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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430344/surfactant-assisted-synthesis-of-polyvinylpyrrolidone-hydroxyapatite-composites-as-a-bone-filler
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Masoumeh Meskinfam Langroudi, Masoud Giahi Saravani, Azita Nouri
BACKGROUND: Different methods have been used to prepare bone-like composites from inorganic nanoparticles embedded in polymeric matrixes to obtain the properties and structures required for bone fillers. METHODS: Bone-like nano-hydroxyapatite (nHA) was synthesized using a biomimetic method, with polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) as template and sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) as surfactant. RESULTS: The results demonstrated the formation of HA composites and showed that polymer and surfactant as the polymer capsule can be properly used to control the size, shape, morphology and dispersion of HA crystals...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419419/the-isoprenoid-derivative-n6-benzyladenosine-cm223-exerts-antitumor-effect-in-glioma-patient-derived-primary-cells-through-the-mevalonate-pathway
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Elena Ciaglia, Manuela Grimaldi, Mario Abate, Mario Scrima, Manuela Rodriquez, Chiara Laezza, Roberta Ranieri, Simona Pisanti, Pierangela Ciuffreda, Clementina Manera, Patrizia Gazzerro, Anna Maria D'Ursi, Maurizio Bifulco
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: N6-Isopentenyladenosine (i6A) is a modified nucleoside exerting in vitro and in vivo antiproliferative effects. We previously demonstrated that the i6A action is correlated to farnesyl pyrophosphate synthase (FPPS) expression and activity, a key enzyme involved in the mevalonate (MVA) pathway, which is found aberrant in brain cancer. To develop new anti-glioma strategies, we looked for other valuable compounds exhibiting improved activity as compared to i6A. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: we designed and synthesized i6A derivatives characterized by the introduction of diverse chemical moieties in the N6 position of adenosine and tested for their efficacy in U87 and primary derived patient's glioma cell model...
April 18, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413590/effect-of-nano-hydroxyapatite-toothpaste-on-microhardness-ofartificial-carious-lesions-created-on-extracted-teeth
#3
Asghar Ebadifar, Mohammad Nomani, Sayed Ali Fatemi
Background. Many types of toothpastes contain substances that can remineralize initial enamel caries. This study aimed to assess the effect of nano-hydroxyapatite (NHA) on microhardness of artificially created carious lesions. Methods. In this in vitro study, NHA was prepared using sol-gel technique and added to the toothpaste with 7% concentration. A total of 80 extracted sound teeth were collected. The crowns were polished using 500-grit abrasive paper. The specimens were randomly coded from 1 to 80. Number 1 to 40 were assigned to group A and numbers 41 to 80 to group B...
2017: Journal of Dental Research, Dental Clinics, Dental Prospects
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407806/development-and-validation-of-classifiers-and-variable-subsets-for-predicting-nursing-home-admission
#4
Mikko Nuutinen, Riikka-Leena Leskelä, Ella Suojalehto, Anniina Tirronen, Vesa Komssi
BACKGROUND: In previous years a substantial number of studies have identified statistically important predictors of nursing home admission (NHA). However, as far as we know, the analyses have been done at the population-level. No prior research has analysed the prediction accuracy of a NHA model for individuals. METHODS: This study is an analysis of 3056 longer-term home care customers in the city of Tampere, Finland. Data were collected from the records of social and health service usage and RAI-HC (Resident Assessment Instrument - Home Care) assessment system during January 2011 and September 2015...
April 13, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402219/modified-n-ha-pa66-scaffolds-with-chitosan-coating-for-bone-tissue-engineering-cell-stimulation-and-drug-release
#5
Qin Zou, Junfeng Li, Lulu Niu, Yi Zuo, Jidong Li, Yubao Li
The dipping-drying procedure and cross-linking method were used to make drug-loaded chitosan(CS) coating on nano-hydroxyapatite/polyamide66 (nHA/PA66) composite porous scaffold, endowing the scaffold controlled drug release functionality. The prefabricated scaffold was immersed into an aqueous drug/CS solution in a vacuum condition and then crosslinked by vanillin. The structure, porosity, composition, compressive strength, swelling ratio, drug release and cytocompatibility of the pristine and coating scaffolds were investigated...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401535/nano-hydroxyapatite-blasted-titanium-surface-affects-pre-osteoblast-morphology-by-modulating-critical-intracellular-pathways
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Fábio Bezerra, Marcel R Ferreira, Giselle N Fontes, Célio da Costa Fernandes, Denise C Andia, Nilson C Cruz, Rodrigo A da Silva, Willian F Zambuzzi
Since intracellular signalling pathways are proposed to predict the quality of cell-surface relationship, this study addressed pre-osteoblast behaviour in response to nano hydroxyapatite (HA)-blasted titanium (Ti) surface by exploring critical intracellular pathways and pre-osteoblast morphological change. Physicochemical properties were evaluated by atomic force microscopy and wettability considering water contact angle of three differently texturized Ti surfaces: Machined (Mac), Dual acid-etching (DAE) and nano hydroxyapatite-blasted (nHA)...
April 12, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366859/degradation-behavior-and-compatibility-of-micro-nanoha-chitosan-scaffolds-with-interconnected-spherical-macropores
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Li Ruixin, Xu Cheng, Liu Yingjie, Li Hao, Shi Caihong, Su Weihua, An Weining, Yuan Yinghai, Qin Xiaoli, Xu Yunqiang, Zhang Xizheng, Li Hui
Hydroxyapatite/Chitosan (HA/CS) composite have significant application in biomedical especially for bone replacement. Inorganic particle shape and size of composite affect the scaffold mechanical property, biological property, and degradation. The aim of this study was to fabricate HA/CS scaffold with good pore connectivity and analyze their biological, degradation properties. Microhydroxyapatite/chitosan(mHA/CS) and nanohydroxyapatite/chitosan (nHA/CS) composite scaffolds with interconnected spherical pore architectures were fabricated...
March 30, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366641/metazoan-nuclear-pores-provide-a-scaffold-for-poised-genes-and-mediate-induced-enhancer-promoter-contacts
#8
Pau Pascual-Garcia, Brian Debo, Jennifer R Aleman, Jessica A Talamas, Yemin Lan, Nha H Nguyen, Kyoung J Won, Maya Capelson
Nuclear pore complex components (Nups) have been implicated in transcriptional regulation, yet what regulatory steps are controlled by metazoan Nups remains unclear. We identified the presence of multiple Nups at promoters, enhancers, and insulators in the Drosophila genome. In line with this binding, we uncovered a functional role for Nup98 in mediating enhancer-promoter looping at ecdysone-inducible genes. These genes were found to be stably associated with nuclear pores before and after activation. Although changing levels of Nup98 disrupted enhancer-promoter contacts, it did not affect ongoing transcription but instead compromised subsequent transcriptional activation or transcriptional memory...
April 6, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363788/mesenchymal-stem-cell-fate-following-non-viral-gene-transfection-strongly-depends-on-the-choice-of-delivery-vector
#9
T Gonzalez-Fernandez, B N Sathy, C Hobbs, G M Cunniffe, H O McCarthy, N J Dunne, V Nicolosi, F J O'Brien, D J Kelly
Controlling the phenotype of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) through the delivery of regulatory genes is a promising strategy in tissue engineering (TE). Essential to effective gene delivery is the choice of gene carrier. Non-viral delivery vectors have been extensively used in TE, however their intrinsic effects on MSC differentiation remain poorly understood. The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of three different classes of non-viral gene delivery vectors: (1) cationic polymers (polyethylenimine, PEI), (2) inorganic nanoparticles (nanohydroxyapatite, nHA) and (3) amphipathic peptides (RALA peptide) on modulating stem cell fate after reporter and therapeutic gene delivery...
March 28, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361961/exposure-to-paternal-tobacco-smoking-increased-child-hospitalization-for-lower-respiratory-infections-but-not-for-other-diseases-in-vietnam
#10
Reiko Miyahara, Kensuke Takahashi, Nguyen Thi Hien Anh, Vu Dinh Thiem, Motoi Suzuki, Hiroshi Yoshino, Le Huu Tho, Hiroyuki Moriuchi, Sharon E Cox, Lay Myint Yoshida, Dang Duc Anh, Koya Ariyoshi, Michio Yasunami
Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is an important modifiable risk factor for child hospitalization, although its contribution is not well documented in countries where ETS due to maternal tobacco smoking is negligible. We conducted a birth cohort study of 1999 neonates between May 2009 and May 2010 in Nha Trang, Vietnam, to evaluate paternal tobacco smoking as a risk factor for infectious and non-infectious diseases. Hospitalizations during a 24-month observation period were identified using hospital records...
March 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340454/pea-cultivar-and-wheat-residues-affect-carbon-nitrogen-dynamics-in-pea-triticale-intercropping-a-microcosms-approach
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Antonella Scalise, Valentini A Pappa, Antonio Gelsomino, Robert M Rees
The underlying mechanisms by which legume cultivars contribute to nitrous oxide (N2O) generation are poorly understood. The aim of the present study was to explore the effects of two pea cultivars (Zero4 and Nitouche) intercropped with triticale, with or without wheat (Triticum aestivum) residues incorporation, on soil C and N dynamics, on bacterial community structure and their links with N2O emissions. Monocrops and bare soil (no plant) treatments were used as an additional control in order to account for the level of mineralisation between treatments...
March 21, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337023/reconstruction-of-large-scale-defects-with-a-novel-hybrid-scaffold-made-from-poly-l-lactic-acid-nanohydroxyapatite-alendronate-loaded-chitosan-microsphere-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
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Hongwei Wu, Pengfei Lei, Gengyan Liu, Yu Shrike Zhang, Jingzhou Yang, Longbo Zhang, Jie Xie, Wanting Niu, Hua Liu, Jianming Ruan, Yihe Hu, Chaoyue Zhang
A chitosan-based microsphere delivery system has been fabricated for controlled release of alendronate (AL). The present study aimed to incorporate the chitosan/hydroxyapatite microspheres-loaded with AL (CH/nHA-AL) into poly(L-lactic acid)/nanohydroxyapatite (PLLA/nHA) matrix to prepare a novel microspheres-scaffold hybrid system (CM-ALs) for drug delivery and bone tissue engineering application. The characteristics of CM-ALs scaffolds containing 10% and 20% CH/nHA-AL were evaluated in vitro, including surface morphology and porosity, mechanical properties, drug release, degradation, and osteogenic differentiation...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335799/convergent-and-sequential-synthesis-designs-implications-for-conducting-and-reporting-systematic-reviews-of-qualitative-and-quantitative-evidence
#13
Quan Nha Hong, Pierre Pluye, Mathieu Bujold, Maggy Wassef
BACKGROUND: Systematic reviews of qualitative and quantitative evidence can provide a rich understanding of complex phenomena. This type of review is increasingly popular, has been used to provide a landscape of existing knowledge, and addresses the types of questions not usually covered in reviews relying solely on either quantitative or qualitative evidence. Although several typologies of synthesis designs have been developed, none have been tested on a large sample of reviews. The aim of this review of reviews was to identify and develop a typology of synthesis designs and methods that have been used and to propose strategies for synthesizing qualitative and quantitative evidence...
March 23, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334693/fabrication-of-human-hair-keratin-jellyfish-collagen-eggshell-derived-hydroxyapatite-osteoinductive-biocomposite-scaffolds-for-bone-tissue-engineering-from-waste-to-regenerative-medicine-products
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Yavuz Emre Arslan, Tugba Sezgin Arslan, Burak Derkus, Emel Emregul, Kaan C Emregul
In the present study, we aimed at fabricating an osteoinductive biocomposite scaffold using keratin obtained from human hair, jellyfish collagen and eggshell-derived nano-sized spherical hydroxyapatite (nHA) for bone tissue engineering applications. Keratin, collagen and nHA were characterized with the modified Lowry method, free-sulfhydryl groups and hydroxyproline content analysis, sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE), attenuated total reflectance-fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR) and thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) which confirmed the success of the extraction and/or isolation processes...
March 18, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323699/use-of-nanocrystalline-hydroxyapatite-with-autologous-bma-and-local-bone-in-the-lumbar-spine-a-retrospective-ct-analysis-of-posterolateral-fusion-results
#15
Stephen Robbins, Carl Lauryssen, Matthew N Songer
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective, multicenter, medical record review and independent analysis of computed tomographic scans was performed in 46 patients to determine radiographic arthrodesis rates after 1-segment, 2-segment, or 3-segment instrumented posterolateral fusions (PLF) using autograft, bone marrow aspirate (BMA), and a nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite bone void filler (nHA). OBJECTIVE: To determine the radiographic arthrodesis rates after instrumented lumbar PLF using local autograft, BMA, and nHA...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298977/effect-of-addition-of-nano-hydroxyapatite-particles-on-wear-of-resin-modified-glass-ionomer-by-tooth-brushing-simulation
#16
Kiana Poorzandpoush, Ladan-Ranjbar Omrani, Shiva H Jafarnia, Parisa Golkar, Mohammad Atai
BACKGROUND: Recently, incorporation of nanohydroxyapatite (NHA) has been suggested to improve the mechanical properties of glass ionomers (GIs). This study aimed to assess the effect of addition of NHA on wear of resin modified glass ionomer (RMGI) by tooth brushing simulation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this in vitro, experimental study, NHA in 1, 2, 5, 7 and 10wt% concentrations was added to Fuji II LC RMGI powder, and 48 samples (5×5mm) in five experimental and one control group (n=8) were fabricated...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293185/hypoconnectivity-of-resting-state-networks-in-persons-with-aphasia-compared-with-healthy-age-matched-adults
#17
Chaleece W Sandberg
Aphasia is a language disorder affecting more than one million people in the US. While language function has traditionally been the focus of neuroimaging research, other cognitive functions are affected in this population, which has implications not only for those specific processes but also for the interaction of language and other cognitive functions. Resting state fMRI (rs-fMRI) is a practical and informative way to explore and characterize general cognitive engagement and/or health in this population, but it is currently underutilized...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287572/rapid-mix-preparation-of-bioinspired-nanoscale-hydroxyapatite-for-biomedical-applications
#18
Caroline J Wilcock, Piergiorgio Gentile, Paul V Hatton, Cheryl A Miller
Hydroxyapatite (HA) has been widely used as a medical ceramic due to its good biocompatibility and osteoconductivity. Recently there has been interest regarding the use of bioinspired nanoscale hydroxyapatite (nHA). However, biological apatite is known to be calcium-deficient and carbonate-substituted with a nanoscale platelet-like morphology. Bioinspired nHA has the potential to stimulate optimal bone tissue regeneration due to its similarity to bone and tooth enamel mineral. Many of the methods currently used to fabricate nHA both in the laboratory and commercially, involve lengthy processes and complex equipment...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267662/microstructure-and-property-evolutions-of-titanium-nano-hydroxyapatite-composites-in-situ-prepared-by-selective-laser-melting
#19
Changjun Han, Qian Wang, Bo Song, Wei Li, Qingsong Wei, Shifeng Wen, Jie Liu, Yusheng Shi
Titanium (Ti)-hydroxyapatite (HA) composites have the potential for orthopedic applications due to their favorable mechanical properties, excellent biocompatibility and bioactivity. In this work, the pure Ti and nano-scale HA (Ti-nHA) composites were in-situ prepared by selective laser melting (SLM) for the first time. The phase, microstructure, surface characteristic and mechanical properties of the SLM-processed Ti-nHA composites were studied by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscope, atomic force microscope and tensile tests, respectively...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259931/cd164-regulates-proliferation-and-apoptosis-by-targeting-pten-in-human-glioma
#20
Ming Tu, Lin Cai, Weiming Zheng, Zhipeng Su, Yong Chen, Songtao Qi
Cluster of differentiation 164 (CD164), a sialomucin, has been demonstrated to be involved in the regulation of proliferation, apoptosis, adhesion and differentiation in multiple cancers. CD164 is regarded to be a potential promotor of tumor growth. However, the involvement of CD164 in human glioma proliferation and apoptosis remains unknown. The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression and oncogenic function of CD164 in normal human astrocytes (NHA) and glioma cells in vitro and in vivo...
April 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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