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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732246/inspiration-from-heart-development-biomimetic-development-of-functional-human-cardiac-organoids
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Dylan J Richards, Robert C Coyle, Yu Tan, Jia Jia, Kerri Wong, Katelynn Toomer, Donald R Menick, Ying Mei
Recent progress in human organoids has provided 3D tissue systems to model human development, diseases, as well as develop cell delivery systems for regenerative therapies. While direct differentiation of human embryoid bodies holds great promise for cardiac organoid production, intramyocardial cell organization during heart development provides biological foundation to fabricate human cardiac organoids with defined cell types. Inspired by the intramyocardial organization events in coronary vasculogenesis, where a diverse, yet defined, mixture of cardiac cell types self-organizes into functional myocardium in the absence of blood flow, we have developed a defined method to produce scaffold-free human cardiac organoids that structurally and functionally resembled the lumenized vascular network in the developing myocardium, supported hiPSC-CM development and possessed fundamental cardiac tissue-level functions...
July 12, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730300/health-related-quality-of-life-in-paediatric-patients-with-congenital-heart-defects-association-with-the-type-of-heart-defect-and-the-surgical-technique
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A Heusch, H J Kahl, K O Hensel, G Calaminus
The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of a number of surgical interventions for a various congenital cardiac defects (CHDs) on self-reported HRQoL. METHODS: Patients who had received corrective surgery of several congenital heart defects (surgical VSD closure, Fallot, TGA after atrial or arterial switch or Fontan-type circulation for univentricular AV-connection) were interviewed in the office of their home peadiatric cardiologist. HRQoL in children along 7 dimensions was assessed using a standardised questionnaire (PEDQoL); information on the medical case history of each respondent was also collected...
July 20, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725177/characterization-of-lgr5-progenitor-cell-transcriptomes-after-neomycin-injury-in-the-neonatal-mouse-cochlea
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Shasha Zhang, Yuan Zhang, Pengfei Yu, Yao Hu, Han Zhou, Lingna Guo, Xiaochen Xu, Xiaocheng Zhu, Muhammad Waqas, Jieyu Qi, Xiaoli Zhang, Yan Liu, Fangyi Chen, Mingliang Tang, Xiaoyun Qian, Haibo Shi, Xia Gao, Renjie Chai
Lgr5+ supporting cells (SCs) are enriched hair cell (HC) progenitors in the cochlea. Both in vitro and in vivo studies have shown that HC injury can spontaneously activate Lgr5+ progenitors to regenerate HCs in the neonatal mouse cochlea. Promoting HC regeneration requires the understanding of the mechanism of HC regeneration, and this requires knowledge of the key genes involved in HC injury-induced self-repair responses that promote the proliferation and differentiation of Lgr5+ progenitors. Here, as expected, we found that neomycin-treated Lgr5+ progenitors (NLPs) had significantly greater HC regeneration ability, and greater but not significant proliferation ability compared to untreated Lgr5+ progenitors (ULPs) in response to neomycin exposure...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722711/limiting-inflammation-the-negative-regulation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-the-nlrp3-inflammasome
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REVIEW
Inna S Afonina, Zhenyu Zhong, Michael Karin, Rudi Beyaert
A properly mounted immune response is indispensable for recognizing and eliminating danger arising from foreign invaders and tissue trauma. However, the 'inflammatory fire' kindled by the host response must be tightly controlled to prevent it from spreading and causing irreparable damage. Accordingly, acute inflammation is self-limiting and is normally attenuated after elimination of noxious stimuli, restoration of homeostasis and initiation of tissue repair. However, unresolved inflammation may lead to the development of chronic autoimmune and degenerative diseases and cancer...
July 19, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722162/cyanidin-suppresses-autophagic-activity-regulating-chondrocyte-hypertrophic-differentiation
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Zhen Cao, Song Huang, Ce Dou, Qiang Xiang, Shiwu Dong
Cartilage is a kind of special connective tissue which does not contain neither blood vessels nor lymphatics and nerves. Therefore, the damage in cartilage is difficult to be repaired spontaneously. Constructing tissue engineered cartilage provides a new technique for cartilage repairing. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) possess a unique capability of self-renew and can differentiate into pre-chondrocytes which are frequently applied as seed cells in tissue engineering. However, in regenerated cartilage the chondrocytes derived from MSCs can hardly maintain homeostasis and preferentially present hypertrophic like phenotype...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721819/the-application-of-scaffold-materials-in-cartilage-tissue-engineering
#6
Na Fu, Tengzhe Dong, Ai Meng, Zhaosong Meng, Bofeng Zhu, Yunfeng Lin
The management of chondral defects has been a challenge for a long time because of the poor self-healing capacity of articular cartilage. Many approaches ranging from symptomatic treatment to structural cartilage regeneration are not that successful with very limited satisfactory results. Chondral defects caused by tumor, trauma, infection, congenital malformations are very common in clinical trials. It seriously affects the patient's physical function and quality of life. Cartilage tissue engineering, which involves novel natural scaffolds, has emerged as a promising strategy for cartilage regeneration and repair...
July 18, 2017: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720477/nanoquinacrine-caused-apoptosis-in-oral-cancer-stem-cells-by-disrupting-the-interaction-between-gli1-and-%C3%AE-catenin-through-activation-of-gsk3%C3%AE
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Anmada Nayak, Sumit Siddharth, Sarita Das, Deepika Nayak, Chinmayee Sethy, Chanakya Nath Kundu
Presences of cancer stem cells (CSCs) in a bulk of cancer cells are responsible for tumor relapse, metastasis and drug resistance in oral cancer. Due to high drug efflux, DNA repair and self-renewable capacity of CSCs, the conventional chemotherapeutic agents are unable to kill the CSCs. CSCs utilizes Hedgehog (HH-GLI), WNT-β catenin signalling for its growth and development. GSK3β negatively regulates both the pathways in CSCs. Here, we have shown that a nano-formulated bioactive small molecule inhibitor Quinacrine (NQC) caused apoptosis in oral cancer stem cells (OCSCs; isolated from different oral cancer cells and oral cancer patient derived primary cells) by down regulating WNT-β catenin and HH-GLI components through activation of GSK3β...
July 15, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719579/using-primate-neural-stem-cells-cultured-in-self-assembling-peptide-nanofiber-scaffolds-to-repair-injured-spinal-cords-in-rats
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J-C Ye, Y Qin, Y-F Wu, P Wang, Y Tang, L Huang, M-J Ma, Y-S Zeng, H-Y Shen
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/sc.2016.36.
July 18, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717800/from-molecules-to-macrostructures-recent-development-of-bioinspired-hard-tissue-repair
#9
REVIEW
Chunmei Ding, Zhuoxin Chen, Jianshu Li
Enamel, dentin and bone are calcified hard tissues in the human body that play significant roles in food mastication and movement support. Generally, hard tissues lack the ability of self-repair, except for the regeneration ability of bone for small-scale defects. Fabrication of man-made repair materials is therefore highly demanded. In this review, following a bioinspired strategy, we describe the composition and multiscale structures of different hard tissues, and highlight the key points for the reconstruction of hard tissues...
July 18, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717633/cementum-and-dentin-repair-following-root-damage-caused-by-the-insertion-of-self-tapping-and-self-drilling-miniscrews
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Majid Ghanbarzadeh, Farzin Heravi, Reihaneh Abrishamchi, Hooman Shafaee, Narges Ghazi, Parya Heravi, Hamid Ghanbarzadeh
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the histological responses of cementum, root dentin, and pulp following intentional root injuries caused via self-tapping and self-drilling miniscrews. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen patients (with a mean age of 15.7 years and age range of 14-18 years) who were scheduled for the extraction of all four first premolars as part of their orthodontic treatment plan participated in this study. The roots of the right and the left quadrants' first premolars were designedly injured using self-tapping miniscrews and self-drilling miniscrews, respectively...
July 2017: Journal of Orthodontic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717385/changes-in-diet-associated-with-cancer-an-evolutionary-perspective
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Frédéric Thomas, Sophie Rome, Frédéric Mery, Erika Dawson, Jacques Montagne, Peter A Biro, Christa Beckmann, François Renaud, Robert Poulin, Michel Raymond, Beata Ujvari
Changes in diet are frequently correlated with the occurrence and progression of malignant tumors (i.e., cancer) in both humans and other animals, but an integrated conceptual framework to interpret these changes still needs to be developed. Our aim is to provide a new perspective on dietary changes in tumor-bearing individuals by adapting concepts from parasitology. Dietary changes may occur alongside tumor progression for several reasons: (i) as a pathological side effect with no adaptive value, (ii) as the result of self-medication by the host to eradicate the tumor and/or to slow down its progression, (iii) as a result of host manipulation by the tumor that benefits its progression, and finally (iv) as a host tolerance strategy, to alleviate and repair damages caused by tumor progression...
August 2017: Evolutionary Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714570/human-osteoarthritic-chondrons-outnumber-patient-and-joint-matched-chondrocytes-in-hydrogel-culture-future-application-in-autologous-cell-based-oa-cartilage-repair
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Miriam Rothdiener, Tatiana Uynuk-Ool, Norbert Südkamp, Matthias Aurich, Alan J Grodzinsky, Bodo Kurz, Bernd Rolauffs
Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) is used in 34-60% for osteoarthritic (OA) cartilage defects, although ACI is neither recommended nor designed for OA. Envisioning a hydrogel-based ACI for OA that uses chondrons instead of classically used chondrocytes, we hypothesized that human OA-chondrons may outperform OA-chondrocytes. We compared patient- and joint surface-matched human OA-chondrons vs. OA-chondrocytes cultured for the first time in a hydrogel, using a self-assembling peptide system. We determined yield, viability, cell numbers, mRNA expression, GAPDH mRNA enzyme activity, collagen II synthesis (CPII) and degradation (C2C), and sGAG...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710613/self-retaining-support-implant-an-anchorless-system-for-the-treatment-of-pelvic-organ-prolapse-2-year-follow-up
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Gil Levy, Anna Padoa, Zoltan Fekete, George Bartfai, Laszlo Pajor, Mauro Cervigni
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The search for an improved vaginal mesh prompted the development of a new anchorless implant. The objective was to report on outcome after 2 years of a technique using a self-retaining support (SRS) implant. METHODS: Patients with anterior vaginal wall prolapse, with/without apical prolapse, were recruited. Participants underwent surgical repair using the SRS device. Demographic data, pre-surgical Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification (POP-Q) scoring, quality of life (QoL) questionnaires (Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory Short Form 20 [PFDI-20], Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Urinary Incontinence Sexual Questionnaire 12 [PISQ-12]), and surgical data were collected...
July 14, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709866/mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-carried-in-svvyglr-modified-self-assembling-peptide-promoted-cardiac-repair-and-angiogenesis-after-myocardial-infarction
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Xi-Ren Gao, Hai-Jun Xu, Li-Fang Wang, Chong-Bin Liu, Feng Yu
The efficiency of stem cell therapy for myocardial infarction (MI) was very low due to the hostile microenvironment and poor blood perfusion. In this study, we designed a new self-assembling peptide through adding angiogenic polypeptide SVVYGLR to the carboxyl terminal of RADA16, and evaluated the therapeutic potential of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation carried in this designer self-assembling peptide (DSP) on MI. After the model of cell ischemia and hypoxia was established in vitro, cytoprotective effect of DSP on MSC was detected by AO/EB staining...
July 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709442/can-recurrences-be-predicted-in-craniopharyngiomas-%C3%AE-catenin-coexisting-with-stem-cells-markers-and-p-atm-in-a-clinicopathologic-study-of-45cases
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Elia Guadagno, Oreste de Divitiis, Domenico Solari, Giorgio Borrelli, Umberto Marcello Bracale, Alberto Di Somma, Paolo Cappabianca, Marialaura Del Basso De Caro
BACKGROUND: Recurrence is a common feature of craniopharyngiomas, benign tumors that origin from squamous epithelial remnants of Rathke's pouch- arising at any segment of its whole course. There are two histotypes, showing different morphology and clinical behavior: adamantinomatous(adaCP) and papillary (papCP). An univocal strategy of management has not yet been defined, being considered the combination of surgery and radiotherapy the most effective, especially in case of incomplete resection...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704827/age-dependent-changes-in-regulatory-t-lymphocyte-development-and-function-a-mini-review
#16
Julie Darrigues, Joost P M van Meerwijk, Paola Romagnoli
The generation and function of immuno-suppressive regulatory T lymphocytes (Treg), which can differentiate in the thymus (tTreg) or in the periphery (pTreg), are regulated in an age-dependent manner. tTreg are produced at high levels in the first weeks of age, when they expand and colonize secondary lymphoid organs and peripheral tissues to protect the organism from autoimmune diseases and to promote tissue repair. Once this population of Treg is operational in the periphery, at puberty, thymic output of Treg declines, but self-reactive tTreg generated early on in life are maintained over time and play a major role in preserving homeostasis of the immune system...
July 14, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704028/oppositely-charged-polyurethane-microspheres-with-tunable-zeta-potentials-as-an-injectable-dual-loaded-system-for-bone-repair
#17
Yi Hou, Nan Jiang, Li Zhang, Yubao Li, Yuezhong Meng, Dongmei Han, Chen Chen, Yuan Yang, Song Zhu
To effectively repair irregular shaped bone defects by minimally invasive procedure, exploring an injectable gel to fill the defect is desirable. Herein, positively and negatively charged polyurethane microspheres (PU-A and PU-B) with adjustable zeta potentials as well as the hydroxyapatite-loaded PU microsphere (PU-A/HA) and the dexamethasone-loaded PU microsphere (PU-B/Dex) were successfully prepared, and the oppositely charged microspheres could self-assemble into injectable gels with 3D structures by muturally electrostatic attraction...
July 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701857/laparoscopic-single-site-inguinal-hernia-repair-using-a-self-fixating-mesh
#18
Alfredo D Guerron, Hui-Jie Lee, Jin Yoo, Keri Seymour, Ranjan Sudan, Dana Portenier, Chan Park
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Every year ∼20 million inguinal hernia repairs are completed worldwide. Increased patient access to medical information and education has elicited interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques that obtain improved surgical outcomes and cosmesis. Because of these factors, there is a growing interest in single-incision surgery. Laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) single-incision hernia repair technique has been reported with different meshes used in a tack fixation system...
January 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698733/chronic-renal-failure-secondary-to-unrecognized-neurogenic-bladder-in-a-child-with-myelodysplasia
#19
Shameem Ahmed, Siba Prosad Paul
Myelodysplasia includes a group of developmental anomalies resulting from defects that occur during neural tube closure. Urological morbidity in patients with myelodysplasia is significant and if not treated appropriately in a timely manner can potentially lead to progressive renal failure, requiring dialysis or transplantation. We report the case of a 13-year old girl with neurogenic bladder who presented chronic renal failure secondary to lipomyelomeningocele with retethering of cord. She was managed with urinary indwelling catheterization until optimization of renal function and then underwent detethering of cord with excision and repair of residual lipomeningomyelocele...
2017: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697012/comparison-of-direct-site-endovascular-repair-utilizing-expandable-ptfe-stent-grafts-vs-standard-vascular-shunts-in-a-porcine-sus-scrofa-model
#20
Anders J Davidson, Lucas P Neff, J Kevin Grayson, Nathan F Clement, Erik S DeSoucy, Meryl A Simon-Logan, Christopher M Abbot, James B Sampson, Timothy K Williams
INTRODUCTION: The small diameter of temporary vascular shunts for vascular trauma management may restrict flow and result in ischemia or early thrombosis. We have previously reported a clinical experience with direct, open surgical reconstruction using expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) stent grafts to create a "sutureless" anastomosis as an alternative to standard temporary vascular shunts. We sought to characterize patency and flow characteristics of these grafts compared to standard shunts in a survival model of porcine vascular injury...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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