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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735515/determination-of-cell-fate-in-skeletal-muscle-following-bmp-gene-transfer-by-in-vivo-electroporation
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Mariko Kawai, Yu-Ki Ohmori, Mai Nishino, Masayo Yoshida, Kaori Tabata, Do-Saku Hirota, Ayako Ryu-Mon, Hiromitsu Yamamoto, Junya Sonobe, Yo-Hei Kataoka, Noriko Shiotsu, Mika Ikegame, Hiroki Maruyama, Toshio Yamamoto, Kazuhisa Bessho, Kiyoshi Ohura
We previously developed a novel method for gene transfer, which combined a non-viral gene expression vector with transcutaneous in vivo electroporation. We applied this method to transfer the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) gene and induce ectopic bone formation in rat skeletal muscles. At present, it remains unclear which types of cells can differentiate into osteogenic cells after BMP gene transfer by in vivo electroporation. Two types of stem cells in skeletal muscle can differentiate into osteogenic cells: muscle-derived stem cells, and bone marrow-derived stem cells in the blood...
May 5, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730965/efficient-non-invasive-plasmid-dna-administration-into-tibialis-cranialis-muscle-of-little-mice
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C R Cecchi, E Higuti, E R Lima, D P Vieira, P L Squair, C N Peroni, P Bartolini
An alternative treatment for growth hormone deficiency based on hGH-DNA administration, followed by electro gene transfer, was investigated by injecting the plasmid into surgically exposed or non-exposed quadriceps or tibialis muscle of immunodeficient "little" mice. Previously optimized electrotransfer conditions were also improved via a new combination of high/low voltage pulses: after 3 days, serum hGH was determined. Both groups exhibited similar results: 5.0 ± 2.2 (SD) and 3.5 ± 0.9 ng hGH/ml (P>0...
July 21, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729887/whole-body-vibration-training-improves-balance-control-and-sit-to-stand-performance-among-middle-aged-and-older-adults-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ming-Chen Ko, Long-Shan Wu, Sangwoo Lee, Chien-Chun Wang, Po-Fu Lee, Ching-Yu Tseng, Chien-Chang Ho
BACKGROUND: Aging is associated with decreased balance, which increases falling risk. The objective of the current study was to determine the feasibility and effects of whole-body vibration (WBV) training on knee extensor muscle power, limits of stability, and sit-to-stand performance among community-dwelling middle-aged and older adults in the United States. METHODS: A randomized pilot study with participant blinding was conducted. Feasibility outcomes included recruitment and compliance rate...
2017: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728324/the-chicken-thigh-adductor-profundus-free-muscle-flap-a-novel-validated-non-living-microsurgery-simulation-training-model
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Georgios Pafitanis, Yasmine Serrar, Maria Raveendran, Ali Ghanem, Simon Myers
BACKGROUND: Simulation training is becoming an increasingly important component of skills acquisition in surgical specialties, including Plastic Surgery. Non-living simulation models have an established place in Plastic Surgical microsurgery training, and support the principles of replacement, reduction and refinement of animal use. A more sophisticated version of the basic chicken thigh microsurgery model has been developed to include dissection of a type 1-muscle flap and is described and validated here...
July 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726265/how-to-havest-the-greatest-length-of-tibialis-posterior-tendon-in-tibialis-posterior-tendon-transfer-a-cadaveric-study
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Korakot Thamphongsri, Thos Harnroongroj, Atthakorn Jarusriwanna, Bavornrit Chuckpaiwong
INTRODUCTION: In anterior transfer of the tibialis posterior tendon, the tendon was harvested using two incisions, the first at its attachment point on the navicular bone and second on the medial side of the leg above the medial malleolus. To provide the maximum tendon length, the second incision needs to be as proximal as possible but injury to the muscle origin must be avoided. The purpose of this study is to establish the location of the second incision that yields the greatest tendon length...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721468/are-animal-models-predictive-for-human-postmortem-muscle-protein-degradation
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Bianca Ehrenfellner, Angela Zissler, Peter Steinbacher, Fabio C Monticelli, Stefan Pittner
A most precise determination of the postmortem interval (PMI) is a crucial aspect in forensic casework. Although there are diverse approaches available to date, the high heterogeneity of cases together with the respective postmortal changes often limit the validity and sufficiency of many methods. Recently, a novel approach for time since death estimation by the analysis of postmortal changes of muscle proteins was proposed. It is however necessary to improve the reliability and accuracy, especially by analysis of possible influencing factors on protein degradation...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718780/biarticular-elements-as-a-contributor-to-energy-efficiency-biomechanical-review-and-application-in-bio-inspired-robotics
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Karen Junius, Marta Moltedo, Pierre Cherelle, Carlos David Rodriguez-Guerrero, Bram Vanderborght, Dirk Lefeber
Despite the increased interest in exoskeleton research in the last decades, not much progress has been made on the successful reduction of user effort. In humans, biarticular elements have been identied as one of the reasons for the energy economy of locomotion. This document gives an extensive literature overview concerning the function of biarticular mus- cles in human beings. The exact role of these muscles in the efficiency of human locomotion is reduced to three elementary functions: energy transfer towards distal joints, efficient control of output force direction and double joint actuation...
July 18, 2017: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716920/vamp3-and-snap23-mediate-the-disturbed-flow-induced-endothelial-microrna-secretion-and-smooth-muscle-hyperplasia
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Juan-Juan Zhu, Yue-Feng Liu, Yun-Peng Zhang, Chuan-Rong Zhao, Wei-Juan Yao, Yi-Shuan Li, Kuei-Chun Wang, Tse-Shun Huang, Wei Pang, Xi-Fu Wang, Xian Wang, Shu Chien, Jing Zhou
Vascular endothelial cells (ECs) at arterial branches and curvatures experience disturbed blood flow and induce a quiescent-to-activated phenotypic transition of the adjacent smooth muscle cells (SMCs) and a subsequent smooth muscle hyperplasia. However, the mechanism underlying the flow pattern-specific initiation of EC-to-SMC signaling remains elusive. Our previous study demonstrated that endothelial microRNA-126-3p (miR-126-3p) acts as a key intercellular molecule to increase turnover of the recipient SMCs, and that its release is reduced by atheroprotective laminar shear (12 dynes/cm(2)) to ECs...
July 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708000/reactive-oxygen-species-and-mitochondrial-homeostasis-as-regulators-of-stem-cell-fate-and-function
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Darren Qiancheng Tan, Toshio Suda
SIGNIFICANCE: The precise role and impact of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in stem cells, which are essential for lifelong tissue homeostasis and regeneration, remains of significant interest to the field. The long-term regenerative potential of a stem cell compartment is determined by the delicate balance between quiescence, self-renewal and differentiation; all of which can be influenced by ROS levels. Recent advances: The past decade has seen a growing appreciation for the importance of ROS and redox homeostasis in various stem cell compartments; particularly those of hematopoietic, neural and muscle tissues...
July 14, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697727/intermedin-attenuates-renal-fibrosis-by-induction-of-heme-oxygenase-1-in-rats-with-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction
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Xi Qiao, Lihua Wang, Yanhong Wang, Xiaole Su, Yufeng Qiao, Yun Fan, Zhiqiang Peng
BACKGROUND: Intermedin [IMD, adrenomedullin-2 (ADM-2)] attenuates renal fibrosis by inhibition of oxidative stress. However, the precise mechanisms remain unknown. Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), an antioxidant agent, is associated with antifibrogenic effects. ADM is known to induce HO-1. Whether IMD has any effect on HO-1 is unclear. Herein, we determined whether the antifibrotic properties of IMD are mediated by induction of HO-1. METHODS: Renal fibrosis was induced by unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) performed on male Wistar rats...
July 11, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691601/task-specific-and-functional-effects-of-speed-focused-elliptical-or-motor-assisted-cycle-training-in-children-with-bilateral-cerebral-palsy-randomized-clinical-trial
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Diane L Damiano, Christopher J Stanley, Laurie Ohlrich, Katharine E Alter
BACKGROUND: Locomotor training using treadmills or robotic devices is commonly utilized to improve gait in cerebral palsy (CP); however, effects are inconsistent and fail to exceed those of equally intense alternatives. Possible limitations of existing devices include fixed nonvariable rhythm and too much limb or body weight assistance. OBJECTIVE: To quantify and compare effectiveness of a motor-assisted cycle and a novel alternative, an elliptical, in CP to improve interlimb reciprocal coordination through intensive speed-focused leg training...
July 1, 2017: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689830/is-bipolar-latissimus-dorsi-transfer-a-reliable-option-to-restore-elbow-flexion-in-children-with-arthrogryposis-a-review-of-13-tendon-transfers
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Ramin Zargarbashi, Mohammad Hossein Nabian, Jean-David Werthel, Philippe Valenti
BACKGROUND: Scant data are published about different available therapeutic options for restoration of active elbow flexion in arthrogryposis with varying degrees of improvement. In this retrospective study we evaluated medium-term effects of bipolar latissimus dorsi transfer in patients with arthrogryposis. METHODS: Pedicled latissimus dorsi bipolar muscle transfer was used to restore elbow flexion in 11 patients (13 limbs) with arthrogryposis. Elbow and shoulder range of motions and strength of elbow flexion were measured preoperatively and at the last follow-up...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689064/transfer-of-zearalenone-to-the-reproductive-system-of-female-rainbow-trout-spawners-a-potential-risk-for-aquaculture-and-fish-consumers
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Maciej Woźny, Kazimierz Obremski, Tomasz Zalewski, Maren Mommens, Alicja Łakomiak, Paweł Brzuzan
To investigate whether ZEN transfers from the alimentary tract of fish to the somatic cells of ovaries or the oocytes, mature females of rainbow trout were orally exposed to ZEN at a dose of 1 mg·kg(-)(1) body mass. At sampling times of 2, 6, 12, 24, 48, and 96 h, tissues of the fish (intestine, liver, ovaries, oocytes, muscles, and plasma) were extracted to determine the concentration of ZEN and its metabolites using immunoaffinity columns and HPLC-FLD. Our results confirm that ZEN is transferred from the alimentary tract to the reproductive system of the fish, and indicate that the mycotoxin concentrates in the somatic cells of the ovaries...
July 5, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688307/the-current-situation-of-inorganic-elements-in-marine-turtles-a-general-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Adriana A Cortés-Gómez, Diego Romero, Marc Girondot
Inorganic elements (Pb, Cd, Hg, Al, As, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Se and Zn) are present globally in aquatic systems and their potential transfer to marine turtles can be a serious threat to their health status. The environmental fate of these contaminants may be traced by the analysis of turtle tissues. Loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) are the most frequently investigated of all the sea turtle species with regards to inorganic elements, followed by Green turtles (Chelonia mydas); all the other species have considerably fewer studies...
July 5, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685927/altering-equine-corneal-fibroblast-differentiation-through-smad-gene-transfer
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Todd L Marlo, Elizabeth A Giuliano, Ratnakar Tripathi, Ajay Sharma, Rajiv R Mohan
OBJECTIVE: To explore the impact of equine corneal fibroblast (ECF) to myofibroblast (ECM) differentiation by altering the expression of the Smad genes either individually or in combination. Specifically, we sought to examine the ECF differentiation after (a) silencing of Smad2, 3, and 4 profibrotic genes individually and (b) overexpression of antifibrotic Smad7 gene and in a combination with pro- and antifibrotic Smad genes. METHODS: Equine corneal fibroblast primary cultures were generated as previously described...
July 6, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684374/investigating-crispr-cas-systems-in-clostridium-botulinum-via-bioinformatics-tools
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Manica Negahdaripour, Navid Nezafat, Nasim Hajighahramani, Seyyed Soheil Rahmatabadi, Younes Ghasemi
The Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) systems are a type of innate immunity found in some prokaryotes, which protect them against alien genetic elements by targeting foreign nucleic acids. Some other functions are also attributed to these systems. Clostridium botulinum bacteria produce botulinum neurotoxins (BoNT), one of the deadliest known toxins for humans and some animals. Food poisoning due to these bacteria is still a challenge in food industries. On the other hand, BoNT has been widely investigated for therapeutic applications including different muscle disorders...
July 3, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678067/reconstruction-of-parotidectomy-and-lateral-skull-base-defects
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Caitlin Bertelsen, Changxing Liu, Niels Kokot
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize the options for reconstruction of parotid and lateral skull base defects based on the size and functional requirements of the defect. RECENT FINDINGS: Free grafts with dermal fat or acellular human dermis, superficial musculoaponeurotic system flaps, and sternocleidomastoid flaps have been successful in preventing Frey's syndrome and restoring facial contour defects after superficial and total parotidectomy...
July 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676916/-correction-of-flexible-lesser-toe-deformity-transfer-of-the-flexor-digitorum-longus-tendon
#18
D Arbab, D Frank, B Bouillon, C Lüring
OBJECTIVE: Realignment and pain relief of toes 2-5 by flexor-to-extensor tendon transfer of the flexor digitorum longus (FDL) muscle. INDICATIONS: As an isolated procedure in flexible proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint flexion and/or flexible metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint extension (hammer toe). In combination with a metatarsal osteotomy or PIP joint arthrodesis in case of flexible MTP joint extension. CONTRAINDICATIONS: General medical contraindications to surgical interventions...
July 4, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676167/reconstruction-of-mohs-defects-of-the-lips-and-chin
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REVIEW
Yuna C Larrabee, Jeffrey S Moyer
Reconstruction of defects of the lips after Mohs micrographic surgery should encompass functional and aesthetic concerns. The lower lip and chin compose two-thirds of the lower portion of the face. The focus of this article is local tissue transfer for primarily cutaneous defects after Mohs surgery. Various flaps exist for repair. For small defects, elliptical excision with primary closure is a viable option. During reconstruction of the lip, all of the involved layers need to be addressed, including mucosa, muscle, and the vermillion or cutaneous lip...
August 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669300/contralateral-c-7-transfer-is-direct-repair-really-superior-to-grafting
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Anil Bhatia, Piyush Doshi, Ashok Koul, Vitrag Shah, Justin M Brown, Mahmoud Salama
It is not uncommon for a severe traumatic brachial plexus injury to involve all 5 roots, resulting in a flail upper limb. In such cases, surgical reconstruction is often palliative, providing only rudimentary function. Nerve transfers are the mainstay of reconstructive strategies due to the predominance of root avulsions. Consistent results are obtained only for restoration of shoulder stability and elbow flexion, whereas restoring useful hand function remains a challenge. The transfer of the contralateral C-7 (cC-7) is commonly used in an attempt to restore basic hand function, but results are notoriously unreliable and inconsistent...
July 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
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