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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448233/t1-and-t2-mapping-in-recognition-of-early-cardiac-involvement-in-systemic-sarcoidosis
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Valentina O Puntmann, Alexander Isted, Rocio Hinojar, Lucy Foote, Gerald Carr-White, Eike Nagel
Purpose To determine whether quantitative tissue characterization with T1 and T2 mapping supports recognition of myocardial involvement in patients with systemic sarcoidosis. Materials and Methods Fifty-three consecutive patients with a biopsy-proven extracardiac diagnosis of systemic sarcoidosis (21 men; median age, 45 years; interquartile range, 22 years) and 36 normotensive previously healthy control subjects (14 men; median age, 43 years; interquartile range, 18 years) underwent cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging, which was performed to assess cardiac function and late gadolinium enhancement, and T1 and T2 mapping...
April 27, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446462/sodium-storage-in-human-tissues-is-mediated-by-glycosaminoglycan-expression
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Michael Fischereder, Bernhard Michalke, Elisa Schmoeckel, Antje Habicht, Raphael Kunisch, Ivana Pavelic, Bermadett Szabados, Ulf Schönermarck, Peter Nelson, Manfred Stangl
The current paradigm regarding sodium handling in animals and humans postulates that total body sodium is regulated predominately via regulation of extracellular volume. Active sodium storage independent of volume retention is thought to be negligible. However, studies in animals, hypertensive patients and healthy humans suggest non-osmotic storage of sodium in skin. We hypothesized that tissue sodium concentrations ([Na]T) found in humans vary and reflect regulation due to variable glycosaminoglycan content due to variable expression of XYLT-1...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446216/the-effect-of-adipose-tissue-derived-stem-cells-in-a-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-stroke-model-depends-on-their-engraftment-rate
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Saskia Grudzenski, Sebastian Baier, Anne Ebert, Pim Pullens, Andreas Lemke, Karen Bieback, Rick M Dijkhuizen, Lothar R Schad, Angelika Alonso, Michael G Hennerici, Marc Fatar
BACKGROUND: In the field of experimental stem cell therapy, intra-arterial (IA) delivery yields the best results concerning, for example, migrated cell number at the targeted site. However, IA application also appears to be associated with increased mortality rates and infarction. Since many rodent studies systemically apply 1 × 10(6) cells, this could also be a consequence of engrafted cell number. The aim of this study was therefore to investigate the effect of different doses of adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ASCs) on engraftment rates and stroke outcome measured in vivo using 9...
April 26, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446200/human-germ-stem-cell-specific-gene-tex19-influences-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-cancer-prognosis
#4
Vicente Planells-Palop, Ali Hazazi, Julia Feichtinger, Jana Jezkova, Gerhard Thallinger, Naif O Alsiwiehri, Mikhlid Almutairi, Lee Parry, Jane A Wakeman, Ramsay J McFarlane
BACKGROUND: Cancer/testis (CT) genes have expression normally restricted to the testis, but become activated during oncogenesis, so they have excellent potential as cancer-specific biomarkers. Evidence is starting to emerge to indicate that they also provide function(s) in the oncogenic programme. Human TEX19 is a recently identified CT gene, but a functional role for TEX19 in cancer has not yet been defined. METHODS: siRNA was used to deplete TEX19 levels in various cancer cell lines...
April 26, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445363/indomethacin-enhances-fat-graft-retention-by-up-regulating-adipogenic-genes-and-reducing-inflammation
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Weiqing Zhan, Shaun S Tan, Xiaolian Han, Jason A Palmer, Geraldine M Mitchell, Wayne A Morrison
BACKGROUND: Cell-assisted lipotransfer has been promisingly applied to restore soft-tissue defects in plastic surgery; however, the harvesting of stromal vascular fraction increases morbidity and poses potential safety hazards. The authors investigated whether adding indomethacin, an antiinflammatory proadipogenic drug, to the fat graft at the time of transplantation would enhance the final graft volume compared with cell-assisted lipotransfer. METHODS: In vitro, human adipose-derived stem cells were cultured in conditioned growth media supplemented with various doses of indomethacin to investigate adipogenesis and the expression of the adipogenic genes...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444441/the-activity-of-the-rectal-gland-of-the-north-pacific-spiny-dogfish-squalus-suckleyi-is-glucose-dependent-and-stimulated-by-glucagon-like-peptide-1
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Courtney A Deck, W Gary Anderson, J Michael Conlon, Patrick J Walsh
Elasmobranchs possess a specialised organ, the rectal gland, which is responsible for excreting sodium chloride via the posterior intestine. Previous work has indicated that the gland may be activated by a number of hormones, some of which are likely related to the salt or volume loads associated with feeding. Furthermore, evidence exists for the gland being glucose dependent which is atypical for an elasmobranch tissue. In this study, the presence of sodium-glucose co-transporters (SGLTs) in the rectal gland and their regulation by feeding were investigated...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443509/pharmacokinetics-tissue-distribution-and-excretion-study-of-fluorescein-labeled-ps916-in-rats
#7
Yu Mingming, Wang Yuanhong, Ma Fugang, Yu Weijie, Jiang Tingfu, L V Zhihua
BACKGROUND: PS916, chitosan derivatives with shown activities in atherosclerotic and fatty liver, is being investigated as an anti-atherosclerotic agent in clinical trials in China. METHODS: Fluorescein-labeled PS916 (PS916-FTC) was prepared by the reaction with fluorescein isothiocyanate. The pharmacokinetics and bio-disposition of PS916-FTC were studied in rats after oral or intravenous administration. RESULTS: Analysis of the plasma, urine, fecal and tissue samples collected at intervals up to 72 h revealed that PS916-FTC exhibited moderate volume of distribution (Vss, 0...
April 25, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432448/resistance-to-radial-expansion-limits-muscle-strain-and-work
#8
E Azizi, A R Deslauriers, N C Holt, C E Eaton
The collagenous extracellular matrix (ECM) of skeletal muscle functions to transmit force, protect sensitive structures, and generate passive tension to resist stretch. The mechanical properties of the ECM change with age, atrophy, and neuromuscular pathologies, resulting in an increase in the relative amount of collagen and an increase in stiffness. Although numerous studies have focused on the effect of muscle fibrosis on passive muscle stiffness, few have examined how these structural changes may compromise contractile performance...
April 21, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432260/dual-histone-reader-zmynd8-inhibits-cancer-cell-invasion-by-positively-regulating-epithelial-genes
#9
Moitri Basu, Isha Sengupta, Wasim Khan, Dushyant Kumar Srivastava, Partha Chakrabarti, Siddhartha Roy, Chandrima Das
Enhanced migratory potential and invasiveness of cancer cells attribute crucially.in cancer progression. These phenotypes are achieved by precise alteration of invasion-associated genes through local epigenetic modifications which are recognized by a class of proteins termed as chromatin reader. ZMYND8 (zinc finger MYND (Myeloid, Nervy and DEAF-1)-type containing 8), a key component of transcription regulatory network, has been recently shown to be a novel reader of H3.1K36Me2/H4K16Ac marks. Through differential gene expression analysis upon silencing this chromatin reader, we identified a subset of genes involved in cell proliferation and invasion/migration regulated by ZMYND8...
April 21, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429353/roles-of-the-nrf2-ho-1-pathway-in-the-anti-oxidative-stress-response-to-ischemia-reperfusion-brain-injury-in-rats
#10
L-J Jiang, S-M Zhang, C-W Li, J-Y Tang, F-Y Che, Y-C Lu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the roles of the Nrf2/HO-1 pathway in the responses to the oxidative stress created by ischemia-reperfusion brain injury in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 54 healthy, adult, male SD rats were included in the study. Eighteen (18) rats were placed in the sham group. The ischemia-reperfusion model was created in the other 36 rats, among which 18 received injections of Nrf2 agonist before the surgery. The suture method was used to create artery occlusions in the right brain of the rats; and reperfusion was done after 90-minute ischemia (MCAO); while no suture was inserted in the sham group...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428349/toll-like-receptor-4-mediates-hemorrhagic-transformation-after-delayed-tissue-plasminogen-activator-administration-in-in-situ-thromboembolic-stroke
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Alicia García-Culebras, Sara Palma-Tortosa, Ana Moraga, Isaac García-Yébenes, Violeta Durán-Laforet, Maria I Cuartero, Juan de la Parra, Ana L Barrios-Muñoz, Jaime Díaz-Guzmán, Jesús M Pradillo, María A Moro, Ignacio Lizasoain
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Hemorrhagic transformation is the main complication of revascularization therapies after stroke. Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is implicated in cerebral damage and inflammation in stroke. This study was designed to determine the role of TLR4 in hemorrhagic transformation development after tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) administration. METHODS: Mice expressing (TLR4(+/+)) or lacking functional TLR4 (TLR4(-)(/-)) were subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion using an in situ thromboembolic model by thrombin injection into the middle cerebral artery, and tPA (10 mg/kg) was administered 20 minutes or 3 hours after ischemia...
April 20, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428089/enhanced-anti-rheumatic-activity-of-methotrexate-entrapped-ultradeformable-liposomal-gel-in-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-rat-model
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Alam Zeb, Omer Salman Qureshi, Chan-Hee Yu, Muhammad Akram, Hyung-Seo Kim, Myung-Sic Kim, Jong-Ho Kang, Arshad Majid, Sun-Young Chang, Ok-Nam Bae, Jin-Ki Kim
The aim of this study is to investigate in vivo anti-rheumatic activity of methotrexate-entrapped ultradeformable liposomal gel (MTX-UDLs-gel) in adjuvant-induced arthritis rat model. Methotrexate-entrapped ultradeformable liposomes (MTX-UDLs) with the optimal phosphatidylcholine to Tween 80 ratio (7:3, w/w) were incorporated into 1% Carbopol gel. MTX-UDLs-gel was characterized in terms of appearance, clarity, homogeneity, pH and drug content. The permeation of MTX-UDLs-gel across rat skin was investigated using Franz diffusion cell...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427850/five-year-changes-in-cardiac-structure-and-function-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-compared-with-the-general-population
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John M Davis, Grace Lin, Jae K Oh, Cynthia S Crowson, Sara J Achenbach, Terry M Therneau, Eric L Matteson, Richard J Rodeheffer, Sherine E Gabriel
BACKGROUND: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have increased risk of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. The development and progression of left ventricular dysfunction before onset of clinical heart failure are unknown. The objective of this study was to evaluate longitudinal changes in cardiac structure and function of patients with RA compared with persons in the general population. METHODS: A prospective longitudinal study of a population-based cohort of 160 patients with RA and a population-based cohort of 1391 persons without RA (non-RA cohort) was performed...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426701/exploratory-study-on-the-effect-of-osteoactivin-on-muscle-regeneration-in-a-rat-volumetric-muscle-loss-model
#14
Jinjin Ma, Andrew R Baker, Anthony Calabro, Kathleen A Derwin
Wounds causing extensive injury loss of muscle, also known as volumetric muscle loss (VML), are frequently associated with high-energy civilian trauma and combat-related extremity injuries. Currently, no effective clinical therapy is available for promoting de novo muscle tissue regeneration to restore muscle function following VML. Recent studies have shown evidence that osteoactivin (OA), a transmembrane glycoprotein, has the ability to prevent skeletal muscle atrophy in response to denervation. Therefore the objective of this study is to investigate the potential regenerative effect of OA embedded and delivered via a cross-linked gelatin hydrogel within a volumetric tibialis anterior muscle defect in a rat model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424587/interactions-of-the-mechanosensitive-channels-with-extracellular-matrix-integrins-and-cytoskeletal-network-in-osmosensation
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REVIEW
Runsheng Jiao, Dan Cui, Stephani C Wang, Dongyang Li, Yu-Feng Wang
Life is maintained in a sea water-like internal environment. The homeostasis of this environment is dependent on osmosensory system translation of hydromineral information into osmotic regulatory machinery at system, tissue and cell levels. In the osmosensation, hydromineral information can be converted into cellular reactions through osmoreceptors, which changes thirst and drinking, secretion of antidiuretic vasopressin (VP), reabsorption of water and salt in the kidneys at systemic level as well as cellular metabolic activity and survival status at tissue level...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423017/auxotonic-to-isometric-contraction-transitioning-in-a-beating-heart-causes-myosin-step-size-to-down-shift
#16
Thomas P Burghardt, Xiaojing Sun, Yihua Wang, Katalin Ajtai
Myosin motors in cardiac ventriculum convert ATP free energy to the work of moving blood volume under pressure. The actin bound motor cyclically rotates its lever-arm/light-chain complex linking motor generated torque to the myosin filament backbone and translating actin against resisting force. Previous research showed that the unloaded in vitro motor is described with high precision by single molecule mechanical characteristics including unitary step-sizes of approximately 3, 5, and 8 nm and their relative step-frequencies of approximately 13, 50, and 37%...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420099/na%C3%A2-%C2%BAi-k%C3%A2-%C2%BAi-dependent-and-independent-signaling-triggered-by-cardiotonic-steroids-facts-and-artifacts
#17
REVIEW
Sergei N Orlov, Elizaveta A Klimanova, Artem M Tverskoi, Elizaveta A Vladychenskaya, Larisa V Smolyaninova, Olga D Lopina
Na⁺,K⁺-ATPase is the only known receptor of cardiotonic steroids (CTS) whose interaction with catalytic α-subunits leads to inhibition of this enzyme. As predicted, CTS affect numerous cellular functions related to the maintenance of the transmembrane gradient of monovalent cations, such as electrical membrane potential, cell volume, transepithelial movement of salt and osmotically-obliged water, symport of Na⁺ with inorganic phosphate, glucose, amino acids, nucleotides, etc. During the last two decades, it was shown that side-by-side with these canonical Na⁺i/K⁺i-dependent cellular responses, long-term exposure to CTS affects transcription, translation, tight junction, cell adhesion and exhibits tissue-specific impact on cell survival and death...
April 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417929/histogram-analysis-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-at-3t-is-useful-for-prediction-of-lymphatic-metastatic-spread-proliferative-activity-and-cellularity-in-thyroid-cancer
#18
Stefan Schob, Hans Jonas Meyer, Julia Dieckow, Bhogal Pervinder, Nikolaos Pazaitis, Anne Kathrin Höhn, Nikita Garnov, Diana Horvath-Rizea, Karl-Titus Hoffmann, Alexey Surov
Pre-surgical diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) is increasingly important in the context of thyroid cancer for identification of the optimal treatment strategy. It has exemplarily been shown that DWI at 3T can distinguish undifferentiated from well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma, which has decisive implications for the magnitude of surgery. This study used DWI histogram analysis of whole tumor apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps. The primary aim was to discriminate thyroid carcinomas which had already gained the capacity to metastasize lymphatically from those not yet being able to spread via the lymphatic system...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417467/retraction-statement-cxcl12-cxcr4-chemokine-signaling-in-spinal-glia-induces-pain-hypersensitivity-through-mapks-mediated-neuroinflammation-in-bone-cancer-rats
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'CXCL12/CXCR4 chemokine signaling in spinal glia induces pain hypersensitivity through MAPKs-mediated neuroinflammation in bone cancer rats' by Hu X.-M., Liu Y.-N., Zhang H.-L., Cao S.-B., Zhang T., Chen L.-P. and Shen W. The above article from Journal of Neurochemistry, published online on 26 January 2015 and in volume 132, issue 4, pages 452-463 (available through www.onlinelibrary.wiley.com), and its subsequent Corrigendum, published online on 5 February 2015 and in volume 132, issue 4, p. 487, have been retracted by agreement between the Journal's Editor-in-Chief, Jörg Schulz, corresponding author Wen Shen on behalf of the authors, and John Wiley & Sons Ltd...
May 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415545/engineering-bone-regeneration-with-novel-cell-laden-hydrogel-microfiber-injectable-calcium-phosphate-scaffold
#20
Yang Song, Chi Zhang, Ping Wang, Lin Wang, Chunyun Bao, Michael D Weir, Mark A Reynolds, Ke Ren, Liang Zhao, Hockin H K Xu
Cell-based tissue engineering is promising to create living functional tissues for bone regeneration. The implanted cells should be evenly distributed in the scaffold, be fast-released to the defect and maintain high viability in order to actively participate in the regenerative process. Herein, we report an injectable calcium phosphate cement (CPC) scaffold containing cell-encapsulating hydrogel microfibers with desirable degradability that could deliver cells in a timely manner and maintain cell viability...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
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