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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223135/simultaneous-anti-diabetic-and-anti-vascular-calcification-activity-of-nocardia-sp-utmc-751
#1
Fatemeh Salimi, Saeedeh Jafari-Nodooshan, Nazanin Zohourian, Sedighe Kolivand, Javad Hamedi
Alpha-amylase can act as a significant player in causing hyperglycemia, leading to protein glycation, which is the main complication in this condition, besides causing vascular calcification (VC), an important vascular failure caused due to thisIn order to find a natural source of the biocompounds with inhibitory effects on alpha-amylase,, fifteen fermentation broth extracts of actinobacteria (FBEA) (200 μg mL-1 ) have been screened. Finally, the effects of the most efficient FBE have been investigated on osteopontin (OPN, a VC marker) mRNA level in the vascular smooth muscle cells under the calcification conditions, and the chemical constituents of the most efficient FBE were analyzed using GC-MS analysis...
December 9, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223105/towards-a-rapid-assessment-protocol-for-identifying-pit-lakes-worthy-of-restoration
#2
W J de Lange, B Genthe, L Hill, P J Oberholster
Before the introduction of reclamation legislation in South Africa, final cut lakes in mining areas were left without any restoration while the final excavation was not back filled. Characteristics of these lacustrine water bodies vary considerably, but they are often linear in shape, large (1-30 ha), deep (2-30 m) and have poorly developed littoral zones. With water tables often near the surface; a variety of vascular hydrophytes can colonize these bodies, thus establishing emerging wetland type ecosystems...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223019/are-pathological-high-risk-features-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-a-useful-selection-tool-for-adjuvant-chemotherapy
#3
Marloes Swets, Peter J K Kuppen, Erik J Blok, Hans Gelderblom, Cornelis J H van de Velde, Iris D Nagtegaal
BACKGROUND: Several histological high-risk factors are used as an indication for adjuvant therapy in stage II colon cancer. Those and other factors, including lymphatic invasion, perineural invasion (PNI), venous invasion and tumour budding are associated with decreased outcome. In this study, we evaluated the prognostic and predictive values of these biomarkers in a cohort of rectal cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The trial-based cohort consisted of 221npTNM stage II-III rectal cancer patients, included in the PROCTOR/SCRIPT trial, a multicentre randomised phase III trial...
December 6, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222966/optimizing-functional-outcomes-in-mandibular-condyle-reconstruction-with-the-free-fibula-flap-using-computer-aided-design-and-manufacturing-technology
#4
Z-Hye Lee, Tomer Avraham, Casian Monaco, Ashish A Patel, David L Hirsch, Jamie P Levine
PURPOSE: Mandibular defects involving the condyle represent a complex reconstructive challenge for restoring proper function of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) because it requires precise bone graft alignment for full restoration of joint function. The use of computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology can aid in accurate reconstruction of mandibular condyle defects with a vascularized free fibula flap without the need for additional adjuncts. The purpose of this study was to analyze clinical and functional outcomes after reconstruction of mandibular condyle defects using only a free fibula graft with the help of virtual surgery techniques...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222964/east-meets-west-east-and-west-pioneers-of-anatomical-right-hepatectomy-period-of-dawn-to-establishment
#5
EDITORIAL
Atsushi Nanashima, Shun-Ichi Ariizumi, Masakazu Yamamoto
Right hepatectomy is a standard anatomical procedure used worldwide, and consists of two important steps: access to the portal pedicle at the hepatic hilus and approach through the right hepatic vein. With interest in the early work in the field of right hepatectomy, we searched for official documents, published not only in English but also non-English languages for insights on the history of the great work conducted by pioneer liver surgeons in the East and West. To discuss anatomical right hepatectomy, it is important to consider several issues, including liver anatomy, other anatomical liver resection procedures, control of vascular in-flow and out-flow, operative procedures or approaches, preoperative management and other related issues...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222909/an-emerging-role-of-astrocytes-in-vascular-contributions-to-cognitive-impairment-and-dementia-vcid
#6
REVIEW
Brittani R Price, Christopher M Norris, Pradoldej Sompol, Donna M Wilcock
Vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID) is understood to be the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer's disease (AD), and is also a frequent co-morbidity with AD. While VCID is widely acknowledged as a key contributor to dementia, the mechanistic underpinnings of VCID remain poorly understood. In this review, we address the potential role of astrocytes in the pathophysiology of VCID. The vast majority of the blood vessels in the brain are surrounded by astrocytic end-feet...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222844/effect-of-age-and-body-mass-index-on-the-yield-of-stromal-vascular-fraction
#7
Nada Alaaeddine, Oula El Atat, Nagib Saliba, Ziad Feghali, Marwan Nasr, Bilal Tarabey, George Hilal, Hussein Hashim
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the influence of age, body mass index, and site of liposuction on the cell yield of SVF. METHODS: A prospective study was performed on 58 patients. The average age was 39 years old, with BMI ≤ 25 or BMI ≥ 25. Fat tissue was harvested from the abdominal region, flanks, or thighs and SVF was isolated. RESULTS: The yield of viable SVF was evaluated by trypan blue, and the markers of stem cells were evaluated by flow cytometry...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222787/nerve-growth-factor-induced-angiogenesis-2-the-quail-chorioallantoic-membrane-assay
#8
Philip Lazarovici, Adi Lahiani, Galit Gincberg, Dikla Haham, Cezary Marcinkiewicz, Peter I Lelkes
The avian chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) is a simple, highly vascularized extraembryonic membrane, which performs multiple functions during embryonic development. Therefore, the models of chicken and quail assays represent robust experimental platforms to study angiogenesis, which reflects perturbation of the entire vascular tree. This experimental approach, when combined with fractal morphometry, is sensitive to changes in vascular branching pattern and density. Nerve growth factor is a neurotrophin promoting angiogenesis in CAM models...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222766/electrical-velocimetry-for-non-invasive-monitoring-of-the-closure-of-the-ductus-arteriosus-in-preterm-infants
#9
Ana Rodríguez Sánchez de la Blanca, M Sánchez Luna, N González Pacheco, M Arriaga Redondo, N Navarro Patiño
Closure of a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in preterm infants modifies cardiac output and induces adaptive changes in the hemodynamic situation. The present study aims to analyze those changes, through a non-invasive cardiac output monitor based on blood electrical velocimetry, in preterm babies. A prospective observational study of preterm infants with a gestational age of less than 28 weeks, and a hemodynamic significant PDA, requires intravenous ibuprofen or surgical closure. All patients were monitored with electrical velocimetry before treatment and through the following 72 h...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222694/preparation-and-evaluation-of-decellularized-porcine-carotid-arteries-cross-linked-by-genipin-the-preliminary-results
#10
Yongquan Gu, Fei Wang, Rong Wang, Jianxin Li, Cong Wang, Liqiang Li, Zeqin Xu, Jian Zhang
Decellularized arteries have been considered as promising scaffolds for small-diameter vascular substitutes. However, weakened mechanical properties, immunological rejection and rapid degradation after transplantation still exist after decellularization. Previous studies indicated that genipin cross-linking can solve these problems. Therefore, genipin was selected as the cross-linking agent for the pre-treatment of decellularized arteries in our study. Histological analysis, scanning electron microscopy, mechanical properties analysis and subcutaneous embedding experiment were adopted to investigate the efficiency of decellularization and the effect of genipin cross-linking on improving mechanical, structural and biological properties of decellularized arteries...
December 8, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222635/cardiovascular-response-of-rat-aorta-to-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-dehp-exposure
#11
Melissa Mariana, Joana Feiteiro, Elisa Cairrao
Phthalates are one of the main constituents of plastic, reaching up to 40% of the total plastic weight, and their main function is to impart flexibility/elasticity to polymers that would otherwise be rigid. Phthalates are known as endocrine disruptors, since they can interfere with hormone homeostasis. Regarding the cardiovascular system, it was already shown the effects of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) exposure with significant changes in several calcium-handling proteins and an increase in the blood pressure of mice offspring, suggesting that DEHP leads to vasocontraction...
December 8, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222544/association-of-age-related-hearing-loss-with-cognitive-function-cognitive-impairment-and-dementia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#12
David G Loughrey, Michelle E Kelly, George A Kelley, Sabina Brennan, Brian A Lawlor
Importance: Epidemiologic research on the possible link between age-related hearing loss (ARHL) and cognitive decline and dementia has produced inconsistent results. Clarifying this association is of interest because ARHL may be a risk factor for outcomes of clinical dementia. Objectives: To examine and estimate the association between ARHL and cognitive function, cognitive impairment, and dementia through a systematic review and meta-analysis. Data Sources and Study Selection: A search of PubMed, the Cochrane Library, EMBASE, and SCOPUS from inception to April 15, 2016, with cross-referencing of retrieved studies and personal files for potentially eligible studies was performed...
December 7, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222533/elastic-fibers-and-large-artery-mechanics
#13
M G Espinosa, Marius C Staiculescu, Jungsil Kim, Eric Marin, Jessica E Wagenseil
Development of a closed circulatory system requires that large arteries adapt to the mechanical demands of high, pulsatile pressure. Elastin and collagen uniquely address these design criteria in the low and high stress regimes, resulting in a nonlinear mechanical response. Elastin is the core component of elastic fibers, which provide the artery wall with energy storage and recoil. The integrity of the elastic fiber network is affected by component insufficiency or disorganization, leading to an array of vascular pathologies and compromised mechanical behavior...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222525/conserved-gene-microsynteny-unveils-functional-interaction-between-protein-disulfide-isomerase-and-rho-guanine-dissociation-inhibitor-families
#14
Ana I S Moretti, Jessyca C Pavanelli, Patrícia Nolasco, Matthias S Leisegang, Leonardo Y Tanaka, Carolina G Fernandes, João Wosniak, Daniela Kajihara, Matheus H Dias, Denise C Fernandes, Hanjoong Jo, Ngoc-Vinh Tran, Ingo Ebersberger, Ralf P Brandes, Diego Bonatto, Francisco R M Laurindo
Protein disulfide isomerases (PDIs) support endoplasmic reticulum redox protein folding and cell-surface thiol-redox control of thrombosis and vascular remodeling. The family prototype PDIA1 regulates NADPH oxidase signaling and cytoskeleton organization, however the related underlying mechanisms are unclear. Here we show that genes encoding human PDIA1 and its two paralogs PDIA8 and PDIA2 are each flanked by genes encoding Rho guanine-dissociation inhibitors (GDI), known regulators of RhoGTPases/cytoskeleton...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222476/morphophysiological-mechanism-of-rice-yield-increase-in-response-to-optimized-nitrogen-management
#15
Wei Zhou, Tengfei Lv, Zhiping Yang, Tao Wang, Yong Fu, Yong Chen, Binhua Hu, Wanjun Ren
The yield-increasing mechanism of an optimized nitrogen fertilizer application (OFA) in rice was reported in this work through a three-year test. Results showed that the number of branches and spikelets increased, panicle length, the diameter and vascular bundle number of panicle-neck internode improved with OFA. Under the condition of OFA, high effective leaf areas, especially for the flag and the second upper leaf areas, increased, the net photosynthetic rate of the upper three leaves promoted, so the photosynthetic productivity went up by a large margin; moreover, the content of soluble protein and chlorophyll of leaf also increased, and the content of soluble sugar and malondialdehyde (MDA) decreased, as a result in slowing down the senescence speed in leaves, and increasing the photosynthetic time...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222454/stromal-versican-regulates-tumor-growth-by-promoting-angiogenesis
#16
Keiichi Asano, Courtney M Nelson, Sumeda Nandadasa, Noriko Aramaki-Hattori, Daniel J Lindner, Tyler Alban, Junko Inagaki, Takashi Ohtsuki, Toshitaka Oohashi, Suneel S Apte, Satoshi Hirohata
The proteoglycan versican is implicated in growth and metastases of several cancers. Here we investigated a potential contribution of stromal versican to tumor growth and angiogenesis. We initially determined versican expression by several cancer cell lines. Among these, MDA-MB231 and B16F10 had none to minimal expression in contrast to Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC). Notably, tumors arising from these cell lines had higher versican levels than the cell lines themselves suggesting a contribution from the host-derived tumor stroma...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222393/protect-proximal-balloon-occlusion-together-with-direct-thrombus-aspiration-during-stent-retriever-thrombectomy-evaluation-of-a-double-embolic-protection-approach-in-endovascular-stroke-treatment
#17
Christian Maegerlein, Sebastian Moench, Tobias Boeckh-Behrens, Manuel Lehm, Dennis M Hedderich, Maria Teresa Berndt, Silke Wunderlich, Claus Zimmer, Johannes Kaesmacher, Benjamin Friedrich
PURPOSE: Stent retriever-based mechanical thrombectomy (MT) for emergent large vessel occlusions (ELVO) is often complicated by thrombus fragmentation causing distal embolization and embolization to new vascular territories. Well-established embolic protection approaches include proximal flow arrest and distal aspiration techniques during stent retriever maneuvers. Aiming at the reduction of thrombus fragmentation during MT we evaluated a technical approach combining proximal balloon occlusion together with direct thrombus aspiration during MT: the PROTECT technique...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222291/evolving-treatment-paradigms-in-sickle-cell-disease
#18
REVIEW
Ramasamy Jagadeeswaran, Angela Rivers
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inheritable hemoglobinopathy characterized by polymerization of hemoglobin S in red blood cells resulting in chronic hemolytic anemia, vaso-occlusive painful crisis, and multiorgan damage. In SCD, an increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation occurs both inside the red blood cells and inside the vascular lumen, which augment hemolysis and cellular adhesion. This review discusses the evolving body of literature on the role of ROS in the pathophysiology of SCD as well as some emerging therapeutic approaches to SCD with a focus on the reduction of ROS...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222244/cardiovascular-care-of-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-cml-on-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-tki-therapy
#19
REVIEW
Mary C Barber, Michael J Mauro, Javid Moslehi
Cardiovascular (CV) health has emerged as an important consideration in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) because of improved prognosis. Indeed, the success of BCR-ABL1 tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) has increased the focus on survivorship and late toxicity in oncological care. Survivorship issues in this population include CV disease prevention, given its prevalence in the general population. The introduction of BCR-ABL1 TKIs represented a unique concept of indefinite cancer therapy, only recently evolving to include "treatment-free remission...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222169/nanoscale-tuning-of-vcam-1-determines-vla-4-dependent-melanoma-cell-plasticity-on-rgd-motifs
#20
Katharina Amschler, Eugen Kossmann, Luise Erpenbeck, Sebastian Kruss, Tillmann Schill, Margarete Schön, Sigrid M C Möckel, Joachim P Spatz, Michael P Schön
The biophysical fine-tuning of cancer cell plasticity is crucial for tumor progression but remains largely enigmatic. Although Vascular Cell Adhesion Molecule-1 (VCAM-1/CD106) has been implicated in melanoma progression, here its presentation on endothelial cells was associated with diminished melanoma cell spreading. Using a specific nanoscale-modulation of VCAM-1 (tunable from 70 to 670 ligands/µm²) next to integrin ligands (RGD motifs) in a bifunctional system, reciprocal regulation of integrin α4 (ITGA4/VLA-4/CD49d)-dependent adhesion and spreading of melanoma cells was found...
December 8, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
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