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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334696/effects-of-hypergravity-on-the-angiogenic-potential-of-endothelial-cells
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Raquel Costa-Almeida, Daniel T O Carvalho, Miguel J S Ferreira, Guilherme Aresta, Manuela E Gomes, Jack J W A van Loon, Kim Van der Heiden, Pedro L Granja
Angiogenesis, the formation of blood vessels from pre-existing ones, is a key event in pathology, including cancer progression, but also in homeostasis and regeneration. As the phenotype of endothelial cells (ECs) is continuously regulated by local biomechanical forces, studying endothelial behaviour in altered gravity might contribute to new insights towards angiogenesis modulation. This study aimed at characterizing EC behaviour after hypergravity exposure (more than 1g), with special focus on cytoskeleton architecture and capillary-like structure formation...
November 2016: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330124/somaclonal-variations-and-their-applications-in-horticultural-crops-improvement
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REVIEW
Hare Krishna, Mahdi Alizadeh, Dhurendra Singh, Udayvir Singh, Nitesh Chauhan, Maliheh Eftekhari, Radha Kishan Sadh
The advancements made in tissue culture techniques has made it possible to regenerate various horticultural species in vitro as micropropagation protocols for commercial scale multiplication are available for a wide range of crops. Clonal propagation and preservation of elite genotypes, selected for their superior characteristics, require high degree of genetic uniformity amongst the regenerated plants. However, plant tissue culture may generate genetic variability, i.e., somaclonal variations as a result of gene mutation or changes in epigenetic marks...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326683/restoring-full-thickness-defects-with-spray-skin-in-conjunction-with-dermal-regenerate-template-and-split-thickness-skin-grafting-a-pilot-study
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Daniel Hammer, Juan L Rendon, Jennifer Sabino, Kerry Latham, Mark E Fleming, Ian L Valerio
Complex, full-thickness soft tissue defects secondary to large burns, trauma and war-related injuries continue to challenge reconstructive surgeons. To achieve positive surgical outcomes in these patient populations, novel approaches are needed to restore the functional, protective and aesthetic properties of skin. Herein, we provide the first report describing the staged use of a dermal regenerate template (DRT) with a spray-on epidermal regenerative modality (spray skin) in addition to autologous split-thickness skin grafting (STSG) in non-burn trauma and compare these results with those of patients treated with DRT and STSG alone...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325683/biomimetic-scaffolds-with-three-dimensional-undulated-microtopographies
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Jonelle Z Yu, Emrullah Korkmaz, Monica I Berg, Philip R LeDuc, O Burak Ozdoganlar
Many human and animal tissues naturally possess three-dimensional (3D) micro-scale geometries enabling certain physiological functions. Absence of these microgeometries in engineered tissues may undermine the effectiveness of corresponding tissue repair and regeneration. This paper introduces a novel approach to create tissue scaffolds with biomimetic 3D undulated microtopographies. The mechanical micromilling technology is used for precise and reproducible fabrication of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) master molds with 3D undulated microtopographies...
February 14, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322040/design-and-fabrication-of-a-thin-walled-freeform-scaffold-on-the-basis-of-medical-image-data-and-a-3d-printed-template-potential-use-in-bile-duct-regeneration
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Suk Hee Park, Bo-Kyeong Kang, Ji Eun Lee, Seung Woo Chun, Kiseok Jang, Youn Hwan Kim, Mi Ae Jeong, Yohan Kim, Kyo Jin Kang, Nak Kyu Lee, Dongho Choi, Han Joon Kim
Three-dimensional (3D) printing, combined with medical imaging technologies, such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), has shown great potential in patient-specific tissue regeneration. Here, we successfully fabricated an ultrathin tubular freeform structure that has a wall thickness of several tens of micrometers and is capable of providing sufficient mechanical flexibility. Such a thin geometry cannot easily be achieved by 3D printing alone; therefore, it was realized through a serial combination of processes that included the 3D printing of a sacrificial template, the dip-coating of the biomaterial, and the removal of the inner template...
March 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321233/heterogeneity-of-the-pancreatic-beta-cell
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REVIEW
Giselle Dominguez Gutierrez, Jesper Gromada, Lori Sussel
The pancreatic beta cell functions as a key regulator of blood glucose levels by integrating a variety of signals in response to changing metabolic demands. Variations in beta cell identity that translate into functionally different subpopulations represent an interesting mechanism to allow beta cells to efficiently respond to diverse physiological and pathophysiological conditions. Recently, there is emerging evidence that morphological and functional differences between beta cells exist. Furthermore, the ability of novel single cell technologies to characterize the molecular identity of individual beta cells has created a new era in the beta cell field...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301388/cold-storage-or-normothermic-perfusion-for-liver-transplantation-probable-application-and-indications
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Carlo D L Ceresa, David Nasralla, Simon Knight, Peter J Friend
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Preservation of the liver via normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) is rapidly becoming an area of great academic and clinical interest. This review focuses on the benefits and limitations of NMP and where the role for static cold storage may lie. RECENT FINDINGS: Clinical studies have recently been published reporting the use of NMP in liver preservation for transplantation. They have described the technology to be well tolerated and feasible with potentially improved posttransplant outcomes...
March 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293730/liver-macrophages-in-healthy-and-diseased-liver
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REVIEW
Zeinab Abdullah, Percy A Knolle
Kupffer cells, the largest tissue resident macrophage population, are key for the maintenance of liver integrity and its restoration after injury and infections, as well as the local initiation and resolution of innate and adaptive immunity. These important roles of Kupffer cells were recently identified in healthy and diseased liver revealing diverse functions and phenotypes of hepatic macrophages. High-level phenotypic and genomic analysis revealed that Kupffer cells are not a homogenous population and that the hepatic microenvironment actively shapes both phenotype and function of liver macrophages...
April 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293522/a-case-report-of-the-first-nonburn-related-military-trauma-victim-treated-with-spray-skin-regenerative-therapy-in-combination-with-a-dermal-regenerate-template
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Ian L Valerio, Daniel A Hammer, Juan L Rendon, Kerry P Latham, Mark E Fleming
Massive soft tissue and skin loss secondary to war-related traumas are among the most frequently encountered challenges in the care of wounded warriors. This case report outlines the first military nonburn-related trauma patient treated by a combination of regenerative modalities. Our case employs spray skin technology to an established dermal regenerate matrix. Our patient, a 29-year-old active duty male, suffered a combat blast trauma in 2010 while deployed. The patient's treatment course was complicated by a severe necrotizing fasciitis infection requiring over 100 surgical procedures for disease control and reconstruction...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289370/energetic-constraints-produce-self-sustained-oscillatory-dynamics-in-neuronal-networks
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Javier Burroni, P Taylor, Cassian Corey, Tengiz Vachnadze, Hava T Siegelmann
Overview: We model energy constraints in a network of spiking neurons, while exploring general questions of resource limitation on network function abstractly. Background: Metabolic states like dietary ketosis or hypoglycemia have a large impact on brain function and disease outcomes. Glia provide metabolic support for neurons, among other functions. Yet, in computational models of glia-neuron cooperation, there have been no previous attempts to explore the effects of direct realistic energy costs on network activity in spiking neurons...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286978/seeking-better-topical-delivery-technologies-of-moisturizing-agents-for-enhanced-skin-moisturization
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Hyeongmin Kim, Jeong Tae Kim, Sonia Barua, Seung-Yup Yoo, Seong-Chul Hong, Kyung Bin Lee, Jaehwi Lee
An adequate hydration level is essential to maintain epidermal barrier functions and normal physiological activities of skin tissues. Diverse moisturizing agents and pharmaceutical formulations for dermal deliveries have thus extensively been investigated. This review comprehensively discusses scientific outcomes of moisturizing agents and pharmaceutical vehicles for skin moisturization, thereby providing insight into designing innovative pharmaceutical formulations for effective skin moisturization. Areas covered: We discussed the functions of various moisturizing agents ranging from conventional creams to novel moisturizers which has recently been explored...
March 13, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281283/artificial-organs-2016-a-year-in-review
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REVIEW
Angela T Hadsell, Paul S Malchesky
In this Editor's Review, articles published in 2016 are organized by category and briefly summarized. We aim to provide a brief reflection of the currently available worldwide knowledge that is intended to advance and better human life while providing insight for continued application of technologies and methods of organ Replacement, Recovery, and Regeneration. As the official journal of The International Federation for Artificial Organs, The International Faculty for Artificial Organs, the International Society for Mechanical Circulatory Support, the International Society for Pediatric Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Support, and the Vienna International Workshop on Functional Electrical Stimulation, Artificial Organs continues in the original mission of its founders "to foster communications in the field of artificial organs on an international level...
March 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281240/translational-challenges-in-cardiovascular-tissue-engineering
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Maximilian Y Emmert, Emanuela S Fioretta, Simon P Hoerstrup
Valvular heart disease and congenital heart defects represent a major cause of death around the globe. Although current therapy strategies have rapidly evolved over the decades and are nowadays safe, effective, and applicable to many affected patients, the currently used artificial prostheses are still suboptimal. They do not promote regeneration, physiological remodeling, or growth (particularly important aspects for children) as their native counterparts. This results in the continuous degeneration and subsequent failure of these prostheses which is often associated with an increased morbidity and mortality as well as the need for multiple re-interventions...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273182/protocol-for-efficient-regulation-of-in-vitro-morphogenesis-in-einkorn-triticum-monococcum-l-a-recalcitrant-diploid-wheat-species
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Dmitry Miroshnichenko, Inna Chaban, Mariya Chernobrovkina, Sergey Dolgov
Einkorn (Triticum monococcum L.) is A-genome diploid wheat that has a potential to become a useful model for understanding the biology and genomics in Triticeae. Unfortunately, the application of modern technologies such as genetic engineering, RNAi-based gene silencing and genome editing is not available for einkorn as there is no efficient in vitro tissue culture and plant regeneration system. In the present study an efficient and simple protocol for plant regeneration via direct or indirect somatic embryogenesis and organogenesis has been developed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270094/effect-of-spp1-on-nerve-degeneration-and-regeneration-after-rat-sciatic-nerve-injury
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Xingyu Liu, Yuhua Sun, Huaiqin Li, Yuting Li, Meiyuan Li, Ying Yuan, Shusen Cui, Dengbing Yao
BACKGROUND: Wallerian degeneration (WD) in injured peripheral nerves is associated with a large number of up- or down-regulated genes, but the effects of these changes are poorly understood. In our previous studies, we reported some key factors that are differentially expressed to activate nerve degeneration and regeneration during WD. Here, we determined the effects of secreted phosphoprotein 1 (Spp1) on WD after rat sciatic nerve injury. RESULTS: Spp1 was upregulated from 6 h to 14 days after sciatic nerve injury...
March 7, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266598/treatment-of-rabbit-growth-plate-injuries-with-oriented-ecm-scaffold-and-autologous-bmscs
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Wenchao Li, Ruijiang Xu, Jiangxiang Huang, Xing Bao, Bin Zhao
Tissue-engineered technology has provided a promising method for the repair of growth plate injuries using biocompatible and biodegradable scaffolds and appropriate cells. The aim of this study was to fabricate oriented ECM scaffolds to imitate the material and structure of a natural growth plate and to investigate whether BMSCs in a scaffold could prevent the formation of bone bridges in an injured growth plate. We developed a natural, acellular and oriented scaffold derived from a growth plate. The oriented scaffold was fabricated using new freeze-drying technology and by cross-linking the microfilaments in the growth plate...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256126/porous-nano-hydroxyapatite-collagen-scaffolds-loading-insulin-plga-particles-for-restoration-of-critical-size-bone-defect
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Xing Wang, Xia Wu, Helin Xing, Guilan Zhang, Quan Shi, Lingling E, Na Liu, Tingyuan Yang, Dongsheng Wang, Feng Qi, Lianyan Wang, Hongchen Liu
Insulin is considered as a classical central regulator of energy homeostasis. Recently, the effect of insulin on bone has gained a lot of attentions, but little has been paid to the application in bone tissue engineering. In this study, porous nano-hydroxyapatite/collagen (nHAC) scaffolds incorporating poly lactic-co-glycolic- acid (PLGA) particles were successfully developed as an insulin delivery platform for bone regeneration. Bioactive insulin was successfully released from the PLGA particles within scaffold, and the size of the particles as well as the release kinetics of the insulin could be efficiently controlled through Shirasu porous glass premix membrane emulsification technology...
March 3, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255127/-progress-in-application-of-3d-bioprinting-in-cartilage-regeneration-and-reconstruction-for-tissue-engineering
#18
Junlin Liao, Shaohua Wang, Jia Chen, Hongju Xie, Jianda Zhou
Three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting provides an advanced technology for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine because of its ability to produce the models or organs with higher precision and more suitable for human body. It has been successfully used to produce a variety of cartilage scaffold materials. In addition, 3D bioprinter can directly to print tissue and organs with live chondrocytes. In conclusion, 3D bioprinting may have broad prospect for cartilage regeneration and reconstruction in tissue engineering...
February 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250733/a-new-computational-approach-for-modeling-diffusion-tractography-in-the-brain
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REVIEW
Harsha T Garimella, Reuben H Kraft
Computational models provide additional tools for studying the brain, however, many techniques are currently disconnected from each other. There is a need for new computational approaches that span the range of physics operating in the brain. In this review paper, we offer some new perspectives on how the embedded element method can fill this gap and has the potential to connect a myriad of modeling genre. The embedded element method is a mesh superposition technique used within finite element analysis. This method allows for the incorporation of axonal fiber tracts to be explicitly represented...
January 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247636/-using-cell-technologies-to-treat-urologic-diseases
#20
P V Glybochko, Yu V Olefir, Yu G Alyaev, D V Butnaru, E A Bezrukov, A A Chaplenko, T M Zharikova
Stem and progenitor cells being introduced into the body have the ability to stimulate regeneration of tissues and organs by differentiating into specialized cells. Stem cell therapy is used in urology to treat various disorders, including erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, Peyronies disease, and male infertility. This review presents the results of international preclinical and clinical research on stem cell based medications for treating the above diseases. The most promising appears to be the use of adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells...
August 2016: Urologii︠a︡
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