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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440665/reprogramming-of-oncogene-expression-in-gingival-mesenchymal-stem-cells-following-long-term-culture-in-vitro
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Agnese Gugliandolo, Thangavelu Soundara Rajan, Domenico Scionti, Francesca Diomede, Placido Bramanti, Emanuela Mazzon, Oriana Trubiani
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a promising resource for stem cell therapy for the treatment of different neurodegenerative disorders. In particular, dental MSCs, given their origin from neural crest and their proneness toward neuronal differentiation, may be more suitable for transplantation. However, if MSCs can undergo spontaneous transformation and give rise to tumor is still debated. Data about transcriptional regulation of oncogenes in MSCs following in vitro expansion are not available. In this work, we compared gene expression levels of oncogenes in gingival-derived MSCs at passage number 10 and 41...
April 25, 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437841/characterizing-the-evolution-of-wide-gauge-features-in-stylopodial-limb-elements-of-titanosauriform-sauropods-via-geometric-morphometrics
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Paul V Ullmann, Matthew F Bonnan, Kenneth J Lacovara
Wide-gauge posture of titanosauriform sauropods remains an enigmatic peculiarity among terrestrial vertebrates. Here, two-dimensional geometric morphometrics and thin plate splines analyses were used to quantitatively analyze shape differences among sauropodomorph humeri and femora to identify how these elements may differ according to body gauge. Results demonstrate that titanosauriforms generally possess proportionately gracile humeri in comparison to other sauropods, with relatively more medially oriented humeral heads and proximally located deltopectoral crests...
April 24, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437334/a-new-fixation-technique-for-french-door-cervical-laminoplasty-surgical-results-with-a-minimum-follow-up-of-6-years
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Nanjundappa S Harshavardhana, Harshad V Dabke, Hossein Mehdian
DESIGN: A case series of 5 patients with multilevel cervical myelopathy treated by French-door cervical laminoplasty (FDCL) and use of unicortical iliac crest graft as spacer fixed with titanium miniplates and screws is described. OBJECTIVE: To report a minimum of 6-year follow-up results of our new plate-screw fixation technique for FDCL. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Hardware-assisted laminoplasty has the potential advantage of preventing restenosis by holding the laminar door "open" while healing progresses and also prevents spacer dislodgement...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431195/feeding-behavior-and-activity-budget-of-the-southern-yellow-cheeked-crested-gibbons-nomascus-gabriellae-in-a-lowland-tropical-forest
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Thanh H Bach, Jin Chen, Minh D Hoang, Kingsly C Beng, Van T Nguyen
The southern yellow-cheeked crested gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae), an endangered species native to Vietnam and Cambodia, lives exclusively in undisturbed tropical forests and depends primarily on ripe fruit for food. Although this species is highly threatened, its ecology and conservation status remain relatively unknown. In order to understand how this heavily frugivorous primate adapts to the seasonal fluctuation of fruit resources in the forest, we collected feeding behavior and ranging activity data on one group of southern yellow-cheeked crested gibbons in Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam, over 1-year period...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428919/tibial-bone-grafting-for-wrist-reconstruction
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Schneider K Rancy, Stephanie D Malliaris, Scott W Wolfe
Background Iliac crest bone graft harvesting is routinely performed for upper extremity orthopedic procedures despite high complication rates associated with sensory nerve injury, hematoma, chronic pain, and fracture. Description of Technique Cancellous bone graft is harvested from the proximal tibia using a medial approach, minimizing donor site morbidity. Patients and Methods A retrospective review was undertaken of 14 patients who underwent cancellous proximal tibia bone graft harvesting to augment healing of wrist reconstruction, with 2 months minimum follow-up...
May 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428808/reference-genes-for-normalization-of-qpcr-assays-in-sugarcane-plants-under-water-deficit
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Larissa Mara de Andrade, Michael Dos Santos Brito, Rafael Fávero Peixoto Junior, Paulo Eduardo Ribeiro Marchiori, Paula Macedo Nóbile, Alexandre Palma Boer Martins, Rafael Vasconcelos Ribeiro, Silvana Creste
BACKGROUND: Sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) is the main raw material for sugar and ethanol production. Among the abiotic stress, drought is the main one that negatively impact sugarcane yield. Although gene expression analysis through quantitative PCR (qPCR) has increased our knowledge about biological processes related to drought, gene network that mediates sugarcane responses to water deficit remains elusive. In such scenario, validation of reference gene is a major requirement for successful analyzes involving qPCR...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428068/comparative-analysis-of-gene-expression-profiles-for-several-migrating-cell-types-identifies-cell-migration-regulators
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Young-Kyung Bae, Frank Macabenta, Heather Leigh Curtis, Angelike Stathopoulos
Cell migration is an instrumental process that ensures cells are properly positioned to support the specification of distinct tissue types during development. To provide insight, we used fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS) to isolate two migrating cell types from the Drosophila embryo: caudal visceral mesoderm (CVM) cells, precursors of longitudinal muscles of the gut, and hemocytes (HCs), the Drosophila equivalent of blood cells. ~350 genes were identified from each of the sorted samples using RNA-seq, and in situ hybridization was used to confirm expression within each cell type or, alternatively, within other interacting, co-sorted cell types...
April 17, 2017: Mechanisms of Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426095/models-of-global-gene-expression-define-major-domains-of-cell-type-and-tissue-identity
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Andrew P Hutchins, Zhongzhou Yang, Yuhao Li, Fangfang He, Xiuling Fu, Xiaoshan Wang, Dongwei Li, Kairong Liu, Jiangping He, Yong Wang, Jiekai Chen, Miguel A Esteban, Duanqing Pei
The current classification of cells in an organism is largely based on their anatomic and developmental origin. Cells types and tissues are traditionally classified into those that arise from the three embryonic germ layers, the ectoderm, mesoderm and endoderm, but this model does not take into account the organization of cell type-specific patterns of gene expression. Here, we present computational models for cell type and tissue specification derived from a collection of 921 RNA-sequencing samples from 272 distinct mouse cell types or tissues...
March 17, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423311/physiological-plasticity-of-neural-crest-derived-stem-cells-in-the-adult-mammalian-carotid-body
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Valentina Annese, Elena Navarro-Guerrero, Ismael Rodríguez-Prieto, Ricardo Pardal
Adult stem cell plasticity, or the ability of somatic stem cells to cross boundaries and differentiate into unrelated cell types, has been a matter of debate in the last decade. Neural-crest-derived stem cells (NCSCs) display a remarkable plasticity during development. Whether adult populations of NCSCs retain this plasticity is largely unknown. Herein, we describe that neural-crest-derived adult carotid body stem cells (CBSCs) are able to undergo endothelial differentiation in addition to their reported role in neurogenesis, contributing to both neurogenic and angiogenic processes taking place in the organ during acclimatization to hypoxia...
April 18, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422967/craniodental-and-humeral-morphology-of-a-new-species-of-masrasector-teratodontinae-hyaenodonta-placentalia-from-the-late-eocene-of-egypt-and-locomotor-diversity-in-hyaenodonts
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Matthew R Borths, Erik R Seiffert
Hyaenodonta is a diverse clade of carnivorous mammals that were part of terrestrial faunas in the Paleogene of Eurasia and North America, but the oldest record for the group is Afro-Arabian, making the record there vital for understanding the evolution of this wide-spread group. Previous studies show an ancient split between two major clades of hyaenodonts that converged in hypercarnivory: Hyainailourinae and Hyaenodontinae. These clades are each supported by cranial characters. Phylogenetic analyses of hyaenodonts also support the monophyly of Teratodontinae, an Afro-Arabian clade of mesocarnivorous to hypercarnivorous hyaenodonts...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422456/variable-phenotype-in-a-novel-mutation-in-phox2b
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Rachel C Lombardo, Elizabeth Kramer, James F Cnota, Hemant Sawnani, Robert J Hopkin
We evaluated a family with three siblings, two of whom ages 2 years and 19 months, had long segment colonic agangliosis and anisocoria. The mother also had anisocoria. All three affected family members were mildly dysmorphic with a flat facial profile, square appearance to the face, depressed nasal bridge, and anteverted nares. Genetic testing identified a novel heterozygous mutation, c.234C>G, resulting in a premature stop codon in exon 1 of the PHOX2B gene. Screening for neural crest tumors was performed in the siblings and to date has been negative...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421406/whole-body-mri-with-qualitative-and-quantitative-analysis-of-dwi-for-assessment-of-bone-marrow-involvement-in-lymphoma
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Annalisa Balbo-Mussetto, Chiara Saviolo, Alberto Fornari, Daniela Gottardi, Massimo Petracchini, Annalisa Macera, Chiara Valentina Lario, Teresa Gallo, Corrado Tarella, Stefano Cirillo
AIM: Our study aimed to investigate the role of qualitative and quantitative whole body MRI with DWI for assessment of bone marrow involvement (BMI) in newly diagnosed lymphoma using FDG PET-CT and bone marrow biopsy (BMB) as reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 56 patients with newly diagnosed lymphoma (21 Hodgkin's lymphoma and 35 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma) who underwent random unilateral BMB, FDG PET-CT and Wb-MRI-DWI for initial staging...
April 18, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420360/operative-versus-conservative-treatment-of-apophyseal-avulsion-fractures-of-the-pelvis-in-the-adolescents-a-systematical-review-with-meta-analysis-of-clinical-outcome-and-return-to-sports
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H Eberbach, L Hohloch, M J Feucht, L Konstantinidis, N P Südkamp, J Zwingmann
BACKGROUND: Avulsion fractures of the pelvic apophyses typically occur in adolescent athletes due to a sudden strong muscle contraction while growth plates are still open. The main goals of this systematic review with meta-analysis were to summarize the evidence on clinical outcome and determine the rate of return to sports after conservative versus operative treatment of avulsion fractures of the pelvis. METHODS: A systematic search of the Ovid database was performed in December 2016 to identify all published articles reporting outcome and return to preinjury sport-level after conservative or operative treatment of avulsion fractures of the pelvis in adolescent patients...
April 19, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418928/erk-signalling-modulates-epigenome-to-drive-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
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Mohit Navandar, Angela Garding, Sanjeeb Kumar Sahu, Abhijeet Pataskar, Sandra Schick, Vijay K Tiwari
The series of events that allow the conversion from adherent epithelial cells into migratory cells is collectively known as epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). EMT is employed during embryonic development such as for gastrulation and neural crest migration and is misused in diseases, such as cancer metastasis. ERK signalling is known to be essential for EMT, however its influence on the epigenetic and transcriptional programme underlying EMT is poorly understood. Here, using a comprehensive genome-wide analysis of H3K27ac mark and gene expression in mammary epithelial cells undergoing EMT, we found that ERK signalling is essential for the epigenetic reprogramming underlying hallmark gene expression and phenotypic changes of EMT...
March 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418109/sagittal-crest-formation-in-great-apes-and-gibbons
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Katharine L Balolia, Christophe Soligo, Bernard Wood
The frequency of sagittal crest expression and patterns of sagittal crest growth and development have been documented in hominoids, including some extinct hominin taxa, and the more frequent expression of the sagittal crest in males has been traditionally linked with the need for larger-bodied individuals to have enough attachment area for the temporalis muscle. In the present study, we investigate sagittal cresting in a dentally mature sample of four hominoid taxa (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii, Gorilla gorilla gorilla, Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus and Hylobates lar)...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417999/a-tiling-deletion-based-genetic-screen-for-cis-regulatory-element-identification-in-mammalian-cells
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Yarui Diao, Rongxin Fang, Bin Li, Zhipeng Meng, Juntao Yu, Yunjiang Qiu, Kimberly C Lin, Hui Huang, Tristin Liu, Ryan J Marina, Inkyung Jung, Yin Shen, Kun-Liang Guan, Bing Ren
Millions of cis-regulatory elements are predicted to be present in the human genome, but direct evidence for their biological function is scarce. Here we report a high-throughput method, cis-regulatory element scan by tiling-deletion and sequencing (CREST-seq), for the unbiased discovery and functional assessment of cis-regulatory sequences in the genome. We used it to interrogate the 2-Mb POU5F1 locus in human embryonic stem cells, and identified 45 cis-regulatory elements. A majority of these elements have active chromatin marks, DNase hypersensitivity, and occupancy by multiple transcription factors, which confirms the utility of chromatin signatures in cis-element mapping...
April 17, 2017: Nature Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416710/compliance-with-uruguay-s-single-presentation-requirement
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Teresa DeAtley, Eduardo Bianco, Kevin Welding, Joanna E Cohen
INTRODUCTION: Tobacco companies vary pack colours, designs, descriptors, flavours and brand names on cigarette packs to target a multitude of consumers. These different brand variants can falsely imply that some brand variants are less harmful than others. Uruguay is the only country that requires cigarette companies to adhere to a single presentation (one brand variant) per brand family. METHODS: An existing, systematic pack purchasing protocol was adapted for data collection...
April 17, 2017: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414153/inflammatory-myopathy-associated-with-myasthenia-gravis-with-and-without-thymic-pathology-report-of-four-cases-and-literature-review
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Ernestina Santos, Ester Coutinho, Ana Martins da Silva, António Marinho, Carlos Vasconcelos, Ricardo Taipa, Manuel Melo Pires, Guilherme Gonçalves, Carlos Lopes, Maria Isabel Leite
INTRODUCTION: the association of myasthenia gravis (MG) and inflammatory myopathy is rare and often only one of the diseases is diagnosed. Thymus pathology may be in the origin of such disease association. METHODS: we described four patients with both MG and inflammatory myopathy. RESULTS: these cases correspond to 2.3% of our MG cohort. Case 1: MG, polymyositis and thymolipoma; case 2: MG and necrotizing myopathy without thymic pathology on a background of scleroderma, Raynaud's phenomenon, esophageal dysmotility, sclerodactyly, telangiectasia (CREST); case 3: MG and dermatomyositis without thymic pathology; case 4: MG and dermatomyositis with type C thymoma...
April 13, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413794/comparative-evaluation-of-iodine-131-metaiodobenzylguanidine-and-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-in-assessing-neural-crest-tumors-will-they-play-a-complementary-role
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Soumyakanti Kundu, Purushottam Kand, Sandip Basu
BACKGROUND: 18-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) has established a role in the evaluation of several malignancies. However, its precise clinical role in the neural crest cell tumors continues to evolve. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare iodine-131 metaiodobenzylguanidine ((131)I-MIBG) and FDG-PET of head to head in patients with neural crest tumors both qualitatively and semiquantitatively and to determine their clinical utility in disease status evaluation and further management...
January 2017: South Asian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413456/role-of-stem-cell-growth-factor-c-kit-in-the-pathogenesis-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Yuna Chai, Yusheng Huang, Hongmei Tang, Xing Tu, Jianbo He, Ting Wang, Qingye Zhang, Fen Xiong, Detang Li, Zhenwen Qiu
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional bowel disease with a complicated etiopathogenesis, often characterized by gastrointestinal motility disorder and high visceral sensitivity. IBS is a comprehensive multi-systemic disorder, with the interaction of multiple factors, such as mental stress, intestinal function and flora, heredity, resulting in the disease. The existence of a common mechanism underlying the aforementioned factors is currently unknown. The lack of therapies that comprehensively address the disease symptoms, including abdominal pain and diarrhea, is a limitation of current IBS management...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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