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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231471/pathogenic-potential-and-virulence-genotypes-of-intestinal-and-faecal-isolates-of-porcine-post-weaning-enteropathogenic-escherichia-coli
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Anna Malik, Béla Nagy, Renáta Kugler, Ama Szmolka
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) are frequent causes of diarrhoea in infants and in young mammals by inducing attaching effacing (AE) lesions of the intestinal epithelium. EPEC bacteria have also been implicated in cases of porcine post-weaning diarrhoea but their pathogenicity for conventional weaned pigs remains less elucidated. This present study investigates differences in pathogenic potential and virulence genotypes of intestinal and faecal isolates of EPEC from newly-weaned pigs. For this we inoculated ligated ileal loops of four weeks old weaned pigs to assess EPEC adherence to enterocytes by histology and immunohistology...
February 9, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231365/alteration-of-serum-levels-of-inflammatory-cytokines-and-polysomnographic-indices-after-uvulopalatal-flap-surgery-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Murad Mutlu, Erkan Vuralkan, Istemihan Akin, Hikmet Firat, Sadik Ardic, Sevgi Akaydin, Ece Miser
The aim of the current study was to compare the changes in polysomnographic indices and serum levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), cystatin C, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who were treated surgically via a uvulopalatal flap (UPF) technique. Twenty-five patients (14 men, 11 women), average age 46.2 ± 9.3 years, who underwent UPF surgery were included in this study. Serum biochemical analyses and polysomnographic examinations were performed before and 6 months after the surgery...
February 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231301/durability-of-anti-graffiti-coatings-on-stone-natural-vs-accelerated-weathering
#3
Paula M Carmona-Quiroga, Robert M J Jacobs, Sagrario Martínez-Ramírez, Heather A Viles
Extending the use of novel anti-graffiti coatings to built heritage could be of particular interest providing the treatments are efficient enough in facilitating graffiti removal and long-lasting to maintain their protective properties without interfering with the durability of the substrates. However, studies of the durability of these coatings are scarce and have been mainly carried out under accelerated weathering conditions, the most common practice for assessing the durability of materials but one that does not reproduce accurately natural working conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230910/adhesives-for-bonded-molar-tubes-during-fixed-brace-treatment
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Declan T Millett, Nicky A Mandall, Rye Cr Mattick, Joy Hickman, Anne-Marie Glenny
BACKGROUND: Orthodontic treatment involves using fixed or removable appliances (dental braces) to correct the positions of teeth. The success of a fixed appliance depends partly on the metal attachments (brackets and bands) being glued to the teeth so that they do not become detached during treatment. Brackets (metal squares) are usually attached to teeth other than molars, where bands (metal rings that go round each tooth) are more commonly used. Orthodontic tubes (stainless steel tubes that allow wires to pass through them), are typically welded to bands but they may also be glued directly (bonded) to molars...
February 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230794/structural-determinant-and-its-underlying-molecular-mechanism-of-stpc2-related-to-anti-angiogenic-activity
#5
Min Hu, Ning Cui, Zhixiang Bo, Feixiang Xiang
In this study, we aimed to use different strategies to further uncover the anti-angiogenic molecular mechanism of a fucoidan-like polysaccharide STPC2, isolated from brown alga Sargassum thunbergii. A desulfated derivative, STPC2-DeS, was successfully prepared and identified. The native polysaccharide and desulfated product were subjected to evaluate their anti-angiogenic effects. In the tube formation assay, STPC2 showed dose-dependent inhibition. In addition, STPC2 could distinctly inhibit the permeation of HUVEC cells into the lower chamber...
February 21, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230777/cryptomphalus-aspersa-mollusc-egg-extract-promotes-regenerative-effects-in-human-dermal-papilla-stem-cells
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María Teresa Alameda, Esther Morel, Concepción Parrado, Salvador González, Ángeles Juarranz
The aim of this study was to test, by an in vitro approach, whether a natural extract derived from eggs of the mollusc Cryptomphalus aspersa (e-CAF) that seems to present regenerative properties, can enhance the mobilization of human hair dermal papilla cells (HHDPCs) and play a role on tissue repair and regeneration. We have tested HHDPCs proliferation by the 3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium-bromide (MTT) assay; cell migration by using a wound healing assay, as well as the modulation of the expression of cytoskeletal (F-actin and vimentin) and cell adhesion to the extracellular matrix (ECM) (vinculin and P-FAK) proteins...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230723/bifidobacterium-adolescentis-exerts-strain-specific-effects-on-constipation-induced-by-loperamide-in-balb-c-mice
#7
Linlin Wang, Lujun Hu, Qi Xu, Boxing Yin, Dongsheng Fang, Gang Wang, Jianxin Zhao, Hao Zhang, Wei Chen
Constipation is one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints worldwide. This study was performed to determine whether Bifidobacterium adolescentis exerts inter-strain differences in alleviating constipation induced by loperamide in BALB/c mice and to analyze the main reasons for these differences. BALB/c mice underwent gavage with B. adolescentis (CCFM 626, 667, and 669) once per day for 17 days. The primary outcome measures included related constipation indicators, and the secondary outcome measures were the basic biological characteristics of the strains, the concentration changes of short-chain fatty acids in feces, and the changes in the fecal flora...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230282/ablation-of-cyclophilin-d-results-in-an-activation-of-fak-akt-and-erk-pathways-in-the-mouse-heart
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Jelena Klawitter, Tamas Seres, Alexander Pennington, Jonathan-Thomas Beatty, Jost Klawitter, Uwe Christians
Cyclophilin D (CypD) is a mitochondrial chaperone that regulates the mitochondrial permeability transition pore. Metabolically, deletion of Ppif (the gene encoding CypD) in mice is associated with elevated levels of mitochondrial matrix Ca(2+) that leads to increased glucose as relative to fatty acid oxidation. Here, we characterized the adaptive mechanisms involved in the regulation of glucose metabolism including the regulation of Akt and ERK kinases that we evaluated by Western blot analysis of Ppif-/-in comparison to wild type (WT) mouse hearts...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230203/water-insoluble-photosensitizer-nanocolloids-stabilized-by-supramolecular-interfacial-assembly-towards-photodynamic-therapy
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Yamei Liu, Kai Ma, Tifeng Jiao, Ruirui Xing, Guizhi Shen, Xuehai Yan
Nanoengineering of hydrophobic photosensitizers (PSs) is a promising approach for improved tumor delivery and enhanced photodynamic therapy (PDT) efficiency. A variety of delivery carriers have been developed for tumor delivery of PSs through the enhanced permeation and retention (EPR) effect. However, a high-performance PS delivery system with minimum use of carrier materials with excellent biocompatibility is highly appreciated. In this work, we utilized the spatiotemporal interfacial adhesion and assembly of supramolecular coordination to achieve the nanoengineering of water-insoluble photosensitizer Chlorin e6 (Ce6)...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229893/safety-and-efficacy-of-natalizumab-in-patients-with-acute-ischaemic-stroke-action-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-double-blind-phase-2-trial
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Jacob Elkins, Roland Veltkamp, Joan Montaner, S Claiborne Johnston, Aneesh B Singhal, Kyra Becker, Maarten G Lansberg, Weihua Tang, Ih Chang, Kumar Muralidharan, Sarah Gheuens, Lahar Mehta, Mitchell S V Elkind
BACKGROUND: In animal models of acute ischaemic stroke, blocking of the leukocyte-endothelium adhesion by antagonism of α4 integrin reduces infarct volumes and improves outcomes. We assessed the effect of one dose of natalizumab, an antibody against the leukocyte adhesion molecule α4 integrin, in patients with acute ischaemic stroke. METHODS: In this double-blind, phase 2 study, patients with acute ischaemic stroke (aged 18-85 years) from 30 US and European clinical sites were randomly assigned (1:1) to 300 mg intravenous natalizumab or placebo with stratification by treatment window and baseline infarct size...
March 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229593/development-of-laser-structured-liquid-infused-titanium-with-strong-biofilm-repellent-properties
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Katharina Doll, Elena Fadeeva, Joern Schaeske, Tobias Ehmke, Andreas Winkel, Alexander Heisterkamp, Boris N Chichkov, Meike Stiesch, Nico S Stumpp
Medical implants are commonly used in modern medicine but still harbor the risk of microbial infections caused by bacterial biofilms. As their retrospective treatment is difficult, there is a need for biomedical materials, which inhibit bacterial colonization from the start without using antibacterial agents, as these can promote resistance development. The promising concept of slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces (SLIPS) possesses enormous potential for this purpose. In the present study, this principle was applied to titanium, a common material in implantology, and its biofilm-repellent properties were demonstrated...
February 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229586/chlorhexidine-loaded-amorphous-calcium-phosphate-nanoparticles-for-inhibiting-degradation-and-inducing-mineralization-of-type-i-collagen
#12
Xue Cai, Bing Han, Yan Liu, Fucong Tian, Fuxin Liang, Xiaoyan Wang
A major shortcoming of contemporary dentin adhesives is their limited durability. Exposed collagen fibrils within the bonding interface are degraded by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), resulting in aging of the resin-dentin bond. In this study, chlorhexidine-loaded amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) nanoparticles were synthesized to induce the mineralization of collagen fibrils. The nanoparticles sustainably released chlorhexidine, to inhibit MMPs during mineralization. Three types of ACP nanoparticles were prepared: N-ACP containing no chlorhexidine, C-ACP containing chlorhexidine acetate, and G-ACP containing chlorhexidine gluconate, which had a higher drug-loading than C-ACP...
February 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229315/the-utility-of-diagnostic-laparoscopy-in-post-bariatric-surgery-patients-with-chronic-abdominal-pain-of-unknown-etiology
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Mohammad Alsulaimy, Suriya Punchai, Fouzeyah A Ali, Matthew Kroh, Philip R Schauer, Stacy A Brethauer, Ali Aminian
PURPOSE: Chronic abdominal pain after bariatric surgery is associated with diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. The aim of this study was to evaluate the yield of laparoscopy as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool in post-bariatric surgery patients with chronic abdominal pain who had negative imaging and endoscopic studies. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on post-bariatric surgery patients who underwent laparoscopy for diagnosis and treatment of chronic abdominal pain at a single academic center...
February 22, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229230/mycobacterium-ulcerans-mycolactone-interferes-with-adhesion-migration-and-proliferation-of-primary-human-keratinocytes-and-hacat-cell-line
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Francesca Graziola, Elena Colombo, Rossana Tiberio, Giorgio Leigheb, Chiarella Bozzo
The pathogenicity of Mycobacterium ulcerans (Buruli ulcer) is closely associated with the secretion of exotoxin mycolactone. The cytotoxicity of mycolactone has been linked to its apoptogenic activity. We explored if low mycolactone concentrations, which are not able to induce apoptosis, can influence other essential activities on two primary human keratinocyte populations, keratinocyte stem cells (KSC) and transit amplifying cells (TAC), and on a human keratinocyte line, HaCaT. We demonstrated that 0.01 and 0...
February 22, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229157/predation-with-the-tongue-through-viscous-adhesion-a-scaling-approach
#15
Maurine Houze, Pascal Damman
Some predators, mainly lizards and amphibians, capture their prey with their tongue. The process of capture involves strong adhesion mechanisms to overcome inertial forces that should be related to a viscous mucus produced at the tongue tip. A scaling model of prey capture independent of the anatomic details of the animals is developed from a study of viscous adhesion with a probe-tack geometry. This model is then successfully applied to describe the nonlinear evolution of the maximum prey size with the predator length for chameleons...
February 23, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229148/uniform-and-janus-like-nanoparticles-in-contact-with-vesicles-energy-landscapes-and-curvature-induced-forces
#16
Jaime Agudo-Canalejo, Reinhard Lipowsky
Biological membranes and lipid vesicles often display complex shapes with non-uniform membrane curvature. When adhesive nanoparticles with chemically uniform surfaces come into contact with such membranes, they exhibit four different engulfment regimes as recently shown by a systematic stability analysis. Depending on the local curvature of the membrane, the particles either remain free, become partially or completely engulfed by the membrane, or display bistability between free and completely engulfed states...
February 23, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228557/surfactant-protein-a-inhibits-growth-and-adherence-of-uropathogenic-escherichia-coli-to-protect-the-bladder-from-infection
#17
Jiro Hashimoto, Motoko Takahashi, Atsushi Saito, Masaki Murata, Yuichiro Kurimura, Chiaki Nishitani, Rina Takamiya, Yasuaki Uehara, Yoshihiro Hasegawa, Yoshiki Hiyama, Norimasa Sawada, Satoshi Takahashi, Naoya Masumori, Yoshio Kuroki, Shigeru Ariki
Surfactant protein A (SP-A) is a multifunctional host defense collectin that was first identified as a component of pulmonary surfactant. Although SP-A is also expressed in various tissues, including the urinary tract, its innate immune functions in nonpulmonary tissues are poorly understood. In this study, we demonstrated that adherence of uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) to the bladder was enhanced in SP-A-deficient mice, which suggests that SP-A plays an important role in innate immunity against UPEC...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228548/contact-guidance-requires-spatial-control-of-leading-edge-protrusion
#18
G R Ramirez-San Juan, P W Oakes, M L Gardel
In vivo, geometric cues from the extra-cellular matrix (ECM) are critical for the regulation of cell shape, adhesion and migration. During contact guidance, the fibrillar architecture of the ECM promotes an elongated cell shape and migration along the fibrils. The subcellular mechanisms by which cells sense ECM geometry and translate it into changes in shape and migration direction, are not understood. Here, we pattern linear fibronectin features to mimic fibrillar ECM and elucidate the mechanisms of contact guidance...
February 22, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228547/limch1-regulates-nonmuscle-myosin-ii-activity-and-suppresses-cell-migration
#19
Yu-Hung Lin, Yen-Yi Zhen, Kun-Yi Chien, I-Ching Lee, Wei-Chi Lin, Mei-Yu Chen, Li-Mei Pai
Nonmuscle myosin II (NM-II) is an important motor protein involved in cell migration. Incorporation of NM-II into actin stress fiber provides a traction force to promote actin retrograde flow and focal adhesion assembly. However, the components involved in regulation of NM-II activity are not well understood. Here, we identified a novel actin stress fiber-associated protein, LIM and calponin-homology domains 1 (LIMCH1), which regulates NM-II activity. The recruitment of LIMCH1 into contractile stress fibers revealed its localization complementary to actinin-1...
February 22, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228546/a-minimal-actomyosin-based-model-predicts-the-dynamics-of-filopodia-on-neuronal-dendrites
#20
Olena O Marchenko, Sulagna Das, Ji Yu, Igor L Novak, Vladimir I Rodionov, Nadia Efimova, Tatyana Svitkina, Charles W Wolgemuth, Leslie M Loew
Dendritic filopodia are actin-filled dynamic subcellular structures that sprout on neuronal dendrites during neurogenesis. The exploratory motion of the filopodia is crucial for synaptogenesis but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. To study the filopodial motility, we collected and analyzed image data on filopodia in cultured rat hippocampal neurons. We hypothesized that mechanical feedback among the actin retrograde flow, myosin activity and substrate adhesion gives rise to various filopodial behaviors...
February 22, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
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