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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650965/epigenetic-adaptation-of-the-placental-serotonin-transporter-gene-slc6a4-to-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Sofia Blazevic, Marina Horvaticek, Maja Kesic, Peter Zill, Dubravka Hranilovic, Marina Ivanisevic, Gernot Desoye, Jasminka Stefulj
We tested the hypothesis that gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) alters the DNA methylation pattern of the fetal serotonin transporter gene (SLC6A4), and examined the functional relevance of DNA methylation for regulation of the SLC6A4 expression in the human placenta. The study included 50 mother-infant pairs. Eighteen mothers were diagnosed with GDM and 32 had normal glucose tolerance (NGT). All neonates were of normal birth weight and born at term by planned Cesarean section. DNA and RNA were isolated from samples of tissue collected from the fetal side of the placenta immediately after delivery...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650946/the-hyperextension-tibial-plateau-fracture-pattern-a-predictor-of-poor-outcome
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Leah J Gonzalez, Ariana Lott, Sanjit Konda, Kenneth A Egol
OBJECTIVES: To assess the outcome of patients with hyperextension bicondylar tibial plateau fractures (HEBTP) to those with other complex tibial plateau fractures DESIGN:: Retrospective cohort design SETTING:: Academic Medical Center PATIENTS:: A total of 84 patients were included in the study. There were 69 patients with 69 knees (82%) that had sustained non-hyperextension bicondylar tibial plateau fractures and 15 patients with 15 knees (18%) that had hyperextension bicondylar tibial plateau fractures (HEBTP) INTERVENTION:: Surgical repair of bicondylar tibial plateau fracture MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:: Clinical and functional outcomes included knee range of motion, post-operative alignment, NRS pain scores and Short Musculoskeletal Functional Assessment (SMFA) scores at long-term follow-up...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650395/exosomal-markers-cd63-and-cd9-expression-pattern-using-immunohistochemistry-in-resected-malignant-and-nonmalignant-pancreatic-specimens
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Moh'd Khushman, Arun Bhardwaj, Girijesh Kumar Patel, Javier Ariel Laurini, Kelly Roveda, Marcus C Tan, Mary C Patton, Seema Singh, William Taylor, Ajay P Singh
OBJECTIVES: Exosomes are important mediators in intercellular communications and play a role in cancer progression and metastasis. Exosomal membranes are enriched in endosome-specific tetraspanins (CD9 and CD63). Here, we explored the expression of CD63 and CD9 utilizing immunohistochemistry in malignant and nonmalignant cells in 29 resected pancreatic specimens (RPSs) of mixed racial background. METHODS: The pathologic tissues (PTs) and adjacent normal tissues (ANTs) in each RPS were stained for CD63 and CD9...
June 22, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650114/the-effect-of-adhesives-on-inflammatory-immune-markers-during-renal-injury-healing
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José Miguel Lloris-Carsí, Carlos Barrios, Beatriz Prieto-Moure, José Miguel Lloris-Cejalvo, Dolores Cejalvo-Lapeña
Renal injury is common in abdominal trauma. Adhesives and sealants can be used to repair and preserve damaged organs. We describe the effect of three biomaterial treatments (TachoSil, GelitaSpon, and Adhflex) on injured renal tissue. Renal traumatic injuries were experimentally induced in male Wistar rats (n = 90) using a punch. Animals were divided into five groups: (1) sham noninjured (n = 3) and punch injury groups; (2) nontreated (n = 6); (3) TachoSil (n = 27); (4) GelitaSpon (n = 27); and (5) Adhflex (n = 27)...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649791/bioactivity-and-biomineralization-ability-of-calcium-silicate-based-pulp-capping-materials-after-subcutaneous-implantation
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G Hinata, K Yoshiba, L Han, N Edanami, N Yoshiba, T Okiji
AIM: To evaluate the abilities of three calcium silicate-based pulp-capping materials (ProRoot MTA, TheraCal LC, and a prototype tricalcium silicate cement) to produce apatite-like precipitates after being subcutaneously implanted into rats. METHODOLOGY: Polytetrafluoroethylene tubes containing each material were subcutaneously implanted into the backs of Wistar rats. At 7, 14, and 28 days post-implantation, the implants were removed together with the surrounding connective tissue, and fixed in 2...
June 26, 2017: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649789/beyond-mitf-multiple-transcription-factors-directly-regulate-the-cellular-phenotype-in-melanocytes-and-melanoma
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Hannah E Seberg, Eric Van Otterloo, Robert A Cornell
MITF governs multiple steps in the development of melanocytes, including specification from neural crest, growth, survival, and terminal differentiation. In addition, the level of MITF activity determines the phenotype adopted by melanoma cells, whether invasive, proliferative, or differentiated. However, MITF does not act alone. Here we review literature on the transcription factors that co-regulate MITF-dependent genes. ChIP-seq studies have indicated that the transcription factors SOX10, YY1, and TFAP2A co-occupy subsets of regulatory elements bound by MITF in melanocytes...
June 26, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649632/three-dimensional-organotypic-co-culture-model-of-intestinal-epithelial-cells-and-macrophages-to-study-salmonella-enterica-colonization-patterns
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Jennifer Barrila, Jiseon Yang, Aurélie Crabbé, Shameema F Sarker, Yulong Liu, C Mark Ott, Mayra A Nelman-Gonzalez, Simon J Clemett, Seth D Nydam, Rebecca J Forsyth, Richard R Davis, Brian E Crucian, Heather Quiriarte, Kenneth L Roland, Karen Brenneman, Clarence Sams, Christine Loscher, Cheryl A Nickerson
Three-dimensional models of human intestinal epithelium mimic the differentiated form and function of parental tissues often not exhibited by two-dimensional monolayers and respond to Salmonella in key ways that reflect in vivo infections. To further enhance the physiological relevance of three-dimensional models to more closely approximate in vivo intestinal microenvironments encountered by Salmonella, we developed and validated a novel three-dimensional co-culture infection model of colonic epithelial cells and macrophages using the NASA Rotating Wall Vessel bioreactor...
2017: NPJ Microgravity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649330/dual-tracer-based-isotope-turnover-rates-in-a-highly-invasive-mysid-limnomysis-benedeni-from-lake-constance
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Elizabeth Yohannes, Karl-Otto Rothhaupt
Understanding the ecological patterns of invasive species and their habitats require an understanding of the species' foraging ecology. Stable carbon (δ(13)C) and nitrogen (δ(15)N) isotope values provide useful information into the study of animal ecology and evolution, since the isotope ratios of consumers reflect consumer's dietary patterns. Nevertheless, the lack of species- and element-specific laboratory-derived turnover rates could limit their application. Using a laboratory-based dual stable isotope tracer approach (Na(15) NO 3 and NaH(13) CO 3), we evaluated the δ(15)N and δ(13)C isotope turnover rates in full-grown adult invasive Limnomysis benedeni from Lake Constance...
June 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649278/dynamics-of-gene-expression-during-development-and-expansion-of-vegetative-stem-internodes-of-bioenergy-sorghum
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Tesfamichael H Kebrom, Brian McKinley, John E Mullet
BACKGROUND: Bioenergy sorghum accumulates 75% of shoot biomass in stem internodes. Grass stem internodes are formed during vegetative growth and elongate in response to developmental and environmental signals. To identify genes and molecular mechanisms that modulate the extent of internode growth, we conducted microscopic and transcriptomic analyses of four successive sub-apical vegetative internodes representing different stages of internode development of the bioenergy sorghum genotype R...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649268/muscle-development-in-the-shark-scyliorhinus-canicula-implications-for-the-evolution-of-the-gnathostome-head-and-paired-appendage-musculature
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Janine M Ziermann, Renata Freitas, Rui Diogo
BACKGROUND: The origin of jawed vertebrates was marked by profound reconfigurations of the skeleton and muscles of the head and by the acquisition of two sets of paired appendages. Extant cartilaginous fish retained numerous plesiomorphic characters of jawed vertebrates, which include several aspects of their musculature. Therefore, myogenic studies on sharks are essential in yielding clues on the developmental processes involved in the origin of the muscular anatomy. RESULTS: Here we provide a detailed description of the development of specific muscular units integrating the cephalic and appendicular musculature of the shark model, Scyliorhinus canicula...
2017: Frontiers in Zoology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649253/variable-level-of-dominance-of-candidate-genes-controlling-drought-functional-traits-in-maize-hybrids
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Ha Van Gioi, Mallana Gowdra Mallikarjuna, Mittal Shikha, Banduni Pooja, Shailendra K Jha, Prasanta K Dash, Arunkumar M Basappa, Raveendra N Gadag, Atmakuri Ramakrishna Rao, Thirunavukkarasu Nepolean
Breeding maize for drought tolerance necessitates the knowledge on tolerant genotypes, molecular basis of drought tolerance mechanism, action, and expression pattern of genes. Studying the expression pattern and gene action of candidate genes during drought stress in the hybrids will help in choosing target genes for drought tolerance breeding. In the present investigation, a set of five hybrids and their seven parents with a variable level of tolerance to drought stress was selected to study the magnitude and the direction of 52 drought-responsive candidate genes distributed across various biological functions, viz...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649202/neuronal-chemosensation-and-osmotic-stress-response-converge-in-the-regulation-of-aqp-8-in-c-elegans
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Carla Igual Gil, Mirko Jarius, Jens P von Kries, Anne-Katrin Rohlfing
Aquaporins occupy an essential role in sustaining the salt/water balance in various cells types and tissues. Here, we present new insights into aqp-8 expression and regulation in Caenorhabditis elegans. We show, that upon exposure to osmotic stress, aqp-8 exhibits a distinct expression pattern within the excretory cell compared to other C. elegans aquaporins expressed. This expression is correlated to the osmolarity of the surrounding medium and can be activated physiologically by osmotic stress or genetically in mutants with constitutively active osmotic stress response...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648941/low-grade-fibromyxoid-sarcoma-clinical-morphologic-and-genetic-features
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REVIEW
Mustafa Mohamed, Cyril Fisher, Khin Thway
Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma (LGFMS) is a bland spindle cell neoplasm that typically arises in the deep soft tissues of the proximal extremities or trunk of young adults. The majority of LGFMS are characterized by a recurrent (7;16)(q34;p11) translocation, resulting in the FUS-CREB3L2 fusion gene, which generates a chimeric protein with transcriptional regulatory activity. Small numbers harbor a FUS-CREB3L1 fusion resulting from t(11;16)(p11;p11), whilst rare cases harbor the EWSR1-CREB3L1 fusion. LGFMS is of low to moderate cellularity and consists of bland spindle cells with small, angulated nuclei and scant, wispy cytoplasm, arranged in a whorled growth pattern and typically showing abrupt transition from myxoid to fibrous areas...
June 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648841/fine-needle-aspiration-combined-with-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-to-characterize-lipid-biomarkers-for-diagnosing-accuracy-of-breast-cancer
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Yi-Tzu Cho, Hung Su, Yi-Yan Chiang, Jentaie Shiea, Shyng-Shiou F Yuan, Wen-Chun Hung, Yao-Tsung Yeh, Ming-Feng Hou
BACKGROUND: Fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology has been widely used for pathologic assessment of breast lesions. However, the examination suffers a risk of false-negative results owing to insufficient sample volumes, inaccurate sampling positions, nondefinitive cytologic features, or suboptimal cell preservation. One approach to improve its accuracy is using modern mass spectrometry to detect disease biomarkers, of which the tissue samples are collected through FNA. METHODS: The biological compounds in the FNA tissue samples were extracted and characterized by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight/mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF/MS)...
May 25, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648749/transcriptome-profiling-of-3d-co-cultured-cardiomyocytes-and-endothelial-cells-under-oxidative-stress-using-a-photocrosslinkable-hydrogel-system
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Xiaoshan Yue, Aylin Acun, Pinar Zorlutuna
Myocardial infarction (MI) is one of the most common among cardiovascular diseases. Endothelial cells (ECs) are considered to have protective effects on cardiomyocytes (CMs) under stress conditions such as MI; however, the paracrine CM-EC crosstalk and the resulting endogenous cellular responses that could contribute to this protective effect are not thoroughly investigated. Here we created biomimetic synthetic tissues containing CMs and human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-derived ECs (iECs), which showed improved cell survival compared to single cultures under conditions mimicking the aftermath of MI, and performed high-throughput RNA-sequencing to identify target pathways that could govern CM-iEC crosstalk and the resulting improvement in cell viability...
June 22, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648677/cell-type-specific-transcriptome-profiling-in-c-elegans-using-the-translating-ribosome-affinity-purification-technique
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Xicotencatl Gracida, John A Calarco
Organs and specific cell types execute specialized functions in multicellular organisms, in large part through customized gene expression signatures. Thus, profiling the transcriptomes of specific cell and tissue types remains an important tool for understanding how cells become specialized. Methodological approaches to detect gene expression differences have utilized samples from whole animals, dissected tissues, and more recently single cells. Despite these advances, there is still a challenge and a need in most laboratories to implement less invasive yet powerful cell-type specific transcriptome profiling methods...
June 22, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648364/differentiation-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-into-colonic-organoids-via-transient-activation-of-bmp-signaling
#17
Jorge O Múnera, Nambirajan Sundaram, Scott A Rankin, David Hill, Carey Watson, Maxime Mahe, Jefferson E Vallance, Noah F Shroyer, Katie L Sinagoga, Adrian Zarzoso-Lacoste, Jonathan R Hudson, Jonathan C Howell, Praneet Chatuvedi, Jason R Spence, John M Shannon, Aaron M Zorn, Michael A Helmrath, James M Wells
Gastric and small intestinal organoids differentiated from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) have revolutionized the study of gastrointestinal development and disease. Distal gut tissues such as cecum and colon, however, have proved considerably more challenging to derive in vitro. Here we report the differentiation of human colonic organoids (HCOs) from hPSCs. We found that BMP signaling is required to establish a posterior SATB2+ domain in developing and postnatal intestinal epithelium. Brief activation of BMP signaling is sufficient to activate a posterior HOX code and direct hPSC-derived gut tube cultures into HCOs...
June 20, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647906/exogenous-gdf11-induces-cardiac-and-skeletal-muscle-dysfunction-and-wasting
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Teresa A Zimmers, Yanling Jiang, Meijing Wang, Tiffany W Liang, Joseph E Rupert, Ernie D Au, Francesco E Marino, Marion E Couch, Leonidas G Koniaris
Growth differentiation factor 11 (GDF11), a TGF-beta superfamily member, is highly homologous to myostatin and essential for embryonic patterning and organogenesis. Reports of GDF11 effects on adult tissues are conflicting, with some describing anti-aging and pro-regenerative activities on the heart and skeletal muscle while others opposite or no effects. Herein, we sought to determine the in vivo cardiac and skeletal muscle effects of excess GDF11. Mice were injected with GDF11 secreting cells, an identical model to that used to initially identify the in vivo effects of myostatin...
July 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647808/characterization-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-regrowth-patterns-suggests-a-trade-off-between-undamaged-fitness-and-damage-tolerance
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Daniel R Scholes, Erika N Rasnick, Ken N Paige
Herbivory is a fundamental type of plant-animal interaction that presents substantial selection pressure on plants to replace lost tissues and to prevent subsequent losses in fitness. Apical herbivory, which entails removal or damage to the apical meristem, causes a change in plant architecture by disrupting the balance of hormones produced in part by the apical meristem. Therefore, for an annual semelparous plant, the ability to preserve reproductive success following damage (i.e., to tolerate damage) is largely dependent on the plant's pre-damage investment into fitness and its regrowth pattern following damage...
June 24, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647408/identification-and-expression-characterization-of-wnta-during-intestinal-regeneration-in-the-sea-cucumber-apostichopus-japonicus
#20
Xiaoni Li, Lina Sun, Hongsheng Yang, Libin Zhang, Ting Miao, Lili Xing, Da Huo
Wnt genes encode secreted glycoproteins that act as signaling molecules; these molecules direct cell proliferation, migration, differentiation and survival during animal development, maintenance of homeostasis and regeneration. At present, although the regeneration mechanism in Apostichopus japonicus has been studied, there is a little research on the Wnt signaling pathway in A. japonicus. To understand the potential role of the Wnt signaling pathway in A. japonicus, we cloned and sequenced the WntA gene in A...
June 21, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
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