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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821761/enhanced-therapeutic-effects-of-human-ips-cell-derived-cardiomyocyte-by-combined-cell-sheets-with-omental-flap-technique-in-porcine-ischemic-cardiomyopathy-model
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Masashi Kawamura, Shigeru Miyagawa, Satsuki Fukushima, Atsuhiro Saito, Kenji Miki, Shunsuke Funakoshi, Yoshinori Yoshida, Shinya Yamanaka, Tatsuya Shimizu, Teruo Okano, Takashi Daimon, Koichi Toda, Yoshiki Sawa
Transplant of human induced pluripotent stem cell derived cardiomyocytes (hiPS-CMs) cell-sheet is a promising approach for treating ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM). However, poor blood supply to the transplanted cell-sheet is a concern related to the effectiveness and durability of the treatment. Herein, we hypothesized that the combined the omentum flap might enhance survival and the therapeutic effects of hiPS-CM cell-sheet transplant for ICM treatment. Treatment by Wnt signaling molecules in hiPS cells produced hiPS-CMs, which were magnetically labeled by superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO), followed by culture in the thermoresponsive dishes to generate hiPS-CMs cell-sheets...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816695/audiological-and-radiological-characteristics-in-incomplete-partition-malformations
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Merve Özbal Batuk, Betül Çiçek Çınar, Burçe Özgen, Gonca Sennaroğlu, Levent Sennaroğlu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the audiological and radiological findings of patients with incomplete partition malformations (IPs) and analyze the relationship between the audiological and radiological findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 84 patients (168 ears) with IPs as follows: 26 patients with Type I;IP-I (41 ears), 54 patients with Type II;IP-II (108 ears), and 4 patients with Type III;IP-III (8 ears). Remaining 11 ears were diagnosed with other inner ear malformations...
August 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815470/alterations-in-scai-expression-during-cell-plasticity-fibrosis-and-cancer
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Ákos Gasparics, Gábor Kökény, Attila Fintha, Rita Bencs, Miklós M Mózes, Emese Irma Ágoston, Anna Buday, Zoltán Ivics, Péter Hamar, Balázs Győrffy, László Rosivall, Attila Sebe
Suppressor of cancer cell invasion (SCAI) has been originally characterized as a tumor suppressor inhibiting metastasis in different human cancer cells, and it has been suggested that SCAI expression declines in tumors. The expression patterns and role of SCAI during physiological and pathophysiological processes is still poorly understood. Earlier we demonstrated that SCAI is regulating the epithelial-mesenchymal transition of proximal tubular epithelial cells, it is downregulated during renal fibrosis and it is overexpressed in Wilms' tumors...
August 16, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815441/pluripotent-stem-cells-in-adult-tissues-struggling-to-be-acknowledged-over-two-decades
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Deepa Bhartiya
Stem cells have fascinated scientists for a long time and huge research efforts have been put into them as they have the potential to regenerate diseased organs. Besides embryonic stem cells (ES) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS), it has been postulated that pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) may also exist in various adult tissues. They are thought to be more primitive than the adult stem cells (ASCs), serve as a backup pool to give rise to ASCs and thus play a crucial role in maintaining life-long homeostasis...
August 16, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815011/genomic-upregulation-of-cardiac-cav1-2%C3%AE-and-ncx1-by-estrogen-in-women
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Rita Papp, Glenna C L Bett, Agnieszka Lis, Randall L Rasmusson, István Baczkó, András Varró, Guy Salama
BACKGROUND: Women have a higher risk of lethal arrhythmias than men in long QT syndrome type 2 (LQTS2), but the mechanisms remain uncertain due to the limited availability of healthy control human tissue. We have previously reported that in female rabbits, estrogen increases arrhythmia risk in drug-induced LQTS2 by upregulating L-type Ca(2+) (ICa,L) and sodium-calcium exchange (INCX) currents at the base of the epicardium by a genomic mechanism. This study investigates if the effects of estrogen on rabbit ICa,L and INCX apply to human hearts...
2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809024/chicken-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-establishment-and-characterization
#6
Aurelie Fuet, Bertrand Pain
In mammals, the introduction of the OSKM (Oct4, Sox2, Klf4, and c-Myc) genes into somatic cells has allowed generating induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. So far, this process has been only clearly demonstrated in mammals. Here, using chicken as an avian model, we describe a set of protocols allowing the establishment, characterization, maintenance, differentiation, and injection of putative reprogrammed chicken Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells.
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807015/genomic-upregulation-of-cardiac-cav1-2%C3%AE-and-ncx1-by-estrogen-in-women
#7
Rita Papp, Glenna C L Bett, Agnieszka Lis, Randall L Rasmusson, István Baczkó, András Varró, Guy Salama
BACKGROUND: Women have a higher risk of lethal arrhythmias than men in long QT syndrome type 2 (LQTS2), but the mechanisms remain uncertain due to the limited availability of healthy control human tissue. We have previously reported that in female rabbits, estrogen increases arrhythmia risk in drug-induced LQTS2 by upregulating L-type Ca(2+) (ICa,L) and sodium-calcium exchange (INCX) currents at the base of the epicardium by a genomic mechanism. This study investigates if the effects of estrogen on rabbit ICa,L and INCX apply to human hearts...
August 14, 2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802806/comparing-parietal-quantity-processing-mechanisms-between-humans-and-macaques
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REVIEW
Ben M Harvey, Stefania Ferri, Guy A Orban
Quantity processing studies typically assume functional homology between regions within macaque and human intraparietal sulcus (IPS), where apparently similar locations respond to broadly similar tasks. However, macaque single cell neurophysiology is difficult to compare to human functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI); particularly in multivoxel pattern analysis and adaptation paradigms, or where different tasks are used. fMRI approaches incorporating neural tuning models allow closer comparison, revealing human numerosity-selective responses only outside the IPS...
August 9, 2017: Trends in Cognitive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801205/recombinant-laminin-fragments-endowed-with-collagen-binding-activity-a-tool-for-conferring-laminin-like-cell-adhesive-activity-to-collagen-matrices
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Ryoko Sato-Nishiuchi, Shaoliang Li, Fumi Ebisu, Kiyotoshi Sekiguchi
Laminins are major components of basement membranes that sustain a wide variety of stem cells. Among 15 laminin isoforms, laminin-511 and its E8 fragment (LM511E8) have been shown to strongly promote the adhesion and proliferation of human pluripotent stem cells. The aim of this study was to endow the cell-adhesive activity of laminin-511 on collagen matrices, thereby fabricating collagen-based culture scaffolds for stem cells with defined composition. To achieve this goal, we utilized the collagen-binding domain (CBD) of fibronectin to immobilize LM511E8 on collagen matrices...
August 8, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797214/provider-perspectives-on-employment-for-people-with-serious-mental-illness
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Mark Costa, Michaella Baker, Larry Davidson, Julienne Giard, Linda Guillorn, Angels González Ibáñez, Dawn Weitz, Maria O'Connell
BACKGROUND: Persons with serious mental illnesses (SMI) can lead productive lives, and the majority want to work. Mental health providers can play an important role in helping their clients gain and maintain employment. AIMS: The Provider Survey was developed to shed additional light on providers' views toward employment and recovery, and the utilization of Individual Placement and Support (IPS) supported employment (SE) services for people with SMI. METHODS: A total of 1,306 providers of the State of Connecticut participated in the survey...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Social Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794608/the-symmetric-admm-with-indefinite-proximal-regularization-and-its-application
#11
Hongchun Sun, Maoying Tian, Min Sun
Due to updating the Lagrangian multiplier twice at each iteration, the symmetric alternating direction method of multipliers (S-ADMM) often performs better than other ADMM-type methods. In practical applications, some proximal terms with positive definite proximal matrices are often added to its subproblems, and it is commonly known that large proximal parameter of the proximal term often results in 'too-small-step-size' phenomenon. In this paper, we generalize the proximal matrix from positive definite to indefinite, and propose a new S-ADMM with indefinite proximal regularization (termed IPS-ADMM) for the two-block separable convex programming with linear constraints...
2017: Journal of Inequalities and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792528/microstructural-analyses-of-the-posterior-cerebellar-lobules-in-relapsing-onset-multiple-sclerosis-and-their-implication-in-cognitive-impairment
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Amandine Moroso, Aurélie Ruet, Delphine Lamargue-Hamel, Fanny Munsch, Mathilde Deloire, Pierrick Coupé, Julie Charré-Morin, Aurore Saubusse, Jean-Christophe Ouallet, Vincent Planche, Thomas Tourdias, Vincent Dousset, Bruno Brochet
BACKGROUND: The posterior cerebellar lobules seem to be the anatomical substrate of cognitive cerebellar processes, but their microstructural alterations in multiple sclerosis (MS) remain unclear. OBJECTIVES: To correlate diffusion metrics in lobules VI to VIIIb in persons with clinically isolated syndrome (PwCIS) and in cognitively impaired persons with MS (CIPwMS) with their cognitive performances. METHODS: Sixty-nine patients (37 PwCIS, 32 CIPwMS) and 36 matched healthy subjects (HS) underwent 3T magnetic resonance imaging, including 3D T1-weighted and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782268/reprogramming-antagonizes-the-oncogenicity-of-hoxa13-long-noncoding-rna-hottip-axis-in-gastric-cancer-cells
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Deng-Chyang Wu, Sophie S W Wang, Chung-Jung Liu, Kenly Wuputra, Kohsuke Kato, Yen-Liang Lee, Ying-Chu Lin, Ming-Ho Tsai, Chia-Chen Ku, Wen-Hsin Lin, Shin-Wei Wang, Shotaro Kishikawa, Michiya Noguchi, Chu-Chieh Wu, Yi-Ting Chen, Chee-Yin Chai, Chen-Lung Steve Lin, Kung-Kai Kuo, Ya-Han Yang, Hiroyuki Miyoshi, Yukio Nakamura, Shigeo Saito, Kyosuke Nagata, Chang-Shen Lin, Kazunari K Yokoyama
Reprogramming of cancer cells into induced pluripotent stem (iPSCs) is a compelling idea for inhibiting oncogenesis, especially through modulation of homeobox proteins in this reprogramming process. We examined the role of various long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs)-homeobox protein HOXA13 axis on the switching of the oncogenic function of bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP7), which is significantly lost in the gastric cancer cell derived iPS-like cells (iPSLCs). BMP promoter activation occurred through the corecruitment of HOXA13, mixed-lineage leukemia 1 lysine N-methyltransferase (MLL1), WD repeat-containing protein 5 (WDR5), and lncRNA HoxA transcript at the distal tip (HOTTIP) to commit the epigenetic changes to the trimethylation of lysine 4 on histone H3 in cancer cells...
August 7, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781072/mechanical-and-optical-properties-of-monolithic-cad-cam-restorative-materials
#14
Nazmiye Sen, Yesim Olcer Us
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Achieving natural tooth appearance with sufficient mechanical strength is one of the most challenging issues of computer-assisted design and computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD-CAM) materials. However, limited evidence is available regarding their optical and mechanical properties for proper and evidence-based material selection in clinical practice. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to assess and compare the translucency and biaxial flexural strength of 5 monolithic CAD-CAM restorative materials...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777876/qualitative-analysis-of-psoraleae-fructus-by-hplc-dad-tof-ms-fingerprint-and-quantitative-analysis-of-multi-components-by-single-marker
#15
Lianjun Luan, Xiaoyu Shen, Xuesong Liu, Yongjiang Wu, ManliangTan
A variety of bioactive substances may account for the recognized efficacy and wide clinical application of Psoraleae Fructus in China. A high performance liquid chromatography-diode array detector (HPLC-DAD) fingerprint method was developed to present the comprehensive phytochemical profile of the crude drug. Thirteen major compounds were separated and identified by high performance liquid chromatography coupled with time-of-flight mass spectrometry (HPLC/TOF-MS), namely psoralenoside (PO), isopsoralenoside (IPO), psoralen (PS), isopsoralen (IPS), neobavaisoflavone (NBF), bavachin (BC), corylin (CN), bavachromene (BCM), psoralidin (PD), isobavachalcone (IBC), bacachinin (BCN), corylifol A (CA), bakuchiol (BK)...
August 4, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776092/hepatocytic-differentiation-of-ips-cells-on-decellularized-liver-tissue
#16
Mitsuhi Hirata, Tetsuji Yamaoka
Decellularized tissues (DETs) have been attracting great attention as scaffolds for tissue-engineering approaches. Recently, some studies have reported that decellularized liver tissues (DLT) can provide an excellent environment for the hepatocytic differentiation of hepatic stem/progenitor cells that were already committed to the hepatocyte lineage. However, the effects of DLT on the hepatocytic differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSs) have not yet been established. Here we studied the hepatocytic differentiation of iPSs on DLT and decellularized heart tissues (DHT) in order to determine the tissue-specific effects of DETs on iPSs differentiation...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771534/neural-stem-cell-mediated-recovery-is-enhanced-by-chondroitinase-abc-pretreatment-in-chronic-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
#17
Hidenori Suzuki, Christopher S Ahuja, Ryan P Salewski, Lijun Li, Kajana Satkunendrarajah, Narihito Nagoshi, Shinsuke Shibata, Michael G Fehlings
Traumatic spinal cord injuries (SCIs) affect millions of people worldwide; the majority of whom are in the chronic phase of their injury. Unfortunately, most current treatments target the acute/subacute injury phase as the microenvironment of chronically injured cord consists of a well-established glial scar with inhibitory chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs) which acts as a potent barrier to regeneration. It has been shown that CSPGs can be degraded in vivo by intrathecal Chondroitinase ABC (ChABC) to produce a more permissive environment for regeneration by endogenous cells or transplanted neural stem cells (NSCs) in the subacute phase of injury...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768858/human-metapneumovirus-m2-2-protein-acts-as-a-negative-regulator-of-alpha-interferon-production-by-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells
#18
Yoshinori Kitagawa, Madoka Sakai, Mariko Funayama, Masae Itoh, Bin Gotoh
Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) has the ability to inhibit TLR7- and TLR9-dependent alpha interferon (IFN-α) production by plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs). However the inhibition mechanism remains largely unknown. To identify viral proteins responsible for this inhibition, we performed a screening of HMPV open reading frames (ORFs) for their abilities to block TLR7/9-dependent signaling reconstituted in HEK293T cells by transfection with MyD88, TRAF6, IKKα, and IRF7. This screening demonstrated that the M2-2 protein was the most potent inhibitor of TLR7/9-dependent IFN-α induction...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767080/intrapancreatic-parenchymal-injection-of-cells-as-a-useful-tool-for-allowing-a-small-number-of-proliferative-cells-to-grow-in-vivo
#19
Masahiro Sato, Issei Saitoh, Tomoya Murakami, Naoko Kubota, Shingo Nakamura, Satoshi Watanabe, Emi Inada
In vivo inoculation of cells such as tumor cells and induced pluripotent stem (iPS)/embryonic stem (ES) cells into immunocompromised mice has been considered as a powerful technique to evaluate their potential to proliferate or differentiate into various cell types originating from three germ cell layers. Subcutaneous grafting and grafting under the kidney capsule have been widely used for this purpose, but there are some demerits such as the requirement of a large number of tumor cells for inoculation and frequent failure of tumorigenesis...
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764518/absolute-calibration-of-imaging-plate-detectors-for-electron-kinetic-energies-between-150-kev-and-1-75-mev
#20
S Singh, T Slavicek, R Hodak, R Versaci, P Pridal, D Kumar
This paper presents the calibration of two different kinds of image plates (IPs) for detecting electrons with kinetic energy in the range of 150 keV-1.75 MeV. The calibration was performed using a (90)Sr β source. The paper also provides the measured fading response for the IPs in the time range from 12 min to 18 h. Calibration results are compared to Monte Carlo simulations of energy deposited by the electrons in the sensitive layer of the IPs. It was found that within this energy range a linear relation between simulated energy deposited by the electron in the phosphor layer and the measured photo stimulated luminescence in the IP is adequate to model the response of the IP...
July 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
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