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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101205/impact-of-microsatellite-status-on-chemotherapy-for-colorectal-cancer-patients-with-kras-or-braf-mutation
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Chi-Jung Huang, Shih-Hung Huang, Chih-Cheng Chien, Henry Hsin-Chung Lee, Shung-Haur Yang, Chun-Chao Chang, Chia-Long Lee
KRAS and BRAF mutations are frequently detected in cases of colorectal cancer (CRC). The microsatellite status of patients with CRC and mutated KRAS/BRAF is important when determining cancer therapy. In the present study, the microsatellite status and genetic polymorphisms of KRAS (codons 12 and 13) and BRAF (V600E) were characterized in CRC tissue. The mismatch repair activity and oncogenic potential of KRAS were assessed by immunoblots from two KRAS-mutated CRC cell lines, SW480 and HCT116, with different microsatellite statuses, following treatment with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and oxaliplatin...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100977/preserving-a-well-functioning-33-year-old-starr-edwards-aortic-prosthesis-in-repeat-aortic-root-aneurysm-repair
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Abdallah K Alameddine, Victor K Alimov, John A Rousou, Fabrizio I Pluchino
We report the case of a 61-year-old obese male patient in whom we found a well-functioning 33-year-old Starr-Edwards aortic prosthesis during repeat aortic surgery. Rather than explant the prosthesis, we remodeled the aortic root, almost completely removing the aortic sinuses and leaving only a pillar of aortic tissue around the coronary ostia. The proximal end of a Hemashield tube-graft was then scalloped to accommodate the remaining aortic tissue. The patient's heart function was excellent after his weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass...
December 2016: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100234/arthroscopic-reduction-and-fixation-of-coronoid-fractures-with-an-exchange-rod-a-new-technique
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Kan Ouyang, Daping Wang, Wei Lu, Jianyi Xiong, Jian Xu, Liangquan Peng, Haifeng Liu, Hao Li, Wenzhe Feng
BACKGROUND: The ulnar coronoid process plays a central role in maintaining elbow stability. Some of its fractures were often combined with injury of bone and ligament. Arthroscopy enables perfect visualization to allow anatomical repair. METHODS: From January 2012 to December 2013, six patients (four males, two females) with a mean age of 26.6 years were treated. The left and right ulnas were involved in two and four patients, respectively. All patients suffered from ipsilateral subluxation of the elbow without associated radial fracture...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099140/telomerase-antagonist-imetelstat-increases-radiation-sensitivity-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Xuping Wu, Jing Zhang, Sijun Yang, Zhihui Kuang, Guolei Tan, Gang Yang, Qichun Wei, Zhigang Guo
The morbidity and mortality of esophageal cancer is one of the highest around the world and the principal therapeutic method is radiation. Thus, searching for sensitizers with lower toxicity and higher efficiency to improve the efficacy of radiation therapy is critical essential. Our research group has previously reported that imetelstat, the thio-phosphoramidate oligonucleotide inhibitor of telomerase, can decrease cell proliferation and colony formation ability as well as increase DNA breaks induced by radiation in esophageal cancer cells...
January 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098795/broad-spectrum-inhibition-of-the-cc-chemokine-class-improves-wound-healing-and-wound-angiogenesis
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Anisyah Ridiandries, Christina Bursill, Joanne Tan
Angiogenesis is involved in the inflammation and proliferation stages of wound healing, to bring inflammatory cells to the wound and provide a microvascular network to maintain new tissue formation. An excess of inflammation, however, leads to prolonged wound healing and scar formation, often resulting in unfavourable outcomes such as amputation. CC-chemokines play key roles in the promotion of inflammation and inflammatory-driven angiogenesis. Therefore, inhibition of the CC-chemokine class may improve wound healing...
January 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098564/male-breast-cancer-originating-in-an-ectopic-breast-tissue-in-the-umbilicus-a-case-report
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Nikolaos Kopanakis, Olympia Tzaida, Georgios Nikolaou, Dimitrios Ermidis, Vassiliki Manou, Elias Efstathiou, John Spiliotis
INTRODUCTION: Accessory breast tissue is a rare finding in the general population with an incidence of 1-2%. Carcinomas of accessory breast tissue account for ∼0.3% of breast cancers, 5% of which are arising within a supernumerary breast. They are usually diagnosed at a later stage compared with breast cancer, due to their rarity and low clinical suspicion. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 58 years old male who was admitted to our hospital for an umbilical hernia, surgical repair...
November 4, 2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098348/impact-of-lysosomal-storage-disorders-on-biology-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-evidences-from-in-vitro-silencing-of-glucocerebrosidase-gba-and-alpha-galactosidase-a-gla-enzymes
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T Squillaro, I Antonucci, N Alessio, A Esposito, M Cipollaro, Mab Melone, G Peluso, L Stuppia, U Galderisi
Lysosomal storage disorders (LDS) comprise a group of rare multisystemic diseases resulting from inherited gene mutations that impair lysosomal homeostasis. The most common LSDs, Gaucher disease (GD) and Fabry disease (FD) are caused by deficiencies in the lysosomal glucocerebrosidase (GBA) and alpha-galactosidase A (GLA) enzymes, respectively. Given the systemic nature of enzyme deficiency, we hypothesized that the stem cell compartment of GD and FD patients might be also affected. Among stem cells, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a commonly investigated population given their role in hematopoiesis and the homeostatic maintenance of many organs and tissues...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097812/monitoring-immune-response-after-allogeneic-transplantation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-osteochondral-repair
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Elhussein Elbadry Mahmoud, Tanaka Yuka, Naosuke Kamei, Yohei Harada, Hideki Ohdan, Adachi Nobuo, Mitsuo Ochi
The aim of this study was to investigate safety of using allogeneic magnetically labeled mesenchymal stem cells (m-MSCs) to ameliorate osteochondral repair as well as autologous one, with immune surveillance using a mixed lymphocyte reaction (MLR) assay. Twenty knees of Japanese white rabbits were randomly divided into two groups: the control (autologous) group, the transplantation of 2 × 10(5)  m-MSCs and the experimental (allogeneic) group, transplantation of 2 × 10(5)  m-MSCs from Dutch rabbit was performed, with exposure to an external magnetic device for 10 minutes, then rabbits were euthanized after 12 weeks...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097666/understanding-external-cervical-resorption-patterns-in-endodontically-treated-teeth
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M Mavridou, E Hauben, M Wevers, E Schepers, L Bergmans, P Lambrechts
AIM: To understand the pattern of external cervical resorption (ECR) in endodontically treated teeth. To compare characteristics and mechanisms of ECR in root filled teeth with those established in teeth with vital pulps. METHODOLOGY: Seven cases of endodontically treated permanent teeth displaying ECR were investigated. ECR diagnosis was based on clinical findings and radiographic examination with cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). The extracted teeth were further analysed by a nano-focus computed tomographic (nano-CT) system, hard tissue histology and scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
January 18, 2017: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097629/radiomitigation-and-tissue-repair-activity-of-systemically-administered-therapeutic-peptide-tp508-is-enhanced-by-pegylation
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Scott D McVicar, Kempaiah Rayavara, Darrell H Carney
TP508 is a synthetically derived tissue repair peptide that has previously demonstrated safety and potential efficacy in phase I/II clinical trials for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. Recent studies show that a single injection of TP508 administered 24 h after irradiation significantly increases survival and delays mortality in murine models of acute radiation mortality. Thus, TP508 is being developed as a potential nuclear countermeasure. Because of the short plasma half-life of TP508, we hypothesize that increasing the peptide bioavailability would increase TP508 efficacy or reduce the dosage required for therapeutic effects...
January 17, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097486/the-therapeutic-effectiveness-of-delayed-fetal-spinal-cord-tissue-transplantation-on-respiratory-function-following-mid-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
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Chia-Ching Lin, Sih-Rong Lai, Yu-Han Shao, Chun-Lin Chen, Kun-Ze Lee
Respiratory impairment due to damage of the spinal respiratory motoneurons and interruption of the descending drives from brainstem premotor neurons to spinal respiratory motoneurons is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality following cervical spinal cord injury. The present study was designed to evaluate the therapeutic effectiveness of delayed transplantation of fetal spinal cord (FSC) tissue on respiratory function in rats with mid-cervical spinal cord injury. Embryonic day-14 rat FSC tissue was transplanted into a C4 spinal cord hemilesion cavity in adult male rats at 1 week postinjury...
January 17, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097054/hydrogel-scaffolds-promote-neural-gene-expression-and-structural-reorganization-in-human-astrocyte-cultures
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V Bleu Knight, Elba E Serrano
Biomaterial scaffolds have the potential to enhance neuronal development and regeneration. Understanding the genetic responses of astrocytes and neurons to biomaterials could facilitate the development of synthetic environments that enable the specification of neural tissue organization with engineered scaffolds. In this study, we used high throughput transcriptomic and imaging methods to determine the impact of a hydrogel, PuraMatrix™, on human glial cells in vitro. Parallel studies were undertaken with cells grown in a monolayer environment on tissue culture polystyrene...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096747/implementing-a-3d-printing-service-in-a-biomedical-library
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Verma Walker
Three-dimensional (3D) printing is opening new opportunities in biomedicine by enabling creative problem solving, faster prototyping of ideas, advances in tissue engineering, and customized patient solutions. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library purchased a Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printer to give scientists a chance to try out this technology. To launch the service, the library offered training, conducted a survey on service model preferences, and tracked usage and class attendance. 3D printing was very popular, with new lab equipment prototypes being the most common model type...
January 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096451/quantitative-relationships-between-lacz-mutant-frequency-and-dna-adduct-frequency-in-muta%C3%A2-mouse-tissues-and-cultured-cells-exposed-to-3-nitrobenzanthrone
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Paul A White, George R Douglas, David H Phillips, Volker M Arlt
The frequency of stable DNA adducts in a target tissue can be used to assess biologically effective dose; however, the utility of the metric in a risk assessment context depends on the likelihood that the DNA damage will be manifested as mutation. Previously, we employed the Muta™Mouse system to examine the induction of lacZ mutants and DNA adducts following exposure to the well-studied mutagenic carcinogen 3-nitrobenzanthrone (3-NBA). In this follow-up work, we examined the empirical relationships between total adduct frequency and mutant frequency (MF) in tissues and cultured cells following acute 3-NBA exposure...
January 16, 2017: Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096400/defining-recovery-neurobiology-of-injured-spinal-cord-by-synthetic-matrix-assisted-hmsc-implantation
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Alexander E Ropper, Devang K Thakor, InBo Han, Dou Yu, Xiang Zeng, Jamie E Anderson, Zaid Aljuboori, Soo-Woo Kim, Hongjun Wang, Richard L Sidman, Ross D Zafonte, Yang D Teng
Mesenchymal stromal stem cells (MSCs) isolated from adult tissues offer tangible potential for regenerative medicine, given their feasibility for autologous transplantation. MSC research shows encouraging results in experimental stroke, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and neurotrauma models. However, further translational progress has been hampered by poor MSC graft survival, jeopardizing cellular and molecular bases for neural repair in vivo. We have devised an adult human bone marrow MSC (hMSC) delivery formula by investigating molecular events involving hMSCs incorporated in a uniquely designed poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid scaffold, a clinically safe polymer, following inflammatory exposures in a dorsal root ganglion organotypic coculture system...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096263/integration-of-cadherin-adhesion-and-cytoskeleton-at-adherens-junctions
#16
René Marc Mège, Noboru Ishiyama
The cadherin-catenin adhesion complex is the key component of the intercellular adherens junction (AJ) that contributes both to tissue stability and dynamic cell movements in epithelial and nonepithelial tissues. The cadherin adhesion complex bridges neighboring cells and the actin-myosin cytoskeleton, and thereby contributes to mechanical coupling between cells which drives many morphogenetic events and tissue repair. Mechanotransduction at cadherin adhesions enables cells to sense, signal, and respond to physical changes in their environment...
January 17, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095754/3d-co-culture-of-meniscal-cells-and-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-collagen-type-i-hydrogel-on-a-small-intestinal-matrix-a-pilot-study-towards-equine-meniscus-tissue-engineering
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Antje Kremer, Iris Ribitsch, Jenny Reboredo, Julia Dürr, Monika Egerbacher, Florien Jenner, Heike Walles
Meniscal injuries are the most frequently encountered soft tissue injuries in the equine stifle joint. Due to the inherent limited repair potential of meniscal tissue, meniscal injuries do not only affect the meniscus itself but also lead to impaired joint homeostasis and secondary osteoarthritis. The presented study compares 3D co-culture constructs of primary equine mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) and meniscus cells (MC) seeded on three different scaffolds - a cell-laden collagen type I hydrogel (Col I gel), a tissue-derived small intestinal matrix scaffold (SIS-muc) and a combination thereof - for their qualification to be applied for meniscus tissue engineering...
January 18, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095643/seeing-the-future-using-xenopus-to-understand-eye-regeneration
#18
REVIEW
Ai-Sun Tseng
Studies of Xenopus eye development have contributed considerably to the understanding of vertebrate neurogenesis, including eye field specification, cell fate determination and identification of genes critical for eye formation. This knowledge has served as a solid foundation for cellular and molecular examinations of the robust regenerative capacity of the Xenopus eye. The retina, lens, and the optic nerve are capable of regeneration after injury in both larval and adult stages. Here, we discuss the current models for studying eye regeneration in Xenopus and their potential applications for providing insights into human eye diseases...
January 17, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095296/diverse-role-of-survival-motor-neuron-protein
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REVIEW
Ravindra N Singh, Matthew D Howell, Eric W Ottesen, Natalia N Singh
The multifunctional Survival Motor Neuron (SMN) protein is required for the survival of all organisms of the animal kingdom. SMN impacts various aspects of RNA metabolism through the formation and/or interaction with ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complexes. SMN regulates biogenesis of small nuclear RNPs, small nucleolar RNPs, small Cajal body-associated RNPs, signal recognition particles and telomerase. SMN also plays an important role in DNA repair, transcription, pre-mRNA splicing, histone mRNA processing, translation, selenoprotein synthesis, macromolecular trafficking, stress granule formation, cell signaling and cytoskeleton maintenance...
January 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094868/biomaterials-a-potential-pathway-to-healing-chronic-wounds
#20
Mara A Pop, Benjamin D Almquist
Chronic dermal wounds are a devastating problem that disproportionally affect individuals with conditions such as diabetes, paralysis, or simply old age. These wounds are extremely challenging to treat due to a heterogeneous combination of causative factors, creating a substantial burden on healthcare systems worldwide. Despite their large impact, there is currently a startling lack of options for effectively treating the underlying biological changes that occur within the wounds. Biomaterials possess an enticing ability to provide new comprehensive approaches to healing these devastating wounds; advanced wound dressings are now being developed that enable the ability to coordinate temporal delivery of multiple therapeutics, protect sensitive biologics from degradation, and provide supportive matrices that encourage the growth of tissue...
January 17, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
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