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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434243/isolation-and-expansion-of-multipotent-progenitors-from-human-trabecular-meshwork
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Yuan Zhang, Subo Cai, Scheffer C G Tseng, Ying-Ting Zhu
To expand multi-potent progenitors from human trabecular meshwork (TM), we have created a new optimized method on two-dimensional (2D) followed by three-dimensional (3D) Matrigel in modified embryonic stem cell medium supplemented with 5% fetal bovine serum (MESCM + 5% FBS). The expanded TM cells were small cuboidal cells expressing TM markers such as AQP1, MGP, CHI3L1, and AnkG, embryonic stem cell (ESC) markers such as Oct4, Sox2, Nanog, and ABCG2, and neural crest (NC) markers such as p75NTR, FOXD3, Sox9, Sox10, and MSX1...
February 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402827/expanded-haemodialysis-therapy-of-chronic-haemodialysis-patients-prevents-calcification-and-apoptosis-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-in-vitro
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Kevin Willy, Matthias Girndt, Jakob Voelkl, Roman Fiedler, Peter Martus, Markus Storr, Ralf Schindler, Daniel Zickler
BACKGROUND: Vascular calcification is a common phenomenon in patients with chronic kidney disease and strongly associated with increased cardiovascular mortality. Vascular calcification is an active process mediated in part by inflammatory processes in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC). These could be modified by the insufficient removal of proinflammatory cytokines through conventional high-flux (HF) membranes. Recent trials demonstrated a reduction of inflammation in VSMC by use of dialysis membranes with a higher and steeper cut-off...
December 22, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396825/performance-of-a2no-mbr-process-in-treating-synthetic-and-municipal-wastewater
#3
Chuanyi Zhang, Guangrong Sun, Kuixia Zhao, Siqi Zou, Limei Yuan
In this study, a novel anaerobic-anoxic/nitrification (A2N) two-sludge sequencing batch reactor (SBR) configured with post-aeration (A2NO-membrane bioreactor process) was conducted to evaluate the operational efficiency, process characteristics, and microbial community structure in treating synthetic and municipal wastewater. When influent C/N ratios were 4.2-8.6, the removal efficiencies of COD, NH4+-N, TN, and TP were 86.4-90.0, 85.2-93.6, 61.8-76.0, and 97.6-99.3%, respectively, and the effluent concentrations met the first level A criteria of GB18918-2002...
February 2, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392320/a-naturally-fluorescent-mgp-transgenic-mouse-for-angiogenesis-and-glaucoma-longitudinal-studies
#4
Priyadarsini Asokan, Rajendra N Mitra, Ramesh Periasamy, Zongchao Han, Teresa Borrás
Purpose: Our goal was to generate and characterize a new mouse model in which only angiogenesis- and glaucoma-relevant tissues would be naturally fluorescent. The Matrix Gla (MGP) gene is highly expressed in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) and trabecular meshwork (TM). We sought to direct our Mgp-Cre.KI mouse recombinase to VSMC/TM cells to produce their longitudinal fluorescent profiles. Methods: Homozygous Mgp-Cre.KI mice were crossed with Ai9 homozygous reporter mice harboring a loxP-flanked STOP cassette preventing transcription of a DsRed fluorescent protein (tdTomato)...
February 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385041/microwave-hydrothermal-treated-grape-peel-as-an-efficient-biosorbent-for-methylene-blue-removal
#5
Lin Ma, Chunhai Jiang, Zhenyu Lin, Zhimin Zou
Biosorption using agricultural wastes has been proven as a low cost and efficient way for wastewater treatment. Herein, grape peel treated by microwave- and conventional-hydrothermal processes was used as low cost biosorbent to remove methylene blue (MB) from aqueous solutions. The adsorption parameters including the initial pH value, dosage of biosorbents, contact time, and initial MB concentration were investigated to find the optimum adsorption conditions. The biosorbent obtained by microwave-hydrothermal treatment only for 3 min at 180 °C (microwave-hydrothermal treated grape peel, MGP) showed faster kinetics and higher adsorption capability than that produced by a conventional-hydrothermal process (hydrothermal treated grape peel, HGP) with a duration time of 16 h...
January 31, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349779/skeletogenesis-in-the-persian-sturgeon-acipenser-persicus-and-its-correlation-with-gene-expression-of-vitamin-k-dependent-proteins-during-larval-development
#6
H Eshaghzadeh, A Akbarzadeh, M Yarmohammadi, E Gisbert
The present study describes morphological development of the skeleton in the Persian sturgeon Acipenser persicus and discusses the hypothesis that expression of genes encoding vitamin K-dependent proteins (VKDP) might be correlated with the mineralization of skeletal tissues during early development in sturgeons. Results showed that development of cartilage started just after hatching (mean ± S.D., 10·9 ± 0·7 mm in total length, LT ) in the head and notochord, whereas the first signs of mineralization occurred in the dentary and in the dermopalatine and palatopterygoid elements of the upper jaw, coinciding with the onset of exogenous feeding (20·1 ± 1·5 mm LT )...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303985/desphospho-uncarboxylated-matrix-gla-protein-is-increased-postoperatively-in-cardiovascular-risk-patients
#7
Sofia Dahlberg, Jacob Ede, Leon Schurgers, Cees Vermeer, Thomas Kander, Bengt Klarin, Ulf Schött
BACKGROUND: Matrix Gla protein (MGP) is an extrahepatic protein that is dependent on glutamate carboxylation, a vitamin K-dependent process. Its dysfunctional form, desphospho-uncarboxylated-MGP, has been associated with increased arterial calcification and stiffness. The aim of this study was to measure the degree of postoperative carboxylation of MGP and two other Gla proteins in patients scheduled for abdominal or orthopaedic surgery. METHODS: Forty patients undergoing abdominal or orthopaedic surgery were included...
January 5, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303380/should-vitamin-k-be-supplemented-instead-of-antagonised-in-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Bart de Brouwer, Ianthe Piscaer, Jan H von der Thusen, Jan C Grutters, Roger Eg Schutgens, Emiel Fm Wouters, Rob Janssen
There is an ongoing need for additional interventions in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) as antifibrotic drugs currently available only inhibit and do not stall disease progression. Vitamin K is a co-factor for the activation of coagulation factors. However, it is also required to activate proteins with functions outside of the coagulation cascade, such as matrix Gla protein (MGP), a defender against soft tissue calcification. Vitamin K antagonists are anticoagulants that are, for unknown reasons, associated with increased mortality in IPF...
January 5, 2018: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301790/chronic-kidney-disease-circulating-calciprotein-particles-and-extracellular-vesicles-promote-vascular-calcification-a-role-for-grp-gla-rich-protein
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Carla S B Viegas, Lúcia Santos, Anjos L Macedo, António A Matos, Ana P Silva, Pedro L Neves, An Staes, Kris Gevaert, Rute Morais, Cees Vermeer, Leon Schurgers, Dina C Simes
OBJECTIVE: Inhibition of mineral crystal formation is a crucial step in ectopic calcification. Serum calciprotein particles (CPPs) have been linked to chronic kidney disease (CKD) calcification propensity, but additional knowledge is required to understand their function, assemblage, and composition. The role of other circulating nanostructures, such as extracellular vesicles (EVs) in vascular calcification is currently unknown. Here, we investigated the association of GRP (Gla-rich protein) with circulating CPP and EVs and the role of CKD CPPs and EVs in vascular calcification...
January 4, 2018: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245051/magnesium-phosphate-ceramics-incorporating-a-novel-indene-compound-promote-osteoblast-differentiation-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-bone-regeneration-in%C3%A2-vivo
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Ju Ang Kim, Hui-Suk Yun, Young-Ae Choi, Jung-Eun Kim, So-Young Choi, Tae-Geon Kwon, Young Kyung Kim, Tae-Yub Kwon, Myung Ae Bae, Nak Jeong Kim, Yong Chul Bae, Hong-In Shin, Eui Kyun Park
Incorporating bioactive molecules into synthetic ceramic scaffolds is challenging. In this study, to enhance bone regeneration, a magnesium phosphate (MgP) ceramic scaffold was incorporated with a novel indene compound, KR-34893. KR-34893 induced the deposition of minerals and expression of osteoblast marker genes in primary human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) and a mouse osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cell line. Analysis of the mode of action showed that KR-34893 induced the phosphorylation of MAPK/extracellular signal-regulated kinase and extracellular signal-regulated kinase, and subsequently the expression of bone morphogenetic protein 7, accompanied by SMAD1/5/8 phosphorylation...
December 7, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217507/multidisciplinary-approach-to-understand-medial-arterial-calcification
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Ophélie Gourgas, Juliana Marulanda, Peng Zhang, Monzur Murshed, Marta Cerruti
OBJECTIVE: Vascular calcification significantly increases morbidity in life-threatening diseases, and no treatments are available because of lack of understanding of the underlying molecular mechanism. Here, we study the physicochemical details of mineral nucleation and growth in an animal model that faithfully recapitulates medial arterial calcification in humans, to understand how pathological calcification is initiated on the vascular extracellular matrix. APPROACH AND RESULTS: MGP (matrix Gla protein) is a potent mineralization inhibitor...
December 7, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207136/exploiting-novel-valve-interstitial-cell-lines-to-study-calcific-aortic-valve-disease
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Hiu-Gwen Tsang, Lin Cui, Colin Farquharson, Brendan M Corcoran, Kim M Summers, Vicky E Macrae
Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) involves progressive valve leaflet thickening and severe calcification, impairing leaflet motion. The in vitro calcification of primary rat, human, porcine and bovine aortic valve interstitial cells (VICs) is commonly employed to investigate CAVD mechanisms. However, to date, no published studies have utilised cell lines to investigate this process. The present study has therefore generated and evaluated the calcification potential of immortalized cell lines derived from sheep and rat VICs...
November 27, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147820/cue-signal-response-analysis-in-3d-chondrocyte-scaffolds-with-anabolic-stimuli
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Michael Neidlin, Antonion Korcari, Giorgos Macheras, Leonidas G Alexopoulos
Articular cartilage is an avascular connective tissue responsible for bearing loads. Cell signaling plays a central role in cartilage homeostasis and tissue engineering by directing chondrocytes to synthesize/degrade the extracellular matrix or promote inflammatory responses. The aim of this paper was to investigate anabolic, catabolic and inflammatory pathways of well-known and underreported anabolic stimuli in 3D chondrocyte cultures and connect them to diverse cartilage responses including matrix regeneration and cell communication...
November 16, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137107/effect-of-lanthanum-carbonate-on-coronary-artery-calcification-and-bone-mineral-density-in-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients-with-diabetes-complicated-with-adynamic-bone-disease-a-prospective-pilot-study
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Chunhua Zhang, Shixiang Wang, Sumei Zhao, Xiaodong Zhang
BACKGROUND: The incidence of adynamic bone disease (ABD) is increasing. Coronary artery calcification (CAC) may be severe in patients with ABD on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of lanthanum carbonate (LC) on CAC and bone mineral density (BMD) in MHD patients with diabetes complicated with ABD. METHODS: A total of 92 MHD cases were divided into the calcium carbonate (CC) and LC groups. Primary outcome measure was the changes in the degree of CAC score (CACS) and BMD in forearm from baseline to 12 months...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100063/spectrum-of-hpv-types-before-and-after-treatment-of-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia-grade-2-and-3
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Ylva Lindroth, Kaj Bjelkenkrantz, Ola Forslund
BACKGROUND: To monitor residual disease after treatment of high grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), cytology together with human papillomavirus (HPV) testing are commonly performed. OBJECTIVES: To analyse the spectrum of HPV types before and after treatment. STUDY DESIGN: This register-based study included 446 women treated for CIN2 or 3, where cytology samples had been HPV-tested before and after treatment by the use of the MGP-PCR Luminex HPV L1-DNA-assay identifying 39 HPV types, including 12 high risk (HR) HPV types...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076369/cardiovascular-effects-of-premedication-with-medetomidine-alone-and-in-combination-with-mk-467-or-glycopyrrolate-in-dogs-subsequently-anesthetized-with-isoflurane
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Kati M Salla, Cosmin I Tuns, Rachel C Bennett, Marja R Raekallio, Mika Scheinin, Erja Kuusela, Outi M Vainio
OBJECTIVE To compare cardiovascular effects of premedication with medetomidine alone and with each of 3 doses of MK-467 or after glycopyrrolate in dogs subsequently anesthetized with isoflurane. ANIMALS 8 healthy purpose-bred 5-year-old Beagles. PROCEDURES In a randomized crossover study, each dog received 5 premedication protocols (medetomidine [10 μg/kg, IV] alone [MED] and in combination with MK-467 at doses of 50 [MMK50], 100 [MMK100], and 150 [MMK150] μg/kg and 15 minutes after glycopyrrolate [10 μg/kg, SC; MGP]), with at least 14 days between treatments...
November 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055397/vitamin-k-deficit-and-elastolysis-theory-in-pulmonary-elasto-degenerative-diseases
#17
Rob Janssen, Cees Vermeer
Elastin is a unique protein providing deformability and resilience to dynamic tissues, such as arteries and lungs. It is an absolute basic requirement for circulation and respiration. Elastin can be degraded by elastases and has a high calcium affinity. Elastin calcification and elastin degradation are two pathological processes that impair elastin's functioning. Furthermore, elastin degradation can be associated to elastin calcification. Matrix Gla Protein (MGP) is probably the most potent natural inhibitor of elastin calcification and requires vitamin K for its activation...
October 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033966/impaired-magnesium-protoporphyrin-ix-methyltransferase-chlm-impedes-chlorophyll-synthesis-and-plant-growth-in-rice
#18
Zhaohai Wang, Xiao Hong, Keke Hu, Ya Wang, Xiaoxin Wang, Shiyun Du, Yang Li, Dandan Hu, Kexin Cheng, Baoguang An, Yangsheng Li
Magnesium protoporphyrin IX methyltransferase (ChlM) catalyzes the formation of magnesium protoporphyrin IX monomethylester (MgPME) from magnesium protoporphyrin IX (MgP) in the chlorophyll synthesis pathway. However, no ChlM gene has yet been identified and studied in monocotyledonous plants. In this study, a spontaneous mutant, yellow-green leaf 18 (ygl18), was isolated from rice (Oryza sativa). This mutant showed yellow-green leaves, decreased chlorophyll level, and climate-dependent growth differences. Map-based cloning of this mutant identified the YGL18 gene LOC_Os06g04150...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992263/desphospho-uncarboxylated-matrix-gla-protein-is-a-novel-circulating-biomarker-predicting-deterioration-of-renal-function-in-the-general-population
#19
Fang-Fei Wei, Sander Trenson, Lutgarde Thijs, Qi-Fang Huang, Zhen-Yu Zhang, Wen-Yi Yang, Paula Moliterno, Karel Allegaert, José Boggia, Stefan Janssens, Peter Verhamme, Cees Vermeer, Jan A Staessen
Background: Recent studies showing an inverse association between estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), a microvascular trait, and inactive desphospho-uncarboxylated matrix Gla protein (dp-ucMGP) support the hypothesis that after vitamin K-dependent activation, matrix Gla protein (MGP) is renoprotective, but these were limited by their cross-sectional design. Methods: In 1009 randomly recruited Flemish (50.6% women), we assessed the association between eGFR and plasma dp-ucMGP, using multivariable-adjusted analyses...
August 25, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975977/mgp-is-downregulated-due-to-promoter-methylation-in-chemoresistant-er-breast-cancer-and-high-mgp-expression-predicts-better-survival-outcomes
#20
Y-L Tuo, Y-F Ye
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to investigate the underlying mechanisms of MGP downregulation in chemoresistant ER+ breast cancer cells and its association with survival outcomes in breast cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Microarray data of dysregulated genes in chemoresistant ER+ breast cancer cells were searched in GEO datasets. MGP expression in breast cancer patients and its DNA methylation status were analyzed in TCGA database. MGP promoter methylation was assessed using Methylation-Specific PCR (MSP) assay...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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