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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933737/testing-the-influence-of-surfactant-based-wound-dressings-on-proteinase-activity
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Sunyoung Jeong, Gregory S Schultz, Daniel J Gibson
Proteinases are enzymes that can digest other proteins. In chronic wounds, a sub-class of these enzymes with the ability to degrade the extracellular matrix (matrix metalloproteinases, MMPs) have been found to both inhibit healing and to be able to aid in enzymatically debriding a wound. Enzymatic debridement using the enzymes present in a wound is generally called autolytic debridement. Clinicians seeking to employ autolytic debridement typically use occlusive materials such as medical honey, alginate dressings and other occlusive dressings...
December 8, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933540/systems-genetics-of-obesity
#2
Gudrun A Brockmann, Danny Arends, Sebastian Heise, Ayca Dogan
Obesity is a complex trait, determined by many genes and influenced by environmental factors. Mapping genomic loci contributing to obesity helps to identify gene variants responsible for differences in the phenotype. However, measuring fat content alone is often not sufficient to identify the underlying gene or genes. Besides in-depth phenotyping, well-designed genetic populations and the combined analysis of data of different origins are necessary to detect one of several genetic determinants. Structured mouse populations and linking information from different experiments help to simplify the complexity in the search for direct genetic effects or factors that are hidden in the genome...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933323/assessing-collagen-and-micro-permeability-at-the-proanthocyanidin-treated-resin-dentin-interface
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Berdan Aydin, Lina Saleh Hassan, Grace Viana, Ana K Bedran-Russo
PURPOSE: To establish a fluorescence-based method to simultaneously assess micro-permeability and collagen cross-linking induced by chemical agents at the resin-dentin interface. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three chemical agents were investigated (proanthocyanidin-rich grape seed extract: GSE; carbodiimide hydrochloride/N-hydroxysuccinimide: EDC/NHS; glutaraldehyde: GD) along with a control (distilled water) as primers applied on flat occlusal dentin surfaces of 48 teeth and restored with two commercially available etch-and-rinse adhesives...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Adhesive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932823/hereditary-dentine-dysplasias-terminology-in-the-context-of-osteogenesis-imperfecta
#4
M Chetty, T Roberts, L X G Stephen, P Beighton
Hereditary dentine dysplasias (HDD) such as dentinogenesis imperfecta (DI) and dentine dysplasia (DD) are a group of genetic conditions characterised by an abnormal dentine structure due to disturbances in the formation, composition, or organisation of the dentine matrix. Either the primary or both primary and secondary dentition are affected to varying degrees. These disorders result from mutations in the genes encoding the major protein constituents of dentine, notably collagens and phosphoproteins. The clinical and radiological features of the hereditary dentine dysplasias (HDD) are relevant to clinical dentistry, in particular osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) which is a well-known heterogeneous genetic disorder...
December 9, 2016: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932679/tendon-collagen-synthesis-declines-with-immobilization-in-elderly-humans-no-effect-of-anti-inflammatory-medication
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Kasper Dideriksen, Anders Ploug Boesen, Søren Reitelseder, Christian Couppe, Rene Brüggebusch Svensson, Peter Schjerling, S Peter Magnusson, Lars Holm, Michael Kjaer
BACKGROUND: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) are used as pain killers during periods of unloading caused by traumatic occurrences or diseases. However, it is unknown how the tendon protein turnover and mechanical properties responds to unloading and subsequent loading in elderly humans, and especially whether NSAIDs affect tendon adaptation during such periods. Thus, we studied the influence of NSAID upon the human patellar tendon protein synthesis and mechanical properties during immobilization and subsequent rehabilitating resistance training...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932548/total-control-of-chromium-in-tanneries-thermal-decomposition-of-filtration-cake-from-enzymatic-hydrolysis-of-chrome-shavings
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P Kocurek, K Kolomazník, M Bařinová, J Hendrych
This paper deals with the problem of chromium recovery from chrome-tanned waste and thus with reducing the environmental impact of the leather industry. Chrome-tanned waste was transformed by alkaline enzymatic hydrolysis promoted by magnesium oxide into practically chromium-free, commercially applicable collagen hydrolysate and filtration cake containing a high portion of chromium. The crude and magnesium-deprived chromium cakes were subjected to a process of thermal decomposition at 650°C under oxygen-free conditions to reduce the amount of this waste and to study the effect of magnesium removal on the resulting products...
December 8, 2016: Waste Management & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932517/allergin-1-inhibits-tlr2-mediated-mast-cell-activation-and-suppresses-dermatitis
#7
Satoshi Tsurusaki, Satoko Tahara-Hanaoka, Shohei Shibagaki, Shota Miyake, Masamichi Imai, Shiro Shibayama, Masato Kubo, Akira Shibuya
TLR2 recognizes cell wall components of Staphylococcus aureus, which colonizes >90% of atopic eczematous skin lesions. The regulatory mechanisms of TLR2 signaling in the skin remain unclear. Allergin-1, an inhibitory immunoglobulin-like receptor containing an ITIM, is expressed on mast cells (MCs) and inhibits IgE-mediated anaphylaxis in mice. Here, we show that Allergin-1 inhibits TLR2-mediated activation of, and inflammatory cytokine production by, MCs in vitro Compared with wild-type mice, Allergin-1-deficient mice showed enhanced ear swelling with enhanced collagen deposition and greater Ly6G(+) neutrophil recruitment after intra-dermal injection of Pam2CSK4 into pinnae...
November 8, 2016: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932299/provisional-matrix-a-role-for-versican-and-hyaluronan
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Thomas N Wight
Hyaluronan and versican are extracellular matrix (ECM) components that are enriched in the provisional matrices that form during the early stages of development and disease. These two molecules interact to create pericellular "coats" and "open space" that facilitate cell sorting, proliferation, migration, and survival. Such complexes also impact the recruitment of leukocytes during development and in the early stages of disease. Once thought to be inert components of the ECM that help hold cells together, it is now quite clear that they play important roles in controlling cell phenotype, shaping tissue response to injury and maintaining tissue homeostasis...
December 5, 2016: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932245/knockdown-of-trem-1-suppresses-il-1%C3%AE-induced-chondrocyte-injury-via-inhibiting-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Jianfei Tang, Qirong Dong
Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 1 (TREM-1) is a recently discovered molecule that modulates inflammatory responses. This study aimed to investigate the specific function of TREM-1 in chondrocytes and its association with the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis (OA). We observed upregulation of TREM-1 in OA cartilage compared to normal tissues. Knockdown of TREM-1 suppressed interleukin 1 beta (IL-1β)-induced extracellular matrix (ECM) metabolic imbalance, pro-inflammatory cytokine production, decrease in cell viability and apoptosis...
December 5, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932089/clinical-and-neuroimaging-findings-in-two-brothers-with-limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophy-due-to-lama2-mutations
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Elizabeth Harris, Meriel McEntagart, Ana Topf, Hanns Lochmüller, Kate Bushby, Caroline Sewry, Volker Straub
Recessive mutations in LAMA2 commonly cause congenital muscular dystrophy (MDC1A) and, rarely, limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD). We report 2 brothers who presented in adulthood with LGMD due to novel mutations in LAMA2 identified by whole exome sequencing (WES). Muscle biopsy more than 30 years ago demonstrated dystrophic changes but was not available for immunoanalysis. Muscle MRI demonstrated involvement of peripheral muscle with internal sparing classically seen in collagen-VI related disorders. Extensive genetic testing, including COL6A1/2/3, was performed prior to WES...
November 3, 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932059/classical-transient-receptor-potential-trpc6-channels-support-myofibroblast-differentiation-and-development-of-experimental-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Katharina Hofmann, Susanne Fiedler, Sarah Vierkotten, Jonas Weber, Stephan Klee, Jie Jia, Wolfgang Zwickenpflug, Veit Flockerzi, Ursula Storch, Ali Önder Yildirim, Thomas Gudermann, Melanie Königshoff, Alexander Dietrich
Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a chronic progressive lung disease without effective medical treatment options leading to respiratory failure and death within 3-5 years of diagnosis. The pathological process of PF is driven by aberrant wound-healing involving fibroblasts and myofibroblasts differentiated by secreted profibrotic transforming growth factor β (TGF-β1). Classical transient receptor potential 6 (TRPC6), a Na(+)- and Ca(2+)-permeable cation channel, is able to promote myofibroblast conversion of primary rat cardiac and human dermal fibroblasts and TRPC6-deficiency impaired wound healing after injury...
December 5, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932058/tnap-stimulates-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-trans-differentiation-into-chondrocytes-through-calcium-deposition-and-bmp-2-activation-possible-implication-in-atherosclerotic-plaque-stability
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Maya Fakhry, Monika Roszkowska, Anne Briolay, Carole Bougault, Alain Guignandon, Juan Ignacio Diaz-Hernandez, Miguel Diaz-Hernandez, Slawomir Pikula, René Buchet, Eva Hamade, Bassam Badran, Laurence Bessueille, David Magne
Atherosclerotic plaque calcification varies from early, diffuse microcalcifications to a bone-like tissue formed by endochondral ossification. Recently, a paradigm has emerged suggesting that if the bone metaplasia stabilizes the plaques, microcalcifications are harmful. Tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase (TNAP), an ectoenzyme necessary for mineralization by its ability to hydrolyze inorganic pyrophosphate (PPi), is stimulated by inflammation in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). Our objective was to determine the role of TNAP in trans-differentiation of VSMCs and calcification...
December 5, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931509/transplantation-of-human-urine-derived-stem-cells-transfected-with-pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-to-protect-erectile-function-in-a-rat-model-of-cavernous-nerve-injury
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Qiyun Yang, Xin Chen, Tao Zheng, Dayu Han, Heng Zhang, Yanan Shi, Jun Bian, Xiangzhou Sun, Kai Xia, Xiaoyan Liang, Guihua Liu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Chunhua Deng
The aim of this study was to investigate whether intracavernous injection of urine-derived stem cells (USCs) or USCs genetically modified with pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) could protect the erectile function and cavernous structure in a bilateral cavernous nerve injury-induced erectile dysfunction (CNIED) rat model. USCs were cultured from the urine of six healthy male donors. Seventy-five rats were randomly divided into five groups (n=15 per group): sham, bilateral cavernous nerve (CN) crush injury (BCNI), USC, USCGFP+, and USCGFP/PEDF+ groups...
November 2016: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931264/centrifugal-gravity-induced-bmp4-induces-chondrogenic-differentiation-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells-via-sox9-upregulation
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Yeonsue Jang, Hyerin Jung, Yoojun Nam, Yeri Alice Rim, Juryun Kim, Sang Hoon Jeong, Ji Hyeon Ju
BACKGROUND: Cartilage does not have the capability to regenerate itself. Therefore, stem cell transplantation is a promising therapeutic approach for impaired cartilage. For stem cell transplantation, in vitro enrichment is required; however, stem cells not only become senescent but also lose their differentiation potency during this process. In addition, cytokines are normally used for chondrogenic differentiation induction of stem cells, which is highly expensive and needs an additional step to culture...
December 8, 2016: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931263/extracellular-matrix-components-and-culture-regimen-selectively-regulate-cartilage-formation-by-self-assembling-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Johnathan Ng, Yiyong Wei, Bin Zhou, Aonnicha Burapachaisri, Edward Guo, Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic
BACKGROUND: Cartilage formation from self-assembling mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in vitro recapitulate important cellular events during mesenchymal condensation that precedes native cartilage development. The goal of this study was to investigate the effects of cartilaginous extracellular matrix (ECM) components and culture regimen on cartilage formation by self-assembling human MSCs in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: Human bone marrow-derived MSCs (hMSCs) were seeded and compacted in 6...
December 9, 2016: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931261/the-effect-of-local-application-of-low-magnitude-high-frequency-vibration-on-the-bone-healing-of-rabbit-calvarial-defects-a-pilot-study
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Ivan Puhar, Li Ma, Dina Suleimenova, Vasileios Chronopoulos, Nikos Mattheos
BACKGROUND: The objective of this pilot study was to evaluate the effect of local application of low-magnitude high-frequency vibration (LMHFV) on the bone healing of rabbit calvarial defects that were augmented with different grafting materials and membranes. METHODS: Four calvarial defects were created in each of two New Zealand rabbits and filled with the following materials: biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP), deproteinized bovine bone mineral covered with a non-cross-linked collagen membrane (BO/BG), biphasic calcium phosphate covered with a strontium hydroxyapatite-containing collagen membrane (BCP/SR), and non-cross-linked collagen membrane (BG)...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931164/the-cleavage-site-preference-of-the-porcine-pepsin-on-the-n-terminal-%C3%AE-1-chain-of-bovine-type-i-collagen-a-focal-analysis-with-mass-spectrometry
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Jun Qian, Shinji Ito, Junko Satoh, Hongmin Geng, Keisuke Tanaka, Shunji Hattori, Kenji Kojima, Teisuke Takita, Kiyoshi Yasukawa
Bovine type I collagen consists of two α1 and one α2 chains, containing the internal triple helical regions and the N- and C-terminal telopeptides. In industries, it is frequently digested with porcine pepsin to produce a triple helical collagen without the telopeptides. However, the digestion mechanism is not precisely understood. Here, we performed a mass spectrometric analysis of the pepsin digest of the N-terminal telopeptide pQLSYGYDEKSTGISVP (1-16) in the α1 chain. When purified collagen was digested, pQLSYGY (1-6) and pQLSYGYDEKSTG (1-12) were identified, while DEKSTG (7-12) was not...
December 9, 2016: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930933/calcitonin-induces-collagen-synthesis-and-osteoblastic-differentiation-in-human-periodontal-ligament-fibroblasts
#18
Yibo Wei, Qing Ye, Zhen Tang, Gang Tian, Qiang Zhu, Haocheng Gao, Dalin Wang, Zhizhong Cao
BACKGROUND: Extracellular matrix (ECM) secretion and osteogenic differentiation in periodontal ligament fibroblasts (PDLF) facilitate the neogenesis of alveolar bone, which is the cellular basis for alveolar bone repair. Calcitonin (CT) has been reported to play an important role in promoting ECM expression and inducing osteogenic differentiation in osteoblast, but its effects on PDLFs remain obscure. METHODS: The expression of CT, transforming growth factor-beta 1(TGF-β1) and bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) was measured by ELISA...
November 28, 2016: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930810/alamandine-abrogates-neutrophil-degranulation-in-atherosclerotic-mice
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Analina R Da Silva, Sébastien Lenglet, Federico Carbone, Fabienne Burger, Aline Roth, Luca Liberale, Aldo Bonaventura, Franco Dallegri, Nikolaos Stergiopulos, Robson A S Santos, François Mach, Rodrigo A Fraga-Silva, Fabrizio Montecucco
Neutrophil-mediated inflammation was recently identified as an active contributor to athero-progression. Therapeutic strategies inhibiting neutrophil degranulation or recruitment were hypothesized to positively impact on plaque vulnerability. In this study, we investigated whether treatment with the recently discovered agonist of the Mas-related G-coupled receptor type D (MrgD) alamandine would impact on neutrophil degranulation in vivo and in vitro MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen-week old ApoE-/- mice were fed with a Western-type diet for an additional 11 weeks...
December 8, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930793/intracorneal-ring-segments-implantation-for-corneal-ectasia
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Natalia T Giacomin, Glauco R Mello, Carla S Medeiros, Alyin Kiliç, Cristine C Serpe, Hirlana G Almeida, Newton Kara-Junior, Marcony R Santhiago
PURPOSE: To provide an overview of the predictability, safety, and efficacy of intrastromal corneal ring segment (ICRS) implantation as a tool to improve visual acuity and its association with other techniques such as corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL), addressing biomechanical outcomes, models, surgical planning and technique, indications, contraindications, and complications in ectatic corneas. METHODS: Literature review. RESULTS: ICRSs have been used to regularize the corneal shape and reduce corneal astigmatism and higher order aberrations, improve visual acuity to acceptable limits, and delay, or eventually prevent, a corneal keratoplasty in keratoconic eyes...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Refractive Surgery
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