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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545088/transcriptional-activation-of-hif-1-by-a-ros-erk-axis-underlies-the-resistance-to-photodynamic-therapy
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María Julia Lamberti, María Florencia Pansa, Renzo Emanuel Vera, Martín Ernesto Fernández-Zapico, Natalia Belén Rumie Vittar, Viviana Alicia Rivarola
Photodynamic therapy (PDT), a promising treatment option for cancer, involves the activation of a photosensitizer (PS) by local irradiation with visible light. Excitation of the PS leads to a series of photochemical reactions and consequently the local generation of harmful reactive oxygen species (ROS) causing limited or none systemic defects. However, the development of resistance to this promising therapy has slowed down its translation into the clinical practice. Thus, there is an increase need in understanding of the molecular mechanism underlying resistance to PDT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545086/cancer-cell-spheroids-are-a-better-screen-for-the-photodynamic-efficiency-of-glycosylated-photosensitizers
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Patrícia M R Pereira, Naxhije Berisha, N V S Dinesh K Bhupathiraju, Rosa Fernandes, João P C Tomé, Charles Michael Drain
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) relies on the use of non-toxic photosensitizers that are locally and selectively activated by light to induce cell death or apoptosis through reactive oxygen species generation. The conjugation of porphyrinoids with sugars that target cancer is increasingly viewed as an effective way to increase the selectivity of PDT. To date, in vitro PDT efficacy is mostly screened using two-dimensional monolayer cultures. Compared to monolayer cultures, three-dimensional spheroid cultures have unique spatial distributions of nutrients, metabolites, oxygen and signalling molecules; therefore better mimic in vivo conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544912/parallel-gene-selection-and-dynamic-ensemble-pruning-based-on-affinity-propagation
#3
Jun Meng, Jing Zhang, Yu-Shi Luan, Xin-Yu He, Li-Shuang Li, Yuan-Feng Zhu
Gene selection and sample classification based on gene expression data are important research areas in bioinformatics. Selecting important genes closely related to classification is a challenging task due to high dimensionality and small sample size of microarray data. Extended rough set based on neighborhood has been successfully applied to gene selection, as it can select attributes without redundancy and deal with numerical attributes directly. However, the computation of approximations in rough set is extremely time consuming...
May 17, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544883/the-limiting-pool-mechanism-fails-to-control-the-size-of-multiple-organelles
#4
Lishibanya Mohapatra, Thibaut J Lagny, David Harbage, Predrag R Jelenkovic, Jane Kondev
How the size of micrometer-scale cellular structures such as the mitotic spindle, cytoskeletal filaments, the nucleus, the nucleolus, and other non-membrane bound organelles is controlled despite a constant turnover of their constituent parts is a central problem in biology. Experiments have implicated the limiting-pool mechanism: structures grow by stochastic addition of molecular subunits from a finite pool until the rates of subunit addition and removal are balanced, producing a structure of well-defined size...
May 24, 2017: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544841/transcatheter-valve-in-valve-implantation-failing-tricuspid-bioprosthesis-in-a-patient-with-ebstein%C3%A2-s-anomaly
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Pedro A Villablanca, Aman M Shah, David F Briceno, Ali N Zaidi, Mei Chau, Mario J Garcia, David Slovut, Cynthia Taub
Transcatheter valve-in-valve (VIV) implantation has been recently proposed as an alternative to surgical reoperative aortic valve replacement in patients with a failing aortic bioprosthesis. Experience with transcatheter VIV implantation at other valve positions is very limited. Herein is reported the case of an 18-year-old man with Ebstein's anomaly and severe tricuspid valve (TV) regurgitation status after bioprosthetic valve replacement, who developed new dyspnea on exertion three years after the initial valve replacement...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544832/percutaneous-antegrade-trans-septal-closure-of-mitral-paravalvular-leak-without-creation-of-an-arteriovenous-wire-loop-in-patients-with-coexistent-mechanical-aortic-valve
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Teoman Kilic, Senol Coskun, Kurtulus Karauzum, Sadan Yavuz, Tayfun Sahin
BACKGROUND: Various approaches such as antegrade trans-septal, retrograde transfemoral and transapical techniques have been used to close mitral paravalvular leak (PVL) in patients with an aortic prosthesis. During the implementation of these techniques, an arteriovenous guidewire loop is often created for device delivery. However, passing through a mechanical aortic valve may cause hemodynamic compromise and prolong the procedure. To date, no studies have evaluated antegrade mitral PVL closure without the use of an arteriovenous wire loop in patients with a mechanical aortic prosthesis...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544826/preoperative-computed-tomography-scan-analysis-of-interleaflets-triangles-to-guide-aortic-root-repair-procedures
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Claudia Romagnoni, Andrea Mangini, Monica Contino, Rubina Rosa, Sonia Ippolito, Guido Gelpi, Carlo Antona
BACKGROUND: Stabilization of the ventriculo-aortic junction (VAJ) is gaining increasing interest in the context of aortic valve repair, since its dilation is a well-recognized risk factor for long-term repair failure. Interleaflets triangles are key elements of the VAJ, but cannot be completely visualized using echocardiography. A three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of electrocardiogram-triggered computed tomography (CT) scan images allows an analysis of the real dimensions and anatomic characteristics of the subcommissural triangles...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544779/a-brief-review-of-extrusion-based-tissue-scaffold-bio-printing
#8
REVIEW
Liqun Ning, Xiongbiao Chen
Extrusion-based bio-printing has great potential as a technique for manipulating biomaterials and living cells to create three-dimensional (3D) scaffolds for damaged tissue repair and function restoration. Over the last two decades, advances in both engineering techniques and life sciences have evolved extrusion-based bio-printing from a simple technique to one able to create diverse tissue scaffolds from a wide range of biomaterials and cell types. However, the complexities associated with synthesis of materials for bio-printing and manipulation of multiple materials and cells in bio-printing pose many challenges for scaffold fabrication...
May 24, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544680/multiscale-modulation-of-nanocrystalline-cellulose-hydrogel-via-nanocarbon-hybridization-for-3d-neuronal-bilayer-formation
#9
Dongyoon Kim, Subeom Park, Insu Jo, Seong-Min Kim, Dong Hee Kang, Sung-Pyo Cho, Jong Bo Park, Byung Hee Hong, Myung-Han Yoon
Bacterial biopolymers have drawn much attention owing to their unconventional three-dimensional structures and interesting functions, which are closely integrated with bacterial physiology. The nongenetic modulation of bacterial (Acetobacter xylinum) cellulose synthesis via nanocarbon hybridization, and its application to the emulation of layered neuronal tissue, is reported. The controlled dispersion of graphene oxide (GO) nanoflakes into bacterial cellulose (BC) culture media not only induces structural changes within a crystalline cellulose nanofibril, but also modulates their 3D collective association, leading to substantial reduction in Young's modulus (≈50%) and clear definition of water-hydrogel interfaces...
May 22, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544582/evaluation-by-medical-students-of-the-educational-value-of-multi-material-and-multi-colored-three-dimensional-printed-models-of-the-upper-limb-for-anatomical-education
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Sreenivasulu Reddy Mogali, Wai Yee Yeong, Heang Kuan Joel Tan, Gerald Jit Shen Tan, Peter H Abrahams, Nabil Zary, Naomi Low-Beer, Michael Alan Ferenczi
For centuries, cadaveric material has been the cornerstone of anatomical education. For reasons of changes in curriculum emphasis, cost, availability, expertise, and ethical concerns, several medical schools have replaced wet cadaveric specimens with plastinated prosections, plastic models, imaging, and digital models. Discussions about the qualities and limitations of these alternative teaching resources are on-going. We hypothesize that three-dimensional printed (3DP) models can replace or indeed enhance existing resources for anatomical education...
May 19, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544479/drinking-problems-mechanisms-of-macropinosome-formation-and-maturation
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REVIEW
Catherine M Buckley, Jason S King
Macropinocytosis is a mechanism for the non-specific bulk uptake and internalisation of extracellular fluid. This plays specific and distinct roles in diverse cell types such as macrophages, dendritic cells and neurons, by allowing cells to sample their environment, extract extracellular nutrients and regulate plasma membrane turnover. Macropinocytosis has recently been implicated in several diseases including cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and atherosclerosis. Uptake by macropinocytosis is also exploited by several intracellular pathogens to gain entry into host cells...
May 24, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544462/biomimetic-macroporous-pcl-scaffolds-for-ex-vivo-expansion-of-cord-blood-derived-cd34-cells-with-feeder-cells-support
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Xiuwei Pan, Qiong Sun, Yuanhao Zhang, Haibo Cai, Yun Gao, Yongjia Shen, Weian Zhang
Ex vivo expansion of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) with most current methods can hardly satisfy clinical application requirement. While in vivo, HSCs efficiently self-renew in niche where they interact with 3D extracellular matrix and stromal cells. Therefore, co-cultures of CD34(+) cells and mesenchyme stem cells derived from human amniotic membrane (hAMSCs) on the basis of biomimetic macroporous three-dimensional (3D) poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) scaffolds are developed, where scaffolds and hAMSCs are applied to mimic structural and cellular microenvironment of HSCs...
May 24, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544286/early-regional-cuprizone-induced-demyelination-in-a-rat-model-revealed-with-mri
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Wendy Oakden, Nicholas A Bock, Alia Al-Ebraheem, Michael J Farquharson, Greg J Stanisz
The cuprizone model of demyelination is well established in the mouse as a tool for the study of the mechanisms of both demyelination and remyelination. It is often desirable, however, to have a larger model, such as the rat, especially for imaging-based studies, yet initial work has failed to show demyelination in cuprizone-fed rats. Several recent studies have demonstrated demyelination in the rat, but only in the corpus callosum. In this study, we acquired high-resolution, three-dimensional images of the whole brain every 2 weeks, using a T1 -weighted magnetization-prepared rapid acquisition gradient echo imaging sequence, optimized for myelin contrast, in order to assess myelination across the entire rat brain over a period of 8 weeks on a 1% cuprizone diet...
May 22, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544201/influence-of-highly-porous-electrospun-plga-pcl-nha-fibrous-scaffolds-on-the-differentiation-of-tooth-bud-cells-in-vitro
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Xinjie Cai, Sofie Ten Hoopen, Weibo Zhang, Charles Yi, Wanxun Yang, Fang Yang, John A Jansen, X Frank Walboomers, Pamela C Yelick
In this study, we investigated the use of three-dimensional electrospun poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)/poly(ε-caprolactone) (PLGA/PCL) scaffolds seeded and cultured with postnatal dental cells, for improved dental tissue regeneration. Wet-electrospinning combined with ultrasonic treatment was studied as a method to enhance scaffold porosity and to promote cell-cell interactions. We also investigated whether nano-hydroxyapatite (nHA) incorporation could enhance dental cell differentiation. All scaffolds were seeded with human tooth pulp-derived dental mesenchymal (hDM) cells, or a combination of hDM and pig dental epithelial (pDE) cells, cultured for up to 28 days...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544200/sers-and-electrochemically-active-3d-plasmonic-liquid-marble-for-molecular-level-spectroelectrochemical-investigation-of-microliter-reaction
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Charlynn Koh, Hiang Kwee Lee, Gia Chuong Phan-Quang, Xuemei Han, Mian Rong Lee, Zhe Yang, Xing Yi Ling
Liquid marbles are emerging microreactors due to their isolated environment and flexibility of materials used. Herein, we demonstrate plasmonic liquid marble (PLM) as the smallest spectroelectrochemical microliter-scale reactor for concurrent spectro- and electrochemical analyses. We exploit PLM's three-dimensional Ag shell as bifunctional surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) platform and working electrode for redox process modulation. The combination of SERS and electrochemistry (EC) capability enable in situ molecular read-out of transient electrochemical species, and elucidation of potential-dependent and multi-step reaction dynamics...
May 23, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544018/next-generation-nucleic-acid-aptamers-with-two-base-modified-nucleotides-improve-the-binding-affinity-and-potency
#16
Rakesh Naduvile Veedu, Hadi AlShamaileh
Aptamers are single-stranded oligonucleotides (RNA or DNA) that can bind to their targets with high affinities and specificities because of their ability to adopt three-dimensional shapes in solution. Traditionally, aptamers are developed by SELEX (Systematic Evolution of Ligands by Exponential enrichment), a reiterative process involving selection by target molecule incubation with an oligonucleotide library and enrichment of the selected oligonucleotides by amplification. One drawback of current aptamer selection approach is the lack of diversity in the nucleic acid library with only four nucleobases compositions...
May 24, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544004/new-insights-of-the-role-of-al2o3-in-the-promotion-of-cuznal-catalysts-a-model-study
#17
Jun Hu, Yanying Song, Junjie Huang, Yangyang Li, Mingshu Chen, Huilin Wan
The Cu/Al2O3/ZnO(0001)Zn ternary model catalysts, as well as their binary ones, were prepared and characterized. It was found that Al2O3 grew on the ZnO(0001)Zn surface by a layer-by-layer model, while Cu grew on the ZnO(0001)Zn surface as tow dimensional clusters until 0.2 ML, then three dimensional clusters. Because of the layer-by-layer growth of Al2O3 on the ZnO(0001)Zn, Cu/Al2O3 can be considered without the effect of ZnO. The ternary model catalyst of Cu/Al2O3/ZnO(0001)Zn which contains all of the three parts on the surface was prepared by deposition of Cu on the surface of Al2O3/ZnO(0001)Zn...
May 23, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543952/structural-signature-of-classical-versus-late-onset-friedreich-s-ataxia-by-multimodality-brain-mri
#18
Thiago Junqueira R Rezende, Alberto Rolim M Martinez, Ingrid Faber, Karen Girotto, José Luiz Pedroso, Orlando G Barsottini, Iscia Lopes-Cendes, Fernando Cendes, Andreia V Faria, Marcondes C França
INTRODUCTION: Friedreich's ataxia (FRDA) is the most common autosomal-recessive ataxia worldwide. It is characterized by early onset, sensory abnormalities, and slowly progressive ataxia. However, some individuals manifest the disease after the age of 25 years and are classified as late-onset FRDA (LOFA). Therefore, we propose a transversal multimodal MRI-based study to investigate which anatomical substrates are involved in classical (cFRDA) and LOFA. METHODS: We enrolled 36 patients (13 with LOFA) and 29 healthy controls...
May 23, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543754/validating-the-european-health-literacy-survey-questionnaire-in-people-with-type-2-diabetes-latent-trait-analyses-applying-multidimensional-rasch-modelling-and-confirmatory-factor-analysis
#19
Hanne Søberg Finbråten, Kjell Sverre Pettersen, Bodil Wilde-Larsson, Gun Nordström, Anne Trollvik, Øystein Guttersrud
AIM: To validate the European Health Literacy Survey Questionnaire (HLS-EU-Q47) in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. BACKGROUND: The HLS-EU-Q47 latent variable is outlined in a framework with four cognitive domains integrated in three health domains, implying 12 theoretically defined subscales. Valid and reliable health literacy measurers are crucial to effectively adapt health communication and education to individuals and groups of patients. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study applying confirmatory latent trait analyses...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543704/comparison-of-2-vs-3-dimensional-fracture-mapping-strategies-for-3-dimensional-computerized-tomography-reconstructions-of-scapula-neck-body-fractures
#20
Anthony J Dugarte, Luisa Tkany, Lisa K Schroder, Andreas Petersik, Peter A Cole
Fracture mapping has been used in the understanding of injury patterns in different bones. To our knowledge, there are no applications of this technique using three-dimensional (3D) morphologic fracture characteristics. Previously, scapula fractures were mapped by transferring information from 3D computed tomography to a two-dimensional (2D) template. Cole et al. determined that 3D Computerized Tomography (CT) scans were more reliable compared to plain radiographs in terms of scapular angulation, translation, and glenopolar angle measurements...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
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