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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534077/white-matter-injury-in-the-preterm-infant-pathology-and-mechanisms
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Stephen A Back
The human preterm brain is particularly susceptible to cerebral white matter injury (WMI) that disrupts the normal progression of developmental myelination. Advances in the care of preterm infants have resulted in a sustained reduction in the severity of WMI that has shifted from more severe focal necrotic lesions to milder diffuse WMI. Nevertheless, WMI remains a global health problem and the most common cause of chronic neurological morbidity from cerebral palsy and diverse neurobehavioral disabilities. Diffuse WMI involves maturation-dependent vulnerability of the oligodendrocyte (OL) lineage with selective degeneration of late oligodendrocyte progenitors (preOLs) triggered by oxidative stress and other insults...
May 22, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533273/akt-signaling-is-sustained-by-a-cd44-splice-isoform-mediated-positive-feedback-loop
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Sali Liu, Chonghui Cheng
Tumor cells nearly invariably evolve sustained PI3K/Akt signaling as an effective means to circumvent apoptosis and maintain survival. However, for those tumor cells that do not acquire PI3K/Akt mutations to achieve this end the underlying mechanisms have remained obscure. Here we describe the discovery of a splice isoform-dependent positive feedback loop that is essential to sustain PI3K/Akt signaling in breast cancer. Splice isoform CD44s promoted expression of the hyaluronan synthase HAS2 by activating the Akt signaling cascade...
May 22, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531976/synthesis-of-in-situ-formable-hydrogels-with-collagen-and-hyaluronan-through-facile-michael-addition
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Riwang Li, Zhengwei Cai, Zhiwen Li, Qian Zhang, Shuyun Zhang, Li Deng, Lu Lu, Lihua Li, Changren Zhou
To mimic the natural extracellular matrix (ECM) and to facilitate tissue regeneration, in-situ formable collagen/hyaluronan composite hydrogels were prepared by a facile approach via Michael addition reaction, with maleilated collagen (Col-MA) and thiol derivatized hyaluronan (HA-SH). The hydrogels were denoted as CHG-1, CHG-2, CHG-3 and CHG-4 by vinyl/free thiol molar ratio (f) of 1:1, 1:2, 1:3 and 1:4, respectively. Results showed that with decrease of the f values, the gelation time decreased from 43s to 15s, Young's modulus increased from 1671...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521999/hyaluronan-random-coils-in-electrolyte-solutions-a-molecular-dynamics-study
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Marek Ingr, Eva Kutálková, Josef Hrnčiřík
A computational method of modeling random coils of hyaluronan was developed based on the molecular-dynamics simulations. An oligosaccharide of 48 monosaccharide units was equilibrated within a 70-100ns simulation and randomly chosen pieces of this molecule from different simulation frames were combined to constitute a long polysaccharide chain, both for hyaluronan and its non-ionic analog containing glucose instead of glucuronic acid. The dihedral angles of the glycoside connections of the pieces obeyed the statistics deduced from the simulation...
August 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521984/rheological-properties-of-gels-formed-by-physical-interactions-between-hyaluronan-and-cationic-surfactants
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Tereza Venerová, Miloslav Pekař
The aim of this paper is the rheological characterization of the concentrated, gel-like phase, which arises from mixed solutions of sodium hyaluronate and oppositely charged surfactant above its critical micellar concentration. The effects of hyaluronan molecular weight (from 300 to 2kDa) and the concentration of initial solutions (0.5 and 2% for hyaluronan, 50 or 200mM for surfactant) were investigated. All systems demonstrated viscoelastic properties which can be modified over a broad range of several decades of both storage and loss moduli by the hyaluronan molecular weight and initial concentrations...
August 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510506/signaling-at-the-crossroads-matrix-derived-proteoglycan-and-reactive-oxygen-species-signaling
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Madalina-Viviana Nastase, Andrea Janicova, Malgorzata Wygrecka, Liliana Schaefer
SIGNIFICANCE: Proteoglycans (PGs), besides their structural contribution, have emerged as dynamic components that mediate a multitude of cellular events. The various roles of PGs are attributed to their structure, spatial localization, and ability to act as ligands and receptors. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are small mediators, which are generated in physiological and pathological conditions. Besides their reactivity and ability to induce oxidative stress, a growing body of data suggests that ROS signaling is more relevant than direct radical damage in development of human pathologies...
May 16, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506871/the-role-of-hyaluronan-as-a-drug-carrier-to-enhance-the-bioavailability-of-extended-release-ophthalmic-formulations-hyaluronan-timolol-ionic-complexes-as-a-model-case
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F D Battistini, L I Tártara, C Boiero, M L Guzmán, L C Luciani-Giaccobbe, S D Palma, D A Allemandi, R H Manzo, M E Olivera
The aim of this work was to obtain information concerning the properties of ophthalmic formulations based on hyaluronic-drug ionic complexes, to identify the factors that determine the onset, intensity and duration of the pharmacotherapeutic effect. Dispersions of a complex of 0.5% w/v of sodium hyaluronate (HyNa) loaded with 0.5% w/v of timolol maleate (TM) were obtained and presented a counterionic condensation higher than 75%. For comparison a similar complex obtained with hyaluronic acid (HyH) was also prepared...
May 12, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504698/dendritic-cells-enter-lymph-vessels-by-hyaluronan-mediated-docking-to-the-endothelial-receptor-lyve-1
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Louise A Johnson, Suneale Banerji, William Lawrance, Uzi Gileadi, Gennaro Prota, Kayla A Holder, Yaowaluck M Roshorm, Tomáš Hanke, Vincenzo Cerundolo, Nicholas W Gale, David G Jackson
Trafficking of tissue dendritic cells (DCs) via lymph is critical for the generation of cellular immune responses in draining lymph nodes (LNs). In the current study we found that DCs docked to the basolateral surface of lymphatic vessels and transited to the lumen through hyaluronan-mediated interactions with the lymph-specific endothelial receptor LYVE-1, in dynamic transmigratory-cup-like structures. Furthermore, we show that targeted deletion of the gene Lyve1, antibody blockade or depletion of the DC hyaluronan coat not only delayed lymphatic trafficking of dermal DCs but also blunted their capacity to prime CD8(+) T cell responses in skin-draining LNs...
May 15, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504167/antibacterial-and-antioxidative-activity-of-o-amine-functionalized-chitosan
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Tamer M Tamer, Mohamed A Hassan, Ahmed M Omer, Katarína Valachová, Mohamed S Mohy Eldin, Maurice N Collins, Ladislav Šoltés
Cinnamaldehyde was immobilized to O-amine functionalized chitosan via a coupling reaction. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy confirmed N-cinnamyl substitution. Wetting analyses demonstrate more hydrophobicity in the N-cinnamyl substituted O-amine functionalized chitosan compared to chitosan or unsubstituted O-amine functionalized chitosan. Thermal gravimetric analysis and differential scanning calorimetry demonstrates that the prepared N-cinnamyl substituted O-amine functionalized chitosan exhibits higher thermostability than unmodified chitosan at temperatures in which polysaccharides are commonly stored and utilised...
August 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496038/methylmercury-induces-hyaluronan-synthesis-in-cultured-human-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells-and-pericytes-via-different-mechanisms
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Takashi Hirooka, Eiko Yoshida, Komyo Eto, Toshiyuki Kaji
In a cerebrum damaged by methylmercury, where neuropathological lesions tend to localize along deep sulci and fissures, edematous changes in white matter have been proposed as the cause of such localization. Since hyaluronan has a high water-retention capability and can contribute to the progression of edematous changes, we hypothesize that methylmercury increases hyaluronan in brain microvascular cells. Our experimental results indicate that methylmercury induces the expression of hyaluronan in cultured human microvascular endothelial cells and pericytes through the induction of expressed UDP-glucose dehydrogenase and hyaluronan synthase 2, respectively...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493326/hyperglycaemia-and-aberrated-insulin-signalling-stimulate-tumour-progression-via-induction-of-the-extracellular-matrix-component-hyaluronan
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Sören Twarock, Christina Reichert, Ulrike Peters, Daniel J Gorski, Katharina Röck, Jens W Fischer
Epidemiological studies have detected a higher incidence of various tumour entities in diabetic patients. However, the underlying mechanisms remain insufficiently understood. Glucose-derived pericellular and extracellular hyaluronan (HA) promotes tumour progression and development. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that a diabetic metabolic state, characterised by hyperglycaemia and concomitant aberrant insulin signalling, stimulates tumour progression via the induction of HA synthesis. In a streptozotocin-induced diabetic nude mouse tumour xenograft model, hyperglycaemia and lack of insulin caused an increased formation of tumour-associated HA-matrix, which in turn accelerated tumour progression and neoangiogenesis...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489348/novel-curcumin-liposome-modified-with-hyaluronan-targeting-cd44-plays-an-anti-leukemic-role-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Dan Sun, Jian-Kang Zhou, Linshu Zhao, Zhe-Yu Zheng, Jiao Li, Wenchen Pu, Shaoyang Liu, Xue-Sha Liu, Shu-Jun Liu, Yu Zheng, Yun Zhao, Yong Peng
Curcumin has been widely used as a food additive for centuries and has been recently explored for its anti-inflammatory and antitumor properties. Although curcumin is pharmacologically safe and efficacious to certain cancers, its role against acute myeloid leukemia (AML) still remains unclear, and it lacks clinical application due to low water solubility and low in vivo bioavailability. To address these issues, we developed a novel curcumin liposome modified with hyaluronan (HA-Cur-LPs) to specifically deliver curcumin to AML by targeting CD44 on AML cell surface...
May 10, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488903/versican-a-subdomain-is-required-for-its-adequate-function-in-dermal-development
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Sonoko Hatano, Naoko Nagai, Nobuo Sugiura, Jun Tsuchimoto, Zenzo Isogai, Koji Kimata, Akinobu Ota, Sivasundaram Karnan, Yoshitaka Hosokawa, Hideto Watanabe
Versican, a large chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan, serves as a structural macromolecule of the extracellular matrix and regulates cell behavior. We determined the function of versican in dermal development using Vcan(Δ3/Δ3) mutant mice expressing versican with deleted A-subdomain of the N-terminal G1 domain. The mutant versican showed a decreased hyaluronan-binding ability and failed to accumulate in the extracellular matrix. In the early developmental stage, Vcan(Δ3/Δ3) dermis showed a decrease in versican expression as compared with WT...
May 10, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486620/what-is-special-about-200-kda-hyaluronan-that-activates-hyaluronan-receptor-signaling
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Paul H Weigel, Bruce A Baggenstoss
The polydispersity of hyaluronan (HA) presents challenges for analyzing its solution properties, such as the relationship between mass and particle size. The broad mass range of natural HA (≤50-fold) makes molecular characterization difficult and ambiguous compared to molecules with known molecular weights (e.g., proteins). Biophysical studies show that large >MDa HA behaves like a random coil, whereas very small (e.g., 10 kDa) HA behaves like a rod. However, the mass range for this conformational transition is not easily determined in natural polydisperse HA...
May 9, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485601/hyaluronan-inorganic-nanohybrid-materials-for-biomedical-applications
#15
Zhixiang Cai, Hongbin Zhang, Yue Wei, Fengsong Cong
Nanomaterials, including gold, silver and magnetic nanoparticles, carbon and mesoporous materials, possess unique physiochemical and biological properties thus offering promising applications in biomedicine, such as in drug delivery, biosensing, molecular imaging and therapy. Recent advances in nanotechnology have improved the features and properties of nanomaterials. However, these nanomaterials are potentially cytotoxic and demonstrate lack of cell-specific function. Thus, they have been functionalized with various polymers, especially polysaccharides, to reduce toxicity, improve biocompatibility and stability under physiological conditions...
May 9, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485478/long-noncoding-rna-has2-as1-mediates-hypoxia-induced-invasiveness-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Guiquan Zhu, Shaoxin Wang, Jin Chen, Zhaohui Wang, Xinhua Liang, Xiaoyi Wang, Jian Jiang, Jinyi Lang, Ling Li
A hypoxic microenvironment plays important roles in the progression of solid tumors, including oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have gained much attention in the past few years. However, it is not clear whether lncRNAs can regulate hypoxia adaptation of OSCC or which lncRNAs participate in this process. Using a lncRNA microarray, we analyzed the aberrant lncRNA expression profiles in OSCC tissues compared with paired normal oral mucosa and in hypoxic OSCC cells compared with normoxic OSCC cells...
May 9, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483644/human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-secrete-hyaluronan-coated-extracellular-vesicles
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Uma Thanigai Arasu, Riikka Kärnä, Kai Härkönen, Sanna Oikari, Arto Koistinen, Heikki Kröger, Chengjuan Qu, Mikko J Lammi, Kirsi Rilla
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) secreted by stem cells are potential factors mediating tissue regeneration. They travel from bone marrow stem cells into damaged tissues, suggesting that they can repair tissue injuries without directly replacing parenchymal cells. We have discovered that hyaluronan (HA) synthesis is associated with the shedding of HA-coated EVs. The aim of this study was to test whether bone marrow-derived hMSCs secrete HA-coated EVs. The EVs secreted by MSCs were isolated by differential centrifugation and characterized by nanoparticle tracking analysis...
May 5, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482035/microvasculature-of-the-mouse-cerebral-cortex-exhibits-increased-accumulation-and-synthesis-of-hyaluronan-with-aging
#18
May J Reed, Robert B Vernon, Mamatha Damodarasamy, Christina K Chan, Thomas N Wight, Itay Bentov, William A Banks
The microvasculature of the aged brain is less dense and more vulnerable to dysfunction than that of the young brain. Brain microvasculature is supported by its surrounding extracellular matrix, which is comprised largely of hyaluronan (HA). HA is continually degraded into lower molecular weight forms that induce neuroinflammation. We examined HA associated with microvessels (MV) of the cerebral cortex of young (4 months), middle-aged (14 months), and aged (24-26 months) mice. We confirmed that the density of cortical MV decreased with age...
June 1, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474484/hyaluronan-keeps-mesenchymal-stem-cells-quiescent-and-maintains-the-differentiation-potential-over-time
#19
Tzyy Yue Wong, Chiung-Hsin Chang, Chen-Hsiang Yu, Lynn L H Huang
Hyaluronan (HA), an abundant polysaccharide found in human bodies, plays a role in the mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) maintenance. We had previously found that HA prolonged the lifespan, and prevented the cellular aging of murine adipose-derived stromal cells. Recently, we had also summarized the potential pathways associated with HA regulation in human MSCs. In this study, we used the human placenta-derived MSCs (PDMSC) to investigate the effectiveness of HA in maintaining the PDMSC. We found that coating the culture surface coated with 30 μg cm(-2) of HA (C) led to cluster growth of PDMSC, and maintained a higher number of PDMSC in quiescence compared to those grown on the normal tissue culture surface (T)...
June 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473325/a-novel-role-for-primary-cilia-in-airway-remodeling
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Carol S Trempus, Weifeng Song, Ahmed Lazrak, Zhihong Yu, Judy R Creighton, Bethany M Young, Rebecca L Heise, Yen R Yu, Jennifer L Ingram, Robert M Tighe, Sadis Matalon, Stavros Garantziotis
Primary cilia (PC) are solitary cellular organelles that play critical roles in development, homeostasis, and disease pathogenesis by modulating key signaling pathways such as sonic hedgehog and calcium flux. The antenna-like shape of PC enables them also to facilitate sensing of extracellular and mechanical stimuli into the cell, and a critical role for PC has been described for mesenchymal cells such as chondrocytes. However, nothing is known about the role of PC in airway smooth muscle cells (ASMC) in the context of airway remodeling...
May 4, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
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