman, Minna Kellomäki
: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in senior citizens in the developed world. The disease is characterised by the degeneration of a specific cell layer at the back of the eye - the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), which is essential in retinal function. The most promising therapeutic option to restore the lost vision is considered to be RPE cell transplantation. This work focuses on the development of biodegradable biomaterials with similar properties to the native Bruch's membrane as carriers for RPE cells...
February 18, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222206/titanium-hydroxyapatite-composites-sintered-at-low-temperature-for-tissue-engineering-in-vitro-cell-support-and-biocompatibility
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Romina Comín, Mariana P Cid, Luciano Grinschpun, Carlos Oldani, Nancy A Salvatierra
BACKGROUND: In clinical orthopedics, a critical problem is the bone tissue loss produced by a disease or injury. The use of composites from titanium and hydroxyapatite for biomedical applications has increased due to the resulting advantageous combination of hydroxyapatite bioactivity and favorable mechanical properties of titanium. Powder metallurgy is a simple and lower-cost method that uses powder from titanium and hydroxyapatite to obtain composites having hydroxyapatite phases in a metallic matrix...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221776/the-horizon-of-materiobiology-a-perspective-on-material-guided-cell-behaviors-and-tissue-engineering
#14
Yulin Li, Yin Xiao, Changsheng Liu
Although the biological functions of cell and tissue can be regulated by biochemical factors (e.g., growth factors, hormones), the biophysical effects of materials on the regulation of biological activity are receiving more attention. In this Review, we systematically summarize the recent progress on how biomaterials with controllable properties (e.g., compositional/degradable dynamics, mechanical properties, 2D topography, and 3D geometry) can regulate cell behaviors (e.g., cell adhesion, spreading, proliferation, cell alignment, and the differentiation or self-maintenance of stem cells) and tissue/organ functions...
February 21, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221337/modulation-of-digital-flexor-tendon-healing-by-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-gene-transfection-in-a-chicken-model
#15
W F Mao, Y F Wu, Q Q Yang, Y L Zhou, J B Tang
A major challenge in tendon injury is the weak intrinsic healing capacity of tendon, which may cause re-rupture after surgery. Growth factors are believed to be critical during tendon healing. This study aimed to investigate the effects of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) genes delivered by adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors on tendon healing and molecular events involved in a chicken model. One hundred and twenty eight deep flexor tendons in the long toes of chickens were completely transected and injected with 2 × 10(9) particles of AAV2-VEGF or saline before surgically repaired...
February 21, 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221164/positive-and-negative-cues-for-modulating-neurite-dynamics-and-receptor-expression
#16
Melissa Wrobel, Harini Gayathari Sundararaghavan
Many current peripheral nerve repair strategies focus on delivering positive, growth promoting cues (e.g. extracellular matrix, ECM) while eliminating negative, growth inhibiting cues (e.g. chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans, CSPGs) at the injury site. We hypothesized that recapitulating the positive and negative cues of the peripheral nerve injury microenvironment would improve regeneration. First, we tested the effects of a characteristic CSPG, Chondroitin Sulfate A (CSA) on neurite dynamics of dissociated chick embryo dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons using time lapse video microscopy...
February 21, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220960/a-comparative-investigation-of-bombyx-mori-silk-fibroin-hydrogels-generated-by-chemical-and-enzymatic-crosslinking
#17
Traian V Chirila, Shuko Suzuki, Chloé Papolla
Fibroin, the major proteinaceous component of the silk fiber produced by larvae of the domesticated silk moth (Bombyx mori), has been widely investigated as a biomaterial for potential applications in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Following sol-gel transition, silk fibroin solutions can generate hydrogels that present certain advantages when employed as biomaterials, especially if they are crosslinked. The subject of this study was the self-crosslinking of silk fibroin through a process induced by the enzyme horseradish peroxidase (HRP) in the presence of hydrogen peroxide, a method only recently proposed and scarcely reported...
February 21, 2017: Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220498/the-role-of-apical-cell-cell-junctions-and-associated-cytoskeleton-in-mechanotransduction
#18
REVIEW
Sophie Sluysmans, Ekaterina Vasileva, Domenica Spadaro, Jimit Shah, Florian Rouaud, Sandra Citi
Tissues of multicellular organisms are characterized by several types of specialized cell-cell junctions. In vertebrate epithelia and endothelia, tight and adherens junctions play critical roles in barrier and adhesion functions, and are connected to the actin and microtubule cytoskeletons. The interaction between junctions and the cytoskeleton is crucial for tissue development and physiology, and is involved in the molecular mechanisms governing cell shape, motility, growth and signaling. The machineries which functionally connect tight and adherens junctions to the cytoskeleton comprise proteins which either bind directly to cytoskeletal filaments, or function as adaptors for regulators of the assembly and function of the cytoskeleton...
February 21, 2017: Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220389/polymorphisms-in-key-bone-modulator-cytokines-genes-influence-bisphosphonates-therapy-in-postmenopausal-women
#19
C A D Lima, N R Javorski, A P O Souza, A D Barbosa, A P M C Valença, S Crovella, P R E Souza, J De Azevedo Silva, P Sandrin-Garcia
Osteoporosis is a multifactorial and debilitating disease resulting from decreased bone mineral density (BMD) and loss of tissue microarchitecture. Ineffective therapies may lead to bone fractures and subsequent death. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in key immune regulator genes have been associated with therapeutic response to bisphosphonates, which are the first therapeutic line of choice for osteoporosis. However, cytokine pathways and their relation with therapeutic adhesion remain to be fully elucidated...
February 21, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220106/synchronization-by-daytime-restricted-food-access-modulates-the-presence-and-subcellular-distribution-of-%C3%AE-catenin-and-its-phosphorylated-forms-in-the-rat-liver
#20
Dalia Luz De Ita-Pérez, Mauricio Díaz-Muñoz
β-catenin, the principal effector of the Wnt pathway, is also one of the cadherin cell adhesion molecules; therefore, it fulfills signaling and structural roles in most of the tissues and organs. It has been reported that β-catenin in the liver regulates metabolic responses such as gluconeogenesis and histological changes in response to obesity-promoting diets. The function and cellular location of β-catenin is finely modulated by coordinated sequences of phosphorylation-dephosphorylation events. In this article, we evaluated the levels and cellular localization of liver β-catenin variants, more specifically β-catenin phosphorylated in serine 33 (this phosphorylation provides recognizing sites for β-TrCP, which results in ubiquitination and posterior proteasomal degradation of β-catenin) and β-catenin phosphorylated in serine 675 (phosphorylation that enhances signaling and transcriptional activity of β-catenin through recruitment of different transcriptional coactivators)...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
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