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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776755/neutral-ph-and-low-glucose-degradation-product-dialysis-fluids-induce-major-early-alterations-of-the-peritoneal-membrane-in-children-on-peritoneal-dialysis
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Betti Schaefer, Maria Bartosova, Stephan Macher-Goeppinger, Peter Sallay, Peter Vörös, Bruno Ranchin, Karel Vondrak, Gema Ariceta, Ariane Zaloszyc, Aysun K Bayazit, Uwe Querfeld, Rimante Cerkauskiene, Sara Testa, Christina Taylan, Johan VandeWalle, YokChin Yap, Rafael T Krmar, Rainer Büscher, Anne K Mühlig, Dorota Drozdz, Salim Caliskan, Felix Lasitschka, Sahar Fathallah-Shaykh, Enrico Verrina, Günter Klaus, Klaus Arbeiter, Raj Bhayadia, Anette Melk, Philipp Romero, Bradley A Warady, Franz Schaefer, Akos Ujszaszi, Claus Peter Schmitt
The effect of peritoneal dialysates with low-glucose degradation products on peritoneal membrane morphology is largely unknown, with functional relevancy predominantly derived from experimental studies. To investigate this, we performed automated quantitative histomorphometry and molecular analyses on 256 standardized peritoneal and 172 omental specimens from 56 children with normal renal function, 90 children with end-stage kidney disease at time of catheter insertion, and 82 children undergoing peritoneal dialysis using dialysates with low-glucose degradation products...
May 15, 2018: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775937/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-a-series-of-novel-2-benzamide-4-6-oxy-n-methyl-1-naphthamide-pyridine-derivatives-as-potent-fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-fgfr-inhibitors
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Manman Wei, Xia Peng, Li Xing, Yang Dai, Ruimin Huang, Meiyu Geng, Ao Zhang, Jing Ai, Zilan Song
Starting from the phase II clinical FGFR inhibitor lucitanib (2), we conducted a medicinal chemistry approach by opening the central quinoline skeleton coupled with a scaffold hopping process thus leading to a series of novel 2-benzamide-4-(6-oxy-N-methyl-1-naphthamide)-pyridine derivatives. Compound 25a was identified to show selective and equally high potency against FGFR1/2 and VEGFR2 with IC50 values less than 5.0 nM. Significant antiproliferative effects on both FGFR1/2 and VEGFR2 aberrant cancer cells were observed...
May 15, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774769/serum-mediated-activation-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-ischemic-stroke-patients-a-novel-preconditioning-method
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Gyeong Joon Moon, Yeon Hee Cho, Dong Hee Kim, Ji Hee Sung, Jeong Pyo Son, Sooyoon Kim, Jae Min Cha, Oh Young Bang
Stroke induces complex and dynamic, local and systemic changes including inflammatory reactions, immune responses, and repair and recovery processes. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been shown to enhance neurological recovery after stroke. We hypothesized that serum factors play a critical role in the activation of bone marrow (BM) MSCs after stroke such as by increasing proliferation, paracrine effects, and rejuvenation. Human MSCs (hMSCs) were grown in fetal bovine serum (FBS), normal healthy control serum (NS), or stroke patient serum (SS)...
January 1, 2018: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770525/establishment-and-characterization-of-an-embryonic-pericyte-cell-line
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Huaning Zhao, Jordan Darden, John C Chappell
OBJECTIVE: Pericytes are specialized perivascular cells embedded within the basement membrane. These cells envelope the abluminal surface of endothelial cells and promote microvessel homeostasis. Recent discoveries of unique pericyte functions, particularly in neural tissues, underscore the need for overcoming existing challenges in establishing a functionally validated pericyte cell line. Here, we present methodologies for addressing these challenges as well as an embryonic pericyte cell line for use with in vitro and ex vivo experimental models...
May 16, 2018: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770194/clinical-utility-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-in-genitourinary-medicine
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Jason Gandhi, Omar Seyam, Noel L Smith, Gunjan Joshi, Sohrab Vatsia, Sardar Ali Khan
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical technique which delivers oxygen at ambient pressures to increase the amount of dissolved oxygen in the blood and oxygen distribution to tissues. There are several beneficial properties of HBOT concomitant with elevated oxygen distribution in tissue including anti-inflammation, angiogenesis through vascular endothelial growth factor proliferation, augmented fibroblast activity through fibroblast growth factor proliferation, tissue and wound repair, enhancement of lymphocyte and macrophage activity, increased male testosterone secretion, and bactericidal activity...
January 2018: Medical Gas Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763904/treatment-of-cutaneous-ulcers-with-multilayered-mixed-sheets-of-autologous-fibroblasts-and-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells
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Takahiro Mizoguchi, Koji Ueno, Yuriko Takeuchi, Makoto Samura, Ryo Suzuki, Tomoaki Murata, Tohru Hosoyama, Noriyasu Morikage, Kimikazu Hamano
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We have developed a mixed-cell sheet consisting of autologous fibroblasts and peripheral blood mononuclear cells with a high potency for angiogenesis and wound healing against refractory cutaneous ulcers in mouse and rabbit models. To increase the effectiveness of the mixed sheet, we developed a multilayered mixed sheet. METHODS: We assessed the therapeutic effects of multilayered sheets on cutaneous ulcers in mice. Growth factors and chemokines were assessed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
May 10, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763775/glycosaminoglycan-based-hybrid-hydrogel-encapsulated-with-polyelectrolyte-complex-nanoparticles-for-endogenous-stem-cell-regulation-in-central-nervous-system-regeneration
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Wei-Hong Jian, Huan-Chih Wang, Chen-Hsiang Kuan, Ming-Hong Chen, Hsi-Chin Wu, Jui-Sheng Sun, Tzu-Wei Wang
The poor regenerative capability of stem cell transplantation in the central nervous system limits their therapeutic efficacy in brain injuries. The sustained inflammatory response, lack of structural support, and trophic factors deficiency restrain the integration and long-term survival of stem cells. Instead of exogenous stem cell therapy, here we described the synthesis of nanohybrid hydrogel containing sulfated glycosaminoglycan-based polyelectrolyte complex nanoparticles (PCN) to mimic the brain extracellular matrix and control the delivery of stromal-derived factor-1α (SDF-1α) and basic fibroblast factor (bFGF) in response to matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) for recruiting endogenous neural stem cells (NSC) and regulating their cellular fate...
May 8, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761379/a-therapeutic-angiogenesis-of-sustained-release-of-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-using-biodegradable-gelatin-hydrogel-sheets-in-a-canine-chronic-myocardial-infarction-model
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Motoyuki Kumagai, Kenji Minakata, Hidetoshi Masumoto, Masaya Yamamoto, Atsushi Yonezawa, Takafumi Ikeda, Kyokun Uehara, Kazuhiro Yamazaki, Tadashi Ikeda, Kazuo Matsubara, Masayuki Yokode, Akira Shimizu, Yasuhiko Tabata, Ryuzo Sakata, Kenji Minatoya
This study investigated the safety and efficacy of a sustained release of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) with biodegradable gelatin hydrogel sheets as therapeutic angiogenesis in canine chronic myocardial infarction (MI) models. Canine chronic MI model was induced by ligating the left anterior descending coronary artery and its diagonal branches. At 4 week post-induction, we applied either saline (Control group, n = 5) or 200 μg of bFGF (Treatment group, n = 6) soaked gelatin hydrogel sheets on the ischemic area of the left ventricular (LV) wall...
May 14, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756539/skin-regeneration-with-a-scaffold-of-predefined-shape-and-bioactive-peptide-hydrogels
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Heejung Im, Su Hee Kim, Soo Hyun Kim, Youngmee Jung
We developed a highly elastic customized scaffold for soft-tissue regeneration and combined them with bioactive hydrogels with stem-cell-inducing ability. This was done to mimic mechanical properties of native soft tissues and improve the viability of transplanted cells as well as efficiency of tissue regeneration. The proposed study was aimed at evaluating various characteristics of scaffolds and investigating their tissue regenerating ability. Finger shaped porous scaffolds were successfully fabricated by an indirect 3D printing of poly (L-lactide-co-ε-caprolactone) (PLCL) which provides a high elasticity for soft tissue engineering...
May 14, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752110/evaluation-of-nano-hydrogel-composite-based-on-gelatin-ha-cs-suffused-with-asiatic-acid-zno-and-cuo-nanoparticles-for-second-degree-burns
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Thanusha A V, Amit Kumar Dinda, Veena Koul
In the present work, a hydrogel platform composed of biopolymer gelatin, and glycosaminoglycan's (Hyaluronic acid and Chondroitin sulfate) incorporated with Asiatic acid (a triterpenoid) and nanoparticles (Zinc oxide and Copper oxide) has been designed and developed to find out the efficacy of healing in second degree burn wounds in Wistar rats. The developed hydrogel composite has been characterized by physico-chemical methods such as; SEM, swelling, mechanical strength, degradation and drug release kinetics...
August 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750999/modeling-triple-negative-breast-cancer-heterogeneity-effects-of-stromal-macrophages-fibroblasts-and-tumor-vasculature
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Kerri-Ann Norton, Kideok Jin, Aleksander S Popel
A hallmark of breast tumors is its spatial heterogeneity that includes its distribution of cancer stem cells and progenitor cells, but also heterogeneity in the tumor microenvironment. In this study we focus on the contributions of stromal cells, specifically macrophages, fibroblasts, and endothelial cells on tumor progression. We develop a computational model of triple-negative breast cancer based on our previous work and expand it to include macrophage infiltration, fibroblasts, and angiogenesis. In vitro studies have shown that the secretomes of tumor-educated macrophages and fibroblasts increase both the migration and proliferation rates of triple-negative breast cancer cells...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749450/mir%C3%A2-24-regulates-angiogenesis-in-gliomas
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Dongwei Dai, Wei Huang, Qiong Lu, Hanchun Chen, Jianmin Liu, Bo Hong
Gliomas are one of the most common and most aggressive types of central nervous system tumor. Angiogenesis is an important basis for the growth of solid tumors, including gliomas, which is regulated by microRNAs (miRNAs). However, the mechanism remains unclear. Recently, it was demonstrated that miR‑24 was upregulated in gliomas, so the aim of the present study is to establish whether the dysregulation of miR‑24 in glioma cells promotes microvascular proliferation of endothelial cells (ECs), and to investigate the potential mechanism...
May 4, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748742/effect-of-bioactive-glass-nanoparticles-on-biological-properties-of-plga-collagen-scaffold
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Samira Nokhasteh, Alireza Sadeghi-Avalshahr, Amir Mahdi Molavi, Mohammad Khorsand-Ghayeni, Hojjat Naderi-Meshkin
Bioactive glasses have shown some interesting biological properties such as biocompatibility, biodegradation, and angiogenesis in skin tissue engineering. In the current research, the effects of MgO- or CoO-doped 64S bioactive glass with a composition of 64 SiO2 -26 CaO-5 P2 O5 -5 MgO or CoO (mol%) were studied in relation with biological properties of electrospun [poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA)/collagen]. PLGA/collagen samples were rinsed in suspension of bioactive glass nanoparticles in distilled water with a concentration of 0...
May 11, 2018: Progress in Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733511/lenvatinib-inhibits-angiogenesis-and-tumor-fibroblast-growth-factor-signaling-pathways-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-models
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Masahiro Matsuki, Taisuke Hoshi, Yuji Yamamoto, Megumi Ikemori-Kawada, Yukinori Minoshima, Yasuhiro Funahashi, Junji Matsui
Unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (uHCC) is one of the most lethal and prevalent cancers worldwide, and current systemic therapeutic options for uHCC are limited. Lenvatinib, a multiple receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor targeting vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGFRs) and fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFRs), recently demonstrated a treatment effect on overall survival by statistical confirmation of noninferiority to sorafenib in a phase 3 study of uHCC. Here, we investigated mechanisms underlying the antitumor activity of lenvatinib in preclinical HCC models...
May 7, 2018: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731557/effects-of-topical-application-of-propolis-extract-on-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-and-fibroblast-expression-in-the-traumatic-ulcers-of-diabetic-rattus-norvegicus
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Ade Puspasari, Kus Harijanti, Bagus Soebadi, Hening Tuti Hendarti, Desiana Radithia, Diah Savitri Ernawati
Background: A traumatic ulcer caused by diabetes mellitus (DM) is a lesion caused by an increase in advanced glycosylation end products (AGEs), which takes a long time to heal. AGEs cause angiogenesis, vasculogenesis and a decrease in leukocytes. Fibroblast proliferation and the number of glycosaminoglycans decline, thereby inhibiting the formation of granulation tissue, collagen deposition and platelet derivatives growth factor. The application of topical propolis extract gel to ulcers has an anti-inflammatory function, triggers angiogenesis and accelerates wound healing...
January 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726981/dickkopf-3-in-aberrant-endothelial-secretome-triggers-renal-fibroblast-activation-and-endothelial-mesenchymal-transition
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Mark Lipphardt, Hassan Dihazi, Noo Li Jeon, Sina Dadafarin, Brian B Ratliff, David W Rowe, Gerhard A Müller, Michael S Goligorsky
Background: Our laboratory has previously demonstrated that Sirt1endo-/- mice show endothelial dysfunction and exaggerated renal fibrosis, whereas mice with silenced endothelial transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) signaling are resistant to fibrogenic signals. Considering the fact that the only difference between these mutant mice is confined to the vascular endothelium, this indicates that secreted substances contribute to these contrasting responses. Methods: We performed an unbiased proteomic analysis of the secretome of renal microvascular endothelial cells (RMVECs) isolated from these two mutants...
May 3, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721064/coronary-serum-exosomes-derived-from-patients-with-myocardial-ischemia-regulate-angiogenesis-through-the-mir-939-mediated-nitric-oxide-signaling-pathway
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Hao Li, Yiteng Liao, Lei Gao, Tao Zhuang, Zheyong Huang, Hongming Zhu, Junbo Ge
Rationale: Angiogenesis is a crucial step towards tissue repair and regeneration after ischemia. The role of circulating exosomes in angiogenic signal transduction has not been well elucidated. Thus, this study aims to investigate the effects of coronary serum exosomes from patients with myocardial ischemia on angiogenesis and to elucidate the underlying mechanisms. Methods and Results: The patients were enrolled according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Coronary blood was obtained from the angiography catheter...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718653/silk-sponges-ornamented-with-placenta-derived-extracellular-matrix-augments-full-thickness-cutaneous-wound-healing-by-stimulating-neovascularization-and-cellular-migration
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Arun Prabhu Rameshbabu, Kamakshi Bankoti, Sayanti Datta, Elavarasan Subramani, Anupam Apoorva, Paulomi Ghosh, Priti Prasanna Maity, Padmavati Manchikanti, Koel Chaudhury, Santanu Dhara
Regeneration of full-thickness wound without scar formation is a multifaceted process which depends on in situ dynamic interactions between the tissue-engineered skin substitutes and newly formed reparative tissue. However, the majority of the tissue-engineered skin substitutes used so far in full-thickness wound healing cannot mimic the natural extracellular matrix (ECM) complexity and thus are incapable of providing a suitable niche for endogenous tissue repair. Herein, we demonstrated a simple approach to fabricate porous Hybrid Extracellular Matrix Sponges (HEMS) using Placental Extracellular Matrix (pECM) and Silk Fibroin (SF) for full-thickness wound healing...
May 2, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717129/gata4-regulates-angiogenesis-and-persistence-of-inflammation-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Wanwan Jia, Weijun Wu, Di Yang, Chenxi Xiao, Mengwei Huang, Fen Long, Zhenghua Su, Ming Qin, Xinhua Liu, Yi Zhun Zhu
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by abnormal inflammation, angiogenesis, and cartilage destruction. In RA, neoangiogenesis is an early and crucial event to promote the formation of pannus, causing further inflammatory cell infiltration. The transcription factor GATA4 is a critical regulator of cardiac differentiation-specific gene expression. We find that a higher level of GATA4 exists in synovium of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, but the function of GATA4 in RA remains unclear...
May 2, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713337/alternagin-c-binding-to-%C3%AE-2-%C3%AE-1-integrin-controls-matrix-metalloprotease-9-and-matrix-metalloprotease-2-in-breast-tumor-cells-and-endothelial-cells
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Milene Nóbrega de Oliveira Moritz, Lívia Mara Santos Eustáquio, Kelli Cristina Micocci, Ana Carolina Caetano Nunes, Patty Karina Dos Santos, Tamires de Castro Vieira, Heloísa Sobreiro Selistre-de-Araujo
Background: Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are key players in tumor progression, helping tumor cells to modify their microenvironment, which allows cell migration to secondary sites. The role of integrins, adhesion receptors that connect cells to the extracellular matrix, in MMP expression and activity has been previously suggested. However, the mechanisms by which integrins control MMP expression are not completely understood. Particularly, the role of α2β1 integrin, one of the major collagen I receptors, in MMP activity and expression has not been studied...
2018: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases
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