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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338392/the-effects-of-low-intensity-therapeutic-ultrasound-litus-on-measurable-outcomes-a-critically-appraised-topic
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Sarah Daniels, Gabriela Santiago, Jennifer Cuchna, Bonnie Van Lunen
Therapeutic Ultrasound (US) is a popular modality among healthcare professionals and is used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.(1) Throughout the past 70 years of clinical use,(2) ultrasound has been shown to be an effective way to decrease pain,(2,3) increase tissue temperature,(4) and decrease tissue stiffness of trigger points,(5) amidst other benefits. Treatment parameters with US are typically high-intensity and occur over a short period of time (minutes). The US machine is large and stationary, forcing patients to be non-mobile for the duration of their treatment...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337964/targeting-cd47-enhances-the-efficacy-of-anti-pd-1-and-ctla-4-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-cancer-preclinical-model
#2
Hua Tao, Pudong Qian, Feijiang Wang, Hongliang Yu, Yesong Guo
Esophageal squamous cell cancer is a highly aggressive cancer with dismal five-year survival rate. CD47 is a cell transmembrane protein that is involved in cell apoptosis, proliferation, adhesion, migration, and antigen presenting of the immune system. Via interacting with signal regulatory protein-alpha expressed in antigen presenting cells (APCs), CD47 acts as an antiphagocytic mechanism to inhibit APCs dependent antigen presenting. Overxpression of CD47 was found in various cancer types. However, its role in esophageal squamous cell cancer is not clear yet...
March 23, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337956/acute-renal-graft-versus-host-disease-in-a-murine-model-of-allogeneic-bone-marrow-transplantation
#3
Peter M Schmid, Abdellatif Bouazzaoui, Karin Schmid, Christoph Birner, Christian Schach, Lars S Maier, Ernst Holler, Dierk H Endemann
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a very common complication after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) and associated with poor prognosis. Generally kidneys are assumed to be no direct target of Graft-versus-Host Disease (GvHD), and renal impairment is often attributed to several other factors occurring in the early phase after BMT. Our study aimed to prove the existence of renal GvHD in a fully MHC-mismatched model of BALB/c mice conditioned and transplanted according to two different intensity protocols...
March 23, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337868/inflammation-in-lung-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-is-induced-by-dendritic-cell-mediated-immune-response
#4
L J Hu, W Y Ren, Q J Shen, H Y Ji, L Zhu
The present study was performed to describe the changes of lung tissues in mice with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and also explain the cell mechanism involved in inflammation in lung. AMI was established by left coronary ligation in mice. Then mice were divided into three groups: control group, MW1 group (sampling after surgery for one week) and MW2 group (sampling after surgery for two weeks). Afterwards, measurement of lung weight and lung histology, cell sorting in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid and detection of several adhesive molecules, inflammatory molecules as well as enzyme associated with inflammation were performed...
January 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337635/measurement-of-bovine-body-and-scrotal-temperature-using-implanted-temperature-sensitive-radio-transmitters-data-loggers-and-infrared-thermography
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A L Wallage, J B Gaughan, A T Lisle, L Beard, C W Collins, S D Johnston
Synchronous and continuous measurement of body (BT) and scrotal temperature (ST) without adverse welfare or behavioural interference is essential for understanding thermoregulation of the bull testis. This study compared three technologies for their efficacy for long-term measurement of the relationship between BT and ST by means of (1) temperature sensitive radio transmitters (RT), (2) data loggers (DL) and (3) infrared imaging (IRI). After an initial pilot study on two bulls to establish a surgical protocol, RTs and DLs were implanted into the flank and mid-scrotum of six Wagyu bulls for between 29 and 49 days...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337458/protein-array-based-detection-of-proteins-in-kidney-tissues-from-patients-with-membranous-nephropathy
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Shuqiang Wang, Yang Lu, Quan Hong, Xiaodong Geng, Xu Wang, Wei Zheng, Chengcheng Song, Chunling Liu, Meng Fan, Yue Xi, Mandi Guo, Di Wu
Membranous nephropathy (MN) is an autoimmune inflammatory disease in which proteins related with plenty of biological processes play an important role. However, the role of these proteins in the pathogenesis of MN is still unclear. This study aimed to screen differential proteins in kidney tissue samples from MN patients by using protein arrays and determine the pathways involved in the pathogenesis of MN. This study first tested a quantitative protein array (QAH-INF-3) and two semiquantitative protein arrays (L-493 and L-507) with normal renal tissue and identified L-493 as the most appropriate assay to compare protein levels between MN tissues and normal control tissues...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336383/the-ability-of-group-a-streptococcus-to-adhere-to-immortalised-human-skin-versus-throat-cell-lines-does-not-reflect-their-predicted-tissue-tropism
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Jacelyn M S Loh, Jia-Yun Catherine Tsai, Thomas Proft
OBJECTIVES: To determine if emm pattern-inferred tissue tropisms of Group A Streptococcus strains is reflected in their ability to adhere to immortalised human HaCat (keratinocyte) and Detroit 562 (pharyngeal) cell lines. METHODS: Human epithelial cell line monolayers were inoculated with Group A Streptococcus, and the percentage of adhered bacteria after a 1 h incubation period was calculated. RESULTS: Of the 21/69 inferred-skin-tropic, and the 25/69 inferred-throat-tropic isolates no preferential adherance was observed to a particular cell line...
March 20, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335740/mir-21-enhances-cardiac-fibrotic-remodeling-and-fibroblast-proliferation-via-cadm1-stat3-pathway
#8
Wei Cao, Peng Shi, Jian-Jun Ge
BACKGROUND: Cardiac fibrosis play a key role in the atrial fibrillation pathogenesis but the underlying potential molecular mechanism is still understood. However, potential mechanisms for miR-21 upregulation and its role in cardiac fibrosis remain unclear. The controls cell proliferation and processes fundamental to disease progression. METHODS: In this study, immunohistochemistry, real-time RT-PCR, cell transfection, cell cycle, cell proliferation and Western blot were used, respectively...
March 23, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333279/inhibition-of-pim1-kinase-attenuates-inflammation-induced-pro-labour-mediators-in-human-fetal-membranes-in-vitro
#9
Ratana Lim, Gillian Barker, Martha Lappas
STUDY QUESTION: Does proviral integration site for Moloney murine leukemic virus (PIM)1 kinase play a role in regulating the inflammatory processes of human labour and delivery? SUMMARY ANSWER: PIM1 kinase plays a critical role in fetal membranes in regulating pro-inflammatory and pro-labour mediators. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Infection and inflammation have strong causal links to preterm delivery by stimulating pro-inflammatory cytokines and collagen degrading enzymes, which can lead to rupture of membranes...
March 9, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333208/soluble-vcam-1-soluble-icam-1-ratio-is-a-promising-biomarker-for-diagnosing-endometriosis
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L Kuessel, R Wenzl, K Proestling, S Balendran, P Pateisky, Yotova, G Yerlikaya, B Streubel, H Husslein
STUDY QUESTION: Do cell adhesion molecules play a role in endometriosis, and can they be used as a biomarker for diagnosing endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: Altered expression of vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in the endometrium and peritoneum may play a key role in endometriosis and the soluble VCAM-1/soluble ICAM-1 ratio is a promising biomarker. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Cell adhesion molecules are cell surface proteins that mediate cellular adherence, inflammatory and immune responses, and cancer-related biological processes...
February 23, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333113/silane-modified-diopside-for-improved-interfacial-adhesion-and-bioactivity-of-composite-scaffolds
#11
Cijun Shuai, Chenying Shuai, Pei Feng, Youwen Yang, Yong Xu, Tian Qin, Sheng Yang, Chengde Gao, Shuping Peng
Diopside (DIOP) was introduced into polyetheretherketone/polyglycolicacid (PEEK/PGA) scaffolds fabricated via selective laser sintering to improve bioactivity. The DIOP surface was then modified using a silane coupling agent, 3-glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane (KH570), to reinforce interfacial adhesion. The results showed that the tensile properties and thermal stability of the scaffolds were significantly enhanced. It could be explained that, on the one hand, the hydrophilic group of KH570 formed an organic covalent bond with the hydroxy group on DIOP surface...
March 23, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333042/minocycline-releasing-pmma-system-as-a-space-maintainer-for-staged-bone-reconstructions-in-vitro-antibacterial-cytocompatibility-and-anti-inflammatory-characterization
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Tiago Silva, Liliana Grenho, Joana Barros, José Silva, Rosana Pinto, Ana Matos, Bruno Colaço, Helena Fernandes, Ana Bettencourt, Pedro S Gomes
In the present work, it is aimed the development and biological characterization of a poly methyl methacrylate (PMMA)-based minocycline delivery system, to be used as a space maintainer within craniofacial staged regenerative interventions. Developed delivery systems were characterized regarding solid state characteristics and assayed in vitro for anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory activity, and cytocompatibility with human bone cells. Drug release profile allowed for an initial burst release and a more sustained and controlled release over time, with minimum inhibitory concentrations for the assayed and relevant pathogenic bacteria (i...
March 23, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332497/epigenetically-driven-anatomical-diversity-of-synovial-fibroblasts-guides-joint-specific-fibroblast-functions
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Mojca Frank-Bertoncelj, Michelle Trenkmann, Kerstin Klein, Emmanuel Karouzakis, Hubert Rehrauer, Anna Bratus, Christoph Kolling, Maria Armaka, Andrew Filer, Beat A Michel, Renate E Gay, Christopher D Buckley, George Kollias, Steffen Gay, Caroline Ospelt
A number of human diseases, such as arthritis and atherosclerosis, include characteristic pathology in specific anatomical locations. Here we show transcriptomic differences in synovial fibroblasts from different joint locations and that HOX gene signatures reflect the joint-specific origins of mouse and human synovial fibroblasts and synovial tissues. Alongside DNA methylation and histone modifications, bromodomain and extra-terminal reader proteins regulate joint-specific HOX gene expression. Anatomical transcriptional diversity translates into joint-specific synovial fibroblast phenotypes with distinct adhesive, proliferative, chemotactic and matrix-degrading characteristics and differential responsiveness to TNF, creating a unique microenvironment in each joint...
March 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331312/investigation-of-silk-fibroin-nanoparticle-decorated-poly-l-lactic-acid-composite-scaffolds-for-osteoblast-growth-and-differentiation
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Biao-Qi Chen, Ranjith Kumar Kankala, Ai-Zheng Chen, Ding-Zhu Yang, Xiao-Xia Cheng, Ni-Na Jiang, Kai Zhu, Shi-Bin Wang
Attempts to reflect the physiology of organs is quite an intricacy during the tissue engineering process. An ideal scaffold and its surface topography can address and manipulate the cell behavior during the regeneration of targeted tissue, affecting the cell growth and differentiation significantly. Herein, silk fibroin (SF) nanoparticles were incorporated into poly(l-lactic acid) (PLLA) to prepare composite scaffolds via phase-inversion technique using supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2). The SF nanoparticle core increased the surface roughness and hydrophilicity of the PLLA scaffolds, leading to a high affinity for albumin attachment...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331071/cell-cell-and-cell-ecm-adhesions-cooperate-to-organize-actomyosin-networks-and-maintain-force-transmission-during-dorsal-closure
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Katharine Goodwin, Emily E Lostchuck, Kaitlyn M L Cramb, Teresa Zulueta-Coarasa, Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalez, Guy Tanentzapf
Tissue morphogenesis relies on the coordinated action of actin networks, cell-cell adhesions, and cell-ECM adhesions. Such coordination can be achieved through crosstalk between cell-cell and cell-ECM adhesions. Drosophila Dorsal Closure (DC), a morphogenetic process wherein an extra-embryonic tissue called the amnioserosa contracts and ingresses to close a discontinuity in the dorsal epidermis of the embryo, requires both cell-cell and cell-ECM adhesions. However, whether the function of these two types of adhesion is coordinated during DC is not known...
March 22, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330928/surgery-for-cancer-a-trigger-for-metastases
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Samer Tohme, Richard L Simmons, Allan Tsung
Surgery is a crucial intervention and provides a chance of cure for patients with cancer. The perioperative period is characterized by an increased risk for accelerated growth of micrometastatic disease and increased formation of new metastatic foci. The true impact for cancer patients remains unclear. This review summarizes the often fragmentary clinical and experimental evidence supporting the role of surgery and inflammation as potential triggers for disease recurrence. Surgery induces increased shedding of cancer cells into the circulation, suppresses antitumor immunity allowing circulating cells to survive, upregulates adhesion molecules in target organs, recruits immune cells capable of entrapping tumor cells, and induces changes in the target tissue and in the cancer cells themselves to enhance migration and invasion to establish at the target site...
March 22, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330647/hypoxia-and-hif-pathway-in-cancer-and-the-placenta
#17
Philip S Macklin, James McAuliffe, Christopher W Pugh, Atsushi Yamamoto
In this review we note that the placenta and cancer both develop in microenvironments in which there are gradients of oxygen availability. Whilst fundamentally different in that placental development is organised and physiological whilst cancer is chaotic and pathological, there are similarities in their respective capacities to proliferate, invade adjacent tissues, generate a blood supply and avoid rejection by the immune system. We provide a brief description of the hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) pathway and indicate the ways by which HIF activity can be regulated to achieve oxygen homeostasis...
March 16, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327823/ex-vivo-model-of-rabbit-intestinal-epithelium-applied-to-the-study-of-colonization-by-enteroaggregative-escherichia-coli
#18
Ricardo Luís Lopes Braga, Ana Claudia Machado Pereira, Paula Azevedo Dos Santos, Angela Corrêa Freitas-Almeida, Ana Cláudia de Paula Rosa
BACKGROUND: The diarrheal syndrome is considered a serious public health problem all over the world and is considered a major cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. The high incidence of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli in diarrheal syndromes classified as an emerging pathogen of gastrointestinal infections. After decades of study, your pathogenesis remains uncertain and has been investigated mainly using in vitro models of adhesion in cellular lines. OBJECTIVE: The present study investigated the interaction of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli strains isolated from childhood diarrhea with rabbit ileal and colonic mucosa ex vivo, using the in vitro organ culture model...
March 16, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327550/significant-role-of-collagen-xvii-and-integrin-%C3%AE-4-in-migration-and-invasion-of-the-less-aggressive-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells
#19
Jyri M Moilanen, Stefanie Löffek, Nina Kokkonen, Sirpa Salo, Juha P Väyrynen, Tiina Hurskainen, Aki Manninen, Pilvi Riihilä, Ritva Heljasvaara, Claus-Werner Franzke, Veli-Matti Kähäri, Tuula Salo, Markus J Mäkinen, Kaisa Tasanen
Collagen XVII and integrin α6β4 have well-established roles as epithelial adhesion molecules. Their binding partner laminin 332 as well as integrin α6β4 are largely recognized to promote invasion and metastasis in various cancers, and collagen XVII is essential for the survival of colon and lung cancer stem cells. We have studied the expression of laminin γ2, collagen XVII and integrin β4 in tissue microarray samples of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and its precursors, actinic keratosis and Bowen's disease...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327169/the-effect-of-lipoaspirates-vs-dissected-abdominal-fat-on-breast-cancer-cells-in-vitro
#20
Faris Almarzouqi, Hans-Oliver Rennekampff, Jan-Philipp Stromps, Ziyad Alharbi, Norbert Pallua
BACKGROUND: Cancer cells are typically surrounded by stromal cells and embedded in extracellular matrix (ECM). The stromal compartment interacts with cancer cells to promote growth and metastasis. For decades, autologous fasciocutaneous flaps have been safely applied for breast reconstruction after mastectomy. In contrast, the safety of fat grafting (lipofilling) procedure has been under debate regarding the risk of cancer recurrence. METHODS: Harvested fat tissue (lipoaspirates) and dissected abdominal fat (DAF) were co-cultured with MCF-7 breast cancer cells...
March 21, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
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