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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218519/probing-the-dynamic-interaction-between-damaged-dna-and-a-cellular-responsive-protein-using-a-piezoelectric-mass-biosensor
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Yulong Jin, Yunfeng Xie, Kui Wu, Yanyan Huang, Fuyi Wang, Rui Zhao
The binding events between damaged DNA and recognition biomolecules are of great interest for understanding of the activity of DNA-damaging drugs and the related DNA repair networks. Herein, a simple and sensitive sensor system was tailored for real-time probing the dynamic molecular recognition between cisplatin-damaged DNA (cisPt-DNA) and a cellular responsive protein, high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1). By integrating of flow injection analysis (FIA) with quartz crystal microbalance (QCM), the interaction time-course of cisPt-DNA and HMGB1 domain A (HMGB1a) was investigated...
February 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212613/porphyromonas-gingivalis-can-invade-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells
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Chunling Pan, Junchao Liu, Hongyan Wang, Jia Song, Lisi Tan, Haijiao Zhao
BACKGROUND: Porphyromonas gingivalis is strongly associated with the development, progression, severity and recurrence of periodontitis. Periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) play an important role in the maintenance of periodontal tissue self-renewal and repair. The purpose of this study was to investigate the ability of P. gingivalis to infect PDLSCs using an in vitro monolayer model. METHODS: We separated and cultured primary PDLSCs using the tissue block with limiting dilution method...
February 17, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212542/two-stage-genome-wide-association-study-identifies-a-novel-susceptibility-locus-associated-with-melanoma
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Katherine J Ransohoff, Wenting Wu, Hyunje G Cho, Harvind C Chahal, Yuan Lin, Hong-Ji Dai, Christopher I Amos, Jeffrey E Lee, Jean Y Tang, David A Hinds, Jiali Han, Qingyi Wei, Kavita Y Sarin
Genome-wide association studies have identified 21 susceptibility loci associated with melanoma. These loci implicate genes affecting pigmentation, nevus count, telomere maintenance, and DNA repair in melanoma risk. Here, we report the results of a two-stage genome-wide association study of melanoma. The stage 1 discovery phase consisted of 4,842 self-reported melanoma cases and 286,565 controls of European ancestry from the 23andMe research cohort and the stage 2 replication phase consisted of 1,804 melanoma cases and 1,026 controls from the University of Texas M...
February 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210556/are-breast-cancer-stem-cells-the-key-to-resolving-clinical-issues-in-breast-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Hidetaka Shima, Akimitsu Yamada, Takashi Ishikawa, Itaru Endo
Despite the dramatic advances in breast cancer treatment over the past two decades, it is still the most common malignancies in women. One of the reasons patients succumb to breast cancer is treatment resistance leading to metastasis and recurrence. Recently, cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been suggested as a cause of metastasis and recurrence in several cancers because of their unique characteristics, including self-renewal, pluripotency, and high proliferative ability. Increasing evidence has implicated breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs) as essential for tumor development, progression, recurrence, and treatment resistance...
February 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208087/morphomechanical-alterations-in-the-medial-gastrocnemius-muscle-in-patients-with-a-repaired-achilles-tendon-associations-with-outcome-measures
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Wei-Chen Peng, Yi-Ping Chang, Yuan-Hung Chao, S N Fu, Christer Rolf, Tiffany Tf Shih, Sheng-Chu Su, Hsing-Kuo Wang
BACKGROUND: Functional deficits are found in ankles that have sustained an Achilles rupture. This study sought to evaluate and compare the morphomechanical characteristics of the medial gastrocnemius muscle in the legs of participants within six months of a unilateral Achilles repair to determine any correlations between those characteristics and objective outcomes and self-reported functional levels. METHODS: Fifteen participants were assessed via measurements of muscle morphologies (fascicle length, pennation angle, and muscle thickness) in a resting state, the mechanical properties of the proximal aponeurosis of the medial gastrocnemius muscle, the pennation angle during ramping maximal voluntary isometric contractions (MVIC), the heel raise test, and the Taiwan Chinese version of the Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS-TC) questionnaire...
February 8, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202689/corneal-epithelial-stem-cells-and-their-niche-at-a-glance
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REVIEW
Craig S Nowell, Freddy Radtke
The corneal epithelium acts as a protective barrier on the anterior ocular surface and is essential for maintaining transparency of the cornea and thus visual acuity. During both homeostasis and repair, the corneal epithelium is maintained by self-renewing stem cells, which persist throughout the lifetime of the organism. Importantly, as in other self-renewing tissues, the functional activity of corneal epithelial stem cells (CSCEs) is tightly regulated by the surrounding microenvironment, or niche, which provides a range of cues that maintain the stem cell population...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199407/keratin14-mrna-expression-in-human-pneumocytes-during-quiescence-repair-and-disease
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Marco Confalonieri, Emanuele Buratti, Gabriele Grassi, Rossana Bussani, Marco Chilosi, Rossella Farra, Michela Abrami, Cristiana Stuani, Francesco Salton, Miriam Ficial, Paola Confalonieri, Lorenzo Zandonà, Maurizio Romano
The lung alveoli slowly self-renew pneumocytes, but their facultative regeneration capacity is rapidly efficient after an injury, so fibrosis infrequently occurs. We recently observed Keratin 14 (KRT14) expression during diffuse alveolar damage (DAD), but not in controls. We wonder if KRT14 may be a marker of pneumocyte transition from quiescence to regeneration. Quantitative PCR and Western blot analyses highlighted the presence of KRT14 (mRNA and protein) only in human lung samples with DAD or interstitial lung disease (ILD)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199140/role-of-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-in-impaired-bone-repair-from-bronj-osseous-lesions
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L H He, E Xiao, J G An, Y He, S Chen, L Zhao, T Zhang, Y Zhang
Treatment of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) has posed significant challenges to maxillofacial surgeons because of the poor repair of BRONJ bone defects. Moreover, the pathological mechanisms remain unclear. Bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) play key roles during bone repair and bone regeneration. However, the activities of BMSCs derived from BRONJ lesions and the BRONJ lesion boundary, as well as the roles of BMSCs in BRONJ defect repair, are poorly defined. In this study, we found that BMSCs from the central area of the osteonecrotic BRONJ region (center-BRONJ BMSCs) and the peripheral area at the recommended debridement boundary (peri-BRONJ BMSCs) had decreased proliferative ability, self-renewal capacity, and multidifferentiation capacities compared with control BMSCs...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193728/mobile-introns-shape-the-genetic-diversity-of-their-host-genes
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Jelena Repar, Tobias Warnecke
Self-splicing introns populate several highly conserved protein-coding genes in fungal and plant mitochondria. In fungi, many of these introns have retained their ability to spread to intron-free target sites, often assisted by intron-encoded endonucleases that initiate the homing process. Here, leveraging population genomic data from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, and Lachancea kluyveri, we expose non-random patterns of genetic diversity in exons that border self-splicing introns. In particular, we show that, in all three species, the density of single nucleotide polymorphisms increases as one approaches a mobile intron...
February 13, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193541/a-nano-scaled-and-multi-layered-recombinant-fibronectin-cadherin-chimera-composite-selectively-concentrates-osteogenesis-related-cells-and-factors-to-aid-bone-repair
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Junchao Xing, Tieniu Mei, Keyu Luo, Zhiqiang Li, Aijun Yang, Zhilin Li, Zhao Xie, Zehua Zhang, Shiwu Dong, Tianyong Hou, Jianzhong Xu, Fei Luo
: Easily accessible and effective bone grafts are in urgent need in clinic. The selective cell retention (SCR) strategy, by which osteogenesis-related cells and factors are enriched from bone marrow into bio-scaffolds, holds great promise. However, the retention efficacy is limited by the relatively low densities of osteogenesis-related cells and factors in marrow; in addition, a lack of satisfactory surface modifiers for scaffolds further exacerbates the dilemma. To address this issue, a multi-layered construct consisting of a recombinant fibronectin/cadherin chimera was established via a layer-by-layer self-assembly technique (LBL-rFN/CDH) and used to modify demineralised bone matrix (DBM) scaffolds...
February 10, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188938/multipotent-stem-cell-and-current-application
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Aligholi Sobhani, Neda Khanlarkhani, Maryam Baazm, Farzaneh Mohammadzadeh, Atefeh Najafi, Shayesteh Mehdinejadiani, Fereydoon Sargolzaei Aval
Stem cells are self-renewing and undifferentiated cell types that can be differentiate into functional cells. Stem cells can be classified into two main types based on their source of origin: Embryonic and Adult stem cells. Stem cells also classified based on the range of differentiation potentials into Totipotent, Pluripotent, Multipotent, and Unipotent. Multipotent stem cells have the ability to differentiate into all cell types within one particular lineage. There are plentiful advantages and usages for multipotent stem cells...
January 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187500/basement-membrane-type-iv-collagen-and-laminin-an-overview-of-their-biology-and-value-as-fibrosis-biomarkers-of-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Ki M Mak, Rena Mei
Basement membranes provide structural support to epithelium, endothelium, muscles, fat cells, Schwann cells and axons. Basement membranes are multifunctional: they modulate cellular behavior, regulate organogenesis, promote tissue repair, form a barrier to filtration and tumor metastasis, bind growth factors and mediate angiogenesis. All basement membranes contain type IV collagen (Col IV), laminin, nidogen, and perlecan. Col IV and laminin self-assemble into two independent supramolecular networks that are linked to nidogen and perlecan to form a morphological discernable basement membrane/basal lamina...
February 10, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186685/concise-review-fat-and-furious-harnessing-the-full-potential-of-adipose-derived-stromal-vascular-fraction
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Jordan A Dykstra, Tiffany Facile, Ryan J Patrick, Kevin R Francis, Samuel Milanovich, Jill M Weimer, Daniel J Kota
Due to their capacity to self-renew, proliferate and generate multi-lineage cells, adult-derived stem cells offer great potential for use in regenerative therapies to stop and/or reverse degenerative diseases such as diabetes, heart failure, Alzheimer's disease and others. However, these subsets of cells can be isolated from different niches, each with differing potential for therapeutic applications. The stromal vascular fraction (SVF), a stem cell enriched and adipose-derived cell population, has garnered interest as a therapeutic in regenerative medicine due to its ability to secrete paracrine factors that accelerate endogenous repair, ease of accessibility and lack of identified major adverse effects...
January 6, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185609/olfactory-ensheathing-cells-inhibit-gliosis-in-retinal-degeneration-by-down-regulation-of-the-m%C3%A3-ller-cell-notch-signaling-pathway
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Jing Xie, Shujia Huo, Yijian Li, Jiaman Dai, Haiwei Xu, Zheng Qin Yin
Retinal regeneration and self-repair, whether in response to injury or degenerative disease, are severely impeded by glial scar formation by Müller cells (specialized retinal macroglia). We have previously demonstrated that the activation of Müller cells and gliosis in the degenerative retina are significantly suppressed by the subretinal transplantation of a mixture of olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) and olfactory nerve fibroblasts. However, the underlying molecular mechanism has remained elusive. Here, we transplanted purified rat OECs into the subretinal space of pigmented Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) rats, a classic rodent model of retinal degeneration...
February 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184978/readiness-for-transition-to-adult-health-care-for-young-adolescents-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Kimberly T Stewart, Nita Chahal, Adrienne H Kovacs, Cedric Manlhiot, Ahlexxi Jelen, Tanveer Collins, Brian W McCrindle
This study evaluates transition readiness, medical condition knowledge, self-efficacy, and illness uncertainty in young adolescents (ages 12 to 15 years) with congenital heart disease (CHD), and medical, patient, and parental factors associated with transition readiness. We enrolled 82 patients with moderate or complex CHD (n = 36, 44% male; mean age 13.6 ± 1.3 years), and their parents. Patients completed standardized self-report measures: Transition Readiness Assessment Questionnaire (TRAQ), MyHeart scale, General Self-Efficacy scale, and Children's Uncertainty in Illness Scale...
February 10, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184944/exploration-of-bladder-cancer-molecular-mechanisms-based-on-mirna-mrna-regulatory-network
#16
Wenfeng Li, Jia Liu, Di Zou, Xiaye Cai, Jingying Wang, Jinmeng Wang, Li Zhu, Liang Zhao, Rongying Ou, Yunsheng Xu
To explore the complex molecular mechanisms of bladder cancer, mRNA and miRNA expression profiles were combined for systematic analyses. A total of 18 common differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified from two mRNA expression datasets which consisted of 206 tumor and 74 normal tissues. Then, survival analysis based on the SurvExpress database showed that the common DEGs were able to significantly differentiate low- and high-risk groups in 4 public bladder cancer datasets (p<0.01). Notably, the tumor and normal samples were able to be almost clearly classified into 4 groups based on these identified common DEGs...
March 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183619/self-healing-ph-sensitive-poly-methyl-vinyl-ether-alt-maleic-acid-based-supramolecular-hydrogels-formed-by-inclusion-complexation-between-cyclodextrin-and-adamantane
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Xiaoe Ma, Naizhen Zhou, Tianzhu Zhang, Wanjun Hu, Ning Gu
Self-healing materials are of interest for drug delivery, cell and gene therapy, tissue engineering, and other biomedical applications. In this work, on the base of biocompatible polymer poly(methyl vinyl ether-alt-maleic acid) (P(MVE-alt-MA)), host polymer β-cyclodextrin-grafted P(MVE-alt-MA) (P(MVE-alt-MA)-g-β-CD) and guest polymer adamantane-grafted P(MVE-alt-MA) (P(MVE-alt-MA)-g-Ad) were first prepared. Then through taking advantage of the traditional host-guest interaction of β-cyclodextrin and adamantane, a novel self-healing pH-sensitive physical P(MVE-alt-MA)-g-β-CD/P(MVE-alt-MA)-g-Ad supramolecular hydrogels were obtained after simply mixing the aqueous solution of host polymer and guest polymer...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169496/pdaucu-nanobranch-as-self-repair-electrocatalyst-for-oxygen-reduction-reaction
#18
Hongyu Gong, Xuecheng Cao, Fan Li, Yue Gong, Lin Gu, Rafael Gregorio Mendes, Mark H Rummeli, Peter Strasser, Ruizhi Yang
During start-up and shut-down operations of fuel cells, high potential is inevitably experienced at cathode, which leads to the deterioration of electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction. The design of catalysts that can repair themselves under severe conditions has been identified as a primary challenge for fuel cells. Herein, self-supported PdAuCu branched nanostructure is synthesized by a hydrothermal method. By smartly utilizing the high potential treatment, the activity of PdAuCu is significantly enhanced due to the synergistic effect between the Pd and Cu (Ⅱ) generated by high potential treatment...
February 7, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169478/light-switchable-self-healing-hydrogel-based-on-host-guest-macro-crosslinking
#19
Qiaofeng Yang, Ping Wang, Chuanzhuang Zhao, Wenqin Wang, Jingfa Yang, Qiao Liu
A self-healing hydrogel is prepared by crosslinking acrylamide with a host-guest macro-crosslinker assembled from poly(β-cyclodextrin) nanogel and azobenzeneacrylamide. The photoisomerizable azobenzene moiety can change its binding affinity with β-cyclodextrin, therefore the crosslinking density and rheology property of the hydrogel can be tuned with light stimulus. The hydrogel can repair its wound autonomously through the dynamic host-guest interaction. In addition, the wounded hydrogel will lose its ability of self-healing when exposed to ultraviolet light, and the self-healing behavior can be recovered upon the irradiation of visible light...
February 7, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169473/fluorescence-detection-of-microcapsule-type-self-healing-based-on-aggregation-induced-emission
#20
Young Kyu Song, Beomjin Kim, Tae Hee Lee, Jin Chul Kim, Joon Hyun Nam, Seung Man Noh, Young Il Park
An extrinsic self-healing coating system containing tetraphenylethylene (TPE) in microcapsules was monitored by measuring aggregation-induced emission (AIE). The core healing agent comprised of methacryloxypropyl-terminated polydimethylsiloxane, styrene, benzoin isobutyl ether, and TPE was encapsulated in a urea-formaldehyde shell. The photoluminescence of the healing agent in the microcapsules was measured that the blue emission intensity dramatically increased and the storage modulus also increased up to 10(5) Pa after the photocuring...
February 7, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
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