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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319903/fe-iii-based-metal-organic-framework-derived-core-shell-nanostructure-sensitive-electrochemical-platform-for-high-trace-determination-of-heavy-metal-ions
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Zhihong Zhang, Hongfei Ji, Yingpan Song, Shuai Zhang, Minghua Wang, Changchang Jia, Jia-Yue Tian, Linghao He, Xiaojing Zhang, Chun-Sen Liu
A new core-shell nanostructured composite composed of Fe(III)-based metal-organic framework (Fe-MOF) and mesoporous Fe3O4@C nanocapsules (denoted as Fe-MOF@mFe3O4@mC) was synthesized and developed as a platform for determining trace heavy metal ions in aqueous solution. Herein, the mFe3O4@mC nanocapsules were prepared by calcining the hollow Fe3O4@C that was obtained using the SiO2 nanoparticles as the template, followed by composing the Fe-MOF. The Fe-MOF@mFe3O4@mC nanocomposite demonstrated excellent electrochemical activity, water stability and high specific surface area, consequently resulting in the strong biobinding with heavy-metal-ion-targeted aptamer strands...
March 7, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318248/ultrastable-1d-europium-complex-for-simultaneous-and-quantitative-sensing-of-cr-iii-and-cr-vi-ions-in-aqueous-solution-with-high-selectivity-and-sensitivity
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Jingjuan Liu, Guanfeng Ji, Jiannan Xiao, Zhiliang Liu
A unique metal-organic complex (MOC) with formula [Eu2(tpbpc)4·CO3·4H2O]·DMF·solvent (Htpbpc = 4'-[4,2';6',4″]-terpyridin-4'-yl-biphenyl-4-carboxylic acid) has been successfully constructed under solvothermal conditions. The Eu complex, as proved by structural analysis, exhibits a fascinating 1D linear-type chain structure which is further extended to a 3D H-bonded supramolecular framework. The luminescent investigations confirm that the emission behavior of the Eu complex possesses excellent water stability and pH stability, and it is the first example of a MOC-based fluorescent probe with high selectivity, high sensitivity, and low detection limit, targeting Cr(III) and Cr(VI) (CrO4(2-)/Cr2O7(2-)) ions in aqueous solution...
March 20, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316922/miracle-cells-for-natural-dentistry-a-review
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REVIEW
Rani Somani, Shipra Jaidka, Neeti Bajaj, Sameksha Arora
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can differentiate into specialized cells. Recently, enormous growth has been seen in the recognition of stem cell-based therapies, which have the potential to ameliorate the life of patients with conditions that span from Parkinson's disease to cardiac ischemia to bone or tooth loss. This research has produced new but unexplored possibilities in the regeneration of different organs and tissues. Presently, research is focused on the proficiency of stem cells and their utilization in dentistry, which is gaining interest...
January 2017: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315439/interaction-of-chitin-chitosan-with-salivary-and-other-epithelial-cells-an-overview
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REVIEW
Sharvari Vijaykumar Patil, Lalitha S Y Nanduri
Chitin and its deacetylated form, chitosan, have been widely used for tissue engineering of both epithelial and mesenchymal tissues. Epithelial cells characterised by their sheet-like tight cellular arrangement and polarised nature, constitute a major component in various organs and play a variety of roles including protection, secretion and maintenance of tissue homeostasis. Regeneration of damaged epithelial tissues has been studied using biomaterials such as chitin, chitosan, hyaluronan, gelatin and alginate...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314215/a-metabolomic-approach-shows-sphingosine-1-phosphate-and-lysophospholipids-as-mediators-of-the-therapeutic-effect-of-liver-growth-factor-in-emphysema
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A Navarrete, F J Rupérez, T O Mendes, S Pérez-Rial, A Girón-Martínez, R Terrón-Expósito, J J Díaz-Gil, G Peces-Barba, C Barbas, A García
Tobacco smoke exposure is the principal cause of lung tissue destruction, which in turn results in emphysema that leads into shortness of breath. Liver growth factor (LGF, a cell and tissue regenerating factor with therapeutic activity in several organs) has antifibrotic and antioxidant properties that could be useful to promote lung tissue regenerating capacity in damaged lungs. The current study has examined differences in metabolite profiles (fingerprints) of plasma from mice (strain C57BL/6J, susceptible to develop emphysema) exposed to tobacco smoke during six months...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303795/neuregulin-1-functionalization-of-organic-fibers-for-schwann-cell-guidance
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Ilaria Tonazzini, Maria Moffa, Dario Pisignano, Marco Cecchini
The repair of peripheral nerve lesions is a clinical problem where the functional recovery is often far from being satisfactory, although peripheral nerves generally retain good potential for regeneration. Here, we develop a novel scaffold approach based on bioactive fibers of poly(ε-caprolactone) where nanotopographical guidance and neuregulin 1 (NRG1) cues are combined. We interface them with rat primary Schwann cells (SCs), the peripheral glial cells that drive initial regeneration of injured nerves, and found that the combination of NRG1 with parallel nano-fibrous topographies is effective in improving SC growth up to 72 h, alignment to fiber topography, and bipolar differentiation, opening original perspectives for nerve repair applications...
April 18, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302491/bile-acids-and-their-receptors-during-liver-regeneration-dangerous-protectors
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REVIEW
Merlen Grégory, Ursic-Bedoya José, Jourdainne Valeska, Kahale Nicolas, Mathilde Glenisson, Doignon Isabelle, Dominique Rainteau, Thierry Tordjmann
Tissue repair is orchestrated by a finely tuned interplay between processes of regeneration, inflammation and cell protection, allowing organisms to restore their integrity after partial loss of cells or organs. An important, although largely unexplored feature is that after injury and during liver repair, liver functions have to be maintained to fulfill the peripheral demand. This is particularly critical for bile secretion, which has to be finely modulated in order to preserve liver parenchyma from bile-induced injury...
March 13, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301388/cold-storage-or-normothermic-perfusion-for-liver-transplantation-probable-application-and-indications
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Carlo D L Ceresa, David Nasralla, Simon Knight, Peter J Friend
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Preservation of the liver via normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) is rapidly becoming an area of great academic and clinical interest. This review focuses on the benefits and limitations of NMP and where the role for static cold storage may lie. RECENT FINDINGS: Clinical studies have recently been published reporting the use of NMP in liver preservation for transplantation. They have described the technology to be well tolerated and feasible with potentially improved posttransplant outcomes...
March 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301131/bio-inspired-nano-featured-substrates-suitable-environment-for-bone-regeneration
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Hassan Rammal, Marie Dubus, Léa Aubert, Fany Reffuveille, Dominique Laurent Maquin, Christine Terryn, Pierre Schaaf, Halima Alem, Grégory Francius, Fabienne Quilès, Sophie C Gangloff, Fouzia Boulmedais, Halima Kerdjoudj
Bone mimicking coatings provide a complex microenvironment in which material, through its inherent properties (such as nanostructure and composition), affects the commitment of stem cells into bone lineage and the production of bone tissue regulating factors, required for bone healing and regeneration. Herein, a bioactive mineral/biopolymers composite made of calcium phosphate/chitosan and hyaluronic acid (CaP-CHI-HA) was elaborated using a versatile simultaneous spray coating of interacting species. The resulting CaP-CHI-HA coating was mainly constituted of bioactive, carbonated and crystalline hydroxyapatite, with 277 ± 98 nm of roughness, 1 μm of thickness and 2...
March 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300208/practical-whole-tooth-restoration-utilizing-autologous-bioengineered-tooth-germ-transplantation-in-a-postnatal-canine-model
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Mitsuaki Ono, Masamitsu Oshima, Miho Ogawa, Wataru Sonoyama, Emilio Satoshi Hara, Yasutaka Oida, Shigehiko Shinkawa, Ryu Nakajima, Atsushi Mine, Satoru Hayano, Satoshi Fukumoto, Shohei Kasugai, Akira Yamaguchi, Takashi Tsuji, Takuo Kuboki
Whole-organ regeneration has great potential for the replacement of dysfunctional organs through the reconstruction of a fully functional bioengineered organ using three-dimensional cell manipulation in vitro. Recently, many basic studies of whole-tooth replacement using three-dimensional cell manipulation have been conducted in a mouse model. Further evidence of the practical application to human medicine is required to demonstrate tooth restoration by reconstructing bioengineered tooth germ using a postnatal large-animal model...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299647/runx-in-invertebrates
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S Hughes, A Woollard
Runx genes have been identified in all metazoans and considerable conservation of function observed across a wide range of phyla. Thus, insight gained from studying simple model organisms is invaluable in understanding RUNX biology in higher animals. Consequently, this chapter will focus on the Runx genes in the diploblasts, which includes sea anemones and sponges, as well as the lower triploblasts, including the sea urchin, nematode, planaria and insect. Due to the high degree of functional redundancy amongst vertebrate Runx genes, simpler model organisms with a solo Runx gene, like C...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298177/tympanic-membrane-organ-culture-using-cell-culture-well-inserts-engrafted-with-tympanic-membrane-tissue-explants
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Lawrence J Liew, Richard M Day, Rodney J Dilley
Tissue engineering approaches using growth factors and various materials for repairing chronic perforations of the tympanic membrane are being developed, but there are surprisingly few relevant tissue culture models available to test new treatments. Here, we present a simple three-dimensional model system based on micro-dissecting the rat tympanic membrane umbo and grafting it into the membrane of a cell culture well insert. Cell outgrowth from the graft produced sufficient cells to populate a membrane of similar surface area to the human tympanic membrane within 2 weeks...
March 1, 2017: BioTechniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295238/il-17-and-il-22-in-immunity-driving-protection-and-pathology
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REVIEW
Eyerich Kilian, Dimartino Valentina, Cavani Andrea
IL-17 and IL-22 are tissue-signaling cytokines that favor protection and regeneration of barrier organs such as the skin, lung, and gastrointestinal system. Both cytokines share cellular sources, signaling pathways, and functional aspects; however, taking a closer look they differ, e.g. in their pro-inflammatory or regenerative potential. A dysbalance of the carefully orchestrated tissue-signaling system might result in autoimmune diseases, promote cancer growth, or predispose to infectious diseases. This review highlights recent understandings in cellular sources, signaling mechanisms, physiologic as well as pathogenic role of the double-faceted cytokines IL-17 and IL-22...
March 15, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293730/liver-macrophages-in-healthy-and-diseased-liver
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REVIEW
Zeinab Abdullah, Percy A Knolle
Kupffer cells, the largest tissue resident macrophage population, are key for the maintenance of liver integrity and its restoration after injury and infections, as well as the local initiation and resolution of innate and adaptive immunity. These important roles of Kupffer cells were recently identified in healthy and diseased liver revealing diverse functions and phenotypes of hepatic macrophages. High-level phenotypic and genomic analysis revealed that Kupffer cells are not a homogenous population and that the hepatic microenvironment actively shapes both phenotype and function of liver macrophages...
March 14, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293524/effect-of-axonal-trauma-on-nerve-regeneration-in-side-to-side-neurorrhaphy-an-experimental-study
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Henrikki Rönkkö, Harry Göransson, Hanna-Stiina Taskinen, Pasi Paavilainen, Tero Vahlberg, Matias Röyttä
BACKGROUND: Side-to-side (STS) neurorrhaphy can be performed distally to ensure timely end-organ innervation. It leaves the distal end of the injured nerve intact for further reconstruction. Despite encouraging clinical results, only few experimental studies have been published to enhance the regeneration results of the procedure. We examined the influence of different size epineural windows and degree of axonal injury of STS repair on nerve regeneration and donor nerve morbidity. METHODS: Three clinically relevant repair techniques of the transected common peroneal nerve (CPN) were compared...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292427/planarian-epidermal-stem-cells-respond-to-positional-cues-to-promote-cell-type-diversity
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Omri Wurtzel, Isaac M Oderberg, Peter W Reddien
Successful regeneration requires that progenitors of different lineages form the appropriate missing cell types. However, simply generating lineages is not enough. Cells produced by a particular lineage often have distinct functions depending on their position within the organism. How this occurs in regeneration is largely unexplored. In planarian regeneration, new cells arise from a proliferative cell population (neoblasts). We used the planarian epidermal lineage to study how the location of adult progenitor cells results in their acquisition of distinct functional identities...
March 13, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289724/flagellar-synchronization-is-a-simple-alternative-to-cell-cycle-synchronization-for-ciliary-and-flagellar-studies
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Soumita Dutta, Prachee Avasthi
The unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is an ideal model organism for studies of ciliary function and assembly. In assays for biological and biochemical effects of various factors on flagellar structure and function, synchronous culture is advantageous for minimizing variability. Here, we have characterized a method in which 100% synchronization is achieved with respect to flagellar length but not with respect to the cell cycle. The method requires inducing flagellar regeneration by amputation of the entire cell population and limiting regeneration time...
March 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289404/different-types-of-diatom-derived-extracellular-polymeric-substances-drive-changes-in-heterotrophic-bacterial-communities-from-intertidal-sediments
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Julio Bohórquez, Terry J McGenity, Sokratis Papaspyrou, Emilio García-Robledo, Alfonso Corzo, Graham J C Underwood
Intertidal areas support extensive diatom-rich biofilms. Such microphytobenthic (MPB) diatoms exude large quantities of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) comprising polysaccharides, glycoproteins and other biopolymers, which represent a substantial carbon pool. However, degradation rates of different EPS components, and how they shape heterotrophic communities in sediments, are not well understood. An aerobic mudflat-sediment slurry experiment was performed in the dark with two different EPS carbon sources from a diatom-dominated biofilm: colloidal EPS (cEPS) and the more complex hot-bicarbonate-extracted EPS...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289209/injury-stimulated-and-self-restrained-bmp-signaling-dynamically-regulates-stem-cell-pool-size-during-drosophila-midgut-regeneration
#19
Aiguo Tian, Bing Wang, Jin Jiang
Many adult organs rely on resident stem cells to maintain homeostasis. Upon injury, stem cells increase proliferation, followed by lineage differentiation to replenish damaged cells. Whether stem cells also change division mode to transiently increase their population size as part of a regenerative program and, if so, what the underlying mechanism is have remained largely unexplored. Here we show that injury stimulates the production of two bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) ligands, Dpp and Gbb, which drive an expansion of intestinal stem cells (ISCs) by promoting their symmetric self-renewing division in Drosophila adult midgut...
March 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289071/disorganization-of-the-germ-cell-pool-leads-to-primary-ovarian-insufficiency
#20
Ikko Kawashima, Kazuhiro Kawamura
The mammalian ovary is an organ that controls female germ cell development, storing them and releasing mature oocytes for transporting to the oviduct. During the fetal stage, female germ cells change from a proliferative state to meiosis before forming follicles with the potential for growth of surrounding somatic cells. Understanding of molecular and physiological bases of germ cell development in the fetal ovary contributed not only to the elucidation of genetic disorders in primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), but also advancement of novel treatments for patients with POI...
March 13, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
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