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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231326/expression-of-glyoxalase-i-is-reduced-in-cirrhotic-livers-a-possible-mechanism-in-the-development-of-cirrhosis
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Marcus Hollenbach, Antje Thonig, Sabine Pohl, Cristina Ripoll, Maurice Michel, Alexander Zipprich
BACKGROUND: High concentrations of methylglyoxal (MGO) cause cytotoxiticy via formation of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) and inflammation. MGO is detoxificated enzymatically by glyoxalase-I (Glo-I). The aim of this study was to analyze the role of Glo-I during the development of cirrhosis. METHODS: In primary hepatocytes, hepatic stellate cells (pHSC) and sinusoidal endothelial cells (pLSEC) from rats with early (CCl4 8wk) and advanced cirrhosis (CCl4 12wk) expression and activity of Glo-I were determined and compared to control...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231275/suppression-of-tgf-%C3%AE-pathway-by-pirfenidone-decreases-extracellular-matrix-deposition-in-ocular-fibroblasts-in-vitro
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Thomas Stahnke, Bhavani S Kowtharapu, Oliver Stachs, Klaus-Peter Schmitz, Johannes Wurm, Andreas Wree, Rudolf Friedrich Guthoff, Marina Hovakimyan
In glaucoma surgery, fibrotic processes occur, leading to impairment of liquid outflow. Activated fibroblasts are responsible for postoperative scarring. The transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) pathway plays a key role in fibroblast function, differentiation and proliferation. The aim of this study was the characterization of the fibrotic potential of two subtypes of primary human ocular fibroblasts and the attempt to inhibit fibrotic processes specifically, without impairing cell viability. For fibrosis inhibition we focused on the small molecule pirfenidone, which has been shown to prevent pulmonary fibrosis by the decrease of the expression of TGF-β1, TGF-β2 and TGF-β3 cytokines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231240/galectin-3-histone-deacetylases-and-hedgehog-signaling-possible-convergent-targets-in-schistosomiasis-induced-liver-fibrosis
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Felipe Leite de Oliveira, Katia Carneiro, José Marques Brito, Mariana Cabanel, Jonathas Xavier Pereira, Ligia de Almeida Paiva, Wingkin Syn, Neil C Henderson, Marcia Cury El-Cheikh
Schistosomiasis affects approximately 240 million people in the world. Schistosoma mansoni eggs in the liver induce periportal fibrosis and hepatic failure driven by monocyte recruitment and macrophage activation, resulting in robust Th2 response. Here, we suggested a possible involvement of Galectin-3 (Gal-3), histone deacetylases (HDACs), and Hedgehog (Hh) signaling with macrophage activation during Th1/Th2 immune responses, fibrogranuloma reaction, and tissue repair during schistosomiasis. Gal-3 is highly expressed by liver macrophages (Kupffer cells) around Schistosoma eggs...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231026/late-administration-of-a-palladium-lipoic-acid-complex-poly-mva-modifies-cardiac-mitochondria-but-not-functional-or-structural-manifestations-of-radiation-induced-heart-disease-in-a-rat-model
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Vijayalakshmi Sridharan, John W Seawright, Francis J Antonawich, Merrill Garnett, Maohua Cao, Preeti Singh, Marjan Boerma
Exposure of the heart to ionizing radiation can cause adverse myocardial remodeling. In small animal models, local heart irradiation causes persistent alterations in cardiac mitochondrial function and swelling. POLY-MVA is a dietary supplement that contains a palladium lipoic acid complex that targets mitochondrial complex I and has been demonstrated to have greater redox potential than lipoic acid alone. POLY-MVA improves mitochondrial function and anti-oxidant enzyme activity in the aged rat heart. In this study, we tested whether POLY-MVA can mitigate cardiac effects of ionizing radiation...
February 23, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230922/adipose-derived-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-expressing-cells-promote-dermal-regenerative-potential-with-collagen-glycosaminoglycan-scaffold
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Hajime Matsumine, Kazuyuki Numakura, Satoshi Tsunoda, Huan Wang, Rui Matsumine, Mihail Climov, Giorgio Giatsidis, Vikas P Sukhatme, Dennis P Orgill
Aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) is an enzyme that plays an important role in retinoid metabolism and highly expressed in stem cells. This study isolated ALDH-expressing cells from subcutaneous adipose tissue and investigated their potential to enhance healing in a full-thickness skin wound in rats by co-implanting them with collagen-glycosaminoglycan (c-GAG) scaffolds. ALDH-positive cells were isolated by a fluorescence-activated cell sorting technique from Lewis rat's stromal-vascular-fraction (SVF) and transplanted with c-GAG scaffolds in a rat full-thickness skin wound model...
November 7, 2016: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230635/valproic-acid-modulates-platelet-and-coagulation-function-ex-vivo
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Ted Bambakidis, Simone E Dekker, Ihab Halaweish, Baoling Liu, Vahagn C Nikolian, Patrick E Georgoff, Patryk Piascik, Yongqing Li, Martin Sillesen, Hasan B Alam
Trauma-induced coagulopathy is associated with adverse patient outcome. Animal models demonstrate that histone deacetylase inhibitors, such as valproic acid (VPA), improve survival following injury. While in-vivo data suggest that improved survival may in part be because of an attenuation of coagulopathy, it remains unknown whether this is a direct effect of the drug, or the establishment of an overall prosurvival phenotype. We thus conducted an ex-vivo experiment to determine if VPA has an effect on coagulation and platelet function...
February 21, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230557/comparison-of-the-conventional-dresden-protocol-and-accelerated-protocol-with-higher-ultraviolet-intensity-in-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-for-keratoconus
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Moonjung Choi, Jiwon Kim, Eung Kweon Kim, Kyoung Yul Seo, Tae-Im Kim
PURPOSE: To compare the accelerated corneal cross-linking (CXL) protocol and the conventional Dresden protocol in patients with keratoconus in terms of visual acuity, keratometric values, and topographic parameters. METHODS: Twenty-eight eyes of 25 patients with primary keratoconus were divided into 2 groups; 15 eyes in group 1 received CXL under the standard Dresden protocol (3 mW/cm for 30 min, dose 5.4 J/cm) and 13 eyes in group 2 were treated with the accelerated protocol (30 mW/cm for 3 min 40 s, dose 6...
February 22, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230313/crosstalk-between-smad2-3-and-specific-isoforms-of-erk-in-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-timp-3-expression-in-rat-chondrocytes
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Yanhui Zhu, Jianhua Gu, Tong Zhu, Chen Jin, Xiaopeng Hu, Xiang Wang
This study investigated the roles of ERK1 and ERK2 in transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1)-induced tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-3 (TIMP-3) expression in rat chondrocytes, and the specific roles of ERK1 and ERK2 in crosstalk with Smad2/3 were investigated to demonstrate the molecular mechanism of ERK1/2 regulation of TGF-β1 signalling. To examine the interaction of specific isoforms of ERK and the Smad2/3 signalling pathway, chondrocytes were infected with LV expressing either ERK1 or ERK2 siRNA and stimulated with or without TGF-β1...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230210/synergistic-suppression-of-autoimmune-arthritis-through-concurrent-treatment-with-tolerogenic-dc-and-msc
#9
Rong Li, Yujuan Zhang, Xiufen Zheng, Shanshan Peng, Keng Yuan, Xusheng Zhang, Weiping Min
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease characterized by progressive immune-mediated joint deterioration. Current treatments are not antigen specific and are associated with various adverse. We have previously demonstrated that tolerogenic dendritic cells (Tol-DC) are potent antigen-specific immune regulators, which hold great promise in immunotherapy of autoimmune diseases. In this study, we aimed to develop new immunotherapy by combining Tol-DC and mesenchymal stem cells (MSC). We demonstrated that RelB gene silencing resulted in generation of Tol-DC that suppressed T cell responses and selectively promoted Treg generation...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230162/n-acetylated-proline-glycine-proline-accelerates-cutaneous-wound-healing-and-neovascularization-by-human-endothelial-progenitor-cells
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Yang Woo Kwon, Soon Chul Heo, Tae Wook Lee, Gyu Tae Park, Jung Won Yoon, Il Ho Jang, Seung-Chul Kim, Hyun-Chang Ko, Youngjae Ryu, Hyeona Kang, Chang Man Ha, Sang Chul Lee, Jae Ho Kim
Human endothelial progenitor cells (hEPCs) are promising therapeutic resources for wound repair through stimulating neovascularization. However, the hEPCs-based cell therapy has been hampered by poor engraftment of transplanted cells. In this study, we explored the effects of N-acetylated Proline-Glycine-Proline (Ac-PGP), a degradation product of collagen, on hEPC-mediated cutaneous wound healing and neovascularization. Treatment of hEPCs with Ac-PGP increased migration, proliferation, and tube-forming activity of hEPCs in vitro...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229956/development-of-a-thermosensitive-hama-containing-bio-ink-for-the-fabrication-of-composite-cartilage-repair-constructs
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Vivian Hilda Maria Mouser, Anna Abbadessa, Riccardo Levato, Wim Hennink, Tina Vermonden, Debby Gawlitta, Jos Malda
Fine-tuning of bio-ink composition and material processing parameters is crucial for the development of biomechanically relevant cartilage constructs. This study aims to design and develop cartilage constructs with tunable internal architectures and relevant mechanical properties. More specifically, the potential of methacrylated hyaluronic acid (HAMA) added to thermosensitive hydrogels composed of methacrylated poly[N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide mono/dilactate] (pHPMA-lac)/polyethylene glycol (PEG) triblock copolymers, to optimize cartilage-like tissue formation by embedded chondrocytes, and enhance printability was explored...
February 23, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229586/chlorhexidine-loaded-amorphous-calcium-phosphate-nanoparticles-for-inhibiting-degradation-and-inducing-mineralization-of-type-i-collagen
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Xue Cai, Bing Han, Yan Liu, Fucong Tian, Fuxin Liang, Xiaoyan Wang
A major shortcoming of contemporary dentin adhesives is their limited durability. Exposed collagen fibrils within the bonding interface are degraded by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), resulting in aging of the resin-dentin bond. In this study, chlorhexidine-loaded amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) nanoparticles were synthesized to induce the mineralization of collagen fibrils. The nanoparticles sustainably released chlorhexidine, to inhibit MMPs during mineralization. Three types of ACP nanoparticles were prepared: N-ACP containing no chlorhexidine, C-ACP containing chlorhexidine acetate, and G-ACP containing chlorhexidine gluconate, which had a higher drug-loading than C-ACP...
February 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229524/dermal-morphological-changes-following-salicylic-acid-peeling-and-microdermabrasion
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Amira A Abdel-Motaleb, Eman E Abu-Dief, Mahmoud Ra Hussein
BACKGROUND: Microdermabrasion and chemical peeling are popular, inexpensive, and safe methods for treatment of some skin disorders and to rejuvenate skin. OBJECTIVES: To study the alterations of the dermal connective tissue following salicylic acid peeling and microdermabrasion. METHODS: Twenty patients were participated in our study. All participants underwent facial salicylic acid 30% peel or microdermabrasion (10 cases in each group) weekly for 6 weeks...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229430/differences-in-biomarkers-of-cartilage-matrix-turnover-and-their-changes-over-2%C3%A2-years-in-adolescent-and-adult-volleyball-athletes
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Heide Boeth, Aoife MacMahon, A Robin Poole, Frank Buttgereit, Patrik Önnerfjord, Pilar Lorenzo, Cecilia Klint, Anna Pramhed, Georg N Duda
BACKGROUND: This study aimed the feasibility to assess longitudinal changes in biomarkers of cartilage turnover and to determine their relationship with patient-rated outcomes over 2 years in volleyball athletes. METHODS: Thirty-seven athletes were studied: 18 adolescents (age 15.9 ± 0.64 years) in a 2-year intensive volleyball training program and 19 adult recreational volleyball players (age 46.5 ± 4.9 years). Blood and serum samples were taken at baseline (BL) and 2-year follow-up (FU)...
December 2017: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229263/exosomes-derived-from-human-amniotic-epithelial-cells-accelerate-wound-healing-and-inhibit-scar-formation
#15
Bin Zhao, Yijie Zhang, Shichao Han, Wei Zhang, Qin Zhou, Hao Guan, Jiaqi Liu, Jihong Shi, Linlin Su, Dahai Hu
Wound healing is a highly orchestrated physiological process consisting of a complex events, and scarless wound healing is highly desired for the development and application in clinical medicine. Recently, we have demonstrated that human amniotic epithelial cells (hAECs) promoted wound healing and inhibited scar formation through a paracrine mechanism. However, exosomes (Exo) are one of the most important paracrine factors. Whether exosomes derived from human amniotic epithelial cells (hAECs-Exo) have positive effects on scarless wound healing have not been reported yet...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229230/mycobacterium-ulcerans-mycolactone-interferes-with-adhesion-migration-and-proliferation-of-primary-human-keratinocytes-and-hacat-cell-line
#16
Francesca Graziola, Elena Colombo, Rossana Tiberio, Giorgio Leigheb, Chiarella Bozzo
The pathogenicity of Mycobacterium ulcerans (Buruli ulcer) is closely associated with the secretion of exotoxin mycolactone. The cytotoxicity of mycolactone has been linked to its apoptogenic activity. We explored if low mycolactone concentrations, which are not able to induce apoptosis, can influence other essential activities on two primary human keratinocyte populations, keratinocyte stem cells (KSC) and transit amplifying cells (TAC), and on a human keratinocyte line, HaCaT. We demonstrated that 0.01 and 0...
February 22, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229212/the-effect-of-a-cyclic-uniaxial-strain-on-urinary-bladder-cells
#17
Dorien Tiemessen, Paul de Jonge, Willeke Daamen, Wout Feitz, Paul Geutjes, Egbert Oosterwijk
PURPOSE: Pre-conditioning of a cell seeded construct may improve the functional outcome of a tissue engineered construct for augmentation cystoplasty. The precise effects of mechanical stimulation on urinary bladder cells in vitro are not clear. In this study we investigate the effect of a cyclic uniaxial strain culture on urinary bladder cells which were seeded on a type I collagen scaffold. METHODS: Isolated porcine smooth muscle cells or urothelial cells were seeded on a type I collagen scaffolds and cultured under static and dynamic conditions...
February 23, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229176/denosumab-for-the-treatment-of-mastocytosis-related-osteoporosis-a-case-series
#18
Giovanni Orsolini, Irene Gavioli, Gaia Tripi, Ombretta Viapiana, Davide Gatti, Luca Idolazzi, Roberta Zanotti, Maurizio Rossini
The purpose of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effect of denosumab, an anti-RANKL monoclonal antibody for the treatment of bone loss in indolent systemic mastocytosis (ISM) patients intolerant to bisphosphonates. Four patients underwent upon informed consent a treatment with denosumab 60 mg administered subcutaneously every 6 months with the same regimen used for postmenopausal osteoporosis. Bone mineral density (BMD) was measured at lumbar and femoral sites at baseline and after 1 year. C-terminal telopeptide of collagen type I (CTX), bone alkaline phosphatase (bALP) and tryptase serum level were determined at baseline and after 12 months with fasting blood samples withdrawals...
February 22, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228941/renal-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy-in-mice-cardiac-morphological-and-morphometric-characterization
#19
Rogério Cirino-Silva, Fernanda V Kmit, Mayra Trentin-Sonoda, Karina K Nakama, Karine Panico, Juliana M Alvim, Thiago R Dreyer, Herculano Martinho-Silva, Marcela S Carneiro-Ramos
BACKGROUND: Tissue remodeling is usually dependent on the deposition of extracellular matrix that may result in tissue stiffness and impaired myocardium contraction. OBJECTIVES: We had previously demonstrated that renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) is able to induce development of cardiac hypertrophy in mice. Therefore, we aimed to characterize renal I/R-induced cardiac hypertrophy. DESIGN: C57BL/6 J mice were subjected to 60 minutes' unilateral renal pedicle occlusion, followed by reperfusion (I/R) for 5, 8, 12 or 15 days...
January 2017: JRSM Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228932/a-clinically-relevant-in-vivo-model-for-the-assessment-of-scaffold-efficacy-in-abdominal-wall-reconstruction
#20
Jeffrey Cy Chan, Krishna Burugapalli, Yi-Shiang Huang, John L Kelly, Abhay Pandit
An animal model that allows for assessment of the degree of stretching or contraction of the implant area and the in vivo degradation properties of biological meshes is required to evaluate their performance in vivo. Adult New Zealand rabbits underwent full thickness subtotal unilateral rectus abdominis muscle excision and were reconstructed with the non-biodegradable Peri-Guard(®), Prolene(®) or biodegradable Surgisis(®) meshes. Following 8 weeks of recovery, the anterior abdominal wall tissue samples were collected for measurement of the implant dimensions...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
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