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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545510/effect-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-stem-cell-supernatant-on-equine-corneal-wound-healing-in-vitro
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Amanda B Sherman, Brian C Gilger, Alix K Berglund, Lauren V Schnabel
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine and compare the in vitro effects of autologous bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) and mesenchymal stem cell supernatant (MSC-Sp) on the wound healing capacity of equine corneal fibroblasts using a scratch assay. METHODS: Bone marrow aspirates and eyes were collected from normal, euthanized horses with subsequent isolation and culture of BM-MSCs and corneal stromal cells. Corneal stromal cells were culture-expanded in the culture well of transwell plates and then treated with an autologous BM-MSC suspension (dose: 2...
May 25, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543185/iron-oxide-nanoparticles-decrease-nuclear-fractal-dimension-of-buccal-epithelial-cells-in-a-time-dependent-manner
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D Nikolovski, S Dugalic, I Pantic
In this paper, we present results that iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) induce time-dependent structural changes in nuclei of buccal epithelial cells. The cells were treated with magnetite, Fe3 O4 nanoparticles (spherical shape, diameter 80-100 nanometres). The digital micrographs of the nuclei were made in 3 different time points: 15, 30 and 60 min after the treatment with IONPs, as well as in the control cells. A total of 120 nuclear structures (30 per sample) were analysed. Fractal analysis of nuclei was done in ImageJ software of the National Institutes of Health, (Bethesda, MD, USA)...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540178/scanometry-as-microplate-reader-for-high-throughput-method-based-on-dpph-dry-reagent-for-antioxidant-assay
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Mochammad Amrun Hidayat, Aulia Fitri, Bambang Kuswandi
The stable chromogenic radical 1,1'-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) solution was immobilized on the microwell plate as dry reagent to construct a simple antioxidant sensor. Then, a regular flatbed scanner was used as microplate reader to obtain analytical parameters for antioxidant assay using one-shot optical sensors as scanometry technique. Variables affecting the acquisition of the images were optimized and the analytical parameters are obtained from an area of the sensing zone inside microwell using the average luminosity of the sensing zone captured as the mean of red, green, and blue (RGB) value using ImageJ(®) program...
May 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540005/post-photorefractive-keratectomy-pain-and-corneal-sub-basal-nerve-density
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Masoumeh Mohebbi, Amin Rafat-Nejad, Seyed-Farzad Mohammadi, Kosar Asna-Ashari, Maryam Kasiri, Saeed Heidari-Keshel, Farshad Askarizadeh
PURPOSE: The perceived and reported pain of patients receiving photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) widely varies. We assessed the potential role of the subbasal nerve plexus density as a predictor of postoperative pain level. Consecutive patients scheduled to undergo PRK at the Refractive Surgery Clinic of Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran, were approached. METHODS: Forty-nine myopic left eyes from 49 patients who consented to undergo scanning slit confocal microscopy assessments preoperatively were included...
April 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536976/memory-and-learning-dysfunction-following-copper-toxicity-biochemical-and-immunohistochemical-basis
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Jayantee Kalita, Vijay Kumar, Usha K Misra, Himangsu K Bora
The prototype disease of Cu toxicity in human is Wilson disease, and cognitive impairment is the presenting symptom of it. There is no study correlating Cu-induced excitotoxicity, apoptosis, and astrocytic reaction with memory dysfunction. We report excitotoxicity, apoptosis, and astrocytic reaction of the hippocampus and frontal cortex with memory dysfunction in rat model of Cu toxicity. Thirty-six rats were divided into group I (control) and group II (100 mg/kgBwt/day CuSO4 orally). Y-maze was performed for memory and learning at 0, 30, 60, and 90 days...
May 23, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535911/validation-of-a-free-software-for-unsupervised-assessment-of-abdominal-fat-in-mri
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Michele Maddalo, Ivan Zorza, Stefano Zubani, Giorgio Nocivelli, Giulio Calandra, Pierantonio Soldini, Lorella Mascaro, Roberto Maroldi
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the accuracy of an unsupervised (fully automated) software for fat segmentation in magnetic resonance imaging. The proposed software is a freeware solution developed in ImageJ that enables the quantification of metabolically different adipose tissues in large cohort studies. METHODS: The lumbar part of the abdomen (19cm in craniocaudal direction, centered in L3) of eleven healthy volunteers (age range: 21-46years, BMI range: 21.7-31.6kg/m(2)) was examined in a breath hold on expiration with a GE T1 Dixon sequence...
May 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535281/the-relationship-between-surface-area-and-volume-of-common-blow-fly-diptera-calliphoridae-oviposition-sites-and-carrion-body-mass
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V A Pacheco, K R Hans, S L VanLaerhoven
Female blow flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) demonstrate site preferences when ovipositing on carrion. Preference for oviposition sites is believed to reflect the suitability of the site such that the most preferred locations provide offspring with the greatest chance of survival. A number of factors might influence female choice, including area available for oviposition. For species known to aggregate during oviposition, the surface area of oviposition sites may be a key factor in the decision-making process...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524836/effect-of-histone-deacetylase-inhibition-on-the-expression-of-multidrug-resistance-associated-protein-2-in-a-human-placental-trophoblast-cell-line
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Hong-Yu Duan, Dan Ma, Kai-Yu Zhou, Tao Wang, Yi Zhang, Yi-Fei Li, Jin-Lin Wu, Yi-Min Hua, Chuan Wang
BACKGROUND: Placental multidrug resistance-associated protein 2 (MRP2), encoded by ABCC2 gene in human, plays a significant role in regulating drugs' transplacental transfer rates. Studies on placental MRP2 regulation could provide more therapeutic targets for individualized and safe pharmacotherapy during pregnancy. Currently, the roles of epigenetic mechanisms in regulating placental drug transporters are still unclear. This study aimed to investigate the effect of histone deacetylases (HDACs) inhibition on MRP2 expression in the placental trophoblast cell line and to explore whether HDAC1/2/3 are preliminarily involved in this process...
June 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523309/immunohistochemical-expression-of-ki-67-and-p53-along-with-their-digitalized-evaluation-in-the-discriminatory-analysis-of-reactive-atypia-and-dysplastic-lesions-in-gastrointestinal-biopsies-of-the-stomach
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Dan Ştefan Sâmpălean, Mihai Turcu, Annamária Fetykó, Jenő Róbert Bartha, Simona Maria BăŢagă, Sabin Gligore Turdean
The differential diagnosis between reactive atypia and non-invasive neoplasia (or dysplasia) can be challenging in the case of small conventional forceps biopsy specimens of the stomach. Despite the existence of several classifications for neoplastic epithelial lesions of the stomach, there are few auxiliary tools for aiding in this decision besides standard stains. We studied the utility of Ki-67 and p53 immunohistochemistry in this setting and their clinico-pathological correlations, based on a set of 99 cases with cytological or architectural atypia reviewed by three pathologists...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516350/evaluation-of-vascular-effect-of-arsenic-using-in-vivo-assays
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Bharat Patel, Rajat Das, Anil Gautam, Mugdha Tiwari, Sukhdev Acharya, Sunil Kumar
Arsenic (As) is an abundant toxicant present in groundwater and soil in various parts of the world including eastern part of India. The epidemiological studies have shown that arsenic exposure is linked to developmental defects and miscarriage. Placenta is known to utilize vasculogenesis to develop its vasculature circulation. The effects of four different doses of sodium meta-arsenite (0, 10, 20, 75, and 150 ppm) were assessed on the vascular structure using two different in vivo models, i.e., Matrigel and chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) assay...
May 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516048/image-interpolation-improves-the-zonal-analysis-of-cartilage-t2-relaxation-in-mri
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Farid Badar, Yang Xia
BACKGROUND: This project aimed to investigate the improvement in the detection of osteoarthritis (OA) in cartilage by the interpolation of T2 images, in the situation when the native MRI resolution is insufficient to resolve the depth-dependent T2 characteristics in articular cartilage (AC). METHODS: Eighteen intact canine knee joints that were healthy or had mild (contralateral) or severe OA were T2-imaged in a 7T/20 cm MRI system at 200 µm/pixel resolution (macro-MRI)...
April 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509403/the-zebrafish-embryo-as-a-model-to-quantify-early-inflammatory-cell-responses-to-biomaterials
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Xiaolin Zhang, Oliver W Stockhammer, Leonie de Boer, Norbert O E Vischer, Herman P Spaink, Dirk W Grijpma, Sebastian A J Zaat
In order to rapidly assess early inflammatory cell responses provoked by biomaterials in the full complexity of the living organism, we developed a zebrafish embryo model which allows real time analysis of these responses to biomaterial microspheres. Fluorescently labeled microspheres with different properties were injected into embryos of selected transgenic zebrafish lines expressing distinct fluorescent proteins in their neutrophils and macrophages. Recruitment of leukocytes and their interactions with microspheres were monitored using fluorescence microscopy...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496016/effects-of-a-rebamipide-mouthwash-on-stomatitis-caused-by-cancer-chemotherapy-evaluation-of-the-efficacy-by-patients-themselves
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Naoko Ishii, Yayoi Kawano, Hideki Sakai, Seitaku Hayashi, Norikazu Akiduki, Masayo Komoda, Takehisa Hanawa
  Anticancer drug-induced stomatitis develops in 30% to 40% of cancer cases that undergo chemotherapy. However, medications for this condition are not commercially available in Japan. Upon obtaining approval of the ethics committee, a mouthwash containing rebamipide as the active ingredient (rebamipide mouthwash) was administered to one inpatient and four outpatients, who had developed stomatitis caused by cancer chemotherapy. Starting from 14 days after the administration of the rebamipide mouthwash, the patients scored a stomatitis survey on oral state, pain level, and diet and recorded the number of times they gargled, as well as any stomatitis observations, in a stomatitis diary...
May 11, 2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487014/automated-image-analysis-of-placental-villi-and-syncytial-knots-in-histological-sections
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Debora Kidron, Ifat Vainer, Yael Fisher, Reuven Sharony
INTRODUCTION: Delayed villous maturation and accelerated villous maturation diagnosed in histologic sections are morphologic manifestations of pathophysiological conditions. The inter-observer agreement among pathologists in assessing these conditions is moderate at best. We investigated whether automated image analysis of placental villi and syncytial knots could improve standardization in diagnosing these conditions. METHODS: Placentas of antepartum fetal death at or near term were diagnosed as normal, delayed or accelerated villous maturation...
May 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475065/catalytic-degradation-of-dichlorvos-using-biosynthesized-zero-valent-iron-nanoparticles
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Neha Mehrotra, Ravi M Tripathi, Fahmina Zafar, M P Singh
The removal of dichlorvos contamination from water is challenging task because of the presence of direct carbon to phosphorous covalent bond which make them resistant to chemical and thermal degradation. Although there have been reports in the literature for degradation of dichlorvos using nanomaterials but those are based on photocatalysis. In this study, we report a simple and rapid method for catalytic degradation of dichlorvos using protein capped zero valent iron nanoparticles (FeNPs). We have developed unprecedented reliable, clean, nontoxic, eco-friendly and cost effective biological method for the synthesis of uniformly distributed FeNPs...
May 2, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470516/high-throughput-spheroid-screens-using-volume-resazurin-reduction-and-acid-phosphatase-activity
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Delyan P Ivanov, Anna M Grabowska, Martin C Garnett
Mainstream adoption of physiologically relevant three-dimensional models has been slow in the last 50 years due to long, manual protocols with poor reproducibility, high price, and closed commercial platforms. This chapter describes high-throughput, low-cost, open methods for spheroid viability assessment which use readily available reagents and open-source software to analyze spheroid volume, metabolism, and enzymatic activity. We provide two ImageJ macros for automated spheroid size determination-for both single images and images in stacks...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467424/an-image-processing-and-analysis-tool-for-identifying-and-analysing-complex-plant-root-systems-in-3d-soil-using-non-destructive-analysis-root1
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Richard J Flavel, Chris N Guppy, Sheikh M R Rabbi, Iain M Young
The objective of this study was to develop a flexible and free image processing and analysis solution, based on the Public Domain ImageJ platform, for the segmentation and analysis of complex biological plant root systems in soil from x-ray tomography 3D images. Contrasting root architectures from wheat, barley and chickpea root systems were grown in soil and scanned using a high resolution micro-tomography system. A macro (Root1) was developed that reliably identified with good to high accuracy complex root systems (10% overestimation for chickpea, 1% underestimation for wheat, 8% underestimation for barley) and provided analysis of root length and angle...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457531/spatial-development-of-gingival-fibroblasts-and-dental-pulp-cells-effect-of-extracellular-matrix
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Gili Kaufman, Drago Skrtic
Cells sensing changes in their microenvironmental stiffness and composition alter their responses, accordingly. This study determines whether gingival fibroblasts (GFs) and dental pulp mesenchymal stem cells (DPMSCs) support the formation of continuous layers in vitro by mimicking the stiffness and protein composition of their native extracellular matrix (ECM). Immortalized cells were incubated with (i) 0-100% Matrigel-ECM (M-ECM) for 7-28d, and with (ii) collagen and fibrin matrices for 14d. Cultures were analyzed by phase-contrast, fluorescence and confocal microscopies...
April 10, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454367/matrix-metalloproteinases-in-vietnamese-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Thao Phuong Bui, Anh Ngoc Hoang, Phuong Lan Le, Bich Thi Pham, Linh Thi Tu Nguyen, Ha Minh Do, To Van Ta, Thai Hong Trinh
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), a family of endopeptidases also known as gelatinases, have been reported to affect the acquisition of the cell proliferative, cell invasive and metastatic phenotype of several types of cancer. In particular, the gelatinases MMP-2 and -9 have been revealed to facilitate tumor growth and invasion in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). However, it is not known whether the gelatinase activity of MMP-2 and -9 is also elevated in Vietnamese patients with CRC. The activity of MMP-2 and -9 in the tissue samples of 103 patients with CRC was evaluated by gelatin zymography and quantified using ImageJ...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453962/a-bead-based-immunofluorescence-assay-on-a-microfluidic-dielectrophoresis-platform-for-rapid-dengue-virus-detection
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Edwar Iswardy, Tien-Chun Tsai, I-Fang Cheng, Tzu-Chuan Ho, Guey Chuen Perng, Hsien-Chang Chang
The proof of concept of utilizing a microfluidic dielectrophoresis (DEP) chip was conducted to rapidly detect a dengue virus (DENV) in vitro based on the fluorescence immunosensing. The mechanism of detection was that the DEP force was employed to capture the modified beads (mouse anti-flavivirus monoclonal antibody-coated beads) in the microfluidic chip and the DENV modified with fluorescence label, as the detection target, can be then captured on the modified beads by immunoreaction. The fluorescent signal was then obtained through fluorescence microscopy, and then quantified by ImageJ freeware...
September 15, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
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