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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743177/traditional-suburethral-sling-operations-for-urinary-incontinence-in-women
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Haroon Rehman, Carlos A Bezerra, Homero Bruschini, June D Cody, Patricia Aluko
BACKGROUND: Stress urinary incontinence constitutes a significant health and economic burden to society. Traditional suburethral slings are one of the surgical operations used to treat women with symptoms of stress urinary incontinence. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of traditional suburethral slings on stress or mixed incontinence in comparison with other management options. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Incontinence Group Specialised Register (searched 3 June 2010) and the reference lists of relevant articles...
July 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743124/the-role-of-discoidin-domain-receptor-1-in-inflammation-fibrosis-and-renal-disease
#2
Aude Dorison, Jean-Claude Dussaule, Christos Chatziantoniou
Discoidin domain receptors (DDRs) are a family of 2 non-integrin collagen receptors, DDR1 and DDR2, which display a tyrosine kinase activity. They are mainly expressed during embryonic development and their role during adulthood is very limited. DDR1 has been widely studied in several types of cancers, in atherosclerosis and fibrosis, but also in chronic kidney disease (CKD). This review focuses on the role of DDR1 in chronic nephropathies and on the effect of its deletion in the pathological processes involved in renal disease progression...
July 26, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742995/icaritin-induces-mc3t3-e1-subclone14-cell-differentiation-through-estrogen-receptor-mediated-erk1-2-and-p38-signaling-activation
#3
Zhidi Wu, Ling Ou, Chaopeng Wang, Li Yang, Panpan Wang, Hengrui Liu, Yingquan Xiong, Kehuan Sun, Ronghua Zhang, Xiaofeng Zhu
Icaritin (ICT), a hydrolytic product of icariin from the genus Epimedium, has many indicated pharmacological and biological activities. Several studies have shown that ICT has potential osteoprotective effects, including stimulation of osteoblast differentiation and inhibition of osteoclast differentiation. However, the molecular mechanism for this anabolic action of ICT remains largely unknown. Here, we found that ICT could enhance MC3T3-E1 subclone 14 preosteoblastic cell differentiation associated with increased mRNA levels and protein expression of the differentiation markers alkaline phosphatase (ALP), type 1 collagen (COL1), osteocalcin (OC), osteoponin (OPN) and runt-related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2), and improved mineralization, confirmed by bone nodule formation and collagen synthesis...
July 22, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742638/extraocular-muscle-findings-in-myasthenia-gravis-associated-treatment-resistant-ophthalmoplegia-a-case-report
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Robyn M Rautenbach, Komala Pillay, Anthony D N Murray, Jeannine M Heckmann
We report the histopathological and ultrastructural tissue analysis of extraocular muscle (EOM) obtained from a patient with seronegative myasthenia gravis (MG) with treatment-resistant ophthalmoplegia for 3.5 years. The EOM demonstrated predominantly myopathic features and ultrastructural evidence of mitochondrial dysfunction, but the most striking features were increased endomysial collagen and adipocyte replacement of muscle fibers. By contrast, control EOM from a patient undergoing strabismus surgery for a sensory exotropia in a nonseeing eye and a similar duration of deviation, showed normal muscle histology...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742547/celiprolol-a-unique-selective-adrenoceptor-modulator
#5
James J Nawarskas, Angela Cheng-Lai, William H Frishman
Celiprolol is a β-blocker with a unique pharmacologic profile: it is a β1-andrenoceptor antagonist with partial β2 agonist activity. Given this combination of effects, celiprolol may be better described as a elective adrenoreceptor modulator. It has antihypertensive and antianginal properties and is indicated for those uses in various countries around the world. In the United States, however, the proposed indication for this drug will be for the treatment of vascular type Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a rare connective tissue isorder haracterized by fragile arterial structure and an increased risk of life-threatening vascular complications...
July 20, 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742248/biallelic-col3a1-mutations-result-in-a-clinical-spectrum-of-specific-structural-brain-anomalies-and-connective-tissue-abnormalities
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Denise Horn, Eberhard Siebert, Ulrich Seidel, Imma Rost, Karin Mayer, Rami Abou Jamra, Diana Mitter, Uwe Kornak
Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (type IV) is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by heterozygous variants of COL3A1. We identified biallelic COL3A1 variants in two unrelated families. In a 3-year-old female with developmental delay the nonsense variant c.1282C>T, p.(Arg428*) was detected in combination the c.2057delC, p.(Pro686Leufs*105) frame shift variant. Both compound heterozygous variants were novel. This patient was born with bilateral clubfoot, joint laxity, and dysmorphic facial features. At the age of 2 years she developed an aneurysmal brain hemorrhage...
July 25, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742206/bioinformatics-analysis-of-rna-seq-data-revealed-critical-genes-in-colon-adenocarcinoma
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W-D Xi, Y-J Liu, X-B Sun, J Shan, L Yi, T-T Zhang
OBJECTIVE: RNA-seq data of colon adenocarcinoma (COAD) were analyzed with bioinformatics tools to discover critical genes in the disease. Relevant small molecule drugs, transcription factors (TFs) and microRNAs (miRNAs) were also investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: RNA-seq data of COAD were downloaded from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). Differential analysis was performed with package edgeR. False positive discovery (FDR) < 0.05 and |log2 (fold change)|>1 were set as the cut-offs to screen out differentially expressed genes (DEGs)...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742141/bruton-s-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-bms-986142-in-experimental-models-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-enhances-efficacy-of-agents-representing-clinical-standard-of-care
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Kathleen M Gillooly, Claudine Pulicicchio, Mark A Pattoli, Lihong Cheng, Stacey Skala, Elizabeth M Heimrich, Kim W McIntyre, Tracy L Taylor, Daniel W Kukral, Shailesh Dudhgaonkar, Jignesh Nagar, Dana Banas, Scott H Watterson, Joseph A Tino, Aberra Fura, James R Burke
Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) regulates critical signal transduction pathways involved in the pathobiology of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other autoimmune disorders. BMS-986142 is a potent and highly selective reversible small molecule inhibitor of BTK currently being investigated in clinical trials for the treatment of both RA and primary Sjögren's syndrome. In the present report, we detail the in vitro and in vivo pharmacology of BMS-986142 and show this agent provides potent and selective inhibition of BTK (IC50 = 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741862/in-vivo-comparison-of-jellyfish-and-bovine-collagen-sponges-as-prototype-medical-devices
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Jonathan P Widdowson, Alex J Picton, Valerie Vince, Chris J Wright, Andrew Mearns-Spragg
Jellyfish have emerged as a source of next generation collagen that is an attractive alternative to existing sources, such as bovine and porcine, due to a plentiful supply and providing a safer source through lack of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) transmission risk and potential viral vectors, both of which could be transmitted to humans. Here we compare collagen implantable sponges derived for the first time from the Rhizostoma pulmo jellyfish. A further novelty for the research was that there was a comparison for sponges that were either uncrosslinked or crosslinked using 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide hydrochloride (EDC), and an assessment on how this affected resorption, as well as their biocompatibility compared to bovine type I collagen sponges...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741427/receptor-activator-of-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-ligand-rankl-induced-local-osteoporotic-canine-mandible-model-for-the-evaluation-of-peri-implant-bone-regeneration
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Chang Ah Ryum, Tae Hyung Cho, Soon Jung Hwang
The canine mandible is useful for studying bone regeneration after dental implant placement. However, it is limited in investigations of peri-implant osteogenesis under osteoporotic conditions due to the insignificant osteoporotic effect of ovariectomy. This study aimed to establish a local osteoporotic model without ovariectomy using receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL) in a canine mandible model. This new model was used to evaluate the effects of injectable β-tricalcium phosphate microsphere bone grafts (TCP) on peri-implant bone regeneration under osteoporotic conditions with combinations of human recombinant bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2)...
July 25, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740980/micro-engineered-perfusable-3d-vasculatures-for-cardiovascular-diseases
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Nishanth Venugopal Menon, Hui Min Tay, Soon Nan Wee, King Ho Holden Li, Han Wei Hou
Vessel geometries in microengineered in vitro vascular models are important to recapitulate a pathophysiological microenvironment for the study of flow-induced endothelial dysfunction and inflammation in cardiovascular diseases. Herein, we present a simple and novel extracellular matrix (ECM) hydrogel patterning method to create perfusable vascularized microchannels of different geometries based on the concept of capillary burst valve (CBV). No surface modification is necessary and the method is suitable for different ECM types including collagen, matrigel and fibrin...
July 25, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740761/local-application-of-statins-significantly-reduced-hypertrophic-scarring-in-a-rabbit-ear-model
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Shengxian Jia, Ping Xie, Seok J Hong, Robert D Galiano, Thomas A Mustoe
BACKGROUND: We previously showed that intradermal injection of statins is a successful treatment for hypertrophic scarring. Topical application has many advantages over intradermal injection. In this study, we demonstrate the efficacy of topical statin treatment in reducing scar in our validated rabbit ear scar model. METHODS: Twenty New Zealand White rabbits were divided into 2 study groups, with 6 rabbits receiving 10 μm pravastatin intradermally at postoperative days 15, 18, and 21, and 14 rabbits receiving 0...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740485/tuftsin-phosphorylcholine-maintains-normal-gut-microbiota-in-collagen-induced-arthritic-mice
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Hila Ben-Amram, Tomer Bashi, Nir Werbner, Hadar Neuman, Mati Fridkin, Miri Blank, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Omry Koren
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is characterized by chronic autoinflammation of the joints, with a prevalence of about 1% in Western populations. Evidence in recent years has linked RA to changes in the gut microbiota (dysbiosis). Interestingly, helminths have been shown to have therapeutic activity in RA. Specifically, a glycoprotein containing phosphorylcholine (PC) extracted from helminths was found to have immunomodulatory activity. We have previously developed a novel chimeric compound composed of tuftsin-PC (TPC) that attenuates the joint destruction in mice with collagen-induced arthritis (CIA)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740415/the-extracellular-matrix-of-eggshell-displays-anti-inflammatory-activities-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-lps-triggered-human-immune-cells
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Tram T Vuong, Sissel B Rønning, Henri-Pierre Suso, Ralf Schmidt, Kristian Prydz, Marlene Lundström, Anders Moen, Mona E Pedersen
Avian eggshell membrane (ESM) is a natural biomaterial that has been used as an alternative natural bandage on burned and cut skin injuries for >400 years in Asian countries, and is available in large quantities from egg industries. Our aim was to characterize ESM that was separated and processed from egg waste, and to study whether this material possesses anti-inflammatory properties, making it suitable as an ingredient in industrial production of low cost wound healing products. Our results show that the processed ESM particles retain a fibrous structure similar to that observed for the native membrane, and contain collagen, and carbohydrate components such as hyaluronic acid and sulfated glycosaminoglycans, as well as N-glycans, mostly with uncharged structures...
2017: Journal of Inflammation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740362/scleral-wound-healing-with-cross-link-technique-using-riboflavin-and-ultraviolet-a-on-rabbit-eyes
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Nadyr A Damasceno, Nadia C Miguel, Marcelo Palis Ventura, Miguel Burnier, Marcos P Avila, Eduardo F Damasceno
PURPOSE: The aim of study was to evaluate the cross-link using riboflavin and ultraviolet A (UVA) for improving scleral wound healing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was an experimental study involving four New Zealand rabbits (eight eyes). Therapy procedure was chosen for the right eye and control procedure for the left one. UVA irradiation of 365 nm with a surface irradiance of 3 mW/cm(2) and a photosensitizer of riboflavin drops were applied for 30 minutes on the right eye at 2 mm from the limbus...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739721/a-preclinical-study-of-cell-seeded-tubularized-scaffolds-specially-secreting-ll37-for-reconstruction-of-long-urethral-defects
#16
Yongwei Li, Jitao Wu, Fan Feng, Changping Men, Diandong Yang, Zhenli Gao, Zhe Zhu, Yuanshan Cui, Hongwei Zhao
AIM: We constructed a new artificial, long tubular acellular matrix, seeded with autologous progenitor cells transfected with the sequence to produce the antibiotic peptide LL37 and another two common seeding cells, which might be adopted for patients requiring repair of long segment of the urethra. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Autologous endothelial progenitor cells transfected by lentiviral vectors expressing antibiotic peptide LL37, as well as urothelial and smooth muscle cells from New Zealand white male rabbits, were cultured and seeded onto preconfigured acellular collagen-based tubular matrices (3 cm in length)...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739650/lysophosphatidic-acid-receptor-antagonism-protects-against-diabetic-nephropathy-in-a-type-2-diabetic-model
#17
Ming-Zhi Zhang, Xin Wang, Haichun Yang, Agnes B Fogo, Brian J Murphy, Robert Kaltenbach, Peter Cheng, Bradley Zinker, Raymond C Harris
Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) functions through activation of LPA receptors (LPARs). LPA-LPAR signaling has been implicated in development of fibrosis. However, the role of LPA-LPAR signaling in development of diabetic nephropathy (DN) has not been studied. We examined whether BMS002, a novel dual LPAR1 and LPAR3 antagonist, affects development of DN in endothelial nitric oxide synthase-knockout db/db mice. Treatment of these mice with BMS002 from 8 to 20 weeks of age led to a significant reduction in albuminuria, similar to that observed with renin-angiotensin system inhibition (losartan plus enalapril)...
July 24, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739545/an-optimized-non-destructive-protocol-for-testing-mechanical-properties-in-decellularized-rabbit-trachea
#18
M Den Hondt, B M Vanaudenaerde, E F Maughan, C R Butler, C Crowley, E K Verbeken, S E Verleden, J J Vranckx
Successful tissue-engineered tracheal transplantation relies on the use of non-immunogenic constructs, which can vascularize rapidly, support epithelial growth, and retain mechanical properties to that of native trachea. Current strategies to assess mechanical properties fail to evaluate the trachea to its physiological limits, and lead to irreversible destruction of the construct. Our aim was to develop and evaluate a novel non-destructive method for biomechanical testing of tracheae in a rabbit decellularization model...
July 21, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739510/differential-proteomics-reveals-s100-a11-as-a-key-factor-in-aldosterone-induced-collagen-expression-in-human-cardiac-fibroblasts
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Ernesto Martínez-Martínez, Jaime Ibarrola, Mercedes Lachén-Montes, Amaya Fernández-Celis, Frederic Jaisser, Enrique Santamaria, Joaquín Fernández-Irigoyen, Natalia López-Andrés
Aldosterone (Aldo) could induce cardiac fibrosis, a hallmark of heart disease. Aldo direct effects on collagen production in cardiac fibroblasts remain controversial. Our aim is to characterize changes in the proteome of adult human cardiac fibroblasts treated with Aldo to identify new proteins altered that might be new therapeutic targets in cardiovascular diseases. Aldo increased collagens expressions in human cardiac fibroblasts. Complementary, using a quantitative proteomic approach, 30 proteins were found differentially expressed between control and Aldo-treated cardiac fibroblasts...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739306/the-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-effects-of-microrna-133a-on-intervertebral-disc-destruction-by-targeting-mmp9-in-spinal-tuberculosis
#20
Xin-Wen Wang, Ji-Jun Liu, Qi-Ning Wu, Shu-Fang Wu, Ding-Jun Hao
AIMS: We aim to investigate the role of microRNA-133a (miR-133a) in intervertebral disc destruction by targeting MMP9 in spinal tuberculosis (TB). MAIN METHODS: Rabbit models with spinal TB were established and assigned to the blank, miR-133a mimic, miR-133a inhibitor and negative control (NC) groups. Primary notochordal cells were extracted and separately transfected with miR-133a mimics, miR-133a inhibitor, miR-nonsense sequence control (NC), si-NC and si-MMP9...
July 21, 2017: Life Sciences
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