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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444229/a-novel-but-frequent-variant-in-lpa-kiv-2-is-associated-with-a-pronounced-lp-a-and-cardiovascular-risk-reduction
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Stefan Coassin, Gertraud Erhart, Hansi Weissensteiner, Mariana Eca Guimarães de Araújo, Claudia Lamina, Sebastian Schönherr, Lukas Forer, Margot Haun, Jamie Lee Losso, Anna Köttgen, Konrad Schmidt, Gerd Utermann, Annette Peters, Christian Gieger, Konstantin Strauch, Armin Finkenstedt, Reto Bale, Heinz Zoller, Bernhard Paulweber, Kai-Uwe Eckardt, Alexander Hüttenhofer, Lukas A Huber, Florian Kronenberg
Aims: Lp(a) concentrations represent a major cardiovascular risk factor and are almost entirely controlled by one single locus (LPA). However, many genetic factors in LPA governing the enormous variance of Lp(a) levels are still unknown. Since up to 70% of the LPA coding sequence are located in a difficult to access hypervariable copy number variation named KIV-2, we hypothesized that it may contain novel functional variants with pronounced effects on Lp(a) concentrations. We performed a large scale mutation analysis in the KIV-2 using an extreme phenotype approach...
April 25, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441214/the-osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis
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Mehran Zarei-Ghanavati, Venkata Avadhanam, Alfonso Vasquez Perez, Christopher Liu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To describe the practice of and recent developments in the osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis. RECENT FINDINGS: Formal psychological assessment and support have been described. A sub-aqua system for fashioning the osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis lamina; adoption of thicker laminae; use of bisphosphonate drugs; advances in laminar imaging; and use of bone augmentation and bone morphogenetic protein have been described for prevention, detection, and management of laminar resorption...
April 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440501/transfer-of-cd11c-lamina-propria-mononuclear-phagocytes-from-post-infectious-irritable-bowel-syndrome-causes-mucosal-barrier-dysfunction-and-visceral-hypersensitivity-in-recipient-mice
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Ya-Jun Ren, Lei Zhang, Tao Bai, Hong-Lu Yu, Ying Li, Wei Qian, Si Jin, Zhi-Fan Xiong, Huan Wang, Xiao-Hua Hou
The role of low-grade inflammation in the development of post‑infectious irritable bowel syndrome (PI‑IBS) has attracted increasing attention. Abnormal CD11c+ mononuclear phagocytes, such as dendritic cells (DCs), macrophages, and monocytes, are involved in the disruption of immune tolerance in organisms, which can lead to the development of chronic inflammatory diseases. The present study tested the hypothesis that CD11c+ lamina propria mononuclear phagocytes (CD11c+ LPMPs) contribute to increased mucosal permeability and visceral hypersensitivity in a PI‑IBS mouse model...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438836/a-wnt-notch-pax7-signaling-network-supports-tissue-integrity-in-tongue-development
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Xiao-Jing Zhu, Xueyan Yuan, Min Wang, Yukun Fang, Yudong Liu, Xiaoyun Zhang, Xueqin Yang, Yan Li, Jianying Li, Feixue Li, Zhong-Min Dai, Mengsheng Qiu, Ze Zhang, Zunyi Zhang
The tongue is one of the major structures involved in human food intake and speech. Tongue malformations such as aglossia, microglossia, and ankyloglossia are congenital birth defects, greatly affecting individuals' quality of life. However, the molecular basis of the tissue-tissue interactions that ensure tissue morphogenesis to form a functional tongue remains largely unknown. Here we show that ShhCre-mediated epithelial deletion of Wntless (Wls), the key regulator for intracellular Wnt trafficking, leads to lingual hypoplasia in mice...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438290/programmed-death-ligand-1-pd-l1-expression-and-tumor-microenvironment-implications-for-patients-with-oral-precancerous-lesions
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Takahiro Yagyuu, Kinta Hatakeyama, Mitsuhiko Imada, Miyako Kurihara, Yumiko Matsusue, Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Chiho Obayashi, Tadaaki Kirita
OBJECTIVES: Cancer immunoediting represents a relatively novel concept attempting to explain the process of tumor escape from the host immune system response. Here, we attempted to elucidate the role of programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1), the tumor microenvironment, and tumor escape mechanisms that allow malignant transformation of oral precancerous lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with oral precancerous lesions managed at the Nara Medical University Hospital, Japan, (n=120) were enrolled in this study...
May 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437338/ponte-osteotomy-during-dekyphosis-for-indirect-posterior-decompression-with-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-of-the-thoracic-spine
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Kei Ando, Shiro Imagama, Zenya Ito, Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Junichi Ukai, Akio Muramoto, Ryuichi Shinjo, Tomohiro Matsumoto, Hiroaki Nakashima, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Naoki Ishiguro
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical study. PURPOSE: To investigate the outcomes after indirect posterior decompression and dekyphosis using multilevel Ponte osteotomies for ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) of the thoracic spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There are no previous reports on the use of Ponte osteotomy to treat thoracic OPLL. METHODS: The subjects were 10 patients with an average age at surgery of 47 years, who underwent indirect posterior decompression and dekyphosis using multilevel Ponte osteotomies at our institute...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436981/identification-of-spinal-circuits-involved-in-touch-evoked-dynamic-mechanical-pain
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Longzhen Cheng, Bo Duan, Tianwen Huang, Yan Zhang, Yangyang Chen, Olivier Britz, Lidia Garcia-Campmany, Xiangyu Ren, Linh Vong, Bradford B Lowell, Martyn Goulding, Yun Wang, Qiufu Ma
Mechanical hypersensitivity is a debilitating symptom for millions of chronic pain patients. It exists in distinct forms, including brush-evoked dynamic and filament-evoked punctate hypersensitivities. We reduced dynamic mechanical hypersensitivity induced by nerve injury or inflammation in mice by ablating a group of adult spinal neurons defined by developmental co-expression of VGLUT3 and Lbx1 (VT3(Lbx1) neurons): the mice lost brush-evoked nocifensive responses and conditional place aversion. Electrophysiological recordings show that VT3(Lbx1) neurons form morphine-resistant polysynaptic pathways relaying inputs from low-threshold Aβ mechanoreceptors to lamina I output neurons...
April 24, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436474/interactions-of-amtn-odam-and-scpppq1-proteins-of-a-specialized-basal-lamina-that-attaches-epithelial-cells-to-tooth-mineral
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Aurélien Fouillen, Juliana Dos Santos Neves, Charline Mary, Jean-Daniel Castonguay, Pierre Moffatt, Christian Baron, Antonio Nanci
A specialized basal lamina (sBL) mediates adhesion of certain epithelial cells to the tooth. It is distinct because it does not contain collagens type IV and VII, is enriched in laminin-332, and includes three novel constituents called amelotin (AMTN), odontogenic ameloblast-associated (ODAM), and secretory calcium-binding phosphoprotein proline-glutamine rich 1 (SCPPPQ1). The objective of this study was to clarify the structural organization of the sBL. Fluorescence and immunogold labeling showed that the three proteins co-localize...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435976/-role-of-igg-plasma-cells-in-the-change-of-protein-c-system-in-ulcerative-colitis
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Xu-Hong Lin, Jun-Ling Guo, Yu-Qing Wen, Yu-Xia Li, Dan-Dan Wei, Rui-Lin Yang, Xiao-Yun Mu, Hui-Chao Wang
The present study is designed to explore the role of plasma cells in the change of protein C system (PCS) in ulcerative colitis (UC). Dextran sulfate sodium (DSS, 4% in concentration) was used to induce mouse UC model. The plasma cells and the type of immune complex in colon were observed by immunofluorescence. The amount and type of plasma cells separated from colonic mucosal lamina propria were detected by flow cytometry using anti-CD54(+)CD38(+) and IgA/M/G antibodies, respectively. After stimulation of macrophages by IgG type immune complex, TNF-α and IL-6 levels were evaluated by ELISA...
April 25, 2017: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434818/expression-of-a-kinase-anchor-protein-13-and-rho-associated-coiled-coil-containing-protein-kinase-in-restituted-and-regenerated-mucosal-epithelial-cells-following-mucosal-injury-and-colorectal-cancer-cells-in-mouse-models
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Yumi Kangawa, Toshinori Yoshida, Takeshi Tanaka, Akira Kataoka, Naomi Koyama, Tomoka Ohsumi, Shim-Mo Hayashi, Makoto Shibutani
We demonstrate the expression patterns of A-kinase anchor protein 13 (AKAP13), a scaffold protein that acts upstream of Rho signaling, and Rho-associated coiled-coil containing protein kinase (ROCK) 1/2 in mouse colorectal cancer and during the healing stage of mouse colitis. BALB/c mice received an intraperitoneal injection of azoxymethane at 10mg/kg, followed by two 7-day cycles of 3% dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) administered through their drinking water to induce colon cancer, or a 7-day administration of 4% DSS to induce colitis...
April 20, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434074/adipose-derived-stem-cells-ameliorate-experimental-murine-colitis-via-tsp-1-dependent-activation-of-latent-tgf-%C3%AE
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Hiroshi Takeyama, Tsunekazu Mizushima, Mamoru Uemura, Naotsugu Haraguchi, Junichi Nishimura, Taishi Hata, Chu Matsuda, Ichiro Takemasa, Masakazu Ikenaga, Kohei Murata, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori
BACKGROUND: Adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ASCs) have been investigated as therapeutic tools for a variety of autoimmune diseases, including inflammatory diseases. However, the mechanisms underlying the immunomodulatory properties of ASCs are not well understood. Here, we investigated the mechanism of regulatory T cell (Treg) induction in ASC therapy in a murine model of inflammatory bowel disease. METHODS: Acute colitis was induced in mice using dextran sulfate sodium and ASCs administered intraperitoneally...
April 22, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432143/focal-local-field-potential-lfp-signature-of-the-single-axon-monosynaptic-thalamocortical-connection
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Espen Hagen, Janne C Fossum, Klas H Pettersen, Jose-Manuel Alonso, Harvey A Swadlow, Gaute T Einevolla
Recent years have seen a resurgence in use of the extracellularly recorded local field potential (LFP) to investigate neural network activity. To probe monosynaptic thalamic activation of cortical postsynaptic target cells, so called spike-trigger-averaged LFP (stLFP) signatures have been measured. In these experiments the cortical LFP is measured by means of multielectrodes covering several cortical lamina and averaged on spontaneous spikes of thalamocortical (TC) cells. Using a well-established forward-modeling scheme, we investigate the biophysical origin of this stLFP signature with simultaneous synaptic activation of cortical layer 4 neurons, mimicking the effect of a single afferent spike from a single TC neuron...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432057/imaging-and-modeling-of-acute-pressure-induced-changes-of-collagen-and-elastin-microarchitectures-in-pig-and-human-resistance-arteries
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Maria Bloksgaard, Thomas M Leurgans, Bart Spronck, Maarten Hg Heusinkveld, Bjarne Thorsted, Kristoffer Rosenstand, Inger Nissen, Ulla Melchior Hansen, Jonathan R Brewer, Luis A Bagatolli, Lars M Rasmussen, Akhmadjon Irmukhamedov, Koen D Reesink, Jo G R De Mey
The impact of disease related changes in the extracellular matrix (ECM) on the mechanical properties of human resistance arteries largely remains to be established. Resistance arteries from both pig and human parietal pericardium (PRA) display a different ECM microarchitecture compared to frequently used rodent mesenteric arteries. We hypothesized that the biaxial mechanics of PRA mirror pressure induced changes in the ECM microarchitecture. This was tested using isolated pig PRA as model system, integrating vital imaging, pressure myography and mathematical modeling...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430983/absence-of-endothelial-er%C3%AE-results-in-arterial-remodeling-and-decreased-stiffness-in-western-diet-fed-male-mice
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Camila Manrique-Acevedo, Francisco I Ramirez-Perez, Jaume Padilla, Victoria J Vieira-Potter, Annayya R Aroor, Brady J Barron, Dongqing Chen, Dominic Haertling, Cory Declue, James R Sowers, Luis A Martinez-Lemus
The role of estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) signaling in the vasculature of females has been described under different experimental conditions and our group recently reported that lack of endothelial ERα in female mice fed a Western diet (WD) results in amelioration of vascular stiffness. Conversely, the role of ERα in the male vasculature in this setting has not been explored. In conditions of over-nutrition and insulin resistance, augmented arterial stiffness, endothelial dysfunction and arterial remodeling contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease...
April 18, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430332/relationship-between-corneal-biomechanical-properties-and-optic-nerve-head-changes-after-deep-sclerectomy
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Laura Díez-Álvarez, Francisco J Muñoz-Negrete, Pilar Casas-Llera, Noelia Oblanca, Victoria de Juan, Gema Rebolleda
PURPOSE: To evaluate corneal biomechanical properties and optic nerve head (ONH) changes following deep sclerectomy (DS) and the relation to each other. METHODS: Forty-nine eyes with primary open-angle glaucoma that underwent DS were studied. Corneal biomechanical properties were assessed using the Ocular Response Analyzer and the ONH was evaluated by Spectralis optical coherence tomography with enhanced depth imaging technology before surgery and 3 months postoperatively...
April 4, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430006/evolutionary-changes-in-lamin-expression-in-the-vertebrate-lineage
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Reimer Stick, Annette Peter
The nuclear lamina is involved in fundamental nuclear functions and provides mechanical stability to the nucleus. Lamin filaments form a meshwork closely apposed to the inner nuclear membrane and a small fraction of lamins exist in the nuclear interior. Mutations in lamin genes cause severe hereditary diseases, the laminopathies. During vertebrate evolution the lamin protein family has expanded. While most vertebrate genomes contain four lamin genes, encoding the lamins A, B1, B2, and LIII, the majority of non-vertebrate genomes harbor only a single lamin gene...
April 21, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427958/micro-anatomical-changes-in-major-blood-vessel-caused-by-dengue-virus-serotype-2-infection
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Sivan Padma Priya, S Sakinah, Mok Pooi Ling, Hui-Yee Chee, Akon Higuchi, Rukman Awang Hamat, Vasantha Kumari Neela, Abdullah A Alarfaj, Murugan A Munusamy, Ashraf A Hatamleh, Ahmed E Al-Sabri, Ibrahim Ahmad Abdulaziz Al-Suwailem, Mariappan Rajan, Giovanni Benelli, Marlina, S Suresh Kumar
Dengue virus (DENV) has emerged as a major economic concern in developing countries, with 2.5 billion people believed to be at risk. Vascular endothelial cells (ECs) lining the circulatory system from heart to end vessels perform crucial functions in the human body, by aiding gas exchange in lungs, gaseous, nutritional and its waste exchange in all tissues, including the blood brain barrier, filtration of fluid in the glomeruli, neutrophil recruitment, hormone trafficking, as well as maintenance of blood vessel tone and hemostasis...
April 17, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427536/health-risks-of-food-oxidation
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Mario Estévez, Zhuqing Li, Olugbenga P Soladoye, Thomas Van-Hecke
The impact of dietary habits on our health is indisputable. Consumer's concern on aging and age-related diseases challenges scientists to underline the potential role of food on the extension and guarantee of lifespan and healthspan. While some dietary components and habits are generally regarded as beneficial for our health, some others are being found to exert potential toxic effects and hence, contribute to the onset of particular health disorders. Among the latter, lipid and protein oxidation products formed during food production, storage, processing, and culinary preparation have been recently identified as potentially harmful to humans...
2017: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426456/expression-and-localization-of-mir-21-and-mir-126-in-mucosal-tissue-from-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Gorm Thorlacius-Ussing, Boye Schnack Nielsen, Vibeke Andersen, Kim Holmstrøm, Anders E Pedersen
BACKGROUND: microRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that guide degradation of mRNA and regulate protein expression. miRNA based diagnostic biomarkers for ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) are emerging but information about the cellular localization of many miRNAs is limited and more detailed histologic evaluation of miRNA expression patterns is needed to understand their immunobiological function. METHODS: Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded colon biopsies from 10 patients with UC and 8 patients with CD together with 9 controls were examined by RT-qPCR and quantitative in situ hybridization (ISH)...
May 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425486/lamin-b1-is-required-for-mature-neuron-specific-gene-expression-during-olfactory-sensory-neuron-differentiation
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Crystal M Gigante, Michele Dibattista, Frederick N Dong, Xiaobin Zheng, Sibiao Yue, Stephen G Young, Johannes Reisert, Yixian Zheng, Haiqing Zhao
B-type lamins are major constituents of the nuclear lamina in all metazoan cells, yet have specific roles in the development of certain cell types. Although they are speculated to regulate gene expression in developmental contexts, a direct link between B-type lamins and developmental gene expression in an in vivo system is currently lacking. Here, we identify lamin B1 as a key regulator of gene expression required for the formation of functional olfactory sensory neurons. By using targeted knockout in olfactory epithelial stem cells in adult mice, we show that lamin B1 deficient neurons exhibit attenuated response to odour stimulation...
April 20, 2017: Nature Communications
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