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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297570/human-lung-spheroids-as-in-vitro-niches-of-lung-progenitor-cells-with-distinctive-paracrine-and-plasticity-properties
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Isotta Chimenti, Francesca Pagano, Francesco Angelini, Camilla Siciliano, Giorgio Mangino, Vittorio Picchio, Elena De Falco, Mariangela Peruzzi, Roberto Carnevale, Mohsen Ibrahim, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Elisa Messina, Giacomo Frati
Basic and translational research on lung biology has discovered multiple progenitor cell types, specialized or facultative, responsible for turnover, renewal, and repair. Isolation of populations of resident lung progenitor cells (LPCs) has been described by multiple protocols, and some have been successfully applied to healthy human lung tissue. We aimed at understanding how different cell culture conditions may affect, in vitro, the phenotype of LPCs to create an ideal niche-like microenvironment. The influence of different substrates (i...
March 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240727/under-pressure-the-utility-of-spacers-in-univalved-fiberglass-casts
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Kevin Kleis, John A Schlechter, Joshua D Doan, Christine L Farnsworth, Eric W Edmonds
BACKGROUND: Univalving fiberglass casts after fracture manipulation or extremity surgery reduces the risk of developing compartment syndrome (CS). Previous experiments have demonstrated that univalving decreases intracompartmental pressures (ICPs), but increases the risk for loss of fracture reduction due to altering the mechanical properties of the cast. The purpose of this study was to correlate cast valve width within a univalved cast model to decreasing ICP. METHODS: Saline bags (1 L) were covered with stockinette, Webril, and fiberglass tape then connected to an arterial pressure line monitor...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213465/epithelial-morphogenesis-during-liver-development
#3
Naoki Tanimizu, Toshihiro Mitaka
Tissue stem/progenitor cells supply multiple types of epithelial cells that eventually acquire specialized functions during organ development. In addition, three-dimensional (3D) tissue structures need to be established for organs to perform their physiological functions. The liver contains two types of epithelial cells, namely, hepatocytes and cholangiocytes, which are derived from hepatoblasts, fetal liver stem/progenitor cells (LPCs), in mid-gestation. Hepatocytes performing many metabolic reactions form cord-like structures, whereas cholangiocytes, biliary epithelial cells, form tubular structures called intrahepatic bile ducts...
February 17, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187190/widespread-gli-expression-but-limited-canonical-hedgehog-signaling-restricted-to-the-ductular-reaction-in-human-chronic-liver-disease
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Candice Alexandra Grzelak, Nicholas David Sigglekow, Janina Elke Eleonore Tirnitz-Parker, Elizabeth Jane Hamson, Alessandra Warren, Bharvi Maneck, Jinbiao Chen, Bramilla Patkunanathan, Jade Boland, Robert Cheng, Nicholas Adam Shackel, Devanshi Seth, David Geoffrey Bowen, Luciano Gastón Martelotto, D Neil Watkins, Geoffrey William McCaughan
Canonical Hedgehog (Hh) signaling in vertebrate cells occurs following Smoothened activation/translocation into the primary cilia (Pc), followed by a GLI transcriptional response. Nonetheless, GLI activation can occur independently of the canonical Hh pathway. Using a murine model of liver injury, we previously identified the importance of canonical Hh signaling within the Pc+ liver progenitor cell (LPC) population and noted that SMO-independent, GLI-mediated signals were important in multiple Pc-ve GLI2+ intrahepatic populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183801/fatty-acid-16-4-n-3-stimulates-a-gpr120-induced-signaling-cascade-in-splenic-macrophages-to-promote-chemotherapy-resistance
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Julia M Houthuijzen, Ilse Oosterom, Brian D Hudson, Akira Hirasawa, Laura G M Daenen, Chelsea M McLean, Steffen V F Hansen, Marijn T M van Jaarsveld, Daniel S Peeper, Sahar Jafari Sadatmand, Jeanine M L Roodhart, Chris H A van de Lest, Trond Ulven, Kenji Ishihara, Graeme Milligan, Emile E Voest
Although chemotherapy is designed to eradicate tumor cells, it also has significant effects on normal tissues. The platinum-induced fatty acid, 16:4(n-3) (hexadeca-4,7,10,13-tetraenoic acid), induces systemic resistance to a broad range of DNA-damaging chemotherapeutics. We show that 16:4(n-3) exerts its effect by activating splenic F4/80(+)/CD11b(low) macrophages, which results in production of chemoprotective lysophosphatidylcholines (LPCs). Pharmacologic studies, together with analysis of expression patterns, identified GPR120 on F4/80(+)/CD11b(low) macrophages as the relevant receptor for 16:4(n-3)...
February 9, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161751/miltefosine-a-novel-internal-standard-approach-to-lysophospholipid-quantitation-using-lc-ms-ms
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A Ruth Godfrey, Lewis Jones, Mairead Davies, Rachel Townsend
Understanding and determining levels of lysophospholipids (LPLs) is of increasing interest to the bioanalytical community as they may be targeted for preparative removal as a matrix interference or as a lead substance as a biomarker of disease. Studies monitoring levels of LPLs have used a range of approaches for quantitation whereby those using an internal standard have used either deuterated analogues of the target LPL or alternative LPLs containing an odd number of carbon atoms within its chain, which can be expensive and difficult to distinguish with other LPLs, respectively...
April 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977822/a-new-approach-for-the-treatment-of-lateral-periodontal-cysts-with-an-810-nm-diode-laser
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Gaetano Isola, Giovanni Matarese, Giuseppe Lo Giudice, Francesco Briguglio, Angela Alibrandi, Andrea Crupi, Giancarlo Cordasco, Luca Ramaglia
The aim of this study was to test whether the combination of diode laser therapy and surgical treatment for a lateral periodontal cyst (LPC) would result in greater clinical improvement compared with surgery alone. A total of 18 patients with LPCs were assessed for eligibility for this study. At baseline, each patient was randomly allocated to one of two regimens: diode laser plus surgery (test group) or traditional surgical treatment alone (control group). Healing parameters were assessed at 7 to 21 days to monitor short-term complications, and periodontal parameters were assessed at 3, 6, and 12 months to evaluate long-term healing...
January 2017: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27967239/lipid-osteoclastokines-regulate-breast-cancer-bone-metastasis
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Jing Y Krzeszinski, Adam G Schwaid, Wing Yin Cheng, Zixue Jin, Zachary R Gallegos, Alan Saghatelian, Yihong Wan
Bone metastasis is a deadly consequence of cancers, in which osteoclast forms a vicious cycle with tumor cell. Bone metastasis attenuation by clinical usage of osteoclast inhibitors and in our osteopetrotic mouse genetic models with β-catenin constitutive activation or PPARγ deficiency, fully support the important role of osteoclast in driving the bone metastatic niche. However, the mechanisms for this "partnership in crime" are underexplored. Here we show that osteoclasts reprogram their lipid secretion to support cancer cells...
December 14, 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933368/anatomical-variations-of-the-greater-palatine-canal-in-cone-beam-computed-tomography
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O Rapado-González, J A Suárez-Quintanilla, María Mercedes Suárez-Cunqueiro
PURPOSE: To analyze anatomical variations of the greater palatine canal (GPC) using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images. METHODS: This study included 110 CBCTs. Axial slices were used to determine the shape of GPC and the number of lesser palatine foramina (LPF). Sagittal slices were used to assess the shape of the GPC and the number of lesser palatine canals (LPCs). RESULTS: The most prevalent axial and sagittal GPC shapes were oval (46...
December 8, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911610/successful-consecutive-expansion-of-limbal-explants-using-a-biosafe-culture-medium-under-feeder-layer-free-conditions
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Marina López-Paniagua, Teresa Nieto-Miguel, Ana de la Mata, Sara Galindo, José M Herreras, Rosa M Corrales, Margarita Calonge
PURPOSE: Transplantation of in vitro cultured limbal epithelial stem cells (LESCs) is a treatment widely used for LESC deficiency. However, the number of limbal tissue donors is limited, and protocols for LESC cultivation often include compounds and/or feeder layers that can induce side effects and/or increase the cost of the culture procedure. We investigated the feasibility of obtaining more than one limbal primary culture (LPC) from the same biopsy using a culture medium in which several potentially harmful compounds were replaced at the same time by biosafe supplements, allowing the LESC cultivation without feeder layers...
December 2, 2016: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892410/short-term-no2-exposure-is-associated-with-long-chain-fatty-acids-in-prospective-cohorts-from-augsburg-germany-results-from-an-analysis-of-138-metabolites-and-three-exposures
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Cavin K Ward-Caviness, Susanne Breitner, Kathrin Wolf, Josef Cyrys, Gabi Kastenmüller, Rui Wang-Sattler, Alexandra Schneider, Annette Peters
BACKGROUND: Short-term exposure to air pollution is associated with morbidity and mortality. Metabolites are intermediaries in biochemical processes, and associations between air pollution and metabolites can yield unique mechanistic insights. METHODS: We used independent cross-sectional samples with targeted metabolomics (138 metabolites across five metabolite classes) from three cohort studies, each a part of the Cooperative Health Research in the Region of Augsburg (KORA)...
October 2016: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826058/the-progenitor-cell-dilemma-cellular-and-functional-heterogeneity-in-assistance-or-escalation-of-liver-injury
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Veronika Lukacs-Kornek, Frank Lammert
Liver progenitor cells (LPCs) are quiescent cells that are activated during liver injury and thought to give rise to hepatocytes and cholangiocytes in order to support liver regeneration and tissue restitution. While hepatocytes are capable of self-renewal, during most chronic injuries the proliferative capacity of hepatocytes is inhibited thus LPCs provide main source for regeneration. Despite extensive lineage tracing studies, their role and involvement in these processes are often controversial. Additionally, increasing evidence suggest that the LPC compartment consists of heterogeneous cell populations that are actively involved in cellular interactions with myeloid and lymphoid cells during regeneration...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796316/ductular-reaction-on-a-chip-microfluidic-co-cultures-to-study-stem-cell-fate-selection-during-liver-injury
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Amranul Haque, Pantea Gheibi, Gulnaz Stybayeva, Yandong Gao, Natalie Torok, Alexander Revzin
Liver injury modulates local microenvironment, triggering production of signals that instruct stem cell fate choices. In this study, we employed a microfluidic co-culture system to recreate important interactions in the liver stem cell niche, those between adult hepatocytes and liver progenitor cells (LPCs). We demonstrate that pluripotent stem cell-derived LPCs choose hepatic fate when cultured next to healthy hepatocytes but begin biliary differentiation program when co-cultured with injured hepatocytes. We connect this fate selection to skewing in production of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 caused by injury...
October 31, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777588/a-transcriptomic-signature-of-mouse-liver-progenitor-cells
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Adam M Passman, Jasmine Low, Roslyn London, Janina E E Tirnitz-Parker, Atsushi Miyajima, Minoru Tanaka, Helene Strick-Marchand, Gretchen J Darlington, Megan Finch-Edmondson, Scott Ochsner, Cornelia Zhu, James Whelan, Bernard A Callus, George C T Yeoh
Liver progenitor cells (LPCs) can proliferate extensively, are able to differentiate into hepatocytes and cholangiocytes, and contribute to liver regeneration. The presence of LPCs, however, often accompanies liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), indicating that they may be a cancer stem cell. Understanding LPC biology and establishing a sensitive, rapid, and reliable method to detect their presence in the liver will assist diagnosis and facilitate monitoring of treatment outcomes in patients with liver pathologies...
2016: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768929/metabolite-variations-between-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-and-chronic-liver-failure-caused-by-hepatitis-b-virus-based-on-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
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Jiangshan Lian, Xiaofen Li, Yinyin Wang, Jianle Yang, Wei Liu, Jing Ma, Deying Chen, Lanjuan Li, Jianrong Huang
OBJECTIVE: The present study aims to compare serum metabolite alterations between acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) and chronic liver failure (CLF), and find the specific biomarkers associated with the diseases. METHODS: Serum samples were collected from patients with ACLF (n=76) and CLF (n=56) as well as healthy individuals (n=20) and assayed by ultra-performance liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS). The acquired data was analyzed using principal components analysis (PCA) and partial least squares discriminate analysis (PLS-DA)...
December 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755546/metabolite-and-lipid-profiling-of-biobank-plasma-samples-collected-prior-to-onset-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Izabella Surowiec, Lisbeth Ärlestig, Solbritt Rantapää-Dahlqvist, Johan Trygg
OBJECTIVE: The early diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is desirable to install treatment to prevent disease progression and joint destruction. Autoantibodies and immunological markers pre-date the onset of symptoms by years albeit not all patients will present these factors, even at disease onset. Additional biomarkers would be of high value to improve early diagnosis and understanding of the process, leading to disease development. METHODS: Plasma samples donated before the onset of RA were identified in the Biobank of Northern Sweden, a collection within national health survey programs...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736893/detection-of-independent-associations-of-plasma-lipidomic-parameters-with-insulin-sensitivity-indices-using-data-mining-methodology
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Steffi Kopprasch, Srirangan Dheban, Kai Schuhmann, Aimin Xu, Klaus-Martin Schulte, Charmaine J Simeonovic, Peter E H Schwarz, Stefan R Bornstein, Andrej Shevchenko, Juergen Graessler
OBJECTIVE: Glucolipotoxicity is a major pathophysiological mechanism in the development of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D). We aimed to detect subtle changes in the circulating lipid profile by shotgun lipidomics analyses and to associate them with four different insulin sensitivity indices. METHODS: The cross-sectional study comprised 90 men with a broad range of insulin sensitivity including normal glucose tolerance (NGT, n = 33), impaired glucose tolerance (IGT, n = 32) and newly detected T2D (n = 25)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697477/lysophosphatidylcholines-activate-ppar%C3%AE-and-protect-human-skeletal-muscle-cells-from-lipotoxicity
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Christian Klingler, Xinjie Zhao, Till Adhikary, Jia Li, Guowang Xu, Hans-Ulrich Häring, Erwin Schleicher, Rainer Lehmann, Cora Weigert
Metabolomics studies of human plasma demonstrate a correlation of lower plasma lysophosphatidylcholines (LPC) concentrations with insulin resistance, obesity, and inflammation. This relationship is not unraveled on a molecular level. Here we investigated the effects of the abundant LPC(16:0) and LPC(18:1) on human skeletal muscle cells differentiated to myotubes. Transcriptome analysis of human myotubes treated with 10μM LPC for 24h revealed enrichment of up-regulated peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) target transcripts, including ANGPTL4, PDK4, PLIN2, and CPT1A...
December 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659215/human-lung-spheroids-as-in-vitro-niches-of-lung-progenitor-cells-with-distinctive-paracrine-and-plasticity-properties
#19
Isotta Chimenti, Francesca Pagano, Francesco Angelini, Camilla Siciliano, Giorgio Mangino, Vittorio Picchio, Elena De Falco, Mariangela Peruzzi, Roberto Carnevale, Mohsen Ibrahim, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Elisa Messina, Giacomo Frati
: Basic and translational research on lung biology has discovered multiple progenitor cell types, specialized or facultative, responsible for turnover, renewal, and repair. Isolation of populations of resident lung progenitor cells (LPCs) has been described by multiple protocols, and some have been successfully applied to healthy human lung tissue. We aimed at understanding how different cell culture conditions may affect, in vitro, the phenotype of LPCs to create an ideal niche-like microenvironment. The influence of different substrates (i...
September 22, 2016: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27597881/atypical-audiovisual-word-processing-in-school-age-children-with-a-history-of-specific-language-impairment-an-event-related-potential-study
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Natalya Kaganovich, Jennifer Schumaker, Courtney Rowland
BACKGROUND: Visual speech cues influence different aspects of language acquisition. However, whether developmental language disorders may be associated with atypical processing of visual speech is unknown. In this study, we used behavioral and ERP measures to determine whether children with a history of SLI (H-SLI) differ from their age-matched typically developing (TD) peers in the ability to match auditory words with corresponding silent visual articulations. METHODS: Nineteen 7-13-year-old H-SLI children and 19 age-matched TD children participated in the study...
2016: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
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