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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931068/erk1-2-signalling-protects-against-apoptosis-following-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-but-cannot-provide-long-term-protection-against-bax-bak-independent-cell-death
#1
Nicola J Darling, Kathryn Balmanno, Simon J Cook
Disruption of protein folding in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) causes ER stress. Activation of the unfolded protein response (UPR) acts to restore protein homeostasis or, if ER stress is severe or persistent, drive apoptosis, which is thought to proceed through the cell intrinsic, mitochondrial pathway. Indeed, cells that lack the key executioner proteins BAX and BAK are protected from ER stress-induced apoptosis. Here we show that chronic ER stress causes the progressive inhibition of the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK1/2) signalling pathway...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930930/management-of-peri-implant-hypertrophic-scarring-for-an-ear-prosthesis
#2
Elizabeth Rodrigues Alfenas, Amália Moreno, Paul Benjamin Tanner, Henrique Duque Netto, Maria Fernanda Lopes Fonseca, Fernando Gonçalves Rios
The clinical report describes a case of a 14-year-old patient with a traumatic amputation of the left auricle and severe hypertrophic scarring. The management of peri-implant soft tissue was challenging, but successful in the rehabilitation of a patient with auricular prosthesis retained by implants. The prosthesis restored the patient's facial aesthetics and contributed not only to function, but also to psychosocial well-being.
September 19, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930755/vegf-and-igf-delivered-from-alginate-hydrogels-promote-stable-perfusion-recovery-in-ischemic-hind-limbs-of-aged-mice-and-young-rabbits
#3
Erin M Anderson, Eduardo A Silva, Yibai Hao, Kathleen D Martinick, Sarah A Vermillion, Alexander G Stafford, Elisabeth G Doherty, Lin Wang, Edward J Doherty, Paul M Grossman, David J Mooney
Biomaterial-based delivery of angiogenic growth factors restores perfusion more effectively than bolus delivery methods in rodent models of peripheral vascular disease, but the same success has not yet been demonstrated in clinically relevant studies of aged or large animals. These studies explore, in clinically relevant models, a therapeutic angiogenesis strategy for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease that overcomes the challenges encountered in previous clinical trials. Alginate hydrogels providing sustained release of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF) were injected into ischemic hind limbs in middle-aged and old mice, and also in young rabbits, as a test of the scalability of this local growth factor treatment...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930715/cigarette-smoking-attenuates-kidney-protection-by-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibition-in-nondiabetic-chronic-kidney-disease
#4
Bethany Roehm, Jan Simoni, Jessica Pruszynski, Donald E Wesson
BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoking exacerbates the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) decline in nondiabetic chronic kidney disease (CKD) despite the kidney protection that is achieved by angiotensin converting enzyme inhibition (ACEI). Whether smoking cessation restores ACEI-related kidney protection is not known. METHODS: This 5-year, prospective, prevention trial recruited 108 smokers and 108 nonsmokers with stage-2 nondiabetic CKD with primary hypertension and urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (Ualb) >200 mg/g...
September 21, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930684/tumor-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-use-distinct-mechanisms-to-block-the-activity-of-natural-killer-cell-subsets
#5
Sabine Galland, Joanna Vuille, Patricia Martin, Igor Letovanec, Anne Caignard, Giulia Fregni, Ivan Stamenkovic
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) display pleiotropic functions, which include secretion of soluble factors with immunosuppressive activity implicated in cancer progression. We compared the immunomodulatory effects on natural killer (NK) cells of paired intratumor (T)- and adjacent non-tumor tissue (N)-derived MSCs from patients with squamous cell lung carcinoma (SCC). We observed that T-MSCs were more strongly immunosuppressive than N-MSCs and affected both NK function and phenotype, as defined by CD56 expression...
September 19, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930663/the-trem2-apoe-pathway-drives-the-transcriptional-phenotype-of-dysfunctional-microglia-in-neurodegenerative-diseases
#6
Susanne Krasemann, Charlotte Madore, Ron Cialic, Caroline Baufeld, Narghes Calcagno, Rachid El Fatimy, Lien Beckers, Elaine O'Loughlin, Yang Xu, Zain Fanek, David J Greco, Scott T Smith, George Tweet, Zachary Humulock, Tobias Zrzavy, Patricia Conde-Sanroman, Mar Gacias, Zhiping Weng, Hao Chen, Emily Tjon, Fargol Mazaheri, Kristin Hartmann, Asaf Madi, Jason D Ulrich, Markus Glatzel, Anna Worthmann, Joerg Heeren, Bogdan Budnik, Cynthia Lemere, Tsuneya Ikezu, Frank L Heppner, Vladimir Litvak, David M Holtzman, Hans Lassmann, Howard L Weiner, Jordi Ochando, Christian Haass, Oleg Butovsky
Microglia play a pivotal role in the maintenance of brain homeostasis but lose homeostatic function during neurodegenerative disorders. We identified a specific apolipoprotein E (APOE)-dependent molecular signature in microglia from models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis (MS), and Alzheimer's disease (AD) and in microglia surrounding neuritic β-amyloid (Aβ)-plaques in the brains of people with AD. The APOE pathway mediated a switch from a homeostatic to a neurodegenerative microglia phenotype after phagocytosis of apoptotic neurons...
September 19, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929977/exposure-to-follicular-fluid-during-oocyte-maturation-and-oviductal-fluid-during-post-maturation-does-not-improve-in-vitro-embryo-production-in-the-horse
#7
Cécile Douet, Olivia Parodi, Nicola Antonio Martino, Giovanni Michele Lacalandra, Michele Nicassio, Fabrice Reigner, Stefan Deleuze, Maria Elena Dell'Aquila, Ghylène Goudet
Most wild equids and many domestic horse breeds are at risk of extinction, so there is an urgent need for genome resource banking. Embryos cryopreservation allows the preservation of genetics from male and female and is the fastest method to restore a breed. In the equine, embryo production in vitro would allow the production of several embryos per cycle. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is used to generate horse embryos, but it requires expensive equipment and expertise in micromanipulation, and blastocyst development rates remain low...
September 20, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929640/rho-kinase-inhibitor-fasudil-attenuates-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury
#8
Yiming Wang, Hao Zhang, Zhijian Yang, Dengshun Miao, Dingguo Zhang
In this study, we tested the hypothesis that fasudil, a Rho kinase inhibitor, would protect against contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) in a mouse model and attempted to elucidate the mechanism involved. Mice subjected to unilateral ligation of the left anterior renal pedicle were divided into four groups: (1) control group, (2) CI-AKI induced by contrast media (CM group), (3) CI-AKI plus low-dose fasudil (LD group) and (4) CI-AKI plus high-dose fasudil (HD group). Animals from groups 2-4 received iodixanol (4...
September 19, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929603/injectable-technique-for-direct-provisional-restoration
#9
Alvaro Blasi, Talal Alnassar, Gerard Chiche
OBJECTIVE: New technique describes an alternative treatment modality of making direct provisional restoration. CLINICAL CONSIDERATIONS: A preoperative wax-up should be fabricated, followed by fabrication of a transparent polyvinyl siloxane (VPS) matrix in a clear plastic prefabricated tray with retentive holes. After the tray is separated from the model, two additional holes will be made through the tray and the VPS for injecting and venting of the temporary resin...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929570/impacts-of-human-induced-environmental-change-in-wetlands-on-aquatic-animals
#10
Michael Sievers, Robin Hale, Kirsten M Parris, Stephen E Swearer
Many wetlands harbour highly diverse biological communities and provide extensive ecosystem services; however, these important ecological features are being altered, degraded and destroyed around the world. Despite a wealth of research on how animals respond to anthropogenic changes to natural wetlands and how they use created wetlands, we lack a broad synthesis of these data. While some altered wetlands may provide vital habitat, others could pose a considerable risk to wildlife. This risk will be heightened if such wetlands are ecological traps - preferred habitats that confer lower fitness than another available habitat...
September 19, 2017: Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929535/extracellular-acidosis-selectively-inhibits-pharmacomechanical-coupling-induced-by-carbachol-in-strips-of-rat-gastric-fundus
#11
Daniel Maia Nogueira de Oliveira, Francisco José Batista-Lima, Emanuella Carvalho Feitosa, Alexandre Havt, Moisés Tolentino Bento da Silva, Armênio Aguiar Dos Santos, Pedro Jorge Caldas Magalhães
Acute acidosis that results from short-term exercise delays gastric emptying in rats and decreases the responsiveness to carbachol in gastric fundus strips. The regulation of cytosolic Ca(2+) levels appears to be a mechanism of action of acidosis. The present study investigated the way in which acidosis interferes with gastric smooth muscle contractions. Rat gastric fundus isolated strips at pH 6.0 presented a lower magnitude of carbachol-induced contractions compared with preparations at pH 7.4. This lower magnitude was absent in carbachol-stimulated duodenum and KCl-stimulated gastric fundus strips...
September 19, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929532/the-impact-of-left-ventricular-deformation-and-dyssynchrony-on-improvement-of-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-following-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-in-wolff-parkinson-white-syndrome-a-comprehensive-study-by-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Tomoo Nagai, Akira Hamabe, Junko Arakawa, Hirotsugu Tabata, Toshihiko Nishioka
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate left ventricular (LV) deformation and LV dyssynchrony in patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome and to identify the factors that affect the efficacy of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA). METHODS: Thirty patients (26 men, mean age 40 ± 12 years) with WPW syndrome were prospectively recruited for this study. They underwent 2-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography with speckle tracking analysis before RFCA and again within 48 hours after RFCA...
September 19, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929494/crhr2-ucn2-signaling-is-a-novel-regulator-of-mir-7-yy1-fas-circuitry-contributing-to-reversal-of-colorectal-cancer-cell-resistance-to-fas-mediated-apoptosis
#13
Charalabos Pothoulakis, Monica Torre-Rojas, Marco A Duran-Padilla, Jonathan Gevorkian, Odysseas Zoras, Emmanuel Chrysos, George Chalkiadakis, Stavroula Baritaki
Colorectal cancer (CRC) responds poorly to immuno-mediated cytotoxicity. Underexpression of Corticotropin-releasing-hormone-receptor-2 (CRHR2) in CRC, promotes tumor survival, growth and Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition (EMT), in vitro and in vivo. We explored the role of CRHR2 downregulation in CRC cell resistance to Fas/FasL-mediated apoptosis and the underlying molecular mechanism. CRC cell sensitivity to CH11-induced apoptosis was compared between Urocortin-2 (Ucn2)-stimulated parental and CRHR2-overexpressing CRC cell lines and targets of CRHR2/Ucn2 signaling were identified through in vitro and ex vivo analyses...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929469/chondrocyte-expansion-is-associated-with-loss-of-primary-cilia-and-disrupted-hedgehog-signalling
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C L Thompson, J C Plant, A K Wann, C L Bishop, P Novak, H M Mitchison, P L Beales, J P Chapple, M M Knight
Tissue engineering-based therapies targeting cartilage diseases, such as osteoarthritis, require in vitro expansion of articular chondrocytes. A major obstacle for these therapies is the dedifferentiation and loss of phenotype accompanying chondrocyte expansion. Recent studies suggest that manipulation of hedgehog signalling may be used to promote chondrocyte re-differentiation. Hedgehog signalling requires the primary cilium, a microtubule-based signalling compartment, the integrity of which is linked to the cytoskeleton...
September 20, 2017: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929421/immunotherapy-of-food-allergy-a-comprehensive-review
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Christine Y Y Wai, Nicki Y H Leung, Patrick S C Leung, Ka Hou Chu
Food allergy imposes a severe global health burden, and thus, there is a dire need for safe and effective treatments. Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) is currently the only approach to restore immune tolerance through administrating increasing doses of allergen extracts. Unfortunately, the development of AIT for food allergies has been impeded by the frequent anaphylactic side effects during the course of treatment. The emergence of component-resolved diagnosis has greatly improved our ability to identify causative allergens and revolutionized the design of AIT...
September 19, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929419/high-resolution-mr-imaging-for-dental-impressions-a-feasibility-study
#16
Julian Boldt, Kurt Rottner, Marc Schmitter, Andreas Hopfgartner, Peter Jakob, Ernst-Jürgen Richter, Olga Tymofiyeva
OBJECTIVES: Magnetic resonance imaging is an emerging technology in dental medicine. While low-resolution MRI has especially provided means to examine the temporomandibular joint due to its anatomic inaccessibility, it was the goal of this study to assess whether high-resolution MRI is capable of delivering a dataset sufficiently precise enough to serve as digital impression of human teeth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An informed and consenting patient in need of dental restoration with fixed partial dentures was chosen as subject...
September 19, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929376/divergent-coronary-flow-responses-to-uridine-adenosine-tetraphosphate-in-atherosclerotic-apoe-knockout-mice
#17
Bunyen Teng, Hicham Labazi, Changyan Sun, Yan Yang, Xiaorong Zeng, S Jamal Mustafa, Zhichao Zhou
Uridine adenosine tetraphosphate (Up4A) exerts potent relaxation in porcine coronary arteries that is reduced following myocardial infarction, suggesting a crucial role for Up4A in the regulation of coronary flow (CF) in cardiovascular disorders. We evaluated the vasoactive effects of Up4A on CF in atherosclerosis using ApoE knockout (KO) mice ex vivo and in vivo. Functional studies were conducted in isolated mouse hearts using the Langendorff technique. Immunofluorescence was performed to assess purinergic P2X1 receptor (P2X1R) expression in isolated mouse coronary arteries...
September 20, 2017: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929339/intranasal-insulin-ameliorates-cerebral-hypometabolism-neuronal-loss-and-astrogliosis-in-streptozotocin-induced-alzheimer-s-rat-model
#18
Yanxing Chen, Zhangyu Guo, Yan-Fang Mao, Tingting Zheng, Baorong Zhang
Intracerebroventricular injection of streptozotocin (ICV-STZ) in rodents leads to cognitive impairments and several pathological changes like Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, there is hardly any research about the effect of ICV-STZ on regional cerebral glucose metabolism in rodents. Previous studies have demonstrated that intranasal insulin improves cognition in AD patients. However, the underlying mechanism remains elusive. Here, we treated the ICV-STZ rats with daily intranasal delivery of insulin (2 U/day) for 6 consecutive weeks, then monitored (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) uptake using a high-resolution small-animal positron emission tomography (microPET) and studied the expression of neuronal nuclei (NeuN) and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) using immunohistochemical staining...
September 19, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929069/our-experience-of-treating-wide-spectrum-of-external-ear-canal-atresia-of-different-etiologies-in-pediatric-patients
#19
Kranti Bhavana
External auditory canal atresia (EACA) is a common otologic condition. Etiology can vary from congenital to acquired causes. It causes considerable difficulty to the patient. Bilateral ear canal atresia in children can lead to speech delays due to hearing impairment caused by this condition. Though easily diagnosed it is one of the most difficult conditions to treat. Acquired conditions can affect any age group. Restenosis following treatment is very common. This article focuses on the treatment of EACA due to different etiologies and emphasizes on special points of surgical treatment and follow up...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929054/prosthetic-rehabilitation-of-a-geriatric-patient-with-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-buccal-mucosa-a-report-of-clinical-challenges
#20
Raghavendra Adaki, Sarvesh Raikar, Kamal Shigli, Sivaranjani Gali
OBJECTIVE: This article aims to highlight the rehabilitation of a geriatric patient with an orofacial cheek defect by an extraoral silicone prosthesis. METHODOLOGY: Structured extra- and intra-oral examination of tissues coupled with a justified choice of impression materials, techniques, and prosthetic rehabilitation with a high-temperature vulcanizing silicone was done. RESULTS: The presence of compressible tissues, static appearance of the prosthesis during patient's facial movements, variability in complexion of the skin around the defect, and manipulating heat-vulcanized silicone were the challenges faced during clinical procedures...
April 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation
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