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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935379/knotless-double-row-suturebridge-rotator-cuff-repairs-have-improved-self-reinforcement-compared-with-double-row-suturebridge-repairs-with-tied-medial-knots-a-biomechanical-study-using-an-ovine-model
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Geoffrey C S Smith, Theresia M Bouwmeester, Patrick H Lam
BACKGROUND: In double-row SutureBridge (Arthrex, Naples, FL, USA) rotator cuff repairs, increasing tendon load may generate progressively greater compression forces at the repair footprint (self-reinforcement). SutureBridge rotator cuff repairs using tied horizontal mattress sutures medially may limit this effect compared with a knotless construct. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rotator cuff repairs were performed in 9 pairs of ovine shoulders. One group underwent repair with a double-row SutureBridge construct with tied horizontal medial-row mattress sutures...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934875/natural-type-ii-collagen-hydrogel-fibrin-sealant-and-adipose-derived-stem-cells-as-a-promising-combination-for-articular-cartilage-repair
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Mariana Lazarini, Pedro Bordeaux-Rego, Renata Giardini-Rosa, Adriana S S Duarte, Mariana Ozello Baratti, Alessandro Rozim Zorzi, João Batista de Miranda, Carlos Lenz Cesar, Ângela Luzo, Sara Teresinha Olalla Saad
Objective Articular cartilage is an avascular tissue with limited ability of self-regeneration and the current clinical treatments have restricted capacity to restore damages induced by trauma or diseases. Therefore, new techniques are being tested for cartilage repair, using scaffolds and/or stem cells. Although type II collagen hydrogel, fibrin sealant, and adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) represent suitable alternatives for cartilage formation, their combination has not yet been investigated in vivo for focal articular cartilage defects...
October 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934470/monitoring-replication-protein-a-rpa-dynamics-in-homologous-recombination-through-site-specific-incorporation-of-non-canonical-amino-acids
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Nilisha Pokhrel, Sofia Origanti, Eric Parker Davenport, Disha Gandhi, Kyle Kaniecki, Ryan A Mehl, Eric C Greene, Chris Dockendorff, Edwin Antony
An essential coordinator of all DNA metabolic processes is Replication Protein A (RPA). RPA orchestrates these processes by binding to single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) and interacting with several other DNA binding proteins. Determining the real-time kinetics of single players such as RPA in the presence of multiple DNA processors to better understand the associated mechanistic events is technically challenging. To overcome this hurdle, we utilized non-canonical amino acids and bio-orthogonal chemistry to site-specifically incorporate a chemical fluorophore onto a single subunit of heterotrimeric RPA...
September 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932245/electromagnetic-fields-for-the-regulation-of-neural-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Mengchu Cui, Hongfei Ge, Hengli Zhao, Yongjie Zou, Yujie Chen, Hua Feng
Localized magnetic fields (MFs) could easily penetrate the scalp, skull, and meninges, thus inducing an electrical current in both the central and peripheral nervous systems, which is primarily used in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for inducing specific effects on different regions or cells that play roles in various brain activities. Studies of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) have led to novel attractive therapeutic approaches. Neural stem cells (NSCs) in adult human brain are able to self-renew and possess multidifferential ability to maintain homeostasis and repair damage after acute central nervous system...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931748/participation-of-bmi-1-protein-in-cancer
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Agnieszka Zaczek, Paweł Jóźwiak, Anna Krześlak
BMI-1 (B-lymphoma Mo-MLV insertion region 1) protein is a constituent of Polycomb Repressive Complex 1 (PRC1) that via ubiquitination of histone H2A affects expression of many genes. BMI-1 is involved in cellular processes such as DNA repair, proliferation, growth, senescence and apoptosis. BMI-1 plays a key role in biology of stem cells including cancer stem cells by regulation of their self-renewal and differentiation. Accumulating evidence has revealed that overexpression of BMI-1 in many human cancers correlates with disease progression and therapy failure...
September 20, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921632/elevated-solute-transport-at-sites-of-diffuse-matrix-damage-in-cortical-bone-implications-on-bone-repair
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Bin Wang, Xuanhao Sun, Ozan Akkus, Liyun Wang
Diffuse matrix damage in rat cortical bone has been observed to self-repair efficiently in two weeks without activating bone remodeling, and unlike the case with linear cracks, the local osteocytes at the sites of diffuse damage remain healthy. However, the reason(s) for such high efficiency of matrix repair remains unclear. We hypothesized that transport of minerals and other compounds essential for damage repair is enhanced at the damaged sites and further increased by the application of tensile loading. To test our hypothesis, diffuse damage was introduced in notched bovine wafers under cyclic tensile loading and unloading...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920077/mimicking-the-bioactivity-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-using-supramolecular-nanoribbons
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Charles M Rubert Pérez, Zaida Álvarez, Feng Chen, Taner Aytun, Samuel I Stupp
Fibroblast growth factor (FGF-2) is a multifunctional growth factor that has pleiotropic effects in different tissues and organs. In particular, FGF-2 has a special role in angiogenesis, an important process in development, wound healing, cell survival, and differentiation. Therefore, incorporating biological agents like FGF-2 within therapeutic biomaterials is a potential strategy to create angiogenic bioactivity for the repair of damaged tissue caused by trauma or complications that arise from age and/or disease...
September 11, 2017: ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916299/non-canonical-wnt-mediated-neurogenic-differentiation-of-human-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Sujeong Jang, Hyong-Ho Cho, Jong-Seong Park, Han-Seong Jeong
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs), which are characterized by multipotency and self-renewal, are responsible for tissue regeneration and repair. We have previously reported in adipose tissue-derived MSCs that only Wnt5a is enhanced at neurogenic differentiation, and the mechanism of differentiation is dependent on the Wnt5a/JNK pathway; however, the role of Wnt/MAPK pathway is yet to be investigated in neurogenic differentiation in BM-MSCs. We compared the transcriptional expression of Wnt in neurogenic induced-hBM-MSCs (NI-hBM-MSCs) with that in primary hBM-MSCs, using RT-PCR, qPCR, and western blotting...
September 12, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914701/elevated-postvoid-residual-urine-volume-identifying-risk-factors-and-predicting-resolution-in-women-with-pelvic-organ-prolapse
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Amanda Ulrich, Patricia Davis, Paul Tulikangas, David M OʼSullivan, Katie Propst
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to identify risk factors for elevated preoperative postvoid residual (PVR) and persistently elevated postoperative PVR and to evaluate the resolution rate of elevated PVR urine volume in patients undergoing reconstructive surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP). METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study comparing 50 women with elevated preoperative PVR (≥100 mL) and 50 women with normal PVR (<100 mL). Preoperative demographic, physical examination, urodynamic data, type of surgery performed, and postoperative trial of void data were collected...
September 13, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914466/supramolecular-hydro-and-ionogels-a-study-of-their-properties-and-antibacterial-activity
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Carla Rizzo, Rossella Arrigo, Nadka Tz Dintcheva, Giuseppe Gallo, Francesco Giannici, Renato Noto, Alberto Sutera, Paola Vitale, Francesca D'Anna
Diimidazolium-based organic salts, bearing peptides or aminoacids as anions, have been synthesized and tested for their gelling ability in biocompatible solvents. These low molecular weight salts were successfully used as gelators in phosphate saline buffer and ionic liquids. Then, properties of obtained soft materials were analyzed in terms of melting temperature and gel strength as accounted for by rheological investigation. Gel phase formation was studied using UV-vis and resonance light scattering measurements, whereas morphology of soft materials was analysed using polarized optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy...
September 15, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913424/reca-filament-maintains-structural-integrity-using-atp-driven-internal-dynamics
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Sung Hyun Kim, TakKyoon Ahn, Tao Ju Cui, Sweeny Chauhan, Jaeyoung Sung, Chirlmin Joo, Doseok Kim
At the core of homologous DNA repair, RecA catalyzes the strand exchange reaction. This process is initiated by a RecA loading protein, which nucleates clusters of RecA proteins on single-stranded DNA. Each cluster grows to cover the single-stranded DNA but may leave 1- to 2-nucleotide (nt) gaps between the clusters due to three different structural phases of the nucleoprotein filaments. It remains to be revealed how RecA proteins eliminate the gaps to make a seamless kilobase-long filament. We develop a single-molecule fluorescence assay to observe the novel internal dynamics of the RecA filament...
September 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912958/a-nurse-delivered-mental-health-intervention-for-obstetric-fistula-patients-in-tanzania-results-of-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Melissa H Watt, Mary V Mosha, Alyssa C Platt, Kathleen J Sikkema, Sarah M Wilson, Elizabeth L Turner, Gileard G Masenga
BACKGROUND: Obstetric fistula has severe psychological consequences, but no evidence-based interventions exist to improve mental health in this population. This pilot trial evaluated a psychological intervention for women receiving surgical care for obstetric fistula. METHODS: A parallel two-armed pilot RCT was conducted between 2014 and 2016. The intervention was six individual sessions, based on psychological theory and delivered by a nurse facilitator. The study was conducted at a tertiary hospital in Moshi, Tanzania...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912781/microrna-dynamic-regulators-of-macrophage-polarization-and-plasticity
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REVIEW
Jezrom Bokcaerin Self-Fordham, Afsar Raza Naqvi, Juhi Raju Uttamani, Varun Kulkarni, Salvador Nares
The ability of a healthy immune system to clear the plethora of antigens it encounters incessantly relies on the enormous plasticity displayed by the comprising cell types. Macrophages (MΦs) are crucial member of the mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS) that constantly patrol the peripheral tissues and are actively recruited to the sites of injury and infection. In tissues, infiltrating monocytes replenish MΦ. Under the guidance of the local micro-milieu, MΦ can be activated to acquire specialized functional phenotypes...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912529/evasion-of-regulatory-phosphorylation-by-an-alternatively-spliced-isoform-of-musashi2
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Melanie C MacNicol, Chad E Cragle, F Kennedy McDaniel, Linda L Hardy, Yan Wang, Karthik Arumugam, Yasir Rahmatallah, Galina V Glazko, Ania Wilczynska, Gwen V Childs, Daohong Zhou, Angus M MacNicol
The Musashi family of RNA binding proteins act to promote stem cell self-renewal and oppose cell differentiation predominantly through translational repression of mRNAs encoding pro-differentiation factors and inhibitors of cell cycle progression. During tissue development and repair however, Musashi repressor function must be dynamically regulated to allow cell cycle exit and differentiation. The mechanism by which Musashi repressor function is attenuated has not been fully established. Our prior work indicated that the Musashi1 isoform undergoes site-specific regulatory phosphorylation...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912486/the-homologous-recombination-machinery-orchestrates-post-replication-dna-repair-during-self-renewal-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
#15
Eui-Hwan Choi, Seobin Yoon, Kyung-Soon Park, Keun P Kim
Embryonic stem (ES) cells require homologous recombination (HR) to cope with genomic instability caused during self-renewal. Here, we report expression dynamics and localization of endogenous HR factors in DNA break repair of ES cells. In addition, we analyzed gene expression patterns of HR-related factors at the transcript level with RNA-sequencing experiments. We showed that ES cells constitutively expressed diverse HR proteins throughout the cell cycle and that HR protein expression was not significantly changed even in the DNA damaging conditions...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910468/estimation-of-dog-bite-risk-and-related-morbidity-among-personnel-working-with-military-dogs
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H Schermann, N Eiges, A Sabag, E Kazum, A Albagli, M Salai, A Shlaifer
BACKGROUND: Soldiers serving in the Israel Defense Force Military Working Dogs (MWD) Unit spend many hours taming dogs' special skills, taking them on combat missions, and performing various dogkeeping activities. During this intensive work with the aggressive military dogs, bites are common, and some of them result in permanent disability. However, this phenomenon has not been quantified or reported as an occupational hazard. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study based on self-administered questionnaires...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906582/mammalian-msc-from-selected-species-features-and-applications
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REVIEW
Christiane Uder, Sandra Brückner, Sandra Winkler, Hans-Michael Tautenhahn, Bruno Christ
Mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSC) are promising candidates for cellular therapy of different diseases in humans and in animals. Following the guidelines of the International Society for Cell Therapy, human MSC may be identified by expression of a specific panel of cell surface markers (CD105+, CD73+, CD90+, CD34-, CD14-, or CD11b-, CD79- or CD19-, HLA-DR-). In addition, multiple differentiation potential into at least the osteogenic, adipogenic, and chondrogenic lineage is a main criterion for MSC definition...
September 14, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903715/reciprocal-influences-between-loneliness-and-self-centeredness-a-cross-lagged-panel-analysis-in-a-population-based-sample-of-african-american-hispanic-and-caucasian-adults
#18
John T Cacioppo, Hsi Yuan Chen, Stephanie Cacioppo
Loneliness has been posited to increase the motivation to repair or replace deficient social relationships and, seemingly paradoxically, to increase the implicit motivation for self-preservation. In the current research, we report a cross-lagged panel analysis of 10 waves of longitudinal data ( N = 229) on loneliness and self-centeredness (as gauged by Feeney and Collins's measure of chronic self-focus) in a representative sample of middle-aged and older adults. As predicted by the proposition that loneliness increases the implicit motivation for self-preservation, loneliness in the current year predicts self-centeredness in the subsequent year beyond what is explained by current-year demographic variables, self-centeredness, depressive symptomatology, and overall negative mood...
August 2017: Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901230/clinical-progress-in-the-management-of-tetralogy-of-fallot-in-the-dominican-republic-a-case-series
#19
María T Perez, Marietta Vázquez, Michael F Canarie, Janet Toribio, Juan León-Wyss
BACKGROUND: Definitive surgical interventions for Dominican children with congenital heart disease, like those of other low- and middle-income countries, have been historically limited. METHODS: We undertook review of a case series focusing on the surgical correction of complex forms of tetralogy of Fallot at a single center, CEDIMAT Centro Cardiovascular, in the Dominican Republic, over a 30-month period. RESULTS: According to our criteria, 43 cases were determined to be complex tetralogy of Fallot repairs from the two-year period...
September 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900729/microbial-healing-of-cracks-in-concrete-a-review
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REVIEW
Sumit Joshi, Shweta Goyal, Abhijit Mukherjee, M Sudhakara Reddy
Concrete is the most widely used construction material of the world and maintaining concrete structures from premature deterioration is proving to be a great challenge. Early age formation of micro-cracking in concrete structure severely affects the serviceability leading to high cost of maintenance. Apart from conventional methods of repairing cracks with sealants or treating the concrete with adhesive chemicals to prevent the cracks from widening, a microbial crack-healing approach has shown promising results...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
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