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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913845/mitogen-activated-protein-kinases-are-involved-in-hepatocanalicular-dysfunction-and-cholestasis-induced-by-oxidative-stress
#1
Flavia D Toledo, Cecilia L Basiglio, Ismael R Barosso, Andrea C Boaglio, Andrés E Zucchetti, Enrique J Sánchez Pozzi, Marcelo G Roma
In previous studies, we showed that the pro-oxidant model agent tert-butyl hydroperoxide (tBuOOH) induces alterations in hepatocanalicular secretory function by activating Ca(2+)-dependent protein kinase C isoforms (cPKC), via F-actin disorganization followed by endocytic internalization of canalicular transporters relevant to bile formation (Mrp2, Bsep). Since mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) may be downstream effectors of cPKC, we investigated here the involvement of the MAPKs of the ERK1/2, JNK1/2, and p38(MAPK) types in these deleterious effects...
December 2, 2016: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913639/modulation-of-apical-constriction-by-wnt-signaling-is-required-for-lung-epithelial-shape-transition
#2
Katsumi Fumoto, Hisako Takigawa-Imamura, Kenta Sumiyama, Tomoyuki Kaneiwa, Akira Kikuchi
In lung development the apically constricted columnar epithelium forms numerous buds during the pseudoglandular stage and subsequently changes the shape into flat or cuboidal pneumocytes that compose the air sacs during the canalicular and saccular (canalicular-saccular) stages, yet the impact of cell shapes on tissue morphogenesis remains unclear. The expression of Wnt components were decreased in the canalicular-saccular stages, and genetically constitutive activation of Wnt signaling impaired air sac formation by inducing apical constriction in the epithelium as seen in the pseudoglandular stage...
December 2, 2016: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896266/in-vitro-bone-cell-models-impact-of-fluid-shear-stress-on-bone-formation
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REVIEW
Claudia Wittkowske, Gwendolen C Reilly, Damien Lacroix, Cecile M Perrault
This review describes the role of bone cells and their surrounding matrix in maintaining bone strength through the process of bone remodeling. Subsequently, this work focusses on how bone formation is guided by mechanical forces and fluid shear stress in particular. It has been demonstrated that mechanical stimulation is an important regulator of bone metabolism. Shear stress generated by interstitial fluid flow in the lacunar-canalicular network influences maintenance and healing of bone tissue. Fluid flow is primarily caused by compressive loading of bone as a result of physical activity...
2016: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894031/artificial-placenta-analysis-of-recent-progress
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REVIEW
Stephen D Bird
The artificial placenta (AP) has for many decades captured the imagination of scientists and authors with popular fiction including The Matrix and Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World", depicting a human surviving ex-utero in an artificial uterine environment (AUE). For scientists this has fascinated as a way forward for extremely preterm infants (EPIs) born less than 28 weeks of gestation. Early successes with mechanical ventilation (MV) for infants born above 28 weeks of gestation meant that AP research lost momentum...
November 11, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885877/surgical-outcomes-of-middle-fossa-approach-in-intracanalicular-vestibular-schwannoma
#5
Woo Seok Kang, Shin Ae Kim, Chan Joo Yang, Sung Hoon Nam, Jong Woo Chung
CONCLUSION: Middle fossa approach (MFA) shows a hearing preservation rate of 86% and facial nerve function was preserved with HB grade I or II in 93%. MFA is a good treatment option for intra-canalicular vestibular schwannomas when surgical excision is needed. BACKGROUND: Surgical outcomes of vestibular schwannoma have progressively improved with the advancement of microsurgical instruments. MFA is known to have better chances to preserve hearing, while it has limited access to the posterior fossa, limitation of tumor size, and higher risk of post-operative facial nerve weakness...
November 25, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884786/osteopontin-and-the-dento-osseous-pathobiology-of-x-linked-hypophosphatemia
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Tchilalo Boukpessi, Betty Hoac, Benjamin R Coyac, Thibaut Leger, Camille Garcia, Philippe Wicart, Michael P Whyte, Francis H Glorieux, Agnès Linglart, Catherine Chaussain, Marc D McKee
Seven young patients with X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH, having inactivating PHEX mutations) were discovered to accumulate osteopontin (OPN) at the sites of defective bone mineralization near osteocytes - the so-called hallmark periosteocytic (lacunar) "halos" of XLH. OPN was also localized in the pericanalicular matrix extending beyond the osteocyte lacunae, as well as in the hypomineralized matrix of tooth dentin. OPN, a potent inhibitor of mineralization normally degraded by PHEX, is a member of a family of acidic, phosphorylated, calcium-binding, extracellular matrix proteins known to regulate dental, skeletal, and pathologic mineralization...
November 21, 2016: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859586/lactation-induced-changes-in-the-volume-of-osteocyte-lacunar-canalicular-space-alter-mechanical-properties-in-cortical-bone-tissue
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Serra Kaya, Jelena Basta-Pljakic, Zeynep Seref-Ferlengez, Robert J Majeska, Luis Cardoso, Timothy Bromage, Qihong Zhang, Carol R Flach, Richard Mendelsohn, Shoshana Yakar, Susannah P Fritton, Mitchell B Schaffler
Osteocytes can remove and remodel small amounts of their surrounding bone matrix through osteocytic osteolysis, which results in increased volume occupied by lacunar and canalicular space (LCS). It is well established that cortical bone stiffness and strength are strongly and inversely correlated with vascular porosity, but whether changes in LCS volume caused by osteocytic osteolysis are large enough to affect bone mechanical properties is not known. In the current studies we tested the hypotheses that i) lactation and post-lactation recovery in mice alter the elastic modulus of bone tissue, and ii) such local changes in mechanical properties are related predominantly to alterations in lacunar and canalicular volume rather than bone matrix composition...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824421/-elevated-liver-enzymes
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Axel Holstege
Elevated liver enzymes are a frequent finding in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients necessitating further evaluation to clarify the underlying disease. Three different patterns of increased liver enzymes can be defined to allow for a more precise and rational further diagnostic approach. A predominant increase in transaminase activities reflects a disturbance of hepatocellular integrity which can be found in patients with viral hepatitis, genetic liver diseases like Wilson`s disease or hemochromatosis, and drug-induced liver diseases...
October 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803866/outcomes-of-endoscopic-endonasal-dacryocystorhinostomy-for-intractable-lacrimal-dacryostenosis-and-associated-factors
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Tohru Tanigawa, Hirokazu Sasaki, Hiroshi Nonoyama, Yuichiro Horibe, Kunihiro Nishimura, Tetsuro Hoshino, Tetsuya Ogawa, Kenta Murotani, Hiromi Ueda, Masahiro Kaneda
AIM: To examine the effects of patient age, canalicular obstruction, mode of anesthesia, and duration of nasolacrimal intubation on the outcomes of endoscopic endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). METHODS: Totally 56 eyes of 46 patients with prolonged epiphora underwent minimally invasive endoscopic endonasal DCR. A successful surgical outcome was defined as a significant improvement in symptoms, adequate water passage from the puncta to the nasal cavity, and patency of the DCR ostium...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800254/canaliculitis-awareness
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Melike Balıkoğlu Yılmaz, Emine Şen, Ebru Evren, Ufuk Elgin, Pelin Yılmazbaş
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the demographic characteristics, treatment, and results of patients with canaliculitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records including the demographic characteristics, clinical findings, and treatment outcomes of patients diagnosed and treated for canaliculitis between September 2009 and March 2014 were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: The median age of the 7 canaliculitis patients consisting of 4 women and 3 men was 49 (range 8-58) years...
January 2016: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785376/platelet-hyperactivity-in-tnfsf14-light-knockout-mouse-model-of-impaired-healing
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Sandeep Dhall, Zubair A Karim, Fadi T Khasawneh, Manuela Martins-Green
Objective: Impaired and chronic wounds occur due to defects in one or more of the overlapping stages of healing. However, problems related to the vascular system are critical for nonhealing, and chronic wounds in humans often show the presence of fibrin cuffs/clots. We hypothesized that these clots are due to alterations in platelet function; hence, we have investigated whether alterations in platelet function are present during impaired healing. Approach: Platelets were subjected to different agonists to determine the rate of aggregation and evaluate the molecules involved in adhesion and aggregation that could lead to faster thrombosis and potentially contribute to impaired wound healing...
October 1, 2016: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778300/liver-perfusion-modifies-gd-dtpa-and-gd-bopta-hepatocyte-concentrations-through-transfer-clearances-across-sinusoidal-membranes
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Jean-Luc Daire, Benjamin Leporq, Valérie Vilgrain, Bernard E Van Beers, Sabine Schmidt, Catherine M Pastor
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Gadobenate dimeglumine (Gd-BOPTA) is a commercialised hepatobiliary contrast agent used during liver magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect liver diseases. It enters into human hepatocytes through organic anion transporting polypeptides (OATP1B1/B3) and crosses the canalicular transporter multiple resistance-associated protein 2 (MRP2) to be excreted into bile canaliculi. Gd-BOPTA can return to sinusoids via the sinusoidal transporters MRP3/MRP4. Hepatocyte concentrations of Gd-BOPTA depend on three clearances: the sinusoidal clearance or volume of sinusoidal blood cleared of drugs per unit of time and two hepatocyte clearances (into bile canaliculi or back to sinusoids) or volume of hepatocytes cleared of drugs per unit of time in the respective liver compartments...
October 24, 2016: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768643/transcanalicular-laser-assisted-dacryocystorhinostomy-with-endonasal-augmentation-in-primary-nasolacrimal-duct-obstruction-our-experience
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Ruchi Goel, Smriti Nagpal, Sushil Kumar, Ravi Meher, Saurabh Kamal, Sonam Garg
PURPOSE: To evaluate and compare the success rate of transcanalicular laser-assisted dacryocystorhinostomy with endonasal augmentation, with and without intubation, in patients suffering from primary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction, at 1 year of follow up. METHODS: A prospective, randomized interventional pilot study was conducted at a tertiary care center, in accordance with the guidelines of Declaration of Helsinki. Sixty eyes of 60 adult patients with primary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction were included...
October 20, 2016: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766030/lacrimal-duct-occlusion-is-associated-with-infectious-keratitis
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Guigang Li, Jingmin Guo, Rong Liu, Weikun Hu, Lingjuan Xu, Juan Wang, Subo Cai, Hong Zhang, Yingting Zhu
Background: To explore the prevalence of lacrimal duct obstruction in patients with infectious keratitis, and the necessity of lacrimal duct dredge in the treatment of human infectious keratitis. Methodology/Principle Findings: The design is prospective, non-control case series. Thirty-one eyes from twenty-eight continuous patients with infectious keratitis were included in this study. The presence/absence of lacrimal duct obstruction was determined by the lacrimal duct irrigation test. The diagnosis of infectious keratitis was made based on clinical manifestations, cornea scraping microscopic examination and bacterial/fungus culture...
2016: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752640/near-complete-optic-nerve-transection-by-high-pressure-air
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Soo Won Ko, Jong Seok Lee, Han Sung Choi, Young Gwan Ko, Hoon Pyo Hong
The use of high-pressure air instruments has become more common. Consequently, there have been a number of cases of orbital emphysema caused by contact with high-pressure air. In this case, a 62-year-old male patient visited an emergency medical center after his left eye was shot by an air compressor gun that was used to wash cars. Lacerations were observed in the upper and lower eyelids of his left eye. Radiological examinations revealed orbital emphysema, optic nerve transection, pneumocephalus, and subcutaneous emphysema in the face, neck, shoulder, and mediastinum...
September 2016: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748735/apical-membrane-expression-of-distinct-sulfated-glycans-represents-a-novel-marker-of-cholangiolocellular-carcinoma
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Hitomi Hoshino, Makoto Ohta, Makoto Ito, Kenji Uchimura, Yasuhiro Sakai, Takeshi Uehara, Shulin Low, Mana Fukushima, Motohiro Kobayashi
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is the second most common primary liver neoplasm, followed by hepatocellular carcinoma. ICC can be further subclassified as (i) perihilar and (ii) peripheral types, the latter histologically resembling small-sized intrahepatic bile ducts, such as interlobular bile ducts, cholangioles/ductules and the canals of Hering. Cholangiolocellular carcinoma (CoCC), now classified by the World Health Organization as a subtype of combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma, is currently regarded as a subtype of peripheral-type ICC...
October 17, 2016: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746894/characterization-of-a-functional-c3a-liver-spheroid-model
#17
Harriet Gaskell, Parveen Sharma, Helen E Colley, Craig Murdoch, Dominic P Williams, Steven D Webb
More predictive in vitro liver models are a critical requirement for preclinical screening of compounds demonstrating hepatotoxic liability. 3D liver spheroids have been shown to have an enhanced functional lifespan compared to 2D monocultures; however a detailed characterisation of spatiotemporal function and structure of spheroids still needs further attention before widespread use in industry. We have developed and characterized the structure and function of a 3D liver spheroid model formed from C3A hepatoma cells...
June 1, 2016: Toxicology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722020/a-multiscale-3d-finite-element-analysis-of-fluid-solute-transport-in-mechanically-loaded-bone
#18
Lixia Fan, Shaopeng Pei, X Lucas Lu, Liyun Wang
The transport of fluid, nutrients, and signaling molecules in the bone lacunar-canalicular system (LCS) is critical for osteocyte survival and function. We have applied the fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) approach to quantify load-induced fluid and solute transport in the LCS in situ, but the measurements were limited to cortical regions 30-50 μm underneath the periosteum due to the constrains of laser penetration. With this work, we aimed to expand our understanding of load-induced fluid and solute transport in both trabecular and cortical bone using a multiscaled image-based finite element analysis (FEA) approach...
2016: Bone Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717685/a-transgenic-rat-hepatocyte-kupffer-cell-co-culture-model-for-evaluation-of-direct-and-macrophage-related-effect-of-poly-amidoamine-dendrimers
#19
Katalin Jemnitz, Attila Bátai-Konczos, Mónika Szabó, Enikő Ioja, Orsolya Kolacsek, Tamás I Orbán, György Török, László Homolya, Eszter Kovács, István Jablonkai, Zsuzsa Veres
Increasing number of papers demonstrate that Kupffer cells (KCs) play a role in the development of drug induced liver injury (DILI). Furthermore, elevated intracellular Ca(2+) level of hepatocytes is considered as a common marker of DILI. Here we applied an in vitro model based on hepatocyte mono- and hepatocyte/KC co-cultures (H/KC) isolated from transgenic rats stably expressing the GCaMP2 fluorescent Ca(2+) sensor protein to investigate the effects of polycationic (G5), polyanionic (G4.5) and polyethylene-glycol coated neutral (G5 Peg) dendrimers known to accumulate in the liver, primarily in KCs...
October 4, 2016: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703528/molecular-expression-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-prokineticin-receptor-1-and-other-biomarkers-in-infiltrating-canalicular-carcinoma-of-the-breast
#20
Angélica Morales, Sumiko Morimoto, Felipe Vilchis, Natsuko Taniyama, Claudia J Bautista, Carlos Robles, Enrique Bargalló
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is important in the growth and metastasis of cancer cells. In 2001, another angiogenic factor, endocrine gland-derived VEGF (EG-VEGF), was characterized and sequenced. EG-VEGF activity appears to be restricted to endothelial cells derived from endocrine glands. At the molecular level, its expression is regulated by hypoxia and steroid hormones. Although VEGF and EG-VEGF are structurally different, they function in a coordinated fashion. Since the majority of mammary tumors are hormone-dependent, it was hypothesized that EG-VEGF would be expressed in these tumors, and therefore, represent a potential target for anti-angiogenic therapy...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
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