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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545204/ecomorphological-divergence-drives-differential-mercury-bioaccumulation-in-polymorphic-european-whitefish-coregonus-lavaretus-populations-of-subarctic-lakes
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Kimmo K Kahilainen, Stephen M Thomas, Elina K M Nystedt, Ossi Keva, Tommi Malinen, Brian Hayden
Resource polymorphism, whereby ancestral trophic generalists undergo divergence into multiple specialist morphs, is common in salmonid fish populations inhabiting subarctic lakes. However, the extent to which such resource specialization into the three principal lake habitats (littoral, profundal, and pelagic) affects patterns of contaminant bioaccumulation remains largely unexplored. We assessed total mercury concentrations (THg) of European whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus (L.)) and their invertebrate prey in relation to potential explanatory variables across 6 subarctic lakes, of which three are inhabited by polymorphic (comprised of four morphs) and three by monomorphic populations...
May 20, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545044/differentiation-of-spontaneously-contracting-cardiomyocytes-from-non-virally-reprogrammed-human-amniotic-fluid-stem-cells
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Aaron J Velasquez-Mao, Christopher J M Tsao, Madeline N Monroe, Xavier Legras, Beatrice Bissig-Choisat, Karl-Dimiter Bissig, Rodrigo Ruano, Jeffrey G Jacot
Congenital heart defects are the most common birth defect. The limiting factor in tissue engineering repair strategies is an autologous source of functional cardiomyocytes. Amniotic fluid contains an ideal cell source for prenatal harvest and use in correction of congenital heart defects. This study aims to investigate the potential of amniotic fluid-derived stem cells (AFSC) to undergo non-viral reprogramming into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) followed by growth-factor-free differentiation into functional cardiomyocytes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544779/a-brief-review-of-extrusion-based-tissue-scaffold-bio-printing
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REVIEW
Liqun Ning, Xiongbiao Chen
Extrusion-based bio-printing has great potential as a technique for manipulating biomaterials and living cells to create three-dimensional (3D) scaffolds for damaged tissue repair and function restoration. Over the last two decades, advances in both engineering techniques and life sciences have evolved extrusion-based bio-printing from a simple technique to one able to create diverse tissue scaffolds from a wide range of biomaterials and cell types. However, the complexities associated with synthesis of materials for bio-printing and manipulation of multiple materials and cells in bio-printing pose many challenges for scaffold fabrication...
May 24, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544575/analysis-of-physical-characteristics-of-tumor-treating-fields-for-human-glioblastoma
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Edwin Lok, Pyay San, Van Hua, Melissa Phung, Eric T Wong
Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) therapy is an approved treatment that has known clinical efficacy against recurrent and newly diagnosed glioblastoma. However, the distribution of the electric fields and the corresponding pattern of energy deposition in the brain are poorly understood. To evaluate the physical parameters that may influence TTFields, postacquisition MP-RAGE, T1 and T2 MRI sequences from a responder with a right parietal glioblastoma were anatomically segmented and then solved using finite-element method to determine the distribution of the electric fields and rate of energy deposition at the gross tumor volume (GTV) and other intracranial structures...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544363/expression-patterns-of-sterol-transporters-npc1-and-npc2-in-the-cnidarian-dinoflagellate-symbiosis
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Vincent Dani, Fabrice Priouzeau, Marjolijn Mertz, Magali Mondin, Sophie Pagnotta, Sandra Lacas-Gervais, Simon K Davy, Cécile Sabourault
The symbiotic interaction between cnidarians (e.g. corals and sea anemones) and photosynthetic dinoflagellates of the genus Symbiodinium is triggered by both host-symbiont recognition processes and metabolic exchange between the two partners. The molecular communication is crucial for homeostatic regulation of the symbiosis, both under normal conditions and during stresses that further lead to symbiosis collapse. It is therefore important to identify and fully characterize the key players of this intimate interaction at the symbiotic interface...
May 22, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542787/understanding-the-reconstitution-of-the-b-cell-compartment-in-bone-marrow-and-blood-after-treatment-for-b-cell-precursor-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia
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Prisca M J Theunissen, Anouk van den Branden, Alita Van Der Sluijs-Gelling, Valerie De Haas, Auke Beishuizen, Jacques J M van Dongen, Vincent H J Van Der Velden
A better understanding of the reconstitution of the B-cell compartment during and after treatment in B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (BCP-ALL) will help to assess the immunological status and needs of post-treatment BCP-ALL patients. Using 8-colour flow cytometry and proliferation-assays, we studied the composition and proliferation of both the B-cell precursor (BCP) population in the bone marrow (BM) and mature B-cell population in peripheral blood (PB) during and after BCP-ALL therapy. We found a normal BCP differentiation pattern and a delayed formation of classical CD38(dim) -naive mature B-cells, natural effector B-cells and memory B-cells in patients after chemotherapy...
May 25, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542553/quantitative-mri-for-analysis-of-peritumoral-edema-in-malignant-gliomas
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Ida Blystad, J B Marcel Warntjes, Örjan Smedby, Peter Lundberg, Elna-Marie Larsson, Anders Tisell
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Damage to the blood-brain barrier with subsequent contrast enhancement is a hallmark of glioblastoma. Non-enhancing tumor invasion into the peritumoral edema is, however, not usually visible on conventional magnetic resonance imaging. New quantitative techniques using relaxometry offer additional information about tissue properties. The aim of this study was to evaluate longitudinal relaxation R1, transverse relaxation R2, and proton density in the peritumoral edema in a group of patients with malignant glioma before surgery to assess whether relaxometry can detect changes not visible on conventional images...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542481/effect-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-on-bdnf-release-and-neuroprotection-investigations-with-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-genetically-modified-nih3t3-fibroblasts-as-putative-cell-therapeutics
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Jennifer Schulze, Odett Kaiser, Gerrit Paasche, Hans Lamm, Andreas Pich, Andrea Hoffmann, Thomas Lenarz, Athanasia Warnecke
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a noninvasive widely applied treatment that increases the oxygen pressure in tissues. In cochlear implant (CI) research, intracochlear application of neurotrophic factors (NTFs) is able to improve survival of spiral ganglion neurons (SGN) after deafness. Cell-based delivery of NTFs such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) may be realized by cell-coating of the surface of the CI electrode. Human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) secrete a variety of different neurotrophic factors and may be used for the development of a biohybrid electrode in order to release endogenously-derived neuroprotective factors for the protection of residual SGN and for a guided outgrowth of dendrites in the direction of the CI electrode...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542369/trends-in-spatial-patterns-of-heavy-metal-deposition-on-national-park-service-lands-along-the-red-dog-mine-haul-road-alaska-2001-2006
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Peter N Neitlich, Jay M Ver Hoef, Shanti D Berryman, Anaka Mines, Linda H Geiser, Linda M Hasselbach, Alyssa E Shiel
Spatial patterns of Zn, Pb and Cd deposition in Cape Krusenstern National Monument (CAKR), Alaska, adjacent to the Red Dog Mine haul road, were characterized in 2001 and 2006 using Hylocomium moss tissue as a biomonitor. Elevated concentrations of Cd, Pb, and Zn in moss tissue decreased logarithmically away from the haul road and the marine port. The metals concentrations in the two years were compared using Bayesian posterior predictions on a new sampling grid to which both data sets were fit. Posterior predictions were simulated 200 times both on a coarse grid of 2,357 points and by distance-based strata including subsets of these points...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542282/expression-patterns-of-members-of-the-ethylene-signaling-related-gene-families-in-response-to-dehydration-stresses-in-cassava
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Meng Yun Ren, Ren Jun Feng, Hou Rui Shi, Li Fang Lu, Tian Yan Yun, Ming Peng, Xiao Guan, Heng Zhang, Jing Yi Wang, Xi Yan Zhang, Cheng Liang Li, Yan Jun Chen, Peng He, Yin Dong Zhang, Jiang Hui Xie
Drought is the one of the most important environment stresses that restricts crop yield worldwide. Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is an important food and energy crop that has many desirable traits such as drought, heat and low nutrients tolerance. However, the mechanisms underlying drought tolerance in cassava are unclear. Ethylene signaling pathway, from the upstream receptors to the downstream transcription factors, plays important roles in environmental stress responses during plant growth and development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542070/collagen-elastin-and-collagen-glycosaminoglycan-scaffolds-promote-distinct-patterns-of-matrix-maturation-and-axial-vascularization-in-arteriovenous-loop-based-soft-tissue-flaps
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Volker J Schmidt, Johanna O Wietbrock, Nico Leibig, Torsten Gloe, Dominic Henn, J Frederik Hernekamp, Leila Harhaus, Ulrich Kneser
INTRODUCTION: Autologous free flaps are the criterion standard for reconstructions of complex soft tissue defects; however, they are limited by donor-site morbidities. The arteriovenous (AV) loop model enables the generation of soft tissue constructs based on acellular dermal matrices with a functional microvasculature and minimal donor site morbidity. The ideal scaffold for AV loop-based tissue engineering has not been determined. METHODS: AV loops were placed into subcutaneous isolation chambers filled with either a collagen-elastin scaffold or a collagen-glycosaminoglycan scaffold in the thighs of rats...
May 25, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541897/capacitive-micro-machined-ultrasound-transducers-for-interstitial-high-intensity-ultrasound-therapies
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W Apoutou N'Djin, Bjoern Gerold, Jeremy Vion, Michael Canney, An Nguyen-Dinh, Alexandre Carpentier, Jean-Yves Chapelon
Capacitive Micro-machined Ultrasound Transducers (CMUTs) exhibit several potential advantages over conventional piezo technologies for use in therapeutic ultrasound devices, including: ease of miniaturization and integration with electronics, broad bandwidth (>several MHz), and compatibility with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In this work, the electro-acoustic performance of CMUTs designed for interstitial high intensity contact ultrasound (HICU) applications was evaluated and the feasibility of generating ultrasound-induced heating and thermal destruction of biological tissues was studied...
May 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541775/cellular-response-to-exponentially-increasing-and-decreasing-dose-rates-implications-for-treatment-planning-in-targeted-radionuclide-therapy
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Jay H Solanki, Thomas Tritt, Jordan B Pasternack, Julia J Kim, Calvin N Leung, Jason D Domogauer, Nicholas W Colangelo, Venkat R Narra, Roger W Howell
The treatment of cancer using targeted radionuclide therapy is of interest to nuclear medicine and radiation oncology because of its potential for killing tumor cells while minimizing dose-limiting toxicities to normal tissue. The ionizing radiations emitted by radiopharmaceuticals deliver radiation absorbed doses over protracted periods of time with continuously varying dose rates. As targeted radionuclide therapy becomes a more prominent part of cancer therapy, accurate models for estimating the biologically effective dose (BED) or equieffective dose given in 2 fractions (EQD2α/β) will become essential for treatment planning...
May 25, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541545/kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factors-compete-for-promoters-and-enhancers-to-fine-tune-transcription
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Melissa D Ilsley, Kevin R Gillinder, Graham W Magor, Stephen Huang, Timothy L Bailey, Merlin Crossley, Andrew C Perkins
Krüppel-like factors (KLFs) are a family of 17 transcription factors characterized by a conserved DNA-binding domain of three zinc fingers and a variable N-terminal domain responsible for recruiting cofactors. KLFs have diverse functions in stem cell biology, embryo patterning, and tissue homoeostasis. KLF1 and related family members function as transcriptional activators via recruitment of co-activators such as EP300, whereas KLF3 and related members act as transcriptional repressors via recruitment of C-terminal Binding Proteins...
May 24, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541415/transcriptome-wide-identification-and-expression-analysis-of-divaricata-and-radialis-like-genes-of-the-mediterranean-orchid-orchis-italica
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Maria Carmen Valoroso, Sofia De Paolo, Giovanni Iazzetti, Serena Aceto
Bilateral symmetry of flowers is a relevant novelty that has occurred many times throughout the evolution of flowering plants. In Antirrhinum majus, establishment of flower dorso-ventral asymmetry is mainly due to interaction of TCP (CYC and DICH) and MYB (DIV, RAD and DRIF) transcription factors. In the present study, we characterized 8 DIV-, 4 RAD- and 2 DRIF-like genes from the transcriptome of Orchis italica, an orchid species with bilaterally symmetric and resupinate flowers. We found a similar number of DIV- and RAD-like genes within the genomes of Phalaenopsis equestris and Dendrobium catenatum orchids...
May 25, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540539/involvements-of-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-lymphocytes-in-acute-and-chronic-skin-wound-repair
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Peng Xu, Xiujun Fu, Nin Xiao, Yuanyuan Guo, Qing Pei, Yinbo Peng, Yifan Zhang, Min Yao
Wound healing involves three stages including inflammation, proliferation, and tissue remodeling. The underlying mechanisms remain to be further elucidated. The inflammation is characterized by spatially and temporally changing patterns of various leukocyte subsets. It is regarded as the most crucial stage since the inflammatory response is instrumental to supplying various factors and cytokines that orchestrate healing events. As a subtype of T lymphocytes, γδ T cells play an important role in skin homeostasis, tumor immunosurveillance, and wound repair...
May 25, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540497/large-scale-transcriptome-analysis-reveals-arabidopsis-metabolic-pathways-are-frequently-influenced-by-different-pathogens
#17
Zhenhong Jiang, Fei He, Ziding Zhang
Through large-scale transcriptional data analyses, we highlighted the importance of plant metabolism in plant immunity and identified 26 metabolic pathways that were frequently influenced by the infection of 14 different pathogens. Reprogramming of plant metabolism is a common phenomenon in plant defense responses. Currently, a large number of transcriptional profiles of infected tissues in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) have been deposited in public databases, which provides a great opportunity to understand the expression patterns of metabolic pathways during plant defense responses at the systems level...
May 24, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540432/central-overweight-and-obesity-in-polish-schoolchildren-aged-7-18%C3%A2-years-secular-changes-of-waist-circumference-between-1966-and-2012
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Agnieszka Suder, Aleksandra Gomula, Slawomir Koziel
We investigated secular trends of body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) in Polish schoolchildren examined through a period of almost 50 years. Data on height, weight and WC came from four cross-sectional surveys conducted in Poland between 1966 and 2012, covering 34,005 boys and 34,008 girls. Raw data of BMI and WC were standardized for age classes. Statistical analyses included the Kruskal-Willis test and Pearson Chi-square test. BMI and WC increased during the studied period; however, the growth was higher for WC (increase by 0...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540297/modulation-of-progesterone-receptor-isoform-expression-in-pregnant-human-myometrium
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Marina Ilicic, Tamas Zakar, Jonathan W Paul
Background. Regulation of myometrial progesterone receptor (PR) expression is an unresolved issue central to understanding the mechanism of functional progesterone withdrawal and initiation of labor in women. Objectives. To determine whether pregnant human myometrium undergoes culture-induced changes in PR isoform expression ex situ and, further, to determine if conditions approaching the in vivo environment stabilise PR isoform expression in culture. Methods. Term nonlaboring human myometrial tissues were cultured under specific conditions: serum supplementation, steroids, stretch, cAMP, PMA, PGF2α , NF-κB inhibitors, or TSA...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540180/hemoglobin-and-mean-platelet-volume-predicts-diffuse-t1-mri-white-matter-volume-decrease-in-sickle-cell-disease-patients
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Soyoung Choi, Adam M Bush, Matthew T Borzage, Anand A Joshi, William J Mack, Thomas D Coates, Richard M Leahy, John C Wood
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a life-threatening genetic condition. Patients suffer from chronic systemic and cerebral vascular disease that leads to early and cumulative neurological damage. Few studies have quantified the effects of this disease on brain morphometry and even fewer efforts have been devoted to older patients despite the progressive nature of the disease. This study quantifies global and regional brain volumes in adolescent and young adult patients with SCD and racially matched controls with the aim of distinguishing between age related changes associated with normal brain maturation and damage from sickle cell disease...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
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