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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333992/improved-epidermal-barrier-formation-in-human-skin-models-by-chitosan-modulated-dermal-matrices
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Arnout Mieremet, Marion Rietveld, Samira Absalah, Jeroen van Smeden, Joke A Bouwstra, Abdoelwaheb El Ghalbzouri
Full thickness human skin models (FTMs) contain an epidermal and a dermal equivalent. The latter is composed of a collagen dermal matrix which harbours fibroblasts. Current epidermal barrier properties of FTMs do not fully resemble that of native human skin (NHS), which makes these human skin models less suitable for barrier related studies. To further enhance the resemblance of NHS for epidermal morphogenesis and barrier formation, we modulated the collagen dermal matrix with the biocompatible polymer chitosan...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333068/effects-of-reactive-oxygen-species-on-tubular-transport-along-the-nephron
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REVIEW
Agustin Gonzalez-Vicente, Jeffrey L Garvin
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are oxygen-containing molecules naturally occurring in both inorganic and biological chemical systems. Due to their high reactivity and potentially damaging effects to biomolecules, cells express a battery of enzymes to rapidly metabolize them to innocuous intermediaries. Initially, ROS were considered by biologists as dangerous byproducts of respiration capable of causing oxidative stress, a condition in which overproduction of ROS leads to a reduction in protective molecules and enzymes and consequent damage to lipids, proteins, and DNA...
March 23, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330842/monocrotaline-induces-endothelial-injury-and-pulmonary-hypertension-by-targeting-the-extracellular-calcium-sensing-receptor
#3
Rui Xiao, Yuan Su, Tian Feng, Mengxiang Sun, Bingxun Liu, Jiwei Zhang, Yankai Lu, Jiansha Li, Tao Wang, Liping Zhu, Qinghua Hu
BACKGROUND: Monocrotaline has been widely used to establish an animal model of pulmonary hypertension. The molecular target underlying monocrotaline-induced pulmonary artery endothelial injury and pulmonary hypertension remains unknown. The extracellular calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) and particularly its extracellular domain hold the potential structural basis for monocrotaline to bind. This study aimed to reveal whether monocrotaline induces pulmonary hypertension by targeting the CaSR...
March 22, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330188/purification-and-characterization-of-a-surfactant-compatible-lipase-from-aspergillus-tamarii-jgif06-exhibiting-energy-efficient-removal-of-oil-stains-from-polycotton-fabric
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Arijit Das, Srividya Shivakumar, Sourav Bhattacharya, Sujina Shakya, S S Swathi
An extracellular lipase with 23,666.66 U/ml/min activity was produced by Aspergillus tamarii JGIF06 under submerged fermentation in mineral salt medium containing coconut oil (2.5 % v/v), tryptone (2 % w/v) and ammonium chloride (2 % w/v), with initial pH of 5 ± 0.2, incubated at 25 °C for 7 days on a rotary shaker at 120 rpm. A 7.9-fold increase in lipase-specific activity was recorded after purification by DEAE Sepharose ion exchange and Sephadex G200 column chromatography. The apparent molecular mass of this enzyme was revealed as 50 kDa by sodium dodecyl sulphate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329085/renal-sodium-avidity-in-heart-failure-from-pathophysiology-to-treatment-strategies
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Wilfried Mullens, Frederik Hendrik Verbrugge, Petra Nijst, Wai Hong Wilson Tang
Increased neurohumoral stimulation resulting in excessive sodium avidity and extracellular volume overload are hallmark features of decompensated heart failure. Especially in case of concomitant renal dysfunction, the kidneys often fail to elicit effective natriuresis. While assessment of renal function is generally performed by measuring serum creatinine-a surrogate for glomerular filtration-, this only represents part of the nephron's function. Alterations in tubular sodium handling are at least equally important in the development of volume overload and congestion...
February 23, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326727/-development-and-characterization-of-oriented-scaffolds-derived-from-cartilage-extracellular-matrix
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Li Kun, Zhao Yanhong, Xu Chen, Wang Lianyong, Yang Qiang, Li Hongfa, Teng Binhong
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to prepare oriented scaffolds derived from a cartilage extracellular matrix (CECM) and to investigate their physicochemical property and compatibility with adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs). METHODS: A fresh porcine articular cartilage was cut into pieces. Cartilage nanofibers with diameters of 50-500 nm were collected through homogenization and centrifugation. These nanofibers were then decellularized by using Triton X-100 to produce 6% CECM...
February 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325348/hydrophobic-edible-films-made-up-of-tomato-cutin-and-pectin
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Anny Manrich, Francys K V Moreira, Caio G Otoni, Marcos V Lorevice, Maria A Martins, Luiz H C Mattoso
Cutin is the biopolyester that protects the extracellular layer of terrestrial plants against dehydration and environmental stresses. In this work, cutin was extracted from tomato processing waste and cast into edible films having pectin as a binding agent. The influences of cutin/pectin ratio (50/50 and 25/75), film-forming suspension pH, and casting method on phase dispersion, water resistance and affinity, and thermal and mechanical properties of films were investigated. Dynamic light scattering and scanning electron microscopy revealed that cutin phase aggregation was reduced by simply increasing pH...
May 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323996/molecular-physiology-of-the-hypocalcemic-action-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio
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Chia-Hao Lin, Huei-Jyun Hu, Pung-Pung Hwang
Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), a hormone required for phosphorus metabolism, was recently proposed to act on Ca2+ uptake; however, the available evidences of how FGF23 controls the body fluid Ca2+ homeostasis needs to be further clarified. The use of zebrafish as a model system revealed that FGF23 is specifically expressed in the corpuscles of Stannius (CS), an organ involved in Ca2+ homeostasis in fish, and its expression is stimulated by ambient water with a high Ca2+ level. The overexpression of FGF23 inhibited Ca2+ uptake by downregulating the mRNA expression of epithelium calcium channel (ECaC)...
March 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322951/initiating-fibro-proliferation-through-interfacial-interactions-of-myoglobin-colloids-with-collagen-in-solution
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Madhumitha Dhanasekaran, Aruna Dhathathreyan
This work examines fibro-proliferation through interaction of myoglobin (Mb), a globular protein with collagen, an extracellular matrix fibrous protein. Designed colloids of Mb at pH 4.5 and 7.5 have been mixed with collagen solution at pH 7.5 and 4.5 in different concentrations altering their surface charges. For the Mb colloids, 100-200nm sizes have been measured from Transmission electron micrographs and zeta sizer. CD spectra shows a shift to beta sheet like structure for the protein in the colloids. Interaction at Mb/Collagen interface studied using Dilational rheology, Quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation and Differential Scanning calorimetry show that the perturbation is not only by the charge compensation arising from the difference in pH of the colloids and collagen, but also by the organized assembly of collagen at that particular pH...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321903/spin-lock-imaging-of-exogenous-exchange-based-contrast-agents-to-assess-tissue-ph
#10
Zhongliang Zu, Hua Li, Xiaoyu Jiang, John C Gore
PURPOSE: Some X-ray contrast agents contain exchangeable protons that give rise to exchange-based effects on MRI, including chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST). However, CEST has poor specificity to explicit exchange parameters. Spin-lock sequences at high field are also sensitive to chemical exchange. Here, we evaluate whether spin-locking techniques can detect the contrast agent iohexol in vivo after intravenous administration, and their potential for measuring changes in tissue pH...
March 20, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320610/carbon-monoxide-releasing-molecule-401-suppresses-polymorphonuclear-leukocyte-migratory-potential-by-modulating-f-actin-dynamics
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Ken Inoue, Eric K Patterson, Alfredo Capretta, Abdel R Lawendy, Douglas D Fraser, Gediminas Cepinskas
Carbon monoxide-releasing molecules (CORMs) suppress inflammation by reducing polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) recruitment to the affected organs. We investigated modulation of PMN-endothelial cell adhesive interactions by water-soluble CORM-401 using an experimental model of endotoxemia in vitro. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells grown on laminar-flow perfusion channels were stimulated with 1 μg/mL lipopolysaccharide for 6 hours and perfused with 100 μmol/L CORM-401 (or inactive compound iCORM-401)-pretreated PMN for 5 minutes in the presence of 1...
March 17, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319679/evaluation-of-body-composition-with-bioimpedence-a-comparison-between-athletic-and-non-athletic-children
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Domenico Meleleo, Nicola Bartolomeo, Liliana Cassano, Alessandro Nitti, Giovanna Susca, Giuseppina Mastrototaro, Umberto Armenise, Annapaola Zito, Fiorella Devito, Pietro Scicchitano, Marco Matteo Ciccone
PURPOSE: Conventional Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) or Bioelectrical Impedance Vector Analysis (BIVA) can provide direct evaluations of body composition. The purpose of this study was to evaluate lean and fat mass (FM), and hydration of children involved in daily competitive sports. METHODS: 190 non-athletic [8.2-10.5 years] and 29 competitive children [8.0-10.5 years] were enrolled. They were evaluated: at baseline (t0), 6 months (t1) and one year (t2)...
March 20, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318155/-biomineralization-of-electrospun-polycaprolactone-guided-bone-regeneration-membrane
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Deng Xia, Bai Shi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the biomineralization of the tissue-engineering electrospun polycaprolactone (PCL) scaffold and its potential use for guided bone regeneration (GBR) membranes. METHODS: PCL ultrafinefiber scaffolds were fabricated by electrospinning and then immersed in supersaturated calcification solution (SCS) for biomineralization investigation. The electrospun PCL scaffolds and the calcium phosphate coating were identified by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)...
December 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315340/in-vivo-pharmacological-profile-of-s-38093-a-novel-histamine-h3-receptor-inverse-agonist
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Fany Panayi, Aurore Sors, Lionel Bert, Brigitte Martin, Gaelle Rollin-Jego, Rodolphe Billiras, Isabelle Carrié, Karine Albinet, Laurence Danober, Nathalie Rogez, Jean-Yves Thomas, Luigi Pira, Valérie Bertaina-Anglade, Pierre Lestage
S 38093, a novel histamine H3 receptor inverse agonist, was tested in a series of neurochemical and behavioral paradigms designed to evaluate its procognitive and arousal properties. In intracerebral microdialysis studies performed in rats, S 38093 dose-dependently increased histamine extracellular levels in the prefrontal cortex and facilitated cholinergic transmission in the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus of rats after acute and chronic administration (10mg/kg i.p.). Acute oral administration of S 38093 at 0...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306698/oral-application-of-magnesium-l-threonate-attenuates-vincristine-induced-allodynia-and-hyperalgesia-by-normalization-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
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Ting Xu, Dai Li, Xin Zhou, Han-Dong Ouyang, Li-Jun Zhou, Hang Zhou, Hong-Mei Zhang, Xu-Hong Wei, Guosong Liu, Xian-Guo Liu
BACKGROUND: Antineoplastic agents, including vincristine, often induce neuropathic pain and magnesium deficiency clinically, but the causal link between them has not been determined. No drug is available for treating this form of neuropathic pain. METHODS: Injection of vincristine (0.1 mg · kg · day, intraperitoneally, for 10 days) was used to induce nociceptive sensitization, which was accessed with von Frey hairs and the plantar tester in adult male Sprague-Dawley rats...
March 17, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299571/impacts-of-potassium-ferrate-vi-on-the-growth-and-organic-matter-accumulation-production-and-structural-changes-in-the-cyanobacterium-microcystis-aeruginosa
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Shu-Yu Liu, Jingling Xu, Wen-Li Chen, Berthold E David, Minghong Wu, Fang Ma
Cyanobacterial blooms generated by nutrient addition into aquatic systems pose serious risks to ecosystems and human health. Though there are established chemical, physical, and biological means of eradication, more efficient and environmentally friendly measures are desired. This study investigates the effect of potassium ferrate(VI) on the growth and intracellular and extracellular organic matter accumulations of the cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa. Cultures were inoculated with three separate concentrations of potassium ferrate(VI) (3, 15, 30 mg L(-1)) and monitored by measuring chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) and intracellular/extracellular dissolved organic carbon...
March 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298987/effect-of-different-concentrations-of-specific-inhibitor-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-on-the-shear-bond-strength-of-self-adhesive-resin-cements-to-dentin
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Mohammad-Esmaeel Ebrahimi-Chaharom, Mehdi Abed-Kahnamoui, Mahmoud Bahari, Hamed Hamishehkar, Mahya Gharouni
BACKGROUND: Considering the probability of chemical and enzymatic reactions between matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in the dentin structure and their specific inhibitors, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of different concentrations of specific inhibitor of MMPs (galardin) on the shear bond strength of self-adhesive resin cements to dentin. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-eight sound human premolars were mounted in self-cured acrylic resin after removal of the enamel on the buccal and lingual surfaces...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298906/the-biodiversity-of-the-microbiota-producing-heat-resistant-enzymes-responsible-for-spoilage-in-processed-bovine-milk-and-dairy-products
#18
REVIEW
Solimar G Machado, François Baglinière, Sophie Marchand, Els Van Coillie, Maria C D Vanetti, Jan De Block, Marc Heyndrickx
Raw bovine milk is highly nutritious as well as pH-neutral, providing the ideal conditions for microbial growth. The microbiota of raw milk is diverse and originates from several sources of contamination including the external udder surface, milking equipment, air, water, feed, grass, feces, and soil. Many bacterial and fungal species can be found in raw milk. The autochthonous microbiota of raw milk immediately after milking generally comprises lactic acid bacteria such as Lactococcus, Lactobacillus, Streptococcus, and Leuconostoc species, which are technologically important for the dairy industry, although they do occasionally cause spoilage of dairy products...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295857/single-frequency-and-multi-frequency-bioimpedance-analysis-what-is-the-difference
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Serkan Feyyaz Yalın, Sibel Gulcicek, Suna Avci, Banu Erkalma Senates, Mehmet Riza Altıparmak, Sinan Trabulus, Selma Alagoz, Hakan Yavuzer, Alper Doventas, Nurhan Seyahi
AIM: Bioelectrical impedance analysis is a promising method in determining the body compartments in hemodialysis patients. In this study, we aimed to investigate the agreement between two widely used methods: the single-frequency and multi-frequency bioelectrical impedance analyses. METHODS: Maintenance hemodialysis patients were enrolled in the study. Single-frequency and multi-frequency bioelectrical impedance analyses were performed consecutively before hemodialysis...
March 10, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288366/oligomeric-protein-complexes-of-apolipoproteins-stabilize-the-internal-fluid-environment-of-organism-in-redfins-of-the-tribolodon-genus-pisces-cypriniformes-cyprinidae
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Alla M Andreeva, Marina V Serebryakova, Nina E Lamash
One of the most important functions of plasma proteins in vertebrates is their participation in osmotic homeostasis in the organism. Modern concepts about plasma proteins and their capillary filtration are based on a model of large monomeric proteins that are able to penetrate the interstitial space. At the same time, it was revealed that a considerable amount of oligomeric complexes are present in the low-molecular-weight (LM) protein fraction in the extracellular fluids of fishes. The functions of these complexes are unknown...
March 1, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part D, Genomics & Proteomics
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