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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545972/lithium-alleviates-neurotoxic-prion-peptide-induced-synaptic-damage-and-neuronal-death-partially-by-the-upregulation-of-nuclear-target-rest-and-the-restoration-of-wnt-signaling
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Zhiqi Song, Wei Yang, Xiangmei Zhou, Lifeng Yang, Deming Zhao
Prion diseases are a group of infectious neurodegenerative diseases characterized by multiple neuropathological hallmarks, including accumulation of PrP(Sc), synaptic damage, and neuronal death. We previously reported that the repressor element 1-silencing transcription factor (REST), a novel neuroprotective marker in neurodegeneration, protects neurons against neurotoxic peptide (PrP106-126)-induced neurotoxicity, but fails to maintain survival following prolonged exposure to PrP106-126. Because Wnt signaling partially induces REST and is activated by lithium, we investigated the effects of lithium on REST in prion diseases...
May 22, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545565/the-combination-of-nano-calcium-sulfate-platelet-rich-plasma-gel-scaffold-with-bmp2-gene-modified-mesenchymal-stem-cells-promotes-bone-regeneration-in-rat-critical-sized-calvarial-defects
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Zunpeng Liu, Xue Yuan, Gabriela Fernandes, Rosemary Dziak, Ciprian N Ionita, Chunyi Li, Changdong Wang, Shuying Yang
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can be differentiated into an osteoblastic lineage in the presence of growth factors (GFs). Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which can be easily isolated from whole blood, contains a large amount of GFs, and, therefore, promotes bone growth and regeneration. The main goal of this work was to develop and investigate the effect of a new sandwich-like bone scaffold which combines a nano-calcium sulfate (nCS) disc along with PRP fibrin gel (nCS/PRP) with BMP2-modified MSCs on bone repair and regeneration in rat critical-sized calvarial defects...
May 25, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540665/different-molecular-mechanisms-mediate-direct-or-glia-dependent-prion-protein-fragment-90-231-neurotoxic-effects-in-cerebellar-granule-neurons
#3
Stefano Thellung, Elena Gatta, Francesca Pellistri, Valentina Villa, Alessandro Corsaro, Mario Nizzari, Mauro Robello, Tullio Florio
Glia over-stimulation associates with amyloid deposition contributing to the progression of central nervous system neurodegenerative disorders. Here we analyze the molecular mechanisms mediating microglia-dependent neurotoxicity induced by prion protein (PrP)90-231, an amyloidogenic polypeptide corresponding to the protease-resistant portion of the pathological prion protein scrapie (PrP(Sc)). PrP90-231 neurotoxicity is enhanced by the presence of microglia within neuronal culture, and associated to a rapid neuronal [Ca(++)] i increase...
May 25, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539405/tumor-susceptibility-gene-101-tsg101-regulates-predisposition-towards-apoptosis-via-escrt-machinery-accessory-proteins
#4
Zenia Kaul, Oishee Chakrabarti
ESCRT proteins are implicated in myriad cellular processes, including endosome formation, fusion of autophagosomes/amphisomes with lysosomes and apoptosis. The role played by these proteins in either facilitating or protecting against apoptosis is still unclear. In this study, while trying to understand how deficiency of Mahogunin RING Finger 1 (MGRN1) affects cell viability, we uncover a novel role for its interactor, the ESCRT-I protein, TSG101 - it directly participates in mitigating ER stress mediated apoptosis...
May 24, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538802/the-effect-of-intradermal-administration-of-inactive-platelet-rich-plasma-on-flap-viability-in-rats
#5
Erkan Orhan, Ahmet Çağrı Uysal, Engin Başer, Dürdane Keskin, Çiğdem Demiroğlu-Yakut
Purpose: To evaluate the effect of inactive form of platelet rich plasma (PRP) on the flap viability. Methods: Thirty six rats were used. Rats were divided into six groups then 9x3 cm random pattern skin flaps were elevated from dorsum of all rats. For precluding vascularization from the base, a silicone layer was placed under the flap in groups 2(only flap+silicone), 4(saline+silicone) and 6(PRP+silicone). In groups 1(only flap), 2(only flap+silicone) nothing was done except flap surgery...
April 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533442/the-role-of-shed-prp-c-in-the-neuropathogenesis-of-hiv-infection
#6
Bezawit W Megra, Eliseo A Eugenin, Joan W Berman
HIV-1 enters the CNS soon after peripheral infection and causes chronic neuroinflammation and neuronal damage that leads to cognitive impairment in 40-70% of HIV-infected people. The nonpathogenic cellular isoform of the human prion protein (PrP(c)) is an adhesion molecule constitutively expressed in the CNS. Previously, our laboratory showed that shed PrP(c) (sPrP(c)) is increased in the cerebrospinal fluid of HIV-infected people with cognitive deficits as compared with infected people with no impairment. In this article, we demonstrate that CCL2 and TNF-α, inflammatory mediators that are elevated in the CNS of HIV-infected people, increase shedding of PrP(c) from human astrocytes by increasing the active form of the metalloprotease ADAM10...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530451/effect-of-high-volume-injection-platelet-rich-plasma-and-sham-treatment-in-chronic-midportion-achilles-tendinopathy-a-randomized-double-blinded-prospective-study
#7
Anders Ploug Boesen, Rudi Hansen, Morten Ilum Boesen, Peter Malliaras, Henning Langberg
BACKGROUND: Injection therapies are often considered alongside exercise for chronic midportion Achilles tendinopathy (AT), although evidence of their efficacy is sparse. PURPOSE: To determine whether eccentric training in combination with high-volume injection (HVI) or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections improves outcomes in AT. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 1. METHODS: A total of 60 men (age, 18-59 years) with chronic (>3 months) AT were included and followed for 6 months (n = 57)...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529434/a-modified-three-term-prp-conjugate-gradient-algorithm-for-optimization-models
#8
Yanlin Wu
The nonlinear conjugate gradient (CG) algorithm is a very effective method for optimization, especially for large-scale problems, because of its low memory requirement and simplicity. Zhang et al. (IMA J. Numer. Anal. 26:629-649, 2006) firstly propose a three-term CG algorithm based on the well known Polak-Ribière-Polyak (PRP) formula for unconstrained optimization, where their method has the sufficient descent property without any line search technique. They proved the global convergence of the Armijo line search but this fails for the Wolfe line search technique...
2017: Journal of Inequalities and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529030/use-of-platelet-rich-plasma-in-the-treatment-of-rotator-cuff-pathology-what-has-been-scientifically-proven
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I Miranda, E Sánchez-Alepuz, F J Lucas, V Carratalá, C A González-Jofre
PURPOSE: To analyze the current scientific and/or clinical evidence supporting the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in the treatment of rotator cuff pathology. METHODS: After a systematic review in PubMed, studies assessing PRP efficacy in the treatment of rotator cuff pathology published since 2013 to date were identified. Data were grouped based on type of study (laboratory, clinical or meta-analysis); accordingly study design, pathology treated and clinical outcomes were summarized...
May 18, 2017: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527237/the-n-terminus-of-the-prion-protein-is-a-toxic-effector-regulated-by-the-c-terminus
#10
Bei Wu, Alex J McDonald, Kathleen Markham, Celeste B Rich, Kyle P Mchugh, Jörg Tatzelt, David W Colby, Glenn L Millhauser, David A Harris
PrP(C), the cellular isoform of the prion protein, serves to transduce the neurotoxic effects of PrP(Sc), the infectious isoform, but how this occurs is mysterious. Here, using a combination of electrophysiological, cellular, and biophysical techniques, we show that the flexible, N-terminal domain of PrP(C) functions as a powerful toxicity-transducing effector whose activity is tightly regulated in cis by the globular C-terminal domain. Ligands binding to the N-terminal domain abolish the spontaneous ionic currents associated with neurotoxic mutants of PrP, and the isolated N-terminal domain induces currents when expressed in the absence of the C-terminal domain...
May 20, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523261/rejuvenation-using-platelet-rich-plasma-and-lipofilling-for-vaginal-atrophy-and-lichen-sclerosus
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Seok Hwan Kim, Eun Soo Park, Tae Hee Kim
Vaginal atrophy is a common condition among peri- and post-menopausal women. Symptoms of vaginal dryness, pruritus, irritation, loss of subcutaneous fat, sparse pubic hair and dyspareunia occur due to decreased estrogen level. Estrogen-based treatments are effective. But many patients are reluctant to be treated due to health concerns. As alternatives, we explored the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and lipofilling. A 67-year-old female patient with vaginal atrophy was referred to our department. Treatment using estrogen cream had failed to improve patient's symptoms...
April 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520812/the-effect-of-platelet-rich-plasma-on-osseous-healing-in-dogs-undergoing-high-tibial-osteotomy
#12
Samuel P Franklin, Emily E Burke, Shannon P Holmes
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether platelet-rich plasma (PRP) enhances osseous healing in conjunction with a high tibial osteotomy in dogs. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. METHODS: Sixty-four client-owned pet dogs with naturally occurring rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament and that were to be treated with a high tibial osteotomy (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy) were randomized into the treatment or control group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511520/effect-of-trauma-to-primary-tooth-on-permanent-maxillary-incisors-a-clinical-case-report
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Bhawana Gupta, Sachin Gupta, Jitesh Wadhwa, Alpa Gupta
Trauma to primary tooth leads to abnormal variations in crown and root canals of permanent teeth that presents a challenge in diagnosis and clinical management to the practitioner. This article presents a detailed case report of the endodontic treatment of a three canalled maxillary central incisor and maxillary lateral incisor having single canal with open apex linked with periodontal defect. Root canals were prepared with hand files and canals were irrigated with 2.5% sodium hypochlorite solution. Calcium hydroxide was placed as an intracanal medicament...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509424/inhibition-of-prion-propagation-by-3-4-dimethoxycinnamic-acid
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Ivan Zanyatkin, Yulia Stroylova, Sofia Tishina, Victor Stroylov, Aleksandra Melnikova, Thomas Haertle, Vladimir Muronetz
Neurodegenerative diseases are associated with accumulation of amyloid-type protein misfolding products. Prion protein (PrP) is known for its ability to aggregate into soluble oligomers that in turn associate into amyloid fibrils. Preventing the formation of these infective and neurotoxic entities represents a viable strategy to control prion diseases. Numerous attempts to find dietary compounds with anti-prion properties have been made; however, the most promising agent found so far was curcumin, which is poorly soluble and merely bioavailable...
May 16, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503993/dual-inhibition-of-pi3k-and-mtor-by-vs-5584-suppresses-thrombus-formation
#15
Thomas Später, Isabelle Müller, Hermann Eichler, Michael D Menger, Matthias W Laschke, Emmanuel Ampofo
VS-5584 is a highly selective dual kinase inhibitor which suppresses phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) activity. Because these kinases are crucially involved in primary hemostasis, we herein investigated the effect of this compound on thrombus formation in vitro and in vivo. Pretreatment of washed platelets (WP) or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with VS-5584 inhibited the agonist-induced activation of surface glycoprotein complex (GP)IIb/IIIa and the upregulation of P-selectin...
May 15, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503741/the-effect-of-autologous-activated-platelet-rich-plasma-injection-on-female-pattern-hair-loss-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-study
#16
Abeer Attia Tawfik, Mai Abdel Raouf Osman
BACKGROUND: Hair is an essential part of a woman's appearance and attractiveness. This is reflected in the predominantly psychological morbidity that can be associated with female pattern hair loss. Platelet-rich plasma(PRP) has been used in numerous fields of medicine. Recently, PRP has received growing attention as a potential therapeutic tool for hair loss. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of autologous platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of female pattern hair loss...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501713/an-in-situ-photocrosslinkable-platelet-rich-plasma-complexed-hydrogel-glue-with-growth-factor-controlled-release-ability-to-promote-cartilage-defect-repair
#17
Xiaolin Liu, Yunlong Yang, Xin Niu, Qiuning Lin, Bizeng Zhao, Yang Wang, Linyong Zhu
The repair of articular cartilage injury is a great clinical challenge. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has attracted much attention for the repair of articular cartilage injury, because it contains various growth factors that are beneficial for wound repair. However, current administration methods of PRP face many shortcomings, such as unstable biological fixation and burst release of growth factors, all of which will bring troubles to its application in the repair of articular cartilage and compromise its therapeutic efficacy...
May 10, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494920/clinical-efficacy-of-intravitreal-aflibercept-versus-panretinal-photocoagulation-for-best-corrected-visual-acuity-in-patients-with-proliferative-diabetic-retinopathy-at-52-weeks-clarity-a-multicentre-single-blinded-randomised-controlled-phase-2b-non-inferiority
#18
Sobha Sivaprasad, A Toby Prevost, Joana C Vasconcelos, Amy Riddell, Caroline Murphy, Joanna Kelly, James Bainbridge, Rhiannon Tudor-Edwards, David Hopkins, Philip Hykin
BACKGROUND: Proliferative diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of severe sight impairment in people with diabetes. Proliferative diabetic retinopathy has been managed by panretinal laser photocoagulation (PRP) for the past 40 years. We report the 1 year safety and efficacy of intravitreal aflibercept. METHODS: In this phase 2b, single-blind, non-inferiority trial (CLARITY), adults (aged ≥18 years) with type 1 or 2 diabetes and previously untreated or post-laser treated active proliferative diabetic retinopathy were recruited from 22 UK ophthalmic centres...
May 5, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492920/cost-effectiveness-of-intravitreous-ranibizumab-compared-with-panretinal-photocoagulation-for-proliferative-diabetic-retinopathy-secondary-analysis-from-a-diabetic-retinopathy-clinical-research-network-randomized-clinical-trial
#19
David W Hutton, Joshua D Stein, Neil M Bressler, Lee M Jampol, David Browning, Adam R Glassman
Importance: The Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network Protocol S randomized clinical trial results suggest that ranibizumab is a reasonable treatment alternative to panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) when managing proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR), with or without concomitant baseline diabetic macular edema (DME). However, ranibizumab injections are costly. Thus, it would be useful to examine the relative cost-effectiveness of these 2 treatment modalities. Objective: To evaluate incremental cost-effectiveness ratios of 0...
May 8, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492598/microneedling-therapy-with-and-without-platelet-rich-plasma
#20
Peter W Hashim, Zachary Levy, Joel L Cohen, Gary Goldenberg
Microneedling therapy is an increasingly popular treatment of several dermatologic conditions. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may serve as a valuable adjunct to improve the regenerative effects of treatment. We review the evidence comparing the results of microneedling therapy with and without PRP. Based on the current preliminary literature, PRP appears to augment the cosmetic outcomes of microneedling without increasing the risk for adverse events.
April 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
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