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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784671/a-non-autonomous-function-of-the-core-pcp-protein-vangl2-directs-peripheral-axon-turning-in-the-developing-cochlea
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Satish R Ghimire, Evan M Ratzan, Michael R Deans
The cochlea is innervated by neurons that relay sound information from hair cells to central auditory targets. A subset of these are the TypeΙΙ spiral ganglion neurons which have nociceptive features and contribute to feedback circuits providing neuroprotection in extreme noise. TypeΙΙ neurons make a distinctive 90 degree turn towards the cochlear base to synapse with 10-15 outer hair cells. We demonstrate that this axon turning event requires Planar Cell Polarity (PCP) signaling, is disrupted in Vangl2 and Celsr1 knockout mice, and that VANGL2 acts non-autonomously from the cochlea to direct turning...
May 21, 2018: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783073/methylation-analysis-of-cmtm3-and-dusp1-gene-promoters-in-high-quality-brush-hair-in-the-yangtze-river-delta-white-goat
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Wang Qiang, Haiyan Guo, Yongjun Li, Jianfei Shi, Xiuyuan Yin, Jingwen Qu
The Yangtze River delta white goat is the only goat breed that produces high-quality brush hair, which is specifically used in top-grade writing brushes. Previous studies have indicated that the CMTM3 and DUSP1 genes are involved in the growth and cycle of high-quality brush hair, and these genes are thought to be involved in the formation of high-quality brush hair traits. In this study, we investigated the relationship between methylation of CMTM3 and DUSP1 and such traits. The results indicated that the relative expression levels of the CMTM3 and DUSP1 genes were higher in non-high-quality brush hair than in high-quality brush hair...
May 18, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782675/hierarchical-micro-nanostructures-from-human-hair-for-biomedical-applications
#3
Di-Wei Zheng, Sheng Hong, Lu Xu, Chu-Xin Li, Ke Li, Si-Xue Cheng, Xian-Zheng Zhang
With the prominent progress of biomedical engineering, materials with high biocompatibility and versatile functions are urgently needed. So far, hierarchical structures in nature have shed some light on the design of high performance materials both in concept and implementation. Inspired by these, the hierarchical micro-/nanostructures of human hair are explored and human hair is further broken into hierarchical microparticles (HMP) and hierarchical nanoparticles (HNP) with top-down procedures. Compared with commercialized carriers, such as liposomes or albumin nanoparticles, the obtained particles exhibit high hemocompatibility and negligible immunogenicity...
May 21, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778069/differential-correlations-between-maternal-hair-levels-of-tobacco-and-alcohol-with-fetal-growth-restriction-clinical-subtypes
#4
Sally Sabra, Ebba Malmqvist, Laura Almeida, Eduard Gratacos, Maria Dolores Gomez Roig
Maternal exposure to tobacco and alcohol is a known cause, among others, for fetal growth restriction (FGR). Clinically, FGR can be subclassified into two forms: intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and small for gestational age (SGA), based on the severity of the growth retardation, and abnormal uterine artery Doppler or cerebro-placental ratio. This study aimed at investigating any differential correlation between maternal exposures to these toxins with the two clinical forms of FGR. Therefore, a case-control study was conducted in Barcelona, Spain...
January 4, 2018: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777365/effects-of-replacing-rye-grass-lolium-spp-hay-by-banana-musa-acuminata-l-by-products-on-feed-intake-growth-and-feed-conversion-rate-of-canary-hair-sheep-breed-pelibuey-lambs
#5
M Barbera, J R Jaber, S Ahmed-Salek, A Ravelo-Garcia, E Rodríguez-Ponce, L Rey, M R Ventura
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of replacing rye-grass (Lolium spp.) hay with banana (Musa acuminata L.) by-products on feed intake, average daily gain (ADG), and feed conversion rate (FCR) in Pelibuey (hair sheep breed) lambs. The lambs (n = 22; initial BW = 14.8 ± 2.5 kg) were individually housed and fed on two different types of diet for 58 days: the first group (experimental diet) received as forage a mixture of fresh banana by-products composed of leaves and pseudostem...
May 19, 2018: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776717/m2-macrophages-promote-wound-induced-hair-neogenesis
#6
Akira Kasuya, Taisuke Ito, Yoshiki Tokura
BACKGROUND: De novo hair regeneration occurs in scars of normal adult mice. This interesting phenomenon is termed as wound-induced hair neogenesis (WIHN). We hypothesized that M2 macrophages are crucially involved in WIHN. OBJECTIVE: To clarify the contribution of M2 macrophages to WIHN. METHOD: We established a mouse model of WIHN. A full thickness skin excision was implemented on the back of C57BL/6 (B6) mice. Newly developing hair follicles were detected by a whole-mount assay...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774605/mixed-infections-are-a-critical-factor-in-the-treatment-of-superficial-mycoses
#7
A Gawaz, G Weisel
BACKGROUND: Superficial fungal infections of the skin, nails and hair are common with Trichophyton rubrum and Candida albicans being the main pathogens. Yet, in some patients, mycological cultures show growth of more than one fungal agent in the same anatomical region. OBJECTIVE: This study analyses prevalence, frequency and fungal agents found in superficial fungal mixed infections and discusses consequences for diagnostics and treatment. METHODS: Mycological data obtained between January 2006 to December 2015 from clinical specimens from a total cohort of 7733 patients with suspected fungal infections were retrospectively analysed...
May 17, 2018: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770284/solitary-palmar-keratoacanthoma-case-report
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Raghavendra L Girijala, Young Kwak, David Wright, Leonard H Goldberg
Keratoacanthoma (KA) is a squamous neoplasm exhibiting a triphasic growth pattern involving rapid growth, stabilization, and eventual spontaneous resolution. Historically, keratoacanthomas were thought to originate on hair-bearing skin or sun-exposed surfaces. However, recent reports demonstrate that they can occur on the mucous membranes, subungual regions, and palms and soles. We report a 74-year-old man who developed a KA on the left palmar surface after minor trauma, for which he underwent Mohs' micrographic surgery...
March 15, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766701/new-multi-targeting-strategy-in-hair-growth-promotion-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
#9
Barbara Marzani, Daniela Pinto, Elisabetta Sorbellini, Fabio Rinaldi
BACKGROUND: Considering the importance of hair in our modern society and the impact of hair loss, the efforts of researchers are addressed to better understand the mechanisms behind the hair cycle regulation and dysregulation. Because hair loss is multifactorial, differenced and new approaches are required. In particular we addressed our attention to two recently identified targets in hair cycling and growth control: olfactory receptor and autophagy. The aim of the study was to evaluate: the possible pro-autophagic effect of N1-methylspermidine (a spermidine analogue) in vitro and, in a double blind clinical trial, the safety and efficacy of topical daily application of a lotion containing N1-methylspermidine and Sandalore®...
June 2018: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765973/complete-regrowth-of-beard-hair-with-ruxolitinib-in-an-alopecia-universalis-patient
#10
Yuval Ramot, Abraham Zlotogorski
While most alopecia areata (AA) cases resolve spontaneously, the more severe types of AA, alopecia totalis (AT) and alopecia universalis (AU), can be highly resistant to therapy. We report on a 33-year-old ultraorthodox Jewish man with an 11-year history of AA that resulted in complete loss of the scalp and body hair 7 years ago. Previous treatments with intralesional and systemic corticosteroids had only partial and temporary effects. The patient was treated with ruxolitinib, 20 mg twice daily, resulting in complete growth of the beard after 4 months of treatment...
April 2018: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765966/further-clinical-evidence-for-the-effect-of-igf-1-on-hair-growth-and-alopecia
#11
Ralph M Trüeb
Observations on the Laron syndrome originally offered the opportunity to explore the effect of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) deficiency on human hair growth and differentiation. According to its expression in the dermal hair papilla, IGF-1 is likely involved in reciprocal signaling. It has been shown to affect follicular proliferation, tissue remodeling, and the hair growth cycle, as well as follicular differentiation, identifying IGF-1 signaling as an important mitogenic and morphogenetic regulator in hair follicle biology...
April 2018: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765409/a-novel-secretory-vesicle-from-deer-antlerogenic-mesenchymal-stem-cell-conditioned-media-damsc-cm-promotes-tissue-regeneration
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Minkoo Seo, Jin-Chul Kim, Hyung-Ki Kim, Eun Wook Choi, Suyeong Jeong, Ki Chang Nam, Mihue Jang
Multipotent stem cells have the capacity to generate terminally differentiated cell types of each lineage; thus, they have great therapeutic potential for a wide variety of diseases. The most widely available stem cells are derived from human tissues, and their use for therapeutic application is limited by their high cost and low productivity. Herein, we report that conditioned media of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) isolated from deer antlers enhanced tissue regeneration through paracrine action via a combination of secreted growth factors and cytokines...
2018: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764576/-nipbl-gene-mutations-in-two-children-with-cornelia-de-lange-syndrome
#13
Yun-Jing Zhao, Hong-Wei Ma
Both children (one boy and one girl) experienced disease onset in infancy and visited the hospital due to growth retardation. They had unusual facies including thick hair, arched and confluent eyebrows, long and curly eyelashes, short nose, and micrognathia. Patient 1 had congenital heart disease (atrial septal defect and pulmonary stenosis) and special dermatoglyph (a single palmar crease). Patient 2 had cleft palate and moderate-to-severe deafness. Clinical features suggested Cornelia de Lange syndrome in both children...
May 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764513/cellular-therapy-with-human-autologous-adipose-derived-adult-cells-of-stromal-vascular-fraction-for-alopecia-areata
#14
Rami Anderi, Nehman Makdissy, Albert Azar, Francine Rizk, Aline Hamade
BACKGROUND: Most common forms of hair loss (alopecia) are caused by aberrant hair follicle cycling and changes in hair follicle morphology. However, current treatments for alopecia do not specifically target these processes. Adipose-derived stromal vascular cells (ADSVCs) that can be harvested from fat cells are one of the latest breakthroughs in the aesthetic field. The potential use of stem cell-based therapies (SCBT) for the repair and regeneration of various tissues and organs offers a paradigm shift that may provide alternative therapeutic solutions, which can be applied to prevent hair loss...
May 15, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763605/inos-inhibits-hair-regeneration-in-obese-diabetic-ob-ob-mice
#15
Mari Sasaki, Shohei Shinozaki, Hironobu Morinaga, Masao Kaneki, Emi Nishimura, Kentaro Shimokado
Previous studies have shown that androgenic alopecia is associated with metabolic syndrome and diabetes. However, the detailed mechanism whereby diabetes causes alopecia still remains unclear. We focused on the inflammatory response that is caused by diabetes or obesity, given that inflammation is a risk factor for hair loss. Inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) is known to be upregulated under conditions of acute or chronic inflammation. To clarify the potential role of iNOS in diabetes-related alopecia, we generated obese diabetic iNOS-deficient (ob/ob; iNOS-KO mice)...
May 12, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761053/nature-derived-lignan-compound-vb-1-exerts-hair-growth-promoting-effects-by-augmenting-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-human-dermal-papilla-cells
#16
Jieshu Luo, Mengting Chen, Yingzi Liu, Hongfu Xie, Jian Yuan, Yingjun Zhou, Jinsong Ding, Zhili Deng, Ji Li
Background: Vitexin is a kind of lignan compound which has been shown to possess a variety of pharmacological effects, such as anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and anti-cancer activities. However the effect of vitexin on hair regeneration has not been elaborated. Methods: The proliferation of human dermal papilla cells (hDPCs) was examined by cell counting and continuous cell culture after vitexin compound 1 (VB-1) was treated. The expression of lef1 , wnt5a , bmp2 , bmp4 , alpl and vcan was examined by RT-PCR...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760128/nitric-oxide-releasing-macromolecule-exhibits-broad-spectrum-anti-fungal-activity-and-utility-as-a-topical-treatment-for-superficial-fungal-infections
#17
Nathan Stasko, Kimberly McHale, Stanley J Hollenbach, Megan Martin, Ryan Doxey
Cutaneous and superficial fungal infections affecting the skin, nails, and hair of humans are caused primarily by dermatophytes of the genera Trichophyton, and Epidermophyton, or by yeasts of the genera Candida and Malassezia Onychomycosis is a common fungal infection of the nail frequently coexisting with tinea pedis, the most prevalent mycotic skin infection. Efficacy rates for current topical onychomycosis therapies are hampered by low drug penetration across the nail plate that is theoretically obviated with nitric oxide (NO)-based topical therapies...
May 14, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756827/scalar-hairy-black-holes-in-four-dimensions-are-unstable
#18
Bogdan Ganchev, Jorge E Santos
We present a numerical analysis of the stability properties of the black holes with scalar hair constructed by Herdeiro and Radu. We prove the existence of a novel gauge where the scalar field perturbations decouple from the metric perturbations, and analyze the resulting quasinormal mode spectrum. We find unstable modes with characteristic growth rates which for uniformly small hair are almost identical to those of a massive scalar field on a fixed Kerr background.
April 27, 2018: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754201/skin-bioprinting-a-novel-approach-for-creating-artificial-skin-from-synthetic-and-natural-building-blocks
#19
Robin Augustine
Significant progress has been made over the past few decades in the development of in vitro-engineered substitutes that mimic human skin, either as grafts for the replacement of lost skin, or for the establishment of in vitro human skin models. Tissue engineering has been developing as a novel strategy by employing the recent advances in various fields such as polymer engineering, bioengineering, stem cell research and nanomedicine. Recently, an advancement of 3D printing technology referred as bioprinting was exploited to make cell loaded scaffolds to produce constructs which are more matching with the native tissue...
May 12, 2018: Progress in Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752116/antimicrobial-and-anticancer-activities-of-silver-nanoparticles-synthesized-from-the-root-hair-extract-of-phoenix-dactylifera
#20
Mohammad Oves, Mohammad Aslam, Mohd Ahmar Rauf, Shariq Qayyum, Huda A Qari, Mohd Shahnawaz Khan, Mohammad Zubair Alam, Shams Tabrez, Arivalagan Pugazhendhi, Iqbal M I Ismail
There is a continuous rise in the rate of medicine consumption because of the development of drug resistance by microbial pathogens. In the last one decade, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have become a remarkable choice for the development of new drugs due to their excellent broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity. In the current piece of work, we have synthesized AgNPs from the root extract of Phoenix dactylifera to test their antimicrobial and anti-cancer potential. UV-visible spectra showed the surface plasmon resonance peak at 420 nm λmax corresponding to the formation of silver nanoparticles, FTIR spectra further confirmed the involvement of biological moieties in AgNPs synthesis...
August 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
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