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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934595/copd-alters-immune-cell-composition-and-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-efficacy-in-nsclc
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Nicholas M Mark, Julia Kargl, Stephanie E Busch, Grace H Y Yang, Heather E Metz, Huajia Zhang, Jesse J Hubbard, Sudhakar N J Pipavath, David K Madtes, A McGarry Houghton
RATIONALE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are interrelated diseases with substantial mortality; the pathogenesis of both involves aberrant immune functioning. OBJECTIVE: To profile the immune cell composition and function in patients with NSCLC and describe the effect of COPD on lung and tumor microenvironments. METHODS: We profiled resected lung and tumor tissue using flow cytometry and T-cell receptor sequencing in patients with and without COPD from a prospective cohort of patients undergoing resection of NSCLC...
September 21, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930777/endoscopic-delayed-breast-reconstruction-with-expanders-and-implants-via-the-axillary-incision-made-for-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-or-lymphadenectomy
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José Maria Serra-Mestre, Randolfo Fernandez Peñuela, Francesco DʼAndrea, Joan Maria Viñals, José Maria Serra-Renom
BACKGROUND: Classic techniques of delayed prosthetic breast reconstruction use the mastectomy scar as an access route. As a result, the filling of the expander must be postponed until the wounds have healed. This creates an asymmetry between the breasts with the volume changes caused by the filling of the expander, which may occur over several weeks and cause considerable discomfort. METHODS: Delayed breast reconstruction was performed via the axillary incision made for sentinel lymph node biopsy or lymphadenectomy with endoscopic assistance and detachment of the pectoralis major muscle...
September 19, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930342/yolk-shell-nanocomposite-particles-as-bioactive-bone-fillers-and-growth-factor-carriers
#3
Pujiang Shi, Sunny A Abbah, Yon Jin Chuah, Jun Li, Yong Zhang, Pengfei He, Hee Kit Wong, James C H Goh
The efficient delivery of bioactive molecules via rationally designed nanoparticles is an important focus in regenerative medicine. The yolk shell nanocomposite particles described herein are composed of silk fibroin movable cores formed within voided calcium carbonate shells to load and control the release of labile cytokines. These particles are excellent carrier vehicles of potent molecules as they sustained the release of bioactive Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2 (BMP-2) for more than 28 days in vitro. Implantation into bone defects in rabbits corroborates the in vitro results and also reveals that upon contact with phosphate containing body fluids, implanted yolk shell particles agglomerate and transform into a filler that adapts to defect contour to further act as an absorbable hemostatic agent...
September 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930285/interleukin-17a-negatively-regulates-lymphangiogenesis-in-t-helper-17-cell-mediated-inflammation
#4
H J Park, C M Yuk, K Shin, S-H Lee
During inflammation lymphatic vessels (LVs) are enlarged and their density is increased to facilitate the migration of activated immune cells and antigens. However, after antigen clearance, the expanded LVs shrink to maintain homeostasis. Here we show that interleukin (IL)-17A, secreted from T helper type 17 (TH17) cells, is a negative regulator of lymphangiogenesis during the resolution phase of TH17-mediated immune responses. Moreover, IL-17A suppresses the expression of major lymphatic markers in lymphatic endothelial cells and decreases in vitro LV formation...
September 20, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929461/the-isolation-culture-and-propagation-of-murine-intestinal-enteroids-for-the-study-of-dietary-lipid-metabolism
#5
Diana Li, Hongli Dong, Alison B Kohan
Since the initial report in 2009 by Sato and Clevers, primary enteroids have been of major interest in the fields of stem cell biology and gastrointestinal (GI) tract biology. More recently, we and others have made major inroads into the physiological relevance of these enteroid models and have shown that enteroids derived from the stomach, intestine, or colon recapitulate major functions of these tissues, namely, gastric acid secretion, lipid absorption and lipoprotein secretion, and ion transport. Here, we detail the isolation of stem cells from the small intestine and the culture and propagation of those stem cells into mature three-dimensional enteroids...
September 20, 2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929057/keratosis-obturans-a-disease-of-the-tropics
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A W Chong, R Raman
Keratosis obturans appears to be an obscure and relatively uncommon entity, even in literature search of journals and reference texts, so much so that there is not even any prevalence or incidence statistics available. However, the condition did not appear to be as uncommon based on our clinical observations. We have managed to obtain 64 patients representing 67 ears with keratosis obturans in our study period of about 18 months with a pattern of occurrence during this period. Humid weather seemed to play a role in the frequency of its appearance during certain period in our observation...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928739/gut-reg3%C3%AE-associated-lactobacillus-induces-anti-inflammatory-macrophages-to-maintain-adipose-tissue-homeostasis
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Yugang Huang, HouBao Qi, Zhiqian Zhang, Enlin Wang, Huan Yun, Hui Yan, Xiaomin Su, Yingquan Liu, Zenzen Tang, Yunhuan Gao, Wencong Shang, Jiang Zhou, Tianze Wang, Yongzhe Che, Yuan Zhang, Rongcun Yang
Gut microbiota may not only affect composition of local immune cells but also affect systemic immune cells. However, it is not completely clear how gut microbiota modulate these immune systems. Here, we found that there exist expanded macrophage pools in huREG3γ (tgIEC) mice. REG3γ-associated Lactobacillus, which is homology to Lactobacillus Taiwanese, could enlarge macrophage pools not only in the small intestinal lamina propria but also in the spleen and adipose tissues. STAT3-mediated signal(s) was a critical factor in the Lactobacillus-mediated anti-inflammatory macrophages...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927883/retinol-saturase-modulates-lipid-metabolism-and-the-production-of-reactive-oxygen-species
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Xiao-Yan Pang, Suya Wang, Michael J Jurczak, Gerald I Shulman, Alexander R Moise
Retinol saturase (RetSat) catalyzes the saturation of double bonds of all-trans-retinol leading to the production of dihydroretinoid metabolites. Beside its role in retinoid metabolism, there is evidence that RetSat modulates the cellular response to oxidative stress and plays critical roles in adipogenesis and the accumulation of lipids. Here, we explore the relationship between RetSat, lipid metabolism and oxidative stress using in vitro and in vivo models with altered expression of RetSat. Our results reveal that RetSat is a potent modulator of the cellular response to oxidative stress and the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
September 16, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927719/sex-dependent-behavioral-impairments-in-the-hdhq350-mouse-line
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Jessica K Cao, Peter J Detloff, Richard G Gardner, Nephi Stella
Huntington's Disease (HD) is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disease characterized by gradual deterioration of motor and cognitive functions and development of psychiatric deficits. Animal models provide powerful means to study the pathological processes, molecular dysfunctions and symptoms associated with HD. We performed a longitudinal behavioral study of the newly developed HdhQ350/+ mouse line, a knock-in model that expresses a repeat of 350 glutamines. We found remarkable sex-dependent differences on symptom onset and severity...
September 16, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925552/in-situ-bone-tissue-engineering-with-an-endogenous-stem-cell-mobilizer-and-osteoinductive-nanofibrous-polymeric-scaffolds
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Jong Seung Lee, Yoonhee Jin, Hyun-Ji Park, Kisuk Yang, Min Suk Lee, Hee Seok Yang, Seung-Woo Cho
Classical bone tissue engineering involves the use of culture-expanded cells and scaffolds to produce tissue constructs for transplantation. Despite promising results, clinical adoption of these constructs has been limited due to various drawbacks, including extensive cell expansion steps, low cell survival rate upon transplantation, and the possibility of immuno-rejection. To bypass the ex vivo cell culture and transplantation process, we exploited the regenerative capacity of the host by mobilizing endogenous stem cells to the site of injury...
September 19, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923868/gelofusine-ameliorates-colistin-induced-nephrotoxicity
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Sivashangarie Sivanesan, Mohammad A K Azad, Elena K Schneider, Maizbha U Ahmed, Jiayuan Huang, Jiping Wang, Jian Li, Roger L Nation, Tony Velkov
Colistin therapy is used as the last-line of defence against life-threatening Gram-negative infections. Nephrotoxicity is the major dose-limiting side-effect that impedes optimal dosing of patients. This study aims to examine the nephroprotective effect of the plasma volume expander gelofusine against colistin-induced nephrotoxicity. Renal protection was assessed in mice that were subcutaneously injected with colistin sulphate (14 mg/kg x 6 doses every 2 h; accumulated dose 84 mg/kg) and simultaneously injected in the intraperitoneal region with gelofusine (75, 150, 300 or 600 mg/kg x 6)...
September 18, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923241/opposing-roles-of-epidermal-integrins-%C3%AE-3%C3%AE-1-and-%C3%AE-9%C3%AE-1-in-regulation-of-mtld-bmp-1-mediated-laminin-%C3%AE-2-processing-during-wound-healing
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Whitney M Longmate, Scott P Lyons, Lori DeFreest, Livingston Van De Water, C Michael DiPersio
Proteolytic processing of the laminin-γ2 chain is a hallmark of basement membrane maturation in the skin. Integrin α3β1, a major receptor for epidermal adhesion to laminin-332, is critical for proper basement membrane organization during skin development and wound healing. Previously, we identified a role for α3β1 in promoting the processing of laminin-γ2 in cultured keratinocytes in vitro and in wound epidermis in vivo. In the current study we identify the Bmp1 gene, which encodes variants of the mammalian tolloid/bone morphogenetic protein-1 metalloproteases, as a critical regulator of α3β1-dependent laminin-γ2 processing, thereby expanding the role of this integrin in controlling the secretion by the epidermis of factors that modulate the tissue microenvironment...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920485/the-use-of-soft-tissue-expanders-prior-to-total-ankle-arthroplasty
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Ameya V Save, Daniel H Wiznia, Mike Wang, Chang-Yeon Kim, John S Reach
Soft tissue coverage and tension-free closure can often be challenging in patients with ankle arthropathy being considered for total ankle arthroplasty. We present 2 patients with severe posttraumatic ankle arthropathy who underwent placement of a soft tissue expander to assist with soft tissue coverage prior to total ankle arthroplasty. LEVELS OF EVIDENCE: Level IV.
October 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919904/plasticity-of-sorghum-stem-biomass-accumulation-in-response-to-water-deficit-a-multiscale-analysis-from-internode-tissue-to-plant-level
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Lisa Perrier, Lauriane Rouan, Sylvie Jaffuel, Anne Clément-Vidal, Sandrine Roques, Armelle Soutiras, Christelle Baptiste, Denis Bastianelli, Denis Fabre, Cécile Dubois, David Pot, Delphine Luquet
Sorghum is increasingly used as a biomass crop worldwide. Its genetic diversity provides a large range of stem biochemical composition suitable for various end-uses as bioenergy or forage. Its drought tolerance enables it to reasonably sustain biomass production under water limited conditions. However, drought effect on the accumulation of sorghum stem biomass remains poorly understood which limits progress in crop improvement and management. This study aimed at identifying the morphological, biochemical and histological traits underlying biomass accumulation in the sorghum stem and its plasticity in response to water deficit...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917250/emerging-technologies-in-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy
#15
Lijun Ma, Lei Wang, Chia-Lin Tseng, Arjun Sahgal
Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) stems from the initial developments of intra-cranial stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Despite similarity in their names and clinical goals of delivering a sufficiently high tumoricidal dose, maximal sparing of the surrounding normal tissues and a short treatment course, SBRT technologies have transformed from the early days of body frame-based treatments with X-ray verification to primarily image-guided procedures with cone-beam CT or stereoscopic X-ray systems and non-rigid body immo-bilization...
September 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916814/expression-of-brown-midrib-in-a-spontaneous-sorghum-mutant-is-linked-to-a-5-utr-deletion-in-lignin-biosynthesis-gene-sbcad2
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Huang Li, Yinghua Huang
Brown midrib (bmr) mutants in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) and several other C4 grasses are associated with reduced lignin concentration, altered lignin composition and improved cell wall digestibility, which are desirable properties in biomass development for the emerging lignocellulosic biofuel industry. Studying bmr mutants has considerably expanded our understanding of the molecular basis underlying lignin biosynthesis and perturbation in grasses. In this study, we performed quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis, identified and cloned a novel cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase allele (SbCAD2) that has an 8-bp deletion in its 5'-untranslated region (UTR), conferring the spontaneous brown midrib trait and lignin reduction in the sorghum germplasm line PI 595743...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916735/functional-screening-in-human-cardiac-organoids-reveals-a-metabolic-mechanism-for-cardiomyocyte-cell-cycle-arrest
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Richard J Mills, Drew M Titmarsh, Xaver Koenig, Benjamin L Parker, James G Ryall, Gregory A Quaife-Ryan, Holly K Voges, Mark P Hodson, Charles Ferguson, Lauren Drowley, Alleyn T Plowright, Elise J Needham, Qing-Dong Wang, Paul Gregorevic, Mei Xin, Walter G Thomas, Robert G Parton, Lars K Nielsen, Bradley S Launikonis, David E James, David A Elliott, Enzo R Porrello, James E Hudson
The mammalian heart undergoes maturation during postnatal life to meet the increased functional requirements of an adult. However, the key drivers of this process remain poorly defined. We are currently unable to recapitulate postnatal maturation in human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hPSC-CMs), limiting their potential as a model system to discover regenerative therapeutics. Here, we provide a summary of our studies, where we developed a 96-well device for functional screening in human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiac organoids (hCOs)...
September 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915326/adaptive-immunity-and-metabolic-health-harmony-becomes-dissonant-in-obesity-and-aging
#18
Leena P Bharath, Blanche C Ip, Barbara S Nikolajczyk
Adipose tissue (AT) is the primary energy reservoir organ, and thereby plays a critical role in energy homeostasis and regulation of metabolism. AT expands in response to chronic overnutrition or aging and becomes a major source of inflammation that has marked influence on systemic metabolism. The chronic, sterile inflammation that occurs in the AT during the development of obesity or in aging contributes to onset of devastating diseases such as insulin resistance, diabetes, and cardiovascular pathologies. Numerous studies have shown that inflammation in the visceral AT of humans and animals is a critical trigger for the development of metabolic syndrome...
September 12, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915322/hormonal-regulation-of-adipogenesis
#19
Mi-Jeong Lee
Adipose tissue includes multiple anatomical depots that serve as an energy reserve that can expand or contract to maintain metabolic homeostasis. During normal growth and in response to overnutrition, adipose tissue expands by increasing the volume of preexisting adipocytes (hypertrophy) and/or by generating new adipocytes (hyperplasia) via recruitment and differentiation of adipose progenitors. This so-called healthy expansion through hyperplasia is thought to be beneficial in that it protects against obesity associated metabolic disorders by allowing for the "safe" storage of excess energy...
September 12, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911959/histological-changes-in-the-periosteum-following-subperiosteal-expansion-in-rabbit-scalp
#20
Mohamad Taghi Kiani, Nasrin Takzare, Ahad Khoshzaban, Elahe Jalilianfar, Leila Aghajanpour, Reza Tabrizi
PURPOSE: In intraoral bone grafting, tension-free coverage of the recipient site with periosteal flap results in optimal wound closure. Tissue expansion could be a suitable modality to obtain soft tissue in the oral cavity. The aim of this study was to assess the histology of the periosteum after subperiosteal expansion in the rabbit scalp. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this animal study, 6 rectangular tissue expanders were placed in the skulls of 6 male white New Zealand rabbits; in 6 control rabbits, an incision was made to the periosteum but no expansion was performed...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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