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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346716/neuropeptide-af-induces-piecemeal-degranulation-in-murine-mucosal-mast-cells-a-new-mediator-in-neuro-immune-communication-in-the-intestinal-lamina-propria
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Nada Abdellah, Samuel Van Remoortel, Omnia Mohey-Elsaeed, Mohamed-Nabil Mostafa, Yasser A Ahmed, Jean-Pierre Timmermans, Roeland Buckinx
Neuropeptides AF (NPAF), FF (NPFF) and SF (NPSF) are RFamide neuropeptides known to be widely expressed in the mammalian central nervous system, where they fulfill a wide range of functions with pain modulation being the most prominent one. Recent evidence indicates that RFamides act as mediators in mast cell-sensory nerve communications related to allergic disease. Previous work by our group has shown that the expression levels of some members of the Mas-related gene receptor (Mrgpr) family in both enteric neurons and mucosal mast cells change during intestinal inflammation...
January 18, 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346536/residual-carcinoma-cells-after-chemoradiotherapy-for-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients-striving-toward-appropriate-judgment-of-biopsy
#2
F Fujishima, Y Taniyama, Y Nakamura, H Okamoto, Y Ozawa, K Ito, H Ishida, T Konno-Kumagai, A Kasajima, S Taniuchi, M Watanabe, T Kamei, H Sasano
In esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) patients who are treated with chemoradiotherapy (CRT), identification of the presence or absence of residual or recurrent carcinoma is usually pivotal in their clinical management. In addition, the extent of carcinoma invasion into the esophageal wall could determine the clinical outcome of these patients following CRT. Therefore, in this study, we evaluated the response to CRT both macroscopically and histologically in a consecutive series of 42 ESCC patients receiving neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy following curative esophageal resection at Tohoku University Hospital between August 2011 and December 2012...
January 13, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346490/composition-architecture-and-functional-implications-of-the-connective-tissue-network-of-the-extraocular-muscles
#3
Linda K McLoon, André Vicente, Krysta R Fitzpatrick, Mona Lindström, Fatima Pedrosa Domellöf
Purpose: We examined the pattern and extent of connective tissue distribution in the extraocular muscles (EOMs) and determined the ability of the interconnected connective tissues to disseminate force laterally. Methods: Human EOMs were examined for collagens I, III, IV, and VI; fibronectin; laminin; and elastin using immunohistochemistry. Connective tissue distribution was examined with scanning electron microscopy. Rabbit EOMs were examined for levels of force transmission longitudinally and transversely using in vitro force assessment...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346347/cd103-cd11b-mucosal-classical-dendritic-cells-initiate-long-term-switched-antibody-responses-to-flagellin
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A Flores-Langarica, K Müller Luda, E K Persson, C N Cook, S Bobat, J L Marshall, M W Dahlgren, K Hägerbrand, K M Toellner, M D Goodall, D R Withers, I R Henderson, B Johansson Lindbom, A F Cunningham, W W Agace
Antibody responses induced at mucosal and nonmucosal sites demonstrate a significant level of autonomy. Here, we demonstrate a key role for mucosal interferon regulatory factor-4 (IRF4)-dependent CD103+CD11b+ (DP), classical dendritic cells (cDCs) in the induction of T-dependent immunoglobulin G (IgG) and immunoglobulin A (IgA) responses in the mesenteric lymph node (MLN) following systemic immunization with soluble flagellin (sFliC). In contrast, IRF8-dependent CD103+CD11b- (SP) are not required for these responses...
December 20, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344858/laser-capture-microdissection-as-a-tool-to-study-the-mucosal-immune-response-in-celiac-disease
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Giuseppe Iacomino, Vera Rotondi Aufiero, Pasquale Marena, Antonella Venezia, Riccardo Troncone, Salvatore Auricchio, Giuseppe Mazzarella
Laser capture microdissection (LCM) is a powerful tool for selection and isolation of single cells or compartments from complex primary tissues to perform molecular analyses. Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. Increased intraepithelial lymphocytes and the presence of the lamina propria inflammatory infiltrate of the duodenal mucosa is a common part of the disease. These cells promote inflammatory processes through the release of cytokines...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343878/cxcl14-like-immunoreactivity-exists-in-somatostatin-containing-endocrine-cells-and-in-the-lamina-propria-and-submucosal-somatostatinergic-nervous-system-of-mouse-alimentary-tract
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Hirohumi Suzuki, Kentaro Yamada, Yasuhiro Matsuda, Minoru Onozuka, Toshiharu Yamamoto
In the present study, we investigated the distribution of CXCL14 immunoreactive endocrine cells and neurons in mouse alimentary tract by immunohistochemistry. CXCL14 immunoreactive endocrine cells were found as closed-type cells in the stomach and open-type cells in the small intestine. The immunostaining of these endocrine cells corresponded with that of the somatostatin-containing endocrine cells. Only a few CXCL14 immunoreactive endocrine cells were seen in the large intestine. CXCL14 immunoreactive fibers were observed in the muscular layer from the stomach to the rectum with most abundance in the rectum...
December 26, 2017: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343781/ocular-and-clinical-characteristics-associated-with-the-extent-of-posterior-lamina-cribrosa-curve-in-normal-tension-glaucoma
#7
Seung Hyen Lee, Tae-Woo Kim, Eun Ji Lee, Michaël J A Girard, Jean Martial Mari, Robert Ritch
Although normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) is pathogenetically heterogenous, there have been few attempts to subclassify NTG patients according to the mechanism and anatomy of optic nerve damage. This cross-sectional study was performed to investigate differences in the clinical and ocular characteristics between NTG patient groups stratified according to the degree of posterior lamina cribrosa (LC) curve which was assessed by calculating LC curvature index (LCCI). A total of 101 eyes of 101 treatment naïve NTG patients were included...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343634/fluttering-of-growing-leaves-as-a-way-to-reach-flatness-experimental-evidence-on-persea-americana
#8
Julien Derr, Renaud Bastien, Étienne Couturier, Stéphane Douady
Simple leaves show unexpected growth motions: the midrib of the leaves swings periodically in association with buckling events of the leaf blade, giving the impression that the leaves are fluttering. The quantitative kinematic analysis of this motion provides information about the respective growth between the main vein and the lamina. Our three-dimensional reconstruction of an avocado tree leaf shows that the conductor of the motion is the midrib, presenting continuous oscillations and inducing buckling events on the blade...
January 2018: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343501/sequential-bmp7-tgf-%C3%AE-1-signaling-and-microbiota-instruct-mucosal-langerhans-cell-differentiation
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Tal Capucha, Noam Koren, Maria Nassar, Oded Heyman, Tsipora Nir, Maayan Levy, Gili Zilberman-Schapira, Katya Zelentova, Luba Eli-Berchoer, Martin Zenke, Thomas Hieronymus, Asaf Wilensky, Herve Bercovier, Eran Elinav, Björn E Clausen, Avi-Hai Hovav
Mucosal Langerhans cells (LCs) originate from pre-dendritic cells and monocytes. However, the mechanisms involved in their in situ development remain unclear. Here, we demonstrate that the differentiation of murine mucosal LCs is a two-step process. In the lamina propria, signaling via BMP7-ALK3 promotes translocation of LC precursors to the epithelium. Within the epithelium, TGF-β1 finalizes LC differentiation, and ALK5 is crucial to this process. Moreover, the local microbiota has a major impact on the development of mucosal LCs, whereas LCs in turn maintain mucosal homeostasis and prevent tissue destruction...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342872/human-cytomegalovirus-nuclear-capsids-associate-with-the-core-nuclear-egress-complex-and-the-viral-protein-kinase-pul97
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Jens Milbradt, Eric Sonntag, Sabrina Wagner, Hanife Strojan, Christina Wangen, Tihana Lenac Rovis, Berislav Lisnic, Stipan Jonjic, Heinrich Sticht, William J Britt, Ursula Schlötzer-Schrehardt, Manfred Marschall
The nuclear phase of herpesvirus replication is regulated through the formation of regulatory multi-component protein complexes. Viral genomic replication is followed by nuclear capsid assembly, DNA encapsidation and nuclear egress. The latter has been studied intensely pointing to the formation of a viral core nuclear egress complex (NEC) that recruits a multimeric assembly of viral and cellular factors for the reorganization of the nuclear envelope. To date, the mechanism of the association of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) capsids with the NEC, which in turn initiates the specific steps of nuclear capsid budding, remains undefined...
January 13, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342037/preservation-of-cells-of-the-organ-of-corti-and-innervating-dendritic-processes-following-cochlear-implantation-in-the-human-an-immunohistochemical-study
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Takefumi Kamakura, Jennifer T O'Malley, Joseph B Nadol
HYPOTHESIS: This study evaluates the degree of preservation of hair cells, supporting cells, and innervating dendritic processes after cochlear implantation in the human using immunohistochemical methods. BACKGROUND: Surgical insertion of a cochlear implant electrode induces various pathologic changes within the cochlea including insertional trauma, foreign body response, inflammation, fibrosis, and neo-osteogenesis. These changes may result in loss of residual acoustic hearing, adversely affecting the use of hybrid implants, and may result in loss of putative precursor cells, limiting the success of future regenerative protocols...
January 16, 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340640/in-vivo-three-dimensional-lamina-cribrosa-strains-in-healthy-ocular-hypertensive-and-glaucoma-eyes-following-acute-intraocular-pressure-elevation
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Meghna R Beotra, Xiaofei Wang, Tin A Tun, Liang Zhang, Mani Baskaran, Tin Aung, Nicholas G Strouthidis, Michaël J A Girard
Purpose: To compare in vivo lamina cribrosa (LC) strains (deformations) following acute IOP elevation in healthy, glaucoma, and ocular hypertensive subjects. Methods: There were 20 healthy, 20 high-tension primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), 16 primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG), and 20 ocular hypertensive (OHT; with normal visual fields) eyes studied. For each test eye, the optic nerve head was imaged three times (at baseline IOP, following an acute elevation of IOP to approximately 35 then 45 mm Hg using an ophthalmodynamomter) using optical coherence tomography (OCT)...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339325/induction-of-anti-agrin-antibodies-causes-myasthenia-gravis-in-mice
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Min Yan, Ziyang Liu, Erkang Fei, Wenbing Chen, Xinsheng Lai, Bin Luo, Peng Chen, Hongyang Jing, Jin-Xiu Pan, Michael H Rivner, Wen-Cheng Xiong, Lin Mei
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder ofthe neuromuscular junction (NMJ). Most cases of MG are caused by autoantibodies against the acetylcholine receptor (AChR),muscle-specific kinase (MuSK) and low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 4 (LRP4). Recent studies have identified anti-agrin antibodies in MG patients lacking these three antibodies (i.e., triple negative MG). Agrin is a basal lamina protein that has two isoforms. Neural agrin (N-agrin) binds to LRP4 to activate MuSK to induce AChR clusters and is thus critical for NMJ formation...
January 12, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338582/a-human-pericardium-biopolymeric-scaffold-for-autologous-heart-valve-tissue-engineering-cellular-and-extracellular-matrix-structure-and-biomechanical-properties-in-comparison-with-a-normal-aortic-heart-valve
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Frantisek Straka, David Schornik, Jaroslav Masin, Elena Filova, Tomas Mirejovsky, Zuzana Burdikova, Zdenek Svindrych, Hynek Chlup, Lukas Horny, Matej Daniel, Jiri Machac, Jelena Skibová, Jan Pirk, Lucie Bacakova
The objective of our study was to compare the cellular and extracellular matrix (ECM) structure and the biomechanical properties of human pericardium (HP) with the normal human aortic heart valve (NAV). HP tissues (from 12 patients) and NAV samples (from 5 patients) were harvested during heart surgery. The main cells in HP were pericardial interstitial cells (PICs), which are fibroblast-like cells of mesenchymal origin similar to the valvular interstitial cells (VICs) in NAV tissue. The extracellular matrix (ECM) of HP had a statistically significantly (p ≤ 0...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338292/temporalis-fascia-transplantation-for-sulcus-vocalis-and-vocal-fold-scar-long-term-outcomes
#15
William E Karle, Samuel N Helman, Amy Cooper, Yuan Zhang, Michael J Pitman
OBJECTIVE: Sulcus vocalis and vocal fold scar involve derangement of the superficial lamina propria of the vocal fold, which results in significant dysphonia. Many options exist for treatment, most of which have unsatisfactory and unpredictable outcomes. Autologous transplantation of temporalis fascia into the vocal fold (ATFV) has the potential to be a better treatment option, but long-term outcomes have not been well studied. METHODS: Retrospective chart review and patient survey...
January 1, 2018: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335420/lamina-cribrosa-morphology-predicts-progressive-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-loss-in-eyes-with-suspected-glaucoma
#16
Jeong-Ah Kim, Tae-Woo Kim, Robert N Weinreb, Eun Ji Lee, Michaël J A Girard, Jean Martial Mari
Although early diagnosis and treatment reduce the risk of blindness from glaucoma, the decision on whether or not to begin treatment in patients with suspected glaucoma is often a dilemma because the majority of patients never develop definite glaucoma. A growing body of evidences suggests that posterior bowing of the lamina cribrosa (LC) is the earliest structural change preceding the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) loss in glaucomatous optic neuropathy. Based on this notion, we conducted a prospective study enrolling 87 eyes suspected of having glaucoma to investigate whether the future rate of RNFL loss is associated with the baseline LC curve evaluated by measuring the LC curve index (LCCI) using enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography...
January 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332305/oblique-thyroarytenoid-muscle-in-humans-an-independent-muscle-or-an-accessory-belly
#17
Shin-Hyo Lee, Ki-Seok Koh, Wu-Chul Song
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: This study aimed to determine the prevalence and morphological variations of the oblique thyroarytenoid (TA) muscle in humans. STUDY DESIGN: Cadaveric anatomic dissections. METHODS: One hundred hemilarynges from 50 formalin-embalmed cadavers were dissected to investigate the morphology of muscle fibers of the TA muscle. RESULTS: Thirty-six (36%) hemilarynges were found to have a distinct oblique belly superficial to the TA muscle...
January 14, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332130/cerebrospinal-fluid-pressure-revisiting-factors-influencing-optic-nerve-head-biomechanics
#18
Yi Hua, Andrew P Voorhees, Ian A Sigal
Purpose: To model the sensitivity of the optic nerve head (ONH) biomechanical environment to acute variations in IOP, cerebrospinal fluid pressure (CSFP), and central retinal artery blood pressure (BP). Methods: We extended a previously published numerical model of the ONH to include 24 factors representing tissue anatomy and mechanical properties, all three pressures, and constraints on the optic nerve (CON). A total of 8340 models were studied to predict factor influences on 98 responses in a two-step process: a fractional factorial screening analysis to identify the 16 most influential factors, followed by a response surface methodology to predict factor effects in detail...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330570/open-door-laminoplasty-what-can-the-unilateral-approach-offer
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R Kothe, G Schmeiser, L Papavero
OBJECTIVE: Multilevel posterior decompression of subaxial cervical spinal canal stenosis through a less-invasive unilateral approach. INDICATIONS: Degenerative cervical myelopathy due to multilevel subaxial spinal canal stenosis. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Cervical kyphosis or instability, bilateral radiculopathy due to foraminal stenosis, involvement of C2 or C7. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Unilateral subaxial approach with detachment of muscles only on one side...
January 12, 2018: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328039/influence-of-metabolic-syndrome-on-condition-of-microcirculatory-bed-of-oral-cavity
#20
O Denga, T Pyndus, V Gargin, S Schneider
Metabolic syndrome (MS) can be characterized as the clustering of combination of impaired glucose regulation, metabolic disorders accompanied by abdominal obesity, hyperglycemia, high blood pressure and dyslipidemia. Detection of changes in microcirculatory bed (MCB) of oral cavity in metabolic syndrome could be important for completion of gap for developing of adequate therapeutical measure for prevention of pathological periodontal disorder that was the purpose of our study. We performed experimental investigation with modulation of MS (on white male rats 1...
December 2017: Georgian Medical News
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